The BEST episodes directed by Bryan Gordon

The Garage Door
star
8.47
659 votes

#1 - The Garage Door

Freaks and Geeks - Season 1 - Episode 11

Neal learns his father is cheating on his mother. Ken develops a crush on the tuba player in the school’s marching band and Lindsay helps set them up.

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B-12
star
8.25
247 votes

#2 - B-12

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip - Season 1 - Episode 10

A virus threatens the staff while Matt has to cope with a reduced writing staff. Jordan tells Danny a little secret which could affect the whole NBS network.

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Steve Guttenberg's Birthday
star
8.23
661 votes

#3 - Steve Guttenberg's Birthday

Party Down - Season 2 - Episode 5

At his own birthday, Steve Guttenberg volunteers to turn his party into a writing workshop when he overhears Roman and writing partner Kent discussing their script.

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Pepper McMasters Singles Seminar
star
8.03
685 votes

#4 - Pepper McMasters Singles Seminar

Party Down - Season 1 - Episode 3

The Party Down team caters a senior singles mixer hosted by Pepper McMasters. Constance has an awkward encounter with an old flame and Casey seeks relationship advice.

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Party Down Company Picnic
star
7.99
543 votes

#5 - Party Down Company Picnic

Party Down - Season 2 - Episode 7

Competition is the word of the day as Ron competes for a job at the head office, Casey for best all around at the events and Roman and Kyle compete with Valhalla Catering.

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Bully the Kid
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7.97
34 votes

#6 - Bully the Kid

Andy Richter Controls the Universe - Season 2 - Episode 9

Andy is asked to baby-sit Jessica's nephew, and ends up being blackmailed in the process.

The Injury
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7.96
2914 votes

#7 - The Injury

The Office (US) - Season 2 - Episode 12

When Michael burns his foot with his George Foreman mini-grill, he requires the entire office staff to work around his new injury. When the workers aren't so keen on obliging, Michael gets angry and calls in a man in a wheelchair to put out the message that disabled people are people too. Meanwhile, Dwight acts stranger than usual, acting really nice and helpful towards Pam. It isn't until the end of the day when everyone realizes that the car accident Dwight was in earlier that day gave him a concussion (but was overshadowed by Michael's dramatization of his own burn), and Jim and Michael immediately take him to the hospital. Needless to say, Michael doesn't appreciate the extra attention that the doctors and nurses pay Dwight.

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The Safe House
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7.96
1366 votes

#8 - The Safe House

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 8 - Episode 2

Larry becomes an unlikely role model for battered women. Richard Lewis's relationship with a burlesque performer is put to the test. Leon survives a case of mistaken identity.

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The Coffee Machine Paid for Itself
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7.95
184 votes

#9 - The Coffee Machine Paid for Itself

Childrens Hospital - Season 2 - Episode 9

A hip sexy Rabbi (David Wain) arrives and seduces Valerie, angering Glenn; Sy faces a moral dilemma involving a coffee machine; Lola is confused by a mysterious organ in a cooler.

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Wingmen
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7.94
410 votes

#10 - Wingmen

Man Up! - Season 1 - Episode 4

When Kenny admits he hasn't had a date since his divorce from Brenda -- and that Brenda is the only woman he has ever slept with -- the guys, including Grant, take him clubbing to jump start his love life. But things don't go as planned, especially when a friend of Theresa's sees Will and thinks he's stepping out on his wife.

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Stennheiser-Pong Wedding Reception
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7.91
560 votes

#11 - Stennheiser-Pong Wedding Reception

Party Down - Season 1 - Episode 10

In the season finale, the team is excited to cater a lavish gay wedding, but must take a backseat to the chiseled men of the Valhalla catering company. While Ron falls apart, Henry is forced to take charge.

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Nick Dicintio's Orgy Night
star
7.90
580 votes

#12 - Nick Dicintio's Orgy Night

Party Down - Season 2 - Episode 3

Catering an orgy proves to be the wrong place for Ron to deal with his recent breakup. Roman seizes the opportunity to help the host create the ideal orgy atmosphere.

The Stackhouse Filibuster
star
7.86
926 votes

#13 - The Stackhouse Filibuster

The West Wing - Season 2 - Episode 17

The staff is blindsided when an elderly senator stages a Friday night filibuster to block their Family Wellness bill; Toby is confused when VP Hoynes, a strong supporter of the oil industry, volunteers to give a speech attacking the energy sector; CJ tries to locate a valuable Egyptian cat goddess statue given to the President.

First Snow
star
7.84
251 votes

#14 - First Snow

Up All Night - Season 2 - Episode 10

Regan and Chris’ attempt to take Amy to see snow for the first time turns into an unexpected misadventure. Meanwhile, Ava gets some help from Scott when she has trouble planning for Christmas gifts on a budget.

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The Freak Book
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7.77
665 votes

#15 - The Freak Book

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 6 - Episode 5

Larry is unrattled by a book about freaks and a bad chauffeur.

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Dream Weavers
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7.77
404 votes

#16 - Dream Weavers

The Neighbors - Season 1 - Episode 13

When the Weavers and the Bird-Kersees chaperone a school dance, Debbie tries to re-create a romantic moment with Marty; Jackie wishes she and Larry had a more interesting story about how they met.

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The Black Swan
star
7.77
899 votes

#17 - The Black Swan

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 7 - Episode 7

Larry has bad luck on the same golf hole twice.

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Jackal Onassis Backstage Party
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7.76
567 votes

#18 - Jackal Onassis Backstage Party

Party Down - Season 2 - Episode 1

As the struggling new Party Down team leader, Henry is forced to juggle an incognito rock star, the return of of Ron Donald and Casey, the girl who broke his heart.

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The Oddball Parade
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7.75
222 votes

#19 - The Oddball Parade

Ally McBeal - Season 3 - Episode 14

Cage and Fish represent a group of "oddballs" who were fired by a boss who claims their "oddities" were preventing them from fulfilling a new job requirement to bring in new clients, even claiming they offended some clients. Cage begins to take the case personally, considering himself an oddball. Meanwhile, Ally and Elaine enter a dance contest in which the winner gets to perform as one of Tina Turner's back-up singers at the bar and, in the end, both ladies win. Despite their differences, Billy and Ally agree to move their relationship in a different direction.

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Investors Dinner
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7.73
652 votes

#20 - Investors Dinner

Party Down - Season 1 - Episode 4

A land tycoon expects flawless service from the Party Down crew, but Ron's dreams of success threaten to ruin everything. Kyle makes a friend whose lifestyle he hopes to emulate.

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Fieldtrippers
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7.71
100 votes

#21 - Fieldtrippers

Bad Teacher - Season 1 - Episode 4

After Meredith has a chance encounter with a hot guy in a coffee shop, she plans a class field trip to his office so she can see him again. At school, Ginny realizes Principal Carl's job is harder than it appears when he makes her Acting Principal for a day.

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I Am Not Afraid of Any Ghost
star
7.70
136 votes

#22 - I Am Not Afraid of Any Ghost

Childrens Hospital - Season 2 - Episode 3

Dr. Maestro asks Dr. Flame to give him a lethal injection so that he can find Dr. Spratt in the spirit world. A creepy EMT wants to show The Chief his "sexy" costume.

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Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh
star
7.69
548 votes

#23 - Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh

Party Down - Season 1 - Episode 8

The Party Down team's actors are recognized at a party and treated as stars. But when Roman and Ron discover the host is a mobster, they suspect his screenplay might be a confession.

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Tricks and Treats
star
7.64
937 votes

#24 - Tricks and Treats

Freaks and Geeks - Season 1 - Episode 3

Lindsay agrees to stay home and hand out candy with her mom on Halloween night. However, when she gets an invite to go cruise around town with Nick, Daniel, and Kim she ditches her mom. Sam, Bill, Neal, and Harris go trick or treating. Lindsay and the gang go on a vandalism spree that starts with smashing pumpkins and ends abruptly after Lindsay accidentally pelts Sam with an egg.

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The Special Section
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7.64
885 votes

#25 - The Special Section

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 3 - Episode 6

Larry's mother dies while he's shooting a film in New York City, but he doesn't find out until he returns to Los Angeles two days after the funeral. Once he's past the initial shock, Larry uses his loss as an excuse to avoid a number of unsavory invitations. Meanwhile, Richard Lewis accuses Larry of taking back his meditation mantra, and Larry plots to relocate his mother's body at the cemetery.

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Dinner Out
star
7.61
105 votes

#26 - Dinner Out

The Wonder Years - Season 5 - Episode 8

It's dinner out for Jack's forty-third birthday. But Jack is grumpy, mainly because he is still not talking to his daughter. Norma and Michael try to mediate the arguments between the two, but the dinner - which Kevin is paying for - ends badly.

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Last Tango in Agrestic
star
7.61
1934 votes

#27 - Last Tango in Agrestic

Weeds - Season 2 - Episode 3

While Nancy is trying to figure out what do with Peter, she comes home to problems of plumbing that are related to Shane and his arrival into puberty. Celia enrolls Isabelle in boot camp and ends up getting sucked into it herself. Heylia is interested in a Nation of Islam member and his bean pies.

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Affirmative Action
star
7.61
1160 votes

#28 - Affirmative Action

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 1 - Episode 9

Larry gets himself in trouble, when he makes a racist-like comment to Richard's friend. Also, Larry inadvertently loses Cheryl's prescription note.

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The Alliance
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7.61
3796 votes

#29 - The Alliance

The Office (US) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Michael arranges a morale-boosting birthday party for Meredith and is determined to come up with the funniest message in her card. Dwight wants a pact with Jim to fight the downsizing, and Michael regrets showing off when Oscar asks for sponsorship for a charity walk being undertaken by his nephew, who has cerebral palsy.

Politics as Usual
star
7.61
75 votes

#30 - Politics as Usual

The Wonder Years - Season 6 - Episode 5

Kevin gets jealous of a charismatic political campaigner who has encouraged Winnie to help him out.

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Blood Money
star
7.60
5 votes

#31 - Blood Money

Action - Season 1 - Episode 3

Peter has to get funding for ""Beverly Hills Gun Club"". His ex-wife tells him she's pregnant with his child but she won't tell him that Peter is his father. Adam has writer's block.

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Pilot
star
7.60
1060 votes

#32 - Pilot

One Tree Hill - Season 1 - Episode 1

Aside from a love for hoops, it would seem that Lucas and Nathan are two young men with little in common, but they are bound by the dark secret that they share the same father. Nathan is the star of the high school basketball team and local town hero, while Lucas is the only child of a single working mom. Now the two boys' lives collide when a twist of fate puts Lucas on Nathan's team and the half-brothers compete, not only for control of the court, but also for the heart of Nathan's beautiful girlfriend Peyton.

Taylor Stiltskin Sweet Sixteen
star
7.58
724 votes

#33 - Taylor Stiltskin Sweet Sixteen

Party Down - Season 1 - Episode 6

Taylor Stiltskin's film producer father is throwing her the perfect sweet 16--only nobody showed up! Henry runs into an old friend. Ron gets business advice from a rap duo.

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The Korean Bookie
star
7.56
734 votes

#34 - The Korean Bookie

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 5 - Episode 9

Larry has his jacket borrowed without permission, but he manages to end up the bad guy. Meanwhile, his investigation into what happened to Jeff's missing dog, Oscar, leads him to suspect his Korean bookie.

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Cold File
star
7.55
727 votes

#35 - Cold File

Trophy Wife - Season 1 - Episode 2

When Kate asks Pete for more responsibility, he entrusts her to put Bert to bed and help him coach Bert's soccer team. Before soccer practice, Bert drinks Kate's coffee and becomes a wild man on the field before crashing. Meanwhile, Warren and Hillary spill salsa on Diane's immaculate white couch and try to hide it from her.

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Pilot
star
7.54
272 votes

#36 - Pilot

Wedding Band - Season 1 - Episode 1

Tommy’s ex-girlfriend Sara shows up out of the blue with great news: she’s getting married. Oh, and she needs a favor – her wedding band cancelled last minute and wants Mother of the Bride to take their place. Emotionally, this is a conflict for Tommy. To the rest of the band, it’s their golden opportunity to impress Sara’s wedding planner, Roxie Rutherford, whose premiere wedding and events firm handles every five-star event in Seattle.

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The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most
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7.53
834 votes

#37 - The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most

One Tree Hill - Season 1 - Episode 2

Lucas blows his first Varsity game and decides to quit the team. The wedge between Nathan and Peyton continues to grow after Peyton tires of Nathan's jabs at Lucas. Meanwhile, Keith forces Karen to deal with her feelings for Dan after she refuses to step foot in the high school gym to support her son.

Chapter Four
star
7.53
53 votes

#38 - Chapter Four

Boston Public - Season 1 - Episode 4

Rehearsals are in full swing for the annual charity show. Marilyn is dismayed to learn that the main skit the students have prepared is a spoof of the Winslow High faculty -- complete with a gun-toting Senate and Buttle stuck inside a donkey! Elsewhere on campus, Lauren enters a stairwell and catches two student body presidential candidates engaged in a sex act. Lauren confronts the students -- Peter and Susan -- who deny any wrongdoing. However, when Peter later drops out of the election, it becomes clear that Susan's sexual favor was a motivating factor. On top of all this, Lauren must also deal with John LeBlonde. John's an excellent student on the recently suspended soccer team and needs Harper's approval to apply for a prestigious academic award. Harper is refusing to sign, not because John cheated -- he didn't -- but because he failed to report his teammates. Lauren is caught in the middle and is even more uncomfortable when John confesses that he is in love with her. The night o

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Draft Day: Part I - It Can't Rain at Indian Wells
star
7.41
181 votes

#39 - Draft Day: Part I - It Can't Rain at Indian Wells

Sports Night - Season 2 - Episode 17

Casey and Dana try to psyche each other out as they prepare to make their NFL draft day predictions. Dan gets glum when his golf date with PGA star David Duval is jeopardized - by his job. Jeremy tells Natalie about Jenny - except for the part about her being a porn star. Casey questions Dan's attitude and Dan questions their relationship.

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Ben and Vivian
star
7.41
552 votes

#40 - Ben and Vivian

Mr. Sunshine (2011) - Season 1 - Episode 9

Ben is in for a surprise when his one-night-stand turns out to be Crystal's new assistant, Vivian. When Ben and Vivian try to continue their "no strings attached" relationship, Ben discovers something about himself. Meanwhile, Crystal's efforts to be a responsible mom to Roman are derailed, and the mascot sends Alonzo over the edge.

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Hostile Workplace
star
7.37
799 votes

#41 - Hostile Workplace

Mr. Sunshine (2011) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Ben's plan to get his employees to like him backfires. Meanwhile, Crystal invites Alice and Alonzo on a double date with her new beau, and Ben gives Heather the responsibility of finding a new halftime act when the Sunshine Center mascot suddenly quits.

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How to Not Screw Up Your Kid
star
7.36
257 votes

#42 - How to Not Screw Up Your Kid

How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) - Season 1 - Episode 4

When Polly and Julian tell Natalie they won't be going camping as a family this year, Natalie invents an imaginary bully in an effort to deal with her parents' divorce. Meanwhile, Elaine forces Max into planning to see an old Aunt who is at death's door.

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Oscar Party
star
7.29
335 votes

#43 - Oscar Party

The Neighbors - Season 2 - Episode 16

The Weavers decide to host an Oscar party and invite old friends they've lost touch with; the Bird-Kersees hear about the party and decide to help make it a lavish, over-the-top event.

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The Acupuncturist
star
7.26
953 votes

#44 - The Acupuncturist

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 2 - Episode 6

An acupuncturist agrees to waive the fee if he cannot cure Larry's back; a writer asks for a loan.