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1. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: For the Love of Willadean: A Taste of Melon (1964)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

9.2
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Nostalgic tale of two brothers and their new neighbor, who all fight over the attentions of the pretty girl in the farmhouse down the road; the girl's name is Willadean. Prize winning ... See full summary »

Writers: Borden Deal, Arnold Peyser, Lois Peyser | Director: Byron Paul | Stars: Terry Burnham, Roger Mobley, Michael McGreevey, Bill Mumy

Votes: 48

2. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 44,304

3. Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1979)

Drama, History

9.0
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WWII brings changes to the White House, including Russians as guests. Mrs. Roosevelt brings Maggie back to supervise the visit of Mrs. Chiang Kai-Shek. After all the Roosevelt years, the ... See full summary »

Creators: Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Leslie Uggams, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

Votes: 6

4. The Lieutenant (1963–1964)
Episode: Gone the Sun (1964)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Rice returns to his home town to aid in the burial of a Marine killed in a training accident. He has to deal with the grieving family of the boy as well as the changes that have occurred since he has been away.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Gary Lockwood, John Beal, John Anderson, Sherry Jackson

Votes: 5

5. Law of the Plainsman (1959– )

30 min | Western

8.9
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Sam Buckhart was an Apache Indian who had saved the life of a U.S. Cavalry officer after an Indian ambush. When the officer died, he left Sam money that was used for an education at private... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Ansara, Gina Gillespie, Dayton Lummis, Nora Marlowe

Votes: 34

6. Lancer (1968–1970)
Episode: Blood Rock (1968)

60 min | Western

8.9
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The Lancers help a 10-year-old orphan who wants to meet his outlaw father.

Creator: Samuel A. Peeples | Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 9

7. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 36

8. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical persons, as well as important historical events.

Stars: Russell Johnson, Van Heflin, Kent Smith, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 78

9. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Raid: Part 1 (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.8
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A band of robbers have hit numerous banks with uncanny precision, planning and ease. They have their sights on Dodge now but they must remove a big obstacle before they can proceed - Marshal Dillon.

Writer: Clyde Ware | Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 45

10. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Wyatt's Brothers Join Up (1961)

30 min | Western

8.8
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After the death of Old Man Clanton, Doc Holliday hatches a not-quite-legal scheme involving Wyatt's brothers to help him in his desire to create an internal fight among the Clantons gang members over who takes control of the gang.

Writers: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Wilda J. Wilson | Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Douglas Fowley, Stacy Harris, Steve Brodie

Votes: 20

11. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,036

12. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.7
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Creator: James A. Michener | Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 199

13. 87th Precinct (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.7
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Manhattan's 87th precinct forms the backdrop for this grim and gritty police drama based on the long-running series of novels by Ed McBain. Storylines focus on neighborhood crime, and the ... See full summary »

Creator: Evan Hunter | Stars: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Votes: 80

14. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Face of Yesterday (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

8.7
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When he sees the face of a young man who is calling him out, Lucas experiences a shocking flashback to his civil war days.

Writer: Palmer Thompson | Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Ben Cooper

Votes: 36

15. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: For the Love of Willadean: Treasure in the Haunted House (1964)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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Writers: Borden Deal, Arnold Peyser, Lois Peyser | Director: Byron Paul | Stars: Terry Burnham, Roger Mobley, Michael McGreevey, Bill Mumy

Votes: 10

16. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1961)

30 min | Western

8.7
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Earp recalls in court the details of the day when the Clanton gang rides into Tombstone to shoot it out with the Earps and his plans initially to head off a street battle by arresting each one of the gang separately and then the gunfight.

Writers: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Wilda J. Wilson | Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Douglas Fowley, James Seay, Steve Brodie

Votes: 27

17. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Just Before the Battle (1961)

30 min | Western

8.7
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A stagecoach holdup orchestrated by Johnny Ringo and Curly Bill Brocius gives Wyatt Earp the opportunity he's been waiting for--a chance to get the rival factions in the Clanton gang to turn on each other instead of the law.

Writers: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Wilda J. Wilson | Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Douglas Fowley, Ray Boyle, John Anderson

Votes: 20

18. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)
Episode: Mayday! Mayday! (1981)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.7
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Mayday! Mayday! is the distress call given by pilot Lou Parker just before the small plane carrying Lou and his family is forced to make a crash landing in the high Sierras. With Lou ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Carlson, Terrence McDonnell, Hilary Milton | Director: Robert Chenault | Stars: Brad Savage, Heather McAdam, Don Fenwick, Hersha Parady

Votes: 9

19. A Man Called Shenandoah (1965–1966)
Episode: Survival (1965)

30 min | Western

8.7
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While headed to Dos Minos, Shenandoah's horse falls in the snow and breaks his leg. Shenandoah comes upon a widow being badly treated by two men, then he buys a horse and head to town. But ... See full summary »

Creator: E. Jack Neuman | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Robert Horton, Jeanne Cooper, John Davis Chandler, John Anderson

Votes: 13

20. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: The Long Riders (1960)

60 min | Western

8.7
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While rounding up mustangs, Slim and Jess rescue Luke Gregg who is being chased by Sioux on their hunting grounds. Luke hires on to help break the mustangs but Jess becomes suspicious of him when knows too much of Slim's background.

Writers: John C. Champion, John Dunkel | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Robert Crawford Jr., Dan Duryea

Votes: 18

21. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 63,895

22. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 9,019

23. Tombstone Territory (1957– )

30 min | Western

8.6
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Tough sheriff Clay Hollister keeps the law in Tombstone, Arizona--"The Town Too Tough to Die"--with the support of his faithful deputies and the editor of the local newspaper.

Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Quintin Sondergaard, Gilman Rankin

Votes: 97

24. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko ... See full summary »

Creator: Nat Hiken | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Allan Melvin

Votes: 990

25. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 2,432

26. Mathnet (1987–1992)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

8.6
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A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.

Creators: David D. Connell, Jim Thurman | Stars: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech, Bari K. Willerford, Toni Di Buono

Votes: 151

27. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring 100 top criminals to justice.

Creator: Paul Monash | Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gavin MacLeod, Ted de Corsia, Martin Gabel

Votes: 43

28. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: A Matter of Honor (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.6
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Louie Pheeters is convicted of killing a man when he cannot remember the circumstance of that night. Facing five years in prison, Louie has one last chance to set the record straight.

Writer: Joy Dexter | Director: Robert Totten | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 36

29. Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1979)

Drama, History

8.6
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The Depression hits even the White House, with pay cuts for the staff while Mrs. Hoover continues to entertain extravagantly. Maggie collapses but is unwilling to rest. A visitor captures ... See full summary »

Creators: Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Leslie Uggams, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

Votes: 5

30. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: Haunted House (1975)

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

8.6
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Although many in Walnut Grove think he's a homicidal maniac who lives in a haunted house, brave Laura Ingalls befriends mysterious hermit, Amos Pike, and soon discovers the truth behind both the rumors and the old man's reclusive life.

Creator: Blanche Hanalis | Director: Victor French | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 64

31. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident at Hourglass (1964)

60 min | Western

8.6
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Favor visits an Army camp building a dam to ask for a delay to move the herd. He finds a childhood friend who asks him to stay for dinner with her and her husband who is in charge. He gets the meal and a charge of murder for killing a Lt.

Writer: John Hawkins | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, James Murdock

Votes: 17

32. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Outlaws Cry Murder (1961)

30 min | Western

8.6
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After the shootout editor Dameron and Sheriff Behan want the Earps and Doc hung or shot. Behan plans to charge them with murder while Curly Brocius and Johnny Ringo plan a quicker revenge by killing them during the outlaws's funeral.

Writers: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Wilda J. Wilson | Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Douglas Fowley, James Seay, Steve Brodie

Votes: 16

33. Bret Maverick (1981–1982)
Episode: The Vulture Also Rises (1982)

49 min | Drama, Western

8.6
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The townsfolk of Sweetwater want to call out the Army when a stagecoach is attacked by Indians.

Creator: Gordon T. Dawson | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 11

34. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Writers: Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 420,066 | Gross: $32.00M

35. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Creators: Herb Meadow, Sam Rolfe | Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 1,512

36. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.

Stars: Willie Tyler, Frank Welker, Hal Smith, Janet Waldo

Votes: 153

37. Square One TV (1987–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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A kids anthology show that humorously illustrates various elements of mathematics.

Stars: Joe Howard, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Beverly Mickins

Votes: 341

38. Trackdown (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

8.5
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Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman travels the Old West tracking down assorted killers, bank robbers, horse thieves and other evildoers.

Stars: Robert Culp, Norman Leavitt, Ellen Corby, Peter Leeds

Votes: 74

39. Shannon's Deal (1990–1991)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Once a successful corporate lawyer at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm, Jack Shannon lost his marriage and his job, due in part to a compulsive gambling habit. While Shannon maintains a ... See full summary »

Creator: John Sayles | Stars: Jamey Sheridan, Elizabeth Peña, Jenny Lewis, Richard Edson

Votes: 71

40. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Nolan Leary, Dabbs Greer

Votes: 35

41. The Rough Riders (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

8.5
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After the Civil War, two former Union soldiers and an ex-Confederate team up to travel the West.

Stars: Kent Taylor, Jan Merlin, Peter Whitney, Bill Catching

Votes: 42

42. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Bitter Autumn (1967)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.5
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Clay and Holly Grainger take over for John as a herd from Texas is brought in by Kyle Jackson and his brothers. However, things turn tragic when Trampas discovers the herd is sick and a brother accidentally kills the wife of an ex-lawman.

Writers: Ken Finley, Andy Lewis, David E. Lewis, Owen Wister | Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 8

43. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
Episode: Hart of Darkness (1981)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.5
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A man, who blames Jonathan for his sister's death, plants chemicals in the Harts' pool to blind him.

Creator: Sidney Sheldon | Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, John Anderson

Votes: 39

44. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Old Man Running (1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.5
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Mark's grandfather visits, running from present troubles while seeking to resolve troubles from the past.

Writer: A. Martin Zweiback | Director: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Patricia Blair

Votes: 32

45. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: Phoenix Under Siege (1987)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.5
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MacGyver and his grandfather have plans to go to a hockey game. However, when they stop by the Phoenix Foundation to get the tickets, they discover terrorists attempting to blow up a bomb.

Creator: Lee David Zlotoff | Director: Gilbert M. Shilton | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, John Anderson, Tricia O'Neil

Votes: 162

46. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: Retaliation (1961)

60 min | Western

8.5
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The citizens of Lehigh rejoice when the bank is robbed when Sheriff Bodie is out of town. It seems that the banker is the most hated man in town, nobody was sorry to see his bank robbed, and they definitely do not want the robbers caught.

Writer: Arnold Belgard | Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Clint Walker, Randy Stuart, John Anderson, Jason Evers

Votes: 21

47. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Retreat (1965)

60 min | Western

8.5
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Army Major, commander of his post, feeling denigrated by the Army, steals the Army's cash on his last day and packages it for Favor to mail to the Major who plans to abscond, but new information causes him to try returning it to Army.

Writer: John Dunkel | Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, James Murdock

Votes: 15

48. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Raid: Part 2 (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.5
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When one of the gang is hurt after robbing Dodge, the Doc is taken to patch him up. The posse was preparing to go after them but a new problem has been set they must take care of before they can recover their friend.

Writer: Clyde Ware | Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 37

49. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Throw a Long Rope (1962)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.5
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The ranchers losing cattle with homesteaders the prime suspects nearly hang an innocent man. The Judge's decision to apply the law of the range to the suspected cattle thieves drives a wedge into the loyalty of his foreman.

Writers: Harold Swanton, Owen Wister | Director: Ted Post | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 35

50. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.4
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Creator: Larry Gelbart | Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 36,051