The Best Episodes Directed by Ken Kwapis


#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.

star 9.05
1139 votes
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Baby, You Can't Drive My Car

#2 - 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.

star 8.42
24 votes
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Casino Night

#3 - 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.

star 8.32
1110 votes
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The Job

#4 - 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.

star 8.21
968 votes
Water Park

#5 - Water Park

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.

star 8.18
285 votes
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#6 - 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.

star 8.12
305 votes
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Looks and Books

#7 - Looks and Books

Freaks and Geeks Season 1 - Episode 11

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.

star 8.11
314 votes
Family Reunion

#8 - 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.

star 8.08
213 votes
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Gay Witch Hunt

#9 - 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.

star 8.07
1252 votes
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Company Picnic

#10 - 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.

star 8.05
881 votes
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If Boys Were Girls

#11 - 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.

star 8.01
195 votes
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#12 - 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)

star 7.97
209 votes
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Tests and Breasts

#13 - Tests and Breasts

Freaks and Geeks Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.95
390 votes
Out of the Loop

#14 - 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.

star 7.95
43 votes
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Off Camera

#15 - 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.

star 7.93
27 votes
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Sins of the Fathers

#16 - 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.

star 7.91
92 votes
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Moral Gray Area

#17 - Moral Gray Area

Santa Clarita Diet Season 2 - Episode 3

After encountering an undead Gary, Sheila and Joel attempt to fulfill his final request. Eric makes a shocking discovery after a date with Ramona.

star 7.90
656 votes
You Can't Always Get What You Want

#18 - You Can't Always Get What You Want

Grounded for Life Season 1 - Episode 6

Lily freaks out when Sean says they can't afford to send her on a ski trip with her classmates. But things get worse when she learns that Sean inherited some money and spent it on a guitar for himself.

star 7.90
40 votes
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#19 - 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.

star 7.89
336 votes
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Hank's Wedding

#20 - 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.

star 7.88
26 votes
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Booze Cruise

#21 - 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.

star 7.88
1178 votes
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A Brush with (the Elbow of) Greatness

#22 - 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.

star 7.87
38 votes
Touched by an Anglo

#23 - Touched by an Anglo

Outsourced Season 1 - Episode 5

A shipment of sexual novelties leads to a seminar on sexual harassment. Someone calls the company hot-line to file a complaint against Todd.

star 7.86
148 votes
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The Warmth Episode

#24 - 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.

star 7.79
38 votes
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What Have You Done For Me Lately? (AKA The Garden Weasel)

#25 - 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.""

star 7.79
104 votes
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Galentine's Day

#26 - 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.

star 7.76
1288 votes
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The Spiders Episode

#27 - 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.

star 7.75
61 votes
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No Family is Perfect

#28 - 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.

star 7.75
743 votes
Sexual Harassment

#29 - 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.

star 7.72
1368 votes
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#30 - 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.

star 7.72
72 votes
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The Fight

#31 - 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.

star 7.72
1249 votes
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The Fire

#32 - The Fire

The Office (US) Season 2 - Episode 4

The Office is forced into the parking lot for the day when a fire starts in the kitchen. To ease everyone's boredom, Jim suggests a game of "Desert Island" and "Who Would You Do?," where certain staff members reveal a little too much information about themselves. Throughout the day, Michael talks business with Ryan, leaving Dwight feeling left out.

star 7.72
1275 votes
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#33 - Pilot

Outsourced Season 1 - Episode 1

When Todd Dempsy finishes management training for his job at Mid America Novelties, he finds that his call center has been outsourced to Mumbai, India, and that in order to keep his job, he must relocate to India and manage the call center there. He is picked up from the corporate housing by Rajiv, his assistant manager, who is interested in replacing him, and meets the rest of his employees. He also meets two other call center managers: Charlie, who gives him advice over lunch, and later Tonya, who immediately shows an interest in him.

star 7.69
204 votes
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Being There

#34 - Being There

The Larry Sanders Show Season 2 - Episode 13

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

star 7.67
21 votes
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Lecture Circuit (1)

#35 - 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.

star 7.66
889 votes
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Catch Us If You Can

#36 - 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.

star 7.66
29 votes
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Hank's Contract

#37 - 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.

star 7.65
46 votes
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The Flirt Episode

#38 - The Flirt Episode

The Larry Sanders Show Season 1 - Episode 6

Jeannie becomes very jealous and accuses Larry of flirting with a playful Mimi Rogers on the show.

star 7.62
50 votes
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The Hey Now Episode

#39 - The Hey Now Episode

The Larry Sanders Show Season 1 - Episode 13

Hank falls asleep during the show, which is just the last straw for a fed-up Larry.

star 7.61
38 votes
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Lecture Circuit (2)

#40 - Lecture Circuit (2)

The Office (US) Season 5 - Episode 15

Michael and Pam continue their tour of the branches with Michael taking a lesson from their visit to Utica. Dwight and Jim struggle to fulfill their new party planning duties with a grumpy staff. Angela's new cat causes a stir.

star 7.60
860 votes
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Be Patient

#41 - Be Patient

ER Season 6 - Episode 15

Corday discovers that her mother and David Greene spent the night together. Greene later discovers that his father has lung cancer. Lucy's mother visits the ER to empty her daughter's locker and pay a visit to Carter, who is regaining strength and recovering. Abby goes behind Weaver's back with a patient on a gut instinct. Luka witnesses a hit-and-run accident and rushes the victim to the ER in a plumber's truck. Carol must tell a promiscuous 14-year-old that she has cervical cancer.

star 7.60
105 votes
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Future Malcolm

#42 - Future Malcolm

Malcolm in the Middle Season 4 - Episode 19

Leonard (Jason Alexander), a cynical, genius chess player with no friends or job, makes Malcolm think he could grow into a similar adulthood. Determined to prevent this undesirable fate, Malcolm tries to help Leonard change his life by lining him up for a job interview with the obnoxious Craig. Meanwhile, Francis finds employ as a nude model and begins to delight in the exposure.

star 7.56
170 votes
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Jury Duty

#43 - Jury Duty

Malcolm in the Middle Season 3 - Episode 20

Lois gets jury duty and Hal tries to figure out what case she's working on. Meanwhile, Malcolm and Reese saw Stevie's mom naked and brag about it, they also take Dewey to the sewers and get lost.

star 7.55
193 votes
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The Farting Sex Tourist

#44 - The Farting Sex Tourist

Santa Clarita Diet Season 1 - Episode 4

Sheila inspires her friends and insults the principal. Joel bonds with Abby, and Dan makes a damning discovery while spraying for ants.

star 7.53
1764 votes
Diversity Day

#45 - Diversity Day

The Office (US) Season 1 - Episode 2

A consultant arrives to teach the staff about tolerance and diversity but Michael insists on imparting his own knowledge. Meanwhile, Jim struggles to keep hold of a lucrative contract extension.

star 7.49
1868 votes
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I Wanna Be Suspended

#46 - I Wanna Be Suspended

Grounded for Life Season 1 - Episode 3

Jimmy's science project, a model of the solar system, is due and he's eager to get back from the street fair to finish it. However, when Sean and Claudia find out The Ramones are playing, Jimmy's science project is forced to wait. Sean decides to write a note to Jimmy's principal, Sister Helen, to explain that he felt it was more important for Jimmy to attend the concert than to finish his science project. The note only ends up getting Jimmy suspended. To make it up to him, Sean and Eddie take Jimmy to the Statue of Liberty -- again with disasterous results.

star 7.45
53 votes
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#47 - Pilot

The Office (US) Season 1 - Episode 1

A documentary crew arrives at the offices of Dunder Mifflin to observe the employees and learn about modern management. Manager Michael Scott tries to paint a happy picture, while sales rep Jim fights with his nemesis Dwight and flirts with receptionist Pam.

star 7.36
2545 votes
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The Performance Artist

#48 - 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.

star 7.26
27 votes
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Lane Change

#49 - Lane Change

Amazing Stories Season 2 - Episode 13

Traveling a deserted highway, a woman facing divorce sees her past through the windshield after she picks up a stranded woman.

star 7.00
13 votes
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