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1. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Pony Cart (1976)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.2
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Martha Corrine, Grandpa's sister in law, comes to the mountain to visit. She helps Ben build a pony cart.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 76

2. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Achievement (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.1
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John-Boy sent his novel to a publisher and does not hear anything. He travels to New York to get an update. They like his novel and will publish it.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 43

3. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Secret (1976)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.1
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Jim-Bob wonders if he is adopted because he does not look like other family members. No one wants to talk about his birth. Eventually the truth comes out as to what happened when he was born.

Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 36

4. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City; his boss is Frieda Hechlinger; and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »

Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 105

5. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Firestorm (1976)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.0
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John Boy publishes excerpts from Hitler's writing in his newspaper and the town is upset. The town wants to hold a burn book party, but John-Boy makes them realize how wrong they are.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 58

6. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Fledgling (1976)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.0
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John-Boy wants to buy a printing press to start his own newspaper. Works hard to earn money for the down payment.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 34

7. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Runaway (1974)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.0
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Everyone in the Walton house is too busy to pay attention Jim Bob so he takes matters into his own hands.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 34

8. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: Grandma Comes Home (1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.9
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Grandma returns from the hospital but the family does not let her do anything. (Ellen Corby recovered enough from her stoke to return to the series.) An overweight boy is interested in Elizabeth. (This is Will Geer's last episode.)

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Will Geer

Votes: 53

9. Love, American Style (1969–1974)
Episode: Love and the Arctic Station/Love and the Pulitzer Prize/Love and the Tattoo (1971)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.9
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In Love and the Arctic Station, three men who have been at an Arctic Station for a long time and are starting to go nuts because they haven't seen a woman since they've been there. But they... See full summary »

Director: Charles R. Rondeau | Stars: Gary Collins, Will Geer, Sandra Gould, James Hampton

Votes: 7

10. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Burnout (1976)

TV-G | 100 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.9
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John-Boy smokes a pipe and Grandpa leaves a heater plugged in and turned on. A fire breaks out, burns most of the house. John-Boy loses his completed novel to save Erin. John-Boy, Grandpa, and Erin all feel miserable.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 45

11. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Choice (1975)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.9
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John wants to expand the mill and call it Walton and Sons, but Jason wants to study music. He tries to get a scholarship. John-Boy is told he should write a novel.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 30

12. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Vigil (1976)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.9
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Grandma is sick and Mary Ellen misdiagnosis the ailment. Grandma has to go to the hospital and Mary Ellen realizes she has a lot to learn.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 31

13. The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948–1950)

30 min | Drama

8.8
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This was an anthology series which aired live. It often featured adaptations of one-act stage plays.

Stars: Guy Kibbee, Faye Emerson, John Conte, Vicki Cummings

Votes: 21

14. Then Came Bronson (1969–1970)
Episode: Old Tigers Never Die--They Just Run Away (1969)

60 min | Adventure, Drama

8.8
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www.jimbronson.com - Jim picks up a beautiful blonde hitchhiker named Valerie, little does he know that her husband is watching and then follows them... See full synopsis »

Director: Robert L. Friend | Stars: Michael Parks, Iron Eyes Cody, Gabriel Dell, Will Geer

Votes: 5

15. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Departure (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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John Walton gets job in city because he wants an adventure. He gets a small adventure working at a shipyard, but is happy to return home.

Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 29

16. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The First Edition (1976)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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John-Boy publishes his first newspaper. It includes a story about Ben's troubles. Olivia is mad. But John-Boy has to publish the story to follow his convictions.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 34

17. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Hero (1977)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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The Waltons find out Sheriff Ep is a decorated war hero and John-Boy wants to write about it. Ep wants to keep it quiet. Also, an old friend of Ep's comes to visit. Jim-Boy likes to talk to her about cars and war.

Director: Anthony Brand | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 34

18. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Long Night (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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Grandma is in the hospital and Grandpa wants to bring her home. He is forbidden to visit in the hospital because she needs her rest. (Ellen Corby in real life had a stroke and was not able to perform.)

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 33

19. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Statue (1975)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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Grandpa wins a statue at a raffle. The statue resembles his old girlfriend. Grandma does not like having the statue around. They end up getting rid of the statue.

Director: Ralph Waite | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 31

20. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Thanksgiving Story (1973)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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Thanksgiving time on Walton's Mountain means a turkey shoot, a school play about early settlers, and the big meal. One year it also included a rekindled love affair and a life-threatening accident.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 46

21. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Venture (1975)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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John takes on a loan to improve the business and he gets a big order. Grandpa gets sick and cannot help at the mill. John gets sick and cannot do it. The neighbors pull together to help build the new improved mill.

Director: Ralph Waite | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 31

22. Eight Is Enough (1977–1981)
Episode: Yes Nicholas, There Is a Santa Claus: Part 1 (1977)

Comedy, Drama, Family

8.8
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The family all have separate plans for Christmas Eve, and during the night, an old man appears to ruin their holiday. Part two reveals the reason for all the trouble.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Dick Van Patten, Betty Buckley, Grant Goodeve, Willie Aames

Votes: 6

23. I Spy (1965–1968)
Episode: Home to Judgment (1968)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.7
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In the American Midwest Kelly and Scott are on the run from an armed hunting party. They have learned the identities of some of the biggest saboteurs in America. They have been posing as ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Will Geer, Una Merkel

Votes: 35

24. Kung Fu (1972–1975)
Episode: The Ancient Warrior (1973)

51 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.7
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Ancient Warrior, an aged Indian accompanied by Caine, seeks burial in his sacred, ancestral land. But the burial site is located dead center in a violent, Indian-hating town called Purgatory. Gary Busey guest stars.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: David Carradine, Chief Dan George, Victor French, Denver Pyle

Votes: 63

25. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Empty Nest (1978)

TV-G | 97 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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Grandpa Zeb (Will Greer) has died and everyone is mourning. Neighbor Flossie Brimmer has also died. Mary Ellen and Erin move to Charlottesville into an apartment to be on their own. John tries to get a large lumber contract.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Will Geer

Votes: 41

26. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The First Day (1974)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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Everything seems to go wrong on John-Boy's first day at Boatwright University -- though he makes some new friends, he also leaves an important document at home, and becomes the butt of a ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 43

27. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Go-Getter (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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John and Ben again come to blows about work at the mill. Ben quits and becomes a used-car salesperson. Does a good job - but with questionable sales tactics. Has to make the car sales right.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 28

28. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Graduation (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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John Boy graduates from school. Needs a suit. Ends up with grandpa's suit.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 40

29. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The System (1974)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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John Boy tutors another person on a scholarship. He cheats during test and has to be turned in. John Boy acts as his lawyer to keep him in college rather than be expelled.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 35

30. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: The Town (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.7
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Jim Phelps is kidnapped by townspeople after learning they are part of an assassination network. The clock is ticking as a pair of assassins are en route to a perform a hit. The 'Force' ... See full summary »

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Peter Graves, Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

Votes: 133

31. The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969–1972)
Episode: The Verdict (1970)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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The lawyers wrestle with their conscience when they defend a doctor guilty of performing an illegal abortion.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, Will Geer

Votes: 6

32. The Man Who Loved Bears (1979 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.6
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True-story documentary detailing the struggle of a man trying to raise a helpless grizzly bear cub named "Griz" in order to return him to the natural Colorado wild.

Director: Marty Stouffer | Stars: Henry Fonda, Will Geer

Votes: 7

33. CBS: On the Air (1978– )

450 min | Documentary

8.6
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7-part series celebrating the first 50 years of CBS broadcasting.

Stars: James Arness, Edward Asner, Lauren Bacall, Ken Berry

Votes: 25

34. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Awakening (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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Grandma is turning 68 and concerned about getting old. She may have a hearing loss. Mary Ellen is attracted to a college man.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 40

35. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Baptism (1976)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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A famous evangelist visits Walton's Mountain to preach and baptize converts. He is too much of a fire and brimstone preacher for John's taste.

Director: Ralph Waite | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 32

36. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Book (1974)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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John Boy gets his book of short stories published. Everyone happy - until the bill comes. Turns out it is a vanity press that just prints books but you pay for it.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 36

37. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Easter Story (1973)

TV-G | 101 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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When Olivia is stricken with polio, John-Boy refuses to accept the doctor's prognosis that she may never walk again.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 65

38. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The First Casualty (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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GW Haines is in the army. Dies at camp. He left a will, where he left his land to Erin. She is hurt at the loss.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Will Geer, Judy Norton

Votes: 40

39. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Gift (1974)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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Jason and John Boy's friend Seth is diagnosed with leukemia. Seth wants to teach Jason how to play a recorder he made for him before he dies.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 46

40. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: The Killing Scene (1968)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Bryan attempts to find a man and persuade the man to report his knowledge of a murder to save a death row inmate that Bryan helped convict but now believes is innocent.

Director: Ben Gazzara | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Robert Duvall, Tom Skerritt, Will Geer

Votes: 10

41. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Last Mustang (1976)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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A wild mustang is captured on Walton land and Grandpa wants it to remain be and remain free. Meanwhile, it is sheriff election time and John-Boy writes about the candidates. Ep is up for re-election.

Director: Walter Alzmann | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 28

42. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Slocum (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.5
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Will Geer plays an old mountain hunter that comes to Dodge to see his long time friend Matt Dillon. When the hunter is accused of attempted murder, it will be Matt that sets off to bring his friend to justice.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 45

43. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Best Christmas (1976)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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Olivia wants this Christmas to be the best ever. Everything seems to happen to prevent this.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 48

44. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Conflict (1974)

TV-G | 99 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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Grandpa's sister in law is being forced out of their home by a government project. The Waltons go to their land to help defend the homestead. John-Boy is torn between his ideals and the family loyalty.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 63

45. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Heritage (1974)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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An offer to buy their land makes the Waltons think about what it would be like to have more money than they need.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 39

46. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Quilting (1976)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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Mary Ellen resists joining in on a quilting when she reaches the marrying age. This hurts Grandma's feelings.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 30

47. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Wedding: Part 1 (1976)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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Mary Ellen is engaged to Dr David Spencer and they plan the wedding. Dr Curtis Willard arrives to be the town doctor. Mary Ellen begins to have second thoughts about her engagement.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 32

48. 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: 2,313

49. The Trials of O'Brien (1965–1966)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A flamboyant Shakespeare quoting New York Defense Attorney always seems to get into trouble.

Stars: Peter Falk, Joanna Barnes, Elaine Stritch, David Burns

Votes: 59

50. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: John's Crossroad (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.4
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John takes a job away from home to make more money. At the job, everyone in the office fears the manager who makes life miserable for all. John leaves because it is no way to live or work. Elizabeth is a tomboy.

Director: Richard Thomas | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 33