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1. Thanks (1999–2000)
Episode: Thanksgiving (1999)

Comedy

9.0
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Creator: Mark Legan | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Tim Dutton, Kirsten Nelson, Cloris Leachman, Jim Rash

2. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Convicts-at-Large (1962)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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Barney and Floyd are held hostage in a cabin by three escaped women convicts.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Howard McNear, Reta Shaw

3. Empty Nest (1988–1995)
Episode: Pilot (1988)

Comedy, Family

8.9
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Writer: Susan Harris | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Richard Mulligan, Kristy McNichol, Dinah Manoff, David Leisure

4. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
Episode: The Last Show (1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.9
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In the upside world of WJM, there's a shake up in the newsroom and everybody but Ted gets fired including Mary who is left to turn out the lights.

Writers: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Ed. Weinberger, Stan Daniels, David Lloyd, Bob Ellison | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight

5. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Pickle Story (1961)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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Aunt Bee and Clara Johnson are both jarring homemade pickles. The only difference is that Clara's are good enough to have won the blue ribbon at the fair eleven years counting while Aunt ... See full summary »

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

6. The 39th Annual Emmy Awards (1987 TV Special)

8.8
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Writers: Robert Arnott, Harry Crane | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Steve Allen, Harry Anderson, Alan Arkin, Allan Arkush

7. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Barney's First Car (1963)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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It's a red-letter day in Mayberry when Barney decides to join the motoring world, but things go sour when his cream-puff turns out to be a lemon.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

8. Thanks (1999–2000)
Episode: Spring (1999)

Comedy

8.8
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Grammy falls in love with a self-professed cad.

Creator: Mark Legan | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Tim Dutton, Kirsten Nelson, Cloris Leachman, Jim Rash

9. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
Episode: Put on a Happy Face (1973)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.7
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A stained dress, a sprained foot, a bad cold, and a hair bump -- what else is going to wrong for Mary before the annual Teddy Awards banquet?

Writers: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Monica Mcgowan Johnson | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Valerie Harper, Gavin MacLeod

10. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)
Episode: The Celebrity Next Door (1957)

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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When Tallulah Bankhead moves in next door Lucy reacts in typical fashion and chaos ensues.

Writers: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Tallulah Bankhead, Vivian Vance

11. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
Episode: Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School (1975)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.6
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After a conman promises to start a broadcasting school for Ted and swindles him out of his money, the newsroom staff help Ted out.

Writers: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Michael Zinberg | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight

12. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
Episode: The Lars Affair (1973)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.6
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Phyllis struggles to accept the idea that her husband, Lars, might be having an affair with the saccharine Sue Ann Nivens, WJM's Happy Homemaker.

Writers: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Ed. Weinberger | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Valerie Harper, Gavin MacLeod

13. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

14. Thanks (1999–2000)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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A comedic view of the settling of America by the Puritans.

Creators: Mark Legan, Phoef Sutton | Stars: Tim Dutton, Kirsten Nelson, Cloris Leachman, Jim Rash

15. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Barney and the Choir (1962)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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The choir director invites Barney to join the choir before he realizes Barney can't sing.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

16. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)
Episode: Lucy Hunts Uranium (1958)

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel join Fred MacMurray in a Las Vegas desert to go uranium hunting, but when they make a find all bets are off and it's a race to get back to the claims office.

Writers: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Fred MacMurray, Vivian Vance

17. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Man in a Hurry (1963)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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A businessman's car breaks down two miles from Mayberry on a Sunday. He has a business appointment in Charlotte the next morning. He walks to town and finds it deserted until church lets ... See full summary »

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

18. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Big House (1963)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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When the Mayberry jail is called upon to lodge two hold-up men captured by the state police, Barney finds himself with more than he can handle--especially when "assisted" by ad-hoc Deputy Gomer.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Jack Lambert

19. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
Episode: The Dinner Party (1973)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.5
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It's time for another one of Mary's dinner parties. She has six chairs at her dining-room table and exactly six portions of veal Prince Orloff.

Writers: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Ed. Weinberger | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Valerie Harper, Gavin MacLeod

20. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Creator: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

21. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Lucy is back again in this one hour sequel to I Love Lucy. Lucy and her husband, Ricky Ricardo, are living in the country with their best friends and old landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. ... See full summary »

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

22. The Secret Lives of Men (1998– )

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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With nothing left but each other, Michael, Phil and Andy form an exclusive club and embark on a new phase of their existence. Someday, they might comprehend the mysteries of women, love and... See full summary »

Stars: Bradley Whitford, Mitch Rouse, Peter Gallagher, Sofia Milos

23. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
Episode: A New Sue Ann (1974)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.4
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A fan of Sue Ann's joins the show and then starts to push her out ala All About Eve.

Writers: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, David Lloyd | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight

24. Get Smart (1965–1970)
Episode: Back to the Old Drawing Board (1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Hymie is introduced to CONTROL as KAOS tries to kidnap a CONTROL scientist.

Writers: Mel Brooks, Gary Clarke, Buck Henry | Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Richard Gautier, Patrick O'Moore

25. The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)
Episode: Last TV Show (1973)

Comedy

8.4
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Bob's therapy group pressures him to hold a session on Public TV. This show sure won't be rerun during pledge week. By turning down the station's offer, Dr. Bob Hartley was trying to ... See full summary »

Writers: David Davis, Lorenzo Music, Charlotte Brown | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Bonerz, Bill Daily

26. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)
Episode: Lucy's Summer Vacation (1959)

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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The normally celebrity-hungry Lucy is disappointed to find she is sharing a vacation cabin with movie stars.

Writers: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Ida Lupino, Howard Duff

27. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)
Episode: Milton Berle Hides at the Ricardos (1959)

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Lucy wants Milton Berle in little Ricky's school play. So white at his office, she overhears that he can't concentrate on writing a new book, so she offers up her home so that he can write ... See full summary »

Writers: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Director: Desi Arnaz | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Milton Berle, Vivian Vance

28. Get Smart (1965–1970)
Episode: Mr. Big (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Maxwell Smart must stop Mr. Big from blowing up the Statue of Liberty with his new inthermo ray. Max's team includes Agent K9 Fang and his new partner the beautiful Agent 99.

Writers: Mel Brooks, Buck Henry | Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Michael Dunn, Vito Scotti

29. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Bank Job (1962)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Barney thinks the Mayberry Bank is a pushover for a robbery and sets out to prove it.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Lee Krieger, Frances Osborne

30. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Manicurist (1962)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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When a pretty young manicurist starts working in Floyd's Barbershop, the men are uneasy about it at first but eventually take to the idea in a big way. Their jealous wives, however, do not.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Howard McNear

31. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: The Nick Acropolis Story (1961)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Nick Acropolis has created a vast network of bookies and is the king of the numbers racket in the greater Chicago area. His problems start when he discovers that Louis Manzak, his wife's ... See full summary »

Writers: Eliot Ness, Oscar Fraley, Curtis Kenyon, John Mantley | Director: Don Medford | Stars: Robert Stack, Bruce Gordon, Constance Ford, Johnny Seven

32. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

33. Get Smart (1965–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, with a great deal of help from his competent partner Agent 99, battles the forces of KAOS

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

34. Stockard Channing in Just Friends (1979– )

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Creators: Eric Cohen, Nick Arnold | Stars: Stockard Channing, Gerrit Graham, Mimi Kennedy, Lou Criscuolo

35. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Andy on Trial (1962)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Andy is accused of official misconduct by a big-shot newspaper publisher who he arrested on a traffic violation.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Hal Smith

36. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Barney Mends a Broken Heart (1962)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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After Andy has an argument with Peggy, Barney tries to make things better by setting him up with another girl.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

37. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
Episode: Enter Rhoda's Parents (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Her parents' visit takes a left turn when Rhoda's suspicious mother walks out on her father.

Writers: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Martin Cohan | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Valerie Harper, Gavin MacLeod

38. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #2.13 (1978)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Tim refuses to believe that Corinne's baby is really his; Burt lies to Mary about who he spent that wayward night with; Elaine escapes from her kidnappers, dying in her husband's arms.

Writers: Susan Harris, Stu Silver | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Katherine Helmond, Cathryn Damon, Richard Mulligan, Diana Canova

39. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #2.9 (1978)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Burt has to concoct a wild story to explain to Mary why he failed to come home the night before; Jessica confides that Chester may have started cheating on her on their wedding night, which... See full summary »

Writers: Susan Harris, Stu Silver | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Katherine Helmond, Cathryn Damon, Robert Mandan, Richard Mulligan

40. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
Episode: Love Is All Around (1970)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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On the rebound from a busted relationship, Mary Richards relocates to Minneapolis, where she quickly finds a new apartment, an associate producer's job at WJM-TV, and new friends.

Writers: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Valerie Harper, Gavin MacLeod

41. Here's Lucy (1968–1974)
Episode: Lucy and Carol Burnett: Part 2 (1970)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Lucy and her friend Carol Krausmeyer compete against each other in the Miss Secretary Beautiful contest.

Writers: Lou Derman, Larry Rhine | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr.

42. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy and Superman (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Lucy competes with her friend Carolyn Appleby over invitations and scheduling for Little Ricky's birthday party. When her husband Ricky mentions that Superman star George Reeves is in town,... See full summary »

Writers: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

43. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Mr. McBeevee (1962)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Opie starts talking about his new friend Mr. McBeevee, but his description is hard to believe.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

44. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
Episode: Ted Baxter Meets Walter Cronkite (1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Ted launches an expensive publicity campaign in his never-ending quest to win a Teddy award.

Writers: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Ed. Weinberger | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Valerie Harper, Gavin MacLeod

45. Soap (1977–1981)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The soap-operish antics of two families: the Campbells and the Tates.

Stars: Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

46. 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

47. The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The professional and personal misadventures of a psychologist and his family, patients, friends and colleagues.

Stars: Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Bonerz, Bill Daily

48. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Andy and Barney in the Big City (1962)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Andy and Barney travel to Raleigh on business and help catch a jewel thief in their hotel.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

49. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Barney and the Governor (1963)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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After Barney tickets the governor's car for illegal parking, the governor is impressed and comes to Mayberry to congratulate him for doing a good job. Barney doesn't realize this and thinks he is going to lose his job instead.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Parley Baer, Hal Smith

50. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Barney's Physical (1964)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Barney has to gain weight and somehow grow taller in a week's time in order to meet new guidelines for sheriff's deputies or lose his job. Can he do it?

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier