The Best Of --- T.V. Episodes

by Ten-Inch-Toni | created - 03 Feb 2019 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

Specific episodes of television shows that rated a 10. The ratings I use are encapsulated within a given show and not compared one show to another.

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1. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Mask of Death (1974)

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

John Davidson's best acting performance (in the eyes of nearly everyone associated with the show) comes when he plays a nightclub entertainer who dresses up as a famous female torch singer.... See full summary »

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, John Davidson, Herb Edelman

Votes: 68

2. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Deadly Silence (1975)

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

Stone is hit by a getaway van after a robbery, but manages to shoot one of the robbers. When the man dies, his wife and accomplice vows revenge against Stone.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Meredith Baxter, Darleen Carr

Votes: 35

3. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Murder by Proxy (1975)

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

An old neighborhood has suddenly seen a huge upsurge in violent crime committed against its homeowners, including murder. Keller and Stone find that it may be tied to the fact that all the ... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Bradford Dillman, Sorrell Booke

Votes: 39

4. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Trail of Terror (1975)

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

James Woods plays the perfect homely US Navy sailor in dress blues with a bad temper, along with his Navy buddies they are looking for a jeweler that closed his store a few days before they... See full summary »

Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Meg Foster, Greg Mullavey

Votes: 44

5. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Dead Air (1975)

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

The murder of a pregnant girl leads Stone and Keller to arrogant radio host Terry Vine, who has a large female fanbase. The dead girl claimed to be pregnant with Vine's baby, giving him a ... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Larry Hagman, Ina Balin

Votes: 31

6. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Most Likely to Succeed (1975)

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

A student at a prestigious boys' school, under pressure by his father to get into Harvard, kills a professor when he will not change the failing grade he was going to give him in one class.

Director: William Hale | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Kristoffer Tabori, Charles Aidman

Votes: 39

7. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Alien Country (1976)

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

A field worker tries to get a job in San Francisco, and he does, but moments later there is a raid by the immigration service and officer is killed.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, A Martinez, Robert Carricart

Votes: 32

8. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Runaway (1976)

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

A 15-year-old runaway girl comes to the apartment of the father she hasn't seen in years, only to find a man dead inside. When she finds out her father is not the dead man but possibly the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Darleen Carr, Billy Green Bush

Votes: 41

9. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: One Last Shot (1974)

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

Alcoholic Off. Joe Landers accidentally gets his partner killed and clumsily tries to cover it up as Stone and Keller work their way to the truth.

Director: William Hale | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Leslie Nielsen, Jacqueline Scott

Votes: 49

10. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Target: Red (1974)

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

Stone and Keller have less than 48 hours to prevent a politically motivated assassination by a mentally unstable, but very accurate, marksman.

Director: Barry Crane | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Bill Bixby, Andrew Duggan

Votes: 51

11. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: I Ain't Marchin' Anymore (1974)

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

Keller goes undercover as a draft dodger to investigate an AWOL Marine's murder.

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Michael Burns, Renne Jarrett

Votes: 41

12. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Flags of Terror (1974)

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

Domestic terrorists take several people hostage, including Keller. Stone has to deal with not only the terrorists but a right-wing journalist and a vengeful father whose daughter was killed.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Carl Franklin, Katherine Cannon

Votes: 49

13. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Cry Help! (1974)

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

An abusive step father is murdered. The boy's mother attempts to blame a neighborhood kid. The abused boy knows the truth but is afraid that he he will incriminate someone close to him no matter what he tells the police.

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Mariette Hartley, Clint Howard

Votes: 48

14. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Mister Nobody (1974)

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

An old man who's feeling down because he had to sell his shop and has nothing to do, sees a young man, the grandson of his friend get into a fight with someone with the young man killing ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Sam Jaffe, Zooey Hall

Votes: 48

15. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: The Twenty-Five Caliber Plague (1974)

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

Drama follows a 25-caliber gun over a week-end and the various lives with which it comes into contact.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Robert Webber, Jonathan Goldsmith

Votes: 43

16. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: The Programming of Charlie Blake (1975)

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

A supposedly reformed sex offender is being brainwashed by his psychiatrist into believing he has committed murder.

Director: Nicholas Colasanto | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, William Smithers, Sharon Acker

Votes: 51

17. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: River of Fear (1975)

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

A 12-year-old girl knows her stepfather murdered her mother. But her attempts to unmask him only impede the police's investigation.

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Peter Haskell, Kim Richards

Votes: 47

18. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Asylum (1975)

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

A young patient from a psychiatric home tells the police that an elderly patient at the facility was murdered. After the young man is found dead himself, Steve decides to feign mental ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Douglas | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, James Olson, Belinda Montgomery

Votes: 45

19. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Betrayed (1973)

TV-PG | 52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A young executive stole money from his company, he then robs a bank to replace it. The robbery goes wrong and a security guard is killer and his live in client happens to be working at the ... See full summary »

Director: William Hale | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen, Collin Wilcox Paxton

Votes: 77

20. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Before I Die (1973)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Stone and Keller are forced to defend a mob boss from an inspector with a terminal illness and nothing to lose.

Director: William Hale | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Leslie Nielsen, Joanne Linville

Votes: 70

21. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Harem (1973)

TV-PG | 52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Rick Nelson stars as a flute playing "Pied Piper" talking teenage girls into prostitution. He convinces them he loves them and will take care of them. He actually is a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to protect himself.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Ricky Nelson, Kay Lenz

Votes: 77

22. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: The Twenty-Four Karat Plague (1973)

TV-PG | 52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Four men plan to heist radioactive gold over a poker game. Then find out that it is mixed with Uranium.The man smelting and forming the planchets gets radiation poisoning and it goes down hill for them fast.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Vic Morrow, Herb Edelman

Votes: 63

23. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: The Runaways (1973)

TV-PG | 52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Three runaways from Oregon, George, Jack and Sharon Morgan are squatting in an abandoned house. Sharon is very sick, but money is very limited. George decided to break into a local pharmacy after hours to obtain some medicine.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Jeanette Nolan, Barry Livingston

Votes: 65

24. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Winterkill (1973)

TV-PG | 52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Angered by the rising cost of health care, an old man tries to pay his friend's bills by threatening a businessman with the bombing of his buildings.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Paul Fix, Denver Pyle

Votes: 58

25. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Most Feared in the Jungle (1973)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A single girl named Barbara has a baby and is then told the baby was stillborn. However, she thinks it is alive and starts asking questions at the unwed mothers home where she lived.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Kitty Winn, Nan Martin

Votes: 55

26. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Commitment (1974)

TV-PG | 52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An undercover cop is murdered with Mike Stone's gun and a hotshot young inspector seems determined to pin the rap on Stone.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Geoffrey Deuel, Darleen Carr

Votes: 60

27. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Crossfire (1974)

TV-PG | 52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Stone and Keller suspect there is more to a string of college campus shootings than meets the eye.

Director: William Hale | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Pamela Franklin, Celeste Holm

Votes: 62

28. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: The Hard Breed (1974)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two "Gunsmoke" writers teamed on this modern-day Western set at a rodeo in San Francisco's Cow Palace. A bronc rider dies in what appears to be an accident. A rodeo clown looks around the ... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Noah Beery Jr., Sam Elliott

Votes: 53

29. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: The Thirty-Year Pin (1972)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A thirty-year veteran beat cop and longtime friend of Stone's is shot during an attempted robbery. Stone sets off with a vendetta to get the gunman, blurring the line between professional and personal.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Edmond O'Brien, Tim O'Connor

Votes: 126

30. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: The First Day of Forever (1972)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A would-be Jack The Ripper stalks the city, slashing to death prostitutes. Stone assigns a resistant Keller with protecting a prostitute who has been threatened.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Janice Rule, James Olson

Votes: 117

31. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Whose Little Boy Are You? (1972)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Stone and Keller contend with an AWOL Vietnam War soldier determined to abduct a five-year-old child.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, James Stacy, Linda Marsh

Votes: 107

32. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Tower Beyond Tragedy (1972)

TV-PG | 52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Stone and Keller uncover the seedy world of escort services when their suspect is a cultured art collector with a Pygmalion complex who hires escorts determined to create in them his idealized woman.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Edward Mulhare, Stefanie Powers

Votes: 105

33. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Hall of Mirrors (1972)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Stone is sidelined with a broken ankle, so Keller teams up with hot-headed Inspector Jim Martin to track down a young Mexican suspected of murder. But Martin's prejudice against Mexicans threatens the investigation's success.

Director: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, David Soul, A Martinez

Votes: 100

34. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: In the Midst of Strangers (1972)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A city official is murdered in a botched mugging by a gang of three sophisticated criminals unaware of his high profile. The mayor, convinced it was a political assassination, orders Stone and Keller to crack the case.

Director: Robert Douglas | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, David Wayne, Louise Latham

Votes: 96

35. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Bitter Wine (1972)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Stone oversteps his authority when he entrusts to a traditional Greek patriarch his ex-con son just released from San Quentin. When the son is implicated in a suspicious fire, Stone and Keller's investigation uncovers ugly family secrets.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Nehemiah Persoff, Scott Marlowe

Votes: 98

36. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: A Trout in the Milk (1973)

TV-PG | 52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An artist is thrown to his death from his apartment window. Stone and Keller's investigation centers on the daughter of a renowned eccentric poet, who sets to spinning a web of deception to deflect the dogged detectives from her trail.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Roscoe Lee Browne, Brenda Sykes

Votes: 90

37. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Deathwatch (1973)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two crusty fishermen at sea stumble upon an illegal alien smuggling ring. The smugglers murder one of the fishermen and pressure the second into silence, stymieing Stone and Keller's investigation.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Nicholas Colasanto, Victor French

Votes: 80

38. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Act of Duty (1973)

TV-PG | 52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In her zeal to capture a serial rapist, a rookie cop flouts Stone's orders, jeopardizing not only Stone and Keller's carefully choreographed stake out but her own life.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Michael Burns, Brenda Vaccaro

Votes: 91

39. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: The Pack (1997)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Xander and several other students are possessed by the spirit of a demonic breed of hyenas that wreak havoc at the high school

Director: Bruce Seth Green | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 3,080

40. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Angel (1997)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Buffy discovers Angel's dark secret and hesitates to do anything about it, which could spell danger for someone she loves.

Director: Scott Brazil | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 3,203

41. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: The Puppet Show (1997)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Buffy suspects that a ventriloquist's dummy may be harvesting organs from classmates performing in a talent show.

Director: Ellen S. Pressman | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 3,018

42. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Nightmares (1997)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A series of strange occurrences lead Buffy and her friends to discover that their worst nightmares have literally become reality.

Director: Bruce Seth Green | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 2,968