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1. ABC Late Night (1973–1975)
Episode: Warner Bros. Movies: A 50 Year Salute (1973)

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Director: Lawrence Einhorn | Stars: Bette Davis, Jack Benny, George Segal

3. The Julie Andrews Hour (1972–1973)

60 min | Music

8.7
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The Julie Andrews Hour was an entertaining television variety series starring Julie Andrews. Julie had amazing guests and great singing on her show.

Stars: Julie Andrews, Steve Lawrence, Robert Goulet, Rich Little

4. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson

5. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: Jack Benny Takes Danny's Job (1958)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Danny fully expects to perform at Rusty's Cub Scout show for the third consecutive year and is annoyed at be asked again, until he finds he's been replaced by Jack Benny.

Writers: Jack Elinson, Charles Stewart | Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord, Rusty Hamer, Angela Cartwright

6. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.4
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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

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

7. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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

8. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

9. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

10. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, War

8.3
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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Writers: Melchior Lengyel, Edwin Justus Mayer | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

11. The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

12. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

13. ABC Late Night (1973–1975)

90 min

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Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Jack Burns, Liza Minnelli

14. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: The Jam Session Show (1954)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Jack invites some celebrity friends over to the house for one of his weekly jam sessions. This week's session includes Dan Dailey, Kirk Douglas, Fred MacMurray, Tony Martin, and Dick Powell.

Writers: Sam Perrin, George Balzer, Milt Josefsberg, John Tackaberry | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Dan Dailey, Kirk Douglas, Fred MacMurray

15. Paper Moon (1973)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Writers: Joe David Brown, Alvin Sargent | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

17. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Humphrey Bogart Show (1953)

30 min | Comedy

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Police Lt. Jack Benny questions notorious killer "Babyface" Bogart (guest star Humphrey Bogart).

Writers: Hugh Wedlock Jr., Howard Snyder | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Humphrey Bogart, Bob Crosby, Don Wilson

19. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: That Ol' Devil Jack Benny (1960)

30 min | Comedy, Family

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Danny is up for a big network show, but the network decides to give it to Jack Benny. When Jack shows up at Danny's place to say no hard feelings, Danny loses it. Why you? All you do is say... See full summary »

Writer: Arthur Stander | Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord, Rusty Hamer, Angela Cartwright

20. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: The Horn Blows at Midnight (1953)

57 min | Drama, History, Music

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An angel is sent to New York City with instructions to blow a trumpet which will destroy the Earth.

Writers: Leo Davis, Leonard Gershe, Howard Snyder, Hugh Wedlock Jr. | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Alistair Cooke, Jack Benny, Lester Matthews, Dorothy Malone

21. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.1
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Creator: Digby Wolfe | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

22. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety that would become notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Peter Cullen

23. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

24. The Andy Williams Show (1962–1969)

60 min | Music

8.1
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Having hosted summer programs for three seasons before this, Andy Williams' program finally became a regular, year-round show. In addition to Andy, the program also featured numbers by a ... See full summary »

Stars: Andy Williams, Alan Osmond, Jay Osmond, Merrill Osmond

25. Jack Benny's First Farewell Special (1973 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

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Stars: Jack Benny, Johnny Carson, Isaac Hayes, Bob Hope

26. Here's Lucy (1968–1974)
Episode: Lucy and Carol Burnett (1971)

30 min | Comedy

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Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball salute the Hollywood of Yesteryear, as they recruit jobless entertainers at the unemployment office to stage a variety show. Highlights: Richard Deacon and ... See full summary »

Writers: Al Schwartz, Ray Singer | Director: Jack Carter | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz, Carol Burnett

27. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.0
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Rex Reed, Richard Harris

28. The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball (1975 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

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Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Milton Berle

29. The Engelbert Humperdinck Show (1969– )

60 min | Music

8.0
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Stars: Engelbert Humperdinck, Jack Parnell, Mike Sammes, The Irving Davies Dancers

30. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)
Episode: Frost at the London Palladium for the British Film and Television Awards (1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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A departure from the usual Wembley studio as Frost presents the star-studded awards with help from his usual mix of regulars and guest artistes.

Writers: Barry Cryer, John Esmonde, Bob Larbey, Paul McDowell, David McKellar, David Nobbs, Neil Shand, Peter Vincent, Dick Vosburgh | Director: Philip Casson | Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson

31. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Shopping Show (1954)

30 min | Comedy

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Writers: George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Sam Perrin | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

32. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

7.9
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

33. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

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Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Art Carney

34. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.9
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, Ricardo Montalban

35. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

36. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)

60 min | Family, Drama

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Stars: Jack Benny, William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Red Skelton

37. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.

Director: Louis De Rochemont | Stars: Carole Lombard, Walt Disney, John Ford, Darryl F. Zanuck

38. The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1965–1974)
Episode: 1968 Christmas Show (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Dean Martin, Dom DeLuise, Bob Hope, Bob Newhart

40. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Gives Johnny Carson Advice (1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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"Jack Gives Johnny Carson Advice" about maintaining a long show business career through versatility, but Johnny turns the tables on him by displaying his many talents including singing, dancing and drumming.

Writers: George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Sam Perrin | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

41. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.8
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Tim Conway

42. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Ralph Edwards, John Mills, Hattie Jacques

43. The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)

130 min | Musical

7.8
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An all-star revue featuring MGM contract players.

Writers: Al Boasberg, Robert E. Hopkins | Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert, Norma Shearer

44. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

45. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

Stars: Danny Kaye, Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, The Tony Charmoli Dancers

46. The Liberace Show (1969– )

60 min | Music

7.8
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Liberace's series of specials for the British ATV Company.

Stars: Liberace, Georgina Moon, Richard Wattis, Ray Alan

47. The Jack Benny Program (1949 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Pilot special for "The Jack Benny Program" (1950)

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Isaac Stern, Margaret Whiting

48. The Jack Benny Hour (1966 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

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Skits includes a mock beauty contest and the famous "Si" routine made famous by Benny and Mel Blanc.

Writers: Hal Goldman, Al Gordon | Stars: Jack Benny, Phyllis Diller, Trini López, Tom Smothers

49. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Christmas Shopping Show (1957)

Comedy

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Jack is determined to finish his Christmas shopping in one visit and tortures a wallet salesman with constant changes to his order. Meanwhile, Dennis is having difficulty finding the right present for his mother.

Writers: Sam Perrin, George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon | Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Dennis Day, Mel Blanc

50. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 14 May 1971 (1971)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Writers: Michael Barrie, Joe Bigelow, Hank Bradford, Stan Daniels, Stan Dreben, Jim Mulholland, Ed. Weinberger | Stars: Johnny Carson, Jack Benny, Albert Brooks, Vikki Carr