The BEST episodes directed by Peter Lauer

The Goodbye Guy
star
9.08
42 votes

#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.

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Lost in Translation
star
9.00
3 votes

#2 - Lost in Translation

The Troop - Season 1 - Episode 10

A Troop from Japan arrives to share monster-hunting techniques with our Troop, but cultural differences complicate everyone's attempts at defeating the elusive Noctem.

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Chuck Versus the Other Guy
star
8.44
4880 votes

#3 - 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.

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Common Enemies
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8.38
266 votes

#4 - 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.

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Tool and Die
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8.37
67 votes

#5 - 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.

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Snow Job (2)
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8.36
167 votes

#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.

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Old Habits/New Beginnings
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8.35
98 votes

#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.

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Chuck Versus the Colonel
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8.25
3813 votes

#8 - Chuck Versus the Colonel

Chuck - Season 2 - Episode 21

While Chuck and Sarah go on to rescue Steve they realize they have a chemistry together. Meanwhile Morgan becomes a pariah at the Buy More after mistakenly getting Emmett promoted.

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Splashdown!
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8.25
8 votes

#9 - 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.

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Welcome to the Jungle
star
8.25
3 votes

#10 - 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.

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To Love, Honor and Pretend
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8.19
16 votes

#11 - 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?

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Making a Stand
star
8.16
2140 votes

#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.

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Chuck Versus the Push Mix
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8.16
4656 votes

#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.

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The King of the Road
star
8.12
98 votes

#14 - 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.

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My Personal Statement
star
8.04
371 votes

#15 - My Personal Statement

Awkward. - Season 4 - Episode 9

Jenna and Tamara have to face up to the fact they may not be together in the future.

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Comfort Food
star
8.02
501 votes

#16 - Comfort Food

Pushing Daisies - Season 2 - Episode 8

Ned brings back to life Colonel Likken, who was mysteriously deep fried to death. His world-famous original recipe has gone missing and Likken asks Ned, Emerson, and Chuck to find who stole it.

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Snow Job (1)
star
8.02
338 votes

#17 - Snow Job (1)

Awkward. - Season 4 - Episode 10

Rivalries and romances all come to a head on the Palos Hills High School senior ski trip.

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Sword of Destiny
star
8.02
2242 votes

#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.

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No Woman Is an Island
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8.00
467 votes

#19 - No Woman Is an Island

Awkward. - Season 4 - Episode 1

Jenna is determined to make a fresh start; lingering feelings for Matty harden Jenna's resolve.

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Unpleasantville
star
8.00
2 votes

#20 - Unpleasantville

The Troop - Season 1 - Episode 13

A strange Swarm monster causes everyone in town to behave perfectly, The Troop learns that perfection is overrated.

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Well Well Well
star
8.00
4 votes

#21 - Well Well Well

Method & Red - Season 1 - Episode 3

In honor of Dorothea's 25th anniversary at the tollbooth, Red promises to get Chaka Khan to perform at the party. Meanwhile, Kenny Loggins' No. 1 fan, Nancy, holds all the power (literally) when the electricity goes out hours before the gathering, and it's up to Meth to swallow his pride and set things straight.

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Sad Sack
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7.98
2264 votes

#22 - Sad Sack

Arrested Development - Season 2 - Episode 5

George Sr. fears he's losing Lucille to Oscar. Gob motivates Buster for the Army while Lindsay spends more time with Maeby to get closer to Steve Holt and Tobias starts working out.

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Peace in the Valley
star
7.97
689 votes

#23 - Peace in the Valley

Death Valley - Season 1 - Episode 12

In the season finale, Stu and Billy set the terms of a peace summit between Captain Dashell and Santos while Landry and Carla uncover a dangerous secret inside the Valley hospital.

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Danny Castellano Is My Gynecologist
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7.96
658 votes

#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.

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Dead Men Tell Long Tales
star
7.92
1453 votes

#25 - Dead Men Tell Long Tales

Forever (2014) - Season 1 - Episode 18

When the owner of a treasure hunting salvage company is murdered, the investigation leads Henry and Jo on a chase to find the missing ship's gold and the killer.

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The Cop
star
7.91
519 votes

#26 - The Cop

Reaper - Season 1 - Episode 8

Sam gets a reward from the Devil for a job well done... but finds that he's being set up for murder. Meanwhile, Sock becomes obsessed with Gladys the DMV demon.

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Halloweenie
star
7.90
10 votes

#27 - 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."

Daddy's Little Girl
star
7.90
176 votes

#28 - 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.

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6 A.M.
star
7.87
1610 votes

#29 - 6 A.M.

Forever (2014) - Season 1 - Episode 9

Harlem's jazz community serves as the backdrop for a musical murder probe dealing with the rights to a legendary jazz hit, '6 A.M'.

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Brothers and Sister
star
7.86
446 votes

#30 - 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

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Mother's Day
star
7.83
454 votes

#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.

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No Weddings & a Funeral
star
7.83
677 votes

#32 - No Weddings & a Funeral

Younger - Season 2 - Episode 12

Tragedy strikes and Liza wonders if she should end her 26-year-old life forever.

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Gimme Shelter
star
7.83
788 votes

#33 - Gimme Shelter

Fairly Legal - Season 2 - Episode 5

A landlord is unable to pay his mortgage because one of his tenants is a drug dealer, so Kate steps in to mediate the case.

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Reese Joins The Army (Part 2)
star
7.83
464 votes

#34 - 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.

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Let Freedom Ring
star
7.81
21 votes

#35 - Let Freedom Ring

Strangers with Candy - Season 1 - Episode 6

Flatpoint High is up in arms to find out whodunit after someone scrawls a racial slur on the wall.

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Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia
star
7.81
2933 votes

#36 - Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia

Young Sheldon - Season 1 - Episode 9

George Sr. strikes a deal with Sheldon to tutor Georgie when poor grades threaten to keep him from playing football.

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The Other Side of the Mall
star
7.80
1834 votes

#37 - 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.

A Christmas Miracle
star
7.80
412 votes

#38 - A Christmas Miracle

Younger - Season 5 - Episode 7

It’s Christmas in New York. Liza celebrates with Caitlin. Kelsey finds herself caught up in a web of her own making. Charles makes up his mind.

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The Blank Stare (1)
star
7.79
14 votes

#39 - The Blank Stare (1)

Strangers with Candy - Season 2 - Episode 8

Feeling rejected by her classmates and abandoned by her family, Jerri is seduced into joining a religious cult.

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One Hour Photo
star
7.78
345 votes

#40 - One Hour Photo

Finding Carter - Season 1 - Episode 12

Carter is given a clue to what Lori's up to when some mysterious photos turn up. Max struggles with his current hospitalization, Carter sees a therapist, and a final betrayal changes Carter's life forever.

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48 Hours
star
7.78
4574 votes

#41 - 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.

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How to Stand on Your Own Two Feet
star
7.78
135 votes

#42 - How to Stand on Your Own Two Feet

How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) - 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.

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Chuck Versus the Best Friend
star
7.77
3625 votes

#43 - 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.

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Chuck Versus the Three Words
star
7.76
3951 votes

#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.

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College Recruiters
star
7.75
510 votes

#45 - 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.

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Secrets & Liza
star
7.74
691 votes

#46 - Secrets & Liza

Younger - Season 2 - Episode 11

Empirical welcomes its biggest author and Liza tries to convince Thad to tell Kelsey the truth.

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Safety Canary
star
7.74
115 votes

#47 - 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.

Polly in the Middle
star
7.73
520 votes

#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.

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Cancel Couture
star
7.72
465 votes

#49 - 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.

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The Nanny and the Professor
star
7.72
974 votes

#50 - 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.

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