“May the Best Friend Win”
Season 1, Episode 8
Air Date

August 1, 2012


Kirill Baru & Eric Zimmerman


Michael Lembeck

Episode Guide

Take Her Out of the Ballgame


The Daddy Whisperer

"May the Best Friend Win" is the seventh episode of the first season of Baby Daddy.


Ben and Tucker are at odds when they date the same girl.


Ben and Tucker put their friendship to the side when they compete for the heart of the same woman they met at a concert, Ava. Danny is asked to give a speech in front of his team, but is nervous, so Riley gives him public-speaking advice. Bonnie creates a profile on a online dating website. When Ava chooses Tucker, Ben became so upset until Danny sets him straight saying they're both a team in front of the camera, impressing the crew.

Ben goes back to the apartment to apologise to Tucker, who wants to get rid of her because she can't stop talking. They end up throwing Danny at her and goes to the bar. The ending shows Bonnie updating her profile with a video.


Main Cast


  • Ben and Tucker are shown to know breakdancing.
  • This is the first time Ben and Tucker fight for the same girl.
  • Danny's phobia in front of cameras is shown.
  • Bonnie finds out Danny is in love with Riley.
  • This is the first time Danny kisses Riley.

Memorable Quotes

Ben: Mom, were you on my computer last night?
Bonnie: Oh, yeah, honey. And you know what? You should really make a habit of erasing your history. You never know who's gonna be snooping around.
Ben: That's excellent advice, hotbon79.
Riley: Is this your online dating profile?
Bonnie: Yes. Yes, it is. And there is nothing to be ashamed of. I have nothing to hide.
Ben: It says you're a widow.
Bonnie: Yeah, well, your father's kind of dead to me.
Riley: And for age, you said that you're..
Bonnie: Aah!! You listen up, little miss, you ain't gonna look like that forever. Yeah, you heard me. Enjoy those while they're up high. (Pointing at her chest) This is how online dating works, okay? Everybody lies. It's like the weight on your driver's license. It's more of a suggestion. So I would appreciate a little support while I am trying to restart my life.
Danny: My life is officially over.
Ben: Mine too. Mom, robe.
Bonnie: Oh, God. Sorry.
Danny: The rangers are having a big media day, and the front office wants me to give some kind of speech.
Riley: Oh, how fun.
Ben: Have you seen Danny on camera? He looks like the deer after it got hit by that car. (Making the face with his mom)

Ben: I can't believe you called her.
Tucker: I didn't call her, I texted her. And then she texted me back to call her. So technically, I was returning her text.
Ben: That is not what we agreed. I at least have the decency to have Emma call for me.
Tucker: Oh. I want you to know that this is not over, okay? You have not won. I am calling Ava, and we are going out. She can compare and contrast all she wants, I ain't got no issues.
Ben: You're really willing to go up against this? Fine. May the best man win.
Tucker: Best man? Oh, then that'll definitely be you at my and Ava's wedding. Oh. Wear something nice.

Danny: It's Riley. You were right. I do like her. I've always liked her.
Bonnie: Oh, I knew it! Oh, wait. So is that what you guys were doing every day up in your room after school? "Get out, mom. We're studying."
Danny: Nothing has ever happened. She doesn't even know. Though I did just try to kiss her. Oh my God! I just tried to kiss Riley. What's wrong with me?
Bonnie: Well, apparently you're a boy in love.
Danny: But I don't want to be. Or I want her to be. Yeah, that's better. Her in love with me. That's what I want.
Bonnie: Well, I'm sorry, honey, but you can't make somebody fall in love with you. No matter how hard you try. If you could, my name would be Bonnie bon jovi, and I'd be floating in a hot tub, topless right now. (Imagining the moment)
Danny: Mom!
Bonnie: Oh.
Danny: What am I supposed to do?
Bonnie: Well, be grateful that you have a friend as devoted and caring as Riley.
Tucker: (Wearing Danny's pants after Ben stole his) Oh, hey, man. Borrowing these. Hope you don't mind. okay? Got a date to get to, you..Oh my God!(Falls on the floor)
Bonnie: Trust me, Danny. Good friends are hard to find. However, stupid ones are lying all over the place.

Tucker: (After Ben knocks the door) Ben? Did you forget your key?
Ben: I didn't want to barge in on whatever might or might not be happening. I just wanted to tell you that you deserve a great girl and an even better friend.
Tucker: Thanks, man. But about that. (Gestures to Ava and goes out) Okay. (Once they're out) That girl is crazy. You have got to help me, man! She has not stopped talking since she got here. I think I am deaf in one ear.
Ben: All right, here's what we'll do. We just have to turn her off of you.
Tucker: Oh, please. Like that's possible. (gestures his face)
Ben: Felon. Gun nut. Head lice. Cult.
Danny: (Comes out of elevator) Hey, guys.
Ben: Danny?
Tucker: Sold.