The Best Episodes Directed by John Putch
#2 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - Winners and Losers
The Middle Season 4 - Episode 16
Frankie is worried when Brick decides to go on a three-day school trip to Chicago; Sue wants to know if Darrin, one of Axl's friends, has feelings for her.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - Above and 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.
#25 - 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.
#27 - 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.
#28 - 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.
#29 - 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.
#31 - 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.
#32 - 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.
#33 - 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.
#34 - 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 - 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.
#37 - 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.
#38 - 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.
#39 - 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.
#40 - 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.
#41 - 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.
#42 - 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.
#44 - 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
#45 - 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.