Season 1 - Ned and Stacey (1995)
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Ned and Stacey (1995)

Country: USA

Genres: Comedy

Taglines: It takes most married couples years before they dislike each other... these two are way ahead of the game!

Director: Rob Schiller, Alan Myerson, Lee Shallat Chemel, Paul Lazarus, ...

Writers: Michael J. Weithorn, David Litt, Jennifer Glickman, Del Shores, ...

Stars: Thomas Haden Church, Debra Messing, Greg Germann, Nadia Dajani, ...

Ned and Stacey get married after one week after meeting each other. He marries her to get a promotion. She marries him because she can't seem to find a place to live and likes his apartment. She hates his self-righteous attitude. He doesn't like her re-decorating his living room. Will their marriage actually result in love? Will Ned finally figure out that those people he talked to at their wedding are Stacey's parents?

Seasons:   2 - 1

Season 1 Series:

11 Sep 1995
S1, Ep1 - Ned and Stacey

Despite being polar opposites who irritate each other to no end, Ned and Stacey agree to get married so he can get a promotion at work and she can move out of her meddling parents' house and into his swanky apartment.
18 Sep 1995
S1, Ep2 - Portrait of a Marriage

Stacey struggles with Ned's sexist portrayal of their marriage when he throws a cocktail party for colleagues and clients in their apartment.
25 Sep 1995
S1, Ep3 - Take My Wife, Please

Stacey begins dating a charming man, but he can only handle their relationship when he thinks she's really married.
02 Oct 1995
S1, Ep4 - Cover Story

Desperate to get a cover story for the Village Voice, Stacey writes a scathing expose about one of Ned's top clients.
09 Oct 1995
S1, Ep5 - Model Husband

Ned hires a flighty supermodel for a television advertisement, but her friendship with Eric upsets Amanda.
16 Oct 1995
S1, Ep6 - Saul and Ellen and Ned and Stacey

Stacey gets upset with Ned when he starts spending so much time with her parents.
23 Oct 1995
S1, Ep7 - Here's to You, Mrs. Binder

When Ned begins to have an affair with Mrs. Binder, Stacey's mother's best friend, she is overcome by guilt at threatening Stacey's "marriage."
30 Oct 1995
S1, Ep8 - Halloween Story

Ned and Stacey accidentally kiss when they go to a Halloween party wearing the same costume as each other's love interest, and to their horror, they both like it.
13 Nov 1995
S1, Ep9 - Reality Check

When Stacey discovers she's deep in debt, she refuses Ned's offer of a loan and takes a job as a waitress, instead.
20 Nov 1995
S1, Ep10 - Thanksgiving Day Massacre

Ned and Stacey's first Thanksgiving with Stacey's family turns into a disaster when Stacey pines for an ex-boyfriend, old family feuds resurface, and Ned can't find cranberry sauce for dinner.
04 Dec 1995
S1, Ep11 - Sleepless in Manhattan

Stacey is thrilled when she buys a new bed, but becomes so guilt-stricken that she can's sleep in it when she discovers it had already been sold to somebody else and Ned had bribed the salesman to let her buy it.
11 Dec 1995
S1, Ep12 - Threesome

Ned and Stacey feud over a new man they meet who becomes Ned's best friend and Stacey's boyfriend.
18 Dec 1995
S1, Ep13 - Accountus Interruptus

A beautiful and aggressive executive wants Med to sleep with her in order to secure her company's account for his ad agency, but Stacey's moralizing makes him feel guilty about it.
01 Jan 1996
S1, Ep14 - New Year's Eve

At each others' throats even more than usual, Ned and Stacey decide to spend New Year's Eve apart, he hosting a party for work and she on a date. But when her date is a bore and his guests insist he should spend New Year's with his "wife," they end up together, anyway.
08 Jan 1996
S1, Ep15 - Paranoia on the 47th Floor

Ned becomes worried about his job when a young hotshot at the ad agency impresses their bosses right as Ned is forced to take a vacation.
15 Nov 1996
S1, Ep16 - A Tender Trap

Ned begins dating a magazine publisher whose bedroom antics exhaust him, but he can't break up with her because she can get Stacey a job.
22 Jan 1996
S1, Ep17 - Promotional Rescue

Ned manages to get a reluctant Eric a promotion after Amanda asks Ned to put in a good word to his bosses. Stacey is less than impressed at her new job writing for an airline magazine. Eric doesn't play ball as Ned attempts to score a big account by under quoting the budget, until Ned lets the cat out of the bag that Eric only got the promotion because of him. Stacey tries to calm the situation by using positive re-enforcement that she learns at an interview.
12 Feb 1996
S1, Ep18 - Friends and Lovers

Stacey runs into an old high school friend Janine, who seems to always want what Stacey has. Stacey, while trying to make Janine jealous, mentions her marriage to 'husband' Ned whom Janine wants to meet. Ned, who is in high spirits, can't wait to put an end to his sexual frustrations as he begins to head out on a date. Ned is intercepted by Stacey, who tells him that she needs him to pretend to be her husband for the night. Eric desperately tries to get Janine to remember him while Ned, who is becoming increasingly frustrated, starts to take advantage of the act. ...
19 Feb 1996
S1, Ep19 - The Gay Caballeros

Ned's current client is a wealthy fashion designer who is also gay. Stacey, upon meeting him, tries to get whatever merchandise she can from him. When he takes her swag home, he sees their living arrangement and thinks that Ned is gay and Grace is Ned's beard. Upon learning this, Ned is worried how this will affect their business relationship. When Ned tries to tell the designer that he's straight. The designer doesn't believe him, so Ned pretends that he is gay and that his partner is Eric.
26 Feb 1996
S1, Ep20 - Gut Feeling

Ned and Eric bump heads over who is going to be Leonard the Rodeo Clown at Howard's birthday party. Ned is determined to reprise the role, despite having issues with his gallbladder. Amanda and Eric try to schedule a time to create another baby during her time of peak fertility. Ned has to go to hospital for routine surgery after his issues finally catch up with him. Stacey manages to find Ned after he goes missing in the hospital and helps him get over his concerns about the possibilities of a botched surgery.
04 Mar 1996
S1, Ep21 - Pals

Ned has difficulties shooting an ad campaign starring the famous Bobby Van Lowe (Jason Bateman) from the situation comedy 'Pals'. Ned gives Bobby Amanda's number as Bobby is looking for an apartment in New York and needs a Realtor. Bobby develops feelings for Amanda while she is showing him apartments and winds up kissing her as Ned walks in on them. Amanda puts the baby making plans on hold as she has to rush out to close the apartment deal with Bobby. Ned freaks out after he discovers where Amanda is headed and has to tell Eric all of the details. Eric becomes ...
11 Mar 1996
S1, Ep22 - It Happened One Night

Stacey gets offended by Amanda who says a few home truths about her arrangement and decides to make some changes and move out to her parents house. Ned fires up at Amanda, concerned that Stacey might tell the truth and forces Amanda to help him retrieve Stacey. Amanda finds Stacey at the diner with her Dad who has been offering her comforting words. Stacey runs into an old boyfriend who was not as cool as he used to be and Amanda and Stacey reminisce over what might have been.
18 Mar 1996
S1, Ep23 - You Bet Your Wife

Ned hosts a poker game while Stacey and Amanda head out to see the new Demi Moore movie. Ned plays a high stakes hand and ends up being short on his bet. Ned tries to offer replacement bets, none of which his friend Peter is happy with. Peter offers Ned an 'Indecent Proposal' which Ned agrees to. Stacey and Amanda arrive back from their movie date and Ned, who is not yet willing to confess to Stacey, sets up a date between the two of them. Amanda manages to find out the details from Eric and is determined to set Ned straight. Amanda is surprised to learn that Ned has ...
01 Apr 1996
S1, Ep24 - The End?

Stacey goes on a failed date and expects Ned to bail her out. Stacey believes that there are no good men left while Ned believes that he could find Stacey a better man than she ever could. They make a bet and decide to set each other up on a blind date to see who's right. Ned appears to have won the bet when he sets Stacey up with his friend Alex. Ned continues to be unhappy about the time Stacey and Alex have been spending together due to Stacey missing a few key appearances. Ned brings his work colleagues and boss home and they end up walking in on Stacey and Alex. ...