Yes, Dear

Yes, Dear features a fresh look on problems that face typical American families. Two couples, along with their children struggle to maintain sanity amid martial strife, demanding jobs, and mischievous kids. The young families manage to solve problems sensibly after initially overreacting and acting more immature than their own toddlers.

Anthony Ward Clark plays Greg Warner, a husband who is often emasculated by his well meaning but strong willed wife Kim, played by Jean Louisa Kelly. Their perpetual house guests turned neighbors are constantly adding both comic relief and new problems. Lisa Snyder and Mike O'Malley play fun-loving parents Christine and Jimmy Hughes. Their loose stance on issues such as discipline and cleanliness create frequent conflict with the responsible and organized Warner family.

The two different families and parenting styles are both hilarious and relevant. Modern day parents can easily relate to one or more characters in this sitcom, often finding themselves laughing at something they have done or said themselves at one time or another. The plot appeals to a wide audience of singles, parents, and families that enjoy happy endings and situations they can actually encounter in their own daily lives.

CBS
6 Seasons, 122 Episodes
October 2, 2000
Comedy
7.0/10
Cast: Anthony Clark, Liza Snyder, Jean Louisa Kelly, Mike O'Malley
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  • Greg and Christine form an unofficial pact when they realize that Kim listens to everything Christine says and Jimmy follows Greg's advice over Christine's. But when Christine becomes uncomfortable and refuses to continue the scheme, Greg continues to manipulate Jimmy in an effort to make Christine's life miserable.

  • Greg and Jimmy plan a romantic anniversary surprise for the girls that includes dinner at an upscale restaurant, a Rascal Flatts concert and a chauffeur-driven limo. Unfortunately, things don't go quite as planned.

  • When Jimmy finds out that Dominic didn't invite him to Career Day like he had done in the past, Jimmy worries that his son no longer finds his job cool. After failing to win back his son's adoration at the arcade, Jimmy decides he needs to earn a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records and is surprised when he finds out he has a talent for marshmallows and nose blowing.

  • Jimmy takes Logan to an after-school dance class and unwittingly gets roped into taking part in a dance production.

  • Greg and Jimmy are pressured by their boss at Melrose Studios, Mr. Savitsky, to have Christine leak them information from their competition, Radford Studio, since she still works there. Christine refuses so Jimmy tries to trick her into divulging the important information. But Christine catches on to the plan and tries a little monkey business of her own.

  • Jimmy takes the family on vacation but his idea of a good time makes it less than five stars.To repay Greg and Kim for everything they have done for he and Christine, Jimmy decides to treat the four of them to a weekend in Napa Valley. They are all excited to have a weekend away from the kids until they realize that Jimmy's idea of traveling on stand-by and using coupons makes them wonder if they'll ever leave the airport.

  • Greg and Jimmy benefit from a fellow husband who is rude to his wife by letting their wives see how good they have it.When Greg and Kim have fellow parents, Howie and Joanne, over for dinner, they are shocked to see how terribly Howie treats Joanne. Seeing how it makes Kim spoil and appreciate him, Greg clues Jimmy in on the benefits of having Howie come over. But just when Greg and Jimmy are enjoying being waiting on by Kim and Christine, the women have Joanne over to set her straight -- ruining their master plan.

  • Jimmy finds a way to earn some extra money by teaching the kids on the block things their dads can't.

  • Greg overcomes his fear of "the 'hood" to obtain some barbeque, and when Jimmy seems fearful for him, Greg plays a practical joke to prove Jimmy is actually the insecure one.

  • Jimmy enters the world of competitive lawn mower racing, but sadly discovers that even that is ruled by the almighty dollar.

  • When Dominic enters the world of dating, Christine and Jimmy offer conflicting advice to their son. Meanwhile, knowledge that Kim still keeps a box of mementos from past loves drives Greg crazy.

  • Realizing just how much fun being out of work can be, Greg lets Jimmy have a taste of what it's like to have someone sponge off of him for a change.

  • Unable to find employment after giving up his job at Radford, Greg is forced to swallow his pride and take a position outside of the movie world. But when he finds out his house is covered in toxic mold and unfit to live in, he's unable to swallow it a second time.

  • Christine wants to make new friends after she overhears Kim telling Greg that she and Jimmy have been spending too much time over at the Warner house instead of their own. Meanwhile, Greg and Kim make new friends that they want to get rid of.

  • When Tom comes to town to participate in a senior fencing match and Big Jimmy has also shown up to help the Hughes with their house, Big Jimmy throws his hat into the ring and challenges Tom to a duel.

  • Jimmy and Greg have their first Neighbor fight: they disagree on the big lemon tree located in Jimmy and Christine's Yard. Jimmy Plans to chop the tree down, but Greg doesn't want that to happen. He crawls in the tree and is determined to stay until his demands are met.

  • When the neighbor of Greg and Kim moves, the couple decides to question the potential buyers. They want to make sure a weirdo doesn't move in. They soon discover the perfect couple, but Jimmy and Christine also want the house.

  • When Christine finds out Jimmy has been tuning her out over the phone, she joins forces with Kim, and they concoct a scheme to get even.

  • Christine goes to work for Greg as his personal assistant, and finds the job entails being Kim's personal assistant, too.

  • At the gang's high school reunion, Greg plays along after he gets mistaken for one of the cool kids, but Jimmy is jealous when Greg's stolen identity threatens to challenge his bid for "Coolest Guy." Meanwhile, Kim schemes to get her high school stalker interested in her again. And a dirty, old teacher is still interested in Christine.

  • When Logan learns how to read before Sam, Jimmy and Christine confess to each other that they were both responsible for causing blunt head trauma to Sam when he was an infant -- and are now worried that they are the reason he can't read.

  • When Jimmy comes down with a case of the sweats and a decreased interest in sex, he goes to the doctor, who diagnoses him with andropause (male menopause) -- which leaves him feeling insecure about his masculinity.

  • Competitiveness gets the better of Greg and Kim and Jimmy and Christine after Sam's new girlfriend "dumps" him for Logan.

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