Episodic Studies 2013

by OddAsACod | created - 02 Jan 2013 | updated - 16 Oct 2013 | Public

A list of TV episodes I watched in 2013.

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1. Family Matters (1989–1998)
Episode: The Good, the Bad, and the Urkel (1991)

TV-G | 24 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Carl - embroiled in a dispute with Urkel's father - has a dream about he, his family and Urkel living in the Old West. There, the dispute over a compost heap - this time, with Two-Gun Urkel... See full summary »

Director: Rich Correll | Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jo Marie Payton, Rosetta LeNoire, Darius McCrary

Votes: 66

2. Family Matters (1989–1998)
Episode: I Should Have Done Something (1991)

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Carl's irate demeanor has everything to do with the fast-approaching one-year anniversary of a hostage situation gone horribly wrong. He is still shaken over not doing that one thing that ... See full summary »

Director: Rich Correll | Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jo Marie Payton, Rosetta LeNoire, Darius McCrary

Votes: 82

3. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: The Camping Trip (1980)

Comedy

Archie reluctantly agrees to chaperone Stephanie's girl's club on a camping trip.

Director: Charlotte Brown | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 15

4. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: The Incident (1980)

Comedy

Archie slugs the president of his lodge in defense of Mrs. Canby. Barney convinces Archie to write an apology to smooth things out. Archie agrees to, until Mrs. Canby reveals a painful ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Shimokawa | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 22

5. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Custody: Part 1 (1981)

Comedy

Stephanie's wealthy grandmother appears and sues Archie for custody.

Director: Joe Gannon | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 21

6. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Custody: Part 2 (1981)

Comedy

Archie fights for, and wins, legal custody of Stephanie.

Director: Joe Gannon | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 20

7. The Shield (2002–2008)
Episode: Pilot (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

While Dutch and Claudette investigate the murder of Nancy Reborg, they discover that her daughter is missing and has been sold by her addict father to a child molester. David tries to crack... See full summary »

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Reed Diamond, Walton Goggins

Votes: 1,502

8. The Shield (2002–2008)
Episode: Our Gang (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Following the shooting death of a police department informant, Aceveda turns up the heat in the investigation of Mackey and his Strike Team.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace

Votes: 1,096

9. The Shield (2002–2008)
Episode: The Spread (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

It's warrant sweep day at the Barn. Vic and the Strike Team discover visiting NBA superstar Derrick Tripp hanging out with his "homies" before the evening game with the Lakers. Vic decides ... See full summary »

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace

Votes: 1,027

10. The Shield (2002–2008)
Episode: Dawg Days (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A dispute over an up-and-coming singer's success erupts in a gang war that threatens to bring Vic down, too; a case that could help Aceveda's political future sends Dutch and Claudette searching for a missing day laborer.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace

Votes: 971

11. The Shield (2002–2008)
Episode: Blowback (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Mackey must recover the stolen evidence from a drug bust before Aceveda is able to pin the theft on him.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace

Votes: 983

12. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Murray Klein's Place (1981)

Comedy

Murray walks out when he feels he isn't given an equal say in the business.

Director: Gary Shimokawa | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 18

13. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Weekend Away (1981)

Comedy

Archie and Murray go to a restaurant convention with hilarious results.

Director: Gary Shimokawa | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 18

14. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Stephanie's Science Project (1981)

Comedy

Stephanie fails her school science project, despite everyone's best efforts to help her out.

Director: Joe Gannon | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 16

15. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: The Trashing of the Temple (1981)

Comedy

Stephanie's temple is the latest in a string of vandalisms, leading a frightened Archie to withdraw her.

Director: Linda Day | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 17

16. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: La Cage Aux Bunker (1981)

Comedy

Archie reluctantly takes Stephanie's music teacher on a date in a bid to get her into the school chorus.

Director: Gary Shimokawa | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 19

17. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Death of a Saint (1981)

Comedy

Murray's mother dies while he is on a date with his fiance, leaving him with a guilty conscience.

Director: Joe Gannon | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 16

18. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Goodbye, Murray (1981)

Comedy

Murray and his fiance marry and move to California.

Director: Joe Gannon | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 18

19. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: Papa Oom M.O.W. M.O.W. (1995)

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

While trying to pinch a woman's behind, Duckman is inadvertently saves the President's life and becomes a media sensation. He produces a live-action TV movie for USA Network based on his ... See full summary »

Director: Norton Virgien | Stars: Charles Shaughnessy, Tasia Valenza, Gregg Berger, Neriah Davis

Votes: 47

20. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: Married Alive (1995)

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When a billionaire media magnate asks Bernice to marry him, Duckman suspects he's either crazy ... or up to no good.

Director: Raymie Muzquiz | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 40

21. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: Days of Whining and Neurosis (1995)

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When Duckman and Cornfed go undercover at a celebrity detox center to solve a murder, Duckman discovers he's got the most addictive personality of all.

Director: John Eng | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 41

22. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: Inherit the Judgment: The Dope's Trial (1995)

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

After Duckman's family's car breaks down in King Chicken's hometown, Duckman is put on trial for making a claim that the egg came before the chicken.

Director: Jeff McGrath | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 41

23. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: America the Beautiful (1995)

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Duckman and Cornfed are hired to find a beautiful woman, America, but discover the country instead.

Director: Paul Demeyer | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 55

24. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: The Germ Turns (1995)

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

After a meeting with a new age guru, Duckman sees his mother's reincarnated form as a germ. Fearing for his own future karma, he begins to lavish his children with much unneeded attention.

Director: Bob Hathcock | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 37

25. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: In the Nam of the Father (1995)

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

After a visit from someone claiming to be his illegitimate son from during the war, Cornfed returns to Vietnam to find his mother. Along the way, Duckman relays his own war stories.

Director: Norton Virgien | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 39

26. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: Research and Destroy (1995)

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A slimy agent discovers Ajax's hidden talent for poetry and lands him a lucrative job with a greeting card company - which immediately subjects Ajax's work to market research tripping away ... See full summary »

Director: John Eng | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 41

27. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: Clip Job (1995)

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Duckman is kidnapped by a psychopath who forces him to watch clips from past episodes of the series.

Director: Jeff McGrath | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 38

28. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: Currahee (2001)

TV-MA | 70 min | Action, Drama, History

Easy Company goes through training under the leadership of a captain who relentlessly pushes them to their limits but may be limited as a leader in the field.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Nicholas Aaron, Kirk Acevedo, Doug Allen, Eion Bailey

Votes: 6,180

29. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: Day of Days (2001)

TV-MA | 49 min | Action, Drama, History

Easy Company paratroopers jump behind enemy lines in Normandy on D-Day and struggle to reunite in hostile territory.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Nicholas Aaron, Kirk Acevedo, Philip Barantini, David Blair

Votes: 5,687

30. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: Carentan (2001)

TV-MA | 62 min | Action, Drama, History

Easy Company takes on German troops in the French town of Carentan, and the battle takes its toll on one soldier who is badly traumatized by the experience.

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Nicholas Aaron, Doug Allen, Philip Barantini, Ben Caplan

Votes: 5,151

31. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: Replacements (2001)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Drama, History

With the addition of many new men, Easy Company heads to Holland to participate in Operation Market Garden and prepare an Allied route into Germany, but they meet stiff German resistance.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Nicholas Aaron, Kirk Acevedo, Doug Allen, Eion Bailey

Votes: 4,858

32. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: Crossroads (2001)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Drama, History

Winters writes a report on the challenge of an unexpected resistance to a German attack, and is haunted by his conscience after shooting a teenage German SS soldier.

Director: Tom Hanks | Stars: Nicholas Aaron, Kirk Acevedo, Doug Allen, Eion Bailey

Votes: 4,786

33. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: Bastogne (2001)

TV-MA | 64 min | Action, Drama, History

In the dead of winter, the men of Easy Company fend off frostbite and hunger - in addition to the enemy - while holding the line in a forest outside of Bastogne. Meanwhile, exhausted medic Eugene Roe finds friendship with a Belgian nurse.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Kirk Acevedo, Doug Allen, William Armstrong, Philip Barantini

Votes: 5,357

34. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: The Breaking Point (2001)

TV-MA | 69 min | Action, Drama, History

Easy Company remains in the Ardennes Forest preparing for an inevitable attack on German forces in the town of Foy. However, morale is low due to cold weather, constant shelling, poor leadership, and numerous casualties.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Nicholas Aaron, Kirk Acevedo, Doug Allen, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 5,105

35. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: The Last Patrol (2001)

TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Drama, History

Easy Company is in Hagenau in Feburary 1945, where they prepare for a night patrol mission to capture German prisoners. The patrol includes one veteran who is despised for missing Bastogne and a new lieutenant fresh out of West Point.

Director: Tony To | Stars: Nicholas Aaron, Martin Arno, Eion Bailey, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 4,399

36. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: Why We Fight (2001)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Drama, History

As the Allies move into Germany and the war comes closer to an end, disillusionment and anger set in for Easy Company - until they stumble onto a concentration camp abandoned by the German military.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Doug Allen, Nicholas Aaron, Eion Bailey, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 5,505

37. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: Points (2001)

TV-MA | 59 min | Action, Drama, History

As the Germans surrender, it appears that the hard days for Easy Company are over as they are stationed in Austria. But they soon learn that those solders without enough service points will be sent to fight in Japan.

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Nicholas Aaron, Doug Allen, David Andrews, Eion Bailey

Votes: 4,534

38. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: The Announcement (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

Jenny reveals to her parents that she is pregnant; however, George and Louise are initially upset because they learned Jenny chose not to tell them.

Director: Bob Lally | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 35

39. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: A Short Story (1979)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy

George is in ego heaven; he's been chosen as "The Midtown Small Businessman of the Year" -- but Louise soon discovers the group's shortcomings.

Director: Bob Lally | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 37

40. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Louise's Old Boyfriend (1979)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy

Florence decides to impersonate Louise and the result is a three-ring circus. While Louise lingers, uncertain about keeping a 35-year-old "date" with her first boyfriend, Florence seizes ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Lally | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs, Paul Benedict

Votes: 32

41. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Now You See It, Now You Don't: Part 1 (1979)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy

It's Halloween and everyone is dressing up as their favorite movie stars; but instead of treats it becomes a night of tricks when Louise witnesses a man dressed like a rabbit killing someone.

Director: Bob Lally | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 42

42. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Now You See It, Now You Don't: Part 2 (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

While George and the others are gathered in the bar waiting for the costume contest to start; Louise has a face to face confrontation in her apartment with the killer rabbit who's now planning to make her his second victim.

Director: Bob Lally | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 36

43. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Where's Papa? (1979)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy

The discovery of an unfulfilled request in his father's will leads George on an unusual search into his forgotten past. George's attempt to grant his father's last request, to be buried ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Lally | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs, Paul Benedict

Votes: 30

44. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: The Expectant Father (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

The Jeffersons and Willises are shocked when "expectant father" Lionel storms out of the apartment to pursue a boyhood dream. Lionel's mysterious actions make sense to no one except George -- who had spent a similar night of his own.

Director: Bob Lally | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 31

45. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Joltin' George (1979)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy

7.7