The Best Episodes Directed by Jack Arnold
#1 - A Quiet Weekend in the Country
The Mod Squad Season 1 - Episode 9
Pete, Linc and Julie go undercover as vacationers in a rural trailer camp to investigate the death of a narcotics informant.
#2 - Death Surf
The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries Season 2 - Episode 20
While windsurfing in Hawaii, Frank tries to rescue a girl named Maryann (Maren Jensen) who disappears and is claimed to be dead. He then begins to become obsessed with finding out what happened to her, but someone, who is also on her trail, is watching him.
#3 - The Subject Was Noses
The Brady Bunch Season 4 - Episode 18
Marcia has a big problem when she inadvertently makes two dates for the same night. One with Charlie and the other with Doug, the big man on campus. She makes a excuse to Charlie to go out with Doug but quickly learns Doug was only interested in having a pretty girl on his arm after Marcia is hit in the face with a football.
#6 - The Hair-Brained Scheme
The Brady Bunch Season 5 - Episode 22
Wanting to get rich quick, Bobby begins selling bottles of hair tonic. But the tonic turns Greg's hair orange just days before his high-school graduation. In what happened to be the final episode of the series, series star Robert Reed got himself written out of the episode when he objected to the episode's plotline and writing and neither he nor the Schwartzes would budge.
#7 - Amateur Nite
The Brady Bunch Season 4 - Episode 16
The Brady kids want to buy a silver platter for their parents' wedding anniversary. But short on money, they perform on a TV amateur contest.
#9 - Incident in No Man's Land
Rawhide Season 1 - Episode 21
Favor and Rowdy ride into a settlement of women to find out the source of explosions threatening to stampede the herd. They're told to go to the camp. It uses contract prison labor. The women are the wives and girlfriends of the convicts. Todd McCauley has one month to go, but Clement won't release him saying he knows where the money he stole is. Todd arranges a breakout. The convicts need horses and head for the drive.
#12 - The Tiki Caves
The Brady Bunch Season 4 - Episode 3
An archeologist (Vincent Price) traps the boys in a cave and takes them hostage, insisting that they tell him where they found the idol. Meanwhile, Jan, Marcia and Cindy debate whether to tell Mike and Carol about the boys' whereabouts when they fail to come back for dinner. Part 3 of 3.
#13 - Our Son, the Man
The Brady Bunch Season 2 - Episode 18
Greg, tired of the antics of his younger siblings, thinks he should have his own room. Mike allows Greg to turn his den into his own room. This also leads to Greg dressing a whole new way and talking a whole new way, including calling his parents by their first names.
#14 - Greg Gets Grounded
The Brady Bunch Season 4 - Episode 15
Bobby tells his parents that Greg nearly got into a freeway accident because he was reading the cover of a new record. Mike and Carol suspend Greg's car privileges for a week, but Greg has plans to take out his girlfriend Rachel. When Greg decides that his father's directive has a "loophole" and takes a buddy's car to procure rock concert tickets for the date, Mike really hits the roof and grounds him. Greg talks his way out of the severe punishment but is bound by "exact words" ... and it leads to a drive-in movie date that neither Greg nor Rachel will ever forget.
#15 - X Marks the Spot
Gilligan's Island Season 1 - Episode 18
In a test of a deadly new missile, called "Operation Powder Keg," the Air Force chooses an "uninhabited island" which just happens to be Gilligan's Island. When the rocket lands and does not explode, Gilligan is chosen to crawl inside to defuse it, because he is the only one that can fit inside.
#16 - Hawaii Bound
The Brady Bunch Season 4 - Episode 1
Mike has to check on the construction of a building in Hawaii, so he takes the whole family along. However, ancient Hawaiian superstition begins to plague the family when Bobby discovers a ancient tabu idol that brings bad luck to those who touch it. Part 1 of 3.
#17 - The Audit Couple/The Scoop/My Boyfriend's Back
The Love Boat Season 3 - Episode 5
Capt. Stubing must cope with an IRS audit. Julie believes the feisty auditor is so caught up in her work because she is lonely, and goads the captain into spending time with her. The woman winds up trying to get a little too close to Capt. Stubing. A TV star tries to keep a tabloid reporter from learning that she has a son with a disability, as she believes the press would be cruel to the boy. A man tries to steal his ex-girlfriend away from her new husband.
#18 - Juliet is the Sun
The Brady Bunch Season 3 - Episode 7
When Marcia lands the lead role of Juliet in the school play, she lets it go to her head, which leads to her losing the role and having a meltdown when told the bad news.
#19 - The Dorian Secret
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Season 2 - Episode 13
In this Series Finale: Buck and Hawk are sent to pick up the survivors of a planetary disaster and transport them to a new home. Before departing, Buck rescues a young woman from a group of Dorian thugs. Later, while enroute to the planet, the Searcher is attacked by a Dorian craft, which demands that the woman be returned for the murder of a warlord's son. As the Dorians persist and subject the Searcher to a severe pounding, the refugees begin to rebel, insisting that the woman be turned over. Eventually, Buck discovers that truth about the woman and the startling reason why the Dorians always wear what at first appear to be merely ceremonial face masks.
#22 - Incident at Jacob's Well
Rawhide Season 2 - Episode 5
Rowdy is saved from falling down a well by a woman. Later, the woman's family and friends had to manage to steal the drovers' horses.
#23 - A Haunting We Will Go
The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries Season 1 - Episode 8
The stage is set for mystery when Nancy and her friends decide to produce a 20 year old play in order to raise money for a youth center. The play is to be presented at the allegedly haunted Palace Theatre. When members of the original cast arrive in town, strange events begin to occur both onstage and off. Nancy must figure out why the actors have come together to appear in her modest production, or the drama might just end in real life tragedy.
#24 - Incident Below the Brazos
Rawhide Season 1 - Episode 18
Favor's welcome to Paradise Valley is a group of gun toting farmers warning the herd better not do any damage to their property. Lightning stampedes the remuda and kills farmer Ken Wade. His wife urges Eli to avenge her husband's death.
#26 - Diamonds Are an Ape's Best Friend
Gilligan's Island Season 1 - Episode 22
A gorilla is enchanted by Mrs. Howell's perfume and kidnaps her. After Gilligan accidentally spills the perfume all over his shirt, the gorilla decides to release Mrs. Howell and exchange prisoners.
#27 - Pass the Tabu
The Brady Bunch Season 4 - Episode 2
During a surfing competition, Greg wears Bobby's tabu idol and wipes out. Soon after, Greg, Peter and Bobby learn of the ancient superstition from a construction worker, Mr. Hanalei. This leads the boys to search for an ancient burial ground in which to return the idol and break the curse. However, they are unaware of a shadowy figure (Vincent Price) trailing them in the cave. Part 2 of 3.
#29 - You've Been Disconnected
Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 17
A storm washes up a Trans-continental telephone cable up into the lagoon. Once again the Castaways are given hope for a rescue, as the Professor manages to break into the cable and rig up a telephone so they can dial out for help.
#30 - The Captain's Captain/Hounded/Romance Roulette
The Love Boat Season 1 - Episode 9
The captain's demanding father leaves the entire crew on edge. A dog traps a passenger in his cabin. Three friends try to meet men through an unusual game.
#33 - Smile, You're on Mars Camera
Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 4
A NASA satellite with a TV camera, accidentally lands on the island instead of the intended target: Mars. The castaways try to communicate their S.O.S. when the camera is operational. However, with the help of a Gilligan goof-up, the castaways are covered with glue and feathers, and the NASA scientists mistakenly believe they are seeing the first proof of life on Mars.
#35 - Music Hath Charm
Gilligan's Island Season 1 - Episode 26
Mrs. Howell decides to form a symphony orchestra, to make up for the lack of culture on the island. Gilligan's drum beats, as they drift across the water, hold special meaning to angry natives on a nearby island.
#36 - V for Vitamins
Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 30
The Professor determines that the lack of vitamin C on the island threatens the health of the castaways. While watching the last of their orange seeds to protect them from the cold night air, Gilligan falls asleep and dreams that he is Jack from ""Jack in the Beanstalk.""
#39 - The Space Children
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 9 - Episode 6
Movie Plot: An alien blob forces children to sabotage a military project. Also riffed was the short: "Century 21 Calling." Intro: Servo opens a very expensive kissing booth. Segment One: Pearl installs a new phone system in the castle and on the SOL. Segment Two: Mike pretends to be the young star of the short. Segment Three: While launching a model rocket Mike gets blown up. Pearl plans to launch Bobo into space in a rocket, but the training doesn't go well. Segment Four: Crow present s a not-so-sexy fashion line. Segment Five: The blob from the movie takes control of Servo. Bobo misses the rocket launch, which causes the castle to be destroyed when it crashes. Original film made in 1958.
#41 - The Adventure of the Two-Faced Woman
Ellery Queen Season 1 - Episode 18
Simon Brimmer once again fingers the wrong culprit in this tale about the murder of a socialite who was apparently leading a double life. The case has its underpinnings in events that happened in 1922 France. It's a hard road to the solution and Ellery takes the correct one as usual.
#42 - Nyet, Nyet - Not Yet
Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 9
Two Russian Cosmonauts land on the island in their space capsule. Since the cosmonauts keep a tight guard on the space capsule, the castaways must come up with a way to smuggle one of them into the capsule in order to send back help after the cosmonauts are rescued.
#43 - Goodbye Old Paint
Gilligan's Island Season 1 - Episode 34
A famous painter who has renounced civilization, Dubov, visits the island (with a short-wave radio, of course). The castaways are hopeful that Dubov will give them his transmitter, but soon discover he does not wish to go back to civilization. They must come up with a scheme to make him change his mind, and attempt to make him jealous by pretending Gilligan is an artistic genius.
#44 - Beauty is as Beauty Does
Gilligan's Island Season 2 - Episode 2
Gilligan suggests a beauty contest to decide which of the three women will become "Ms. Castaway." Mr. Howell attempts to sabotage the other contestants by spreading glue on the stage before Mary Ann's big dance scene, and by shooting spit-wads at Ginger while she performs. The Professor blows pepper at the stage when it is Mrs. Howell's turn. Then, when all the competitions are complete, the final decision rests with the judge.....Gilligan!
#45 - Something to Get Hung About
Alias Smith and Jones Season 2 - Episode 6
Heyes tries to talk a runaway wife into returning to her husband while Curry distracts the gentleman with her.
#46 - Which Way to the OK Corral?
Alias Smith and Jones Season 2 - Episode 20
Curry and Heyes sneak into Tombstone looking for a witness who could clear Big Mac McCreedy of a murder charge while trying to escape the notice of sheriff Wyatt Earp.
#47 - The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor
Perry Mason Season 8 - Episode 3
Mona Harvey is the principal stockholder in a publishing company run by her uncle, Everett, and the wife of an eccentric sculptor named Hannibal Harvey who is being blackmailed. Unable to get at any money due to Mona's absence, Hannibal has ditzy model Bonnie Dunbar write a blackmail note to Mona's uncle. Everett gets the money out of petty cash and sends it to Bonnie. In the meantime, Mona returns, finds Bonnie's blackmail note, and decides to pay the model a visit. So does Hannibal. Without seeing each other, husband and wife both discover Bonnie's dead body. Mona gets arrested for the murder but she fears that Hannibal might be the real killer.
#48 - Bushwhack!
Alias Smith and Jones Season 3 - Episode 5
Heyes and Curry are set up as witnesses for a man who kills two bushwhackers for his own reasons.
#49 - The Power of the Press
The Brady Bunch Season 3 - Episode 19
Peter finds popularity after mentioning his classmates in the school newspaper column. But with his schoolwork suffering, he tries the same tactic on his teacher with much different results.
#50 - Double Parked
The Brady Bunch Season 2 - Episode 22
The Brady family goes all out to try to save a neighborhood park from being built on. This puts Mike's job in jeopardy since his company is the firm in charge of the construction.
#51 - The Case of the Thermal Thief
Perry Mason Season 8 - Episode 16
Attorney Ken Kramer comes to the aid of an alleged theif accused of stealing a $50,000 necklace.
#52 - The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express
Ellery Queen Season 1 - Episode 5
News mogul Henry Manners is murdered in an express elevator to the 12th floor of his building with nobody inside the elevator except the victim. The suspects include Manners' sister who had previously run the paper while her brother was absent in WW II, the right-wing columnist who was always getting the paper into legal hot water, the Editor being forced into retirement, and (yes, you knew this was coming) the paper's lawyer. Ole Frank Flannigan is on the scene too making the usual nuisance of himself and trying to beat Ellery to the solution. They'll have to take things one day at a time in this case.
#53 - Revenge of the Creature
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 8 - Episode 1
Movie Plot: A mutant fish-man escapes from captivity at a Florida aquarium. Intro: Mike, Servo, and Gypsy return to the SOL to find Crow has been there alone for a VERY long time. Segment One: The crew discovers that the year is now 2525, and the earth is being ruled by apes. They are contacted by Professor Bobo and Dr. peanut, two ape scientists. Following orders from their Lawgiver, they sent the SOL the movie. Segment Two: Crow introduces us to the Nanites, tiny robots that have infested the SOL, and are helping Servo fix the ship. Segment Three: An alien named Phil that Servo did business with comes looking for him. Segment Four: Mike and the 'bots catch up with what they've been doing before returning to the SOL. Segment Five: We discover that Mike's ancestors are responsible for the ape takeover. On Ape Earth, we learn that the Lawgiver is Pearl Forrester, who was cryogenically frozen for 500 years. She has become more evil than she was before and she vows to continue. Original film made in 1955.
#54 - Hannah
The Virginian Season 9 - Episode 13
After a precocious young girl's father is stricken with a heart attack while traveling on the train he is on, Trampas decides to help the girl find her estranged mother. He has a hard time keeping the girl, Hannah, from trying to do everything by herself. Unfortunately, Hannah's mother has been manipulated by her boyfriend into participating in a bank robbery.
#55 - Campus Terror
The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries Season 2 - Episode 22
The boys go under cover at a New England college where three coeds have been kidnapped.
#56 - Canliss
Rawhide Season 7 - Episode 6
Gurd Canliss an aging hired gun, has Don Miguel as his next target. Gurd's wife Augusta and Favor try to stop it.
#57 - Which One is Jaime?
The Bionic Woman Season 3 - Episode 18
Oscar Goldman's secretary, Peggy Callahan, is abducted by a band of dangerous kidnappers when she is mistaken for Jaime.
#58 - The Clementine Ingredient
Alias Smith and Jones Season 3 - Episode 4
With McCreedy's $5000 and ready to go to Santa Marta, the boys turn back to Texas, to get their friend Clementine. When they get there, they decide that it would arouse less suspicion if one of them were married. A game of poker seals the Kid's fate, but before they can leave, they are shot at. The house is surrounded by a group of men bent on taking Heyes and the Kid. Through some quick thinking on Heyes' part, and the involvement of an alleged buried treasure, they can eventually get out of there and go to Santa Marta. There Clementine falls in love with the alcalde, which is a problem for the Kid, who's supposed to be her husband. At the same time, Heyes and the Kid has their minds on the only photograph of them, which Clementine has and sometimes uses to blackmailing them into doing things for her. But things turn from bad to worse, when one of the men from the posse earlier in the episode finds them again, and makes the alcalde arrest them.
#59 - What Happened at the XST?
Alias Smith and Jones Season 3 - Episode 6
The boys are waiting for an old friend who wants a favour, in a small town called Buffalo. But while they wait they cross paths with two deputies who don't seem to want them there. That is, until Heyes and the Kid discovers that it's all on the sheriff's orders. The reason he doesn't want them there is that they can blow his cover, being an ex-criminal gone good. Heyes and the Kid meet with their old friend, who has a tempting offer - 80.000 dollars from a robbery, with the statute of limitation run out, buried in a safe place. The problem is, it's buried in too safe a place: the middle of a new ranch. As usual, Heyes comes up with a plan to vacate the ranch, but they didn't count on two greedy men watching their every move...
#60 - The Guardians
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Season 2 - Episode 5
Buck finds himself entrusted with a bizarre glowing green box when he and Hawk find an old man near death on a remote planet. Back on the Searcher, the box creates a series of bizarre images in the minds of the crew members. In reality, the box has taken control of the Searcher and sent it at fantastic speeds toward an unknown destination.