The Best Episodes Directed by Jackie Cooper
#1 - The Italian Bird Fiasco
The Rockford Files Season 2 - Episode 19
Posing as an art dealer, Rockford purchases a rare sculpture of a bird for a client. When he is attacked leaving the auction, he realizes that he's just flown into a flock of trouble.
#2 - Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde
M*A*S*H Season 2 - Episode 5
Hawkeye has been in non-stop surgery for 3 straight days without sleep, and the wounded keep coming. He decides to find out who started the war, and sends a telegram to Harry S Truman. After listening to some of Frank's rubbish about the North Koreans wanting better plumbing, he tries to send the officers' latrine to the North Koreans with an offer of peace. Trapper finally manages to sedate him. Trapper (about Hawkeye): "I guess he's just unstable. You see, he took this weird oath as a young man, never to just stand by and watch people die."
#3 - Limbo
Magnum, P.I. Season 7 - Episode 22
Thomas is delivering key evidence in his latest case to the court house, when he is shot in the parking lot by a hit man. Thomas, in a coma, discovers he is not dead, but not alive, and needs to help Michelle, who is in danger, and being chased by killers. He meets up with the ghost of his former Naval buddy Mac. He also spends time with each member of the cast individually, and, in one way or another, says good-bye and how important they are all to him, in case he does not survive.
#4 - Carry On Hawkeye
M*A*S*H Season 2 - Episode 11
The camp succumbs to the Asian flu, except for Hawkeye and Margaret, who have to do everything themselves. As the others start to recover, Hawkeye falls ill but he still manages to operate when wounded arrive. Finally the others are well enough for Hawkeye to stop working and rest. He is thanked for his service with a commemorative roll of toilet paper.
#5 - Radar's Report
M*A*S*H Season 2 - Episode 3
Radar writes the weekly activity report. Hawkeye operates on a wounded prisoner who grabs a scalpel and attacks the doctors. Frank wants Klinger thrown out on a section 8,so Henry calls in a psychiatrist, Major Freedman. Hawkeye is attracted to a new nurse but thinks she is married. Trapper loses a patient who developed complications during the O.R. fracas with the wounded soldier.
#6 - The Ringbanger
M*A*S*H Season 1 - Episode 16
Hawkeye and Trapper operate on a famous Colonel - after discovering that he is particularly ruthless about sacrificing his men, they come up with a scheme to get him sent back to the states with a little unwitting help from Frank, Margaret, and a drunk Henry.
#7 - Officers Only
M*A*S*H Season 2 - Episode 15
Klinger pretends to be pregnant. Hawkeye and Trapper operate on General Mitchell's son, and the General gives them 3 days in Tokyo Henry keeps getting calls from Tokyo about what Hawkeye and Trapper are doing. When they get back to the 4077 Frank asked the general for an officers club for the camp. They plot to allow the enlisted men access to the club, and when the General opens it the rules are bent to give his son access, which Hawkeye exploits to give access to all.
#8 - The Spa Who Loved Me
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 22
Bodybuilding terrorists led by a female aerobics instructor steal a nuclear warhead from the military and threaten to destroy the entire country. Hammer and Dori are assigned to the case and are captured by the group. When Hammer gets control of the situation he tries to disarm the device. Seconds later, the bomb explodes.
#9 - For the Good of the Outfit
M*A*S*H Season 2 - Episode 4
Hawkeye and Trapper want the army to admit responsibility for the accidental bombing of a local village. They fill out a report and Major Stoner arrives to investigate, and leaves with all the evidence. When the story is released it claims that the enemy bombed the village, and the army tries to gag the doctors. But, thinking there could be a medal in it for him, Frank has also put a report together, with copies of all the evidence, including shell fragments, so the army comes clean.
#10 - Anyone for Suicide?
Black Sheep Squadron Season 1 - Episode 9
Everyone thinks that Pappy's bout with malaria has caused him to go insane when he proposes a suicide mission starting with a dead-stick landing on a Japanese-held island.
#11 - The Incubator
M*A*S*H Season 2 - Episode 12
Hawkeye and Trapper recover from an all night party. Henry gets a barbecue, and Hawkeye puts in a request for an incubator. The Quartermaster turns him down. They locate a Major with 3 incubators, but he won't let them have one. A Colonel tries to sell them one, and then they get into trouble with a General at a press conference. Finally, Radar trades the barbecue for an incubator.
#12 - Dear Dad, Again
M*A*S*H Season 1 - Episode 18
Once again, Hawkeye writes home to his father, telling him of the latest gossip: the camp gets a new surgeon, who turns out to be a fake; Hawkeye bets he can walk into the mess tent naked for lunch, and no one will notice; Radar cheats on his final exam from the High School diploma company; Margaret rejects Franks advances and he gets drunk late into the night; the camp have a no talent night.
#13 - Divided We Stand
M*A*S*H Season 2 - Episode 1
Brought on by Frank and Margaret's negative reports, General Clayton assigns a psychiatrist, Captain Hildebrand, to examine the 4077th M*A*S*H unit, to see if it should be disbanded. Henry tells them to be on their best behavior, or else they will be split up. But the 4077th soon begins to act in their traditional, insane ways: the shrink experiences Max Klinger, watches the hijinks of Hawkeye and Trapper John, and witnesses the trysts of Frank and Hot Lips. While Hildebrand confronts the unit on its behaviour, choppers bearing wounded begin to arrive and everyone heads for the OR. The onslaught of casualties shows the 4077th's true side.
#14 - The Last Mission Over Sengai
Black Sheep Squadron Season 1 - Episode 18
A new pilot whose family has military connections alleges that Pappy ordered an attack against American troops, leaving Pappy facing a court martial.
#15 - Hot Lips and Empty Arms
M*A*S*H Season 2 - Episode 14
Margaret revaluates her life, and decides to leave Frank and ask for a transfer, which is granted. She gets drunk at her goodbye party, but is sobered up in the shower when wounded start arriving. She changes her mind when she realises how loyal her friends are.
#16 - A Good Smack in the Mouth
Quincy, M.E. Season 2 - Episode 8
Asten's wife Melissa picks up a young boy wandering at the side of the road at night. Soon afterwards they are involved in an automobile accident. Quincy is told, Asten is out of town, and he goes and visits Melissa, and the boy. As soon as he sees Joey's bruises he knows that they are not new ones caused by the crash, they are older and look like being beaten caused them. He looks at the x-rays taken of the boy and they confirm his opinion that the boy is being abused, probably at the hands of his parents.
#17 - In Hazard
The Rockford Files Season 2 - Episode 18
When she finds herself in jail, Beth realizes that her clients have ties to the underworld. With her life in danger, she desperately turns to Rockford for help.
#18 - The Sniper
M*A*S*H Season 2 - Episode 10
A lone sniper has the 4077th pinned down - including Radar and Henry in the shower. The poor boy thinks he's firing on McArthur's headquarters, and a chopper finally comes by and wounds him with gunfire from above, ending the siege. Hawkeye walks out to into the bush to tend to the wounded soldier.
#19 - Prisoners of War
Black Sheep Squadron Season 1 - Episode 5
An enemy plane is shot down as it flies over Vella La Cava during an attack by the Japanese. The pilot is taken prisoner and a strange device is found on his plane. Through a series of mistakes, word of the prisoner never makes it to the brass at Espritos. It turns out the Japanese pilot was born and raised in the US but still felt enough allegiance to Japan to fight on that side. The Black Sheep befriend the pilot who also plays a mean game of ping pong. The sheep set up a ping pong match with the Seabees and expect their star player, TJ, to clean up during the match, but when TJ is injured, ""Rocky"" as the squadron nick named him steps in to play. TJ and Rocky have a talk about what it is like being a fighter pilot and Rocky admits to TJ that he still gets scared everytime he goes up. TJ is grateful that Rocky wants to talk about this becuase no one else wants to discuss the issue with him. The form an awkward friendship becuase the enemies have so much in common. ""Rocky"" is unwil
#20 - The Chosen People
M*A*S*H Season 2 - Episode 19
A Korean family set up camp in the middle of the compound. A Korean woman with a baby comes looking for the father, and names Radar. Civilian affairs relocates the family and blood tests prove Radar is not the father.
#21 - Poor Little Lambs
Black Sheep Squadron Season 1 - Episode 20
Returning from Espritos on a 'borrowed' plane Pappy, Anderson and Boyle run into trouble. Boyle pilots the plane as Pappy and Anderson nap in the back and wakes them to tell them they must be lost. They've been in the air too long and should have reached Vella La Cava. Turns out the needle on the compass was stuck and now they are lost and running out of fuel. They spot an island and turn towards it. They are forced to parachute out. All three land on the island, but they become separated and do not know the status of the others. The island is Japanese occupied. Hearing the plane come down and seeing the parachutes, the Japanese send troups to investigate. Pappy lands very close to the enemy and they surround him as he is trying to get free of his chute. They are interupted by a jeep driving through and Pappy uses the opportunity to escape into the jungle. As the Japanese scoure the area to find the three men, Anderson and Boyle find each other and wonder about Pappy. Anderso
#22 - Forever in Time
Magnum, P.I. Season 8 - Episode 5
Thomas is running an errand to a local museum for Higgins' upcoming pageant for the Anglo-Hawaiian Historical Society, when he catches sight of a woman attending a funeral who, he soon learns, resembles a beautiful Hawaiian princess who tragically died in a fire in 1910. Thomas becomes enamoured with the elusive beauty, and experiences visions of himself, in 1900s naval uniform, with the woman. The mystery grows even more when he receives a package in the mail containing such a naval uniform, and a locket holding photographs of what looks like himself and the princess... Is Magnum once again experiencing something ethereal, or is somebody using the story of the princess to their advantage?...
#23 - Showtime
M*A*S*H Season 1 - Episode 24
Captain Kaplan is to be shipped home, but becomes paranoid that something will happen to him before he leaves. He takes the wheel of the jeep to drive to Kimpo himself, but crashes and ends up in plaster. Henry's wife is in labor and gives birth while he has Radar calling the hospital every 5 mins.An entertainer, Jackie Flash, visits the camp to entertain the troops.
#24 - Witless
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 3
After a mobster puts out a “one week only” million-dollar contract on Hammer, every killer in the city, and some financially strapped cops, tries to claim the prize. After an attempted hit takes place in Capt. Trunk' s office, Hammer is ordered to spend the week in a small "Hamish” village. Hammer proceeds to disrupt the lives of this pacifistic community. By the time the hired gunmen arrive, the formerly peaceful farmers, who Hammer corrupted into the ways of violence, assist him.
#25 - Counter Gambit
The Rockford Files Season 1 - Episode 17
Jim hired by a former prison mate to recover a pearl necklace stolen by his girlfriend, and after locating it, Jim is charged with stealing it and so must ask the victim and his old friend Angel to help him out...
#26 - Five the Hard Way
Black Sheep Squadron Season 1 - Episode 17
Squadron member Don French is surprised at all the press coverage he receives after he chalks up his fourth air victory, making him one shy of the five it takes to become an ace. The pressurre is turned up higher when his father arrives, hoping to be present when his son turns ace. A troubled father/son relationship is revealed as the elder French's visit continues.
#27 - No Deadly Secret
Quincy, M.E. Season 3 - Episode 1
At 4 am one morning Quincy is awoken by the arrival of a man at his boat. He is in a very bad shape and he dies before Quincy can do anything to save him. He takes him to the morgue and does an autopsy on him. The next morning Quincy is surprised to find that his results and slides have not turned up. When he goes to find out why he finds out that they are not all that is missing, so is the body! Without any proof of a body everyone thinks that he must have been mistaken, especially when Monaghan visits the man's workplace and finds him there!
#28 - Say Goodbye to Jennifer
The Rockford Files Season 1 - Episode 19
HIred by Mitch, a photographer friend, Jim must travel to Seattle find a missing model who stands accused of shooting a gang member...
#29 - Aura Lee, Farewell
The Rockford Files Season 1 - Episode 15
Sara Bulter hires Jim again to investigate the death of her friend Aura Lee Benton who died of a drug overdose despite her not being a drug user...
#30 - All Shook Up
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 7
Hammer and Dori are assigned to locate a serial killer who is bumping off Elvis impersonators. In order to flush out the killer Hammer attends The Famous School For Elvis Impersonators where all the victims were once students. Complete with sequins and pompadour, Hammer enters an Elvis contest and sings The Battle Hymn of the Republic… setting himself up as bait.
#31 - Sullied Be Thy Name
Quincy, M.E. Season 2 - Episode 11
A well-known priest, who is running a crusade against pornography, is found dead in the room of a prostitute. She insists that he had a heart attack while she was â€˜with' him. Monahan cannot believe that Father Terrell would have betrayed his principles and wants Quincy to look very closely when he autopsies the body. Quincy finds some discrepancies and wants to do a more detailed investigation, starting with Carlo Dicassa, noted pornographer and enemy of the father.