The Best Episodes Directed by Gary Menteer

Divorce Anderson Style

#1 - Divorce Anderson Style

Punky Brewster Season 3 - Episode 4

In a special episode: Allen is scared to death that his parents Andy and Annie are going to get a divorce because Andy and Annie have been arguing a lot lately, more than usual. It turns out that Allen is right, and Andy and Annie decide to get a divorce. Later, Punky finds Allen in the treehouse with a lot of his things. Allen says he's never leaving the treehouse, and Punky is shocked by the reason why -- Allen has to move to Kansas with Annie. Allen doesn't want to leave his friends and move to an unfamiliar place. Henry comes outside and tells Allen that Annie is looking for him. Punky and the gang say a tearful goodbye to Allen, and Punky tells Allen that she and the gang will always be Allen's friends, and that they will always stay in touch with Allen.

star 9.75
4 votes
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Number One with a Bullet

#2 - Number One with a Bullet

Family Matters Season 4 - Episode 6

Carl and Urkel are hospital roommates and Urkel, as usual, is a pain -until he gets the opportunity to save Carl's hide.

star 8.47
44 votes
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Pulling Teeth

#3 - Pulling Teeth

Family Matters Season 4 - Episode 20

Waldo dates Laura's friend; Richie tries to get rid of a baby tooth.

star 8.00
61 votes
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Mama's Wedding

#4 - Mama's Wedding

Family Matters Season 4 - Episode 19

Thanks to Eddie, Mother Winslow's "simple family wedding" brings more than the family bargained for 150 extra guests.

star 7.85
63 votes
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A Thought in the Dark

#5 - A Thought in the Dark

Family Matters Season 4 - Episode 15

Laura and Ted momentarily derail Urkel's efforts to win Laura by fixing him up with Ted's brainy cousin Myra for a double date to a concert.

star 7.65
68 votes
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Hot Stuff

#6 - Hot Stuff

Family Matters Season 4 - Episode 22

Myra enlists Laura's help in snaring "hot stuff" Urkel; and Eddie asks Carl a lot of questions after buying a hot car stereo.

star 7.65
67 votes
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Do the Right Thing

#7 - Do the Right Thing

Family Matters Season 2 - Episode 16

Carl finds a diamond bracelet and wrestles with doing the right thing, as does Steve, who holds in his hands the academic fate of his romantic rival Todd, who needs Steve's tutoring skills.

star 7.57
113 votes
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Just One Date

#8 - Just One Date

Family Matters Season 4 - Episode 9

Urkel resorts to desperate measures to win a date with Laura by sitting on the roof and refusing to come down even though a blizzard is fast approaching Chicago.

star 7.57
71 votes
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Scenes from a Mall

#9 - Scenes from a Mall

Family Matters Season 5 - Episode 12

Urkel tells Myra that he needs some space and ends up breaking her heart, while Maxine is ready to break Waldo's neck for acting like a jealous fool.

star 7.52
63 votes
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Money Out the Window

#10 - Money Out the Window

Family Matters Season 5 - Episode 5

A thug named Bones pays Eddie a visit after Waldo and Weasel enlist Eddie in their football-betting venture.

star 7.52
68 votes
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Rumor Has It

#11 - Rumor Has It

Family Matters Season 4 - Episode 5

As rumors begin to fly that Ted has "scored" with Laura, Urkel must warn her that the guy she's dating means to boost his rep by ruining hers.

star 7.51
64 votes
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Life of the Party

#12 - Life of the Party

Family Matters Season 2 - Episode 18

At a rooftop party, some kids spike Steve's punch; and Rachel must talk him down from the ledge.

star 7.51
85 votes
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Child's Play

#13 - Child's Play

Laverne & Shirley Season 6 - Episode 22

Because of Squiggy's forgetfulness, Laverne and Shirley must play all the parts in Shirley's play "Murder In Mother Goose Land", which a Broadway producer attends.

star 7.50
2 votes
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The Crash Course

#14 - The Crash Course

Family Matters Season 2 - Episode 5

Eddie crashes the car through the front of the house while trying to impress his girlfriend.

star 7.49
130 votes
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Torn Between Two Lovers

#15 - Torn Between Two Lovers

Family Matters Season 2 - Episode 2

Steve develops a crush on Rachel and believes it is reciprocated when she invites him to a candlelight dinner at her restaurant, while Rachel is actually dating her bank's loan officer.

star 7.44
203 votes
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Cousin Urkel

#16 - Cousin Urkel

Family Matters Season 2 - Episode 8

Steve's cousin from Biloxi sets out to sweep Eddie off his feet.

star 7.43
154 votes
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Dedicated to the One I Love

#17 - Dedicated to the One I Love

Family Matters Season 2 - Episode 9

Harriette points out the obvious when seductive neighbor Loretta sets her sights on Carl; and Laura may soon regret steering Steve to a shy young girl when she finds herself jealous of his attentions.

star 7.37
121 votes
Fight the Good Fight

#18 - Fight the Good Fight

Family Matters Season 2 - Episode 20

Laura is inspired to make a difference by encouraging support for a black-history class, but her efforts fan the flames of racism at school.

star 7.29
108 votes
High Hopes

#19 - High Hopes

Family Matters Season 2 - Episode 17

In a hot-air balloon, Carl tries to overcome his fear of heights. Harriette and Rachel clash over a car won in a contest.

star 7.28
141 votes
Woman of the People

#20 - Woman of the People

Family Matters Season 3 - Episode 19

When squeaky-clean Laura enters the race for student-council president, snooty rival Cassie Lynn vows to gather dirt on her. Meanwhile, neighbors elect Harriet Neighborhood Watch leader and Carl is down in the dumps about it.

star 7.27
101 votes

#21 - Son

Family Matters Season 2 - Episode 15

After an escalating spat with his father, grounded Eddie escapes from the house to keep a date, and Harriette must mediate a father-son feud when Carl gets tired of Eddie's attitude and Eddie threatens to move out.

star 7.26
142 votes
Best Friends

#22 - Best Friends

Family Matters Season 5 - Episode 6

Harriette tries to fit in with Laura's friends but gets the cold shoulder from Laura. And Waldo's not so hot as Eddie's new hire at Mighty Weenie.

star 7.25
67 votes
It Didn't Happen One Night

#23 - It Didn't Happen One Night

Family Matters Season 5 - Episode 2

Laura oversleeps and misses her bus to Cincinnati for a cheerleading competition and Steve offers to take her in his Isetta. Laura is not pleasant company and Steve confronts her about it.

star 7.22
73 votes
Jailhouse Blues

#24 - Jailhouse Blues

Family Matters Season 3 - Episode 15

Visiting cousin Clarence is a slick dude ready for some action in the Winslow 'hood and a bad influence on a vulnerable Eddie, who winds up being arrested together with Steve.

star 7.22
101 votes
Opposites Attract

#25 - Opposites Attract

Family Matters Season 5 - Episode 20

Urkel develops hiccups after being robbed.

star 7.21
52 votes
Aunt Oona

#26 - Aunt Oona

Family Matters Season 5 - Episode 23

Urkel's accident-prone Aunt Oona visits shy, dowdy woman who get a confidence-building makeover from Harriette and then takes her new-found confidence to a karaoke bar, where chaos erupts when she holds a singing contest.

star 7.14
48 votes
The Science Project

#27 - The Science Project

Family Matters Season 2 - Episode 10

Everyone vies to be partners with budding scientist Steve, who teams up with Laura for a science project - an A-bomb.

star 7.08
118 votes
Grill of My Dreams

#28 - Grill of My Dreams

Family Matters Season 9 - Episode 12

Everyone duck! Urkel begins training to become a master teppanyaki chef at a Japanese steakhouse a part of his journey along the self-improvement highway. Laura surprises Urkel at the restaurant while he's slicing and dicing, and he lives up to the specialty of the house - The Tsunami Supreme. Meanwhile, Commissioner Geiss goes on vacation and leaves his talking pet parrot, Andre, in Carl's care and the bird learns some new words: "Geiss is an idiot."

star 6.63
90 votes
That's Entertainment

#29 - That's Entertainment

Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 19

Frank and Carmine argue about whether today's music is better or worse than the music of yesteryear.

star 0.00
0 votes