Ultimate TV Episodes

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1. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt (2019)

TV-14 | 77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Terror reigns in the food court when the Mind Flayer comes to collect. But down below, in the dark, the future of the world is at stake.

Directors: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 19,758

2. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Nine: The Gate (2017)

TV-14 | 62 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Eleven makes plans to finish what she started while the survivors turn up the heat on the monstrous force that's holding Will hostage.

Directors: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 16,867

3. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Coast to Coast Big Mouth (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Laura accidentally spills the beans on a nationally televised talk show that Alan Brady is bald.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 174

4. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
Episode: They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They? (2002)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

It's time for the annual Stars Hollow Dance marathon again and Lorelai is determined to win. Dean sits in the bleachers to support Rory, but so does Jess whose intentions aren't quite so innocent.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena

Votes: 713

5. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Remedial Chaos Theory (2011)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

At Abed and Troy's housewarming party, Jeff decides to let the decision on who gets the pizza rest on the roll of the dice, leaving Abed to contemplate six alternate realities.

Director: Jeff Melman | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 5,955

6. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Six: The Spy (2017)

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Will's connection to a shadowy evil grows stronger but no one's quite sure how to stop it. Elsewhere, Dustin and Steve forge an unlikely bond.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 13,677

7. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer (2017)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

An unlikely hero steps forward when a deadly development puts the Hawkins lab on lockdown, trapping Will and several others inside.

Directors: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 15,004

8. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Great Petrie Fortune (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob inherits an old roll-top desk from his late great-uncle Hezekiah that contains "wealth" of some sort hinted at in a song.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 94

9. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Pink Pills and Purple Parents (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob recalls when Laura took a tranquilizer prescribed for Millie before meeting Rob's parents for the first time, with disastrous results.

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 112

10. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

While directing the annual variety show sponsored by his talented neighbors, Rob becomes frustrated by spousal jealousies as he tries to pair the perfect "Cleopatra" to "Mark Antony" for the lead roles.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 115

11. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Ghost of A. Chantz (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

After a mix up by Mel for reservations at a lodge, Rob, Laura, Sally and Buddy are forced to spend a frightening night in a cabin that has not been used in years and is rumored to be haunted.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 187

12. Get Smart (1965–1970)
Episode: A Spy for a Spy (1966)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Both sides are kidnapping agents at such a rate that almost no one is left on either side.

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Stacy Keach Sr.

Votes: 136

13. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The gang listens to a quiz show on the radio and Ricky answers all of the questions right. This inspires Lucy to get Ricky and herself on the show.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 208

14. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Operetta (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The Ricardos and Mertzes perform in an operetta for a club benefit.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 252

15. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Writes a Novel (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy's novel - a thinly disguised story of her life and the people in it - upsets Ricky, Fred, and Ethel.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 179

16. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: First Stop (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

When the gang is traveling through Ohio, they stop at a diner and motel run by a man who takes advantage of them.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 228

17. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Tennessee Bound (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

After getting lost and ending up south in Tennessee, the Ricardos and Mertzes get arrested for speeding and Tennessee Ernie Ford helped them escape, to continue their trip west, to California.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 210

18. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ethel's Hometown (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The gang arrives in Ethel's hometown of Albequerque, New Mexico, where the locals are under the impression that she, and not Ricky, has been hired to star in a Hollywood movie.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 239

19. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
Episode: The Bracebridge Dinner (2001)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

While Rory struggles to keep the budding rivalry between Dean and Jess under control, Lorelai invites most of the citizens of Stars Hollow to an elaborate feast complete with Elizabethan ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Long | Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena

Votes: 601

20. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
Episode: The Festival of Living Art (2003)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

Stars Hollow is asked to host a Festival of Living Art when a neighboring town backs out, inspiring the town regulars pitch in to pull it off in only a week. Lane finds the perfect ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Long | Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson

Votes: 490

21. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
Episode: Raincoats and Recipes (2004)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

Using the Dragonfly's practice weekend, Lorelai gets her parents to admit they've separated. Meanwhile Luke, doing everything by the book, feels like an idiot when it looks like Jason and ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Sherman-Palladino | Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson

Votes: 765

22. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
Episode: To Live and Let Diorama (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

Luke volunteers to help convert old man Twickum's house into a museum just to see if he can buy it. Meanwhile with the help of some Founder's day punch, Lane, Paris and Rory commiserate ... See full summary »

Director: Jackson Douglas | Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson

Votes: 419

23. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design (2010)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Dean Pelton tries to bust Jeff for a phony night school credit, which only unveils a series of conspiracies, plots, and double-crosses between Jeff, Annie, and the dean.

Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 3,031

24. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Pillows and Blankets (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The United Forts of Pillowtown, headed by Abed, is at war with the Legit Republic of Blanketsburg, ruled by Troy. Annie sets up a hospital zone to treat casualties on both sides. Britta ... See full summary »

Director: Tristram Shapeero | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 2,987

25. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Basic Intergluteal Numismatics (2014)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

The college is imbued with panic when an unidentified person returns to dropping coins down people's butts and Annie takes it upon herself to find out who is behind it all.

Director: Tristram Shapeero | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 2,239

26. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Cooperative Calligraphy (2010)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Chaos and mistrust tear the study group apart as they try to figure out who stole Annie's pen, causing them to miss the Greendale Puppy Parade.

Director: Joe Russo | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 2,462

27. Psych (2006–2014)
Episode: Mr. Yin Presents (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A year after the arrest of Mr. Yang, a new killer starts playing games with Shawn and his friends - her partner, Mr. Yin.

Director: James Roday | Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson

Votes: 1,105

28. Remington Steele (1982–1987)
Episode: Steele Crazy After All These Years (1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A woman from Mr. Michaels college days seeks help solving the mystery disappearance of a mutual friend. It appears an poltergeist is murdering former members of her 1960's anti-war group.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, James Read, Janet DeMay

Votes: 91

29. Remington Steele (1982–1987)
Episode: Steele Framed (1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

It appears to a panicked Mr. Steele that he has killed a perspective client with Ms. Holt's car. Who was the victim? Who is the creep shadowing Mr. Steele? Why is this happening?

Director: Sheldon Larry | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, Guy Boyd

Votes: 91

30. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Dinner Party (2008)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Michael invites Jim and Pam and Andy and Angela to a couples-only dinner party, which makes Dwight very jealous. However, the only thing he's missing is a ringside seat to witness Michael and Jan's extremely dysfunctional home life.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 4,798

31. 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: 1,623

32. 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: 854

33. New Girl (2011–2018)
Episode: Quick Hardening Caulk (2013)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy

With Cece engaged, Schmidt is depressed. Schmidt decides an aquarium filled with a rare, unattainable, and endangered species of fish is what will cheer him up. Nick decides to be a take-charge man, and this entices Jess to want Nick.

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

Votes: 996

34. Happy Days (1974–1984)
Episode: Passages: Part 1 (1984)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

Joanie says "yes" when Chachi pops the question and Fonzie finds that being single is a major snag when he decides to adopt Danny, his little brother from the Big Brother program.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, Scott Baio, Erin Moran

Votes: 42

35. Happy Days (1974–1984)
Episode: Passages: Part 2 (1984)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

Joanie primps and Chachi nervously paces as their family and friends gather on their wedding day, while Fonzie and Howard try to convince a by-the-book adoption administrator that some rules are meant to be broken.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, Scott Baio, Erin Moran

Votes: 51

36. Happy Days (1974–1984)
Episode: So How Was Your Weekend? (1984)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

Howard's poker game with the guys unexpectedly takes a not-so-friendly turn and Marion struggles to please her overly-critical mother when the Cunninghams spend a rare week-end apart.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, Scott Baio, Erin Moran

Votes: 37

37. Happy Days (1974–1984)
Episode: Low Notes (1984)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

Suffering from song-writer's block, broke Chachi is too embarrassed to tell his friends when he takes a job as a senior citizen dance instructor to make ends meet.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, Scott Baio, Erin Moran

Votes: 37

38. Gilligan's Island (1964–1992)
Episode: Beauty Is as Beauty Does (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Ginger, Mary Ann, and Mrs Howell decide to hold a beauty contest to see who will be named "Miss Castaway." Gilligan has to cast the deciding vote, so everybody else tries to influence his vote.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer

Votes: 124

39. Full House (1987–1995)
Episode: Secret Admirer (1990)

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

The Tanners invite Cindy and Rusty over again for a backyard barbecue. Rusty writes a phony love letter which causes confusion as each member of the household reads it in turn, all believing it to be from a different person.

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

Votes: 297

40. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum (2019)

TV-14 | 59 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Dr. Alexei reveals what the Russians have been building, and Eleven sees where Billy has been. Dustin and Erica stage a daring rescue.

Director: Uta Briesewitz | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 12,068

41. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Seven: The Bite (2019)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

With time running out - and an assassin close behind - Hopper's crew races back to Hawkins, where El and the kids are preparing for war.

Directors: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 12,445

42. I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)
Episode: One of Our Hotels Is Growing (1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

When their hotel is filled up, Jeannie blinks on a thirteenth floor and they must spend their entire vacation waiting on the Bellows so they won't find out.

Director: Jerrold Bernstein | Stars: Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily

Votes: 92

43. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Four: The Body (2016)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Refusing to believe Will is dead, Joyce tries to connect with her son. The boys give Eleven a makeover. Jonathan and Nancy form an unlikely alliance.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 15,391

44. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Eight: The Upside Down (2016)

TV-14 | 54 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Joyce and Hopper are taken in for questioning. Nancy and Jonathan prepare to fight the monster and save Will.

Directors: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 17,632

45. Raising Hope (2010–2014)
Episode: Murder, She Hoped (2013)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Family

Burt and Virginia get new back-fence neighbors, and Burt is convinced that there is something suspicious about them.

Director: Rebecca Asher | Stars: Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward

Votes: 232

46. Anne with an E (2017–2019)
Episode: A Strong Effort of the Spirit of Good (2019)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama