The Best Episodes Directed by Joe Russo

For a Few Paintballs More (2)

#1 - For a Few Paintballs More (2)

Community Season 2 - Episode 24

As the Greendale year-end paintball extravaganza continues, the game takes a dramatic turn with new intruders arriving on the scene. The study group realizes they must unite to defeat the enemy despite disagreements about strategy.

star 8.56
4138 votes
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A Fistful of Paintballs (1)

#2 - A Fistful of Paintballs (1)

Community Season 2 - Episode 23

As the Greendale student body enjoys their year-end picnic, Dean Pelton announces plans for a small, quick, safe game of paintball. As the game heats up, alliances are formed - and broken - and friendships are put to the test. When a mysterious and threatening figure emerges on the Greendale campus, it becomes apparent that this is no ordinary game of paintball.

star 8.47
4647 votes
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Geothermal Escapism

#3 - Geothermal Escapism

Community Season 5 - Episode 5

Abed plans an epic going-away party as Troy prepares to leave Greendale; a fun game transforms into a high-stakes competition.

star 8.27
2959 votes
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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

#4 - Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

Community Season 2 - Episode 14

Abed invites "Fat Neil" to play a game of Dungeons & Dragons with the rest of the study group, hoping to boost his confidence, after Jeff becomes concerned about him being a loner. When Pierce finds out he was not invited, he joins anyway, disrupting their plans.

star 8.22
4796 votes
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Pier Pressure

#5 - Pier Pressure

Arrested Development Season 1 - Episode 10

Buster realizes that medical marijuana will help cure Lucille 2's vertigo, and pays George Michael to get it for him from Gob. Lindsay sends Maeby to spend a day with Lucille to punish her for bad grades. Michael thinks George Michael is on drugs and attempts to teach him a lesson.

star 8.15
3053 votes
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Anthropology 101

#6 - Anthropology 101

Community Season 2 - Episode 1

As the new semester begins, the study group gathers to tackle Anthropology 101; Jeff struggles to establish decorum with Britta and Annie; Señor Chang decides to enroll as a student so he can join the study group.

star 8.12
5089 votes
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Missing Kitty

#7 - Missing Kitty

Arrested Development Season 1 - Episode 18

Gob attempts to make good on his promise to make the family yacht disappear. Meanwhile, Lindsay and Maeby try to track down Lindsay's grandmother, Tobias seeks George Sr.'s respect, and Michael attempts to fire Kitty, who claims to have information that could bring down the company.

star 8.06
2250 votes
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The Immaculate Election

#8 - The Immaculate Election

Arrested Development Season 2 - Episode 14

George Michael runs for student body president, which Gob manages to ruin. Buster has an affair with Lupe, who is being sought after by Lindsay and Tobias attempts to move out of the model home, then develops a new persona when he regrets his decision.

star 8.04
2255 votes
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Shock and Aww

#9 - Shock and Aww

Arrested Development Season 1 - Episode 14

Michael falls for his George Michael's ethics teacher, whom his son also has a crush on. Meanwhile, Lucille adopts a 14-year old Korean boy, and George Sr.'s "Caged Wisdom" tapes have given him a new admirer.

star 8.04
2665 votes
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Accounting for Lawyers

#10 - Accounting for Lawyers

Community Season 2 - Episode 2

Jeff falls into old habits after reconnecting with Alan (Rob Corddry), a former law firm colleague; Abed, Annie and Troy look for dirt on Alan.

star 8.01
4758 votes
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Dougie's First Day

#11 - Dougie's First Day

Carpoolers Season 1 - Episode 1

We are introduced to Aubrey, Gracen, Laird, and Dougie, who is joining the carpool for the first day, as they commiserate about life and sing old songs on their way to work. Gracen is discouraged to learn that his wife and son make more money than he does.

star 7.99
92 votes
Motherboy XXX

#12 - Motherboy XXX

Arrested Development Season 2 - Episode 13

Lucille abducts George Michael for a mother-son dance, Buster adjusts to having a hook for a hand and Gob reunites with his estranged wife. Also, Tobias stars as George Sr. in a biopic about the Bluth family, which causes Lindsay to become more attracted to him.

star 7.97
2027 votes
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Documentary Filmmaking: Redux

#13 - Documentary Filmmaking: Redux

Community Season 3 - Episode 8

When the school board asks Dean Pelton to make a new commercial for the school, he enlists the study group to star in his production. Meanwhile, Abed films all the activities for a documentary.

star 7.95
3902 votes
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Romantic Expressionism

#14 - Romantic Expressionism

Community Season 1 - Episode 15

Jeff and Britta meddle in Annie's love life when she starts dating Britta's ex, Vaughn. Pierce feels left out of Troy and Abed's movie night.

star 7.93
4419 votes
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Bringing Up Buster

#15 - Bringing Up Buster

Arrested Development Season 1 - Episode 3

Michael spends quality time with Buster. George Michael auditions for a school play to get closer to Maeby. Gob breaks up with his girlfriend and has nowhere to go.

star 7.92
3578 votes
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Hand to God

#16 - Hand to God

Arrested Development Season 2 - Episode 12

Michael tries to find out who's the father of Maggie's baby, or if it's just another of her lies; Gob tries to find out whether he was responsible for Buster's accident.

star 7.91
2142 votes
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In God We Trust

#17 - In God We Trust

Arrested Development Season 1 - Episode 7

Michael attempts to fire the family's incompetent, but likeable attorney. George Michael impresses Maeby with a muscle suit for a "Living Classics" pagent. Tobias has a psychological affliction where he is unable to take off his clothes.

star 7.91
3115 votes
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Pascal's Triangle Revisited

#18 - Pascal's Triangle Revisited

Community Season 1 - Episode 25

Britta and professor Slater fight for Jeff's affection; Troy is upset when Abed doesn't ask him to move into his dorm room.

star 7.90
4329 votes
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Debate 109

#19 - Debate 109

Community Season 1 - Episode 9

Jeff and Annie team up against City College for the debate championship. Pierce uses hypnotherapy on Britta to help her quit smoking. Shirley is weirded out as Abed's films appear to predict the future.

star 7.88
4710 votes
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Marta Complex

#20 - Marta Complex

Arrested Development Season 1 - Episode 12

When Lucille throws an anniversary party for Tobias and Lindsay on Valentine's Day, Michael gives an impassioned speech about love. This makes Marta realize she has feelings for him and Lindsay realize she wants a divorce. Meanwhile, Buster decides to move out of the penthouse and Lucille revels in living alone for the first time.

star 7.88
2764 votes
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Cooperative Calligraphy

#21 - Cooperative Calligraphy

Community Season 2 - Episode 8

Annie's favorite pen goes missing, and she suspects that someone in the group took it. Then study room is put on lock down, and Jeff starts conducting the investigation. Troy and Abed are especially anxious to get out of the room in order to make it to the Greendale Puppy Parade in time.

star 7.84
4845 votes
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Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking

#22 - Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking

Community Season 2 - Episode 16

When Pierce lands in the hospital, he believes he's dying and gives the study group specific gifts that are actually meant to torment them. Britta wonders what to do with a blank check for "charity," Jeff ponders the idea of meeting his father, and Troy gets to meet LeVar Burton, while Abed films the whole thing for a documentary.

star 7.83
4182 votes
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#23 - Pilot

Arrested Development Season 1 - Episode 1

Meet the Bluths. In the pilot, Michael decides to take a job in Arizona after being passed over by George Sr. for head of the Bluth Company. George Sr. is jailed, and the family realizes they need Michael.

star 7.81
4921 votes
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Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

#24 - Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

Community Season 5 - Episode 10

When Professor Hickey reveals that his estranged son (David Cross) has a baby, the gang decides to help them reunite through a game of Dungeons & Dragons.

star 7.81
2795 votes
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Geography of Global Conflict

#25 - Geography of Global Conflict

Community Season 3 - Episode 2

Chang gets used to his new job. Britta reacts to a friend being taken hostage in a foreign country. Annie asks the group to help bring down her new friend. Professor Cligoris struggles to behave appropriately.

star 7.80
4118 votes
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Advanced Criminal Law

#26 - Advanced Criminal Law

Community Season 1 - Episode 5

Senor Chang threatens to fail the whole class unless a cheater owns up; Jeff defends the one who comes forward. Annie and Pierce team up to compose a new school song.

star 7.79
4432 votes
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Advanced Gay

#27 - Advanced Gay

Community Season 3 - Episode 6

Pierce is excited about a party he's throwing to celebrate his business success, but the affair becomes very different when his elderly father arrives.

star 7.78
3811 votes
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Football, Feminism, and You

#28 - Football, Feminism, and You

Community Season 1 - Episode 6

While Jeff urges Troy to sign up with the football team, Britta learns girl talk etiquette from Shirley.

star 7.75
4699 votes
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Competitive Wine Tasting

#29 - Competitive Wine Tasting

Community Season 2 - Episode 20

The study group chooses their spring electives. Britta and Troy explore an acting class, and Abed picks a course that studies the 1980s sitcom Who's the Boss?. Meanwhile, Jeff and Pierce take a wine tasting class where they meet a mysterious woman who sweeps Pierce off his feet which raises Jeff's suspicions.

star 7.74
4183 votes
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Bo Fight

#30 - Bo Fight

Happy Endings Season 1 - Episode 10

Alex's string of "girls' nights out" doesn't sit well with Penny; Max pushes Dave to get even.

star 7.71
1351 votes
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Investigative Journalism

#31 - Investigative Journalism

Community Season 1 - Episode 13

While Jeff takes on the role of Greendale Gazette Journal's editor, the gang must decide whether or not to admit an eager classmate into their study group.

star 7.60
4425 votes
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#32 - Pilot

Happy Endings Season 1 - Episode 1

After Alex leaves her fiance, Dave, at the altar, they struggle to maintain relationships with their mutual friends.

star 7.56
2334 votes
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The St. Valentine's Day Maxssacre

#33 - The St. Valentine's Day Maxssacre

Happy Endings Season 2 - Episode 13

Penny has a new boyfriend she wants to dump and Dave is afraid his new girlfriend is about to dump him. Alex goes looking for a party in the sketchy part of town, and Brad's hopes for a perfect night out for Jane are dashed when a dental appointment goes terribly wrong. Max picks up a couple with his limo only to find that one of the passengers is Grant, the boyfriend he broke up with a year ago.

star 7.55
1200 votes
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Spanish 101

#34 - Spanish 101

Community Season 1 - Episode 2

Jeff's attempt to become Britta's Spanish project partner fails and he ends up with Pierce. Shirley and Annie help Britta with a social justice cause.

star 7.54
5796 votes
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#35 - Pilot

Community Season 1 - Episode 1

Fast-talking lawyer Jeff Winger enrolls at Greendale Community College after the State Bar discovered his illegitimate degree and threatened to suspend his license, and forms a study group of unlikely friends.

star 7.49
6711 votes
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#36 - Yesandwitch

Happy Endings Season 2 - Episode 3

Penny's mom Dana visits, however, Penny learns that her mom's inspiring upbeat attitude is hiding some bad news, which leads Penny to decide to give her mom a reality check. Max plays tour guide to some tourists in his new limo with the help of Brad and Jane.

star 7.32
1623 votes
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Wilde's Kingdom

#37 - Wilde's Kingdom

Running Wilde Season 1 - Episode 1

Filthy-rich, immature playboy Steve Wilde tries to win the heart of his childhood sweetheart, a liberal humanitarian.

star 7.13
618 votes
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Lost In America

#38 - Lost In America

Carpoolers Season 1 - Episode 12

Marmaduke moves in with Laird, once he finds out that Gracen doesn't like his latest business idea of a flock of sheep mowing lawns.

star 7.08
86 votes
Who Would You Do?

#39 - Who Would You Do?

Carpoolers Season 1 - Episode 3

Laird is the topic of the night when Gracen asks Leila who she fantasizes about, in an attempt to spice things up in the bedroom. Gracen doesn't like the answer and it causes problems in the carpool.

star 7.02
62 votes
Down for the Count

#40 - Down for the Count

Carpoolers Season 1 - Episode 4

Laird is frustrated to learn that not only does he have a low sperm count, but that Gracen has a much higher count. Dougie has to perform some manual labor in order to help Aubrey get a hot spot at a top notch pre-school.

star 6.56
61 votes
A Divorce to Remember

#41 - A Divorce to Remember

Carpoolers Season 1 - Episode 5

Dougie and Cindy plan to renew their wedding vows because they are forever reminded of their horrible first wedding. Laird runs into his ex-wife and the sparks fly all around.

star 6.50
60 votes