Toxic Parents
Season 3, Episode 2
Toxic Parents
Air date June 5, 2013
Written by Sarah Jane Cunningham
Suzie V. Freeman
Directed by Rob Schiller
Episode guide
"Works for Me"
"Inside Job"

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.