The Best Episodes Directed by Peter Lauer
#1 - The Goodbye Guy
Strangers with Candy Season 2 - Episode 4
Jerri suffers a devastating loss and can find no sympathy for her grief, though Mr. Jellineck chips in with his special blend of self-important empathy. The Father-Daughter Sack Race plays a pivotal role in this Very Special Episode.
#3 - Splashdown!
The Adventures of Pete & Pete Season 3 - Episode 4
Big Pete tries to obtain the coveted position of Senior Lifeguard while Little Pete fights to abolish the hated Adult Swim. Big Pete is forced to choose between the power of the lifeguard chair and his friendship with his brother.
#4 - Tool and Die
The Adventures of Pete & Pete Season 1 - Episode 5
Older Pete tries to get a C in his shop class by making the most average thing that he can. His plan fails when his shop teacher, Mr. Slurm, makes him work on his special project with Endless Mike.
#5 - Chuck Versus the Other Guy
Chuck Season 3 - Episode 13
Chuck, Sarah and Shaw reunite to find the Ring operative behind the death of Shaw's wife. Sarah has faith that Shaw is ready for the mission but Chuck is worried about his emotional stability. Meanwhile, Morgan considers leaving the Buy More.
#6 - Snow Job (2)
Awkward Season 4 - Episode 11
Jenna is then contacted by Sadie, and they both try to find Matty and tell him about the secrets Eva is hiding. They are later tracked down and found in the house, where it is revealed that Eva is pregnant. Jenna and Sadie are not sure of this due to Eva's lies, and Matty stands by Eva by insisting that he cannot leave Eva when she is carrying his baby. Later, Matty, Jenna, and Sadie watch as Eva is busted for breaking into someone else's house, which she originally claimed was hers. Finally, the trip is over, and when they get back home, Jenna decides to call Luke in order to make amends. However, Luke breaks up with her, believing she is not mature enough. Eva takes another pregnancy test in order to assure Matty that she really is with child. Sadie, Jenna, and Matty wait outside the restroom, and Sadie and Jenna are positive that Eva is lying about her pregnancy. However, her test reads positive, and Eva is, indeed, pregnant.
#7 - Old Habits/New Beginnings
Strangers with Candy Season 1 - Episode 1
Jerri tries to fit in by mixing up a batch of the drug concoction Glint for Poppy, the most popular girl in school... with mixed results.
#8 - Common Enemies
The Good Guys (2010) Season 1 - Episode 11
Jack and Dan go off on their own, yet again, after they are assigned to help a forensic specialist with a burglary case. Weary of the specialist's superiority complex, the duo breaks free only to be tangled up in another case entirely. They must get help from an unlikely source to save Liz when she gets in trouble working a high-profile prostitution sting.
#9 - To Love, Honor and Pretend
Strangers with Candy Season 2 - Episode 7
Coach Wolf assigns marriages for her students for a class project. Jerri get paired up with Ronnie Leggett. After Jerri finds problems with her new “marriage,” she learns that it is not as easy as she thought it will be. Will Jerri be able to save her “marriage” and her grade?
#11 - Welcome to the Jungle
The Troop Season 1 - Episode 1
Jake is initiated into The Troop, a group that protects the town from alien monsters. His first mission is to help his mean neighbors, who have been turned to stone.
#12 - Making a Stand
Arrested Development Season 3 - Episode 8
Michael is tired of his father always having Gob compete with him, so Michael gets Gob his own banana stand franchise, only to find that Gob has set it up 20 feet from the old one. After the two compete, they decide to teach their father an elaborate lesson, and Buster refuses to use his handicap to scare kids. Meanwhile, Maeby uses Lucille's surgery in a horror film.
#13 - Chuck Versus the Push Mix
Chuck Season 4 - Episode 13
The mission to take down Volkoff reaches a dangerous new level, while big changes loom at home. As Sarah works to free Chuck’s mom, Chuck and Morgan embark on their own mission to take down Alexei Volkoff. Meanwhile, Casey bonds with his daughter, Alex, while Ellie tries to ease Awesome’s anxieties over fatherhood.
#14 - Halloweenie
The Adventures of Pete & Pete Season 2 - Episode 6
Little Pete decides to enter the annals of history by breaking the record for most houses visited on Halloween and tries to enlist the help of Big Pete. Big Pete is torn between his loyalty to his brother and the coming of age and abandonment of the childhood ritual of trick-or-treating. He must decide whether to face the ridicule of his peers and go trick-or-treating or to join the notorious "Pumpkin Eaters", a group of vandals who terrorize neighborhood "Halloweenies."
#15 - The King of the Road
The Adventures of Pete & Pete Season 1 - Episode 1
The Wrigley family goes on their yearly trip to Hoover Dam. When the family stops to eat for lunch, another man and his family also stop off at the same place, on their way to the Hoover Dam. Dad is determined to beat the other father for the title 'King of the Road'. The outcome? A bunch of naked Wrigleys.
#18 - Sword of Destiny
Arrested Development Season 2 - Episode 15
Gob and Buster team up for some magic tricks with the help of Buster's fake hand, but when Tony Wonder, a rival magician, starts to mentor them, somebody gets the finger. Meanwhile, Michael is forced to delegate some work when he's hospitalized and Lindsay teaches George Michael how to drive using the staircar.
#24 - Danny Castellano Is My Gynecologist
The Mindy Project Season 1 - Episode 5
When Mindy must find a new gynecologist, she asks Danny to assume the role. Eventually, he accepts - on the grounds that Mindy will feel too uncomfortable to go through with the exam. The two then play a game of chicken to see who will back out of the deal first. Meanwhile, Jeremy tricks Morgan and Betsy into helping him break into Mindy's apartment to retrieve a valuable item.
#25 - Daddy's Little Girl
Everwood Season 2 - Episode 5
When Andy invites Linda Abbott over for dinner to discuss a patient, Delia lashes out through foul language, but it is an enlightened Ephram who figures out the cause of his sister's bad behavior, thanks to insight provided by Madison (Sarah Lancaster). Amy's depression deepens, but when her therapist recommends medication, Dr. Abbott refuses to write a prescription to help his daughter cope with Colin's death.
#29 - Brothers and Sister
Enlisted Season 1 - Episode 6
Pete is confronted by a girlfriend with whom he never broke up, before deploying to Afghanistan, and Jill must help him through the split. Meanwhile, Derrick and Randy test their “dating skills” without each other as wingmen and come to some startling revelations
#31 - Mother's Day
Trophy Wife Season 1 - Episode 22
Kate is overjoyed when Diane and Jackie offer to let her have the kids on her first Mother's Day, however, when Kate discovers their hidden agenda, she is determined to get revenge. Meanwhile, Pete slowly buckles under the pressures at work.
#35 - Reese Joins The Army (Part 2)
Malcolm in the Middle Season 5 - Episode 22
Reese continues to be a great soldier in the Army until he finds himself in a situation where his Sergeant cannot help. But after comparing being captured to being grounded, he takes action and leads his team to victory. But being such a successful soldier has it's bad parts as well, as Reese prepares to jump from the plane - right into Afghanistan. Malcolm has his hands full as well as he attempts to prove Hal innocent. But being good with numbers helps as Malcolm notices all of the prosecutions given dates are on Fridays - which Hal hasn't worked on in over 15 years. And with Reese missing and Hal's case, Lois falls deeper and deeper into insanity.
#38 - The Other Side of the Mall
Human Target (2010) Season 2 - Episode 6
The team travels to a suburb during the holiday season as they go undercover to try and figure out why a seemingly innocent family was a target of a murder attempt.
#39 - 48 Hours
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 1 - Episode 7
When Jake makes an arrest without a lot of proof, he only has 48 hours to collect evidence, or else the "perp" will be released. After his unsuccessful interrogation of the suspect, Jake forces his co-workers to spend their weekend helping him crack the case. So, while the team is stuck at the precinct, Charles judges a pie contest between Gina and Rosa, and Holt helps Terry look better in the eyes of his in-laws.
#40 - How to Stand on Your Own Two Feet
How to Live with Your Parents Season 1 - Episode 7
Polly is determined to start paying her own way, so when her attempt at a second job fails, she decides to go back to school and make something of herself. Meanwhile, Elaine inspires Julian to follow his dream of opening a zombie survivor fantasy camp.
#41 - Chuck Versus the Best Friend
Chuck Season 2 - Episode 14
Chuck uses his burgeoning spy skills to help keep an eye on Anna for a heart sick Morgan. But their discovery leads to a chance that Anna's new boyfriend may be part of a dangerous gang. Meanwhile, Jeff and Lester nag Ellie into hiring their band, Jeffster!, to play at her wedding.
#43 - Safety Canary
Wonderfalls Season 1 - Episode 11
Jaye and Eric, now officially dating delve a little deeper into thier relationships. But Jaye, under the influence of the talking things that don't talk, snaps a photo of 2 birds which sets in motion a bird napping, a brother and best friend challenging, Jaye questioning her relationship with Eric and a zoologist and janitor's relationship.
#44 - Chuck Versus the Three Words
Chuck Season 3 - Episode 2
Chuck gets a new mission when Sarah's best friend Carina comes through town with her fiancé Karl. Things get complicated when Chuck wants to hash out his and Sarah's relationship problems while they're on the mission. Meanwhile, Morgan finds himself in trouble when he lies to Jeff and Lester.
#45 - The Nanny and the Professor
Gilmore Girls Season 4 - Episode 10
Luke becomes overwhelmed by Lane's work ethic when he hires her to work at the diner; Rory is less than thrilled with the new man in Paris's life. Richard becomes intensely irritated when the Chez Gilmore walking tour benefitting the Historical Society overstays its welcome.
#47 - College Recruiters
Malcolm in the Middle Season 7 - Episode 12
A broke Francis gets talked into getting a real job by Dewey, but one of Francis' rocker friends decides to offer him the position of tour manager of his band instead. Back home, Hal takes over the college recruiters, which Malcolm refuses to meet with, and treats each one as a suitor. However, Hal's plans are ruined when Malcolm chooses to go Harvard.
#48 - Polly in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle Season 5 - Episode 17
Hal sets up Abe Kenarben on a blind date with Jaime's babysitter Polly but then realizes Lois has also set her up on a blind date - with Craig. Malcolm, Dewey (with his "lucky" shirt) and Reese also meet Reggie Jackson and Francis is embarrassed by Piama in front of his co-workers.
#51 - Chuck Versus the Last Details
Chuck Season 4 - Episode 23
Chuck and Sarah’s wedding prep includes one final detail: ensuring that the mother-of-the-groom makes it to the ceremony alive. Meanwhile, Morgan’s responsibilities as Best Man include his most dangerous mission yet, as he faces Vivian Volkoff. Elsewhere, Ellie tends to the last details of the rehearsal dinner and seeks help from an unlikely source.
#52 - Cancel Couture
Emily in Paris Season 1 - Episode 10
With her job on the line over a Fashion Week debacle, Emily scrambles to devise a new plan while preparing to say adieu to a good friend.
#58 - Chuck Versus the Santa Suit
Chuck Season 5 - Episode 7
Chuck and Sarah discover who is behind the plot to destroy Carmichael Industries. Meanwhile, Ellie's plans for a perfect Christmas begin to come apart and, at the Buy More, Morgan and the gang must fend off angry customers as a computer virus threatens to ruin Christmas. Comic book legend STAN LEE guest stars. and, in return, gets makeover advice.
#60 - Pearl Harbor
Malcolm in the Middle Season 6 - Episode 4
Malcolm and Reese plot revenge after they realize their teenage neighbor has tricked each of them into believing the other is gay. Meanwhile, Hal, tired of competing with a neighbor who always outdoes his Christmas decorations, decides to create his own "holiday" to decorate his house for - Pearl Harbor Day.
#61 - The Trouble With Harry
Human Target (2010) Season 2 - Episode 12
Chance is reunited with Harry when he is hired to protect the girlfriend of a rival security agency owner. Meanwhile, Ilsa must go into the field on a mission for the first time, and two team members get closer than ever.
#63 - The Bicycle Thief
Dead Like Me Season 1 - Episode 11
George can't afford the new bicycle she wants so she gets a new job. Immediately, coworkers at her old job begin planning a farewell party. Meanwhile, Mason mingles with a gay couple and Daisy is stalked by the soul of a passionate painter. Soon, the reapers begin to realize just how important a part they play in people's lives.
#68 - My Super Ego
Scrubs Season 1 - Episode 7
J.D. has finally earned the spot as brightest student, but he's got competition: Nick Murdoch, who seems to be nicer, friendlier and has a better butt than him. But even J.D. can't hate the guy, for he is so nice. But he is surprised when he finds Nick sitting in a corner crying because he can't take the pressure of medical internship. Meanwhile, Turk is having problems at the operation table and doesn't tell Carla, who keeps bothering Dr. Cox about it. And Dr. Cox gives Turk a very unique suggestion on how to calm down before surgery.
#74 - Russ Bradley Morrison
Trophy Wife Season 1 - Episode 9
When Kate tries to play matchmaker with Diane and another parent on a field trip, she soon learns that Diane is more challenging to set up than she originally thought. Meanwhile, Jackie decides to nurse Pete back to health and Hillary helps Bert get on his teacher's good side.
#76 - Let's Talk About Sex, Henry
Grounded for Life Season 2 - Episode 8
After Henry unexpectedly catches Sean and Claudia having sex, Sean is determined to handle the inevitable topic of the birds and the bees with Henry in a better way than Walt did with he and Eddie. After having a father/son talk with Henry about sex, Sean feels good about how he handled things. When Sean and Claudia catch word that they have a ""reputation"", they discover that Henry told his entire class about what he caught Sean and Claudia doing, forcing them to do some damage control.
#78 - Ida's Boyfriend
Malcolm in the Middle Season 5 - Episode 11
Malcolm gets his tongue pierced and needs to hide it for a month. While Lois' mother, Ida, comes and annouces that she will marry a rich Chinese Man that she met on a cruise. Malcolm gets complications when his tongue ring gets infected, rendering him unable to say "S's" and he discovers that Ida has been drugging her fiancé with opiates and mood enhancers. When Lois and Hal confront Ida, she drugs them with free food. But luckily, the fiancé misses a drug treatment, and realizes that Ida is a terrible woman and he leaves her at the altar. Malcolm is punished for his tongue piercing. Meanwhile at the ranch, Otto decides to hire a murder mystery acting troup, but it all turns out badly.
#80 - Kitty's Back
Malcolm in the Middle Season 6 - Episode 5
Kitty returns and asks Lois for help getting Kitty's estranged husband back; Francis comes home and puts Dewey through the torturous "Brotherhood Initiation."
#82 - Broke and Pantyless
Younger Season 1 - Episode 7
When her ex comes up short on a tuition payment, Liza has to swallow her pride to earn some quick cash without arousing suspicion from Josh. Kelsey continues to blur the line between editor and mistress with her prize author.
#84 - Cattle Court
Malcolm in the Middle Season 7 - Episode 20
Reese meets a cute vegetarian named Carrie when he goes back to work at the meat plant. At first, he goes along with her political talk, but she catches him with a pork chop. So, to get Carrie back, he sets free all the cows at the meat plant. Malcolm, meanwhile, tries to fool Lois in order to attend a rock concert.
#88 - Hit and Run
Strangers with Candy Season 2 - Episode 6
Someone hits Mr. Jellineck with their car, and the whole school is turned upside-down trying to find the culprit. Meanwhile, Jerri wrestles with her conscience, and Mr. Noblet considers revealing his secret feelings for Geoffrey in an effort to encourage his recovery.
#89 - Two to One
The Mindy Project Season 1 - Episode 8
Mindy isn't getting respect from Danny and Jeremy, so she goes off to experience life as her own boss. Meanwhile, the group fights back when they discover that holistic midwives are stealing patients from Shulman & Associates.
#91 - Curious George
Dead Like Me Season 1 - Episode 3
George misses her family, so she decides to pay them a visit. But when reaper boss Rube hears of George's sentimental journey, he forbids her from making it again. Despite the warning, George can't stop herself from going home...until she discovers the price the dead pay for hanging on to their past.
#92 - Sunday Mornings
Dead Like Me Season 1 - Episode 9
An assignment leads George to a college campus, where she befriends a fresh-faced coed with a curious fascination for a literature professor...who just happens to be George's dad! Sitting in class with her new friend, George gets to know her dad - and herself - in a way she never did in life.
#94 - Hear No Evil
Suburgatory Season 1 - Episode 20
As George and Eden's relationship gets serious, he decides to introduce her to Tessa, who is preoccupied with her job at Crystal Cup of Crystals. Meanwhile, George and Noah make a deal regarding George's relationship boundaries with Eden, and Eden is overwhelmed by Sheila's meddling and the Werners' overprotective behavior.
#95 - Army Buddy
Malcolm in the Middle Season 7 - Episode 8
When Lois finds renewed energy with orthotic inserts for her shoes, Hal fears she will not look to him for support anymore and plots to destroy the inserts. A former female army buddy of Reese's comes to their house for a visit. But she gets defensive when Reese thinks they are way more than just friends and comes intact to the idea of trying to sleep with her.
#96 - Malcolm's Car
Malcolm in the Middle Season 6 - Episode 9
When Malcolm spots a roughed up 1967 Cuda in his neighborhood, he instantly falls in love with it and purchases the car. But he gets so caught up in the difficult task of restoring it that he blows off Stevie as well as Reese who needs him for an illegal betting scheme of his. Hal on the other hand, is having success when he stumbles upon his hidden talent -- hairstyling. Lois doesn't have time to worry about Malcolm or Hal, as she is caught up in scandal between Craig and their Lucky Aide boss Fred. Craig says he is taking time off to tutor Fred's wife in golf but Lois finds out he is actually having an affair with her.
#99 - Charged
Reaper Season 1 - Episode 2
After Sam wakes up to find that everything he touches gives him a shock, he consults Satan, who tells him that this is related to his next target - an escaped soul from hell who sucks energy from power lines in order to loose it as lightning against his next victim. In order to capture the escapee Sam must use his new vessel, a remote control monster truck, given to him by Satan himself.
#101 - Sexual Harassment (a.k.a. There Once Was a Blank from Nantucket)
Strangers with Candy Season 3 - Episode 8
Jerri is asked out at a school wrestling game, but the boy later takes back his offer because other boys are saying mean sexual things to Jerri and she does nothing about it. So Tamela tells her she was a victim of sexual harassment and she needs to stick up for herself. Jerri later starts liking another guy, but is afraid it will end soon because of the other guys harassing her.
#102 - Our Dear Leaders
Scrubs Season 9 - Episode 11
Lucy takes her new assignment as hell week "team leader" a bit too seriously, and Dr. Turk feels threatened when an internationally renowned surgeon pays a visit.
#105 - Reapercussions
Dead Like Me Season 1 - Episode 4
After discovering a loophole in the "reaper rules," George decides to test fate and help a man miss his appointment with destiny. But when she sees the devastating domino effect of her actions - and receives a drastic punishment - George learns a lesson about fate she won't soon forget.
#106 - What About Blob
Reaper Season 1 - Episode 5
Sam must deal with a toxic revenger when the escaped soul of a chemical company's CEO starts taking human lives. Meanwhile, the Devil delivers Sam's contract as promised... but it's a few hundred pages longer then Sam expected.
#107 - An American Auction in Paris
Emily in Paris Season 1 - Episode 9
A charity auction, a donated gown and an avant-garde design duo add up to trouble for Emily as she catches the eye of Pierre Cadault's heir apparent.
#109 - A Price Too High for Riches
Strangers with Candy Season 2 - Episode 10
Jerri struggles with class issues as the new shoe of the moment ("Flairs") is a wee bit out of her price range. She snags a job at the local shoe store and schemes to procure a pair of the salacious shoes in time for popular rich girl Melissa's party. However, Orlando has a party scheduled for that same evening, and Jerri's snobbery regarding his lower-income-bracket party threatens their friendship.
#111 - The Accident
The Secret World of Alex Mack Season 1 - Episode 1
On her way home from school Alex Mack is practically hit by a truck. The truck is carrying a top-secret chemical and spills it on Alex. Alex learns later that she has magical powers and shares this secret with her sister, Annie, and best friend, Raymond.
#113 - The Pill
Samantha Who? Season 2 - Episode 3
Desperate to regain her memory, Sam opts to join a clinical trial and starts taking pills for her memory. Sam's memories start coming back, but she doesn't like what she learns about her former self. Elsewhere, someone confuses Dena and Andrea as being a gay couple, which frustrates Andrea and sends her on the hunt to find someone hotter than Dena.
#115 - Shock Value
The Secret World of Alex Mack Season 1 - Episode 3
Alex asks her sister for help with a class science project, but ends up using her power to impress the teacher. This gets her into trouble when the teacher believes that the project was done by Annie, not Alex. Meanwhile, Dave and Vince disguise themselves as janitors in an attempt to find Alex.
#116 - Bully
Strangers with Candy Season 3 - Episode 9
A new student comes to Flatpoint High, who turns out to be a bully who everyone is afraid of. When Jerri stops a fight with the bully and her friend Tammy, the bully schedules a fight for after school. Everyone keeps telling Jerri that she shouldn't fight and find peace, but Jerri feels she should live by the street code and fight. Geoffry gets a bully of his own when a homosexual hater substitute confronts him.
#117 - Invisible Love
Strangers with Candy Season 3 - Episode 4
Jerri and class hunk Laird are having a fling, but he is insistent on keeping it a secret. So Jerri finds herself forced to hide out in odd places like Laird's locker, the trunk of his car, a trash can, etc., so they can continue their secret rendezvous. Meanwhile, Jerri's stepmother experiences relationship troubles with Stew, prompting an unusual bonding moment between stepmother and stepdaughter.
#119 - Now You See Me, Now You Don't
Family Tools Season 1 - Episode 2
When Jack and Darren take a job in a corporate office, Jack tries to reconnect with a former high school crush, while Darren questions his status after one of his ideas is stolen. Meanwhile, Terry meddles in Mason's new relationship and Tony is uncomfortable with the girlfriend's unconventional style.