The BEST episodes directed by Anthony Russo

Physical Education
4768 votes

#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.

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Dougie's First Day
93 votes

#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.

Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism
3751 votes

#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.

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Top Banana
4075 votes

#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.

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Basic Rocket Science
4663 votes

#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.

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Competitive Ecology
3981 votes

#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.

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Spring Breakout
2366 votes

#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.

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Beginner Pottery
4537 votes

#8 - Beginner Pottery

Community - Season 1 - Episode 19

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

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Social Psychology
4939 votes

#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.

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Introduction to Film
5254 votes

#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.

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4995 votes

#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.

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Key Decisions
3523 votes

#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.

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The Psychology of Letting Go
4871 votes

#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.

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Asian Population Studies
4459 votes

#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.

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The Politics of Human Sexuality
4427 votes

#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.

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Biology 101
4125 votes

#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.

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Home Economics
4680 votes

#17 - 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.

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Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy
4175 votes

#18 - 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.

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Secrets and Limos
1548 votes

#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.

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2344 votes

#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.

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Barefoot Pedaler
1426 votes

#21 - Barefoot Pedaler

Happy Endings - Season 1 - Episode 11

A concert outing goes awry.

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6813 votes

#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.

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Blax, Snake, Home
1566 votes

#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.

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The Longest Day
3 votes

#24 - The Longest Day

LAX - Season 1 - Episode 3

On his way home from a conference in Sacramento with a quick jaunt to Las Vegas, Roger begins to suspect his plane might be in trouble when a minor electrical surge sets off the cabin call lights. Using his status as LAX tower supervisor and experience as a flight engineer, he attempts to gain control of the situation, only to discover the plane is experiencing a massive power failure as the control instruments slowly start to fail. In the LAX control tower, Harley attempts to guide the distressed plane in for a safe landing while Tony keeps Roger's wife comforted in the terminal.

10 votes

#25 - Pilot

LAX - Season 1 - Episode 1

The overall director of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) commits suicide... now his two underlings spar amongst themselves for his former position and title, by attempting to prove they can handle the pressures of operating one of the world's largest and busiest aviation gateways.

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The Recital
60 votes

#26 - 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.

Wilde's Kingdom
618 votes

#27 - 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.

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Wheels of Fortune
61 votes

#28 - 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.

The Code
64 votes

#29 - 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.