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

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

9.2
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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 »

Creators: Harold Jack Bloom, Robert A. Cinader | Director: Randolph Mantooth | Stars: Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth

Votes: 55

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

Music, Talk-Show

8.8
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Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Woody Allen, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 6

3. 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, Rex Reed, Truman Capote

Votes: 313

4. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 104

5. 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, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 1,957

6. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.4
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Interviews with figures from public life.

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

Votes: 99

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

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Kirk and Cindy's honeymoon is delayed when Kirk's grandmother Blanche arrives for a visit--with a stolen car.

Creators: Barry Kemp, Sheldon Bull | Director: John Tracy | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Steven Kampmann, Julia Duffy

Votes: 18

8. 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.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

Votes: 31,836

9. 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 disingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

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

Votes: 18,495

10. The Prudential Family Playhouse (1950–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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: 20

11. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

Votes: 408

12. 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.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: James Frawley | Stars: Peter Falk, Ruth Gordon, Mariette Hartley, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 1,187

13. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | 136 min | Drama, Fantasy, 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.

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

Votes: 135,254

14. Harold and Maude (1971)

GP | 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.

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

Votes: 54,651

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

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

Votes: 79

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

TV-PG | Comedy

8.0
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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.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, David Davis, Lorenzo Music | Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Valerie Harper, David Groh, Julie Kavner, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 7

17. 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.

Creators: Harold Jack Bloom, Robert A. Cinader | Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup

Votes: 2,543

18. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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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, Jack Carter

Votes: 698

19. Adam's Rib (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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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

20. 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: 87

21. Night of 100 Stars (1982 TV Special)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.9
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All-star variety special celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America.

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

Votes: 191

22. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 30

23. The Whirl of Life (1915)

60 min | Comedy

7.9
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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

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

Votes: 7

24. 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.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, David Davis, Ed. Weinberger | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 7,271

25. 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 »

Creators: Barry Kemp, Sheldon Bull | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston, Julia Duffy

Votes: 3,289

26. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 17 May 1971 (1971)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.8
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Writers: Michael Barrie, Joe Bigelow, Hank Bradford, Stan Daniels, Stan Dreben, Jim Mulholland, Ed. Weinberger | Stars: Johnny Carson, John Byner, Ruth Gordon, Lou Rawls

Votes: 6

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

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Kirk finally manages to get a date with Leslie when his grandmother arrives for a visit.

Creators: Barry Kemp, Sheldon Bull | Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Steven Kampmann, Jennifer Holmes

Votes: 23

28. Film 2016 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross, Barry Norman

Votes: 363

29. Medical Story (1975– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Creators: Abby Mann, David Gerber | Stars: Catherine Burns, Tony Musante, Meredith Baxter, Cliff Gorman

Votes: 28

30. 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.

Writers: Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell

Votes: 15,371

31. Perfect Gentlemen (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Writer: Nora Ephron | Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Ruth Gordon, Sandy Dennis, Lisa Pelikan

Votes: 88

32. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–2013)

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, Jerry Seinfeld, George Miller

Votes: 2,485

33. 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.

Writers: John Huston, Heinz Herald, Norman Burnstine | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon, Otto Kruger, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,097

34. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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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, Redd Foxx

Votes: 534

35. 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.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, Grover Jones | Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard

Votes: 1,247

36. 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: 94

37. Looks Familiar (1970– )

7.4
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Nostalgia based panel chat show.

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

Votes: 11

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.

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

Votes: 1,584

39. Blithe Spirit (1966 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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Writers: Noël Coward, Robert Hartung | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Roberts, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 33

40. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 13 January 1977 (1977)

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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Writers: Jim Mulholland, Mickey Rose | Stars: Johnny Carson, Peter Finch, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 12

41. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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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, Sergio Franchi, Stan Kann

Votes: 257

42. Edge of Darkness (1943)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, War

7.2
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After two years under German rule, a small Norwegian fishing village rises up and revolts against the occupying Nazis.

Writers: Robert Rossen, William Woods | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston, Nancy Coleman

Votes: 1,295

43. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 11 May 1976 (1976)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Jim Bailey, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 5

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

TV-PG | Comedy

7.2
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Alex befriends a wealthy elderly lady who pays him to take her around the city.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, David Davis, Ed. Weinberger | Director: James Burrows | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 48

45. 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 »

Writers: Peter Foges, Mary Jo Kaplan | Director: Aviva Slesin | Stars: Heywood Hale Broun, Marc Connelly, Margalo Gillmore, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 87

46. 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.

Creator: Abby Mann | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 3,899

47. 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.

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

Votes: 6,903

48. 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 »

Writers: Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,067

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

M | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Theodore Apstein, Ursula Curtiss | Directors: Lee H. Katzin, Bernard Girard | Stars: Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller

Votes: 1,364

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.

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

Votes: 209