The BEST episodes written by Phil Mishkin

The Blind Mellow Jelly Collection (a.k.a.) The Chameleon
36 votes

#1 - The Blind Mellow Jelly Collection (a.k.a.) The Chameleon

Sanford and Son - Season 3 - Episode 10

Fred donates a collection of Blind Mellow Jelly records to a library for a tax deduction, but after learning of the records' monetary value, he cooks up a scheme to get them back.

Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding (1)
76 votes

#2 - Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding (1)

All in the Family - Season 3 - Episode 9

On the Stivics' second anniversary, the family recalls the comedy of errors that transpired on the wedding day.

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Archie Sees a Mugging
53 votes

#3 - Archie Sees a Mugging

All in the Family - Season 2 - Episode 18

Archie refuses to get involed with the police, even though he's the only witness to a neighborhood mugging.

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Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit
144 votes

#4 - Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit

All in the Family - Season 1 - Episode 7

Mike invites an unmarried hippie couple to spend the night in the living room, despite Archie's strenuous objections.

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The Marriage Counselor
17 votes

#5 - The Marriage Counselor

Matlock - Season 6 - Episode 4

When a marriage counselor is murdered, the suspects include not only his fellow co-workers, but also the couples he was treating...apparently part of his treatment involved seducing the female half of the couples.

Son of “But Seriously, Folks”
16 votes

#6 - Son of “But Seriously, Folks”

The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Season 4 - Episode 7

Mary's former boyfriend, Wes Callison, gets a job in the newsroom but his affection for Mary gets in the way of his work.

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Cousin Maude's Visit
72 votes

#7 - Cousin Maude's Visit

All in the Family - Season 2 - Episode 12

Everyone in the family is sick, so Edith calls Cousin Maude to help out.

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Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding (2)
77 votes

#8 - Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding (2)

All in the Family - Season 3 - Episode 10

Continuation of the flashback to the Stivics' wedding, when Michael's uncle insists that the marriage be performed by a Catholic priest.

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The Play
16 votes

#9 - The Play

Matlock - Season 8 - Episode 1

After an actress in The Last Cry of the Hounds is murdered, Matlock agrees to represent the director of a local community play...on the condition that the director not cut him from the play.

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The Other Woman
28 votes

#10 - The Other Woman

Matlock - Season 3 - Episode 11

Matlock agrees to defend psychiatrist Lucas Forbes when he's arrested for killing Adam Whitley, the husband of one of his patients whom Lucas was reportedly having an affair with, according to the woman's diary. Matlock soon realises that Erin Whitley has a host of deep-rooted psychiatric problems. After a few chance meetings with a woman named Shannon, Matlock is shocked to realise the extent of the connection between Erin and Shannon.

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Fish and the Fins
110 votes

#11 - Fish and the Fins

Happy Days - Season 2 - Episode 20

To hide from overzealous fans, a popular rock group (one of the members was Richie's childhood friend) is staying at the Cunningham house, but Richie can't tell anyone that they're there. This poses a problem for Richie because nobody believes he actually knows them.

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All the Way
439 votes

#12 - All the Way

Happy Days - Season 1 - Episode 1

Potsie sets Richie up with a girl known to have a reputation. Richie doesn't get far with her but leads Fonzie and others to believe he did.

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The Umpire
50 votes

#13 - The Umpire

Matlock - Season 2 - Episode 15

When a baseball umpire is murdered, Matlock has a whole team full of suspects. It seems like everyone had a reason to...kill the ump.

The Hucksters
46 votes

#14 - The Hucksters

Matlock - Season 2 - Episode 18

Matlock needs to prove that one of three people murdered a scheming huckster.

The Critic
17 votes

#15 - The Critic

Matlock - Season 5 - Episode 13

Matlock has known Sam Spelvin since he was six years old, so he agrees to consult on Sam's play, Lovers and Lawyers. Unfortunately, the play is truly awful. When noted critic John Bosley Hackett, who felt the play was truly one of the worst in history, is found murdered, Sam is arrested. Matlock agrees to defend Sam, even deferring his payment while they wait to see if the play is a success, and manages to find a few more people who would be more than happy to see Hackett dead...and to see Sam's play fail.

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You Go to My Head
105 votes

#16 - You Go to My Head

Happy Days - Season 2 - Episode 4

Richie reads a book about abnormal psychology and begins to think that there's something wrong with him.

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The Buddies
48 votes

#17 - The Buddies

Matlock - Season 4 - Episode 11

After an old friend from college dies, Matlock has to investigate three college chums on the charge of murdering a hitchhiker thirty years earlier.

Flashback: Mike Meets Archie
107 votes

#18 - Flashback: Mike Meets Archie

All in the Family - Season 2 - Episode 5

On the Stivics' first anniversary, the family recalls the day Archie and Michael met.

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The Network
47 votes

#19 - The Network

Matlock - Season 2 - Episode 7

Network programming chief Greg Titleman is murdered, leaving Hollywood baffled as to the identity of the killer. Matlock comes to town to represent the television producer accused of killing him, and finds more than his fair share of suspects. It seems everyone had a motive to kill Greg Titleman!

The Narc
16 votes

#20 - The Narc

Matlock - Season 5 - Episode 5

When Ed Tobias is found murdered after exposing his dirty co-workers to the top brass (they sold the drugs they didn't turn in), Lt. Brooks asks Matlock to defend his accused killer, Johnny Bauer, the only one in the unit who wasn't on the take. In between playing catch with Conrad, Matlock agrees to defend Bauer, even though he feels Bauer is just as dirty as his friends were because he knew what they were up to and he kept quiet.

Mike's Problem
66 votes

#21 - Mike's Problem

All in the Family - Season 2 - Episode 9

Mike's nervousness over his grades renders him temporarily impotent.

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The Moonlighter
37 votes

#22 - The Moonlighter

The Odd Couple - Season 4 - Episode 14

To earn money to repay Felix, Oscar takes a job as a cook at a diner.

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The Odd Holiday
39 votes

#23 - The Odd Holiday

The Odd Couple - Season 4 - Episode 5

Felix and Oscar recall an ill-fated vacation that destroyed Felix's marriage.

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The New Mr. Bradford
7 votes

#24 - The New Mr. Bradford

Three's a Crowd - Season 1 - Episode 19

Jack saves Mr. Bradford's life and suddenly he finds Jack to be the son he never had.

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Private Lessons
7 votes

#25 - Private Lessons

Three's a Crowd - Season 1 - Episode 15

Jack gives EZ lessons on how to impress his date, who is a high society sorority girl. It later turns out that the girl wants Jack more then she wants EZ.