The Best Episodes Directed by Bryan Gordon
#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.
#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.
#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.
#8 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#15 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#25 - 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.
#26 - 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.
#27 - 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.
#29 - 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.
#31 - 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.
#32 - 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.
#34 - 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.
#35 - 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
#37 - 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.
#38 - 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.
#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.
#40 - How to Not Screw Up Your Kid
How to Live with Your Parents 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.