Those Memorable Episodes

by Gary_502 | created - 15 Mar 2014 | updated - 15 Jul 2014 | Public

Here are some - 100 to be exact - television episodes that stuck in my head.

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1. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Opie's Charity (1960)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Pride in what other people think presents itself to Andy two-fold when he hears that Opie only gave a measly three cents to a school charity fund and when a two-years-dead husband walks up to say hello.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 275

This is easily my favorite episode of all-time from my favorite show of all-time.

2. Son of the Beach (2000–2002)
Episode: B.J. Blue Hawaii (2001)

TV-14 | Comedy

Notch and his crew, along with the mayor, head to Hawaii and learn an old friend's daughter is a drug lord. B.J. and Jamaica compete against one another in a bikini contest.

Director: Tim Andrew | Stars: Jaime Bergman, Roland Kickinger, Leila Arcieri, Kimberly Oja

Votes: 25

The show itself is silly but that's what I like most. This episode has singing and misunderstandings and a surprise oil wrestling match.

3. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Hoss and the Leprechauns (1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

Hoss scares a bear that has treed a green-clad little man, subsequently finds a buried strongbox filled with bags of gold dust and, when both the treasure and its owner disappear, ... See full summary »

Director: John Florea | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 122

Used to watch this show in daily reruns as a kid. This one stood out from the others.

4. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Living Doll (1963)

TV-PG | 26 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A frustrated father does battle with his stepdaughter's talking doll, whose vocabulary includes such phrases as "I hate you" and "I'm going to kill you".

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Telly Savalas, Mary LaRoche, Tracy Stratford, June Foray

Votes: 2,163

Toy dolls still freak me out. As does seeing Telly Savalas with a little bit of hair.

5. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
Episode: Real Families (1980)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

The Tarlek family is profiled on "Real Families". Herb and people being interviewed seem rehearsed, so the producers of the show "dig deep" and expose the real Tarlek family.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Richard Sanders

Votes: 89

It centers around Herb and his family life. Pretty funny stuff.

6. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
Episode: Fish in a Drawer (2008)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Parody of "CSI" in which a body is found in Charlie's bed, and detectives try to figure out who is the killer.

Director: Jeff Melman | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell

Votes: 1,176

One of the funniest from the series. Plus, Jenny McCarthy and Jamie Rose in the same episode.

7. Wings (1990–1997)
Episode: Maybe It's You (1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

Brian's vow to find deeper relationships is tested by beautiful but dumb Dani. Joe tries to deal with his best friend not inviting him to a wedding.

Director: Leonard R. Garner Jr. | Stars: Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard, David Schramm

Votes: 42

Another one with Jenny McCarthy. She is funny as crap in this one.

8. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Third Wheel (2007)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Ted has a chance for a threesome with two women, but Barney and Lily try to sabotage it. Meanwhile, Robin's date also goes better than expected, if only she can find a razor.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,422

It's difficult to pick a favorite since most of them are pretty good.

9. Gilligan's Island (1964–1992)
Episode: Don't Bug the Mosquitoes (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The rock band "The Mosquitoes" arrive on the island for some much-needed R&R. But the castaways try to make their lives miserable so they'll want to leave--and take them with them.

Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer

Votes: 174

One of those rare episodes where they don't get off the island and it's not Gilligan's fault.

10. Smallville (2001–2011)
Episode: Exposed (2005)

TV-PG | 41 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

While working in the night shift at the Daily Planet, Chloe receives a distressed phone call from a woman claiming that she is in danger. Chloe and Lois schedule a meeting with the woman, ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Erica Durance

Votes: 735

Lois Lane goes undercover as a stripper. Nothing more to say here.

11. Psych (2006–2014)
Episode: Dual Spires (2010)

TV-PG | 55 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Shawn and Gus receive a mysterious email inviting them to the Cinnamon Festival in Dual Spires, a quirky town that's nearly invisible on a map in this homage to Twin Peaks.

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

Votes: 1,410

A takeoff on "Twin Peaks". I've watched this one in particular at least a dozen times.

12. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A Stop at Willoughby (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Tired of his miserable job and wife, a businessman starts dreaming on the train each night, about an old, idyllic town called Willoughby. Soon he has to know whether the town is real and fancies the thought of seeking refuge there.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Rod Serling, James Daly, Howard Smith, Patricia Donahue

Votes: 2,816

Not necessarily "eerie" or anything...but it still gives me some chills.

13. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Road to Europe (2002)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

Stewie and Brian go on a Pan-European journey back home after becoming stranded in Saudi Arabia; Peter is aghast to learn Lois is not really a fan of KISS.

Director: Dan Povenmire | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 1,224

Two good stories, lots of laughs and a KISS concert.

14. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Episode: Glitter Rock - April 12, 1974 (1991)

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

Sam becomes a member of a rock band who is stabbed to death after a concert by one of a long list of suspects.

Director: Andy Cadiff | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Jon Gries, Peter Noone

Votes: 247

Huge fan of the show. This episode actually got "Rock The Red Head" stuck in my brain for years.

15. Married... with Children (1987–1997)
Episode: Her Cups Runneth Over (1989)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy

Al must go to a far-off lingerie outlet store to buy a discontinued brassiere for Peggy.

Director: Gerry Cohen | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, David Garrison, Amanda Bearse

Votes: 434

Funny, funny crap.

16. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: This Sorrowful Life (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

While Rick decides the fate of Michonne, Merle takes matters into his own hand.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 9,316

Another show where it's hard to pick a favorite. This one really hit home.

17. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Goober and the Art of Love (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

When Andy and Barney get tired of Goober tagging along on their dates, they decide to try teaching him how to act around women and then get him to ask a girl on a date. It proves to be quite a project.

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Aneta Corsaut, Josie Lloyd

Votes: 147

Andy and Barney try to get Goober laid.

18. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: 22 Short Films About Springfield (1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

A series of vignettes highlights a day in the life of various Springfield residents.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,228

Lisa gets gum in her hair, Nelson laughs at someone and a bunch of other stuff happens.

19. The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)
Episode: The Subject Was Noses (1973)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Marcia breaks a date with Charlie when "big man on campus" Doug Simpson asks her out. However, after she gets hit in the nose with a football, Doug Simpson breaks his date with her.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick

Votes: 149

Oh, my nose!

20. What's Opera, Doc? (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Elmer Fudd is again hunting rabbits - only this time it's an opera. Wagner's Siegfried with Elmer as the titular hero and Bugs as Brunnhilde. They sing, they dance, they eat the scenery.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 8,958

I was thrilled when they'd show this one on Saturday mornings during "The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour".

21. Z Rock (2008– )
Episode: Z My Baby (2009)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

On the eve of Battle of the Bands, Joey hurts his knee, putting ZO2's entry into question - and turning their biggest rival, Steel Panther, into the favorites to win the competition and take home the $15,000 prize.

Stars: Carmine Appice, Julissa Bermudez, Joey Cassata, Eric Deskin

Votes: 5

Battle of the Bands against Steel Panther. Good stuff.

22. Married... with Children (1987–1997)
Episode: Kelly Does Hollywood: Part 1 (1991)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

Al finally gets cable TV installed in the Bundy household, but he cannot find anything good to watch. All that changes when Kelly, gibed out of an appearance on a public access TV by her ... See full summary »

Director: Gerry Cohen | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, Amanda Bearse, Christina Applegate

Votes: 352

"Part 2" is good but...the first installment is great.

23. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
Episode: She'll Still Be Dead at Halftime (2009)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Charlie needs Alan and Jake's help getting rid of the drunk, half-naked bimbo passed out in his bed when his girlfriend tells him she's coming home early from a funeral.

Director: Jeff Melman | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Jennifer Taylor

Votes: 799

I like when Wanda discovers the woman on the poster behind Jake's door is her.

24. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: Movie Tonight (1977)

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

Colonel Potter hopes a Western will be the cure for the 4077th's morale problem. But during the show, the staff of the camp is forced to make its own entertainment during the frequent film breakages.

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

Votes: 343

They entertain one another while watching the film "My Darling Clementine".

25. Gary Unmarried (2008–2010)
Episode: Gary Dates Louise's Teacher (2009)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

Louise pressures Gary into dating her homely teacher, Miss Plummer, just after he's arranged a date with her hot substitute teacher, Miss St. James.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Jay Mohr, Paula Marshall, Jaime King, Ryan Malgarini

Votes: 46

Glad I kept this one on the DVR.

26. Son of the Beach (2000–2002)
Episode: Miso Honei (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy

The mayor challenges Notch to surf a dangerous tsunami. He reluctantly agrees after a paroled criminal challenges him in front of impressionable kids. Also, Chip and B.J. fall in love and decide to quit their jobs.

Director: Gloria Muzio | Stars: Jaime Bergman, Roland Kickinger, Leila Arcieri, Kimberly Oja

Votes: 21

Another one from an insanely (mostly) funny series.

27. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
Episode: Baseball (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

As he covers all the news including sports, Les unilaterally accepts a $200 wager from Clark Callahan, station manager at WPIG, on a co-ed slo-pitch game between the two radio stations. Les... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Richard Sanders

Votes: 104

It's probably my favorite from "WKRP In Cincinnati". Les redeems himself, Jennifer has on some cool shorts, Herb has on some cool pants and Johnny is in the outfield in a lawn chair reading Rolling Stone. It writes itself.

28. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Eye of the Beholder (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A young woman lying in a hospital bed, her head wrapped in bandages, awaits the outcome of a surgical procedure performed by the State in a last-ditch attempt to make her look "normal."

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Maxine Stuart, William D. Gordon, Jennifer Howard, George Keymas

Votes: 3,568

Probably the first episode people think of when they hear the words "Twilight Zone".

29. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The New Housekeeper (1960)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Sheriff Andy Taylor invites Aunt Bee to stay and help raise his 6-year-old son Opie when his housekeeper, Rose, leaves to get married. Opie objects to the change.

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 374

The very first show. It's a keeper.

30. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Don't Make Me Over (2005)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

After a makeover, Meg becomes an insufferable starlet.

Directors: Sarah Frost, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 1,175

Meg gets hot for a while and the whole family become famous.

31. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Loobenfeld Decay (2008)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Leonard lies to Penny so that he and Sheldon can get out of watching her perform. However, Sheldon believes that the lie has too many loose ends, so he comes up with a new, unnecessarily complex one to replace it.

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

Votes: 3,072

DJ Qualls guest stars. Really funny stuff.

32. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
Episode: Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Burro (2006)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Alan is made to admit to Charlie, who keeps hitting it in, he has hit rock-bottom now that his brainless girlfriend Kandi has moved in with his ex. It's all so confusing that Jake would ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Marin Hinkle

Votes: 884

Funny situation comedy clichés but hey...Gail O'Grady is hot.

33. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The After Hours (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A woman is treated badly by some odd salespeople on an otherwise empty department store floor.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Rod Serling, Anne Francis, Elizabeth Allen, James Millhollin

Votes: 2,567

When something that isn't scary makes you jump...it's good stuff.

34. Psych (2006–2014)
Episode: The Devil Is in the Details... And the Upstairs Bedroom (2009)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Shawn and Gus investigate the suicide of a student at a Catholic University, which a priest and former teacher believes was caused the devil.

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

Votes: 631

Really good one. Kinda hate that this show is over.

35. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)
Episode: Jed Throws a Wingding (1963)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Flatt and Scruggs and their wives come to visit their old sweetheart, but Pearl thinks they're there to propose. Jed throws a wingding for them and the duo play music for the Clampetts.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr.

Votes: 66

Saw this as a kid - in reruns, of course - and this started my life-long crush on Joi Lansing.

36. Get a Life (1990–1992)
Episode: Bad Fish (1992)

Comedy, Fantasy

Gus and Sharon get amnesia after eating rancid shellfish and Chris convinces them they are all three best friends.

Director: David Mirkin | Stars: Chris Elliott, Brian Doyle-Murray, Robin Riker, Elinor Donahue

Votes: 43

Chris gets his head kicked around the yard. Literally.

37. The Chris Isaak Show (2001–2004)
Episode: A Little Help from My Friends (2004)

Comedy, Music

Gloria Estefan gets Chris hooked on caffeine in a ploy to steal his band.

Director: Milan Cheylov | Stars: Chris Isaak, Kristin Dattilo, Kenney Dale Johnson, Rowland Salley

Votes: 5

This show was very entertaining. Funny. Good music. Interesting.

38. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Reverend Jim: A Space Odyssey (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

The guys run into Reverend Jim and try to get him a job, but first they have to convince Louie to hire him and help him pass the exam.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 196

Quite possibly the funniest episode from the entire series.

39. Get a Life (1990–1992)
Episode: 1977 2000 (1992)

Comedy, Fantasy

The sad story of Gus's dismissal from the police force fifteen years ago inspires Chris to travel back through time and attempt to set things right.

Director: David Mirkin | Stars: Chris Elliott, Brian Doyle-Murray, Robin Riker, Elinor Donahue

Votes: 51

Chris invents time juice. Goes back in time. Sees his younger self. Turns Gus into a woman for a while. Other stuff.

40. Married... with Children (1987–1997)
Episode: You Better Watch Out (1987)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

The Bundys' Christmas is rudely interrupted when a parachuting mall Santa crash-lands into their backyard, attracting the neighborhood kids.

Director: Linda Day | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, David Garrison, Amanda Bearse

Votes: 459

41. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Rafe Hollister Sings (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

When image-conscious Mayor Stoner objects to a golden-voiced--but wardrobe-challenged--farmer chosen to represent Mayberry in the upcoming musicale, Andy must find a way to appease all sides.

Director: Charles Irving | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Parley Baer

Votes: 233

Jack Prince has an amazing voice.

42. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: A Date for Gomer (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Barney has to play matchmaker for Thelma Lou's homely, visiting cousin Mary Grace, and sets her up with Gomer Pyle.

Director: Richard Crenna | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 201

Purple socks with acorns on 'em.

43. Happy Days (1974–1984)
Episode: Fish and the Fins (1975)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

Richie is called upon for a favor by an old friend from summer camp (possibly older than he),who is now the member of a successful rock and roll band called "Fish and The Fins". While ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Henry Winkler

Votes: 79

When a rock band hides out at your house, and you can't tell anybody, its bound to get fun.

44. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)
Episode: Rock 'n Roll (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

New student Larry Beeman turns Kevin on to the wonders of rock and roll. Pretty soon, Kevin purchases his own guitar and is rocking with Larry and his band.

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Olivia d'Abo

Votes: 178

Kevin buys a guitar, learns a chord and joins a band.

45. Happy Days (1974–1984)
Episode: Fonzie's New Friend (1975)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Music

1950's racial prejudice and stereotyping are explored when most of their friends refuse to attend the Cunningham's Hawaiian luau after finding out that Richie's band's new drummer and his date are black.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, Anson Williams

Votes: 72

The guy who plays Sticks Downey went on to appear in porn. How cool is that? Too bad Paula Petralunga didn't do the same.

46. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Pretty Much Dead Already (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Glenn tells the rest of the group about the walkers in the barn, dividing them on what to do. Meanwhile, Hershel sets a deadline for the group to leave, unless Rick does a difficult task.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 12,817

A barn full of dead people. That ain't good.

47. Smallville (2001–2011)
Episode: Justice (2007)

TV-PG | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Green Arrow sends out for reinforcements and Bart Allen, a.k.a. Impulse, Arthur Curry (Aquaman) and Victor Stone (Cyborg) return to Smallville to help him take down LuthorCorp's secret ... See full summary »

Director: Steven S. DeKnight | Stars: Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Erica Durance

Votes: 1,439

A lot of the "Justice League" appear in this one.

48. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Too Far Gone (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick and the group face imminent danger as The Governor tries to take the prison.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 20,952