The Best Episodes Directed by Eyal Gordin
#4 - Prodigy
Raising Hope Season 2 - Episode 1
When Jimmy watches a home video of himself as a thirteen-year-old, he discovers that he was a musical prodigy with a promising career as a singer and pianist until a horrible accident involving a golf putter rendered him talentless. Jimmy recruits Burt, Virginia and Maw Maw to help him rediscover his lost abilities.
#5 - Single White Female Role Model
Raising Hope Season 2 - Episode 16
Sabrina is arrested at a protest for civil disobedience, but her two-week sentence in jail is made even worse by a prison attendant who claims that they're old friends. Meanwhile, Virginia saves the Natesville mayor from a public scandal, but Jimmy's political encounter could threaten Sabrina's freedom.
#6 - Mrs. Smartypants
Raising Hope Season 2 - Episode 11
When Hope shows signs of being a baby genius, the family pits themselves against one another to earn their GEDs. While attempting to secure his GED, Jimmy finds out that his old high school teacher, Mr. Swift, is teaching the class.
#9 - Poking Holes in the Story
Raising Hope Season 2 - Episode 18
Virginia agrees to be a live-in house sitter for her client and look after a troublesome teenage girl. Meanwhile, Maw Maw once again confuses Jimmy with her late husband Wilfrid, so Jimmy and Sabrina play along.
#11 - My Name is Alias
My Name Is Earl Season 4 - Episode 19
Danny Glover guest stars as Darnell's father who comes looking for him in Camden only to raise Earl and Randy's suspicions. However, a family reunion leads to father and son partaking in one last undercover mission.
#14 - The Real Brother’s Keeper
The Real O'Neals Season 2 - Episode 12
Jimmy wants to teach his younger brother the rite of passage of drinking. When Shannon gets a comp hotel room due to a scam she’s pulling, Jimmy thinks this is the perfect time to teach Kenny how to drink, but it all goes awry when Kenny invites Brett to join in. Meanwhile, Eileen discovers that Pat has a new girlfriend, her nemesis, Sheila DeMars,
#18 - The Play
The Middle Season 3 - Episode 9
Frankie is thrilled when she learns that the Orson Community Theater is putting on a production of "The Wizard of Oz," and that kids don't need to audition to be munchkins, as they will be automatically cast - which is a perfect scenario for a hapless Sue. But things quickly go awry when Frankie is cast in a singing role and learns the director is not happy with Sue's performance and may cut her from the play. Meanwhile, Brick asks his unreliably quirky Uncle Rusty to attend his school's Special Friends Day - with disastrous results.
#22 - Bullies
My Name Is Earl Season 4 - Episode 23
Randy busts into the motel room, demanding that Earl drive to Joy's and punch her in the face. Over time, Randy has invested lots of time and money in the Crab Shack's claw machine, but every time he wins a cute stuffed animal, Joy bullies him into giving it to her. This last time he won a fancy bird dressed up for a wedding and the loss has put Randy over the edge. Earl points out that Randy is 32 years old, and it's time he learned to stick up for himself - Earl's not going to protect him anymore.
#24 - Mongooses
Raising Hope Season 1 - Episode 17
The Chance family goes to see a lawyer to get their wills done, and Burt is insulted when Jimmy chooses Sabrina over him. Meanwhile, Sabrina is overcome with emotion by the news, while Maw Maw thinks mongooses are infesting the household.
#26 - Nature's Game Show
My Name Is Earl Season 4 - Episode 11
Earl loses his list while tornado's hit Camden County. Meanwhile, Randy thinks he's invincible after a wild boat ride and contemplates how he should use his new found power. Elsewhere, who's the smartest , Joy or Darnell? that's what this weeks argument is about and Catalina and Patty have a religious awakening.
#27 - Play Hard or Go Home
Back in the Game Season 1 - Episode 3
Terry attempts to find the Cannon a girlfriend in hopes that he will start being nicer to her and the Angles, but it backfires big time. Meanwhile, Danny goes on a mission to tell Vanessa about his feelings for her.
#29 - The Change Up
Back in the Game Season 1 - Episode 4
Feeling unlucky in love, Danny changes his persona after The Cannon tells him that girls are attracted to bad boys. Meanwhile, Terry, annoyed that Danny is channeling the Cannon’s behavior, decides to have a wild girl’s night out with Lulu.
#36 - The Magic Hour
My Name Is Earl Season 4 - Episode 1
When Joy cons Make-A-Wish to send a celebrity to her trailer, Earl remembers a wish he stole from a dying child and decides it's time to cross him off the list. When he returns to the kid's home, he finds that little Buddy (guest star Seth Green) has exceeded all of the doctors' expectations and is still alive. Buddy asks Earl to produce his movie and suddenly all of Camden County find themselves starring in a high-octane action film. Randy surprises everyone when his acting skills get rave reviews.
#37 - The Real Rules
The Real O'Neals Season 1 - Episode 12
After realizing Pat left his police badge at home, Jimmy convinces Kenny and Shannon that he should use Pat’s badge to pretend he’s a police officer so they can receive free perks around town. Meanwhile, when Pat tells Eileen about an upcoming date he’s going on, she takes matters into her own hands when it comes to a potential suitor in her dating life.
#38 - Romeo and Romeo
Raising Hope Season 1 - Episode 12
Jimmy hasn't had any time to socialize or make friends since Hope was born, so when he meets another single dad at the grocery store, he immediately sets up a play date. But when Jimmy finds out that Virginia is his new friend's housekeeper, Virginia insists that Jimmy cancel the outing. In an effort to keep the peace, Jimmy and his friend arrange a dinner at the Chance house.
#43 - Randy in Charge (...Of Our Days and Our Nights)
My Name Is Earl Season 3 - Episode 9
The Warden ask Earl to make a skit called 'scared straight' that will stop kids from committing crimes and stay out of jail. Meanwhile, Randy uses his authority to make Earl's life difficult in prison.
#48 - Frank's Girl
My Name Is Earl Season 3 - Episode 6
It's conjugal visiting day at the prison and since no one is visiting Earl, Frank wants Earl to explain to his girlfriend why he cannot see her today. Things don't go as planned and Frank's girlfriend dumps him because of Earl. Earl is blames himself and vows to get them back together.
#49 - We've Got Spirit
My Name Is Earl Season 4 - Episode 6
To cross Randy off his list, Earl takes his brother to cheerleading camp. Once there, the tight cheer pants and their lack of flexibility are not their only problem. They also have to deal with Kimmi Himmler (guest star Jenna Elfman), the camp owner with a deeply scarred face and milky eye - both a result of a badger accident suffered while cheering in high school. When Himmler wants the brothers out of her camp, Earl goes to drastic measure to make sure that Randy's cheerleading dreams will come true. Elsewhere, Joy is hurt when her son Dodge indicates that Catalina is the most beautiful woman in Camden.
#52 - Girl Earl
My Name Is Earl Season 3 - Episode 20
Inspired by Earl, Billie starts a list of her own and when Earl is getting annoyed by Billie's little habits, he decides to focus on working on the list instead. He picks a task that is on both of their lists, atones for the injury of a champion grocery-bagger and discovers a unique talent of his own. But Earl soon finds out that they have different ways of interpreting Karma.
#53 - Li'l Big Kim
Super Fun Night Season 1 - Episode 10
Kimmie taps into her alter ego, "Lil' Big Kim," to convince a famous rap artist, Miss T, who hates all lawyers, to sign with the firm. Meanwhile, Miss T's bodyguard (guest star Lavell Crawford, "Breaking Bad") takes a shine to Kimmie when she ends up taking the whole gang to an exclusive club in an attempt to seal the deal.
#54 - Everybody Hates Kwanzaa
Everybody Hates Chris Season 3 - Episode 10
Chris has to do a school assignment during the holiday break. He decides to do a good deed and helps Kill Moves find his estranged mother. Meanwhile, Julius decides that the family should celebrate Kwanzaa instead of Christmas because it's less expensive.
#58 - America's Sweethearts
Jonas Season 2 - Episode 5
Stella tries to play it cool when she hears that Joe and Vanessa will be sharing a kiss for a "Forever April" photo shoot, but her facade quickly melts after she learns that Vanessa has feelings for Joe. In exchange for the secret of being a great director, Mona gives Kevin the impossible task of combing the beach to find a missing piece of jewelry.