The Best Episodes Directed by Hy Averback

The House on Willis Avenue (2)

#1 - The House on Willis Avenue (2)

The Rockford Files Season 4 - Episode 22

Part 2 Jim and Ritchie continue to investigate their mentor's death and follow leads to a massive computer data storage company who have a plot in a desert canyon...

star 8.40
5 votes
The House on Willis Avenue (1)

#2 - The House on Willis Avenue (1)

The Rockford Files Season 4 - Episode 21

Part 1 When his mentor is found dead in a road accident, Jim teams up with young PI Ritchie Brockleman following up leads on a murder and find a lot more than they bargained for...

star 8.13
16 votes
Luke's Love Story

#3 - Luke's Love Story

The Dukes of Hazzard Season 1 - Episode 7

Luke's rival in Hazzard's stock car derby has million-dollar legs and a lead foot... and she's got his heart revved up. Boss Hogg worries about reclaiming the derby trophy because his moma's ashes are inside it.

star 8.03
62 votes
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House Arrest

#4 - House Arrest

M*A*S*H Season 3 - Episode 18

Hawkeye hits Major Burns and Houlihan is a witness. Despite Hawkeye and Trapper's claims that it wasn't intentional, Frank makes allegations against Hawkeye, and he is put in house arrest facing court martial. A female colonel is sent to inspect the nurses. When she cries "Rape!" when Burns visits her tent, Houlihan recants her story, and Burns, not Hawkeye, ends up under house arrest.

star 7.99
195 votes
Rainbow Bridge

#5 - Rainbow Bridge

M*A*S*H Season 3 - Episode 2

As Hawkeye and Trapper are planning to leave for Tokyo, an unusual offer to swap POW patients between the Chinese and the 4077th comes in. Henry, after much debate, agrees to send Hawkeye, Trapper, Frank, Radar, and Klinger into enemy territory. Frank almost botches the swap when he brings a squirt gun to the exchange. Fortunately, the Chinese Dr. Lin Tam has a sense of humor; he went to the University of Illinois, after all.

star 7.99
228 votes
I Hate A Mystery

#6 - I Hate A Mystery

M*A*S*H Season 1 - Episode 10

A rash of thefts breaks out in the camp. Missing pieces include Frank's silver picture frame, Margaret's hair brush, and Trapper's watch. The camp is searched and everything is found in Hawkeye's locker. Everyone thinks he did it. Hawkeye manages to announce to the camp that the items will be dusted for prints to identify the real thief, and catches Ho-Jon. He needed money to bring his family from the North, and to bribe border guards.

star 7.95
277 votes
Alcoholics Unanimous

#7 - Alcoholics Unanimous

M*A*S*H Season 3 - Episode 9

Henry's departure to Tokyo leaves Major Burns in charge of the 4077th. He declares total prohibition of alcohol, which leads to a near riot amongst the camp, especially from Hawkeye and Trapper.

star 7.95
208 votes

#8 - Payday

M*A*S*H Season 3 - Episode 22

Frank buys two sets of Pearl's, one for Margaret and one for his wife. After some talk, Radar gets Hawkeye $3,000 in lost earnings, Hawkeye gives it to Mulcahy for the orphans, but then the army wants the money back. Trapper wins big at poker after using Hawkeye's watch as a stake, so Hawkeye takes his winnings to avoid a stay in the honeymoon suite of The Stockade Hilton.

star 7.95
179 votes
Officer of the Day

#9 - Officer of the Day

M*A*S*H Season 3 - Episode 3

While Henry is away in Seoul, Burns and Houlihan are in charge, and Hawkeye is the officer of the day. His refusal to release a wounded Korean soldier, wanted by US Intelligence, leads to a confrontation with Colonel Flagg.

star 7.94
220 votes
Private Charles Lamb

#10 - Private Charles Lamb

M*A*S*H Season 3 - Episode 14

A Greek Colonel thanks the 4077th by giving them food and drink for an Easter celebration. Bu the feast is foiled when softhearted Radar saves the main course from the spit - a lamb, which Radar tricks Henry into giving a medical discharge and sends home to Ottumwa, Iowa. Thus, Hawkeye and Trapper invent the famed Spam Lamb! Meanwhile, a soldier who had shot himself to get out of the army confesses to Frank, thinking he is Father Mulcahy.

star 7.92
182 votes
Operation Noselift

#11 - Operation Noselift

M*A*S*H Season 2 - Episode 18

Private Baker, who is always going AWOL, is desperate for plastic surgery on his nose. Hawkeye gets an old friend, and plastic surgeon, to visit the camp, promising him a nurse called "The Barracuda". They put together an elaborate scheme to perform the operation without Frank or Margaret finding out.

star 7.89
205 votes

#12 - Bombed

M*A*S*H Season 3 - Episode 15

The camp is under fire and is swamped with wounded. They are being attacked by their own artillery in a frightening "friendly fire" incident. Trapper and Margaret get trapped in the Supply Tent together. Frank's jealousy of Trapper drives him to propose to Margaret.

star 7.88
184 votes
Sons and Bowlers

#13 - Sons and Bowlers

M*A*S*H Season 10 - Episode 19

After losing to the Marines once again, Colonel Potter wishes there was one sport the 4077th were any good at. When Klinger mentions he can bowl, the Colonel decides to have a bowling competition. Unfortunately, he and Klinger are the only 2 good bowlers in the camp, so BJ and Father Mulcahy are "recruited" to the team. Colonel Potter becomes obsessed with winning the game, and excludes Margaret from the team because she helped the team lose at softball. Then the 4077th team hear the Marines have got a "ringer" in their team after pulling some strings..... Meanwhile, Hawkeye finds out his father is in hospital and tries to speak to him over the phone, watched by Charles, who envies Hawkeye's close relationship with his father.

star 7.87
103 votes
As You Were

#14 - As You Were

M*A*S*H Season 2 - Episode 20

While there are no casualties, Hawkeye & Trapper crate up Frank while he sleeps and receive gorilla suits through the mail. Henry gets a tan and gives another sex orientation lecture. When the wounded start pouring in again, their own side shells the camp, hitting the generator, and Radar tries to get through to someone to stop the shelling.

star 7.87
196 votes
Fade Out, Fade In

#15 - Fade Out, Fade In

M*A*S*H Season 6 - Episode 1

After Maj. Margaret Houlihan-Penobscott leaves for her honeymoon, Maj. Frank Burns becomes very distraught, so Potter sends him on R&R. As they deal with the physical and psychological wounds in a heavy load of casualties, members of the 4077th wonder why Maj. Burns is late in returning from R&R and why Margaret returned from her honeymoon in a deep funk. Soon they learn that Maj. Burns has been arrested for antics with a general and his wife in Seoul; later, Hawkeye and BJ will discover that Margaret has already encountered marital troubles. Radar gets a temporary replacement for Maj. Burns: a Major Charles Emerson Winchester III. Maj. Winchester arrives at the 4077th, only to painfully discover that he's the permanent replacement after Frank Burns is thoroughly examined, uncannily acquitted, undeservingly promoted (to Lt. Colonel!!!), and quickly transferred to a VA hospital in Indiana. The Eye Of The Hawk and Beej struggle with Charles' conceit about his professionalism in OR, but they discover that he can take it as well as dish it out when it comes to practical jokes!

star 7.86
207 votes
Requiem for a Lightweight

#16 - Requiem for a Lightweight

M*A*S*H Season 1 - Episode 3

Trapper and Hawkeye seek to keep a new nurse from being transferred by Hot Lips, and they vie for her affection. Henry Blake, challenged by another commander to a boxing tournament, makes Trapper fight a big, intimidating soldier in exchange for keeping the nurse at the 4077th. Hawkeye and Ugly John employ the use of a glove soaked with ether to insure Trapper's victory, which impresses the nurse. Margaret and Frank's attempts to unfix the match collapses, as they are flattened by the unconscious boxer!

star 7.85
440 votes
Snappier Judgment (2)

#17 - Snappier Judgment (2)

M*A*S*H Season 10 - Episode 8

B.J. and Hawkeye resolve to clear Klinger's name after he chooses Winchester to defend him at his military court-martial.

star 7.84
90 votes
Mad Dogs and Servicemen

#18 - Mad Dogs and Servicemen

M*A*S*H Season 3 - Episode 13

A local dog bites Radar, and the camp conducts a search to find the pooch, so that Radar doesn't have to undergo a series of painful rabies vaccinations. Hawkeye defies Frank, to take care of a GI who's suffering from a case of hysterical paralysis.

star 7.84
185 votes
The Moose

#19 - The Moose

M*A*S*H Season 1 - Episode 5

Sergeant Baker arrives at the camp with his Moose. Hawkeye decides to find a way of getting her away from Baker. He tries ordering him to release her, tries buying her, and then resorts to cheating at cards. He releases her but she won't go, so he tries to teach her how to be independent.

star 7.83
352 votes
There is Nothing Like a Nurse

#20 - There is Nothing Like a Nurse

M*A*S*H Season 3 - Episode 10

The nurses are evacuated when the threat of an enemy parachute drop arises. Hawkeye and Trapper try to enliven everyone's spirits whilst they are gone. Hawkeye: "The plot thins. Watch the cake sue for malpractice when Frank cuts into it."

star 7.82
191 votes
A Stitch in Crime

#21 - A Stitch in Crime

Columbo Season 2 - Episode 6

Leonard Nimoy plays a heart surgeon whose talents turn to murder. Stung by jealousy, he's planning a surgical death for his brilliant but ailing associate. Will Geer plays the intended victim.

star 7.82
150 votes
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Snap Judgment (1)

#22 - Snap Judgment (1)

M*A*S*H Season 10 - Episode 7

The military police think they've solved a rash of thefts at the 4077th when they apprehend Klinger with Hawkeye's stolen camera.

star 7.77
102 votes
Life With Father

#23 - Life With Father

M*A*S*H Season 3 - Episode 8

Mail from home worries Henry that Lorraine may be seeing other men. Father Mulcahy presides over a Jewish circumcision ceremony for the Korean-born son of a US GI.

star 7.76
189 votes
Suitable for Framing

#24 - Suitable for Framing

Columbo Season 1 - Episode 6

An art critic, Dale Kingston, kills his uncle for his valuable collection of paintings. All the clues lead to the dead man's first wife. Can Columbo correct the Lieutenant's error before it is too late?

star 7.76
189 votes
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Broadway Malady

#25 - Broadway Malady

Murder, She Wrote Season 1 - Episode 12

Broadway legend Rita Bristol and her daughter star in a musical produced by her son, not knowing that murder is lurking in the wings.

star 7.39
61 votes
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