The BEST episodes written by Nastaran Dibai

Take This Job and Shove It
1 votes

#1 - Take This Job and Shove It

Rita Rocks - Season 1 - Episode 7

Rita and Jay's money lessons fail to capture Hallie's attention once she gains a job herself. Hallie doesn't see any need to go to college until she observes how Rita's job affects her life.

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Who's Scooping Who?
11 votes

#2 - Who's Scooping Who?

Living Single - Season 2 - Episode 23

Khadijah vies with Marcus Hughes, a pompous reporter from the Village Voice, to break a story about a promoter who fixes fights. Khadijah appears to have the upper hand when she coaxes one of the fighters into granting an interview and providing details of the scandal. Marcus tricks the maid into letting him into Khadijah's hotel room, where he hides in the bathroom and records her interview. However, Khadijah has one more trick up her sleeve: she arranges for Flavor to hit the newsstands a day earlier than usual. She taunts Marcus by noting that he may work for a big magazine, but Khadijah calls the shots at Flavor. Regine is thrilled to discover that she is the inspiration for a popular doll. Max convinces the toy company to give Regine a share of the profits, but Regine's dreams of wealth are dashed when a defect in the doll is discovered: its wig is highly flammable. Tag: The doll bursts into flames.

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Hope's Float
63 votes

#3 - Hope's Float

Hope & Faith - Season 3 - Episode 22

Hope reminisces with her family about the first fight she and Charley had during their courtship back in 1985 when they were both in college. Flashbacks to that fateful night reveal that it was also the first time Charley and Faith met. The fireworks begin when Hope cancels her date with Charley to go to a Huey Lewis concert, choosing instead to stay and console Faith, who is distraught after not being cast as the lead in her high school play. Both Charley and Hope think they missed the concert, but as the story is re-told, Hope uncovers some outrageous secrets that Charley and Faith have kept under wraps all these years – not to mention one last surprise that’s revealed about Hope.

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The Dates
2 votes

#4 - The Dates

Retired at 35 - Season 2 - Episode 2

Alan and Elaine go to couples therapy, and the therapist (Robin Givens) suggests that each plan a secret date for the other. David moves in with Amy, after the presence of both his parents in the condo begins to bother him. But Amy soon becomes bothered by David's presence.

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The Cradle Robbers
311 votes

#5 - The Cradle Robbers

The Nanny - Season 4 - Episode 2

Mr. Sheffield is furious when he finds out Maggie is seeing a 25 year-old boy. He wants Fran to make it stop, but won't listen to her when she tells him to see a doctor for his hearing problem. Fran decides to chaperone Maggie on her (last) date with John, but she completely forgets Mr. Sheffield's orders when she meets John's gorgeous friend Mark, who is interested in Fran. Still, she has to fix Maggie's problem, so she decides to let it flow and wait until she gets tired of John, which doesn't take long to happen. Too bad it means that Fran will have to drop her 25 year-old as well. Meanwhile, C.C. misses an incredible opportunity of dinner with Max when she falls asleep (the result of a caffeine trick Niles pulled on her).

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The Facts of Lice
238 votes

#6 - The Facts of Lice

The Nanny - Season 4 - Episode 18

After Niles is depressed about his life as a butler, he begins to act strange and while he is cleaning, he drops a piece of paper containing a list of items that convinces Fran that Niles is possibly a murderer due to his recent strange behavior and the contents of his list. A search of his room confirms her suspicions. During a stormy night, Maxwell takes the children out for dinner leaving Fran and Niles alone. Niles approaches Fran and she thinks Niles is about to murder her. He confronts Fran about how she knows what he is up to when in fact he is simply writing a play.

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The Ex-Niles
269 votes

#7 - The Ex-Niles

The Nanny - Season 5 - Episode 5

Fran and C.C. agree to let Dr. Joyce Brothers decide who's the better woman for Maxwell; Niles quits after he's denied a raise, a demand based on his faulty impression of Fran's salary.

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A Hole in One
359 votes

#8 - A Hole in One

According to Jim - Season 4 - Episode 1

Cheryl wants Jim to give up his vices so he can get her pregnant.

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Not Without My Nanny
232 votes

#9 - Not Without My Nanny

The Nanny - Season 5 - Episode 14

Gracie is invited by a school friend to fly to his palace in Koorestan. Fran tries to convince Maxwell to let Niles take her, so they can call each other by their first names all weekend, but Max needs Niles there so he sends Fran instead. There, she is flattered by all the luxury, and by how much the Sultan looks like Mr. Sheffield. After the Sultan invites Fran to stay with him forever, she thinks he proposed and says no. And when she decides to fly back to NY, she is surprised to see that her passport and clothes are missing, and there are guards at her door. Meanwhile, Niles tricks C.C. by saying that it's Mr. Sheffield's birthday and she uses his gift to look good, but Niles had tickets to Koorestan instead. Mr. Sheffield goes to Koorestan to rescue her, but turns out the Sultan only wanted her to be his nanny. Mr. Sheffield says he loves Fran.

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No Surprises
452 votes

#10 - No Surprises

According to Jim - Season 1 - Episode 22

Jim plans a surprise party for Cheryl's birthday, but gets angry and cancels it when Dana spills the beans. To make it up to him, Cheryl plans a party for him... but he's too busy bowling to show up.

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Love Thy Neighbor (1)
18 votes

#11 - Love Thy Neighbor (1)

Living Single - Season 1 - Episode 18

Kyle convinces Overton to double date with his old girlfriend and her cousin, Summer. Overton and Summer hit it off at dinner, but he feels as though he is cheating on Synclaire. Kyle reminds him that Synclaire has never shown any romantic interest in him, and encourages him to ask Summer out. When the girls run into Overton and Summer, Synclaire becomes very sad. After she makes many catty remarks about Summer and her hat, her friends suggest that she is jealous, and encourage her to make a move. Synclaire refuses to interfere, and instead hurts Overton's feelings by sending a tape deck he was to repair to Dr. Fix-It. The girls urge her to share her feelings with Overton. After he sends Summer away, Synclaire asks him to come downstairs. She initially tries to say something profound, but finally gives up and plants a kiss on him. Meanwhile, the upstairs neighbors annoy Khadijah and Regine by having sex constantly. The girls are impressed to learn that an elderly couple is responsible.

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Chapter IX
152 votes

#12 - Chapter IX

Dear White People - Season 2 - Episode 9

A family emergency draws Sam home, where she wrestles with feelings of guilt and stumbles across a piece of Winchester history.

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The Rosie Show
337 votes

#13 - The Rosie Show

The Nanny - Season 4 - Episode 4

Fran and Val go to The Rosie O'Donnell Show and Fran is picked out of the audience to talk to Rosie. She's so natural and funny that Rosie asks her to come on the show as a regular guest to give parenting advises. C.C. jumps in as her agent, and Fran starts to have a taste of life as a celebrity. Maxwell gets scared of losing her and makes up a story about a dream he had where a ghost told him something horrible would happen to Fran if she didn't quit the Rosie Show. Fran gets fired and is replaced by a retired couple from Florida.

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School Daze
23 votes

#14 - School Daze

Living Single - Season 2 - Episode 6

In the hopes of spending more time with Synclaire, Overton enrolls in the art appreciation class she is taking at the night school. When the teacher marvels over one of Overton's first observations, he begins to hog the spotlight, leaving prize pupil Synclaire feeling crowded and unappreciated. She asks Overton to drop the class, but he refuses, as he feels he has uncovered a new talent. After Synclaire skips the class, Overton is overcome with guilt. Synclaire explains that she needs a place to call her own, as she is overshadowed at home and work. Overton agrees to drop the class, but decides to take an architecture course because he had enjoyed being back in school so much. Kyle places Khadijah on a strict budget to help solve her financial woes. Khadijah can't handle the prospect of buying generic foods and going without luxuries such as videos and microwave popcorn. Tag: Synclaire paints a portrait of her friends.

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Under Pressure
401 votes

#15 - Under Pressure

According to Jim - Season 1 - Episode 16

After Jim is diagnosed with high blood pressure, Cheryl decides to do everything to help him. She makes him special food, give him backrubs, and keeps asking about his day in order to free him from stress. But Jim doesn't know how to share so much and tells her an old financial problem of the firm. Cheryl stays up all night doing math to figure out a way out of the problem. Jim says she has a disease and is always trying to help people, which Cheryl responds with stop caring about him. In the end, they finally settle their issues when Jim says he loves her and would be a total mess without her.

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The Last Temptation
16 votes

#16 - The Last Temptation

Living Single - Season 2 - Episode 18

A handsome young man from Synclaire's psychology class kisses her during a study session. Synclaire pushes him away, but is still gripped by guilt. She blurts out her indiscretion during a special evening Overton had planned for their first anniversary as a couple. Overton goes ballistic, storms out of the restaurant, and refuses to talk to her. Concerned for her cousin's well being, Khadijah sends Kyle up to the apartment to check on her. He finds Overton and Synclaire's clothes strewn throughout the living room. Meanwhile, Regine is livid when Max snags a coat she had left outside the apartment to donate to charity. Max begins wearing it constantly to spite her. Tag: Max usurps more of Regine's unwanted clothes.

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Thanksgiving Confidential
426 votes

#17 - Thanksgiving Confidential

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 9

Cheryl is thrilled when she is offered to be in charge of the set of the girls's Thanksgiving school play. She asks Jim to help her, and he's complaining they don't spend any time together because there's always someone around them. When they finally get alone on the set, they decide to be a little wild and do it behind the Plymouth rock. Unfortunately, Andy and the PTA president walk in on them. They promise to keep it quiet, but Jim and his big mouth brag about it with a divorced father who criticized married life. When Jim and Cheryl's sexual adventures are spread around the PTA board, Cheryl is fired from her set duties, and Jim, feeling guilty about it, stays up all night to finish the job for Cheryl.

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The Clock
394 votes

#18 - The Clock

According to Jim - Season 4 - Episode 22

Jim and Cheryl adjust the clocks to get the kids to bed earlier so they can have more quality time together.

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The Vast Difference (2)
306 votes

#19 - The Vast Difference (2)

According to Jim - Season 3 - Episode 29

Jim chickens out of having a vasectomy, but Cheryl is so effusive in her praise that he's unable to admit he didn't go through with it

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Double Indignity
25 votes

#20 - Double Indignity

Living Single - Season 2 - Episode 10

Max takes a job as a telemarketer, unaware that her sleazy boss is a scam artist who sells subliminal tapes that do not contain subliminal messages. She is arrested while talking on the phone with Khadijah. Meanwhile, Overton sets up surveillance and begins recording all the girls' phone calls in the hopes of catching a prank caller. When the public defender assigned to represent Max proves to be woefully incompetent, she decides to represent herself. She points out that the boss was the only person to run, and cites this as evidence that the employees didn't realize they were committing a crime. She adds that she was making a personal call at the time that the police raided the building, and proves this through Overton's tape. The judge dismisses the case, and all the other employees ask Max to represent them. The judge recommends Max to the public defender's office, which hires her immediately. Tag: Identity of prank caller revealed.

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Chapter VII
158 votes

#21 - Chapter VII

Dear White People - Season 2 - Episode 7

After bombing at a stand-up comedy set, Troy sets out on a shroom-fuelled quest to find his true voice, connecting with friends and exes along the way.

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382 votes

#22 - Paintball

According to Jim - Season 3 - Episode 10

Cheryl cajoles Jim into attending a couples cooking class, which turns into a disaster, so she lets Jim pick out the next couples activity – paintball.

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310 votes

#23 - Trashed

According to Jim - Season 3 - Episode 25

Pack rat Cheryl asks Jim to rent a storage unit to house seven years' worth of the kids' art projects, but Jim refuses to pay the fee, so he tosses everything out, thinking Cheryl won't notice – until she needs some of the projects for a special retirement party for Ruby's art teacher.

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Welcome Aliens
1585 votes

#24 - Welcome Aliens

Resident Alien - Season 1 - Episode 9

Harry and Asta attend an alien convention.

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Cars and Chicks
402 votes

#25 - Cars and Chicks

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 2

Dana needs to buy a new car and Cheryl offers to go with her, but Jim says chicks are no good buying car by themselves, because they'll get distracted with other less important things like mirrors or cup holders. Offended, Cheryl is determined to prove Jim wrong and actually gets Dana a car for a fair deal, but the car soon breaks down. Jim takes over the situation and goes down the dealership to manly handle the situation. The only thing he wasn't counting on was a very seductive female manager, who convinces Jim to trade in his minivan for a brand new sports car. Cheryl and Dana try to undo the deal, but they have no luck either. Jim and Andy return determined to overcome Gretchen's looks, but Mike Ditka's presence ruins it for them.

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The Smell of Success
352 votes

#26 - The Smell of Success

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 15

Cheryl disapproves of Jim's latest idea, a flatulent doll named Gassy Gus, but he gets support from Andy, who builds the protoype, and Dana, who locates investors.

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Shall We Dance
344 votes

#27 - Shall We Dance

According to Jim - Season 4 - Episode 18

When Andy decides to learn how to dance for his sister's wedding, he turns to Jim, a closet dancer, for help.

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Best of Enemies
763 votes

#28 - Best of Enemies

Resident Alien - Season 2 - Episode 15

Harry has an unexpected partner as he tries to infiltrate a military base to find his alien baby.

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Scary Movie
350 votes

#29 - Scary Movie

According to Jim - Season 3 - Episode 8

Gracie and Ruby have nightmares after Jim secretly takes them to see a scary movie. (ABC)

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The Alien Within
829 votes

#30 - The Alien Within

Resident Alien - Season 2 - Episode 12

Halloween comes to Patience and Harry sheds his human mask.

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The Imposters
147 votes

#31 - The Imposters

Friends with Better Lives - Season 1 - Episode 13

Bobby’s idea of a surprise gift for Andi doesn’t resonate with the friends, and Kate finally intervenes, showing him a few tricks in the process.

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Chapter IX
82 votes

#32 - Chapter IX

Dear White People - Season 3 - Episode 9

Brooke takes a new approach with Muffy, a guilt-stricken Gabe tries to make up for his mistake, and Troy woos an investor for his new magazine.

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Who's the Boss?
17 votes

#33 - Who's the Boss?

Living Single - Season 1 - Episode 22

When Khadijah is stricken by the flu, she reluctantly allows Synclaire to take charge of the office. However, she enlists Regine (who is on a paid vacation while the boutique undergoes remodeling) to go into the office to keep an eye on Synclaire. Russell, the music editor, is furious when his column is cut (although it was Khadijah's decision). He quits, and announces that he will not return as long as Synclaire is running the magazine. While the office is in chaos, an important prospective client arrives, as Synclaire had forgotten to re-schedule the appointment. Synclaire calls Khadijah to ask for help, but Khadijah is too drowsy from the medicine that Max had given her. Synclaire improvises, offering to refund the man's money if the ad does not increase sales at his Brooklyn shoe stores. Khadijah is impressed by Synclaire's work, and admits that she also makes things up as she goes along. A full-page photo of Russell confuses her, but Synclaire explains that it was the only way to

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Love Takes a Holiday
24 votes

#34 - Love Takes a Holiday

Living Single - Season 1 - Episode 13

Stacey, the Flavor photographer, is unable to supply any cheerful photos for the holiday issue because she is depressed and angry over a break-up with her boyfriend. Khadijah tries to cheer her up by inviting her to hang out with the girls. When she meets Kyle, they immediately take a liking to each other. Kyle falls head over heels, but Stacey is not interested in another serious relationship. Khadijah and Synclaire ask her to break up with him before he gets hurt. Stacey is unable to go through with it, and shows up at Thanksgiving dinner on Kyle's arm. Max can no longer stand to watch Kyle make a fool of himself. She takes him to the kitchen and warns that Stacey is using him. Kyle tests Stacey by asking her to come to his parents' house for Christmas, and she promptly breaks up with him. Everyone struggles to boost Kyle's spirits, and he later thanks Max for looking out for him. Tag: Max loads up on leftovers and talks with Kyle. Music: ""Reunited"" (Peaches and Herb), sung by Kim Co

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373 votes

#35 - Indickscretion

3rd Rock from the Sun - Season 6 - Episode 3

Dick invites Sally and Don to join himself and Mary on a date. But when the conversation turns to their sex lives, Don and Mary have adverse reactions. Meanwhile, Dick and Harry take a road trip, but only get as far as the gas station.

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Youth is Wasted on the Dick
356 votes

#36 - Youth is Wasted on the Dick

3rd Rock from the Sun - Season 5 - Episode 15

Dick tries to experience youth for the first time by partying with his students during spring break, but his drunken antics are wasted on Mary, who is trying to relive a favorite, and more relaxing, family outing instead. Meanwhile, Sally, Harry, and Tommy become enthralled with a no-nonsense state criminal investigator, who takes over Officer Don's command post when the police set up a stake-out in the Solomon's attic to spy on a suspected video pirate in the neighborhood.

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Vegas, Baby (2)
314 votes

#37 - Vegas, Baby (2)

According to Jim - Season 2 - Episode 28

Andy is upset because no one approves or believes in his marriage to Roxanne. Jim goes to talk to her and walks in on her packing to run off with her ex boyfriend. He tries to stop her, unsuccessfully. Jim and Cheryl try to break the news to Andy before the business presentation, but he's so upset that he breaks down in tears on stage. While consoling Andy, Jim forgets about the foam hose and foam just floods the stage. Jim and Cheryl stroll in Las Vegas, glad that Andy is finally recovering from Roxanne and glad that their trip is over.

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No Nookie
673 votes

#38 - No Nookie

According to Jim - Season 1 - Episode 2

Jim and Cheryl find their romantic getaway to the Bahamas set to work out perfectly, with Dana babysitting the kids. However, at the last minute, Dana is not able to babysit. In the meantime, Andy becomes a little too obsessed with making the perfect treehouse for Grace and Ruby.

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The Big Giant Head Returns Again (2)
327 votes

#39 - The Big Giant Head Returns Again (2)

3rd Rock from the Sun - Season 5 - Episode 22

It's troubled relationship time in the season closer. The Solomons' supreme commander arrives with a troubled marriage to Vicki and a surprise for one of the gang: he's in love. Meanwhile, Harry summons up the courage to ask new police recruit Janice out on a real date; and Sally becomes convinced that Alissa is preparing to dump Tommy.

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Chapter V
92 votes

#40 - Chapter V

Dear White People - Season 3 - Episode 5

On Parents Weekend, Coco sets out to win a recommendation from the toughest professor on campus -- while contending with an unexpected visitor.

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Chapter VIII
376 votes

#41 - Chapter VIII

Dear White People - Season 1 - Episode 8

To show just how pervasive Winchester's race problems are, Lionel sets out to write a feature on Troy and makes some unexpected discoveries.

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The Cheese Ship
1 votes

#42 - The Cheese Ship

Jesse - Season 1 - Episode 8

Jesse invites Diego to Thanksgiving dinner, even though her ex will be in attendance.

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My Mother, My Dick
302 votes

#43 - My Mother, My Dick

3rd Rock from the Sun - Season 6 - Episode 14

When a new alien accidentally arrives through the time space portal, Dick tells Harry and Sally that it's their responsibility to take care of him. And Dick alienates Mary by taking sides with her detested mother as he tries to navigate through the minefield that separates the two women.

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Crazy White Female
1 votes

#44 - Crazy White Female

Jesse - Season 1 - Episode 15

Diego feels that Gwen is becoming increasingly clingy, but Jesse thinks she is just being nice, until Gwen transforms herself into a Jesse look-alike. John Warner Sr. dates an old friend, Mary Anne that he meets up with after thirty years.

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