The Best Episodes Directed by Eric Appel

Massive Election

#1 - Massive Election

Back in the Game Season 1 - Episode 9

Terry plays politics when she challenges Dick for the position of League President. Meanwhile, The Cannon takes Danny out to the golf course to teach him a lesson in the importance of being a leader.

star 8.18
252 votes
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Time Angels

#2 - Time Angels

NTSF:SD:SUV:: Season 2 - Episode 5

Anti-terrorism time travelers join the team to prevent crimes.

star 8.15
181 votes
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Halloween II

#3 - Halloween II

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2 - Episode 4

The Peralta / Holt annual Halloween bet continues when Jake challenges the Captain that he can steal his watch before midnight. Meanwhile, Gina is upset that her dance team, Floorgasm, kicks her off the squad and Terry confronts her about her bad attitude.

star 7.98
3788 votes
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Training Day

#4 - Training Day

Blue Mountain State Season 3 - Episode 5

Thad offers to help Alex to become a local celebrity. Mary Jo tries to impress Coach Daniel's wife, Debra.

star 7.86
777 votes
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The Real Bicycle Thief

#5 - The Real Bicycle Thief

NTSF:SD:SUV:: Season 2 - Episode 2

Trent hunts for restaurant terrorists and goes undercover in the Swedish pedicab-racing circuit.

star 7.83
126 votes
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The Big House (2)

#6 - The Big House (2)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 5 - Episode 2

When the warden asks Jake to investigate Romero's drug smuggling operation, Jake and Caleb find themselves caught between the loyalty Jake has sworn to both of them. Meanwhile, Amy is offered a deal by a local mobster who claims he can prove that Hawkins is guilty, but Holt and the rest of the gang think they have a safer plan.

star 7.82
3421 votes
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The Empty Chair

#7 - The Empty Chair

Silicon Valley Season 3 - Episode 5

Richard lets his ego get in the way at an interview. Dinesh, Gilfoyle and Jared misplace hardware. Erlich pitches his plans to Big Head.

star 7.82
5303 votes
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I Woke Up Like This

#8 - I Woke Up Like This

Selfie Season 1 - Episode 13

Eliza gets a confidence boost when she learns that her new female role model/former middle school bully used Eliza's life as an inspiration for her success. Henry is determined to rid himself of his childhood poser status by finally teaching himself how to ride a skateboard.

star 7.77
249 votes
Happy Bert Day

#9 - Happy Bert Day

Trophy Wife Season 1 - Episode 15

When Bert successfully reads a hundred books, Pete and Kate have to throw him the birthday party of his dreams - complete with a fire eater on stilts, professional dancers and a special visitor. Kate uses the party planning as an excuse to get in with the soccer moms that shun her at all the games, and Diane refuses to admit fault while doing some creative driving with Pete. Meanwhile, Warren starts a bromance with the guy Hillary has her eye on.

star 7.75
501 votes
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The Swedes

#10 - The Swedes

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 3 - Episode 9

In an attempt to solve an international case, Jake and Rosa are forced to work with a pair of Swedish cops and things get very competitive, very quickly. Meanwhile, Amy and Terry offer to help Gina prepare for a big test and Holt enlists Charles to sub in as his squash partner for an annual tournament.

star 7.75
3600 votes
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Bachmanity Insanity

#11 - Bachmanity Insanity

Silicon Valley Season 3 - Episode 6

Richard’s new relationship is threatened by neuroses. Big Head and Erlich’s launch party has snags. Dinesh falls for a foreign coworker.

star 7.75
5344 votes
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Grinder V Grinder

#12 - Grinder V Grinder

The Grinder Season 1 - Episode 13

Timothy Olyphant is back in Boise and the rivalry between Dean and him continues when Stewart invites Olyphant to spend more time around Sanderson & Yao. After getting into an argument about who is closer to being a real lawyer, the two "Grinders" decide to go head-to-head in a mock trial.

star 7.72
447 votes
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Bros Before Bros

#13 - Bros Before Bros

Happy Endings Season 3 - Episode 17

With the wedding coming up, Penny decides to reach out to her estranged dad Roy. The reunion is sufficiently awkward but Alex encourages Penny to be optimistic, while Jane is more skeptical. Meanwhile, Dave enlists Brad and Max's help in sabotaging "The Brazilian" food truck, a.k.a. Dave's #1 nemesis, but Max accidentally falls for the enemy's son and has to choose between his best friend or boyfriend.

star 7.71
897 votes
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Exes and Oh-No's!

#14 - Exes and Oh-No's!

NTSF:SD:SUV:: Season 1 - Episode 3

Trent's ex surfaces after a sex change and plots to steal a San Diego treasure. Elsewhere, Piper's pick for book club goes unread.

star 7.68
153 votes
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One Cabeza, Two Cabeza, Three Cabeza... DEAD!

#15 - One Cabeza, Two Cabeza, Three Cabeza... DEAD!

NTSF:SD:SUV:: Season 1 - Episode 1

A new alcoholic energy drink is killing University of San Diego Students. NTSF must team up with the Food and Drug Administration, despite their mutual mistrust, to follow a lead.

star 7.68
315 votes
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Never Block Cookies

#16 - Never Block Cookies

Selfie Season 1 - Episode 6

Eliza observes Henry’s constant bad mood and lack of skills with women and becomes determined to get him some action, whether he wants it or not.

star 7.67
416 votes
Episode 42

#17 - Episode 42

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 2 - Episode 18

Online harassment is a major problem, but it’s rarely prosecuted. If only we’d been warned about this in the early days of the internet.

star 7.66
643 votes

#18 - Relationslut

Teachers (2016) Season 3 - Episode 16

Ms. Snap helps Ms. Watson find her inner floozy while simultaneously getting into a relationship of her own. Mrs. Adler and Toby try to teach their students about the effects of bullying.

star 7.66
44 votes
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I Left My Heart in Someone's Cooler

#19 - I Left My Heart in Someone's Cooler

NTSF:SD:SUV:: Season 1 - Episode 12

Terrorists plan to bomb the San Diego Day parade in a plot that involves the President of the Navy. Elsewhere, Alphonse is tasked with finding the perfect gift for Trent's kids.

star 7.64
119 votes
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The Return of Dragon Shumway

#20 - The Return of Dragon Shumway

NTSF:SD:SUV:: Season 2 - Episode 9

Piper's fiancee has a difficult time letting go of his ninja past.

star 7.64
118 votes
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#21 - Whack-A-Mole

NTSF:SD:SUV:: Season 2 - Episode 6

The team is blamed for the death of Gary the Killer Whale.

star 7.62
152 votes
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Nix the Fat Week

#22 - Nix the Fat Week

Bad Teacher Season 1 - Episode 8

During the school's annual health week, Meredith sets her sights on a five-star vegan chef and enlists Irene's help to keep his interest when she realizes he's environmentally friendly. Meanwhile, Ginny coaches Principal Carl for the Faculty 50-Yard Dash.

star 7.62
66 votes
Captain Peralta

#23 - Captain Peralta

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2 - Episode 18

Jake's mainly absentee father, Roger, comes to town to spend some time with his son. Jake can't wait to see him, but Charles is skeptical of Roger's intentions. Meanwhile, Holt tasks Amy, Terry, Gina and Rosa with an impossible brain teaser in exchange for Beyoncé tickets.

star 7.61
3136 votes
Stay in or Bail Out

#24 - Stay in or Bail Out

Back in the Game Season 1 - Episode 2

Terry looks for a job so she can move out of her father's house. Meanwhile, the Cannon tries to cure the Angles of their fear of getting hit by a pitched ball by taking them to a prison for some unconventional instruction from the warden; and a bedroom and bathroom in the Cannon's house go mysteriously unused.

star 7.59
415 votes
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#25 - Models

New Girl Season 2 - Episode 5

After spending a wild night out with Cece and her model friends, Jess jumps in the driver's seat when she must fill in for Cece at a car show. Meanwhile, the guys question what defines male friendship after Schmidt buys Nick a cookie.

star 7.59
3551 votes
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The Final Robe

#26 - The Final Robe

Teachers (2016) Season 3 - Episode 17

Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to see who will get the final robe. Ms. Watson gets an unfortunate diagnosis.

star 7.59
46 votes
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#27 - Pilot

Death Valley Season 1 - Episode 1

After a vampire is killed in a prostitution sting, Billy is kidnapped. And a seemingly routine zombie kill in a doughnut shop leads to a death among the TV crew.

star 7.56
1524 votes
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Lights, Camera, Assassination

#28 - Lights, Camera, Assassination

NTSF:SD:SUV:: Season 2 - Episode 4

A teen idol shadows Trent and Alphonse during the hunt for a killer who targets Hollywood directors; Kove develops a podcast.

star 7.55
91 votes
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The Date

#29 - The Date

Trophy Wife Season 1 - Episode 7

When Kate and Pete host a party, Jackie crashes and hooks up with Pete’s co-worker Sad Steve, much to Pete’s discomfort. However, when Sad Steve decides to pursue a relationship with Jackie, both Kate and Pete jump on the bandwagon to give young love a boost. Meanwhile, Hillary helps Warren and Bert put together a Gum Show live stream, and Diane faces off with Meg after she posts an unflattering picture of her on Instagram.

star 7.54
596 votes
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Clavado En Un Bar

#30 - Clavado En Un Bar

New Girl Season 3 - Episode 11

Jess has twenty minutes to decide if she should give-up teaching and take a new job, prompting the gang to recall how they all landed in their current professions.

star 7.54
3040 votes
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The Risky Business of Being Alone in Your Home

#31 - The Risky Business of Being Alone in Your Home

NTSF:SD:SUV:: Season 1 - Episode 4

Trent is suspended and forced to spend time at home, where terrorists plot to attack him. His replacement, an old nemesis, is a hit at the NTSF.

star 7.52
144 votes
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About a Kiss

#32 - About a Kiss

About a Boy Season 1 - Episode 9

Andy and Laurie host a game night and Will invites Sam, but things don't go exactly as planned when she arrives. When his friend TJ asks Fiona to join him for the festivities, Will goes to great lengths to discourage any sparks from flying. Meanwhile, Marcus is uneasy when he discovers the mother of an older mean girl at school will be babysitting him.

star 7.50
343 votes
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Boyz II Menorah

#33 - Boyz II Menorah

Happy Endings Season 3 - Episode 3

Max has become a hit on the Bar Mitzvah circuit as an energetic emcee and allows Brad to partner up with him, but not everything turns out kosher. Meanwhile Dave and Alex make an effort not to take their relationship for granted.

star 7.44
1045 votes
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Fun Facts

#34 - Fun Facts

Blue Mountain State Season 3 - Episode 8

Thad copes with secrets from the coach's past while Alex makes a new connection with Daniels as he prepares to be inducted into the College Hall of Fame.

star 7.42
620 votes
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Jury Duty

#35 - Jury Duty

The Office (US) Season 8 - Episode 13

Jim returns from jury duty, only to have to deal with Dwight's pesky questions about the details of the case. Elsewhere, Angela and her senator beau welcome their baby.

star 7.40
2651 votes
Campaign Contributions

#36 - Campaign Contributions

Benched Season 1 - Episode 11

Phil is on the shortlist for Public Defender of the Year; Trent brings a young boy to court.

star 7.39
186 votes
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Up Periscope, Down With San Diego

#37 - Up Periscope, Down With San Diego

NTSF:SD:SUV:: Season 1 - Episode 8

The team must prevent an attack on San Diego by Japanese soldiers who've been lost at sea for decades.

star 7.39
127 votes
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E is for Ectoplasm

#38 - E is for Ectoplasm

A to Z Season 1 - Episode 5

Andrew and Zelda break with their respective traditions and decide to throw a joint Halloween party, much to the dismay of Stu and Stephie, who feel like they are losing their best friends. Meanwhile, with Big Bird looking for a solid promotional opportunity to boost the profile of the company, Henry takes it upon himself to enlist the help of Ray Parker Jr. to attend their annual Wallflower Halloween party.

star 7.36
308 votes
What About Fred

#39 - What About Fred

New Girl Season 5 - Episode 2

Jumping back into the dating pool, Jess finds herself dating a dud, but falls in love with his perfect parents. Meanwhile, Nick and Schmidt have very different ideas about how to run the bar.

star 7.34
2074 votes
Help Us Help You

#40 - Help Us Help You

Death Valley Season 1 - Episode 2

Stubeck is worried about a vampire prostitute after he and Billy release her from the station. Meanwhile, teen vigilantes go after zombies, and Dashell takes Kirsten out on the beat.

star 7.30
1263 votes
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The Touchables

#41 - The Touchables

Making History (2017) Season 1 - Episode 5

In need of some quick cash for Deb to purchase an ice cream parlor, the trio decides to make some money rather than save the world. But after Chris devises a strategy to cash in on the fixed 1919 Chicago World Series baseball game, their get-rich-quick scheme is derailed when they run into the infamous mobster Al Capone.

star 7.30
422 votes
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Brief Encounters

#42 - Brief Encounters

Benched Season 1 - Episode 12

After secretly reuniting with Trent, Nina must make some hard choices. Meanwhile, Phil must look at his own relationships when Morris calls him out for being glib.

star 7.25
193 votes
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The Birthday Party That Was Neither

#43 - The Birthday Party That Was Neither

NTSF:SD:SUV:: Season 1 - Episode 2

Each member of NTSF gets a mysterious call from a person who claims they have secret information about them. Unbeknownst to the other members, they each must bring a million dollars to a warehouse, leaving Kove alone at NTSF HQ. When the caller is finally revealed, the team gets a blast from the past.

star 7.01
261 votes
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Family Dies

#44 - Family Dies

NTSF:SD:SUV:: Season 2 - Episode 10

Trent has to kill his father.

star 6.78
173 votes
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