The Best Episodes Directed by Ellen Falcon

Designing Women

#1 - Designing Women

Designing Women Season 1 - Episode 1

Suzanne visits a new gynecologist, Mary Jo's ex-husband Ted, and a maelstrom of emotions is unleashed when she announces she is dating him.

star 8.38
103 votes
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Let's Call It Quits

#2 - Let's Call It Quits

Roseanne Season 1 - Episode 23

Roseanne has difficulty accepting new rules from a tough new supervisor at the factory.

star 8.11
288 votes
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War of the Words

#3 - War of the Words

A Different World Season 1 - Episode 5

Maggie prepares to debate Whitley on the topic of whether women can balance a career and family life. She is distracted by a surprise visit from her boyfriend, Mike, who stuns her by revealing that he has left school to take a job with the National Pork Council. He asks Maggie to transfer to a school in Washington, D.C. to be near him, and proposes marriage. Maggie is so overwhelmed by her relationship crisis that Denise must take her place in the middle of the debate. She wins easily by detailing the way in which her parents have employed compromise to make their situation work. Maggie and Mike take her words to heart and decide to slow down their relationship. Meanwhile, Dwayne tries to get a permanent spot on campus radio after successfully filling in for an ailing disc jockey.

star 8.10
20 votes
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If Chosen, I May Not Run

#4 - If Chosen, I May Not Run

A Different World Season 1 - Episode 8

Denise shows potential as a sprinter during P.E. class, and the track coach asks her to come out for the team. Her father is thrilled to have another Huxtable competing for Hillman, as he and his father both ran for the school. Denise enjoys the attention she receives from her friends and other students, but cannot handle the grueling practices. She considers quitting until a star runner informs her that she is not the only one who hates practice; in fact, the entire team feels this way. Maggie desperately tries to track down an economics book that she needs for a term paper.

star 8.00
17 votes
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Their Finest Hour

#5 - Their Finest Hour

Designing Women Season 4 - Episode 26

An hour-long clip show of highlights from the previous seasons, including: razor-tongued Julia standing up for Suzanne against an insolent beauty pageant contestant, Julia defending Bernice's eccentricities, Mary Jo commenting on men and bra sizes, Charlene wondering about everything from killer bees to the personal habits of other women, Suzanne displaying a series of wacky dresses, and Anthony being plagued by a variety of indignities.

star 8.00
5 votes
Rudy and the Snow Queen

#6 - Rudy and the Snow Queen

A Different World Season 1 - Episode 6

Denise's little sister Rudy comes to visit for the weekend. She surprises Denise by immediately hitting it off with Whitley. When Denise and Rudy find it impossible to sleep in the same bed, Whitley allows Rudy to stay in her room. Whitley teaches Rudy all of her beauty secrets, and the two become good friends. Rudy hurts Denise's feelings by spending all of her time with Whitley. Meanwhile, Jaleesa fears the worst after hearing that her sister went to dinner with Jaleesa's ex-husband. Jaleesa clears up the situation, then asks Whitley to stop monopolizing Rudy's time. Whitley tells Rudy a bedtime story about two sisters and a snow queen. Rudy understands the moral of the story and agrees to pay more attention to Denise.

star 7.96
24 votes
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Quittin' Time

#7 - Quittin' Time

Living Single Season 1 - Episode 10

Synclaire is angry when she is passed over for a promotion. When Khadijah asks her to define the type of job she is seeking, Synclaire's friends help her to realize that she would like to become the office manager. Khadijah insists that Synclaire cannot handle such a responsibility. She adds that, given Synclaire's frequent blunders, she probably would have been fired if she weren't the boss's cousin. Synclaire quits in a huff, and lands a job at Turkey Hut. Synclaire's replacement at Flavor, Mrs. Ryan, is efficient but extremely cold and impersonal. When Synclaire comes to the office to retrieve her belongings, she helps Mrs. Ryan find a file by explaining that her filing system is based on emotions. Things that will make Khadijah happy are in the front of the cabinet, while those that will upset her are hidden in the back. Khadijah realizes that Synclaire's sweet, cheerful personality makes up for her incompetence. She re-hires her as Vice President of Office Affairs (she had already

star 7.77
22 votes
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Full Court Press

#8 - Full Court Press

Living Single Season 1 - Episode 7

Khadijah, Regine and Synclaire are involved in a car accident with an old woman named Shirley Shortridge. Khadijah's jeep suffers $1500 in damage. Regine believes that they should sue, but Khadijah wants to settle and put the matter behind her. Khadijah and Max negotiate with Shirley and her sleazy lawyer, Jack Peabody. Khadijah ignores Max's advice and agrees to take an $800 settlement. Jack taunts Max, telling her she couldn't have beaten him in court. Max decides that the case should go to court. When Max becomes obsessed with victory, Khadijah decides to represent herself and ask for the settlement. Jack denies offering any money. Max comes to the rescue, taking over as Khadijah's lawyer and winning a $1500 settlement. Overton and Kyle take a trial membership at a gym, but suffer the consequences when they overdo it on the stair master and Kyle tries to impress two women with his weightlifting ability. Tag: Overton trapped on runaway treadmill.

star 7.77
26 votes
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Sometimes You Get the Bear, Sometimes the Bear Gets You

#9 - Sometimes You Get the Bear, Sometimes the Bear Gets You

A Different World Season 1 - Episode 7

Denise is apprehensive about a visit from her grandfather, as she fears that she cannot live up to his expectations. Jaleesa and Maggie ask Denise to take part in a traditional homecoming prank by stealing the head of the rival mascot's bear costume. (They would be the first women in Hillman history to accomplish this.) Denise initially turns them down because she does not want to disappoint her grandfather. She does not realize that Russell tried to steal the bear head in 1935, but was bested by a friend. He is still bitter about this, and bets his friend that he can pull off the feat. Denise decides to help her roommates after Whitley angers her by belittling the prank as "foolishness." Russell and the girls separately seek the assistance of Hillman mascot Dwayne, who distracts the guys assigned to guard the mascot. Denise and her grandfather simultaneously try to steal the mascot head; they realize they have misjudged each other. The girls leave the head in Whitley's bed as revenge

star 7.75
16 votes
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A Kiss Before Lying

#10 - A Kiss Before Lying

Living Single Season 1 - Episode 4

Max receives several phone messages from her ex-boyfriend Greg, who had unceremoniously dumped her a year earlier. Max ignores Khadijah's advice and agrees to have dinner with Greg and his fiancée. She arranges for the meal to be held at the girls' apartment. Regine suggests that Max bring a date, but Khadijah believes that Max should be happy with who she is. When Greg arrives with his beautiful fiancée, Susan, a desperate Max begs Kyle to pose as her boyfriend. He accepts the role all too eagerly. Everyone begins inventing tales about the couple's courtship and Max's phenomenal professional success. Max can no longer stand the lying, and admits that it was all an act. Greg follows her to the kitchen, and she explains that she has realized the source of her bitterness; she knew that she and Greg weren't right for each other, but wishes that he had said good-bye. She kisses him and struts out of the kitchen, leaving Greg begging for more. Meanwhile, Overton struggles to correct the bro

star 7.74
43 votes
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Lizzie Strikes Out

#11 - Lizzie Strikes Out

Lizzie McGuire Season 1 - Episode 21

Ethan invites Lizzie, Gordo and Miranda for bowling, while on the same day Lizzie's dad wants to spend some quality father-daughter time with her. Meanwhile, Matt and Lanny plan on what they can do to stop the bully, Heywood Biggs, from ripping on them.

star 7.74
19 votes
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Cased Up

#12 - Cased Up

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 9

A pompous lawyer who's dating Hilary is no fan of Will's after he's sideswiped by Will's roadster.

star 7.68
659 votes
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Bridge Over Troubled Sonny

#13 - Bridge Over Troubled Sonny

Roseanne Season 1 - Episode 13

Crystal struggles to cope with the death of her husband; Darlene decides it's cool to smoke.

star 7.68
286 votes
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Life and Stuff

#14 - Life and Stuff

Roseanne Season 1 - Episode 1

Roseanne deals with complaints that her daughter Darlene barks in school.

star 7.67
797 votes
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The Gift of the Magi

#15 - The Gift of the Magi

A Different World Season 1 - Episode 10

Millie tells the other dorm residents that Whitley's parents are divorcing. Whitley tries to maintain a positive attitude, and looks forward to spending the holidays with her father in Switzerland. Mr. Gilbert stuns Whitley by introducing his new, much younger girlfriend; and springs the news that she will be coming along on their trip. Denise helps the devastated Whitley cope with the situation and try to come to an understanding with Monica. Jaleesa and Maggie continually rag on the gifts from their "secret Santas," unaware that they have come from each other. Dwayne arranges to become Denise's secret Santa, even though he is not from her dorm. Dwayne's friend Ron helps with his plan to woo Denise by acting as her man servant for the week.

star 7.67
12 votes
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Does He or Doesn't He?

#16 - Does He or Doesn't He?

A Different World Season 1 - Episode 11

Dwayne annoys a graduate student with his stupid pick-up lines. She predicts that Dwayne would freak out if a woman actually responded to his advances, and decides to invite him to her apartment. Jaleesa takes bets from the entire dorm on Dwayne's possible reaction. Denise feels that Dwayne does not deserve this treatment, and warns him that he is being set up. Ron persuades Dwayne to go to Peggy's apartment and win her over with his charm. Denise and Walter (Dwayne's resident director and P.E. teacher) try to convince Dwayne to be himself around women. Peggy realizes that Dwayne is a good guy and cannot follow through with the bet.

star 7.67
15 votes
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Burglar in the House

#17 - Burglar in the House

Living Single Season 1 - Episode 14

After Regine has her purse snatched on the subway, the girls ask Overton to install better locks in their apartment. A nervous Synclaire and Regine insist on sleeping in Khadijah's room. They are stirred by a noise from downstairs, and discover a prowler in the kitchen. Khadijah startles him and drives him from the apartment; but after the girls run up to the guys' apartment, the burglar returns and cleans them out. Frustrated by the police's inability to get any leads on the case, they have Overton install an alarm system and bars on the windows, and ask the guys to stay over for several nights. However, they remain on edge. When Regine goes into the kitchen for a midnight snack, Synclaire freaks out and runs out of the apartment, triggering the alarm. The girls realize that, despite the unpleasant reality of crime, they cannot turn the apartment into a fortress. They volunteer for Neighborhood Watch. Tag: Lily the attack pig.

star 7.67
15 votes
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PSAT Pstory

#18 - PSAT Pstory

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 4

Will is a picture of confidence, while Carlton is a frazzled bundle of nerves preparing for college aptitude tests.

star 7.66
676 votes
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The Mother of All Battles

#19 - The Mother of All Battles

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 2

Will and Carlton arrive as reinforcements when a bully challenges Ashley to a rumble, but there's real trouble when Philip and Vivian intervene.

star 7.66
677 votes
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Dan's Birthday Bash

#20 - Dan's Birthday Bash

Roseanne Season 1 - Episode 9

Dan's birthday bash at the Lobo Lounge is interrupted by a bully who picks a fight with Dan at the pool table.

star 7.64
449 votes

#21 - D-I-V-O-R-C-E

Roseanne Season 1 - Episode 3

Jackie babysits while Roseanne and Dan go out to a formal restaurant dinner -- at which they see a recently divorced friend.

star 7.63
546 votes
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Living Kringle

#22 - Living Kringle

Living Single Season 1 - Episode 15

Synclaire is distraught because none of her friends seem to be in the holiday spirit. She manages to convince everyone to come together for a tree-trimming party, but the gathering breaks up quickly when Max gets a hot date, and the others are bogged down by work commitments. As her friends discover the thoughtful gifts Synclaire has left for them, they return to the apartment to thank her, only to discover that she is gone. However, she has left a detailed map leading them to her location. They find her at a bar, where her sunny demeanor has cheered the lonely bar patrons, who are now singing Christmas carols. Everyone apologizes to Synclaire for taking her for granted and failing to appreciate the holiday season. Meanwhile, Overton schemes to catch Synclaire under the mistletoe.

star 7.63
16 votes
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Granny Gets Busy

#23 - Granny Gets Busy

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 5

Mortified over spying his mother kiss the handyman, Philip can't bear to think of her having a new man in her life.

star 7.62
677 votes
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Reconcilable Differences

#24 - Reconcilable Differences

A Different World Season 1 - Episode 1

Denise Huxtable begins her sophomore year at Hillman and moves into Gilbert Hall. She meets her roommate, Jaleesa Vinson, a 26-year-old divorcée who is the subject of much rumor and innuendo. Denise feels uneasy around Jaleesa and asks Stevie Rallen, the resident director, to find her a new room. Denise decides to try harder to get along with Jaleesa, but Jaleesa is offended that Denise has gone behind her back. They get into an argument, and Denise moves in with wealthy Whitley Gilbert (for whose family the dormitory is named). Whitley drives Denise insane with her idiosyncrasies and generally self-absorbed behavior. Denise apologizes to Jaleesa and asks for another chance, and Jaleesa agrees to stop being so defensive. Meanwhile, overeager freshman Dwayne Wayne hits on every woman in sight.

star 7.62
63 votes
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The Big Four-Oh

#25 - The Big Four-Oh

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 7

Vivian's 40th birthday marks a crisis and a career change in which she plans to perfect her dance skills.

star 7.61
644 votes
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Workin' Overtime

#26 - Workin' Overtime

Roseanne Season 1 - Episode 19

After two weeks of overtime at work and chaos at home, Roseanne takes refuge at a diner.

star 7.59
327 votes
The Prime of Miss Lettie Bostic

#27 - The Prime of Miss Lettie Bostic

A Different World Season 1 - Episode 13

Jaleesa fills in as resident director after Stevie leaves the university to get married (to Professor Walcott?). The students attend a lecture by Lettie Bostic, a renowned world traveler. Lettie dropped out of Hillman and moved to Paris, where she kept company with Picasso and other artistic icons and even worked as a spy during World War II. She confesses that she still regrets quitting school, so the dean offers to give her credit for "life experience" if she takes over as Gilbert's resident director. During a dorm meeting, Lettie immediately rubs the girls the wrong way with her blunt comments. Jaleesa, who is bitter about losing her leadership position, organizes a revolt in the hopes of driving Lettie away. Lettie covers for the girls when they break a television set, and both sides agree to be less abrasive.

star 7.58
12 votes
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The Butler Did It

#28 - The Butler Did It

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 11

Bell Biv DeVoe shoots a video at the Bankses, courtesy of Carlton, who rents the house while his parents are away.

star 7.58
648 votes
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Guess Who's Coming to Marry?

#29 - Guess Who's Coming to Marry?

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 6

Tensions spill over just before the wedding of Will's Aunt Janice when Will's mom meets Janice's intended -- and forbids Will to attend the interracial wedding.

star 7.56
684 votes
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She Ain't Heavy

#30 - She Ain't Heavy

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 8

Will hits it off with the full-figured Dee Dee, but her size keeps him from asking her to the dance.

star 7.56
659 votes
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My Brother's Keeper

#31 - My Brother's Keeper

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 15

On the basketball court, winning is everything to Will, as it is to an opponent from Malibu Prep, who can't afford to lose.

star 7.55
702 votes
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Will Gets a Job

#32 - Will Gets a Job

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 3

Will tries to juggle school and a new job in order to earn money for the homecoming party; Ashley's classmate Tina becomes interested in Carlton. Will starts becoming paranoid when he constantly is getting confused with Carlton.

star 7.55
665 votes
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Lovers' Lane

#33 - Lovers' Lane

Roseanne Season 1 - Episode 6

Bowling night finds Roseanne checking out Becky's new boyfriend Chip, while Jackie and Booker make a bet with high stakes.

star 7.53
486 votes
Here's to Good Friends

#34 - Here's to Good Friends

Roseanne Season 1 - Episode 8

Roseanne and Jackie help Crystal drown her sorrows over breaking up with her lover by taking her to the Lobo Lounge for a few pink squirrels and a pep talk.

star 7.52
456 votes
Something for Nothing

#35 - Something for Nothing

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 12

After winning at the country club's Monte Carlo night fund-raiser, Will learns that he's expected to donate the money to charity.

star 7.51
673 votes
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Eyes on the Prize

#36 - Eyes on the Prize

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 19

Needing a game show partner, Will must choose between bickering friends.

star 7.49
633 votes
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Community Action

#37 - Community Action

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 17

When Hillary is ordered to do community service at a free clinic, the doctor in charge becomes the antidote for her marriage-mindedness.

star 7.47
627 votes
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Porky de Bergerac

#38 - Porky de Bergerac

A Different World Season 1 - Episode 3

Denise and Maggie convince Jaleesa to run for dorm monitor to prevent Whitley from getting the position. As one of her campaign promises, Jaleesa vows to address the dorm's litter problem by forcing anyone who fails to pick up after herself to wear a pig nose for a day. Denise leaves pizza in the lounge overnight, and Jaleesa orders her to wear the nose. Denise is furious, as she has a date with a cute guy from her biology class that night. They have never talked in person (she asked him out over the phone), so she decides to postpone the date because she does not want to meet him under these circumstances. Dwayne fails to get a hold of the guy as promised, but Michael still wants to go out with Denise. He even dons a pig nose so that she will not feel self-conscious.

star 7.46
26 votes
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Christmas Show

#39 - Christmas Show

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 13

On a family ski trip, the Banks find that they must come up with Christmas gifts from the heart after their belongings are stolen.

star 7.45
687 votes
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Speech Therapy

#40 - Speech Therapy

A Different World Season 1 - Episode 18

Jaleesa panics at the prospect of making a speech in front of her poetry class. The professor takes pity on her and allows her to substitute a paper for the speech, but suggests that she learn to take risks. Jaleesa stammers her way through the speech; Professor Foster congratulates her on her courage and gives her a B because her content offset the horrible presentation. Denise forgets to pay back some money she had borrowed from Maggie a month earlier. Instead of reminding Denise about the debt, Maggie privately obsesses over the matter. Whitley's humidifier breaks, and she cannot call a repairman without exposing the fact that she has an illegal appliance. Dwayne and Ron help her ship it out for repairs, only to get busted by Lettie. Lettie reveals that she knew about the device; it no longer worked because she had unplugged it.

star 7.44
9 votes
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The Monday Through Friday Show

#41 - The Monday Through Friday Show

Roseanne Season 1 - Episode 12

Dan and Roseanne disagree about where to spend a romantic 15th anniversary; Becky refuses to dissect a frog in biology class; Darlene finds her paper route more than she can handle.

star 7.44
297 votes
Romancing Mr. Stone

#42 - Romancing Mr. Stone

A Different World Season 1 - Episode 9

Many of the girls become smitten with Byron Walcott, their handsome new geology professor. Professor Walcott's knowledge and enthusiasm for geology inspire Denise to develop a fascination for the subject. Although Denise mocks the other girls for their crushes on the professor, she also mistakes his attention for romantic interest. Stevie confronts Professor Walcott and accuses him of leading his students on. Dwayne witnesses their argument and suspects that they like each other. Denise feels like a fool for misreading Professor Walcott's intentions, but quickly gets over it. She plays matchmaker for Stevie and the professor. Maggie concludes that Americans require too much personal space; she gets on everyone's nerves by cutting down on her "body buffer zone."

star 7.44
16 votes
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Did the Earth Move for You?

#43 - Did the Earth Move for You?

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 1

Will's all-consuming romance with a new girlfriend shakes up the Banks' household, as does Mother Nature, trapping them together during an earthquake.

star 7.43
714 votes
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Ill Will

#44 - Ill Will

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 18

The family fears a steamy exposé when Geoffrey begins his memoirs, while Will fears the scalpel when he enters the hospital, kicking and screaming, for a tonsillectomy.

star 7.39
687 votes
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#45 - Saturday

Roseanne Season 1 - Episode 10

Roseanne bets Dan he'll never finish repairing his truck.

star 7.38
384 votes
Hi-Ho Silver

#46 - Hi-Ho Silver

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 10

Will and Carlton think a party guest stole the silverware.

star 7.37
656 votes
Geoffrey Cleans Up

#47 - Geoffrey Cleans Up

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 2 - Episode 16

Geoffrey falls hard for a neighbor he believes is a housekeeper -- but who turns out to be very wealthy.

star 7.35
635 votes
Getting the Story

#48 - Getting the Story

The Cosby Show Season 7 - Episode 6

Rudy and Kenny do a video project.

star 7.35
150 votes
Great Expectations

#49 - Great Expectations

Living Single Season 1 - Episode 6

Khadijah is disgusted by the girls' pathetic social life, so she suggests that they go out to a club and meet some men. Regine announces that she can get them onto the guest list at Club Zina. She dons her finest wig and ""one of a kind"" red dress, and is disgusted to spot two other women wearing the same dress. She douses them with drinks, but later gets a taste of her own medicine. Kyle and Overton have to sneak in the back door because the doorman dislikes Kyle, and Kyle has no luck with the female bar patrons. Overton convinces Synclaire to dance, and they show off a series of moves not seen since 1984. Max is hounded by a smarmy man with a gold tooth, while Khadijah is bored out of her skull. Her attitude improves when she meets Regine's friend Ty, the DJ. He gives her the chance to take the mic, and she brings down the house with ""I Will Survive."" Tag: Waiting for the call from Ty. Music: ""You Are Everything"" (Stylistics), sung by T.C. Carson; ""Brick House"" (Commodores), sung by t

star 7.33
36 votes
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#50 - Jazzbeau

The Facts of Life Season 6 - Episode 16

The death of a famous jazz singer brings back fond memories to Tootie and Natalie, who got to know him at a resort hotel where he worked as a waiter.

star 7.30
10 votes
The Naked Truth

#51 - The Naked Truth

Living Single Season 1 - Episode 11

During a game of ""Truth or Challenge,"" Kyle mocks the women for their tendency to snipe at each other. Regine points out that he talks about Overton behind his back, and Max reveals that Kyle was annoyed when Overton tagged along on his date. This leads to a blowout fight, and Overton decides to move out. Synclaire asks him to stay at the girls' apartment, much to Regine's chagrin. When Overton goes into the bathroom to shave, he accidentally sees Khadijah naked. He apologizes constantly, and she suggests that he relax. She urges him to stand up to Kyle. This advice backfires, as Kyle arrives moments later and asks Overton to return to the apartment. Overton refuses to move back until Kyle apologizes. He begins to drive all the girls crazy with his annoying habits, so they try to bribe Kyle into giving in. Kyle refuses, but pretends the toilet is clogged so that Overton will have to come to the apartment. They realize they have forgotten the reason for their dispute. The girls compare

star 7.29
24 votes
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Radio Days

#52 - Radio Days

Roseanne Season 1 - Episode 5

A songwriting contest unleashes creativity in Dan and Roseanne, while Booker unleashes uncontrolled impulses in Jackie.

star 7.27
490 votes
Living Single... With Children

#53 - Living Single... With Children

Living Single Season 1 - Episode 8

Regine begins dating a single father named Patrick. She gets along wonderfully with his adorable daughter Camille, and agrees to spend the day with her while Patrick is away in New Jersey on business. When Patrick is delayed, Camille spends the night at the apartment. She suffers from a stomachache, and Regine runs herself ragged trying to care for the girl. Regine tells Patrick she is not ready to be a mother, but he urges her not to worry, as they are a long way from taking this step. Kyle becomes a Big Brother to a young boy named Kevon, but the boy prefers spending time with ""Uncle Obie"" to Kyle's dull, educational outings. Tag: Kevon pesters Kyle and Overton to teach him the facts of life.

star 7.23
26 votes
The Memory Game

#54 - The Memory Game

Roseanne Season 1 - Episode 7

Roseanne discovers that Dan had a one-night stand with her high-school nemesis years ago.

star 7.22
405 votes
Come Back, Little Eggby

#55 - Come Back, Little Eggby

A Different World Season 1 - Episode 21

As a class assignment, Maggie and Dwayne must care for eggs as if they were children. Maggie becomes extremely wrapped up in the project, and nearly skips her volleyball game because she is worried about the egg. She finally allows Jaleesa to watch the egg, as she is already babysitting Stevie's son J.T. Jaleesa leaves Whitley in charge while she helps Denise find a calculator, and the egg disappears. Maggie completely freaks out and puts up fliers around the campus. Stevie reminds Maggie that the egg is not a child; she states that real parents can also make their share of mistakes. Although Stevie is a good mother, she once lost track of J.T. in a department store. They discover that J.T. liked the egg so much that he had taken it to his room.

star 7.22
9 votes
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My Dinner With Theo

#56 - My Dinner With Theo

A Different World Season 1 - Episode 22

Denise becomes depressed about her grades. To take her mind of her troubles, she calls her brother Theo and asks him to visit for the weekend. Theo, a high school senior, is considering applying to Hillman. He quickly makes friends on campus and has little time for Denise because of his busy social calendar. During an interview, the dean stresses that Hillman is a very difficult academic school. He warns Theo that his fun-filled weekend might be giving him the wrong impression. Denise later reiterates this over dinner; she was an excellent student in high school, and now is having trouble just passing her classes. She wants to take a semester off, but Theo encourages her to tough it out. Meanwhile, Maggie tries to write a letter to her boyfriend.

star 7.18
11 votes
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Love Takes a Holiday

#57 - Love Takes a Holiday

Living Single Season 1 - Episode 13

Stacey, the Flavor photographer, is unable to supply any cheerful photos for the holiday issue because she is depressed and angry over a break-up with her boyfriend. Khadijah tries to cheer her up by inviting her to hang out with the girls. When she meets Kyle, they immediately take a liking to each other. Kyle falls head over heels, but Stacey is not interested in another serious relationship. Khadijah and Synclaire ask her to break up with him before he gets hurt. Stacey is unable to go through with it, and shows up at Thanksgiving dinner on Kyle's arm. Max can no longer stand to watch Kyle make a fool of himself. She takes him to the kitchen and warns that Stacey is using him. Kyle tests Stacey by asking her to come to his parents' house for Christmas, and she promptly breaks up with him. Everyone struggles to boost Kyle's spirits, and he later thanks Max for looking out for him. Tag: Max loads up on leftovers and talks with Kyle. Music: ""Reunited"" (Peaches and Herb), sung by Kim Co

star 7.17
23 votes
Wild Child

#58 - Wild Child

A Different World Season 1 - Episode 14

Denise befriends Cougar, an extremely intelligent and creative student from her philosophy class. Cougar asks Denise to sneak her into the dorm for the night, claiming that her roommate has been letting an annoying boyfriend sleep over. Although she is supposed to stay on the couch, Cougar tries to use Whitley's room while Whitley is in the infirmary receiving treatment for a sprained ankle. Cougar gets caught, and Denise lashes out at her. Cougar reveals that she is not really a student at Hillman. She is an orphan who has been homeless since age 15, and started showing up for classes to increase her education. Dwayne and Denise ask Lettie to lobby the dean to enroll Cougar on scholarship, but Cougar initially balks at taking the SAT.

star 7.17
12 votes
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Just Friends?

#59 - Just Friends?

Living Single Season 1 - Episode 9

Khadijah's old friend Scooter comes to town, and the two begin spending a lot of time together. Although Khadijah insists that they are only friends, she ends up spending the night with him. When Scooter asks her to come out to his Los Angeles home for the weekend, Khadijah's friends offer conflicting advice. Max believes she should go for it, while Regine warns that she could destroy her friendship. Khadijah decides that she isn't ready to take such a big step, and asks for time to re-evaluate the relationship. Overton helps Synclaire study for her accounting exam in the hopes of making time with her, despite the fact that he knows nothing about the subject. He is discouraged when Synclaire (following Khadijah's plight) announces that she would never date a friend. Tag: Khadijah receives flowers from an unexpected source. Music: ""Theme from The Little Rascals,"" hummed by T.C. Carson, John Henton and Cress Williams

star 7.17
24 votes
Look Homeward, Stephanie

#60 - Look Homeward, Stephanie

Newhart Season 3 - Episode 16

Stephanie returns home for a brief visit, but she's soon convinced to stay when she's overwhelmed with presents. Michael is astonished by Steph's transformation to a spoiled brat. Dick tries to beat Joanna's annoying knack for guessing exactly what her birthday present will be.

star 7.16
45 votes
Look Ma, No Talent

#61 - Look Ma, No Talent

Newhart Season 4 - Episode 12

Michael begins shirking his duties and risks his job when he tries to find a talent to impress his mother.

star 7.02
45 votes
The Way We Ought to Be

#62 - The Way We Ought to Be

Newhart Season 4 - Episode 2

Michael and Steph break up when Michael realizes he's tired of Stephanie's demanding ways. Dick has difficulties with the WPIV staff when they're slow to direct his show.

star 7.00
48 votes
Robin's Awakening

#63 - Robin's Awakening

Major Dad Season 1 - Episode 8

A long-distance chess match comes to town for the final battle and it turns out that a young teen sparks an interest in boys for Robin.

star 7.00
9 votes
Major Mom

#64 - Major Mom

Major Dad Season 1 - Episode 9

Polly goes to jail to protect a news source.

star 7.00
8 votes
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Boxer Rebellion

#65 - Boxer Rebellion

Major Dad Season 1 - Episode 12

The Major and Polly disagree about the dress code at Elizabeth's school. The Major says change the schoolboard, and Polly says change the rules and she helps Elizabeth protest.

star 7.00
9 votes

#66 - Discipline

Major Dad Season 1 - Episode 13

The Major and Polly think of how to punish Casey for losing one of The Major's medals.

star 7.00
8 votes
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#67 - Lemon

Major Dad Season 1 - Episode 14

Clashing lifestyles send the family to a counselor after the Major dumps the girls' dead pet bird.

star 7.00
8 votes
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All Quiet on the Home Front (2)

#68 - All Quiet on the Home Front (2)

Major Dad Season 1 - Episode 22

The Major's family welcomes him back, but he thinks they resent his job.

star 7.00
7 votes
Stephanie Nightingale

#69 - Stephanie Nightingale

Newhart Season 4 - Episode 14

Stephanie must care for the hotel staff and guests when a measels epidemic sweeps the inn.

star 6.91
44 votes
But Seriously, Beavers

#70 - But Seriously, Beavers

Newhart Season 3 - Episode 5

Dick's jokes at a Beaver Lodge roast for George are a hit with everyone except the guest of honor, spurring George to consider leaving the inn. Stephanie sells cosmetic kits.

star 6.88
50 votes
I Do, Okay

#71 - I Do, Okay

Newhart Season 4 - Episode 16

Joanna and a decidedly unenthusiastic Dick decide to renew their wedding vows to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

star 6.87
47 votes
Advise and Descent

#72 - Advise and Descent

A Different World Season 1 - Episode 12

Denise volunteers for peer counseling duty during finals week. She proves to be a very good counselor, but uses the job as an excuse to put off a major history paper. Dwayne dislikes the head counselor, a laid-back surfer from California, because he suspects that he will put the moves on Denise. Whitley panics about an upcoming botany final; she had assumed that Millie's notes would be enough to carry her through the test. Dwayne and Ron express their discontent when the girls neglect their appearance while cramming for exams. The girls respond by holding an impromptu pageant in the dorm lounge to select "Miss Ugly America."

star 6.86
14 votes
See the Hill ... Over the Hill

#73 - See the Hill ... Over the Hill

Major Dad Season 1 - Episode 11

The Major worries he may be over the hill and challenges a reluctant Holowachuk to a martial arts rematch.

star 6.57
7 votes
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Officer of the Day

#74 - Officer of the Day

Major Dad Season 1 - Episode 20

Lt. Holowachuk gets in trouble when he plans a secret country hoe-down birthday party for the Major.

star 6.50
6 votes
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Love Doctor

#75 - Love Doctor

Major Dad Season 1 - Episode 10

While trying to decide his future plans, Sgt. James makes a decision that ends up hurting Elizabeth. When he hears of the consequences, he makes a better choice.

star 6.43
7 votes
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Period of Adjustment

#76 - Period of Adjustment

The Cosby Show Season 7 - Episode 4

Clair's teenage second cousin moves in with the family. Erika Alexander joins the cast as Pam. First appearances of Karen Malina White as Charmaine, Allen Payne as Lance, and Mushond Lee as Slide.

star 4.52
212 votes

#77 - Honesty

227 (1985) Season 1 - Episode 1

On the way home from running errands, Mary hits a BMW, breaking the tail light. From the persuasion of Rose, she decides to leave a note on the car. The next day, after no one has arrived to see the car, Mary wants to remove her note. However, another car comes by and nearly totals it, but then drives away. Before Mary can get to the car and remove her note, the owner comes out of an apartment and sees her note. Sandra tells Mary that she needs to use her ""femininity"" to get out of paying for the total damages. Mary says that she can't do that, so Sandra poses as Mary when the owner comes by to talk to Mary about the damages. Everything goes well until Lester comes home and their lie unfolds. Everything gets straightened out between Mary, Lester, and the car owner (Marvin), ending with a date for Sandra and a new friend for the Jenkins. Meanwhile, Mary tells Brenda that she cannot go skating with Calvin because she lied.

star 0.00
0 votes
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The Refrigerator

#78 - The Refrigerator

227 (1985) Season 1 - Episode 4

When Mary tries to convice the landlord to order her a new refrigerator, he refuses. Mary then agrees to loan Sandra her apartment for a extravagant party if Sandra will ""persuade"" the landlord to get Mary a new refrigerator.

star 0.00
0 votes
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This Son for Hire

#79 - This Son for Hire

The Hogan Family Season 1 - Episode 8

David in need of money to buy a compact disc player and decides to get a part-time job. However, the job he chooses panics Valerie, as he gets a job at the auction house where she works. After David oversteps his bounds, she must make a hard decision, whether or not to fire him.

star 0.00
0 votes
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