The Best Episodes Directed by Anthony Russo

Physical Education

#1 - Physical Education

Community Season 1 - Episode 17

Jeff shows a little leg in billiards class when he's forced to wear the Greendale PE uniform, while the gang tries to help Abed get a girl.

star 8.12
4693 votes
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Dougie's First Day

#2 - Dougie's First Day

Carpoolers Season 1 - Episode 1

We are introduced to Aubrey, Gracen, Laird, and Dougie, who is joining the carpool for the first day, as they commiserate about life and sing old songs on their way to work. Gracen is discouraged to learn that his wife and son make more money than he does.

star 7.99
92 votes
Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism

#3 - Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism

Community Season 3 - Episode 9

Jeff and Shirley bond over foosball. After Annie breaks Abed's special edition DVD of "The Dark Knight", she covers it up by staging a robbery.

star 7.94
3684 votes
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Top Banana

#4 - Top Banana

Arrested Development Season 1 - Episode 2

Michael puts George Michael in charge of the banana stand, but unfortunately puts Maeby there with him. Much to Michael's chagrin, George Sr. continues to run the business from prison. Tobias auditions for a commercial but Lindsay gets the part.

star 7.93
4011 votes
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Basic Rocket Science

#5 - Basic Rocket Science

Community Season 2 - Episode 4

Dean Pelton asks the study group to clean and refurbish the Greendale flight simulator. After an accidental launch, Abed must navigate a safe return.

star 7.91
4596 votes
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Competitive Ecology

#6 - Competitive Ecology

Community Season 3 - Episode 3

When the gang accepts a new person into the group, they learn how delicate their friendships really are.

star 7.89
3918 votes
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Spring Breakout

#7 - Spring Breakout

Arrested Development Season 2 - Episode 17

Gob confronts the editor of the videos that showcased his magic mistakes. Michael tricks Lucille in to rehab, and then attempts to get her out after George Sr. is kidnapped.

star 7.87
2337 votes
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Beginner Pottery

#8 - Beginner Pottery

Community Season 1 - Episode 19

While Jeff takes interest in a pottery class, Pierce invites his friends to his boating class.

star 7.85
4469 votes
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Social Psychology

#9 - Social Psychology

Community Season 1 - Episode 4

Annie recruits Abed and Troy as psychology test subjects. Shirley and Jeff bond as they gossip about Britta and her boyfriend.

star 7.82
4852 votes
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Introduction to Film

#10 - Introduction to Film

Community Season 1 - Episode 3

Jeff joins Professor Whitman class for an easy A grade but then realizes how much work he needs to put in to pass. Britta helps Abed fulfill his dream.

star 7.81
5162 votes
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#11 - Pilot

Arrested Development Season 1 - Episode 1

Meet the Bluths. In the pilot, Michael decides to take a job in Arizona after being passed over by George Sr. for head of the Bluth Company. George Sr. is jailed, and the family realizes they need Michael.

star 7.81
4921 votes
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Key Decisions

#12 - Key Decisions

Arrested Development Season 1 - Episode 4

Gob decides to lock himself in his father's prison for 24 hours to get back in with the alliance, and to spend quality time with his father. Michael takes Gob's girlfriend to an awards show, and Buster inadvertently flirts with his mother's rival.

star 7.80
3471 votes
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The Psychology of Letting Go

#13 - The Psychology of Letting Go

Community Season 2 - Episode 3

When Pierce's mother dies, the group helps to comfort him. After putting Jeff in the hospital, by one of her class pranks going awry, Professor Bauer takes a leave of absence and Professor Duncan attempts to take over her Anthropology class.

star 7.78
4807 votes
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Asian Population Studies

#14 - Asian Population Studies

Community Season 2 - Episode 12

The group members debate whether to add Annie’s crush, who recently enrolled at Greendale, or Senor Chang to the group. Shirley’s ex-husband comes back into the picture, and she has big news for everyone.

star 7.78
4400 votes
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The Politics of Human Sexuality

#15 - The Politics of Human Sexuality

Community Season 1 - Episode 11

Britta dares Jeff to find himself a partner for a double date with Pierce and his new girlfriend. Shirley and Britta help Annie to learn anatomy for a special health fair presentation in school.

star 7.76
4351 votes
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Biology 101

#16 - Biology 101

Community Season 3 - Episode 1

The Greendale study group reunites. Jeff butts heads with the new biology teacher and Dean Pelton finds a new nemesis in the dean of the Air Conditioning Repair Annex.

star 7.67
4061 votes
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Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy

#17 - Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy

Community Season 2 - Episode 18

Annie organizes a baby shower for Shirley, while Shirley plots to keep Senor Chang out of her life. Meanwhile, Britta is interested in Abed and Troy's new friend, Lukka, who has a dark past.

star 7.63
4113 votes
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Home Economics

#18 - Home Economics

Community Season 1 - Episode 8

Jeff's schoolmates come to his aid when they learn he is living out of his car. Pierce joins Vaughn's band while Annie and Troy plan out his date with another girl.

star 7.63
4606 votes
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Secrets and Limos

#19 - Secrets and Limos

Happy Endings Season 2 - Episode 4

Jane convinces Penny to make a vision board to visualize the path to her dreams, although everything doesn't go according to plan. Brad finds it hard to relate to his stern boss until the guy sees Max's limo. Dave is reluctant to let the gang to meet his new girlfriend.

star 7.57
1543 votes
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#20 - Pilot

Happy Endings Season 1 - Episode 1

After Alex leaves her fiance, Dave, at the altar, they struggle to maintain relationships with their mutual friends.

star 7.56
2334 votes
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Barefoot Pedaler

#21 - Barefoot Pedaler

Happy Endings Season 1 - Episode 11

A concert outing goes awry.

star 7.51
1418 votes
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#22 - Pilot

Community Season 1 - Episode 1

Fast-talking lawyer Jeff Winger enrolls at Greendale Community College after the State Bar discovered his illegitimate degree and threatened to suspend his license, and forms a study group of unlikely friends.

star 7.49
6711 votes
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Blax, Snake, Home

#23 - Blax, Snake, Home

Happy Endings Season 2 - Episode 1

Alex and Dave to decide that they should be honest with each other. Penny buys a new condo and declares that it's "The Year of Penny", the year where everything will start going her way. Max tries to find out why Brad hasn't been hanging out with him lately.

star 7.44
1560 votes
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The Recital

#24 - The Recital

Carpoolers Season 1 - Episode 11

Can the carpool group be friends outside of the car? That is the question Aubrey ponders when he invited the group to his daughter's piano recital. Marmaduke helps Gracen train for the annual charity run and for the chance to finally beat Leila.

star 7.14
59 votes
Wilde's Kingdom

#25 - Wilde's Kingdom

Running Wilde Season 1 - Episode 1

Filthy-rich, immature playboy Steve Wilde tries to win the heart of his childhood sweetheart, a liberal humanitarian.

star 7.13
618 votes
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Wheels of Fortune

#26 - Wheels of Fortune

Carpoolers Season 1 - Episode 10

As a last resort when there are no remaining open spots in the special lot for carpoolers, Laird decides to park in a spot reserved for the handicap. In order to not get in trouble, he lets Gracen to act like he has a bad limp. The parking attendant figures it out and bans them from the lot and also sends some bad karma their way.

star 7.02
60 votes
The Code

#27 - The Code

Carpoolers Season 1 - Episode 6

The men think they accidently set the car of a rival carpoolers group on fire as a result of a prank, but swear to keep it between themselves. Marmaduke's ATM machine with an $8 service charge is vandalized.

star 6.51
63 votes