The Best Episodes Directed by Jeffrey Hayden

The Night Killer

#1 - The Night Killer

Quincy, M.E. Season 6 - Episode 4

Mr. & Mrs. Estes have baby twins and with Bill Estes working all day Madeline is finding it harder and harder to look after the two boys. One night one of the twins dies suddenly in its sleep. All the medical and police personnel involved thinks that the baby died from SID (Sudden Infant Death) Syndrome, but a new, young and ambitious ME, Dr. Gauge, thinks that it was battered and calls in Lt. Monahan. Bill, remembering how his wife was getting angry with the workload of looking after both babies begins to think that she could have killed their son.

star 8.17
6 votes
Mr. White Death

#2 - Mr. White Death

Magnum, P.I. Season 3 - Episode 9

Magnum, Rick and T.C. are at a wrestling match to try and collect some betting money owed to Rick, when they find themselves in a tight corner up against some heavies, but they are helped out of the tight spot by ageing, cheerful wrestler Earl. When their new acquaintance - a former boxing champion who now wrestles in down-and-out clubs - learns that Magnum is a Private Investigator, he asks him to find him son, whom he was forced to leave many years ago. Higgins finds that he indirectly knows Earl through an old war friend, and the pair strike up a friendship, but as Thomas searches for Earl's estranged son, it begins to seem that elements of Earl's story do not completely add up...

star 8.03
43 votes
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Sky Knight

#3 - Sky Knight

Knight Rider Season 4 - Episode 4

Bonnie's plane is hijacked and the passengers are held hostage by an ex-intelligence agent who wants money and "political" prisoners set free.

star 8.00
45 votes
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Eddie Quits School

#4 - Eddie Quits School

Leave It to Beaver Season 5 - Episode 23

Eddie pompously announces that he's dropping out of school to get a high paying job at a gas station. However, all is not as it seems when Wally and Lumpy get a glance at Eddie's new free spending life.

star 8.00
8 votes
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Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain

#5 - Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain

The Andy Griffith Show Season 4 - Episode 8

Opie finally gets a good grade in math, and Andy is so proud he tells everyone in town. But when Opie's teacher tells him she made a mistake and his grade is actually an F, he goes home to tell Andy the bad news, only to find Andy has bought him a shiny new bicycle.

star 7.95
20 votes
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Bargain Day

#6 - Bargain Day

The Andy Griffith Show Season 4 - Episode 24

Aunt Bee decides to buy 150 pounds of beef at a discount from a new butcher in town. She stores in in her "discount" freezer, which immediately breaks down. With her beef about to go bad, she learns that the only one in town with a freezer bug enough to save her beef is her original butcher.

star 7.95
20 votes
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Divorce, Mountain Style

#7 - Divorce, Mountain Style

The Andy Griffith Show Season 4 - Episode 25

Charlene Darling returns to Mayberry and announces that she has divorced her husband and now, according to folklore, must marry Andy. Desperate for a way out, Andy reads up on mountain folklore and finds a peculiar ritual that will void the marriage, if only he can get Barney to ride the horse.

star 7.81
21 votes
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Life and Death

#8 - Life and Death

The Incredible Hulk Season 1 - Episode 10

David helps a pregnant woman, and on their way to the hospital, they discover a plot to steal babies for DNA experimentation.

star 7.80
15 votes
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A Black Day for Mayberry

#9 - A Black Day for Mayberry

The Andy Griffith Show Season 4 - Episode 7

All of Mayberry turns out to welcome a truck carrying gold to Fort Knox as it passes through town. When Barney sneaks a closer look at the loot, he sees that there may not be as much to celebrate as everyone thought.

star 7.79
29 votes
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Andy's Vacation

#10 - Andy's Vacation

The Andy Griffith Show Season 4 - Episode 22

Andy decides to take a vacation in the mountains and leaves Barney to guard a prisoner the state police have brought in. Inevitably, the prisoner escapes Barney's grasp and flees into the mountains -- the very same mountains Andy is vacationing in.

star 7.78
27 votes
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Up in Barney's Room

#11 - Up in Barney's Room

The Andy Griffith Show Season 4 - Episode 10

Barney has an argument with his landlady Mrs. Mendelbright and gets evicted. After moving into the courthouse and having no luck finding a new place, he decides to mend fences with Mrs. Mendelbright, only to find she has decided to sell the house and run away to get married.

star 7.75
28 votes
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A Deal is a Deal

#12 - A Deal is a Deal

The Andy Griffith Show Season 4 - Episode 26

When Opie and his friends are scammed into selling a useless skin ointment, Barney and Gomer try to help convince the company their product is more valuable than they think. When the scheme backfires, however, the whole gang learns a lesson in the art of the deal.

star 7.67
18 votes
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Deadly Arena

#13 - Deadly Arena

Quincy, M.E. Season 5 - Episode 21

Three deaths due to food poisoning are linked to a football stadium where a big championship game is due to take place. Quincy has three days to find the source before 90,000 spectators come to watch and are put in jeopardy.

star 7.67
9 votes
Blind Rage

#14 - Blind Rage

The Incredible Hulk Season 3 - Episode 2

An accident at a chemical warfare research station causes blindness for both David and a friend.

star 7.58
12 votes
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Diamonds Aren't a Girl's Best Friend

#15 - Diamonds Aren't a Girl's Best Friend

Knight Rider Season 2 - Episode 14

Michael heads for Mexico to trap a talent agent who's using beautiful models to smuggle diamonds into the U.S.

star 7.58
45 votes
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Stop the Presses

#16 - Stop the Presses

The Incredible Hulk Season 2 - Episode 10

When David's picture is taken by a tabloid photographer, he must stop the photograph from being published.

star 7.45
11 votes
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K.I.T.T. the Cat

#17 - K.I.T.T. the Cat

Knight Rider Season 2 - Episode 7

Michael tries to catch a Robin Hood-style cat burglar before an obsessed cop does.

star 7.40
60 votes
No Escape

#18 - No Escape

The Incredible Hulk Season 2 - Episode 19

When David is arrested for vagrancy, he is placed in a police van where he encounters a man who envisions himself as the deceased writer Ernest Hemmingway. But when a fight provokes David's transformation into the Hulk, our hero escapes, inadvertently freeing the mentally ill man in the process. David must help find the man before he hurts himself or someone else.

star 7.33
12 votes
Buy Out

#19 - Buy Out

Knight Rider Season 3 - Episode 15

To catch a saboteur, Michael volunteers to drive an armor- plated limousine during a company's missile-defense demonstration.

star 7.27
41 votes
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The Duo Is Slumming

#20 - The Duo Is Slumming

Batman (1966) Season 2 - Episode 32

The Puzzler continues with his plan to hijack Artemus Knab’s new airplane, the Retsoor, all the while leaving puzzles behind for Batman and Robin to ponder. He familiarizes himself with the jet’s designs, then prepares to fly his prize to a foreign country where he will hold it for ransom. But the Dynamic Duo have an easier time with his clues than he expected, resulting in a climactic confrontation at the airplane hanger.

star 7.16
19 votes
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Hearts of Stone

#21 - Hearts of Stone

Knight Rider Season 1 - Episode 14

Michael infiltrates a ring of gunrunners selling advanced-design rifles in Central America, "Corazon de Piedras".

star 7.16
77 votes
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Seldom Silent, Never Heard

#22 - Seldom Silent, Never Heard

Quincy, M.E. Season 6 - Episode 14

A young boy, Jeffrey, dies when he falls from a building, after being chased in there. After the autopsy a doctor turns up wanting to have the brain. Jeffrey had Tourette's Syndrome and the doctor wants to try and find out what causes it and how to cure it. This is the only way he can research it as the drug companies don't think they could make enough money to make it worth their while.

star 7.00
5 votes
A Solitary Place

#23 - A Solitary Place

The Incredible Hulk Season 2 - Episode 13

David finds tranquility in the wilderness in Baja, Mexico. However, that is soon hindered by the arrival of a doctor running from a vengeful man whose daughter died under her care.

star 6.67
9 votes
The Puzzles Are Coming

#24 - The Puzzles Are Coming

Batman (1966) Season 2 - Episode 31

The Puzzler, a villain with a fondness for both Shakespeare and aviation, indicates he is after the fortunes of Artemus Knab. He convinces the billionaire to invest in his puzzle balloon business, but when the Dynamic Duo find that Knab seems too intelligent to fall for a phony scheme, they look deeper for the criminal’s true intentions. Their search leads them to Knab’s airplane monopoly, but unknown to them, the Puzzler has plans to halt their investigation – permanently.

star 6.34
18 votes
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