The Best Episodes Directed by David Steinberg
#1 - New Year's Daze
Designing Women Season 1 - Episode 11
It is New Year's Eve, and everyone is dressed in their finery, anticipating a fun-filled night on the town. The identity of Charlene's date is kept secret until a news flash reports that the infamous "Shadow" is the subject of a massive manhunt.
#2 - A Little Night Music
Designing Women Season 6 - Episode 22
Julia strolls down memory lane while awaiting the results of hysterectomy tests at a hospital whose workers are on strike, and a surgeon turns out to be her prescription for romance.
#3 - Of Human Bondage
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 1
After cousin Allison leaves Sugarbakers, Julia needs cash but is refused a bank loan. To cheer themselves up, the women play poker with a wealthy client -- who wins the business from them. Sugarbaker's could use an infusion of cash, and at a rowdy party given by potential new client B.J., the gals kick up their heels in wild abandon.
#5 - Big Daddy's Little Lady
The Golden Girls Season 2 - Episode 6
Blanche's father comes to Miami for a visit and has an announcement he's engaged to be married. Blanche is thrilled until she meets his fiancee who happens to be younger than herself. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose enter a song writing contest.
#6 - The Strange Case of Clarence and Anita
Designing Women Season 6 - Episode 8
Perhaps the most famous episode, and a rare instance of a situation comedy making direct political comment on a current issue. The Sugarbakers women take sides on the controversial confirmation hearings of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill's accusation of sexual harassment: Mary Jo and Julia side with Hill and Allison with Thomas. Conflict spills over into Allison's birthday party, where Mary Jo and Julia turn up in costume just in time to hear a television interview about the hearings with Allison.
#7 - Sex and the Single Woman
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 2
Carlene allows herself to be seduced by her ex-husband, then admits she was just using him for sex.
#9 - Valerie Shines Under Stress
The Comeback Season 1 - Episode 12
Jane pulls rank on Tom and Paulie G. to get Valerie more lines on "Room and Bored". A stalker threat forces extra security on the set, exposing Valerie's old back problems as she's prepping for a big pratfall scene.
#12 - Storms We Cannot Weather
Mad About You Season 2 - Episode 22
Perturbed by Jamie's chumminess towards her younger classmate, Nick, Paul accompanies them on a blind date that Jamie organises for Nick & Fran. While organising a movie about the world's fastest short-order cook, Paul runs into Fran's estranged ex-husband, Mark, working as the restautant's busboy.
#13 - Escape from New York
Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 1
A wave of heat and the death of climate device rushes Paul and Jamie to find a refreshment. They go out on the streets of NY, but find out that there it's even worse. Jaime convinces Paul that they should runaway from the town and have dinner in a restaurant by the sea where they used to eat. But, while borrowing Fran's car, Jamie gets upset to find out that Fran got her old job...
#16 - The Tape
Seinfeld Season 3 - Episode 8
George is excited about a new potential baldness cure that was discovered in China. While listening to a tape of his previous nights show, Jerry hears the voice of a mysterious woman who talks dirty into his tape recorder and everyone becomes excited by the voice. Elaine shines in an entirely new light for George when he is let in on the her secret, she's the voice. He is later driven crazy when she plays around with him while goofing around in front of Kramer's new video recorder. George tries the bald cure. Kramer searches for the jacket.
#17 - Gone With a Whim (1)
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 21
With Sugarbaker's in such bad financial shape, the ladies are grateful when B. J. gets them a job redecorating a house that resembles the great home from Gone With The Wind --- until they find out that the new lady of the house plans to rip out the grand staircase and replace it with an elevator. To make matters worse, B. J. finds out that their client is trying to take over Poteet Industries and plans to give Sugarbaker's to his young bride Kiki --- renaming it "Kikibaker's".
#19 - The Finale (1)
Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 22
After a week's reflection and ignoring Ira's emphatic advice not to, Paul decides to tell Jamie about his walk around the block with a female filmmaker he met at the Silver Sprocket Awards, except Jamie blurts out first the matter that has been on her mind all day: Berkus came on to her.
#24 - The Ride Home
Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 7
Fran's birthday party is the setting for Jamie's unexpected encounter with an ex-boyfriend, and the saga of who dumped whom dominates her evening. The cab ride home provides two interlocking perspectives of the evening's events.
#28 - The Award
Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 21
Nominated once again for the Silver Sprocket, a reluctant Paul is coaxed into a tuxedo by Ira and expects to attend the ceremony with Jamie at his side to counter the weasels from the Explorer Channel and find new connections for new jobs. Of course, things don't quite work out that way.
#32 - Dwayne's World
Designing Women Season 6 - Episode 4
Mary Jo protectively takes divorcee Carlene under her wing -- going overboard with a lie about Carlene's latest flame -- when ex-hubby Dwayne shows up to sweep Carlene off her feet again.
#33 - Tales Out of School
Designing Women Season 6 - Episode 13
Anthony sees opportunity when his normally unfriendly law professor is attracted to Carlene and invites the two of them to his annual Christmas party.
#35 - The Truth
Seinfeld Season 3 - Episode 2
George's relationship with a former IRS worker may ease Jerry's tax audit worries- until she becomes his former girlfriend. She wants to know why, so he tells her the truth, this was after he gave her Jerry's tax records. Elaine sees far too much of Kramer, he's dating her roommate; in return he saw far too much of her, in fact all of her. George tries to get Jerry's tax records back, but he finds she gone into a depression clinic.
#38 - The One with Phoebe's Uterus
Friends Season 4 - Episode 11
Phoebe considers her options when her brother and his new wife ask her to be their surrogate. Joey works as a tour guide at Ross's museum. Chandler seeks advice from Monica and Rachel.
#41 - The Glue People
Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 17
After talking to Fran, Ira and Mark the Buchamns realize that their friends are in a big fight due to Fran & Ira's recent relationship so Jamie decides to take everybody to dinner to straighten things up between everybody. Lance Brockwell decides to candidate for town major, so Jamie and Fran become the campaign managers. However, Jamie is not happy due to Paul's belief that Giuliani would be a better major. When Jamie asks Paul to make a campaign commercial, it turns out to be so great that everybody gets on Brockwell's side for which Paul is not too happy for.
#42 - The Procedure
Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 19
Jamie undergoes a minor diagnostic procedure and is quite smitten by her doctor so as Fran. Meanwhile, Paul's job is on the risk when the head people from his office find out that he did a commercial for Brockwell, due to crashing his contract rule. When Hollis walks in on Ira and Paul talking, Ira presents himself as Paul's agent and later saves Paul's job at the Explorer Channel.
#43 - Mad About You (1)
Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 13
The saga of the three months leading up to Paul and Jamie's wedding, what with the invitations, the reception menu, the dress fittings, the band selection, the rehearsal dinner and the remarkable goings-on of the night before the wedding.
#44 - Gone With a Whim (2)
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 22
With Julia continuing to fight to save the antebellum Kearney mansion, B.J. struggles to save Sugarbaker's and Poteet Industries from a take over from the Kearneys. However, despite their efforts, Kiki Kearney announces her new plans for "Kikibaker's," Lester Kearney announces that the purchase of Poteet Industries is complete, and the modernizing of the mansion gets under way. Though Anthony and the women are fired for insubordination, when Craig, a friend of Mary Jo's, stumbles on some embarrassing news about the Kearney's illegal financial activities, Poteet Industries and Sugarbaker's are saved from the take over.
#47 - Valerie Gets a Magazine Cover
The Comeback Season 1 - Episode 10
With Juna getting all the hype and magazine covers, Valerie enlists a new publicist, Billy Stanton, to land her a cover. Billy scores her a shoot for Be Yoga, forcing Valerie to remodel her fitness room and take a yoga crash course.
#48 - The Whole Blah Damn Thing
Weeds Season 4 - Episode 3
Nancy makes her first successful smuggling run across the border with both drugs and human cargo. Meanwhile, Captain Till strikes a deal with Celia to get her out of jail. In return, she must gather evidence to incriminate Nancy and Guillermo. Back in Ren Mar, Andy tries to convince the family, including his father, to put Bubbie out of her misery.
#49 - When I'm Sixty-Four
Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 4
The Wickers have a big fight and Mr. Wicker moves in with the Buchmans. Meanwhile, Jamie finally succumbs to an eye exam, where she finds out that she'll have to wear glasses. But, to decide between between glasses and contact lenses is so hard that it seems to be mission: impsossible.
#50 - New Sleep-Walking PLUS
Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 1
Jamie is enthralled by it, Paul doesn't remember it, Murray didn't see it, and Ira laughs at it--another night and the day after in the Buchmans' lives. Meanwhile, Paul finds employment at the Explorer Channel.
#51 - Mad About You (2)
Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 14
The saga of the three months leading up to Paul and Jamie's wedding, what with the invitations, the reception menu, the dress fittings, the band selection, the rehearsal dinner and the remarkable goings-on of the night before.
#52 - The Caper
Mad About You Season 6 - Episode 17
Paul's birthday party turns into an event worthy of a detective mystery when Maggie and Hal suspect Buchman party guests of stealing a prestigious painting from their adjacent apartment. Meanwhile, Marvin gets into a growling match with Murray.
#53 - Till Death Do Us Part
Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 3
After Jamie's dearest uncle dies, Paul, Jamie and Lisa find themselves together on his funeral. But, when Jamie convinces Paul to make a speech, he insluts her entire family with uncomfrontable notices. However, Paul soon realizes that he is the one who is upset, because Jamie insists that her uncle Van's ashes would be in their house until they find a better place for him.
#54 - Mary, Joseph and Larry
Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 3 - Episode 9
Larry proves himself an unskilled Christmas tipper, while both Larry and Jeff prove incompetent at creating believable alibis for the messes they get in. After offending his housekeeper, Larry makes amends with her at the expense of his wife. Later, Larry attempts to reconcile with Cheryl's family after ruining their nativity scene.
#55 - The City
Mad About You Season 3 - Episode 10
A bad day in the Big Apple leaves Jamie unwilling to go out to see a feel-good movie, but Paul talks her into an evening out, if only to meet Ira's new girlfriend.
#56 - The Sample
Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 18
The next step in the Buchman baby saga is trying to find out if Paul is the reason Jamie is unable to conceive. They rush to the hospital, but everything seems to be trying to stop them. First, they must wait for their neighbors to come to the elevator and then, when their car gets stolen, Paul must do his 'sample' all over again which is also interrupted by a car chase on tv which results to be Buchamns car chased by the NYPD bomb squad.
#57 - The Parking Space
Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 2
After a four year wait, the Buchmans finally have dibs on a parking space in a nearby garage, but still no car.
#58 - Ovulation Day
Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 10
Paul and Jamie try to time a love-in-the-afternoon rendezvous back at their apartment, but his family shows up at the most inopportune time, with Debbie springing a big surprise: she's gay.
#59 - An Angel for Murray
Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 7
With Murray around, the Buchmans are no dinks, so when Lisa demurs they are obligated to hire a professional to walk Murray. And Murray seems to prefer the newcomer to Paul.
#60 - A Toe in the Water
Designing Women Season 6 - Episode 3
Julia thinks she's ready to resume dating, but Alison disagrees, questioning the manliness of Julia's new beau. Meanwhile, Allison and Anthony continue to bicker about who owns Suzanne's house, until Anthony obtains an affidavit asserting his right to occupy the house -- and allows Allison to stay on only as her personal servant.
#61 - Marriage Most Foul
Designing Women Season 6 - Episode 5
When Allison's ex-convict former flame (whom she turned in for insider trading) is released, she fears he is plotting revenge, instead, he proposes to her.
#62 - Just Say Doe
Designing Women Season 6 - Episode 9
When Mary Jo's womanizing brother visits, falls for Allison, and takes her and Quinton on a deer-hunting trip, the women secretly tag along.
#63 - Rusty and Julia, Sittin' in a Tree
Designing Women Season 6 - Episode 10
Julia's second date with electrician Rusty becomes a group outing with Carlene and Allison dating junior-college guys, and Anthony tagging along to the drive-in with Bernice to keep an eye on things.
#64 - Real, Scary Men
Designing Women Season 6 - Episode 12
When their van breaks down the women become unwelcome guests at a men's club retreat Wildman Sanctuary, where Anthony is trying to land a new account.
#65 - Mamed
Designing Women Season 6 - Episode 17
A tough-talking, hard-drinking, temperamental Broadway has-been promises to make Julia rue the day that she stole the role of Mame from her in Anthony's community-theater production. But on opening night she is too drunk to perform and Anthony is pressed into taking on the role.
#66 - A Scene From a Mall
Designing Women Season 6 - Episode 18
Julia stages a sit-in at the mall to protest racial mistreatment of Anthony by brutish cops who accosted him for window shopping near a jewelry store -- and television coverage links Anthony romantically with Allison.
#67 - All About Odes to Atlanta
Designing Women Season 6 - Episode 19
Songwriter Carlene gains notoriety -- and her first groupie -- by entering her ditty in the semi-finals Atlanta's theme-song contest, where she performs with Mary Jo and Julia, all decked out in "big hair" and costumes.
#68 - I Enjoy Being a Girl
Designing Women Season 6 - Episode 20
On an overnight Girl Scout outing, Carlene's leadership abilities take a beating, while Allison's methods seem to charm the spoiled troopers, and Mary Jo and Julia advocate roughing it.
#69 - On the Road Again
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 4
In an attempt at spontaneity, a carefree Mary Jo takes off for Nashville on "a hen party on wheels" with Julia and Bernice, but become terrified when a trucker Bernice flirted with at a diner pursues them. Meanwhile, back at the office, Carlene and Anthony put their noses to the grindstone studying for midterms.
#70 - Screaming Passages
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 5
Julia fears the emotional roller coaster of menopause -- just as her affair with Phillip heats up, and is upset when she discovers a Sugerbakers "Change of Life" surprise party.
#71 - Love Letters
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 8
A steamy love letter from another woman found in James' safe-deposit box shatters B.J.'s image of her late husband as a faithful companion worthy of her trust. Meanwhile, reveling in the destruction of her old car, a symbol of her days as a suburban housewife, Mary Jo goes wild in a new red convertible.
#72 - Trial and Error
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 10
B.J. goes overboard showering everyone with gifts, and law student Anthony gets carried away trying to help Mary Jo win a small-claims case involving her defective freezer.
#73 - Too Dumb to Date
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 11
Mary Jo dates a handsome idiot, a to-die-for toyboy male model who seems to have few toys in the attic and little in common with her.
#74 - The Odyssey
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 12
B.J.'s contribution to the Democratic Party gets the Sugarbaker crew invited to the Inaugural Ball, but the trip proves to be a party for no one, even Julia, who struggles to maintain a cheery disposition in the face of disaster as bad weather forces a change in plans.
#75 - Oh Dog, Poor Dog
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 13
After eye surgery, Bernice overhears the gals talk of putting Mary Jo's dog out of its misery and figures they're planning her own mercy killing, so she barricades herself inside the storeroom. Meanwhile, Julia gets caught listing to a London phone line which plays tapes of Princess Diana's private conversations with her boyfriend.
#76 - Wedding Redux
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 14
Anthony and Etienne renew their vows for Etienne's visiting parents and Anthony's grandmother at a ceremony at B.J.'s, where anything that could go wrong does.
#77 - Nude Julia, New York Morning
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 15
Julia's old mentor for her bohemian art school days in New York unveils his nude portrait of Julia.
#78 - Sex, Lies and Bad Hair Days
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 16
B.J.'s dating adventures take a turn for the worse on her birthday, when a bad-hair day and two miserable blind dates have her vowing to give up men, so Julia tries to cheer her up by getting her a date with a really nice fellow.
#79 - Shovel Off to Buffalo
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 17
Worshiping hordes gather outside Sugarbaker's after the face of Elvis mysteriously appears on a snow shovel belonging to Mary Jo, who attracts the attention of a "paraspectacular" expert (Gilpin) -- especially when she apparently restores her neighbor's damaged hearing.
#80 - It's Not So Easy Being Green
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 18
Anthony is jealous of Etienne's successful writer friend, who shares a vivid past with her, but tries to be gracious by throwing a signing party for him.
#81 - The Woman Who Came to Sugarbakers
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 19
A visit from Julia's meddlesome former schoolmistress is extended -- on ghostly instructions from her deceased husband, it turns out -- until the desperate Sugarbakers women hold a seance to try to force her to leave.
#82 - The Weed
Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 20
Jamie tries to plan for a weekend getaway in Pennsylvania Dutch country, but Paul is preoccupied with his current documentary project about a weed to be interested. Meanwhile, Fran and Mark decide to get on the getaway that Jamie planned. Paul gets too stressed with his job and keeps on fighting with Hollis which leads them both to a surprising reaction of their boss.
#83 - Yoko Said
Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 6
Yoko Ono is in town for some film happenings and Paul tries to do something different for the Explorer Channel with her help.
#84 - Town Without Pity
Newhart Season 7 - Episode 1
Dick becomes the focus of the town's ire after a prisoner breaks out of jail using one of Dick's how-to manuals.
#85 - Shoe Business Is My Life
Newhart Season 7 - Episode 9
Michael goes job hunting after he's axed by WPIV.
#87 - Desperately Desiring Susan (2)
Newhart Season 5 - Episode 6
Michael struggles with his desire for Susan, versus his passion for Stephanie.
#88 - Reading, Writing, and Rating Points
Newhart Season 6 - Episode 5
Michael steals an idea for a new program from a student in his television production class.
#89 - Desperately Desiring Susan (1)
Newhart Season 5 - Episode 5
Michael becomes enamored with temporary office secretary Susan.
#90 - Back to Work
Mad About You Season 6 - Episode 14
Jamie decides to go back to work, and everything says to go back to work. There's only one problem: she doesn't want to and tries to get herself fired. Meanwhile, Paul confronts the newspaper journalist who wrote an article filled with errors about ""Buchman.""
#91 - The Little Match Girl
Newhart Season 7 - Episode 16
While visiting Michael in a sanitarium (he's vacationing), Dick runs into illustrator Corinne Denby and invites her to collaborate with him on his next book...despite her habit of burning things.
#92 - The Gleeless Club
Newhart Season 6 - Episode 23
Dick's on the outs with Joanna when he's accepted into the town glee club and she's not.
#93 - I Like You, Butt...
Newhart Season 8 - Episode 10
George meets the perfect girl, except for her large rear end. Michael and Stephanie consult with a baby naming guru.
#94 - Presence of Malice
Newhart Season 6 - Episode 15
Dick has a showdown with television critic Curtis Bilgray after Bilgray writes several negative reviews of 'Vermont Today'. Larry and the Darryls become cult figures after finding a pancake with Paul Anka's face on it.
#95 - There's a Puma in the Kitchen
Mad About You Season 7 - Episode 4
To satisfy her need to mother, Lisa adopts a cat with attitude. Jamie learns the benefits of a ""nooner.""
#96 - Uncle Phil and the Coupons
Mad About You Season 6 - Episode 4
The search for a preschool for the three-week old Mabel cannot begin soon enough, but has to compete for attention with the coupon fraud trial of Uncle Phil, and an odd caper involving Jamie and Ira.
#97 - Breastfeeding
Mad About You Season 6 - Episode 10
Jamie is reluctant to stop breast-feeding exclusively, but she knows it's time for the baby to learn to feed from the bottle, while Paul is excited to be able to feed the baby for the first time. Meanwhile, Jamie's upset to learn that her mom is dating a much younger man, a dancer from ""Lord of the Dance.""
#98 - Beauty and the Pest
Newhart Season 8 - Episode 13
Joanna takes an odd man to several houses to try to convince him to buy one, but he just can't seem to commit. Joanna visits his home and walks in to find a shrine dedicated to her.
#99 - Mary Jo vs. the Terminator
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 3
After Julia completely rewrites a letter Mary Jo asked her to proofread, Mary Jo comes unraveled on a fashion-show runway, where she just plain has her fill of know-it-all Julia. Meanwhile, back at the office, B.J. has her hands full with angry vegetarians.
#100 - The Lying Game
Designing Women Season 7 - Episode 20
There's no skirting the fact that Carlene is confused by new beau Eric (Kean), whose unusual habit (cross-dressing) she begins to understand only by tapping into her own masculine side.
#101 - Good-Bye and Good Riddance, Mr. Chips
Newhart Season 5 - Episode 23
Dick enrolls in a typing class, only to find that the teacher, Mr. Brooney, is the same tyrant he had for a sixth-grade teacher.
#102 - Weekend in L.A.
Mad About You Season 7 - Episode 6
Paul and Jamie go to L.A. to try to get superagent Gardner Malloy to represent him. The life of luxury makes them reluctant to go back.
#103 - Paul Slips in the Shower
Mad About You Season 6 - Episode 21
Paul's life flashes before his eyes when he takes a spill in the shower.
#104 - The Couple
Mad About You Season 4 - Episode 8
Three lies, two shows and a realization as Jamie and Paul figure out ""why it will never happen"" to them, or so one is led to believe when their new friends turn out to be not quite what they pretend to be.
#105 - Ramblin' Michael Harris
Newhart Season 8 - Episode 5
Michael quits his job at Menkey's grocery to become a lounge singer.
#106 - Julia and Mary Jo Get Stuck Under a Bed
Designing Women Season 6 - Episode 11
Mary Jo and Julia are trapped under anchorman Chuck Tremain's bed when a Christmas design contest inspires them to examine a competitor's handiwork for evidence of plagiarism.
#107 - Virtual Reality II
Mad About You Season 7 - Episode 13
The couple learns that Jamie will be in bed with Mark McGwire via virtual reality.
#108 - Millennium Bug
Mad About You Season 7 - Episode 16
Jamie's dress is ruined by a dry cleaner who is unwilling to make restitution. Paul has a dream where Einstein gives him a partial solution to the millennium bug. He needs to have the dream again, so he can get the rest of the solution.
#110 - The Uncle Devil Show
The Twilight Zone (1985) Season 1 - Episode 24
Parents don't realize that the video their child watches demonstrates magic tricks like turning parents into lizards and giving dogs four eyes.