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1. Trying Times (1987–1989)
Episode: The Visit (1987)

30 min | Comedy

9.4
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Jim's high school sweetheart Wanda is coming to visit, which makes his annoyed wife Marsha jealous. However, as soon as she arrives, Wanda starts boring them with her entire crazy life story, but they're too polite to interrupt her.

Director: Alan Arkin | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Christopher Durang, Julie Hagerty, Swoosie Kurtz

Votes: 5

2. ABC Stage 67 (1966– )
Episode: The Love Song of Barney Kempinski (1966)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

9.3
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Director: Stanley Prager | Stars: Alan Arkin, Leonardo Cimino, Philip Coolidge, Rex Everhart

Votes: 7

3. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode 131 (1970)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

9.1
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Today on Sesame Street, Mr. Hooper accidentally spills some milk. Big Bird comforts him by assuring him in song that "Everyone Makes Mistakes"... See full synopsis »

Stars: Alan Arkin, Dan Blocker, Fran Brill, Carol Burnett

Votes: 11

4. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City; his boss is Frieda Hechlinger; and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »

Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 107

5. The 39th Annual Academy Awards (1967 TV Special)

8.8
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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Neile Adams, Anouk Aimée, Ann-Margret

Votes: 116

6. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,041

7. A Year in the Life (1987–1988)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Joe Gardner, a child of the Depression, is a successful plastics manufacturer in Seattle, Washington. After his wife dies, his four adult children move back in. Anne, 35 and an ex-hippie, ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Kiley, Trey Ames, Adam Arkin, Jayne Atkinson

Votes: 147

8. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode #2.27 (1970)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.7
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Stars: Alan Arkin, Dick Barnett, Bill Cosby, Barbara Dana

Votes: 9

9. Blood (Thinner Than Water) (2004)

14 min | Short, Comedy

8.6
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Director: Alan Arkin | Stars: Suzanne Newlander Arkin, Gillian Farrell, Jonathan Richards, Tom Schuch

Votes: 7

10. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.5
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Inspired by an earlier children's series, Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958), Shelley Duvall hosts this series featuring some of the best known actors in Hollywood performing adaptations of ... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Votes: 1,469

11. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 109

12. BoJack Horseman (2014– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around" in the 90's, now he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.

Stars: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul

Votes: 41,018

13. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

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

8.4
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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 17,452

14. Carol Burnett & Company (1979– )

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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A brief 4-episode summer comedy-variety series which brought back some cast members of Burnett's previous series a year after it went off the air, in a similar format but on a different ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan Arkin, Sally Field, Cheryl Ladd, Carol Burnett

Votes: 89

15. T.G.I.F. (1967)

Short

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Director: Alan Arkin

Votes: 10

16. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Joseph Bolter

Votes: 9,174

17. The 41st Annual Academy Awards (1969 TV Special)

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Directors: Gower Champion, Richard Dunlap | Stars: Jack Albertson, Gordon Anderson, Alan Arkin, Senta Berger

Votes: 86

18. Wisdom (2008 Video)

59 min | Documentary

8.3
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Inspired by the idea that one of the greatest gifts one generation can give to another is the wisdom gained from experience, filmmaker and photographer Andrew Zuckerman traveled the globe ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Zuckerman | Stars: Richard Adams, Buzz Aldrin, David Amram, Alan Arkin

Votes: 69

19. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 9,216

20. Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Kevin Pollak, Samm Levine, Paget Brewster, Jason Antoon

Votes: 317

21. Camera Three (1955–1979)

30 min | Music

8.2
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Stars: James Macandrew, Margaret Croyden, Lois Nettleton, Michael Kane

Votes: 26

22. The 31st Annual Tony Awards (1977 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jack Albertson, Theoni V. Aldredge, Jane Alexander, Alan Arkin

Votes: 12

23. Alan Arkin: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Talk-Show

8.2
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Academy Award-winning actor Alan Arkin discusses his life and career with TCM host Robert Osborne at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival.

Director: Sam Cameron | Stars: Robert Osborne, Alan Arkin

Votes: 14

24. BoJack Horseman (2014– )
Episode: Let's Find Out (2015)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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BoJack Horseman is a contestant on Mr. Peanutbutter's new game show, facing off against a mystery 'bigger celebrity' contestant.

Director: Matt Mariska | Stars: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins

Votes: 1,150

25. Captain Kangaroo (1955–1992)

TV-G | 60 min | Family

8.1
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Daily children's program hosted by Captain Kangaroo.

Stars: Robert Keeshan, Hugh Brannum, James E. Wall, Deborah Weems

Votes: 826

26. The Other Side of Hell (1978 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

8.1
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A disturbed, but highly intelligent man is sent to a criminally insane hospital to serve time and rehabilitate. But when he arrives, he discovers it's in fact a closed world where brutality is an everyday occurrence.

Director: Ján Kadár | Stars: Alan Arkin, Roger E. Mosley, Morgan Woodward, Seamon Glass

Votes: 62

27. BoJack Horseman (2014– )
Episode: Yes And (2015)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Diane crashes at BoJack's place after quitting her job following Sebastian St. Clair, which puts a strain on BoJack and Wanda's relationship. Todd joins an improv comedy troupe which turns out to be a cult.

Director: JC Gonzalez | Stars: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins

Votes: 926

28. The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009 TV Special)

TV-14 | 210 min

8.0
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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

Directors: Roger Goodman, Allen P. Haines | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Amy Adams, Jennifer Aniston, Alan Arkin

Votes: 2,083

29. ABC Stage 67 (1966– )

51 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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A weekly anthology of one-hour plays, both original and adapted from literary sources.

Stars: The Doodletown Pipers, Lee Grant, Arthur Kennedy, Diahann Carroll

Votes: 45

30. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)
Episode: Newheart (1983)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama

8.0
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Halloran tries to get Westphall to agree to a nuclear contingency plan. Morrison receives some shocking news. Craig anxiously awaits the call to find a donor for his heart transplant ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Tinker | Stars: Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd, Ed Begley Jr., Ellen Bry

Votes: 11

31. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)
Episode: Ties That Bind (1983)

TV-PG | 47 min | Drama

8.0
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Craig clashes with the new city budget advisor over funds to perform a heart transplant. Morrison has to deal with the rude husband of a stroke victim. Ehrlich meets a new girl at the ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Paltrow | Stars: Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd, Ed Begley Jr., Ellen Bry

Votes: 13

32. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.9
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74 Metascore

A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall

Votes: 383,917 | Gross: $56.36M

33. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.9
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The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.

Stars: Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel, David Morse

Votes: 2,680

34. Wait Until Dark (1967)

Not Rated | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

7.9
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A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 22,467 | Gross: $17.55M

35. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 124

36. Definition (1974–1989)

30 min | Game-Show

7.9
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A cross between Hangman and Scrabble, players try to solve puzzles by guessing missing letters. Very similar to "Wheel of Fortune" but without the wheel.

Stars: Jim Perry, Dave Devall, Jean Christopher, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 21

37. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode #2.32 (1970)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Stars: Alan Arkin, Carol Burnett, Barbara Dana, Jim Henson

Votes: 9

38. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode #2.68 (1971)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Mr. Hooper asks Big Bird to open up the store for him while he runs an errand. Big Bird is more than glad to, but it proves not to be as easy as he thought. Sesame Street is brought to you ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan Arkin, Fran Brill, Carol Burnett, Bill Cosby

Votes: 7

39. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 380,586 | Gross: $59.89M

40. Gattaca (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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64 Metascore

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

Votes: 237,919 | Gross: $12.34M

41. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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80 Metascore

An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin

Votes: 82,228 | Gross: $10.73M

42. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 150

43. 100 Centre Street (2001–2002)
Episode: Hurricane Paul (2002)

Crime, Drama

7.8
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Hurricane Paul, the "storm of the century," is about to hit New York City and all hell breaks loose down at 100 Centre Street. J.J. and his fellow assistant district attorneys are forced to... See full summary »

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Alan Arkin, Paula Devicq, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Dennis Boutsikaris

Votes: 5

44. BoJack Horseman (2014– )
Episode: Start Spreading the News (2016)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Bojack and goes to New York to be interviewed for his new film. Todd tags along and realizes he bit off a little more than he could chew.

Director: JC Gonzalez | Stars: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins

Votes: 770

45. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 490,602 | Gross: $136.03M

46. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)

G | 123 min | Drama

7.7
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When deaf mute Singer moves to a small city to be near his only friend confined in a hospital, he grows attached to his landlady's sensitive 16-year-old daughter.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Chuck McCann, Peter Mamakos

Votes: 2,918

47. 100 Centre Street (2001–2002)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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The lives and work of the staff of a New York City courthouse.

Stars: Joseph Lyle Taylor, Manny Perez, Phyllis Newman, Paula Devicq

Votes: 137

48. Trying Times (1987–1989)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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A half-hour sitcom anthology on PBS, about people who are struggling with the daily routines of life.

Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Candice Bergen, Teri Garr, Spalding Gray

Votes: 44

49. That's Me (1963)

15 min | Comedy, Short, Drama

7.7
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A Puerto Rican guitar player finds the difficulties of living in New York City so a social worker tries to help him.

Director: Walker Stuart | Star: Alan Arkin

Votes: 9

50. BoJack Horseman (2014– )
Episode: Higher Love (2015)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Princess Carolyn sees an opportunity when Mr. Peanutbutter's agent dies. BoJack flips when he says the "L" word out loud to Wanda.

Director: JC Gonzalez | Stars: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins

Votes: 779