The Best Episodes Directed by Mcg
#1 - Short, Plush and Deadly
Duckman Season 4 - Episode 22
The family goes on a dream holiday camping trip. At the park, they run into Fluffy and Uranus who are also on holiday. However, Duckman quickly puts them to work and gets himself banished from the campground. He takes Fluffy, Uranus and Cornfed with him off into the woods, but bees sting the accompanying trio. Cornfed's head swells and an allergic reaction causes Fluffy and Uranus to grow to gigantic proportions and become homicidal. Hearing Duckman's screams, Beverly and a reluctant Bernice go to the rescue leaving entertainer Jim Bailey keeps the boys and Grandma-ma entertained.
#2 - Stephen Fry on Wagner
BBC Documentaries Season 2010 - Episode 29
Stephen Fry explores his passion for controversial composer Richard Wagner. Can he salvage the music he loves from its dark association with Hitler's Nazi regime? His journey takes him to Germany, Switzerland and Russia as he pieces together the story of the composer's turbulent career. Along the way he plays Wagner's piano, meets the composer's descendants and eavesdrops on rehearsals for the legendary Bayreuth Festival, the annual extravaganza of Wagner's music held in a theatre designed by the composer himself.
#3 - A Scandal in Belgravia
Sherlock Season 2 - Episode 1
Compromising photographs and a case of blackmail threaten the very heart of the British establishment, but for Sherlock and John the game is on in more ways than one as they find themselves battling international terrorism, rogue CIA agents, and a secret conspiracy involving the British government. This case will cast a darker shadow over their lives than they could ever imagine, as the great detective begins a long duel of wits with an antagonist as cold and ruthless and brilliant as himself: to Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler will always be THE woman.
#4 - A Trophied Duck
Duckman Season 4 - Episode 10
Duckman and the gang travel to San Francisco to attend Dickcon 97. He thinks he is being honored with an ""achievement"" award. When he gets there, he encounters an old rival from detective school. The rival is running the event and takes every opportunity to humiliate him. One of these methods involves an attempt to find a kidnapped Cornfed.
#5 - The Great Game
Sherlock Season 1 - Episode 3
A strange clue in an empty room, a blood-soaked car, a priceless Old Master, a deranged bomber. With the clock ticking, the curtain rises on a battle of wits between Sherlock, John and the shadowy stranger who seems to know all the answers...
#6 - A Study in Pink
Sherlock Season 1 - Episode 1
A war hero, invalided home from Afghanistan, meets a strange but charismatic genius who is looking for a flatmate; it is London, 2010, and Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes are meeting for the first time. A string of impossible suicides has Scotland Yard baffled - and only one man can help.
#7 - Grant Achatz
Chef's Table Season 2 - Episode 1
Discover the amazing story of one of the greatest innovators, how he started experimenting with flavors, textures and aromas, and how he battled a disease that almost killed him.
#8 - Brennen
Matlock Season 8 - Episode 18
Ben vies with a formidable D.A. while defending a client accused of killing a city councilwoman, and discovers a secret hiding in the D.A.'s past that is affecting his judgment in this case.
#10 - The Hounds of Baskerville
Sherlock Season 2 - Episode 2
Something terrible has happened to Henry Knight; Sherlock and John investigate the truth about the monstrous creature which apparently killed their client's father. A hound from hell? What seems like fantasy in Baker Street is a very different prospect in the ultra-secret army base that looms over Dartmoor.
#11 - Inherit the Judgment: The Dope's Trial
Duckman Season 2 - Episode 4
Duckman, in search of his free clock radio, takes the family out to the desert. They wind up in a small town where ""King"" Chicken is the sheriff and Duckman is put on trial for being a heretic.
#12 - Vuuck, as in Duck
Duckman Season 4 - Episode 16
Duckman inherits a minor league baseball team as the dying wish of the owner who is trying to keep the team from hands of a banker. To boost attendance he stages a series of stunts, that humiliate and scare the players into quitting. He ""hires"" nine super-models to take their place and they are an instant success. Cornfed teaches them the fundamentals of baseball and they become a great team. The banker institutes a scheme to prevent the supermodels from winning the big game and Cornfed discovers his other scheme on the Internet in the newsgroup alt.villians.greedy-schemes.
#16 - Sperms of Endearment
Duckman Season 3 - Episode 5
Bernice, Duckmans sister-in-law, decides she wants to have a child of her own. After trying the dating scene she decides to give artificial insemination a go. Due to a mis-communication and over abundance of, er, 'product', the service gives her Duckmans 'donation'. Hilarity ensues as Duckman and Bernice are incompatible in every [in] conceivable way.
#17 - Exile in Guyville
Duckman Season 3 - Episode 17
A young child is related the tale of how Duckman and Bernice led a nationwide division of sexes, all this because of his ad for lingerie. Duckman and the men move to the west coast. Bernice and the woman move to the east coast. The children have a different idea.
#18 - The Death of Dr. Ogden
Murdoch Mysteries Season 7 - Episode 18
When Julia Ogden's father passes away, she uncovers an unexpected truth behind his death - and his life. Meanwhile, Brackenreid must take over for Murdoch in the investigation of a murder amongst a group of geniuses.
#19 - Target of Opportunity
The Border Season 2 - Episode 2
An international assassin, Monita Persaud, turns up in downtown Toronto. Her target: a political cartoonist who has enraged the Muslim world. The ICS squad, with the help of US Homeland Security Special Agent Bianca LaGarda, tracks down Persaud, only to discover a more ominous conspiracy. It's what Monita Persaud doesn't know that poses the greatest threat -- to the life of one of the ICS squad.
#20 - Episode One
Misfits Season 5 - Episode 1
It's the first anniversary of the storm and handsome barman Alex discovers that he has acquired a strange new superpower that he has to use on one of the gang. Meanwhile, Rudy's downbeat alter ego joins a mysterious new support group deep in the heart of the estate.
#21 - Episode Three
Misfits Season 5 - Episode 3
Abby is convinced she has finally met her soulmate in Laura until childhood memories return to haunt her, unleashing a terrifying force. Finn is in an awkward position when it becomes clear that Greg, the probation worker, has a crush on him. And, searching for the mysterious superhero on his woolly jumper, Rudy's alter-ego meets Sam.
#22 - Corrado Assenza
Chef's Table Season 4 - Episode 2
Corrado Assenza uses the best produce and dairy from his native Sicily to make some of Italy's finest gelati, granita and cannoli at his humble sweets shop in Noto.
#23 - Magnus Nilsson
Chef's Table Season 1 - Episode 6
Far from any city, far from most fresh ingredients, chef Magnus Nilsson has created one of the world’s great restaurants in frozen Järpen, Sweden.
#24 - Surf N Turf
Lethal Weapon Season 1 - Episode 2
A noise complaint at a boxer's home leads Riggs and Murtaugh to a case involving illegal gun runners and Riggs becomes personally invested in the outcome when one of their targets reminds him of his late wife. Meanwhile, Trish worries about Murtaugh's health.
#26 - Pilot
Designated Survivor Season 1 - Episode 1
Lower-level cabinet member Tom Kirkman becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol. Kirkman must keep the country and his family safe while leading the search for the those responsible for the attack.
#29 - Passover
Rugrats Season 3 - Episode 51
This is the original series finale of Rugrats. Special: After arguing with Minka over his spotted glasses, Boris runs away. Later, after feeling bad, he decides to get Minka's glasses, only to be trapped in the attic by Angelica, Tommy & Chuckie. Each family member finds him, as well as end up being locked in the attic (it locks from the outside). While in the attic, Boris tells the story on how Passover was established. Angelica, imagining the story as it unfolds, picture herself as the Pharaoh, Tommy as Moses, and the babies as Hebrew slaves. A very interesting episode.
#31 - Clip Job
Duckman Season 2 - Episode 9
Duckman is kidnapped by an irate viewer who doesn't like the lack of morals portrayed on his television show.
#32 - Episode 7
Poldark (2015) Season 1 - Episode 7
Francis wrongly blames Ross for helping Verity elope with Andrew Blamey. Mark suspects Dwight and Keren of having an affair, starting a chain of events which will have tragic consequences and threatens the safety of everyone at Nampara.
#33 - Pig Amok
Duckman Season 3 - Episode 11
(Willabald Feivel) Cornfed finds out from his father via a documentary co-written with Ken Burns, that he has a genetic disease that gives him a choice, either lose his virginity, or die in 24 hours. Duckman tries to help him out, but Bernice saves the day and Cornfed pledges his undying love. He becomes dejected when she rejects him and tries to commit suicide.
#35 - Rm w/a Vu
Angel Season 1 - Episode 5
Cordelia finds a perfect apartment, but it' has just one flaw: it's haunted. Meanwhile, Doyle flees the phantoms of his past.
#39 - Episode Two
Misfits Season 5 - Episode 2
While the gang are out on the estate picking up litter, Rudy discovers that his dad is having an affair. With some help from Jess, Rudy investigates further and finds out his dad has a superpower of his own, a dark secret he has kept hidden from his family. As Rudy and Jess find themselves thrown together, Rudy is shocked to discover he has feelings for her. Meanwhile at the superpower support group, Rudy Two meets a mysterious boy with the power to fly and he starts to believe that the jumper Maggie knitted him really does hold the secrets to the gang's future.
#41 - Pilot
Devious Maids Season 1 - Episode 1
The women turn to one another for support when their friend and fellow maid Flora is brutally murdered at the home of her employers, Evelyn and Adrian Powell, at one of the largest society events of the year. Meanwhile, newcomer Marisol is hired to clean the home of Taylor and Michael Stappord, a newlywed couple with a complicated love history. But Marisol has ulterior motives and when someone she loves becomes wrapped up in Flora’s murder, she goes undercover to learn the truth.
#43 - The Mystery of the Dead Date
The Mysteries of Laura Season 1 - Episode 2
The use of an online dating service precipitates a woman's murder, so Laura decides to bait the killer by using the same service. As a consequence, she also considers personally getting back into dating.
#44 - Sweet Baby
Scandal (2012) Season 1 - Episode 1
Olivia hires Quinn Perkins; On Quinn Perkins' first day, she is given the task of of dealing with a woman's accusation against the President of the United States. Meanwhile, Pope & Associates must prove a decorated war veteran innocent of murder.
#46 - Will Goldfarb
Chef's Table Season 4 - Episode 4
After finally achieving recognition in New York, Will Goldfarb suffers yet another setback and decides to relocate to tropical Bali half a world away to start anew.
#48 - Pilot
Fastlane Season 1 - Episode 1
Van Ray and his partner, Andre Hayes, are on a sting to bring down a group selling stolen high end cars when something goes horribly wrong. Deaqon Hayes, Andre's brother, comes back to his roots in L.A. from New York City to find out what happened and who was responsible. Van and Deaq team up under the supervision of Lt. Wilhemina "Billie" Chambers to attempt to bring down the illegal traffickers and suspected murderers. In the process, Van must gain the trust of the beautiful young woman in the crew and the leader of the crew turns out to be more than what they expected.
#49 - H-- HEY, YOU
Speechless Season 3 - Episode 11
Maya is less than thrilled when Kenneth interferes with her business plans with Melanie. Ray begs JJ to cast him opposite his new crush, Izzy, in his next movie, which has unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, Dylan is impressed with Jimmy’s band.
#50 - Incoming
Persons Unknown Season 1 - Episode 5
After discovering that Tori is missing, the group's search for her turns up a mysterious newcomer with the name "Erika" tattooed on her arm. Erika reacts violently to her new surroundings and physically attacks Joe, Janet, Blackham, and Moira. Meanwhile, a suspicious Renbe believes he's found a link between Tori's fate and Janet's disappearance.
#51 - Ben Shewry
Chef's Table Season 1 - Episode 5
New Zealand chef Ben Shewry's strong connection with nature and dedication to finding new tastes have made his Australian restaurant Attica world famous.
#52 - The Thin Dead Line
Angel Season 2 - Episode 14
Angel teams up with Kate to investigate the rumours of "dead" renegade police who are out for blood. Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn carry out their own investigation that results in Wesley being seriously wounded by a police gunshot.
#53 - War
Between Season 1 - Episode 6
The government arrives in Pretty Lake with a cure for the virus; at the same time, Adam reveals information that could save his friends.
#54 - V2 Rocket Bases
Nazi Megastructures Season 1 - Episode 2
Discover how Nazi scientist Wernher von Braun heralded the birth of ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.
#55 - Joking the Chicken
Duckman Season 1 - Episode 13
A group of comedians hire Duckman to stop a pathetic mild mannered politically correct chicken whose ""clean"" stand up routine becomes a comedy sensation. The chicken's routines are funny to everyone except Duckman, who soon discovers the source of his popularity.
#56 - Vladimir Mukhin
Chef's Table Season 3 - Episode 2
Chef Vladimir Mukhin brings a modern interpretation to traditional Russian cuisine at his Moscow restaurant, White Rabbit.
#57 - Free for All
The Prisoner Season 1 - Episode 4
Number 6 runs for the office of Number 2.
#59 - End of the Rope
Between Season 1 - Episode 5
The residents of Pretty Lake remain cut off from the outside world but, on the bright side, their power has been restored.
#60 - Agenda for Murder
Columbo Season 9 - Episode 3
Columbo matches wits with a brilliant attorney responsible for the murder of the one man who could stifle his meteoric political career.
#61 - Love Hurts
Between Season 1 - Episode 4
Chuck continues enforcing his brand of "justice" in Pretty Lake. Meanwhile, Ronnie and Wiley draw closer, and Adam helps Ms. Symonds celebrate her 22nd birthday.
#62 - The Mortal Cup
Shadowhunters Season 1 - Episode 1
One young woman realizes how dark the city can really be when she learns the truth about her past. Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, "Shadowhunters" follows Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. Now thrown into the world of demon hunting after her mother is kidnapped, Clary must rely on the mysterious Jace and his fellow Shadowhunters Isabelle and Alec to navigate this new dark world. With her best friend Simon in tow, Clary must now live among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves to find answers that could help her find her mother. Nothing is as it seems, including her close family friend Luke who knows more than he is letting on, as well as the enigmatic warlock Magnus Bane who could hold the key to unlocking Clary's past.
#63 - To Be A Man...
Shin Chan Season 1 - Episode 2
"The Brotherhood of the Groveling Allowance" - Faced with the same lack of funds as his son, Hiro decides to team up with Shin and together outsmart the tight-fisted Mitzi. It's an all-out war between the sexes, but the fairer just won't play fair! When a handful softens Mitzi's stance and she decides to raise more than just his spirits, Hiro rediscovers that he's happy being half a man... "Action Bastard Says, 'Put Your Mouth on a Sausage!" - Shin's superhero sells out, and it's up to the little nipper to swallow enough of his BS to send away for his very own Bastard Belt. But despite Mitzi's urging, the poor kid's courage fails him... He just can't stomach Action Bastard's byproduct. Don't worry boys and girls, it's only Shin's ass on the line! "Hima Nohara in 'Laundry Quandry!'" - It's a sweet stacking short for the littlest Nohara when Hima decides to trash the family duds. "Ench-Man Episode 1: Ench-Man Begins" - The story of his life is not for the faint of heart... By day, mild-mannered principal. But by night - He's Ench-Man!
#64 - Crossing Lines
Between Season 1 - Episode 3
Tensions escalate as a power outage cuts off communication with the outside world. A text suggests Ronnie is involved in something sinister.
#66 - Last Salute to the Commodore
Columbo Season 5 - Episode 6
The family and friends of brilliant naval architect Commodore Otis Swanson have gathered for the company’s annual party. The commodore, however, has become increasingly discontented with the way his son-in-law, Charles Clay, has developed the shipbuilding firm into a vast, impersonal corporation. He is tired of being surrounded by freeloaders like his alcoholic daughter, Joanna, his irresponsible nephew, Swanny, and of course, Charles. The only man he respects is Wayne Taylor, the head of the boatyard. In fact, the Commodore intends to sell the company. That night, Charles is wiping clean the belaying pin used to bash the Commodore’s skull.
#67 - Coolio Runnings
Duckman Season 4 - Episode 2
With the Father & Son Games coming up, Duckman looks for an alternative to competing with Ajax. He spots a more than adequate replacement in recording artist Coolio, who's returned to school to replace his high school diploma. Coolio does not compete with Duckman. Ajax competes with Duckman and even tho they don't win, it has made Duckman and Ajax's bond stronger.
#69 - KidTV
Rugrats Season 3 - Episode 45
After being disgusted by a competitor's toy commercial on TV (a ""Transformer""-type flying bird that flies, goes in space, does your homework, etc.), Stu throws his invention (similar to what's on the commercial, except it doesn't do anything) at the TV, breaking the TV and the bird (the latter already broken to begin with). Afterwards, the Rugrats use a box (a ""Cheese of the Month"" box that was to be used to ship the TV back to Japan) to make their own shows, all making a rather colorful lineup.
#70 - Moving Away
Rugrats Season 3 - Episode 50
Angelica and her parents are moving to New York, only to have their plans thwarted by Jonathan at the last minute. Tommy explains to the other Rugrats on how they met for the first time, thanks to Angelica's lies about each other.
#71 - Mary McAleese and the Man Who Saved Europe
BBC Documentaries Season 2015 - Episode 286
Mary McAleese, former Irish President, travels through Ireland, France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, to uncover the legacy of Columbanus. She discovers that the story of Columbanus shows how openness to diversity can offer lessons to the often fractured Europe of today.
#72 - Terminator Salvation
RiffTrax Season 1 - Episode 98
Terminator Salvation is the thrilling story of the journey of a once valuable franchise. When the intellectual property rights lapse after a disappointing third movie, they're snatched up at well below their estimated market value by a wacky mismatched duo of producers. The petulant star they bring on board demands to play a role that wasn't actually in the script, massive rewrites ensue, and the novice director is forced to fall back on the skills he honed directing Sugar Ray music videos. Will the franchise rise to the occasion, renewing our enthusiasm for its once beloved characters? Or will the resulting film be a cynical, calculated exercise in maximizing profitability with little regard for story or coherency? Terminator Salvation firmly casts its lot with the latter. Christian Bale, apparently unaware that The Dark Knight had wrapped shooting, alternates between his raspiest "Harrison Ford in Firewall" whisper and barking like a mandrill/harbor seal hybrid. Fortunately, the movie turns out to not really be about him. It's actually about the guy from Avatar, the guy who played the new Chekov and a mute eight year old girl. Thrill as the resistance discovers the secret weapon that could save mankind: a specific radio frequency! Bonus points if you can identify which scene Christian Bale was taking so seriously that he unleashed the most humiliating caught-on-camera rant since Hall of Famer George Brett discussed soiling his pants. Google it. As a result of having to endure repeated viewings of Terminator Salvation, Mike, Kevin and Bill are all done professionally with each other.
#75 - The Maple Syrup Heist
Dirty Money (2018) Season 1 - Episode 5
In Canada, maple syrup is worth more than oil. When $20 million of syrup goes missing, the trail leads back to an epic battle between cartels and the little guy.
#77 - Meet The Carmichaels
Rugrats Season 2 - Episode 34
New neighbors the Carmichael's come to town and the Pickles help them get settled in. There Tommy meets all the kids: Alisa, Buster, Edwin, and Susie Carmichael. Susie tells Tommy all about her great room, but she can't find it so Tommy and Susie search all around Susie's new house for her brand new room.
#81 - The Sky Is Falling
Rugrats Season 3 - Episode 46
Following Angelica's story on ""The End of the World"" (which previously happened 2 years before), the Rugrats prepare for the falling sky, and its aftermath (Angelica becomes the world President and orders the Rugrats to do what she says), while Stu and Chazz brush up on their tennis.