The BEST episodes written by Arnold Margolin

Rain Dance
34 votes

#1 - Rain Dance

The Wild Thornberrys - Season 2 - Episode 3

With the commvee broken down in the desert and no water left to survive, the Thornberrys go through desperate measures to maintain their sanity.

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The Grudge
10 votes

#2 - The Grudge

Touched by an Angel - Season 7 - Episode 9

Andrew is a judge, Monica and Tess are sentenced to community service. They work with two arguing people who once were in love years ago, but forbidden to marry. Can the angels heal their feud and help them find their love again?

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Don't Just Do Something, Stand There
16 votes

#3 - Don't Just Do Something, Stand There

That Girl - Season 1 - Episode 1

Ann's five years of being an independent woman actress begins when she meets Donald Hollinger, a magazine reporter, in one of her in-between jobs as a candy clerk. She gets a job in a perfume commercial where she plays a woman who gets kidnapped by two robbers. Donald happens to see the act and thinks that Ann is in real trouble, so he saves her only to get serious flack from her. But with that incident aside, Ann and Donald find out that they really belong together.

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Break a Leg
6 votes

#4 - Break a Leg

That Girl - Season 1 - Episode 10

Ann's friend Sandy, an actress who has just won a lead role in a Broadway play, visits Ann. Suddenly, Sandy gets sick, leaving Ann to play her role. Everyone thinks that Ann stole teh job from her, but Ann pays them no never mind as she enjoys her chance. Unfortunately the play closes after one performance.

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The Weekend Fantasy
17 votes

#5 - The Weekend Fantasy

Growing Pains - Season 1 - Episode 7

Jason and Maggie want to go to a mountain lodge for a weekend, but are reluctant to leave the kids alone.

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His Two Right Arms
18 votes

#6 - His Two Right Arms

The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Season 2 - Episode 24

Mary gets city councilman Pete Peterson to appear on Face the People and discovers that he is completely incompetent. She and his aides try to bring him up to speed on current events so he can make a good impression on the show.

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Vengeance is Mine
3 votes

#7 - Vengeance is Mine

War of the Worlds - Season 1 - Episode 20

Ironhorse must deal with a mistake that no soldier wants to make: the killing of an innocent civilian.

Love and a Couple of Couples
5 votes

#8 - Love and a Couple of Couples

Love, American Style - Season 1 - Episode 1

An ex-wife makes matters difficult for her ex-husband who's about to propose to his new girl.

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Nervous
5 votes

#9 - Absence Makes the Heart Grow Nervous

That Girl - Season 2 - Episode 6

Ann Marie's elation at winning a Broadway role fades when she realizes its Philadelphia opening will mean a long separation from Donald.

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Only a Rose
12 votes

#10 - Only a Rose

The Andy Griffith Show - Season 7 - Episode 12

Aunt Bee is totally excited about her rose that she has been growing for over a year for the annual flower show. While Opie and Arnold are playing, however,they accidently destroy it.

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The Love Song of M. Aaron Seaver
13 votes

#11 - The Love Song of M. Aaron Seaver

Growing Pains - Season 1 - Episode 13

Mike backs out of the family-bowling match so he can date a snobbish girlfriend.

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The Darling Fortune
22 votes

#12 - The Darling Fortune

The Andy Griffith Show - Season 7 - Episode 6

The Darling Family comes back, suddenly rich. They want their sons to marry well, and decide they should pick from the women of Mayberry.

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The Philadelphia Story
4 votes

#13 - The Philadelphia Story

That Girl - Season 2 - Episode 7

Despite attention from a fellow castmate, Ann misses Donald while in Philadelphia to do a play.

This Little Piggy Had a Ball
5 votes

#14 - This Little Piggy Had a Ball

That Girl - Season 1 - Episode 28

Ann has her toe stuck in a bowling ball at a very unopportune moment.

Otis the Deputy
14 votes

#15 - Otis the Deputy

The Andy Griffith Show - Season 7 - Episode 13

Andy is captured by two escaped convincts and Otis and Howard ride to his rescue.

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Floyd's Barbershop
44 votes

#16 - Floyd's Barbershop

The Andy Griffith Show - Season 7 - Episode 22

Floyd gets a rent hike after Howard buys the barbershop.

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The Lodge
49 votes

#17 - The Lodge

The Andy Griffith Show - Season 7 - Episode 2

Andy invites Howard to join "The Regal Order of the Door to Good Fellowship" lodge. Howard's mother doesn't like the idea of Howard being around the other men, so she concocts a scheme whereby Howard will be denied membership. It's all a big misunderstanding, and Howard eventually is allowed to join the lodge.

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Love and the Vampire
0 votes

#18 - Love and the Vampire

Love, American Style - Season 2 - Episode 37

A newly married couple spends the night at a vampire's house when their car breaks down in the middle of a storm.