The Best Episodes Directed by E.w. Swackhamer
#1 - God Bless the Child
Jake and the Fatman Season 4 - Episode 1
Two siblings kill their parents when their father threatens to remove them from the will.
#2 - Reuben Kincaid Lives
The Partridge Family Season 4 - Episode 5
Shirley decides the family's been too hard on Reuben lately and they have to start appreciating him a little more. They decide to give him a surprise birthday party and invite his mother. Reuben can't understand why everyone is being so nice to him, even Danny. When he tries to bribe Danny to see what's going on, Danny just says they are appreciating him. Reuben tells the family he believes he's dying, that's why they are being nice to him. There was something in his annual physical that the doctors didn't tell him about and they know the truth. Shirley just about convinces him he's being foolish when Reuben's mother walks in. Now he's convinced he's going to kick the bucket. No amount of talking can change Reuben's mind and he begins to prepare for the hereafter. The family, meanwhile, goes ahead with the plans for the party, hoping that will jar him into realizing the truth. Shirley tricks Reuben into going to the restaurant where the party will be held, and everyone is there, includ
#3 - The Man That Got Away
Jake and the Fatman Season 1 - Episode 5
A wealthy lawyer kills his ex-wife's new man and frames her for the murder. She is arrested, and he takes the job of being her lawyer.
#5 - Lady, Be Good
Jake and the Fatman Season 1 - Episode 17
A friend of McCabe is murdered just as he is about to fake his own death so his wife can collect a 4.5 million-dollar life insurance.
#6 - Babyface
Jake and the Fatman Season 1 - Episode 19
The daughter of the wealthy Amos Banning arranges her own kidnapping, and murders her accomplice once she has the ransom.
#7 - The Strike-Out King
The Partridge Family Season 4 - Episode 4
Keith & Laurie tells Shirley that Danny has to hang out with kids his own age. So Reuben suggests little league baseball. But Danny hates the idea. Keith & Laurie later blackmail Danny into joining the team. It turns out that Danny's the ace pitcher of the Dodgers. Shirley & Reuben attended the game & don't like the other parents discouragement towrads their own kids. Shirley tells Danny that he could quit, but Danny wants to stay since the coach likes him. Shirley also gives a lesson to the coach that winning isn't everything. The team beats the Astros & wins the trophy. The epilogue has Danny thinking about joining a football team, & they discouraged that idea instantly.
#8 - Whatever Happened to Moby Dick?
The Partridge Family Season 2 - Episode 6
Danny comes up with an idea for cashing in on the ecology movement... the Partridges should get a whale to be their lead singer. He had just played Laurie's new record, """"Song of the Humpback Whale."""" Laurie explains that whales are becoming extinct and she doesn't want to profit from their plight, but Danny doesn't understand. He puts an ad in the paper for a singing whale, and loads of people show up with their animals â€“ a dancing bear, singing dog, chimp â€“ but no whale. The Partridges go to Marineland and talk to Dr. Whelander, who agrees that they should make a record â€“ to allow people to become aware of the plight of the whales so that maybe they'll do something to stop them from being slaughtered. He said that any profits Marineland receives will go to the New York Zoological Society, where they are working to save whales. Shirley says that her family will devote their profits to the whales too. At the recording session, E.J. Flicker walks in and claims the whale belongs to him s
#9 - For Whom the Bell Tolls . . . and Tolls . . . and Tolls
The Partridge Family Season 3 - Episode 15
The Partridge Family discovers that during the night someone has entered their house and burglarized their TV, radio and stereo. As a gift Reuben has a burglar alarm installed in the Partridge home. It has sensor pads in various places under the carpeting â€“ one step on a sensor and the house is filled with a heart-stopping, loud, clanging bell. While the Partridges are trying to adjust to the alarm and remember to turn it off when they are in the house, the neighbors are getting more furious each time it is set off accidentally. Petitions are being signed asking that the alarm be removed. When Shirley goes to the garage to shut off another """"false alarm"""" she finds Morris Dinkler, an escaped-con who holds the Partridge family and Reuben hostage. He purposely chose their house because of the alarm, knowing that new alarms are frequently set off by accident and after awhile the police don't bother to come. Everyone assumes the bulge in Morris' pocket, which he refers to as """"Big Bertha,""
#10 - The Partridge Connection
The Partridge Family Season 3 - Episode 22
The yo-yos in Mr. Phelps' store look great to Danny and his friend Punky Lazaar, but they've spent their money on ice cream. Punky figures where there's a will there's a way and when Mr. Phelps isn't looking, he puts the yo-yo in his pocket. Danny is shocked, but when Punky calls him chicken, he too steals a yo-yo. Danny has a very guilty conscience and finally can bear no more and confesses to the family. Shirley goes with Danny to see Mr. Phelps and returns the yo-yo. After this, Danny is so relieved and proud of his act that he goes about preaching integrity to anyone and everyone. When Shirley sends Danny for some shampoo, he meets Punky. When Mr. Phellps sees Punky steal a bottle of perfume, he puts part of the blame on Danny who he believes acted as decoy for Punky. He writes their names on a card for his """"records."""" Danny promptly turns himself over to the police and confesses everything he has ever done or thought of doing. Danny feels he is a disgrace to the family, a crimina
#11 - Happy Days Are Here Again
Jake and the Fatman Season 1 - Episode 1
Senator candidate Kyle Williams' lover is killed after she threatens to reveal their affair. His speechwriter admits to him that he was the murderer, but threatens to frame him unless he cooperates.
#12 - Go Fight City Hall... To the Death
Quincy, M.E. Season 1 - Episode 1
A young woman is raped and strangled on a Los Angeles beach. Further down the coastline a young boy is shot and arrested for her murder. Quincy doesn't think that it would have been possible for the boy arrested to strangle the woman and decides that he is going to go out and begin a little investigation of his own. He visits City Hall where the woman worked to ask some questions and, after a little checking, finds out that there seem to have been a rash of unexplained deaths there.
#14 - Chief Surgeon Who?
M*A*S*H Season 1 - Episode 4
Frank Burns complains about Hawkeye Pierce's disrespect...and Henry appoints Hawkeye chief surgeon, to Burns's shock. The rest of the 4077th "coronates" Hawk while Frank and Hot Lips complain to General Barker. The General's visit provides him with a view of life at the 4077th M*A*S*H unit: camp hijinks, a poker game, and a surgery session. This shows him M*A*S*H has fun but gets the job done.
#15 - The Modfather
The Partridge Family Season 3 - Episode 7
Grandma and Grandpa come to the Partridge house having rediscovered themselves, or so they think, through an experience with an encounter group. In an effort to share what they lerned with Shirley and the kids, the grandparents provoke them all into expressing their hostility toward each other so that their pent-up feelings will be brought out into the open. When the kids start arguing bitterly, Shirley is forced to tactfully suggest to her parents that they are interfering with her family life, and they leave. A few days later a tearful Grandma comes knocking on the Partridges' front door, explaining that she and Grandpa had been too honest with each other, for he had said that their marriage had no zip to it. Grandpa later arrives and they consider first getting a divorce and then living together as a means of revitalizing the marriage. Instead, they take Shirley's suggestion to pretend that they are divorced, and then go out with other people.
#16 - Cousin Edgar
Bewitched Season 1 - Episode 36
Endora is not alone when she tries to break up the Stephens' marriage. It seems that a mute elf named Edgar voices his disapproval when he begins playing dirty tricks on Darrin. As a result of these tricks, a competitor named Fred Schulwiler almost gets a shoe account. Edgar realizes that Samantha really loves Darrin and to show his appreciation, Edgar helps Darrin win the account by playing pranks on Schulwiler.
#17 - The House of the Rising Flan
L.A. Law Season 1 - Episode 3
Sifuentes is outraged when he learns that the motive behind an invitation to dinner at the Brackman house was to enlist his aid in perpetrating an immigration fraud; Kuzak continues to pursue Van Owen; Perkins is devastated when her ex-husband kidnaps their son, and quickly becomes frantic when it appears that the police cannot help her find him; Kuzak discovers that his client's suit against an amusement park for injuries his son suffered is based on a fraudulent claim; Markowitz fears that he will lose his job when he declines to run a scam on an alcoholic I.R.S. agent to mitigate his client's tax bill, but luck is on his side when the adverse I.R.S. ruling turns into a financial coup after his client's wife sues for divorce.
#18 - Columbo Goes to College
Columbo Season 10 - Episode 1
Lt. Columbo is invited as guest speaker in a Criminology course and squares off against two cunning students, who are confident they have duped the lieutenant with various leads, when their professor is found murdered.
#19 - Russian Roulette
I Dream of Jeannie Season 1 - Episode 13
Roger Healey is in love and is still searching for his missing Dream Girl, Jeannie, complete with an engagement ring in tow. Meanwhile, he and Tony are ordered by their superiors to escort and entertain two Russian cosmonauts who are visiting the Base, one of them being a good-looking female cosmonaut who has an immediate attraction to Tony. In a jealous huff, Jeannie sneaks along on the men's assignment by hiding herself (in her bottle) inside of Roger's overcoat pocket. The female Russian cosmonaut expresses a real interest in the antique bottle and Roger gives it to her as a gift of friendship. Once Tony realizes what has happened, he makes every effort to get Jeannie back, but not before the Russian cosmonaut discovers that she now possesses a genuine genie in a bottle.
#20 - My Grandson, The Warlock
Bewitched Season 2 - Episode 4
The Stephens look after the Tate's baby while they are in London. When they return from the Tate's house with Jonathan, their baby, nosy old Gladys Kravitz finds Maurice and tells him that the baby has been born. Maurice then takes Jonathan, who he believes is his grandson, to a Warlock Club in London to teach him about witchcraft. After series of misunderstandings, Samantha clears everything up when she tells Maurice and Gladys that her baby is not due for a few months.
#21 - The Torrents of Greed (2)
Law & Order Season 1 - Episode 16
Stone tries to salvage his prosecution of the Masucci family when Beigel faces bribery charges and seems willing to turn against his brother-in-law.
#24 - Profile
Law & Order Season 4 - Episode 4
Stone finds himself up against an ambitious black lawyer defending a white, racist serial killer.
#25 - The Secret Sharers
Law & Order Season 1 - Episode 18
Stone faces a flashy Texas lawyer and a hostile community as he tries to prosecute a young man accused of killing a drug dealer.
#26 - Where'd You Go-Go?
I Dream of Jeannie Season 1 - Episode 12
Diane, an old girlfriend of Tony's, comes into town and invites him to pick up where they left off, making Jeannie jealous. Meanwhile, Tony's best friend, Roger Healey, who still doesn't know about Jeannie, "bumps" into her on the street and becomes immediately attracted to her, aggressively pursuing her for a date. Jeannie accepts, causing Tony to become worried and a little bit jealous about her very first mystery date. He decides to drag Diane all over town in search of Jeannie and her unidentified escort.
#27 - A Strange Little Visitor
Bewitched Season 2 - Episode 12
Samantha and Darrin agree to babysit a young warlock boy named Merel. Once there, Merel is given the ultimate ground rule from Darrin: NO WITCHCRAFT! Merel keeps his end of the bargain until a burglar breaks in and ties both him and Darrin together. The burglar is after an expensive necklace that Larry gives Darrin to keep for Louise, and is conned by Darrin into taking a fire engine. As soon as the burglar take it, Darrin tells Merel to hit the magic and the burglar is scared off by Merel's powers.
#28 - The Joker Is a Card
Bewitched Season 2 - Episode 5
Need some amusement in your life? Call Uncle Arthur, or, in this case, don't call him. Uncle Arthur arrives playing practical jokes on Darrin and Endora while Samantha is trying to get these two antagonists to make up once and for all. After many hits and misses, Darrin needs Uncle Arthur's help in getting Endora back. This is the famous "Yagazuzie Zim" episode.
#30 - And Then I Wrote
Bewitched Season 2 - Episode 9
Samantha sets up a play for a rest home to celebrate the end of the Civil War. As she writes, Endora brings her characters to life to help Sam out. Of course, nosy Gladys see all this and goes crazy, as usual. Sam suffers a writer's block near the end of writing, and her play characters lend a hand to tie up the loose ends.
#32 - Out of the Half-Light
Law & Order Season 1 - Episode 11
Greevey and Logan's investigation into a black teenager's claim that she was raped by white policemen is hampered by a publicity hungry, black politician who will not grant the detectives access to the victim.
#33 - The Torrents of Greed (1)
Law & Order Season 1 - Episode 15
An assault on a candy storeowner leads Stone and Robinette to build a case against a powerful mafia don.
#34 - Serena's Youth Pill
Bewitched Season 8 - Episode 19
Serena returns for the last time and babysits with Tabitha and Adam. Larry comes by to return a golf club and Serena does an Abby Cunningham on him. Larry hurries off, but not before Serena gives him a pill to be young and active (pre-Viagra!). It makes him younger, all right, by ten years! Larry gets even younger and younger and everyone is very worried about him. Serena gives him an antidote which turns him back to normal.
#35 - God Bless the Child
Law & Order Season 2 - Episode 5
A couple faces trial after they deny medical help to their daughter based on their religious beliefs.
#36 - Poison Ivy
Law & Order Season 1 - Episode 8
The shooting of a black honors student stirs up racial tensions, especially after it becomes apparent that the cop responsible for the death may have planted a gun on the body to excuse the shooting.
#37 - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Jake and the Fatman Season 1 - Episode 12
One of the deputy DAs finally gets her first murder case when a man she was investigating for skipping alimony payments turns up dead.
#38 - Aunt Clara's Old Flame
Bewitched Season 2 - Episode 11
Aunt Clara is embarrassed when an old boyfriend Hedley Partridge comes to see her. She is afraid that he will not talk to her because her magic is fading away, but she learns that he has the same problem, too.
#39 - Vengeance
In the Heat of the Night Season 3 - Episode 8
An outlaw family seeks revenge against Bubba after he is forced to shoot one of them during a holdup.The chief wants him to stay out of sight until they are arrested - a suggestion that does not set well with Bubba.
#41 - Too Many Tonys
I Dream of Jeannie Season 1 - Episode 15
Jeannie blinks up another Tony that by which is more romantic and worships the ground Jeannie walks on.
#43 - Nag, Nag, Nag
The Partridge Family Season 3 - Episode 12
Danny wins a raffle. First prize is an expensive Italian race car, but Danny isn't that lucky, he wins second prize â€“ F. Scott Fitzgerald, a race horse! Will Fowler has trained the horse since birth and tells the Partridges that he would like to continue working with F. Scott. Shirley is finally convinced to give racing a try. F. Scott will be entered in the race at the San Pueblo County Fair where the Partridge Family will be performing anyway. The horse is working out well and a young Latin jockey is hired to ride him in the race. A few days before the race, Will calls with the bad news that F. Scott has insomnia â€“ he hasn't slept in four days. If this continues, he will never make the race. Danny tries hypnotism, Keith tries singing the horse to sleep â€“ nothing works. It is learned that F. Scott's groom, Homer Peck, usually sleeps in the barn and plays Glenn Miller songs on his tape recorder. About the same time that F. Scott had stopped sleeping, Homer's tape recorder had broken an
#47 - Subterranean Homeboy Blues
Law & Order Season 1 - Episode 2
The shooting of two black men by a white woman in a crowded subway initially appears to be a case of self-defense, but further investigation reveals revenge as a possible motive.
#48 - Stallion
Bonanza Season 14 - Episode 9
The moving tale of Little Joe and his beloved black stallion, which Ben purchases for his son as a birthday gift.
#49 - Trick or Treat
Bewitched Season 2 - Episode 7
In the second Halloween episode of the series, Endora turns Darrin into a werewolf when he refuses to let Samantha go to a witches Halloween ceremony. The worse part of it is, Darrin has to entertain a new client for McMann and Tate! Samantha tells Endora that she is acting like the witches stereotype, and Endora removes the spell.
#58 - The Day New York Turned Blue
McCloud Season 6 - Episode 6
During a New York City snowstorm, a union lawyer is placed in protective custody as a witness to graft, a working girl is slipping out-of-towners a mickey and painting them blue, a Federal Inspector is auditing the Department books, the mob plans an invasion of headquarters, and patrolmen have a strike meeting.