The Best Episodes Directed by Joe Regalbuto
#1 - George's Dog Days of Bummer
George Lopez Season 5 - Episode 3
George wants to get a companion for his depressed mother, but when a rowdy biker (guest star Duane "Dog" Chapman) refuses to give up the stray dog George's mom has grown to love, George takes to impersonating the mayor. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa guest stars as himself.
#2 - George Needs Anchor Management
George Lopez Season 4 - Episode 20
When an old flame of Angie's moves back to town to become a news anchor, George becomes jealous with her giddy excitement over him. But George comes to find out that Angie has not told him the whole story about this former boyfriend.
#3 - I Only Have Eyes for You
George Lopez Season 2 - Episode 21
Carmen's friend is over to study and wants to change out of her dress. When Max hars this, he pulls aposter off his wall to reaveal a hole. He looks through but Carmen sees him and sprays perfume in his eyes. George shrugs it off and tells Max not to do it again. Carmen gets revenge though by taking a picture of Max sleeping with a stuffed animal. This leads Max to bebeaten up at school. While getting stitches, George and Carmen argue and Carmen says George loves Max more. George comes to realize that maybe that is true since he doesn't understand Carmen as well, so he sets off to spend some quality time with her.
#5 - George Negoti-ate It
George Lopez Season 4 - Episode 24
George steps in to be Jason's sports agent when NFL Quarterbacks Daunte Culpepper and Donovan McNabb (guest starring as themselves) pay a visit to the Lopez household to draft Jason for their alma maters and a minor league baseball recruiter approaches him for a contract. Meanwhile, Carmen and Los Lobos guitarist Cesar Rosas stir things up at George's family birthday bash.
#6 - Now George Noah's Ex-Zack-ly What Happened (2)
George Lopez Season 3 - Episode 28
George and Angie attempt to convince Carmen to dump Zack when he reveals his interest is only in sleeping with her. Randy attempts to win Benny back with a little help from the Commodores. Max finally reaches his goal and graduates the 5th grade.
#10 - Team Leader
George Lopez Season 2 - Episode 22
George has to fill out employee evaluations, and doesn't know what to put for Ernie. He puts all 9's when his mom tells him it is because they are trying to figure out who to layoff. It turns out they were making the top 4 team leaders, and that's Ernie. George wants to take it, because he knows Ernie can't handle it, but he doesn't know if he can do it, when Ernie tells him how much he really wants it; Angie learns how to sell makeup products.
#13 - George Goes to Disneyland
George Lopez Season 3 - Episode 24
When Max wins an award at school, Angie says she will take him to Disney World. Finally off for a weekend to go, George attempts to get out of it because of other commitments, but in reality, he just doesn\'t want to go and see all the things he missed as a child. Carmen also finds a new guy in Zack Powers. NOTE: This episode featured Mickey mouse logos everywhere and the person who found the most won a trip to Disneyland. See below for more.
#14 - George Stare-oids Down Jason
George Lopez Season 4 - Episode 23
When George and Angie find out that Carmen and her boyfriend, Jason, have become more intimate under their roof, they think about asking Jason to move out. But when they discovers that Jason has been using steroids provided by none other than the boy's own father (guest starring Stacy Keach), their concern for his health causes them to reconsider.
#15 - George Takes a Stroll Down Memory Pain
George Lopez Season 4 - Episode 16
When Benny demands money for a box of George's old things, he is shocked to learn Benny (unbeknownst to him) helped he and Angie start up a life, but she also owes George money from a source he never knew about.
#17 - Angie Gets Tanked
George Lopez Season 3 - Episode 19
When George and Angie fill in at the dunk tank for a school fundraiser, a student's prank puts Angie in a very embarrassing position. Meanwhile, George becomes fiercely competitive when N.Y. Yankee Kenny Lofton pitches in to raise money for handicapped children.
#18 - George's Relatively Bad Idea
George Lopez Season 4 - Episode 21
George gets caught up in some bad family ties when he lets Vic give him money to go out on a date with his sister.
#21 - The Kidney Stays in the Picture
George Lopez Season 5 - Episode 14
Max starts to wet the bed and George makes fun of him, but when this keeps happening, Vic thinks that Max may be sexually active. So they take Max to the doctor to find out that Max's kidney needs to be taken out.
#22 - George Has Two Mommies
George Lopez Season 2 - Episode 23
When George and Angie get into major financial trouble, Benny secretly asks Lydia, the second wife of George's estranged father, for help. Meanwhile, George does his best to obtain extra money-leading him to encounter some disreputable characters.
#24 - Sk8r Boyz
George Lopez Season 4 - Episode 6
When Max starts hanging out with a new group of friends, everything looks like it is going up for the socially plagued boy. But the friends prove to be a little bit darker than Max, and it ends up getting him in trouble.
#26 - The Art of Boxing
George Lopez Season 3 - Episode 20
Vic and George prompt Max to take up at boxing at Laila Ali\'s school to help him relieve stress. But when he gets a black eye, they must face telling Angie the truth.
#27 - The One With All The Resolutions
Friends Season 5 - Episode 11
With the New Year, the friends make New Year's resolutions. Ross resolves to try a new thing every day. Chandler resolves to not make fun of his friends for a week. Joey resolves to learn how to play the guitar, with Phoebe as his teacher. Rachel resolves to give up gossiping. Chandler nearly goes insane holding it all in. Ross is stuck in a sticky situation at his date's apartment, in constricting and hot leather pants. Rachel discovers a big secret (Monica and Chandler) that threatens to spoil her resolution.
#28 - Secrets and Lies
George Lopez Season 2 - Episode 19
When Benny learns that George's father, who left her years ago to care for George alone, is now wealthy, she decides that she deserves to get rich herself. After getting drunk on her lunch hour, she falls down on work premises, pretends to be hurt and hires a lawyer to sue the company. George begs his mother not to be dishonest. Meanwhile, Benny continues her rivalry with co-worker Gina.
#29 - Landlord Almighty
George Lopez Season 4 - Episode 2
When Carmen crazily redecorates her room, George snaps. When Carmen claims she should be able to do to her room what she wants, since she is an adult, George concocts a plan to get her to give up that thought. If Carmen wants to be an adult, she will act like one. She'll pay rent, bills and get her own food. But his plan soon backfires when Carmen doesn't relent and even resorts to getting a roommate who is a little over the edge.
#31 - Dance Fever
George Lopez Season 3 - Episode 22
After receiving an award for excellence in business management, George humiliates himself dancing at a congratulatory party in front of his entire staff in order to gain approval from his mom. Meanwhile, Carmen tries to protect the baked goods she's prepared for the Great American Bake Sale from Max, but neglects to protect them from George.
#34 - Hot Streak
Titus Season 3 - Episode 14
Titus attempts to win his father's love and respect by taking him to the Bahamas, but things go terribly wrong when Ken has another heart attack while winning at the blackjack tables.
#35 - George of the Rings
George Lopez Season 4 - Episode 3
After George forgets he and Angie's anniversary, he goes to drastic measures to make it up to her. He takes her to a jewelry store, but the ring she picks is far out of George's price range and he must find a way to pay for it - or feel Angie's wrath.
#36 - E.I.? E.I. OH (aka Cold Opening)
George Lopez Season 4 - Episode 9
When George mistakenly thinks he is going to be named VP of Powers Brothers, he whips out his "VP Dance", only to find the company has merged with another corporation and jobs such as Benny's and Ernie's need to be cut. Plus, George is appointed a new co-manager, a beautiful and cunning woman who George fears will take his job.
#37 - George's House of Cards
George Lopez Season 3 - Episode 21
When Vic loses in poker, he won't pay George and instead opts to just take off $50 from money George owes him.
#39 - It's a Cliffhanger, By George
George Lopez Season 5 - Episode 22
"Season Finale"- Everything hangs in the balance for the entire Lopez family: Ernie tells George that the factory is moving to Mexico and they'll both be out of jobs; the police want to question Benny for her part in an old robbery, so she flees; Angie has been feeling sick for days and awaits the results of a home pregnancy test; Carmen is afraid to open her final college letter after being rejected by her first three choices; Max has swiped a forbidden beer and is about to sample his first alcohol; and Vic prepares to propose marriage to younger woman he barely knows.
#40 - Magic Diet Candy
Hot in Cleveland Season 4 - Episode 7
Joy's mom meets her new family members at Wilbur's christening. To avoid friction with her mom, Joy makes her son Owen pretend to be someone else. Elka touches up a church fresco. Victoria's incessant Emmet talk annoys Melanie.
#43 - Cleveland Fantasy Con
Hot in Cleveland Season 4 - Episode 6
Melanie's embroiled in an office love triangle. Joy learns a tidbit about Sean that threatens her fireman fantasy. Victoria's insecurity about dating a movie star leads her to extremes. Elka and Mamie have a run-in with the law.
#44 - Benny and Randy
George Lopez Season 3 - Episode 16
George interferes with Benny and Randy's relationship, causing Randy to break up with Benny. Benny starts to mope around so George goes to have a talk with Randy. George sees that Randy really does love his mother, so he tricks Benny into admitting she cares about Randy, but is just afraid he'll run off like George's father. Randy proposes and Benny accepts.
#45 - Two For the Road
Murphy Brown Season 5 - Episode 21
Murphy decides to take Mitchell on when he wants a set change. When they go to a charity event together, each tries to get the upper hand.
#46 - Houseboat
Titus Season 3 - Episode 6
Christmas on a houseboat brings a kinder, gentler Ken when he thinks his best friend has fallen overboard.
#48 - That's the Way the Corky Crumbles
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 7
Kay lays down an edict that the staff must stay in Washington, that puts a damper on Corky's trip to rendezvous with Miles in New York City. She also puts a stop to Murphy's expense account. In defiance, Murphy gets Corky on a plane to New York. Fortunately a breaking story in New York City works to Murphy's advantage. However, the next day, Corky ""crumbles"" under the feeling of guilt.
#49 - Petty Woman
Murphy Brown Season 10 - Episode 7
Murphy's archrival, Athena Gillington, invites her to one of her parties. Murphy doesn't want to go because she thinks it is a pity invitation. Murphy relents and attends the party where she discovers two things about Athena, one that she is using Murphy's presence at the party as publicity for her I just turned 50 book and two, that Athena is much older than 50.
#50 - Operation: Murphy Brown
Murphy Brown Season 10 - Episode 4
Murphy worries about how she is going to tell Avery about the trip to the hospital she is making to treat a word she can't yet bring herself to say. The gang plans to help Murphy keep the nature of her surgery from an annoying member of the paparazzi. Kay, disguised as Murphy, Jim and Corky try to keep the photographer diverted while Murphy is prepared for the procedure, but are the doctors prepared for her? Despite the efforts, the photographer gets photos and the real information about Murphy's visit. Frank deals with that issue. Meanwhile in recovery Murphy meets a woman whose words help her to say the word, cancer.
#51 - When One Door Closes ...
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 24
Murphy makes a candid comment about the President during the end credits for FYI that goes out on the air. When Murphy refuses to apologize, Lansing fires Kay. The next day, Murphy receives a phone call and is summoned to appear at the White House, where she sits and waits. Murphy returns from her audience with the President; she has a big decision to make regarding her future.
#52 - Florence Night-en Corky
Murphy Brown Season 10 - Episode 5
Frank can't stop telling the story about him punching the paparazzi. Murphy returns to work the day after her surgery and she looks like hell and is very disoriented. Corky takes her home at offers to stay with her for a couple of days. Murphy becomes so dependent upon Corky that Corky hasn't got the time to take care of her own problems, such as her failing marriage to Miles.
#53 - Blind Date
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 17
Lansing is being honored at a dinner. Murphy arranges a blind date for Jim, but she mistakenly ends up with Miller. Meanwhile, despite the fact that he is in a committed relationship, Frank suddenly contends with being popular with the ladies.
#54 - All in the Family
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 12
Corky and Miles decide to make their marriage official by having a real ceremony. The trouble begins when Nana Silverberg meets the Sherwood's and their differences of opinion are expressed after Corky finally tells her family about the fact they are already married.
#55 - Seperation Anxiety
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 12
Everyone tries to come up with an excuse to miss Jim and Doris's annual party. This year's festivities are anything but boring when their fight turns into a separation.
#56 - From Here to Jerusalem
Murphy Brown Season 10 - Episode 8
While acting as chaperone for one of Avery's field trips, Murphy meets a younger man who wants to take her out on a date. The staff worry about nominations for the upcoming Humboldt Awards; no one is nominated, except Murphy who is to receive the lifetime achievement award. She is honored but concerned that her illness might be the reason for receiving the honor at this point in her career. Murphy decides to accept the young man's offer and begins to enjoy herself. The gang is reluctant to accept him and even Murphy feels she would be embarrassed to be seen with him when she plans to take him to the Humboldt Awards.
#57 - A One Night Stan
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 11
In an attempt to divert Kay's attention from FYI Murphy suggests that Kay produce a new afternoon talk show that she also convinces Stan that he can host. Frank even gets to play the saxophone in the house band. The premiere show starts out real bad and guest Tom Hanks escapes. Murphy becomes the replacement guest.
#58 - The Feminine Critique
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 7
A truck crashes through the studio window, so the team accompanies Murphy back to her alma mater where she is receiving an honorary doctorate. However, the students in the women's studies program she helped establish think she is out of touch with women in the '90s.
#59 - You Don't Know Jackal
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 16
When Kay isn't sure about the accuracy of Murphy's source, she wants to meet him. To keep her source's anonymity Murphy and Frank decide to hire an impostor. Unfortunately they both hire someone for the part. The guy Frank hires, a video store clerk, seizes the opportunity to be on television when he tells Kay he'll appear to be on the show.
#60 - Miller's Crossing
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 6
Murphy fears that she is losing her touch when she loses an important interview to Miller Redfield; however, his touch is a little different.
#61 - The Humboldt Doldt
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 10
An ungrateful Miller wins the Humboldt Award for a story that the entire FYI staff works on in a pinch for him on Front and Center. The staff waits anxiously for Murphy's retaliation.
#62 - Trick or Retreat
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 18
Elizabeth Taylor cancels her interview with Murphy, because the police have a lead on her stolen pearls. Jim stops by for a chance to meet Miss Taylor. Meanwhile, Miles wants the team to stop torturing Miller. Miles asks Jim for a bit of advice and he suggests a retreat. So Miles takes the team north to get them to work together as a team.
#63 - All Singing! All Dancing! All Miserable!
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 19
Murphy is coordinator of the Press-capades and is set on playing the role of Hillary Clinton in a sketch she's written. The rest of the cast wants her out and she concedes; however, Katie Couric has an accident before the show, so guess who gets the role.
#64 - Shannon's Song
Titus Season 3 - Episode 4
Titus' ""perfect"" sister Shannon arrives, upstaging Christopher at every opportunity.
#65 - Seems Like Gold Times
Murphy Brown Season 10 - Episode 17
Jerry Gold returns from Germany and it seems just like old times for Murphy and Jerry and the gang. Even Kay sees it as she tells the gang how she thinks there perfect for each other. Murphy and Jerry take the day off from work and feel the old sparks again. He inquires on her health Jerry: Did it hurt. Murphy: At first yes, but it doesn't hurt now Jerry: I can't think of anything hurting you Jerry and Murphy end up in bed together and Murphy tells him she does not want a relationship. Jerry says like wise because he's getting married. After Murphy tries to kick Jerry out of her house he tells her he wants her to be his best man because he cares so much about her. Murphy agrees with much begrudging. Murphy pretends she's not hurt, but Kay can see it. She even goes so far as to say Jerry is in town so she will stop the wedding. Murphy: Kay, Jerry Gold is not the man who got away. Kay: Really, because I would have guessed you two ended up in bed yesterday. Do you want to tell me or
#66 - Second Time Around
Murphy Brown Season 10 - Episode 18
For a birthday present, Murphy helps her friend Lisa, from the canccer support group, to meet her high school crush. The gang decides to return the same favor for Murphy when Murphy mentions the name of boy she had a crush on; he was the lead in a high school production of ""The Music Man."" They set up a surprise meeting and they discover that Murphy's old crush is now a lounge singer.
#67 - Office Politics
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 5
Murphy begins to redecorate her bedroom into an office with a few extra amenities. Jim insists that she get a permit and have the job done properly, she'd already started. To get a permit, she has to get permission from her neighbor, Old Man Swenson. Eventually an agreement is reached, but will Murphy endure him long enough to keep up her end of the bargain.
#68 - George Discovers How Mescal-ed Up His Life Would Have Been Without the Benny-Fits
George Lopez Season 5 - Episode 21
Benny is gets really mad when she discovers that George has rigged the results of a productivity contest at the factory against her favor, but gets the ultimate revenge when George can't sleep at night without dreaming of his dysfunctional childhood.