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1. Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

9.7
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Director: Harry Kooperstein | Stars: Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Jim Backus, Martin Balsam

Votes: 10

2. Emergency! (1972–1979)
Episode: The Nuisance (1976)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

9.3
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Johnny is the victim of a hit and run driver, while in the hospital, he flirts with his physical therapist, whom Dixie hires, when Johnny really has a nurse, who is "out to get him". The ... See full summary »

Director: Randolph Mantooth | Stars: Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth

Votes: 58

3. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.7
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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, Rex Reed, Truman Capote

Votes: 335

4. 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

5. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.7
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Interviews with figures from public life.

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

Votes: 95

6. The Prudential Family Playhouse (1950–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Live dramatic series featuring top rated actors in adaptations of Broadway plays or top rated novels.

Stars: Walter Abel, Gertrude Lawrence, Kevin McCarthy, John McQuade

Votes: 17

7. 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: 2,102

8. The 41st Annual Academy Awards (1969 TV Special)

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Directors: Gower Champion, Richard Dunlap | Stars: Jack Albertson, Gordon Anderson, Alan Arkin, Senta Berger

Votes: 79

9. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series based in New York City which attracted a high caliber group of actors, often Broadway stars. Stories were both drama and comedies, some original but others adaptions of films and plays.

Stars: William Brower, Biff McGuire, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 27

10. 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: 19,347

11. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 32,796

12. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 419

13. Rhoda (1974–1978)
Episode: Kiss Your Epaulets Goodbye (1975)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.2
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Joe and Rhoda's apartment is burglarized. When they find out Carlton let the burglars into the building, they ask to have Carlton fired for not doing his job correctly.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Valerie Harper, David Groh, Julie Kavner, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 8

14. Adam's Rib (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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A TV adaptation of the Tracy/Hepburn classic. Adam Bonner was a young assistant DA while his wife, Amanda, was a junior partner in a law firm. Their jobs often put them in conflict within ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Howard, Blythe Danner, Norman Bartold, Dena Dietrich

Votes: 20

15. Looks Familiar (1970– )

8.1
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Nostalgia based panel chat show.

Stars: Denis Norden, Bob Monkhouse, Arthur Askey, Ted Ray

Votes: 9

16. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Try and Catch Me (1977)

73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A successful mystery writer suspects her niece's husband murdered her, and she exacts revenge by asphyxiating him in her house safe.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Peter Falk, Ruth Gordon, Mariette Hartley, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 1,247

17. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | 136 min | Drama, Horror

8.0
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A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 140,159

18. Harold and Maude (1971)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 56,539

19. Night of 100 Stars (1982 TV Special)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.0
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All-star variety special celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America.

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jane Alexander, Peter Allen, Steve Allen, June Allyson

Votes: 190

20. Emergency! (1972–1979)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup

Votes: 2,693

21. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

Votes: 90

22. Medical Story (1975– )

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Catherine Burns, Tony Musante, Meredith Baxter, Cliff Gorman

Votes: 24

23. Taxi (1978–1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 7,810

24. Newhart (1982–1990)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. Dick is a how-to book writer, who eventually becomes a local TV celebrity as host of "... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,538

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 its rock music performances.

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

Votes: 735

26. Film 2016 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross, Barry Norman

Votes: 363

27. Newhart (1982–1990)
Episode: Go, Grandma, Go (1984)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Kirk and Cindy's honeymoon is delayed when Kirk's grandmother Blanche arrives for a visit--with a stolen car.

Director: John Tracy | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Steven Kampmann, Julia Duffy

Votes: 13

28. Adam's Rib (1949)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell

Votes: 15,704

29. Perfect Gentlemen (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Women whose husbands are incarcerated decide to band together to rob a bank, posing as male bank-robbers.

Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Ruth Gordon, Sandy Dennis, Lisa Pelikan

Votes: 92

30. The 38th Annual Academy Awards (1966 TV Special)

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Julie Andrews, Elizabeth Ashley, Burt Bacharach

Votes: 91

31. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–2002)

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, Marv Albert, Richard Lewis

Votes: 2,719

32. Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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True story of the doctor who considered it was not immoral to search for a drug that would cure syphillis.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon, Otto Kruger, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,112

33. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Sugar Mama (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.5
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Alex befriends a wealthy elderly lady who pays him to take her around the city.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 50

34. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard

Votes: 1,306

35. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)
Episode: Episode #3.50 (1969)

Music, Talk-Show

7.4
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Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Woody Allen, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 9

36. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, David Brenner, Sergio Franchi

Votes: 263

37. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Roy Clark

Votes: 583

38. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.3
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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,600

39. Edge of Darkness (1943)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, War

7.3
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After two years under German rule, a small Norwegian fishing village rises up and revolts against the occupying Nazis.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston, Nancy Coleman

Votes: 1,320

40. The Whirl of Life (1915)

60 min | Comedy

7.3
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The plot is a loose autobiographical interpretation of the life of Vernon and Irene Castle, interspersed among a typical melodrama of the period

Director: Oliver D. Bailey | Stars: Vernon Castle, Irene Castle, Arthur Stanford, Kate Blancke

Votes: 7

41. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: I Want to Report a Dream (1975)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Stavros receives a call from a psychic:"I want to report a dream." Since it involves murder, he checks the files. When the details match, Kojak gets involved. Are the dead really communicating, or does the psychic know who the murderer is?

Director: Telly Savalas | Stars: Telly Savalas, Ruth Gordon, Andrew Robinson, Dan Frazer

Votes: 50

42. What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)

M | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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As Aunt Alice, Ruth Gordon applies for the job of housekeeper in the Tucson, Arizona home of widow Claire Marrable in order to find out what happened to a missing widowed friend, Edna ... See full summary »

Directors: Lee H. Katzin, Bernard Girard | Stars: Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller

Votes: 1,362

43. Blithe Spirit (1966 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Roberts, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 31

44. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 23 July 1973 (1973)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Vikki Carr, Jack Burns, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 8

45. Newhart (1982–1990)
Episode: Grandma, What a Big Mouth You Have (1983)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Kirk finally manages to get a date with Leslie when his grandmother arrives for a visit.

Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Steven Kampmann, Jennifer Holmes

Votes: 18

46. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table (1987)

56 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Profile of the group of writers and humorists who formed lasting friendships and collaborations centered on their daily lunches at New York City's Algonquin Hotel through the 1920s, which ... See full summary »

Director: Aviva Slesin | Stars: Heywood Hale Broun, Marc Connelly, Margalo Gillmore, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 90

47. Kojak (1973–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 4,167

48. My Bodyguard (1980)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Paul Quandt

Votes: 7,036

49. A Double Life (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,087

50. Isn't It Shocking? (1973 TV Movie)

73 min | Horror

7.1
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A small-town sheriff is confronted with the deaths of local senior citizens and strange goings-on in his town.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Alan Alda, Edmond O'Brien, Louise Lasser, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 210