The BEST episodes written by Jerry Ross

Dwayne's Dilemma
12 votes

#1 - Dwayne's Dilemma

What's Happening!! - Season 1 - Episode 17

Dwayne must summon the courage to stand up to the tough and mean ex-boyfriend of his latest love interest.

If I Were a Rich Man
6 votes

#2 - If I Were a Rich Man

Chico and the Man - Season 1 - Episode 16

Ed tries to snap Chico out of falling in love with and spending too much on a woman he has fallen in love with.

Bonjour, Sondra
310 votes

#3 - Bonjour, Sondra

The Cosby Show - Season 1 - Episode 10

Sondra, the eldest Huxtable child makes her first appearance when she visits home for Thanksgiving. She plans on going to Paris for the summer, and hopes that her parents will support the decision.

Ed Steps Out
5 votes

#4 - Ed Steps Out

Chico and the Man - Season 1 - Episode 17

A widowed baker buys a bakery in the area and has her dibbs on Ed.

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My Fair Esther
25 votes

#5 - My Fair Esther

Sanford and Son - Season 5 - Episode 9

With a $1,000 prize on the line, Fred tries to groom Esther to win a beauty contest.

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker
31 votes

#6 - Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Sanford and Son - Season 4 - Episode 2

After a relative leaves Lamont $7,000 if he weds and has a child, Fred visits a dating service to find Lamont a mate.

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The TV Addict
17 votes

#7 - The TV Addict

Sanford and Son - Season 5 - Episode 17

A hypnotherapist tries to cure Fred of his addiction to television.

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The Merger
16 votes

#8 - The Merger

Sanford and Son - Season 4 - Episode 14

Julio and the Sanfords consolidate their junk businesses but soon sour on the merger.

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Movin' Up
6 votes

#9 - Movin' Up

Small Wonder - Season 2 - Episode 14

While Vicki learns to spend a day without duties or instructions, Ted's new prestigious job offer in Massachusetts tests the family's taste to social climb vs. its price of morality.

There'll Be Some Changes Made
36 votes

#10 - There'll Be Some Changes Made

Sanford and Son - Season 4 - Episode 5

After a fed-up Lamont moves out, Fred lets his son hold a strange gathering at the house in the hopes of getting him back.

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Greatest Show in Watts
18 votes

#11 - Greatest Show in Watts

Sanford and Son - Season 5 - Episode 15

To legally keep the elephant left with him by a tenant, Fred must stage a circus in the junkyard.

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Play It Again, Vanessa
312 votes

#12 - Play It Again, Vanessa

The Cosby Show - Season 1 - Episode 8

Vanessa plays clarinet in the school's orchestra. Though she tries her best and practices daily, she simply cannot play the instrument. She plays an embarrassing solo at the school concert, but her parents support her anyway. Guest Dizzy Gillespie as Mr. Hampton, Vanessa's music teacher.

Fran's Dress
68 votes

#13 - Fran's Dress

Mama's Family - Season 1 - Episode 10

Mama ruins Fran's brand new dress on the day of her special occasion.

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Murder by Appointment Only
102 votes

#14 - Murder by Appointment Only

Murder, She Wrote - Season 2 - Episode 12

One of Jessica's former students is murdered and she takes a personal interest in the investigation.

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The Aunt Who Came to Dinner
482 votes

#15 - The Aunt Who Came to Dinner

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Season 2 - Episode 22

Aunt Helen arrives unexpectedly, and upsets Will and Carlton's plans for a rendezvous with two French women.

Earthquake II
35 votes

#16 - Earthquake II

Sanford and Son - Season 5 - Episode 1

Fearing a massive earthquake, Fred tries to sell the house and heads to Las Vegas.

Building the Restaurant
7 votes

#17 - Building the Restaurant

Archie Bunker's Place - Season 1 - Episode 7

Construction on the restaurant is underway, but the contractor Archie and Murray hired is demanding more money. Archie, who is determined that the restaurant will be a success, goes to a loan shark.

Basket Case
62 votes

#18 - Basket Case

Welcome Back, Kotter - Season 1 - Episode 2

Freddy is convinced he will become a basketball star, so he decides to draw pictures on Gabe's test instead of trying to pass it. Gabe refuses to pass him even though he is the school's basketball star. When Gabe offers Freddy a make-up exam, Freddy still refuses. Gabe then offers to play a one-on-one game against Freddy to convince Freddy he's not as good as he thinks. If Gabe wins Freddy agrees to take the test, and if Freddy wins Gabe agrees to pass Freddy. Freddy naturally wins, but Gabe's score of 16 to 21 makes Freddy realize that he'd better complete school rather than rely on becoming a big basketball star.

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Bus Stop
54 votes

#19 - Bus Stop

Barney Miller - Season 3 - Episode 4

Quarters are tight at the 12th when a holdup man is confined with his busload of victims.

Barney and the Lawsuit
11 votes

#20 - Barney and the Lawsuit

Archie Bunker's Place - Season 1 - Episode 15

When Barney's barstool collapses while he is sitting on it, Archie is afraid he will try to sue.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker
6 votes

#21 - Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Small Wonder - Season 2 - Episode 17

To pay for a new bike he bought from the neighborhood bully, Jamie uses Vicki to run a school computerized match-making business.

That Meter Maid
3 votes

#22 - That Meter Maid

That Girl - Season 4 - Episode 17

Ann relives her days as a meter maid when she meets Donald's new boss.

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The Escorts
15 votes

#23 - The Escorts

Sanford and Son - Season 5 - Episode 19

Fred starts an escort service but must entertain three ladies at the same time.

Awakening of Love / The Impostor
0 votes

#24 - Awakening of Love / The Impostor

Fantasy Island - Season 7 - Episode 17

In "Awakening of Love" a world-renowned high fashion model wishes to form a lasting, loving relationship. And in "The Impostor" a couple come to the Island in hopes of "curing" her partner of his compulsive need to create other personalities.

Katie the Cheat
0 votes

#25 - Katie the Cheat

Gimme a Break! - Season 1 - Episode 11

The Chief is counting on Katie to do real good on her final exam, but she gets Julie to take it instead. The family is shocked to hear what has happened, when she declines the money they give her for her college life, and she tells them she cheated on the test The Chief is very upset, and then finds out it was Julie who took the test for her. However, Katie appologizes and decides to re-take the test on her own.

Su Casa, Mi Casa?
0 votes

#26 - Su Casa, Mi Casa?

Chico and the Man - Season 4 - Episode 2

Ed waits for word from Raul's parents. Later, Ed finds out that Raul is an orphan and needs a parent.

Della and Son
0 votes

#27 - Della and Son

Chico and the Man - Season 4 - Episode 18

Della tries to convince her son Tony to help her and her catering business.

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