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1. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.8
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An airplane crew takes ill. Surely the only person capable of landing the plane is an ex-pilot afraid to fly. But don't call him Shirley.

Writers: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 126,578

2. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Approved | 192 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Writers: William Rose, Tania Rose | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 24,611

3. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.6
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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

Creator: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 9,435

4. Batman (1966–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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The ludicrously straightlaced Caped Crusader battles evil in this parody of the comics.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 8,849

5. The Love Boat (1977–1987)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy

Votes: 3,657

6. There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.5
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Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Lamar Trotti | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Dan Dailey

Votes: 3,288

7. The O'Reilly Factor (1996– )

60 min | Talk-Show

3.3
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Fox News Channel news and talk show.

Stars: Bill O'Reilly, Laura Ingraham, Juan Williams, Barack Obama

Votes: 2,772

8. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner

Votes: 2,408

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 1,365

10. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.1
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This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music.

Writers: Kathryn Scola, Lamar Trotti, Richard Sherman | Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman

Votes: 1,135

11. Stage Door Canteen (1943)

Passed | 132 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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"Dakota," a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and films appear and host a recreational center for servicemen ... See full summary »

Writer: Delmer Daves | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Cheryl Walker, William Terry, Judith Anderson, Kenny Baker

Votes: 1,017

12. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance, Jimmy Garrett

Votes: 979

13. That Girl (1966–1971)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Ann Marie is a struggling actress living in New York City. In between trying to find jobs acting and modeling she has time for her boyfriend, Don Hollinger, and her dad, Lou Marie.

Creators: Sam Denoff, Bill Persky | Stars: Marlo Thomas, Ted Bessell, Lew Parker, Bernie Kopell

Votes: 849

14. Match Game 73 (1973–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.2
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The five-day-a-week syndicated successor to the popular CBS game show, where two contestants compete to match fill-in-the-blank phrases with those of the celebrities.

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers, Richard Dawson

Votes: 843

15. Call Me Madam (1953)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Washington hostess Sally Adams becomes a Truman-era US ambassador to a European grand duchy.

Writers: Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsay, Arthur Sheekman | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, George Sanders

Votes: 772

16. Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's awake. He gives ... See full summary »

Writer: Romeo Muller | Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Buttons, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Alan Sues

Votes: 701

17. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.4
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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 691

18. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 671

19. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creator: Henry Hampton | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

Votes: 659

20. Hee Haw (1969–1997)

60 min | Comedy, Music

6.9
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Televised comedy/variety show with a country bent.

Creators: John Aylesworth, Frank Peppiatt | Stars: Roy Clark, Gunilla Hutton, Buck Owens, Junior Samples

Votes: 574

21. Good Morning America (1975– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

5.4
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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Bianna Golodryga, Ron Claiborne

Votes: 552

22. We're Not Dressing (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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Yacht owner is stranded on island with her socialite friends, a wacky husband and wife research team, and a singing sailor.

Writers: Walton Hall Smith, Benjamin Glazer, Horace Jackson, Francis Martin, George Marion Jr. | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard, George Burns, Gracie Allen

Votes: 508

23. The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

Votes: 447

24. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.0
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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: 442

25. Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

4.4
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In 1924 Estie comes to Hollywood to become an actress, but the dog, that followed her becomes the star. But Hollywood has its own rules of success.

Writers: Arnold Schulman, Cy Howard | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Shecky Greene, Phil Leeds, Cliff Norton

Votes: 423

26. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

Votes: 394

27. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

Votes: 346

28. The Art of Love (1965)

99 min | Comedy

6.3
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Struggling artist fakes his own death so his works will increase in value.

Writers: Richard Alan Simmons, William Sackheim, Carl Reiner | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: James Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Elke Sommer, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 343

29. Kid Millions (1934)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

7.8
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A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.

Writers: Arthur Sheekman, Nat Perrin, Nunnally Johnson | Directors: Roy Del Ruth, Willy Pogany | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ann Sothern, Ethel Merman, George Murphy

Votes: 341

30. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett

Votes: 334

31. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Creator: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 315

32. The Hollywood Squares (1965–1982)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

6.4
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Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.

Creators: Merrill Heatter, Bob Quigley | Stars: Kenny Williams, Peter Marshall, Cliff Arquette, Wally Cox

Votes: 314

33. Journey Back to Oz (1974)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Animation, Comedy

6.2
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During a twister, Dorothy is hit on the head by a gate and once again whisked away to the land of Oz. But this time, on her way to the Emerald City, she discovers a terrible plot by the ... See full summary »

Writers: Fred Ladd, Norm Prescott, Bernard Evslin | Director: Hal Sutherland | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Milton Berle, Margaret Hamilton, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 301

34. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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A six-part documentary about the Broadway musical

Stars: Julie Andrews, John Lahr, Stephen Sondheim, Philip Furia

Votes: 286

35. Tarzan (1966–1968)

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.2
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Tarzan (Lord Greystoke), already well educated and fed up with civilization, returns to the jungle and, more-or-less assisted by chimpanzee Cheetah and orphan boy Jai, wages war against poachers and other bad guys.

Stars: Ron Ely, Manuel Padilla Jr., Charles Wood, Virgil Richardson

Votes: 265

36. Strike Me Pink (1936)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

7.1
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Meek Eddie Pink becomes manager of an amusement park beset by mobsters.

Writers: Clarence Budington Kelland, Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Frank Butler, Philip Rapp | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ethel Merman, Sally Eilers, Harry Parke

Votes: 254

37. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.6
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Creators: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman | Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Bess Myerson

Votes: 220

38. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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Stars: Mike Douglas, Sergio Franchi, Joe Harnell Sextet, Jackie Gleason

Votes: 216

39. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Milt Kamen, Hermione Gingold

Votes: 205

40. The Muppets Go Hollywood (1979 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.0
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Writers: Don Hinkley, Jerry Juhl | Director: Stan Harris | Stars: Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 197

41. Anything Goes (1936)

92 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English ... See full summary »

Writers: Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Charles Ruggles, Ida Lupino

Votes: 191

42. The Judy Garland Show (1963–1964)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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Stars: Judy Garland, Jerry Van Dyke, Ken Murray, Mel Tormé

Votes: 184

43. Night of 100 Stars (1982 TV Special)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.7
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All-star variety special celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America.

Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jane Alexander, Peter Allen, Steve Allen, June Allyson

Votes: 183

44. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 157

45. Sha Na Na (1977– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

6.6
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A themed variety show, in which the skits and music centered around Sha Na Na (a '50s-style "greaser" rock band) and the neighborhood in which they lived (an unidentified inner city ... See full summary »

Stars: Sha-Na-Na, Milton Berle, Frank Gorshin, Chubby Checker

Votes: 149

46. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

Votes: 142

47. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.9
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Tim Conway

Votes: 133

48. The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)

97 min | Musical

6.2
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Writers: Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Ralph Spence, Jack Mintz | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jack Oakie, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 126

49. The Bob Hope Show (1952– )

60 min | Comedy, Family

6.0
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Stars: Bob Hope, Wally Cox, Janis Paige, Jerry Colonna

Votes: 106

50. Startime (I) (1959–1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.8
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Stars: Dean Martin, Marian Anderson, Alice Backes, Polly Bergen

Votes: 98