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1. V.I.P.-Schaukel (1971– )
Episode: Episode #5.4 (1975)

Documentary

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Writer: Margret Dünser | Director: Edgar von Heeringen | Stars: Margret Dünser, Jay Armes Jr., Jay J. Armes, Linda Armes

2. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 22 May 1992 (1992)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

9.5
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May 22, 1992 was the last "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson as host. Carson presents a retrospective of clips covering the past 30 years. Carson says goodnight for the last time.

Writers: Darrell Vickers, Andrew Nicholls, Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Bob Keane, Tony DeSena, Bob Dolan Smith, Tom Finnigan | Directors: Bobby Quinn, Steve Purcell | Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Louis Armstrong

3. Hedda Hopper's Hollywood (1960 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

9.3
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A look at the past, present and future of Hollywood as seen through the eyes of the movie columnist.

Writer: Sumner Locke Elliott | Director: William Corrigan | Stars: Lucille Ball, Stephen Boyd, Francis X. Bushman, John Cassavetes

4. The Irv Kupcinet Show (1953–1984)
Episode: Episode dated 18 August 1975 (1975)

Talk-Show

9.2
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Stars: Warren Beatty, Peter Bogdanovich, Sammy Davis Jr., Allen Ginsberg

5. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

9.0
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

6. Bob Hope Winterfest Christmas Show (1987 TV Special)

60 min | Family

9.0
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Writers: Jeffrey Barron, Martha Bolton, Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs, Robert L. Mills, Gene Perret | Stars: Bob Hope, Tony Randall, Brooke Shields, Reba McEntire

7. The Johnny Cash Show (1969–1971)

60 min | Music

8.9
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Stars: Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers, The Tennessee Three

8. The 34th Annual Emmy Awards (1982 TV Special)

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Writer: Buz Kohan | Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Marlo Thomas, John Forsythe, Alan Alda, Debbie Allen

9. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner

10. 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

11. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

12. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

13. 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

14. Bobby Darin and Friends (1961 TV Movie)

52 min | Comedy, Music

8.7
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Bobby Darin is joined by singer Joanie Sommers (in one of first television appearances) and veteran comedian Bob Hope in this musical-variety special.

Writers: Norman Lear, Shirley Henry | Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Bobby Darin, Joanie Sommers, Billy May and His Orchestra, The Jud Conlon Singers

15. At This Very Moment (1962 TV Movie)

60 min | Music

8.7
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Burt Lancaster is host for this taped one-hour variety show saluting 25 years of progress in cancer control and inaugurating Cancer Control Month.

Writers: Arnold Peyser, Lois Peyser | Director: Dick Schneider | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Richard Chamberlain, Bobby Darin, Jimmy Durante

16. Get Smart (1965–1970)
Episode: 99 Loses Control (1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.7
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With no apparent future at CONTROL, 99 accepts a marriage proposal from a handsome wealthy suitor. Max follows her, gets offered a job and finds out that he is a KAOS agent.

Creators: Mel Brooks, Buck Henry | Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Jacques Bergerac

17. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 14 July 1975 (1975)

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.7
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Writer: Hank Bradford | Stars: Johnny Carson, Sonny Bono, Cher, Elliott Gould

18. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

19. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

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

8.6
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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

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

20. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.6
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Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis

21. The Jim Henson Hour (1989– )

48 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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An anthology show featuring the work of the great puppeteer and his staff.

Stars: Jim Henson, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash, Dave Goelz

22. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.6
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

23. Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)

Approved | 30 min | Documentary, Short

8.6
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Writer: Carey Wilson | Stars: Carey Wilson, Janet Gaynor, Emil Jannings, Mary Pickford

24. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

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

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

30. All Star Revue (1950– )

60 min | Comedy

8.5
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This early comedy program started off with a rotating cast of four famous comedians, each of whom would take turns hosting the show. The program format was similar to that of a Vaudeville ... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Durante, Eddie Jackson, Jack Roth, Danny Thomas

31. The Milton Berle Show (1966–1967)

60 min | Music, Comedy

8.5
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Amidst a huge publicity blitz by ABC-TV (including an iron-clad, long term contract) and considerable speculation as to whether he could win over the Baby Boomers as he had their parents, ... See full summary »

Stars: Donna Loren, Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Irving Benson

32. The Morning Program (1987– )

90 min | News

8.5
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Stars: Bette Davis, Mariette Hartley, Rolland Smith, Mark McEwen

33. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.4
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

34. 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

35. The Barbara McNair Show (1969–1971)

60 min | Music

8.4
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Stars: Barbara McNair, Soupy Sales, Marty Allen, Charles Nelson Reilly

36. Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire: A Couple of Song and Dance Men (1975 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Harry Lillis Crosby Jr., Harry Crosby

37. 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

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

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Jack Benny, Johnny Carson, Isaac Hayes, Bob Hope

40. The Bob Hope Christmas Special (1970 TV Special)

90 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Bob Hope, Neil Armstrong, Les Brown, Suzanne Charny

41. Get Smart (1965–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, with a great deal of help from his competent partner Agent 99, battles the forces of KAOS

Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Robert Karvelas

42. 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

43. Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (1955–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Jack Parnell, Don Arroll, Norman Vaughan

44. Celebrity Golf (1960– )

30 min | Family, Sport

8.3
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Originally aired in 1960, this celebrity golf match pitted golf legend Sam Snead with the stars of Hollywood in a 9 hole match for charity. Harry Von Zell is the host and commentator of the... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Snead, Harry von Zell, Randolph Scott, Hoagy Carmichael

45. Bob Hope's Love Affair with Lucy (1989 TV Movie)

90 min

8.3
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Writers: Gene Perret, Robert L. Mills, Martha Bolton, Jeffrey Barron | Director: Ellen Brown | Stars: Lucille Ball, Les Brown, George Burns, Kirk Cameron

46. Hollywood Backstage (1964–1968)

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Stars: John Willis, Susan Oliver, Ann-Margret, Anthony Franciosa

47. Entertaining the Troops (1994)

90 min | Documentary, War

8.2
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Documentary about the USO of WWII, with a reunion of Bob Hope's famous troupe, consisting, besides him, of Frances Langford, Patty Thomas and Tony Romano.

Writer: Robert Mugge | Director: Robert Mugge | Stars: Bud Abbott, Larry Adler, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Laverne Andrews

48. Bob Hope's Salute to the 75th Anniversary of the World Series (1978 TV Special)

120 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

8.2
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Writer: Marty Farrell | Stars: Bob Hope, Glen Campbell, Charo, Howard Cosell

49. All-Star Salute to Mother's Day (1981 TV Special)

120 min | Comedy

8.2
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TV special where celebrities honor Mother's Day by performing for their mothers and all mothers throughout the country.

Writers: Dorian Kane, Lyla Oliver | Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Bob Hope, Claude Akins, Melissa Sue Anderson, Foster Brooks

50. 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