The BEST episodes directed by Alan Rafkin

Jealousy (Part 2)
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#1 - Jealousy (Part 2)

One Day at a Time - Season 4 - Episode 10

The battle for the band leader continues as Barbara tries to win him back from Julie.

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The Married Man (Part 1)
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#2 - The Married Man (Part 1)

One Day at a Time - Season 4 - Episode 14

In the first of a three-part story, Ann and a sportswriter begin a promising romance.

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The Married Man (Part 2)
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#3 - The Married Man (Part 2)

One Day at a Time - Season 4 - Episode 15

A smooth-sailing romance between Ann and a sportswriter hits the rocks.

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Mad for Each Other
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#4 - Mad for Each Other

One Day at a Time - Season 4 - Episode 22

Julie falls for an egotistical filmmaker whose temperament exactly matches her own.

Grandma Leaves Grandpa
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#5 - Grandma Leaves Grandpa

One Day at a Time - Season 4 - Episode 25

Ann deals with the breakup of her parents.

Back to School
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#6 - Back to School

One Day at a Time - Season 5 - Episode 1

Ann tries college and ends up in a course with Barbara.

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Julie's Wedding (Part 1)
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#7 - Julie's Wedding (Part 1)

One Day at a Time - Season 5 - Episode 3

Julie returns from a ski trip sporting a meek fiance, an impending wedding date and an unexcited best man.

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Heart Attack
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#8 - Heart Attack

One Day at a Time - Season 5 - Episode 10

Ann suffers a heart attack.

Teacher's Pet
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3 votes

#9 - Teacher's Pet

One Day at a Time - Season 6 - Episode 1

Barbara seeks justice when a professor makes unwelcome advances.

Farewell, My Suite
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#10 - Farewell, My Suite

One Day at a Time - Season 6 - Episode 5

Ann and Barbara return from a weekend trip to find they've been robbed with Schneider's assistance.

Airport
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#11 - Airport

One Day at a Time - Season 7 - Episode 2

Alex, Barbara and Schneider await Ann's flight by flirting at the airport.

Dinner at Seven (Part 1)
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1 votes

#12 - Dinner at Seven (Part 1)

One Day at a Time - Season 7 - Episode 6

Barbara's busy dating schedule backfires.

Dinner at Seven (2)
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1 votes

#13 - Dinner at Seven (2)

One Day at a Time - Season 7 - Episode 7

Barbara hatches a plan to repay Mark for their disastrous first date.

Honeymoon II
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#14 - Honeymoon II

One Day at a Time - Season 8 - Episode 26

Ann and Sam have a disastrous ski honeymoon.

Schneider Gets Fired
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#15 - Schneider Gets Fired

One Day at a Time - Season 4 - Episode 26

Schneider quits because the landlord refuses his raise request.

Mel's in Love
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#16 - Mel's in Love

Alice - Season 1 - Episode 15

Mel falls in love with a young nature hiker from New Jersey.

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Pressure
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#17 - Pressure

One Day at a Time - Season 5 - Episode 2

Barbara ponders going all the way with her boyfriend.

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The Pain of No Return
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#18 - The Pain of No Return

Alice - Season 1 - Episode 19

Alice might be in trouble with Uncle Sam when she learns that her recently deceased husband never paid his back taxes.

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A Date with Enid
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8.50
10 votes

#19 - A Date with Enid

Charles in Charge - Season 1 - Episode 9

Charles has his hands full. It is pouring rain outside and everyone in the Pembroke household is confined to the house. Stan gave everyone assignments, and he is trying very hard to catch up on all those things that get postponed. There is the fireplace that needs cleaning, the bathroom that has to be re caulked. However, all these projects get interrupted when Douglas thinks he has found the love of his life in Enid, Lila's friend. The two young girls are very busy with Enid's beauty treatment. Enid d thinks she needs a great deal of improvements. But these beauty treatments can become sticky, and Charles must lend a helping hand, It is time for Stan to have a man to men talk with his son about the woes of first love and when Enid triumphantly comes down the stairs, Douglas realizes that the "new" Enid is not the girl he has a crush on. In the end, Jason's wish comes true, the entire family goes to Pizza Play land to conclude an activity filled day.

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The Accident
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#20 - The Accident

Alice - Season 1 - Episode 16

Mel leaves Alice and Flo his car when he goes on a trip, but Flo gets it totaled in an accident that is spread out over several blocks. Will they fix it time before Mel gets back? Nope, Mel comes home early and finds out about his car from an angry Hispanic neighbor!

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Snowed In
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8.38
8 votes

#21 - Snowed In

Charles in Charge - Season 1 - Episode 17

Mr. and Mrs. Pembroke went to the movies and, on their way out to the car, they realize that in the meantime an incredible blizzard hit the city, leaving them unable to return to their home. There, Charles, the kids plus a bubbling group of Lila's girlfriends are trapped with no food in the refrigerator and no heating. Gwendolyn and Buddy come to Charles' rescue to entertain these starving kids and teenagers with a game of monopoly and some scenes of "Romeo and Juliet" which need to be rehearse for school anyway. But the pleas for spaghetti and other nutritious foods become more and more insistent and nobody knows for certain when their ordeal will end.

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The Dating Game
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8.33
3 votes

#22 - The Dating Game

One Day at a Time - Season 4 - Episode 7

Ann pursues a man with advice from her daughters.

The Man on the Couch
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8.26
23 votes

#23 - The Man on the Couch

My Favorite Martian - Season 1 - Episode 6

To get some rarefied air, Martin goes atop a water tower. Passersby, including the police, think he's a jumper and he's promptly sent to the psychiatric ward of the hospital. Martin thinks he can quickly exit the hospital by reading the psychiatrist's mind and tell him what he wants to hear. However the psychiatrist, Dr. Harvey Bonnett, has other things on his mind, like his troubled marriage. Ultimately, Dr. Bonnett becomes the patient and Martin the doctor.

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Pressure from Grandma
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8.14
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#24 - Pressure from Grandma

Charles in Charge - Season 1 - Episode 16

Charles is in charge of the Pembroke children when their parents are off on a week's vacation in Jamaica, their first one without the kids. Grandma Irene also arrives to help take care of things. She brings with her a very innovative sample of merchandise, a new kind of pizza, which she plans to launch with Charles' assistance. The offer she makes him is very tempting and Charles almost accepts it but backs out in the end, realizing that he does not need a new job. He has one already that brings him enough money to go to school, which is really all he wants. Grandma Irene decides that it would give her more privacy if she moved into an apartment close by and that she also is more than capable to handle her new pizza-selling campaign by herself.

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The Wrong Guy
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8.14
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#25 - The Wrong Guy

Charles in Charge - Season 1 - Episode 20

Charles and Buddy are excited about their very first bachelor party. At the same time, a young man whom her parents cannot stand has asked Lila out. Lila is quite desperate to date him and asks Charles for advice and for approval. Unfortunately, his support backfires on them. Lila tries to make her parents see how phony the other guy is they want her to date, and that the young man of her own choice is not trying to impress them with all sorts of lies he is honest and sincere. Douglas also has serious problems when he is kissed for the first time by a girl in his class.

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Meet Grandpa
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8.14
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#26 - Meet Grandpa

Charles in Charge - Season 1 - Episode 22

As usual, the Pembroke house is buzzing with activity. Charles and Buddy are trying very hard to find themselves summer jobs and are ecstatic when their summer job applications are accepted by a hotel at a summer resort in Pennsylvania. Jason, in the meantime, is brought home by his parents after undergoing knee surgery. At the hospital all he did was watch soap operas, which now affects his life in a very dramatic way. Douglas is trying to change his image of "skinny kid" by putting on some weight and is eating everything in sight. And, in the middle of all this coming and leaving, Jill's father "drops in" from Alaska, announcing to everyone that he is thinking of retirement, and for some reason he is having a very difficult time recognizing all the children in the Pembroke household.

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Man or Amoeba
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27 votes

#27 - Man or Amoeba

My Favorite Martian - Season 1 - Episode 5

Renowned scientist Professor Newton Jennings posits that life no more advanced than amoebas or jellyfish can exist on Mars. Martin helps Angela write a report refuting Jennings claims, which quickly gets her a failing grade. When Martin's attempts to reason with Angela's teacher, Miss Weaver, fails, Martin figures the only way to regain the upper hand and Angela's trust is to speak to Jennings and expose him as a fraud. However Jennings is brilliant but has one minor flaw in his calculation. So Martin, with Tim's help, plants a seed in Jennings brain to correct the calculation, which Martin hopes Jennings will pick up. The brilliant professor does and restates his theory, which in turn leads to vindication for both Angela and Martin.

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A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine and Peaches
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#28 - A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine and Peaches

My Favorite Martian - Season 1 - Episode 7

Martin allows himself to experience an emotion foreign to Martians: love at first sight. He falls hard for Peaches Ancream (Kathie Brown), that being her real given name since her father had a sense of humor. It is also an appropriate name as she is an exotic dancer. Peaches and Martin hit it off, so much so that Martin wants to marry her after their first date. Peaches admires honesty more than anything else in life, the reason that she broke up with her last boyfriend, Police Officer Thorp, who is still harboring strong feelings for Peaches. Martin decides to tell Peaches the truth about himself, which Peaches doesn't believe. When Officer Thorp confesses about the reason for his lies - he told her 6 different places where he was from since in reality he is an orphan who doesn't know - Peaches goes back to the man she feels is being more truthful.

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The Second (Almost) Annual Shotz Talent Show
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#29 - The Second (Almost) Annual Shotz Talent Show

Laverne & Shirley - Season 3 - Episode 16

Mr. Shotz wants the girls to find a spot in the talent show for his no-talent nephew.

The Obstacle Course
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#30 - The Obstacle Course

Laverne & Shirley - Season 3 - Episode 20

The policeman in charge of testing the recruits thinks Shirley is too puny and weak to do the assault course, so Laverne helps Shirley train to prove him wrong. Laverne's policeman boyfriend is getting women volunteers together to form L.A.M.P. (Ladies' Auxiliary Milwaukee Police). Laverne is naturally selected, but then Shirley wants to try it too. Laverne tries to dissuade her but ends up agreeing as long as Shirley doesn't quit. When Shirley gets there, no sooner does she try the obstacle course than she fails at the first obstacle which happens to be a pool of water. Shirley runs out of the room soaking wet. Laverne finds Shirley at the Pizzabowl in the ladies room, and Shirley now wants to quit. Laverne calls Shirley a cream puff and storms out. Back at the apartment, Shirley apologizes and says she'll keep at it if Laverne will help her become more athletic. Laverne then trains Shirley in all the obstacle course events until the day of the test, Shirley manages all the obstacles

The Luck Stops Here
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#31 - The Luck Stops Here

Coach - Season 6 - Episode 4

Luther and Hayden have vastly different views on the reasons for the team's success.

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Retrospective (1)
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5 votes

#32 - Retrospective (1)

Coach - Season 6 - Episode 26

This is an unusual greatest moments episode. The format is an interview with Hayden about his life and work at Minnesota State. In the first of this two part series Mary Hart interviews Hayden about the beginnings of his relationship with Christine. Another unusual part of this episode is its absence of a laugh track, leaving the jokes to push themselves.

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The Hex
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#33 - The Hex

Alice - Season 1 - Episode 18

A fake Gypsy is caught stealing the silverware by Alice, and she puts a curse on the gang.

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Wicked Ann
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#34 - Wicked Ann

One Day at a Time - Season 6 - Episode 20

Alex accuses Ann of keeping his father and mother apart.

A Real Guy's Guy
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#35 - A Real Guy's Guy

Coach - Season 4 - Episode 4

Hayden pressures Kelly to date his star player, whom she finds very attractive -- until he tells her he is gay.

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Diamonds Are a Dentist's Best Friend
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#36 - Diamonds Are a Dentist's Best Friend

Coach - Season 3 - Episode 22

Cash-poor Hayden buys Christine's engagement ring from a cut-rate jeweler/dentist.

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My Three Tons
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36 votes

#37 - My Three Tons

What's Happening!! - Season 1 - Episode 4

Rerun is invited to join a dance troupe, but not for his dancing skills.

Hurley-Burleigh
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7.92
11 votes

#38 - Hurley-Burleigh

Coach - Season 3 - Episode 19

On his first trip to Las Vegas, athletic director Howard wants to sow some wild oats.

Home for the Holidays
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7.90
10 votes

#39 - Home for the Holidays

Charles in Charge - Season 1 - Episode 11

It is Christmas Eve and the Pembroke household is buzzing with activity. Grandma Irene, Stan's mother, is expected for her yearly three-week-stay with her grandchildren. Jill is cleaning an already immaculate house and wonders why her mother-in law's visit still upsets her in the same manner it did fifteen years ago! Charles is trying to console Jason who is depressed and sad to see him go. Charles plans to go home for the holidays; he will spend his vacation with his parents in Vermont. The phone rings, and Charles' dad informs him that they are completely snowed in. This news makes Jason suddenly feel much better, but Grandma Irene becomes more and more jealous of Charles. She has a long conversation with her son, Stan, and both explain their feelings to each other. Stan succeeds in helping his mother accept that Jill has her career,

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Accidental Puppy
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#40 - Accidental Puppy

Charles in Charge - Season 1 - Episode 12

Charles, Buddy, and Gwendolyn have just returned from two days camping out in line for tickets to a Bruce Springsteen concert. They feel that it was a worthy life experience spending the night with fifteen thousand people sleeping with their heads on the curb, but it did not get them tickets to the concert. They still would give a lot to get tickets but how? Charles is still occupied with his problem when Jason and Douglas come in the back door carrying the dog. They blame each other for 'killing' the dog. All the while, the dog is very much alive, and both boys want Charles' permission to keep it. Charles agrees that they may-- just long enough until the rightful owner has been found. In the meantime, Jill and Stan have to go to a wedding, Charles has to make decisions on how to sort dirty laundry, and what to do with the two Bruce Springsteen tickets he just won by phoning a local radio station.

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Jill's Decision
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#41 - Jill's Decision

Charles in Charge - Season 1 - Episode 15

Charles has a million things to do before he meets Michelle Harris for coffee at the Lamplight. He hopes she will agree to have dinner with him soon -- maybe that night? Since Jill is suddenly called oh a special assignment that goes with the promotion to arts and fashion editor, Charles has to watch the children for the rest of the day. That means he will not be able to take Michelle out to dinner, but Buddy comes up with an excellent suggestion -- Buddy will pick up the seafood dinner at the restaurant, and Charles and Michelle can have an intimate dinner at home. Easier said than done - Jason is in a school play and has a problem with laughing when he comes to a certain line. Lila needs lessons in throwing a good softball - that is, not throwing like a girl. Douglas is invited to a party and just has to know how to dance. He doesn't want to look like a jerk. When Charles and Michelle finally sit down to dinner in the kitchen, the children come in and interrupt them...

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The Playbook
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7.89
8 votes

#42 - The Playbook

Coach - Season 6 - Episode 10

The playbook falls into enemy hands on the eve of Hayden's biggest game.

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Hayden and Luther's Excellent Adventure
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7.88
16 votes

#43 - Hayden and Luther's Excellent Adventure

Coach - Season 3 - Episode 6

Hayden and Luther get stranded out of town the night Hayden is to escort Christine to an awards banquet in her honor.

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The Man with the Golden Wrist
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7.87
79 votes

#44 - The Man with the Golden Wrist

The Bob Newhart Show - Season 1 - Episode 17

Bob refuses to wear the beautiful gold watch Emily gave him for his 40th birthday after he learns just how expensive it was.

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When Hayden Met Christine
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7.87
15 votes

#45 - When Hayden Met Christine

Coach - Season 3 - Episode 11

Dateless for a charity ball, Hayden flashes back four years to when he first met Christine, at the same affair.

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Mr. Brilliant
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7.86
7 votes

#46 - Mr. Brilliant

Charles in Charge - Season 1 - Episode 21

Jill Pembroke gives Charles two tickets for a Knicks' game. Charles is so excited about this special treat, and because Mrs. Pembroke always does such thoughtful things, that he thinks of a way to do something special in return. In a conversation with Buddy, the name Max Ziegler comes up. It does not mean much to Charles, but it does to Jill. Max and her went to high school together and she has been following his brilliant career ever since graduation. She thinks of him as a genius and Charles decides to call Ziegler, a.k.a. ˜Mr. Brilliant' to invite him for dinner. When Stan Pembroke finds out who the quest of honor is, he becomes quite upset, but decides to go along with it to make his wife happy. And, just as Stan predicted, Ziegler turns out to be an unpleasant, opinionated and condescending person, who ends up on the door step when Stan and Charles have taken as much as they think they can.

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The Pineapple Bowl (1)
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7.83
11 votes

#47 - The Pineapple Bowl (1)

Coach - Season 4 - Episode 10

Hayden is beaten before he plays his first bowl game when he learns the opposing coach is his former mentor.

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Don't Go to Bed Mad
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7.83
85 votes

#48 - Don't Go to Bed Mad

The Bob Newhart Show - Season 1 - Episode 8

Bob wants to watch football every Monday night. Emily feels this is unfair: their other activities allow the couple only two nights each week to be together, and she thinks they should do something that they both enjoy. This leads to an unresolved, all-night argument that ends only when the two participants become exhausted.

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I Want to Be Alone
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7.82
79 votes

#49 - I Want to Be Alone

The Bob Newhart Show - Season 1 - Episode 11

Bob decides that for his own mental well-being, he needs some peace and quiet. He moves into a hotel room by himself, leaving a confused Howard Borden thinking that Bob and Emily have split up.

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My Husband Is Not a Drunk
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7.82
66 votes

#50 - My Husband Is Not a Drunk

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Season 2 - Episode 6

Rob falls under a hypnosis spell meant for Buddy - he keeps acting drunk every time a bell rings.

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