The BEST episodes directed by Philip Charles Mackenzie

No Harm, No Fowl
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8.50
214 votes

#1 - No Harm, No Fowl

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 24

A trained bird flies into Andy's head in the backyard and Gracie adopts it as her bird pet, Daphne. The bird is driving everyone insane and they all can't wait to get rid of it, but unfortunately Gracie developed a deep emotional attachment to it. When someone leaves the window opened and the bird flies out in the middle of the night, Jim and Andy team up to go look for it at the park the next morning. When they spot the bird, their first reaction is not to tell Gracie, but Jim doesn't want to lie to his daughter anymore. Later, the real owner show up at the house and Gracie is forced to say goodbye to her feathered friend. Or is the thought of running away to Mexico more appealing than that?

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The Meaningful Gift
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8.50
215 votes

#2 - The Meaningful Gift

According to Jim - Season 8 - Episode 10

Andy, desperate to impress Mandy with the perfect birthday gift, turns to Jim for advice. Jim counsels against givivng fancy jewelry, urging Andy instead to give a sentimental gift to win her over. But Andy's recollection of what has meaning to Mandy is way off base, and instead of being pleased with the gift, she thinks he's cheating on her.

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The Bachelor
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8.30
295 votes

#3 - The Bachelor

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 7

Dana gets selected to be on the reality show The Bachelor. At first she's sure her personality alone will be enough to entertain the guy, but Jim gives her advice on how to behave and what to say to the guy. Dana thinks he's full of crap, but after her date goes bad she tries Jim's recipe and scores a second date. She arranges with Cheryl to bring the bachelor over to their house for dinner, and Cheryl couldn't be more thrilled to be on national television with a remodeled house. Jim is also very proud that Dana only got so far thanks to him, but the situation quickly takes an unexpected turn when Jim accidentally overhears the bachelor saying Dana will be easy to bring to bed and then he'll dump her. Now he goes out of his way to save Dana and ends up scaring the guy away with stories about Dana being a psycho. Later he explains to her his behavior and says she'll meet someone who's good enough for her.

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You Gotta Love Somebody (2)
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8.20
268 votes

#4 - You Gotta Love Somebody (2)

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 14

Jim's old friend Danny visits him, and brings his partner in crime, Laraine, with him. Cheryl and Dana offer to help Laraine pick out a dress for the police ball, and after realizing she has feelings for Danny, Cheryl convinces Jim to talk to Danny about asking her to the ball. Cheryl reveals to Jim that if it wasn't for Danny, they might never have gotten together, as they remember the time they met at a bar back in the 80's. But when Danny finally has the guts to talk to Laraine, he finds out that Andy already asked her out. Dana asks why can't she be Danny's date, since she made out with Cheryl's boyfriend the night she met Jim just so he would get out of the way. They all try to convince Andy to step aside what could be true love, but Andy reminds them of how he pretended to have a heart attack just so Jim would get rid of his girlfriend the night he met Cheryl. Finally, Andy agrees to help Danny and Laraine, as Jim and Cheryl conclude that despite all the help they got they still would have met.

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King of the Nerds
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8.20
242 votes

#5 - King of the Nerds

According to Jim - Season 8 - Episode 15

Jim uses his passion for sports to connect with son Kyle. But sports-challenged Kyle identifies more with fellow sci-fi nerd Andy, forcing a reluctant Jim to dress up as a Cyclops at a sci-fi convention in order to win his son back.

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Dress to Kill Me
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8.20
214 votes

#6 - Dress to Kill Me

According to Jim - Season 4 - Episode 5

Kyle wants to be Cinderella for Halloween. Jim is against it because he thinks he's growing up to be a sissy. Jim buys Kyle a manly costume (a dinosaur) but Kyle changes back into the dress. Jim, Andy, and Kyle all sit on the couch, Jim and Kyle persistent. Jim goes in the kitchen, sees an older Kyle who convinces Jim to let Kyle go as Cinderella. In the end, they all go as ladies and they trick-or-treat.

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No Surprises
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8.20
349 votes

#7 - No Surprises

According to Jim - Season 1 - Episode 22

Jim plans a surprise party for Cheryl's birthday, but gets angry and cancels it when Dana spills the beans. To make it up to him, Cheryl plans a party for him... but he's too busy bowling to show up.

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House for Sale
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8.10
268 votes

#8 - House for Sale

According to Jim - Season 3 - Episode 14

The Devlins place a bid on the house across the street from Jim and Cheryl, to their dismay.

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The Pizza Boy
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8.10
295 votes

#9 - The Pizza Boy

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 4

Jim's pizza delivery boy moves in with him and Cheryl after the boy's father kicks him out of the house because of his dream of doing standup comedy.

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Father Disfigure
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8.10
322 votes

#10 - Father Disfigure

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 8

Cheryl drags Jim down to the church for the new reverend's mess, which is supposed to be "the next best thing". Jim sees some familiarity on him, and remembers he was the kid he played dodge-ball with back when they were kids. Jim also remembers that he threw the ball so hard at the guy he got a fat lip (and a funny nickname) for weeks (the nickname lasted for years). When Cheryl invites the reverend over for dinner, Jim freaks out, hoping he won't remember a thing. But Jim's hopes go down the drain when the reverend confronts him and later quits the church, giving his inability to forgive Jim as a reason. Feeling guilty, Jim apologizes and even takes on Gracie and Ruby's advice on offering Reverend Pierson a chance to throw a dodge-ball back at him.

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The Helmet
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8.10
268 votes

#11 - The Helmet

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 23

Pretending to be a man for an online auction, Cheryl discovers that Jim is bidding on memorabilia instead of shopping for a new dryer, but Jim thinks he's found a kindred spirit.

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Mom's Boyfriend
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8.10
268 votes

#12 - Mom's Boyfriend

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 26

Cheryl is suspicious of her recently widowed mother's new fiance, but Jim and Andy think he's great.

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The Importance of Being Jim
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8.00
322 votes

#13 - The Importance of Being Jim

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 1

Jim buys a digital camera from one of Dana's ex-boyfriends, and it comes with stored pictures of the woman he dumped Dana for. Cheryl thinks it will make Dana feel better if she saw how ugly the new girl is, but Jim simply deletes the pictures because they weren't important enough for him. They start a fight about what's important to each one of them and Cheryl hides his new camera. Jim tries to get back at her, unsuccessfully. When Kyle starts to take his first steps, the camera is nowhere to be found and the moment is lost forever. That's when Cheryl realizes her actions didn't do any good. They make up and agree on paying more attention to what's important to each other.

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Thanksgiving Confidential
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8.00
322 votes

#14 - Thanksgiving Confidential

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 9

Cheryl is thrilled when she is offered to be in charge of the set of the girls's Thanksgiving school play. She asks Jim to help her, and he's complaining they don't spend any time together because there's always someone around them. When they finally get alone on the set, they decide to be a little wild and do it behind the Plymouth rock. Unfortunately, Andy and the PTA president walk in on them. They promise to keep it quiet, but Jim and his big mouth brag about it with a divorced father who criticized married life. When Jim and Cheryl's sexual adventures are spread around the PTA board, Cheryl is fired from her set duties, and Jim, feeling guilty about it, stays up all night to finish the job for Cheryl.

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The Errand
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8.00
349 votes

#15 - The Errand

According to Jim - Season 3 - Episode 1

When Jim finds out that Cheryl has been paying 7 dollars to have the groceries delivered to their house, he insists that he does the shopping himself in order to save that incredible amount of money. Once at the supermarket, he sees how married men are "domesticated" by their wives and decides to rebel against Cheryl by shopping everything but the items on the list. Cheryl decides to turn the table on Jim and he does the same, until they end up going to a formal party on robes and underwear with their bodies all painted with lipstick. Cheryl finally gives in and they settle on paying the delivery boy the seven dollars in order to spare the Spice Channel subscription.

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The Baby
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8.00
214 votes

#16 - The Baby

According to Jim - Season 3 - Episode 21

Jim's sister, Roxanne, shows up on his doorstep, pregnant, and lets Andy believe he's the father.

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Stalking Santa
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8.00
268 votes

#17 - Stalking Santa

According to Jim - Season 4 - Episode 10

Jim tangles with a department store Santa after the two are involved in a parking lot fender bender. Unfortunately, Jim's kids witness the skirmish and are fearful Santa won't leave them any gifts for Christmas.

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The Baby Monitor
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8.00
214 votes

#18 - The Baby Monitor

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 3

Cheryl wants to be friends with the new couple who just moved into the neighborhood. She has to be fast and do it before they talk to anyone else and get scared of them. After lending Janet the baby monitor, Cheryl schedules dinner with the new couple and has a hard time convincing Jim to go. When they get home back from the dinner, Cheryl is thrilled that it all went very well, and they're surprised when the baby monitor picks up Ted and Janet's conversation from their bedroom. The entire family gets addicted to eavesdropping on the couple, and Jim accidentally slips Ted's nickname for his penis. The new couple is outraged, and it takes Jim to make up a story about a homosexual experience he had in college to even the score and not lose their new friends.

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About a Girl
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8.00
268 votes

#19 - About a Girl

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 25

Dana gets attention from a single father she meets in the park by pretending to be Ruby's mother. Meanwhile, Cheryl requests that Jim exercise more often - as a special favor to her.

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Body by Jake
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7.94
191 votes

#20 - Body by Jake

Roseanne - Season 6 - Episode 23

Bev moves in after breaking her pelvis at the retirement home, blaming Dan for not safeproofing her shower; then Roseanne discovers that it happened while Bev and Jake were having sex.

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Glengarry, Glen Rosey
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7.93
162 votes

#21 - Glengarry, Glen Rosey

Roseanne - Season 5 - Episode 23

Roseanne and Dan fear a financial crisis when they cannot sell the house they refurbished and their new partner Roger skips town.

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Slumber Party
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7.90
268 votes

#22 - Slumber Party

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 16

When Cheryl gets sick on the day of Ruby's birthday party, Jim is stuck trying to entertain a house full of little girls.

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Punch & Ruby
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7.90
322 votes

#23 - Punch & Ruby

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 6

Jim is taking the girls to their first Bears football game, and Cheryl asks him to be a good role model and try his best not to swear in front of them. At the game, Jim picks a fight with a Packers fan who was swearing in front of the girls, and the entire fight is televised, with Jim getting the nickname of "Packers Smacker". He finds glory with such nickname, but Cheryl doesn't like it at all. It only hits Jim the effects his actions might have on his children when Ruby hits Gracie in the nose. Jim has to have a talk with Ruby and hear Cheryl says that the next time he finds himself in a situation like on the football game, that he should just think what she would do and do it. But Jim finds redemption when Gracie refuses to eat sundae fudge because she thinks her butt's too big – something Cheryl was saying around the house not too long ago.

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You Gotta Love Somebody (1)
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7.90
295 votes

#24 - You Gotta Love Somebody (1)

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 13

Jim's old friend Danny visits him, and brings his partner in crime, Laraine, with him. Cheryl and Dana offer to help Laraine pick out a dress for the police ball, and after realizing she has feelings for Danny, Cheryl convinces Jim to talk to Danny about asking her to the ball. Cheryl reveals to Jim that if it wasn't for Danny, they might never have gotten together, as they remember the time they met at a bar back in the 80's. But when Danny finally has the guts to talk to Laraine, he finds out that Andy already asked her out. Dana asks why can't she be Danny's date, since she made out with Cheryl's boyfriend the night she met Jim just so he would get out of the way. They all try to convince Andy to step aside what could be true love, but Andy reminds them of how he pretended to have a heart attack just so Jim would get rid of his girlfriend the night he met Cheryl. Finally, Andy agrees to help Danny and Laraine, as Jim and Cheryl conclude that despite all the help they got they still would have met.

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Secret Santa
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7.90
295 votes

#25 - Secret Santa

According to Jim - Season 3 - Episode 13

Dana admits to Cheryl that she can't afford to buy Jim a Christmas present, so Cheryl lets Dana put her name on one of the presents she bought for him. Dana innocently picks out Cheryl's big present to Jim, but when Jim is thrilled with the gift, Dana is ready to take all the credit for it.

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No Bedrest for the Wicked
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7.90
295 votes

#26 - No Bedrest for the Wicked

According to Jim - Season 7 - Episode 17

Jim anxiously awaits for the moment when Cheryl is off bedrest so she'd take over all the chores, but Dana urges him to let Cheryl rest until she goes into labor. After meeting Cheryl's gynecologist, Jim learns that Cheryl was already allowed to be more active, but she didn't tell him.

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The Devil and Maya Gallo
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7.87
157 votes

#27 - The Devil and Maya Gallo

Just Shoot Me! - Season 1 - Episode 2

Maya begins work at Blush. Jack welcomes her to the office by showering her with a ton of gifts and presenting her with a great new office, complete with the best in office accessories. Maya is completely caught up in the thrill of it all until she discovers the reason her father is doing it- to distract her from her plans to change the magazine.

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Snapping and Sniffing
star
7.85
240 votes

#28 - Snapping and Sniffing

My Wife and Kids - Season 1 - Episode 7

Jr. is having problems at school with a bully, so Michael and Janet invite his parents over to discover some of the kid's weak points. Jr. teases the kid back and Claire punches him in the nose. Now Jr. is feeling humiliated, and George's father drops by to have a talk, where he and Michael argue and threat each other. Meanwhile, Michael tells Janet she is not around enough, and she starts to realize that when she misses Kady's first tooth and her new ""smell the cushions"" thing.

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The Show Dyslexic
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7.83
64 votes

#29 - The Show Dyslexic

George Lopez - Season 2 - Episode 3

George goes into denial when Max is thought to have dyslexia, and things only get worse when Angie suggests he may have it, too.

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Back Issues
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7.82
199 votes

#30 - Back Issues

Just Shoot Me! - Season 1 - Episode 1

Out of work and out of money, Maya is forced to ask for a job from the one person in the world she least wants to work for- her father Jack. When she gets there, she has to face some unexpected competition from Jack's current employees: fashion editor Nina, who fears Maya will squeeze her out of her job, secretary Finch, who fears Maya's presence will diminish his influence with Jack, and head photographer Elliott, who hates having to put up with Maya's resentment of his attitude toward women. The biggest obstacle of all proves to be Maya's own pride and her hatred of all Jack and Blush stand for.

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The Six-Week Curse
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7.80
295 votes

#31 - The Six-Week Curse

According to Jim - Season 7 - Episode 15

Dana puts Andy under hypnosis to learn why all of his relationships don't last longer than six weeks. Upon learning that it's due to Andy's low self-esteem, Dana decides to boost up Andy's confidence, but she ends up making things worse when Andy starts flirting with other women while on a date with Emily.

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ABC's and 123's
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7.80
295 votes

#32 - ABC's and 123's

According to Jim - Season 3 - Episode 6

Trying to lighten Ruby's homework load – and therefore look like he's helping her – Jim tells Ruby's teacher that Cheryl can't read.

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The Best Man
star
7.80
241 votes

#33 - The Best Man

According to Jim - Season 3 - Episode 16

Cheryl forbids Jim from throwing his cop friend Danny a bachelor party with beer and strippers. She fears that Danny will show up at his own wedding with a hangover – as Jim did at their wedding. Jim and his buddies decide to take Danny for a swim in bitter-cold Lake Michigan – forcing a hospital visit for Danny. The wedding morning, Danny stays in bed, moaning and groaning, and Cheryl frets, but the doctor assures everyone there's nothing wrong with him. Jim realizes Danny just has cold feet, so he tries to convince him to go through with his wedding to Laraine, a fellow cop.

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Trashed
star
7.80
241 votes

#34 - Trashed

According to Jim - Season 3 - Episode 25

Pack rat Cheryl asks Jim to rent a storage unit to house seven years' worth of the kids' art projects, but Jim refuses to pay the fee, so he tosses everything out, thinking Cheryl won't notice – until she needs some of the projects for a special retirement party for Ruby's art teacher.

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Mr. Montgomery Goes to Washington
star
7.78
244 votes

#35 - Mr. Montgomery Goes to Washington

Dharma & Greg - Season 1 - Episode 8

After Greg wins a major court case, he is urged to run for Congress. It's an idea that moves Dharma to consult Greg's mother for grooming advice, as a potential political wife. After worrying about Dharma fitting in with the political crowd, Greg embarrasses himself during his first public appearance by emerging from the washroom with his fly undone. But when Dharma tries to boost his confidence with a little back-seat lovin', it becomes front-page news. (""We know he's not a Democrat because he's having sex with his wife, and we know he's not a Republican because he's having sex."") Greg is thrown into a black depression until he realizes that his popularity has soared; then his opponent makes a decisive sexual confession of his own.

Halloween Cheer
star
7.77
51 votes

#36 - Halloween Cheer

George Lopez - Season 2 - Episode 4

Carmen goes into a funk after her best friend moves away; George is ordered to fire a worker with calamities in his personal life.

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Lemon Wacky Hello
star
7.73
163 votes

#37 - Lemon Wacky Hello

Just Shoot Me! - Season 1 - Episode 6

Jack returns from his trip to China and he brings back gifts for everyone, including a strange candy called Lemon Wacky Hello. The Hello proves to be very wacky indeed, as it contains a hallucinogenic drug that puts everyone into an acid-trip-like state and disrupts Maya's first chance to put the magazine together by herself.

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Dana Gets Fired
star
7.70
241 votes

#38 - Dana Gets Fired

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 20

When Jim vociferously objects to the way Dana gets treated by her boss, he succeeds in getting her fired. Meanwhile, Andy has problems with the plans for his birthday party.

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We Have a Bingo
star
7.70
322 votes

#39 - We Have a Bingo

According to Jim - Season 3 - Episode 3

Jim wrestles with his conscience after he cheats at a church fundraiser bingo game.

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Who's The Boss?
star
7.70
241 votes

#40 - Who's The Boss?

According to Jim - Season 3 - Episode 22

Andy resents a wealthy client, but then decides to date her.

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I Pray the Lord My Stove to Keep
star
7.67
164 votes

#41 - I Pray the Lord My Stove to Keep

Roseanne - Season 6 - Episode 22

Darlene discovers that D.J. has been sneaking off after to school to attend church; D.J. gives Roseanne a hard time about morals when she accepts a mistaken delivery of a second stove at the diner.

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
star
7.64
816 votes

#42 - Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

Frasier - Season 3 - Episode 5

Frasier hires a contractor to buff a small scratch out of the floor on the day he is to host a wine tasting, only to find everything spiral into a major catastrophe, as problems pile onto each other. Meanwhile, Daphne can't take her eyes off the handsome contractor.

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
star
7.63
222 votes

#43 - Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

My Wife and Kids - Season 1 - Episode 11

Michael's accountant dies suddenly, making Mike take a whole new perspective about his life. He buys a wig (or a hair piece as he like to call it) and starts to demonstrate his love for his family in a weird way. He even buys a motorcycle and an RV, in a misguided effort to live life to its fullest. Jay tells the kids it's just a phase, but even her is going crazy with Michael. He only goes back to his old being after he cries the death of his friend and realize there's a lot more about life than he thought.

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Don't Make Room for Daddy
star
7.63
204 votes

#44 - Don't Make Room for Daddy

Roseanne - Season 6 - Episode 17

Roseanne becomes involved in a family feud as Fred sues Jackie for custody of their unborn child; Mark and D.J. tease David for being unmanly.

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The Adventures of Bad Boy and Dirty Girl (2)
star
7.63
775 votes

#45 - The Adventures of Bad Boy and Dirty Girl (2)

Frasier - Season 3 - Episode 7

Kate and Frasier agree to slow their relationship down. All of Seattle hears about it when they lose their resolve and make out in the radio booth. Seattle's abuzz as they try to figure out the identity of "Dirty Girl."

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An Affair to Forget
star
7.55
846 votes

#46 - An Affair to Forget

Frasier - Season 2 - Episode 21

Niles takes up a sword to fence for Maris' honor after a caller to Frasier's show gives Frasier the idea that Maris is having an affair with her fencing instructor.

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Suck Up or Shut Up
star
7.55
194 votes

#47 - Suck Up or Shut Up

Roseanne - Season 6 - Episode 13

Roseanne joins a women's club in hopes of establishing useful contacts, leaving DJ high and dry with a weird classmate whose mother also belongs; meanwhile Mark drops a bombshell on Becky when Dan discovers that he has dropped out of school.

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Happy Birthdays
star
7.52
59 votes

#48 - Happy Birthdays

George Lopez - Season 1 - Episode 3

Much to George's unpleasant surprise, Angie and his family throw him a very belated surprise birthday party, while a new worker, accident-prone Amy, threatens the pride George takes in his workplace's safety record.

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Breaking the Ice
star
7.52
741 votes

#49 - Breaking the Ice

Frasier - Season 2 - Episode 20

Frasier realizes that his father has never told Frasier he loves him, so Frasier tags along with Niles and Martin on an ice-fishing trip to try to get closer to his father.

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Moral Dilemma
star
7.50
322 votes

#50 - Moral Dilemma

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 12

Jim takes advantage of a billing error on his credit card by using the windfall to treat Cheryl to an expensive romantic weekend.

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