The Best Episodes Directed by Jay Sandrich

Ted Baxter Meets Walter Cronkite

#1 - Ted Baxter Meets Walter Cronkite

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4 - Episode 21

After a heavy self-promotion campaign, Ted wins his first Teddy Award. When Walter Cronkite comes to the newsroom, Ted assumes that he will be hired by the networks.

star 8.64
11 votes
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Goodbye, Mr. Fish

#2 - Goodbye, Mr. Fish

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 2

When Rudy's pet fish, Lamont, dies, Cliff tries to bring the family together for a funeral in the bathroom. The festivities end when Rudy gets bored and leaves to watch TV.

star 8.50
6 votes
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The Snow Must Go On

#3 - The Snow Must Go On

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 8

A snowstorm leaves Mary producing her first program, broadcasting the results of the local elections. The show has to remain on until a winner is declared and no word is received at the newsroom.

star 8.48
33 votes
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Cliff in Love

#4 - Cliff in Love

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 4

Sondra breaks up with her boyfriend Elvin and is depressed, taking it out on the family. Cliff and Clair aren't exactly unhappy; they find Elvin rather annoying. Later, he appears at the house with flowers and tries to apologize. While there, he offers some of his sexist rhetoric to Clair, who quickly becomes annoyed. First appearance of Geoffrey Owens as Elvin. Joseph C. Phillips appears as Daryl (Phillips joins the cast in Season 6 as Denise's new husband, Navy Lt. Martin Kendall)

star 8.40
85 votes
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Father's Day

#5 - Father's Day

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 13

Cliff complains about the poor quality of his annual Father's Day gifts. He challenges the children to find some better presents for a December Father's Day. They give him thoughtful-if not quite attractive-presents.

star 8.40
7 votes
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Room 223

#6 - Room 223

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 4

Mary and Rhoda enroll in a night school course in journalism and Mary begins dating the lecturer.

star 8.39
23 votes
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The Last Show (Curtain Call)

#7 - The Last Show (Curtain Call)

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 24

WJM-TV has some personnel changes in the executive department (again), and everyone except Ted Baxter is fired. The new station manager wants to see the WJM News the highest-ranked in Minneapolis, and for some reason feels that Ted can help him make it happen. (Seems a little odd, eh?) The gang says goodbye to each other in the form of a long, hard cry. Mary thanks them all for being her surrogate family, and Lou finally sentimentally says, "I cherish you people." They bravely march out the office doors singing, "It's a long, long way to Tipperary." At the last moment, Mary leans back through through the WJM-TV doors and turns out the light. So long, WJM-TV.

star 8.33
9 votes
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Sue Ann Gets the Ax

#8 - Sue Ann Gets the Ax

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 17

Sue Ann's Happy Homemaker show is canceled but she is determined to stay at WJM and asks Mary to give her a job in the newsroom.

star 8.33
3 votes
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Thoroughly Unmilitant Mary

#9 - Thoroughly Unmilitant Mary

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 8

The writing and technical unions go on strike, leaving only Lou, Mary, and Ted in the newsroom. WJM-TV makes Lou be second cameraman on "The Chuckles the Clown Show". Because an upset Murray is on strike, Mary has to write the news stories. They are terrible, and when Lou criticizes them, she starts crying. Things take a turn for the worse: Ted's union strikes, and Lou has to fill in as anchorman! On his first brodcast, he has "clammy hands", and he bombs. At a local bar, Murray, Gordy, & Mary share a laugh over this. After drinking before his 2nd brodcast, he is "as cool as a cucumber"--that is, until he falls asleep at breaktime. Herb fills in for Lou for the rest of the brodcast. The next day, the unions come to an agreement, and everything goes back to normal. Rhoda Morgenstern & Phyllis Lindstrom do not appear in this episode.

star 8.30
23 votes
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Pilot Presentation

#10 - Pilot Presentation

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 1

Clair is furious when Theo brings home a report card with 4 D's. He tells Cliff that he has no intention of going to college, as he feels that he is destined to be a "regular person." Cliff uses Monopoly money to teach him about the economic realities that many blue-collar workers must face. He assures Theo that he only wants him to try his best. Cliff is alarmed to meet Denise's latest beau, a former merchant marine who once spent time in a Turkish prison.

star 8.30
13 votes
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Denise Drives

#11 - Denise Drives

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 8

Denise wants to buy a car. She plans to use her savings to do so, but Cliff and Clair quickly point out flaws in her plan. The answer to everyone's problems comes from friend Mr. Lucas, who has an old car he is willing to sell. Denise proves herself a good driver, and the car is hers. David Langston Smyrl as Mr. Lucas.

star 8.25
55 votes
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Hail the Conquering Gordy

#12 - Hail the Conquering Gordy

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 18

WJM's former weatherman, Gordy Howard, returns to visit Minneapolis after becoming a highly successful network presenter in New York. Ted is desperate for a chance to join Gordy.

star 8.25
4 votes
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Lou Proposes

#13 - Lou Proposes

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 9

Lou realizes that he has feelings for Mary's Aunt Flo, a journalist with a similar pride and passion in the news profession.

star 8.25
4 votes
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We Closed in Minneapolis

#14 - We Closed in Minneapolis

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 19

Murray's play, All Work and No Play, is finally produced but his happiness is short-lived when he discovers that the leading role will be played by Ted.

star 8.25
24 votes
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Operation: Lou

#15 - Operation: Lou

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 13

Lou goes to hospital to have a piece of World War II shrapnel removed and, surprisingly, he and Ted become best friends.

star 8.23
13 votes
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Love is All Around

#16 - Love is All Around

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 1

The classic series begins its classic 7-year run in Mary's apartment. Mary Richards, a 30-year-old single woman, has left her long-time boyfriend, Bill, to be with her old friend, Phyllis Lindstrom, in Minneapolis. (Mary originally lived in Roseburg, MN.) Why did Mary leave Bill? After promising to her that he would marry her right after his internship at the hospital, he said, "Why rush into things???" Meanwhile, she's already having troubles with her new apartment--a bitter upstairs neightbor, Rhoda Morgenstern, insists that she owns Mary's apartment! Later, Mary goes on a job interview at WJM-TV's The 6:00 News for a secreterial job. Lou Grant, the boss, tells her that the job has already been filled, but he does say that the job of Associate Producer is open. Sure, it offers $10 less per week than the secreterial job, but Mary is fine. "If you can get off with $15 less per week, I'll make you Producer," he says. She declines, then goes on to meeting Ted Baxter, the ridicul

star 8.23
127 votes
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And So We Commence (1)

#17 - And So We Commence (1)

The Cosby Show Season 8 - Episode 24

Theo prepares to graduate from New York University.

star 8.22
27 votes
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That's Not What I Said

#18 - That's Not What I Said

The Cosby Show Season 4 - Episode 6

Cliff and Clair have a marital argument after Theo gets detained by police for riding in a car with an unlicensed driver.

star 8.22
41 votes
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Death and Ben Take a Policy

#19 - Death and Ben Take a Policy

My Family Season 1 - Episode 6

As one of Susan's tour group dies unexpectedly, she decides that the family needs life insurance. Nick agrees, but only in order to win favour with his new girlfriend - a life insurance salesperson!

star 8.22
46 votes
A Friend in Deed

#20 - A Friend in Deed

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 22

An irritating childhood friend drops by Mary's apartment, making use of her connection as Mary's former camp mate to introduce herself to the newsroom's staff.

star 8.21
24 votes
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A Girl's Best Mother Is Not Her Friend

#21 - A Girl's Best Mother Is Not Her Friend

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 5

When Ida, Rhoda's mother, visits, she sees how well Phyllis and Bess get on, and how closely Mary appears to her mother when they chat on the telephone, that she tries to be Rhoda's "friend".

star 8.21
24 votes
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Denise's Friend

#22 - Denise's Friend

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 11

Denise asks Cliff to talk to her friend, who has a medical problem. Cliff diagnoses the girl as having a mild bladder infection, but learns that she was wary of telling her parents without certainty. Cliff and Clair decide to show the kids that they can tell them anything, but the children quickly point out that their parents will just get angry. Cliff admits that anger is part of problems, but tells the children that no matter what, they will be loved.

star 8.20
54 votes
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Didn't You Used to Be . . . Wait . . . Don't Tell Me

#23 - Didn't You Used to Be . . . Wait . . . Don't Tell Me

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 7

Mary attends her high school reunion and meets up with her former boyfriend Howard Arnell, who continues to have feelings for Mary. Meanwhile, Rhoda tags along believing that people will "remember" her although she didn't attend Roseburg High.

star 8.20
20 votes
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I Love a Piano

#24 - I Love a Piano

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 6

Murray meets an attractive woman at one of Mary's parties and considers having an affair. On the pretext of buying her old piano, he goes to see her.

star 8.20
10 votes
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Menage-a-Phyllis

#25 - Menage-a-Phyllis

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 8

Phyllis dates a man on a platonic basis, but he is attracted more to Mary and begins seeing her.

star 8.20
10 votes
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The Locker Room

#26 - The Locker Room

The Cosby Show Season 4 - Episode 12

Theo and his classmates brag about their dates with girls in the locker room, but Theo's mood changes when one of the guys goes out with Vanessa and brags about it the next day. Troy Winbush as Denny. Adam Sandler as Smitty.

star 8.20
5 votes
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Mrs. Westlake

#27 - Mrs. Westlake

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 12

Theo's math teacher comes for dinner, to Theo's extreme consternation. He thinks she plans to tell his parents of a bad grade on a math test. To his surprise, Mrs. Westlake comes to dinner looking young, attractive, and even with a sense of humor; and she has a very good surprise! Mrs. Westlake also gives Theo his test-he actually gets an 89, and he proceeds to embrace her, much to his shock. Sonia Braga as Mrs. Westlake.

star 8.20
60 votes
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The Boss Isn't Coming to Dinner

#28 - The Boss Isn't Coming to Dinner

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 21

Lou and his wife Edie separate and Mary becomes involved when she is asked for advice.

star 8.19
21 votes
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A Touch of Wonder

#29 - A Touch of Wonder

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 18

After his limo collides with Denise's car, Stevie Wonder (appearing as himself) invites the Huxtables to a recording session. Wonder performs "I Just Called to Say I Love You" with Clair and the family. Absent: Sabrina Le Beauf as Sondra Huxtable.

star 8.19
61 votes
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And So We Commence (2)

#30 - And So We Commence (2)

The Cosby Show Season 8 - Episode 25

Theo graduates from NYU, Denise reveals that she is pregnant and Olivia leaves to join Denise and Martin in Singapore.

star 8.19
16 votes
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The Six-and-a-Half-Year Itch

#31 - The Six-and-a-Half-Year Itch

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 11

Mary, Rhoda and Lou go to a John Wayne movie, where they spot Lou's son-in-law with an unknown woman.

star 8.17
18 votes
Hi!

#32 - Hi!

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 20

Mary is admitted into the hospital to have her tonsils removed, and shares a room with a grouchy woman who refuses to get along with anyone.

star 8.16
19 votes
Theo's Future

#33 - Theo's Future

The Cosby Show Season 8 - Episode 13

Theo must decide between graduate school at NYU and a corporate job in San Francisco.

star 8.16
27 votes
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Theo and the Older Woman

#34 - Theo and the Older Woman

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 5

When friend Suzanne accompanies Denise to observe the Huxtables' normal behavior, a smitten Theo behaves far from normally. Robin Givens as Suzanne. Blair Underwood as Mark.

star 8.15
66 votes
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Theo's Gift

#35 - Theo's Gift

The Cosby Show Season 6 - Episode 5

Theo is diagnosed with dyslexia, a learning disability which contributed to the academic problems he has had over the years. Michelle Thomas as Justine.

star 8.13
40 votes
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Total Control

#36 - Total Control

The Cosby Show Season 7 - Episode 16

Cliff's patient and her husband are convinced that they are prepared for every scenario ... and then labor begins.

star 8.13
23 votes
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Rhoda Morgenstern: Minneapolis to New York

#37 - Rhoda Morgenstern: Minneapolis to New York

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 14

Rhoda decides to move back to New York but Mary is taking the whole thing with a grain of salt.

star 8.13
8 votes
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. . . Is a Friend in Need

#38 - . . . Is a Friend in Need

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 12

Rhoda loses her job as a window-dresser and isn't in a hurry to find something new. When there is a job opening at WJM-TV, Mary lies to Rhoda and tells her the job has been filled, to Lou's surprise.

star 8.13
16 votes
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Party is Such Sweet Sorrow

#39 - Party is Such Sweet Sorrow

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 16

Mary gets a tempting offer from a rival television station, but becomes reluctant to leave when her WJM-TV colleagues throw a farewell party for her.

star 8.12
25 votes
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Hi There, Sports Fans

#40 - Hi There, Sports Fans

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4 - Episode 5

In this episode Dick Gautier guest stars briefly as Ed Cavenaugh, a sleazy sportscaster. Have a look at his website at Dick Gautier.com. Gordon Jump, later of MTM Enterprises' "WKRP" is seen for a few minutes playing one of the sportscaster applicants. When Ted asks Mary to order tweezers and other assorted supplies for his personal use, she gets more than a little flustered and asks Lou to give her something challenging to do. At the drop of a hat, he assigns her the task of hiring a new sportscaster...and firing the old one. In order to let Ed Cavenaugh down easy, she invites him to lunch and he tries to mesmerize her with his suavity with the opposite sex. Then Mary learns a lesson: don't fire the current sportscaster until you've hired another one. After days of screening applicants, listening to demo tapes and perusing their eight-by-ten glossies, she decides on Andy Rivers. On the night of Andy's first broadcast, Mary once again gets a case of the blues when all Andy has to say o

star 8.11
9 votes
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I Am Curious Cooper

#41 - I Am Curious Cooper

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 2

Mary is intrigued by the voice of Lou Grant's friend, Mike Cooper, and asks to be set up with him. Lou breaks his policy of not matchmaking friends and colleagues.

star 8.10
29 votes
Cliff La Douce

#42 - Cliff La Douce

The Cosby Show Season 6 - Episode 11

Cliff is in charge while Clair and Denise are out of town. Guest: Elaine Stritch as Mrs. McGee

star 8.10
31 votes
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A Son for Murray

#43 - A Son for Murray

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 12

Murray, who has three daughters, wants a son, but his wife Marie doesn't want to have another child. The couple decide to adopt instead.

star 8.10
10 votes
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My Brother's Keeper

#44 - My Brother's Keeper

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 17

Phyllis wants to set up her visiting brother with Mary, but instead he hits it off with Rhoda and begins spending time with her to Phyllis's disapproval.

star 8.09
11 votes
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It's Whether You Win or Lose

#45 - It's Whether You Win or Lose

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 5

When Lou's trip to Las Vegas is cancelled, Mary organizes a poker game at the office where Murray loses a substantial amount to Ted.

star 8.08
12 votes
Just Around the Corner

#46 - Just Around the Corner

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 7

Mary is worried that her parents, who have moved to the Twin Cities to be close to her, may pry into her life too much.

star 8.07
14 votes
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More Than Neighbors

#47 - More Than Neighbors

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 19

After being persuaded by Phyllis, Ted moves into a vacant apartment below Mary's but Mary and Rhoda are not thrilled by the prospect.

star 8.06
18 votes
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The Dentist

#48 - The Dentist

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 16

Peter goes to the dentist, but has Rudy come along for moral support so Peter won't be afraid of the dentist anymore. Danny Kaye (in one of his last appearances) as Dr. Burns, who is also Cliff's dentist.

star 8.05
58 votes
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Bird in the Hand

#49 - Bird in the Hand

The Cosby Show Season 7 - Episode 2

Cliff tries to win a classic jazz record at an auction, while filling in for Denise as volunteer parent at Olivia's preschool. Sullivan Walker as Dr. James Harmon.

star 8.05
42 votes
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Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid II

#50 - Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid II

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 14

Feeling sympathetic for a co-worker who hasn't spent Christmas with his family for years, Mary is forced to stay alone at WJM-TV on Christmas Eve.

star 8.04
27 votes
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The Auction

#51 - The Auction

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 13

Clair bids on a painting by her great-uncle that her grandmother had once owned. Attempting to win her favor, Elvin tries to bake her a cake but fails miserably; he then gets advice from Cliff on how to pass himself off as a good cook. In real life, the painting used in the episode is Funeral Procession by Ellis Wilson.

star 8.03
64 votes
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A Girl and Her Dog

#52 - A Girl and Her Dog

The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 10

Rudy and Peter find a dog and attempt to take care of it without her parents knowing. Peter Costa as Peter.

star 8.03
54 votes
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Halloween

#53 - Halloween

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 6

Vanessa has a crush on a one Robert Forman, who comes to her Halloween party. Daydreaming about her love, she drops an entire tray of glasses and embarrasses herself in front of the guests. Pam Potillo as Janet. Dondre Whitfield as Robert. Akili Prince as Scott. (Years later, Prince would originate the role of Terrence Frye on All My Children. Upon leaving that series, he was replaced by Whitfield.)

star 8.02
68 votes
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Play It Again, Russell

#54 - Play It Again, Russell

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 17

Russell plays in a tribute with the band he played in years ago. Guest appearances by jazz musicians Tito Puente, Art Blakey, Percy Heath, Jimmy Heath, Tommy Flanagan, Eric Gale, Joe Wilder, Carlos Valdes ("Patato"), Bootsie Barnes, and Jimmy Oliver. Slide Hampton provided the audio track for Russell's trombone solos.

star 8.01
51 votes
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Farmer Ted and the News

#55 - Farmer Ted and the News

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 9

Ted refuses to sign his contract renewal until Lou agrees to let him pursue other ventures, a decision he soon regrets when Ted begins appearing in commercials.

star 8.00
16 votes
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You're Not a Mother Night

#56 - You're Not a Mother Night

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 11

Clair is exhausted from constantly caring for the children. Cliff decides to take her out on the town for "You're Not a Mother Night." They go to a fancy restaurant and hotel. While there, some of Clair's motherly instincts start kicking in-but they stop in time for a romantic evening.

star 8.00
6 votes
Bonjour, Sondra

#57 - Bonjour, Sondra

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 10

Sondra, the eldest Huxtable child makes her first appearance when she visits home for Thanksgiving. She plans on going to Paris for the summer, and hopes that her parents will support the decision.

star 8.00
8 votes
Cliff's Birthday

#58 - Cliff's Birthday

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 24

Cliff is turning 48, and as usual, he is trying to find out what his birthday present is ahead of time. Clair, with the help of the kids, orchestrates a huge trick. Cliff is fooled, and doesn't find about what is birthday surprise is: a visit to Lena Horne's private club. Lena Horne as herself, Clarence Williams III as Clarence Thornehill. In episode 12, Cliff says his birthday is in October.

star 8.00
7 votes
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Shall We Dance?

#59 - Shall We Dance?

The Cosby Show Season 6 - Episode 7

Rudy and one of her classmates have a crush on each other, but peer pressure could ruin things. Guest appearance by Elaine Stritch.

star 8.00
37 votes
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Birthday Blues

#60 - Birthday Blues

The Cosby Show Season 5 - Episode 22

Clair's 46th birthday.

star 8.00
4 votes
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A Shirt Story

#61 - A Shirt Story

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 5

Theo wants to impress a girl by wearing an expensive shirt by designer Gordon Gartrelle. Since Cliff and Clair will not pay for it, Denise offers to make a copy of the shirt for him. Guest appearance by Kadeem Hardison, who years later would portray Dwayne Wayne on the Cosby Show spinoff, A Different World.

star 8.00
9 votes
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And Now, Sitting in for Ted Baxter

#62 - And Now, Sitting in for Ted Baxter

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 9

Ted is forced to take a vacation and the anchorman hired to sit in for him becomes a huge success.

star 8.00
16 votes
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Howard's Girl

#63 - Howard's Girl

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 15

Mary begins seeing Paul Arnell, the brother of her former boyfriend Howard Arnell, and is shocked to discover that the brothers' parents still believe that she and Howard are an item.

star 8.00
23 votes
Slumber Party

#64 - Slumber Party

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 22

Rudy invites all of her friends over for a slumber party. It's Cliff's job to watch over them, and he demonstrates some unique games to wrangle the youngsters. In the end, Russell drops by and demonstrates the perfect way to deal with kids-bribe them!

star 8.00
10 votes
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How Ugly Is He?

#65 - How Ugly Is He?

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 9

Denise has a new boyfriend, David, but is reluctant to bring him home. She fears that Cliff will, like always, make fun of the boy and ruin her chances with him. Cliff and Clair are initially impressed with David until he expresses some unwanted opinions about medicine and the law at dinner. Kristoff St. John plays boyfriend David.

star 8.00
8 votes
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Theo and Cockroach

#66 - Theo and Cockroach

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 15

Theo and his friend Cockroach scheme to pass a test on William Shakespeare's "Macbeth", which neither one has read. First appearance of Carl Anthony Payne II as Cockroach. Phylicia Ayers-Allen changes her professional name to Phylicia Rashād, after marrying NBC sportscaster Ahmad Rashād.

star 7.99
65 votes
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An Early Spring

#67 - An Early Spring

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 21

Theo's math teacher has a baby and Cockroach shows a different side. Carl Anthony Payne II as Cockroach. Sonia Braga as Mrs. Westlake. Cockroach's full real name, Walter Bradley, is revealed in this episode (only his first name was previously mentioned).

star 7.98
50 votes
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Rudy Spends the Night

#68 - Rudy Spends the Night

The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 14

Cliff establishes the Huxtable Men's Club when the women are away to help Theo get over his sadnes of a lost date. Venessa is very excited that big sister Denise is letting her go to the Village with Denise's college friends.

star 7.97
47 votes
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Close to Home

#69 - Close to Home

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 20

A close friend of Cliff's, played by Samuel E. Wright, is overcome with sadness due to his daughter's recurring drug addiction. His feelings are set off as he observes the close relationship between Cliff, Clair, and Denise, who is his daughter's age.

star 7.97
46 votes
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Today I Am a Ma'am

#70 - Today I Am a Ma'am

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 2

Mary is worried now that she's outside the 15-29 demographic group which the station classifies as 'young', and the mailboy has called her 'Ma'am'. Rhoda persuades her into calling an old boyfriend for a get-together.

star 7.97
93 votes
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1040 or Fight

#71 - 1040 or Fight

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 11

Mary is audited by the IRS, and the shy auditor takes an interest in her. Unfortunately, he has great difficulty telling her how he feels.

star 7.97
29 votes
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Smokey the Bear Wants You

#72 - Smokey the Bear Wants You

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 23

Rhoda falls in love with a top executive, and is shocked to find that he wants to give up the high-flying lifestyle to become a forest ranger.

star 7.96
26 votes
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The Engagement

#73 - The Engagement

The Golden Girls Season 1 - Episode 1

In the Pilot, Sophia arrives after her retirement home burns down and Blanche prepares to get married.

star 7.96
487 votes
Clair's Sister

#74 - Clair's Sister

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 9

Clair's sister Sarah gets engaged. First appearance of Joe Williams as Clair's father Al Hanks. Ethel Ayler as Carrie Hanks. Mario Van Peebles as Garvin.

star 7.94
64 votes
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Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side

#75 - Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side

The Cosby Show Season 6 - Episode 18

Rudy steals money from Clair to buy a sweatshirt (Rudy and her friend Kim do the Electric Slide). Deon Richmond as Kenny.

star 7.93
29 votes
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Pilot

#76 - Pilot

WKRP in Cincinnati Season 1 - Episode 1

Andy Travis, a young program director from Santa Fe, takes over at Cincinnati radio station WKRP and changes the format to rock and roll.

star 7.92
191 votes
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A Girl Like Mary

#77 - A Girl Like Mary

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 14

Lou wants to hire a female newscaster 'like Mary', so Mary decides to audition for the job herself.

star 7.91
11 votes
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Anchorman Overboard

#78 - Anchorman Overboard

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 12

Ted loses his self-confidence after speaking at Phyllis's club and Mary has to find a way to get Ted back on a high.

star 7.90
31 votes
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Mr. Quiet

#79 - Mr. Quiet

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 23

Cliff, Clair, and the Huxtable clan volunteer at a local community center. There, a battered boy tries to find help, and the owner—Tony Castillo—does his best to lend assistance.

star 7.90
8 votes
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Back to the Track, Jack

#80 - Back to the Track, Jack

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 20

Cliff's college track coach contacts him and asks to run in a charity event between Hillman and its rival, Norton College. Heathcliff "Combustible Huxtable" trains, but soon learns that he is not the runner he was all those years ago.

star 7.90
7 votes
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Jitterbug Break

#81 - Jitterbug Break

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 16

Cliff tries to impress Denise's friends by teaching them how to jitterbug. Some of Clair's friends also show off their dance moves. Soon, the whole house is full of dancers. Blair Underwood as Denise's boyfriend (uncredited), Judith Jamison as Marie, Donald McKayle as Ralph, Gerard Cooper as Guy, Christine Langner as Girl

star 7.90
7 votes
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One More Time

#82 - One More Time

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 7

While Clair cares for a friend's baby, she begins to consider having another. Cliff desperately tries to talk her out of it, claiming that babies are "false advertising." Clair's mother, Carrie, then reminds her that the older you are when you have kids, the older you'll be if they end up having to come back and live at home. First appearance of Ethel Ayler as Carrie Hanks, Clair's mother.

star 7.90
8 votes
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Second Story Story

#83 - Second Story Story

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 18

Mary's apartment is burgled, with only her clothes, stereo and television taken but then next night the whole apartment is cleaned out.

star 7.88
26 votes
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Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School

#84 - Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 23

A con-man tricks Ted into setting up a broadcasters' academy. When he finds out he's been had, he asks Lou, Mary and Murray to be the faculty and give the semester's opening lectures.

star 7.88
8 votes
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The Juicer

#85 - The Juicer

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 2

Cliff, who has a fetish for electronic appliances, buys a juicer. Rudy and Peter, bored from Vanessa's inattentive baby-sitting, decide to use it even they are not allowed to use appliances. David Langston Smyrl as Mr. Lucas. Peter Costa as Peter.

star 7.85
86 votes
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Toulouse-Lautrec is One of My Favorite Artists

#86 - Toulouse-Lautrec is One of My Favorite Artists

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 7

Mary begins seeing an author who appeared as a guest on WJM-TV's Scrutiny, and becomes extremely self-conscious after discovering he is several inches shorter than her.

star 7.85
39 votes
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The Show Must Go On

#87 - The Show Must Go On

The Cosby Show Season 4 - Episode 13

Vaudeville is shown to Rudy and her friends, who are unimpressed. Deon Richmond as Kenny.

star 7.84
30 votes
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Harry and the Rock Star

#88 - Harry and the Rock Star

Night Court Season 1 - Episode 11

Fans and reporters disrupt court proceedings when Harry dates a rock star, and tries to cope with a new court clerk.

star 7.83
82 votes
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The Card Game

#89 - The Card Game

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 23

Cliff plays pinochle with his father, a former teacher, and a friend. Theo buys a cheap ring for his girlfriend Tanya. Earle Hyman as Russell. Roscoe Lee Browne as Dr. Foster.

star 7.82
45 votes
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Merry Thanksgiving

#90 - Merry Thanksgiving

Two and a Half Men Season 1 - Episode 10

In an attempt to prove that he is a family man, Charlie invites Lisa over for Thanksgiving dinner

star 7.81
684 votes
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Father's Day

#91 - Father's Day

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4 - Episode 6

Ted meets his father, who deserted him as a baby.

star 7.80
10 votes
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Physician of the Year

#92 - Physician of the Year

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 15

Cliff is set to receive an important award, but a woman goes into labor right before the ceremony. Theo delivers his speech for him. Aleta Mitchell as Mrs. Randall, Elisa de la Roche as Nurse, Sheldon Leonard as Dr. Wexler

star 7.80
6 votes
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Theo and the Joint

#93 - Theo and the Joint

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 17

Clair discovers a marijuana joint in one of Theo's school books. She and Cliff confront him about it, and accept his explanation—another boy slipped it in. Theo confronts the boy and brings him home to confess in order to remove any uncertainty from his parents about his telling the truth. Theo and the boy actually start to become friends. Stephen Thompson as Anthony Braxton, Iman as Mrs. Montgomery. Rudy says her full name in this episode, Rudith Lillian Huxtable.

star 7.80
6 votes
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Planning Parenthood

#94 - Planning Parenthood

The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 24

Clair's sister decides she wants to be a mother. Cliff takes Rudy and her friends out to eat at a fancy restaurant.

star 7.80
5 votes
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Son of “But Seriously, Folks”

#95 - Son of “But Seriously, Folks”

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4 - Episode 7

Mary's former boyfriend, Wes Callison, gets a job in the newsroom but his affection for Mary gets in the way of his work.

star 7.80
15 votes
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The Dinner Party

#96 - The Dinner Party

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4 - Episode 10

Mary invites Congresswoman Geddes to a fancy dinner at her home, trying hard to ensure that everything is perfect.

star 7.80
15 votes
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Theo's Dirty Laundry

#97 - Theo's Dirty Laundry

The Cosby Show Season 6 - Episode 21

Cliff and Clair discover that Theo has moved in with Justine. Last Appearance Of Michelle Thomas as Justine. Victoria Rowell as Paula.

star 7.80
30 votes
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He's All Yours

#98 - He's All Yours

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 13

After Mary invites Lou's nephew home for dinner, she must confront false rumors in the newsroom the following day.

star 7.79
29 votes
The Farkas Fracas

#99 - The Farkas Fracas

Get Smart Season 4 - Episode 11

When Agent 99 is caught without dessert, she gratefully accepts chocolate mousse from her solicitious neighbor Naomi Farkas. Naomi and her husband Emil are secret KAOS agents who hope to photograph some papers the Chief has with him.

star 7.79
19 votes
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The Laser Blazer

#100 - The Laser Blazer

Get Smart Season 4 - Episode 10

Smart wears a new blazer given to him by a Chinese merchant, Lin Chan. Smart, however, isn't aware he posses a weapon in the blazer, and is mystified as object disappear around him.

star 7.79
19 votes
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The Care and Feeding of Parents

#101 - The Care and Feeding of Parents

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 20

Bess gets top marks for a report she wrote for school, and Phyllis pressures her to write a book based on it, calling on Mary for help.

star 7.79
14 votes
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Lou's Place

#102 - Lou's Place

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 16

Lou spots an opportunity to buy a bar after realizing a lifelong dream. However, he is short of several thousand dollars and Ted is the only one who can come to his aid.

star 7.78
9 votes
It's Your Move

#103 - It's Your Move

The Cosby Show Season 7 - Episode 13

Elvin and Sondra help friends move during a football game.

star 7.77
30 votes
The Physical

#104 - The Physical

The Cosby Show Season 5 - Episode 2

Cliff prepares for a physical. John Amos as Dr. Bradley Herbert, Jr.

star 7.75
56 votes
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The Former Harry Stone

#105 - The Former Harry Stone

Night Court Season 1 - Episode 3

Lana learns that Harry has a criminal record when she tries to find out his age to settle a bet.

star 7.75
153 votes
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Thanksgiving at the Huxtables

#106 - Thanksgiving at the Huxtables

The Cosby Show Season 6 - Episode 9

Denise invites Martin's ex-wife Paula for Thanksgiving dinner. Clair continues to send Cliff to the store for last-minute groceries, despite the fact that it is a cold and rainy Thanksgiving Day. Victoria Rowell as Paula.

star 7.74
46 votes
Home Remedies

#107 - Home Remedies

The Cosby Show Season 7 - Episode 21

When Olivia comes down with a cold, everyone (except Cliff) has a different home remedy to offer as a cure. Russell and Anna celebrate another wedding anniversary. Cliff, Rudy and Olivia perform Koko Taylor's "I'm A Woman".

star 7.74
27 votes
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To Sire, with Love  (2)

#108 - To Sire, with Love (2)

Get Smart Season 4 - Episode 21

99's confusion makes Max jealous and leads to marital coolness in the Smart household. KAOS has a more direct plan to solve the confusion: get rid of them both.

star 7.74
19 votes
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Love Blooms at Hemples

#109 - Love Blooms at Hemples

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4 - Episode 9

Rhoda begins dating the boss of Hemple's and falls deeply in love with him. She wants to tell him how she feels, but Mary warns her to take things slowly.

star 7.73
15 votes
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Lou and That Woman

#110 - Lou and That Woman

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 4

Lou begins seeing a cocktail lounge singer but becomes uncomfortable about her past.

star 7.73
15 votes
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Mary's Aunt

#111 - Mary's Aunt

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 - Episode 6

Mary's high-flying journalist aunt comes for a visit, and Lou finds that he has a rival in her.

star 7.71
7 votes
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Death Threat

#112 - Death Threat

Night Court Season 1 - Episode 6

Things are thrown into an uproar when Harry receives a threat via a rock thrown through the window and a bomb is discovered in the courtroom.

star 7.71
106 votes
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Mother, May I?

#113 - Mother, May I?

The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 5

After Clair specifically forbids her from wearing make-up, Vanessa, behind her mother's back, does it anyway.

star 7.70
71 votes
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Vanessa's New Class

#114 - Vanessa's New Class

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 18

Vanessa is placed in an advanced science class. She creates a model of the solar system, but learns that she will have to work harder than ever if she hopes to succeed. First appearance of Pam Potillo as Vanessa's friend Janet Meisner.

star 7.70
3 votes
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The Younger Woman

#115 - The Younger Woman

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 21

Cliff and Clair receive a visit from an old friend—and he has a new girlfriend that is half his age. They are initially suspicious, but learn that judging by appearances isn't always right.

star 7.70
6 votes
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Golden Anniversary

#116 - Golden Anniversary

The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 3

Russell and Anna's 50th wedding anniversary. The family performs James Brown's "I Got the Feelin' " in this sequel to Season 2's "Happy Anniversary". Earle Hyman as Russell. Clarice Taylor as Anna. Geoffrey Owens as Elvin. Appearance by Frank Foster and the Count Basie Orchestra. First mention of Rudy's desire to have a husband named "Bud" when she grows up.

star 7.70
10 votes
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Andalusian Flu

#117 - Andalusian Flu

The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 22

While Cliff and Clair have the flu, Theo tries to keep the house going.

star 7.70
6 votes
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Remembrance of Things Past

#118 - Remembrance of Things Past

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 22

A former boyfriend visiting Minneapolis calls Mary who, deep down, wants to see him again but she has been hurt by him too many times before.

star 7.70
10 votes
Is That My Boy?

#119 - Is That My Boy?

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 4

Freshman Theo tries out for the football team and makes it. Cliff is overjoyed, but his pride falters when he discovers his son will never be a star. Theo, however, is just happy being on the team.

star 7.70
9 votes
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It Was Fascination, I Know

#120 - It Was Fascination, I Know

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 12

Bess's 15-year-old boyfriend falls in love with Mary and begins to surprise her with visits to her apartment and her work.

star 7.69
13 votes
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Elvin Pays for Dinner

#121 - Elvin Pays for Dinner

The Cosby Show Season 6 - Episode 13

Elvin takes two female college friends to dinner to reminisce and Sondra becomes very upset.

star 7.69
26 votes
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Shock It to Me

#122 - Shock It to Me

Get Smart Season 4 - Episode 22

Dr. Erick Zharko and his assistant Bruce wire Max and 99 to a Dr. Frankenstein-like apparatus. Zharko figures that a jolt of his specially controlled electricity will shock Max and 99 into a five year sleep.

star 7.69
16 votes
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It Comes and It Goes

#123 - It Comes and It Goes

The Cosby Show Season 5 - Episode 20

Sondra bemoans taking care of the twins.

star 7.68
31 votes
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Once in Love With Harry

#124 - Once in Love With Harry

Night Court Season 1 - Episode 7

A hooker develops a crush on Harry and Dan loses a city council position to a dead man.

star 7.67
95 votes
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The System

#125 - The System

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 17

When Ted's formula for betting on football games works, Lou goes into partnership with him. He winds up betting all of the season's winnings on the Super Bowl without telling Ted.

star 7.67
12 votes
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Bookworm

#126 - Bookworm

The Cosby Show Season 4 - Episode 14

Clair drags Cliff to her book club meeting, and he's the lone male there. Much to Clair's surprise, Cliff knows quite a bit about the book in question! Meanwhile, the kids attempt a sleepover at Sondra and Elvin's run-down studio apartment, but are overwhelmed by the noise and lack of utilities. Appearances by Angela Bassett and S. Epatha Merkerson.

star 7.66
38 votes
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Same Time Next Year

#127 - Same Time Next Year

The Cosby Show Season 7 - Episode 1

Denise takes classes locally at Medgar Evers College, while Vanessa enrolls at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Rudy starts sixth grade. Olivia starts preschool. In a scene prior to the opening credits, Olivia enters Cliff's bedroom wearing a Bart Simpson mask. It is a nod to FOX's decision to move The Simpsons to Thursdays at 8:00 pm Eastern/Pacific, presenting The Cosby Show with its first true ratings challenge.

star 7.66
47 votes
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Will Mary Richards Go to Jail?

#128 - Will Mary Richards Go to Jail?

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 1

Mary refuses to reveal a news source for a story she produced and has to spend a night in jail.

star 7.64
14 votes
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Bring 'em Back Alive

#129 - Bring 'em Back Alive

The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 1

The Huxtable house is thrown into chaos after Rudy finds a snake in the basement. Carl Anthony Payne II as Cockroach. Peter Costa as Peter.

star 7.64
69 votes
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What Do You Do When the Boss Says, “I Love You”?

#130 - What Do You Do When the Boss Says, “I Love You”?

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 20

The new station manager, an attractive woman, falls for Lou.

star 7.64
11 votes
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Put On a Happy Face

#131 - Put On a Happy Face

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 23

Everything goes right for Rhoda and everything goes wrong for Mary on a disastrous day when she is due to go to the Teddies.

star 7.62
13 votes
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His Two Right Arms

#132 - His Two Right Arms

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 24

Mary gets city councilman Pete Peterson to appear on Face the People and discovers that he is completely incompetent. She and his aides try to bring him up to speed on current events so he can make a good impression on the show.

star 7.62
13 votes
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Cover Boy

#133 - Cover Boy

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 6

Jack Cassidy guest stars as professional model Hal Baxter, who comes to visit his brother Ted at WJM-TV. Immediately, the two engage in a heated battle of sibling rivalry about EVERYTHING -- salaries, cars, & even women. In an effort to size up his brother, Ted claims that Mary is his girlfriend. Ted & Hal decide to go on a double-date with Mary & Rhoda. At the restaurant, Ted doesn't know any etiquitte, and it shows. Back at Mary's apartment, Ted & Hal arm wrestle before Hal decides to go with Rhoda up to her apartment to look thru magazines for his picture. Ted stays with Mary to make Hal think that he spends more time with his girl than he does. The next morning, Mary, who got no sleep last to night, falls asleep while typing. When Ted asks her for another double-date, she refuses. Ted feels beated and, when Hal comes in to WJM-TV, tells him the truth: he's not dating Mary. Hal admits to being a career slump and having a mole surgically installed. As the 2 walk out together

star 7.61
23 votes
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Mary Gets a Lawyer

#134 - Mary Gets a Lawyer

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 8

Mary faces a contempt charge for not revealing her news source. Lou recommends a lawyer friend who takes a romantic interest in Mary.

star 7.60
5 votes
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Enter Rhoda's Parents

#135 - Enter Rhoda's Parents

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 4

Ida Morgenstern, Rhoda's mother, mistakenly believes that her husband is seeing other women, so Rhoda and Mary try to clear things up between them.

star 7.59
17 votes
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Ted's Wedding

#136 - Ted's Wedding

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 - Episode 9

Out of pity for Ted, Mary invites him & Georgette over for brunch. While he as an onion ring in his mouth, he proposes to Georgette...again. When, for the first time, Georgette says no, she & Ted have a talk and decide they want to get married now. They invite all their friends: Lou, Murray (with mud on his sweatshirt from his son's football game), and Sue Ann (who, in a spectacularily comedic enterance, brings a veil, flowers, and rice, among several other things). Ted's mom can't make it (she's washing her hair), but the incompetent minister comes straight from his tennis match. Best man Lou helps Ted calm his wedding day jitters. When the minister asks Ted if he takes Georgette to be his lawfully wedded wife, he pauses for a moment. Finally, with a smile on his face, he says, "I do." When they are pronounced husband & wife, Sue Ann sings the wedding march...very poorly, of course. Once the wedding ends and Lou, Murray, & Sue Ann leave, Ted asks, as if nothing had happened,

star 7.57
7 votes
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Not With My Wife, I Don't

#137 - Not With My Wife, I Don't

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 - Episode 16

Ted and Georgette face marital problems, but Ted refuses to see a counselor unless Lou goes with him.

star 7.57
7 votes
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WJM Tries Harder

#138 - WJM Tries Harder

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4 - Episode 16

Mary begins dating the anchorman from Minneapolis's top news show and becomes ashamed of WJM-TV's smaller news operation.

star 7.56
9 votes
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Anyone Who Hates Kids and Dogs

#139 - Anyone Who Hates Kids and Dogs

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 24

Mary likes her new boyfriend but finds his son absolutely intolerable.

star 7.56
9 votes
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Off to the Races

#140 - Off to the Races

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 24

In a charity run, Cliff races at the Penn Relays with "Tailwind" Turner and -- as apparent payback for the race a year prior -- ends up having to run the final leg against Olympic gold medalist Valerie Brisco-Hooks. Josh Culbreath as Col. Sanford "Tailwind" Turner. Valerie Brisco-Hooks appears as herself. Cameo appearance by Bill Cosby's real wife, Camille Cosby (uncredited).

star 7.55
40 votes
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You Try To Be a Nice Guy

#141 - You Try To Be a Nice Guy

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 21

Mary agrees to help a troubled crime prone girl go straight and find a job.

star 7.54
13 votes
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Hillman

#142 - Hillman

The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 25

The Huxtable family goes to Hillman College to attend a ceremony in honor of its president's retirement. Guest appearance by Joe Seneca. Filmed at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. The episode serves as a backdoor pilot for the spinoff series A Different World, which premieres in the fall of 1987.

star 7.53
36 votes
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Lou Dates Mary

#143 - Lou Dates Mary

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 23

Mary has another disastrous date and worries she'll never meet the right man, until Georgette points out that every quality she seeks can be found in Lou Grant.

star 7.50
6 votes
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Murray Can't Lose

#144 - Murray Can't Lose

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 10

Lou learns from a source on the Teddy Award's panel that Murray will finally win an award for his news writing.

star 7.50
6 votes
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War Stories

#145 - War Stories

The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 11

Cliff and his father's friend play a challenging game of cards. Venesa prepares to go to a skating party with date Robert Forman, soon find a very cute guy will cross her path Earle Hyman as Russell.

star 7.50
8 votes
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Mary's Father

#146 - Mary's Father

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 - Episode 3

Mary researches a documentary with the help of a priest. He eventually decides to leave the Church, and Mary thinks that he has fallen in love with her.

star 7.50
8 votes
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You Certainly Are a Big Boy

#147 - You Certainly Are a Big Boy

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 22

Mary begins dating an architect and is astonished to learn that his son is only six years younger than she is.

star 7.50
14 votes
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I Shot 86 Today

#148 - I Shot 86 Today

Get Smart Season 4 - Episode 18

When the Smarts learn another center near a golf course has been earmarked for destruction by KAOS at a specific time, they plan to be on the course that day.

star 7.50
22 votes
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Angels in the Snow

#149 - Angels in the Snow

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4 - Episode 2

Mary's boyfriend is younger than she is and she and Rhoda discover there is a generation gap when they go and visit his friends at a party.

star 7.46
13 votes
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Cliff and Jake

#150 - Cliff and Jake

The Cosby Show Season 7 - Episode 24

Clair tries to prevent Cliff from buying a new appliance from his friend Jake. Lost episode from Season 6. Guest appearances by Red Buttons and E. G. Marshall. Last appearance of Lisa Bonet as Denise.

star 7.46
24 votes
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A New Sue Ann

#151 - A New Sue Ann

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 7

A young fan, Gloria, persuades Sue Ann to hire her for The Happy Homemaker. Sue Ann is less than pleased when Gloria plays up to the station manager and gets a larger role on the show at the expense of her own.

star 7.44
9 votes
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Sue Ann's Sister

#152 - Sue Ann's Sister

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 3

Sue Ann becomes deeply depressed when her sister arrives and gets an offer to do a competing homemaker show in Minneapolis.

star 7.43
7 votes
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Full House

#153 - Full House

The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 19

After an exhausting midnight shift at the hospital and a night's sleep, all Cliff wants is to read his paper in peace - but the children have taken over every room in the house. Classic scene: Denise's boyfriend sings reggae in front of the living room TV.

star 7.42
58 votes
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Shakespeare

#154 - Shakespeare

The Cosby Show Season 4 - Episode 5

Christopher Plummer and Roscoe Lee Browne appear. Theo must read Julius Caesar for school, but complains that it is boring. Russel and his friends read scenes from the play aloud, and Theo is enthralled. Later, the men read from a different work of literature-a story Rudy wrote!

star 7.40
35 votes
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Mary and the Sexagenarian

#155 - Mary and the Sexagenarian

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 19

Mary happily accepts a date from a charming older man without realizing that he's Murray's father, but everyone else has difficulty coming to terms with the difference in their ages.

star 7.40
5 votes
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Man Talk

#156 - Man Talk

The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 4

Although he has a steady girlfriend, Theo wants to start dating someone else. Carl Anthony Payne II as Cockroach.

star 7.40
7 votes
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Not Just Another Pretty Face

#157 - Not Just Another Pretty Face

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 2

Mary dates a man with whom she has nothing in common and becomes concerned that their relationship is superficial.

star 7.40
10 votes
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Play It Again, Vanessa

#158 - Play It Again, Vanessa

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 8

Vanessa plays clarinet in the school's orchestra. Though she tries her best and practices daily, she simply cannot play the instrument. She plays an embarrassing solo at the school concert, but her parents support her anyway. Guest Dizzy Gillespie as Mr. Hampton, Vanessa's music teacher.

star 7.40
8 votes
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Trust Me

#159 - Trust Me

The Cosby Show Season 4 - Episode 21

A friend of Clair's has marital problems; Cliff takes a "mini-vacation" in the house as Theo, Rudy, and Vanessa try to stump each other with riddles.

star 7.40
5 votes
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I Gave at the Office

#160 - I Gave at the Office

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4 - Episode 13

Murray's daughter, Bonnie, is looking for a job and Mary is persuaded into giving her one but Bonnie is not as efficient as everyone had hoped.

star 7.38
13 votes
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Ted's Moment of Glory

#161 - Ted's Moment of Glory

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 - Episode 5

Ted's jocular nature is ideal for hosting a game show in New York, and he successfully auditions for the job. But Mary and Lou wonder if they really want to see him go.

star 7.38
8 votes
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Phyllis Whips Inflation

#162 - Phyllis Whips Inflation

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 18

Phyllis and Lars have a dispute and she finds her credit cards cut off. She looks for a job but finds that she has no relevant skills.

star 7.36
11 votes
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Baby Sit-Com

#163 - Baby Sit-Com

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 18

Mary agrees to babysit Bess for the weekend, but then a former boyfriend, in town for a few days, asks her out. When she can't find a babysitter for Bess on such short notice, she ends up asking Lou.

star 7.33
15 votes
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Murray In Love

#164 - Murray In Love

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 - Episode 4

Murray realizes that he's always been in love with Mary and wants desperately to tell her.

star 7.33
9 votes
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No More Mr. Nice Guy

#165 - No More Mr. Nice Guy

The Cosby Show Season 7 - Episode 20

Theo's friend Denny thinks his girlfriend is cheating on him.

star 7.33
19 votes
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Mary Moves Out

#166 - Mary Moves Out

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 - Episode 2

Mary, wanting some change in her life, makes the decision to move to a new apartment.

star 7.31
16 votes
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Rudy's Sick

#167 - Rudy's Sick

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 12

Clair could be named partner at her law firm if an interview goes well-but Rudy is sick! Cliff vows to take care of her while Clair works, and engages in some unique doctoring methods. Clair is named partner and Rudy is fine by the end.

star 7.30
7 votes
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What's It All About?

#168 - What's It All About?

The Cosby Show Season 6 - Episode 22

Clair is burned out from work and family pressures and hurries off to the woods.

star 7.29
31 votes
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Cottage for Sale

#169 - Cottage for Sale

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4 - Episode 17

Phyllis, who has gotten her real estate license, persuades Lou to sell his house. However, Lou hasn't really made up his mind whether he wants to move.

star 7.22
9 votes
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Edie Gets Married

#170 - Edie Gets Married

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 - Episode 1

Lou puts on a brave face when he learns that his ex-wife Edie is remarrying.

star 7.22
9 votes
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Clair's Case

#171 - Clair's Case

The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 19

A sneaky mechanic tries to swindle Sondra. It's Clair to the rescue as the two battle in court. David Langston Smyrl as the man in court, Shawn Elliott as Mr. Wilson, Alan North as Judge

star 7.20
5 votes
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If the Dress Fits, Wear It

#172 - If the Dress Fits, Wear It

The Cosby Show Season 5 - Episode 10

Clair secretly goes on a crash diet and exercise program to lose five pounds in a week so she can fit into a dress. Appearance by Debbie Allen; voice-over by Ahmad Rashād (Phylicia Rashād's sister and husband).

star 7.20
5 votes
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Just Thinking About It (1)

#173 - Just Thinking About It (1)

The Cosby Show Season 7 - Episode 7

Under pressure from her boyfriend to become sexually active, Pam considers using birth control. Karen Malina White as Charmaine. Allen Payne as Lance. Mushond Lee as Slide.

star 7.20
30 votes
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Murray Ghosts for Ted

#174 - Murray Ghosts for Ted

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 20

Ted offers Murray $200 to write an article on his behalf. The article becomes a success, but Ted refuses to share the credit with Murray.

star 7.20
5 votes
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Denise Gets a D

#175 - Denise Gets a D

The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 9

Denise's college career starts with a D, but Denise is to scared to show her parents. Clair needs to rest in bed because of a pinched nerve. Rudy portrays "the wind" in a school play. Rosalind Cash as Dr. Hughes (The episode is preceded by a 30-second anti-drug public service announcement featuring Bill Cosby).

star 7.10
7 votes
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Almost a Nun's Story

#176 - Almost a Nun's Story

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4 - Episode 14

Georgette finds Ted making out with a woman in his dressing room. She then decides to enter a nunnery, but the head nun talks her out of it.

star 7.08
12 votes
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The Courtship of Mary's Father's Daughter

#177 - The Courtship of Mary's Father's Daughter

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 15

Mary runs into her former boyfriend Dan Whitfield in an elevator by chance. Subsequently, Dan realizes he still has feelings for Mary, breaks off his engagement, and begins dating her again.

star 7.08
13 votes
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Calling Doctor Huxtable

#178 - Calling Doctor Huxtable

The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 17

Cliff is called to the hospital for 3 deliveries, Malinda Williams appearance, Patricia Richardson appearance.

star 7.00
7 votes
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Valerie of the Dolls

#179 - Valerie of the Dolls

Get Smart Season 5 - Episode 3

When KAOS plans to destroy California by smuggling into the country dolls secretly containing the ingredients for the most powerful explosive known to man, Max and The Chief enroll in Miss Valerie's School For Expectant Fathers, convinced that it is a KAOS front.

star 7.00
15 votes
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Empty Nests

#180 - Empty Nests

The Golden Girls Season 2 - Episode 26

In this pilot for another series (Empty Nest, obviously the concept was retooled), the girls' friend Renee is feeling depressed and lonely with her children grown up and moved out and her husband's workaholic habits.

star 7.00
98 votes
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Who's in Charge Here?

#181 - Who's in Charge Here?

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 3

Lou is promoted to the position of program director but has to decide to whom his old job should go. Meanwhile, The Six O'clock News begins falling apart without him.

star 6.95
21 votes
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Lou Douses an Old Flame

#182 - Lou Douses an Old Flame

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 - Episode 10

Lou meets up with a woman who had sent him a 'Dear John' letter during World War II but is disappointed to learn her motives for doing so.

star 6.91
11 votes
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Lou's First Date

#183 - Lou's First Date

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4 - Episode 8

Lou gives Mary the task of finding him a date for an awards' ceremony. A name mix-up means that Lou winds up taking out an 80-year-old woman.

star 6.86
14 votes
Mary's Delinquent

#184 - Mary's Delinquent

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 - Episode 8

Mary joins a Big Sisters scheme and tries to bring a teenage shoplifter to the side of good. Sue Ann, pursuing an award, decides to "adopt" a little sister as well but finds herself getting influenced.

star 6.86
7 votes
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Mary's Aunt Returns

#185 - Mary's Aunt Returns

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 - Episode 21

Mary's Aunt Flo and Lou both prepare competing ideas for a TV documentary.

star 6.83
6 votes
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You Only Hurt the One You Love

#186 - You Only Hurt the One You Love

The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 18

Rudy gets hurt from Theo's rough games. Rudy cries. Theo gets punished. Clair goes to a doctor and gets the same advice that Cliff gave her. Cliff learns that the woman who cleans up the Doctor's Lounge at the hospital (Rita Moreno) has been fired. Absent: Sabrina Le Beauf as Sondra Huxtable and Lisa Bonet as Denise Huxtable.

star 6.80
6 votes
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The Shower

#187 - The Shower

The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 19

Denise holds a bridal shower for her pregnant and bride-to-be friend Veronica, but finds out some disturbing information. Absent: Sabrina Le Beauf as Sondra Huxtable, although mentioned.

star 6.80
6 votes
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The Ted and Georgette Show

#188 - The Ted and Georgette Show

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 16

Ted and Georgette successfully audition for their own variety show, which becomes a big hit, but Georgette eventually finds that she would prefer being a wife and mother.

star 6.75
4 votes
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The Shame of the Cities

#189 - The Shame of the Cities

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 19

Lou wants to research his own news story now that Mary's producer and decides to launch a major investigation on a city councilor only to discover that he is completely honest.

star 6.75
8 votes
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A Reliable Source

#190 - A Reliable Source

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 - Episode 22

Mary learns that an old friend seeking re-election to Congress had financial help from the mob. Lou threatens to use the story on the air.

star 6.75
4 votes
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Mary Midwife

#191 - Mary Midwife

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 1

Georgette gives birth at Mary's dinner party. With the hospital and doctor too far away, Lou and Mary help deliver the baby.

star 6.75
8 votes
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Just Thinking About It (2)

#192 - Just Thinking About It (2)

The Cosby Show Season 7 - Episode 8

Pam and Slide argue over whether they should become sexually active.

star 6.73
18 votes
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Look at Us, We're Walking

#193 - Look at Us, We're Walking

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 13

Mary and Lou threaten to quit after the new station manager refuses to give them a raise.

star 6.67
6 votes
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Mary's Big Party

#194 - Mary's Big Party

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 22

Mary has planned a fancy party at her apartment, with a mystery guest of honor, but the power in the building goes before he arrives.

star 6.60
5 votes
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Marriage Minneapolis Style

#195 - Marriage Minneapolis Style

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 20

Ted pops the question to Georgette at Murray's 20th wedding anniversary party and then gets cold feet.

star 6.56
9 votes
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Menage-a-Lou

#196 - Menage-a-Lou

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 - Episode 19

Lou almost ruins one of Mary's parties when his old girlfriend, Charlene Maguire, arrives with a date. He tries to make her jealous by taking out one of Mary's neighbors.

star 6.50
8 votes
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Ted's Change of Heart

#197 - Ted's Change of Heart

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 5

Ted suffers a heart attack on the air and for the next few days becomes conscious of how precious life is.

star 6.50
8 votes
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One Producer Too Many

#198 - One Producer Too Many

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 6

Lou promotes Murray to co-producer against Mary's wishes to prevent him from accepting a producer's job at a rival television station.

star 6.50
4 votes
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Mary Richards Falls in Love

#199 - Mary Richards Falls in Love

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 - Episode 11

Mary is convinced she has really fallen in love, but her boyfriend seems reluctant in saying those three magic words, 'I love you'.

star 6.43
7 votes
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Mary's Three Husbands

#200 - Mary's Three Husbands

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 21

Murray, Ted and Lou fantasize about being married to Mary.

star 6.20
5 votes
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One Boyfriend Too Many

#201 - One Boyfriend Too Many

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 - Episode 14

Mary's old flame Dan Whitfield, who once proposed to her, returns to Minneapolis and she's forced to choose between him and her current boyfriend.

star 5.80
5 votes
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Lou's Army Reunion

#202 - Lou's Army Reunion

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 15

Lou desperately wants to find a way to return a favor to an army buddy but is distraught when he asks Lou to fix him up on a date with Mary.

star 5.57
7 votes