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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 32,896

2. Miami Vice (1984–1990)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 16,826

3. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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The gross misadventures of a hyper chihuahua and a stupid cat.

Stars: John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet, Cheryl Chase

Votes: 16,027

4. The Monkees (1966–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith

Votes: 2,611

5. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.3
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

Votes: 1,174

6. 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, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,120

7. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.5
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At a time when most other shows for children were either low-budget productions or product-inspired cartoons that were little more than half-hour commercials, this program set out to ... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Votes: 1,338

8. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)

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

7.8
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A crass, womanizing duck works as a private eye with his level-headed pig sidekick, all-the-while raising a family as a single dad.

Stars: Jason Alexander, Gregg Berger, Nancy Travis, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 4,226

9. Head (1968)

G | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Fantasy

6.6
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The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

Votes: 4,572

10. The Wrecking Crew! (2008)

PG | 101 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby.

Director: Denny Tedesco | Stars: Denny Tedesco, Brian Wilson, Dick Clark, Cher

Votes: 1,546 | Gross: $0.80M

11. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, David Brenner, Sergio Franchi

Votes: 265

12. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–2002)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Calvert DeForest, Marv Albert

Votes: 2,743

13. 200 Motels (1971)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

5.9
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"Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by the... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Palmer, Frank Zappa | Stars: Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar

Votes: 1,572

14. The Arsenio Hall Show (1989–1994)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.4
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Arsenio Hall hosts this hip, late-night talk show.

Stars: Arsenio Hall, Burton Richardson, Michael Wolff, Sinbad

Votes: 574

15. 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: 101

16. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.4
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Stephen Fry, John Gielgud

Votes: 99

17. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 112

18. Dance Fever (1979–1987)

30 min | Game-Show, Music

5.9
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Lotsa dancin', disco music 'n tight pants!

Stars: Charlie O'Donnell, Deney Terrio, Ted Lange, Caryn Richman

Votes: 74

19. The World's Greatest Sinner (1962)

77 min | Drama

7.0
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A bored insurance salesman quits his job to go into politics. He first starts preaching about how man is greater than he thinks and that man can live forever. He ends up forming his own ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Carey | Stars: Timothy Carey, Gil Barreto, Betty Rowland, James Farley

Votes: 496

20. Roxy the Movie (2015)

116 min | Documentary, Music

8.8
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A concert movie showing a performance by the much-loved 1973 incarnation of the Mothers of Invention. An incredible cast of musicians treat us to a selection of blistering, pointillist jazz... See full summary »

Director: Frank Zappa | Stars: Frank Zappa, Ruth Underwood, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Tom Fowler

Votes: 70

21. Baby Snakes (1979)

R | 166 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

8.0
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Rock artist Frank Zappa hosts a concert in New York City. This movie contains tons of on-stage footage, off-stage footage, and animation.

Director: Frank Zappa | Stars: Frank Zappa, Adrian Belew, Tommy Mars, Terry Bozzio

Votes: 678

22. Crossfire (1982– )

News, Talk-Show

3.4
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One of the leading political talk shows in America, this program combined in-depth discussion of current events and issues with just enough conflict added to spur arguments onward. For each... See full summary »

Stars: Newt Gingrich, Van Jones, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter

Votes: 96

23. The Norman Gunston Show (1975–1979)

Comedy

8.3
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Stars: Garry McDonald, Max Rowley, Abigail, Candy Raymond

Votes: 51

24. The Howard Stern Show (1987– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.1
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Stars: Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Leslie West, Steve Rossi

Votes: 81

25. All You Need Is Love (1977– )

60 min | Music, Documentary

7.9
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Series tracing the development of 20th-century popular music in all its forms.

Stars: Irving Caesar, Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, John Hammond

Votes: 53

26. The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (1988 Video)

59 min | Comedy, Documentary

8.7
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Using takes and rehearsals discarded from the original edit plus interviews made during the shooting... See full synopsis »

Director: Frank Zappa | Stars: Phyllis Smith Altenhaus, Dick Barber, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 78

27. The New Steve Allen Show (1961–1965)

48 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.9
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Stars: Steve Allen, Johnny Jacobs, Louis Nye, Joey Forman

Votes: 32

28. Thicke of the Night (1983–1984)

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.3
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Stars: Alan Thicke, Richard Belzer, Ross Bennett, Linda Blair

Votes: 30

29. Funny (1988)

81 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.1
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Director: Bran Ferren | Stars: Emanuel Azenberg, Bob Balaban, Peter Boyle, Marshall Brickman

Votes: 17

30. Does Humor Belong in Music? (1985 Video)

57 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

8.4
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Frank Zappa and his band in a digitally recorded live performance at "The Pier" in New York, NY on August 26, 1984.

Director: Frank Zappa | Stars: Frank Zappa, Ray White, Ike Willis, Bobby Martin

Votes: 265

31. Uncle Meat (1987 Video)

100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.0
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This is a documentary about an unfinished movie. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention try to film the sci-fi epic "Uncle Meat."

Director: Frank Zappa | Stars: Phyllis Smith Altenhaus, Dick Barber, Massimo Bassoli, Rodney Bingenheimer

Votes: 150

32. The Amazing Mister Bickford (1987 Video)

52 min | Animation, Music

7.7
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Several pieces of Frank Zappa's music are set against clay animation by Bruce Bickford.

Directors: Frank Zappa, Bruce Bickford | Stars: Bruce Bickford, Frank Zappa

Votes: 123

33. Video from Hell (1985 Video)

60 min | Music

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In a little over an hour, 'VIDEO FROM HELL' provides a preview of current and projected Honker releases, including 'BABY SNAKES', 'THE TRUE STORY OF 200 MOTELS' and 'UNCLE MEAT' (all 1987 ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Zappa | Stars: Phyllis Smith Altenhaus, Dick Barber, Adrian Belew, Jimmy Carl Black

Votes: 57

34. Frank Zappa (1971 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

6.6
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Zappa, Beefheart, Alice Cooper and LA's Lunatic Fringe.

Director: Roelof Kiers | Stars: Pamela Des Barres, Aynsley Dunbar, Wild Man Fischer, Howard Kaylan

Votes: 5

35. Àngel Casas Show (1984–1988)

Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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Stars: Àngel Casas, Josep Maria Bardagí, Dyango, Núria Feliu

Votes: 8

36. Sex in Today's World (1968)

28 min | Short

7.2
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Star: Frank Zappa

Votes: 6

37. Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth (1991 TV Special)

Documentary, Comedy

4.3
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Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Tom Arnold, Roseanne Barr, Jim Carrey, David Cassidy

Votes: 15

38. Run Home, Slow (1965)

75 min | Western

6.8
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After their criminal father is lynched, the Hagens find a treasure - but wander, starving in the desert.

Director: Ted Brenner | Stars: Mercedes McCambridge, Linda Gaye Scott, Allen Richards, Gary Kent

Votes: 35

39. The Dub Room Special! (1984 Video)

92 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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Directors: Dick Darley, Clark Santee, Frank Zappa | Stars: Frank Zappa, George Duke, Ruth Underwood, Chester Thompson

Votes: 154

40. Late Night Line-Up (1964–1972)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Joan Bakewell, Denis Tuohy, Tony Bilbow, Philip Jenkinson

41. The Howard Stern Interview (1992–1993)

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.4
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Stars: Howard Stern, Jon Bon Jovi, Flavor Flav, Richie Sambora

Votes: 37

42. Cocaine Blues (1983)

52 min | Documentary, Crime

6.5
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A look at the problems associated with cocaine use, including the toll it takes, not only on the users themselves but on society in general.

Directors: Malcolm Barbour, John Langley | Stars: Hoyt Axton, Jim Abrahams, Paul Krassner, Mercury Morris

Votes: 17

43. The Revenge of the Dead Indians (1993)

130 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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This is a full-length documentary honoring the life and work of American composer and artist John Cage, who died in New York August 12th, 1992. John Cage is considered to be one of the most... See full summary »

Director: Henning Lohner | Stars: Yves Bazillou, Michael Berger, Farid Chahboub, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 36

44. Cousteau: Alaska: Outrage at Valdez (1989)

48 min

8.8
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Director: Jean-Michel Cousteau

Votes: 19

45. The Steve Allen Playhouse (1962–1964)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

9.0
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Stars: Steve Allen, Herb Ellis, Johnny Jacobs, John Raitt

Votes: 10

46. Frank Zappa: New York and Elsewhere (1980 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary, Music

8.7
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Directors: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher | Stars: Frank Zappa, Ike Willis, Tommy Mars, David Logeman

Votes: 6

47. Summer '82: When Zappa Came to Sicily (2014)

81 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.1
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'Summer '82 - When Zappa Came to Sicily' is a 'homecoming story' of two families, Sicilian filmmaker Salvo Cuccia's and the family of Sicilian-American Rock icon Frank Zappa. Cuccia's story... See full summary »

Director: Salvo Cuccia | Stars: Massimo Bassoli, Mathilda Doucette Zappa, Tanino Liberatore, Joe Travers

Votes: 12

48. Decade (1989 TV Movie)

Documentary

4.0
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Directors: Ted Haimes, Martha Spanninger | Stars: Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Eric Bogosian, David Byrne

Votes: 10

49. The Yellow Shark (1992)

88 min | Music

8.7
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This live recording was culled from seven September 1992 concerts given in Vienna, Berlin, and Frankfurt by the Ensemble Modern, a Frankfurt-based chamber orchestra that performs only contemporary music.

Director: Egbert van Hees | Stars: Frank Zappa, Peter Rundel, Ensemble Modern, Andreas Böttger

Votes: 26

50. Circus of the Stars #14 (1989 TV Special)

Family, Documentary

6.1
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Director: Tony Charmoli | Stars: Stacy Keach, Barbara Mandrell, Leslie Nielsen, Willie Aames

Votes: 38