The Best Episodes Directed by Ron Hughart
#3 - War Is the H-Word
Futurama Season 3 - Episode 2
Bender and Fry volunteer for military duty to enjoy the benefits of the soldiers' discount. When war breaks out later that same day, Leela too decides to join the all-male ranks, under the guise of Lee Lemon, and creates quite a stir for her leader, Zapp Brannigan.
#4 - 30% Iron Chef
Futurama Season 4 - Episode 11
Bender receives culinary lessons from the great chef Helmut Spargle, and puts his skills to the test on national television when he competes against Elzar on "Iron Cook". Meanwhile, Dr. Zoidberg accidentally destroys Professor Farnsworth's ship-in-a-bottle and pins the deed on Fry, only to be struck with remorse afterwards.
#5 - A Fishful of Dollars
Futurama Season 1 - Episode 6
A thousand years is a long time to save up money, and Fry's savings account has been racking up interest. When Fry discovers just how much - over 4 billion dollars - Fry goes a little overboard. After completely redecorating the apartment, splurging on expensive spa days and treating his friends to innumerable luxuries, Fry discovers the ultimate expense. Anchovies. This rare delicacy as been extinct for years, and Fry must battle the evil conglomerate known as Mom, plus Pamela Anderson Lee's head in a jar, to get them!
#7 - Raging Bender
Futurama Season 2 - Episode 12
Bender is the featured attraction in the Ultimate Robot Fighting League, but his glory is short-lived when he is instructed to intentionally lose his next match. Leela vows to lead Bender to victory, in an effort to show up her unsupportive martial arts teacher.
#8 - A Tale of Two Santas
Futurama Season 4 - Episode 2
A Planet Express mission to Robot Santa's colony on Neptune leaves the murderous robot trapped in the frozen sea, and Bender takes over as Santa, vowing to bring peace and goodwill to Xmas again. But when Bender is mistaken for the real Robot Santa, he is arrested and sentenced to death.
#9 - Bendin' in the Wind
Futurama Season 3 - Episode 13
When Bender is paralyzed in a tragic can opener accident, he discovers his musical washboard skills and goes on tour as a member of Beck's folk-rock band, acting as a voice for broken robots everywhere. Fry, Leela, Amy, and Zoidberg tag along in Fry's antique 1960s VW Van.
#10 - Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV
Futurama Season 5 - Episode 15
"All My Circuits" holds an audition to replace the part of Calculon's son, and Bender lands the part. Soon, Bender's uninhibited behavior proves to be a bad influence on children, and an outraged Bender leads a protest group to get himself banned from the airwaves.
#11 - Pilot
American Dad! Season 1 - Episode 1
Stan Smith uses his CIA skills to help 13-year-old son Steve win class president and the heart of the hottest girl in class, Lisa Silver. But when being class president makes Steve mad with power, Stan must jump in to save the day. Meanwhile, Roger, the alien Stan saved from Area 51, helps 18-year-old Hayley with her school paper. In return, she hooks him up with boatloads of junk food to curb his sweet tooth. Unfortunately, some Chocodiles send him over the edge and a sugar crash prohibits him from finishing one of her papers, forcing Hayley to pick up the pieces. And Klaus, the goldfish with the brain of a German guy, pines after mother Francine. Unfortunately for Klaus, the closest he'll ever get to a date with her is the spin cycle with her sports bra.
#15 - It’s Actually Better for Anal
Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 6
“Super Happy Fun Time American School Presents: Winter Blunderland!” – It’s a hot time on the ski slopes, all fun and unwanted advances! But Shin finds himself shackled to Miss Katz… That is, until the teacher’s hormones have her distracted. Free at last and ready to party, the little trouble maker stirs up some action of his own on the triple black pass! “Winter Blunderland: Part 2!” – The school trip gets even hotter as things move over to the spa! But when Shin insults Mr. Ench’s half-inch, the principal’s forced to drastic measures! And he’s not the only one out of sorts, as Georgie finds himself outsmarted and Shin takes one for the team… Saving the school from the monkey crotch and from the noodle stretcher?!? “Lucky Bastard Fever Episode 2: Inflatable of Doom!” – Lollipop’s gone off in search of the Flying Pecker, convinced she can save Felipe from himself. But when she finds herself at the madman’s mercy, as well as the center of his plot to flood the earth, Lollipop calls for reinforcements! It’s Bruce… Er, Action Bastard to the rescue!
#16 - Gratuitous Child Nudity
Shin Chan Season 1 - Episode 20
"Bed, Bath and Pooed On!" - Hiro returns home from another ball-bustin' day of work, but the busting's far from over! Charged with overseeing the weekly bath night, he's gonna be hard pressed as Hima makes a break for it. The culprit caught and all three incarcerated, the family relaxes in Mitzi's absence and shares in a little potty humor… But some potty's not so funny! "Planet of the Dogs!" - Unaware that he's drawn intergalactic interest, Shin's mistreatment of Whitey is about to turn against him! Abduction takes a twist as the misdemeanant minor finds himself in the custody of extraterrestrial curs, answerable for his crimes against dogkind. It's a weird feeling at first, being a pet… Threatened with euthanasia, Shin's four-legged friend proves his only comfort! "Planet of the Dogs 2: Holy Shih Tzu!" - Shin and Whitey are set to escape when they learn of their new master's plan to take over the canine-infested planet… Snoop Doggy, Doggy style! Their freedom foiled by Shin's stomach, the big dogs are sicced on the ugly pink raisin and his British-breed cohort as they flee to the castle. But when the guards are overpowered, Shin's olfactory overload might be their last hope!
#17 - Green Like Good Boy Pills
Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 8
“Ass Got Breezy Being Green” –Boo leads the gang on a frog hunting adventure, with a catchy theme song and well-honed hunting skills… “Summer Baby” – When Summer and Paris come calling, they sling their very own style of ghetto sass right in the front door… “Lucky Bastard Fever Episode 4: Fear the Money Shot!” – Drawn into what couldn’t have been anything other than the obvious trap it is, looks like our favorite superhero’s about to be Cherynobylled…
#18 - Lucky Bastard Fever!
Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 5
“Mr. Penny Builds Her Dream House” – Penny holds Shin’s ass hostage, forcing him to play a little role reversal “house,” Penny-style! “I’m gonna be the daddy who rules the roost with an iron fist and you’ll be my wife who looks slutty so I’ll like you!” But when Shin has trouble staying in character, Maso’s recruited into the act… Now it’s your turn to wear the man-boobies! “Blowing Me Softly!” – It’s Friday night and Mitzi’s lost the draw… She’ll have to blow dry the holy terror Hima after bath time! (Hiro doesn’t do the blowing in this marriage!) After all, one of her children needs to look presentable! Will Hima’s hair be dried? Will cowlicks be prevented? Will they ever have the budget again for that sweet animation from earlier? “Lucky Bastard Fever Episode 1: Rise of the Pecker!” – There’s a new menace after our favorite superhero, and he’s discovered Action Bastard’s alter-ego… Or should I say Bruce Bastard? It’s silly having an alias when Bastard’s your last name, you hang with the same chick, and there’s an Action Bastard logo on your sleeve! But I digress! It’s time to manhandle this Flying Pecker ‘til he’s limp!
#19 - The Emperor’s Love
Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 11
“The Boy Scouts of Japan” – While out in search of aliens, extraterrestrial or illegal, the gang comes across an even stranger phenomenon… The Imperial Scouts of Japan! “The Not-So-Last Temptation of Hiro” – When Hiro unintentionally rescues a woman from a pervert on the train, it’s an instant commuter romance… “Cupid’s a Slut!” – When Penny recruits Shin to deliver her tokens of love… Warning: Those offended by classical Greek love, please look away!
#20 - At Least They Pay for the Ouchie
Shin Chan Season 1 - Episode 21
“Penny’s Mom’s Great Escape” - Penny’s Mom has plans to escape her horrid home-life… and only a spastic five year old stands in her way. “Between A Rock and a Tard Face” - What sort of retard asks Shin to baby-sit a pet rock? Why, the functional sort of course! “Happiness Bunny’s Revenge’s Revenge” - One of Penny's favorite stuffed animals has gone missing. Never turn your back on the Happiness Bunny.
#21 - Gratuitous Grandparent Nudity
Shin Chan Season 1 - Episode 26
"The Grandfathers Part I" - It's a battle of wills between Shin's Grandpas. One is more zany. The other is more reserved. Both… smell like old people. "The Grandfathers Part II" - Which of Shin's Grandpas can be more doting? The duel between the doddering duo continues. So does the old man nudity. "The Grandfathers Part... Sofia Coppola Can't Act" - Awkward moments continue between the dueling Grandpas. Only a life and death encounter with Shin's butt can finally bring them together.