It's All Relative

It's All Relative

2003 - 2004, Comedy
A couple must cope with parents from wildly different backgrounds.

Episode Guide

  • It's All Relative - Fight for Your Invite to Party (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Fight for Your Invite to Party

    Mace wants to downplay Philip and Simon's sexual orientation on the wedding invitations; Liz tries to convince Bobby's priest (Tom Bosley) that they are ready for marriage.

  • It's All Relative - Doggy-Style (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:


    After Liz and Bobby adopt a stray dog, everyone begins to question one another's parenting styles.

  • It's All Relative - Philip in a China Shop (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Philip in a China Shop

    When Philip cracks up in the china section of a department store, a TV psychiatrist (Andy Richter) steps in to help him through his crisis.

  • It's All Relative - Who's Camping Now? (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Who's Camping Now?

    Mace is disinclined to go camping with Philip and Simon; someone shows a talent for pole dancing at Liz's bachelorette party.

  • It's All Relative - Oscar Interruptus (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Oscar Interruptus

    On Oscar night, Mace and Philip land in the emergency room where their nurse (Louise Fletcher) has a less-than-winning personality; Audrey displays a talent for ridiculing celebrities on the red carpet.

  • It's All Relative - A Long Day's Journey Into Leonard's (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    A Long Day's Journey Into Leonard's

    Bobby gets cold feet when the wedding plans accelerate; Philip discovers Mace is related to a famous playwright.

  • It's All Relative - Cross My Heart (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Cross My Heart

    The O'Neils discover that Simon used to perform with a boy band in the 1980s.

  • It's All Relative - Tackleboxx/The Love Below (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Tackleboxx/The Love Below

    Mace goes on a fishing trip with a longtime buddy, but the two men have old scores to settle; Maddy becomes infatuated with Simon's teaching assistant.

  • It's All Relative - Ready, Aim, Sing! (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Ready, Aim, Sing!

    Simon asks Audrey to make costumes for a musical production that promotes gun control, but Mace blows his top when he finds out.

  • It's All Relative - And Our Sauce, It Is a Beauty (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    And Our Sauce, It Is a Beauty

    Mace poses as a couch potato in a display at Philip's gallery; Audrey and Simon become buddies while concocting the perfect sauce.

  • It's All Relative - What's Up (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    What's Up

    Bobby finds out Liz has discussed their sex life with her dads.

  • It's All Relative - The Santa That Came to Dinner (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The Santa That Came to Dinner

    Bobby's and Liz's families try their best to blend very different styles of celebrating Christmas; Bobby feels pressure to compete with Philip and Simon's gifts for Liz.

  • It's All Relative - Artistic Differences (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Artistic Differences

    Audrey arrives with an unusual abstract painting that everyone agrees is awful; while Audrey is away, Mace sells her painting to Philip.

  • It's All Relative - Thanks, but No Thanks (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Thanks, but No Thanks

    Mace lies to his mother (Olympia Dukakis) about Philip and Simon; Philip tells his stuffy designer that Liz's future in-laws are wealthy and influential.

  • It's All Relative - Road Trippin' (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Road Trippin'

    Liz and Bobby flee to Vermont after their families refuse to work together while planning an engagement party.

  • It's All Relative - Swangate (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:


    When a dead swan threatens to land a political candidate in hot water, Philip and Mace try to help resolve the situation.

  • It's All Relative - Waking Uncle Paddy (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Waking Uncle Paddy

    While the O'Neils attend a wake, Simon and Philip introduce karaoke to the patrons at the family's pub.

  • It's All Relative - The Doctor Is Out (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Doctor Is Out

    Mace learns a lesson about stereotypes from his gay doctor; Philip's party planner (Victor Garber) makes a startling confession; Philip and Simon throw a Halloween party.

  • It's All Relative - Take Me Out (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Take Me Out

    Bobby convinces Philip and Simon to invite Mace to a Red Sox game; Liz tags along with the O'Neil women to a basement sale.

  • It's All Relative - Hell's Kitchen (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Hell's Kitchen

    A pipe bursts while Bobby is making coffee in his future in-laws' kitchen, and he calls his father to fix it before anyone gets home.

  • It's All Relative - Truth and Consequences (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Truth and Consequences

    Liz challenges Bobby to contact his ex-girlfriends and tell them why he broke up with them.

  • It's All Relative - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Bobby and Liz cope with parents from wildly different backgrounds; the couple break the news to their families of their secret engagement.