The BEST episodes written by Maggie Bandur

Bewitched, Bothered, and Belittled
389 votes

#1 - Bewitched, Bothered, and Belittled

Galavant - Season 2 - Episode 4

While continuing their quest to gather an army, King Richard discovers that he has a connection to Roberta, the beautiful warrior who volunteered to help. Galavant plays matchmaker. Madalena is invited to the Basikobitcz party - the "it" girls of the kingdom - and can't wait to be accepted into their group. The party is not what she expected, and, when she returns home, she discovers that she has feelings and does not like her new emotion. Gareth cheers her up with a present while Chef tries to convince Gwen that their lives are better in Hortencia. Under Wormwood's spell, Isabella is in full wedding-planning mode.

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Van of the Year
27 votes

#2 - Van of the Year

Powerless - Season 1 - Episode 10

Emily deals with Van stealing credit for her generosity at the office. Meanwhile, Teddy pushes Ron to get his new invention to the masses.

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No Consequence Day
27 votes

#3 - No Consequence Day

Powerless - Season 1 - Episode 11

In the wake of Lois Lane's death, Ron tells the team about a theory where Superman will rewind time to save her and there would be no consequences. Just when everyone starts to take advantage - Ron becomes a dog owner, Emily and Wendy get in trouble with the law, Jackie takes up day drinking, Teddy makes a power move and Van gives Bruce a piece of his mind - things start to go awry when the theory may not be as sound as they were thinking.

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Competitive Ecology
3870 votes

#4 - Competitive Ecology

Community - Season 3 - Episode 3

When the gang accepts a new person into the group, they learn how delicate their friendships really are.

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Water Park (1)
737 votes

#5 - Water Park (1)

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 1 - Episode 16

When the family goes to a water park for a day, Dewey is left home with an elderly, stern babysitter. Francis plays pool with Spangler and loses.

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Garage Sale
502 votes

#6 - Garage Sale

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 - Episode 15

A garage sale that's entrusted to Reese (yikes!) yields treasures near and dear, like Hal's old radio transmitter, which he makes operational. And a PC dating back to 1976 that Malcolm plans to sell to Craig for $1300.

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Heroic Origins
3009 votes

#7 - Heroic Origins

Community - Season 4 - Episode 12

Convinced that the study group was destined to meet, Abed pieces together everyone's past revealing that their lives have always been intertwined. Chang tries to destroy Greendale once and for all.

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Malcolm Babysits
957 votes

#8 - Malcolm Babysits

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 1 - Episode 5

Malcolm's cushy babysitting job provides relief from the trailer the family's using while their house is being fumigated, until Malcolm learns that the trust placed in him in his new position is strictly limited. Meanwhile, the military school's master key leads Francis to a corpse, for which he provides a proper send-off.

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New Neighbors
574 votes

#9 - New Neighbors

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 - Episode 13

Malcolm's family tries to become friendly with their new neighbours with the pool, but end up with new enemies instead. Neighbour boy Josh convinces Dewey that the lawn gnome wants to eat him, and spreads vicious lies about Malcolm that have the police coming to visit. Young daughter Emily likes to bite Reese every chance she can get, and Reese can't fight back because she's just a four-year-old girl. Lois takes an immediate dislike to Tina, the mother of the family, who refuses to admit that Emily has a biting problem and treats her Hispanic gardener like dirt. Only Hal bonds with new neighbour father Mike, but they have to carry on their friendship in secret. Malcolm enlists Reese's help in smearing Josh's name the way Josh did his. In the process of planting evidence under Josh's window they bust and draw attention to Tina having an affair, in the pool, with her gardener. The new neighbours move out. Commandant Spangler works his cadets hard to prepare for his hero, Oliver North's,

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664 votes

#10 - Christmas

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 - Episode 7

When Malcolm and his brothers destroy their Christmas tree ornaments, Lois punishes them by canceling Christmas and moves all the presents into the garage. The only way she will reinstate the holiday is if the boys behave impeccably up to Christmas morning. Her plan works better than expected, and Lois is touched that her family responded so well to her challenge. Meanwhile, the boys decide that Lois could use this tactic for future holidays and retaliate by breaking into the garage and opening up all the presents. Elsewhere, Francis is forced to visit his Grandma Ida for Christmas.

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441 votes

#11 - Experiment

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 5 - Episode 19

When Dewey's annual candy selling event for school comes up, he uses the excuse of "these bars help support america" to sell them. Malcolm and Stevie attempt a science experiment, and are shocked when Reese begs to help.

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Stigmata Martyr
550 votes

#12 - Stigmata Martyr

Deadly Class - Season 1 - Episode 6

Marcus and Maria, now dating in secret, have to deal with the ramifications of Chico's death.

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Forwards Backwards
625 votes

#13 - Forwards Backwards

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 - Episode 5

Brotherly love is lost on Malcolm and Reese, now out to sabotage his sibling's birthday in devilish strikes met with crafty counterattacks.

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Conventions of Space and Time
3031 votes

#14 - Conventions of Space and Time

Community - Season 4 - Episode 3

The study group goes to the annual Inspector Spacetime Convention; Annie enjoys the luxuries of the hotel; Jeff spends time with an Inspector Spacetime fan (Tricia Helfer) in the bar.

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818 votes

#15 - Funeral

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 1 - Episode 11

The family gets ready to attend a relative's funeral, which affects Malcolm's plans to spend time with Julie. Upset that everyone doesn't want to go and that no one pulls their own weight around the house, Lois goes on strike. Meanwhile, Reese desperately tries to get the family to attend the funeral so he can get rid of Dewey's expensive birthday present he broke.

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Cynthia's Back
569 votes

#16 - Cynthia's Back

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 - Episode 14

The return of the smart and sassy Cynthia rattles Malcolm, who's astonished by her physical maturation. And so is drooling Reese.

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Malcolm's Job
552 votes

#17 - Malcolm's Job

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 5 - Episode 6

Malcolm gets a job working for Lois on the drugstore loading dock but is shocked to find that Lois smokes. She makes him promise not to tell, then turns her back on him and writes him up for a silly offense. Meanwhile, Dewey runs away to the Ranch to be with Francis because he says he is tired of Reese and Malcolm. Hal is also busy, secretly betting on and entering Jaime in baby competitions.

586 votes

#18 - Underneath

Helstrom - Season 1 - Episode 8

Relationships deepen as stakes increase. To save a life, Hastings and Ana must do the unthinkable. Gabriella and Daimon journey to his childhood home in search of an old relic. A mother loses a son but gains an heir.

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590 votes

#19 - Surgery

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 - Episode 17

A hospital stay unsettles Malcolm, who's stuck in a kids ward with what may be appendicitis. Meanwhile, at military school, Francis leads a hunger strike.

High School Play
777 votes

#20 - High School Play

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 - Episode 9

Malcolm gets a role in the high school play and is so captivated by high school gossip that he forgets his lines. Lois discovers the joys of massage. Hal and Dewey build a society of model buildings in the living room. Francis tries to show his individualism at school when the commandant cracks down on personal belongings.

Private Eyes
92 votes

#21 - Private Eyes

My Boys - Season 3 - Episode 2

PJ is glowing over her new romance, but discovers it is difficult in keeping it a secret. Meanwhile, Brendan works on plans for the nightclub. Now that the mustache-growing contest has ended, Mike decides he is keeping his.

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Clip Show #2
473 votes

#22 - Clip Show #2

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 - Episode 17

Clips from past episodes are interwoven with the current squabbling of Hal and Lois, who set out to draw up a will and wind up at odds over their legacies and their kids. As Hal tells Lois, "We are not equipped to deal with these issues."