The Best Episodes Directed by John Putch
#3 - Area 69
Son of the Beach Season 2 - Episode 14
When B.J. is impregnated and then abducted, Notch knows that there's trouble afoot. And when his old Vietnam/F.B.I. buddy Captain Enteneille warns Notch to stay off B.J.'s case, Notch knows that it's time to search for the truth. He and Kimberlee head to the famous secret desert installation, Area 69, where Notch learns more than he bargained for. Back in Malibu Adjacent, Chip and Professor Milosevic enter a local talent contest and are signed by a TV network executive to star in a situation comedy. Hilarity ensues.
#6 - The Kids Are Alright
Grounded for Life Season 2 - Episode 17
When Sean and Claudia win a free weekend in Atlantic City, Eddie offers to look after the boys while they are away. At first suspicious of his offer, they succumb because they desperately want the time away. But when they return from their trip to find Jimmy and Henry locked in the basement, they are shocked to find out that it was Lily and not Eddie who put them there. As Lily tries to explain what happened at home over the weekend, it becomes clear to Sean and Claudia that, surprisingly, Eddie was not such a bad choice to take care of the kids after all, even if he really did have an ulterior motive.
#7 - Act Naturally
Valentine Season 1 - Episode 3
Tucker Blumsack, a Los Angeles theater manager, has his world thrown off balance when a movie star, Vivi, literally comes crashing into his life. Grace, Danny and Kate team up to save Vivi from jail time and get Tucker and Vivi together in order to have them realize they are meant for each other. Meanwhile, Phoebe doubts the motives a a mortal woman that enters their lives and has Leo help her confirm her suspicions about her.
#10 - The Spring Gala
American Housewife Season 2 - Episode 24
When things start to fall apart at the last minute, Katie figures out a new way to make the spring gala a success. Meanwhile, Greg attempts to be a “fun dad” and winds up adopting a dog while Katie is occupied with the gala. Nathan Fillion guest stars as himself.
#11 - A Tale of Two Johnsons
Son of the Beach Season 2 - Episode 8
When an evil crime syndicate clones an operative to look like Notch, the Gang is suddenly seeing double. The real Notch Johnson must stop ""Evil Notch"" from wreaking havoc in Malibu Adjacent. Can Notch beat himself? Also, Kimberlee's old boyfriend, a musician, comes to town and tries to get Kimberlee to come back to him.
#12 - Above & Beyond
APB Season 1 - Episode 5
After a man goes to extremes to get justice for his daughter, Gideon and Murphy use new technology to investigate the case. Meanwhile, the assistant state attorney continues to interrogate Gideon and his ideas for the 13th district.
#13 - Too Good to Be True
Cougar Town Season 5 - Episode 10
Travis starts an open mic night at Coffee Bucks, but things go awry when Andy tries to do stand-up comedy. Tom's daughter Haylee comes to visit, and Grayson and Jules decide to play along when they discover that Tom's been lying to Haylee in order to make himself sound cool.
#15 - Assault on Precinct 7
Rush Hour (2016) Season 1 - Episode 5
When Lee’s sister, Kim, risks her life to tip him off about the Quantou gang trafficking women into Los Angeles, Lee leaves Carter in the dark while he gathers inside information about the gang’s plans to infiltrate the city.
#16 - Have Love Will Travel
Cougar Town Season 4 - Episode 15
After discovering that Chick has health issues, the gang decides to take him to Hollywood. Once there, they'll stop at nothing to arrange for him to spend an evening with one his favorite stars, Tippi Hedren. Meanwhile, Laurie and Travis try carefully to set up the perfect first kiss. And Andy is upset to discover that no one recognizes him as Latino.
#17 - Makin' Some Noise
Cougar Town Season 2 - Episode 3
As Jules adjusts to living on her own, Grayson unwillingly becomes the new object of her constant attention; Travis turns to Bobby for advice on how to redefine himself at college; and Ellie is determined not to be friends with her new nanny.
#20 - It's Hard to Say Goodbye
American Housewife Season 2 - Episode 19
Katie and Greg struggle to help the kids accept loss as a family friend suddenly passes away and as their pet pig, Hans Gruber, must be returned to his natural habitat.
#21 - Familee Ties
Rush Hour (2016) Season 1 - Episode 13
When a meeting of rival Los Angeles gang lords is orchestrated by the Quantou gang, Carter and Lee must infiltrate it to find Lee’s sister Kim and save her from going further with the Quantou.
#22 - This Old Town
Cougar Town Season 4 - Episode 12
An elderly couple, Ann and Norman McCormack, buy Grayson's old house after Jules promises them that they will all spend time together. Forced to hang out with the McCormacks, Ellie, Jules and Grayson soon discover that there are many perks to being old. Meanwhile, when another one of Bobby's get-rich-quick schemes doesn't pan out, he tries to switch up his luck by renaming his boat. And Travis searches for the perfect partner to win a high-stakes penny can game.
#23 - Welcome to the Working Week
Grounded for Life Season 3 - Episode 9
Lily goes on a shopping spree with her ""emergency credit card,"" resulting in her having to pay back the bill by getting a job -- at the bar. Meanwhile, Eddie fumes over a scathing review of the bar; and Henry takes energy preservation to the extreme.
#24 - The Treasure of Hillhurst Mansion
Beetleborgs Season 1 - Episode 5
Flabber has a cold, and is surprised to discover that the old handkerchief he uses to blow his nose is actually a treasure map! The three Beetleborg kids use it to seek out what they expect to be riches beyond imagination. But Van and Trip swipe the map, in an effort to find the treasure themselves. The Magnavores then steal it from them, and release a monster, the Terror Bear, from the comics to keep the Beetleborgs busy. After defeating the monster, the kids team-up with the House Monsters to track down the treasure: and it turns out to be golden slime.
#25 - Don't Fade on Me
Cougar Town Season 4 - Episode 14
Chick comes to housesit while the gang goes on vacation. But when Jules discovers that her father hasn't been to the doctor in years, she insists on taking him. Laurie and Travis go on their first date as boyfriend and girlfriend. And Bobby is crushed to discover that Dog Travis is just using him for food.
#27 - Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)
Cougar Town Season 2 - Episode 7
It's Jules' 42nd birthday and that can only mean one thing: gift contest! Each year, Jules holds a contest to determine who gives her the best gifts, which Ellie always wins. This year, Laurie teams up with Grayson in an attempt to overthrow her. As Jules contemplates what to do for her birthday, Andy suggests a night of dancing. Meanwhile, Travis introduces Bobby to a Netti Pot, but not without its consequences.
#28 - Homesick to My Stomach
Outsourced Season 1 - Episode 10
Todd gets homesick watching his friends on webcam do a tailgate party for their football team. He learns from Charlie that he can watch his favorite football team's game at a local restaurant that has satellite TV. Todd is seen wearing a custom Chief's football jersey, buys a coconut and pretends to score a touchdown. Asha spots him, they talk and he eats the street food she just bought. Asha reminds him he is not used to that kind of dirty food and gets sick before the football game. After a few visits to the toilet he is carried out of the office by Charlie to the restaurant with Manmeet. At the restaurant Todd misses the game spending much time in the toilet both sick and homesick. Rajiv assumes managerial control when Todd becomes ill from street food. Madhuri, Asha, Charlie, Manmeet and Gupta visit Todd after work to have a tailgating party of their own.
#30 - My Scrubs
Scrubs Season 6 - Episode 13
J.D. and Turk try to treat Dr. Kelso's uninsured friend. Meanwhile, Dr. Kelso himself is concerned about a clothing thief. Elsewhere, Dr. Cox tries to convince Elliot that a reformed drug addict isn't exactly clean, and the Janitor blackmails Carla.
#31 - Chop Shop
black-ish Season 2 - Episode 8
While Bow prepares for the Johnson family’s annual Christmas card shoot, Dre takes Junior and Jack to the Barber Shop to get a hair cut from his lifelong Barber, T. When Junior decides to let another Barber cut his hair, Dre feels Junior has violated the most sacred of codes. The family is not happy with Dre’s new hair cut but Dre is disappointed in Junior’s lack of loyalty to T.
#33 - The Trip to Pirate's Cove
Cougar Town Season 5 - Episode 4
The town of Gulf Haven is transformed into a pirate's cove for Buccaneer Week. Determined to step up his mayoral duties, Andy pleads with Ellie to appeal to tourists by bringing out her alter ego, Charming Ellie. Enamored by this new, lovable version of her best friend, Jules cannot get enough of "Chellie." Meanwhile, Laurie starts baking "naughty cakes" to increase sales.
#34 - My Perspective
Scrubs Season 6 - Episode 9
A Croatian Doctor comes to Sacred Heart, only to find out that he has to redo his Internship there. J.D. shows symptoms of 'Vasovagal Syncope', a condition that causes fainting and blackouts. Turk and Elliot argue over whose turn it is to take care of him, whilst Carla tries out her new excuse "I have a baby" and the Janitor takes a vacation.
#35 - You and I Will Meet Again
Cougar Town Season 4 - Episode 8
Laurie and Wade decide to move in together, but breaking the news to Travis doesn't go as planned. Tom becomes Jules' personal cheerleader after losing his "new guy" status. And Jules and Grayson have a naked day that turns out to be anything but sexy.
#36 - Wake Up Time
Cougar Town Season 1 - Episode 20
Jules is thrilled for the chance to take care of Travis after his first big break-up. But when Jules discovers the truth about the break-up, she comes to an unwelcome realization about herself. Meanwhile, Sara considers whether Jules threatens her relationship with Grayson and turns to Ellie for guidance; and Andy searches for any resemblance between himself and son Stan.
#37 - Learning to Fly
Cougar Town Season 5 - Episode 6
Laurie teaches Jules the rules of karma after Jules lies to customers at the annual cul-de-sac yard sale. Andy uses some of his new yard sale purchases to test Ellie after they make a bet that she can't refrain from being snarky for one day. Meanwhile, Bobby must overcome his fear of rollercoasters to fulfill his grandfather's dying wish.
#38 - Stormy Moon
The Middle Season 5 - Episode 16
When Frankie is arrested over an unreturned library book, she thinks Brick is at fault; Cassidy and Axl are reunited during spring break.
#39 - My Rabbit
Scrubs Season 6 - Episode 21
Kim moves in with J.D. in order to raise their child together. J.D. learns from Turk and Dr. Cox that fatherhood changes the way of how to see things. Carla complains to Elliot about her being a control freak when they prepare the bachelorette party.
#42 - The Curse of Mums' Tomb
Beetleborgs Season 1 - Episode 37
Two archaeologists come to Hillhurst to retrieve there Mummy finds. They reviewed how they had dug up Mums, and how they got the curse where they continue to sneeze, itch, etc... They must reburry Mums so they can rid of the curse.
#45 - Hard on Me
Cougar Town Season 5 - Episode 5
Andy organizes a Gulf Haven 5k in an effort to save his reputation as Mayor after an embarrassing article comes out in the local paper. Jules uses the race to help her dad Chick get out of the house and relive his coaching days. But the crew struggles to get through his intense workouts. Meanwhile, Grayson fulfills his dream of being cast in a commercial; however, he's in for a big surprise when he receives his role.
#46 - My House
Scrubs Season 6 - Episode 4
Dr. Cox feels like the TV character House when he has to solve several mysteries, one of them being Elliot's anger towards Dr. Kelso, while for some reason she is taking it out on Turk. J.D. tries to be a better boyfriend to Kim.
#47 - The Damage You've Done
Cougar Town Season 2 - Episode 4
Grayson decides that it's the right time to tell Jules about what had happened between Laurie and himself. After Jules knows the truth she tries to project her anger at someone, but cannot decide at who. While Laurie professes hel love for Smith, and Bobby gets obsessed with watching a street performer swallow a sword, and Andy gets Travis to doubt Kylie.
#48 - Runnin' Down a Dream
Cougar Town Season 4 - Episode 5
Jules decides that her heart is no longer in the real estate business. Meanwhile, Bobby discovers his dream job selling premade burgers from a truck. Unfortunately Bobby's Burger Truck proves the perfect opportunity for Ellie to be rude to strangers
#49 - Sold a Guy a Lemon Car
My Name Is Earl Season 4 - Episode 9
Suddenly at the top of Earl's list a life-or-death item appears right after a new mysterious man moves in next door. Meanwhile, a science fair has Joy all worked up to the point of obsession. She' so fixated on winning the fair so she can buy something special with the prize money.
#51 - Too Much Information
10 Things I Hate About You Season 1 - Episode 16
Patrick starts to act more mysterious than usual and Kat thinks he has done something bad, while Joey wants to be in "The Next Biggest Poser" a male modeling reality TV show. Kat then spies on Patrick with the help of Cameron.
#52 - My Absence
Scrubs Season 8 - Episode 9
J.D. manages to still bother Dr. Cox despite being away on a vacation from the hospital. Meanwhile, Turk and Carla have some big news to announce.
#53 - A Mind with a Heart of Its Own
Cougar Town Season 3 - Episode 2
Jules ends up asking both Ellie and Laurie to be her "co-maids" of honor because she can't stand to hurt anyone's feelings; and Grayson tries to ask Chick for Jules' hand in marriage formally, but Chick decides to have a little fun in the process.
#54 - Happy Hour
The Goodwin Games Season 1 - Episode 6
Chloe reconnects with a childhood friend who's been in love with her since their school days. Meanwhile, Jimmy sets out to revive his failed country-music career; and Henry unknowingly texts a risqué photo of himself to a former girlfriend.
#55 - Between Two Worlds
Cougar Town Season 4 - Episode 3
Jules begins to worry that her marriage to Grayson lacks passion. But when she enlists Ellie to start a verbal firestorm, things quickly get too heated. Laurie helps Travis find his superpower. And Bobby tries to shake things up by taking on a 'cooler' persona.
#57 - Turn This Car Around
Cougar Town Season 1 - Episode 18
Sara is a confident wine rep who sets her sights on Grayson; but is he strong enough to be her man? Meanwhile, when Ellie tells Jules she can't change past a certain age, Jules is determined to prove her wrong by giving up wine for a month; and Bobby's new dog poses some unwanted competition for Andy.
#58 - The Island of Dr. Merlot
Son of the Beach Season 2 - Episode 11
B.J. and Notch crashes on an island while riding in his airplane, Dr. Merlot decides to make them his throphys.
#59 - Our Stuff Gets Real
Scrubs Season 9 - Episode 9
The reality of having a baby begins to settle in for both J.D. and Elliot while Lucy struggles with the reality of operating on people.
#60 - The Big Event
Family Tools Season 1 - Episode 7
When Jack and Darren get locked in a room at a client's house, their bickering reveals the underlying reasons for their continuous conflict. At home, Jack and Darren's unexplained absence has a ripple effect on Terry, Tony, Mason and Stitch as they prepare for the annual Mapleport Classic Car Parade.
#61 - Blackout!
Ugly Betty Season 4 - Episode 12
Betty tries to be neighborly by planning a karaoke party in her apartment building, but before the big day, her building is robbed, and it's partly her fault. Marc is distraught since he lost something irreplaceable in the theft. Meanwhile, Daniel and Wilhelmina are back to being at each other's throats, so Amanda tricks them into attending couples counseling with Dr. Sparks (Frank Whaley), and Ignacio refuses to accept Bobby in Hilda's life. Then a citywide blackout ups the ante for everyone.
#62 - Say the Magic Word
Beetleborgs Season 1 - Episode 7
Flabber helps Roland improve his magic trick abilities by lending him a magic book. When he practised his new trick, he performs it at Zoom Comics (but on the way there, he lost the book). He makes Jo disappear, and could not remember how to bring her back. When he discovers that the book was gone, he must find it immediately or Jo is stuck being invisible.
#64 - Our White Coats
Scrubs Season 9 - Episode 7
Before receiving their white coats, the med students of Winston University must figure out why they want to be doctors, and Denise gets a little relationship help from Elliot.
#65 - Backseat Betty
Ugly Betty Season 4 - Episode 6
Hilda has doubts over her relationship with Archie after seeing an old flame Bobby Talercio. Marc helps Justin to fit in high school by telling him to become friends with some mean girls. Elsewhere Daniel is lured into a trap by Bennett. Wilhemina tries to come up with money to help Nico out of trouble.