Favorite Episodes of TV Shows

by chibishreves | created - 29 Sep 2013 | updated - 06 Nov 2015 | Public

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1. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Hothouse (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The death of a teenage mathematics prodigy sheds light on some disturbing and unhealthy practices taking place among a group of competitive students at a prestigious academy.

Director: Peter Leto | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Ice-T

Votes: 794

Sarah Hyland does an amazing job in this episode. She plays an airhead on Modern Family, and she is really known for that character, but this episode shows that she can do more. She does so wonderful in this episode.

2. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Astronaut (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Despite everyone's disbelief that a hero making the news is actually a coldblooded killer, Adrian tries to prove that a celebrity astronaut is responsible, despite an airtight alibi.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 541

Mr. Monk stands in front of that jet. I could've cried. In Mr. Monk and the Candidate, his fear of heights allows the bad guy to escape on the ladder. Now, 58 episodes later, he stands in front of a jet that is being piloted by a murderer, so that said murderer would not be able to destroy evidence. He is still OCD to the extreme, but Mr. Monk has grown since episode 1.

3. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: The Kids (1975)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

The 4077th takes in Nurse Cratty's Korean orphans during a shelling attack, including a pregnant girl with a bullet wound. But Frank accuses one of the orphans of stealing his newly (and dubiously) awarded Purple Heart.

Director: Alan Alda | Stars: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit

Votes: 301

MASH Unit 4077 takes in orphans during a shelling attack. You see the softer side of Major Houlihan when she is with the kids. The orphans are so sweet. The girl playing piano, the boy cheating frank out of money, the one calling Klinger 'Mama-san'. I loved it! And Hawkeye 'awarding' the baby a Purple Heart. (Frank will never get his Purple Heart. Ha)

4. Full House (1987–1995)
Episode: Michelle a la Cart (1994)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Michelle is excited about building a go-cart with Aunt Becky, but gets discouraged when she hears her dad and Uncle Jesse teasing Becky; Stephanie shows Joey some ballet moves; DJ and Steve... See full summary »

Director: John Tracy | Stars: John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 155

5. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Cake (2003)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

On Emma's first birthday, Ross and Rachel convince everyone to delay their plans so they can attend her party, however plans go awry when Emma's birthday cake is revealed.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,798

Ahahaha...penis cake.

6. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
Episode: Eye, Tooth (1996)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

Hillary's show gets William Shatner to appear on the show, and the producers think it is time Hillary's show to move to New York. Ashley sees it as a chance for her to move to NY also. Will is upset since he will lose a job.

Director: Shelley Jensen | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Daphne Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 298

7. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
Episode: I, Done: Part 2 (1996)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

As members of the Banks family and Geoffrey prepare for their moves, Will tries to pretend that he also has big plans for moving forward. After admitting the truth, Will makes a decision to stay in California and finish school.

Director: Shelley Jensen | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Daphne Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 589

8. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with Phoebe's Wedding (2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Chaos ensues as Phoebe and Mike prepare to get married.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,128

9. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One Where Joey Speaks French (2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Phoebe tries to teach Joey to speak French for an audition; Ross and Rachel head out to Long Island after her dad has a heart attack.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,008

Joey can't speak French. I couldn't stop laughing.

10. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One Where the Stripper Cries (2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Old secrets come to light when Ross and Chandler attend a college reunion. Monica and Rachel throw Phoebe a bachelorette party. Joey appears as a celebrity partner on a game show.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,643

11. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Emergency Response (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The department has to put together an last-minute fund-raising gala for the new park without Leslie, who has been called away on an emergency disaster drill. Meanwhile, Andy takes his police officer exam.

Director: Dean Holland | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,299

12. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Article Two (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A concerned citizen fights Leslie's efforts to remove some outdated Pawnee laws, and April and Ron are forced to take Chris's management training course.

Director: Amy Poehler | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,183

13. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Leslie and Ben (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The clock is ticking -- Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) have two hours to complete a years-long project. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) gets in trouble when his temper gets the best of him.

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,815

Leslie and Ben finally get married. They are so cute together! Their wedding was so perfect for them. If only Ben was in his Batman suit.

14. New Girl (2011–2018)
Episode: Fancyman Part 2 (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Jess's first date with Russell ended with a pat on the back. The second date ends abruptly. He explains he is out of dating practice. Nick's friend visits and helps him get over Julia. Winston finds out about Schmidt & CeCe.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris

Votes: 912

15. New Girl (2011–2018)
Episode: Neighbors (2012)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy

Schmidt struggles to fit in when Jess befriends a group of 20 year olds who move in across the hall. Nick plays pranks on Schmidt to make him think he is old.

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris

Votes: 871

16. New Girl (2011–2018)
Episode: Menzies (2012)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy

Unable to pay her share of rent and utilities, the guys tell Jess to get a job. She is experiencing her monthly period and is an emotional mess. Nick meets a silent guy who shows him how to be peaceful. Cece wants to go back with Schmidt.

Director: Jason Woliner | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris

Votes: 877

17. New Girl (2011–2018)
Episode: Eggs (2012)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy

When Sadie tells Jess and Cece they only have so many eggs available for having children, Jess is worried and insists she and Cece get tests done. Schmidt tries to find confirmation for his sexual prowess. Nick finishes writing his book.

Director: Neal Brennan | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris

Votes: 797

Z is for Zombie.

18. New Girl (2011–2018)
Episode: Santa (2012)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy

The gang tries to attend a lot of Christmas parties. Cece talks to Schmidt about becoming just friends again. Jess tries to avoid Sam; he tells her he wants to get back together. Nick has trouble adjusting to his adventurous girlfriend.

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris

Votes: 860

19. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
Episode: 52 Pickup (2008)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A greatly sadistic serial killer who disembowels women and forces them to clean it up before killing them proves difficult to catch thanks to his social charm and simple, yet clever, disguises.

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 1,645

20. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
Episode: Normal (2008)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A serial killer known as the Road Warrior is gunning down blonde women on roads in Orange County, California and the BAU suspect that the victims are surrogates and that it's only a matter of time before he kills the real one.

Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 1,533

21. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
Episode: The Angel Maker (2008)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

On the anniversary of a serial killer's execution, a murder spree which appears to be connected to him begins and the team must try and understand his mind in order to stop it.

Director: Glenn Kershaw | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 1,602

22. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
Episode: Minimal Loss (2008)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Reid and Prentiss, having gone undercover into an underground cult to investigate child abuse, get trapped inside the compound when a federal raid on it goes bad.

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 2,140

23. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
Episode: Bloodline (2009)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A family consisting of two parents and their son break into a home, kill the parents and kidnap their daughter. As the investigation proceeds, the BAU team begin to suspect that what they're dealing with is bigger than they thought.

Director: Tim Matheson | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 1,386

24. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
Episode: Will Gets a Job (1991)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

Will gets a job to help pay for his prom.

Director: Ellen Gittelsohn | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Janet Hubert, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 399

25. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
Episode: Amplification (2009)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The BAU co-work with the U.S. Army to find the perpetrator behind an anthrax attack on a park in Annapolis, Maryland.

Director: John Gallagher | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 2,172

26. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: A Perfect Day (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The remains of a small girl are found under a bridge. The story goes back to the 60's and turns out the girl has a twin sister still alive. A sad family story begins to unravel.

Director: Roxann Dawson | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 303

27. New Girl (2011–2018)
Episode: Cooler (2013)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

Jess is considered to be a cool force when she goes out with the guys, so they go out to find women and leave her at home. Jess hears noises outside and asks the guys and their dates to return. Party games begin, and Nick has to kiss Jess.

Director: Max Winkler | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris

Votes: 1,633

28. New Girl (2011–2018)
Episode: Pepperwood (2013)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy

Jess makes a real connection with a student in her writing class. She reads the papers to her roommates and Nick thinks the guy is a psychotic killer. Winston and Schmidt argue about what others say about them behind their back.

Director: Lynn Shelton | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris

Votes: 859

"Thin crust pizza? No thank you, I'm from Chicago."

29. Raising Hope (2010–2014)
Episode: Snip Snip (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Family

Barely reconciled with having to help care for Jimmy's baby, Burt and Virginia realize their unsafe sex is no longer acceptable. Burt defends his manhood but is outvoted, so Jimmy drags him... See full summary »

Director: Chris Koch | Stars: Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward

Votes: 222

"Surprise, it's vasectomy day!"

30. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Beautiful Little Fool (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A 1929 case of a beautiful young singer is reopened, and the team learns she had a romance going with a man named Nick Bartleby.

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 187

I loved this episode. I was crying at the end. Allison Miller was so wonderful. I loved the songs '300 Flowers' and 'One Dress Left'.

31. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: The Hen House (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The "accidental" death of a woman newspaper columnist in 1943 is reinvestigated when old newspaper files indicate that the author of the "Hey Lo" column could have been murdered by a Nazi officer posing as a Dutch Jew.

Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 168

32. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)
Episode: Dreamscaperers (2012)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Dipper, Mabel and Soos go through Stan's mind to defeat a tricky demon summoned by Lil Gideon.

Directors: John Aoshima, Joe Pitt | Stars: Kristen Schaal, Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 1,393

33. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Detention (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A grunge high school boy supposedly kills himself in 1994 and Lilly reopens his case, learning of the dark secrets he was keeping with three other outcast students during their detention together.

Director: Jessica Landaw | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 255

34. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis (2008)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Leonard is disappointed when Penny develops an interest in an attractive physicist at the university. Meanwhile, Sheldon struggles to find an appropriate Christmas gift for Penny.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 4,823

Sheldon hugs Penny!

35. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)
Episode: Summerween (2012)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

It's Summerween, and Dipper and Mabel are visited by a monster called the Summerween Trickster, who informs them they must collect 500 pieces of candy, or be eaten.

Director: John Aoshima | Stars: Kristen Schaal, Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 1,320

The monster looked like No-Face from Spirited away. I freaked out, i loved it so much!

36. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
Episode: The Uncanny Valley (2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An unusual personal obsession is at the center of a BAU abduction case. Meanwhile, Hotch struggles with his return to work.

Director: Anna Foerster | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 2,152

I think what made me love this episode so much was how Reid connected to the Unsub. He understood (in a way) why she did what she did. He let her keep the dolls at the end. Reid is just so sweet and awkward, yet he was threatening the Unsub's father, like a badass.

37. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
Episode: Demonology (2009)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Prentiss learns from an old friend, John Cooley, that their mutual friend, Matthew Benton, just died from a heart attack. Prentiss had not seen either man in several years, both for ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Allen Bernero | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 1,864

I just loved the whole 'kicking a crazy priest's ass'. His diplomatic immunity is revoked, but even before that, Morgan totally takes him down. I don't have anything against priests, I just don't like it when bad people get away with crimes because of their status, occupation, etc... I (usually) like it when people get what's coming to them.

38. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
Episode: Public Enemy (2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A serial killer who targets random victims in highly visible places to create a sense of public fear is the subject of a BAU investigation.

Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 1,169

JJ is such a sweetheart!

39. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Birth (1995)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

As Carol goes into labor; Ross and Susan argue, Rachel flirts with Carol's doctor, and Joey assists a pregnant single mother.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,877

Phoebe, Ross and Susan are stuck in a closet while Carol is in labor. Phoebe yells. Joey helps a woman give birth. He brings here balloons at the end. He isn't always a flirty pervert.

40. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
Episode: Mosley Lane (2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The BAU profiles a child abductor who may have been keeping children for more than eight years.

Director: Matthew Gray Gubler | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 2,620

I just loved Evan Peters on this episode! He is just wonderful! He's a psycho in American Horror story, but here he was a sweetheart!

41. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Lonely Hearts (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A handsome con-artist commits suicide as an awkward and overweight woman's dating-service tape, which eventually resulted in a relationship, plays on his VCR. The team then reopens her 1989 murder.

Director: John Peters | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 178

42. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
Episode: The Fight (2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The BAU team travels to San Francisco to investigate the murders of several homeless men and teams up with a separate group of BAU operatives who are working another case they think is connected.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 1,382

43. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Torn (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Lilly and her team investigate their oldest case yet, the murder of a woman who was killed in 1919. They soon learn that she may have been murdered because of her activism for woman rights.

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 167

44. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
Episode: ...A Thousand Words (2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The BAU team must profile a serial killer covered in tattoos who commits suicide, but leaves clues to the whereabouts of his last victim.

Director: Rosemary Rodriguez | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 1,662

Reid and Emily play poker...Reid is so cute.

45. The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–2010)
Episode: Ritchie Scores (2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.2