The BEST episodes directed by David Steinberg

New Year's Daze
star
9.33
44 votes

#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.

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The Finale (3)
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8.50
78 votes

#2 - The Finale (3)

Mad About You - Season 4 - Episode 24

Paul and Jamie take a walk through the park to talk their differences out by themselves. They succeed, and return to their apartment, where Jamie springs a surprise on Paul.

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Mamed
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8.40
4 votes

#3 - 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.

All About Odes to Atlanta
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8.40
4 votes

#4 - 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.

Just Say Doe
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8.40
4 votes

#5 - 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.

Shovel Off to Buffalo
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8.40
4 votes

#6 - 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.

Nude Julia, New York Morning
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8.40
4 votes

#7 - 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.

Big Daddy's Little Lady
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8.38
338 votes

#8 - 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.

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Valerie Shines Under Stress
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8.34
106 votes

#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.

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The Penis
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8.26
136 votes

#10 - The Penis

Mad About You - Season 5 - Episode 14

The Buchmans promise to name their baby, if it's a boy, after Paul's ailing Uncle Phil, then find out his real name. Meanwhile, Paul is suddenly sure of the baby's sex.

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The Handyman
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8.17
143 votes

#11 - The Handyman

Mad About You - Season 5 - Episode 12

The perils of engaging Paul and Jamie's handyman are visited upon Lisa, whose fiance is more than willing to finance Paul's over-budget documentary project.

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Astrology
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8.10
138 votes

#12 - Astrology

Mad About You - Season 5 - Episode 13

Nat's sister, an astrologer, is in town and agrees to do charts for Lisa, Ira, Paul and a very reluctant Jamie.

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Storms We Cannot Weather
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8.08
149 votes

#13 - 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.

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Escape from New York
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8.06
207 votes

#14 - Escape from New York

Mad About You - Season 3 - Episode 1

A heatwave and the death of their air conditioner forces Paul and Jamie to find refreshment. They go out on the streets of NY, but find out that there it's even worse. Jaime convinces Paul that they should leave 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...

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The Tape
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8.05
2048 votes

#15 - 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 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.

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Giblets for Murray
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8.04
237 votes

#16 - Giblets for Murray

Mad About You - Season 3 - Episode 8

Jamie's perfect Thanksgiving feast involves a buffet for ten and five turkeys, thanks to Murray and the extremely friendly neighborhood grocer Kim.

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Home
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8.01
180 votes

#17 - Home

Mad About You - Season 3 - Episode 2

The war of the Buchmans and the Conways is fully engaged as rumors fly about the apartment building going co-op. Meanwhile, Murray and Sophie, Conway's dog, find true love and then some more.

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A Little Night Music
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8.00
5 votes

#18 - 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.

Of Human Bondage
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8.00
5 votes

#19 - 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.

Julia and Mary Jo Get Stuck Under a Bed
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8.00
4 votes

#20 - 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.

Officer Krupke
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7.98
797 votes

#21 - Officer Krupke

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 7 - Episode 8

Larry is forced to embrace his feminine side; Cheryl competes for a Seinfeld role; a law officer has an unusual name.

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The Finale (2)
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7.97
109 votes

#22 - The Finale (2)

Mad About You - Season 4 - Episode 23

Ira and Lisa try to engineer the Buchman reconciliation, except it proves easier to resolve the scheduling conflict between Burt and Sylvia's 45th anniversary party and Lisa's engagement party.

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The Finale (1)
star
7.93
112 votes

#23 - 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.

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The Divorce
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7.92
1456 votes

#24 - The Divorce

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 8 - Episode 1

Larry learns his lawyer isn't kosher, and rescinds a cookie order from the Girl Scout daughter of a beleaguered sports owner.

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Outbreak
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7.89
139 votes

#25 - Outbreak

Mad About You - Season 5 - Episode 7

The Buchmans decide the time and place of their grand announcement, but the leaks start early during Thanksgiving week.

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The Recital
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7.85
142 votes

#26 - The Recital

Mad About You - Season 5 - Episode 11

A politically incorrect Jamie pays the price for commenting about Ryan's ability as a budding violinist, while a simmering Paul works up the nerve to confront their therapist about her overcharging ways.

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The Ride Home
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7.84
178 votes

#27 - 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.

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On the Road
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7.80
110 votes

#28 - On the Road

Mad About You - Season 5 - Episode 17

To escape Jamie's baby shower, Paul hits the road with Ira and Marvin in the latter's van, but his urge to tell insensitive jokes quickly leads to trouble.

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The Strange Case of Clarence and Anita
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7.80
4 votes

#29 - 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.

New Year's Eve
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7.73
148 votes

#30 - New Year's Eve

Mad About You - Season 4 - Episode 9

Paul and Jamie are obliged to spend New Year's Eve apart for the first time, but strange happenings in Times Square have a will and a way all their own.

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Get Back
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7.71
176 votes

#31 - Get Back

Mad About You - Season 4 - Episode 11

Jamie throws out her back during adventurous sex on the floor, leaving Paul to help out with her duties at City Hall while also trying to get his father to an optometrist's appointment.

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Larry David
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7.70
97 votes

#32 - Larry David

Inside Comedy - Season 1 - Episode 5

Host David Steinberg interviews "Curb Your Enthusiasm" creator Larry David about his formative years and his choice of comedy over his family's career preference of mailman, the creative struggles of his "Saturday Night Live" and "Seinfeld" years, and the influence of Woody Allen on his work.

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The Award
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7.67
141 votes

#33 - 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.

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Chicken Man
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7.65
110 votes

#34 - Chicken Man

Mad About You - Season 5 - Episode 10

Jamie finally lets her coworkers and Lance know about the baby, while Ira, turning money man and producer for ""Buchman,"" actually manages to produce a narrator, at least in voice.

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Pandora's Box
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7.64
212 votes

#35 - Pandora's Box

Mad About You - Season 3 - Episode 6

Jamie works around Paul's opposition to having a TV in their bedroom, and hotwires an additional cable outlet with Fran's help. The resulting complications ultimately lead to a city-wide blackout.

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Citizen Buchman
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7.63
111 votes

#36 - Citizen Buchman

Mad About You - Season 5 - Episode 15

Paul's great-uncle Marty dies on camera as he is being interviewed for ""Buchman"" and his cryptic last words lead to a few unexpected disclosures among the Buchman clan.

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Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
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7.62
113 votes

#37 - Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge

Mad About You - Season 5 - Episode 8

While Ira counsels against it, Paul contemplates abstinence until July. However, Jamie has other ideas and talks Paul into a trip upstate where they chance upon a dessert item with magical powers.

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The Shrimp Incident
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7.61
1024 votes

#38 - The Shrimp Incident

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 2 - Episode 4

Larry is labeled a misogynist when he believes an HBO Network executive took some shrimp from his meal, following a mistake in a delivery of Chinese food.

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Gone With a Whim (1)
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7.60
4 votes

#39 - 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".

A Toe in the Water
star
7.60
4 votes

#40 - 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.

The Truth
star
7.59
2196 votes

#41 - 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.

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The Rat Dog
star
7.59
813 votes

#42 - The Rat Dog

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 6 - Episode 6

A toaster makes life tough for Loretta and Leon; Larry gets to know an exterminator.

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The One with Phoebe's Uterus
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7.58
2975 votes

#43 - 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.

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The Smoking Jacket
star
7.55
783 votes

#44 - The Smoking Jacket

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 5 - Episode 6

His father's smoking jacket and "bathroom contamination" cause grief for Larry.

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Once More With Feeling
star
7.53
173 votes

#45 - Once More With Feeling

Mad About You - Season 3 - Episode 9

As the Buchmans' sex life waxes and wanes, Lisa snags a pair of free dinners, Fran loses a window office and Ira acquires a silent partner.

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Legacy
star
7.50
209 votes

#46 - Legacy

Mad About You - Season 3 - Episode 5

Arranging an appearance by a former Yankee player for Buchman's Sporting Goods annual midnight sale, Jamie gets her PR juices flowing. But Paul is left feeling uncomfortable, for more reasons than one.

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The Glue People
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7.49
146 votes

#47 - 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.

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The Procedure
star
7.49
144 votes

#48 - 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.

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Valerie Gets a Magazine Cover
star
7.49
105 votes

#49 - 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.

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Ted and Mary
star
7.48
1618 votes

#50 - Ted and Mary

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 1 - Episode 2

Larry goes shopping with Mary Steenburgen and her mother, but things take a turn when Larry takes a drink out of Mary's mother's glass of water. When he realizes whose water it is, he stops...then gags!