The Best Episodes Directed by Dean Holland

The Trial of Leslie Knope

#1 - The Trial of Leslie Knope

Parks and Recreation Season 4 - Episode 9

Leslie has to face an ethics committee about her secret relationship with Ben after they come clean to Chris.

star 8.20
2519 votes
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Li'l Sebastian

#2 - Li'l Sebastian

Parks and Recreation Season 3 - Episode 16

Leslie and the parks team put together a memorial service for a dearly departed friend. Meanwhile, Tom makes a big life decision, while Chris reacts badly to a health problem.

star 8.20
2691 votes
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Johnny and Dora

#3 - Johnny and Dora

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2 - Episode 23

Jake and Amy go undercover to catch Brooklyn’s most notorious identity thief, and the case brings them closer together – very close. Meanwhile, the entire precinct is caught off-guard when one of their own says goodbye to the Nine-Nine.

star 8.20
3005 votes
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London (1)

#4 - London (1)

Parks and Recreation Season 6 - Episode 1

Leslie wins an award from an international Women in Government organization, and travels to London with Ben, Andy, April, and Ron to accept it. Tom hunts down the mysterious businessman who is trying to put Rent-a-Swag out of business, while Ann and Chris settle into the next phase of their relationship.

star 8.18
2182 votes
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End of the World

#5 - End of the World

Parks and Recreation Season 4 - Episode 6

A local Pawnee group predicts the end of days, causing chaos in the Parks department.

star 8.17
2701 votes
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Two Parties

#6 - Two Parties

Parks and Recreation Season 5 - Episode 10

Ben and Leslie's rival bachelor and bachelorette parties each take on a very different tune.

star 8.13
2315 votes
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London (2)

#7 - London (2)

Parks and Recreation Season 6 - Episode 2

Leslie wins an award from an international Women in Government organization, and travels to London with Ben, Andy, April, and Ron to accept it. Tom hunts down the mysterious businessman who is trying to put Rent-a-Swag out of business, while Ann and Chris settle into the next phase of their relationship.

star 8.13
1133 votes
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Halloween Surprise

#8 - Halloween Surprise

Parks and Recreation Season 5 - Episode 5

A job offer for Ben causes Leslie to contemplate their future. Ron and Andy take Diane's girls out trick-or-treating. Tom searches for a new business idea.

star 8.12
2264 votes
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Emergency Response

#9 - Emergency Response

Parks and Recreation Season 5 - Episode 13

Leslie and Ben organize a black tie gala to raise money for their park. Andy prepares to take his Police Academy Exam. Ron fills in for Leslie on Pawnee Today.

star 8.12
2162 votes
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Ann and Chris

#10 - Ann and Chris

Parks and Recreation Season 6 - Episode 13

On Ann and Chris's last night in Pawnee, Leslie throws a grand farewell party and attempts to fulfill one last promise. Meanwhile, Tom, Ben, Ron and Andy struggle to find the perfect going away gift for Chris.

star 8.12
1991 votes
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Campaign Ad

#11 - Campaign Ad

Parks and Recreation Season 4 - Episode 12

Faced with a tough new opponent, Leslie and Ben disagree on the content of her first campaign ad. Ron is very uncomfortable when Chris tries to befriend him, while Andy and April make a trip to the doctor.

star 8.09
2500 votes
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Are You Better Off?

#12 - Are You Better Off?

Parks and Recreation Season 5 - Episode 22

Leslie celebrates her first year as a city councilwoman. Retired Special Agent Burt Macklin is recalled to action. April gets some life-changing news. Tom debates a big business opportunity.

star 8.09
2154 votes
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One in 8,000

#13 - One in 8,000

Parks and Recreation Season 6 - Episode 20

Leslie and Ben run a charity auction to raise funds for the unity concert. April steps in to manage Andy's schedule, while Donna asks Ron for help with her ex-boyfriend.

star 8.08
1920 votes
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Harvest Festival

#14 - Harvest Festival

Parks and Recreation Season 3 - Episode 7

It's make it or break it for the Parks Department at the Harvest Festival which is full of surprises.

star 8.06
2890 votes
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Go Big or Go Home

#15 - Go Big or Go Home

Parks and Recreation Season 3 - Episode 1

Leslie and the Parks Department return to work after three months to discover that the budget crisis still looms. After unsuccessfully trying to have their budget restored by using Ann to charm Chris with a date, Leslie decides to make an all or nothing play by resurrecting the Pawnee Harvest Festival. Meanwhile, Ben restarts the youth basketball league and instates Ron and Andy to coach the only two teams. April returns from a vacation with a new boyfriend.

star 8.05
2880 votes
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Ron and Jammy

#16 - Ron and Jammy

Parks and Recreation Season 7 - Episode 2

Leslie and Ron briefly put aside their feud to help old foe Jeremy Jamm escape the clutches of the diabolical Tammy 2. Ben vows to help April discover her true passion in life, while Andy and Tom travel to Chicago.

star 8.04
1506 votes
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Bus Tour

#17 - Bus Tour

Parks and Recreation Season 4 - Episode 21

An important person in Pawnee dies while Leslie is on a bus tour for the final day of her campaign. Meanwhile Andy investigates a security threat, and Chris finds a cure for his depression.

star 8.02
2362 votes
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The Burrito

#18 - The Burrito

The Good Place Season 2 - Episode 11

Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason try to prove they've become better people. Michael must face the consequences of his actions.

star 8.01
2114 votes
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Born and Raised

#19 - Born and Raised

Parks and Recreation Season 4 - Episode 3

Leslie's book about Pawnee comes out just in time for her campaign. Ann tries to bond with Ron and April.

star 8.00
2603 votes
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Ms. Knope Goes to Washington

#20 - Ms. Knope Goes to Washington

Parks and Recreation Season 5 - Episode 1

Leslie and Andy visit Ben and April at their new jobs in Washington D.C.. Ron throws a thank you barbeque for the entire Parks and Recreation staff.

star 7.96
2353 votes
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Jerry's Painting

#21 - Jerry's Painting

Parks and Recreation Season 3 - Episode 11

Jerry’s contribution to Leslie’s community art show causes a stir. Ben moves in with April and Andy and attempts to teach them how to be adults. Meanwhile, Leslie is frustrated by Chris and his interoffice dating rules.

star 7.95
2715 votes
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The Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show

#22 - The Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show

Parks and Recreation Season 7 - Episode 10

On the last episode of Andy’s TV show, his friends wish him luck with whatever comes next.

star 7.95
1621 votes
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The Master Plan

#23 - The Master Plan

Parks and Recreation Season 2 - Episode 23

Leslie is disappointed when her new park plans are put on hold by a visit from two state auditors. April has plans for Andy at her birthday party, and Ann tries to piece together a romantic mystery.

star 7.94
2630 votes
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Halloween

#24 - Halloween

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 1 - Episode 6

It's Halloween night, a busy time of the year for any police precinct. Amy detests the holiday, and is not thrilled when she has to don a costume to go undercover on street patrol with Charles. Back at the precinct, Jake bets Captain Holt that he can steal his Medal of Valor before midnight, which results in him bringing out some costumes of his own.

star 7.93
4299 votes
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The End of the Beginning

#25 - The End of the Beginning

Love Season 1 - Episode 10

Troubles keep mounting for Gus as he gets a taste of life in the writers' room. Meanwhile, a new crisis pushes Mickey to the breaking point.

star 7.87
734 votes
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9 Days

#26 - 9 Days

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 3 - Episode 12

When Captain Holt and Jake accidentally contract the mumps during an investigation, they decide to be quarantined together in hopes of still solving the case. Meanwhile, Rosa tries to help Boyle through a mourning process, and Terry is forced to clean up Hitchcock and Scully’s mess.

star 7.87
3516 votes
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Mindy St. Claire

#27 - Mindy St. Claire

The Good Place Season 1 - Episode 12

Eleanor flees to the Medium Place with Jason and Janet, where they meet a former lawyer who lives there alone. Meanwhile, Eleanor's trial proceeds.

star 7.86
2904 votes
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Undercover

#28 - Undercover

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2 - Episode 1

Jake’s undercover FBI operation ends in a successful sting, until he learns one mobster has gotten away. As Jake enlists Charles’ help to track him down, Holt tests the squad’s patience with practice drills.

star 7.86
3852 votes
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One Long Day

#29 - One Long Day

Love Season 1 - Episode 2

After Gus steps in to help Mickey out of a jam, the two end up on a bizarre odyssey through the streets of L.A.

star 7.86
902 votes
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Everything Is Bonzer!

#30 - Everything Is Bonzer!

The Good Place Season 3 - Episode 1

In the season premiere, Michael returns to Earth to give Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason a little nudge in the right direction when their initial attempts to become better people falter.

star 7.86
1988 votes
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The Overmining

#31 - The Overmining

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 4 - Episode 9

Captain "CJ" is having major problems with a big case, and Jake and Holt find the motivation to help him out. Inside the precinct, war ensues when Terry enforces a green initiative and tells Gina to get rid of her precious space heater, while Rosa and Boyle take a break from the night shift to visit a foot massage parlor.

star 7.86
4260 votes
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Ben's Parents

#32 - Ben's Parents

Parks and Recreation Season 5 - Episode 6

Leslie is nervous about meeting Ben's divorced parents. Tom prepares to pitch his new business to Ron with Jean-Ralphio's help. Chris rides an emotional rollercoaster.

star 7.84
2327 votes
Boyle-Linetti Wedding

#33 - Boyle-Linetti Wedding

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2 - Episode 17

It's the day of Gina and Charles' parents' wedding, and the whole squad is given a job to fulfill for the ceremony. However, Jake and Amy get sidetracked chasing a criminal, and Terry struggles to officiate the wedding.

star 7.84
2858 votes
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Second Chunce

#34 - Second Chunce

Parks and Recreation Season 6 - Episode 10

Leslie comes to terms with her last day in office and plans for the future with Ben. Chris and Ann find out the sex of their child, Andy comes home from London, and Tom looks to the future.

star 7.79
2202 votes
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The Duel

#35 - The Duel

The Office (US) Season 5 - Episode 11

The office is on eggshells because Andy still hasn't found out about fiancee Angela's affair with Dwight. When Michael spills the beans, Dwight and Andy take matters into their own hands. Meanwhile, Michael is nervous about being called down to corporate for a meeting with Wallace.

star 7.78
2571 votes
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Don’t Let The Good Life Pass You By

#36 - Don’t Let The Good Life Pass You By

The Good Place Season 3 - Episode 8

Michael and Janet visit the person they believe to be the blueprint for how to live a good life on Earth, and Eleanor turns to Tahani for advice.

star 7.77
1499 votes
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The Trolley Problem

#37 - The Trolley Problem

The Good Place Season 2 - Episode 5

Chidi is frustrated by Michael's inability to understand the principles of human ethics. Tahani confides in Janet.

star 7.75
2576 votes
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New Slogan

#38 - New Slogan

Parks and Recreation Season 6 - Episode 16

Leslie aims to create a new town slogan, but runs afoul of local shock jocks. Andy scouts bands to play the Unity Concert and discovers an interesting secret about Ron, while Tom looks for a restaurant locale with Donna and April.

star 7.75
1903 votes
Greg Pikitis

#39 - Greg Pikitis

Parks and Recreation Season 2 - Episode 7

Leslie enlists the help of Dave and Andy in order to catch a local teen vandal. Meanwhile, Ann struggles to make her Halloween party fun, and ends up getting help from an unlikely source.

star 7.74
2760 votes
…Someone Like Me as a Member

#40 - …Someone Like Me as a Member

The Good Place Season 1 - Episode 9

Michael has difficulty negotiating for Eleanor's fate. The Bad Place demons misbehave at Tahani's house. Chidi bonds with the other Eleanor.

star 7.71
3202 votes
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Sweetums

#41 - Sweetums

Parks and Recreation Season 2 - Episode 15

The Parks Department forms a partnership with a local company to sell energy bars at the parks in Pawnee, but Leslie tries to stop the deal when she discovers how unhealthy the snacks are. Mark reluctantly agrees to help Tom move out of his house.

star 7.71
2660 votes
The Case Gets Big

#42 - The Case Gets Big

Trial & Error Season 1 - Episode 7

As Josh prepares for trial, his boss, Mr. Mankiewicz comes down from New York to check up on him and reveals a gigantic hole in Josh's case. Meanwhile, Larry, unsettled by his rift with his daughter and Josh's boss being in town, takes matters into his own hands, with deadly consequences.

star 7.67
540 votes
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Friends Night Out

#43 - Friends Night Out

Love Season 2 - Episode 2

While Gus heads to a bar with his guy friends, a restless Mickey stirs up trouble at a dinner party full of couples.

star 7.67
587 votes
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The Mattress

#44 - The Mattress

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 3 - Episode 7

Jake and Amy convince the Captain to let them work a case together involving a new street drug, but their new relationship gets in the way. Meanwhile, at the precinct, Charles panics when he realizes he’s damaged one of Holt’s prized possessions and Terry teaches Rosa a lesson in discipline.

star 7.67
3450 votes
The Table Read

#45 - The Table Read

Love Season 1 - Episode 9

Gus gets exciting news at work, but a surprise visit from Mickey sends the day spiraling in a new direction.

star 7.64
711 votes
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Janet and Michael

#46 - Janet and Michael

The Good Place Season 2 - Episode 6

Michael works with Janet to try to get to the bottom of her recent glitches -- which could cause the entire neighborhood to collapse.

star 7.63
2571 votes
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Street Meat

#47 - Street Meat

Splitting Up Together (US) Season 1 - Episode 3

While Lena gets ready to go out on a first date with a handsome man whose sexual chemistry is undeniable, Martin finishes his dance lessons with Charlotte and attempts to try to fix things with Lena on what would have been their 16th wedding anniversary. Meanwhile, Mason is being teased by his friends for not being as sexually active as they claim to be; and to prove that she would be a good mom, Maya attempts to watch over Lena and Martin's kids, with questionable results.

star 7.62
225 votes
Paige Turner

#48 - Paige Turner

Splitting Up Together (US) Season 2 - Episode 7

Vlad announces that construction on the house is almost finished; Martin begins dating a divorcee who works in his building; Camille tries to be a good influence on Arthur's nephew.

star 7.59
110 votes
Costume Contest

#49 - Costume Contest

The Office (US) Season 7 - Episode 6

When Darryl takes an idea to corporate over his head, Michael freaks out. Everyone in the office is in a competitive mood as the Halloween costume contest gets underway. Meanwhile, Pam tries to get the truth out of Danny about their dating history.

star 7.57
3106 votes
2017

#50 - 2017

Parks and Recreation Season 7 - Episode 1

Leslie launches a competition with tech company Gryzzl for a large parcel of land, which she wants to turn into a National Park. April and Andy try to regain their spontaneity. Ben is recognized at a Bicentennial gala, where Tom delivers a speech in his honor.

star 7.56
1615 votes
Bunker Down

#51 - Bunker Down

Bless This Mess Season 2 - Episode 12

Rio is excited to plan the perfect farm wedding for her best friend Sierra, but when she arrives in Bucksnort, she shows a different side which could affect their friendship forever. Constance keeps her mind off of Rudy after their break.

star 7.54
117 votes
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If It Doesn't Spark Joy

#52 - If It Doesn't Spark Joy

The Unicorn Season 1 - Episode 11

Wade considers moving his relationship forward with Anna if his daughters approve of her after they all meet. Also, Delia, Grace and Natalie realize how priceless their memories are of Jill are as they prepare to sell some of her belongings at a garage sale.

star 7.52
177 votes
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A Place Where Men Can Be Men

#53 - A Place Where Men Can Be Men

Single Parents Season 2 - Episode 9

When Graham brings Douglas' box of 1950s Playboy magazines for show-and-tell, Angie knows she has to give "the talk'' to Graham; Poppy tries to become closer with the twins by helping them discover their individual personalities.

star 7.50
131 votes
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Devil May Care

#54 - Devil May Care

Splitting Up Together (US) Season 1 - Episode 2

With this being Martin's week in the house to take care of the kids, he discovers that daughter Mae finds his parenting skills to be lacking and a bit sexist. Meanwhile, Lena's time in the garage gives her time to contemplate going out with a handsome doctor and perhaps taking the relationship to the next level.

star 7.49
237 votes
Sign Language

#55 - Sign Language

Splitting Up Together (US) Season 2 - Episode 1

Lena and Martin were once madly in love. But, like many marriages, time and circumstance eventually took their toll, and they decide that everyone's lives would be better if they got a divorce. Facing a daunting real estate market, the couple decide not to sell their house and to "Bird Nest" instead. The 'on-duty' parent will live in the house while the 'off-duty' parent will live in the detached garage. As Lena begins to dip her toes into the dating waters, Martin begins to see his own culpability in his marriage falling apart.

star 7.46
130 votes
Scare Night

#56 - Scare Night

Bless This Mess Season 2 - Episode 5

Mike and Rio first met on Halloween years ago, so now Mike loves to commemorate the holiday by scaring the wits out of Rio all night. Unbeknownst to Mike, Rio actually hates the scares but is afraid to tell Mike. When Rio turns the tables on Mike and tries to scare him into ending Scare Night, Mike gets bitten by a bat and the night escalates from there.

star 7.46
136 votes
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On Lockdown

#57 - On Lockdown

Love Season 2 - Episode 1

After coming clean to Gus, Mickey tries to head home to decompress. But an unexpected turn of events keeps them out together late into the night.

star 7.44
676 votes
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Liberty Down

#58 - Liberty Down

Love Season 2 - Episode 10

As Gus heads off to the set of Arya's action film and Mickey dives into a big project at work, new cracks appear in their relationship.

star 7.44
513 votes
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Welcome Home

#59 - Welcome Home

Splitting Up Together (US) Season 2 - Episode 18

Milo complains that Grandparents Day is coming up at school and doesn’t feel Henry is interesting enough to participate. Lena and the kids urge Martin to reconnect with his long-estranged father, Brock to rebuild their relationship. Meanwhile, Lisa continues to struggle financially and considers moving back home with her parents. Elsewhere, after listening to a true crime podcast, Maya worries that Frank has a dark past he has been hiding.

star 7.41
92 votes
The C-Word

#60 - The C-Word

Blue Mountain State Season 3 - Episode 9

Thad suffers a concussion, which affects his behavior and becomes an issue for Coach Daniels. Sammy re-evaluates a personal pastime.

star 7.40
648 votes
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Contact High

#61 - Contact High

Splitting Up Together (US) Season 2 - Episode 9

Frazzled by her intimate dream about Martin, Lena accidentally injures her tooth and reluctantly goes to the dentist; Martin escorts Lena to Mae's parent-teacher conference after she inadvertently gets high; Maya asks a familiar face out on a date.

star 7.39
102 votes
Pilot

#62 - Pilot

Splitting Up Together (US) Season 1 - Episode 1

After breaking the news to friends and family about the divorce, Lena has to deal with her son Mason's growing pains; Martin secretly tries to atone for an oversight and surprise his ex-wife.

star 7.39
302 votes
Housesitting

#63 - Housesitting

Love Season 2 - Episode 9

While housesitting at a friend's mansion, Gus and Mickey host a "Witchita" viewing party. But brewing tensions threaten to spoil the fun.

star 7.36
524 votes
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Nevertheless… She Went Clubbing

#64 - Nevertheless… She Went Clubbing

Splitting Up Together (US) Season 1 - Episode 5

Unbeknownst to Lena and to her dismay, Martin starts to date a familiar face and surprisingly begins to see the world of relationships through brand-new eyes. Meanwhile, Lena tries to show she's a good role model to her kids by proving a point and faking a night out on the town.

star 7.35
186 votes
Everything's Okay

#65 - Everything's Okay

Splitting Up Together (US) Season 2 - Episode 13

Lena confirms that she has feelings for Martin but is confused when his response is not what she expects. To escape the situation, Lena joins Camille and Maya on a road trip for a girl's weekend before Maya's baby arrives. Meanwhile, Martin, still considering how to respond to Lena, joins Arthur, Frank and Henry in chasing after the women

star 7.34
91 votes
Chasing Amy and Molly

#66 - Chasing Amy and Molly

Breaking In Season 2 - Episode 8

The team tries to save Molly from being deported by planning a fake wedding, with disastrous results.

star 7.34
194 votes
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It Begins

#67 - It Begins

Love Season 1 - Episode 1

While recovering from nasty breakups with their exes, Mickey makes a scene at a church and Gus stumbles into a confusing sexual encounter.

star 7.33
1030 votes
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Yes, Deer

#68 - Yes, Deer

Splitting Up Together (US) Season 2 - Episode 5

Vlad, the new contractor for the house, arrives with his crew and Lena immediately begins to clash with him over his methods of repairing the house. Martin, on the other hand, feels that Lena should let them do what they were hired to do. After overhearing that she’s too uptight, Lena calls up an old friend to help her let out her frustrations. Elsewhere, Martin takes Mason camping to help him get over his breakup with Hazel and to teach him how to be a man, only to learn from him that it is okay to express his emotions.

star 7.17
113 votes
We Need to Talk About Karen

#69 - We Need to Talk About Karen

Splitting Up Together (US) Season 2 - Episode 3

Lena decides to call Martin's bluff on selling the house but is surprised when he actually begins making necessary repairs to get the house ready to be sold. The realtor sends over a contractor to deal with the structural issues she discovered in the house. Meanwhile, upset that Mae is not enjoying her sophomore year of high school, Lena invites Emma-Rebecca, Mae's friend from camp, to visit; yet she seemingly brings a trail of bizarre and supernatural events along with her.

star 7.13
122 votes
Whispers

#70 - Whispers

Ghosted Season 1 - Episode 3

With the encouragement of Max, Leroy romantically pursues a female cop, while they work on-site at a local resort. As the pair search for the culprit behind a string of murders, Captain Lafrey has Annie and Barry investigate her daughter, who may be sneaking behind her back with a boy.

star 7.13
1102 votes
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The Retooling of Dean Sanderson

#71 - The Retooling of Dean Sanderson

The Grinder Season 1 - Episode 14

When Dean scares off a big prospective client by being too dramatic, Stewart tells him maybe it’s finally time to let go of his “Grinder” persona and come down to earth. He tries to convince Dean he should go to therapy. Dean reluctantly agrees, but in typical Dean fashion, he overcorrects and begins “therapizing” the whole family, including Debbie, who is now tempted to quit her grueling job.

star 7.11
407 votes
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