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1. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 5,913

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: 2,247

3. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

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

Votes: 944

4. The Singing Nun (1966)

97 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.1
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Young and inexperienced Sister Ann has just arrived at her next posting at Samaritan House, a Dominican order located in a disreputable neighborhood of Ghent, Belgium. Sister Ann is ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban, Greer Garson, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 880

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: 652

6. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

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

8.2
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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 »

Stars: Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 294

7. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko ... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Allan Melvin

Votes: 1,038

8. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 825

9. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety that would become notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Peter Cullen

Votes: 797

10. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 783

11. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

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

Votes: 190

12. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

Votes: 95

13. The Phynx (1970)

GP | 81 min | Comedy, Music

4.4
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A rock band becomes embroiled in foreign affairs when they're sent to go on tour in Albania as a cover to find hostages in a remote castle held by communist enemies of the USA.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Michael A. Miller, Ray Chippeway, Dennis Larden, Lonny Stevens

Votes: 137

14. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Ray Bloch

Votes: 150

15. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Stone, Jimmy Nelson, Arnold Stang

Votes: 75

16. The Patsy (1964)

101 min | Comedy

6.3
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When a star comedian dies, his comedy team, decides to train a nobody to fill the shoes of the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man they choose, bellboy Stanley Belt, cant do ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Ina Balin, Everett Sloane, Phil Harris

Votes: 1,461

17. 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: 633

18. Man on Fire (1957)

95 min | Drama

6.5
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A wealthy businessman whose wife has divorced him is bitter about the divorce and prevents his ex-wife from seeing their child. The ex-wife takes him to court, and a judge tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Ranald MacDougall | Stars: Bing Crosby, Inger Stevens, Mary Fickett, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 255

19. Merrily We Live (1938)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray, Billie Burke

Votes: 1,058

20. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.1
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 116

21. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Freddie Mills, G.H. Elliott, Ada Reeve

Votes: 85

22. 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: 130

23. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

9.1
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Interviews with figures from public life.

Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 102

24. Mr. Adams and Eve (1957–1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Two famous Hollywood actors Eve Drake and Howard Adams, a married couple, are shown at home plus at work usually to comedic effect. They wrangle with studio head J.B. Hafner and deal with agent, the affable Steve.

Stars: Howard Duff, Ida Lupino, Olive Carey, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 24

25. The Joan Rivers Show (1968– )

30 min | Talk-Show

6.4
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Stars: Joan Rivers, Richard Benjamin, Rodney Dangerfield, Phil Foster

Votes: 33

26. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 103

27. The Beatles at Shea Stadium (1966 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Documentary film of The Beatles classic August 15, 1965 New York concert.

Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 417

28. The Kraft Music Hall (1967–1971)

60 min | Music

6.8
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A few years after Perry Como left as host, "The Kraft Music Hall" was revived as a regular series from 1967-71. There was no set host during this period, and various guest hosts, usually a ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Alan King, Eddy Arnold, Anne Meara

Votes: 54

29. The Last of the Secret Agents? (1966)

92 min | Comedy

4.4
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Marty and Steve, American tourists in France, are given a multipurpose umbrella and pitted against an international band of art thieves. Among the stolen treasures is the Statue Of Liberty.

Director: Norman Abbott | Stars: Marty Allen, Steve Rossi, John Williams, Nancy Sinatra

Votes: 124

30. Arthur Godfrey and His Friends (1949–1959)

60 min | Music

6.2
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Arthur Godfrey and his Friends entertained the audience with many skits and Musical numbers. The show was live, and Godfrey often did away with the script and improvised. He refused to ... See full summary »

Stars: Arthur Godfrey, Jackie Gleason, Frank Parker, Roberta Sherwood

Votes: 17

31. The $64,000 Question (1955–1958)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

6.6
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Among the most influential of the big-money quiz shows, and the undisputed king of the genre of the 1950s, contestants answer questions in a specific field in an attempt to win $64,000.

Stars: Joyce Brothers, Barbara Feldon, Hal March, Lynn Dollar

Votes: 42

32. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

8.4
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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Rose Marie

Votes: 88

33. The ABC Comedy Hour (1972– )

60 min | Comedy

8.8
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On an alternate basis, "The ABC Comedy Hour" presented "The Kopykats" with various comedy specials.

Stars: George Kirby, Frank Gorshin, Rich Little, Marilyn Michaels

Votes: 26

34. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series based in New York City which attracted a high caliber group of actors, often Broadway stars. Stories were both drama and comedies, some original but others adaptions of films and plays.

Stars: William Brower, Biff McGuire, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 27

35. Mr. Broadway (1933)

63 min | Comedy

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Ed Sullivan shows night spots all over New York in this movie, joking and listening to stories the patrons tell.

Directors: Johnnie Walker, Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Ed Sullivan, Jack Dempsey, Ruth Etting, Bert Lahr

36. Look Up and Live (1954–1979)

30 min

6.2
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Stars: Ed Summerlin, Edward Mulhare, Claudia McNeil, Lawrence Pressman

Votes: 15

37. The Great Santa Claus Switch (1970 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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The Great Santa Claus Switch was a Muppet television special that first aired on CBS on December 20, 1970. The show, narrated by Ed Sullivan, begins at the North Pole with Santa Claus and ... See full summary »

Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Art Carney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 33

38. Alice in Movieland (1940)

Approved | 22 min | Short, Drama, Music

5.9
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In a U.S. town that could be anywhere, 18-year-old Alice Purdee wins a free trip to Hollywood. With the assistance of a cheerful porter, she takes the night train and dreams about her ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Joan Leslie, Nana Bryant, Clara Blandick, Clarence Muse

Votes: 171

39. There Goes My Heart (1938)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Seeing her chance, 25-year-old heiress (Virginia Bruce) flees from her over-protective grandfather with none of her fortune in her purse. On the streets of New York, she is befriended by a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Fredric March, Virginia Bruce, Patsy Kelly, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 397

40. Senior Prom (1958)

82 min | Musical

5.7
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Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Jill Corey, Paul Hampton, James Komack, Barbara Bostock

Votes: 53

41. Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me (1940)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.0
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Woodbury's fashionable gown-salon on Fifth Avenue is about to take bankruptcy. An unemployed showgirl, Connie Curtiss, tell's the store's press agent, Tommy Shaw, that more girls would buy ... See full summary »

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Tom Brown, Constance Moore, Richard Carle, Anne Nagel

Votes: 6

42. Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Documentary

6.3
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This short shows how Hollywood gets ready for the world premiere of an "important" movie. The film celebrated here is Marie Antoinette (1938), which had its premiere at the Carthay Circle ... See full summary »

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Don Wilson, Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Una Merkel

Votes: 62

43. General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (1954 TV Movie)

Comedy, History, Musical

8.8
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Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Mary Martin, Ed Sullivan, Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen

Votes: 14

44. Elvis: The Ed Sullivan Shows (2006 Video)

179 min | Documentary, Music, Talk-Show

8.8
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Stars: The Jordanaires, Elvis Presley, Ed Sullivan, Robert D. Webb

Votes: 46

45. Disneyland '59 (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.4
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Walt Disney and Art Linkletter co-host a live celebration of Disneyland's fifth anniversary. Highlights include a mammoth... See full synopsis »

Directors: Marshall Diskin, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Eddie Albert, Rex Allen, Edgar Bergen, Frances Bergen

Votes: 67

46. Olympic Fund Telethon (1952 TV Special)

1,470 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

1.6
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An all-star telethon put together to raise funds for the United States Olympic Team, featuring such stars as Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford and The Three Stooges.

Stars: Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Bud Abbott, Gracie Allen

Votes: 24

47. The Million Dollar Incident (1961 TV Movie)

73 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A couple of crooks made off with one of the largest hauls. The crime - they made off with Jackie Gleason, the kidnaping began at the benefit for the Heart Fund.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Millette Alexander, Sorrell Booke, Robert Dane

Votes: 11

48. Premiere (1951 TV Special)

60 min

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Stars: Diana Adams, Robert Alda, Isabel Bigley, Bil Baird's Marionettes

49. Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Relive the dazzling show stopping songs, dances and production numbers from some of your favorite Broadway musicals. Great Broadway Musical Moments from The Ed Sullivan Show brings you ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Carol Channing, Bob Fosse

50. The World Premiere of 'Finian's Rainbow' (1968)

26 min | Short

6.5
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This documentary has interviews with actors and the director as they arrive for the 1968 New York world premiere of "Finian's Rainbow."

Directors: Elliot Geisinger, Ronald Saland | Stars: Lee Phillip Bell, Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Francis Ford Coppola

Votes: 8