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1. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)
Episode: Episode #2.2 (1967)

60 min | Comedy

9.7
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The "Who" perform "I can see for miles" and "My Generation". Air date also given as September 17, 1967.

Writers: Ted Bergman, Allan Blye, Sam Bobrick, Ernest Chambers, Ron Clark, Gene Farmer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Saul Ilson, Steve Martin, Lorenzo Music, Mason Williams | Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Peter Cullen

Votes: 53

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.1
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 105

3. All Star Revue (1950– )

60 min | Comedy

9.1
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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: 54

4. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 44,331

5. Remember WENN (1996–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Trials and tribulations at Pittsburgh radio station WENN back in the late 1930s, when radio was king.

Creator: Rupert Holmes | Stars: Tom Beckett, George Hall, Margaret Hall, Melinda Mullins

Votes: 247

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

60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 126

7. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Judy Garland: By Myself (2004)

116 min | Documentary, Biography

9.0
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Writers: Susan Lacy, Stephen Stept | Director: Susan Lacy | Stars: Harris Yulin, June Allyson, Del Armstrong, Desi Arnaz

Votes: 182

8. The New Adventures of the Black Stallion (1990–1993)
Episode: Riding the Volcano (1993)

Adventure, Family

9.0
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Writer: Walter Farley | Stars: Richard Ian Cox, Lucy Lawless, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 7

9. The Judy Garland Show (1963–1964)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.9
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Stars: Judy Garland, Jerry Van Dyke, Bradford Craig, Mel Tormé

Votes: 224

10. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy Meets Mickey Rooney (1966)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Mickey's getting a loan from the bank to buy an acting school. To his eventual regret, he also gets Mr. Mooney and Lucy as his students. The three of them star in a take-off on silent movie... See full summary »

Creators: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Director: Maury Thompson | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Mickey Rooney, Dorothy Konrad

Votes: 8

11. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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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: 264,657

12. 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: 3,170

13. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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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: 785

14. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.8
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

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

Votes: 68

15. Private Screenings (1995– )

Talk-Show

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The host of this series is noted writer and film historian Robert Osborne. Each episode consists of Osborne conducting an interview with an actor or actress of Hollywood's "Golden" era of ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Osborne, Jane Powell, Liza Minnelli, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 114

16. Celebrity Golf (1960– )

30 min | Family, Sport

8.8
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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

17. The Cavalcade of Academy Awards from 1928-1939 (1940)

Approved | 30 min | Documentary, Short

8.8
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Writer: Carey Wilson | Stars: Carey Wilson, Janet Gaynor, Emil Jannings, Mary Pickford

Votes: 63

18. Screen Snapshots: Playtime in Hollywood (1956)

10 min | Documentary, Short

8.8
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Writer: Ralph Staub | Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Ralph Staub, Joe E. Brown, Jack Carson, Danny Kaye

Votes: 8

19. Mickey the Romeo (1930)

18 min | Comedy, Short

8.8
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Writers: E.V. Durling, Fontaine Fox | Director: Albert Herman | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Delia Bogard, Billy Barty, Jimmy Robinson

Votes: 17

20. War Stories with Oliver North (2001– )
Episode: Hollywood Goes to War (2006)

Documentary, History, War

8.8
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An examination of the roles movies played during World War II. Included: insights from Tony Curtis, Mickey Rooney, Cliff Robertson and Eddie Albert; and war veterans.

Writer: Steven Tierney | Stars: Oliver North, Eddie Albert, James Arness, Jeanine Basinger

Votes: 5

21. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow (1997)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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The life of the most talented singer/actress Judy Garland who been performing since the age of three with her two sister and hit stardom on films, but led tragedy on her life.

Writers: John Fricke, Peter Jones | Stars: Judy Garland, Shana Alexander, June Allyson, Del Armstrong

Votes: 84

22. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Special Assignment (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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A dying millionaire gives a New York lawyer an unusual assignment - to find out which of six possible candidates actually deserves to inherit his $30,000,000 fortune.

Writers: Robert O'Brien, Ben Starr | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Dick Powell, June Allyson, Edgar Bergen, Frances Bergen

Votes: 9

23. 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, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,037

24. 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: 876

25. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

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

8.7
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

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

Votes: 132

26. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 100

27. Stump the Stars (1947– )

30 min | Game-Show

8.7
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Television's first treatment of "Charades" as played by Hollywood celebrities. The giveaway was the use of gestures that defined "film", "TV show", "book" or "song" as well as "small word (... See full summary »

Creator: Mike Stokey | Stars: Mike Stokey, Vincent Price, Beverly Garland, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 44

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

60 min | Documentary

8.7
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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: 47

29. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Ooftus Goofus (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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George Bick is a 40 year old who never grew up. Fed up with his anonymous life and his henpecking wife, he decides to make the world notice him. He becomes the prankster known as "Ooftus Doofus"

Writers: Howard Rodman, Jo Pagano | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 34

30. Wetten, dass..? (1981– )
Episode: Wetten, dass..? aus Leipzig (2002)

Comedy, Game-Show, Music

8.7
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Stars: Thomas Gottschalk, Anastasia Zampounidis, Jessica Schwarz, Simon Ammann

Votes: 9

31. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko ... See full summary »

Creator: Nat Hiken | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Allan Melvin

Votes: 990

32. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 130

33. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

8.6
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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: 209

34. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (1979 TV Special)

180 min | Family, Music

8.6
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Director: Dick Schneider | Stars: Bryant Gumbel, Ed McMahon, Herb Alpert, Wally Amos

Votes: 5

35. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Ava Gardner: Another Touch of Venus (2004)

Documentary, Biography

8.6
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Writer: Steven Smith | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Janet Leigh, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 48

36. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Elizabeth Taylor: Facets (2003)

120 min | Documentary, Biography

8.6
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Discover the real woman behind the cinematic legend with this intimate look at the turbulent personal life of silverscreen queen Elizabeth Taylor. Includes interviews with peers Natalie Wood, Roddy McDowall and others.

Writer: Steven Smith | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley MacLaine, Margaret O'Brien, Martin Landau

Votes: 75

37. Startime (1959–1961)
Episode: The Dean Martin Variety Show I (I) (1959)

Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.6
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Writers: Herbert Baker, Robert O'Brien | Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Mickey Rooney, David Rose

Votes: 5

38. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.5
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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

Votes: 1,607

39. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 187

40. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.5
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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: 56

41. 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, Martha Raye, Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows

Votes: 63

42. Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart (1978 TV Special)

99 min | Comedy

8.5
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It's incredible in these roasts to see the greats lined up on the dais. To listen to the humour akin to thinking out loud with no regard for what's correct to joke about. It's old era ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Crane, Larry Markes, Jack Shea, Howard Albrecht, Sol Weinstein, Martin Ragaway, Arthur Phillips, Mel Chase, Robert L. Mills, Jay Burton, Stan Burns, David Axlerod | Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, James Stewart, June Allyson, Lucille Ball

Votes: 37

43. That's Entertainment III: Behind the Screen (1994 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

8.5
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Featurette featuring nine MGM stars of the golden age talking about their experiences at the studio.

Writers: David Engel, John Fricke | Director: David Engel | Stars: Granville Van Dusen, Gene Kelly, June Allyson, Cyd Charisse

Votes: 39

44. Last Will and Embezzlement (2012)

84 min | Documentary

8.5
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"Last Will and Embezzlement" is a feature-length documentary which examines the financial exploitation of the elderly. Its creation was inspired by the recent, true-life events in the ... See full summary »

Writers: Pamela Glasner, Deborah Louise Robinson | Director: Deborah Louise Robinson | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Artie Pasquale, Pamela Glasner, Kathy Black

Votes: 15

45. The Judy Garland Show (1963–1964)
Episode: Episode #1.10 (1963)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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Writers: John Aylesworth, Frank Peppiatt | Stars: Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Jerry Van Dyke

Votes: 11

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

105 min | Comedy, 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, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,101

47. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 704

48. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.4
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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: 615

49. December Bride (1954–1959)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Charming and wise Lily Ruskin lives with her daughter and son-in- law who, along with her close friend Hilda Crocker, are always trying to find suitable older marriageable companionship for... See full summary »

Creator: Parke Levy | Stars: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

Votes: 122

50. Hennesey (1959–1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Jackie Cooper played Hennesey, a Navy doctor in an onshore office. Abby Dalton, very young and beautiful then, played his blonde yeoman/secretary/nurse. She had a crush on Hennesey but he ... See full summary »

Creator: Don McGuire | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Abby Dalton, Roscoe Karns, Henry Kulky

Votes: 116