The BEST episodes directed by Sheldon Epps

How to Rock a Birthday Party
star
9.67
39 votes

#1 - How to Rock a Birthday Party

How to Rock - Season 1 - Episode 11

Kacey and Nelson have to share a birthday party, but Kacey takes control of the party planning and doesn't want Nelson's input.

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It's My Party
star
9.45
10 votes

#2 - It's My Party

Sister, Sister - Season 5 - Episode 5

The twins heed an uncle's birthday advice to "seize the day" by skipping school and flying to Chicago for a hip-hop concert instead of celebrating with their parents, but a series of misfortunes turns their dream day into a nightmare - especially when Lisa and Ray uncover the truth.

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George Helps Ernie See the Cellu-Light
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9.09
20 votes

#3 - George Helps Ernie See the Cellu-Light

George Lopez - Season 5 - Episode 18

George helps Ernie lose weight before he loses his job.

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Give Me Some Credit
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8.60
10 votes

#4 - Give Me Some Credit

The Jamie Foxx Show - Season 4 - Episode 8

After his credit card is denied while clothes shopping with Fancy and her well-to-do parents, Jamie must prove to her father that he will be able to provide for her. Meanwhile, Braxton is forced to cut the hotel's budget.

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Smells Like Teen Sellout
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8.45
78 votes

#5 - Smells Like Teen Sellout

Hannah Montana - Season 1 - Episode 25

Hannah Montana agrees to endorse a new perfume, only she can't stand the smell because it brings back bad memories. Meanwhile, Jackson tries out for a television survival program.

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I Know What You Did in Drama Class
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8.43
6 votes

#6 - I Know What You Did in Drama Class

Sister, Sister - Season 6 - Episode 16

Tia has Diavian partner with Tyreke for drama class; Tamera and Jordan attempt to hook up cable in Tia and Tamera's room; Lisa's friend sets her up with somebody.

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How to Rock a Tennis Ball
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8.33
3 votes

#7 - How to Rock a Tennis Ball

How to Rock - Season 1 - Episode 25

Mr. March's beloved tennis ball gets ruined while Kacey is manning his flea-market booth, so she enlists her band and the Perfs to help her find a replacement for it.

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Working Girls
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8.33
9 votes

#8 - Working Girls

Sister, Sister - Season 5 - Episode 3

Tamera and Ray have a falling out over his new girlfriend Vivica who, she says, has turned him into a "gallivanting, promise-breaking Romeo." Meanwhile, Tia lands a job at a mall bookstore and becomes enamored of a mysterious customer.

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Ladies in Waiting
star
8.29
6 votes

#9 - Ladies in Waiting

Sister, Sister - Season 5 - Episode 15

Tamera decides to make her family proud of her in order to overcome her feelings of inferiority.

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Viva Las Vegas
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8.25
12 votes

#10 - Viva Las Vegas

Girlfriends - Season 4 - Episode 8

After Brock invites Joan to join her for a weekend in Las Vegas, she is convinced that he plans to pop the question. She brags about this constantly to her friends, but isn't so sure that she is really ready for marriage. She drives Brock crazy as she constantly makes him turn back to Los Angeles and then toward Vegas again, and even after he says that he is anxious to marry her, she continues to battle cold feet. Meanwhile, William carries around a baby doll to try to prove to his sister that he can handle the responsibilities of caring for a child.

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And Baby Makes Four
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8.25
8 votes

#11 - And Baby Makes Four

Girlfriends - Season 4 - Episode 7

William convinces Joan to host a baby shower for his sister, Linda; and her partner, Kira. Kira's water breaks during the event. William wants to take her to the hospital, but they insist on having a midwife conduct a home delivery, which ends up taking place at Joan's house. Joan constantly worries that the water from the birthing pool will seep out and ruin her floors. Lynn drives everyone crazy as she suggests possible baby names and reads off their meanings. William fears that parenthood (and being a lesbian) is all just a phase for Linda, and they get into an argument. Linda threatens to keep William away from his nephew/son, so he says that he will not sign the papers relinquishing his parental rights. William's friends try to convince him to change his mind. He eventually apologizes and admits that the reality of having to sign away his rights had just hit him. He and Joan agree to have a baby together if neither is married or has a child in ten years. They soon come t

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...and I'll Cry If I Want to
star
8.17
6 votes

#12 - ...and I'll Cry If I Want to

Out of Practice - Season 1 - Episode 3

The whole hospital finds out about Stewart and Crystal's relationship, much to Lydia's dismay. So to prove to them she is moving on with her life, she throws a party. However, things don't turn out quite like she planned them.

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Mysteries of Maggie
star
8.11
19 votes

#13 - Mysteries of Maggie

Instant Mom - Season 3 - Episode 2

Aaron learns that Maggie has a secret career as a romance novelist, but when she denies it, the family tries to get her to reveal her secret identity.

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On the Couch
star
8.09
11 votes

#14 - On the Couch

Girlfriends - Season 4 - Episode 16

Toni continues to see her therapist, Dr. Miller. Rather than following the doctor's advice and writing a letter to her mother detailing her grievances against her, Toni instead brings her mother to her sessions. Veretta stays with Toni and Todd and monopolizes the house. Todd tries to tolerate her rude and thoughtless behavior, but insists that she stop smoking in the house. Veretta refuses, and says that she doesn't have to listen to Todd because her daughter paid for the house. They get into a heated confrontation, and wind up ordering Toni to choose between them. Meanwhile, William worries that the fact that he and Donna have such different backgrounds (she cleans bed pans for a living and insists on travelling by bus) will impede their chances of having a future together. He vows to try his best to keep the relationship going, because he considers Donna to be special. Joan obsesses over whether to resume sessions with her own therapist after Lynn and Maya make several deris

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George Doesn't' Trustee Angie's Brother
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8.07
25 votes

#15 - George Doesn't' Trustee Angie's Brother

George Lopez - Season 5 - Episode 17

Angie's brother, Ray, comes around when he find out that his daughter, Veronica, is going to inherit the family inheritance. But George is the first to see through Ray's scheme when Ray asks Veronica to tap into her inheritance to invest in a new company.

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The Bowling Show
star
8.00
117 votes

#16 - The Bowling Show

My Wife and Kids - Season 2 - Episode 26

The Tylers and The Kyles go at it in a game of bowling. All this is going on during Star Trek night. Junior meanwhiles develops a crush on The Tyler's daughter.

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It's Hard Being Kelly Pitts
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8.00
10 votes

#17 - It's Hard Being Kelly Pitts

The Game - Season 1 - Episode 11

When Kelly attempts to please Jason, take care of her daughter and impress Jason's parents who visit from out of town, she overworks herself and has a breakdown, Meanwhile, Malik starts to worry about winning the playoff game and enlists Derwin as his new practice partner. Tia Mowry and Wendy Raquel Robinson also star.

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Home Sweet Dorm
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8.00
17 votes

#18 - Home Sweet Dorm

Sister, Sister - Season 6 - Episode 1

It's a brand new school year and Tia and Tamera are entering college at the University of Michigan with high expectations. They meet up with Diavian, Jordan and Tyreke (who also attend) and learn that their new dorm room is an athletic dorm in which they must share a private bathroom with two college jocks. Wanting to find an available dorm room in the same building as their friends, they go to campus housing and learn that there aren't any vacant rooms. Diavian meets her new roommate, Simone Flosser, a bossy senior whose first impression turns sour. Meanwhile, Ray tries to turn Tamera's bedroom into his personal den room much to the chagrin of Lisa.

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In Sickness and in Health
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7.88
8 votes

#19 - In Sickness and in Health

Sister, Sister - Season 5 - Episode 12

The twins try to reunite Lisa with her younger sister Darcy, whom she hasn't spoken to in years. Lisa refuses, until Darcy announces that she's in need of surgery.

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The Backslide
star
7.86
42 votes

#20 - The Backslide

The Upshaws - Season 1 - Episode 10

With Bennie back in the house and bonding more with the kids, Regina's frustrations start to show. After she takes the GMAT, the family comes together.

Guilt Trip
star
7.84
32 votes

#21 - Guilt Trip

Out of Practice - Season 1 - Episode 10

Lydia becomes jealous when the kids befriend Crystal, then makes them go with her to visit their former housekeeper.

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Prophet and Loss
star
7.80
10 votes

#22 - Prophet and Loss

Girlfriends - Season 4 - Episode 12

A stranger stops Joan on the street and tells her, ""You made the right decision."" He claims to be a psychic, and manages to convince Joan that he is for real. She takes his words as a sign that she was right to break up with Brock. However, she soon re-considers after she runs into Brock on the street. She observes him playing with his young niece and concludes that she might be satisfied having children in her life without being a mother for a while. However, a visit to her gynecologist gives her pause when she is forced to face the fact that her child-bearing years are limited (because many older women face complications in their pregnancies). Meanwhile, a dream prompts William to confront Lynn about annulling their marriage. He accompanies the skeptical Maya when she tries to confront the psychic. After the man tells him that ""she's right in front of you,"" he mistakenly believes that he is destined to be with Lynn. The psychic later directs him toward a woman waiting for a

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Marie's Vision
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7.75
337 votes

#23 - Marie's Vision

Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 7 - Episode 10

While Raymond, Robert and Frank don't want to bring up the fact that Marie is having vision trouble, Debra decides to level with her and suggests she visit an eye doctor. When Marie winds up with a pair of specs just in time for the holidays, she winds up putting the family on edge when she starts seeing them for better and for worse! Meanwhile, Robert gets back together with Amy and invites her to a Thanksgiving dinner.

The Wedding
star
7.75
4 votes

#24 - The Wedding

Out of Practice - Season 1 - Episode 8

As the family attends the wedding of one of Oliver's old girlfriends, Lydia frets over feeling awkward at the ceremony since she is now divorced. Meanwhile, Oliver wants to show up the bride by bringing a hot date to the ceremony, but his companions keep leaving him.

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A Kiss Before Lying
star
7.75
12 votes

#25 - A Kiss Before Lying

Girlfriends - Season 1 - Episode 19

Sean grows uncomfortable with Joan's relationship with Davis, as he feels that she flirts with him too much. After she confesses that they once shared a kiss, Sean upsets Joan by ordering her to stay away from Davis and 847 for good. Meanwhile, Toni angers Greg by displaying some of his paintings at the restaurant; and Darnell becomes impatient when Maya is reluctant to resume sexual relations with him after her surgery.

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Driving Ms. Crazy
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7.74
19 votes

#26 - Driving Ms. Crazy

Instant Mom - Season 3 - Episode 6

When a ticket means that Stephanie must ride with Gabby for her to drive, Stephanie begins to get too comfortable with Gabby's friends.

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Two Guys and a Gabby
star
7.71
24 votes

#27 - Two Guys and a Gabby

Instant Mom - Season 3 - Episode 14

Gabby uses a childhood friend to make Noah jealous; Stephanie tries to correct Aaron when he accidentally calls her "Mom."

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High Holidays
star
7.71
675 votes

#28 - High Holidays

Frasier - Season 11 - Episode 11

Frasier is shocked when Frederick comes to visit sporting his new "goth" look. Meanwhile, realising that he never rebelled in his adolescance, Niles decides to try marijuana...with unexpected results.

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The One Where Emma Cries
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7.70
3052 votes

#29 - The One Where Emma Cries

Friends - Season 9 - Episode 2

Chandler falls asleep during an important work meeting. Emma won't stop crying after Rachel interrupts her nap.

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Best Policy
star
7.64
10 votes

#30 - Best Policy

Sister, Sister - Season 5 - Episode 9

Tamera accepts Tia's wager that she can't tell the truth for one week, but she faces a dilemma when she spies Ray's girlfriend Vivica cheating on him; a prominent client asks Lisa's opinion about the fit of a gown, forcing her to decide if honesty is really the best policy.

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Leggo My Ego
star
7.64
11 votes

#31 - Leggo My Ego

Girlfriends - Season 4 - Episode 14

Joan's procrastination puts her job in jeopardy when she doesn't act quickly enough toward securing donations for a charity auction, which she has agreed to arrange for her boss. She turns to Toni to use her connections to the area's finer merchants to bring in an item that can help Joan meet the auction's $60,000 goal. However, Toni forgets to help Joan because she is obsessed with tracking down her ""best friend,"" supermodel Beverly Johnson (with whom she has never actually had any contact). Joan launches into a verbal tirade about Toni, which she overhears. Toni accuses her friends of being ""jealous, ugly bitches"" and continues on her quest to meet Beverly Johnson. She eventually meets Beverly, who is perplexed by her claims that they are soulmates and mistakes Toni for a schizophrenic. Toni reluctantly sees a therapist, where she initially raves about her life, but soon breaks down and admits that she fears no one would miss her if she died. Meanwhile, William seeks revenge a

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He Loves Her, He Loves Me Not
star
7.63
8 votes

#32 - He Loves Her, He Loves Me Not

Girlfriends - Season 4 - Episode 19

Joan feels bad about the way the girls have treated William's past girlfriends and decides to go out of her way to make Donna feel welcome. She hosts a dinner to give them a chance to get to know her. Donna is unnerved by the closeness between Joan and William, particularly when they take it upon themselves to help her organize a Cinco de Mayo party for the convalescent home where she works and get really excited about it. Donna confronts William during the ride home and offers the opinion that he is in love with Joan. He insists that this is not true and tries to provide reassurance. He then angers Joan by backing out of plans to do a song and dance together at the Cinco de Mayo party. Donna observes William's reaction to Joan's ridiculous performance and again opines that he loves her. William tells her about the psychic, but Donna believes that her purpose might actually have been to force William to face his true feelings for Joan. Meanwhile, the girls are furious when they

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The One with the Soap Opera Party
star
7.62
2846 votes

#33 - The One with the Soap Opera Party

Friends - Season 9 - Episode 20

Joey doesn't tell the gang about his plans to throw a party on the roof of the building. Ross meets a new colleague and is instantly attracted to her.

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The One Where Rachel Tells...
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7.61
3123 votes

#34 - The One Where Rachel Tells...

Friends - Season 8 - Episode 3

Chandler and Monica leave for their honeymoon. Rachel prepares to break the news to the father of her baby.

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Bug Out
star
7.57
14 votes

#35 - Bug Out

Instant Mom - Season 3 - Episode 22

Stephanie blames the family for Aaron's alleged funk; they try to change their habits for a week but this only results in more trouble.

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Crock Tales
star
7.56
638 votes

#36 - Crock Tales

Frasier - Season 11 - Episode 22

As Frasier prepares for a dinner party, he considers throwing away an old broken crock pot. However, the crock pot stirs many memories of past experiences with his friends and family. Among the times he recalls are getting accidentally super-glued to a blind date after Martin tried to repair the pot; a birthday party for Roz that found Niles and Daphne feeling especially amorous.

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Rooferman, Take One
star
7.55
11 votes

#37 - Rooferman, Take One

Smart Guy - Season 2 - Episode 13

T.J. thinks his dad's business would benefit from a TV commercial, but when the station airs it at 3:00am, T.J. sneaks in and repositions it - during the Super Bowl.

Old Dog
star
7.53
15 votes

#38 - Old Dog

Girlfriends - Season 1 - Episode 15

Joan decides to waive her ""three-month rule"" and sleep with Sean, but finds that the results are extremely disappointing. She seeks her friends' advice on how to help Sean improve his performance. Maya, with help from Toni, seeks medical attention after she and Darnell have difficulty conceiving a second child. William keeps having the misfortune of approaching every time Maya is discussing her gynecological situation with one of her friends.

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Last Straw
star
7.51
43 votes

#39 - Last Straw

The Upshaws - Season 1 - Episode 6

When Tasha gets into an accident, Bennie comes up with a solution — without telling Regina. Meanwhile, conflicts erupt between other family members.

Willie or Won't He II: The Last Chapter?
star
7.50
12 votes

#40 - Willie or Won't He II: The Last Chapter?

Girlfriends - Season 2 - Episode 14

On the eve of their wedding, Yvonne learns that William hasn't told his mother about their relationship.

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My Mother, Myself
star
7.50
12 votes

#41 - My Mother, Myself

Girlfriends - Season 2 - Episode 20

Maya is stunned to learn that her mother has decided to sell her house and move away with her boyfriend. Toni's mother surprises her by coming to town for Joan's Mother's Day brunch. William eagerly anticipates a visit from his mother, who comes bearing a cake from his aunt's award-winning recipe.

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The Fallout
star
7.50
20 votes

#42 - The Fallout

Girlfriends - Season 2 - Episode 1

Joan forgives Toni for slapping her in Jamaica and trying to seduce Sean, much to the shock and dismay of Maya and Lynn (who has returned from Jamaica). When Joan's hair begins to fall out due to stress, she sees a therapist, who recommends that she cut Toni out of her life for good. However, this proves difficult when Toni seeks Joan's shoulder to lean on after a setback at work. Meanwhile, Darnell is upset by Maya's bixini wax, and accuses her of changing as the result of her association with the girls.

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Friends, Colleagues, Brothers
star
7.50
14 votes

#43 - Friends, Colleagues, Brothers

Girlfriends - Season 1 - Episode 16

Joan becomes fed up with the ""boys' club"" mentality at work, as her opinions are ignored and she is passed over for important cases. When she believes that William has deliberately stolen her idea, she blows up at him in front of everyone, leading to a rift between them. Meanwhile, Maya discovers that Toni and Lynn's yoga instructor is a little too ""hands-on"" in his approach toward his students.

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Star Mitzvah
star
7.49
675 votes

#44 - Star Mitzvah

Frasier - Season 10 - Episode 6

As Frasier prepares for Frederick's bar mitzvah, Noel offers to translate Frasier's speech into Hebrew in exchange for an autograph from a science fiction convention. However, when Frasier doesn't keep his end of the bargain, Noel uses his wealth of Star Trek knowledge to take revenge.

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Wieners and Losers
star
7.46
13 votes

#45 - Wieners and Losers

Girlfriends - Season 4 - Episode 18

The newly unemployed Joan cannot stand the idea of just sitting back and relaxing, and drives her friends crazy by constantly cooking and knitting for them. She goes to the mall, and winds up taking a job at Wienercycle. Her friends tell her that this is a very stupid idea and convince her to quit. She tries to do this, but is inspired by the teenage shift manager's take-charge attitude and decides to stay and help her. Joan tries to defend her bizarre actions as the result of her work ethic, but experiences a wake-up call when she learns that the manager isn't really as gung-ho about her job as she had appeared to be. Meanwhile, William annoys Toni, Lynn and Maya by flaunting his new $6000 pen. Toni gets revenge by swiping the pen, and the girls enjoy watching William behave like a madman as he tries to find it.

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Book Smart
star
7.46
13 votes

#46 - Book Smart

Smart Guy - Season 2 - Episode 8

T.J.'s classroom behavior irritates a teacher who feels it's preventing the other students from learning. Meanwhile, Mo and Marcus try to meet girls in a female self-defense class.

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Love, Peace and Hair Grease
star
7.46
13 votes

#47 - Love, Peace and Hair Grease

Girlfriends - Season 4 - Episode 17

Joan grows increasingly bored with her job. William notes that she doesn't hold the passion for the law that is required to truly succeed in their profession. She feels rejuvenated as she helps re-decorate Lynn's apartment. As Lynn returns some items she ""borrowed"" from her friends, Joan is furious to discover that Lynn forgot to send in Joan's application to the Fashion Institute many years ago. Joan had believed that she had been rejected, and had decided to go to law school because she didn't think she could make it as a designer. She lashes out at Lynn and blames her for changing the course of her life. Joan confides in Sharon about her dissatisfaction at work, and Sharon quickly takes her gripes to Swedelson. Joan assumes that she is about to be fired and tries desperately to get her job back. Much to her surprise, she receives a promotion. However, she realizes that her new success hasn't changed her feelings about her job, and decides to quit. Meanwhile, Maya receives

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Take Me Out After the Ballgame
star
7.45
11 votes

#48 - Take Me Out After the Ballgame

Girlfriends - Season 2 - Episode 16

Joan is the subject of office gossip and jokes after she begins dating a younger man who works in the mail room. She is embarrassed by the attention, and winds up hurting Chris's feelings. William is upset when Chris usurps his spot as pitcher on the company softball team. Maya fears that the persistent Stan will expose their involvement to Darnell.

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To Baby...Or Not To Baby
star
7.45
40 votes

#49 - To Baby...Or Not To Baby

The Game - Season 1 - Episode 12

Melanie and Derwin discover that Melanie might be pregnant. Melanie realizes she is not ready for parenthood and puts off taking the pregnancy test. Excited about the possibility of a baby, Derwin plans to surprise Melanie with a half-time proposal during the game, but Melanie tries to stop him when she discovers she is not pregnant. Derwin proposes anyway and Melanie accepts, feeling pressured on national television. Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell, Brittany Daniel and Hosea Chanchez also star.

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Big Plans
star
7.45
47 votes

#50 - Big Plans

The Upshaws - Season 1 - Episode 4

As Regina tries to land a better job at a different organization, Bennie's friends get in his ear about her looking to level up her life without him.