The BEST episodes directed by Gary Halvorson

Mr. Mullen's Opus
star
8.80
10 votes

#1 - Mr. Mullen's Opus

Grace Under Fire - Season 3 - Episode 22

While working for a crisis hot-line, Grace encounters the nasty janitor, Mullens, again and he hasn't improved.

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Toothache
star
8.70
10 votes

#2 - Toothache

Marvin Marvin - Season 1 - Episode 3

Marvin "fends for himself" and eats a huge amount of chocolate when a family meal is called off, and soon he develops an explosive toothache.

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Trapped in Paris (Part 2)
star
8.50
3 votes

#3 - Trapped in Paris (Part 2)

True Jackson, VP - Season 2 - Episode 18

True accidentally places Doris' wedding ring in a vest pocket and sends the vest to Paris. So True and Lulu disguise themselves as flight attendants and sneak to Paris. But they get trapped in an old mansion must design a dress for complicated french heiress. Meanwhile, Amanda hires Ryan as a model for her boy fashion line.

Little Shakespeare (Flirting with Fame - Part 2)
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8.50
2 votes

#4 - Little Shakespeare (Flirting with Fame - Part 2)

True Jackson, VP - Season 2 - Episode 3

True's crushing on a new boy at school named Justin (Tyler James Williams), but when she finally gets the courage to ask him out, he turns her down. True and Lulu suspect he's dating someone until True discovers his big secret. In an attempt to show True his romantic side, Justin enlists the help of superstar Natasha Bedingfield to perform "These Words" for the duo. Back at the office, Mr. Madigan takes casual dress day too far and Amanda can't handle it. Meanwhile, a statistics class has uncovered a special connection between Mikey J and Kelsey (Jordan Monaghan) that has Lulu and Ryan seething with jealousy.

Finale
star
8.43
324 votes

#5 - Finale

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 9 - Episode 16

Ray fears getting his adenoids removed, but Debra convinces him to go through with the surgery. At the hospital, while Marie is in the bathroom, the nurse says that Ray isn't waking up from the anesthesia and everyone fears he may die. Fortunately, thirty seconds later, the doctor comes out and says he's just fine. Everyone agrees not to tell Ray or Marie about it; however, Frank ends up telling Marie who rushes over to smother Ray with kisses. Ray finds out about it and begins acting weird as if he thinks he really is going to die. After a couple minutes, he gets out of it. The show closes with the entire family sitting around the table eating and arguing, just like the Barones always have in the past nine years.

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Down in the Boondocks
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8.30
10 votes

#6 - Down in the Boondocks

Grace Under Fire - Season 5 - Episode 14

Bev, the mother of Quentin's girlfriend, leaves her husband and moves in with Grace and the kids.

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Italy (2)
star
8.22
276 votes

#7 - Italy (2)

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 5 - Episode 2

When Marie surprises the family with the news that she's treating them all to a two-week vacation in Rome, everybody loves the idea – except Raymond. It's virtually impossible not to enjoy oneself in a country as beautiful as Italy; but, if anyone can manage it, Raymond can. Not willing to let his sour mood spoil it for the rest of the family, Debra, Frank, Marie, Robert and the kids go on their merry way and soak up the atmosphere, sights, smells and tastes of the city of love and try their best to ignore Ray. Meanwhile, Robert meets the girl of his dreams – she's stunningly beautiful, unbelievably sexy and works in a gelato shop.

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Italy (1)
star
8.20
415 votes

#8 - Italy (1)

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 5 - Episode 1

When Marie surprises the family with the news that she's treating them all to a two-week vacation in Rome. Everybody loves the idea except Raymond. It's virtually impossible not to enjoy oneself in a country as beautiful as Italy, but if anyone can manage it, Raymond can. Not willing to let his sour mood spoil it for the rest of the family, Debra, Frank, Marie, Robert and the kids go on their merry way and soak up the atmosphere, sights, smells and tastes of the city of love and try their best to ignore Ray. Meanwhile, Robert meets the girl of his dreams. She's stunningly beautiful, unbelievably sexy and works in a gelato shop.

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How They Met
star
8.18
377 votes

#9 - How They Met

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 3 - Episode 26

Ray and Debra reminisce about their fateful first meeting 15 years before. Memories flood back when Ray and Debra prepare Ally for her first playdate with a little boy. The first time Ray and Debra laid eyes on each other, their first kiss, the first time Marie met her future daughter-in-law and what she thought of her, and the first time Ray sampled Debra's cooking are all revealed.

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The Letter
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8.17
430 votes

#10 - The Letter

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 2 - Episode 11

When Marie crashes and ruins her Tupperware party, Debra decides that she's had just about enough of her mother-in-law's constant interference. She takes pen to paper and writes a letter to her mother-in-law, telling her to stop intruding into her life. Horrified by the problems that this letter might trigger, Ray does everything in his power to intercept the offending document – but he fails. Surprisingly, the family discovers that honesty really may be the best policy.

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The Model
star
8.15
256 votes

#11 - The Model

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 8 - Episode 21

After the agent tells Robert he has a unique look, he convinces him to pose for head shots with their "in-house" photographer. But when Robert and Ray return for the pictures, they are surprised to find the modeling agency has mysteriously disappeared.

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Crazy Chin
star
8.15
271 votes

#12 - Crazy Chin

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 8 - Episode 18

Amy's parents put Robert on the defensive when they point out his strange habit of touching food to his chin before he eats it. When Amy confides in Debra, who tells her that Robert's strange behavior could be psychological, she devises a plan to break him of his chin habit for good.

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The Canister
star
8.13
351 votes

#13 - The Canister

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 5 - Episode 19

Tempers flare when Marie accuses Debra of not returning a borrowed canister that holds sentimental value and Debra insists that she has already given it back. Debra is then horrified when she discovers that she does indeed still have the canister in her possession. With Ray and Robert's reluctant assistance, she concocts an elaborate scheme to get rid of the evidence, rather than confess to Marie that she was wrong and her mother-in-law was right all along.

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The First Time (3)
star
8.11
341 votes

#14 - The First Time (3)

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 6 - Episode 24

After Marie has Frank return an anniversary gift Ray and Debra gave them Ray and Debra reminisce about the first time they slept together. Debra then decides to go apologize to Marie but Marie refuses to accept her apology when she learns that Debra lied to her in front of a priest.

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Pilot
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8.08
327 votes

#15 - Pilot

Lucky Louie - Season 1 - Episode 1

Louie works part time at the local muffler shop while his wife Kim works works as a nurse at the hospital and runs the household. Louie begins to wonder if his wife wants another baby when she tries to seduce him out of the blue. Meanwhile, Walter is upset at Louie's friendly gestures.

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Fairies
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8.08
292 votes

#16 - Fairies

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 5 - Episode 16

Ray is upset when he finds out that Debra signed up Michael and Geoffery to play fairies in a school play.

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The Bird
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8.05
272 votes

#17 - The Bird

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 8 - Episode 9

Robert and Amy convince their families to spend Thanksgiving together. When the Barones arrive at the Pennsylvania home of Amy's parents, they find that their differing family traditions encourage lots of lively conversation. If only the MacDougals owned a television set! Things start to come together when the families separate into Pilgrims and Indians for the annual MacDougal Thanksgiving Family Pageant. All is well until a bird flies into the house and Pat McDougal decides to "put it out of it's misery."

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The One with Rachel's Going Away Party
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8.03
2965 votes

#18 - The One with Rachel's Going Away Party

Friends - Season 10 - Episode 16

The friends throw Rachel a small going away party and she proceeds to say goodbye to each of her friends individually.

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Pilot
star
8.03
112 votes

#19 - Pilot

What I Like About You - Season 1 - Episode 1

When her father accepts a promotion overseas in Japan , high-spirited 16-year-old Holly has no plans to head to Japan with him. She decides she'd rather live in the New York City with her "straight-laced" sister, Valerie. In the opener, Holly's attempts to prove herself a perfect roommate backfire when she misinterprets a remark about Feng Shui and rearranges the apartment. To make matters worse, Holly jeopardizes Val's job with a marketing firm when she disrupts a promotional event featuring skateboarder Tony Hawk.

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When Teens Collide
star
8.02
202 votes

#20 - When Teens Collide

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch - Season 2 - Episode 19

Sunspot activity causes molecular instability for the witches present in the moral realm: Zelda's left arm attaches itself to Hilda, who is auditioning to become part of a classical trio, and a black hole forms in their kitchen sink. Because Sabrina is half mortal, they are not sure how she will be affected. Participating in a charity drive to collect food for the homeless, Sabrina is at first relieved to experience no worse symptoms than temporary hair loss; but when she protests at Libby's conniving with Mr. Kraft to turn the drive into a competition, things take a turn for the worse: Sabrina and Libby bump into each other and exchange personalities. While Libby become sweetness and light, Sabrina becomes a teenage terror who soon rules the school and - with the connivance of Salem - begins to plot world domination. When she is arrested and brought to trial, it's up to a repentant Salem to find a way to save her.

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Pierce Brosnan
star
8.02
62 votes

#21 - Pierce Brosnan

Muppets Tonight - Season 2 - Episode 4

Pierce Brosnan is depressed over the fact that he isn't as debonair as his James Bond character, but he finally gets a chance to prove himself when the Crustacean Liberation Army attempts to take the Muppet Studios hostage and only he can save them.

Golf for It
star
8.01
263 votes

#22 - Golf for It

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 8 - Episode 23

Robert and Ray end up with the mother of all guilt trips when they decide not to help Marie with a home project so they can land a prime spot on the golf course. Their overnight wait in the car for a tee time becomes a brawl over their respective roles in their parents' future.

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The Reject Room
star
8.00
4 votes

#23 - The Reject Room

True Jackson, VP - Season 2 - Episode 16

True finds out that some her design ideas have been rejected and takes her displeasure out on Max. Meanwhile, Amanda's ex-boyfriend Chad Brackett returns and invites the Mad Style staff to his art exhibit that depicts Amanda in an unflattering manner.

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Trapped in Paris (Part 1)
star
8.00
4 votes

#24 - Trapped in Paris (Part 1)

True Jackson, VP - Season 2 - Episode 17

True accidentally places Doris' wedding ring in a vest pocket and sends the vest to Paris. So True and Lulu disguise themselves as flight attendants and sneak to Paris. But they get trapped in an old mansion must design a dress for complicated french heiress. Meanwhile, Amanda hires Ryan as a model for her boy fashion line.

True Mall
star
8.00
0 votes

#25 - True Mall

True Jackson, VP - Season 3 - Episode 11

A new Mad Style store opens at the local mall and True and Lulu work undercover to make sure the store functions properly. In the process, True hires Callie, a fashion-savvy but inexperienced co-worker as the store manager replacing the manager that Amanda originally hired. She nearly gives up her position, until she gets help from her friends. Meanwhile, Jimmy prevents Ryan from following True and Lulu to the mall.

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Tony Bennett
star
8.00
3 votes

#26 - Tony Bennett

Muppets Tonight - Season 1 - Episode 6

Johnny seems thrilled when Tony Bennett guest stars, but he gets nervous about working with the famous singer and has difficulty performing.

Third Aunt From the Sun
star
7.98
363 votes

#27 - Third Aunt From the Sun

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch - Season 1 - Episode 7

Sabrina's zany Aunt Vesta pays her a visit and soon hatches a plot to entice her niece into moving to the Other Realm.

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Raybert
star
7.97
350 votes

#28 - Raybert

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 6 - Episode 10

Robert meets a beautiful woman who is a big fan of Ray Barone's sports column. But when the woman mistakes Robert for Raymond, Robert doesn't set her straight. Now, Robert has to involve Ray in a complicated plot to keep the woman from learning Robert's true identity. Ray warns him that this could blow up in his face, but Robert keeps it up so he can get her to like him instead of Ray. As Ray expected, things go wrong when she shows up at Ray's house and she tells Debra, who she thought was dead, that she and Ray are dating.

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The Angry Family
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7.97
349 votes

#29 - The Angry Family

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 6 - Episode 1

The Barones clash even more than usual in the sixth-season opener when they get a child's-eye view of all the bickering that goes on in the family. The fireworks begin when the whole gang attends an open house at first-grader Michael's school, during which the kids all read stories that they've written themselves. Most of the students tell tall tales that are obviously fictional. But then Michael gets up and reads the title to his story, "The Angry Family." The shocked Barones fear the worst---and for good reason---as Michael begins the saga of a clan that is constantly arguing.

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Lucky Suit
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7.95
307 votes

#30 - Lucky Suit

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 6 - Episode 16

Robert is ecstatic when he is recommended for an FBI job. That is, until it becomes apparent that Marie's intrusive ways may be his undoing. This time, she may have gone too far and Robert may not be able to forgive and forget.

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Baggage
star
7.94
313 votes

#31 - Baggage

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 7 - Episode 22

Ray and Debra wind up in a two-week standoff over a suitcase. When Robert asks Ray if he can borrow a suitcase sitting on the stairway landing for his honeymoon, Ray explains he and Debra have been locked in an "unspoken" battle of wills since a weekend trip over who is responsible for putting the suitcase away. Although Robert thinks Ray and Debra are insane, Frank and Marie can easily relate and offer their own words of wisdom – with Frank counseling Ray and Marie advising Debra on how to resolve their marital differences.

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The Skit
star
7.93
391 votes

#32 - The Skit

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 6 - Episode 17

Thinking it would be hilarious to show the partygoers a typical day in the life of Frank and Marie, Ray and Debra do a dead-on impersonation of the two that brings down the house at the party. But, when Frank and Marie turn the tables and do a "Ray and Debra" imitation, Ray and Debra don't find it funny at all.

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The One with the Rumor
star
7.91
3336 votes

#33 - The One with the Rumor

Friends - Season 8 - Episode 9

Monica invites an old friend from high school over for Thanksgiving dinner. Meanwhile, Joey vows to eat an entire turkey by himself.

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As Westbridge Turns
star
7.89
234 votes

#34 - As Westbridge Turns

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch - Season 1 - Episode 21

A bored Sabrina gets more than she bargained for when Hilda offers her a "can of worms" spell to spice up her daily grind, which is transformed into a melodramatic soap opera. When a mysterious one-eyed janitor accidentally beans Harvey with a ladder, Sabrina's sweetheart wakes up with amnesia, and a dastardly Libby seizes the chance to steal him, convincing him that he has agreed to kiss her publicly at the climax of the school fashion show; Libby also steals the diamond ring Mr. Poole is about to offer the buxom school nurse and plants it on Sabrina, who must enlist her aunt's help to demonstrate her innocence before the spells runs its narrative course. A chastened Sabrina joins Salem in the less hazardous hobby of watching floating lint.

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Blabbermouths
star
7.89
300 votes

#35 - Blabbermouths

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 8 - Episode 20

When Robert informs Ray that Amy filled him in on some juicy gossip about him, Ray decides to get even with Debra by sharing some nasty secrets of his own.

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Sabrina Gets Her License (1)
star
7.88
288 votes

#36 - Sabrina Gets Her License (1)

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch - Season 2 - Episode 1

An hour-long second season opener finds Sabrina celebrating her 17th birthday - which means that besides presents, she gets her copy of the witches' handbook and instructions to study it for a forthcoming test. But she must also cope with her classwork (including extra algebra), her responsibilities to boyfriend Harvey (including baking cookies and making a poster of him for the school dance), her shy new friend Valerie, and Libby's plot to take over as editor of the school newspaper. Exhaustion causes her to fail her preliminary exam, and be sentenced to witch boot camp; and her aunts are not allowed to warn her about the more serious penalty if she fails a second time. Meanwhile, when Hilda and Zelda's 300-year-old bond matures, Zelda decides to switch from physics to chemistry and buy a top of the line "lab-top" chemical laboratory which naturally proves irresistible to Hilda, Salem and Sabrina; and Salem makes off with some of the cash to buy new cat toys and a meal at a sushi bar.

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The One Where Joey Speaks French
star
7.88
2742 votes

#37 - The One Where Joey Speaks French

Friends - Season 10 - Episode 13

Phoebe tries to teach Joey to speak French for an audition. Ross and Rachel head out to Long Island after her dad has a heart attack.

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The One with Ross' Tan
star
7.88
3330 votes

#38 - The One with Ross' Tan

Friends - Season 10 - Episode 3

Joey and Rachel struggle to be more than friends. Ross gets a spray tan.

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A River of Candy Corn Runs Through It
star
7.88
251 votes

#39 - A River of Candy Corn Runs Through It

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch - Season 2 - Episode 7

Angry that Libby is having a Halloween party that pointedly excludes them, Valerie blurts out that she and Sabrina are hosting the coolest possible party at Sabrina's house. When a reluctant Sabrina backs up her friend, she discovers that her aunt's new furniture delivery includes talking chairs and couches infested with talking termites; and when Libby's bored guests crash her party, she conjures up 10,000 Maniacs to distract her schoolmates, who assume everything that happens is a "cool" Halloween special effect.

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Ergo, the Booty Call
star
7.87
2604 votes

#40 - Ergo, the Booty Call

Two and a Half Men - Season 3 - Episode 16

Alan has trouble deciding if he should bring his younger girlfriend to Jake's birthday party to meet his mom and his ex-wife. Rose tries to get her boyfriend to act more like Charlie.

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The One with the Nap Partners
star
7.86
3331 votes

#41 - The One with the Nap Partners

Friends - Season 7 - Episode 6

Rachel and Phoebe compete to be Monica's maid-of-honor. Joey and Ross find themselves in awkward positions after a nap.

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The One with the Lottery
star
7.86
2887 votes

#42 - The One with the Lottery

Friends - Season 9 - Episode 18

The friends purchase lottery tickets in hopes to win a huge jackpot. Meanwhile, Chandler waits for a phone call that could mean a new paying job.

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Mother's Day (1)
star
7.85
308 votes

#43 - Mother's Day (1)

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 6 - Episode 22

Debra takes offense when Marie accuses her of being rude and the two wind up fighting and not speaking to each other. When Ray tries to make things better by getting each of the women to apologize to the other, he only achieves in making a bad situation worse. Then, the unthinkable happens (at least to Ray)—Debra decides she likes it when Marie doesn't speak to her and she intends to keep it that way.

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The New Kid (Flirting with Fame - Part 1)
star
7.83
5 votes

#44 - The New Kid (Flirting with Fame - Part 1)

True Jackson, VP - Season 2 - Episode 2

True's crushing on a new boy at school named Justin (Tyler James Williams), but when she finally gets the courage to ask him out, he turns her down. True and Lulu suspect he's dating someone until True discovers his big secret. In an attempt to show True his romantic side, Justin enlists the help of superstar Natasha Bedingfield to perform "These Words" for the duo. Back at the office, Mr. Madigan takes casual dress day too far and Amanda can't handle it. Meanwhile, a statistics class has uncovered a special connection between Mikey J and Kelsey (Jordan Monaghan) that has Lulu and Ryan seething with jealousy.

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Stefania Arrives
star
7.83
362 votes

#45 - Stefania Arrives

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 5 - Episode 17

Robert gets a surprise visit from Stefania, the woman with whom he fell head over heels in love when the Barones vacationed in Italy. Robert's excitement over having his beloved, and stunningly gorgeous, Stefania so close quickly gives way to annoyance when he is witness to a few of her idiosyncrasies. After spending some quality time with the Italian beauty, sans gelato and gondolas, Robert has to rethink his feelings for her. Meanwhile, Stefania's father, who has accompanied her to America, has his own change of heart with respect to his feelings for Robert.

Finger Lickin' Flu
star
7.82
232 votes

#46 - Finger Lickin' Flu

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch - Season 2 - Episode 15

Sabrina comes down with a case of "finger flu" which causes her magic to malfunction - and accidentally transfers itself to Mrs. Quick who, angered by Mr. Kraft's scheme to replace the cafeteria lady with indentured students, turns him into a chimpanzee. Meanwhile, Sabrina tries to help Valerie gain self-confidence, but turns her into a monster of efficiency and selfishness, while Salem fakes illness to get attention and gets more than he bargained for.

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Civil War
star
7.82
378 votes

#47 - Civil War

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 2 - Episode 13

Feeling left out when he thinks that his father selectively asked his brother to join a Civil War re-enactment, Ray voluntarily enlists for the Battle of Gettysburg. As the men prepare for Battle, a funny thing happens and Ray is finally able to tell Frank that he wishes they did more together. So, although Frank's on the side of the North and Raymond's on the side of the South, the Barone soldiers are able to put their political differences aside and share much more than a Civil War handshake.

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The Bigger Person (2)
star
7.82
357 votes

#48 - The Bigger Person (2)

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 6 - Episode 23

The feud continues when Ray realizes that he can use the feud to get Debra to do almost anything for him, dragging Frank into doing it with Marie. Things are going as planned, but Robert is sickened by their carelessness. The pressure gets to Robert and he tells both Debra and Marie that Ray and Frank are "exploiting the situation" in order to bring them back together. But, all it creates is more mayhem.

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Snow Day
star
7.82
384 votes

#49 - Snow Day

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 6 - Episode 14

Held captive at Frank and Marie's during a snowstorm, Debra, Ray and Amy actually find themselves having a great time. Then Debra makes a nasty comment to Frank which totally upsets the good mood. This causes Marie to defend Frank and finally reveal her true feelings for Debra.

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Terrible Things
star
7.81
453 votes

#50 - Terrible Things

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch - Season 1 - Episode 4

Sabrina makes three wishes come true for her unsuspecting friends: Jenny gets elected student president, Harvey becomes a football star, and Mr. Pool becomes rich (by discovering how to change lead into gold). But she soon learns the truth of her aunts' warnings that one shouldn't meddle with the fate of others: Jenny is crushed when she learns the student president is merely a rubber stamp assistant to the principal, and resigns in favor of Libby, Harvey really can't play football and is injured on the field, and Mr. Pool's success at alchemy turns him into an obnoxious blowhard. Sabrina is faced with the ominous task of explaining her error to the Witches' Council. Meanwhile, Salem must perform community service as part of his sentence.

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