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

Documentary

9.6
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Writer: Margret Dünser | Director: Edgar von Heeringen | Stars: Margret Dünser, Jay Armes Jr., Jay J. Armes, Linda Armes

Votes: 37

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

Votes: 84

3. 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

Votes: 5

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

60 min | Documentary

9.0
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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

Votes: 46

5. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.9
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 217,936

6. 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

Votes: 112

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

60 min | Family

8.9
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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

Votes: 522

8. 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

Votes: 2,758

9. 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

Votes: 125

10. Bobby Darin and Friends (1961 TV Movie)

52 min | Comedy, Music

8.8
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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

Votes: 10

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

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.8
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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

Votes: 67

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

Votes: 944

13. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, 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: 750

14. 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

Votes: 668

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 104

16. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.7
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

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

Votes: 64

18. 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

Votes: 6

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

Votes: 10,464

20. 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

Votes: 218

21. All Star Revue (1950– )

60 min | Comedy

8.6
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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

Votes: 53

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

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.6
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Writer: Hank Bradford | Stars: Johnny Carson, Sonny Bono, Cher, Elliott Gould

Votes: 20

23. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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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

Votes: 13,211

24. 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

Votes: 126

25. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.5
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Person to Person is about wtf man? Just stop

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

Votes: 94

26. Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)

Approved | 30 min | Documentary, Short

8.5
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Writer: Carey Wilson | Stars: Carey Wilson, Janet Gaynor, Emil Jannings, Mary Pickford

Votes: 62

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

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

Votes: 1,694

28. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.4
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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

Votes: 618

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

8.4
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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Neile Adams, Anouk Aimée, Ann-Margret

Votes: 114

31. The Milton Berle Show (1966–1967)

60 min | Music, Comedy

8.4
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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, Martha Raye, Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows

Votes: 58

32. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 95

33. 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

Votes: 19

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

8.4
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Writer: Buz Kohan | Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Marlo Thomas, John Forsythe, Alan Alda, Debbie Allen

Votes: 18

35. 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

Creators: Mel Brooks, Buck Henry | Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Robert Karvelas

Votes: 7,419

36. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

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

Votes: 519

37. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.3
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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

Votes: 61

38. The Andy Williams Show (1962–1969)

60 min | Music

8.3
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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

Votes: 107

39. The Barbara McNair Show (1969–1971)

60 min | Music

8.3
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Stars: Barbara McNair, Soupy Sales, Marty Allen, Charles Nelson Reilly

Votes: 14

40. Entertaining the Troops (1994)

90 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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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

Votes: 97

41. Hollywood Backstage (1964–1968)

8.3
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Stars: John Willis, Susan Oliver, Ann-Margret, Anthony Franciosa

Votes: 7

42. The Morning Program (1987– )

90 min | News

8.3
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Stars: Bette Davis, Mariette Hartley, Rolland Smith, Mark McEwen

Votes: 25

43. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

8.3
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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

Votes: 214

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

90 min | Comedy

8.3
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Stars: Bob Hope, Neil Armstrong, Les Brown, Suzanne Charny

Votes: 6

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

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Trinder, Don Arroll, Jack Parnell

Votes: 16

46. Celebrity Golf (1960– )

30 min | Family, Sport

8.2
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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

Votes: 8

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

90 min

8.2
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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

Votes: 8

48. Bob Hope's USO Christmas in Beirut (1984 TV Special)

120 min | Comedy

8.2
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For the first time since the Vietnam War, Bob Hope entertains United States armed service members for his classic USO Christmas show, in this case members of the U.S. Navy and Marines ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Brooke Shields, Cathy Lee Crosby, Ann Jillian

Votes: 18

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

Votes: 6

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

Votes: 1,168