The Best Episodes Directed by Judd Apatow

Putting the Gay Back in Litigation

#1 - Putting the Gay Back in Litigation

The Larry Sanders Show Season 6 - Episode 10

Tired of Phil's gay jokes, Brian sues the show for sexual harrassment.

star 8.71
79 votes
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Next Stop... Bottom

#2 - Next Stop... Bottom

The Larry Sanders Show Season 3 - Episode 15

A depressed and unhappy Hank hits on all the female guests before retreating to a hotel room for a boozy marathon with a series of prostitutes.

star 8.29
58 votes
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Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers

#3 - Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers

Freaks and Geeks Season 1 - Episode 17

Lindsay tries to convince Harold to let her join her friends at a Who concert. Kim and Lindsay accidentally run over Millie’s dog. Kim starts hanging out with Millie. Lindsay wants to tell Millie the truth about her dog, but Kim doesn’t. Meanwhile, Nick teaches himself to play guitar and writes a love ballad for Lindsay and decides to play it for her despite Kens’ objections. Ms. Haverchuck stuns Bill with the news that she has been dating Coach Fredricks.

star 8.14
690 votes
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The Diary

#4 - The Diary

Freaks and Geeks Season 1 - Episode 9

Lindsay’s parents forbid her from hanging out with Kim, as they see her as a bad influence. Bill grows tired of being picked last for teams for baseball in P.E. class, and not being allowed to really participate.

star 8.04
723 votes
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Carded and Discarded

#5 - Carded and Discarded

Freaks and Geeks Season 1 - Episode 6

Sam, Neal, and Bill befriend a pretty new transfer student, but soon fear of losing her to the popular crowd and try to win her over with a series of fun things they plan for her. Lindsay, Nick, Daniel, and Ken decide to get fake IDs so they can see a hot local band perform at a bar. However, after they go through the trouble of getting their IDs and getting into the bar, the group is stunned to find out who the hot local bands lead singer is.

star 8.02
753 votes
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I'm With the Band

#6 - I'm With the Band

Freaks and Geeks Season 1 - Episode 5

Lindsay encourages Nick to pursue a career in music. Nick continues to practice with his current band, but quickly decides he’s better than them. Lindsay encourages Nick to audition for a bigger local band. When things don’t go well in the audition, Lindsay is there to comfort Nick. After learning they have to shower in gym class, Sam, Bill, and Neal refuse to do it.

star 7.90
774 votes
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Truth or Dare

#7 - Truth or Dare

Undeclared Season 1 - Episode 12

Ron has a crush on a campus tour guide, Kelly, and she ends up getting invited up to the guys dorm for a rousing game of "Truth or Dare". Lloyd and Marshall compete for Rachel's affection, and Ron tries to impress Kelly. Steven gets upset when Lizzie is dared to talk about her best sexual experience, and it doesn't involve him. It ends up being a good night for everyone except Lloyd and Marshall, as everyone else starts pairing off.

star 7.86
138 votes
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I Buried Sid

#8 - I Buried Sid

The Larry Sanders Show Season 6 - Episode 8

Everyone takes Sid's death hard, especially Hank who thinks he may have pushed Sid over the edge.

star 7.77
53 votes
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Doc & Darryl

#9 - Doc & Darryl

30 for 30 Season 3 - Episode 10

The connection between the lives and careers of former New York Mets Dwight "Doc" Gooden and Darryl Strawberry.

star 7.69
155 votes
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Hell Week

#10 - Hell Week

Undeclared Season 1 - Episode 8

Steven is fed up with TDZ in more ways than one. He quits, but it is not without repercussions.

star 7.65
144 votes
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Ellen, or Isn't She?

#11 - Ellen, or Isn't She?

The Larry Sanders Show Season 5 - Episode 4

Artie pushes Larry to get Ellen Degeneres to come out of the closet on their show, but Larry pursues some personal research first. Beverly spoils Artie's birthday by circulating the show's budget, with everyone's salary, amongst the staff.

star 7.59
54 votes
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The Viewing Party

#12 - The Viewing Party

Crashing (2017) Season 3 - Episode 6

Pete and Kat attend a viewing party for Ali’s late-night spot on Seth Meyers’ show. Tensions mount as Ali is nervous about how her set went and Kat becomes jealous of Pete’s friendship with his ex.

star 7.55
127 votes
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Arya and Greg

#13 - Arya and Greg

Love Season 3 - Episode 3

Gus helps a stressed-out Arya gear up for a big scene, while Mickey tries to salvage Dr. Greg's disastrous book-signing event.

star 7.55
244 votes
Conflict of Interest

#14 - Conflict of Interest

The Larry Sanders Show Season 4 - Episode 10

Paula's dating Larry's agent, but Larry fears he's just using her to book his clients on the show. The network objects to Larry's ethnic guest spots. Hank tries to stiff Phil on a $20 loan.

star 7.21
52 votes
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Artie Lange

#15 - Artie Lange

Crashing (2017) Season 1 - Episode 1

Aspiring comedian Pete finds himself without a home after he catches his wife, Jessica, in a compromising position. As Pete attempts to find solace at a New York comedy club, he befriends cynical comedy legend Artie Lange, who reluctantly offers him some pizza, some advice and a couch.

star 7.07
721 votes
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Sick in the Head

#16 - Sick in the Head

Undeclared Season 1 - Episode 4

Marshall gets sick, and Rachel volunteers to take care of him. Lloyd tries to start a real relationship with a girl. Steven makes friends in the rec room.

star 6.46
145 votes
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May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

#17 - May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

HBO Documentary Film Series Season 2018 - Episode 3

Founded by Scott and Seth Avett and Bob Crawford in 2001, The Avett Brothers have gone from obscurity to critical acclaim and sold-out tours, experiencing profound heartbreak and exceptional joy along the way. Filmed with extensive access over the course of more than two years, May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers is an inside look at the North Carolina band, from their origins to a recent collaboration with legendary record producer Rick Rubin (Johnny Cash, Jay Z, Beastie Boys, Dixie Chicks, etc.) on the Grammy-nominated album True Sadness.

star 0.00
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The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, Part 1

#18 - The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, Part 1

HBO Documentary Film Series Season 2018 - Episode 7

When Garry Shandling passed away in 2016, he was widely remembered as a top stand-up comic and the star of two of the most innovative sitcoms in TV history. But to those who knew him, the “real” Garry Shandling was a far more complex person.

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The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, Part 2

#19 - The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, Part 2

HBO Documentary Film Series Season 2018 - Episode 8

Part Two of The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling offers an extensive examination of The Larry Sanders Show, his landmark HBO comedy series. Colleagues remember the demands of producing material that met Shandling’s high standards, while his diaries reveal an ongoing struggle with complacency and search for authenticity.

star 0.00
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