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 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#23 - 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 - 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.
#30 - 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.
#32 - 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.
#34 - 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.
#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 - 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.
#38 - 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.
#43 - 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.
#46 - 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.
#47 - 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.
#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.
#56 - 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 - 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.