My Top 25 TV Episodes of All Time

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1. The Drew Carey Show (1995–2004)
Episode: The High Road to China (1998)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

Drew pulls off an elaborate practical joke on Mimi and brags she will never be able to retaliate. Days later, Drew wakes up on the Great Wall of China with no money or passport. He is left ... See full summary »

Director: Gerry Cohen | Stars: Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Christa Miller, Kathy Kinney

Votes: 41

2. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Superflyer (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Fred's Uncle Leotis dies and leaves him $1,500, but the catch to collecting it is Fred and Lamont must fly to St. Louis and oversee the funeral arrangements. But steady Freddy isn't sure he's ready to take his first flight in an airplane.

Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Wally Taylor, Rudy Challenger

Votes: 69

3. The Honeymooners (1955–1956)
Episode: The Man from Space (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Family

Ralph is determined to win a prize of $50 at the Raccoon Lodge costume. When he competes with Norton in the contest and Alice will have nothing to do with loaning her husband any money to ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Satenstein | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Joyce Randolph

Votes: 112

4. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Diversity Day (2005)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy

Michael's off color remark puts a sensitivity trainer in the office for a presentation, which prompts Michael to create his own.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 3,778

5. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Fancy Party (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Andy and April's party turns into a surprise wedding, but Leslie does not approve. Meanwhile, Ben debates whether to stay in Pawnee, and Donna gives Ann advice at a singles mixer.

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

Votes: 1,769

6. Shameless (2011– )
Episode: Home Sweet Homeless Shelter (2016)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Drama

Kevin, Veronica and Svetlana start a topless maid service. Frank makes new friends at the shelter to replace his old family. Plus, Debbie's lifestyle comes to an end; Carl gets a syphilis scare; and business at Patsy's hits the skids.

Director: Iain B. MacDonald | Stars: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky

Votes: 1,127

7. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Yada Yada (1997)

PG | 26 min | Comedy

George's new girlfriend keeps including "Yada Yada" in her stories. Jerry is offended by Tim Whatley's Jewish jokes. Elaine tries to help her friends adopt a baby. Kramer and Mickey fight over two women.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 2,139

8. Growing Pains (1985–1992)
Episode: Ben's Movie (1990)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family

Ben shoots a movie in his backyard for school but the film subject has Maggie worried.

Director: John Tracy | Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold

Votes: 31

9. Dharma & Greg (1997–2002)
Episode: Old Yeller (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

When Greg decides they need a car for Dharma, she comes home with a school bus that's seen better days.

Director: Gail Mancuso | Stars: Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Shae D'lyn, Joel Murray

Votes: 76

10. New Girl (2011–2018)
Episode: Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt (2016)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

Schmidt helps Nick ponder his future after Nick's cousin and his wife visit to ask for a very special handout. Meanwhile, Winston helps Cece shop for a wedding dress.

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

Votes: 532

11. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
Episode: Pilot: Part 1 (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

Andy Travis joins the WKRP staff as program director and institutes sudden changes that most of the eccentric staff and the station's cantankerous owner don't immediately like.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Richard Sanders

Votes: 170

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