The BEST episodes directed by Lee Shallat Chemel

Footloose Mel
star
10.00
1 votes

#1 - Footloose Mel

Alice - Season 9 - Episode 7

Mel 86es a group of ""hoodlums,"" unaware that they're the break dancers expected to perform at the diner as part of an arts festival.

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Vegas Baby
star
9.36
47 votes

#2 - Vegas Baby

Happily Divorced - Season 1 - Episode 9

After a chance meeting, Fran gives Elliot an ultimatum: Rendezvous with her in Vegas or lose her for good. But when Fran and Peter's wild night leads to unexpected consequences, Fran's chance at love may be jeopardized forever.

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Surprise
star
8.96
138 votes

#3 - Surprise

Mad About You - Season 2 - Episode 8

Jamie suspects a surprise party waiting for her at home. However, that's not what Paul has arranged for her birthday. They then get separated on the subway en route to the surprise.

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Mac 101
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8.93
44 votes

#4 - Mac 101

The Bernie Mac Show - Season 1 - Episode 16

Impressed by the behavior and talents of another family's kids, Bernie cracks down on his own with a program of constant studying.

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A Date With Destiny
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8.89
103 votes

#5 - A Date With Destiny

Happily Divorced - Season 1 - Episode 4

Fran comes across some old love letters from her high school boyfriend and decides to contact him. The guy is perfect and Fran believes it was meant to be, until he reveals a secret of his own.

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A Heck of a Ride (2)
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8.64
269 votes

#6 - A Heck of a Ride (2)

The Middle - Season 9 - Episode 24

A Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home.

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Sweet Home Chicago (1)
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8.64
21 votes

#7 - Sweet Home Chicago (1)

The Bernie Mac Show - Season 1 - Episode 21

The kids hope to see their mother when the family heads to Chicago for a funeral.

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A Kiss is Just a Kiss
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8.54
135 votes

#8 - A Kiss is Just a Kiss

Happily Divorced - Season 1 - Episode 8

When Fran suspects her best friends man of hitting on her, shes left with a decision that may tarnish their friendship.

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Mac Local 137
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8.45
21 votes

#9 - Mac Local 137

The Bernie Mac Show - Season 2 - Episode 4

Bernie is sick of the kids tearing up the house, so he decides to make them clean up everything they've ruined. The kids go along with the plan until they realize Bernie isn't paying them extra for their labor. The kids decide to go on strike. When the house turns into a sty, Bernie hires scabs (neighborhood kids) to do the work.

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La Cage
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8.45
119 votes

#10 - La Cage

Just Shoot Me! - Season 2 - Episode 4

At first, Elliott's attempts to warn Finch about dating his ex-girlfriend, supermodel Nikki Elston, seem like just jealousy. However, there's more than a grain of truth in his warnings- Nikki is a true nutcase who delights in putting men through hell. One of her favorite stunts is locking them on a perch in a giant birdcage. Meanwhile, Nina's attempts to get a raise from Jack are subverted by the discovery of the truth about her use of the company's expense accounts.

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Someone Wants Me
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8.45
141 votes

#11 - Someone Wants Me

Happily Divorced - Season 1 - Episode 7

Fran runs into Elliot and realizes she still isn't over him which prompts her to try online dating. She can't stop thinking about Elliot so she decides to pursue him again but it leads to an awkward situation at his house.

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The Extinction of the Dinosaurs
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8.43
7 votes

#12 - The Extinction of the Dinosaurs

Judging Amy - Season 3 - Episode 14

Barry invites Amy to a business dinner, where her outspokenness almost gets the better of her and the budding relationship with Barry; with Kyle's help, Maxine searches the streets for a runaway gay teen, and she later agrees to let him stay at her house until she finds him another foster home placement; Amy must decide if a teenager who wrote a play about killing bullies, joked about school shootings, and considers the Holocaust a warning to the ruling classes, presents a threat to society; Maxine's already strained patience with the way Brian is running Teen Harbor snaps when she witnesses a drug deal there, and she orders it closed, incurring Kyle's wrath; as Bruce prepares a recommendation for Amy on whether a woman whose alcoholism caused her to lose custody of her children should be reunited with them, he isn't entirely convinced that she has stopped drinking and decides to do a little surveillance, bringing along Andrea to keep him company.

A Heck of a Ride (1)
star
8.35
491 votes

#13 - A Heck of a Ride (1)

The Middle - Season 9 - Episode 23

A Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home.

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Presence
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8.32
179 votes

#14 - Presence

NewsRadio - Season 2 - Episode 19

Jimmy loses Bill in a poker game. Lisa competes in Jimmy's place to win him back. Joe uses a hidden camera inside a Boba Fett action figure to keep up with the action.

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Adventure Man
star
8.30
100 votes

#15 - Adventure Man

Happily Divorced - Season 2 - Episode 7

Fran's romance with an outdoorsman is met with skepticism by Peter and her family, but a weekend camping trip should prove whether he's Mr. Right—or Mr. Wrong.

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This Old Casa
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8.30
43 votes

#16 - This Old Casa

George Lopez - Season 2 - Episode 12

George is sick of being unappreciated by Benny, so with the urging of Angie, he decides to remodel his mother's run-down bathroom. Hoping for a simple thank you, George's plan backfires and Benny continues to be her ungrateful self. But after a much needed heart-to-heart, George and Benny realize their significance in each other's lives, and in turn express their gratitude.

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Meet the Cuban Parents
star
8.29
53 votes

#17 - Meet the Cuban Parents

George Lopez - Season 2 - Episode 11

When Angie's parents, Vic and Emilina, come to visit the family for Christmas, George thinks they still believe he's not good enough for their daughter. But George shows he can take care of his family without their help and battles it out with Vic for the best Christmas.

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Bing, Bang, Boom
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8.28
200 votes

#18 - Bing, Bang, Boom

Mad About You - Season 2 - Episode 2

Phone calls, noisy neighbors and Murray chasing an invisible mouse are some of the distractions that Paul and Jamie face while struggling to find romance during a long-awaited evening together.

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Cold Storage
star
8.25
8 votes

#19 - Cold Storage

Family Ties - Season 3 - Episode 22

With the rest of the family away for the weekend, Mallory is excited about having the house to herself until she is accidentally locked in the basement with the person she'd least like to be with her adoring neighbor, Skippy. The mismatched pair do, however, come up with a unique way to keep warm and share some tender moments while waiting for their rescue.

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Torn Between Two Lovetts
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8.22
46 votes

#20 - Torn Between Two Lovetts

Happily Divorced - Season 1 - Episode 10

Fran sets Peter up with her hairdresser; Fran invites herself out on a date.

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Paul is Dead
star
8.14
183 votes

#21 - Paul is Dead

Mad About You - Season 2 - Episode 12

The death of a Paul Buchman affects Jamie and Paul quite suddenly, leaving them without cash or credit. Meanwhile, Paul is morbidly curious about his deceased namesake.

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Last Whiff of Summer (2)
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8.12
325 votes

#22 - Last Whiff of Summer (2)

The Middle - Season 4 - Episode 2

Mike accidentally reveals that Axl is his favorite child; Brick tries to grow a giant tomato; Sue encourages her father to participate in a variety of activities with her.

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King Lear Jet
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8.12
132 votes

#23 - King Lear Jet

Just Shoot Me! - Season 2 - Episode 5

Jack has two tickets to a London performance of King Lear, but when he is forced to cancel his plans, he is forced to decide who to give the tickets to- the suck-ups Nina and Elliott, who just want the vacation on his private jet, or true Shakespeare die-hard Maya. The adventure that follows parallels the play. Nina and Elliott get the tickets, but their endless conniving against each other proves to be their undoing, while only Maya stays true to her father.

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Who's Your Daddy?
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8.12
75 votes

#24 - Who's Your Daddy?

George Lopez - Season 2 - Episode 1

George bumps into his long lost Aunt Cecilia who informs him that his father, who his mom has always insisted was dead, is still alive. After drawing the truth from Benny, George conjures up images of his fantasy dad, played by guest star Esai Morales, and sets out on a mission to find the real Manny Lopez. Meanwhile, Angie buys a sickly dog from a homeless man and vows to return him to health and adopt him as the family pet.

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Limits & Boundaries
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8.11
229 votes

#25 - Limits & Boundaries

Becker - Season 1 - Episode 16

When a patient's mother desperately needs Becker to watch her two kids for the day, he reluctantly agrees and then makes Margaret and Linda keep an eye on them. But when the day turns into an unexpected sleepover at Becker's, his attempts to establish rules for the kids are about as effective as a blender during a power outage.

Coda
star
8.08
177 votes

#26 - Coda

NewsRadio - Season 2 - Episode 20

Dave, Bill and Mr. James work on a promotional spot. Lisa helps Joe study for a test. Matthew tries to sign up people for a summer house in the Hamptons.

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4 Rms Ocn Vu
star
8.06
16 votes

#27 - 4 Rms Ocn Vu

Family Ties - Season 3 - Episode 8

While Steven and Elyse are away on vacation, the Keaton house becomes a hotel for the weekend after Mallory accidentally crashes her parents' car into a telephone pole and the kids need to raise money for auto repairs. A lot of people are in town for the Leland homecoming game, so Alex decides to take advantage of the situation and rent out rooms but suddenly he's swamped with renters and the house looks like a three-ring circus.

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The Wedding Dance
star
8.06
47 votes

#28 - The Wedding Dance

George Lopez - Season 2 - Episode 7

Angie doesn't mind when George offers their backyard for a friend's wedding reception. But his refusal to dance there is another story.

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The Walk
star
8.06
731 votes

#29 - The Walk

The Middle - Season 5 - Episode 17

Frankie and Mike run into old acquaintances; Sue gets several dates to the prom; Brick gets Axl's help for a book report.

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O Say, Can You Remember the Words?
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8.05
127 votes

#30 - O Say, Can You Remember the Words?

Hannah Montana - Season 1 - Episode 10

Frustrated by Oliver's stage fright, Miley vents to her dad that she doesn't want to help him with their upcoming drama class performance anymore, which a dismayed Oliver accidentally overhears. Miley gets a taste of what Oliver goes through, when Hannah Montana forgets the words to the National Anthem while singing at a televised Laker's game. Jackson's boss pays him to get rid of sugar addict Rico's candy stash after a bad trip to the dentist. He manages to get Rico off the goodies, but Jackson becomes even more addicted to sweets than Rico.

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Lilly, Do You Want to Know a Secret?
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8.04
395 votes

#31 - Lilly, Do You Want to Know a Secret?

Hannah Montana - Season 1 - Episode 1

Lilly is ecstatic when she gets two tickets to attend a Hannah Montana concert and invites Miley to go with her. Miley refuses, saying that she doesn't like Hannah Montana. Miley's dad, Robbie, tries to convinces her tell Lilly her secret; That she is Hannah Montana. When Lilly does find out what Miley's been hiding, will she be to treat her the same. Jackson won't take no for an answer when he want to borrow money for his big date. But his dad keeps refusing to be his personal ATM.

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Old Boyfriends
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8.04
134 votes

#32 - Old Boyfriends

Just Shoot Me! - Season 2 - Episode 3

Jack has a slight problem with Maya's new boyfriend- he's the same age as Jack. When he voices his disapproval to Maya, she accuses him of being hypocritical, since he married someone her age. Both parties are left with a personal dilemma. Jack wonders if he is in fact being hypocritical, and Maya wonders if she may be dating the man to get back at Jack. Meanwhile, Nina's flirtation with a window washer proves hazardous to his health.

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The Wonderful World of Hecks
star
8.03
676 votes

#33 - The Wonderful World of Hecks

The Middle - Season 5 - Episode 24

A series of unfortunate events threaten to spoil the trip to Walt Disney World.

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Last Whiff of Summer (1)
star
8.03
853 votes

#34 - Last Whiff of Summer (1)

The Middle - Season 4 - Episode 1

Mike accidentally reveals that Axl is his favorite child; Brick tries to grow a giant tomato; Sue encourages her father to participate in a variety of activities with her.

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Lust in Translation
star
8.02
1030 votes

#35 - Lust in Translation

Better Off Ted - Season 2 - Episode 10

Ted romances a beautiful German executive who can't speak a word of English. It doesn't matter Veridian is developing a translation device for her company, enabling the two to communicate. The problem is, the voice of the device is Phil's, which ruins the mood for Ted.

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Pillow Talk
star
8.02
178 votes

#36 - Pillow Talk

Happily Divorced - Season 1 - Episode 2

After Elliott tells Fran that shes too involved in Peters life, she fears that their new relationship is in jeopardy. When Fran tries to plan a special evening with Elliott, Peters drunken night leads to an embarrassing morning for the trio.

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The One Where Michael Leaves
star
8.01
2575 votes

#37 - The One Where Michael Leaves

Arrested Development - Season 2 - Episode 1

Michael and George Michael leave for Phoenix but go back to ensure the family misses them. Lindsay wants to have an open marriage, which causes Tobias to try to join the Blue Man Group under the impression that they are a support group for depressed men. Lucille signs Buster up for the army after being goaded by a Michael Moore lookalike. Gob becomes president of the Bluth Company.

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Not Without My Daughter
star
8.01
2295 votes

#38 - Not Without My Daughter

Arrested Development - Season 1 - Episode 21

Michael takes Maeby to work with him on Take Your Daughter to Work Day. After being slighted by Michael, Tobias, George-Michael and Gob all go to the mall to prove that they are just manly. Oscar takes Lucille and Buster to Annyong's soceer game.

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Fool for Love
star
8.00
4 votes

#39 - Fool for Love

Family Ties - Season 4 - Episode 15

Skippy's lifetime obsession with Mallory builds to a climax when he refuses to accept that she is in love with Nick, and creates an embarrassing scene at the Homecoming dance. Alex tries to convince Skippy he should forget about Mallory and find someone else, and even enlists the help of a psychiatrist, but Skippy can't let go of his fantasy.

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The Reel Charlie Moore
star
8.00
1 votes

#40 - The Reel Charlie Moore

Head of the Class - Season 4 - Episode 24

Aristotle tries to help Charlie's acting career.

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Billy's Big One
star
8.00
1 votes

#41 - Billy's Big One

Head of the Class - Season 5 - Episode 7

Billy fakes a heart attack to circumvent a health-insurance bureaucrasy; the IHP girls try writing a romance novel.

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¡Amigos!
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7.98
2492 votes

#42 - ¡Amigos!

Arrested Development - Season 2 - Episode 3

Michael is increasingly frustrated over being abandoned by the family, and when the staircar is found in Mexico, Michael vows to find his father and give him a piece of his mind. Also, Buster spends time with Lupe's family and thinks he's in Mexico.

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Public Relations
star
7.98
2865 votes

#43 - Public Relations

Arrested Development - Season 1 - Episode 11

When George Michael is rejected by a private school due to the family's reputation, Michael hires a publicist from his gym who he's been flirting with to change the public perspective of the Bluths. Meanwhile, Tobias is sent to Boston to reclaim his medical license.

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The Guidance Counselor
star
7.97
882 votes

#44 - The Guidance Counselor

The Middle - Season 3 - Episode 21

Sue finds a kindred spirit in her awkward school guidance counselor, Jane Marsh (Whoopi Goldberg), who inspires her to reinvent herself. Meanwhile, Frankie is ecstatic when she and Mike buy a much needed new bed but is gobsmacked when her stubborn husband insists on assembling it himself; and Brick attempts to call the President to outlaw the Presidential Fitness Challenge, which would force him to accomplish some strenuous physical exercises at school.

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Relationship Ripcord
star
7.97
35 votes

#45 - Relationship Ripcord

Andy Richter Controls the Universe - Season 2 - Episode 5

After Andy eavesdrops on Jessica's neighbor's therapy session, he wants to date her.

Best Man for the Gob
star
7.97
2563 votes

#46 - Best Man for the Gob

Arrested Development - Season 1 - Episode 19

George Sr. uses Gob's bachelor party as an opportunity to set up his accountant in a compromising position so that he can blackmail him. Meanwhile, Michael tries to prove he's a fun guy, and the Funkes reunite their family folk-music band.

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Swag the Dog
star
7.95
1208 votes

#47 - Swag the Dog

Better Off Ted - Season 2 - Episode 13

Phil and Lem embark on a quest to gain respect around the office, Veronica goes on a reluctant treasure hunt inside the Veridian building, and Ted has to confront rumors of staff favoritism.

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The 200th
star
7.94
643 votes

#48 - The 200th

The Middle - Season 9 - Episode 9

Frankie remembers she has to come up with something to place in the time capsule; Bill Norwood informs Mike that he and Paula are separating; Brick tries to win Cindy back; Axl volunteers Sue to be his personal assistant

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Letting Go
star
7.94
106 votes

#49 - Letting Go

Man Up! - Season 1 - Episode 12

Will offers to fix Kenny's car for him.

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Squeak Means Squeak
star
7.93
696 votes

#50 - Squeak Means Squeak

Raising Hope - Season 3 - Episode 9

Sabrina tries to prove her parenting skills while babysitting Hope.

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