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

30 min | Comedy, Family

9.2
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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

4. The Julie Andrews Hour (1972–1973)

60 min | Music

9.0
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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

5. BBC Show of the Week (1965–1975)

60 min | Music

9.0
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Stars: Tony Bennett, Louis Armstrong, Vikki Carr, Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra

6. 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

8. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.8
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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

9. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Art Carney

10. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)
Episode: The Honeymooners: Principle of the Thing (1955)

TV-G | Comedy

8.8
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With everything in the apartment breaking down, Ralph decides to exercise a clause in the lease and uses the rent money to fix up the place.

Writers: Marvin Marx, A.J. Russell, Leonard Stern, Walter Stone, Sydney Zelinka | Director: Frank Satenstein | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Joyce Randolph

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

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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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

12. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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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. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Christmas Shopping Show (1957)

Comedy

8.6
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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

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

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

15. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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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

16. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

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

8.5
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

18. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.5
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

19. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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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, Truman Capote

20. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

21. General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (1954 TV Movie)

Comedy, History, Musical

8.5
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Writers: George Balzer, Bob Dunn, Norman Paul, Sam Perrin, Si Rose, Bernie Smith, Samuel Taylor | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Mary Martin, Ed Sullivan, Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen

22. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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

23. 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

24. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Dreams He's Married to Mary (1954)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Jack falls asleep and dreams that he and Mary have been married for the past 21 years. However, in Jack's world, Mary is the one who goes to work and earns the money, while Jack stays home, cooks, cleans and remains 39 years old.

Writers: Sam Perrin, George Balzer, Milt Josefsberg, John Tackaberry | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone

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

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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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

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

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Milton Berle

27. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

8.4
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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

28. 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

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

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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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

30. 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

31. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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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

32. ABC Late Night (1973–1975)

90 min

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

33. The Liberace Show (1969– )

60 min | Music

8.3
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Liberace's series of specials for the British ATV Company.

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

34. Jack Benny's Second Farewell Special (1974 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Benny and Burns play five-hundred-year-old Roman fountain statues.

Stars: Jack Benny, George Burns, Johnny Carson, Redd Foxx

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

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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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

36. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Smothers Brothers Show (1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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The Smother Brothers confound every attempt by Jack to force them into his straitjacket comedy formula while performing his theme song, but even scarier to Jack is when he's pinned under an... See full summary »

Writers: George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Sam Perrin | Director: Norman Abbott | Stars: Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Dick Smothers, Tom Smothers

37. 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

38. 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

39. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.2
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Creators: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman | Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Bess Myerson

40. The Jackie Gleason Show (1966–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.2
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Mr. Gleason's last weekly variety series, which alternated between regular variety hours with big name guest stars and musical remakes of old "Honeymooners" sketches.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

41. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)
Episode: Celebrity Roast: Ronald Reagan (1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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Writers: Michael Barrie, Norm Liebmann, Larry Markes, Jim Mulholland, Tom Tenowich | Stars: Dean Martin, Jack Benny, Dom DeLuise, Phyllis Diller

43. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Nat King Cole, Guest (1964)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Jack intros guest Nat 'King' Cole as the best friend a song ever had, in Nat's final TV performance before his death. Nat banters with Jack, plus croons "When I Fall in Love" and "Day In, ... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Perrin, George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon | Director: Norman Abbott | Stars: Jack Benny, Nat 'King' Cole, Don Wilson, Frank Remley

44. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Pasadena Fan Club (1959)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Jack visits his adoring members of the Jack Benny Fan Club, Pasadena Chapter.

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

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

57 min | Drama, History, Music

8.2
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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

46. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: The Robert Goulet Show (1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Jack sups at a chichi nightclub where heartthrob crooner Robert Goulet is dining. Will Goulet pilfer Jack's drop-dead gorgeous date or will the sex symbol comic pull women away from Goulet?... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Perrin, George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon | Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Jack Benny, Robert Goulet, Joan Marshall, Don Wilson

47. 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

48. 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

49. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were Afraid to Ask (1971 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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This special spoofs portions of Benny's career.

Stars: Jack Benny, David Reuben, George Burns, Lucille Ball

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

30 min | Comedy

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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