Quentin Tarantino has had a very mixed bag of work to his credit on television. He directed the fifth season finale to the hit series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The episode was titled Grave Danger and was originally broadcast on May 19th, 2005. This episode had the Crime Scene Investigator Nick Stokes captured and placed in a Plexiglas coffin. While in the coffin a camera is broadcasting to the Crime Scene Investigation headquarters. This is theme is similar to the plot of the Kill Bill Volume 2 movie. Quentin won an Emmy for this episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
On May 11th, 1995 the episode of ER that Quentin Tarantino directed went to air in the United States of America. The episode was titled Motherhood. Quentin also directed an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and All American Girl. Because of his reputation for creating enjoyable and memorable movie soundtracks, Quentin was featured as a guest judge on the American Idol series during its third season. During the twentieth season of Saturday Night Live, 1994 to 1995, Quentin directed the episode hosted by John Travolta. He also hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live during their twenty first season with guest performers the Smashing Pumpkins.
Interestingly Quentin Tarantino was to direct an episode of the X-Files. He was prevented from doing this by the Directors Guild of America. The episode had been specifically written for Quentin to direct and was titled Never Again. It was stated by the Directors Guild of America that they had not been compensated for the lost revenue as a result of Tarantino’s work on ER. Quentin Tarantino is not a member of the Directors Guild of America.
Quentin has appeared in small roles on television as well as his work in his movies. You can see him in the first and third seasons of Alias as the character McKenas Cole. He has appeared on The Golden Girls as an Elvis impersonator. In 2006 Quentin interviews singer Fiona Apple for the Iconoclasts series from the Sundance Channel.