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1. All in the Family (1971–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Creator: Norman Lear | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 10,190

2. 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.

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

Votes: 18,041 | Gross: $57.04M

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

Votes: 42,618

4. The Odd Couple (1970–1975)

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.

Creators: Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall | Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro, Penny Marshall

Votes: 3,407

5. 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.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper

Votes: 4,489

6. The Frisco Kid (1979)

PG | 119 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

Votes: 6,592

7. 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 »

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

Votes: 2,394

8. 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

Votes: 1,351

9. 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: 1,208

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

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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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.

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

Votes: 132

11. 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 »

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

Votes: 622

12. All's Fair (1976–1977)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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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: Bernadette Peters, Richard Crenna, Lee Chamberlin, J.A. Preston

Votes: 22

13. Serial (1980)

R | 86 min | Comedy

6.8
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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.

Votes: 711

14. 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.

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

Votes: 328

15. Black Bart (1975 TV Movie)

25 min | Comedy, Western

3.6
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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

Votes: 184

16. Playboy After Dark (1969–1970)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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Stars: Hugh M. Hefner, Chris Cranston, Nanci Roberts, Bill Cosby

Votes: 60

17. 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 »

Creator: Ed. Weinberger | Stars: Tracey Cherelle Jones, Alexia Robinson, Guy Torry, Roz Ryan

Votes: 47

18. Co-ed Fever (1979– )

30 min | Comedy

5.2
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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: 12

19. Another Nice Mess (1972)

PG | 66 min | Comedy

6.3
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Writer: Bob Einstein | Director: Bob Einstein | Stars: Rich Little, Herb Voland, Diahn Williams, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 40

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

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Experimental sketch comedy.

Stars: Pat Paulsen, Billy Sands, Venetta Rogers, Pepe Brown

Votes: 17

21. 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 »

Writers: Michael Elias, Jack Handey, Steve Martin, Alan Metter | Director: Gary Weis | Stars: Steve Martin, George Burns, Maryedith Burrell, Johnny Cash

Votes: 91

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

60 min | Comedy

7.9
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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

Votes: 109

23. Szysznyk (1977–1978)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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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: 11

24. 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 »

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

Votes: 136

25. No Laughing Matter (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

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 »

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

Votes: 122

26. 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.

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

Votes: 21

27. 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

28. 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

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

Votes: 15

30. Who's Crazy? (1966)

73 min | Drama

6.0
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Writers: Thomas White, Allan Zion | Directors: Thomas White, Allan Zion | Stars: Wimme Andre, Melvin Clay, Tom Edmonston, Carl Einhorn

Votes: 5

31. 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

32. Envoyez les violons (1988)

89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Writers: Michael Elias, Ève Babitz, Roger Andrieux | Director: Roger Andrieux | Stars: Anémone, Richard Anconina, Michel Galabru, Martin Lamotte

Votes: 23

33. 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.

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

34. Scared Silly (1982 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

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

35. 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

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

Comedy

6.5
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Creators: Ed. Weinberger, Michael Zagor, Bill Cosby | Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Bill Cosby, Darrell Larson, Alberto Isaac, Kip King

Votes: 6

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

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

38. 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.

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

39. 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

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

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 »

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

Votes: 5

41. 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

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

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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

43. 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 »

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

44. 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.

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

45. 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

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

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

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

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

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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

48. 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

49. 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

50. 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