The BEST episodes directed by David Trainer

The Junies
star
9.66
37 votes

#1 - The Junies

Designing Women - Season 3 - Episode 12

Charlene becomes a part-time saleswoman for "Lady Jun" cleaning products, and when she repeatedly succumbs to psychological pressure from her friend Libby despite her stated intention to quit, Julia determines to rescue her from this "cult" -- and winds up taking on Lady Jun herself. Meanwhile, Anthony receives an unusual nomination from his junior college -- as homecoming queen -- and gets unexpected support from Suzanne.

Dash Goff, the Writer
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9.38
41 votes

#2 - Dash Goff, the Writer

Designing Women - Season 2 - Episode 6

Suzanne's visiting ex, a novelist who loves flowery Southern words and women, is in a writer's slump and contemplating suicide.

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Stranded
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9.36
44 votes

#3 - Stranded

Designing Women - Season 2 - Episode 10

While Charlene, Julia and Mary Jo get the flu on a trip to St. Louis, a snowstorm forces Suzanne and Anthony to share a motel room in Tennessee.

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Anthony, Jr.
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9.14
41 votes

#4 - Anthony, Jr.

Designing Women - Season 2 - Episode 3

Anthony goes to extremes to impress his girlfriends' wealthy parents, inventing a pedigreed family -- then an uninvited dinner guest informs him he is the father of her child.

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How Long Has This Been Going On?
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9.00
4 votes

#5 - How Long Has This Been Going On?

Designing Women - Season 5 - Episode 15

Everyone at Sugarbakers is baffled to discover that sensible Julia has covertly been singing evenings at a nightclub, Anthony tries to muster the nerve to ask out a girl who works at the bookstore.

The Rowdy Girls
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8.92
11 votes

#6 - The Rowdy Girls

Designing Women - Season 4 - Episode 6

While she is helping the Sugarbakers women choreograph a Supremes lip-synch routine, Charlene's favorite cousin inadvertently reveals that she is a victim of domestic violence.

A River Runs Through Him
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8.90
10 votes

#7 - A River Runs Through Him

Grace Under Fire - Season 5 - Episode 5

Jean is upset, complaining that the new bridge will cut off Emmet's (grave) view of the river, so Grace suggests that she move the grave site. Jimmy and Quentin attempt to do that and Russell takes Dot to the gambling boat, but won't gamble.

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The Emperor's New Nose
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8.86
6 votes

#8 - The Emperor's New Nose

Designing Women - Season 5 - Episode 16

Bernice gets an extraordinarily bad eye tuck and rhinoplasty from a plastic surgeon whose work leaves something to be desired.

Blame it on New Orleans
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8.86
6 votes

#9 - Blame it on New Orleans

Designing Women - Season 5 - Episode 19

When the gang attends a convention in intoxicating New Orleans, Mary Jo unwittingly sleeps with a married man.

Suzanne Goes Looking for a Friend
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8.83
5 votes

#10 - Suzanne Goes Looking for a Friend

Designing Women - Season 4 - Episode 23

A former beauty queen and current television weather forecaster announces her "coming out," causing a confused Suzanne to think she means she's the world's oldest debutante -- and to accept Eugenia's invitation to join her at a television industry dinner.

Fore!
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8.83
5 votes

#11 - Fore!

Designing Women - Season 5 - Episode 23

Suzanne is jealous when Anthony is invited to be the first black (i.e., token) in the previously all-white Beaumont Country Club.

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Pearls of Wisdom
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8.83
5 votes

#12 - Pearls of Wisdom

Designing Women - Season 5 - Episode 13

Mary Jo borrows and loses a string of pearls flaunted by Suzanne, subbing as a lifestyles reporter for local TV news. Meanwhile, a recurring dream about Julia upsets Anthony.

Birthin' Babies
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8.83
12 votes

#13 - Birthin' Babies

Grace Under Fire - Season 4 - Episode 18

Grace brings Rob home to meet her kids just as Nadine announces that the baby's on its way.

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Grace's New Job
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8.82
11 votes

#14 - Grace's New Job

Grace Under Fire - Season 4 - Episode 25

Grace gets a new job at an advertising company and shockingly, her misery brings something new and improved.

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Jimmy Moves in
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8.80
10 votes

#15 - Jimmy Moves in

Grace Under Fire - Season 4 - Episode 20

Jimmy offers to move into the garage apartment.

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Finders Keepers
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8.73
11 votes

#16 - Finders Keepers

Grace Under Fire - Season 5 - Episode 6

During a tornado, a sack of money ends up at Grace's house. When she returns it to the owner, $20k is missing, and everyone accuses Grace of stealing it.

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Waiting for Peugeot
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8.73
11 votes

#17 - Waiting for Peugeot

Grace Under Fire - Season 4 - Episode 17

Jimmy goes against Grace's wishes when he buys Quentin a car. Grace runs into an old boyfriend who wants to renew their relationship.

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Vega$
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8.67
12 votes

#18 - Vega$

Grace Under Fire - Season 4 - Episode 19

Jean gets invited to Las Vegas to view a timeshare and Grace joins her. While there, Grace spends time with an older man and Jean gets jealous.

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Foreign Affairs
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8.62
7 votes

#19 - Foreign Affairs

Designing Women - Season 4 - Episode 24

When her maid Consuela is threatened with deportation, Suzanne puts Anthony in a dress and pays him to impersonate the terrified woman. But he performs too well, awakening romantic interest in the Immigration and Naturalization Service examiner.

E.P. Phone Home
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8.62
12 votes

#20 - E.P. Phone Home

Designing Women - Season 3 - Episode 3

While touring Graceland on VIP tickets, Julia is touched when a truck driver tells how the King influenced his life.

Grace of Wrath
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8.58
12 votes

#21 - Grace of Wrath

Grace Under Fire - Season 4 - Episode 14

Grace rents her garage apartment to a classmate who also moonlights as a stripper to pay for her classes.

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The Bachelor Auction
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8.57
6 votes

#22 - The Bachelor Auction

Designing Women - Season 5 - Episode 5

When organizational confusion leads to Suzanne winning a date with Anthony in a bachelor charity auction, the two reluctantly try to make the best of a very awkward situation.

Full Moon
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8.56
8 votes

#23 - Full Moon

Designing Women - Season 3 - Episode 15

A full moon coincides with strange occurrences, including Mary Jo's sudden conviction that Claudia and her boyfriend are up to no good.

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Sam's Dad
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8.55
11 votes

#24 - Sam's Dad

Grace Under Fire - Season 4 - Episode 22

Sam's dad has a crush on Grace.

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And Now, Here's Bernice
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8.50
5 votes

#25 - And Now, Here's Bernice

Designing Women - Season 5 - Episode 12

After Bernice gets a local public-access cable TV show, Mary Jo has her heart broken by a client and decides that Bernice's show is the ideal arena to air her views on men.

There She Is
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8.50
9 votes

#26 - There She Is

Designing Women - Season 4 - Episode 3

While preparing for Charlene's baby shower, the Sugarbakers women are surprised by a visit from the Director of Pageants for Miss Georgia. Due to a clerical error discovered in the 1975 balloting, Suzanne must relinquish the crown she won 15 years earlier.

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Manhunt
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8.50
7 votes

#27 - Manhunt

Designing Women - Season 4 - Episode 10

Desperately single Mary Jo, worried that her busy schedule will condemn her to a life alone, accepts coaching from Suzanne as she plans a weekend manhunt.

The Victory Tree
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8.45
11 votes

#28 - The Victory Tree

Grace Under Fire - Season 5 - Episode 8

Libby and her class protest the bridge construction to save the town's historic tree causing the project to be halted until a town meeting vote. Russell puts an ice cream parlor in the pharmacy.

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The Wilderness Experience
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8.44
8 votes

#29 - The Wilderness Experience

Designing Women - Season 3 - Episode 8

The women embark on a wilderness survival course designed to build leadership -- but it's first-time camper Bernice who ultimately takes command.

Nowhere to Run To
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8.43
6 votes

#30 - Nowhere to Run To

Designing Women - Season 5 - Episode 8

Mary Jo takes up jogging, and inadvertently helps turn Julia into a fitness zealot.

High Noon in a Laundry Room
star
8.40
4 votes

#31 - High Noon in a Laundry Room

Designing Women - Season 5 - Episode 14

Anthony, concerned with his masculinity after working with the women so long, tries standing up to his bullying neighbor, and is further humiliated when the women come to his rescue.

Keep the Home Fires Burning
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8.40
5 votes

#32 - Keep the Home Fires Burning

Designing Women - Season 5 - Episode 10

With her husband away on a mission, Charlene guiltily draws close to a man in her support group for military spouses who wife is also away. Meanwhile, lottery fever sweeps Sugarbakers.

My Daughter, Myself
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8.40
4 votes

#33 - My Daughter, Myself

Designing Women - Season 5 - Episode 11

Mary Jo forbids her nearly 18-year-old daughter to date a 34-year-old, then dates him herself, Julia is forced to crash the men's room at a football stadium.

Grace Under-Funded
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8.36
11 votes

#34 - Grace Under-Funded

Grace Under Fire - Season 5 - Episode 9

The government doesn't send a payment to the construction company causing paychecks to be held and Grace with no money. Wade stakes out the pharmacy to catch a burglar.

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Love Is Blind
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8.34
277 votes

#35 - Love Is Blind

Hot in Cleveland - Season 3 - Episode 9

Victoria's daughter, Emmy, arrives for a visit with the news that she and Melanie's son, Will, are engaged. Meanwhile, Joy's blind boyfriend thinks she's 26; and Elka has a ball prank calling the New York Yankee's third baseman.

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Have Faith
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8.33
5 votes

#36 - Have Faith

Designing Women - Season 4 - Episode 25

When Mary Jo attends church with Julia and Suzanne, she ends up dating Gene Chapman, the minister, but feeling guilty about her sexual interest in him.

Tough Enough
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8.33
5 votes

#37 - Tough Enough

Designing Women - Season 4 - Episode 21

A redecorating job for a sports account is right down Sugarbakers' alley when it pits the women against a macho, over-confident designer from an all-male firm. They determine to steal one of his prized clients, Cherokee Lanes Bowling Alley, but discover they must pose as regular bowlers.

Grace Graduates
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8.33
9 votes

#38 - Grace Graduates

Grace Under Fire - Season 4 - Episode 23

Grace graduates college and is asked to give the commencement speech.

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The Fugitive
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8.32
180 votes

#39 - The Fugitive

Boy Meets World - Season 1 - Episode 17

Shawn is forced to stay in Cory's room, in secrecy, because of a cherry bomb prank gone wrong in Alan's grocery store mailbox, which keeps him from going home. Cory keeps it a secret the best he can, but Amy and Alan know something is up because Mr. Feeny saw Shawn climb up to Cory's window. They play along until Shawn leaves and Cory comes clean with them. Shawn finally comes clean and goes back home. Shawn and Cory both learn valuable lessons. Shawn learns that he is not forced to be a bad kid and can be on Cory's "side of the line."

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Odd Milo Out
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8.31
319 votes

#40 - Odd Milo Out

Men at Work - Season 3 - Episode 10

Tyler and Jude try to keep their new relationship a secret. Milo, already feeling left out since quitting Full Steam, has his traditional movie night taken away from him. Gibbs is hurt when Neal finds a new apartment. PJ tells a paranoid Myron to expect big changes in the office.

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Come On and Marry Me, Bill
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8.30
9 votes

#41 - Come On and Marry Me, Bill

Designing Women - Season 3 - Episode 18

Charlene's wedding is in jeopardy when she finds Bill handcuffed to a scantily clad dancer after his stag party.

Bernice's Sanity Hearing
star
8.29
6 votes

#42 - Bernice's Sanity Hearing

Designing Women - Season 4 - Episode 7

The Sugarbaker women testify for Bernice when her niece Phyllis attempts to have her declared legally incompetent because she sings Bobbie Gentry songs to strangers on the street and introduces Anthony as her illegitimate son.

Miss Trial
star
8.29
6 votes

#43 - Miss Trial

Designing Women - Season 5 - Episode 4

Julia's dinner plans with former President Jimmy Carter and his wife are put on hold when her slow-moving jury gets sequestered.

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The Last Humorously-Dressed Bellboy in America
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8.25
7 votes

#44 - The Last Humorously-Dressed Bellboy in America

Designing Women - Season 3 - Episode 21

When she discovers him working as a bellboy/pianist, the accountant who absconded with her life savings offers Suzanne a deal.

Spousal Support
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8.24
167 votes

#45 - Spousal Support

Happily Divorced - Season 1 - Episode 5

A wealthy client monopolizes Peter's time; Fran becomes a regular at a support group for the wrong reasons.

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Getting Married and Eating Dirt
star
8.22
8 votes

#46 - Getting Married and Eating Dirt

Designing Women - Season 3 - Episode 4

Bernice asks the ladies to be her wedding attendants when she receives a marriage proposal from a TV pitchman -- who habitually proposes to every woman he meets.

Julia Gets Her Head Stuck in a Fence
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8.22
8 votes

#47 - Julia Gets Her Head Stuck in a Fence

Designing Women - Season 4 - Episode 8

While posing for a gag photo at the governor's mansion, Julia gets her head stuck in the banister just before the annual ball.

I'll See You in Court
star
8.20
4 votes

#48 - I'll See You in Court

Designing Women - Season 5 - Episode 20

Mary Jo runs across the man who mugged her the year before, but faces horrendous judicial red tape to bring him to trial.

Ellen Unplugged
star
8.20
5 votes

#49 - Ellen Unplugged

Ellen - Season 4 - Episode 16

Ellen fulfills an adolescent fantasy when she goes to Rock and Roll Dream Camp.

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Second Time Around
star
8.20
9 votes

#50 - Second Time Around

Designing Women - Season 2 - Episode 14

Charlene withdraws after being dumped by her boyfriend Bill, who is still grieving the loss of his first wife.

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