The Best Episodes Directed by Daniel Stern

Teen Things I Hate About You

#1 - Teen Things I Hate About You

Complete Savages Season 1 - Episode 14

Nick is tired of seeing his boys home every Saturday night so he suggests that the city should open up a teen center. However to his surprise, he learns that the city agrees with him and that he should be allowed to run it. When he becomes to overpowering in his position, the boys look toward Jimmy who is a lot more laid back.

star 8.33
3 votes
The Second Coming

#2 - The Second Coming

Manhattan Season 1 - Episode 8

When British scientists, who have done extensive work on an Implosion model similar to Frank’s, visit The Hill, Frank gains some unsettling perspective. Charlie grapples with whether to tell Akley about the revelation he made about Plutonium, as well as his fate with their group. As Charlie and Frank both face grim predictions about the future of their prototypes, the stakes at home are raised when Abby discovers what is really happening to the Jews in Europe.

star 8.03
678 votes
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Carnival Knowledge

#3 - Carnival Knowledge

Complete Savages Season 1 - Episode 8

When the boys hear about a carnival in town, they all decide to go with a plan. Kyle’s plan is just to act mischievous, Chris and Jack’s plans are to find girls who have already eaten so they would not have spend any money and Sam plans to ask Angela to join him as a date (being that just she recently broke up with her boyfriend). As for T.J., he is stuck at home writing a book report; but, when he finishes, he faces a new problem when the dog eats his homework. The bad luck keeps spreading with the Savage boys when Chris and Jack’s dates keep coming up ways to make them spend all their money and Sam has to fight off his feelings for Angela due to the fact that she wants them to be just friends.

star 8.00
3 votes
Pottery Will Get You Nowhere

#4 - Pottery Will Get You Nowhere

The Wonder Years Season 2 - Episode 6

Norma begins taking a pottery class, but receives no support or encouragement from Jack.

star 7.87
225 votes
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The Tree House

#5 - The Tree House

The Wonder Years Season 3 - Episode 15

When Kevin and his dad build a treehouse in the backyard, they discover they get a good view of an attractive neighbor planting her tomatoes. Meanwhile, Doug is in shock after having heard ""the talk"" from his dad.

star 7.85
168 votes
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Ninth Grade Man

#6 - Ninth Grade Man

The Wonder Years Season 4 - Episode 2

Winnie is nervous about starting a new school, so she gets Kevin to promise to think about her every hour on the hour. Kevin finds this promise harder to keep than he thought when he loses his locker to Tony Barbella, is enrolled in shop class and meets a new girl in French Class, Madeleine.

star 7.70
118 votes
Mom Wars

#7 - Mom Wars

The Wonder Years Season 3 - Episode 4

Kevin thinks his mother is being over-protective when she tries to stop him from playing tackle football after school.

star 7.68
136 votes
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#8 - Triangle

The Wonder Years Season 5 - Episode 6

Kevin does not understand why Wayne's new girlfriend, Sandy, is with him. The tables are turned when Sandy approaches Kevin behind Wayne's back and kisses him. In fact, they kiss all over the school. But when Sandy breaks up with Wayne to be with Kevin, Kev can't bring himself to betray his brother.

star 7.60
107 votes
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Math Class Squared

#9 - Math Class Squared

The Wonder Years Season 3 - Episode 9

Kevin decides cheating is the only way to get ahead in math class.

star 7.57
92 votes
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The Powers That Be

#10 - The Powers That Be

The Wonder Years Season 3 - Episode 12

Trouble begins in the Arnold household when Grandpa Arnold arrives and gives Kevin a dog - a responsibility Jack doesn't think Kevin can handle.

star 7.53
89 votes
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The World of Tomorrow

#11 - The World of Tomorrow

Manhattan Season 2 - Episode 5

Frank attempts to navigate his new place on the Hill.

star 7.50
410 votes
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#12 - Nemesis

The Wonder Years Season 2 - Episode 11

Kevin learns a lesson about talking behind someones back and how 'hell hath no fury like a woman scorned'.

star 7.42
170 votes
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#13 - Brightwing

The Wonder Years Season 2 - Episode 14

Kevin becomes his sister's confidant when he discovers she is skipping school to go to ""the hill.""

star 7.35
161 votes

#14 - Courage

The Wonder Years Season 4 - Episode 14

Kevin has a small crush on Dr. Tucker's dental hygienist, Miss Hasenfuss. She makes him feel like a man, though that all changes when she calls him in for his first cavity filling.

star 7.17
102 votes
Day One

#15 - Day One

The Wonder Years Season 5 - Episode 2

Kevin's first day of high school is not all it's cracked up to be. He tries to set himself up as the class clown, but it backfires. He is hassled by a nerd and his new teacher, Mr. Botner. Even Winnie can't make him feel better.

star 7.16
104 votes
Thanksgiving With the Savages

#16 - Thanksgiving With the Savages

Complete Savages Season 1 - Episode 10

When Angela asks him to spend Thanksgiving with her family, Sam jumps at the chance being that the Savages never had a normal Thanksgiving. When he meets her family, Sam is glad he decided to spend Thanksgiving with a wholesome, happy family. However he soon regrets his decision when he learns that this family is not as happy as he'd thought. Meanwhile, when Nick and Jimmy get called into work, the boys decide to prepare Thanksgiving themselves. Things go from bad to worse when they become stuck in the house with a live Turkey that is far from average.

star 7.00
4 votes