The BEST episodes directed by James Sheldon

Remember the Good Times
star
9.75
10 votes

#1 - Remember the Good Times

Knots Landing - Season 2 - Episode 3

Gary meets Judy Trent who wants his help in getting her husband support from AA. Abby begins to show her manipulative nature (Already?) as she takes advantage of Eric and treis to seduce Kenny. Karen confronts her about this.

Community Spirit
star
9.35
15 votes

#2 - Community Spirit

Knots Landing - Season 1 - Episode 2

J.R. Ewing is in town planning an offshore drilling project on the beach, which everyone is opposed to, except for Richard who asks Laura to get together with Chip Todson, J.R.'s PR man. He asks her to do this so he can get the account. J.R. has an afternoon rendezvous with Karen (big mistake!). Gary goes to J.R.'s office to steal an important file he can use against his brother. Along with the rest of the community, Gary protests by picketing on the beach.

Run the Man Down
star
9.25
4 votes

#3 - Run the Man Down

The Fugitive - Season 4 - Episode 15

While hopping a freight train, Kimble meets a wounded criminal who demands to take him to a rendezvous point in the hills of Southern California. Kimble reluctantly does which is an isolated cabin in the deep woods where they are joined by three more men whom happen to be robbers of an armored car who demand from the criminal their loot. Not believing their accomplice's true story that he lost the money when it fell off the train due to his gunshot injury, the three robbers hold Kimble, a widow named Laura Craig, as well as a park ranger who happens by, while torturing the man for the location of the money.

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The Chinese Sunset
star
9.00
4 votes

#4 - The Chinese Sunset

The Fugitive - Season 3 - Episode 23

Kimble is working as the ""general factotum"" in a swank Beverly Hills hotel on Sunset Blvd. An undercover policeman, named Fred Bragin, checks into the hotel to survey Eddie Slade, a notorious mob bookie. When Slade leaves town for a few days to sort out some business of his, his girlfriend, Penelope, stays behind while Bragin focuses his surveillance on her. Penelope meets and turns to Kimble for help in mingling with the wealthy in-crowd of the hotel residents in which Kimble agrees to tutor her on the find art of socializing, manners, and better increasing her vocabulary.

The Deadly Cure
star
9.00
2 votes

#5 - The Deadly Cure

McMillan and Wife - Season 5 - Episode 5

Mac is wounded in a failed drug raid and sent to the hospital, where he sees a patient smothered, and slowly unravels the case.

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The Last Review
star
8.60
4 votes

#6 - The Last Review

Alice - Season 1 - Episode 6

A famous food critic dies in Mel's Diner, which freaks out everyone.

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The Adventure of Miss Aggie's Farewell Performance
star
8.46
46 votes

#7 - The Adventure of Miss Aggie's Farewell Performance

Ellery Queen - Season 1 - Episode 6

Radio star Vera Bethune is poisoned during the taping of her show. She survives and asks Ellery from her hospital bed to look into things. Unfortunately for both Vera and Ellery, she is shot to death while in the hospital. Ellery and the Inspector are both guilt stricken over failing to protect Ms. Bethune and are determined to find her killer from among the usual numerous suspects. But radio mystery star Simon Brimmer is determined to beat both Queens to the solution in order to retain a sponsor to his radio program. A golden girl might have a hard time with this one.

The Dilemma
star
8.33
6 votes

#8 - The Dilemma

Alice - Season 1 - Episode 10

Alice is proposed marriage from an old boyfriend from the old neighborhood.

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Running Scared
star
8.18
33 votes

#9 - Running Scared

The Fugitive - Season 3 - Episode 22

After learning of the death of his father, Kimble contacts Donna and her husband Len Taft and wants to meet with them. Donna and Len drive to Fort Wayne, Indiana and check into a hotel under assumed names. But their rendezvous is threatned by Mike Ballinger, the former prosecuting attorney at Kimble's trial, who recognizes them and calls on Gerard to set up a trap.

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It's a Good Life
star
8.09
352 votes

#10 - It's a Good Life

The Twilight Zone - Season 3 - Episode 8

Little Anthony Fremont controls an entire town with his ability to read minds and make people do as he wishes. Which is a real good thing.

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Echo of a Nightmare
star
8.00
31 votes

#11 - Echo of a Nightmare

The Fugitive - Season 3 - Episode 19

Jane Washburn, an undercover policewoman, witnesses three youths beat up and rob Kimble. She attends to him, but becomes suspicious after he declines to report his mugging to the police. So, she handcuffs herself to Kimble to arrest him, but he manages to flee the area with her. After Jane sprains her ankle after hopping off a freight train, they break into an abandoned farm house so Kimble can attend to her, as well as saw off the handcuffs. But the family who lives there soon returns and Kimble is held at gunpoint by the domineering and rabid patriarch of the family.

Shadow of the Swan
star
8.00
4 votes

#12 - Shadow of the Swan

The Fugitive - Season 3 - Episode 21

At a carnival, Kimble meets Tina Anderson, an attractive young woman whom helps him get a job and introduces him to her uncle Harry, whom is a retired police detective. But Harry soon recognizes Kimble and tries to arrest him. Tina helps Kimble get away and wants to run off with him, but he refues. Tina, whom is revealed to be an obsessed sociopath, plots to betray Kimble for him refusing her advances.

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My Fair Esther
star
7.97
31 votes

#13 - My Fair Esther

Sanford and Son - Season 5 - Episode 9

With a $1,000 prize on the line, Fred tries to groom Esther to win a beauty contest.

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Donna Pops the Question
star
7.90
26 votes

#14 - Donna Pops the Question

Sanford and Son - Season 5 - Episode 8

With another marriage proposal in hand, Donna gives Fred an ultimatum.

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The Case of the Lavender Lipstick
star
7.79
57 votes

#15 - The Case of the Lavender Lipstick

Perry Mason - Season 4 - Episode 5

An heiress to a cosmetics company, innocently caught in the middle of a conspiracy to sabotage a cosmetics company, turns to Mason when she's accused of murdering the company's owner.

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To Each Her Own
star
7.75
4 votes

#16 - To Each Her Own

That Girl - Season 2 - Episode 4

When Ann tries out computer dating, her match turns out to be a lot like Donald.

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Fred Sanford Has a Baby
star
7.68
17 votes

#17 - Fred Sanford Has a Baby

Sanford and Son - Season 5 - Episode 16

When Lamont goes out of town, Fred rents his room to a pregnant woman who goes into labor.

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The Other Side of the Mountain
star
7.68
100 votes

#18 - The Other Side of the Mountain

The Fugitive - Season 1 - Episode 3

In West Virginia, Kimble arrives at a local coal mining town where he is roughed up by the redneck locals, and then chased by a sheriff's posse. Hiding in the mountains, Kimble meets Cassie, a young woman living in a remote cabin with her grandmother. Cassie tells Kimble she get him to safety because she knows the area, when she is really wanting to keep him around for her own selfish reasons. Meanwhile, Gerard flies to West Virginia after learning from the sheriff that Kimble has been spotted in the area and teams up with the posse to try to find Kimble.

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas, You're Under Arrest
star
7.67
6 votes

#19 - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, You're Under Arrest

That Girl - Season 2 - Episode 15

To prevent a robbery, Ann and Donald remove all the valuables from the Baumans' apartment, only to be caught by the police.

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Buffy
star
7.65
23 votes

#20 - Buffy

Family Affair (1966) - Season 1 - Episode 1

The excellent family series begins when Bill Davis, a fantastic construction engineer, unexpectedly adopts Buffy, who along with Jody and Cissy, have lost their parents in an accident. Buffy comes first and at first, Bill doesn't like her and wants to send her back to Terre Haute. Buffy gets the feeling that Bill doesn't like her and runs off to hide in the basement. Bill tells her that he likes her and wants her to stay. In the end, when Bill gets ready to leave for a trip, Jody and Cissy come to be with Buffy.

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Vance's Lady
star
7.63
19 votes

#21 - Vance's Lady

The Dukes of Hazzard - Season 5 - Episode 7

Vance's old girlfriend comes to Hazzard to see him but is chased by crooked politician's associates who are trying to kill her after she witnessed the Senator's embezzling. . But The Duke try and convince her to go report it to Senate Crime Commission.

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A Very Cool Hot Car
star
7.63
8 votes

#22 - A Very Cool Hot Car

Ironside - Season 1 - Episode 13

Cars are being stolen in worryingly high numbers, and with the numbers recovered falling dramatically, the signs point to a crooked cop somewhere in the department. Mark is convinced that the cop in question is innocent, but nobody else seems very sure.

Mama's Boy
star
7.61
66 votes

#23 - Mama's Boy

The Equalizer - Season 1 - Episode 9

A career woman wants McCall's aid in ending her son's fascination with a charismatic drug dealer.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts
star
7.60
251 votes

#24 - A Penny for Your Thoughts

The Twilight Zone - Season 2 - Episode 16

The lucky flip of a coin seems to give a mild-mannered bank clerk the power to read minds. But he soon learns that you can't believe everything you read.

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Steinberg and Son
star
7.60
26 votes

#25 - Steinberg and Son

Sanford and Son - Season 5 - Episode 5

Fred sues NBC for airing a show called Steinberg and Son, which seems to copy his life exactly but with white Jewish characters rather than black ones.

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The Oddfather
star
7.56
21 votes

#26 - The Oddfather

Sanford and Son - Season 5 - Episode 13

After witnessing a murder attempt, Fred is a target for assassins as he recuperates in a hospital bed.

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Isaac's Double Standard/One More Time/Chimpanzeeshines
star
7.50
26 votes

#27 - Isaac's Double Standard/One More Time/Chimpanzeeshines

The Love Boat - Season 1 - Episode 14

Isaac's possessive mother becomes jealous of her son's lady friend, while he objects to his mom sharing a cabin with her latest boyfriend; a divorced comedy team is too busy making jokes to admit they miss each other; Gopher's budding romance is nearly foiled by a jewel-stealing monkey.

Thanksgiving Comes but Once a Year, Hopefully
star
7.50
4 votes

#28 - Thanksgiving Comes but Once a Year, Hopefully

That Girl - Season 2 - Episode 11

Trying to cook everyone's favorite Thanksgiving dishes, Ann takes over a neighbor's kitchen.

I Sing the Body Electric
star
7.50
203 votes

#29 - I Sing the Body Electric

The Twilight Zone - Season 3 - Episode 35

A widower buys a robot grandmother for his three children.

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The Law and Jesse Duke
star
7.47
19 votes

#30 - The Law and Jesse Duke

The Dukes of Hazzard - Season 4 - Episode 26

Rosco and Cletus go on strike when Boss refuses a raise and overtime payments. And Boss hires some crooks to rob the TV stores and frames Bo and Luke for it. He then tricks Jesse into being the temporary sheriff to arrest Bo and Luke.

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Ebenezer Sanford
star
7.47
28 votes

#31 - Ebenezer Sanford

Sanford and Son - Season 5 - Episode 12

Fred plays the role of Scrooge in his dream version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".

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Edwina
star
7.39
783 votes

#32 - Edwina

M*A*S*H - Season 1 - Episode 13

The nurses go to extremes lengths to find a date for Nurse Eddie - they won't go out with anyone until Eddie gets a date. The men draw straws, and Hawkeye is the big loser, especially after Eddie nearly kills him in a scene resembling teenage "mating" rituals.

The Case of the Larcenous Lady
star
7.38
48 votes

#33 - The Case of the Larcenous Lady

Perry Mason - Season 4 - Episode 12

A mayor's political career is jeopardized when his conniving wife goes too far. Mason's defense of a murder suspect hinges on untangling a net of intrigue involving political rivalries and extortion

I'll Be Judge - I'll Be Jury
star
7.29
14 votes

#34 - I'll Be Judge - I'll Be Jury

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Season 1 - Episode 21

Laura Needham is murdered while vacationing in Mexico. Her husband Mark discovers that the police are holding as a suspect an American named Theodore Bond. Mark wants something to be done, but the police are helpless because they cannot prove their case. Mark decides to get the proof, but he is murdered by Bond instead. Mark's in-laws, Alex and Louise Trevor take it open themselves to bring Bond to justice. They set up a trap with Louise as bait and catch Bond attempting to committed murder.

Cindy/Play by Play/What's a Brother For?
star
7.29
7 votes

#35 - Cindy/Play by Play/What's a Brother For?

The Love Boat - Season 3 - Episode 8

Gopher befriends a young woman who is constantly put upon by her mean-spirited stepmother and two gawky step-sisters. Gopher takes note of her singing talent and tries to help her get an audition with the famous singer who is performing on the cruise. A sports broadcaster clashes with his female partner. She grows tired of his sexist remarks and challenges him to a series of athletic contests, with the loser having to quit his or her job. A disabled man demands his brother's constant attention, complicating his potential romance.

The Man from THRUSH Affair
star
7.25
4 votes

#36 - The Man from THRUSH Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Season 4 - Episode 12

Solo and agent Andreas Petros (Robert Wolders) are sent to the island of Ibos, where the Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity has been spending huge amounts of money on some unknown project. Solo, posing as a visiting THRUSH official, meets Dr. Killman (John Larch), the head of the project, and Marnya (Barbara Luna), who reveals that Killman is working on an earthquake device, as the real THRUSH emissary arrives.

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Coy Meets Girl
star
7.17
17 votes

#37 - Coy Meets Girl

The Dukes of Hazzard - Season 5 - Episode 4

While delivering a shipment of antiques to some friends, Coy and Vance are hijacked by a couple of Boss' henchmen. But they didn't known that a runaway orphan was stowaway in the back of the truck and saw the whole thing. She ends up going back to the farm and has crush on Coy, which slows down the Dukes looking for the hijackers.

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The Purr-fect Crime
star
7.16
130 votes

#38 - The Purr-fect Crime

Batman - Season 1 - Episode 19

Catwoman initiates a series of thefts that cause Commissioner Gordon to summon Batman and Robin. But the importance of the crimes go beyond the taking of the objects involved. The Dynamic Duo eventually find Catwoman’s lair. But Robin is whisked away while Batman is given a choice between two doors. If he picks the right door, he’ll find Catwoman. If he picks the wrong one, he’ll face certain doom. The hero makes the wrong selection and is about to be attacked by a tiger.

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Fingered
star
7.11
37 votes

#39 - Fingered

Gunsmoke - Season 3 - Episode 11

Losing his first wife when she disappeared, Jim Cobbett tries marriage again. All seemed fine until she turned up missing too. Did he have something to do with her absence as some think he did with his first?

Long Distance Call
star
7.08
255 votes

#40 - Long Distance Call

The Twilight Zone - Season 2 - Episode 22

A young boy find he can communicate with his dead grandmother through a toy phone.

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Cinderella Story/Family Reunion/Too Hot to Handle
star
7.03
31 votes

#41 - Cinderella Story/Family Reunion/Too Hot to Handle

The Love Boat - Season 1 - Episode 13

A woman who believes her departed dad was a noble sea captain forms an attachment for a devilish old purser; a newlywed couple are prevented by dislocated backs, sunburn and even poison ivy from enjoying their honeymoon; the crew upgrades a couple with modest means to a luxurious suite without consulting Capt. Stubing, forcing the couple to pose as wealthy socialites.

Where the Action Is
star
7.03
39 votes

#42 - Where the Action Is

The Fugitive - Season 1 - Episode 18

While working as a hotel lifeguard in Reno, Nevada, Kimble is caught in the middle of a feud between the hotel owner Dan Polichek, and his spoiled and rambunctious teenage daughter Christine. 'Chris' belives her father drove away her mother whom commited suicide years ago and she sets out to disgrace Mr. Polichek by provking bar fights, humiliating herself, and goes too far when she pretends to be engaging herself in an affair with the reluctant Kimble.

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Dori Day Afternoon
star
7.02
177 votes

#43 - Dori Day Afternoon

Sledge Hammer! - Season 1 - Episode 5

When Hammer and Dori make a trip to the bank they become involved in an armed robbery. The detectives are taken hostage and the robbers demand a plane to take them to Rio. Dori tries to convince Hammer to let her use her training in terrorist psychology and persuasion before he starts blowing everyone away.

The Land Dreamer
star
7.00
3 votes

#44 - The Land Dreamer

The Virginian - Season 7 - Episode 20

A dispute ends with one man dead, the Sheriff unconscious, and the shooter on the run. The Virginian, Trampas, and David catch the shooter with his family. The softhearted David wants to let the shooter go but The Virginian won't go along.

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Doc, Be Patient/Dance With Me/Going My Way
star
7.00
7 votes

#45 - Doc, Be Patient/Dance With Me/Going My Way

The Love Boat - Season 3 - Episode 4

A doctor who had planned on taking the cruise as a vacation cares for Doc when he comes down with the flu. He is initially a difficult patient, but soon begins to fall for his physician. A former dancer who has now opened her own school tries to convince her ex-partner to come to Germany to teach for her. He is reluctant to give up his life with his much younger (and very talented) partner/girlfriend, even though he is putting his health at risk and holding her back from a potentially successful career. A free-spirited woman invites a cab driver along on the cruise after her boyfriend stands her up.

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Have You Heard About Vanessa?
star
7.00
1 votes

#46 - Have You Heard About Vanessa?

McMillan and Wife - Season 6 - Episode 6

After a model commits suicide, Mac investigates her lonely life.

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Buried Alive
star
7.00
1 votes

#47 - Buried Alive

McMillan and Wife - Season 4 - Episode 3

A WWII intelligence colleague, long since thought to be dead, turns up and is murdered.

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Just Donald and Me and Jerry Makes Three
star
7.00
4 votes

#48 - Just Donald and Me and Jerry Makes Three

That Girl - Season 3 - Episode 9

Ann and Donald get in the middle of Jerry and Ruth's troubled marriage to get them back together again.

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The Mailman Cometh
star
7.00
4 votes

#49 - The Mailman Cometh

That Girl - Season 2 - Episode 12

While modeling at restaurant, Ann meets an agent who hires her for a publicity stunt.

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Better Luck Next Time
star
6.91
122 votes

#50 - Better Luck Next Time

Batman - Season 1 - Episode 20

Batman evades the attacking tiger thanks to his utility belt. First, he scales the wall. Then, he uses a sonic device “to split the tiger’s skull,” as narrator William Dozier informs us. The hero still has to free Robin, who is facing a separate death trap. Once that task is completed, the Dynamic Duo are back on Catwoman’s trail. It turns out the feline villain is after the lost treasure of Captain Manx, which is in a remote spot outside of Gotham City.

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