The BEST episodes directed by Charles Rondeau

Heartbreak Keith
2 votes

#1 - Heartbreak Keith

The Partridge Family - Season 4 - Episode 9

Keith enrolls in a Sociology class in college and discovers one of his favorite subjects, a beautiful girl, 23-years-old, Dory Kimmel. He maneuvers his way into working on a class project with her. After a study session with Dory at the Partridge home, Keith announces to his mother that he's finally found true love in an older woman, Dory. As their work together continues, Keith becomes completely infatuated and believes that Dory feels the same way about him. But he's totally stunned when he learns Dory is married. An unhappy Keith confides to his mother that he thinks Dory is going to leave her husband for him. When Shirley confronts Dory with this bit of news, it's Dory's turn to be stunned. She likes Keith as a friend but she's truly in love with her husband. She has to find a way to tell him the truth without hurting his feelings. Dory finally decides to invite Keith over for dinner to meet her husband and see how happy they are; Keith arrives for the dinner, expecting Dory's husb

The 86 Proof Spring
9 votes

#2 - The 86 Proof Spring

F Troop - Season 1 - Episode 14

Parmenter searches for the Hekawis' whiskey supply, unaware that it is hidden at Fort Courage.

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To Kill a Writer
14 votes

#3 - To Kill a Writer

Mannix - Season 1 - Episode 23

An unsolved murder and an author with enemies.

The Psychic
51 votes

#4 - The Psychic

Mission: Impossible - Season 1 - Episode 28

American businessman Alex Lowell has gained control of Sud-Aero, a manufacturer of defense hardware, and absconded to South America to sell its top-secret patents to an enemy power. The IMF is tasked with wresting control of Sud-Aero from Lowell by recovering his stock documents worth $80 million. Cinnamon gets close to Lowell as a psychic who manages to prove herself accurate with her predictions thanks to IMF assistance. She then "predicts" that Rollin (as a gangster) will play against him, try to cheat, and lose. Lowell finds the fake cards that the IMF has planted. He goes through with the game, intending on cheating Rollin. He succeeds, but as Rollin is tossed out he secretly switches the stock documents with phonies thanks to a automated feeder arm, leaving Lowell with nothing but an unendorsed check for $80 milliion.

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None But the Onely
5 votes

#5 - None But the Onely

The Partridge Family - Season 4 - Episode 2

Keith's scheme to meet a new girl at school using Laurie's newspaper advice column backfires.

Honest Injun
10 votes

#6 - Honest Injun

F Troop - Season 1 - Episode 12

A con man muscles his way into O'Rourke Enterprises by selling worthless land as potential gold mines.

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A Gift From the Chief
14 votes

#7 - A Gift From the Chief

F Troop - Season 1 - Episode 11

Parmenter accidentally saves Wild Eagle's life, and receives a baby as a reward.

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The Girl From Philadelphia
20 votes

#8 - The Girl From Philadelphia

F Troop - Season 1 - Episode 7

Wilton's old girlfriend comes to vie for his affection and to persuade him to return to the East.

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Beethoven, Brahms, and Partridge
3 votes

#9 - Beethoven, Brahms, and Partridge

The Partridge Family - Season 4 - Episode 3

Keith meets Rachel Weston, a beautiful classical music student, at his junior college and is surprised when he learns he has never heard of """"The Partridge Family"""" and their music. Keith invites her home to meet the family and hear some of their hits. Rachel thinks their music is nice, but unimportant. She tells Keith that with his talent, he should write something classical. The family's eardrums suffer when Keith begins to compose """"Partridge's First Concerto for Cello in D Major,"""" which is played at the conservatory by the college orchestra. The concerto turns out to be a total disaster, but the family decides to be kind to Keith and help him over his failure. Keith, however, encouraged by Rachel, who loves the concerto, thinks he's on the road to musical immortality. He decides to use his trust fund to pay for a recording session with professionals to preserve his great work for posterity. Shirley, worried about Keith's wasting his money, has Reuben contact Walter Yost, a famous

Captain Parmenter, One Man Army
6 votes

#10 - Captain Parmenter, One Man Army

F Troop - Season 1 - Episode 26

The men learn that they are not legally enlisted so they leave and Wilton is forced to man the fort alone.

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The New I.G.
7 votes

#11 - The New I.G.

F Troop - Season 1 - Episode 21

The new Inspector General plots to wipe out the Hekawis with a rifle he has invented.

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Al in the Family
2 votes

#12 - Al in the Family

The Partridge Family - Season 4 - Episode 11

Reuben Kincaid's nephew, Alan, comes to live with him to be his assistant. It's evident right from the start that Alan is eager to learn but he's always failed at everything. He suffers from shyness and a total lack of confidence. Keith and Laurie try to build him up and find out what he really would like to do. Alan confides that he wants to be a comedian but he's terrified of audiences. When he does some of his act for them, they discover he's really funny but he's too afraid to try. Alan gets a chance to show he's learned about managing when Reuben can't go with the family on a club date. Alan will manage the family all by himself for two days. Everything goes smoothly, until Alan loses his notebook with all the itinerary written in it. Then the date becomes a total disaster. Alan loses the costumes at the cleaners, fouls up their dinner reservations and then, in a grand finale, turns out the lights during the Partridges' performance. Alan confesses the loss of the notebook to the f

The Missile (aka Torpedo)
86 votes

#13 - The Missile (aka Torpedo)

Mission: Impossible - Season 5 - Episode 16

James Read, an enemy agent, is posing as an analyst to get to a top-secret U.S. missile guidance system being tested and steal the plans - the IMF must have him take back fake plans and unwittingly pass on the incorrect information to his superiors. Dana takes the place of Read's contact and he and fake boss Jim fake a romantic relationship so Read can get blackmail photos and use them to turn over the system. Read tells Dana of his plan to kill Jim, but before she can warn Jim, Dana is kidnapped by Hecker, a psychopath who believes Dana is a former girlfriend he killed. After Willy saves Barney from a firetrap meant for Jim, Paris and Barney manage to rescue Dana and alert Jim just in time to avoid a rigged car, convincing Read he's in the clear with the guidance system.

Odds on Evil
156 votes

#14 - Odds on Evil

Mission: Impossible - Season 1 - Episode 6

Prince Iben Kostas plans to use his money to finance a war. Infiltrating his casino, the IMF team goes to work: IMFer Andre (pretending to be Cinammon's husband) breaks the bank at roulette thanks to a not-so-portable computer worn by Willie underneath his tux. Andre then loses the money to Rollin as another gambler. Kostas tries to get the money back by playing against Rollin and cheating by using marked cards and tinted contact lens. However, Rollin has a similar pair of lens and also deals bad hands to Kostas. Finally Kostas antes up the 1.5 million in war funds, thinking he can't lose. Rollins tricks him, and the team must make a desperate escape.

Don't Look Now, One of Our Cannon is Missing
60 votes

#15 - Don't Look Now, One of Our Cannon is Missing

F Troop - Season 1 - Episode 2

O'Rourke plots to retrieve the cannon he loaned to the Hekawis for use in a festival.

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Rebecca of Funny-Folk Farm
24 votes

#16 - Rebecca of Funny-Folk Farm

Get Smart - Season 5 - Episode 17

Max is serving as a courier on board an airplane when he is forced to release his package from the plane, sending it to land on the roof of Hester Van Hooten's mansion. The only problem is Van Hooten hasn't allowed visitors to her house in 20 years and she and her brother aren't about to start now.

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The Mess of Adrian Listenger
22 votes

#17 - The Mess of Adrian Listenger

Get Smart - Season 5 - Episode 18

While attending the funeral of the latest Control Agent who was mysteriously killed, Max, 99, and The Chief are shocked to find a carved headstone with Max's name on it.

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The Death Clock
3 votes

#18 - The Death Clock

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Season 4 - Episode 25

"... but the Flying Sub's my baby!" Captain Crane to Chief Sharkey Seaview's reactor is running wild -- again. Without taking the time to don protective anti-radiation gear, Captain Crane runs into the Reactor Room to shut down the pile. An explosion renders him unconscious. Although treated in Sickbay with a special anti-radiation device, the Captain does not come out of his coma-like state. Doc can find no explanation. (Apparently, Doc hasn't read the script.) Corpsman Mallory has turned that life-saving device into a time-machine. Mallory is testing his fourth-dimension gadget on Crane before using it to enslave the entire world! A warped and insane Captain Crane from the future shoots and kills Admiral Nelson, because he believes the Admiral has held him back from achieving all he should have. Maybe he's paying Nelson back for the Krueger incident.

Maid in San Pueblo
3 votes

#19 - Maid in San Pueblo

The Partridge Family - Season 4 - Episode 12

Shirley, advertising for a maid, has an unexpected applicant, her mother, Amanda Renfrow. It seems Shirley's parents are fighting again and Amanda has decided to move out and become the family's maid. By the end of the week, the family is exhausted because they are trying to get all the work done before Grandma sees it. They decide they have to get the battling grandparents back together again so they can get some rest. Shirley invites her father to dinner but he insults her mother and the war is on again. This time the whole family gets involved as the girls re fighting with the boys on who is the most independent. The women are getting along very well but the men are starving as Grandpa is doing the cooking. Keith and Danny cook up a scheme to have the house invaded by a burglar. The boys will then rescue the women and all will be forgiven, again. They appoint Reuben as the fake burglar. Shirley learns of their scheme and has the police arrest the """"burglar."""" Shirley, now angry over

Calamity Over the Comstock
15 votes

#20 - Calamity Over the Comstock

Bonanza - Season 5 - Episode 7

Joe has a run-in with Calamity Jane, and takes her home with him after promising her dying father to take care of her. At first the Cartwrights (besides Joe) think "Cal" is a boy, but they soon find out differently. Cal begins to fall in love with Joe, but Joe finds her attentions unwanted...especially when Cal's boyfriend, Doc Holliday, has it in for Joe.

268 votes

#21 - Memory

Mission: Impossible - Season 1 - Episode 2

The IMF must undermine "the Butcher of the Balkans", Janos Karq, by having his head of security capture an agent, Sparrow, who will then incriminate Karq. To pull off the ruse, they need a memory expert, Baresh, who can memorize the necessary information in the short time allowed and pretend to be Sparrow. Baresh will later be traded back. However, during a faked "rescue" to make Sparrow look more convincing, Baresh gets a look at Soska's master list of agents, and the team must rescue him from the prison immediately to get the information.

Corporal Agarn's Farewell to the Troops
26 votes

#22 - Corporal Agarn's Farewell to the Troops

F Troop - Season 1 - Episode 4

Agarn believes he is dying after his medical report is mixed up with that of his horse.

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Eighteen Hours of Fear
11 votes

#23 - Eighteen Hours of Fear

Kojak - Season 1 - Episode 16

A woman (Lynne Marta) who smuggled two twenty dollar plates in her fake cast is running from the man who murdered her boyfriend.

Old Man Out (2)
122 votes

#24 - Old Man Out (2)

Mission: Impossible - Season 1 - Episode 5

Rollin manages to avoid the guards and escape, but Vossek is moved to a new cell in solitary confinement. Briggs comes up with a new plan and manages to relay it to the imprisoned Rollin. They manage to do so, and manage to rescue Vossek from the prison. With Barney providoing distraction as a clown, the team manages to get Vossek over the border before Vossek's captors can catch up to them.

Two for the Show
5 votes

#25 - Two for the Show

The Partridge Family - Season 4 - Episode 14

Reuben has discovered a new singing act, 14-year-old twin brothers Andy and David, and he brings them to live with the Partridges until they cut their first record. The boys have a crush on Laurie and she doesn't want to hurt their feelings and agrees to go out with them. The family thinks Laurie's double-crush is cute and kids her about it. Andy and David become serious and tell Laurie she has to choose which one of them she wants to date. They decide to help her in the decision by not dressing alike anymore and breaking up their singing act to become more individual. Now everyone realizes how serious this has become and Keith and Danny try to help Laurie but the plans backfire. The twins are more in love than ever. Finally Shirley enters the picture and explains to the boys that they will get over their crush but they shouldn't sacrifice their friendship over this. But this time even Shirley seems to fail. Laurie gets up enough courage to confront the boys but they have changed their

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Widow Often Annie
26 votes

#26 - Widow Often Annie

Get Smart - Season 5 - Episode 4

When The Chief orders Max to romance and betroth Ann Cameron, a beautiful widow suspected of murdering her 12 husbands for the insurance money, which she donates to KAOS, the wedding coincides with The Smarts' first wedding anniversary, much to 99's dismay.

Iron Horse Go Home
38 votes

#27 - Iron Horse Go Home

F Troop - Season 1 - Episode 16

The Hekawis sell their land to the railroad and move into Fort Courage.

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Our Hero, What's His Name?
36 votes

#28 - Our Hero, What's His Name?

F Troop - Season 1 - Episode 17

Agarn boasts to a girl he's trying to impress that he killed Geronimo, so Geronimo comes after Agarn.

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Old Man Out (1)
126 votes

#29 - Old Man Out (1)

Mission: Impossible - Season 1 - Episode 4

The IMF team goes in as a circus team to rescue Anton Cardinal Vossek, who is being held in the impregnable Seravno Prison. Vossek is the leader of the country's freedom movement, in rebellion against Colonel Scutari, and is awaiting a fake trial before execution. With the aid of circus acrobat Crystal Walker, the team must get Vossek out. To do so, Rollin fakes being a pickpocket so as to be arrested. Once inside Servano, he has to sneak through the prison and get Vossek out of his cell as a test run for the next day...only for the guards to interrupt at an inopportune moment.

Dark Sunday
44 votes

#30 - Dark Sunday

Kojak - Season 1 - Episode 8

The murder of a car thief yields vital clues to a $500,000 heist.

Wonder Woman vs. Gargantua!
72 votes

#31 - Wonder Woman vs. Gargantua!

Wonder Woman - Season 1 - Episode 7

The Amazon Princess must fight a Nazi guerilla, trained to retrieve a defecting agent, whose knowledge poses a threat to Hitler's agenda.

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Scourge of the West
122 votes

#32 - Scourge of the West

F Troop - Season 1 - Episode 1

Private Wilton Parmenter gets promoted after leading a charge against the Confederates and receives an assignment as Fort Courage's new commanding officer.

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The Night of the Tartar
31 votes

#33 - The Night of the Tartar

The Wild Wild West - Season 2 - Episode 19

President Grant gives orders to West and Gordon to deliver prisoner Rimsky to Vladivostok, Russia, in a prisoner exchange for American vice-consul Millard Boyer. When Rimsky dies in an escape attempt, the agents must improvise.

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The Night of the Sabatini Death
31 votes

#34 - The Night of the Sabatini Death

The Wild Wild West - Season 4 - Episode 17

Jim meets with crime czar Sabatini, who asks him to protect a lady and give a man called Swanson a key. Accompanied by government chemist Ned Brown, Jim travels to Calliope, MO, which turns out to be a ghost town.

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The Night of the Colonel's Ghost
32 votes

#35 - The Night of the Colonel's Ghost

The Wild Wild West - Season 2 - Episode 24

West and Gordon escort President Grant to dedicate a statue of the late Colonel Wayne Gibson. West rides ahead to check out the town of Gibsonville and finds it plagued by a series of broken neck murders and arguments over lost gold.

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The Breakup
100 votes

#36 - The Breakup

The Odd Couple - Season 1 - Episode 5

When Oscar throws Felix out of the apartment, he moves in with Murray, then Vinnie, and then the Pigeon sisters.

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The Blackout
55 votes

#37 - The Blackout

The Odd Couple - Season 1 - Episode 13

Oscar's poker buddies think he swiped $50 during a blackout.

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The Intruders
5 votes

#38 - The Intruders

The Virginian - Season 2 - Episode 23

Judge Garth is hosting a meeting at Shiloh Ranch between a US Army General and the Chief of the Sioux (Iron Eyes Cody) as someone is trying to stir up trouble between the Indians and Army. He manages to send most of the hands away to keep the meeting secret. Four men arrive including Trachsel (Darren McGavin) and the Utah Kid (David Carradine), and they take the remaining residents hostage intent on killing the Sioux Chief when he arrives. However, the criminals did not reckon on the abilities of Judge Garth and Betsy's visiting friend, young Chicago newspaper reporter Eddie Tighe (David Macklin).

Secret of the Deep
4 votes

#39 - Secret of the Deep

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Season 4 - Episode 19

Naval ships have been disappearing, and Seaview is on a hunt for the undersea installation responsible. They find a sea-lab that is not only well-armed but surrounded by overgrown and ferocious sea-creatures. To complicate matters, the guest expert aboard is a traitor. Various "dangerous denizens" of the deep from earlier episodes reappear here, thanks to re-used footage: there's a whale, and one of those globular-eyed bottom-dwelling monsters seen in such episodes as "Deadly Creature Below".

3 votes

#40 - Nightmare

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Season 4 - Episode 17

Poor Captain Crane. The things he had to go through. This time, he's in the Flying Sub, when he receives a distress call from the Seaview. He comes back to his sub, only to find it abandoned -- again. But wait, there's a force-field on the spiral stairs which knocks Crane out, and there's a stranger aboard who naturally shoots at him. Eventually Crane sees the crew, and he hears the voice of Nelson calling him a traitor. It takes about an hour, and a bullet in the shoulder (fired by guess who?), before Crane discovers aliens are testing the human race. Most of what happens is a nightmare, but missiles are actually fired!