The BEST episodes directed by Gary Menteer

Divorce Anderson Style
4 votes

#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.

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Number One with a Bullet
40 votes

#2 - Number One with a Bullet

Family Matters - Season 4 - Episode 5

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

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Father of the Bribe
7 votes

#3 - Father of the Bribe

Malcolm & Eddie - Season 3 - Episode 12

The father of Malcolm's new girlfriend offers him a bribe to stop seeing his daughter, Ashley. Hawkins has seen Malcolm in action, & knows he chases women alot, so he is not pleased to see him date his beloved daughter. So he threatens not to renew the club's lease unless Malcolm stops seeing Ashley.

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The Mad Hatter
8 votes

#4 - The Mad Hatter

Malcolm & Eddie - Season 3 - Episode 15

Eddie seeks justice on a televised court show ""Citizen's Court"" after Malcolm allows his hats to be stolen from his car, while taking them to the cleaners. Malcolm had left the windows down and the car unlocked.

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Pulling Teeth
66 votes

#5 - Pulling Teeth

Family Matters - Season 4 - Episode 20

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

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Mama's Wedding
69 votes

#6 - 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.

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Twisted Sisters
7 votes

#7 - Twisted Sisters

Malcolm & Eddie - Season 3 - Episode 4

The guys pull elaborate Halloween pranks on each other at the club's annual Halloween costume party. But then things really begin to heat up when the guys meet 2 aspiring fashion models in the adjoining motel room.

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Hot Stuff
71 votes

#8 - 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.

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A Thought in the Dark
74 votes

#9 - 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.

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Just One Date
80 votes

#10 - Just One Date

Family Matters - Season 4 - Episode 8

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.

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Rumor Has It
78 votes

#11 - Rumor Has It

Family Matters - Season 4 - Episode 4

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.

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Do the Right Thing
118 votes

#12 - 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.

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Child's Play
2 votes

#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.

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The Crash Course
134 votes

#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.

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Money Out the Window
73 votes

#15 - 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.

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Life of the Party
89 votes

#16 - 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.

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Scenes from a Mall
67 votes

#17 - 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.

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Torn Between Two Lovers
206 votes

#18 - 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.

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Cousin Urkel
159 votes

#19 - Cousin Urkel

Family Matters - Season 2 - Episode 8

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

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Dedicated to the One I Love
126 votes

#20 - 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.

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It Didn't Happen One Night
79 votes

#21 - 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.

Fight the Good Fight
112 votes

#22 - 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.

148 votes

#23 - 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.

Woman of the People
106 votes

#24 - 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.

High Hopes
146 votes

#25 - 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.

Best Friends
73 votes

#26 - 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.

Jailhouse Blues
107 votes

#27 - 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.

Opposites Attract
56 votes

#28 - Opposites Attract

Family Matters - Season 5 - Episode 20

Urkel develops hiccups after being robbed.

The Science Project
124 votes

#29 - 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.

Aunt Oona
53 votes

#30 - 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.

Grill of My Dreams
95 votes

#31 - 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."

That's Entertainment
0 votes

#32 - 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.