The Best Episodes Directed by Jake Kasdan

Smooching and Mooching

#1 - Smooching and Mooching

Freaks and Geeks Season 1 - Episode 13

After fighting with his father, Nick moves out and to Lindsay’s surprise begins staying with the Weir’s. Cindy tells Bill that she has a crush on Sam. She asks Bill to convince Sam to invite her to a party.

star 8.46
592 votes
The Little Things

#2 - The Little Things

Freaks and Geeks Season 1 - Episode 14

Sam discovers that life as Cindy’s boyfriend is not nearly as exciting as he had imagined. Ken’s girlfriend, Amy, confesses a shocking secret, putting Ken in an awkward situation. Lindsay struggles with asking Vice President George Bush a question during an assembly.

star 8.27
626 votes
Noshing and Moshing

#3 - Noshing and Moshing

Freaks and Geeks Season 1 - Episode 18

Neal wrestles with the dilemma of whether to tell his mother about his father’s affair. Lindsay is given detention after coming to the aid of a girl being attacked by a boy. Daniel deals with pressures at home and with Kim. He escapes from his problems through punk music.

star 8.25
627 votes
Beers and Weirs

#4 - Beers and Weirs

Freaks and Geeks Season 1 - Episode 2

Lindsay’s friends learn that her parents are going away for the weekend and suggest having a kegger. Sam and Neal become worried after a school assembly focusing on alcohol-related deaths and they decide to switch the real beer with non-alcoholic beer. Daniel and Kim get back together and despite the lack of alcohol, the party quickly gets out of hand.

star 8.08
1045 votes
Elaine's Big Day

#5 - Elaine's Big Day

New Girl Season 2 - Episode 25

Cece's wedding day finds Jess and Nick making a decision about their relationship. Meanwhile, Schmidt schemes with a typically overenthusiastic Winston to sabotage the nuptials, although a shocking announcement may be bigger than anything he plans.

star 8.00
3053 votes
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#6 - Pilot

Freaks and Geeks Season 1 - Episode 1

Lindsay’s family and friends fear the worst when she quits the academic decathlon team and begins hanging around with a new crowd. A new friend tries to help her find her way. Meanwhile, Sam ponders asking cheerleader Cindy Sanders to the homecoming dance, while trying to cope with persistent teasing and torture at the hands of a savage bully.

star 7.83
1300 votes
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Jess and Julia

#7 - Jess and Julia

New Girl Season 1 - Episode 11

Nick panics when Julia doesn't want to put a label on their relationship. Jess enlists Julia to help her get out of a traffic ticket.

star 7.71
4561 votes
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#8 - Naked

New Girl Season 1 - Episode 4

Jess accidentally sees Nick naked, shattering his self-confidence. Winston becomes overly obsessed with learning new pop culture references.

star 7.65
5096 votes
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#9 - Pilot

New Girl Season 1 - Episode 1

After leaving her long-time boyfriend, Jess moves into an apartment with three men, and tries to re-enter the dating world.

star 7.62
6542 votes
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#10 - Chicago

New Girl Season 2 - Episode 20

When a death occurs in Nick's family, Jess, Schmidt and Winston travel with Nick to the Windy City to help him with the funeral preparations and meet his boisterous family members, including his mom, Bonnie; his younger brother, Jamie; and his Boston cousin, Bobby.

star 7.55
3177 votes
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The Shunning

#11 - The Shunning

Fresh Off the Boat Season 1 - Episode 3

When the cul-de-sac plans a block party to celebrate NASCAR, Louis urges the family to use the event to make new friends (and promote Cattleman’s Ranch Steakhouse). But Jessica has problems fitting in, especially after she befriends a beautiful trophy wife the roller blade moms don’t like. Meanwhile, Eddie schemes to win the respect of the neighborhood kids.

star 7.51
1186 votes
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In a Lonely Place

#12 - In a Lonely Place

Californication Season 2 - Episode 7

Hank attempts to find a love interest for Becca's teacher. Charlie uncovers Marcy's secret which could have fatal effects on their finances.

star 7.49
2898 votes
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A Father's Love

#13 - A Father's Love

New Girl Season 2 - Episode 13

When Nick's con-man father suddenly reappears, Jess tries her best to fix the two men's relationship, despite Nick's fears that he's being used in another one of his dad's gambling schemes. Meanwhile, Schmidt teams up with Robby to try to win back Cece.

star 7.43
3008 votes

#14 - Prototype

Undeclared Season 1 - Episode 1

Steven Karp is a young man going off to college for the first time. He wasn't very popular in high school, so he's looking forward to wiping the slate clean and starting over in college. The day he gets to school, he is dispatched by his handsome roommate, Lloyd to go invite girls to the party they're having on their dorm floor that night. Steven tries not to let on that he's never had much experience with girls or hosting parties before. He and his other suitemates, Marshall and Ron, set off to wrangle up the ladies. Much to their surprise, the girls show up. Steven is enjoying the party until his father, Hal, shows up to tell him that he and his mother are getting a divorce. Rachel and Lizzie, the guys' female neighbors, are also at the party. Lizzie is determined to have fun in spite of her jealous back-home boyfriend, Eric, while Rachel is thinking about leaving school entirely. Steven is crying alone in his room when Lizzie walks in. He covers and says that he's just really overwh

star 7.43
294 votes

#15 - Kryptonite

New Girl Season 1 - Episode 2

Nick and Schmidt convince Jess to get her stuff out of her ex-boyfriend's apartment. Jess meets new roommate Winston, who has returned from playing basketball abroad.

star 7.34
5529 votes
A Hero Has Fallen

#16 - A Hero Has Fallen

The Grinder Season 1 - Episode 2

After the exciting and victorious Krantz case, Sanderson & Yao gets flooded with cases. Dean, in his usual fashion, wants them to pick the next big case. Stewart disagrees, but he realizes that telling Dean he can’t do something only will make him want to do it more. Soo Stewart decides to encourage Dean and the plan backfires. Meanwhile, Dean inspires Debbie to go for a promotion at work using a “big dog” approach, which puts her job in jeopardy

star 7.31
712 votes
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#17 - Pilot

Ben and Kate Season 1 - Episode 1

When Ben Fox discovers that his ex-girlfriend, Darcy, is getting married, he sets out to crash the wedding. Meanwhile, Kate gets advice from her friend BJ on how to obtain more sex appeal on her first date with her new boyfriend, George (Jon Foster). As a result, their first date is disastrous. Ben then finds out that George is cheating on her. Ben rushes to tell Kate about George's infidelity. George makes up a lame excuse on why he is with another woman; shortly after, Kate breaks up with him. Elsewhere, Ben only has fifteen minutes to crash the wedding, but he is too late. In the end, Ben moves in with Kate and her daughter Maddie.

star 7.26
399 votes
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#18 - Pilot

The Grinder Season 1 - Episode 1

When his long-running hit series comes to an end, Dean finds himself at a crossroads in life and decides to move back to his small home town thinking he has the experience to take over his family’s law firm, where he butts heads with his brother, Stewart.

star 7.23
902 votes
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Bad Cop/Bad Cop

#19 - Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Ben and Kate Season 1 - Episode 2

Ben finishes settling in Kate's home. Meanwhile, Kate lies about her residence to get Maddie into a better school district, but when her plan falls apart, she must admit the truth to Maddie's principal (Alan Ruck). Additionally, Katie tells Ben that he needs to be more strict when disciplining Maddie.

star 7.18
310 votes