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1. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: The Gymnast (1980)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

9.4
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16-year-old gymnast is determined to become a world-class athlete.

Writer: Durrell Royce Crays | Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Holly Gagnier, Zina Bethune, Jack Knight, Patrick Gorman

Votes: 23

2. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Episode: The First: Part 1 (1981)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.0
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David 'Barr' travels to Vissaria where another Hulk was sighted years before. He finds the lab where the creature originated, a man claims to have been the 'first' Hulk and most importantly, a cure.

Creator: Kenneth Johnson | Director: Frank Orsatti | Stars: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Harry Townes

Votes: 88

3. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Episode: The First: Part 2 (1981)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.0
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Del Frye has exposed himself to Gama radiation to re-awaken his own Hulk. David asks the former fiancée of the man who created and cured Frye's creature thirty years earlier for help in ... See full summary »

Creator: Kenneth Johnson | Director: Frank Orsatti | Stars: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Harry Townes

Votes: 79

4. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: A Kanisky Christmas (1983)

Comedy

8.4
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Nell's plans to give Joey a Christmas with the family meet with resistance, they've all made plans.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 5

5. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Porko's II (1982)

Comedy

8.4
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Dr. George Avery, founder of the diet group People Organized to Reduce and Kick Obesity (PORKO), gives a speech at one of Nell's meetings. Having gained back a significant amount of weight,... See full summary »

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 7

6. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Take My Baby, Please (1982)

Comedy

8.4
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Valerie, the girl who married and gave birth at the same time in the Kanisky household, returns with the news that her husband has walked out on her. Nell helps her find a job so that she can support her baby.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 5

7. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: The Mayor (1983)

Comedy

8.4
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The new mayor of Glenlawn takes an interest in Nell.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 5

8. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: A Man in Nell's Room (1981)

Comedy

8.3
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Nell quits her job and moves out of the house when she argues with the Chief over inviting her boyfriend to stay the night.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Herbert Kenwith | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 6

9. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Nell Goes to Jail (1982)

Comedy

8.3
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When the Kaniskys' phone service is mistakenly cut off for non-payment (it was supposed to be a Chinese woman), Nell clashes with the service representative at the phone company.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 11

10. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Nell's Friend (1983)

Comedy

8.2
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Nell's friend (and sometimes rival) Addy Wilson, a Phi Beta Kappa, comes to town.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 5

11. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
Episode: Trust Your Hart (1983)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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Lisa has been in a coma for seven years after she was in a car accident that killed her parents. The Harts take her in for a few days to help her recover. However, not everybody wants her to remember what happened.

Creator: Sidney Sheldon | Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, William Bassett

Votes: 18

12. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Joey: Part 2 (1983)

Comedy

8.0
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When the social worker comes to pick up Joey, Nell tells her he ran away.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 5

13. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: The Robbery (1982)

Comedy

8.0
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Two burglars break into the house while the Chief and the girls are away at an award ceremony and Nell is out with a friend.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Dick Harwood | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 8

14. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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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, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,081

15. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Katie's College (1984)

Comedy

7.9
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Nell is upset when she learns that Katie would rather open a business than go to college.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 12

16. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: The Emergency (1982)

Comedy

7.9
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Katie is hospitalized with what turns out to be complications from an Intra-Uterine Device.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Linda Day | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 7

17. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Andy Gibb (2008)

Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Pop star, Andy Gibb best known as the young brother of The Bee Gees. In 1977, Andy became a star with his hit single, "I Just Want To Be Your Everything". A year later, he topped two more ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary T. Carlin, Andy Gibb, Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb

Votes: 39

18. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Samantha Steals a Squad Car (1982)

Comedy

7.8
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Samantha runs into the house after getting into a fight. Failing to get the attention of Nell and the Chief, who are fighting because Nell sat on his hat, she runs off with a squad car.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Tony Singletary | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 6

19. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Katie the Crook (1981)

Comedy

7.7
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Recently widowed Police Chief Carl Kanisky returns home to find his household in a mess. His housekeeper, Nell, has vacuumed his goldfish, Gertrude, his youngest daughter, Samantha, has a ... See full summary »

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Howard Storm | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 16

20. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Grandpa Robs a Bank (1983)

Comedy

7.6
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At the bank, Grandpa is confused for a bank robber.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Tony Singletary | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 5

21. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Katie Steals Julie's Jock (1982)

Comedy

7.6
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Katie and Julie clash over a boy they both like.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 5

22. CHiPs (1977–1983)
Episode: Karate (1981)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Ponch uses karate to try and convince kids at a youth center to stay away from gangs and drugs.

Creator: Rick Rosner | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Danny Bonaduce

Votes: 22

23. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Mom's Birthday (1981)

Comedy

7.5
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Nell, the Chief, and the girls try to take their minds off of the fact that it today would have been the girls' mother's birthday.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 6

24. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: The Groupie (1983)

Comedy

7.5
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Julie wants to meet her favorite singer, Andy Gibb, who is doing a recording session in town.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 8

25. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Grandma Fools Around (1982)

Comedy

7.4
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On their 55th wedding anniversary, Grandpa Kanisky discovers a shocking revelation about Grandma when he goes through their old love letters.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Tony Singletary | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 7

26. Full House (1987–1995)
Episode: Joey & Stacy and... Oh, Yeah, Jesse (1989)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.4
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Comet, the puppy, is an undisciplined chewer, and Jessse bosses around with Joey, who fascinates a background singer to a commercial.

Creator: Jeff Franklin | Director: Bill Foster | Stars: John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 88

27. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: The Centerfold: Part 1 (1983)

Comedy

7.4
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The Chief fires a female officer for posing for a pornographic magazine.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 9

28. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: The Custody Suit (1983)

Comedy

7.4
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The Chief's sister-in-law, Blanche Ross, drops in unexpectedly on his birthday and treats Nell condescendingly. Later night, she walks into the kitchen and sees Nell performing the Heimlich... See full summary »

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Linda Day | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 5

29. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: A Good Man Is Hard to Find (1981)

Comedy

7.3
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Nell is tired of striking out on the dating scene, so the Chief sets her up with one of his officers.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 11

30. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Julie's Rejection (1981)

Comedy

7.3
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Katie sponsors Julie for membership in the Silver Slippers, an exclusive club to which she belongs.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Dick Harwood | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 9

31. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Julie's First Love (1982)

Comedy

7.2
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Julie falls in love with Arnie, a boy she meets at a video arcade.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Linda Day | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 5

32. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: The Chief's Gay Evening (1982)

Comedy

7.2
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During a stakeout, a police officer admits his homosexuality to the Chief, who is extremely displeased.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Linda Day | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 8

33. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress.

Creator: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin, Charles Napier

Votes: 8,612

34. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Joey's Train (1985)

Comedy

7.0
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It has been three months since Chief Kanisky died, when a present he bought for Joey's birthday turns up. Meanwhile, Julie and Jonathan want to move into his bedroom, but Nell objects to this.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler, Lara Jill Miller

Votes: 7

35. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Love Thy Neighbor (1982)

Comedy

7.0
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Nell goes to court when a neighbor's dog becomes a nuisance.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 6

36. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Nell Goes Home (1982)

Comedy

7.0
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Nell goes back to Alabama when she learns her father is dying.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 6

37. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Your Prisoner is Dead (1981)

Comedy

7.0
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The Chief is caught in a stand-off at a drug store and is forced to shoot the hold-up man.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 9

38. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company.

Creator: Guy Fraumeni | Stars: Lance Kerwin, Samaria Graham, Mara Hobel, Alexa Kenin

Votes: 525

39. Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)
Episode: Little Mother (1980)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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A misunderstanding with a visiting friend leads Drummond, Arnold, and Willis to believe that Kimberly is pregnant.

Creators: Bernie Kukoff, Jeff Harris | Director: Gerren Keith | Stars: Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Dana Plato

Votes: 19

40. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: The Centerfold: Part 2 (1983)

Comedy

6.9
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The Mayor of Glenlawn puts political pressure on the Chief over the female officer who posed nude.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 8

41. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Brother Ed and the Hooker (1982)

Comedy

6.8
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The Chief doesn't approve when his brother Ed has a date with a woman who used to be a prostitute.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 5

42. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Katie the Cheat (1982)

Comedy

6.8
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The Chief hopes Katie will be the first member of the Kanisky family to go to college, but she doesn't believe she can do well on a test. She asks Julie to take the test for her.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 5

43. Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem.

Creators: Jeff Harris, Bernie Kukoff | Stars: Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain, Dana Plato

Votes: 6,562

44. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.

Creator: Sidney Sheldon | Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Lee Wilkof

Votes: 3,458

45. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.7
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A documentary about celebrities lives before and after being famous.

Stars: Phil Crowley, Chip Bolcik, Beng Spies, Ken Baker

Votes: 631

46. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Have You Ever Been Ashamed of Your Parents? (1983)

45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Two teenage girls, one rich and one middle-class, become best friends over the summer.

Writer: Chris Manheim | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Marion Ross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, James Karen, Carol Lawrence

Votes: 15

47. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: The Second Time Around (1981)

Comedy

6.7
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The Chief is reunited with a woman he knew when they were both high school students - when she runs into his police car.

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Director: Howard Storm | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 11

48. Full House (1987–1995)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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After the sudden death of his wife, a young father enlists the help of his brother-in-law and his childhood friend to help him raise his three young children.

Creator: Jeff Franklin | Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 41,198

49. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

Creator: Gene Levitt | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett, Wendy Schaal

Votes: 4,056

50. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )
Episode: Gimme a Break (2003)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.6
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Cast and crew members discuss the six-year run of the NBC-TV sitcom "Gimme a Break!", including series star Nell Carter in some of her final interviews before her death. Discussions include... See full summary »

Writer: Dave Greene | Stars: Debbie Allen, Nell Carter, Hal Cooper, Jim Drake

Votes: 8