The Best Episodes Directed by Bret Haaland
#1 - Little Zoo Coupe
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 15
Skipper, Kowalski, Private, and Rico are all having fun today driving around the zoo in their small pink car, but trouble starts when King Julien wants to drive a car too, he gets jealous which results in a race to see who's better.
#2 - Otter Gone Wild
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 27
When the penguins bring Marlene with them on a sno-cone mission in the park, she can't handle the freedom of being outside the zoo walls. Skipper and his team must capture the crazed Marlene before she goes permanently wild.
#5 - Needle Point
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 20
Skipper runs from the zoo veterinarian in order to avoid getting a shot. The penguins try to force him to do it, but Skipper seems to escape and avoid all they throw at him. Skipper even tries to distract the penguins, as in dancing, trying to attract them.
#6 - Mask of the Raccoon
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 32
At the zoo during night, King Julien's boom box gets stolen. Everyone gathers up and starts to complain about their apparently stolen items. Soon, Rico talks to Private and Private tells Skipper that their television has been stolen. Skipper and the penguins go off to confront the masked thief.
#7 - Tagged
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 30
When the penguins are interrupted mid-operation by a nosy scientist, they leave the zoo in danger. Unfortunately, the scientist has radio-tagged them, so they must rely on the lemurs to complete the mission and save the zoo.
#8 - Mort Unbound
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 21
Mort quadruples in size after an accident with one of Kowalski's inventions, a super-ray designed to enhance fish. After finally realizing that Mort is super strong, Julien uses him to steal food and supplies from the other animals, like stealing an elephant's peanuts, Joey's (from Assault and Batteries) hay for Julien art work.
#10 - Misfortune Cookie
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 24
The zoo animals order Chinese food. All of the penguins read their fortune cookies and are happy with the results. However, Rico's fortune reads "You will meet a foul end". While Rico and the penguins do not believe in curses, Julien tries to make them believe by tricking Rico into believing that he is cursed (makes an elephant land on Rico, sends a popcorn cart in his direction) to the point where Rico hides in a pillow fort.
#14 - Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles
Futurama Season 5 - Episode 7
The crew's attempts to de-age Professor Farnsworth result in everyone returning to their more youthful stages. While Farnsworth seeks out a way to re-age the crew, the newly-teenaged Leela takes the opportunity to experience the parental childhood she never had.
#17 - Go Fish
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 17
The penguins perform and display their cuteness to zoo visitors in order to prompt them to feed them with fish purchased from Alice. Julien observes this from his habitat, stating his resentment of the fish odor to the other lemurs.
#18 - What Goes Around
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 31
At closing time, the penguins hear a little girl crying that she has lost her doll, Private goofingly thinking Skipper was crying. Skipper quickly informs Private that is not him. The penguins try to throw it to her, but this backfires when the doll hits the girl and bounces into the sewer, making the girl cry.
#20 - Out of the Groove
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 33
Furious with King Julien skunk bombing them the baboons steal his groove, using so called "magic" so he can't dance anymore and put it in a jar. Desperate for help Julien seeks the help of the penguins to get his groove back. But when fighting over the jar that contains his groove it breaks and enters Skipper's body. The baboons will only help if King Julien apologizes. But given his stubbornness King Julien still refuses to apologize.
#21 - Skorca!
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 26
Private sees a killer whale fly over NYC, but no one believes him, more importantly, Kowalski, Rico, and Skipper think he's gone crazy because of the amount of sugar he had ingested prior to spotting it. In an attempt to prove that he's not crazy, Private heads out to find the whale he knows he saw.
#24 - Two Feet High and Rising
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 9
King Julien decrees a new law stating that anyone who touches his feet will be banished from his kingdom. When Mort breaks this law by accident, the penguins take him in an attempt to rid him of his foot-touching obsession so he can return to the habitat.
#25 - The Hidden
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 12
When the penguins, lemurs and Marlene go off to meet the zoo's newest exhibit, they all start disappearing one by one. When only Kowalski is left, he must save his friends by learning to act on instinct instead of intellect.
#26 - I, Roommate
Futurama Season 1 - Episode 3
Everyone is sick of Fry living at Planet Express, so he is forced to move out to become Bender's roommate. The only catch is that Bender's apartment is too small for the two of them. After some searching they find a great apartment. A problem arises when Bender's antenna interferes with the TV reception. Bender decides to cut off his antenna so that he can live with Fry again. However he doesn't feel right without it, so he decides to leave and go back to his old apartment where he feels lonely. Leela convinces Fry to going back to the "small" apartment.
#28 - Sherman, Woman and Child
The Critic Season 2 - Episode 1
Jay's ratings are not doing very well and Duke is about to fire him so Jay is feeling depressed. His feelings become better when he meets a new girlfriend named Alice and her daughter Penny. Alice gives Jay tips on how to improve his show and her advice works. Jay wants to get to know Alice better but discovers she has a boyfriend whom she wants to reject but can't.
#29 - The Deep South
Futurama Season 2 - Episode 16
A fishing trip over the ocean takes a turn for the worse when a colossal mouth bass pulls the Planet Express ship to the bottom of the sea. There, Fry falls in love with a mermaid named Umbriel, and the crew discovers the sunken city of Atlanta, Georgia.
#31 - Miracle On Ice
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 18
The penguins' habitat freezes, so they decide to play a hockey game against each other. They are then challenged by a group of rats (the same rats featured in the Crown Fools episode) to play against them, since the rats cannot go back into their sewer home because the pipes burst.
#33 - Roomies
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 22
Marlene gets a new roommate named Rhonda, a walrus who is sloppy and has bad manners. Before her roommate arrives, she dances with Skipper and is very excited, but Skipper is paranoid that Marlene's roommate may be a spy, possibly with the intent of stealing Kowalski's newest invention, a device whose function is not yet known.
#35 - Gone in a Flash
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 1
When a camera accidentally takes a picture of one of the lemurs at the zoo, King Julien thinks that he's trapped inside of the camera. Using their detective skills, Skipper and the gang search for the lemur before the start of the next zoo tour.
#37 - The Falcon and the Snow Job
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 46
When a beautiful falcon crash lands in the zoo, Skipper insists that she stays to recuperate. But once she tries to eat Marlene behind their backs, Skipper and the others try to put her to a stop.
#38 - Anthology of Interest II
Futurama Season 4 - Episode 3
When the Professor fine tunes his "What-If" machine, Bender discovers what it would be like if he were human, Fry discovers what it would be like if life were more like a video game, and Leela discovers what it would be like if she found her true home.
#41 - A Pig-Boy and His Dog
The Critic Season 1 - Episode 13
Eleanor is bored and feeling depressed with her life so he attempts to become an author and write a book. She writes a children's book called The Fat Little Pig which Jay learns is modeled after him which does not leave him very pleased. Meanwhile, Jay tries to get along with his new pet dog.
#44 - Mars University
Futurama Season 2 - Episode 2
Fry, Leela, Bender and Farnsworth have to go to Mars University where Fry has to share a room with a talking monkey, Farnsworth's last invention. The monkey becomes a real headache when he starts beating Fry in all areas. Meanwhile, Bender is hanging out with nerd robots.
#45 - A Head in the Polls
Futurama Season 2 - Episode 7
When the price of titanium skyrockets, Bender pawns his titanium-rich body and lives the high life as just a head. But when the head-in-a-jar of Richard M. Nixon uses Bender's body to run for election for President of Earth, Bender vows to get his rightful property back.
#47 - All Choked Up
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 14
Rico the Penguin is known for being helpful for coughing up random items, but today a zoo keeper gives him de-regurgitating medicine, normally this wouldn't be a problem, except that Rico has a time bomb in his stomach.
#48 - Dial 'M' For Mother
The Critic Season 1 - Episode 3
Jay is considered to be one of the most unpopular men on Earth (ranking even worse than Adolph Hitler) so Duke attempts to spruce up the show to get more people interested. When this doesn't work, Jay decides to soften his image by going on the "Geraldo Show" with his mother but Jay gets an even worse reputation when his mother embarrasses him to the point where he tells her to "shut up".
#53 - Happy King Julien Day
The Penguins of Madagascar Season 1 - Episode 5
A festive "King Julien Day" is held in Juliens honor. Unfortunately, no one will come unless Maurice bribes them with candy. And as much as Skipper doesn't want to join in the party, he can't seem to avoid it.
#55 - L.A. Jay
The Critic Season 1 - Episode 9
Jay is offered to write the screenplay for a new movie, Ghostchasers III, so he takes a break from his show to go to L.A. to write the new movie and experience Hollywood life but the movie producer isn't satisfied with Jay's script.
#57 - Double Fried Flavor!
Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 1
“The Drinky Hiro Show!” – It’s after hours and Hiro’s home… Drunk! After amusing himself with his sleeping family, the wasted wastrel decides it’s time for a midnight snack. Mmm! Steak pancakes! Alerted by the danger to his food supply, Shin is soon drafted in the cause. Gross quickly dissolves into disgusting. Hiro, that smear better be chocolate mashed potatoes! “Trading Faces!” – Take one worn out mother and add one boy, desperately dashing for the potty, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster! Shin and Mitzi find their roles reversed… Literally! And their first problem: Plumbing! You’re sure you know how to use that thing, Mom? Hmm, it can’t be that hard! Uh oh, Shin, I need you to breastfeed your little sister! “Trading Faces! Part 2!” – Things only get weirder as Hiro comes home… This is not what was meant by role playing! Hima’s not the only one freaked out as Mitzi/Shin cares for her/his daughter/sister at school, while back at the house Shin/Mitzi is getting busy stuffing face. Boy, this is getting confusing! And when Shin/Mitzi leaves the house against orders, embarrassment will be redefined for the neighborhood!
#58 - That's Lobstertainment!
Futurama Season 3 - Episode 8
Dr. Zoidberg reunites with his uncle, silent hologram star Harold Zoid, and the two of them set out to make a movie together. They cast the temperamental Calculon in the lead role, who demands an Oscar for his performance, but the movie doesn't go over well with audiences.
#60 - It’s Actually Better for Anal
Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 6
“Super Happy Fun Time American School Presents: Winter Blunderland!” – It’s a hot time on the ski slopes, all fun and unwanted advances! But Shin finds himself shackled to Miss Katz… That is, until the teacher’s hormones have her distracted. Free at last and ready to party, the little trouble maker stirs up some action of his own on the triple black pass! “Winter Blunderland: Part 2!” – The school trip gets even hotter as things move over to the spa! But when Shin insults Mr. Ench’s half-inch, the principal’s forced to drastic measures! And he’s not the only one out of sorts, as Georgie finds himself outsmarted and Shin takes one for the team… Saving the school from the monkey crotch and from the noodle stretcher?!? “Lucky Bastard Fever Episode 2: Inflatable of Doom!” – Lollipop’s gone off in search of the Flying Pecker, convinced she can save Felipe from himself. But when she finds herself at the madman’s mercy, as well as the center of his plot to flood the earth, Lollipop calls for reinforcements! It’s Bruce… Er, Action Bastard to the rescue!
#61 - Green Like Good Boy Pills
Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 8
“Ass Got Breezy Being Green” –Boo leads the gang on a frog hunting adventure, with a catchy theme song and well-honed hunting skills… “Summer Baby” – When Summer and Paris come calling, they sling their very own style of ghetto sass right in the front door… “Lucky Bastard Fever Episode 4: Fear the Money Shot!” – Drawn into what couldn’t have been anything other than the obvious trap it is, looks like our favorite superhero’s about to be Cherynobylled…
#62 - The Girls of 34C
Shin Chan Season 1 - Episode 18
"Break Yo Mama's Back" - In her search for pleasure, Mitzi finds only pain! Throwing out her back before the chores are done, she's throwing in the towel… Or maybe not. Her apprentice Summer has come over to play house, now if only they can play nice! Incompetent even by teen mother standards, the young homemaker may just unmake Mitzi. It's a good thing sleeping pills work wonders! "Hellion Crawler Baby" - Ignored as Mitzi settles in for her morning soaps, Hima turns hell cat and decides to redistribute the family funds. The toddling tyke's really been acting up lately! At wit's end trying to stay a step ahead, Mitzi's beginning to think it's hopeless. Shin's demon seems to have found a new home… Or replicated! This calls for drastic measures! "Guess Who's Slumming to Dinner" - Aged beef and semi-fresh veggies - It's dinner à la ebay! And not just any dinner… The Noharas are escaping this hell hole at last! But they'll have to move quickly and tread soft, for if their "friends" catch wind they'll want a taste of the action. Giving neighbors milk, sugar or tampons is one thing, but sharing the beef is going too far!
#63 - Lucky Bastard Fever!
Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 5
“Mr. Penny Builds Her Dream House” – Penny holds Shin’s ass hostage, forcing him to play a little role reversal “house,” Penny-style! “I’m gonna be the daddy who rules the roost with an iron fist and you’ll be my wife who looks slutty so I’ll like you!” But when Shin has trouble staying in character, Maso’s recruited into the act… Now it’s your turn to wear the man-boobies! “Blowing Me Softly!” – It’s Friday night and Mitzi’s lost the draw… She’ll have to blow dry the holy terror Hima after bath time! (Hiro doesn’t do the blowing in this marriage!) After all, one of her children needs to look presentable! Will Hima’s hair be dried? Will cowlicks be prevented? Will they ever have the budget again for that sweet animation from earlier? “Lucky Bastard Fever Episode 1: Rise of the Pecker!” – There’s a new menace after our favorite superhero, and he’s discovered Action Bastard’s alter-ego… Or should I say Bruce Bastard? It’s silly having an alias when Bastard’s your last name, you hang with the same chick, and there’s an Action Bastard logo on your sleeve! But I digress! It’s time to manhandle this Flying Pecker ‘til he’s limp!
#64 - Condescending Spanish for Heiresses
Shin Chan Season 1 - Episode 25
"The Miseducation of Maso's Will" - Ai is treating Maso like a dog and Penny isn't having it. It's a crash course in manliness but the only tail Maso's chasing is his own. "The Horrible Secret of Count Ench the Magnificent" - Principal Ench displays his skills in prestidigitation and nobody is safe. Look it up. "Ai Yi Yi!" - Ai uses Maso to make Shin jealous… but it's hard to compete with snail poop.
#65 - At Least They Pay for the Ouchie
Shin Chan Season 1 - Episode 21
“Penny’s Mom’s Great Escape” - Penny’s Mom has plans to escape her horrid home-life… and only a spastic five year old stands in her way. “Between A Rock and a Tard Face” - What sort of retard asks Shin to baby-sit a pet rock? Why, the functional sort of course! “Happiness Bunny’s Revenge’s Revenge” - One of Penny's favorite stuffed animals has gone missing. Never turn your back on the Happiness Bunny.
#66 - Gratuitous Grandparent Nudity
Shin Chan Season 1 - Episode 26
"The Grandfathers Part I" - It's a battle of wills between Shin's Grandpas. One is more zany. The other is more reserved. Both… smell like old people. "The Grandfathers Part II" - Which of Shin's Grandpas can be more doting? The duel between the doddering duo continues. So does the old man nudity. "The Grandfathers Part... Sofia Coppola Can't Act" - Awkward moments continue between the dueling Grandpas. Only a life and death encounter with Shin's butt can finally bring them together.