The BEST episodes directed by Joan Darling

Chuckles Bites the Dust
star
8.79
24 votes

#1 - Chuckles Bites the Dust

The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Season 6 - Episode 7

Chuckles the Clown is crushed to death by a rogue elephant in a parade, which leaves all the newsroom staff in hysterics except Mary.

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Episode 013
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8.67
3 votes

#2 - Episode 013

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 13

Cathy brings Steve over to meet her parents. Fanny is too much for Raymond. The mass murderer is revealed and Heather, Trudy, and Mary's lives are in danger.

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Episode 003
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8.63
8 votes

#3 - Episode 003

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 3

Mary is interviewed by a reporter; Young Heather Hartman displays suspicious behavior when asked about the recent murders; Grampa Larkin is arrested again.

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Episode 006
star
8.50
2 votes

#4 - Episode 006

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 6

Grampa Larkin visits a psychiatric social worker; Mary gets some sex books; a strange man follows Heather home from school.

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Episode 039
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8.50
2 votes

#5 - Episode 039

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 39

Tom and Mary owe Heather an explanation. Loretta is still looking up. The Friendly Loan Company drops in on the Haggers. Mae drops in on the Hartmans.

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Episode 004
star
8.13
8 votes

#6 - Episode 004

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 4

Grampa Larkin appears in court; Tom and Mary's drought in the bedroom continues.

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Episode 007
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8.00
3 votes

#7 - Episode 007

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 7

Mary turns to the police after Heather confesses that she saw the killer; Loretta is arrested for picketing; Charlie stumbles on Mary's sex ed books.

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Episode 008
star
8.00
3 votes

#8 - Episode 008

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 8

Tom is furious with Mary after finding her sex books; Grampa Larkin's social worker admits that she's in love with him; Heather's story makes the evening news.

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Episode 011
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8.00
3 votes

#9 - Episode 011

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 11

Tom and Heather both go missing on the same night, and so Mary can only hope that Heather is safe and that Tom was kidnapped by the mass murderer. She'd rather worry about a kidnapping than what she is really worried about.

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Episode 005
star
7.80
5 votes

#10 - Episode 005

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 5

Word begins to spread that Heather knows more about the Lombardi murders than she's telling; Cathy gets fired; Mary receives a threatening phone call about Heather.

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Love Songs of J. Nicholas Lobo
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7.75
4 votes

#11 - Love Songs of J. Nicholas Lobo

Rhoda - Season 2 - Episode 11

Against his better judgment, Joe hires Nick, Brenda's obnoxious boyfriend, to become a wrecker at his demolition firm.

Out of Sync
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7.71
91 votes

#12 - Out of Sync

Magnum, P.I. - Season 7 - Episode 19

Cynthia Farrell comes to Hawaii to see Magnum, and to see if the two can recapture the magic of their relationship in L.A., but when Magnum is hired by an adult film star, he spends more time looking after his case than he does Cynthia.

Episode 009
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7.67
3 votes

#13 - Episode 009

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 9

Immediately after recording her demo, Loretta begins suffering from fainting spells; Mary becomes jealous of one of Tom's coworkers; Heather escapes police protection.

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Episode 014
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7.67
3 votes

#14 - Episode 014

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 14

Mary's held hostage in an abandoned Chinese laundry, while the police and reporters surround the place. Tom attempts to save Mary and to apologize.

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Episode 018
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7.50
2 votes

#15 - Episode 018

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 18

The ordeal is over and everyone is relieved that Mary is safe.

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Episode 020
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7.50
2 votes

#16 - Episode 020

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 20

Mary feels that her marriage is over. Tom seeks advice from Coach Fedders, while Mary gets sociable with Sgt. Foley.

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Nina Loves Alex
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7.39
61 votes

#17 - Nina Loves Alex

Taxi - Season 4 - Episode 13

Alex is strangely rejecting the advances of a cute, bubbly, young African American cab driver named Nina. Alex is growing more and more annoyed until he decides to invite Nina over to his apartment to talk to her and try to explain why she shouldn't be so interested in him. Although he succeeds with a fatherly talk where he comes off very dull, they kiss goodnight. After the kiss, Nina is convinced there's no spark between them after all, while Alex seems to change his tune also, but it's too late.

Episode 010
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7.33
3 votes

#18 - Episode 010

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 10

Charlie tries talking sense into Tom, but Tom feels something is missing in his life. Cathy prepares for her date with Chuck. Charlie and Loretta go to the Doctor's office. Raymond goes to see Roberta and meets Fanny. Tom chats up Mae at the bar.

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Episode 015
star
7.33
3 votes

#19 - Episode 015

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 15

Mary tries to calm the mass murderer, while he continues to ask for demands: a car and $100,000.

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Episode 001
star
7.31
13 votes

#20 - Episode 001

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 1

Loretta delivers word that a neighborhood family was murdered; Mary and Tom have a disagreement about making love; Charlie announces he almost has enough money to get Loretta's record demo made; The Fernwood Flasher is finally captured.

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The Sitter
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7.25
77 votes

#21 - The Sitter

Amazing Stories - Season 1 - Episode 13

Two young boys get the best of every sitter in town, until they meet one who uses voodoo to settle them down.

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Episode 002
star
7.22
9 votes

#22 - Episode 002

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 2

Mary brings her grandfather home from the police station; Kathy falls for a blue-eyed Armenian bartender; a reporter interviews Loretta about the murders; and Mary feels ashamed when Tom rejects her sexual advances (or lack thereof).

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The Nurses
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7.05
474 votes

#23 - The Nurses

M*A*S*H - Season 5 - Episode 5

When Hot Lips confines Nurse Baker to her quarters, little does she know that Baker's husband has arrived in the camp. Hawkeye and B.J. put them together in Hot Lips' tent, telling everyone that a quarantined patient has been placed there. When Hot Lips discovers what has happened, she breaks down and refuses to press charges.

Episode 016
star
7.00
3 votes

#24 - Episode 016

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 16

The mass murderer will only give up when he gets a stack of bibles and an oath from the Reverend that the police won't follow him for 24 hours.

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Episode 036
star
7.00
1 votes

#25 - Episode 036

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 36

Luther Moon, Fernwood's garbage man, sifts through the trash and recalls the major events from the last 35 episodes of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, told through flashbacks.

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My Son, the Genius
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6.89
7 votes

#26 - My Son, the Genius

The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Season 7 - Episode 7

Ted and Georgette are initially disturbed to find that their son, David, is not doing well at school, but a psychiatrist's test shows that he is a genius. Unfortunately, David lets this go to his head and takes advantage of Ted.

What If...?
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6.56
55 votes

#27 - What If...?

Amazing Stories - Season 2 - Episode 11

A boy wonders what would happen if his parents did not return from one of their many social events.

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Episode 017
star
4.50
2 votes

#28 - Episode 017

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - Season 1 - Episode 17

Sgt. Foley tries to save Mary, but to no avail. Mae and Tom try to save Mary, themselves.

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