The BEST episodes directed by James Burrows

Caroline and the Love That Dares Not Speak its Name
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9.00
2 votes

#1 - Caroline and the Love That Dares Not Speak its Name

Caroline in the City - Season 3 - Episode 13

Caroline is aghast that Annie blabbed to Richard about her feelings for him, and tries to avoid his questions by inviting in a hyper-anxious knife salesman. When Richard discovers the truth about the answering machine message Caroline left for him (and which Julia erased), the two finally confess their mutual attraction, but quickly agree that they have both moved on. But a dinner double date at Caroline's turns into a competition for happiest couple between Caroline & Trevor and Richard & Julia - until they all wind up in an emergency ward with food poisoning from Caroline's fish chowder. Meanwhile, Annie tries a song and dance routine to help Del and Charlie defend their greeting card trade show turf against Del's evil brother Garner.

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Of Mice and Tony
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8.59
63 votes

#2 - Of Mice and Tony

Taxi - Season 4 - Episode 9

Tony becomes the manager of a promising young heavyweight boxer at his gym, but after the boxer wins a major fight, the "syndicate" (which turns out to be some doctors looking for an investment, rather than the mob) makes Tony an offer he can't refuse and takes over the boxer's management.

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Gary and Allison's Restaurant
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8.40
178 votes

#3 - Gary and Allison's Restaurant

Gary Unmarried - Season 1 - Episode 7

Gary ends up in Vanessa's doghouse after finally taking her on a real date, but brings her to a restaurant that he used to frequent with Allison.

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Sisterly Love
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8.35
178 votes

#4 - Sisterly Love

Cheers - Season 7 - Episode 21

Sam tries to reconcile Rebecca and her sister.

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The Road Not Taken (2)
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8.35
59 votes

#5 - The Road Not Taken (2)

Taxi - Season 4 - Episode 24

(Part two) In a continuation of the previous episode, the cabbies share past experiences with Elaine. Latka discusses his decision to leave his mother and move to America. Alex talks about an opportunity for a major promotion at a desk job he had, but would not compromise his principles to take it. Meanwhile, the man who offered Elaine a job comes to the garage to get a decision from her, but he withdraws his offer when he sees how wishy washy Elaine is being about it.

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Gary and Allison Brooks
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8.35
206 votes

#6 - Gary and Allison Brooks

Gary Unmarried - Season 1 - Episode 8

Gary pretends he is still married while attending the vow-renewal of a friend, as a favor to Allison. But the plan backfires when Gary finds himself attracted to one of the guests.

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Rebecca's One Night Stand
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8.33
119 votes

#7 - Rebecca's One Night Stand

Romantically Challenged - Season 1 - Episode 4

Lisa finally convinces Rebecca to have her first one night stand. But the always polite Rebecca violates Lisa's number-one rule by calling her date, Leo, the morning after. Now Leo is into Rebecca, so Lisa gives her sister her own unusual brand of dating advice so Rebecca can break up with him. Meanwhile, an overworked Perry decides to take a stay-cation. But doing so gets on the nerves of his unemployed roommate, Shawn, to the point that Shawn decides to get a job - any job.

The Class Blows The Whistle
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8.32
66 votes

#8 - The Class Blows The Whistle

The Class - Season 1 - Episode 4

When Duncan starts hanging around with Yonk, talking about video games and football, Nicole realizes that her worst nightmare is coming true---they're becoming buddies. Kat tries to help Ethan recover, so she sets him up with one of her friends. Holly becomes obsessed with trying to get her daughter Oprah in Kyle's school, so she starts interrupting Kyle and Aaron all the time, and drives them crazy. After their last date turned out a total disaster, Richie and Lina try to go out on a second date.

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The Road Not Taken (1)
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8.31
61 votes

#9 - The Road Not Taken (1)

Taxi - Season 4 - Episode 23

When Elaine is offered a job as an art gallery manager in Seattle, she asks the gang for help in making a decision. The cabbies share with Elaine some stories about life changing decisions they once had to make. Tony talks about how he refused to take a dive in a major fight, even though he will likely be in trouble with the mob. In the fight, Tony learns that the other fighter has also been paid to take a dive, and the fighter does so in comic fashion. Next, Louie talks about how he became a taxi dispatcher after mercifully taking over for the kindly old dispatcher who had to take his wife to the doctor. Louie finds he likes the job and forces the old man out of the dispatcher's job into retirement. Finally, Jim tells of how he was very studious at Harvard, until his free-spirit girlfriend turned him on to hash brownies. (Part one of two)

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Xmas Story
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8.30
204 votes

#10 - Xmas Story

NewsRadio - Season 2 - Episode 10

Matthew is upset when he realizes Mr. James gave everyone except him a new convertible for Christmas. Meanwhile Bill is stalked by a homicidal Santa Claus.

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Perry and Rebecca's High School Reunion
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8.28
145 votes

#11 - Perry and Rebecca's High School Reunion

Romantically Challenged - Season 1 - Episode 3

When it's time for Rebecca and Perry to go back to their high school reunion, Rebecca is ready to confront Jesse, the guy who publicly humiliated her by standing her up at the senior prom. But Perry knows the real reason why she was stood up and tells a preposterous lie to keep Rebecca from discovering the truth. Meanwhile, avid hockey fan Shawn is devastated when he finds out that the local cable company won't be carrying the championship games. When he learns further that Lisa's friend, Vanessa, has the games on her cable station, he has to hide his real motive for romancing Vanessa from both women.

The Class Reunites (Pilot)
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8.26
72 votes

#12 - The Class Reunites (Pilot)

The Class - Season 1 - Episode 1

Eight friends who shared the same third grade class 20 years ago are reunited when Ethan Haas, one of the friends, throws a surprise anniversary party for his fiancée, also from the same third grade class. The party turns into a total disaster when Ethan's fiancée Joanne breaks up with him. Holly reunited with the love of her life, Kyle, who is now dating a man. Duncan reunites with Nicole, who is now married to a football star Yonk Allen. And Richie goes out on a date with Lina.

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Gary and the Trophy
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8.25
207 votes

#13 - Gary and the Trophy

Gary Unmarried - Season 1 - Episode 18

After a bowling teammate quits before the championships, Gary rushes to find a replacement.

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The Finale (1)
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8.23
304 votes

#14 - The Finale (1)

Will & Grace - Season 8 - Episode 23

The culmination of eight seasons ends tonight with a one-hour series finale - will Will and Grace raise a child together and find ultimate happiness? Will Jack find anyone that loves him as much as he loves himself? Will Karen find true happiness with the absence of Stan? All these questions and more will be answered as this groundbreaking series concludes eight amazing seasons.

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Gary Uses His Veto
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8.23
180 votes

#15 - Gary Uses His Veto

Gary Unmarried - Season 1 - Episode 16

When Gary vetoes Louise from taking Chinese, Allison uses her veto to put a stop to Louise taking golf lessons.

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Pilot
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8.22
280 votes

#16 - Pilot

NewsRadio - Season 1 - Episode 1

On his first day as WNYX's news director, Dave finds that he must fire his predecessor.

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The Charade
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8.20
140 votes

#17 - The Charade

Romantically Challenged - Season 1 - Episode 2

Although Rebecca said she wouldn't meddle in sister Lisa's love life, she can't resist finding out why Lisa would break up with "nice guy" Neil. When Lisa finds out what Rebecca did, she finds a way to get back at her. Meanwhile, as Shawn is on his way to pick up Perry from his dental surgery, he gets distracted by a pretty girl, proving once again that the ladies come first in his life, so a fed-up Perry kicks Shawn out of the apartment and refuses to forgive his BFF.

One Hugs, the Other Doesn't
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8.19
127 votes

#18 - One Hugs, the Other Doesn't

Cheers - Season 10 - Episode 16

A Boston performance by children's singer Nanny Gee for Frederick's birthday sheds light on Frasier's past as Lilith and the barflies discover Nanny is Frasier's first wife! Frasier had forgotten to mention this fact to Lilith and when Nanny arrives at Cheers she and Lilith soon get into a catfight!

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Led Zeppelin II
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8.19
184 votes

#19 - Led Zeppelin II

NewsRadio - Season 2 - Episode 21

A fire in the building sets everyone's nerves on edge. Bill tries to escape. Dave and Lisa get back together. Mr. James continues his wife search.

Substitute Father
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8.15
41 votes

#20 - Substitute Father

Taxi - Season 1 - Episode 22

With Elaine going out of town to visit her sick aunt, the guys at the garage takes turns watching over her son so that he can compete in a spelling bee.

Gary and His Half Brother
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8.13
149 votes

#21 - Gary and His Half Brother

Gary Unmarried - Season 1 - Episode 19

Gary's half-brother has returned from the war and needs a place to stay. The full house finds Gary spinning out of control as he finds himself playing parent to both his children and a sibling.

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Home is the Sailor
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8.13
256 votes

#22 - Home is the Sailor

Cheers - Season 6 - Episode 1

Sam returns to Cheers six months after he sold it to a large corporation to pursue a life of leisure on board a new boat. Now the boat has sunk and he's looking for a job.

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The Finale (2)
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8.11
94 votes

#23 - The Finale (2)

Will & Grace - Season 8 - Episode 24

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The Class Springs a Leak
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8.11
38 votes

#24 - The Class Springs a Leak

The Class - Season 1 - Episode 17

When Duncan and Richie finally finish working on the Allen' house, Nicole finds herself surprisingly saddened by the fact that they won't be around anymore, so she makes some desperate measures to keep them working on the house. Ethan plans to break up with Palmer.

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I Love L. Gay
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8.08
273 votes

#25 - I Love L. Gay

Will & Grace - Season 8 - Episode 14

The gang travels to Los Angeles to accompany Elliot while he visits UCLA. Coincidently, Will runs into James who's in jeopardy of being deported. After spending a perfect weekend together, Grace makes a proposal to keep Will and James from having to say 'good-bye' to each other... ever again...

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The Big Kiss-Off
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8.06
192 votes

#26 - The Big Kiss-Off

Cheers - Season 6 - Episode 24

Sam and Woody wager over who can be the first to plant a three-second kiss on Rebecca.

The One with the Prom Video
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8.06
3910 votes

#27 - The One with the Prom Video

Friends - Season 2 - Episode 14

The gang watches a home video from the night of Monica and Rachel's prom. Joey gives Chandler a hideous bracelet.

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The Class Has a Snow Day
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8.05
39 votes

#28 - The Class Has a Snow Day

The Class - Season 1 - Episode 16

On Valentine's Day, a terrible snow storm hits Philadelphia. Perry, who was redecorating Yonk and Nicole's house, has to stay with Nicole and Duncan, and decides to make a meal for them while waiting. Kat and Kyle end up stuck at Ethan's, and Ethan tries to get rid of them to spend time with Palmer. Also, Richie has a lot of trouble trying to come to Lina's.

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The Class Gives Thanks
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8.05
42 votes

#29 - The Class Gives Thanks

The Class - Season 1 - Episode 9

It's Thanksgiving and many secrets are about to be revealed---Yonk learns about Nicole and Duncan's high-school relationship; Lina doesn't want to talk to Richie after she learns that he is married; Richie leaves his wife; and finally, Kyle shows Aaron just how similar Perry and his father-in-law are.

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Will & Grace & Vince & Nadine
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8.02
304 votes

#30 - Will & Grace & Vince & Nadine

Will & Grace - Season 7 - Episode 7

When Will and Grace invite Vince and Nadine over for a meet-and-greet dinner, they find to their horror that their guests are actually polar opposites of themselves. Meanwhile, Karen is still angry with Grace and decides to leave the interior design firm when Jack comes to her rescue and hires her to be his new assistant at "Out TV."

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I Do, Adieu
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8.01
210 votes

#31 - I Do, Adieu

Cheers - Season 5 - Episode 26

Dr. Sumner Sloane returns to Cheers on Diane and Sam's wedding day to tell her that a publisher is interested in one of her class manuscripts if she can go to work immediately on rewrites.

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Gary Fixes Allison's Garbage Disposal
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8.01
207 votes

#32 - Gary Fixes Allison's Garbage Disposal

Gary Unmarried - Season 1 - Episode 20

Gary sets out to repair Allison's garbage disposal but find themselves inside her bedroom fixing their lust for sex.

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Alive and Schticking
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8.01
386 votes

#33 - Alive and Schticking

Will & Grace - Season 8 - Episode 1

LIVE SEASON PREMIERE - Grace contemplates having an affair with a married man. Elsewhere, Jack begins new career as a host of his new talk show "Jack Talk." Will gets some advice from Malcolm and tries to hide from Karen the fact that Stan is alive. Alec Baldwin and Eric Stoltz guest star, Shelly Morrison also stars.

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The Class Runs Into A Convenience Store
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8.00
39 votes

#34 - The Class Runs Into A Convenience Store

The Class - Season 1 - Episode 10

Richie crashes into a convenience store after a bee flies into his car and refuses to leave his car, saying that being in there is better than all the things that currently surround his life. The accident is soon all over the news, and Holly is the first one to arrive at the scene. Soon Richie's former classmates arrive too, trying to convince him to get out of the car.

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Caroline and the Proposal
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8.00
5 votes

#35 - Caroline and the Proposal

Caroline in the City - Season 1 - Episode 16

When Richard learns of Del's proposing to Caroline, he goes searching for another job, and is seduced by his just-divorced employment counselor; Remo and Annie try to convince a skeptical Caroline that she's oblivious to Richard's feelings for her - and hers for him.

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Gary on the Air
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7.99
181 votes

#36 - Gary on the Air

Gary Unmarried - Season 2 - Episode 5

When the radio station's normal sports announcer gets arrested, Sasha agrees to let Gary take over, giving Gary his first big break. Meanwhile, it's her school's volunteer week, and Louise participates by making a video consisting of well-wishes for Uncle Mitch and the rest of his team in the Marine Corp.

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Von Trapped
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7.99
278 votes

#37 - Von Trapped

Will & Grace - Season 8 - Episode 10

The "Sound of Music Sing-Along" has come to town and no one is more excited than Grace. She plans for her and Will to attend the musical in character-like style by dressing up in costumes. Meanwhile, Karen and Jack try to flee when she gets in trouble with the theater's manager, who blocks off the exits, trapping everyone inside and forcing them to plot their escape.

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Gary Shoots Fish in a Barrel
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7.99
265 votes

#38 - Gary Shoots Fish in a Barrel

Gary Unmarried - Season 2 - Episode 4

Gary is determined to prove that he can handle a one-night stand without getting attached.

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Peggy Goes to Branson
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7.98
762 votes

#39 - Peggy Goes to Branson

Mike & Molly - Season 2 - Episode 18

Peggy goes on vacation and leaves Mike and Molly in charge of her dog, claiming that it's good practice for when they have children.

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Elaine's Secret Admirer
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7.98
44 votes

#40 - Elaine's Secret Admirer

Taxi - Season 2 - Episode 12

Elaine is upset after having just ended a relationship, but soon begins receiving love poems from a secret admirer. She is eventually convinced that the poems are coming from a new handsome cab driver named Don, and they begin dating. However, Jim has confessed to Alex that he has been the one writing the letters, in an effort to make Elaine feel better. Alex reveals this to Elaine, so she won't continue dating Don under false pretenses. This upsets Elaine greatly, but she is later comforted when she gets home by the gift of a metal sculpture that Jim has made for her out of the roof of his van.

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One for the Book
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7.98
430 votes

#41 - One for the Book

Cheers - Season 1 - Episode 11

While Diane keeps notes on bar conversation, a novice comes in for one final fling before entering a monastery and a World War I doughboy shows up for a very small reunion.

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Smoking
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7.96
219 votes

#42 - Smoking

NewsRadio - Season 1 - Episode 3

To get Bill to comply with a new no-smoking ordinance, Dave agrees to give up drinking coffee.

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The Class Gets Frozen Yogurt
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7.95
66 votes

#43 - The Class Gets Frozen Yogurt

The Class - Season 1 - Episode 5

Ethan is challenged by Kat into testing every flavor of yogurt without even buying it, and he has to do it so she wouldn't think he's a wuss. Kyle continues lying to Holly about her daughter Oprah not being accepted into the school he works in, until Holly visits the school. Lina returns to work, but finds it hard to do anything because she can't control her wheelchair. Richie helps Duncan with his job at Yonk's house. And also, we find out more about Richie's secret life.

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Dinner at Eight-ish
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7.95
195 votes

#44 - Dinner at Eight-ish

Cheers - Season 5 - Episode 20

Frasier and Lilith invite Sam and Diane over for dinner to celebrate their first week of cohabitation. But things start going wrong when Lilith finds out Frasier and Diane were engaged, and she locks herself in the bathroom. Then Sam and Diane have an argument as well. Meanwhile Cliff agrees to babysit Carla's kids.

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The Class Celebrates An Anniversary
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7.95
38 votes

#45 - The Class Celebrates An Anniversary

The Class - Season 1 - Episode 11

On their one-year anniversary party, Nicole is frustrated when Yonk gives her a stripper pole as a gift. She realizes that her husband doesn't know her at all. Yonk seeks help from Duncan. Kat is upset when her new neighbour turns out to be a former classmate named Palmer, who found success in her life, and seems to be getting along with Ethan and Lina just fine.

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A Fine French Whine
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7.94
156 votes

#46 - A Fine French Whine

Cheers - Season 10 - Episode 10

Woody wants to propose to Kelly, but Henrí and his expiring visa take precedence.

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The One with All the Poker
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7.94
3647 votes

#47 - The One with All the Poker

Friends - Season 1 - Episode 18

Rachel interviews for a job as an assistant buyer. She also sees another side of the usually docile Ross when the girls face the boys during a not-so-friendly game of poker.

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I'm Okay, You're Defective
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7.94
190 votes

#48 - I'm Okay, You're Defective

Cheers - Season 10 - Episode 11

Frasier has to face making out a will while Sam braces himself for bad news from Rebecca's fertility doctor.

Latka's Cookies
star
7.93
38 votes

#49 - Latka's Cookies

Taxi - Season 3 - Episode 8

When Latka's grandmother dies, he is pleased that she has left him her famous cookie recipe, complete with a supply of the secret ingredients. He bakes up some for the cabbies to enjoy, but the cabbies don't enjoy them. Nonetheless, Latka begins his own cookie business. In the days to come, the cabbies find that they are indeed starting to inexplicably like the cookies, and are also unusually happy and energetic. When Jim samples one, he determines that the secret ingredient is cocaine—which accounts for why everyone's behavior. Upon learning this, Alex visits Latka (busy baking cookies to fill supermarket orders) to tell him the bad news. Latka is noticeably high from the cookies, and hallucinates that Famous Amos tells him to do whatever it takes to be successful. Although Latka can no longer sell the drugged cookies, he is excited at the taste of capitalism because it means he's now a true American.

The Class Celebrates a Birthday
star
7.92
39 votes

#50 - The Class Celebrates a Birthday

The Class - Season 1 - Episode 8

Ethan, posing as "Dan," attends a birthday party with Sue unaware that he is going to Oprah's birthday party, and the hosts are likely to reveal his true identity to Sue. Richie reveals a secret to Nicole and Duncan. Perry is forced to improvise by singing after he and Holly forgot to confirm the puppet people for the party.

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