The BEST episodes directed by Ken Kwapis

2387 votes

#1 - Finale

The Office (US) - Season 9 - Episode 23

Months after the airing of the documentary, the workers of Dunder Mifflin, past and present, gather for a wedding and a final round of interviews. Mysteries are solved, hatchets are buried, pranks are prunked.

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Off Camera
69 votes

#2 - Off Camera

The Larry Sanders Show - Season 2 - Episode 16

Artie has a terrible day backstage with an Entertainment Weekly writer prowling around, John Ritter and Gene Siskel nearly coming to blows, and a stray dog nipping at everyone.

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The Talk
12 votes

#3 - The Talk

The Bernie Mac Show - Season 3 - Episode 19

Bernie catches Jordan looking at his men's magazines and playing provocative video games, so Wanda tells him it's time for Jordan to learn about the ""birds and the bees."" Bernie is having trouble getting the words out, so he stops by the Playboy Mansion to get advice from the expert, Hugh Hefner. When Jordan thinks he got a girl pregnant by kissing her, Bernie realizes it's time for the talk.

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Reality Takes a Holiday
69 votes

#4 - Reality Takes a Holiday

Eerie, Indiana - Season 1 - Episode 18

Marshall finds a script in the mailbox and starts reading. Suddenly he finds himself on the set of a TV series where everybody refers to him as Omri.

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Casino Night
2702 votes

#5 - Casino Night

The Office (US) - Season 2 - Episode 22

In the season finale, Dunder-Mifflin holds a Casino Night in the warehouse to benefit charity. While Michael faces the task of juggling two dates, Jim is forced to ponder the reality of transferring to the Stamford branch and what that means for his relationship with Pam.

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The Job
2623 votes

#6 - The Job

The Office (US) - Season 3 - Episode 23

A job opening at Dunder Mifflin's corporate offices has Michael, Jim, and Karen in New York City competing against one another, leaving Dwight in charge of the Scranton branch.

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Baby, You Can't Drive My Car
29 votes

#7 - Baby, You Can't Drive My Car

Grounded for Life - Season 2 - Episode 1

After the family car goes missing one night, the Finnertys find themselves at an impasse: Sean is in mourning over the loss, while Claudia hopes to gain from a slightly inflated insurance claim. But when the battered remains of the car are towed to the house a few days later, it becomes clear that Lily has been covering her tracks about an ill-fated joyride -- and the reason why her parents have to buy the missing parts from Eddie's maniacal mechanic.

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A Brush with (the Elbow of) Greatness
107 votes

#8 - A Brush with (the Elbow of) Greatness

The Larry Sanders Show - Season 1 - Episode 12

Larry makes the tabloids when a woman claims he knocked her into a magazine rack and neglected to apologize.

Hank's Wedding
69 votes

#9 - Hank's Wedding

The Larry Sanders Show - Season 2 - Episode 15

Larry tries to decide about warning an elated Hank about his new bride when the ""Hey now!"" guy announces he's going to marry a younger woman he has just recently met.

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Gay Witch Hunt
3273 votes

#10 - Gay Witch Hunt

The Office (US) - Season 3 - Episode 1

On the heels of Casino Night, Michael inadvertently outs a gay employee; Jim adjusts to his promotion, new office, and life without Pam.

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What Have You Done For Me Lately? (AKA The Garden Weasel)
245 votes

#11 - What Have You Done For Me Lately? (AKA The Garden Weasel)

The Larry Sanders Show - Season 1 - Episode 1

Larry finds himself in opposition to a network executive who wants him to do live commercials during the show for ""The Garden Weasel.""

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Looks and Books
692 votes

#12 - Looks and Books

Freaks and Geeks - Season 1 - Episode 10

A car accident results in Lindsay deciding to stop hanging out with her “freak” friends. She decides to rejoin the mathletes and start hanging out with Millie again. Sam adopts a new modern hair style in the hopes of impressing Cindy. When this fails, he seeks out a new wardrobe.

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Company Picnic
2690 votes

#13 - Company Picnic

The Office (US) - Season 5 - Episode 26

At the company picnic, Michael and Holly are reunited for the first time since their split. The rest of the staff competes in games, such as the volleyball tournament.

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Now You Got It
71 votes

#14 - Now You Got It

The Bernie Mac Show - Season 1 - Episode 2

Bernie's desperate to get away to Vegas with his frineds, but Bryana's birthday and the germ infested children that it causes make it a difficulty.

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Out of the Loop
141 votes

#15 - Out of the Loop

The Larry Sanders Show - Season 1 - Episode 8

Larry feels out of touch when he's the last to know that his headwriter is having a torrid office affair.

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How 'bout Now, How 'bout Right Now
150 votes

#16 - How 'bout Now, How 'bout Right Now

One Mississippi - Season 1 - Episode 5

Tig and Jessie explore the limits of living in the moment. Attempting to connect, Bill attempts to organize a family dinner with Tig and Remy. Remy clumsily pursues a female member of his Civil War reenactment club. Tig and Bill finally have it out over painful events of the past.

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Family Reunion
614 votes

#17 - Family Reunion

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 - Episode 3

Christopher Lloyd adds to his gallery of eccentric characters, playing Hal's quirky, cranky and very wealthy father, Walter, in this rollicking episode. The occasion is a birthday celebration for the old man, but the snooty female in-laws seem more interested in offending Lois. Their shabby behavior initially goes unnoticed by Hal, who's desperately trying to bond with his self-centered dad; and by Dewey and Reese, who seek some of Grampa's dough by currying favor with him. But when Lois is reduced to tears after being excluded from a group photo, the family rallies to her side with an all-out counterattack that turns the party into pandemonium.

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The Spiders Episode
192 votes

#18 - The Spiders Episode

The Larry Sanders Show - Season 1 - Episode 3

Larry battles his reluctance when real live spiders are scheduled for the show, and tries to find a sketch to do with guest Carol Burnett.

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Starring Vladimir Nabokov, Hippocrates and God
215 votes

#19 - Starring Vladimir Nabokov, Hippocrates and God

HAPPYish - Season 1 - Episode 3

Julius gets ill. Thom endures dueling takes on the meaning of suffering.

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If Boys Were Girls
535 votes

#20 - If Boys Were Girls

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 - Episode 10

After being rattled by a battle among the boys, a pregnant Lois ponders the consequences of raising another brawling kid. So she fantasizes that her unruly sons have morphed into well-behaved young daughters. Malcolm becomes Mallory, Reese is transformed into Renee and Dewey turns into Daisy.

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Tests and Breasts
867 votes

#21 - Tests and Breasts

Freaks and Geeks - Season 1 - Episode 4

Lindsay tries to tutor Daniel in algebra, but the situation seems hopeless. He steals a test from the teacher’s office and asks Lindsay to help him fill in the answers. Mr. Kowchevski, suspicious of Daniel’s surprisingly high grade, accuses the duo of cheating. Sam, Neal and Bill begin sex education class. They feel overwhelmed by the subject, so Daniel loans Sam a porno flick in a misguided attempt to help them.

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Moral Gray Area
884 votes

#22 - Moral Gray Area

Santa Clarita Diet - Season 2 - Episode 3

After an old nemesis asks for a favor, Joel and Sheila find themselves neck deep in Nazis, raffle tickets and surprisingly stunning woodwork.

Being There
62 votes

#23 - Being There

The Larry Sanders Show - Season 2 - Episode 13

Larry and Francine quarrel over her commitment to their renewed relationship.

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885 votes

#24 - Rollerskates

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 1 - Episode 13

Malcolm is angry because during a game of street hockey, he sprints up and down the street in shoes, only to have it start back the other way. So he decides he is ready to take skating lessons from his dad. He asks Reese and Francis how it is, but they both refuse to tell him. When he starts, he is angered by all the silly twists and spins they are doing. Meanwhile, Reese rollerskates in the house with a bunch of gunk on his skates which causes Lois to throw out her back while yelling at him.

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Booze Cruise
2940 votes

#25 - Booze Cruise

The Office (US) - Season 2 - Episode 11

Michael takes the entire Dunder-Mifflin staff on a motivational cruise aboard a party boat on Lake Wallenpaupack, but his planned presentation is bogged down by numerous distractions, including a dance contest, limbo, snorkel shots, and the pushy Captain Jack. Also, Jim and Katy's relationship hits the rocks as Roy and Pam finally set a wedding date, which does more than disappoint Jim, and by the end of the night, Michael's motivational cruise doesn't go completely to waste when he shares a heart-to-heart with one of the workers.

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Water Park (1)
754 votes

#26 - Water Park (1)

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 1 - Episode 16

When the family goes to a water park for a day, Dewey is left home with an elderly, stern babysitter. Francis plays pool with Spangler and loses.

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The King and I
49 votes

#27 - The King and I

The Bernie Mac Show - Season 1 - Episode 11

when Bernie realizes that anything he says to Jordan and Bryana first goes through Vanessa, he decides to stop fighting the situation and let Vanessa be responsible for the kids.

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599 votes

#28 - Poker

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 - Episode 8

Poker showdowns with Abe give Hal a flush; dance lessons turn Lois awhirl; an Alaskan blizzard entraps and rattles Francis. (TV Guide)

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Lois's Birthday
823 votes

#29 - Lois's Birthday

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 - Episode 3

Crummy gifts rile birthday gal Lois, who suddenly splits from home, leaving confusion, anxiety and desperation in her wake.

604 votes

#30 - Knighttime

Santa Clarita Diet - Season 3 - Episode 2

Sheila and Joel meet a knight and Anne lays down the law. Plus, there's a rumor going 'round that Eric and Abby are k-i-s-s-i-n-g. Ooooooh!

Catch Us If You Can
64 votes

#31 - Catch Us If You Can

Grounded for Life - Season 1 - Episode 10

Sean catches a fly ball that's still in play and loses a game for the Yankees. Claudia's upset when the bachelorette party she's throwing for her girlfriend gets disrupted by Sean, Eddie and the boys, who have been chased home by irate fans.

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The Fight
3246 votes

#32 - The Fight

The Office (US) - Season 2 - Episode 6

When Dwight embarrasses Michael by punching him in the stomach at work, Jim organizes a lunchtime rematch at Dwight's Dojo. Meanwhile, Pam becomes annoyed at Jim when he gets too physical with her, Ryan updates the emergency contact information on a secret mission, and Michael tantalizes Ryan when the boss gets a hold of Ryan's cell phone number.

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505 votes

#33 - Monkey

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 - Episode 22

New monkey business occupies Reese, now a self-appointed law enforcer; a capuchin monkey has it in for Lois's co-worker, Craig.

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Malcolm's Girlfriend
710 votes

#34 - Malcolm's Girlfriend

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 - Episode 4

Malcolm has a new light in his life: a perky classmate named Sara (whose face, in a quirky touch, is never shown). But, according to Malcolm , she’s “good-looking and smart and cool. And if we went out together, it would make me happy. So therefore, it will never happen.” Ah, but it does—a surprising turn of events that elates the lad and perturbs his parents, especially when Malcolm goes into an academic tailspin. And it’s not long before our lovesick hero admits that he’s becoming “obsessive and neurotic, and a totally jealous creep.”

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Sins of the Fathers
254 votes

#35 - Sins of the Fathers

ER - Season 6 - Episode 4

Lawrence exhibits signs of forgetfulness, which Lucy catches, while treating a teenager who tried to hang himself. A negative article about the hospital and Corday appears in the newspaper after last week's reporter visit. Malucci learns a lesson in sympathy dealing with a man dying from a skydiving accident. Cleo is racked with guilt after misdiagnosing a four-year-old with iron poisoning, who later dies. Carter makes plans to meet with Elaine. Carol treats a pregnant waitress with no insurance.

Hal Quits
559 votes

#36 - Hal Quits

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 - Episode 14

Malcolm becomes concerned with his future and his career. He takes an aptitude test, which doesn't help because he finds out that he is equally excellently qualified to do anything. Hal, after having a bad time at Dewey's class career day, quits his job and decides to paint. His family is amazed at the transformation: suddenly he's happy and more attentive to both his sons and his wife. However, he soon becomes obsessed and spends twenty-four hours a day painting, even stealing money from Francis for more paint. He becomes more and more frustrated until he's ready to give up, but Lois pushes him and he finishes his masterpiece... only to have the five hundred gallons of paint he slapped up fall down on his head. Francis gets a job over spring break at Lucky Aide, where Lois works, and loses his mind working for Craig in inventory.

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No Family is Perfect
1005 votes

#37 - No Family is Perfect

Santa Clarita Diet - Season 2 - Episode 1

OK, let’s see here: Joel’s stuck in an asylum, Sheila’s chained to a pole, and Abby’s on the hunt for Serbian bile. Yep, sounds about right.

Hank's Contract
143 votes

#38 - Hank's Contract

The Larry Sanders Show - Season 1 - Episode 7

It's contract negotiation time for Hank and he's going for a raise ... and a golf cart.

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The Warmth Episode
134 votes

#39 - The Warmth Episode

The Larry Sanders Show - Season 1 - Episode 11

Worried about his ratings, Larry hires a focus group to help him tighten up the show.

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Lecture Circuit (1)
2693 votes

#40 - Lecture Circuit (1)

The Office (US) - Season 5 - Episode 14

Michael goes on a speaking tour of the other branches to explain Scranton's relative success, accompanied by his driver, Pam. Back at the office, Dwight and Jim - now heads of the party planning committee - forget a birthday, with severe consequences. Meanwhile, Andy falls for someone he should not.

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115 votes

#41 - Pilot

The Bernie Mac Show - Season 1 - Episode 1

In the pilot, much to his chagrin, Bernie and Wanda are forced to take care of his sister's three children, Vanessa, Jordan, and Bryanna since she can no longer take care of them anymore.

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Sexual Harassment
3341 votes

#42 - Sexual Harassment

The Office (US) - Season 2 - Episode 2

Just as corporate tells Toby, one of the workers at the Scranton branch, to give a seminar on sexual harassment issues, Michael receives a visit from his obnoxious sales-rep friend Todd Packer. The two chauvinistic friends try to prove that the office is not in need of harassment counseling, but only wind up making the situation worse, causing yet another zany day at the office.

Galentine's Day
2715 votes

#43 - Galentine's Day

Parks and Recreation - Season 2 - Episode 16

When Leslie hears her mom’s story about an old flame, she and her boyfriend Justin track him down and reunite them on Valentine’s Day. Meanwhile, Andy and his band are nervous about playing a gig at the Senior Center.

Starring Marc Chagall, Abuela and Adolf Hitler
244 votes

#44 - Starring Marc Chagall, Abuela and Adolf Hitler

HAPPYish - Season 1 - Episode 2

Thom gets a lesson in corporate America. Lee's bubble is invaded.

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593 votes

#45 - Mini-Bike

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 - Episode 22

Lois (Jane Kaczmarek) forbids the boys to ride a motorbike they found, but Reese (Justin Berfield) disobeys and breaks a leg.

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The Performance Artist
68 votes

#46 - The Performance Artist

The Larry Sanders Show - Season 2 - Episode 14

In an effort to freshen up the guest list, Larry agrees to have a controversial performance on, then chickens out when he sees the guy's routine.

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207 votes

#47 - Promise

The Larry Sanders Show - Season 1 - Episode 2

Larry is annoyed that David Spade is booked on another show and Hank's fan club visits.

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A Specific Form of Recklessness
557 votes

#48 - A Specific Form of Recklessness

Santa Clarita Diet - Season 3 - Episode 7

Sheila's got a plan: turn Jean undead so she'll be around to meet her grandkid. Joel's not on board, but this train has already left the station.

787 votes

#49 - Therapy

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 - Episode 8

Malcolm's humiliation as a Krelboyne drives him crazy, so he fakes his way into seeing the school's shrink, with whom the con continues.

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844 votes

#50 - Sleepover

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 1 - Episode 6

Malcolm sleeps over at Stevie's house and, appalled at his over-protected lifestyle, persuades him to sneak out to a late-night games arcade - where Stevie's wheelchair is stolen. Meanwhile, Francis copes with a bullying group of cadets by telling them home tales about real intimidation -- by Lois.

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