The Best Episodes Directed by John Rich
#5 - The Bunkers and the Swingers
All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 7
Edith unwillingly invites a pair of wife-swapping swingers to dinner when she responds to a newspaper ad for pen pals.
#7 - That's My Boy?
The Dick Van Dyke Show Season 3 - Episode 1
All about about the day Richie came home from the hospital. With so much stuff to take home, and so many mix ups with the items of the Peters (a couple in another hospital room), Rob begins to wonder what else could have gotten mixed up.
#8 - Lionel's Engagement
All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 20
The family attends Lionel's engagement party, where his parents discover that one of his fiancé's parents is white.
#9 - Hard Luck Henry
Gunsmoke Season 13 - Episode 7
A comedic episode. Festus tries to get a box full of gold coins away from his relatives and back to Dodge, the Dooleys who are feuding with the Haggens are also trying to get their hands on the box.
#10 - Archie Is Branded
All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 20
Archie wakes up to find a swastika painted on his front door.
#11 - Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding (1)
All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 9
On the Stivics' second anniversary, the family recalls the comedy of errors that transpired on the wedding day.
#14 - Archie and the Computer
All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 7
A computer informs Archie that he's been declared dead.
#15 - Edith's Conversion
All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 9
Archie thinks Irene Lorenzo is trying to convert Edith to Catholicism.
#16 - Archie Sees a Mugging
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 18
Archie refuses to get involed with the police, even though he's the only witness to a neighborhood mugging.
#17 - Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit
All in the Family Season 1 - Episode 7
Mike invites an unmarried hippie couple to spend the night in the living room, despite Archie's strenuous objections.
#18 - Archie Feels Left Out
All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 17
Archie refuses to attend his own birthday party.
#19 - Everybody Tells the Truth
All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 21
The family recounts vastly different versions of the same encounter with a pair of handymen in the kitchen.
#20 - Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood
All in the Family Season 1 - Episode 8
Archie and several neighbors learn that a black family is moving into the neighborhood, unaware that it is the Jeffersons. Lionel finds out about the effort to purchase the Jeffersons' new house and gets Archie to reveal his plans.
#21 - Katchoo
The Brady Bunch Season 1 - Episode 5
Jan comes down with a mysterious allergy and Carol and Alice try to determine just what is causing it. They deduce that the cause is Tiger, the family dog. Or is it?
#22 - We're Having a Heat Wave
All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 1
Henry Jefferson joins Archie in trying to prevent a Hispanic family from moving into the neighborhood.
#23 - We're Still Having a Heat Wave
All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 2
As the Lorenzos settle in, Archie grows jealous of Edith's friendship with Irene.
#26 - Black Tuesday
Benson Season 3 - Episode 22
The governor's reelection campaign appears to have ended in failure.
#27 - Car for Sale
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 1
Hacker plans to get even when Carter sells his car to Gomer instead of to him.
#28 - Eenie, Meenie, Mommy, Daddy
The Brady Bunch Season 1 - Episode 3
Cindy has been cast as the fairy princess in the school play. She's excited that her mom and new dad will be able to see her in the production until she learns she can only invite one parent. Torn between who she should choose, Cindy fakes an injury to get out of being in the play.
#29 - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
The Brady Bunch Season 1 - Episode 4
No longer feeling needed around the Brady household, Alice makes up a story about an ailing aunt in Seattle in order to leave. Later the family finds out the truth and put "Operation Alice" in effect in an attempt to make her stay.
#30 - Archie and the FBI
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 16
Archie's paranoia during a mysterious government investigation drives him to betray a long-standing friendship.
#31 - Come Blow Your Top
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 9
Sgt. Hacker bets Carter that he can't go 24 hours without losing his temper, and then enlists Gomer's aid to win his bet.
#33 - Cousin Maude's Visit
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 12
Everyone in the family is sick, so Edith calls Cousin Maude to help out.
#34 - Deadman's Law
Gunsmoke Season 13 - Episode 17
While Matt is out of town tracking outlaws, the cattleman's co-op takes over the town putting their own man in charge of the law.
#35 - The Prize Boat
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 4 - Episode 12
Gomer wins a boat in a jingle contest, but it's Carter navigating iinto taxes, license fees, and other expenses.
#36 - Archie Gives Blood
All in the Family Season 1 - Episode 4
Archie hesitates to donate blood, fearing it may be mixed with that of a different race.
#37 - A Clubhouse is Not a Home
The Brady Bunch Season 1 - Episode 6
With more and more of the girls belongings being moved over from storage, the boys become fed up and take to their 'No Girls Allowed' clubhouse in the backyard which sparks the first of many battles between the sexes. This leads the girls to try to build their own clubhouse.
#38 - The Big Con
Gunsmoke Season 3 - Episode 34
Mr Shaneways wants Mr Papp at the bank to loan him $20,000 for a poker bet. Doc gets kidnapped.
#39 - Oh Say Can You See
All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 16
After a visit from a friend who has a young and beautiful companion, Archie realizes how lucky he is to have Edith.
#40 - Edith the Judge
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 22
Edith arbitrates a dispute between Archie and the irate proprietor of a laundromat.
#41 - The Mill
Bonanza Season 2 - Episode 4
The Cartwrights construct a grist mill to provide income for a crippled rancher who blames Ben for his predicament. Ben has to contend with the man's depraved caretaker, and finds himself attracted to his wife. "Sons can't be everything," Ben tells her.
#42 - Edith's Accident
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 7
A priest visits to reward Edith's honesty for leaving a note on his car after she accidentally dents it with a can of peaches.
#45 - The Honeymoon
The Brady Bunch Season 1 - Episode 1
In the series opener, Mike Brady, a widower with three boys, marries Carol Martin, a widow with three girls. Just as the minister says "I do" the boy's dog, Tiger gets loose and chases the girl's cat through the wedding party. Chaos breaks loose which prompts Carol and Mike to yell at their kids to control their pets. Guilt over yelling at their kids comes into play later during Mike and Carol's honeymoon.
#46 - Archie is Cursed
All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 14
Irene challenges Archie to a pool match, but he begs off, complaining of a sore back.
#47 - Dear Libby
The Brady Bunch Season 1 - Episode 2
An article in an advice column, Dear Libby, draws Marcia's attention. In the article, an anonymous person is in the same situation as Mike and Carol is in and this particular person is unhappy. This leads Marcia to draw the conclusion that Mike or Carol wrote the letter. She later shows the article to the other kids and they devise a plot to keep their newly formed family together.
#48 - Amy's Good Deed
Gunsmoke Season 3 - Episode 31
Amy Slater gets to Dodge and tells Matt she came to die. He suggests seeing Doc Adams, she says she's not sick but that Matt could help. When asked how, she says "you're going to kill me." Learning the truth, he decides how to handle it.
#49 - Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding (2)
All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 10
Continuation of the flashback to the Stivics' wedding, when Michael's uncle insists that the marriage be performed by a Catholic priest.
#50 - Kitty Karry-All is Missing
The Brady Bunch Season 1 - Episode 7
When Cindy's doll, Kitty Karry-All turns up missing, she accuses Bobby. This leads to a mock trial with Alice as the judge to determine Bobby's guilt or innocence. Then later Bobby's kazoo turns up missing and he blames Cindy.
#51 - Archie Goes Too Far
All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 17
Edith and Gloria end the latest family brawl when they storm out of the house to spend the night on their own.
#54 - Just Move Your Lips, Sergeant
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 5
The platoon's chances to sing in a movie are almost spoiled by Sgt. Carter -- he can't carry a tune.
#55 - To Watch a Thief
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 4 - Episode 11
Gomer thinks Carter stole a watch from the base PX.
#56 - Gloria's Pregnancy
All in the Family Season 1 - Episode 6
Archie hits the roof when he learns Gloria is pregnant and unemployed college student Mike has no means to support his soon-to-be child. But just as he's changing his tune, Archie learns that Gloria became suddenly ill and suffered a miscarriage.
#58 - Texas Cowboys
Gunsmoke Season 3 - Episode 30
A headstrong Texas trail boss is determined to prevent Matt from learning which one of his men was responsible for murdering another by shooting him in the back.
#60 - The Recruiting Poster
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 4 - Episode 2
Gomer learns his face will be on a recruiting poster -- instead of Sgt. Carter's.
#62 - The Burning Sky
Bonanza Season 9 - Episode 18
A cruel, sadistic, alcoholic and racist rancher named Aaron Gore stalks the wife of Ben's friend, whom he has hired as a horse trainer. The woman is a glowingly beautiful Sioux who befriends Mr. Gore's son, whom he regularly beats up. Mr. Gore uses some incredibly vicious means to ensure she regrets ever having anything to do with his son.
#63 - Oh, My Aching Back
All in the Family Season 1 - Episode 3
Archie tries to collect a large settlement from a petty traffic accident by hiring a Jewish lawyer.
#64 - Edith Gets a Mink
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 20
Archie won't let Edith accept a mink stolen from her cousin, until he sees a chance to make a big profit.
#65 - Gomer, The Perfect M.P.
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 11
Gomer is assigned to guard duty at a back gate of the base and refuses to let Carter pass through.
#67 - The Saga of Cousin Oscar
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 1
Archie's strange cousin dies in the upstairs bedroom.
#68 - Bottleman
Gunsmoke Season 3 - Episode 28
There's a new Faro dealer at the Long Branch. When the town drunk, the meekest man in town, tries to attack him, the dealer swears he'll kill him if he ever tries that again. But he also swears he "never seen him before in his life."
#69 - The First and Last Supper
All in the Family Season 1 - Episode 13
The Jeffersons come to dinner at the Bunkers' without racist husband George, who refuses to socialize with his white neighbors.
#70 - Archie in the Lock-Up
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 3
Archie is arrested along with a group of radicals at a protest rally.
#71 - Show Me the Way to Go Home
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 3 - Episode 5
Gomer is accused by a drunk's wife of turning her husband into an alcoholic.
#72 - Edith Writes a Song
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 4
Two black burglars hide in the Bunkers' house after robbing a jewelry store.
#73 - The Blockbuster
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 8
An unscrupulous real-estate salesman tempts Archie to sell his house to a black family at an inflated price.
#74 - The Threat
All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 3
The attractive young wife of Archie's old army buddy spends an eventful night at the Bunkers'.
#75 - The Man in the Street
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 11
Archie is the subject of a man-on-the-street interview scheduled to appear on the evening news.
#78 - Old School Ties
Benson Season 2 - Episode 9
Governor Gatling sends Katie off to boarding school but soon realizes he made a mistake.
#79 - All You Need is One Good Break
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 6
Gomer and Carter clash as they vie for an actress.
#81 - The Insurance Is Canceled
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 10
Archie's insurance policy is canceled when his neighborhood is redlined as a bad risk.
#82 - The Taxi Caper
All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 13
An influential politician attempts to dissuade Archie from pressing charges against his son.
#83 - The Election Story
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 6
Mike and Gloria campaign for the liberal candidate in a local election, while Archie places himself in the opposing camp.
#85 - Corporal Carol
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 4 - Episode 3
A man-hungry woman Marine tries to split up Gomer and Lou-Ann.
#86 - Maude
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 24
Archie and Edith visit cousin Maude and her soon-to-be-married daughter.
#87 - “Goodbye Camp Handerson, Hello Sgt. Carter”
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 30
Carter learns Gomer is being sent to another base.
#88 - Archie Is Worried About His Job
All in the Family Season 1 - Episode 10
Archie spends a sleepless night worrying that he might lose his job.
#89 - Twelfth Night
Gunsmoke Season 3 - Episode 16
A feud begun between two families when they lived in the Ozarks continues with fresh bloodshed, and Matt gets caught in the middle.
#90 - Friendly Freddy Strikes Again
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 4 - Episode 13
Con artist Freddy sells Gomer a pearl ring for his girlfriend Lou Ann, then schemes to get it back.
#91 - A Star is Not Born
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 8
Carter appears in a Hollywood movie, but finds acting harder than he thought.
#93 - The Return of Monroe
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 4
Lou Ann's old boyfriend visits.
#94 - Class Reunion
All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 18
Archie refuses to come to Edith's high-school reunion until he finds out that one of her beaus will be attending.
#96 - Gloria Poses in the Nude
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 2
Mike has second thoughts after Gloria poses nude for an artist friend.
#97 - Archie in the Hospital
All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 15
Archie befriends the other patient in his hospital room, unaware that his neighbor is black.
#98 - In the Beginning...
Newhart Season 1 - Episode 1
Dick and Joanna Loudon purchase the Stratford Inn, a remnant of colonial times in scenic Vermont. Their caretaker, George Utley, and his family have tended the inn for decades. Dick hires a maid, Leslie, and meets their next-door neighbor (and habitual liar) Kirk. The inn opens for business amid myriad start-up problems.
#99 - Archie in the Cellar
All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 10
Locked in his cellar with a bottle of vodka, Archie spends a long night contemplating his life.
#100 - I'm Always Chasing Gomers
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 23
Carter decides he must get away from Gomer to avoid a nervous breakdown, but continues to be haunted by him.
#101 - How to Kill a Woman
Gunsmoke Season 3 - Episode 12
Matt investigates why a gunman is harassing station master Jesse Daggett by killing his passengers in cold blood, when things reach a climax after a female passenger is shot dead.
#102 - Dynamite Diner
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 19
Gomer and Lou Ann pitch in to help open a new diner, not realizing the owners are in fact planning to rob the bank next door.
#103 - The Booty Prize
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 3
Gomer and Carter are the victims of the lead boot, the battalion's booby prize.
#104 - Gomer Maneuvers
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 21
Gomer inadvertently reveals the position of his platoon to the "enemy" during camp maneuvers.
#105 - Flashback: Mike Meets Archie
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 5
On the Stivics' first anniversary, the family recalls the day Archie and Michael met.
#106 - Success Story
All in the Family Season 1 - Episode 12
Archie's old army buddy has achieved success and wealth but not happiness.
#108 - Gomer Tends a Sick Kat
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 22
Gomer overhears a conversation about Bunny's sick cat and jumps to the conclusion that it's Sgt. Carter who is critically ill.
#109 - Sticky Wicket Newkirk
Hogan's Heroes Season 3 - Episode 20
Corporal Newkirk sneaks into town for a romantic rendezvous with a German girl --- one who professes that she is on the side of the Allies. But when Newkirk sneaks her into the camp and shows her the gang's secret setup, she promptly reports her findings to Major Hochstetter!
#110 - Edith Has Jury Duty
All in the Family Season 1 - Episode 9
Edith abandons the kitchen for the courtroom when she is chosen for jury duty.
#111 - Innocent Broad
Gunsmoke Season 3 - Episode 33
Lou and Linda met in St. Louis and are engaged to be married. Lou is waiting in Dodge for her but a man he says he never met rides in on the stage too and makes Matt suspicious when Lou says he doesn't know him.
#113 - Mike's Problem
All in the Family Season 2 - Episode 9
Mike's nervousness over his grades renders him temporarily impotent.
#114 - Et Tu, Archie
All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 18
Archie sabotages an old friend's efforts to land a job at the loading dock because he's afraid the man might be in line for his position.
#115 - Proxy Poppa
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 25
A Marine buddy breaks his leg and Gomer and Carter have to take his expectant wife to the hospital.
#116 - Freddy's Friendly Computer
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 20
Gomer and Carter again fall prey to con man "Friendly Freddy," now running a computer dating service.
#117 - Gloria's Boyfriend
All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 19
Archie's misconceptions run amok when Gloria befriends the retarded box boy from the local market.
#118 - Axis Annie
Hogan's Heroes Season 3 - Episode 23
Hogan must deliver important information to a contact in the nearby town, but the Gestapo has cracked down tight on the camp. Will Hogan be forced to make traitorous pro-Nazi statements to Axis Annie of the German Propaganda Ministry in order to get the information to its destination?
#119 - Gloria Discovers Women's Lib
All in the Family Season 1 - Episode 11
Gloria spars with Mike when she feels she is not recognized as an equal partner in the marriage.
#120 - Second Honeymoon
All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 12
Archie and Edith rekindle their romance during a second honeymoon in Atlantic City.
#121 - Hanging Man
Gunsmoke Season 3 - Episode 32
Someone keeps hanging people in Dodge and making it look like suicide.
#122 - My Fair Sister
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 29
Gomer must escort Sgt. Carter's sister to a dance.
#123 - Archie Eats and Runs
All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 21
The Bunkers are in a panic after Archie eats a stew made from mushrooms that might have been contaminated.
#124 - The Cabin
Gunsmoke Season 3 - Episode 24
To escape a potentially lethal blizzard, Matt seeks shelter in a cabin in which two psychopathic bandits have enslaved and repeatedly molested a young woman after murdering her father.
#126 - Dooley Surrenders
Gunsmoke Season 3 - Episode 26
Addled hide skinner Emmett Dooley believes that he killed a man and demands to be put in jail. Matt is convinced that Dooley was not the culprit and tries to lure the real killer into giving himself away.
#127 - My Movie With Louis
Murphy Brown Season 6 - Episode 24
Despite the network's policy against it, Murphy decides to play a ""small, but pivotal role"" in director Louis Malle's new film. After getting the script, Murphy goes to the set to get changes made that will protect her ""journalistic integrity.""
#128 - Gloria the Victim
All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 23
After an attempted sexual assault, Gloria suffers through the legal aftermath of reporting the crime.
#137 - Fireside Chat
Benson Season 2 - Episode 12
While the governor makes a televised speech, Marcy and her boyfriend squabble and then announce their engagement.
#138 - To Save a Life
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 18
Sgt. Carter saves Gomer's life and almost comes to regret it as Gomer suffocates him with gratitude.
#139 - Flower Power
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 26
Three hippies help Gomer paint a truck for maneuvers, but the results are not standard military camouflage.
#140 - Show Time With Sgt. Carol
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 28
Sgt. Carol wants Gomer to sing in the Marine camp show she is organizing, but Sgt. Carter won't agree to her plans.
#141 - Pine Lake Lodge
Mister Ed Season 1 - Episode 25
Ed protests when Wilbur and Carol go to Pine Lake Lodge for vacation. Despite his protests, they leave him behind this time anyway.
#143 - Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 27
Carter allows a pet rabbit to escape before he learns that it belongs to a general's son.
#146 - A Marriage of Convenience
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Season 5 - Episode 7
A movie star tries to get Carter to marry her -- after Gomer refuses -- in order to avoid being deported.
#147 - Judgment at Olympus
Bonanza Season 9 - Episode 4
Candy is arrested for committing murder in the town of Olympus. He is accused of killing Jed Wheelock, the son of wealthy A. Z. Wheelock. He insists on finding his son's killer but he wants a fair trial for Candy. Joe accompanies Candy to make sure things go smoothly, but when Joe is accused of killing a witness who claims he saw Candy kill Jed, Joe is locked up for murder with Candy, and it is up to Hoss to find the killer.
#148 - The Long Night
Gunsmoke Season 14 - Episode 21
Three bounty hunters hold hostages in the Long Branch to get Matt to turn over a prisoner to them.
#155 - The Conquistadors
Bonanza Season 9 - Episode 3
A band of Mexican kidnaps Little Joe for a $25,000 ransom. A group of cowboys plan to rescue Joe, kill him and claim the gold for themselves.
#156 - O'Quillian
Gunsmoke Season 14 - Episode 6
Leary O'Quillan kills a card cheat in self defense and is pursued to Dodge by the man's brother, Clay Tynan.
#164 - Marcy's Wedding
Benson Season 2 - Episode 13
Benson's role planning Marcy's wedding is complicated by Marcy's meddling mother.
#165 - The Return of Happy Spangler
The Dick Van Dyke Show Season 1 - Episode 30
Rob convinces his old mentor, Happy Spangler, to join the writing staff of The Alan Brady Show; but Happy seems more interested in telling about his life than in doing any work.
#166 - Never Name a Duck
The Dick Van Dyke Show Season 2 - Episode 1
Rob brings home two baby ducks, and Richie becomes very attached to them.
#167 - Gesundheit, Darling
The Dick Van Dyke Show Season 2 - Episode 12
Rob comes to believe he's allergic to his family when he can't stop sneezing.
#168 - A Man's Teeth Are Not His Own
The Dick Van Dyke Show Season 2 - Episode 13
With Jerry at a dentist's convention, Rob is forced to see another dentist after breaking his tooth on a chicken bone.
#169 - The Foul Weather Girl
The Dick Van Dyke Show Season 2 - Episode 16
An old high school flame of Rob's drops by looking to make it in show business.
#170 - Very Old Shoes, Very Old Rice
The Dick Van Dyke Show Season 3 - Episode 4
Rob and Laura have trouble keeping their promises not to tell anyone that they may need to get legally married.
#171 - Who Owes Who What?
The Dick Van Dyke Show Season 1 - Episode 18
Rob tries to collect a debt from Buddy, but isn't sure how he should broach the subject.
#172 - The Talented Neighborhood
The Dick Van Dyke Show Season 1 - Episode 19
The Alan Brady Show is looking for talented kids and Rob is asked to get auditions for practically every kid in the neighborhood.
#174 - Pete the Hero
Benson Season 3 - Episode 17
Pete borrows Benson's car and gets into a wreck that leads to the capture of armed thieves.
#176 - Where You Been, Fassbinder?
The Dick Van Dyke Show Season 1 - Episode 25
An old high school friend visits Sally on her birthday.
#177 - The Grass Ain't Greener
Benson Season 3 - Episode 2
Benson goes undercover to investigate conditions in a prison.
#178 - All Shook Up
Benson Season 2 - Episode 21
Taking refuge during an earthquake, Benson and Clayton get to know each other better.