The BEST episodes directed by Mark K. Samuels

Dead Guy
12 votes

#1 - Dead Guy

Malcolm & Eddie - Season 1 - Episode 9

A man trying to bring a fake lawsuit against the bar, inadvertently dies, just as the guys get a visit from the city's toughest health inspector.

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Chicago Shoe Exchange
371 votes

#2 - Chicago Shoe Exchange

Married... with Children - Season 11 - Episode 24

Al and Griff start a barter to get a massage chair. Meanwhile, Kelly gives massages to Bud.

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Springtime for David
166 votes

#3 - Springtime for David

Roseanne - Season 8 - Episode 19

David moves out after getting a job at a theme park known as "the happiest place in Illinois," where he's soon transformed into an ultra-perky worker with an eerie smile.

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Roseanne in the Hood
181 votes

#4 - Roseanne in the Hood

Roseanne - Season 8 - Episode 3

Roseanne will stop at nothing to crush the competition when a new, more posh eatery -- complete with a salad bar and a drive-through window -- opens up across from the Lunch Box.

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8 votes

#5 - Swappin

Malcolm & Eddie - Season 1 - Episode 20

Tim is forlorn over his breakup with Danielle. He writes her a love letter to express his deepest feelings for her, but hands it to Malcolm to pass to her. But when Tim's love letter falls into the wrong hands, everyone who reads it becomes entangled in romantic misunderstandings, thinking that the letter was intended for them.

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Call Waiting
218 votes

#6 - Call Waiting

Roseanne - Season 9 - Episode 1

Roseanne goes on a spiritual odyssey in front of the TV. After walking out on Dan in the heat of anger, Roseanne is now holed up at Jackie's, mesmerized by the sitcom couples she grew up with on That Girl, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and I Dream of Jeannie. Meanwhile, back at the Conner house, Dan is listlessly puttering around fixing things -- but he'd rather "fix things" in his marriage. And, much like the TV couples occupying Roseanne's thoughts, Dan and Roseanne just might discover that they're better off together than apart. In the coda, Jackie realizes that they have won $108 million in the state lottery.

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Altar Egos
212 votes

#7 - Altar Egos

Roseanne - Season 6 - Episode 25

Egos clash when Jackie and Fred can't make a decision about their marriage. Fred is having what Dan calls"the moment of clarity" – a case of the jitters that affects some men just before the big day. But what's really bothering Fred is his belief that Jackie has feelings for someone she sees almost every day and whom she is always "asking to come over and fix stuff" – none other than Dan.

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Little Sister
13 votes

#8 - Little Sister

Malcolm & Eddie - Season 1 - Episode 6

When a beautiful woman arrives at the bar Malcolm is quick to ask her for a date but unbeknownst to him, she's Eddie's younger sister. When the truth is told, the roommates make an agreement that Malcom will keep the evening platonic, but an overprotective Eddie makes it clear that big brother is watching.

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10 votes

#9 - Sh-Boing-Boing

Malcolm & Eddie - Season 1 - Episode 12

Malcolm tries to settle his grandparents' quarrel after Malcolm's grandfather gets kicked out of the house and moves in with Malcolm & Eddie. Nicolette gets a new roommate named Regina, who has eyes for Eddie, but Nicolette remains determined continue persuing him.

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Fights and Stuff
140 votes

#10 - Fights and Stuff

Roseanne - Season 8 - Episode 25

Dan returns home from hospital with orders from the doctor for a new diet regime -- and strict orders from Roseanne about changing his lifestyle.

A Second Chance
146 votes

#11 - A Second Chance

Roseanne - Season 9 - Episode 18

Bothered by rumors about Roseanne and "that Wellman guy," Dan sweeps by to take Roseanne out for a ride. Roseanne and Dan begin to take the first tentative steps toward putting their marriage back together. But their reconciliation is disrupted when a frantic call comes in from Jackie: Darlene has been suddenly rushed to the hospital.

Millions from Heaven
209 votes

#12 - Millions from Heaven

Roseanne - Season 9 - Episode 2

The Connors win the biggest lottery payoff in state history but insist they're still "just folks."

Pampered to a Pulp
147 votes

#13 - Pampered to a Pulp

Roseanne - Season 9 - Episode 6

Roseanne and Jackie fight the battle of the bulge during their sojourn at a luxury spa, where past-life regression therapy brings out the imagined warrior in Roseanne.

What a Day for a Daydream
163 votes

#14 - What a Day for a Daydream

Roseanne - Season 9 - Episode 3

Newly wealthy Roseanne indulges in daydreams involving Hugh Hefner and an appearance on the Jerry Springer Show in which she imagines her dreams – and even some of her nightmares – coming true thanks to the lottery winnings.

Couch Potatoes
153 votes

#15 - Couch Potatoes

Roseanne - Season 7 - Episode 25

Because the Conners have been selected as a Neilsen family, Roseanne decrees that their household viewing habits must change.

Honor Thy Mother
184 votes

#16 - Honor Thy Mother

Roseanne - Season 9 - Episode 4

While Roseanne and Jackie anticipate indulging themselves to unlock their "divine female essence" at a luxury spa, Dan is just plain morose -- and finally admits why: nagging worries about a family member, his institutionalized mother.

Someday My Prince Will Come
116 votes

#17 - Someday My Prince Will Come

Roseanne - Season 9 - Episode 5

A Moldavian prince descends on Lanford with one purpose in mind: to romance Jackie. It seems he's developed a royal crush on her after seeing her briefly on TV.

135 votes

#18 - Roseanne-Feld

Roseanne - Season 9 - Episode 20

Jackie and Mark take in a female wrestling match; D.J. is not prepared when he realizes he may be about to have his first sexual experience when a night of watching videos with Heather turns into a night of passion; and Bev introduces Leon and Scott to her new "friend," a boozy lounge singer named Joyce.

The War Room
131 votes

#19 - The War Room

Roseanne - Season 9 - Episode 15

When a heartbroken Roseanne locks herself in her room and won't come out, her family and friends all try in their own unique way to help her get out of her funk. Friends and family try an intervention after they're unable to rouse a listless Roseanne out of bed, where she's been for four days amid piles of junk food, depressed over Dan's affair.

The Truth be Told
131 votes

#20 - The Truth be Told

Roseanne - Season 9 - Episode 21

Roseanne learns some truths about the price of fame when two high-powered television programmers bombard her with all sorts of bizarre ideas about how network and cable TV would tell her life story. Roseanne is appalled to learn that one wants to sanitize her life and the other wants to spice it up. At the same time, Bev is happily telling stories about Roseanne to a friendly florist, unaware that he is actually a tabloid reporter.

Home for the Holidays
113 votes

#21 - Home for the Holidays

Roseanne - Season 9 - Episode 12

After a long stay in California with his mother, Dan returns home for Christmas and he, Roseanne and the rest of the family begin to realize how fortunate they are to have each other and how much they have to be thankful for as the old year ends.

Lanford's Elite
139 votes

#22 - Lanford's Elite

Roseanne - Season 9 - Episode 16

At a party at the swank Lanford Country Club, Roseanne forges a surprising bond with Edgar Wellman, Jr., the son of her hated former boss. When he reveals some shocking news about the future of Lanford, Roseanne realizes she may be the only one who can save her hometown.

Hoi Polloi Meets Hoiti Toiti
163 votes

#23 - Hoi Polloi Meets Hoiti Toiti

Roseanne - Season 9 - Episode 8

A visit with the wealthy Wentworths on Martha's Vineyard gives the Conners a glimpse into new friend Astrid's dysfunctional family. And before long, the Conners are teaching the snobby elitists some truths about real life.

Happy Trailers
220 votes

#24 - Happy Trailers

Roseanne - Season 7 - Episode 22

Becky and Mark finally leave the Conner nest to move into a tacky trailer park, but when Roseanne and Dan try to help out financially, their offers are met with a wall of resistance. Meanwhile, a tipsy neighbor drops by to put out the trailer park welcome mat.

Hit the Road, Jack
133 votes

#25 - Hit the Road, Jack

Roseanne - Season 9 - Episode 14

As Dan packs his bags to leave, Roseanne drowns her sorrows in fast food while driving aimlessly around Lanford, and D.J. finds a soul mate to share his troubles.

Arsenic and Old Mom
109 votes

#26 - Arsenic and Old Mom

Roseanne - Season 9 - Episode 22

Dan's eccentric mom heads straight for Lanford after she's released from hospital, claiming to be cured. Problem is, Dan thinks she's trying to kill him.