The Best Episodes Directed by Lawrence Dobkin

The Reformer

#1 - The Reformer

Cannon Season 5 - Episode 17

Frank Cannon takes up the case when it appears that the head of a newspaper is being framed for the murder of a prostitute.

star 9.00
1 votes
Soldiers of Misfortune

#2 - Soldiers of Misfortune

The Fall Guy Season 1 - Episode 13

Colt and Howie 'join up', as they go undercover to try and nail a master criminal who is a mercenary trainee. In the process, they meet a woman journalist with her own reasons for pursuing this story.

star 8.63
49 votes
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Act of Duty

#3 - Act of Duty

The Streets of San Francisco Season 1 - Episode 16

Roommate (played by Brenda Vaccaro) of a slain police officer agrees to be bait in a rape investigation. After Mike Stone kicks her off the case, she continues on her own, hurtling headlong into peril.

star 8.56
18 votes
Mother and Son

#4 - Mother and Son

Dynasty Season 2 - Episode 17

Fallon and Jeff's baby has a surgery and things are looking better. Jeff discovers Claudia's ""leak"" to Cecil. Matthew and Lindsay disappears without trace in the jungle. Blake finds out about all the ""father"" trouble. Alexis blackmails the groundsman to tell Krystle he was wrong about Alexis shooting the horse, though Krystle won't believe him. Fallon and Jeff argues about custody of their child.

star 8.47
64 votes
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The Best Christmas

#5 - The Best Christmas

The Waltons Season 5 - Episode 11

The 11 members of the Walton family are together for Christmas This would be the last time that all of the Waltons would be together

star 8.36
44 votes
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The Pal-Mir Escort

#6 - The Pal-Mir Escort

The Six Million Dollar Man Season 2 - Episode 4

When the Prime Minister of a small country has a heart attack while negotiating peace amongst it's surrounding neighbors, she is selected to received the first bionic heart. Steve is assigned to protect her while she is transported to the secret hospital where the procedure will take place.

star 8.24
28 votes

#7 - Helpful

Emergency! Season 2 - Episode 12

Roy has an argument with his wife and Johnny tries to help. The firemen rescue a man from precarious auto wreck. A brilliant doctor's erratic behavior causes concern at the hospital. Doctors diagnose a woman's heart condition. Paramedics rescue a dog from a roof and two children lost in a rapidly flooding storm drain.

star 8.23
29 votes
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The Late Baby

#8 - The Late Baby

Adam-12 Season 5 - Episode 2

Malloy goes on a date with Officer Wells' niece, and Malloy learns just how over-protective her uncle is. Patrol calls include a prowler in a heavily wooded neighborhood, a flower vendor with a stack of unpaid tickets, check on a suspicious gardener, and a high-speed pursuit with a green Corvette leads to an unexpected ending.

star 8.05
38 votes
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A Trout in the Milk

#9 - A Trout in the Milk

The Streets of San Francisco Season 1 - Episode 14

Stone and Keller suspect that an artist's fatal fall from his studio window was not an accident.

star 8.00
14 votes
Valley of the Damned

#10 - Valley of the Damned

Cannon Season 3 - Episode 14

Airport drug smugglers frame a worker for murder.

star 8.00
31 votes
The Victim

#11 - The Victim

Cannon Season 5 - Episode 5

Cannon is hired to find a popular recording artist who he believes is being held against her will. But when he finally finds her he begins to understand that there is a much more sinister reason for her being kept from the outside world.

star 8.00
1 votes
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Cry Wolf

#12 - Cry Wolf

Cannon Season 5 - Episode 20

Cannon investigates when the grandson of the billionaire fakes his own kidnapping to get his trust fund money, but get gets involved with the wrong type of people.

star 8.00
1 votes
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Nobody Loses All the Time

#13 - Nobody Loses All the Time

The Fugitive Season 4 - Episode 10

After Kimble spots Fred Johnson at the scene of a fire, he gives chase-but stops to help a woman who has been hit by a vehicle. After Kimble helps her get to a hospital, he discovers that she is Johnson's girlfriend. Meanwhile, Johnson has contacted her and told her to contact the police. Eventually, Gerard arrives at the hospital, as a result of a tipoff, and tries to lay a trap for Kimble.

star 7.97
31 votes
Family Portrait

#14 - Family Portrait

The Munsters Season 1 - Episode 13

The Munsters have been chosen by Event Magazine as the average American family. Grandpa is insulted by being labeled ""average."" He disappears, jeopardizing the family's photo opportunity and the large amount of prize money that came with it. When a journalist and photographer arrive at the Munster home, Herman and Lily think they are burglars.

star 7.89
81 votes
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Munster Masquerade

#15 - Munster Masquerade

The Munsters Season 1 - Episode 1

Marilyn's boyfriend invites Marilyn and her family to a masquerade party. Marilyn goes as Priscilla her boyfriend as John Alden. Lily is Little Bo Peep, Grandpa is Napoleon, and Herman is King Arthur dressed in armor. Marilyn's boyfriend's father (Dressed As Frankenstein) is insulted when Herman compliments him for not wearing a costume :). At the end of the night Herman with a prize for wearing a Frankenstein costume under his suit of armor. Lily and Grandpa feel insulted because that is Herman's real face! However, Herman doesn't realize that he is being insulted.

star 7.80
527 votes
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#16 - Virus

Emergency! Season 2 - Episode 4

A sick lady with a monkey provides the key to a mysterious, highly contagious, and deadly virus that strikes both Dr. Brackett and John. Meanwhile, the firemen rescue a boy from a treehouse and a man from a scaffold.

star 7.79
62 votes
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Autumn Croakus

#17 - Autumn Croakus

The Munsters Season 1 - Episode 10

Grandpa is feeling lonely and depressed so he contacts a matrimonial agency to find a mate. The agency sends over a nice looking elderly woman who find Grandpa to be delightful. She turns out to be the Black Widow: she makes her living by marrying her suitors, getting them to sign a life insurance policy naming her as beneficiary, and then murdering them.

star 7.74
153 votes
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The Wedding

#18 - The Wedding

The Waltons Season 5 - Episode 7

Mary Ellen surprises her parents saying that she and Dr. David Spencer are getting married. At the same time the family makes preparations, Dr. Curt Willard arrives and complicates matters.

star 7.65
17 votes
The Quilting

#19 - The Quilting

The Waltons Season 4 - Episode 21

A quilting is to announce that a woman is of marrying age. Grandma is determined to have one for her granddaughter Mary Ellen who is just as determined not to participate in what she considers an insulting custom.

star 7.63
8 votes
The First Edition

#20 - The First Edition

The Waltons Season 5 - Episode 1

The first edition of The Blue Ridge Chronicle is published by John-Boy. He publishes a story about Ben and it makes his mother mad.

star 7.61
18 votes
Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy

#21 - Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy

Gilligan's Island Season 1 - Episode 19

Gilligan discovers a jungle boy living on the island. He shows them a hole in the ground that causes objects to float, and the professor theorizes that it is expelling either helium or hydrogen. He immediately sets to work building a large balloon, with the hopes of carrying one of them back to civilization.

star 7.60
137 votes
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The Go-Getter

#22 - The Go-Getter

The Waltons Season 5 - Episode 23

A hot headed Ben has a falling out with John and Ben takes a job as a used car salesman . Ben seems a natural until the family questions some of his sales techniques.

star 7.58
12 votes
Black Market Baby

#23 - Black Market Baby

Dallas Season 2 - Episode 5

Sue Ellen is fearful Pam will produce the next Ewing heir before her. Sue Ellen is desperate, and decides to adopt. When she encounters obstacles, she decides a quicker method is required, and goes to extremes with a 'black market' baby. This deal is going to cost Sue Ellen cash, and decides she should meet the mother. Sue Ellen forms a maternal relationship with Rita Briggs, the mother of the unborn child.

star 7.54
45 votes
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Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie

#24 - Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie

The Munsters Season 1 - Episode 9

Herman has a twin brother Charlie who is a con-artist. He comes to town and ends up stays at the Munster home, which doesn't make Herman too happy. Charlie claims to have made an invention that takes uranium from seawater, he's looking for an investor. Herman thinks that the whole thing is a scheme to get a Lily's $5000 inheritance, he ends up being right.

star 7.53
129 votes
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The Ferris Wheel

#25 - The Ferris Wheel

The Waltons Season 5 - Episode 14

Elizabeth has nightmares of an unknown experience of being stuck on the very top of a ferris wheel. Ben starts to seriously worry about his height.

star 7.50
8 votes
Hounds of Hell

#26 - Hounds of Hell

Cannon Season 3 - Episode 4

Former soliders in Vietnam come fearfully to Cannon.

star 7.50
4 votes
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Day of Reckoning

#27 - Day of Reckoning

The Rifleman Season 4 - Episode 28

Lucas is torn by conflicting emotions when he meets the town's new preacher a former outlaw whom the Rifleman vowed to kill.

star 7.50
6 votes
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Aunt Bee, the Swinger

#28 - Aunt Bee, the Swinger

The Andy Griffith Show Season 6 - Episode 4

Aunt Bee and a retired politician experience a very fast-paced relationship.

star 7.46
27 votes
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The Moonshiner

#29 - The Moonshiner

The Waltons Season 7 - Episode 3

Boone Walton comes back to Walton's mountain and gets in trouble with the law. Boone gets released in Jason's custody. Daisy Garner also comes back to Walton's Mountain to visit. She and John-Boy never married.

star 7.46
13 votes
Weird Wednesday

#30 - Weird Wednesday

Emergency! Season 1 - Episode 8

John is convinced that weird things will happen on their shift: a parachutist lands in a tree, an obese man collapses while jogging, an 80-year old woman breaks her ankle while dancing, a man can't stop the hiccups, a boy tries to cryogenically freeze himself, an golfer is bitten by a snake, a prostitute brings in a customer suffering from chest pains, and John is injured during the rescue of a drunk driver.

star 7.38
97 votes

#31 - Mascot

Emergency! Season 1 - Episode 1

A woman who was injured in her car accident is worried about her dog, yet John makes an agreement with Dixie and Roy, to take care of the dog, which complicates his life. At the hospital, Doctors treat a girl who has breathing problems and a man who shows up drunk. Dixie tells both the orderly and security to find a young lady, who's a close friend. Once found, she also talks to the close friend, whose man is a diabetic. At a party, when a man is experiencing chest pains, his guests thinks he's kidding. The paramedics rescue an injured hunter.

star 7.36
148 votes
Look-Alikes / The Winemaker

#32 - Look-Alikes / The Winemaker

Fantasy Island Season 3 - Episode 14

In "Look-Alikes" A salesman wants to trade places with someone who looks like him and leads a more exciting life. In "The Winemaker" A nun submits her wine for her financially pressed church and townspeople, hoping that first prize will be enough to keep the people and abbey afloat.

star 7.33
3 votes
The Night of the Amnesiac

#33 - The Night of the Amnesiac

The Wild Wild West Season 3 - Episode 22

Jim is guarding a stage coach carrying the western states entire supply of smallpox vaccine when it's attacked and the drug stolen. While West, injured in the attack, struggles with amnesia, Artemus tries to find both his friend and the drug before a full-scale epidemic hits.

star 7.29
34 votes
Dealer's Wild

#34 - Dealer's Wild

Emergency! Season 1 - Episode 5

John keeps losing at cards and being stuck with doing the dishes at the station, so he creates his own card game. Roy talks down a boy in a plane after the pilot (his father) has a heart attack. The paramedics respond to an attempted suicide, an overturned truck and a teenage overdose victim.

star 7.28
69 votes

#35 - Kidnapped

Dallas Season 2 - Episode 13

Kidnappers going after J.R Ewing, end up taking Bobby instead. The kidnappers want to use Cliff Barnes as the go between, but J.R cannot stay out of it. J.R overhears Cliff setting up a time to do the switch and he and Ray try to save Bobby.

star 7.24
64 votes
Charlie X

#36 - Charlie X

Star Trek Season 1 - Episode 2

Stardate 1533.6: The Enterprise picks up Charlie Evans, a young man who is the sole survivor of a transport crash. Little do they know he possesses extraordinary mental powers which will come to pose a threat to the ship and its crew.

star 7.23
1838 votes
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The Exhibit A Raid

#37 - The Exhibit A Raid

The Rat Patrol Season 1 - Episode 22

Troy and Hitchcock capture Col Beckmann, an infamous Nazi POW camp commander. Beckmann denies that he is the man. In a fight Troy is knocked out and Hitch is wounded. Using Troy's gun, Beckmann kills the other German taken at the same time he was and then he exchanges dog tags with him--the places the gun in Troy's hand. Troy is thus accused of the murder. Moffitt and Tully do not arrive until after the deed is done. To prove to a court-martial board that Beckmann is Beckmann, the other Patrolers must break into a German HQ--at considerable risk to their own lives.

star 7.17
6 votes
The Stripper / The Boxer

#38 - The Stripper / The Boxer

Fantasy Island Season 2 - Episode 17

In "The Stripper" a rich Daddy's girl decides to become a Burlesque dancer using the name Lulu LaVerne, much to her father's dismay. In "The Boxer" Billy Blake who has a short time to live decides to have one last bout.

star 7.14
7 votes
The Stalker

#39 - The Stalker

Cannon Season 3 - Episode 25

One of Cannon's old busts is a mass murderer, who comes after him on a fishing trip.

star 7.13
29 votes
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The Seashore

#40 - The Seashore

The Waltons Season 6 - Episode 5

The Waltons have an encounter with a strange English girl while on a small vacation at the Baldwin sister's beach cottage. Ben stays home alone expecting to live the life of a carefree bachelor.

star 7.10
40 votes
The Miracle Man

#41 - The Miracle Man

Hawaii Five-O Season 11 - Episode 11

When a preacher is attacked by a man convinced that he is responsible for his wife's death, Five-O investigate more closely and discover some less than godly motives.

star 7.00
1 votes
Bobby Loved Me

#42 - Bobby Loved Me

Cannon Season 3 - Episode 23

A small-time con man is murdered, and his girlfriend hires Cannon to find the killer.

star 7.00
31 votes
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The Handy Man / Tattoo's Romance

#43 - The Handy Man / Tattoo's Romance

Fantasy Island Season 3 - Episode 8

In "The Handy Man" Holly Ryan is a small-time bookie who has to testify against gangster Spider Sloat who is out to kill him. His santuary ends up being a Christian Orphanage. In "Tattoo's Romance" a pushy aunt who is trying to get her niece a singing career exploits Tattoo who is enamoured of the niece.

star 6.83
6 votes
Moving Target

#44 - Moving Target

Cannon Season 2 - Episode 17

The co-author of an industrialist's unauthorized biography is murdered.

star 6.75
4 votes
Angels at the Altar

#45 - Angels at the Altar

Charlie's Angels Season 4 - Episode 5

Kelly is set to be maid of honor at the wedding of her best friend, Sharon. They discover that there have been several near misses on the groom's life and the Angels are called in to investigate.

star 6.75
32 votes
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Jealous Man

#46 - Jealous Man

The Rifleman Season 4 - Episode 26

A retired lawman's irrational jealousy threatens not only to destroy his marriage, but also to make him an easy target for someone who wants him dead.

star 6.50
5 votes
Flight from San Miguel

#47 - Flight from San Miguel

The Big Valley Season 4 - Episode 25

A woman asks Heath to convince her rebel Mexican husband to leave Mexico

star 6.50
4 votes
Man from Salinas

#48 - Man from Salinas

The Rifleman Season 4 - Episode 20

Banker Hamilton is closing up for the day when Rudy Gray persuades him to stay open for one more transaction a withdrawal at gunpoint.

star 6.25
34 votes
The Executioner

#49 - The Executioner

The Rifleman Season 4 - Episode 32

A former friend of Lucas' is released from prison and asks him for a job.

star 6.23
37 votes

#50 - Tinhorn

The Rifleman Season 4 - Episode 24

Mark is shocked when he discovers that his father is a poker player.

star 6.22
34 votes
Opie's Job

#51 - Opie's Job

The Andy Griffith Show Season 6 - Episode 1

Opie and another boy compete for a job at the Grocery store.

star 5.82
59 votes
Fall Guy

#52 - Fall Guy

Cannon Season 5 - Episode 9

Cannon investigates on the behalf of a oil executive who claims he is being framed for fraud and embezzlement. But he runs into heavy resistance in his investigation from the corporations domineering female president.

star 5.25
4 votes
Track of the Dinosaur

#53 - Track of the Dinosaur

Tarzan (1966) Season 1 - Episode 17

Tarzan is marked for murder when he clashes with a corrupt government official and his female co-conspirator. The pair are using the natives' beliefs in a monster to drive them away from a rich mineral deposit.

star 0.00
0 votes
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The Golden Runaway

#54 - The Golden Runaway

Tarzan (1966) Season 1 - Episode 21

To help find a woman's missing brother, Tarzan takes her to see a village headman, who turns out to be a red-headed Irishman.

star 0.00
0 votes