With Roundtable Ink (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: All About Adam (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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A new male student sets out to join the cheer leading squad. Meanwhile Sam bests Brooke in a modeling competition.

Director: Perry Lang | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 47

2. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Are You There God? It's Me Ann-Margret (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Brooke's in rehab and befriends Harrison there. He meets a doctor (played by Ann Margret), who might be God. Carmen joins a support group for teens with alcoholic parents and finds Nicole there. Josh and Lily must act naked in Equus.

Director: Aaron Schneider | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 35

3. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Baby, Don't Do It! (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Ms. Glass assigns crying baby dolls to everyone in the class to teach them about parental responsibilities. Brooke must choose between her mom and her dad. Emory's wicked tween sisters hold a party and try to outdo Nicole and Mary Cherry.

Director: Michael M. Robin | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 34

4. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Booty Camp (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Sam and Brooke work on the School's peer crisis hot line. Josh, Harrison and Sugar Daddy are forced to attend a weekend sensitivity camp after they harass a scantily clad Lily.

Director: Michael M. Robin | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 42

5. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Caged! (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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Tensions between Sam's friends and Brooke's friends are leading to a rumble, but the guys intervene and lock the ladies in a school bathroom where secrets are revealed, new bonds are formed, and a friendship comes to and end.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 55

6. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Ch-Ch-Changes (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Harrison campaigns to save the job of the school's shop teacher when he puts his career in jeopardy by his announcement of plans for a sex-change operation. Meanwhile Cherry Cherry teaches ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 54

7. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Citizen Shame (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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Carmen runs away from home and moves in with Sam. Jane finds out she's pregnant. Brooke bonds with her new teacher, but she gets her in trouble. Ms. Glass wants to deceive her rich Aussie uncle, so she hires Nicole to play her daughter.

Director: Lev L. Spiro | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 32

8. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Coup (2001)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Nicole sets out to prove that her power is not based on her "twin set" her plan involves April, Brooke and taking down everyone who gets in her way. Meanwhile Brooke butts heads with her dad about the college guy she is dating.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 28

9. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Don't Tug on Superman's Cape... (2001)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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Josh must choose between his parents' wishes and Lily. She proposes marriage. Sam and Brooke agree to make Harrison pay for the way he treated them. It backfires. The biggest girl in school challenges terrified Mary Cherry to a fight.

Director: Lawrence Trilling | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 30

10. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Ex, Lies and Videotape (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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Josh's father forbids him to do the musical. Sam and Brooke are asked by a network TV producer to make a video piece on Josh. Now that Carmen is a Glamazon, April Tuna becomes her obsessive fan. The Glamazons take a driving test.

Director: Arvin Brown | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 41

11. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Fag (2001)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Lilly is outraged when she realizes that even her friends are teasing the new kid who may or may not be gay. She starts an LGBT support group but everyone's against it except Harrison. Tensions in school slowly rise to a boiling point.

Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 55

12. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Fall on Your Knees (1999)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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"Popular" does Dickens' Christmas Carol. Everyone is invited to Sam and Brooke's first joint annual Christmas party. Carmen breaks her ankle and can't try out for Glamazons. For being a Grinch, Nicole's visited by the ghosts of Christmas.

Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 61

13. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Fire in the Hole (2001)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Ms. Glass gives a lecture on STDs and prepares a Cabaret-type musical on the subject. The students are to play the STDs. Sam wants to lose her virginity with George but he's not ready. Sugar and Josh hire a cool prostitute for Harrison.

Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 28

14. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Hard on the Outside, Soft in the Middle (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Blonds and brunettes switch hair color to test Sam's natural selection theory that blonds always get preferential treatment. Bowling decides it. Losers get mohawks. Sugar falls for an Asian exchange student. Lily fails to save a lobster.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 42

15. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Hope in a Jar (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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A Sadie Hawkins dance has most of the students obsessing over their appearances, while Brooke considers asking a man of substance instead of going for looks.

Director: David Petrarca | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 44

16. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: I Know What You Did Last Spring Break (2001)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Sam and Harrison claim they've spent their summer vacation in Yemen, so CDC agent Klein puts the school under quarantine in case of a viral infection. The two discuss their relationship. The rest of the gang is stalked by a masked killer.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 39

17. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: It's Greek to Me (2001)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Brooke and Carmen are invited under false pretenses to a predatory college party. Josh, George and Harrison try to get in uninvited. Nicole's biological mom isn't what she seems. Sam and Lily have a fun family evening with Jane and Mike.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 32

18. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Joe Loves Mary Cherry (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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Ms. Glass' "love computer" pairs up her students. Harrison and Nicole manipulate the list. Harrison must hang out with Cherry, while Nicole sabotages Sam and George's relationship. Lily and Josh hook up. Mike learns of Jane's pregnancy.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 34

19. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Lord of the Files (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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School's dreamy new vice-principal Calvin Krupps attracts attention of several girls. Brooke tries to get Josh back. Harrison performs a song about Carmen's love life, which devastates her. Krupps gives his lazy students Tai chi lessons.

Director: Lev L. Spiro | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 33

20. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Mary Charity (2001)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Mary Cherry is forced to wear "hobo sheik" clothing and hunt for food in a dumpster after her mother has financial troubles having her wardrobe seized. While Sam and Carmen have the challenge of saving their yearbook.

Director: Lawrence Trilling | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 28

21. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Misery Loathes Company (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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Harrison goes to a clinic for cancer treatment and gets an annoying roommate. Brooke and Sugar go to the same clinic for their eating disorders. Mary Cherry locks Sam in the Novak and forces her to write her memoirs. Carmen tries to help.

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 64

22. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Mo' Menace, Mo' Problems (1999)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Josh is pressured to quit the musical. Brooke comforts Carmen. Sam and her friends aren't invited to Glamazons' exclusive party. Sam and her dreamy teacher Luke have dinner. Lily still won't dissect a frog. Jane and Mike have big news.

Director: Michael M. Robin | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 50

23. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Promblems (2001)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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Sam and Brooke deliver their baby sister. Ms. Glass rents her basement to Josh and Lily, who try to face life's hardships together. Nicole tries to seduce George. Sam and Brooke make Harrison choose. The show ends on a huge cliffhanger.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 45

24. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Queen B. (1999)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Brooke, Poppy, Mary Cherry, and Carmen are nominated for the Junior Court Homecoming Queen. Each runs a different style of campaign. Cherry's mom Cherry Cherry is introduced. Brooke and Sam can't stand living together.

Director: Matthew Harrison | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 44

25. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Slumber Party Massacre (1999)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Carmen invites the cheer-leading squad to her sweet 16 slumber party, causing Sam to question their motives. At the party Nicole tries to impress Carmen's older brother, Leo.

Director: Michael M. Robin | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 48

26. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Style and Substance Abuse (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Brooke and Harrison run for student council president and clash over the new random drug tests. Ms. Glass takes homeless Carmen in and helps her compete in the homecoming queen race. Oblivious Josh and Lily get high on cough syrup.

Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 31

27. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: The Brain Game (2001)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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The gang studies for SATs. Mary Cherry gets them to compete on a quiz show against her mother. Lily fears that Josh will make a fool of himself, since his only field of expertise is chickens. Carmen falls for her Mexican dance instructor.

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 35

28. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: The Consequences of Falling (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Harrison's roommate Clarence passes away sending Harrison into a depression that leads to a suicide attempt and a glimpse of what life would have been like if he had never been born, by his guardian angel.

Director: Michael M. Robin | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 36

29. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: The News of My Death Has Been Greatly Exaggerated (2001)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.8
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News of April Tuna's sudden death make everyone face their prejudices about her and finally appreciate her. Josh is inducted into the secret Mullet Society. Sam learns that Harrison loves her. The new lunch lady may be Nicole's birth mom.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 49

30. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: The Phantom Menace (1999)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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It's the first day of a new school year. Brooke has self-image issues. Sam thinks Brooke is shallow. Josh tries out for a musical. Sugar raps. Nicole's picking a new cheerleader. Carmen and Mary Cherry apply. Lily won't dissect a frog.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 58

31. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: The Shocking Possession of Harrison John (2001)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Nicole learns she's adopted and tries to track down her real mother. Sugar's hurt because Josh mostly hangs out with Lily now, so George befriends him. Harrison turns into a bad boy. The girls fear he's possessed and organize an exorcism.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 30

32. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: The Sweetest Taboo (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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New student George joins the football team and Josh is afraid he's gunning for his spot. Principle Krupps wants Sam to run a story on George but George declines. Sam goes on the hunt thinking he only got on the team because of nepotism.

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 30

33. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: The Trial of Emory Dick (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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Emory puts the popular crew, Ms. Glass and lunch lady Vera Crups on trial for harassing him. Sam and Lily volunteer to represent him at the school's mock proceedings before a jury of his peers.

Director: Perry Lang | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 40

34. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Timber! (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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The sudden return of Brooke's mom threatens to destroy Mike and Jane's relationship. Nicole wants Mary Cherry's kneecap. Lily and Sugar defend school's legendary "Forever Tree", used by couples to carve their names on it, from Ms. Glass.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 38

35. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Tonight's the Night (1999)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Sam and Brooke bet on if Sam can land a boyfriend by the end of the week and if Brooke can prove that her relationship with Josh is more then just physical. Also, the gang plans to lose their virginity.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 42

36. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Truth or Consequences (1999)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Sam discovers that Nicole, Mary Cherry, and Poppy have stolen the answers to the Biology midterm, and she sets out to gather the evidence she needs to turn them in.

Director: Marc Buckland | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 43

37. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Two Weddings and a Funeral (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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The gang investigates the suspicious death of Ms. Glass in this season finale that parodies TV tropes that season finales often use such as murder, musical numbers, gore, nudity, teen pregnancy, terminal illness, wedding, earthquake, etc.

Director: Lev L. Spiro | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 42

38. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Under Siege (1999)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Sam and Brooke clash over their first family dinner. Ms. Glass tries to make conscientious Lily cave in and dissect a frog. Josh's football coach and drama teacher clash over him. Sam's new editorial angers Nicole. The Novac is explained.

Director: Perry Lang | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 48

39. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Ur-ine Trouble (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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Josh must attend the autopsy of a drunk driver. Sam confronts Harrison over his prescription drug abuse only to learn that he might be dying. Ms. Glass takes on Nicole's team in the homecoming race. Carmen reconnects with her mom.

Director: Michael M. Robin | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 31

40. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: We Are Family (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Lily and Carmen become Nicole and Mary Cherry's servants in hopes of receiving wigs to cover their mohawks. Sam and Brooke plan to stop their parents' wedding. Mary Cherry opposes her mom's decision to marry "CHiPs" actor Erik Estrada.

Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 34

41. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: What Makes Sammy Run (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Sam tracks down Brooke's estranged mother and learns a lot about life from her. Brooke, Lily and Carmen try to cover for Sam. The boys use oblivious Mike to get into a strip club only to find Mary Cherry and Nicole stripping there.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 38

42. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Wild, Wild Mess (1999)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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The students have to find nominees for Principal for the Day. While a custodial strike leaves the school a wild mess. Meanwhile, Brooke fears she may be pregnant, and Harrison has to deal with his mother being a lesbian.

Director: Lev L. Spiro | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 40

43. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Windstruck (1999)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Josh has a spontaneous erection when Sam sits on his lap. Carmen accidentally sends everyone her e-mail about this embarrassing event. Harrison comforts hurt Brooke, while Sam and Josh bond. Lily's broke and finds a fast food job.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 42


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