The BEST episodes written by Stephen Engel

The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis
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8.17
12552 votes

#1 - The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis

The Big Bang Theory - Season 2 - Episode 11

Penny starts dating Leonard's handsome colleague; Leonard and his friends are tortured by Sheldon's obsession with gift-giving etiquette.

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The Key to Being a Hero
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8.06
18 votes

#2 - The Key to Being a Hero

Mighty Med - Season 2 - Episode 14

The Key Keeper announces his retirement, and Skylar and Kaz both express interest in becoming his replacement. Meanwhile, Oliver meets his mother's new boyfriend for the first time.

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How the Finch Stole Christmas
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8.03
91 votes

#3 - How the Finch Stole Christmas

Just Shoot Me! - Season 3 - Episode 10

Finch sneaks a look at the office Christmas presents and is disappointed by his when he discovers that it's not what he wanted. So, he sabotages the office Christmas. Meanwhile, Nina learns the true meaning of casual wear, Elliott protests the commercialization of the holiday and Maya rags Jack about his selfishness.

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It's a Matter of Principal
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7.95
21 votes

#4 - It's a Matter of Principal

Mighty Med - Season 2 - Episode 16

Jordan theorizes that superheroes are real; Stefanie calls Skylar out for having a fake identity.

Guitar Superhero
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7.95
19 votes

#5 - Guitar Superhero

Mighty Med - Season 1 - Episode 20

When a freak accident suddenly gives edgy rock star Jade super powers at a concert, attendees Kaz and Oliver recognize a new hero in her, and introduce her to Mighty Med. Jade becomes the hero Remix with Kaz and Oliver's help, but Skylar isn't convinced she's a hero when she's very demanding of service. Skylar decides to teach her a lesson by having Titanio dress like Soul Slayer, a teleporting villain, to attack her during rehearsal. When the real Soul Slayer arrives, Jade must become a real hero to save a powerless Skylar from Soul Slayer. Meanwhile, Jordan and Gus learn they will be dissecting frogs in class and Jordan plots to steal it to save it from dissection, but when they attempt to retrieve Gus' ransom note, their teacher catches them and reveals that when she discovered it was gone, she assumed they were trying to save it and told a local animal rights organization who will give the savior one thousand dollars, which goes to Gus since Jordan made him take the blame, much to her disappointment.

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Lockdown
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7.88
24 votes

#6 - Lockdown

Mighty Med - Season 1 - Episode 11

Kaz plans a surprise birthday party for Oliver and accidentally lets in the villain Revengeance.

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Nina's Birthday
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7.85
172 votes

#7 - Nina's Birthday

Just Shoot Me! - Season 1 - Episode 4

Fed up with Maya and Nina's constant bickering, Jack asks Maya to throw Nina a birthday party as a goodwill gesture. Maya tries her best to be nice, but Nina's relentless barbs push Maya to her limits. Also, Finch claims that Elliott's success with women is entirely due to his glamorous job, so he comes up with a bet to prove it: Elliott must pick up women, same as always, except he must do it under the pretense of a different job title assigned to him by Finch.

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Copy Kaz
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7.85
20 votes

#8 - Copy Kaz

Mighty Med - Season 1 - Episode 19

Kaz and Oliver must study for a Mighty Med exam that will allow them to learn deeper secrets of Mighty Med, but if they fail, they will be cubed. Meanwhile, Wallace uses an optical image replicator to turn Clyde into an identical look-alike of Kaz. Clyde successfully follows Oliver into Mighty Med, but when he tries to steal the missing half of the Dyad of Nebulon, Horace senses something is amiss, and sends the guards after him, just as the real Kaz walks back into Mighty Med. Horace catches a Kaz and thanks to Oliver, doesn't cube him, but erases his memory. The guards send out the Kaz, and the other Kaz appears. Oliver realizes that this Kaz is the real Kaz, and the other one was really Clyde (though he doesn't know its Clyde). Horace explains that the other half of the dyad is with a villain named Catastrophe, who upon being defeated split into two humans (Wallace and Clyde). Back at The Domain, Wallace is trying to recall Clyde's memory of Mighty Med, which was successfully wiped. Kaz and Oliver pass their exam, and learn the secrets of Mighty Med. Meanwhile, when Alan comes to Skylar for advice on a girl he likes, she suspects it's her, and tries to dissuade him, only to learn it was a nurse who's also an octopus.

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The Empire Spanks Back
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7.84
131 votes

#9 - The Empire Spanks Back

The War at Home - Season 1 - Episode 8

When Dave thinks the kids are getting away with too much, he implements a zero-tolerance, pro-spanking policy, since talking to them just isn't working. However, they all think he's bluffing and don't take him seriously. After Larry becomes the first to be spanked, he moves in with his friend, Kenny. Now, Child Protective Services is called and Dave will have to answer to them.

The Nerdvana Annihilation
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7.76
11474 votes

#10 - The Nerdvana Annihilation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 1 - Episode 14

When the guys buy a time machine prop from a classic 1960 movie, Penny lashes out at Leonard and he decides it's time to give up his habit, much to his friends' protestation.

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The White Asparagus Triangulation
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7.76
11524 votes

#11 - The White Asparagus Triangulation

The Big Bang Theory - Season 2 - Episode 9

Sheldon is thrilled when Leonard starts dating a woman who meets Sheldon's stringent standards.

A Lower-Middle-Upper-Middle-Class Problem
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7.75
94 votes

#12 - A Lower-Middle-Upper-Middle-Class Problem

The War at Home - Season 2 - Episode 14

Dave puts the kids on a strict allowance, since they're always asking him for money. Vicky supports him on this... that is, until she, too, is put on a budget and is unable to buy the Prada boots she's always wanted. Meanwhile, after spending all his allowance money on the first day at Medieval Times, Larry asks Mike to loan him some money. And, in order to earn some extra money, Hillary starts an escort service for the nerdy boys at school.

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The Griffin Equivalency
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7.75
12084 votes

#13 - The Griffin Equivalency

The Big Bang Theory - Season 2 - Episode 4

Raj gets an inflated ego and makes a play for Penny after being referenced in a magazine article.

Dream Crusher
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7.74
98 votes

#14 - Dream Crusher

The War at Home - Season 2 - Episode 2

When Larry decides to run for president, Dave is supportive of his son's interest in leadership, until he learns that Larry is actually running for president of the Chess Club. Dave makes a strategic move to prevent Larry from becoming the biggest geek in school. Meanwhile, Hillary thinks she's going to become the next pop star, and after finding an empty condom wrapper in Mike's pants, Dave and Vicki face the dreaded sex talk.

The Terminator Decoupling
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7.66
11380 votes

#15 - The Terminator Decoupling

The Big Bang Theory - Season 2 - Episode 17

Leonard, Sheldon and Wolowitz are ecstatic to learn that a famous science-fiction actress is on board the train they are taking to San Francisco.

Growing Pains
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7.64
50 votes

#16 - Growing Pains

Mighty Med - Season 1 - Episode 15

Oliver accidentally steps into the line of fire of a superhero's beam during a routine test, which reverts him back to being 4 years old. While Kaz tries to fix Oliver, Alan develops an undesirable and embarrassing power.

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Thanks for the Memory Drives
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7.61
18 votes

#17 - Thanks for the Memory Drives

Mighty Med - Season 2 - Episode 19

Kaz needs to get a flash drive that Oliver got out of the principal before it explodes.

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The Pancake Batter Anomaly
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7.61
12402 votes

#18 - The Pancake Batter Anomaly

The Big Bang Theory - Season 1 - Episode 11

With his friends knowing how sour he acts when sick—and avoiding him as a result—Sheldon is nursed by Penny, who hasn't a clue what she's in for.

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The Claw Prank Redemption
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7.53
19 votes

#19 - The Claw Prank Redemption

Mighty Med - Season 2 - Episode 5

Kaz and Oliver know that Skylar is evil, but Skylar doesn't know they suspect anything. They need to keep it that way or she may turn on them as well. They brace themselves until Skylar asks Oliver to the school dance that night.

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Guess Who's Coming to the Barbecue
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7.41
100 votes

#20 - Guess Who's Coming to the Barbecue

The War at Home - Season 1 - Episode 4

Dave isn't happy when Taye's family is invited over for a barbecue by Vicky, and has a hard time getting along with Taye's father, Omar. At the barbecue, Omar mistakes some of Dave's comments as racist, because he's a wealthy, African-American. However, when Vicky insists that he go apologize to him, Dave finds himself having a great time at Omar's country club. When he gets home, though, he finds out that Hillary and Taye are on the verge of breaking up.

Drive Me Crazy
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7.34
124 votes

#21 - Drive Me Crazy

The War at Home - Season 1 - Episode 22

Thinking that Hillary will be grateful, Dave takes the blame when she gets pulled over for reckless driving while she's taking driving lessons. However, Hillary isn't grateful at all when this leads Dave to be arrested for DUI and goes to court to try and settle things. Vicky, meanwhile, forgets to register Larry for Shakespeare camp, while Dave and Mike take up online poker.

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Do You Want to Build a Lava-Man?
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7.33
18 votes

#22 - Do You Want to Build a Lava-Man?

Mighty Med - Season 2 - Episode 6

Oliver and Kaz travel to Skylar's home planet, Caldera, to search for the Annihilator's former mentor, Hapax the Elder.

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The War of the Golds
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7.22
181 votes

#23 - The War of the Golds

The War at Home - Season 2 - Episode 20

After a car accident, Dave and Vicky decide to look over their living wills again, and ask their friends Jeff and Mindy to become their children's legal guardians should anything happen to them. They can't accept due to already doing the same thing for their other friends, so disagreements between Dave and Vicky start up, causing a huge fight. Larry thinks they may be getting a divorce, so he, Mike, and Hillary come up with a plan to get them back together.

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Oliver Hatches the Eggs
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7.05
19 votes

#24 - Oliver Hatches the Eggs

Mighty Med - Season 2 - Episode 11

Oliver must care for a sack of highly valuable eggs when a pregnant female superhero is wheeled into the ER. Kaz helps Oliver hide his "pregnant" state at school.

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Sparks Fly
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7.05
22 votes

#25 - Sparks Fly

Mighty Med - Season 2 - Episode 12

When superhero Spark, a tough-as-nails teenage girl, meets Kaz at Mighty Med, they have an immediate connection. However, it fizzles quickly when she becomes overly possessive. Meanwhile, Horace puts Skylar in charge of security to keep villains out of Mighty Med.

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Evil Gus
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7.00
21 votes

#26 - Evil Gus

Mighty Med - Season 1 - Episode 8

When a strange illness gives Gus evil powers, Kaz and Oliver sneak him into the ER for treatment. Horace pretends to be Skylar's father for a parent-teacher conference.

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InformANT
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6.97
59 votes

#27 - InformANT

A.N.T. Farm - Season 1 - Episode 7

After Darryl gets Chyna a bag from the evidence locker at the police station and finds a new designer bag inside it, he accuses her of shoplifting and sends a police officer undercover. When Chyna, Fletcher, and Olive find out that "Charlie Brown" is a cop and that he is spying on them, they pretend that they are robbing a house.

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The Taking of Pablum 5-2-3 (1)
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6.75
4 votes

#28 - The Taking of Pablum 5-2-3 (1)

Dream On - Season 5 - Episode 1

A brother and sister screenwriting duo kidnap Little Richard and Martin from the Richard Stone UN Memorial Service, but the police assume Martin is the one responsible for the crime.

Mighty Mad
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6.60
47 votes

#29 - Mighty Mad

Mighty Med - Season 1 - Episode 17

Tension is high at Logan high, and Kaz becomes suspicious that his substitute teacher is actually Dr. Wrath in disguise, a supervillain who feeds on negative energy. While Kaz is determined to get to the bottom of it, Oliver helps Alan get over his aversion to normo food.

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No Deposit, No Return
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6.50
4 votes

#30 - No Deposit, No Return

Dream On - Season 3 - Episode 22

Ellen, a beautiful writer of Martin's, asks him to her apartment, with an unusual request that he conceive a child with her. After talking it over with Jude, he accepts under the impression that he'll get to make love to her, but she only wants him to donate semen.

The French Conception
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6.25
4 votes

#31 - The French Conception

Dream On - Season 4 - Episode 2

Martin needs to find a tenant for his empty apartment in a hurry when the other tenants renege on their agreement to move in. Meanwhile, Julie is pregnant by a French exchange student and she asks Martin to pay for an abortion. Kate confronts Martin when a bill comes from the gynecologist.

ClairvoyANT
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6.15
54 votes

#32 - ClairvoyANT

A.N.T. Farm - Season 1 - Episode 9

Principal Skidmore gives out Wacky Awards and everyone receives one except for Cameron, so Chyna and Olive try to help him find his talent. They make him believe that he is a psychic by making everything he predicts happen. Meanwhile, Fletcher finds out that the dinosaur nuggets at the cafeteria have been replaced; he goes to the board meeting to get them back.In the end Cameron finally knows his not psychic after he predicts the end of the world and it does not happen.

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The Undergraduate
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6.00
5 votes

#33 - The Undergraduate

Dream On - Season 3 - Episode 24

Martin is dating the office's college student bagel girl Julie, even though she seems to have more in common with Jeremy. But, Martin breaks up with her in order to pursue a relationship with her mother Kate who he becomes infatuated with after a chance meeting. The only problem is that Kate isn't thrilled about the idea of dating a guy who takes advantage of college girls. The simple fact that she hates Martin doesn't dent his persistence, though, and he tries every trick he knows, including a surprise night-time candle-lit dinner in the back of her apartment to the strains of ‘Strangers in the Night', to win her over, apparently to no avail…

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Depth Be Not Proud
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6.00
4 votes

#34 - Depth Be Not Proud

Dream On - Season 4 - Episode 3

Martin is disgusted by the quality of the books Gibby is forcing him to edit, and his lack of appreciation. Meanwhile, Eddie is fired from his talk show and his wife Jeanette leaves him on the same day. Eddie begins to reassess his life and Martin encourages him to make a change, proposing they collaborate on creating an up market magazine.

Blinded by the Cheese
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6.00
4 votes

#35 - Blinded by the Cheese

Dream On - Season 4 - Episode 16

Martin is blinded in a bizarre accident.

Reach out and Touch Yourself
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5.75
4 votes

#36 - Reach out and Touch Yourself

Dream On - Season 4 - Episode 5

Martin finds his bar mitzvah bonds in a closet and suddenly has extra cash. Toby encourages him to invest $5,000 in a fledgling business she is setting up offering stock tips over the phone, 555-TIPS. The business goes terribly, until a wrong number mistakes it for an S&M phone-sex chat line and stays on for hours. Seeing where the real money is, Toby employs the services of her family – Gina, Angie – in order to cover the phones.

Nightmare on Bleecker Street
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5.25
4 votes

#37 - Nightmare on Bleecker Street

Dream On - Season 3 - Episode 3

Toby is plagued by nightmares in which she murders Martin in gruesome scenes of violence.

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The Taking of Pablum 5-2-3 (2)
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4.75
4 votes

#38 - The Taking of Pablum 5-2-3 (2)

Dream On - Season 5 - Episode 2

It's Richard Stone Memorial Day. It's also Martins Birthday, But no one cares. Martin and lil' baby Richard are kidnapped, and the media believe that Martin is the kidnapper.

Finale with a Vengeance (2)
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4.00
2 votes

#39 - Finale with a Vengeance (2)

Dream On - Season 6 - Episode 27

Martin and Judith learn Dr. Stone might be defrosted and revived.

Hey Diddle Diddle
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2.00
1 votes

#40 - Hey Diddle Diddle

Dream On - Season 6 - Episode 23

Martin thinks things are getting out of hand after Judith discovers "some little tricks" to improve her sex life.