The Best Episodes Directed by Wesley Archer

Pickle Rick

#1 - Pickle Rick

Rick and Morty Season 3 - Episode 3

Rick turns himself into a pickle, on the same day that Beth takes the kids to family therapy.

star 8.49
6232 votes
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The Wedding Squanchers

#2 - The Wedding Squanchers

Rick and Morty Season 2 - Episode 10

The whole family goes to the planet Squanch to attend the wedding of Rick's close friend, Bird Person.

star 8.46
5619 votes
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Who Shot Mr. Burns? (2)

#3 - Who Shot Mr. Burns? (2)

The Simpsons Season 7 - Episode 1

With Mr. Burns shot, Chief Wiggum investigates the crime, and nearly everyone in town has a motive. At the end, it all comes down to the Simpson DNA.

star 8.11
603 votes
The Why of Fry

#4 - The Why of Fry

Futurama Season 5 - Episode 8

Still unable to impress Leela, Fry sadly suspects that he has no importance in life - until Nibbler takes him on a mission to prevent the brains from destroying the universe. In the process, Fry learns what really happened when he was cryogenically frozen on December 31, 1999.

star 8.11
646 votes
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Itchy & Scratchy Land

#5 - Itchy & Scratchy Land

The Simpsons Season 6 - Episode 4

The family's trip to Itchy & Scratchy Land takes an unexpected turn when high-tech robots malfunction and become violent.

star 8.09
627 votes
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Bart vs. Australia

#6 - Bart vs. Australia

The Simpsons Season 6 - Episode 16

After Bart's prank phone call to Australia goes awry, the Simpsons must fly out to the land down under and apologize to the Australian people. When they discover Bart's penalty will be a kick in the pants, international relations deteriorate.

star 8.06
496 votes
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Bart the Daredevil

#7 - Bart the Daredevil

The Simpsons Season 2 - Episode 8

Bart decides to emulate his hero, daredevil Lance Murdoch, and performs increasingly risky stunts on his skateboard. When he sets his sights on Springfield Gorge, Homer intervenes.

star 8.03
620 votes
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Rosebud

#8 - Rosebud

The Simpsons Season 5 - Episode 4

Mr. Burns pines away for Bobo, his beloved childhood teddy bear and symbol of lost innocence. When the bear turns up in Maggie's possession, the resulting tug of war affects the whole town.

star 8.01
541 votes
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Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy

#9 - Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy

The Simpsons Season 6 - Episode 10

Grandpa Simpson's miracle elixir reinvigorates Homer and Marge's sex life. When father and son embark on an old-fashioned medicine show to sell the love tonic, they rake in the money, but eventually old resentments bubble up between them.

star 7.96
463 votes
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Tina-rannosaurus Wrecks

#10 - Tina-rannosaurus Wrecks

Bob's Burgers Season 3 - Episode 7

After Tina accidentally wrecks the car, and gets the whole family involved with a slimy insurance agent, she worries that she’s a “jinx”.

star 7.94
879 votes
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Bart Sells His Soul

#11 - Bart Sells His Soul

The Simpsons Season 7 - Episode 4

Bart sells his soul to Milhouse for five dollars, but soon regrets his decision. Meanwhile, Moe turns the Tavern into a family-friendly restaurant.

star 7.93
587 votes
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Two Bad Neighbors

#12 - Two Bad Neighbors

The Simpsons Season 7 - Episode 13

Homer resents being upstaged when former president George Bush moves into the neighborhood. After Bush spanks Bart, an all-out prank war ensues.

star 7.92
459 votes
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Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

#13 - Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

The Simpsons Season 2 - Episode 15

Homer's long-lost half-brother is the CEO of a car company that's wildly successful... until he hires Homer to help design a car for the average man.

star 7.90
520 votes
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$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)

#14 - $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)

The Simpsons Season 5 - Episode 10

When gambling is legalized in Springfield, Mr. Burns opens an extravagant casino on the waterfront. Meanwhile, Bart opens a casino in his treehouse. Burns becomes a germ-phobic recluse and Homer must tear Marge away from the slot machines.

star 7.90
568 votes
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Two for Tina

#15 - Two for Tina

Bob's Burgers Season 3 - Episode 17

Jimmy Jr. is threatened when Tina starts dating a ballet dancer named Josh and the two boys get into an epic dance-off for her heart.

star 7.89
781 votes
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I Love Lisa

#16 - I Love Lisa

The Simpsons Season 4 - Episode 15

Ralph Wiggum mistakes pity for love when Lisa gives him a Valentine's Day card. After a public humiliation, broken-hearted Ralph gives an unexpectedly moving performance in the school's President's Day pageant.

star 7.88
490 votes
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Homer Loves Flanders

#17 - Homer Loves Flanders

The Simpsons Season 5 - Episode 16

Homer and Flanders bond over a football game. As the two friends become inseparable, Flanders struggles with a growing dislike of Homer that finally blows up in front of the entire church congregation.

star 7.88
480 votes
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Homerpalooza

#18 - Homerpalooza

The Simpsons Season 7 - Episode 24

To show his kids how hip he is, Homer takes Bart and Lisa to a music festival, where he earns himself a place in the sideshow by catching a cannonball with his belly.

star 7.86
392 votes
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The New Kid on the Block

#19 - The New Kid on the Block

The Simpsons Season 4 - Episode 8

Bart has a crush on his new neighbor, a teenage girl who only has eyes for Jimbo Jones. Bart sets out to prove that Jimbo is not as tough as he seems.

star 7.86
514 votes
One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish

#20 - One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish

The Simpsons Season 2 - Episode 11

After eating poisonous blowfish at a sushi restaurant, Homer decides to live life to the fullest in the 24 hours he has left to live.

star 7.85
609 votes
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To Kill a Ladybird

#21 - To Kill a Ladybird

King of the Hill Season 4 - Episode 9

Bobby adopts a raccoon, Bandit, who bites Ladybird and Dale and then runs off, pursued by Ladybird. Fearing that Bandit might have been rabid, Hank tries to save his dog, while Bobby just wants to find Bandit. Meanwhile, Dale, convinced that he has rabies, runs off to the woods and starts living on mushrooms, which give him hallucinations.

star 7.83
126 votes
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Beefsquatch

#22 - Beefsquatch

Bob's Burgers Season 2 - Episode 9

Bob appears in a cooking segment on a local news morning program, but Gene steals the show when he crashes the set with a sasquatch mask.

star 7.83
789 votes
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Queasy Rider

#23 - Queasy Rider

King of the Hill Season 7 - Episode 13

Hank makes weekend plans without consulting Peggy, and the fallout drives them to a marriage counselor. The therapist learns that one of the couple's dreams is to own his-and-hers motorcycles, and suggests they buy one and share it in an effort to bring them together. His plan backfires when, on the advice of a middle-aged biker couple, the pair head to Sturgis, S.D., for an annual biker gathering. Hank refuses to share the driving with Peggy, fearing that he will be mocked, but when Hanks glasses get trampled, and he can't see...he has no alternative but to take a back seat.

star 7.83
111 votes
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The Day the Violence Died

#24 - The Day the Violence Died

The Simpsons Season 7 - Episode 18

Bart meets the original animator who created Itchy, penniless some 70 years after the studio stole his idea. When Bart helps him sue for restitution, he unwittingly bankrupts Itchy & Scratchy.

star 7.80
397 votes
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The Unnatural

#25 - The Unnatural

Bob's Burgers Season 3 - Episode 23

After Gene loses his confidence at his baseball game, Linda decides to sign him up for baseball camp. The only problem? She needs money to pay for it! Meanwhile, Tina discovers her love for espresso and becomes a caffeine addict.

star 7.79
766 votes
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Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish

#26 - Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish

The Simpsons Season 2 - Episode 4

When a three-eyed fish is found in a nearby stream, the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant faces bad publicity and fails an inspection. Mr. Burns runs for governor, but his spin doctors are no match for Marge.

star 7.79
688 votes
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I Remember Mono

#27 - I Remember Mono

King of the Hill Season 2 - Episode 14

On Valentine's Day, Peggy finds out that Hank lied to her when they were dating: he told her he was at home one week with a football injury, when he actually got mono from kissing another girl. She sets out to uncover the whole truth, and finds herself face to face with the past.

star 7.77
139 votes
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Three Men and a Comic Book

#28 - Three Men and a Comic Book

The Simpsons Season 2 - Episode 21

Bart, Milhouse, and Martin pool their money to buy the first issue of Radioactive Man, but their investment and their friendship are threatened when they can't agree on who will keep it.

star 7.76
464 votes
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Treehouse of Horror

#29 - Treehouse of Horror

The Simpsons Season 2 - Episode 3

In the first segment, the family moves into a haunted mansion. In the second segment, aliens abduct the Simpsons and invite them to what might be their last supper. In the final segment, Lisa reads Bart Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem "The Raven."

star 7.75
887 votes
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Bob Day Afternoon

#30 - Bob Day Afternoon

Bob's Burgers Season 2 - Episode 2

A bank robber holds up a bank across the street from Bob’s Burgers. When the robbery goes awry, Bob finds himself at the center of a hostage crisis.

star 7.73
899 votes
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The Crepes of Wrath

#31 - The Crepes of Wrath

The Simpsons Season 1 - Episode 11

Bart is sent as a foreign exchange student to France, where he is enslaved by corrupt winemakers. Meanwhile, the Simpson family hosts an Albanian student who takes a surprising interest in the workings of the nuclear power plant.

star 7.70
652 votes
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Nude Beach

#32 - Nude Beach

Bob's Burgers Season 3 - Episode 11

The new health inspector proves to be a decent fellow, until he blackmails Bob into being allowed to perform his atrocious music at the restaurant, which drives away the customers.

star 7.70
792 votes
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Moaning Lisa

#33 - Moaning Lisa

The Simpsons Season 1 - Episode 6

When Lisa get a bad case of the blues, jazz musician Bleeding Gums Murphy teaches her how to express her feelings through music.

star 7.67
758 votes
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Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch

#34 - Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch

Futurama Season 5 - Episode 5

Amy's romance with Kif takes a twist when he gets pregnant. As Amy questions her commitment Kif, he must return to his ancient, mysterious homeworld to give birth in the same muddy swamp where he was born.

star 7.66
580 votes
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Pilot

#35 - Pilot

King of the Hill Season 1 - Episode 1

The pilot of King of the Hill introduces us to the town of Arlen, Texas, and the life of propane salesman Hank Hill. Hank spends much of his time standing in the alley outside his house, drinking beer with his three old friends: Dale Gribble, a conspiracy theorist who never notices that his wife Nancy is having an affair with her "healer" John Redcorn (or that his son Joseph looks a lot like Redcorn); Bill Dauterive, a divorced army barber; and Boomhauer, a ladies' man of indeterminate employment and even more indeterminate speech. Hank lives with his wife Peggy, a substitute Spanish teacher at Tom Landry Middle School; his son Bobby, who seems to like comedy records better than sports; Peggy's niece Luanne, an aspiring beautician; and his dog Ladybird, a bloodhound whose mother tracked down James Earl Ray.

star 7.63
501 votes
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Spaghetti Western and Meatballs

#36 - Spaghetti Western and Meatballs

Bob's Burgers Season 1 - Episode 9

Bob and Gene bond over spaghetti western movies, which makes Louise jealous.

star 7.63
886 votes
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The Call of the Simpsons

#37 - The Call of the Simpsons

The Simpsons Season 1 - Episode 7

Homer buys an RV and the family takes off on an ill-fated camping trip.

star 7.61
765 votes
Lady Bouvier's Lover

#38 - Lady Bouvier's Lover

The Simpsons Season 5 - Episode 21

Mr. Burns and Grandpa Simpson compete for the affections of Marge's mother. The more dashing suitor prevails, but in a scene straight out of The Graduate, Grandpa crashes the wedding just before Mrs. Bouvier becomes Mrs. Burns.

star 7.50
372 votes
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The Incredible Hank

#39 - The Incredible Hank

King of the Hill Season 8 - Episode 4

Hank has an idea, he wants to take Bobby to the doctor to get him some testosterone supplements to boost his energy. The doctor informs the Hills, that he just doesn't hand out testosterone to kids as an energy booster, he does, however give it to adult males who suffer from "PMS". Peggy secretly gets the prescription filled, and drugs Hank. Soon, Hank's a born-again teenager, with boundless energy and drive. When the prescription runs out, she runs into trouble when the doctor refuses a refill.

star 7.49
146 votes
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Homer's Odyssey

#40 - Homer's Odyssey

The Simpsons Season 1 - Episode 3

Homer is fired for nearly causing a meltdown at the nuclear plant. When he finds a new calling as a public safety advocate, he finds himself facing off against Mr. Burns.

star 7.44
1078 votes
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Death and Texas

#41 - Death and Texas

King of the Hill Season 3 - Episode 22

Peggy gets a letter from a Death Row convict who says that he is a former student of hers, and that she had the most positive impact on his life. She starts visiting him in prison and bringing him what she thinks is timer sand for Boggle -- not realizing that it's actually cocaine. Meanwhile, Dale wants to become an executioner.

star 7.42
124 votes
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It’s Actually Better for Anal

#42 - 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!

star 7.20
5 votes