The BEST episodes directed by Hal Cooper

Man of the Year
star
8.88
8 votes

#1 - Man of the Year

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 19

When Harry receives a Man of the Year award, his estranged father comes to town for the ceremony, but Harry gets upset when he learns that his father didn't think he could make it as a doctor. Carol overhears the conversation and thinks her grandfather is dying.

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Today, I am a Freshman
star
8.85
21 votes

#2 - Today, I am a Freshman

The Brady Bunch - Season 4 - Episode 4

It's the beginning of another school year, and Marcia panics about becoming a freshman, going as far as pretending to be sick. However, after her parents see through Marcia's act, they encourage her to get involved -- but she joins every club available.

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My Sister, Benedict Arnold
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8.70
21 votes

#3 - My Sister, Benedict Arnold

The Brady Bunch - Season 3 - Episode 5

Greg is furious when he discovers Marcia is dating a rival who had beaten him out of a spot on the basketball team. Seeking revenge, Greg begins seeing the girl who had bested Marcia in cheerleading.

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Dumped
star
8.56
9 votes

#4 - Dumped

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 17

Barbara falls in love with neighbor, Dorothy's nephew, but is surprisingly not phased when he dumps her. Dorothy and Harry have an argument when Dorothy blames Barbara for the breakup.

Walter's Problem (1) (a.k.a.) Life of the Party (1)
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8.50
14 votes

#5 - Walter's Problem (1) (a.k.a.) Life of the Party (1)

Maude - Season 2 - Episode 1

After a wild evening of drinking, Maude, Walter and Arthur awake to discover some oddities. First, Maude and Arthur shared a bed, second the guys trashed the living room and third, Walter made an obscene phone call to Maude's mother. Carol suggests that perhaps Walter has a drinking problem but he refuses to face that fact. Maude and Walter later get into a big argument while they are both drunk and Walter slaps her.

A Life in the Day
star
8.40
10 votes

#6 - A Life in the Day

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 22

Harry sees five patients: a week-old baby, a five-year-old whose father denies the boy's onset diabetes; a seven-year-old curious about sex; an eleven-year-old having the cast removed from his arm; a belligerent 14-year-old who uses drugs; and an 18-year-old picking up his medical records before going away to college. The end of the episode reveals that all of these have been the same patient at different ages.

Maude Takes a Job
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8.38
8 votes

#7 - Maude Takes a Job

Maude - Season 2 - Episode 7

Maude is sky high now that she has a part-time job as a real estate agent. However, things on the home-front are not so happy as Walter, a self proclaimed old fashioned man, is not used to coming home and not having Maude to cook for him and tell his problems too. Thus, he orders her to quit her job.

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Maude's Dilemma (2)
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8.33
21 votes

#8 - Maude's Dilemma (2)

Maude - Season 1 - Episode 10

After Carol suggests an abortion, Maude begins heavy debating over the pros and cons of having a baby at her age. Walter's "what-ever-you-want" attitude has Maude having a problem deciding wheather or not to keep the baby. Ultimately, Maude takes into consideration everyone's opinion and makes a final decision, she decides not to have the baby.

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Florida's Affair
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8.33
9 votes

#9 - Florida's Affair

Maude - Season 2 - Episode 6

The lazy furnace repairman, Whitnauer, has been showing an interest in Florida and she doesn't quite know what to do about his advances. This situation ultimately causes marital problems between Florida and her husband, Henry, when he catches her dancing with the man. Meanwhile, Maude and Walter are finding it hard to get Whitnauer to hurry it up on the furnace.

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The Mad Home Wrecker
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8.32
112 votes

#10 - The Mad Home Wrecker

I Dream of Jeannie - Season 5 - Episode 9

The Bellows' give Tony and Jeannie an early wedding present; a grotesque looking piece of artwork. That's not all, they and others chip in to hire a redecorator to redecorate their home. As it turns out, the redecorator has no taste and Jeannie ends up redecorating their home in the blink of an eye.

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The First Time, Again
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8.27
11 votes

#11 - The First Time, Again

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 11

Harry is encouraged to spend a weekend alone with his girlfriend. Jeffrey Millstein's imagination runs wild after he sees a scary movie.

Law and Disorder
star
8.21
12 votes

#12 - Law and Disorder

The Brady Bunch - Season 4 - Episode 14

Bobby is crestfallen when he is picked to be safety monitor at school. But with Mike's and Carol's encouragement, Bobby becomes determined to do the job well but goes overboard, becoming the most unwelcome person both at school and at home.

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Maude's Big Move (3) (a.k.a.) Washington
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8.20
5 votes

#13 - Maude's Big Move (3) (a.k.a.) Washington

Maude - Season 6 - Episode 24

Maude arrives in Washington as a newly elected Congresswoman and has to learn to do things differently.

Blame It on the Moon
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8.20
10 votes

#14 - Blame It on the Moon

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 16

The Westons laugh when Charley says the full moon will bring love, but then realize he could be right. A rude doctor catches Harry's eye. Carol's finds romance when a man returns run-away Dreyfuss (who in turn finds love in the man's female dog). A stake-out leads Barbara into the arms of a high-school boyfriend.

Tinker to Evers to Tucson
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8.20
15 votes

#15 - Tinker to Evers to Tucson

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 7

When husband Nick is traded to a Japanese baseball team, Laverne is forced to quit. A sick Charley camps out on Harry's couch.

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What's a Father to Do?
star
8.18
11 votes

#16 - What's a Father to Do?

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 8

Harry makes plans to accompany Carol to see her photographs displayed in an art gallery, and also to attend a ceremony honoring Barbara with a gold medal of valor. The problem is, both events are on the same day.

Hello, Cousin Emma...Goodbye, Cousin Emma
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8.18
26 votes

#17 - Hello, Cousin Emma...Goodbye, Cousin Emma

Sanford and Son - Season 3 - Episode 24

Grady's cousin Emma comes to visit and tries to take advantage of his hospitality.

Father of the Bride
star
8.15
13 votes

#18 - Father of the Bride

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 5

Harry is ecstatic when Barbara accepts her surgeon boyfriend's marriage proposal, but she has second thoughts the night before the wedding.

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This is Murder
star
8.14
89 votes

#19 - This is Murder

I Dream of Jeannie - Season 1 - Episode 28

When its discovered a princess is coming to Cocoa Beach to visit NASA, Tony is chosen to escort her for 3 days. At the same time, Jeannie sees a picture of her and realizes that she is from a royal family that once cheated her family 3000 years past and Jeannie has taken an oath to kill her. Tony; trying to save the princess from harm; sends Jeannie on a quest (that will ultimately take her 3 days to complete)to get him various things that take even a genie quite a bit of time to accomplish. This plan unfortunately does not work and Jeannie shows up ahead of schedule and meets with the princess. In the end, things work out good because Jeannie and the princess have agreed the feud was childish and thus they dropped the whole thing.

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The Will
star
8.13
8 votes

#20 - The Will

Maude - Season 2 - Episode 11

A major argument erupts on the day that Maude and Walter are to accept a husband and wife of the year award. The reason: Maude discovers that Walter has appointed a trustee in his will and of all people, the trustee is Arthur; Maude promptly refuses to go to the banquet to accept the award.

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Cyrano de Weston
star
8.11
9 votes

#21 - Cyrano de Weston

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 20

Harry gives Charley advice on how to impress a new girlfriend, who turns out to be the same lady Harry is seeing. When a relative dies and leaves Barbara and Emily money, Carol is anxious to see what she'll be getting but isn't too thrilled when it arrives.

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The Night the Roof Fell In
star
8.09
68 votes

#22 - The Night the Roof Fell In

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Season 2 - Episode 9

Rob and Laura have a terrible fight, after each has experienced a difficult day - and each remember the fight very differently.

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Cindy Brady, Lady
star
8.08
8 votes

#23 - Cindy Brady, Lady

The Brady Bunch - Season 3 - Episode 21

Feeling immature because she is the youngest, Cindy feels that she isn't appreciated until she gets a mysterious letter from a secret admirer.

Tears of a Clown
star
8.08
13 votes

#24 - Tears of a Clown

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 15

Carol becomes public relations director of the hospital and causes a multi-million dollar lawsuit when she reveals the mental problems of local celebrity Poko the Clown at a press conference. Charley convinces Barbara to pose as his fiance to get a promotion.

My Master, the Swinging Bachelor
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8.02
79 votes

#25 - My Master, the Swinging Bachelor

I Dream of Jeannie - Season 2 - Episode 30

Jeannie makes a cake for Tony and his dinner guests that makes them act like children again.

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Edith Flips Her Wig
star
8.01
100 votes

#26 - Edith Flips Her Wig

All in the Family - Season 3 - Episode 6

Edith is worried she may be a kleptomaniac after she absent-mindedly takes a wig from a department store.

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Florida's Problem
star
8.00
12 votes

#27 - Florida's Problem

Maude - Season 1 - Episode 18

Florida is backed into a corner by her chauvinistic husband, Henry, who has picked up a second job and orders her to quit her housekeeping job at the Findlays home. Soon it begins to cause problems for Maude and Walter as Walter takes Henry's side and Maude takes Florida's.

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Libby's Gift
star
8.00
12 votes

#28 - Libby's Gift

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 10

An organ that Libby ordered before dying finally arrives at the house and Harry becomes determined to learn to play it in time for his and Libby's anniversary. Barbara and Carol worry that he is going too far. A patient asks Harry for birth control.

A Muggy Day in Central Park
star
8.00
4 votes

#29 - A Muggy Day in Central Park

That Girl - Season 3 - Episode 8

Ann is mugged and tries her best not to let her father find out about it. Donald gets into the act by dressing up as a woman to catch muggers to do a story for his magazine.

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Ring-a-Ding-Dingbat
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8.00
1 votes

#30 - Ring-a-Ding-Dingbat

Gidget - Season 1 - Episode 24

Fab British singing duo The Dingbats come to town. Gidget wants to find out if she really digs the Dingbats or if it's just because grown-ups don't. She hatches an elaborate scheme to meet the Dingbats—but then causes so much trouble for ""the boys"" that the only way to fix it is for her and Larue to disguise themselves as The Dingbats!

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Barbara Gets Shot
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7.94
18 votes

#31 - Barbara Gets Shot

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 3

Harry tries to get Barbara to give up her police career after she is shot.

Always on Sunday
star
7.93
84 votes

#32 - Always on Sunday

I Dream of Jeannie - Season 2 - Episode 2

Jeannie thinks that Tony has been working too hard and decides to give him (and the world) a break by making every day sunday.

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Cyrano de Brady
star
7.90
15 votes

#33 - Cyrano de Brady

The Brady Bunch - Season 4 - Episode 5

Smitten with Jan's friend Kerry, Peter seeks Greg's advice on landing a girl. This leads to Greg playing Cyrano for Peter, but Kerry mistakenly thinks Greg is the one who has feelings for her.

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Fatal Attraction
star
7.89
19 votes

#34 - Fatal Attraction

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 4

Neighbor Blanche thinks she is in love with Harry and comes on strong when showing her affection. An old friend of the family dies after an illness. Carol decides to move in and take care of her father.

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Please Don't Feed the Astronauts
star
7.88
81 votes

#35 - Please Don't Feed the Astronauts

I Dream of Jeannie - Season 3 - Episode 20

Per the direction of Commander Porter, Roger and Tony go on a five day survival mission where they exist on berries and bugs.

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Phillip's Problem
star
7.86
7 votes

#36 - Phillip's Problem

Maude - Season 2 - Episode 23

Maude's grandson Phillip has been behaving horribly lately and Carol does not know what to do with him. Walter quickly suggests giving him a good old fashioned spanking, but Maude is vehemently against it. However, she begins to change her mind when Carol and Chris leave for a weekend getaway.

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Fastest Gun in the East
star
7.85
97 votes

#37 - Fastest Gun in the East

I Dream of Jeannie - Season 2 - Episode 7

Jeannie blinks Tony back in the past as marshal of Gopher Gulch, a town plagued by rustlers, when he wishes that he had lived in the Old West.

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Here's a Howdy-Do
star
7.85
13 votes

#38 - Here's a Howdy-Do

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 13

Harry doesn't understand why no one likes his new girlfriend, but soon realizes they were right. When the relationship ends, Carol, who actually liked the lady, questions her own instincts.

The Perfect Marriage
star
7.83
6 votes

#39 - The Perfect Marriage

Maude - Season 1 - Episode 21

Maude is convinced that her best friend, Vivian has the "perfect marriage" so she is completely stunned when Vivian announces plans for a divorce. This leads Maude to analyze her supposed "perfect marriage".

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Strange Bedfellows
star
7.82
11 votes

#40 - Strange Bedfellows

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 14

Carol falls in love with a South American freedom fighter and announces she's going away with him. Jeffrey Millstein falls in love with Laverne.

Full Nest
star
7.79
14 votes

#41 - Full Nest

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 12

Financial trouble forces Barbara to move back in with Harry but it's not all fun and games. A lonely Carol soon decides to move in as well.

Harry's Friend
star
7.77
13 votes

#42 - Harry's Friend

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 9

Harry isn't too happy when Carol begins dating his old friend.

Maude's Good Deed
star
7.75
8 votes

#43 - Maude's Good Deed

Maude - Season 1 - Episode 20

An old friend of Maude's comes for a visit with news of a feud between herself and her daughter. This leads Maude to go all out and try to reconcile the two but a generation gap and financial matters are working against her attempts. Meanwhile, at the same time, Maude tries to matchmake her friend up with Arthur.

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The Check isn't in the Mail
star
7.72
29 votes

#44 - The Check isn't in the Mail

Empty Nest - Season 1 - Episode 2

Carol gets all dolled up for a date with her contemptible ex-husband. Harry thinks Dreyfuss may be sick.

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Genie, Genie, Who's Got the Genie? (4)
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7.72
107 votes

#45 - Genie, Genie, Who's Got the Genie? (4)

I Dream of Jeannie - Season 3 - Episode 19

Jeannie informs Tony that once she has been locked up for a full moon, whoever frees her will be her new master. Tony rushes to be the one to open the safe.

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Invisible House for Sale
star
7.72
107 votes

#46 - Invisible House for Sale

I Dream of Jeannie - Season 4 - Episode 16

Following Roger's suggestion, Jeannie decides to sell the house so that Tony will have more time with her. But when Tony finds out and tells her that he does not want anyone else seeing the house, she makes it invisible.

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The Way to Lamont's Heart
star
7.72
22 votes

#47 - The Way to Lamont's Heart

Sanford and Son - Season 3 - Episode 23

Spooked by his girlfriend's marriage ideas, Lamont uses Grady as the reason he can't tie the knot.

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The Greatest Invention in the World
star
7.69
57 votes

#48 - The Greatest Invention in the World

I Dream of Jeannie - Season 2 - Episode 17

Roger convinces Tony to let Jeannie grant him a wish. Roger accidentally wishes that he hadn't dropped coffee on Tony when he accidentally does. The result is a fabric that cannot be burned, stained, or cut. Dr. Bellows witnesses the impossible destruction of the fabric and attempts to find out how Tony had concocted this great invention.

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Ann vs. Secretary
star
7.67
3 votes

#49 - Ann vs. Secretary

That Girl - Season 3 - Episode 11

Donald's sexy new secretary, Pat Crawford, arranges to accompany him on an out of town assignment to Washington, D.C., hoping to steal his heart from Ann. Feeling neglected and rejected, Ann decides she'll spare Don the pain of breaking up with her and she'll have it all done by the time he returns, so she returns all borrowed items of hers and Donald's to their proper apartments. But when she discovers she was wrong, she has only minutes to get everything back to normal before Don finds out.

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Maude's New Friends
star
7.67
9 votes

#50 - Maude's New Friends

Maude - Season 5 - Episode 11

Will an evening with friends involve mate-swapping? Visitors to Maude's house have more in mind for an evening's entertainment than polite conversation.

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