The BEST episodes written by Jeff Astrof

The Real Thing
star
8.36
103 votes

#1 - The Real Thing

The New Adventures of Old Christine - Season 2 - Episode 18

Trying to send an e-mail to Barb about Mr. Harris, Christine ends up sending it to all the parents from school, nearly costing him his job.

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Frasier
star
8.29
101 votes

#2 - Frasier

The New Adventures of Old Christine - Season 2 - Episode 22

Christine realizes that one reckless evening may have jeopardized her chance to begin dating Mr. Harris.

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Bahamian Rhapsody
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8.25
136 votes

#3 - Bahamian Rhapsody

The New Adventures of Old Christine - Season 5 - Episode 1

Christine and Matthew fly to the Bahamas to get Barb an illegal visa after she was arrested by immigration during Richard and New Christine's wedding ceremony.

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A Decent Proposal
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8.23
103 votes

#4 - A Decent Proposal

The New Adventures of Old Christine - Season 4 - Episode 1

Christine offers to marry Barb to help her stave off deportation. Meanwhile, Richard looks to pop the question to New Christine.

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American Dicks
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8.19
20 votes

#5 - American Dicks

Duckman - Season 1 - Episode 11

The Duckman detective agency, the only agency not affected by the nationwide detective strike, becomes the focus of TV show American Dicks who are looking to solve their 100th case. Eventually, Duckman gets a case; the mission is to find the mayor.

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Traffic
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8.17
95 votes

#6 - Traffic

The New Adventures of Old Christine - Season 3 - Episode 4

Ritchie's soccer match leaves Christine running late for an event she's supposed to be attending with Mr. Harris.

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The Verdict
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8.08
428 votes

#7 - The Verdict

Trial & Error - Season 1 - Episode 13

The trial is over and the verdict is finally announced. A key piece of evidence is found that answers the question, "Who killed Margaret Henderson".

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Women 'n Tuition
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8.04
114 votes

#8 - Women 'n Tuition

The New Adventures of Old Christine - Season 2 - Episode 8

Christine makes sacrifices so she can pay for Ritchie's school tuition.

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The Big Bang
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8.02
113 votes

#9 - The Big Bang

The New Adventures of Old Christine - Season 3 - Episode 1

Christine and Mr. Harris try to establish a relationship before having sex, but Barb gives her pause. Matthew is horrified when he sees his med school cadaver was a neighbor.

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Come to Papa Jeff
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7.94
141 votes

#10 - Come to Papa Jeff

The New Adventures of Old Christine - Season 2 - Episode 3

Christine is stunned to find out the man she's seeing, New Christine's father, is also a grandfather.

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The One with All the Poker
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7.92
3600 votes

#11 - The One with All the Poker

Friends - Season 1 - Episode 18

Rachel interviews for a job as an assistant buyer. She also sees another side of the usually docile Ross when the girls face the boys during a not-so-friendly game of poker.

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The Letters
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7.83
52 votes

#12 - The Letters

Grounded for Life - Season 5 - Episode 11

Sean becomes infuriated after receiving letters from the Home Owner's Association telling him to clean up his house, while Claudia is happy about the positive changes to the neighborhood. Meanwhile, Lily insists that Brad buys her an anniversary gift from a list that she's made... but he defies her wishes and gets her a sexy nighty... that he can't enjoy because he's busy picturing Sister Helen, who he ran into at the lingerie store. And Jimmy shocks the family by making an unusual lifestyle choice -- he announces that he's a vegetarian.

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The One with the Blackout
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7.83
4191 votes

#13 - The One with the Blackout

Friends - Season 1 - Episode 7

When New York suffers from a blackout, Ross tries to tell Rachel that he likes her, and Chandler gets stuck in an ATM vestibule with a model.

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The Defense Rests
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7.82
428 votes

#14 - The Defense Rests

Trial & Error - Season 1 - Episode 12

As Josh focuses on making his final case before closing arguments, he takes a huge gamble by putting Larry on the stand. Despite hiring the best witness coach in the South to train him, Larry's testimony leads to a shocking discovery about Larry's past that may be too difficult to overcome.

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The One with Ross's New Girlfriend
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7.81
3595 votes

#15 - The One with Ross's New Girlfriend

Friends - Season 2 - Episode 1

Rachel waits patiently at the airport for Ross, not knowing he is returning with a new girlfriend. Meanwhile, Phoebe is persuaded to cut Monica's hair and Chandler has an unpleasant experience with Joey's tailor.

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A Big Break
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7.80
160 votes

#16 - A Big Break

Trial & Error - Season 2 - Episode 9

Josh and his team continue to find themselves at literal dead ends in their casework until they unearth game-changing evidence with the help of Jesse Ray Beaumont. Meanwhile, in court, Carol Anne tries to finish the case before she has the baby.

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Barcelona
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7.79
160 votes

#17 - Barcelona

Trial & Error - Season 2 - Episode 10

As Jesse Ray Beaumont's trial begins, the team struggles to keep him under control while they discover more of Lavinia's secrets. Now that the baby is born and awaiting the DA election results, Carol Anne discovers who is the baby's father.

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I Just Paid to Say I Love You
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7.78
54 votes

#18 - I Just Paid to Say I Love You

Grounded for Life - Season 4 - Episode 5

Brad plans a romantic date with Lily in New York City, but because one incident throws them off schedule, the rest of the evening becomes a disaster. Meanwhile, Eddie breaks a window in the sewing room, leaving it wide open for an animal to wander in...an animal which Henry wants to keep as a pet.

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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas
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7.73
3605 votes

#19 - The One with the Dozen Lasagnas

Friends - Season 1 - Episode 12

Rachel and Paolo's relationship hits a snag when he makes a pass at Phoebe. Ross refuses to find out the sex of his baby until it's born. Chandler and Joey go shopping for a new kitchen table.

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The One After the Super Bowl (1)
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7.73
3566 votes

#20 - The One After the Super Bowl (1)

Friends - Season 2 - Episode 12

Ross goes to visit Marcel while on a trip to California. Joey gets his first fan letter from an attractive but unstable woman. Phoebe is asked to sing for the children at the library.

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Your Father Should Know (2)
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7.69
48 votes

#21 - Your Father Should Know (2)

Grounded for Life - Season 4 - Episode 2

Claudia feels it's time to smooth relations between the two families by having the O'Keefes over for dinner, but the evening falls apart when Brad's mother blames Lily for taking Brad's innocence. Meanwhile, Eddie teaches Jimmy and Henry a lesson in respecting other people's property after he finds out that they used his coin collection to play arcade games.

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The One with the Thumb
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7.64
4755 votes

#22 - The One with the Thumb

Friends - Season 1 - Episode 3

Monica becomes irritated when everyone likes her new boyfriend more than she does. Chandler resumes his smoking habit. Phoebe finds a little something extra in her soda

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The One Where the Monkey Gets Away
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7.64
3236 votes

#23 - The One Where the Monkey Gets Away

Friends - Season 1 - Episode 19

The gang searches frantically for Marcel, who slipped out of the apartment while Rachel was baby-sitting him.

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The One with Phoebe's Dad
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7.63
3340 votes

#24 - The One with Phoebe's Dad

Friends - Season 2 - Episode 9

Phoebe tracks down her real father. Chandler and Joey wait too late to shop for presents and Monica tips people using home-baked cookies.

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Dog Ed Pursuit
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7.59
1333 votes

#25 - Dog Ed Pursuit

$#*! My Dad Says - Season 1 - Episode 7

While Vince is angry about Ed bonding his dog, Henry goes out on a date with Vince and Bonnie's boss in the hopes of getting them a real estate listing.

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The Suitcase
star
7.58
230 votes

#26 - The Suitcase

Trial & Error - Season 2 - Episode 1

Josh Segal and Associates get their first case - Defending Lavinia Peck-Foster, the eccentric first lady of East Peck, who was found with her husband Edgar's corpse in a suitcase in her trunk.

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The Decision (2)
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7.56
311 votes

#27 - The Decision (2)

Ground Floor - Season 1 - Episode 10

Brody faces a difficult choice between the job he always wanted with Mansfield and the love he never expected with Jenny. So he tries to come up with a third option. Threepeat is forced to stay with Harvard after losing his apartment, but he soon discovers Harvard's place in a converted funeral home isn't technically zoned for the living.

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A Wrench in the Case
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7.50
695 votes

#28 - A Wrench in the Case

Trial & Error - Season 1 - Episode 2

In trying to find an alternate theory to Larry throwing his wife through the window, Josh and his team discover another man's DNA in the bedroom, possibly leading to another suspect. Meanwhile, Josh is concerned about Larry's lack of emotion about the murder and his strange obsession with a skate wrench.

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Wi-Fight
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7.49
1482 votes

#29 - Wi-Fight

$#*! My Dad Says - Season 1 - Episode 2

Ed refuses to allow Henry to install an internet connection in his house, so he takes matters into his own hands. Bonnie needs to have a medical examination, and Vince convinces her to let a retired doctor check her out.

The Proposal (2)
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7.49
134 votes

#30 - The Proposal (2)

Ground Floor - Season 2 - Episode 10

Having found an engagement ring in Brody's bag, Jenny is freaking out. She discovers it's a misunderstanding, but not before she can shoot Brody down for a proposal he didn't even give. When Mansfield takes an instant dislike to his soon-to-be son-in-law, it looks like it's up to Brody to save the wedding. After winning hundreds of thousands at craps, Lindsay and Harvard go on the spree to end all sprees, and end up having to tap into Lindsay's shadowy past to pay off their debt. Having slept with Brody's ex-girlfriend Heather (Anna Camp), Threepeat has to either tell his friend or break it off with Heather.

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You're So Vain
star
7.47
78 votes

#31 - You're So Vain

Grounded for Life - Season 4 - Episode 25

Claudia's father, Tony, has returned to the Finnertys for and operation, and the rest of the family is very sympathetic, except for Sean.

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In the Nam of the Father
star
7.47
18 votes

#32 - In the Nam of the Father

Duckman - Season 2 - Episode 7

The son Cornfed never knew he had arrives at the office and Cornfed travels back to Vietnam to find the mother and the truth. Duckman takes his family along on the trip for a much needed vacation and must also deal with the flashbacks he is experiencing.

Chapter Five - The Squirrel Knew
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7.47
266 votes

#33 - Chapter Five - The Squirrel Knew

Shining Vale - Season 1 - Episode 5

As Pat tries to get rid of Rosemary for good, she finds out that Terry has been keeping a horrifying secret from her. Meanwhile, Gaynor learns a secret about Pat that will change how she views her mother forever.

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Psyche
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7.44
62 votes

#34 - Psyche

Duckman - Season 1 - Episode 4

Feeling inadequate and hard up, Duckman gets a bill job. The detectives then get a job researching the lives of two large breasted women, but Duckman runs away from it. Seeking further help, takes him into his psyche where he confronts what has really been troubling him.

Off to the Races
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7.43
423 votes

#35 - Off to the Races

Ground Floor - Season 1 - Episode 2

Despite Mansfield's warnings, Brody tries to turn his fling with Jenny into something more by going on a date, but to his surprise, Jenny wants to keep things casual. Meanwhile, the downstairs gang gets fast and furious in a chair race gone wrong when they destroy Mansfield's irreplaceable office chair.

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Chapter 9: Homecoming
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7.42
131 votes

#36 - Chapter 9: Homecoming

Shining Vale - Season 2 - Episode 1

Pat returns home and tries to put the family back together. Terry meets his family for the first time after suffering a traumatic brain injury. Gaynor battles with Pat over the role as head of household.

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Man, I Feel Like a Woman
star
7.41
82 votes

#37 - Man, I Feel Like a Woman

Grounded for Life - Season 5 - Episode 2

Sean's feeling sick, and Eddie convinces him that he has sympathetic pregnancy syndrome. Brad and Lily decide to just be friends but their hormones get the best of them. Jimmy tries to impress the new neighbor girl by pretending to be a sports fanatic. Eddie resumes his relationship with his ex, Faye, who's become more bitter and angry than ever.

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A Big Crime in a Small Town
star
7.41
899 votes

#38 - A Big Crime in a Small Town

Trial & Error - Season 1 - Episode 1

When rollercizing poetry professor Larry Henderson is arrested for the brutal murder of his wife, bright-eyed lawyer Josh Segal comes down from New York to the quirky town of East Peck, South Carolina to defend his first big case. After meeting his eccentric client and odd-ball team, Josh quickly realizes he's in over his head.

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Easy, Writer
star
7.41
1427 votes

#39 - Easy, Writer

$#*! My Dad Says - Season 1 - Episode 6

Ed is embarrassed by an article Henry writes about him; Bonnie and Vince make friends with an ''it'' couple.

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Unforgiven
star
7.40
203 votes

#40 - Unforgiven

Ground Floor - Season 2 - Episode 1

When they return from Paris, Brody has to face the music for abandoning Mansfield and Jenny has to deal with the fact a spurned Harvard has fired almost everyone on the ground floor. Getting back in Mansfield's good books will be harder than Brody ever imagined, especially now that the number smart, but people challenged, Lindsay has already taken his place.

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Chapter Eight - We Are Phelps
star
7.40
237 votes

#41 - Chapter Eight - We Are Phelps

Shining Vale - Season 1 - Episode 8

The shocking end of Pat's book is revealed while the Phelps family fights for their souls; individually and as a family.

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Chicken & Stuffing
star
7.31
253 votes

#42 - Chicken & Stuffing

Partners (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 2

Joe and Louis bicker about who takes better care of whom when Louis discovers that Joe and Ali haven’t been “romantic” lately.

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Chapter 16: Redemption
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7.29
87 votes

#43 - Chapter 16: Redemption

Shining Vale - Season 2 - Episode 8

Pat struggles to find someone she can trust. Terry's mayoral ambitions seem to have overwhelmed his loyalty to her. Gaynor struggles with her own fate and Jake gets a second chance to defend his family.

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame
star
7.23
439 votes

#44 - Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Ground Floor - Season 1 - Episode 5

When Jenny and Mansfield each invite Brody to the same baseball game, Brody has to make a choice. Sit in the nosebleeds with his girlfriend or in the luxury box with his mentor. He ends up making neither happy and has to put things right with a gesture that has the whole stadium watching. Meanwhile Threepeat jockeys for position with Mansfield, and Harvard ends up out of his element in the wonderland that is the company luxury suite.

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Chapter Two - She Comes at Night
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7.22
313 votes

#45 - Chapter Two - She Comes at Night

Shining Vale - Season 1 - Episode 2

Pat finds a clue as to the identity of the Fifties Housewife who keeps appearing to her, while Terry confronts a demon from his own past.

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Wicked Wedding
star
7.13
94 votes

#46 - Wicked Wedding

Ground Floor - Season 2 - Episode 7

When Brody discovers Jenny never wants to get married it's a blow. When she says she doesn't like musicals, it's just salt in the wound. But if Brody can change Jenny's mind about musicals, maybe one day she can change her mind about marriage. Mansfield gets out of planning his daughter's wedding by pawning his wife (Emily Rutherfurd) off on Threepeat (in full wedding planner mode), only to feel he's missing out. Derrick convinces Harvard he's taking things too fast with Lindsay - too bad it wasn't before Harvard visited the tattoo parlor.

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Chapter One - Welcome to Casa De Phelps
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7.08
366 votes

#47 - Chapter One - Welcome to Casa De Phelps

Shining Vale - Season 1 - Episode 1

After an affair nearly destroys their marriage, Pat and Terry Phelps move their family from the city to Connecticut, to a house that may be haunted.

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The Jeter Exception
star
7.07
163 votes

#48 - The Jeter Exception

Partners (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 3

After Joe uncovers sexy photos of Ali with famous baseball player Derek Jeter and tells Louis about it, Ali questions Joe’s ability to keep a secret from his partner.

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Joking the Chicken
star
7.05
20 votes

#49 - Joking the Chicken

Duckman - Season 1 - Episode 13

A group of comedians hire Duckman to stop a pathetic mild mannered politically correct chicken whose ""clean"" stand up routine becomes a comedy sensation. The chicken's routines are funny to everyone except Duckman, who soon discovers the source of his popularity.

Forbidden Fruit
star
7.00
18 votes

#50 - Forbidden Fruit

Duckman - Season 3 - Episode 2

Duckman is slapped with a sexual harassment charge by the French nanny that Bernice has hired to tutor the boys. It seems the nanny isn't who she appears to be. In search of solitude Duckman moves in with Fluffy and Uranus; even they reach their breaking point with him.