Episodes American Broadcasting Company March 28, 2003 and April 18, 2003
|Episodes American Broadcasting Company||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date
|101||"Puppetry of the Pennies"||Gary Halvorson||David Litt||March 28, 2003|
|Joanie gets accepted at Columbia University and takes a job as a waitress to pay for tuition. Joe denies Grant a job at the hardware store.
|102||"Time and Punishment"||Ted Wass||Joe Port||April 4, 2003|
|Joe wants a "family night" once a week.|
|103||"Boobysitting"||Rob Schiller||Joe Port and Joe Wiseman||April 11, 2003|
|Baxter is skeptical of Joe's ability to run the hardware store. The new babysitter thought she was going to watch a dog.|
|104||"The Mourning After"||Ted Wass||David Litt||April 18, 2003|
|Baxter and the kids want Joe to go out on a date for the first time since his wife's death.