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1. Chopped (2007– )
Episode: Sitcom Moms (2015)

TV-G | 43 min | Reality-TV

9.4
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Four funny women, known for playing moms on sitcoms, test their kitchen skills. Their challenges include turning mushrooms and frozen TV dinners into appetizers; not overcooking one-minute ... See full summary »

Stars: Ted Allen, Amanda Freitag, Chris Santos, Geoffrey Zakarian

Votes: 7

2. Frank's Place (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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A professor from Boston runs his late father's New Orleans restaurant.

Stars: Tim Reid, Robert Harper, Daphne Reid, Francesca P. Roberts

Votes: 271

3. Family Matters (1989–1998)
Episode: Grandmama (1993)

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

8.7
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Eddie and Urkel become partners in a 2-on-2 basketball tournament ... that is, until Eddie dumps the nerd for a star player named "The Spider." Hell hath no fury like an Urkel spurned, as he turns to Grandmama to get revenge.

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

Votes: 49

4. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: To Be or Not to Be (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.6
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The newspaper is shooting a TV ad and Balki gets selected to be in it. But after taking acting lessons from Larry, things don't go as planned.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Rebeca Arthur, Melanie Wilson

Votes: 16

5. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: Just a Gigolo (1989)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Balki plays matchmaker with Lydia and accidentally sets her up with a gigolo who intends to take her for all she's worth. Larry hatches a plan to reveal his true nature before it's too late.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson, Belita Moreno

Votes: 15

6. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: The Break-In (1987)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.5
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When Larry's joke article gets turned in by mistake, he talks Balki into helping him break into the Chronicle to exchange it for the real one.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Jo Marie Payton, Eugene Roche

Votes: 17

7. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: The Gift of the Mypiot (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.5
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In this Christmas Carol parody, Mr. Gorpley is the Scrooge of the group and no one wants him at the party, but Balki insists.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson, Rebeca Arthur

Votes: 15

8. The Proud Family (2001–2005)
Episode: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (2003)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.5
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Wizard Kelly puts on a "Tween Idol" contest with celebrity judges Alicia Keys and Randy Jackson.

Director: Lenord Robinson | Stars: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 6

9. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: The Pen Pal (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Larry fears for his life when Balki invites the paroled Vince Lucas, a criminal they helped send to jail, to stay with them until he starts a new job.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Mark Linn-Baker, Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 15

10. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: Your Cheatin' Heart (1987)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Balki and Jennifer are trying to get Larry a new typewriter and surprise him with it. So they sneak around. And when Larry discovers their sneaking around, he assumes the worst.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson, Rebeca Arthur

Votes: 15

11. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: Blind Alley (1989)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Larry is leading a team of players who work at the paper against a team led by Gorpley in a bowling competition. And Larry thinks they have a good chance to win. That is until Gorpley sends... See full summary »

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson, Rebeca Arthur

Votes: 14

12. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: Couch Potato (1987)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.4
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When the guys get cable, Balki becomes so entranced by 24 hour TV, that it interferes with his life and threatens to cost him his job.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Belita Moreno, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 17

13. The Proud Family (2001–2005)
Episode: Monkey Business (2003)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.4
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When Mariah Carey's pet monkey, Francois, gets switched at Trudy's veterinarian office with Oscar's monkey, Mr. Chips, Francois is put to work at the Proud Snacks factory and Mr. Chips is living a life of luxury with Mariah.

Stars: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 13

14. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: The Graduate (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Larry pushes Balki to try and finish at the top of his high school class.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Rebeca Arthur, Melanie Wilson

Votes: 13

15. Moesha (1996–2001)
Episode: A Concerted Effort: Part 1 (1996)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
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Moesha wins tickets to go see the MYV Megafest but doesn't know who to take with her now that her and Q are back together; Nyles has Abbas babysitter.

Director: Henry Chan | Stars: Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young, Countess Vaughn, Marcus T. Paulk

Votes: 15

16. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: Car Wars (1989)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Larry and Balki look for a used car. (Original Broadcast: Season 4, Episode 18)

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Belita Moreno, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 15

17. The Jamie Foxx Show (1996–2001)
Episode: Just Don't Do It (1998)

22 min | Comedy

8.3
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Jamie disapproves of his mother's (JoMARIE PAYTON) young fiancé (singer GERALD LEVERT).

Director: Amanda Bearse | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan, Ellia English

Votes: 10

18. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: Night School Confidential (1987)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Balki and Larry go undercover to bust a guy selling cheap counterfeit jewelry at Balki's night school.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Jo Marie Payton, Lee Arenberg

Votes: 20

19. The Proud Family (2001–2005)
Episode: Poetic Justice (2002)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.3
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Dijonay and Penny battle in a spoken word competition.

Director: David Mucci Fassett | Stars: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 6

20. The Proud Family (2001–2005)
Episode: The Camp, the Counselor, the Mole and the Rock (2003)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.3
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Oscar uses Peabo to listen in on Penny's conversation about her having a crush on a boy, Tory.

Stars: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 7

21. Family Matters (1989–1998)
Episode: Walk on the Wild Side (1993)

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

8.3
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Laura is desperately looking to shed her "nice girl" image, so she and Maxine obtain fake IDs and go to a male strip club for a wild evening on the town. Problem is, Harriette, Rachel and ... See full summary »

Director: John Tracy | Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jo Marie Payton, Rosetta LeNoire, Darius McCrary

Votes: 67

22. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: You Gotta Have Friends (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Balki claims to have met Carl Lewis at a convenience store and had to lend him money because he forgot his wallet buy Larry is convinced that someone took advantage of his cousin once again.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Belita Moreno, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 15

23. Jerico (2016)

97 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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The story of best friends who set out on a dangerous, but comedic journey that challenges the restrictions of a Jim Crow South to fulfill their dreams

Director: Seckeita Lewis | Stars: George Wallace, Irma P. Hall, Jo Marie Payton, Gregg Daniel

Votes: 5

24. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: All the News That Fits (1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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When Larry takes a new job at the Chicago Chronicle, Balki feels his job at the discount store is no longer enough for him. So he gets a job in the mail room at the Chronicle, but his new ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Jo Marie Payton, Eugene Roche

Votes: 16

25. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: Assertive Training (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.2
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A guy at work rubs Larry the wrong way and Jennifer cancels a date with him. Gorpley decides not to give Balki his raise. They decide to join an assertiveness seminar.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 13

26. Family Matters (1989–1998)
Episode: Born to Be Mild (1991)

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

8.2
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A street gang named the Dragons begin causing trouble at Rachel's Place, breaking things and sexually harassing employees; Carl arrives just in time to chase them out. That night, after closing time, the gang breaks in and heavily vandalizes the teen hangout. Everyone's anger grows when a bruised and bloodied Eddie arrives, announcing he was ambushed by the Dragons' gang members. Carl wants to ... See full summary »

Director: John Tracy | Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jo Marie Payton, Rosetta LeNoire, Darius McCrary

Votes: 51

27. The Proud Family (2001–2005)
Episode: Hooray for Iesha (2003)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.2
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Penny's favorite show, Iesha, is cancelled so she goes on a crusade to have the show put back on air.

Director: T.J. House | Stars: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 6

28. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: My Brother, Myself (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.2
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When Larry's brother, whom he's been jealous of because he's so popular who is now a big shot, comes for a visit. He pretends to be a big shot himself. But when his brother stays longer than expected things get out of hand.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Belita Moreno, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 14

29. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: The 'King' and I (1989)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Balki is accidentally hypnotized into thinking he is Elvis Presley whenever he hears a bell ring.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson, Rebeca Arthur

Votes: 16

30. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: The Defiant Guys (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Wanting to resolve an argument with Larry, Balki handcuffs the two together right before an important lunch meeting.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Jo Marie Payton, Eugene Roche

Votes: 16

31. Mann and Wife (2015– )

Comedy

8.1
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Real-life married couple, David and Tamela Mann, star in this comedy series revolving around the sometimes tricky and often humorous situations that arise when two separate families are ... See full summary »

Stars: David Mann, Tamela J. Mann, Tony Rock, Stevie Wash Jr.

Votes: 38

32. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: Aliens (1988)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Larry watches a horror movie marathon on Halloween and the next morning he thinks that Balki has turned into an alien. (Original Broadcast: Season 4, Episode 3)

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Rebeca Arthur, Melanie Wilson

Votes: 16

33. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: Bye Bye Biki (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Balki is excited about a visit from his grandmother, but Larry must break the news to him that Yaya Biki died on the way to Chicago.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Rebeca Arthur, Melanie Wilson

Votes: 15

34. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: Games People Play (1989)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.1
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The paper sends Larry to go on a game show called "Risk it all" and write about being a contestant. He is told that he needs a partner so he asks Balki to come with him who is a big fan of ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson, Rebeca Arthur

Votes: 16

35. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: My Lips Are Sealed (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Larry regrets teaching Balki the importance of keeping confidential information he learns in the mail room, when he realizes Balki knows whether Larry got the raise he needs to buy his dream car.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 15

36. Family Matters (1989–1998)
Episode: Presumed Urkel (1994)

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

8.1
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A huge explosion rocks the school's science lab, and accident prone Urkel is blamed. His academic future rides on defense attorney Laura's shoulders, but she must find a way to match wits ... See full summary »

Director: John Tracy | Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jo Marie Payton, Rosetta LeNoire, Darius McCrary

Votes: 43

37. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: Sexual Harassment in Chicago (1987)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Balki learns about sexual harassment through experience, when Olivia Crawford, editor of the Sunday Magazine, makes a pass at him and threatens his job.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Jo Marie Payton, Gerald Gordon

Votes: 16

38. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: Up the Lazy River: Part 1 (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Larry tries to impress Jennifer by leading a river camping trip, but the girls will only go if Balki is assigned as leader.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson, Rebeca Arthur

Votes: 15

39. ABC TGIF (1990–2001)

Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Jay Mohr, Nick Bakay, John Ales, Corbin Allred

Votes: 241

40. The Slap Maxwell Story (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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"Slap" Maxwell is a sportswriter of the old-school--hard-working, uncompromised. Unfortunately, his type of writing doesn't fit well in the modern world. His wife wants to discover her own ... See full summary »

Stars: Dabney Coleman, Brian Smiar, Megan Gallagher, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 78

41. Judging Amy (1999–2005)
Episode: Ex Parte of Five (2003)

Drama

8.0
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Director: Helen Shaver | Stars: Amy Brenneman, Richard T. Jones, Kevin Rahm, Jessica Tuck

Votes: 13

42. Family Matters (1989–1998)
Episode: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Urkel (1992)

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

8.0
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When Laura tells Steve to get lost for breaking an expensive gift, her guardian angel decides to teach her a lesson and have her walk in Urkel's shoes for a change.

Director: John Tracy | Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jo Marie Payton, Rosetta LeNoire, Darius McCrary

Votes: 46

43. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: Maid to Order (1989)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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When the apartment gets messy. The guys decide to hire a housekeeper. They hire a woman named Mrs. Bailey who works cheap and very efficient. But when she ingratiates herself into every ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Belita Moreno, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 14

44. The Proud Family (2001–2005)
Episode: The Party (2002)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.0
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Oscar and Trudy allow Penny to have a house party for her friends, but Penny finds out that her friends would rather go to LaCienega's party that is on the same day. When Penny's party is a... See full summary »

Stars: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 5

45. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)
Episode: High Society (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Larry tries to speak to the publisher of the paper to tell him of an idea he has for the paper. But when the person he talks learns he works in the basement, he cuts him off. Balki tells ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Belita Moreno, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 13

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

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

7.9
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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: 48

47. Family Matters (1989–1998)
Episode: The Gun (1995)

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

7.9
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A harrowing experience at school with a violent female gang has a shaken Laura wanting to buy a gun to defend herself and Urkel begging her to change her mind.

Director: John Tracy | Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jo Marie Payton, Rosetta LeNoire, Darius McCrary

Votes: 58

48. 227 (1985–1990)
Episode: The Handwriting on the Wall (1987)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.9
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When Mary and Rose catch a young man spray painting the building, they try to stop him but in the end they turn his spray can on him and he gets away. Later he files a suit against them for... See full summary »

Director: Gerren Keith | Stars: Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams, Alaina Reed-Hall, Jackée Harry

Votes: 9

49. Small Wonder (1985–1989)
Episode: The Jailbirds (1989)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Jamie and Vicki are arrested for spray-painting a wall -- and its owner's $60 shirt.

Director: Bob Claver | Stars: Richard Christie, Marla Pennington, Jerry Supiran, Emily Schulman

Votes: 7

50. The Proud Family (2001–2005)
Episode: Twins to Tweens (2004)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.9
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Penny is tired of baby-sitting, Bebe and Cece. She wishes that they were old enough to take care of themselves. Al Roker grants Penny's wish and the babies turn into teenagers.

Director: T.J. House | Stars: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, Jo Marie Payton

Votes: 21