Happy Family

Happy Family

2003 - 2004, Comedy
A couple's children have a difficult time living away from home.

Episode Guide

  • Happy Family - Dear Mom (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Dear Mom

    Annie's birthday wish is for her children to write a letter about all the important things in their lives, but Tim rebels against his mother's nosiness.

  • Happy Family - The Shampoo Effect (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    The Shampoo Effect

    Annie visits Sara's hairstylist Darren and fixes him up with Alex. Seeing the two together makes Todd admit his feelings for Alex. Peter is frustrated when Tim is said to be suffering from stress.

  • Happy Family - The Play (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    The Play

    Sara gives Tim a less than glowing job referral; Peter is jealous of his wife's handsome costar, Roger (James Patrick Stuart).

  • Happy Family - The Juicer (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    The Juicer

    Peter receives an unwanted gift from his family; Sara learns that her office parties are not well received by her staff.

  • Happy Family - Secrets (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:


    Peter and Annie begin to wonder about their daughter's sexual orientation; Tim breaks into his brother's apartment to steal his prized possession.

  • Happy Family - The Headboard (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Headboard

    Peter's romantic prowess comes into question when Todd teases him about being past his prime; Todd goes teeth to teeth against Dr. Fishman.

  • Happy Family - Bye Bye Birdie (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Bye Bye Birdie

    Peter and Annie believe today is the best day ever; Sara brings a date home for dinner; Tim finds a job.

  • Happy Family - The One With the Friends (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    The One With the Friends

    Peter and Annie's attempt at befriending the Millers does not go as planned; Tim uncovers a secret about Todd's life that Sarah had kept hidden.

  • Happy Family - Rules and Girls (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Rules and Girls

    Sara starts spending time with one of Annie's friends to make her mother jealous; Tim and Peter play a game of pool to settle a disagreement over house rules.

  • Happy Family - Wedding Plans (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Wedding Plans

    Sexual tension complicates Todd's relationship with a new employee (Jaime Pressly); Peter and Annie sense trouble in Tim and Maggie's relationship.

  • Happy Family - Mother and Child Reunion (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Mother and Child Reunion

    Peter's visiting mother (Cloris Leachman) insists on celebrating her birthday in conjunction with Tim and Maggie's engagement party.

  • Happy Family - Bill's Back (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Bill's Back

    Maggie's ex-husband (Patrick Warburton) comes into town and learns that Maggie and Tim are more than just neighbors.

  • Happy Family - Randall's Gift (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Randall's Gift

    Peter and Annie decide to relive moments from their youth, but they are interrupted by the arrival of their children.

  • Happy Family - Not Thanksgiving (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Not Thanksgiving

    Peter and Annie decide to do an early Thanksgiving dinner after they learn that the rest of the family will be away on Thanksgiving day.

  • Happy Family - 1:42 (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:


    Peter and Annie convince Sara to see her male guest as more than a friend; Tim feels guilty for kissing a beautiful young woman during his 21st birthday celebration.

  • Happy Family - The Doghouse (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Doghouse

    Tim and Maggie have difficulty adopting a dog because of their lifestyle.

  • Happy Family - Sara Rebels (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Sara Rebels

    Tired of trying to please her parents, Sarah decides to become a rebel with support and advice from her brothers.

  • Happy Family - Tim's Blank (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Tim's Blank

    Pressured by his parents to go back to school, Tim takes a mindless job instead and starts feeling miserable.

  • Happy Family - Dinner With Friends (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Dinner With Friends

    Peter and Annie are forced to take drastic measures to restore their reputations as parents. Ken Lerner and Molly Cheek guest star.

  • Happy Family - Tooth (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:


    The Brennans decide to set Sara up with two dates, to end her dating drought; when they learn that neither man wants a second date, they figure they must tell her the truth.

  • Happy Family - Over and Out (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Over and Out

    Annie tries to break up Tim and Maggie by aggressively imposing herself into their personal life; Todd can't decide whether to marry Jeanie (guest star Elizabeth Bennett) or date Susan (guest star Amy Farrington).

  • Happy Family - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Peter and Annie Brennan (John Larroquette, Christine Baranski) try to nudge their adult children out of the nest.