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1. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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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

Votes: 288,375

2. Cheers (1982–1993)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.

Stars: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt

Votes: 36,783

3. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 20,642

4. The Aristocrats (2005)

Unrated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.4
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72 Metascore

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

Director: Paul Provenza | Stars: George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Chris Albrecht

Votes: 15,235 | Gross: $6.38M

5. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 14,714

6. Late Show with David Letterman (1993–2015)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.9
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

Votes: 10,903

7. Get Smart (1965–1970)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the evil forces of KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99.

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

Votes: 8,527

8. Night Court (1984–1992)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

Stars: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Charles Robinson

Votes: 7,466

9. Inside Deep Throat (2005)

NC-17 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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64 Metascore

An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, Dennis Hopper, Gerard Damiano

Votes: 5,777 | Gross: $0.65M

10. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper

Votes: 5,027

11. Newhart (1982–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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The misadventures of an author turned innkeeper in rural Vermont and his friends.

Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston, Julia Duffy

Votes: 3,918

12. Protocol (1984)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

5.4
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The US needs to convince the visiting emir Khala'ad of Othar to allow an American military base in his strategic realm. Clueless nightclub waitress Sunny Ann Davis accidentally spots and ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Chris Sarandon, Richard Romanus, Andre Gregory

Votes: 3,708 | Gross: $26.30M

13. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Wendell, Calvert DeForest

Votes: 3,043

14. 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, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,335

15. Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

Votes: 1,759

16. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Krusty Gets Kancelled (1993)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.2
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A massive advertising blitz announces the arrival of something named "Gabbo". Eventually, Gabbo is revealed to be a Howdy Doody-esque dummy, whose sensational success causes Krusty the Clown's show to be canceled.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,409

17. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Forgotten Lady (1975)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A faded dance star of film and stage murders her husband and makes it look like a suicide; Lt. Columbo doubts her seemingly perfect alibi.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Peter Falk, Janet Leigh, Maurice Evans, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 1,304

18. The Mouse on the Moon (1963)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A tiny country persuades the Americans and Soviets that they're starting a space program, when they really just want some money for new plumbing.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Bernard Cribbins, David Kossoff

Votes: 1,174

19. The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993 TV Movie)

R | 99 min | Biography, Comedy, Thriller

6.7
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Err, the title is almost a summary itself. Based on the true story of a Texas mom who tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Holly Hunter, Beau Bridges, Swoosie Kurtz, Elizabeth Ruscio

Votes: 1,145

20. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,143

21. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | 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: 994

22. Here's Lucy (1968–1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Lucy Carter, a widow with two teen children, takes a job as a secretary for her stuffy brother-in-law.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Votes: 947

23. The Dean Martin Show (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

Votes: 896

24. 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: 853

25. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 821

26. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

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: 676

27. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 425

28. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.6
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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, Fred Foy, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 396

29. Cancel My Reservation (1972)

G | 99 min | Comedy, Mystery

4.8
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Bob Hope is a stressed out talk show host who is sent on a vacation to Arizona on doctor's orders and has to play Sherlock Holmes with his wife, the lovely Eva Marie Saint, to solve a series of murders that has Bob as the prime suspect.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Bob Hope, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Bellamy, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 332

30. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

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

8.1
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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 »

Stars: Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 307

31. To Tell the Truth (1956–1968)

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

7.4
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Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into ... See full summary »

Stars: Bud Collyer, Kitty Carlisle, Tom Poston, Peggy Cass

Votes: 287

32. The Match Game (1962–1969)

TV-G | 25 min | Game-Show

7.5
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This is The 1st Edition of the program. Composed of 2 Teams of 3 Members (2 In-Studio team members and 1 Star Team Captain) are writing answers to an question {e.g.: Name a part of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Betty White, Henry Morgan

Votes: 268

33. Password All-Stars (1961–1975)

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

6.6
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Two celebrity-contestant teams compete to guess words by giving one-word clues in this all-time classic game show.

Stars: Allen Ludden, Elizabeth Montgomery, Carol Burnett, Betty White

Votes: 230

34. Donahue (1967–1995)

60 min | Talk-Show

6.5
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The precursor to all the daytime talk shows that arose during the 1980's and 90's. Phil Donahue's show started off similar to other shows of its day, featuring celebrities and musical acts,... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Donahue, Sammy Davis Jr., Dolly Parton, Debby Boone

Votes: 215

35. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

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

Votes: 196

36. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: James Stewart: A Wonderful Life (1987)

86 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.2
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A retrospective on the life and career of actor James Stewart, with clips from many of his films and interviews with people who have worked with him.

Director: David Heeley | Stars: James Stewart, Johnny Carson, Peter Bogdanovich, Carol Burnett

Votes: 176

37. Looking for Love (1964)

85 min | Musical

5.7
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Libby has spent a whole month trying to get into show business with her singing, and has not made it. Therefore she decides to retire and get a job where she can meet the right man and get ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Connie Francis, Jim Hutton, Susan Oliver, Joby Baker

Votes: 149

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

60 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 140

39. Cheers (1982–1993)
Episode: Heeeeeere's... Cliffy! (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Norm convinces Sam to install a satellite dish at Cheers. Carla finds a cheap, used dish, however it does not come installed. Despite not knowing how to do it, Sam and Woody tackle the ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Votes: 140

40. The 51st Annual Academy Awards (1979 TV Special)

Documentary

7.1
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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Johnny Carson, Néstor Almendros, Lauren Bacall, Warren Beatty

Votes: 139

41. The Bob Hope Show (1952– )

60 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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Stars: Bob Hope, Les Brown, Jerry Colonna, Peter Leeds

Votes: 133

42. The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980 TV Special)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Johnny Carson, Nick Allder, Ann-Margret, Tamara Asseyev

Votes: 120

43. 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: 119

44. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.0
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 118

45. 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, George N. Neise

Votes: 116

46. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (1988 TV Special)

Documentary, Biography

6.3
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Jack Lemmon is honored by the AFI with a Life Achievment Award hosted by Julie Andrews featuring clips from his films and reminiscences from co-workers.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, James Cagney

Votes: 115

47. Get Smart (1965–1970)
Episode: Aboard the Orient Express (1965)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Max and 99 try to solve the mystery of the deaths of CONTROL couriers while riding the Orient Express.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Johnny Carson, Carol Ohmart

Votes: 113

48. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)

60 min | Music

8.9
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Dinah hosted this hour-long weekly for seven years. It featured Dinah and guest stars in a variety of songs, skits, production numbers. Also featured: her "See the USA in your Chevrolet" song and her warm kiss to all in conclusion.

Stars: Dinah Shore, Janet Blair, John Raitt, Roy Rogers

Votes: 111

49. The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (1981 TV Special)

Family

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Directors: Marty Pasetta, Harrison Engle | Stars: Johnny Carson, Alan Arkin, Lucie Arnaz, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 108