The BEST episodes directed by Dennis Dugan

Take My Wife, Please
60 votes

#1 - Take My Wife, Please

NYPD Blue - Season 11 - Episode 13

A jogger who was gunned down in a park manages to contact his wife via his cell phone before he passes. His wife (now at the scene) tells Ortiz about her husband's partner and their business dealings and a British tourist with a camera makes the start of the investigation interesting for Sipowicz and Clark. Meanwhile at another crime scene, Jones and Medavoy are investigating a body found in the trunk of a stolen car. The DOA is the owner of the comedy club. It's Rodriguez's last day and John Irvin passes around a card for everyone to sign for the going away party that will be held later that evening. Sipowicz and Clark interview the dead jogger's business partner. He tells them about the affair his partner was having with another man's wife and gives them her name, Janet. At the "Laff Pit" Jones and Medavoy interview the comedy club owner's wife, Lois Rubicoff. She tells them about some minor problems that her husband was having with some of the talent. Boxes for Rodriguez's r

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Lunar Eclipse
80 votes

#2 - Lunar Eclipse

Moonlighting - Season 5 - Episode 13

Dave breaks it off with Annie when her husband comes to California, everyone attends the wedding of Burt and Agnes, and the agency closes its doors for a final time as everyone tries to figure out why it all had to end.

The Final Adjustment
85 votes

#3 - The Final Adjustment

NYPD Blue - Season 2 - Episode 6

After looking into it, Simone and Sipowicz suspect a chiropractor of murdering his wife. A woman, whom Bobby knows, finds her 11-year-old son in possession of a gun. Medavoy changes to a high-fiber diet. While moonlighting as a security guard for Roberts, Martinez becomes attracted to the college student he's been assigned to protect and she's worried about her father. Next week, Andy and Sylvia will move in together, but first they take a shower.

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Eli's Gumming
2 votes

#4 - Eli's Gumming

L.A. Law - Season 8 - Episode 8

A prostitute brings rape charges against a record executive who claims to have exotic sexual needs; an insecure student sues his voice therapist for fraud; while studying for the California bar exam, Eli contends with the passions of two women.

Freeze Outs
12 votes

#5 - Freeze Outs

Chicago Hope - Season 1 - Episode 16

The staff works to save a young boy who was submerged in a frozen lake for several hours; Jeffrey and Geri have a little digestive mishap on their way to pursuing a relationship; Dennis fights to get an experimental treatment for a patient with AIDS, and finds an unexpected ally in Alan.

Porn Free
60 votes

#6 - Porn Free

NYPD Blue - Season 11 - Episode 4

The detectives are on the scene of a dump job, as always Medavoy wants to talk about the trial, whose outcome is as yet unknown, because it is only 8:00 AM. While Medavoy and Jones examine the body, Sipowicz and Clark talk to the swimmer (in a Speedo) who found the body. Sipowicz tries to get the swimmer covered up, but cries "Uncle" when the swimmer bends over. Back at the squad another dump job comes in, while the detectives run their case by Rodriguez. Though he tries to hide it, Rodriguez is distracted by fact that the jury is still out. McDowell and Ortiz get to the scene of the other dump job, meanwhile the male detectives go to the first victim's apartment and find themselves distracted by their victim's neighbor, who is wearing thong underwear during their interview. In the midst of all that distraction, she tells them they should look for the victim's son, Michael Woodruff, which Sipowicz send Medavoy and Jones off to do. McDowell and Ortiz interview their victim's husba

The Truth is Out There
41 votes

#7 - The Truth is Out There

NYPD Blue - Season 5 - Episode 4

Andy and Bobby investigate the murder of man where the only witness is woman who's a little off the deep end. Meanwhile, Andy also contemplates the meaning of "Pop Goes the Weasel." A cab driver reports a robbery that is just another in a string of cab robberies that Greg and James begin to investigate. A replacement PAA named Naomi, with a lot of initiative, arrives to sub for Gina who will be off work for at least four weeks. Greg and James' investigation makes the brother of a gypsy cab driver as the perp; the gypsy cab driver can't deal with the dishonor his brother has brought upon the family. The life of Andy and Bobby's witness is in jeopardy when their suspect's lawyer has her kidnapped. When they get some incriminating evidence on the lawyer, Cohen uses his influence to help find the location of the woman. When Cohen wants to keep his word to the incriminated lawyer, it doesn't sit well with Andy; however, Jill supports him. Naomi obtains some library research for Andy's quest

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Between a Yuk and a Hard Place
45 votes

#8 - Between a Yuk and a Hard Place

Moonlighting - Season 5 - Episode 2

Maddie takes on several new cases in an effort to bury her sorrow, including one where a woman is convinced that her husband is still in love with someone from his past.

Those Lips, Those Lies
46 votes

#9 - Those Lips, Those Lies

Moonlighting - Season 5 - Episode 8

Maddie is sympathetic while David is skeptical when his brother shows up asking for help tracking down his fiancee's former partner, who has absconded with all their company assets.

Frosted Flakes
6 votes

#10 - Frosted Flakes

Picket Fences - Season 2 - Episode 21

The parents of a dying boy try to get the court's permission to use an unorthodox procedure to save the child's life.

Phantom Pain
7 votes

#11 - Phantom Pain

Wiseguy - Season 1 - Episode 20

Susan is arrested for Mel's murder and while she's in jail, she tells Vinnie she's pregnant with their baby. Roger sets Vinnie up for Mel's murder, then sets about driving Susan mad so he can gain control of her vast fortune to fund the Isle Pavot coup. Frank trails Roger to Herb. Vinnie finds out Susan isn't pregnant. Susan goes insane and has to be institutionalized. (source:

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Ice Follies
72 votes

#12 - Ice Follies

NYPD Blue - Season 1 - Episode 9

Janice is asked by the mob to start doing favors for them again or they will expose her past activities. James' father wants to kill the pusher who's responsible for his son's overdose. Medavoy celebrates his 40th birthday and later goes ice-skating with Donna.

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Alone Again
357 votes

#13 - Alone Again

Ally McBeal - Season 1 - Episode 22

John Cage must confront the cowardice of his convictions when he comes face to face with an ex-law school classmate who is coincidentally trying the case he's representing. It becomes obvious to Ally that John is deeply in love with this woman. Cage admits he took the safe way out, protecting the friendship versus risking losing everything if he were to be rejected by her. Ally encourages Cage to tell the woman, Hayley, that he has feelings for her, which he does as part of his closing arguments. Meanwhile, Georgia and Fish take on a case about a jilted bride-to-be who sues for emotional and physical damage. The judge for this case is Whipper Cone, who finds it difficult to hide her bias against her ex-lover, Richard Fish. He takes the opportunity to confront Whipper one more time and tells her that he misses her. Whipper in return, finally smiles, leaving the door open by telling him she'll take it all under advisement.

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When Girls Collide (1)
44 votes

#14 - When Girls Collide (1)

Moonlighting - Season 5 - Episode 10

David goes beyond the call of duty to help entertain Maddie's cousin Annie, and Maddie realizes that David may be over his obsession with her.

Wife Swap (2)
31 votes

#15 - Wife Swap (2)

Hope & Faith - Season 2 - Episode 20

Part 2 Hope finds it difficult living in an upscale Manhattan apartment with spoiled children, a work-alcoholic ""husband"". Also Faith finds it difficult that, Cynthia's live-in sister who does ALL the housework and won't let Hope life a finger. Meanwhile Faith's world is turned upside-down when she's ordered to do mundane, household chores by Cynthia.

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Butterfly in Shades of Grey
160 votes

#16 - Butterfly in Shades of Grey

Columbo - Season 10 - Episode 5

Ego-maniac Fielding Chase, is a radio talk show host who in order to prevent his daughter from moving to New York, murders a member of his staff.

Wife Swap (1)
63 votes

#17 - Wife Swap (1)

Hope & Faith - Season 2 - Episode 19

Part 1 Hope's life goes out of control when Faith submits Hope as a ""Wife Swap"" candidate. Hope gets switched with Cynthia (special guest-star Wynonna Judd.) Cynthia is a rich, spoiled, self-indulgent, Manhattanite. When Hope gets used to the fabulous life, Cynthia finds housework abhorrent -- but not nearly as abhorrent as living with Hope's sister, Faith.

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Take My Wife, for Example
42 votes

#18 - Take My Wife, for Example

Moonlighting - Season 5 - Episode 6

A ruthless divorce lawyer comes to Blue Moon for help in reconciling a couple she helped split up, and Maddie tries to buy David a present.

Chu Chu's Redemption
2 votes

#19 - Chu Chu's Redemption

Method & Red - Season 1 - Episode 9

Meth & Red try to get out of helping Skyler build a car for the soap box derby as they work to keep an old friend in prison from finding out about his girlfriends new line of work.

Sheedy Dealings
97 votes

#20 - Sheedy Dealings

NYPD Blue - Season 5 - Episode 7

Simone and Sipowicz investigate the murder of two roommates. A guy that Medavoy knows comes in with story about a man wanting to hire a hit man. Medavoy wants to play the part of the hit man when they go to arrest him; since nobody thinks he looks the part, Martinez gets the role. Kirkendall and Russell investigate the claim of a wealthy woman that her maid did not accidentally donate the diamond necklace that the woman kept in a safe place disguised as a soup can. Diane reports to Bobby that she is 4 days late.

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Night on Bald Mountain
0 votes

#21 - Night on Bald Mountain

Hunter - Season 4 - Episode 5

When Hunter & McCall travel to a mountaintop mansion to investigate a murder, they are trapped there overnight with the victim's entire family in the midst of a massive snowstorm.

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Turning Point
0 votes

#22 - Turning Point

Hunter - Season 4 - Episode 9

Hunter and McCall investigate a car bomb that explodes in a reporter's car, killing someone else.

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