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1. All in the Family (1971–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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

Votes: 11,370

2. 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.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King

Votes: 45,395

3. Beaches (1988)

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

6.8
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A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Votes: 19,464 | Gross: $57.04M

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

Votes: 5,140

5. 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, Barbara Minkus, William Callaway, Mary Grover

Votes: 1,361

6. The Odd Couple (1970–1975)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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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

Votes: 3,829

7. 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.

Stars: William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Dan Frischman, Robin Givens

Votes: 1,534

8. The Frisco Kid (1979)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, 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.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri, Val Bisoglio

Votes: 7,259

9. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969–1972)

60 min | Comedy

6.8
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Variety series hosted by country/pop singer Glen Campbell.

Stars: Glen Campbell, Roger Carroll, John Hartford, Anne Murray

Votes: 63

10. Young Doctors in Love (1982)

R | 96 min | Comedy

5.2
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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 »

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

Votes: 2,489

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

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Dick Van Dyke and Hope Lange play modern married couple Dick and Jenny Preston, who have comic misadventures raising their teenage daughter.

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Hope Lange, Marty Brill, Fannie Flagg

Votes: 149

12. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Chet Kincaid, gym teacher at an inner-city Los Angeles high school, deals with students, principal Mr. Langford and counselor Marsha Peterson. He lives with his mother Rose, brother Brian ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Cosby, Joyce Bulifant, Olga James, Lee Weaver

Votes: 665

13. 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 »

Director: Bill Persky | Stars: Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Jennifer McAllister, Sam Chew Jr.

Votes: 768

14. Playboy After Dark (1969–1970)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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Hugh Hefner hosts a party at his home with celebrity guests.

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

Votes: 63

15. 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).

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

Votes: 197

16. Another Nice Mess (1972)

PG | 66 min | Comedy

6.4
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Director: Bob Einstein | Stars: Rich Little, Herb Voland, Diahn Williams, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 47

17. Billy (1992– )

30 min | Comedy

6.2
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A Scottish teacher named Billy MacGregor moves to the United States to build a new life for himself.

Stars: Billy Connolly, Marie Marshall, Clara Bryant, Johnny Galecki

Votes: 34

18. Co-ed Fever (1979– )

30 min | Comedy

5.3
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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

Votes: 14

19. Lush Life (1993 TV Movie)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.8
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Superb drama about two best friends who play jazz in night clubs.

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

Votes: 343

20. Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

7.7
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Steve Martin's first network special for NBC. The show is half concert footage (shot at the Universal Amphitheatre in LA) and half sketches. Sketches include: Martin as "Turtle Boy," ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Weis | Stars: Steve Martin, George Burns, Maryedith Burrell, Johnny Cash

Votes: 103

21. All's Fair (1976–1977)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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A middle-aged man and a young woman fall in love amidst the political backdrop of Washington, D.C.

Stars: Richard Crenna, Bernadette Peters, Lee Chamberlin, J.A. Preston

Votes: 26

22. The Leslie Uggams Show (1969– )

60 min | Music

7.7
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A variety show consisting of singing, dancing, and skits

Stars: Leslie Uggams, Roger Carroll, Glen Ash, David Frye

Votes: 9

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

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."

Director: Joseph Cates | Stars: Steve Martin, Marty Allen, Richard Deacon, Joyce DeWitt

Votes: 117

24. The Good News (1997–1998)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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The series focused on David Randolph (David Ramsey), a young acting pastor designated to Compton, California's African American Church of Life. Initially, the majority of the church's ... See full summary »

Stars: Tracey Cherelle Jones, Alexia Robinson, Guy Torry, Roz Ryan

Votes: 51

25. No Laughing Matter (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 122

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

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Experimental sketch comedy.

Stars: Pat Paulsen, Billy Sands, Venetta T. Rowles, Pepe Brown

Votes: 20

27. Szysznyk (1977–1978)

30 min | Comedy

6.0
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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

Votes: 14

28. The Brig (1964)

68 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Warren Finnerty, Jim Anderson, Henry Howard, Tom Lillard

Votes: 159

29. Who's Crazy? (1966)

73 min | Drama

6.5
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Patients from an insane asylum find refuge at a farmhouse after escaping from a bus.

Directors: Thomas White, Allan Zion | Stars: Wimme Andre, Melvin Clay, Tom Edmonston, Carl Einhorn

Votes: 11

30. The American Snitch (1983)

82 min | Comedy

5.4
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Satire spoof about a "National Enquirer"-type tabloid, featuring a cast of celebrity look-alikes.

Director: Richard A. Harris | Stars: Fred McCarren, Lane Smith, André De Shields, George Lindsey

Votes: 25

31. Tall Hopes (1993– )

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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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 »

Stars: George Wallace, Anna Maria Horsford, Terrence Howard, Kenn Michael

Votes: 7

32. 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.

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

Votes: 15

33. 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

34. Scared Silly (1982 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: John Astin | Stars: Jeff Altman, Donovan Scott, Lisa Hartman

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

60 min | Comedy

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Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Bill Cosby, Johnny Brown, John Denver, Billy Eckstine

36. Envoyez les violons (1988)

89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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Director: Roger Andrieux | Stars: Anémone, Richard Anconina, Michel Galabru, Martin Lamotte

Votes: 25

37. Robert Young and the Family (1971 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

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

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Beau Bridges, Eric Chase, Cindy Eilbacher, Lee Grant

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

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

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

25 min | Comedy

6.5
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Chet trys to convince a talented student to join the school's struggling track team, but the student has no interest in joining for personal reasons.

Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Bill Cosby, Darrell Larson, Alberto Isaac, Kip King

Votes: 6

40. The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971–1974)
Episode: A Fake Matisse Is Better Than a Real Anzelowitz (1974)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Hope Lange, Dick Balduzzi, Henry Darrow

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

Comedy

8.2
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When a rival school's team captain asks Maria out, the rest of the IHC students think that it's a tactic to beat them.

Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Leslie Bega

Votes: 6

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

Comedy

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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.

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

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

Comedy

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

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

25 min | Comedy

6.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 5

45. 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 »

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

46. 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.

Director: Alan Rosen | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Leslie Bega

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

Comedy

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Samuels informs Moore that someone from the School board will be coming to observe the IHP he knows it's a woman and he wants Charlie to charm her. Charlie says no. But when he meets her, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Leslie Bega

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

Comedy

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As the class prepares for the upcoming trip to U.S.S.R. Dennis hopes to profit on selling Western goods to the Soviets and Eric decides to pretend that he doesn't want to go at all.

Director: Art Dielhenn | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Leslie Bega

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

Comedy

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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.

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

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

Comedy

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The class stages a mock reunion when Charlie expresses displeasure for his own high school reunion.

Director: John Tracy | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Leslie Bega

Votes: 8