The Best Episodes Directed by Bryan Gordon

The Garage Door

#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.

star 8.47
635 votes
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#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.

star 8.25
243 votes
Steve Guttenberg's Birthday

#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.

star 8.23
656 votes
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Pepper McMasters Singles Seminar

#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.

star 8.04
674 votes
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Party Down Company Picnic

#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.

star 7.99
539 votes
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Bully the Kid

#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.

star 7.97
34 votes
The Injury

#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.

star 7.97
2777 votes
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The Safe House

#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.

star 7.96
1331 votes
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#9 - 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.

star 7.94
410 votes
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The Coffee Machine Paid for Itself

#10 - 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.

star 7.91
185 votes
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Nick Dicintio's Orgy Night

#11 - 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.

star 7.91
575 votes
Stennheiser-Pong Wedding Reception

#12 - 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.

star 7.90
554 votes
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The Stackhouse Filibuster

#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.

star 7.86
916 votes
First Snow

#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.

star 7.84
251 votes
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The Oddball Parade

#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.

star 7.81
215 votes
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The Freak Book

#16 - The Freak Book

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 6 - Episode 5

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

star 7.78
638 votes
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The Black Swan

#17 - The Black Swan

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 7 - Episode 7

Larry has bad luck on the same golf hole twice.

star 7.76
866 votes
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Jackal Onassis Backstage Party

#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.

star 7.76
560 votes
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Dream Weavers

#19 - 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.

star 7.75
403 votes
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Investors Dinner

#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.

star 7.73
642 votes
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#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.

star 7.71
100 votes
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Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh

#22 - 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.

star 7.68
539 votes
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I Am Not Afraid of Any Ghost

#23 - 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.

star 7.67
136 votes
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Tricks and Treats

#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.

star 7.63
915 votes
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The Alliance

#25 - 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.

star 7.62
3615 votes
Politics as Usual

#26 - 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.

star 7.61
74 votes
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The Special Section

#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.

star 7.61
841 votes
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Last Tango in Agrestic

#28 - 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.

star 7.61
1923 votes
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Affirmative Action

#29 - 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.

star 7.60
1110 votes
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Blood Money

#30 - 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.

star 7.60
5 votes
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#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.

star 7.59
1042 votes
Dinner Out

#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.

star 7.58
103 votes
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Taylor Stiltskin Sweet Sixteen

#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.

star 7.57
714 votes
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Cold File

#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.

star 7.56
724 votes
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The Korean Bookie

#35 - 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.

star 7.55
703 votes
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Chapter Four

#36 - 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

star 7.55
51 votes

#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.

star 7.54
272 votes
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The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most

#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.

star 7.53
820 votes
Draft Day: Part I - It Can't Rain at Indian Wells

#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.

star 7.43
175 votes
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Ben and Vivian

#40 - Ben and Vivian

Mr. Sunshine 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.

star 7.41
550 votes
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Hostile Workplace

#41 - Hostile Workplace

Mr. Sunshine 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.

star 7.37
797 votes
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How to Not Screw Up Your Kid

#42 - 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.

star 7.36
257 votes
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Oscar Party

#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.

star 7.25
334 votes
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The Acupuncturist

#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.

star 7.23
911 votes
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