The BEST episodes written by Bill Oakley

Squiggleman
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8.31
374 votes

#1 - Squiggleman

Portlandia - Season 3 - Episode 5

Concerned parents Brendan and Michelle start a band that makes kids music; The Portland Nerd Council issues a Public Service Announcement; Malcom and Kris have an uncomfortable lunch at a vegan restaurant. The Feminist Bookstore hosts a comedy night.

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Brunch Village
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8.27
314 votes

#2 - Brunch Village

Portlandia - Season 2 - Episode 10

New brunch hotspot Fisherman’s Porch gets a write-up in the local paper, prompting Peter and Nance to give it a try – only to find hundreds of others had the same idea. Portland’s Mayor offers to take Fred and Carrie to brunch, but when the bridge is blocked he is forced to find alternate routes. Feminist bookstore owners Toni and Candace take physical measures to remove unwanted pedestrians in line for brunch in front of their store. Nance has Peter hold her spot while she gets her jacket, only to return to accusations that she is cutting the line. Two bouncers escort her to a crazed man who metes out punishment for line cutters – and it is up to Peter to save her.

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Who Shot Mr. Burns? (1)
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8.16
1634 votes

#3 - Who Shot Mr. Burns? (1)

The Simpsons - Season 6 - Episode 25

In Part I of this two-part suspense story, Mr. Burns' evil schemes go too far. When Burns winds up shot, everyone is a suspect.

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Pilot (or The Douchebag Aspect)
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8.11
72 votes

#4 - Pilot (or The Douchebag Aspect)

Mission Hill - Season 1 - Episode 1

Andy's parents stick his nerdy, little brother, Kevin, on him -- which poses quite the threat to Andy's slacker lifestyle. Meanwhile, Kevin is torn between his desire to rat on Andy and his desire to cease being a nerd.

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Bart vs. Australia
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8.03
1679 votes

#5 - 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.

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Who Shot Mr. Burns? (2)
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7.96
1773 votes

#6 - 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.

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Treehouse of Horror IV
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7.94
2078 votes

#7 - Treehouse of Horror IV

The Simpsons - Season 5 - Episode 5

In "The Devil and Homer Simpson," Homer sells his soul for a doughnut. Next, in the Twilight Zone spoof "Terror at 5 1/2 Feet," everyone doubts Bart's sanity when he's the only one to see a gremlin sabotaging the school bus. In "Bart Simpson's Dracula," the family turns into vampires, and Lisa sends Homer to the Burns mansion in an attempt to kill the head vampire.

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Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy
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7.93
1679 votes

#8 - Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy

The Simpsons - Season 5 - Episode 14

Lisa is shocked to find that her new Malibu Stacy doll reinforces negative stereotypes of women. With Smithers' help, Lisa tracks down the original creator of Malibu Stacy and convinces her to market a new doll that's a better role model for girls.

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$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)
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7.90
1960 votes

#9 - $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.

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Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song
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7.90
1877 votes

#10 - Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song

The Simpsons - Season 5 - Episode 19

When Bart gets Principal Skinner fired, Ned Flanders is brought in to act as principal. Skinner befriends his former nemesis and the pair look for a way to get Skinner reinstated.

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Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy
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7.88
1720 votes

#11 - 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.

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Marge in Chains
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7.82
1741 votes

#12 - Marge in Chains

The Simpsons - Season 4 - Episode 21

Overwhelmed by her family's demands during a flu epidemic, Marge accidentally shoplifts at the Kwik-E-Mart and winds up in prison.

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Sideshow Bob Roberts
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7.78
1580 votes

#13 - Sideshow Bob Roberts

The Simpsons - Season 6 - Episode 5

Backed by a cabal of Republicans and the talk radio blowhard Birch Barlow, Sideshow Bob runs for mayor of Springfield. When new mayor Bob decides to build a freeway right through the Simpson's' home, Bart and Lisa set out to prove the election was rigged.

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Winter in Portlandia
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7.69
367 votes

#14 - Winter in Portlandia

Portlandia - Season 3 - Episode 1

It's wintertime in Portlandia and Peter and Nance struggle to keep off winter weight by cutting pasta from their diets; Candace's son visits Women and Women First bookstore for the holidays; a couple tries to keep their food cart in business.

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Marge Gets a Job
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7.60
2007 votes

#15 - Marge Gets a Job

The Simpsons - Season 4 - Episode 7

Mr. Burns is instantly smitten when Marge takes a job at the nuclear power plant.

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Lady Bouvier's Lover
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7.59
1447 votes

#16 - 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.

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100% No Stress Day
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7.44
107 votes

#17 - 100% No Stress Day

Close Enough - Season 1 - Episode 6

The roommates work together to give Emily a stress-free day but are promptly sidetracked by shady characters from Alex's past.

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100% No Stress Day
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7.44
107 votes

#18 - 100% No Stress Day

Close Enough - Season 1 - Episode 6

The roommates work together to give Emily a stress-free day but are promptly sidetracked by shady characters from Alex's past.

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Gone With the Wind
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7.23
743 votes

#19 - Gone With the Wind

The Cleveland Show - Season 1 - Episode 17

When Cleveland is diagnosed with high cholesterol, Donna puts him on a new high-fiber diet, which causes an intestinal backlash. It may stink up the place, but Cleveland quickly realizes his gas might score him a few points in the Broken Stool's karaoke contest. Meanwhile, Quagmire pays a visit to Stoolbend to deliver Cleveland some upsetting news.

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Get Yours, or Die!
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6.69
13 votes

#20 - Get Yours, or Die!

Shin Chan - Season 1 - Episode 12

"No Guts, No Glory Hole!" - The war between apartments exposes a gaping hole in the battle front… As new lines of communication open wide, the Noharas develop an interest in the drop-out next door. It's full-on family therapy time for Yonro! But when budget concerns delay the fix, a vasectomy's even cheaper. Too bad you can't buy walls at Wal-Mart! "Action Bastard Says, 'Put Your Hands on My Rod!'" - It's time for more Bastardly Branding, and this time the Action Bastard Bastard Rod's at stake! But when Shin jumps into the action a bit premature, the susceptible stripling may have doomed himself to be a no-rod boy living a lonely no-rod life… Urged on to 'fess up for forgiveness, Shin's got to place the fate of his Bastard Rod in Mitzi's hands. "The Parasites are Back!" - It's the return of the annoying freeloaders, and this time they come bearing emotional baggage! Determined to move in with the Noharas until their little lover's quarrel has been settled, Yoshirin and Micchi have brought the wrath of the "Man Lady" down on them all. But when their hentai hassles draw unseemly interest, the half-tards just might rediscover young love...

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Condescending Spanish for Heiresses
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6.62
8 votes

#21 - Condescending Spanish for Heiresses

Shin Chan - Season 1 - Episode 25

"The Miseducation of Maso's Will" - Ai is treating Maso like a dog and Penny isn't having it. It's a crash course in manliness but the only tail Maso's chasing is his own. "The Horrible Secret of Count Ench the Magnificent" - Principal Ench displays his skills in prestidigitation and nobody is safe. Look it up. "Ai Yi Yi!" - Ai uses Maso to make Shin jealous… but it's hard to compete with snail poop.

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