The BEST episodes written by Jim Parker

Don't Just Do Something, Stand There
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7.88
16 votes

#1 - 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
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7.83
6 votes

#2 - 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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Ellen's Boyfriend
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7.72
25 votes

#3 - Ellen's Boyfriend

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 7

Ellen tries to hide the fact that she's dating a much younger man from the rest of the family.

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Bar Bet
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7.68
209 votes

#4 - Bar Bet

Cheers - Season 3 - Episode 18

Sam stands to lose the bar to an old friend because of a bet that he would marry Jacqueline Bissett before a certain date.

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Caruso's Way
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7.40
5 votes

#5 - Caruso's Way

Welcome Back, Kotter - Season 2 - Episode 14

Vinnie's goofing off in gym gets him in trouble with the teacher, Mr. Caruso, who's reprimending after class gets out of hand when he hits Vinnie in front of the girls' locker room.

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His Two Right Arms
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7.39
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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Love and a Couple of Couples
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7.20
5 votes

#7 - 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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Lifesavers
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7.08
65 votes

#8 - Lifesavers

Perfect Strangers - Season 2 - Episode 5

After Larry saves Balki from getting hit by a taxi, Balki becomes his personal servant which ends up annoying Larry.

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Nervous
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7.00
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
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6.85
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 Darling Fortune
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6.82
22 votes

#11 - 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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Weekend Weary
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6.75
4 votes

#12 - Weekend Weary

Charles in Charge - Season 2 - Episode 17

When Mrs. Powell decides Charles needs a weekend off, she implements her decision with a firm edict that Charles will relax and not help with the family's huge yard sale. Charles protests, but she is adamant. But when it rains on Saturday, the sale is changed to Sunday, a day when Mr. Powell and his daughter-in-law have to attend another function. So Jamie, not used to being a leader, is given a chance to show some responsibility, and is left in charge. Buddy helps her, Sarah helps her, and Adam helps her, but the weather doesn't and rain forces the mini-merchandise mart into the living room. Charles is supposed to be resting, but who do you suppose comes to Jamie' s rescue when she inadvertently sells some priceless momentous of her grandfather's and has to get them back before he returns home? Naturally, it's Charles who takes charge!

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The Philadelphia Story
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6.75
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
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6.60
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
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6.50
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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Lost and Found
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6.50
2 votes

#16 - Lost and Found

Silver Spoons - Season 5 - Episode 2

Kate's grandmother gets lost in New York City.

Hold Me Tight
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6.00
0 votes

#17 - Hold Me Tight

Saved by the Bell - Season 3 - Episode 20

A new girl comes to try outs for wrestling but gets rejected because she's a girl. Since Zack has a crush on her, he is willing to help her get on the team no matter what it takes.

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Floyd's Barbershop
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5.44
44 votes

#18 - 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
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4.44
49 votes

#19 - 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
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0.00
0 votes

#20 - 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.