The BEST episodes directed by Betsy Thomas

Suburban Gibbs
270 votes

#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.

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The Funeral
190 votes

#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.

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Hit Me With Your Test Shot
95 votes

#3 - Hit Me With Your Test Shot

Glory Daze - Season 1 - Episode 9

Jason and Turbo bond over music, while Reno and Hector try to help Professor Haines.

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High Class Problems
229 votes

#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.

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Holy New Boss!
308 votes

#5 - 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.

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139 votes

#6 - 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.

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Divorce Party
122 votes

#7 - 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.

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Live with Kelly and Ryan Hoodie, Complimentary
69 votes

#8 - Live with Kelly and Ryan Hoodie, Complimentary

Home Economics - Season 3 - Episode 5

With the press tour for Tom’s book in full swing, Connor and Marina accompany him to promote his book in New York on one of Americas top daytime talk shows. Meanwhile, Sarah and Denise get a little too comfortable living at Connor’s house, which sends the wrong message to Shamiah.

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Mad Women
358 votes

#9 - 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.

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Dog Adoption Day
1673 votes

#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.

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Keg of Light Beer, $180
76 votes

#11 - Keg of Light Beer, $180

Home Economics - Season 2 - Episode 16

While Tom and Marina attempt to relive their youth at a college party, Connor and Denise deal with JoJo potentially leaving when she gets an offer to go on a reality show. Meanwhile, Sarah considers casting her niece in the school musical.

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Friends Without Benefits
227 votes

#12 - 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.

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Ex Con
206 votes

#13 - 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.

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Marny's Dad
169 votes

#14 - 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.

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Welcome Back, Kalla Fötter
92 votes

#15 - 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.

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Round Trip Ticket SAN-OAK, $234
80 votes

#16 - Round Trip Ticket SAN-OAK, $234

Home Economics - Season 2 - Episode 12

Tom feels threatened when Marina’s father comes to visit, but it’s Marina who has a hard time making peace with her dad. Meanwhile, Connor helps Sarah and Denise declutter their small apartment.

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Sushi For Twelve, $482 Plus Delivery
78 votes

#17 - Sushi For Twelve, $482 Plus Delivery

Home Economics - Season 3 - Episode 3

With a house full of Hayworths, nothing is off limits for discussion — including Tom and Marina’s lives in, and out, of the bedroom. Connor’s patience as host is running thin, so Sarah and Denise strategize a creative way to show their appreciation.

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Welcome to the Property
231 votes

#18 - Welcome to the Property

The Neighborhood - Season 3 - Episode 8

When Calvin discovers a member of the community plans to sell to greedy developers, he vows to find a buyer closer to home instead. However, the Butlers and Johnsons soon realize that the dilapidated property will require more work than they expected.

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263 votes

#19 - 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.

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It Isn't Romantic
203 votes

#20 - It Isn't Romantic

The Unicorn - Season 1 - Episode 12

The women from the Widow’s Support Group offer Wade unexpected advice for getting out of his dating rut. Also, while Michelle is recovering from gallbladder surgery, Delia relentlessly pushes her to follow strict medical advice.

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Judy Garland and a Sexy Troll Doll
367 votes

#21 - Judy Garland and a Sexy Troll Doll

Mom - Season 7 - Episode 16

Bonnie helps Christy gain perspective as she considers a life-changing decision. As Jill fears she’s running out of time to have a baby, she consults a fertility doctor.

714 votes

#22 - #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.

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Welcome to the Yard Sale
368 votes

#23 - 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.

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The First Supper
154 votes

#24 - The First Supper

The Unicorn - Season 2 - Episode 5

When Wade decides to introduce Shannon to his friends, the get together quickly takes an awkward turn. Also, Noah tries to fit in with the older kids since he’s tired of being one of the babies, and Forrest overindulges in edibles.

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637 votes

#25 - 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.

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California (1)
562 votes

#26 - California (1)

Superstore - Season 5 - Episode 21

After Mateo and Cheyenne disagree on the best way to celebrate her 21st birthday, Cheyenne enlists Bo's help. Much to Garrett's chagrin, Glenn plays matchmaker to help Jerry and Sandra complete their family, and Dina attempts to help Amy keep a big secret from Jonah.

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Painted Love
424 votes

#27 - 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.

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Zombies and Cobb Salad
1381 votes

#28 - 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.

John, Cougar, Newman Camp
62 votes

#29 - 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.

Something Black, Something Blue
387 votes

#30 - 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.

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The Friend-aversary
109 votes

#31 - 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.

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548 votes

#32 - Depositions

Superstore - Season 6 - Episode 10

With Carol's lawyer at Cloud 9 to depose the employees, Jonah tries to ease Glenn's nerves. Mateo enlists Sandra's help hiding the details of his work arrangement, while Dina grows concerned about Garrett's behavior at Customer Service.

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The Fur-gitive
142 votes

#33 - The Fur-gitive

Turner & Hooch - Season 1 - Episode 6

Scott hunts for a dangerous fugitive in the woods; Hooch discovers the suspect has a secret.

Floor Supervisor
614 votes

#34 - Floor Supervisor

Superstore - Season 6 - Episode 3

With the floor supervisor position available, Jonah decides to throw his hat in the ring, much to Dina's chagrin. Glenn and Mateo struggle to find the right balance in their working relationship. Garrett tries to prove he's been in love before.

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Merry Ex-Mas
97 votes

#35 - 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.

The Sponsor
67 votes

#36 - The Sponsor

How We Roll - Season 1 - Episode 2

Tom must choose between loyalty to his mentor, Archie, and money when his first TV interview leads to a new sponsorship deal, but he can only feature one logo on his bowling shirt: Archie Lanes, Home of the Curly Fry, or Powell Mortuary. Also, Jen's boss stifles her creativity at the salon.

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The Fish
43 votes

#37 - 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.

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Past Apps
117 votes

#38 - Past Apps

Night Court (2023) - Season 1 - Episode 13

A tech entrepreneur in court has Dan and the gang seeing a chance to get in on the ground floor of the next billion-dollar idea. Abby stumbles on the young CEO's history of fraud in a sealed file and must warn her friends without breaking the law.

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118 votes

#39 - 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.

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