The Best Episodes Directed by Nicole Holofcener

Jerry's Retirement

#1 - Jerry's Retirement

Parks and Recreation Season 5 - Episode 20

When Leslie finds out Jerry is retiring, she struggles with the proper way to commemorate the occasion. Chris and Ann prepare to have a baby together. Tom worries he will become the office punching bag once Jerry leaves.

star 8.01
2335 votes
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Smallest Park

#2 - Smallest Park

Parks and Recreation Season 4 - Episode 8

Leslie uses her new tourist attraction as a way to spend more time with Ben. Meanwhile, Ron and April encourage Andy to go to college, and Chris tasks Tom and Jerry with revamping the Parks and Rec logo.

star 7.99
2592 votes
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The Cat's Out

#3 - The Cat's Out

One Mississippi Season 1 - Episode 3

Bill's cat escapes and he blames Tig for letting her out. Tig's biological father, Mick, leads a search party. Assigned to survey the neighborhood, Tig unearths a secret from Caroline's past. Having found a local station where she can record her show remotely, Tig connects with Kate, the off-beat radio station manager.

star 7.94
170 votes
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#4 - Eagleton

Parks and Recreation Season 3 - Episode 12

Leslie's ex-best friend, Lindsay Carlisle Shay, launches an attack on Pawnee, banning residents from visiting a nearby park in the neighboring city of Eagleton with a large fence, causing Leslie to go to war with Eagleton. Meanwhile, everyone finds out that it is Ron's birthday, a fact that he went to extreme lengths to conceal.

star 7.92
2891 votes
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#5 - Pilot

One Mississippi Season 1 - Episode 1

Tig Notaro, an LA-based radio host, returns to her hometown of Bay St. Lucille, Mississippi, to be at the bedside of her ailing mother, Caroline. Suffering from her own recent health problems, Tig attempts to reconnect with her brother, Remy, and stepfather, Bill, both of whom lack the emotional tools to deal with family trauma.

star 7.91
290 votes
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The Pawnee-Eagleton Tip-Off Classic

#6 - The Pawnee-Eagleton Tip-Off Classic

Parks and Recreation Season 6 - Episode 3

Ben, Leslie and Chris meet with Eagleton city councilor Ingrid de Forest to discuss financial matters. Ann brings April to vet school orientation. Ron tries to get off the grid.

star 7.87
2274 votes
Secrets and Loans

#7 - Secrets and Loans

Gilmore Girls Season 2 - Episode 11

Lorelai and Rory have a major falling out after Rory goes against her mother's wishes and asks her grandparents to lend Lorelai the money she needs to repair termite damage to their house. Lane's desire to become a cheerleader causes a strain in her relationship with Rory.

star 7.75
913 votes
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The Case of the Stolen Sperm

#8 - The Case of the Stolen Sperm

Bored to Death Season 1 - Episode 7

Concerned over the sudden disappearance of the two lesbians who have been buying his sperm, Ray enlists Jonathan to help him track the couple down. After breaking into their apartment, Jonathan learns the pair has flown the coop--but not without leaving behind a clue that both shocks and intrigues Ray. Meanwhile, George ignores Jonathan's warnings by publishing a disparaging editorial about Richard Antrem (Oliver Platt), sending his publishing rival into a fit of rage at the local watering hole.

star 7.75
787 votes
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The Key

#9 - The Key

Enlightened Season 2 - Episode 1

Looking for "the key" to ruin Abaddonn and "free" its employees, Amy orchestrates a meeting with Jeff Flender, a charming whistle-blowing journalist, sharing incriminating e-mails she printed out at work with Tyler’s IT password. Though he doesn't find a story in the e-mails, Jeff encourages Amy to dig deeper and find more explosive evidence that could help bring down the company.

star 7.72
204 votes
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Kimmy Goes to a Party!

#10 - Kimmy Goes to a Party!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 1 - Episode 7

Jaqueline asks Kimmy to help her plan a dinner party where Jaqueline can confirm if her husband, Julian, is cheating on her.

star 7.70
1390 votes
Bomb Shelter

#11 - Bomb Shelter

Six Feet Under Season 4 - Episode 11

Edward Gordon Gorodetsky 1956 - 2004 Coco Grimes Gorodetsky 1962 - 2004 Michael Timothy Gorodetsky 1992 - 2004 Amanda Lynn Gorodetsky 1995 - 2004 Ruth is very excited about going on a "Couples Retreat" with George, who is far from enthusiastic. Brenda is excited about having children of her own with Nate. Nate makes a confession to Lisa's parents who threaten him with legal action to take custody of Maya. David is being sued by the victim from his sushi restaurant encounter for $500,000 until Keith gives him a special "gift" to get him to drop the lawsuit. David is asked to come in to pick his carjacker out of a police line-up.

star 7.61
668 votes
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Not Good Enough Mothers

#12 - Not Good Enough Mothers

Enlightened Season 1 - Episode 5

A news story about a Mexican-born mother's deportation stirs Amy to rally behind the family, but she has trouble finding similar motivation for human-rights causes among her coworkers or at Krista's baby shower.

star 7.56
356 votes
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No Ifs, Ands or Butts

#13 - No Ifs, Ands or Butts

Sex and the City Season 3 - Episode 5

Carrie tries to quit smoking to improve her chances with her new boyfriend, Aidan Shaw, a furniture designer. Charlotte has a new boyfriend, Brad, but he turns out to be an irredeemably lousy kisser. Samantha dates Chivon, an African-American, but his sister is no so open-minded. Miranda doesn't have the time to watch Steve practice basketball, even though there's the potential to win a million dollars: he is upset about this, and she realises she needs to put more effort into their relationship.

star 7.51
745 votes
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Fake It Till You Fake It Some More

#14 - Fake It Till You Fake It Some More

Orange Is the New Black Season 3 - Episode 5

Rumors fly among the inmates about a new, higher-paying job assignment, especially when they have to take a test for it

star 7.47
3025 votes
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#15 - Effects

One Mississippi Season 1 - Episode 2

Struggling to accept her mother's death, Tig can't let go of Caroline's possessions. Unable to leave home, Tig tries to maintain control of her radio show from Mississippi. Seeing that Tig is unable to accept the fragility of life, most pressingly her own, Bill pushes her to investigate a disturbing, yet oddly hilarious medical procedure.

star 7.45
154 votes
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Timing & Space

#16 - Timing & Space

Six Feet Under Season 3 - Episode 7

Bernard Asa Chenowith 1939 - 2003 Brenda and Billy's father dies quietly in the hospital. Nate goes to the funeral where he reconnects with Brenda. Lisa leaves for a convention, worrying about Maya as it is the first time she's away from her for a longer period of time. Even though Maya is with Nate. Arthur and Ruth develops their friendship, and Ruth is becoming more and more fascinated with his many talents. David and Keith attends a brunch hosted by some of David's friends. Keith does not fit in and feels very out of place. Claire get a very special gift from Russell. Federico worries about Vanessa and her mood.

star 7.45
682 votes
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Last Fuckable Day

#17 - Last Fuckable Day

Inside Amy Schumer Season 3 - Episode 1

Amy meets her heroes; tries to get birth control; explains where her poop comes out.

star 7.38
438 votes
Are We Sluts?

#18 - Are We Sluts?

Sex and the City Season 3 - Episode 6

Aidan is waiting until the time is right to sleep with Carrie, despite her best attempts at seduction, though they get there eventually. Charlotte's new man, Alexander Lindley, is unpleasantly talkative in bed, which upsets her. Samantha and her late night visitors get the blame when someone in her apartment building is robbed at gunpoint, and she is forced to move. Miranda contracts an STD, and notifying her list of sexual contacts proves to be highly embarrassing.

star 7.37
772 votes
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Bay of Married Pigs

#19 - Bay of Married Pigs

Sex and the City Season 1 - Episode 3

Carrie is invited to a couple's house in the Hamptons only to be flashed by the husband; Miranda's law firm thinks she's a lesbian; Samantha gets to know her doorman better; Charlotte dumps and eligible guy with the wrong china pattern.

star 7.36
1251 votes
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Three's a Crowd

#20 - Three's a Crowd

Sex and the City Season 1 - Episode 8

Charlotte is dating Jack, who wants a threesome, but she is unsure. Carrie discovers that Mr. Big has an ex-wife, and feels threatened. Samantha is seeing a married man; when his wife finds out, she proposes a threesome to keep their marriage together. Miranda feels unattractive and looks for affirmation that she isn't.

star 7.31
979 votes
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Ghost in Chains

#21 - Ghost in Chains

Togetherness Season 1 - Episode 6

During a morning hike, Brett meets Linda, a new-age believer who encourages him to get in touch with himself. Tina tries to make up with Alex by getting him an audition, Michelle helps David with the charter school and Brett takes a stand at work and opens up about his feelings.

star 7.29
251 votes
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Empty Best

#22 - Empty Best

Mrs. Fletcher Season 1 - Episode 1

On the day before her son leaves for college, Eve Fletcher has to deal with some inappropriate behavior in the workplace. Brendan runs into an ex-girlfriend at a party.

star 7.19
349 votes
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