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1. 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

2. Beaches (1988)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

Writers: Iris Rainer, Mary Agnes Donoghue | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

3. The Jerk (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

7.2
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An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis.

Writers: Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, Michael Elias | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King

4. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper

5. Head of the Class (1986–1990)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students.

Creators: Michael Elias, Rich Eustis | Stars: William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Dan Frischman, Robin Givens

6. The Odd Couple (1970–1975)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.

Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro, Penny Marshall

7. The Frisco Kid (1979)

PG | 114 min | Comedy, Western

6.4
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A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws.

Writers: Michael Elias, Frank Shaw | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri, Val Bisoglio

8. Love, American Style (1969–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.

Stars: Stuart Margolin, Mary Grover, Barbara Minkus, William Callaway

9. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Creators: Bill Cosby, Ed. Weinberger, Michael Zagor | Stars: Bill Cosby, Joyce Bulifant, Olga James, Lee Weaver

10. Young Doctors in Love (1982)

R | 96 min | Comedy

5.1
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An 'Airplane'-style spoof of hospital soap operas: a brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood; a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet; ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Elias, Rich Eustis | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Michael McKean, Sean Young, Gary Friedkin, Kyle T. Heffner

11. Serial (1980)

R | 86 min | Comedy

6.7
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It's the end of the 70s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the ... See full summary »

Writers: Cyra McFadden, Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: Bill Persky | Stars: Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Jennifer McAllister, Sam Chew Jr.

12. The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971–1974)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Creator: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Hope Lange, Marty Brill, Fannie Flagg

13. Viva Valdez (1976– )

30 min | Comedy

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Summer replacement show about a Mexican-American family living in East Los Angeles, California.

Stars: Rodolfo Hoyos Jr., Carmen Zapata, James Victor, Nelson D. Cuevas

14. Playboy After Dark (1969– )

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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Stars: Hugh M. Hefner, Chris Cranston, Nanci Roberts, Bill Cosby

15. Lush Life (1993 TV Movie)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.7
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Superb drama about two best friends who play jazz in night clubs.

Writer: Michael Elias | Director: Michael Elias | Stars: Ernie Andrews, Jeff Goldblum, Buddy Arnold, Forest Whitaker

16. Black Bart (1975 TV Movie)

25 min | Comedy, Western

3.5
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Western spoof concerning the adventures of a black sheriff and his fast-drawing sidekick fighting corruption and bigotry in the old west. Based on the feature film Blazing Saddles (1974).

Creator: Andrew Bergman | Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Steve Landesberg, Millie Slavin, Noble Willingham

17. The Good News (1997–1998)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Stars: David Ramsey, Roz Ryan, Tracey Cherelle Jones, Guy Torry

18. Co-ed Fever (1979– )

30 min | Comedy

4.3
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What happens when an all-girls school goes co-ed?

Stars: David Keith, Alexa Kenin, Christopher S. Nelson, Cathryn O'Neil

19. All's Fair (1976–1977)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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A middle-aged man and a young woman fall in love amidst the political backdrop of Washington, D.C.

Creators: Rod Parker, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Stars: Richard Crenna, Bernadette Peters, Lee Chamberlin, J.A. Preston

20. The Brig (1964)

68 min | Drama

7.3
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A ultra-realistic depiction of life in a Marine Corps brig (or jail) at a camp in Japan in 1957. Marine prisoners are awakened and put through work details for the course of a single day, ... See full summary »

Writer: Kenneth H. Brown | Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Warren Finnerty, Jim Anderson, Henry Howard, Tom Lillard

21. Another Nice Mess (1972)

PG | 66 min | Comedy

6.5
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Writer: Bob Einstein | Director: Bob Einstein | Stars: Rich Little, Herb Voland, Diahn Williams, Bruce Kirby

22. The American Snitch (1983 TV Movie)

82 min | Comedy

5.6
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Satire spoof about a "National Enquirer"-type tabloid, featuring a cast of celebrity look-alikes.

Writers: Scott Johnston, Elaine Corrington | Director: Richard A. Harris | Stars: Fred McCarren, Lane Smith, André De Shields, George Lindsey

23. Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty (1980 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

7.8
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Steve Martin's second NBC special was done entirely in sketches. Highlights include: Marty Robbins' "El Paso" with monkeys; "The Death of Socrates;" and "Bizarre Oddities of the World."

Writers: Michael Elias, Carmen Finestra, Robert Garland, Jack Handey, Steve Martin, Connie Turner | Director: Joseph Cates | Stars: Steve Martin, Marty Allen, Richard Deacon, Joyce DeWitt

24. No Laughing Matter (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

5.9
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Since 4 year-old Charlie Poleski's dad Matt's death while on police duty, he has been common working mother Emma's pride and joy. She messes up the first meeting with his girlfriend Lauren ... See full summary »

Writers: Ted Kristian, Michael Elias | Director: Michael Elias | Stars: Suzanne Somers, Chad Christ, Selma Blair, Robert Desiderio

25. Szysznyk (1977–1978)

30 min | Comedy

6.2
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A former Marine named Nick Szysznyk takes over running an inner city playground in Washington, D.C. In this fish out of water comedy, he has to learn how to deal with the city bureaucracy as well as his co-workers.

Stars: Leonard Barr, Ned Beatty, Thomas Carter, Olivia Cole

26. Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour (1970– )

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Stars: Pat Paulsen, Don Adams, Little Benjamin, Mel Blanc

27. Robert Young and the Family (1971 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

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Robert Young hosts a series of sketches poking fun at the American family.

Writers: Elias Davis, Michael Elias, Phil Mishkin, David Pollock, Rob Reiner, Frank Shaw | Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Beau Bridges, Eric Chase, Cindy Eilbacher, Lee Grant

28. Tall Hopes (1993– )

30 min | Comedy

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Short-lived (3 weeks) summer show about Ernest Harris, a 14-year-old kid whose father only paid attention to the eldest boy, a 16-year-old basketball prodigy named Chester. The boys had a ... See full summary »

Creators: Michael Elias, Rich Eustis | Stars: George Wallace, Anna Maria Horsford, Terrence Howard, Kenn Michael

29. The Best Friend (2010– )

6 min | Comedy

8.3
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Web series explores what it would look like to watch a romantic comedy through the eyes of the best friend character rather than the ingenue.

Creators: Marilyn Anne Michaels, Allie Smith | Stars: Marilyn Anne Michaels, Allie Smith, Eric Loya, Jeanette O'Connor

30. Envoyez les violons (1988)

89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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Writers: Michael Elias, Ève Babitz, Roger Andrieux | Director: Roger Andrieux | Stars: Anémone, Richard Anconina, Michel Galabru, Martin Lamotte

31. Scared Silly (1982 TV Movie)

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Creators: Michael Elias, Rich Eustis | Director: John Astin | Stars: Jeff Altman, Donovan Scott, Lisa Hartman

32. The Bill Cosby Special, or? (1971 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

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Writers: Bill Cosby, Michael Elias, Sidney Green, Dave Hill, Ray Jessel, Frank Shaw | Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Bill Cosby, Johnny Brown, John Denver, Billy Eckstine

33. The Best Friend (2010– )
Episode: A Day Without (2010)

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Creators: Marilyn Anne Michaels, Allie Smith | Director: Wednesday Standley | Stars: Jed Bernard, Eric Loya, Marilyn Anne Michaels, Rebecca Norris

34. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: A Dirty Business (1971)

Comedy

6.8
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Creators: Michael Zagor, Bill Cosby | Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Bill Cosby, Darrell Larson, Alberto Isaac, Kip King

35. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: A Problem Like Maria (1987)

Comedy

7.7
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Creators: Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Leslie Bega

36. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: Alan Goes Crimson (1990)

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Alan gets a chance to go to Harvard and is acting like a jerk. But when the man who was arranging it dies before he could. But even after learning of this he continues to act like he is going.

Creators: Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: Howard Storm | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Michael DeLorenzo

37. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: And Then There Were None (1990)

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Creators: Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: Frank Bonner | Stars: Billy Connolly, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Michael DeLorenzo

38. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: Any Time You're Ready, CK (1970)

Comedy

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Holmes High's football team is having trouble on the field, and the players suggest that Chet film their scrimmages to help them correct their mistakes. At first he resists the suggestion, ... See full summary »

Creators: Michael Zagor, Bill Cosby | Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Bill Cosby, Gordon Hoban, Eldon Quick, Glenn Capers

39. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: Arvid Nose Best (1989)

Comedy

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When Arvid is snoring so loudly, Mr. Moore thinks it could be taken care of by surgery. So he decides to have it but is also thinking of having a nose job but when is under the anesthetic, ... See full summary »

Creators: Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: Alan Rosen | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Michael DeLorenzo

40. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: Arvid's Sure Thing (1989)

Comedy

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Rhonda, probably the most popular girl in school, sets her sights on Arvid. He feels like the luckiest man alive. But Mr. Moore gets him to wonder why she's so popular.

Creators: Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: Alan Rosen | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Leslie Bega

41. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: As Time Goes By (1986)

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Creators: Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Leslie Bega

42. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: Back in the U.S.S.R. (1988)

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Creators: Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: Art Dielhenn | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Leslie Bega

43. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: Back to School (1989)

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The school year begins with three members of the IHP no longer there. And three new students, Alex, Viki and Aristotle joining the class. And the old students don't exactly welcome them with open arms.

Creators: Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: Lee Shallat Chemel | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Michael DeLorenzo

44. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: Back to the Future (1986)

Comedy

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Creators: Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: John Tracy | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Leslie Bega

45. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: Be My Baby... Sitter (1990)

Comedy

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Jasper's parents thinking of him as a child won't let him alone so they get a babysitter. And the person who shows up is Sarah. And he pretends that he has a sibling. And that's when they get close.

Creators: Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: Art Dielhenn | Stars: Billy Connolly, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Michael DeLorenzo

46. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: Billy's Big One (1990)

30 min | Comedy

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Creators: Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: Lee Shallat Chemel | Stars: Billy Connolly, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Michael DeLorenzo

47. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: Blunden in Love (1989)

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Creators: Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: Howard Storm | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Michael DeLorenzo

48. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: Born to Run (1989)

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Creators: Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: Lee Shallat Chemel | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Leslie Bega

49. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: Cello Fever (1988)

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Creators: Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: Art Dielhenn | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Leslie Bega

50. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: Cement Hi-Tops (1990)

Comedy

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Aristotle gets job videotaping a wedding. Later an FBI agent shows asking to see the video he shot. Aristotle asks why he wants to see it and he doesn't answer him. So he is hesitant to do ... See full summary »

Creators: Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: Buzz Sapien | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Michael DeLorenzo