The BEST episodes directed by Joe Russo

For a Few Paintballs More (2)
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8.57
4201 votes

#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.

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A Fistful of Paintballs (1)
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8.48
4716 votes

#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.

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Geothermal Escapism
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8.27
3030 votes

#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.

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
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8.23
4862 votes

#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.

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Pier Pressure
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8.14
3097 votes

#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.

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Anthropology 101
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8.12
5161 votes

#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.

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Missing Kitty
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8.05
2290 votes

#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.

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The Immaculate Election
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8.04
2284 votes

#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.

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Shock and Aww
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8.04
2705 votes

#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.

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Accounting for Lawyers
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8.01
4824 votes

#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.

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Dougie's First Day
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7.98
93 votes

#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.

Motherboy XXX
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7.97
2056 votes

#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.

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Documentary Filmmaking: Redux
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7.95
3970 votes

#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.

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Romantic Expressionism
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7.92
4499 votes

#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.

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Hand to God
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7.91
2169 votes

#15 - 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.

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Bringing Up Buster
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7.91
3635 votes

#16 - 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.

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Pascal's Triangle Revisited
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7.90
4394 votes

#17 - 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.

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In God We Trust
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7.90
3163 votes

#18 - 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.

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Debate 109
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7.89
4791 votes

#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.

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Marta Complex
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7.88
2806 votes

#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.

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Cooperative Calligraphy
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7.85
4913 votes

#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.

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Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking
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7.84
4248 votes

#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.

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Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
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7.80
2866 votes

#23 - 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.

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Pilot
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7.80
4995 votes

#24 - 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.

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Geography of Global Conflict
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7.79
4181 votes

#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.

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Advanced Criminal Law
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7.78
4524 votes

#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.

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Advanced Gay
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7.77
3875 votes

#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.

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Football, Feminism, and You
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7.75
4778 votes

#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.

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Competitive Wine Tasting
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7.74
4240 votes

#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.

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Bo Fight
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7.71
1358 votes

#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.

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Investigative Journalism
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7.60
4494 votes

#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.

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Pilot
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7.56
2344 votes

#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.

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The St. Valentine's Day Maxssacre
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7.54
1206 votes

#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.

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Spanish 101
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7.54
5883 votes

#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.

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Pilot
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7.49
6813 votes

#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.

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Yesandwitch
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7.32
1630 votes

#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.

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Pilot
star
7.20
10 votes

#37 - Pilot

LAX - Season 1 - Episode 1

The overall director of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) commits suicide... now his two underlings spar amongst themselves for his former position and title, by attempting to prove they can handle the pressures of operating one of the world's largest and busiest aviation gateways.

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Wilde's Kingdom
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7.13
618 votes

#38 - 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.

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Lost In America
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7.10
87 votes

#39 - 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.

Who Would You Do?
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7.02
63 votes

#40 - 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.

Finnegan Again, Begin Again
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7.00
7 votes

#41 - Finnegan Again, Begin Again

LAX - Season 1 - Episode 2

When a coffin arriving as baggage on an in-bound flight is discovered to contain a living person, Harley and Roger with the help of Henry, Betty, and Nick locate the missing corpse/stow-away. Elsewhere, Tony tries to secure twelve seats to Albany for a little league team trying to make their first national championship, while the airport staff tests out new tactics to deal with the airports bird problem

Down for the Count
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6.56
62 votes

#42 - 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.

A Divorce to Remember
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6.51
61 votes

#43 - 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.

Unscheduled Arrivals
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0.00
0 votes

#44 - Unscheduled Arrivals

LAX - Season 1 - Episode 6

During a surpise inspection by an FAA inspector, an Uzbekistani man seeks asylum.