The Best Episodes Directed by Randall Einhorn
#6 - Citizen Knope
Parks and Recreation Season 4 - Episode 10
Unable to get work done from inside the Parks Department, Leslie forms a citizen action group and fights from the outside. Meanwhile, everyone in the office brainstorms ideas for what to get Leslie for Christmas.
#21 - Product Recall
The Office (US) Season 3 - Episode 20
It's crisis time at Dunder-Mifflin paper after a large quantity of paper is accidentally shipped out with an obscene watermark. Michael attempts to explain the situation to the media while Jim and Andy try to calm down the high school principal who has sent out prom invites on the affected stationary.
#25 - Well
Mad Dogs (US) Season 1 - Episode 3
With only a few hours until their deadline to return the boat is up, the guys struggle to stay on top of escalating complications including a local police investigation, their friend's corpse, and the return of the murderous Cat.
#28 - Horse Drag; Rat Pit; Slippery-Car Crawl
Fear Factor Season 1 - Episode 1
Stunt #1: Horse Drag Contestants would have to hold on to a rope being dragged behind two horses. They would be dragged 100 yards down a muddy course on their stomachs going 35 miles per hour. The two men and the two women who went the furthest before letting go would advance to the next round. The others would be eliminated. Contestants who crossed the finish line would automatically advance. Stunt #2: Rat Pit Contestants would have to lie in a pit and be covered with 400 rats. Everyone who stayed in the rat pit for 4 minutes would advance to the next round. Stunt #3: Slippery-Car Crawl Contestants would have to climb out on a car suspended 150 feet in the air. They would have to remove a flag from the front of the hood, and then retrieve a key from trunk. They would then have to climb back inside the car, insert the key in the ignition, and honk the horn. It would be raining on the car the whole time. The contestant to complete this stunt the fastest would win the $50,0
#40 - Dog Attack; Snake Pit; Beam Walk
Fear Factor Season 1 - Episode 5
Stunt #1: Dog Attack Contestants would have to fire a starter's pistol and run to a finish line in a padded suit. After they fired the pistol, a trained attack dog would attempt to take them down. They would have a minute to cross the finish line. In the event that not everyone completed the stunt, the four contestants to get closest to the finish line would advance to the next round. Stunt #2: Snake Pit Contestants would have to lie in a pit and be covered with 24 snakes, including a 16-foot boa constrictor. Everyone who stayed in the pit for three minutes would advance to the finals. If anyone was bit, they would automatically advance. Stunt #3: Beam Walk Contestants would have to walk across a 6½-inch wide balance beam over 100 feet high, retrieve a flag, walk back across, and plant the flag. The contestant to do this the fastest would win the $50,000.
#42 - The Gang Reignites the Rivalry
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 5 - Episode 12
After being banned for 10 years from a local drinking competition appropriately named "Flipadelphia," the gang tries to reignite their old rivalry with another local bar. Finding that they are in need of some serious practice, the guys head to Dennis' old fraternity house at the University of Pennsylvania to get their game up to speed while Dee hones her skills on her own. Frank wears skinny pants.
#55 - Net Jump; Wormtinis; Tunnel Crawl
Fear Factor Season 1 - Episode 4
Stunt #1: Net Jump Contestants would have to climb to the top of a 110 foot tower and then jump twice their body length to a cargo net hanging across from the tower. Contestants who were able to hang on to the net for 5 seconds would advance to the next round. Stunt #2: Wormtinis Contestants would have to eat five earthworms and one super worm in a martini glass. Contestants who were able to do this in 4 minutes would advance to the finals. Stunt #3: Tunnel Crawl Contestants would have to crawl through a pitch-black drainage system. The first pipe led to a wet and slimy culvert connected to several other pipes, but only one pipe besides the entry pipe did not have a dead end. The tunnel was rigged with infrared cameras so viewers could see the contestants in the dark tunnels. The contestant to reach the end of the exit tunnel fastest would win the $50,000.
#56 - Fear
Wilfred (US) Season 1 - Episode 3
Ryan gets his wallet back (that's the good news) when his malevolent, porn-addicted neighbor Spencer (Ethan Suplee) shows up. The bad news: Spencer's looking for answers about who broke into his house. He's also looking for blood.
#59 - Smile
Nurse Jackie Season 5 - Episode 3
After their custody meeting, Jackie rear-ends Kevin and wakes up as a patient in her own ER. Kevin accuses her of using. Coop begins covering for Carrie and taking on a lot more work. When Carrie checks on Jackie, she writes her a prescription for Oxy, unaware she's an addict. The most unlikely person asks Jackie out on a date.
#61 - Trust
Wilfred (US) Season 1 - Episode 2
Wilfred comes into Ryan's yard, so the two go to the beach, as Wilfred has always wanted to swim in the ocean. After Ryan lets him, the two bond more, and spend the day hanging out. When Ryan drops Wilfred off, Jenna asks Ryan to trick Wilfred into going to the dentist to get his teeth cleaned. Ryan reluctantly accepts, and tricks Wilfred by telling him they're going to the movies, and Wilfred is mad at Ryan. While under anesthesia, Wilfred reveals a horrifying secret about Jenna.
#64 - Fizbo
Modern Family Season 1 - Episode 9
Nothing is too big when Phil and Claire decide to throw Luke the biggest and best birthday party a boy could ever want, but when Cameron shows up as Fizbo the Clown, it sets off a chain of events that ends with someone in the hospital.
#69 - Generally Inhospitable
The Muppets Season 1 - Episode 15
When Miss Piggy breaks her leg rehearsing a dance number, Kermit gathers the crew and they broadcast “Up Late” from the hospital. Back at the studio, Rizzo, Pepe and Yolanda find creative ways to keep Pache occupied so he doesn’t ruin the show while Kermit is out.
#71 - Mac and Charlie: White Trash
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 6 - Episode 5
Rejected from a pool club, Mac and Charlie set out fix an abandoned pool to help cope with the Philly heat wave. Meanwhile, Dennis and Dee go about dealing with the heat in a different way.
#72 - The Snitch
The Mick Season 1 - Episode 8
After Chip gets roped into a scandal, Sabrina leads a School Honor Board trial against him, where he must choose between snitching on his teammates or taking the fall. Meanwhile, Alba dents the family Bugatti, with Ben as a witness.
#73 - Soul
Nurse Jackie Season 5 - Episode 10
It's Jackie's one-year anniversary of sobriety; Jackie and Frank fight, He feels he took a big unreciprocated step forward in their relationship, and now he's taking one backward; Wally, an 80 year old gay man with advanced liver cancer is admitted into the hospital. Thor instantly gravitates toward him; Zoey acts very professionally and rigid around Prentiss after their intimate evening; Carrie is notified there will be a peer review of her first few months of residency, Coop pleads for her to stay but Akalitus, Prentiss and Jackie vote against; Wally asks Jackie to administer his last rites; When Zoey learns that Grace isn't going to Jackie's anniversary celebration she rents a car and kidnaps Grace from school, Grace has a breakdown; Jackie nonchalantly takes the pill from her ring box and swallows it, she arrives at her celebration stoned in front of everyone including surprise guest O'Hara who has flown in for the special day.
#76 - Truck Jump; Worm Coffin; Catapult
Fear Factor Season 1 - Episode 2
Stunt #1: Truck Jump As two semi trucks drove side by side at over 40 miles per hour, contestants would have to jump the 7-foot gap between the two trailers. Contestants who landed on the second truck trailer without using their hands to pull themselves up would advance to the next round. Stunt #2: Worm Coffin Contestants would have to lie in a glass box and be covered with over 300,000 super worms. It was possible that they would also have to eat some worms. They would to have stick their hands in a bowl of super worms and draw from pieces of paper numbered 0, 1, and 5. The number they drew would represent the number of worms they would have to eat before getting in the coffin. Contestants who ate their designated number of worms and stayed in the coffin for four minutes would advance to the finals. Stunt #3: Catapult Contestants would be strapped to stretched bungee cords and be catapulted over 100 feet in the air. While they were being catapulted, they would have to fire
#78 - Initiation
The Office (US) Season 3 - Episode 5
It's initiation time for the full timer Ryan as Dwight takes him out on his first sales call with a side trip to the Schrute family beet farm. Michael is ordered by corporate to log his work activity; and Jim tries to adapt to life at the Stamford branch.
#80 - The Buffer
The Mick Season 1 - Episode 3
Mickey tricks Sabrina into thinking she's pregnant to scare her into taking birth control. Meanwhile, Chip considers a vasectomy to thwart gold-diggers, but has not even kissed a girl.
#81 - Christmas Scandal
Parks and Recreation Season 2 - Episode 12
Leslie designs the Pawnee Winter Wonderland Festival, but has to hide from the press when a meeting with a disgraced Councilman lands her in the middle of a sex scandal. Meanwhile, Ron offers to cover for Leslie for the day, and quickly discovers how much work she really does.
#82 - En Garde
Modern Family Season 1 - Episode 7
The whole family comes out to support Manny's newfound interest - fencing. It turns out he's quite masterful in the sport, but Jay's proud enthusiasm triggers an old childhood wound for Mitchell. Meanwhile Phil is determined to find where Luke's hidden talents lie.
#83 - Pilot
The Mick Season 1 - Episode 1
Irresponsible woman Mackenzie "Mickey" Molng is visiting her sister Poodle, who married into wealth, when Poodle and her husband Christopher are arrested by the FBI for fraud and tax evasion. Poodle asks Mickey to watch her children until things are sorted out. Mickey immediately clashes with oldest daughter Sabrina and neighbor Liz, gives bad advice to middle child Chip, and causes youngest child Ben to have an allergic reaction. Just as Mickey decides she isn't cut out for parenting, Poodle calls to say that she and Christopher are fleeing the country.
#85 - The Gang Exploits the Mortgage Crisis
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 5 - Episode 1
Dennis, Mac, and Frank go into real estate, while Dee sets out to be a surrogate for a wealthy couple. Charlie gets into it with an attorney over the law.
#86 - Undeck the Halls
Modern Family Season 1 - Episode 10
The Dunphy kids are in trouble again, but this time Claire and Phil are threatening to take Christmas away. Gloria and Manny want to incorporate some of their Colombian practices into Jay's holiday traditions, but he wants to keep it his way. Meanwhile Cameron and Mitchell take Lily to the mall for her first picture with Santa, however this Santa isn't very jolly.
#88 - Dennis Gets Divorced
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 6 - Episode 2
Marital bliss turns into business, as the gang experiences the emotional and economic hardships of divorce.
#89 - Blood Drive
The Office (US) Season 5 - Episode 16
A mystery woman at the office blood drive catches Michael's eye. Dwight and Kevin both find women at the "Lonely Hearts Party," while Jim and Pam are forced to leave because of PDAs—so they have lunch with Phyllis and Bob.
#91 - Secret Santa
The Office (US) Season 6 - Episode 13
Michael gets upset when Jim promises Phyllis that she can be the office Santa, but the office Christmas party may be overshadowed by some bad news from David Wallace.
#92 - Going, Going, Gonzo
The Muppets Season 1 - Episode 9
After a show-stopping duet with Miss Piggy on “Up Late with Miss Piggy,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins Scooter, Pepe, and the gang for poker night. The Great Gonzo gears up to perform his dream stunt and Dave Grohl challenges Animal to a drum-off.
#95 - Great Expectations
Modern Family Season 1 - Episode 8
With a history of giving bad gifts, Claire is determined to surprise Phil with an amazing anniversary present: a private performance by one of their favorite musicians, Izzy LaFontaine (Edward Norton). However, it turns out to be unexpected in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron call up their "party-girl bestie", Sal (Elizabeth Banks), for a long overdue night out on the town.
#97 - The Wolf
The Mick Season 1 - Episode 12
When it seems as though Chip is getting scammed by a girl he met online, Mickey tries to teach him how to be a "wolf" vs. a "sheep." Meanwhile, Sabrina is scared that her boyfriend is beginning to mirror Jimmy's ways and she plans an intervention.
#98 - Spooked
The Office (US) Season 8 - Episode 5
Erin works to make a spooky, non-childish Halloween party with help from Gabe. Dwight becomes friends with Robert's son, and Pam and Jim debate the existence of ghosts. Meanwhile, Robert tries to figure out everyone's deepest fears.
#99 - Happy Fucking Birthday
Nurse Jackie Season 5 - Episode 1
Victims of a bus accident are treated; two doctors join the rotation; O'Hara is happy spending time with her son; Akalitus gives Eddie his job back.
#102 - Forget It
Nurse Jackie Season 5 - Episode 8
What clearly is going to be "the night" for Jackie and Frank is interrupted by Kevin, figuring she was at work. Kevin is apologetic, but Jackie is angry; Akalitus's blood results are in; Zoey helps Prentiss organize his disaster of an office; In a moment of panic, Carrie makes the right diagnosis on a patient who cannot breathe; Jackie attends an AA meeting; Jackie and Grace get into a fight after Jackie discovers Grace left campus for lunch. Jackie is convinced that Grace is sneaking behind her back to see Danny, but Grace assures her they broke up.
#104 - Business Trip
The Office (US) Season 5 - Episode 7
Michael is thrilled when he learns that David Wallace is sending him to Canada for a business trip, and wants to bring both Andy and Oscar with him. Jim misses Pam and he can't wait until she returns from art school.
#105 - A Tail of Two Piggies
The Muppets Season 1 - Episode 12
When Miss Piggy suffers a scandalous wardrobe malfunction, the network is outraged, and Piggy is forced to question everything she stands for, but Kermit and the gang rally together and come to her defense. Meanwhile, Gonzo misses his ex-girlfriend Camilla, so Pepe and Rizzo decide to throw a house party to cheer him up.
#106 - Family Secrets
Raising Hope Season 1 - Episode 6
When a box containing videos of Hope's mother arrives from prison, Jimmy must decide whether or not to let Hope see them. Virginia explains that children need to be protected from the truth, leading Jimmy to question what exactly his parents have been keeping from him.
#107 - Good Thing
Nurse Jackie Season 5 - Episode 5
Jackie is nervous about her date with Frank, so Zoey and Thor help her get ready and Eddie offers some friendly pointers. Prentiss misdiagnoses an injured dancer, but Akalitus and Coop catch his mistake before the patient leaves. Mike Cruz calls Jackie in a moment of need.
#109 - Jet Ski Leap; Beetle Bowl; Rope Crawl
Fear Factor Season 1 - Episode 3
Stunt #1: Jet Ski Leap Contestants would be riding on the back of a jet ski as a helicopter flew overhead. They would have to grab on to the helicopter skit and use the cargo netting to climb into the helicopter. Contestants who completed this stunt would advance to the next round. Stunt #2: Beetle Bowl Contestants would bowl one frame and knock down as many pins as possible. The number of pins left standing would represent the number of live beetles they would have to eat. Everyone who ate their beetles in the time limit (30 seconds per beetle) would advance to the next round. Stunt #3: Rope Crawl Contestants would have to crawl on their bellies across a 60-foot tightrope stretching between two rooftops over 100 feet high. If they flipped to the underside of the rope, two minutes would be added on to their time. The contestant to get from one end of the rope to the other in the fastest time would win the $50,000.
#111 - The Meeting
The Office (US) Season 6 - Episode 2
Michael gets worried after a request from Jim, and Pam's busy with wedding planning. Darryl's worker's compensation claim makes Dwight suspicious.
#112 - Hotel Jump; Sheep's Eyes; Water Tank
Fear Factor Season 1 - Episode 7
Stunt #1: Hotel Jump Contestants would have to climb out of a 12th floor hotel window and hang from a trapeze bar. They would then have to let go and plummet 120 feet to the ground with only a small cable to keep them from hitting the concrete. Everyone who did this would advance to the next round. Stunt #2: Sheep's Eyes Contestants would each have to eat 3 sheep eyeballs. Everyone who did this in the three-minute time limit would advance to the finals. Stunt #3: Water Tank Contestants would be hung upside-down and lowered into a tank of water. The contestant who could hold their breath the longest in the tank would win the $50,000.
#113 - St. Patrick's Day
The Office (US) Season 6 - Episode 19
Michael thinks he impressed Jo only to discover someone else in the office caught her eye. Meanwhile, Dwight makes trouble on Jim's first day back from paternity leave. Andy and Erin have an interesting first date.
#115 - Pig Girls Don't Cry
The Muppets Season 1 - Episode 1
Miss Piggy is furious that Kermit booked Elizabeth Banks as a guest on her late night talk show Up Late with Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear meets his girlfriend’s parents, and Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons performs their new single “Roots”.
#116 - Sub Dive; Cricket Crunch; Speed Drop
Fear Factor Season 1 - Episode 6
Stunt #1: Sub Dive Contestants would have to dive into 55 degree water, swim 7 feet down, and retrieve glow sticks from the underside of the sub. The two men and the two women to collect the most glow sticks on one breath would advance to the next round. The others would be eliminated. Stunt #2: Cricket Crunch Contestants would each have to throw a dart at a dartboard with numbers ranging from 1 to 8. They were not told until afterward that the number they hit would represent the amount of live crickets they would have to eat. Everyone who ate their designated number of crickets within the time limit (one minute per cricket) would advance to the finals. Stunt #3: Speed Drop Contestants would be hung by their ankles over 130 feet high and dropped down a zip line at 60 miles per hour. As they went over a large target, they would have to drop a beanbag. The contestant whose beanbag landed closest to the bull's-eye would win the $50,000.
#117 - The Chump
The Office (US) Season 6 - Episode 25
Michael is surprisingly cheerful after learning some bad news about Donna. The new parents, Pam and Jim, have trouble staying awake in the office. Meanwhile, Angela takes matters into her own hands when Dwight refuses to honor their contract.
#118 - The Sting
The Office (US) Season 7 - Episode 5
When a competing sales associate steals a Dunder Mifflin client, Michael, Jim and Dwight decide to set up a sting to find out his sales secrets. Andy decides to start a band after finding out a friend from college has a successful music career.
#119 - Trapeze; Pig Feast; Traverse
Fear Factor Season 1 - Episode 9
Stunt #1: Trapeze Contestants would have to use specially placed handholds to climb to the top of a 35-foot telephone pole. Once on top, they would have to jump 1½ times their body length, grab a trapeze, and hang on for 5 seconds. Everyone who completed this stunt within 15 minutes would advance to the next round. Stunt #2: Pig Feast Contestants would each have to select a fortune cookie which contained a strip of paper with a pig part written on it. The part written on the paper would be the pig part they would have to eat. The parts were liver, kidney, heart, ear, tongue, and snout. Everyone who ate their pig part in 4 minutes would advance to the finals. Stunt #3: Traverse As a semi truck drove down a highway at 45 miles per hour, contestants would have to climb across the side of the trailer using specially placed handholds. When they got to the end, they would have to climb up on top of the truck. The contestant to do this the fastest would win the $50,000.
#121 - Pig Out
The Muppets Season 1 - Episode 4
The gang has an epic night out when they run into Ed Helms at Rowlf’s Tavern and they all perform their favorite karaoke jams, but Kermit is not pleased when no one shows up to work the next day. Meanwhile, Fozzie has an unfortunate accident during the show.
#122 - The Ex-Factor
The Muppets Season 1 - Episode 6
Kermit is scrambling to find the perfect birthday gift for Denise, so he turns to Miss Piggy for help. Meanwhile, Kristin Chenoweth agrees to do a gig with The Electric Mayhem and inadvertently causes a rift between the band.
#123 - Swine Song
The Muppets Season 1 - Episode 11
The whole crew just returned from hiatus, and everyone is rested, recharged and ready to get back to work. But when a new branding guru comes in to revamp "Up Late," the gang rallies together and realizes that they don't need gimmicks and hijinks; they just need each other and a couple of familiar tunes to get them back on track.
#124 - Hostile Makeover
The Muppets Season 1 - Episode 2
In an attempt to make Miss Piggy happy, Kermit sets her up with Josh Groban who fills her head with ideas on how to make Up Late with Miss Piggy better. Meanwhile, Fozzie is invited to a party at Jay Leno’s house and everyone is annoyed that Bobo is selling cookies for his daughter’s troop.
#125 - Bear Left Then Bear Write
The Muppets Season 1 - Episode 3
Fozzie takes things a little too far when Kermit offers him advice and Nick Offerman steps in to help the gang. Meanwhile, Christina Applegate guests on “Up Late,” and brings Miss Piggy a sweet surprise that doesn't go over well and Pepe, Rizzo and Liam Hemsworth try to help Gonzo out with his online dating situation.
#127 - Lingerie Football
Mr. Sunshine (2011) Season 1 - Episode 6
Ben helps Crystal find closure with her ex-husband, while Alice helps Alonzo deal with two billionaires. Meanwhile, Roman helps Ben by keeping Ben's date, the quarterback of a woman's lingerie football team, occupied.
#128 - Pilot
The Kids Are Alright Season 1 - Episode 1
Lawrence, the prodigal eldest Cleary son, returns home from the seminary and breaks the news to his family that he’s dropping out for good, leaving Mike and Peggy upset and wondering why. Meanwhile, Timmy decides he wants to audition for a children’s theatre production but when Peggy finds out where it’s being held she forbids him from participating. Elsewhere, Eddie tries to keep his girlfriend a secret after Frank finds out and tries to blackmail him.
#129 - Todd Packer
The Office (US) Season 7 - Episode 18
Traveling salesman Todd Packer comes to Dunder Mifflin looking for a desk job in the office. However, the office is unsure if they want him to work there due to his previous behavior. After dealing with computer problems, Andy confronts office administrator Pam to get a new computer.
#132 - Wrecking Ball; Testicles; Baby Rescue
Fear Factor Season 1 - Episode 8
Stunt #1: Wrecking Ball Contestants would be harnessed to a crane and lifted over 120 feet in the air. They would have one minute to pull a rip cor. This would send them swinging toward the ground and smashing through a wooden wall at 50 miles per hour. After going through the wall, they would have to drop a beanbag onto a large target. The four contestants to get their beanbags closest to the bull's eye would advance to the next round. The others would be eliminated. Stunt #2: Testicles Contestants would each have to eat two boiled buffalo testicles. Everyone who ate the two testicles in four minutes would advance to the finals. Stunt #3: Baby Rescue Contestants would be seated in a car and submerged underwater. When a red light came on, they would have to retrieve a fake baby from the back seat, escape through front driver side window, and get the baby to a bassinet on the side of the pool. During the stunt, contestants could get air from an air pocket in the back seat.