The Best Episodes Directed by Joseph Pevney
#1 - Prehistoric Munster
The Munsters Season 2 - Episode 25
Herman has his ego flattered twice by his family. First, Eddie wants to enter him in the Father of the Year Contest. Next, Marilyn wants to sculpt a clay bust in his likeness. When she tells her art professor that the sculpture represents a living person, he plans to make a bundle from his discovery of a missing link. Herman is summoned to his office for an examination, but he's under the impression he's about to receive an award and a bunch of neat prizes.
#2 - One of Those Days
Emergency! Season 5 - Episode 8
Paramedics respond to a two car accident, treat a man who fell while bathing, rescue a child trapped in a burning structure and help a drunk in a hotel without a working elevator. The doctors deal with a child who has meningitis. A woman's stomach problems nearly lead to mayhem in her family.
#3 - The Great Crash Diet
Emergency! Season 5 - Episode 20
Roy and Johnny rescue a diver. Rampart treats a boy who got a severe stomach ache from eating raw dough, while the paramedics rescue a diver from a tank, and treat a mother/daughter pair: the mother has a heart attack and the stress causes her daughter to go into labor. A fallen electrical wire nearly ends Captain Stanley's career.
#4 - The Firehouse Four
Emergency! Season 4 - Episode 11
The station (sans Roy) enters the fireman's barber shop quartet contest. A man keeps having to be rescued while trying various ways to exercise. A woman overdoses on sleeping pills.
#5 - Log 144: Bank Robbery
Adam-12 Season 2 - Episode 24
Malloy and Reed respond to a domestic abuse call where they become the abused. Later they become suspicious of a man whose apartment has been burglarized, help a man who found the stolen hood and front fenders of his VW on another car, and complete their day catching bank robbers.
#6 - Fools
Emergency! Season 3 - Episode 17
A man is injured when his chimney explodes. A brash young intern at Rampart thinks he knows more than the paramedics and makes a near-fatal diagnosis of a heart patient; Dr. Brackett send him on a ride-along with Squad 51. A girl gets her hand stuck in a mailbox. Johnny and Roy must rescue a heart attack victim trapped on an oil refinery tower — in the midst of an explosive structure fire.
#7 - It's How You Play the Game
Emergency! Season 4 - Episode 19
John agrees that the losing baseball team at the fireman's picnic will pay for the picnic. Chet becomes Station 51's only hope when their pitcher breaks his arm. A drunk driver becomes violent after crashing his car; another man is trapped in a car with a tiger. A man with a back problem must be extricated from his water bed. A structure fire is complicated by moonshine.
#8 - Log 043: Hostage
Adam-12 Season 2 - Episode 12
Two armed convicts holding up a diner shoot Malloy who entered innocently, and hold him and other civilians hostage.
#10 - Smoke Eater
Emergency! Season 4 - Episode 16
A temporary captain from 'the old school' doesn't feel Gage and DeSoto should be practicing 'medicine', and has no problem in expressing his opinion. An elderly man sets his chair on fire. Dr. Early keeps coming up with oranges when all he wants is an apple. The paramedics struggle to save a heart attack victim. A boy with asthma gets trapped in a storm drain. Dr. Brackett uses an old-fashioned sedative on a biker. Chemicals complicate a structure fire.
#12 - One of the Family
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Season 3 - Episode 16
Dexter Dailey and his wife Joyce hire a German nursemaid named Frieda to take care of their newborn infant. Dexter treats Frieda like one of the family, because long ago she was his nursemaid when he was a child. Joyce, however, doesn't feel the same way. She becomes worried when she hears about a nurse who is wanted for a child killing in San Francisco. When she calls the murdered baby's aunt she discovers that Frieda may be the baby killer and that her child may be the next victim.
#13 - A Cube of Sugar
Mission: Impossible Season 1 - Episode 26
Vincent Deane is a jazz musician and undercover U.S. intelligence operative who has memorized the plans to a microcircuit code but was then captured and imprisoned. The IMF must get him out. Deane's interrogator, Brobin, has hooked Deane on drugs to try and break him using the withdrawl symptoms, unaware that the chip is concealed among some sugar cubes Deane had. Pretending to be Deane's wife, Cinnamon implicates Rollin as the real enemy agent. Brobin has Rollin captured and imprisoned,but Rollin manages to escape and tamper with Deane's drugs so that he goes into a coma. Briggs pretends to be a U.S. representative demanding Deane's body, so Brobin has it cremated to prevent a revealing autopsy. Barney and Willy switch out the "dead" Deane. Rollin then agrees to tell Brobin where the microcircuit is, knocks out the interrogator, and with the aid of two masks makes his escape.
#15 - Surprise
Emergency! Season 4 - Episode 6
A surprise birthday party is planned for Dixie. A woman is thrown from a motorcycle into a cactus patch. A man is trapped in his new sauna. Dixie breaks hear ankle and suffers a concussion from kicking a shopping cart. Two men are injured attempting to mount a sign on a building. An old woman refuses to leave her apartment during a gas leak and the building explodes with Johnny inside.
#17 - Starring the Defense
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Season 2 - Episode 7
Miles Crawford is a former actor turned lawyer. He gets an oppotunity to practice both professions when his son Tod is arrested an put on trial for murder. Tod is guilty but Miles makes an impassioned summation that manages to sway both the judge and the jury. Unfortunately, the prosecutor is a movie fan and he points out that Miles's summation was lifted word for word from a old movie in which Crawford played a defense attorney in charge of a case very similar to the one he is in charge of now.
#20 - Follow That Munster
The Munsters Season 1 - Episode 23
Herman goes out each night in order to practice becoming a real detective. Lily thinks he's having an affair with another woman and hires the same detective agency Herman is working for to have Herman followed. In a Plot twist Herman gets the assignment to follow himself.
#21 - The Last Vote
Bonanza Season 10 - Episode 6
Hoss and Joe's bickering leads them into taking opposite sides in the Virginia City mayoral race. Their zealous actions leads into dividing Virginia City's citizens into 2 factions that causes nothing but arguments, fights and havoc in town.
#22 - A Nice Touch
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Season 2 - Episode 2
Larry Duke is an actor making his motion picture debut in Hollwood when he gets a phone call from his New York girlfriend Janice Brandt. Janice is an olderwoman who sacraficed her marriage and Hollywood career in order to advance Larry's career. She informs Larry that her husband Ed followed her to New York showed up drunk at her apartment and was knocked unconscious in a scuffle. Larry convinces Janice to smother Ed with a pillow so that she can come back to Hollywood. She agrees and reluctantly commits murder. In Hollywood, Larry calls the police and tells them about the murder in New York. He then head upstairs where he joins his new bride who he married to further advance his Hollywood career.
#23 - Eddie's Nickname
The Munsters Season 1 - Episode 19
Eddie wants to quit school because all the kids there call him Shorty. Grandpa helps by fixing a potion to make Eddie grow six inches overnight. Instead, the potion causes the young Munster to grow a full beard and mustache.
#24 - Cyrano de Munster
The Munsters Season 2 - Episode 23
After Herman has his poetry published in The Mortician Monthly, a shy coworker named Clyde asks him to compose love letters to help him attract the attention of a young lady he's fallen for. Herman obliges, but soon Lily discovers samples of this mushy writing and becomes suspicious. After a re-enactment of the ""hiding in the bushes"" scene from CYRANO DE BERGERAC, the object of Clyde's desire falls for Herman. Meanwhile, Herman mistakenly suspects that Clyde's object of desire is Lily.
#27 - Dance With Me, Herman
The Munsters Season 1 - Episode 22
In order to accompany Marilyn to her school dance, Herman decides to take dancing lessons. He goes to Happy Havemeyer's Dancing School, where he is suckered into signing a ten-year contract for 1500 lessons (at $7.50 a lesson). Herman is under the wrong impression that he is going to become a dancing instructor for the school.
#28 - Log 114: The Hero
Adam-12 Season 2 - Episode 22
Malloy and Reed respond to a fire where a young man, Lauro, saves a man trapped inside. When the police department and city wish to give him a citation, Lauro seems reluctant to receive it or any attention much to everyone's surprise. This raises questions in Malloy and Reed's minds so they pursue what is bothering Lauro. A concerned landlord reports suspicious in-activity from a tenant with heart trouble where Malloy and Reed arrive in time to give him CPR and save his life. Malloy attempts to keep his new hat clean, but finds it an impossibility.
#29 - Memo from Purgatory
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Season 3 - Episode 10
Jay Shaw is a young writer interested in writing a book on juvenile delinquency. He changes his identity and infiltrates a particularly violent gang named "The Barons". He manages to get the trust of Tiger the leader of the gang but trouble arises, when Filene, Tiger's girl friend, falls in love with him. Filene's love, however, is not the only source of tension. Other gang members grow jealous of Jay's growing power within the gang. When gang members break into his room and find his notes, they tell Tiger that Jay's an undercover cop. Jay is sentenced to death by Tiger and the gang. He manages to get away, but in the process Filene is killed. The murder is witnessed and Tiger and the rest of the gang are hauled off to jail.
#30 - Your Witch Is Showing
Bewitched Season 1 - Episode 20
After Darrin refuses to let Sam go to a wedding in Egypt, Darrin has problems with his newest account. Larry helps Darrin out by hiring an assistant named Gideon Whitsett. Endora had warned Darrin that he was going to get into a heap of trouble, and Darrin believes that Gideon is a warlock sent by her to make him fail. Actually, Gideon is mainly stealing Darrin's ideas and making them as his own. Samantha uses her magic to make him confess.
#32 - Log 123: Courtroom
Adam-12 Season 2 - Episode 9
A look at courtroom procedures, wherein a routine arrest on a traffic warrant uncovers a cache of narcotics. However, the suspect bases his defense that Reed was guilty of improper search and seizure.
#33 - Log 063: Baby
Adam-12 Season 2 - Episode 7
Reed foolishly comes to work on the same day his wife is admitted to the hospital to give birth to their child. Reed continually attempts to contact his hospitalized wife but is always foiled by crime, timing or incompetence. Malloy just tries to get through the day.
#34 - Log 023: Pig Is a Three Letter Word
Adam-12 Season 2 - Episode 4
A pair of black hoodlums shoot and kill a respected black couple during a grocery store robbery. Reed and Malloy sent in to ward off a potential riot, knowing that given the heightened racial tensions, the wrong thing said could spark deadly violence.
#35 - Herman's Rival
The Munsters Season 1 - Episode 15
Lily thinks that Herman has lost all his savings through a bad investment - when in fact he loaned it to her brother, the Wolf Man. She decides to build-up the family's funds by taking a palm-reading job in a tea room. In a plot twist Grandpa and Herman suspect that Lily is sneaking out of the house to have a love affair.
#36 - Log 103: A Sound Like Thunder
Adam-12 Season 2 - Episode 6
Malloy and Reed double date on their day off to a ghost town only to be confronted by a motor cycle gang. It takes their quick police instincts to save the day as Mrs Reed gets too close to delivering the baby.
#37 - Love Comes to Mockingbird Heights
The Munsters Season 1 - Episode 31
The Munsters receive $180,000 in gold doubloons from Uncle Gilbert in Transylvania. When their bank's assistant manager arrives to pick up the money for deposit, he instantly falls in love with Marilyn. Grandpa and Lily do their best to encourage the romance, not realizing that this gentleman is only after Marilyn for her doubloons.
#38 - Log 015: Exactly One Hundred Yards
Adam-12 Season 2 - Episode 1
Malloy and Reed volunteer for the LAPD Olympics. There, they meet a youth who is in need of a positive role model.
#40 - Log 093: Once a Junkie
Adam-12 Season 2 - Episode 8
Malloy and Reed begin to suspect that their street informant has returned to using and is committing crimes to support his habit.
#41 - Country Club Munsters
The Munsters Season 1 - Episode 30
The Munsters win a membership to the highly exclusive Mockingbird Heights Country Club. The membership board wants to get a close look at the family to see if they measure up to their standards, so they invite Lily and Grandpa to a fashion show. Meanwhile, Herman is invited to play golf. While Lily and Grandpa stand out like a couple of freaks, Herman sends golf balls soaring like missiles and wreaks havoc on the putting green. Afterwards, the Munsters decide that the club doesn't meet their own standards.
#42 - Far Out Munsters
The Munsters Season 1 - Episode 26
The Standells, a rock group from Hollywood, are in town for a club appearance. They want a secluded place to stay in order to escape from their screaming teenage fans. Their manager pays an exorbitant fee to the Munsters to use their house for the weekend. The Munsters pack up and relocate to a hotel, but they can't get adjusted to its cleanliness and normality. When they arrive home prematurely, they find The Standells singing, ""I Want to Hold Your Hand,"" and throwing a wild party filled with far-out beatniks and hipsters. The Munsters are initially shocked, but soon find that they fit in with these freaky people - who never once question their unusual appearance.
#43 - The Flight of the Great Yellow Bird / The Island of Lost Women
Fantasy Island Season 2 - Episode 10
In "The Flight of the Great Yellow Bird" a former professional adventurer is hired by Professor Smith-Myles to go in search of Bigfoot. In "The Island of Lost Women" a girl crazy sailor Barney Shaw wishes to find out if an island of beautiful women really exists.
#46 - Log 054: Impersonation
Adam-12 Season 2 - Episode 16
An investigator for the Rampart division is suspected of defrauding residents of their money. But is he really the guilty party, or is it a clever criminal who has assumed his identity?
#47 - Bonfire
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Season 1 - Episode 13
Robert Evans is a revivalist preacher who is desperate for money to build his own church. He romances a rich woman named Naomi Freshwater and kills her. Some time later, Robert meets Naomi's neice Laura. He tries to romance her as well, but she is not interested. When Laura discovers that Robert killed her aunt, the preacher kills her and stuffs her body in a trunk. He drags the trunk to a pit and sets it on fire. Later, as Robert is delivering a sermon, it begins to rain. The rain puts out the fire and the contents of the burned trunk are revealed. Robert is promptly arrested and charged with murder.
#50 - The Lady and the Mountain Lion
Bonanza Season 10 - Episode 21
A shady magician, with his twin daughters, comes to Virginia City and there is a lot of confusion with the daughters of the magician, twin confusion!
#54 - Kindred Spirits
The Incredible Hulk Season 2 - Episode 20
When artifacts are discovered on an indian reservation which indicate the existence of a Hulk-like being 30,000 years ago, David joins the expedition to find out if there is a link to his problem...or possibly a cure.
#56 - Munsters on the Move
The Munsters Season 1 - Episode 27
In order to accept a promotion, Herman has to shuffle his family off to Buffalo. Eddie, who happens to be doing great on the baseball team, throws a temper tantrum. Since Grandpa has already sold the house to a wrecking company, the Munsters have no choice but to wage war.
#57 - Kingdom of Fear
Bonanza Season 12 - Episode 27
Ben, Hoss and Joe, along with Candy and a fellow rancher, are jailed on false trespassing charges by a greedy mining tycoon. The despot runs a gold mine (i.e., a thinly-veiled prison camp) and acquires slave labor by pressing phony criminal charges against the unfortunate inmates.
#60 - Easy Come, Easy Go
Bonanza Season 13 - Episode 12
When Luke Calhoun loses all his money in a stock scheme, he and his daughter Meena stay at the Ponderosa with disruptive consequences. Luke turns the ranch into a casino and Meena continues her frantic search for a husband, where she left off in season eleven's "Meena".
#61 - The Family Man
The Virginian Season 8 - Episode 5
Jim becomes farmhand, midwife and friend to a pregnant teen whose husband is on the lam from the law.
#62 - The Blessings of Liberty
The Fugitive Season 4 - Episode 13
Kimble finds work at an upholstery store where the police are staking out the place in their search for an escaped killer, named Bowen. Kimble becomes aquainted with one worker, a Hungarian immigrant named Josef Karac, whom Kimble discovers that Josef is a doctor wanted by the police for an abortion that he performed years earlier. Meanwhile, the police stake out Dr. Karac's apartment where his wife, daughter and nephew live, while undercover cop, Jim Macklin, goes undercover as a worker at the shop where Bowen was last seen to investigate his girlfrend whom is Dr. Karac's daughter. But Macklin soon recongizes Kimble and begins a second investigation to try to capture him. In the meantime, Bowen returns and takes the Karac family hostage to force them to hide him from the police just next door.
#63 - The Gold-Plated Rifle
Bonanza Season 12 - Episode 16
An insecure Jamie is unsure of his place in the family, having trouble adjusting at his new school and keeps getting harassed by a bully. When he takes Ben's prized gold-plated rifle and breaks it, he runs away, sending Ben to go looking for him.
#64 - The Empire Builders
Little House on the Prairie Season 9 - Episode 9
The people of Walnut Grove are at first excited when the railroad wants to build through the town. This excitement doesn't last long. The railroad tells several people that they must leave their houses. The people make a stand at the Carter's place. This delay in building convinces the railroad to find a different route.
#65 - Customs of the Country
Bonanza Season 13 - Episode 19
All about Joe and Hoss' visit to a small Mexican town named Agua Santos, which seems to have some rather peculiar laws. The two Cartwright boys soon find them in pretty deep trouble for breaking "laws" that barely would pass without notice stateside.
#66 - A Flash of Darkness
The Virginian Season 8 - Episode 2
During a cattle drive, a rattler startles the Virginian's horse while he is chasing a stray, and he is thrown and hits his head on a rock causing temperary blindness. As he wanders in the darkness, he stumbles upon a young lady who lives with her father (James Whitmore)and brother, whom the Virginian had just fired. The daughter wants to help the Virginian though the men protest. The two men tell her that they are returning the blind man to his friends but actually plan to kill him. After leaving the house, the Virginian somehow manages to escape and makes it back to the house where he wanders into the corral and is nearly trampled by the horses until Trampas and Jim Horn rescues him from the corral and the two men.
#67 - A Love to Remember
The Virginian Season 8 - Episode 7
The Virginian becomes attracted to Julie Oakes, an Eastern reporter whose mysteriously tragic past may doom their relationship.
#68 - Black Jade
The Virginian Season 8 - Episode 14
A bigoted gambler and his outlaw gang force Trampas and a black recluse into an alliance for survival.
#69 - A Time of Terror
The Virginian Season 8 - Episode 19
Two young men and a girl take over the Shiloh ranch and hold the Graingers captive. They are setting up a trap for a close friend of Clay's, Judge Will McMasters.
#70 - A King's Ransom
The Virginian Season 8 - Episode 21
Clay Grainger is kidnapped and held for ransom by a gang hired by an Englishman (Patrick Macnee)who has posed as a friend of the Graingers. However, his true intentions are later revealed by his wife (Jackie DeShannon) but not before the Virginian follows the kidnappers - after the ransom drop-off - captures them, and convinces them to tell him where Grainger is stashed.