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1. One Day at a Time (1975–1984)
Episode: Connor's Crisis (1980)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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After left by his wife, Mr. Connors, Ann's boss, is taken out to dinner by Ann and ends up with a gold-digger.

Writers: Allan Manings, Whitney Blake, Norman Lear, Ron Bloomberg, Dinah Kirgo, Linda Marsh, Margie Peters, Julie Kirgo | Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Bonnie Franklin, Pat Harrington Jr., Valerie Bertinelli, John Hillerman

2. All in the Family (1971–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

3. Stalag 17 (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.1
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When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.

Writers: Billy Wilder, Edwin Blum, Donald Bevan, Edmund Trzcinski | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss

4. The Goldbergs (1949–1956)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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"The Goldbergs" were, if not the first, among the first of the sitcoms. It was a domestic comedy featuring the home life of a Jewish family... See full synopsis »

Stars: Gertrude Berg, Eli Mintz, Arlene McQuade, Robert H. Harris

5. The Jackie Gleason Show (1966–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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Mr. Gleason's last weekly variety series, which alternated between regular variety hours with big name guest stars and musical remakes of old "Honeymooners" sketches.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

6. Three's Company (1977–1984)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors.

Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Richard Kline

7. Harper Valley P.T.A. (1981–1982)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Barbara Eden, Fannie Flagg, Jenn Thompson, Anne Francine

8. Three's Company (1977–1984)
Episode: The Bake-Off (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.6
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Chrissy accidentally eats a pie that Jack has prepared to represent his school in a bake-off contest.

Writers: Paul Wayne, George Burditt, Jerry Kenion, Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernard West, Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke | Director: Dave Powers | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Audra Lindley

9. Three's Company (1977–1984)
Episode: It's Only Money (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.5
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When the rent money comes up missing, the roommates panic and call the police, avoiding Mr. Roper, who only wants to invite them out for dinner.

Writers: Paul Wayne, George Burditt, Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernard West, Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke | Director: Bill Hobin | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Norman Fell

10. Three's Company (1977–1984)
Episode: Jack the Ripper (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.5
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Jack goes to see a counselor to learn to become more assertive.

Writers: Bill Richmond, Gene Perret, Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernard West, Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke | Director: Dave Powers | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Ann Wedgeworth

11. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Mike the Pacifist (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Mike gets very upset when he defends Gloria on the subway since he never once in his life advocated violence.

Writers: Norman Lear, Phil Doran, Douglas Arango, Johnny Speight | Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

12. Good Times (1974–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Stars: Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis, Jimmie Walker

13. Three's Company (1977–1984)
Episode: The Gift (1978)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Mr. Roper gives Jack money to buy an expensive coat for his wife. This causes a problem when Chrissy thinks it is her birthday present from Jack.

Writers: Paul Wayne, George Burditt, Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernard West, Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke | Director: Bill Hobin | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Audra Lindley

14. Switch (1975–1978)

90 min | Crime, Action, Drama

7.2
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An ex-cop and an ex-con start their own detective agency.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Robert Wagner, Eddie Albert, Charlie Callas, Sharon Gless

15. Three's Company (1977–1984)
Episode: Jack's Graduation (1980)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.1
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Jack may not graduate from cooking school when one of his classmates switches dishes with him.

Writers: Michael S. Baser, Kim Weiskopf, Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernard West, Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke | Director: Dave Powers | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Richard Kline

16. Alice (1976–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, ... See full summary »

Creator: Robert Getchell | Stars: Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback, Philip McKeon

17. Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)
Episode: Thanksgiving Crossover: Part 1 (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

6.8
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Mr. Drummond's old friend, Larry Alder, visits New York on a business trip to present a business plan for purchasing a television station.

Creators: Bernie Kukoff, Jeff Harris | Director: Gerren Keith | Stars: Conrad Bain, McLean Stevenson, Gary Coleman, Joanna Gleason

18. The Facts of Life (1979–1988)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.7
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A group of girls attending a boarding school experience the joys and the trials of adolescence under the guiding hand of housemother Edna Garrett. Later in the series, Mrs. Garrett is ... See full summary »

Creators: Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon | Stars: Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon

19. Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.7
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The misadventures of a rich Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American maid.

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

20. One Day at a Time (1975–1984)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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This sitcom follows recently divorced mother (Ann Romano) and her two teenage daughters (Barbara and Julie) as they start a new life together in Indianapolis, They are befriended by the ... See full summary »

Creators: Whitney Blake, Allan Manings | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Bonnie Franklin, Pat Harrington Jr., Mackenzie Phillips

21. Operation Mad Ball (1957)

105 min | Comedy, War

6.5
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Private Hogan must raise his ability to scheme and plot to a new level to put on a madcap dance to celebrate the closing of an Army surgical hospital in post WWII France while evading the ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur Carter, Jed Harris, Blake Edwards | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Kathryn Grant, Arthur O'Connell

22. Three's Company (1977–1984)
Episode: Teacher's Pet (1981)

TV-PG | Comedy

6.5
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Jack teaches a cooking class and Janet attends. He tells her that she will not get any special attention. However, Jack does give special attention to another student - the Dean's niece. Betty Jean hopes to get an A in class.

Writers: Mark Tuttle, Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernard West, Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke | Director: Dave Powers | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Richard Kline, Jenilee Harrison

23. Hello, Larry (1979–1980)
Episode: Thanksgiving Crossover: Part 2 (1979)

Comedy

6.5
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Mr. Drummond and Mr. Alder try to figure out how to get past their differences to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.

Creators: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant | Director: Doug Rogers | Stars: Conrad Bain, McLean Stevenson, Gary Coleman, Joanna Gleason

24. Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

6.4
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When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.

Writers: David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler, Gerald Gaiser | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Jane Fonda, George Segal, Ed McMahon, Richard Gautier

25. In the Beginning (1978– )

30 min | Comedy

6.0
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The relationship between a stuffed-shirt priest and a liberal nun that run a Baltimore mission.

Stars: McLean Stevenson, Olivia Barash, Jack Dodson, Bobby F. Ellerbee

26. Hello, Larry (1979–1980)

30 min | Comedy

5.8
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Larry Alder is a 44-year-old divorcee in Portland, Oregon, raising his two teenage daughters and hosting a call-in psychology radio show.

Creators: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant | Stars: McLean Stevenson, Kim Richards, Joanna Gleason, Krista Errickson

27. The Cop and the Kid (1975–1976)

30 min | Comedy

5.7
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A white Los Angeles street cop adopts a black orphan.

Stars: Charles Durning, Tierre Turner, Patsy Kelly, Sharon Spelman

28. Corvette Summer (1978)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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Ken loves to design and build exotic cars. When the High School shop class project car, a fully tricked out dream Corvette, is stolen, he begins searching for it. His search leads him to ... See full summary »

Writers: Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins | Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Mark Hamill, Annie Potts, Eugene Roche, William Bryant

29. The Facts of Life (1979–1988)
Episode: The Rich Aren't Different (1984)

TV-PG | Comedy

5.0
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Blair takes Jo to small claims court over a broken wristwatch.

Creators: Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon | Director: John Bowab | Stars: Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn

30. Good Times (1974–1979)
Episode: The Judy Cohen Story (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy

4.8
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JJ gets Michael's band a job at a tavern. While the pay is good, Florida does not want Michael to be playing in a bar. When JJ is at the tavern, he hears another singer (Judy Cohen) and knows that she has real talent to make it big.

Writers: Eric Monte, Mike Evans, Norman Lear, John Donley, Nance McCormick | Director: Gerren Keith | Stars: Esther Rolle, Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis

31. Harper Valley P.T.A. (1981–1982)
Episode: A Tree Grows in Harper Valley (1981)

30 min | Comedy

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Sentimental Stella chains herself to the oldest living tree in Harper Valley to save it from being bulldozed by Flora's workmen.

Writer: Warren S. Murray | Director: George Tyne | Stars: Barbara Eden, Fannie Flagg, Jenn Thompson, Anne Francine

32. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: Citizen Mel (1978)

TV-PG | Comedy

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Mel identifies a crook for the police who is known to rough up witnesses against him.

Writer: Charles Isaacs | Director: William Asher | Stars: Linda Lavin, Vic Tayback, Beth Howland, Polly Holliday

33. The Goldbergs (1949–1956)
Episode: Molly's Pocketbook (1955)

Comedy

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With Sammy's wedding right around the corner,

Writers: Cherney Berg, Gertrude Berg | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Gertrude Berg, Eli Mintz, Arlene McQuade, Tom Taylor

35. The Jackie Gleason Show (1966–1970)
Episode: The Honeymooners: Two for the Money (1967)

TV-G | Comedy, Musical

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Writers: Howard Harris, Marvin Marx, Rod Parker, Leonard Stern, Walter Stone, Sydney Zelinka | Director: Frank Bunetta | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Tony Dean, Diane Deering

36. Switch (1975–1978)
Episode: The Pirates of Tin Pan Alley (1976)

60 min | Crime, Action, Drama

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Darcy Taggart is a perpetually-smiling record producer who is secretly stealing songs from his own musicians and handing over bootleg copies to a mobster. When two of his musicians learn of... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Director: David Impastato | Stars: Robert Wagner, Eddie Albert, Charlie Callas, Sharon Gless

37. In the Beginning (1978– )
Episode: The Poker Game (1978)

Comedy

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Writer: Ron Bloomberg | Director: Randy Winburn | Stars: McLean Stevenson, Olivia Barash, Stanley Brock, Jack Dodson

38. The Cop and the Kid (1975–1976)
Episode: You'll Look Great in Basic Black (1975)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Charles Durning, William Pierson, Sharon Spelman, Tierre Turner