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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

9.3
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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.

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

2. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: That Ol' Devil Jack Benny (1960)

30 min | Comedy, Family

9.2
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Danny is up for a big network show, but the network decides to give it to Jack Benny. When Jack shows up at Danny's place to say no hard feelings, Danny loses it. Why you? All you do is say... See full summary »

Writer: Arthur Stander | Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord, Rusty Hamer, Angela Cartwright

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

30 min | Comedy, Family

9.1
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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

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

30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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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

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

TV-PG | Comedy

9.0
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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?

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

6. 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

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

TV-PG | Comedy

8.9
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A fan of Sue Ann's joins the show and then starts to push her out ala All About Eve.

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

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

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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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

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

Comedy, Family

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

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

TV-PG | Comedy

8.9
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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.

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

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

TV-PG | Comedy

8.9
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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.

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

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

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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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

13. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)
Episode: Lucy Makes Room for Danny (1958)

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Lucy and Ricky sublet their country house to the Williams family of "Make Room for Daddy", but when their vacation plans are put on hold and they've got nowhere to go, they move in with the Mertzes with the usual results.

Writers: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord

14. 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

15. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Three Wishes for Opie (1964)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Barney buys a fortune-telling game and lets Opie try it out.

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Aneta Corsaut

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

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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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

17. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)
Episode: Lucy Wants a Career (1959)

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Lucy decides she must re-enter the workforce if she wants more spending money. Ethel stays behind to cook and clean for the Ricardo's and Lucy finds out how much has changed in the employment departments.

Writers: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Paul Douglas, Vivian Vance

18. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
Episode: Mary Midwife (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.7
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Georgette gives birth at Mary's apartment with Lou and Mary attending. Ted and Georgette have a little girl named Mary Lou, the most exciting thing to ever happen in Mary's bedroom according to Sue Ann.

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

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

TV-PG | Comedy

8.7
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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.

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

20. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
Episode: Will Mary Richards Go to Jail? (1974)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.7
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Mary refuses to name a source for her news story and ends up in jail.

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

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

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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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. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.6
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In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's, concentrating on such concepts as space ... See full summary »

Stars: Truman Bradley, Marshall Thompson, Michael Fox, Peter Hansen

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

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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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

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

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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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

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

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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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

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

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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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

27. 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

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

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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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

29. He & She (1967–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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Dick and Paula Hollister are a witty, sophisticated couple living in New York City. Dick is a comic-book artist who has become well-known for creating a superhero called Jetman, which has ... See full summary »

Creator: Leonard Stern | Stars: Paula Prentiss, Richard Benjamin, Jack Cassidy, Kenneth Mars

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

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.5
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Hymie is introduced to CONTROL as KAOS tries to kidnap a CONTROL scientist.

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

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

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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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

32. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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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. 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

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

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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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

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

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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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

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

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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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

37. 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 »

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

38. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)
Episode: Lucy Goes to Mexico (1958)

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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While in San Diego doing a USO show, Lucy, Ethel and Fred head to Mexico to shop but return with an unexpected stowaway in the trunk which causes problems at the border. Maurice Chevalier guest-stars as himself.

Writers: Everett Freeman, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Maurice Chevalier, Vivian Vance

39. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)
Episode: Lucy Goes to Sun Valley (1958)

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Tired of coming second in Ricky's life, Lucy drags Ethel to a ski resort on her 2nd honeymoon and tries to make Ricky jealous with Fernando Lamas.

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

40. 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.

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

41. The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968–1970)
Episode: The Ghost of Christmas Past (1969)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Each of those living at Gull Cottage has their own special Christmas dream thanks to the Captain. In Mrs. Muir's dream the Captain and her confess their love to each other and exchange a kiss.

Creator: Jean Holloway | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Hope Lange, Edward Mulhare, Reta Shaw, Charles Nelson Reilly

42. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Lucky Letter (1965)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Barney gets a chain letter that predicts bad luck it he doesn't make copies and send them to friends. To prove to Andy that he's not superstitious, he doesn't send any. A constant stream of... See full summary »

Creator: Arthur Stander | Director: Theodore J. Flicker | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Howard McNear

43. 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

44. 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

45. Get Smart (1965–1970)
Episode: To Sire, with Love: Part 2 (1969)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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The King of Caronia, Max's double, is in Washington staying with the Smarts. Even his wife 99 can't tell them apart.

Creators: Mel Brooks, Buck Henry | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Robert Karvelas

46. Soap (1977–1981)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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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

47. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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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

48. 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

49. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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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

50. Thanks (1999–2000)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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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