But Dharma takes a flying leap into the path of the spade in protest when she realizes the theater's intended site is a precious wetland. Greg, meanwhile, races around town to find a replacement rat after killing his wife's beloved house pest. It stars Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson as Dharma and Greg Montgomery, a couple who got married on their first date despite being complete opposites. She discovers it on the roof, coated with tar; and when she takes it to a jeweler for cleaning, she learns it is, in fact, just a really good fake, leading to a confrontation with Kitty. She tries to get pointers from Greg's former secretary Marlene, but discovers that Marlene's only real skill is in dodging work.
Mitch Pileggi makes a guest appearance. Air Date : 16th-Nov-1999 In an attempt to make Thanksgiving more enjoyable than last year's debacle which we see in flashbacks , Dharma and Greg devise a plan to entirely avoid their families. Among those obstacles are Dharma's counterculture parents, Abby and Larry, who recently brought another bohemian bundle of joy — baby Harry — into the world. After submitting applicants to a battery of tests, both skill-related and New Age, Dharma finds the perfect secretary: the intelligent, caring, spiritually centered Kim—who also happens to be a former fashion model. Enter Abby, who has a Berkeley degree in ornithological intelligence. Meanwhile, Pete and Jane find a shocking way to fight the alone-on-Valentine's-Day blues. On the other side, literally, are Greg's uptight, blue-blood parents, Kitty and Edward, who've slowly but surely come to accept the fact that their son married outside the country club boundaries.
Meanwhile, a depressed Greg confides in Pete, who convinces him the only logical explanation for the downturn in his sex life is that Dharma is seeing someone else. Season 5, Episode 8 November 13, 2001 Season 5, Episode 8 November 13, 2001 Dharma accepts an invitation from a performance artist Bodhi Elfman to spend a week in an art gallery on display to the public. Weakened by battling a bad cold, Greg is thrown for a loop when Leonard reveals that he has been celibate since he left Dharma and Dharma decides that she and Greg should give abstinence a try as well. There's a nice unspoken continuity with the first season episode in which Greg really did become a short order cook, and it's nice to see him sharing Dharma's role-playing game, even if unwillingly. Petty jealousies surface as she begins befriending the men and privately advising them on personal matters - including bankruptcy, impotence, and a serious crush one of the men has on Greg - and they in turn begin to full uncomfortable around Greg because he won't share his feelings with them. Boots with Dharma and Greg. While Dharma tries to bring back the love, Kitty goes out and gets herself a better little boy.
Needless to say, Greg's not thrilled with her decision, and father-in-law Larry's moving in with him doesn't help matters. Season 5, Episode 16 March 19, 2002 Season 5, Episode 16 March 19, 2002 Dharma and Greg see fantasy versions of the instructor who took over her class and his firm's new lawyer Claudia Schiffer. But what worries her most is a suspicion that September may have designs on Larry. Season 5, Episode 7 October 30, 2001 Season 5, Episode 7 October 30, 2001 Dharma's worried about karma and Greg when his personality starts to resemble that of the previous owner of a car she buys. Air Date : 14th-Mar-2000 After replacing her furniture with Greg's stored bachelor stuff, Dharma is a changed woman.
It is an idea that moves Dharma to consult Greg's mother for grooming advice, as a potential political wife. Season 5, Episode 14 March 5, 2002 Season 5, Episode 14 March 5, 2002 After suffering a mild heart attack, Edward finds a new interest in life, much to Kitty's chagrin. After Dharma invites the developer and his wife to dinner, then has to fight off his sexual advances, she is forced to accept Greg's viewpoint -- that he is evil -- and to seek a flattered Kitty's advice on how to get rid of him and save her parents' beloved home. Air Date : 23rd-Nov-1999 Finding that Greg is overwhelmed with paper work and that her own efforts to help only lead to desktop carnal encounters , Dharma determines to hire him a first-rate legal secretary. Enter Abby, who is getting a Berkeley degree in ornithological intelligence. The episode ends with a food fight between Kitty and Dharma.
Her simple, sound advice works. Meanwhile, picking up papers that need Edward's signature, Greg gets a taste of what life would be like as his father's business successor; and realizes as Kitty angrily tells Dharma that the real reason Edward hasn't retired is because he is waiting for Greg to take his place. This prompts Edward to confession his own secret talent: hairdressing. The bag traces back to a man who was falsely accused of stealing it Edward Asner and subsequently fired, setting Dharma on a mission to right a wrong. But not necessarily for the better -- she becomes strangely possessed with material ambition.
When things finally get really tense, only an obscure dream and a visit from Abraham Lincoln can close the divide. But Dharma and Greg face the problems of everyday life with humor and improvisation. Season 5, Episode 10 November 27, 2001 Season 5, Episode 10 November 27, 2001 Dharma tries to learn the identity of Greg's fantasy girl; Greg's truthfulness upsets things at his parents' place. Season 5, Episode 1 September 25, 2001 Season 5, Episode 1 September 25, 2001 Dharma recovers from surgery after the car accident and Greg takes control of her progress. Clearing out her locker, Dharma curiously wanders into the self-defense class that turns out to be run by a wacky woman named Spyder, who is promoting herself with alarmist flyers about a massive increase in crime in the neighborhood. Her efforts to uncover the plot mean she must undergo multiple dental procedures at George's office, but seem to be justified when the store mysteriously burns down just before the grand re-opening. The series is co-produced by Productions, More-Medavoy Productions and 4 to 6 Foot Productions in association with for.
When Dharma protests that this is a lie, Spyder intimidates her physically, then invades a depressed Dharma's nightmare about breaking her non-violent principles and retaliating. Meanwhile, Larry tries to persuade Edward to buy a drug-running friend's power yacht, and the four-in laws find themselves held prisoner by an aggressive sea lion who climbs on board and won't leave. Then the misunderstanding turns into a crisis as they both get caught up in the planning of their mutual friends' impending wedding, compelling Greg to seriously reevaluate his own crazy marriage. But he discovers he has succeeded only too well: Judge Harper becomes the couple's best friend and constant companion, and Greg despairs at having to keep up the pretence forever -- especially when the judge comes to meet the entire extended family. Naturally Dharma invites him to stay with her, and naturally Greg is deeply suspicious of his motives and tails them—even to the extent of getting Pete to impersonate him at a dinner with Attorney General. Meanwhile, Abby invites the Montgomery's over for a meat dinner, and reveals that she was once romantically involved with Salazar, the featured artist at Kitty's charity exhibition. Greg reunites with an old college friend.
An appalled Kitty makes Dharma promise not to tell Greg, but this well-meaning deception snowballs as Dharma's sense of guilt develops into a series of escalating fibs that draws in an uncomprehending. When it becomes clear how much this has hurt everyone, the pair wind up more stuffed than any turkey after eating four Thanksgiving dinners: their own, one cooked barely by Kitty, another with Abby and Larry, and a fourth with Celia's family—who have a fight that top last year's. Air Date : 5th-Oct-1999 Abby and Larry decide to make it official after thirty years of unwedded bliss, provided they can get Kenny Loggins to sing at the ceremony. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo appear as themselves. Meanwhile, a depressed Greg confides in Pete, who convinces him the only logical explanation for the downturn in his sex life is that Dharma is seeing someone else.