The Best Episodes Directed by Betsy Thomas
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.