|Season 3, Episode 2|
|Air date||June 5, 2013|
|Written by|| Sarah Jane Cunningham|
Suzie V. Freeman
|Directed by||Rob Schiller|
"Works for Me"
Toxic Parents is the second episode in season three of Melissa & Joey, and the 47th episode of the overall series. It first aired on June 5, 2013.
When Mel and Joe discover that they are dating a divorced man and woman who were formerly married, they attempt to win over the affections of the ex-couple's child, with disastrous results as the child is trapped in a storm drain. The Parents then proceed to dump them both. Meanwhile, Lennox wants to rebel against her boyfriend Zander's sexist stereotype and considers getting a tattoo. Elsewhere, Ryder mopes around the house, missing his former high school life.