The BEST episodes directed by Gail Mancuso

Neighbors
star
9.33
3 votes

#1 - Neighbors

Ellen - Season 5 - Episode 16

Ellen tries to make friends with her neighbors, but they keep catching her in strange coincidences. After all, why would Ellen and Paige be playing Twister on the roof?

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Hospital
star
9.00
3 votes

#2 - Hospital

Ellen - Season 5 - Episode 18

Ellen rushes to the hospital after discovering that Laurie was in a car accident. While waiting for news on her condition, Ellen meets a woman in the waiting room, whom she discovers is Laurie's ex-girlfriend and Holly's "father."

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Just Coffee
star
8.75
4 votes

#3 - Just Coffee

Ellen - Season 5 - Episode 5

Ellen goes on a date with her mortgage broker, but starts to think she's the only one looking for romance.

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Emma
star
8.75
4 votes

#4 - Emma

Ellen - Season 5 - Episode 8

Thanks to Paige, Ellen lands a job as personal assistant to Emma Thompson and discovers that, not only is Thompson gay, but her past contains a truly sordid secret.

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Someone's at the Gyno With Reba
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8.49
189 votes

#5 - Someone's at the Gyno With Reba

Reba - Season 1 - Episode 3

Van has finally moved some of his stuff (that his parents thoughtfully threw out on their front lawn for him) into the room he shares with Cheyenne. Unfortunately, most of it's either in bad taste or just downright unacceptable (like the cheerleaders poster). But when Cheyenne doesn't object, Reba can't understand why she wouldn't tell Van how she really feels. While on a visit to the gynocologist, Reba also discovers that Cheyenne and Barbra Jean are sharing the same doctor... and Brock has brought little Jake to the appointment.

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Are You Ready for Some Football?
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8.32
205 votes

#6 - Are You Ready for Some Football?

Dharma & Greg - Season 2 - Episode 12

When Greg convinces Dharma to accompany him and Pete to a football game, despite her lifelong aversion to competitive sports, he is unprepared for her sudden and total conversion into a fanatical San Francisco 49ers fan--and the term ""fanatical"" is not used lightly. When Dharma sneaks out to a game in the middle of dinner with her parents, Greg decides she needs help, and arranges an intervention involving quarterback Steve Young.

Invasion of the Buddy Snatcher
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8.22
171 votes

#7 - Invasion of the Buddy Snatcher

Dharma & Greg - Season 1 - Episode 23

When Greg hosts a poker game, Dharma takes advantage of the occasion to meet his buddies. Petty jealousies surface as she begins befriending the men and privately advising them on personal matters - including bankruptcy, impotence, and a serious crush one of the men has on Greg - and they in turn begin to full uncomfortable around Greg because he won't share his feelings with them. Upset that Dharma has taken over his friends, Greg tries to bluff her by maintaining that he has plans of his own to hang out with Jane; and when Dharma thinks this an ""awesome"" idea, he finds himself involved in a bizarre role-playing game with Jane's very bizarre friends (including the Vulcan-eared Trekkie seen at the end of episode 20). Meanwhile, Kitty and Edward are unhappily afloat in ""duck soup,"" as their swimming pool is invaded by waterfowl. Enter Abby, who is getting a Berkeley degree in ornithological intelligence. (Larry: ""It's the study of bird brains."" Kitty: ""Oh, that must be useful."")

Las Vegas
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8.20
4100 votes

#8 - Las Vegas

Modern Family - Season 5 - Episode 18

Jay is determined to get the adults’ hotel suite upgraded; Claire tries to win back some money; Phil auditions to be a magician.

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Skeleton in the Closet
star
8.19
191 votes

#9 - Skeleton in the Closet

Roseanne - Season 7 - Episode 6

Leon outdoes himself hosting a Halloween soirée with the Lunch Box clan and a bevy of his gay friends, many of whom seem to know Fred – intimately. Meanwhile, Jackie and Roseanne visit Bev's hairdresser and become convinced that she wears a wig.

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Ode to Barbra Joan
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8.18
354 votes

#10 - Ode to Barbra Joan

The Nanny - Season 1 - Episode 20

C.C.'s father invites her to a Barbra Streisand concert in an attempt to bond with his daughter, but after C.C. declines, her father invites Fran to the concert, which makes C.C. jealous.

The Honeymoon's Over or Now What?
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8.17
187 votes

#11 - The Honeymoon's Over or Now What?

Reba - Season 1 - Episode 2

The high school's principal Mrs. Hodge calls Reba and Brock into her office to give them a brochure on an alternative school for pregnant mothers, called Hollyhouse, that she feels Cheyenne should attend. When Reba returns to say that Cheyenne's decision is to stay in her regular high school the principal makes it clear that this wasn't a request. When Reba insists that Cheyenne be allowed to stay, the principal suspends the pregnant teen for three weeks, enough time to ruin her grades. First, Brock brings Barbra Jean into the group, making Reba more than unhappy. Then they begin discussing Cheyenne's situation and Reba comes up with an idea. If they keep Van out of school as long as Cheyenne is out of school, the principal will have to give in and let them both back. Why? Because they'll lose their chance at a football championship without star cornerback Van. Cheyenne and Van have been staying at home in protest, but as the next big game approaches without any word from the Principal

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In the Company of Maya
star
8.16
93 votes

#12 - In the Company of Maya

Just Shoot Me! - Season 2 - Episode 12

When Maya develops a crush on a writer she works with, she isn't quite sure how to handle the situation. Believing he likes her, but is too shy to ask her out, Maya takes some tips from Nina on how to lead him on. The strategy backfires when Maya finds herself slapped with a sexual harassment suit the next day. Meanwhile, Elliott tries to live down his humiliation when he discovers his girlfriend is a spokesperson for a brand of hemorrhoid cream.

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Sunday in the Park with Fran
star
8.15
323 votes

#13 - Sunday in the Park with Fran

The Nanny - Season 1 - Episode 18

C.C. encourages Grace to go on a playdate with a critic's son in order to get him to like Maxwell's new show, but problems arise after Fran hits the obnoxious child with a baguette.

Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off
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8.13
295 votes

#14 - Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off

The Nanny - Season 1 - Episode 17

Maxwell's sister Jocelyn comes to visit with her fiancè, and the two decide to get married.

Swan Song
star
8.13
30 votes

#15 - Swan Song

The Big Leap - Season 1 - Episode 10

With only two days to go until the big finale, the cast preps for their final performance. Nick must make the hard decision of following his brain or his heart, and Julia is stuck in a tough position when Kevin tries to win her back. Meanwhile, Justin and Simon try to navigate a new challenge in their relationship and Brittney works on standing up to her mom.

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The Wedding
star
8.10
171 votes

#16 - The Wedding

Roseanne - Season 8 - Episode 23

Darlene's wedding day brings unexpected tears, joy and tenderness as Dan is finally able to express his love to Darlene and the young couple's wedding vows bring Roseanne to tears.

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The Gym Teacher
star
8.04
289 votes

#17 - The Gym Teacher

The Nanny - Season 1 - Episode 19

Maggie has problems with her gym class teacher and asks Fran for help in order to pass the class. Maxwell has problems with a spoiled actor.

Finale (2)
star
8.04
646 votes

#18 - Finale (2)

Modern Family - Season 11 - Episode 18

The entire family discovers saying goodbye is much harder than it seems.

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Deliverance
star
8.03
226 votes

#19 - Deliverance

Roseanne - Season 4 - Episode 22

A pregnant Crystal snaps at everyone in sight, then goes into labour with Dan coaching her in the delivery room; Roseanne and Bonnie feud over who should replace Leon as the new manager of the coffee shop; and Darlene delivers a message to David to quit crowding her.

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Yours, Mine or His?
star
8.00
5 votes

#20 - Yours, Mine or His?

Out of Practice - Season 1 - Episode 12

The whole family gets stuck together in a snowy mountain cabin and the guys find a pregnancy test, but they don't know if it belongs to Crystal or Olivers new girlfriend.

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Surprise
star
7.98
360 votes

#21 - Surprise

Are You There, Chelsea? - Season 1 - Episode 12

When Sloane's husband calls to announce he is on his way home after she has spent the night drinking with her sister, it's up to Chelsea to get her cleaned up before he arrives.

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The Playwright
star
7.94
327 votes

#22 - The Playwright

The Nanny - Season 2 - Episode 2

Fran gives Brighton a lesson after he rejects a geeky girl at school, but it blows up in her face when she runs into a man she rejected in high school - and Fran is forced to go on a date with him.

The White Sheep of the Family
star
7.92
171 votes

#23 - The White Sheep of the Family

Roseanne - Season 8 - Episode 13

D.J. inherits $500 in his great aunt Harriet's will (because he was the only member of the family she never met) and blows half of it on a trombone to impress a girl who plays tuba in the school band. Meanwhile, Darlene alienates everyone by mentioning that she has turned down a $500/week job in advertising, an entry level position that would pay her more than both her parents earn.

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The Second Coming of Leonard
star
7.91
193 votes

#24 - The Second Coming of Leonard

Dharma & Greg - Season 1 - Episode 15

When Dharma's charismatic old boyfriend, Leonard, suddenly re-enters her life after a year in India, Greg finds himself extremely uncomfortable around him—especially when it becomes clear that absolutely everyone else, from Greg's parents to even Marlene, absolutely adores Leonard. Weakened by battling a bad cold, Greg is thrown for a loop when Leonard reveals that he has been celibate since he left Dharma and Dharma decides that she and Greg should give abstinence a try as well. Finally, Dharma informs everyone that they should respect Greg's wishes and not see Leonard any more—then everyone simultaneously spots Greg on television enjoying Leonard's company and his benchside basketball tickets.

iSpy
star
7.91
4245 votes

#25 - iSpy

Modern Family - Season 5 - Episode 14

Claire and Phil spy on Luke and Manny; Jay misinterprets Gloria’s anger over a dream she thinks he had for another offense he committed; Mitch tries to keep a secret from Cam; Haley tries to keep her photography exhibit from her family.

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Teddy Trouble ...
star
7.90
290 votes

#26 - Teddy Trouble ...

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 - Season 2 - Episode 14

June is startled when a man she has never seen before jumps out of a door in the apartment that she has never seen before. It is Teddy, Chloe’s childhood friend from Camp C.U.T.S. (Callous Unemotional Trait Survivors) who visits her every year when he goes off his medications. His visit coincides with the Carter Marsh Annual Warehouse Sale, where Chloe uses psycho and manic Teddy to her advantage against all the vicious out of town women at the sale. Meanwhile, James is devastated when he finds out that his Beek Jeans have been relegated to the “cooling rack” at the sale where no one is buying them.

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Slappy Holidays
star
7.88
217 votes

#27 - Slappy Holidays

The Conners - Season 2 - Episode 7

Chaos ensues when Dan finally gets the entire family together for Thanksgiving dinner; mixed feelings about the Lunch Box continue to build tension in the house; Harris makes an unexpected move.

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The One with the Baby on the Bus
star
7.88
3551 votes

#28 - The One with the Baby on the Bus

Friends - Season 2 - Episode 6

Chandler and Joey baby-sit Ben when Ross has an allergic reaction and has to go to the hospital. Phoebe loses her Central Perk singing gig to a professional singer.

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Chris-Mess
star
7.88
193 votes

#29 - Chris-Mess

Becker - Season 5 - Episode 10

Chris gets jealous when she hears from John that he is dating an editor at a leading magazine and is going to spend Christmas with her in Vermont. Also: Bob fears that a street-corner Santa is out to get him, and Margaret tries to cheer up Linda by having her go caroling with a church group.

Lanford, Toilet of Sin
star
7.86
211 votes

#30 - Lanford, Toilet of Sin

The Conners - Season 2 - Episode 8

Jackie is faced with a difficult decision that brings the family and community together. Meanwhile, Becky starts working a new late-night shift at Casita Bonita, and Darlene goes to extreme measures to mend her relationship with Harris.

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Diamond in the Rough
star
7.86
4721 votes

#31 - Diamond in the Rough

Modern Family - Season 4 - Episode 10

When Manny and Luke’s Little League team makes it to the playoffs, Claire and Cameron search for a field to use; Gloria uses a microphone to sing to the baby.

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Believe
star
7.86
451 votes

#32 - Believe

Are You There, Chelsea? - Season 1 - Episode 3

When Sloane plans a social gathering for her church group at Jerry’s Ultimate Sports Bar, Chelsea finds herself attracted to the band’s cute lead singer Luke but his virginal ways soon become an insurmountable obstacle. She then decides he is the perfect match for Dee Dee and sets about matchmaking. Meanwhile, Rick’s old girlfriend Nikki takes a job at the bar and while Rick is excited to have her around, her saucy personality doesn’t sit well with everyone.

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The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy
star
7.86
3688 votes

#33 - The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy

Friends - Season 3 - Episode 1

Monica suffers from insomnia and depression following her breakup with Richard. Joey struggles to accept Chandler and Janice's relationship. Ross confides in Rachel about one of his fantasies.

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English as a Second Language
star
7.86
4419 votes

#34 - English as a Second Language

Community - Season 1 - Episode 24

Greendale Community College is forced to bring in a new Spanish teacher after a shocking discovery about Señor Chang. Troy discovers a trade he truly excels in -- plumbing.

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Red Light on the Wedding Night
star
7.85
1145 votes

#35 - Red Light on the Wedding Night

Gilmore Girls - Season 2 - Episode 3

During Lorelai's bachelorette party, where Emily regales the group with stories about the week before her wedding, Lorelai realizes she isn't ready to commit to Max.

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Haus Arrest
star
7.85
306 votes

#36 - Haus Arrest

Dharma & Greg - Season 1 - Episode 12

Dharma's free spirit and maternal instincts are challenged when Greg's rebellious teenage niece Jennifer visits for the holidays and soon abuses her newfound friendship with her aunt. When Dharma and Jane take her along on a wacky shopping trip pretending to be monolingual German tourists, they are upset to discover that she has used them as a cover for actual shoplifting. Later when Dharma discovers that Jennifer has invited a boyfriend over unannounced, she lowers the disciplinary boom—and Jennifer runs away.

Flip Flop
star
7.85
4670 votes

#37 - Flip Flop

Modern Family - Season 4 - Episode 20

Phil gets desperate when Cam and Claire’s flipped house is more difficult to sell than expected; Javier brings his new girlfriend along to visit Manny.

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Slow Down Your Neighbors
star
7.84
6307 votes

#38 - Slow Down Your Neighbors

Modern Family - Season 2 - Episode 11

Claire becomes a vigilante to catch a car that speeds though their streets. Phil tries to land an important listing with a difficult client, Jay teaches Manny (and Gloria) how to ride a bike. Mitchell and Cameron meet a mysterious neighbor who is quite the charmer.

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Snip
star
7.84
4767 votes

#39 - Snip

Modern Family - Season 4 - Episode 3

Phil gets a vasectomy; Gloria and Jay can’t agree on whether or not they should find out the sex of the baby; Mitchell tries to steer Cameron toward getting a part-time job.

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Roommates
star
7.83
6 votes

#40 - Roommates

Ellen - Season 5 - Episode 3

Ellen's new neighbors offer to introduce her to a friend who is looking for a "roommate," which, according to Audrey and Barrett, is code for "girlfriend." Meanwhile, Paige struggles with her mixed emotions about Ellen's lesbianism.

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Sun Tea
star
7.83
1999 votes

#41 - Sun Tea

30 Rock - Season 4 - Episode 6

When her building goes condo, Liz tried to scare off the tenant above her so she can buy his apartment. Jack and Tracy, both considering vasectomies, consult with Dr. Spaceman and confront their issues about fatherhood. Kenneth attempts to make TGS a green workplace and finds an unexpected ally in Frank.

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Dear Emily and Richard
star
7.83
1086 votes

#42 - Dear Emily and Richard

Gilmore Girls - Season 3 - Episode 13

Sherry goes into labor with only Lorelai and Rory for company. Lorelai reminisces about her pregnancy and Rory's birth. The war between Paris and Rory continues when Paris picks a photo of the "Franklin" staff for the yearbook that has the worst possible shot of Rory.

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The White Swan Lives!
star
7.82
44 votes

#43 - The White Swan Lives!

The Big Leap - Season 1 - Episode 3

Monica comes face-to-face with her past when the contestants head to Chicago to watch a performance of "Swan Lake," performed by her old ballet company. Meanwhile, Nick digs deeper into Justin's family issues and makes a bold move for the sake of the show. Then, tensions continue to grow between Gabby and Brittney, and Paula leans on Mike when she starts to feel vulnerable.

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The Head and the Hair
star
7.82
1829 votes

#44 - The Head and the Hair

30 Rock - Season 1 - Episode 11

There are some new power players around when Jack and Kenneth the page switch roles for the day and Liz finds herself clicking with a gorgeous hunk.

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The One Where No One's Ready
star
7.82
3493 votes

#45 - The One Where No One's Ready

Friends - Season 3 - Episode 2

A stressed Ross desperately and insistently tries to get the rest of the gang ready for a black tie event at the museum, while Joey and Chandler clash over personal belongings and personal space.

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Arrested
star
7.81
4775 votes

#46 - Arrested

Modern Family - Season 4 - Episode 7

Cameron watches Alex and Luke while Phil, Claire and Mitchell deal with Haley’s arrest. Jay tries to cut short a surprise visit from ex-wife Dede (Shelley Long), so she doesn’t learn about Gloria’s pregnancy.

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We're Going to Disney World (1)
star
7.81
166 votes

#47 - We're Going to Disney World (1)

Roseanne - Season 8 - Episode 17

The family goes hog wild with excitement -- and with plans to travel to Disney World -- when Dan brings home his final paycheck from the Lanford City Garage.

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Lost and Found
star
7.80
1028 votes

#48 - Lost and Found

Gilmore Girls - Season 2 - Episode 15

When Dean notices that Rory isn't wearing the bracelet he made for her, she covers her shock at its loss and lies that she removed it because of a rash on her arm. She searches for it frantically all over Stars Hollow, not realizing that Jess picked it up after she dropped it on the bridge two weeks earlier.

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Spring-a-Ding-Fling
star
7.80
4129 votes

#49 - Spring-a-Ding-Fling

Modern Family - Season 5 - Episode 16

Cameron feels competitive when a popular teacher returns from sabbatical; Haley goes to a realtor’s banquet with Phil; Mitch struggles to get his bearings at his new job; Jay and Gloria babysit Lily.

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Knee Deep
star
7.80
741 votes

#50 - Knee Deep

Roseanne - Season 10 - Episode 9

Roseanne's knee gets worse so Dan is forced to a make an important work decision; but when a major storm hits Lanford, their fortunes change for the better. Later, Darlene realizes she has to go back to her first passion, writing.