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1. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 5,630

2. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,336

3. Punky Brewster (1984–1988)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Comedy

6.5
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Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog, Brandon, in a supermarket by her mother. She doesn't want to stay in an orphanage, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson, Sandy

Votes: 3,406

4. Sanford (1980–1981)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Further adventures of Fred Sanford. The old cast is here, except Lamont. Fred has a new partner and a new girlfriend.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Dennis Burkley, Marguerite Ray, Clinton Derricks-Carroll

Votes: 168

5. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.4
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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

Votes: 677

6. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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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, Roy Clark

Votes: 677

7. Sale of the Century (1983–1989)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.6
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Updated version of the 1969-1974 NBC game show. Three contestants competed to answer trivia questions, with scoring in dollars. The game was interrupted at certain intervals for Instant ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Perry, Lou Mulford, Summer Bartholomew, Jay Stewart

Votes: 88

8. Password Plus (1979–2012)

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

7.5
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Revised version of the verenable Goodson-Todman game show, where celebrity-contestant teams try to convey passwords.

Stars: Allen Ludden, Bill Cullen, Patty Duke, Audrey Landers

Votes: 110

9. The Bob Hope Show (1952– )

60 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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Stars: Bob Hope, Les Brown, Jerry Colonna, Peter Leeds

Votes: 133

10. Jennifer Slept Here (1983–1984)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The Elliots are a rich family that have just moved into the home of the late screen legend, Jennifer Farrell. But Jennifer is still around... as a ghost that only their son Joey can see.

Stars: Ann Jillian, John P. Navin Jr., Brandon Maggart, Glenn Scarpelli

Votes: 99

11. Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour (1983–1984)

60 min | Game-Show

6.6
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Afternoon game show which combined elements of two classic game shows "Match Game" and "Hollywood Squares" into one.

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman, Gene Wood, Nedra Volz

Votes: 43

12. Blockbusters (1980–1982)

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

7.2
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Game show which sought to resolve the question, "Are two heads better than one?" A single contestant competed against a team of two (related in some way but not married) to answer general ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Cullen, Bob Hilton, David Vito Gregoli, Jolene Rae Harrington

Votes: 65

13. The Richard Pryor Special? (1977 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

7.0
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Richard Pryor wanders around the NBC Studio, encountering various eccentrics. Meanwhile, the Reverend James L. White, the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada and others are taping their own segments.

Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Richard Pryor, Maya Angelou, Shirley Hemphill, LaWanda Page

Votes: 43

14. G.I.T. on Broadway (1969 TV Movie)

60 min | Musical

8.0
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After their successful colaboration in 1968's "T.C.B." TV special, Diana Ross and The Supremes join The Temptations one more time. This time, the two super-groups not only sing but act in ... See full summary »

Director: Grey Lockwood | Stars: The Supremes, The Temptations

Votes: 7

15. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: A Guest in the Yard (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Fred and Lamont discover that no good deed goes unpunished when the homeless man they help plays the Sanfords for suckers, resisting their every effort to throw him out.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Liam Dunn, Davis Roberts

Votes: 49

16. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: A House Is Not a Pool Room (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Lamont suffers buyer's remorse after the pool table he gave Fred for his birthday brings the boys over for billiards every day while Fred's work and girlfriend Donna go neglected.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Lynn Hamilton, Whitman Mayo

Votes: 41

17. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: A Little Extra Security (1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Grady receives an extra Social Security check by mistake and wastes no time celebrating his windfall, but the wind falls from his sails when he learns Mr. Hastings from the Social Security office is on his way over to the house.

Director: Herbert Kenwith | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Whitman Mayo, LaWanda Page

Votes: 31

18. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: A Matter of Life and Breath (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Concerned about his father's smoker's cough, Lamont brings Fred in for a free tuberculosis screening at the American Lung Association's Breathmobile. The test results take his breath away.

Director: George Tyne | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Lillian Lehman, Noreen Gammill

Votes: 67

19. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: A Pad for Lamont (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Fed up with his father frustrating his love life, Lamont strikes out on his own and rents a swingin' bachelor pad.

Director: Bob LaHendro | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Judyann Elder, Tangerine Sublett

Votes: 58

20. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: A Visit from Lena Horne (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Fast-thinking Fred fools Lena Horne into visiting the Sanford home after he spins her a sob story about little lame Lamont who looks upon Lena as a second mother.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Lena Horne, John Amos

Votes: 54

21. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)
Episode: Appleby's Garage Sale (1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

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Director: Terry Kyne | Stars: Red Skelton, Martha Raye, The Burgundy Street Singers, David Rose and His Orchestra

22. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Aunt Esther Meets Her Son (1976)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Esther and Woody welcome their son Daniel, but quickly discover they must practice the forgiveness that Esther preaches.

Director: Al Rabin | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Raymond Allen

Votes: 31

23. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Aunt Esther and Uncle Woodrow Pfftt... (1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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"I'm not a cream puff!" declares Uncle Woody after Grady gives him an empowering man-to-man talk and sends him home to reclaim his castle. But Aunt Esther doesn't appreciate Grady's making ... See full summary »

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Whitman Mayo, LaWanda Page

Votes: 37

24. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)
Episode: Bad Guys and Good Girls (1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

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Director: Terry Kyne | Stars: Red Skelton, Jan Arvan, Walter Brennan, The Burgundy Street Singers

25. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Blood Is Thicker Than Junk (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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After a nasty spat Sanford and Son split up. Fred hires a new man to replace Lamont, who signs on to work with a competing junk dealer.

Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Roger E. Mosley, Vernon Weddle

Votes: 50

26. Jennifer Slept Here (1983–1984)
Episode: Boo (1983)

30 min | Comedy

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Jennifer's mother who's also a ghost shows up. And she keeps going on and on of how when Jennifer didn't acknowledge her when she won an award. And when Jennifer doesn't tell her she's ... See full summary »

Director: John Bowab | Stars: Ann Jillian, John P. Navin Jr., Brandon Maggart, Glenn Scarpelli

27. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: By the Numbers (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Freeloading family and friends flock to fleece the golden sheep when Fred plays the numbers.

Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Beah Richards, Don Bexley

Votes: 45

28. Jennifer Slept Here (1983–1984)
Episode: Calendar Girl (1983)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: John Bowab | Stars: Ann Jillian, John P. Navin Jr., Brandon Maggart, Glenn Scarpelli

29. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Coffins for Sale (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Lamont's keeping a pair of coffins in the living room spooks superstitious Fred.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Slappy White, James Wheaton

Votes: 66

30. Sanford (1980–1981)
Episode: Dinner at George's (1980)

Comedy

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Big spender Fred insists on taking Eve to her favorite Beverly Hills bistro, but gets his ego bruised when Eve plots to pay the check behind his back.

Directors: Sammy Davis Jr., Jim Drake | Stars: Redd Foxx, Dennis Burkley, Marguerite Ray, Nathaniel Taylor

31. Jennifer Slept Here (1983–1984)
Episode: Do You Take This Ghost? (1984)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Alan Myerson | Stars: Ann Jillian, John P. Navin Jr., Brandon Maggart, Glenn Scarpelli

32. Flip (1970–1974)
Episode: Episode #4.4 (1973)

Comedy, Music

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Joan Rivers acts as a superstitious gambler who wants Flip's seat at the blackjack table which he's reluctant to give up. Then Flip becomes a street painter trying to make it big with Redd as his subject. Helen sings.

Director: Tim Kiley | Stars: Flip Wilson, Redd Foxx, Helen Reddy, Joan Rivers

33. Password Plus (1979–2012)
Episode: Episode dated 1 February 1979 (1979)

TV-G | Game-Show

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Stars: Allen Ludden, John Harlan, Linda Henning, Richard Paul

34. Password Plus (1979–2012)
Episode: Episode dated 2 February 1979 (1979)

TV-G | Game-Show

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Stars: Allen Ludden, John Harlan, Linda Henning, Richard Paul

35. Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour (1983–1984)
Episode: Episode dated 2 March 1984 (1984)

Game-Show

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Director: Marc Breslow | Stars: Gene Rayburn, Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman, Ted Knight, Nancy Dussault

36. The Bob Hope Show (1952– )
Episode: Episode dated 22 September 1969 (1969)

60 min | Comedy, Family

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Director: Dick McDonough | Stars: Bob Hope, Marty Allen, Steve Allen, Shelley Berman

37. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 24 November 1978 (1978)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Director: Bobby Quinn | Stars: Johnny Carson, Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn, Rod Dornsife

38. Password Plus (1979–2012)
Episode: Episode dated 30 January 1979 (1979)

TV-G | Game-Show

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Stars: Allen Ludden, John Harlan, Linda Henning, Richard Paul

39. Password Plus (1979–2012)
Episode: Episode dated 31 January 1979 (1979)

TV-G | Game-Show

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Stars: Allen Ludden, John Harlan, Linda Henning, Richard Paul

40. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Fred & Carol and Fred & Donna (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Two-timing Fred's in the soup when he accidentally double books his dining room table by inviting both his fiancée Donna and the attractive saleswoman Carol over for supper on the same evening.

Director: Rick Edelstein | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Lynn Hamilton, Kim Hamilton

Votes: 51

41. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle (1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.7
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When Lamont gets a traffic ticket, Fred convinces him to fight it in court, where the poor man's Perry Mason steps up to defend his son against the system.

Director: Bob LaHendro | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Whitman Mayo, Antonio Fargas

Votes: 65

42. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Fred's Cheating Heart (1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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After learning about the dangers and high risk of heart disease, Lamont plots to get his heart attack-prone father to the hospital for a cardio check-up.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Whitman Mayo, Thalmus Rasulala

Votes: 35

43. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Fred, the Reluctant Fingerman (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Fred, fearing retaliation after witnessing a robbery at Julio's, is unwilling to get involved by describing the burglars to the police.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Gregory Sierra, Hal Williams

Votes: 41

44. Sanford (1980–1981)
Episode: Freeway (1981)

Comedy

5.2
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The city is debating whether to run a freeway through Watts or the wealthy Corban Hills neighborhood. Fred, Cal and Cliff organize their neighbors and lead the charge to save their homes.

Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Redd Foxx, Dennis Burkley, Clinton Derricks-Carroll, Whitman Mayo

Votes: 6

45. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Fuentes, Fuentes, Sanford & Chico (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Feeling betrayed when Lamont starts a sideline business with Julio, Fred moves out and into a downtown flophouse.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Gregory Sierra, Whitman Mayo

Votes: 38

46. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Going Out of Business (1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.8
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To get a better tax break and increase their income, Lamont gets a job as a clerk at a haberdashery and Fred considers closing down Sanford & Son.

Director: Norman Abbott | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Philip Bruns, Hal Williams

Votes: 33

47. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Grady and His Lady (1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Fred fears wedding bells will break up his beautiful friendship after Grady announces he's engaged to Dolly, so Fred plots to puncture the romance.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Whitman Mayo, Norma Miller

Votes: 39

48. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Grady, the Star Boarder (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Fred seizes a financial opportunity when Grady gripes about his neighbors' fighting: invite Grady to come live in serenity for $60 a month with him and Lamont.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Lynn Hamilton, Whitman Mayo

Votes: 34

49. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Greatest Show in Watts (1976)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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While babysitting an elephant, Fred holds a circus in the junkyard, allowing the cast to display their talents, especially Aunt Esther as the Bronze Goddess.

Director: Sid McCoy | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 31

50. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Have Gun, Will Sell (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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After Fred and Lamont scare away a burglar, they realize that he left his gun at their house. Lamont and Rollo then pressure Fred into going to a pawn shop to try and sell the gun.

Director: Rick Edelstein | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Noam Pitlik, Hal Williams

Votes: 46