The Best Episodes Directed by Betsy Thomas

Suburban Gibbs

#1 - Suburban Gibbs

Men at Work Season 3 - Episode 8

Jude warns Gibbs that dating a girl from the suburbs is more dangerous than it seems. Tyler and Milo's friendship is tested when Tyler offers to cover Milo’s share of the rent.

star 8.22
289 votes
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The Funeral

#2 - The Funeral

The Carmichael Show Season 2 - Episode 3

When Joe’s father passes away, the family debates the most appropriate way to handle his funeral. Because Joe had a complicated relationship with his father, who was anything but a role model, the Carmichaels weigh the pros and cons of traditional funeral pageantry versus a more accurate reflection of his life that may bring Joe some closure.

star 8.01
229 votes
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Holy New Boss!

#3 - Holy New Boss!

Men at Work Season 3 - Episode 3

Myron, the new boss at Full Steam, has promised to fire one employee by the end of the day. When Neal shows up to work drunk, the guys rally to sober him up and save his job.

star 8.01
323 votes
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High Class Problems

#4 - High Class Problems

Superior Donuts Season 2 - Episode 14

When Franco discovers his new girlfriend, Tavi, is rich, he begins to wonder if she’s only dating him to make herself look more progressive. Also, Arthur significantly raises the price of his donuts to help pay for a new boat motor and winds up attracting the hipster crowd he once rejected – and alienating loyal customers like Randy and Tush.

star 7.99
238 votes
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Thanksgiving

#5 - Thanksgiving

Guys With Kids Season 1 - Episode 9

Sheila tries to win the gang over with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner; Gary decides to spend the holiday waiting in line for a TV that's on sale.

star 7.96
141 votes
Divorce Party

#6 - Divorce Party

Guys With Kids Season 1 - Episode 17

When Chris and Sheila think about having another baby together, Nick and Emily plan a divorce party to remind Chris about his past with Sheila; Marny's younger sister is hired as Gary's assistant.

star 7.92
130 votes
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Friends Without Benefits

#7 - Friends Without Benefits

Superior Donuts Season 2 - Episode 16

Franco's girlfriend begins to wonder if he still has feelings for Sofia when he turns to her for advice. Also, Fawz dons a disguise and goes undercover to try and catch the culprit who's been stealing from one of his restaurants.

star 7.80
237 votes
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Mad Women

#8 - Mad Women

Whitney Season 1 - Episode 17

Trying out a new shapelier bra Whitney gets more than she bargains for when she entices Alex with her enhanced look. After Roxanne calls it quits with Lance, she asks Mark to help pack up his stuff, but things become complicated when Mark decides to take advantage of the situation. Meanwhile, Lily and Neal begin discussing a pre-nup, but the conversation leaves them wondering if they should even get married.

star 7.79
361 votes
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Ex Con

#9 - Ex Con

The Carmichael Show Season 2 - Episode 7

The prison system is discussed by the family when Jerrod's childhood friend is released from jail after 10 years. Also, Jerrod must face how much his life has changed, and an idealistic viewpoint clashes with realist attitudes.

star 7.78
234 votes
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Dog Adoption Day

#10 - Dog Adoption Day

Superstore Season 2 - Episode 5

New parents Cheyenne and Bo fight, prompting Amy and Glenn to give them advice in very different forms; Mateo and Jonah oversee dog adoption at the store; Garrett taunts Dina when she refuses to adjust his time card.

star 7.73
1541 votes
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Welcome Back, Kalla Fötter

#11 - Welcome Back, Kalla Fötter

My Boys Season 3 - Episode 1

Dramas are swirling around Bobby and his impending marriage to Elsa, the Swedish nanny. Meanwhile, PJ's fling hits an obstacle with Bobby's brother; the boys compete in a mustache growing contest; and Andy welcomes a new member to his family.

star 7.73
91 votes
Marny's Dad

#12 - Marny's Dad

Guys With Kids Season 1 - Episode 12

Gary is willing to do anything to earn his father-in-law's respect; Chris goes on a date with Shelia.

star 7.73
175 votes
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Gender

#13 - Gender

The Carmichael Show Season 1 - Episode 4

Jerrod mentors a teen, who reveals a secret about his sexuality, leading to a family discussion about gender roles. Meanwhile, Bobby is served with divorce papers.

star 7.71
307 votes
#Cloud9Fail

#14 - #Cloud9Fail

Superstore Season 4 - Episode 20

When a photo of a mess at the store goes viral, Amy and Jonah try to use it to their advantage. Dina hunts for the anonymous tweeter. Mateo, Cheyenne, Garrett, and Glenn sell their personal items in the store when money gets tight.

star 7.66
481 votes
Negotiations

#15 - Negotiations

Superstore Season 5 - Episode 10

Jonah and Sandra represent the Cloud 9 employees at union contract negotiations with corporate. Worried about the union's fate, Amy, Dina and Cheyenne distract themselves by looking for the perfect Christmas tree. Mateo, Garrett and Glenn compete to see who can sell an unsellable item.

star 7.60
338 votes
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Welcome to the Yard Sale

#16 - Welcome to the Yard Sale

The Neighborhood Season 1 - Episode 14

Dave convinces Calvin to hold a yard sale, but when longtime neighborhood resident Miss Simpson makes a purchase Calvin quickly regrets, he enlists Dave to help him get the valuable object back.

star 7.58
305 votes
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Painted Love

#17 - Painted Love

Superior Donuts Season 1 - Episode 10

Arthur encourages Franco to pursue his art but is caught off guard when Franco paints a mural on the side of the donut shop that sparks controversy in the neighborhood. Also, Fawz decides to run for president of the Uptown Business Council.

star 7.58
480 votes
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Zombies and Cobb Salad

#18 - Zombies and Cobb Salad

Mom Season 1 - Episode 9

When Bonnie loses her job and struggles to keep her life together, Christy tries to get her back on track.

star 7.52
1419 votes
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John, Cougar, Newman Camp

#19 - John, Cougar, Newman Camp

My Boys Season 2 - Episode 9

The second season finale focuses on Bobby's wedding rehearsal. Bobby reveals his choice for a "best men" and Mike makes discoveries about Maggie. Meanwhile, PJ hopes to repair the damage between Bobby and Jack, and PJ and her boys discuss how the status quo will be upset by Bobby's marriage.

star 7.52
62 votes
Something Black, Something Blue

#20 - Something Black, Something Blue

Whitney Season 1 - Episode 22

Whitney and Alex head to City Hall to get married, but Whitney's driver's license is expired and sparks an unusual chain of events that interferes with their wedding plan. Whitney's father tries to come to the rescue. Mark confesses his feelings for Roxanne to Neal and Lily.

star 7.50
390 votes
The Friend-aversary

#21 - The Friend-aversary

The Cool Kids Season 1 - Episode 22

Charlie and Sid prepare their Friend-iversary party, and don't include Margaret. Noticing the tension between Hank and Sid, Margaret encourages Sid to speak up for himself. Meanwhile, Sid has his sights set on the patio for their party and attempts to convince the cat ladies to release it to them.

star 7.41
103 votes
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Merry Ex-Mas

#22 - Merry Ex-Mas

Merry Happy Whatever Season 1 - Episode 6

On Christmas Day, Emmy eagerly awaits Matt's proposal, Don makes another misstep with Nancy, and Kayla rethinks her decision about her marriage.

star 7.38
78 votes
The Fish

#23 - The Fish

Abby's Season 1 - Episode 10

When Bill admits to the group that he has Padres season tickets behind home plate that he lost in his divorce, the gang forces him to invite his ex-wife to the bar to reclaim the tickets.

star 7.11
38 votes
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Fertility

#24 - Fertility

Alone Together Season 1 - Episode 3

After visiting a fertility clinic to freeze her own eggs, Esther plans to donate some of her eggs to offset the costs; Benji's paternal instincts kick in as he awaits word on a sperm test.

star 7.07
124 votes