The Best Episodes Directed by George Waggner

The Cactus Switch

#1 - The Cactus Switch

Maverick Season 4 - Episode 18

Thinking all's well with the world after he cleans up in a card game, Bart offers to help a troubled young woman.

star 9.33
3 votes
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The Candidate's Wife Affair

#2 - The Candidate's Wife Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 3 - Episode 8

Solo and Illya protect Miranda Bryant, the wife of a presidential candidate, from a THRUSH plot to kidnap her, not realizing that she has already been kidnapped and replaced with a double Irina, an unwitting dupe of THRUSH. When they do catch on, the candidate, Senator Bryant and his aide Fairbanks, agree to play along but Fairbanks is the one behind the plot to put a THRUSH agent in the White House.

star 8.50
2 votes
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You Can't Beat the Percentage

#3 - You Can't Beat the Percentage

Maverick Season 3 - Episode 4

Bart is involved in a bizarre murder plot — in which he is high on the list of planned victims.

star 8.00
5 votes
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Green Ice

#4 - Green Ice

Batman (1966) Season 2 - Episode 19

Mr. Freeze is in town, and has begun a new cold wave of terror. He launches “Operation Hate Batman,” framing the Caped Crusader as taking a bribe and dressing his own henchmen as Batman and Robin. As the negative press mounts, Mr. Freeze works on his plan to turn the Dynamic Duo into human Frosty Freezies.

star 7.61
31 votes
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The Yegg Foes in Gotham

#5 - The Yegg Foes in Gotham

Batman (1966) Season 2 - Episode 14

When the lease payment for Gotham City fails to be made on time, possession of the city falls into the hands of Egghead. Chaos ensues as the villain fires Commissioner Gordon and bans the Dynamic Duo from city limits. While the criminal underworld enjoys free reign, Batman and Robin search the city charter’s fine print for a solution.

star 7.48
31 votes
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The Sheriff of Duck 'N' Shoot

#6 - The Sheriff of Duck 'N' Shoot

Maverick Season 3 - Episode 3

Sheriff Bret astounds himself as well as the townspeople by taming the trail herders who have been devastating the town, beats a gang of bank robbers at their own game, but has to summon the aid of brother Bart when his eye for a woman's beauty lands him in his own lockup.

star 7.43
7 votes
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The Wail of the Siren

#7 - The Wail of the Siren

Batman (1966) Season 3 - Episode 3

Lorelei Circe, aka The Siren, launches a two part plan to become the richest and wickedest woman in Gotham City. First she puts Commissioner Gordon under her stunning spell and orders him to stow away in the Batmobile in order to find out the location of the Batcave as well as Batman & Robins secret identities. Secondly she entrances millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne and implores him to sign over all his wealth and belongings to her.

star 7.42
31 votes
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Deep Freeze

#8 - Deep Freeze

Batman (1966) Season 2 - Episode 20

The press continues to attack Batman and Robin, thanks to framing by Mr. Freeze. As public animosity mounts, the Dynamic Duo decide to hang up their capes for the time being. But when Mr. Freeze demands the impossible sum of one billion dollars, or else he will cover all of Gotham City with ice, the Caped Crusaders feel compelled to go back into action to foil the frosty villain.

star 7.40
25 votes
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The Pop Art Affair

#9 - The Pop Art Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 3 - Episode 6

A dissatisfied THRUSH collaborator tips U.N.C.L.E. off to a new deadly hiccup gas. A pendant he wears leads Illya to Greenwich Village and an art gallery run by Mark Ole, a THRUSH agent. Starving artist Sylvia Harrison joins Illya, who is nearly suffocated at the hands of a foam producing machine.

star 7.33
3 votes
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Flop Goes the Joker

#10 - Flop Goes the Joker

Batman (1966) Season 2 - Episode 58

The Joker persuades wealthy heiress Baby Jane Towser to join him in his artistic capers. Aided by his new accomplice, the Joker easily clears out a wing of the Gotham City Museum to make room for his latest “masterpiece” – pieces of a broken table. But the laughing criminal has plans for the priceless collection of paintings that once filled the room.

star 7.29
14 votes
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An Egg Grows in Gotham

#11 - An Egg Grows in Gotham

Batman (1966) Season 2 - Episode 13

Egghead steals the Gotham City charter. He finds a loophole that could give him control of Gotham City if descendants of the original founding families (including Bruce Wayne) do not pay nine raccoon pelts to Chief Screaming Chicken on time. Not only is he interested in stopping the payment, but Egghead believes he also has a lead on Batman’s true identity.

star 7.26
31 votes
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Pop Goes the Joker

#12 - Pop Goes the Joker

Batman (1966) Season 2 - Episode 57

The Joker appears in an art gallery and defaces the paintings with paint-spraying guns. But instead of being horrified at his alterations, the Joker’s work is praised as “art.” After more success at an international art competition, the Joker founds his own art school. But Batman and Robin suspect he has a more sinister purpose in mind when he enrolls only wealthy millionaires.

star 7.16
19 votes
Louie the Lilac

#13 - Louie the Lilac

Batman (1966) Season 3 - Episode 7

Louie the Lilac has cornered the flower market in Gotham City, hoping to gain control over the entire “flower generation.” He kidnaps the organizer of their planned flower-in, Princess Primrose, and brainwashes her with his Stupefying Aromatic Spray. Batman and Robin follow a clue to the villain’s lair only to be captured by Louie and fed to his giant man-eating lilacs. With the Caped Crusaders out of the way, Louie heads back to the flower-in to continue his evil plan. Alfred, meanwhile, has been alerted to Batman and Robin’s situation, and goes looking for Batgirl to aid in the fight.

star 7.00
23 votes
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The Catwoman Goeth

#14 - The Catwoman Goeth

Batman (1966) Season 2 - Episode 34

Though Batman escapes the Sandman’s trap, Robin is left to wander in a deadly maze. A clue leads Batman to Catwoman’s lair, where he informs her of Sandman’s plans to elope with J. Pauline Spaghetti and keep her fortunes to himself. Enraged by the Sandman’s trickery, Catwoman sets out after him. Batman, with the now-rescued Robin, also follows, and the group meet up at Spaghetti’s old deserted pasta factory.

star 6.95
21 votes
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The Sandman Cometh

#15 - The Sandman Cometh

Batman (1966) Season 2 - Episode 33

Catwoman and the Sandman have teamed up, and they’re after the fortunes of J. Pauline Spaghetti, a rich insomniac. Catwoman pulls a publicity stunt, getting the Sandman (under the guise of “Dr. Somnambula”) an invitation to Spaghetti’s penthouse – and her financial records. Batman and Robin investigate the situation, but soon find themselves trapped by the criminals.

star 6.83
18 votes
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The It's All Greek to Me Affair

#16 - The It's All Greek to Me Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 3 - Episode 21

In Greece, Illya tries to recover stolen U.N.C.L.E. documents, but they fall into the hands of Stavros, a Greek bandit, who has ambushed Illya, thinking he is his daughter Kira's convict husband, Manolakas returning from prison. Kita is in love with Nico instead, and Solo and Illya must resolve the love triangle in order to retrieve the documents.

star 6.67
3 votes
The Cap and Gown Affair

#17 - The Cap and Gown Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 3 - Episode 30

Solo and Illya are responsible for the security during Waverly's upcoming address to his alma mater, but the campus is seething with protest. Illya joins the demonstrators, and meets Minerva Swight, the daughter of the dean. The head of the board of regents, Jonathan Trumble, is a THRUSH agent, and he hires campus agitator Gregory Haymish to try and kill Solo and Illya, while Trumbull's THRUSH superior, Number 24, undergoes plastic surgery so he can impersonate the dean during the ceremony and kill Waverly himself.

star 6.67
3 votes
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The Hot Number Affair

#18 - The Hot Number Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 3 - Episode 25

A THRUSH code is hidden in a dress pattern, and Solo and Illya go to the garment district and encounter the design shop of two down on their luck designers and their model Ramona and the cutter who has a crush on her, Jerry. THRUSH also tries to retrieve the garment, but Ramona keeps forgetting where she left it.

star 6.50
2 votes
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The When in Roma Affair

#19 - The When in Roma Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 3 - Episode 26

In Rome, American tourist Darlene Sims becomes the unwitting carrier of a perfume atomizer with a secret formula. THRUSH uses a suave ladies man Cesare Guardia to charm Darlene, but he falls in love with her in the process.

star 6.25
4 votes
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The Take Me to Your Leader Affair

#20 - The Take Me to Your Leader Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 3 - Episode 16

Scientist Adrian Cool spots a UFO approaching earth on his radar. His daughter, Coco is kidnapped, and Illya follows and he's captured also. Simon Sparrow, a power-mad millionaire, has faked the approaching UFO to secure power for himself as the representative on earth of the ""aliens"". Sparrow captures Solo and puts him in an experimental wind tunnel to kill him, but he is saved by Corinne. Coco develops a crush on Illya; while they are trying to stop Sparrow, they end up aboard his ""UFO"".

star 6.00
4 votes
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