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1. Bram and Alice (2002– )
Episode: Pilot (2002)

Comedy

9.8
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Directors: James Burrows, Jerry Zaks | Stars: Alfred Molina, Traylor Howard, Roger Bart, Katie Finneran

Votes: 8

2. The Comeback (2005– )
Episode: Valerie Gets What She Really Wants (2014)

TV-MA | 54 min | Comedy

9.7
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In the lead up to Emmy night, Valerie attends Juna's annual party, where she receives an unexpected proposal. As the ceremony approaches, she must deal with a crisis at home and a massive bombshell.

Director: Michael Patrick King | Stars: Lisa Kudrow, Lance Barber, Robert Michael Morris, Laura Silverman

Votes: 280

3. The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1983 TV Special)

9.4
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Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Joan Rivers, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Debbie Allen

Votes: 54

4. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Prom Video (1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

9.4
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The gang watches a home video from the night of Monica and Rachel's prom. Joey gives Chandler a hideous bracelet.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,461

5. The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)
Episode: Over the River and Through the Woods (1975)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

9.2
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With Emily out of town, Bob spends Thanksgiving with Jerry and Mr Carlin watching a football game. They proceed to get drunk and try to order Moo Goo Gai Pan from a Chinese restaurant for dinner.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Bonerz, Bill Daily

Votes: 66

6. Roc (1991–1994)
Episode: Pilot (1991)

Comedy

9.2
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In this pilot episode of the sole prime-time scripted U.S. series since the 1950s to present a full season live, the menfolk of the Emerson family of East Baltimore separately plan their ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Charles S. Dutton, Ella Joyce, Rocky Carroll, Carl Gordon

Votes: 5

7. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Reverend Jim: A Space Odyssey (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

9.1
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The guys run into Reverend Jim and try to get him a job, but first they have to convince Louie to hire him and help him pass the exam.

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

Votes: 138

8. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

9.0
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Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 538,923

9. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: The Innkeepers (1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

9.0
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Visiting a venerable old Seattle restaurant before its final closing, Frasier and Niles decide to buy the place. Disasters ensue on their opening night, including a mass walk-out by the ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 505

10. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One the Morning After (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

9.0
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Ross is guilt-ridden after sleeping with Chloe and desperately tries to stop Rachel from finding out.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,479

11. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Blackout (1994)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

9.0
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When New York suffers from a blackout, Ross tries to tell Rachel that he likes her, and Chandler gets stuck in an ATM vestibule with a model.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,208

12. Will & Grace (1998–2017)
Episode: Last Ex to Brooklyn (2003)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

8.9
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Grace and Leo are having a dinner party to which Grace invites Will, Jack and Karen. And Leo's just bumped into his ex, Diane, and invited her too. Grace assures Will, Jack and Karen, that ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 242

13. The Class (2006–2007)
Episode: The Class Learns About Hurricanes (2006)

22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.9
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Ethan and Kat fight over the leather coat belonging to Ethan's ex. Lina tries to convince Richie that it's all right for him to stick around and let himself get closer to her. Nicole still ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Andrea Anders, Jon Bernthal, Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Votes: 48

14. The Class (2006–2007)
Episode: The Class Runs Into a Convenience Store (2006)

21 min | Comedy, Romance

8.9
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After Holly presents a news story on the air concerning Richie crashing into a convenience store during a fight with a bee, the rest of the class gathers there, as well.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Andrea Anders, Jon Bernthal, Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Votes: 43

15. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with All the Poker (1995)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.9
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As Rachel interviews for a new job, the girls take on the guys in a game of poker.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,554

16. The Comeback (2005– )
Episode: Valerie Shines Under Stress (2005)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

8.9
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Jane pulls rank on Tom and Paulie G. to get Valerie more lines on Room and Bored. Meanwhile, a stalker threat forces extra security on set, exposing old back problems as she's prepping for a big pratfall scene.

Director: David Steinberg | Stars: Lisa Kudrow, Malin Akerman, Robert Bagnell, Lance Barber

Votes: 103

17. Will & Grace (1998–2017)
Episode: Lows in the Mid-Eighties (2000)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Romance

8.8
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In a flashback to Thanksgiving 1985, coed Grace invites her college boyfriend Will home to meet her family, but their romantic relationship swerves dramatically when a conflicted Will ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 192

18. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: My Coffee with Niles (1994)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

8.8
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Frasier and Niles spend the entire episode in conversation at Cafe Nervosa.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 459

19. The Class (2006–2007)
Episode: The Class Celebrates an Anniversary (2006)

22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.8
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Duncan gives Yonk advice on the perfect gift for Nicole on their first wedding anniversary. Kat can't stand her new neighbor, and old classmate from design school who is just a little too ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Andrea Anders, Jon Bernthal, Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Votes: 37

20. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: Travels with Martin (1994)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

8.8
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The Cranes and Daphne go on a road trip in a Winnebago, but a quick trip across the Canadian border causes certain complications.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 446

21. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Arthur Penn

Votes: 4,341

22. Will & Grace (1998–2017)
Episode: A Chorus Lie (2002)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy, Romance

8.7
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Jack is convinced the newest member of the gay chorus line is straight and devises a devious plan to "out" him.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 236

23. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Jim the Psychic (1981)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.7
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Jim has a vision that Alex will die on Thursday at 7 p.m.. Louie is convinced that it is real, but Alex refuses to believe it. Latka is not allowed to talk for a week after a run-in with Tony.

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

Votes: 71

24. Dear John (1988–1992)
Episode: Pilot (1988)

24 min | Comedy

8.7
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John comes home to find out his wife left him. After a few days, his sister suggests he go to a meeting of a support group for the widowed, divorced, and single.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jere Burns, Jane Carr, Harry Groener

Votes: 15

25. The Class (2006–2007)
Episode: The Class Hits It (2007)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

8.7
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Old school games abound when Lena confesses to Nicole that she has yet to be intimate with Richie, who, in turn, tells Duncan and convinces him to convince Richie to take the plunge.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Andrea Anders, Jon Bernthal, Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Votes: 35

26. The Class (2006–2007)
Episode: The Class Visits a Bad Neighborhood (2007)

22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.7
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Richie returns home one final time to get his things, only to find his wife there, who finds out there's another woman in his life. Ethan uses Kyle as a buffer for Kat at a party.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Andrea Anders, Jon Bernthal, Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Votes: 39

27. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Birth (1995)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.7
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As Carol goes into labor; Ross and Susan argue, Rachel flirts with Carol's doctor, and Joey assists a pregnant single mother.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,252

28. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

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

Votes: 1,170

29. The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1981 TV Special)

8.6
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Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Mason Adams, Jed Allan, Loni Anderson, Bea Arthur

Votes: 25

30. Cheers (1982–1993)
Episode: Dinner at Eight-ish (1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Frasier and Lilith announce that they are moving in together and as the instigators of the relationship, they invite Sam and Diane over as their first dinner guests. Just prior to Sam and ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Votes: 316

31. Cheers (1982–1993)
Episode: One for the Road (1993)

TV-PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Woody embarks on his new life as City Councilman. Norm embarks on his new life as civil servant as Woody pulled some strings to get him an accounting job at City Hall. And Rebecca and Sam ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Votes: 409

32. Phyllis (1975–1977)
Episode: Phyllis and the Little People (1975)

Comedy

8.6
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Bess is getting serious with Warren Hollis so Phyllis thinks she needs to meet his parents. They meet at restaurant but Phyllis is unaware that they are below average height and repeatedly says the wrong thing.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Cloris Leachman, Liz Torres, Henry Jones, Jane Rose

Votes: 7

33. Veronica's Closet (1997–2000)
Episode: Pilot (1997)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Veronica Chase owns a lingerie business. Her world is turned upside down when she learns her husband is unfaithful. Her husband begs her for another chance and she's inclined to do it. But her friends tell her not to.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Dan Cortese, Wallace Langham, Daryl Mitchell

Votes: 14

34. The Class (2006–2007)
Episode: The Class Gives Thanks (2006)

22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.6
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Crushed by the news that he's married, Lina refuses to see Richie, who has finally got up the nerve to leave his wife. When Duncan and his mother are invited to the Allen's for Thanksgiving... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Andrea Anders, Jon Bernthal, Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Votes: 36

35. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: The Good Son (1993)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

8.6
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Psychiatrist Frasier Crane returns to his hometown of Seattle to host a radio talk show, but soon discovers he could use a shrink himself when his disabled father moves in.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 636

36. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.6
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Ross seeks solace at a party after a bitter fight with Rachel and ends up in the arms of another woman; Phoebe's date needs an interpreter to communicate.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,041

37. The Eighties (2016– )

Documentary, History

8.5
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A documentary series focusing on the Reagan presidency, the AIDS crisis, the end of the Cold War, Wall Street corruption, the tech boom, the expansion of television, and the evolving music industry.

Stars: H.W. Brands, Chris Connelly, Gil Troy, James Baker III

Votes: 486

38. The Midnight Special (1972–1981)

90 min | Music

8.5
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Late night rock and pop music performances are featured.

Stars: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Tina Turner

Votes: 187

39. Cheers (1982–1993)
Episode: Abnormal Psychology (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Diane thinks that Frasier is masking romantic feelings for his colleague, Dr. Lilith Sternin, so she launches a plan to fan the flames of love. Meanwhile, Norm and Cliff reluctantly join Woody for a fishing trip.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Votes: 230

40. Cheers (1982–1993)
Episode: Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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It's the annual St. Patrick's Day battle of sales between Cheers and Gary's Olde Towne Tavern. Not only does Cheers lose the battle of the hi-jinx with an unsuspecting Woody taking the ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Votes: 164

41. Will & Grace (1998–2017)
Episode: Bed, Bath and Beyond (2001)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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Will, Jack and Karen try to console a devastated Grace after her break up from Nathan

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 133

42. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: Frasier Crane's Day Off (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Dr. Frasier Crane takes a much-needed day off from his radio psychiatry broadcast.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 437

43. Will & Grace (1998–2017)
Episode: Gypsies, Tramps and Weed (2000)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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Grace gives Will a gift certificate for his birthday for a psychic reading. Will goes, and when she says something that he thinks is impossible, he leaves. Later her predictions come true, ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 161

44. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: Miracle on Third or Fourth Street (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Frasier is looking forward to his first visit from Frederick in time for Christmas, but when the visit is canceled, Frasier takes out his disappointment on his family. He and Martin end up ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 445

45. Cheers (1982–1993)
Episode: One Hugs, the Other Doesn't (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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For Frederick's second birthday, Sam takes him, and by association Frasier and Lilith, to a Nanny G concert, she being a famous children's entertainer. Woody tags along just because he ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Votes: 169

46. Cheers (1982–1993)
Episode: Pick a Con... Any Con (1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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When Sam learns that a conman has taken thousands of dollars from Coach, he turns to Harry "The Hat" to help them get the money back.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Nicholas Colasanto, Rhea Perlman

Votes: 404

47. Cheers (1982–1993)
Episode: Simon Says (1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Diane and Sam are given a bleak prognosis from a noted marriage counselor.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Votes: 280

48. NewsRadio (1995–1999)
Episode: Smoking (1995)

23 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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To help Bill quit smoking, Dave gives up coffee. Lisa is worried Joe saw her and Dave together at the movies.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney

Votes: 133

49. Will & Grace (1998–2017)
Episode: The Finale (2006)

TV-14 | 41 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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The culmination of eight seasons ends tonight with a one-hour series finale. Will Will and Grace raise a child together and find ultimate happiness? Will Jack find anyone that loves him as ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 377

50. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate (1994)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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Monica and the gang introduce Rachel to the "real world" after she leaves her fiancé at the altar.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 4,019