Sitcom Characters Who Get Back Together With An Ex
By Doug Poe
One of the most memorable episodes of Seinfeld is titled “The Deal,” when Jerry and Elaine decide to become romantic again. The sexual intimacy, as both had feared, ends up jeopardizing their friendship.
Fortunately the two managed to get the friendship back, but it had to remain platonic. The ending was to be expected of course, since reunions with an ex rarely work out on a permanent basis, neither on television nor in real life.
Here are ten other popular sitcoms that feature an episode with a main character contemplating a romantic reunion with an ex. Most of which do not work out.
Harry (played by Richard Mulligan) takes a new interest in his ex-wife in an episode called “Timing.”
Parks and Recreation
In self-titled episode in season three, Ron and Tammy ((played by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally) not only get back together, but they end up getting hitched again.
Will and Grace
In an episode called “Hey La Hey La My Ex-Boyfriend’s Back” Will (played by Eric McCormack) tries to rekindle his relationship with Michael, who has become Grace’s new client.
King of Queens
“Nocturnal Omission” is Doug (played by Kevin James) learns that Deacon’s ex-wife Kelly (played by Merrin Dungey) wants to reunite, causing Doug and Carrie (played by Leah Rimini) to disagree as to whether Deacon should be told.
Old prom date Arnie Ziffel tries to get back with Marge, making Homer an indecent proposal of one million dollars to spend the weekend with her.
Joey (played by Dave Coullier) once dated Danny’s sister (played by Darlene Vogel) who, against her brother’s wishes, rekindles the relationship in an episode called “Too Much Monkey Business.”
Married With Children
Kelly (played by Christina Applegate) begins a romance with the son of Peg’s high school love interest, who wants another chance with Mrs. Bundy (played by Katey Sagal).
Fred becomes fearful when Wilma begins spending time with her old sweetheart, rodeo rider Boney Hurdle.
All in the Family
Archie (played by Carroll O’Conner) finds himself jealous of an old sweetheart of Edith (played by Jean Stapleton), a handsome track star named Buck Evans. At the class reunion, Archie is relieved to find that Buck Evans is now an obese, balding man.
Peter gets jealous when meeting an old flame of Lois, who is the title character of the episode called “Jerome Is The New Black.”
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