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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A 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: 36,450

2. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 9,590

3. The Dark Crystal (1982)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

Directors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz

Votes: 46,250 | Gross: $40.58M

4. Blue's Clues (1996–2007)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.8
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Blue is a puppy who puts her paw prints on three clues. Steve has to deduce the clues (with the help of off-screen children) to figure out what Blue wants to do.

Stars: Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory, Aleisha Allen

Votes: 3,200

5. The Muppets (2011)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.1
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75 Metascore

A Muppet fanatic with some help from his two human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop an avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones

Votes: 79,481 | Gross: $88.63M

6. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,274

7. Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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61 Metascore

While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 27,000 | Gross: $51.18M

8. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.4
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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 18,345

9. 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: 2,521

10. Fraggle Rock (1983–1987)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.

Stars: Karen Prell, Gerard Parkes, Kathryn Mullen, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 5,306

11. The Muppet Movie (1979)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.6
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74 Metascore

Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 27,669 | Gross: $76.66M

12. Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

G | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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64 Metascore

The Muppets' twist on the classic tale.

Directors: Brian Henson, David Lane | Stars: Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders, Kevin Bishop

Votes: 17,750 | Gross: $33.61M

13. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Director: Brian Henson | Stars: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 39,333 | Gross: $27.28M

14. The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)

G | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.8
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59 Metascore

A tug-of-war between Elmo and his friend sends his blanket to faraway Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures and the villainous Huxley. Elmo embarks on a rescue mission, learning important lessons about sharing and responsibility.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Kevin Clash, Mandy Patinkin, Vanessa Williams, Sonia Manzano

Votes: 2,381 | Gross: $11.63M

15. ABC TGIF (1990–2001)

Comedy

8.0
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A two-hour Friday night block of family sitcoms hosted by the various stars of the shows, TGIF was often supplemented with animation, running skits and short gags.

Stars: Mark Linn-Baker, Bronson Pinchot, Jay Mohr, Nick Bakay

Votes: 247

16. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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Kermit, Gonzo, and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 11,183 | Gross: $31.21M

17. Follow That Bird (1985)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.7
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Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

Votes: 3,881

18. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

Kermit and his friends go to New York City to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 16,679 | Gross: $25.53M

19. Muppets from Space (1999)

G | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.3
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Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 15,924 | Gross: $16.63M

20. Top of the Pops (1964–2016)

30 min | Music

7.0
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A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

Stars: The Ladybirds, Pan's People, Jimmy Savile, Lulu Cartwright

Votes: 551

21. The Earth Day Special (1990 TV Special)

Comedy, Drama, Family

5.9
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An Earth Day special about pollution's effects on the Earth. Numerous celebrities have guest appearances whether as themselves, or as characters for whom they're best known.

Directors: Dwight Hemion, James Burrows, Gerry Cohen, Ted Haimes, Jim Henson, Terry Hughes, Terry Lennon, Jay Sandrich, Dick Schneider, Dave Wilson | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Candice Bergen, James Brolin, Downtown Julie Brown

Votes: 188

22. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 48 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
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A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Marilyn Sokol, Dave Goelz

Votes: 2,509

23. Muppets Tonight (1996–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.9
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Kermit the Frog, Clifford and friends struggle to put on a weekly TV variety show.

Stars: Dave Goelz, Kevin Clash, Jerry Nelson, Bill Barretta

Votes: 1,370

24. It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.5
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On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre.

Director: Kirk R. Thatcher | Stars: Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Eric Jacobson

Votes: 3,092

25. Sheep in the Big City (2000–2002)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.2
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A military base builds a ray gun to take over and/or destory the world. What is needed to power this gun is a sheep, when a sheep of a small country farm is chosen it escapes to a nearby city and the chase is on...

Stars: Kevin Seal, James Godwin, Mo Willems, Ken Schatz

Votes: 1,115

26. A Muppet Family Christmas (1987 TV Movie)

47 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.2
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Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm.

Directors: Peter Harris, Eric Till | Stars: Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt, Kathryn Mullen

Votes: 2,846

27. The Jim Henson Hour (1989– )

48 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.5
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An anthology show featuring the work of the great puppeteer and his staff.

Stars: Jim Henson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash

Votes: 286

28. The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (1975 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.6
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The original Muppet Show Pilot. The guests include the Seven Deadly Sins.

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 297

29. Kermit's Swamp Years (2002 Video)

G | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.5
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At 12 years old, Kermit the Frog and best friends Goggles and Croaker travel outside their homes in the swamps of the Deep South to do something extraordinary with their lives.

Director: David Gumpel | Stars: Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, Joey Mazzarino

Votes: 1,079

30. Rude Tube (2008– )

Comedy, Reality-TV

5.2
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A look at the weird, wonderful, and downright idiotic trials and tribulations of some of the world's craziest people through the use of online videos.

Stars: Alex Zane, Emma Frain, Matt Kirshen, Adam Buxton

Votes: 164

31. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.4
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71 Metascore

Caroll Spinney has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969; at 78-years-old, he has no intention of stopping.

Directors: Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Debra Spinney

Votes: 1,137 | Gross: $0.01M

32. The Christmas Toy (1986 TV Movie)

TV-G | 50 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

8.1
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When no people are around, the toys still play in the playroom. But since a toy will be frozen forever if a person catches it out of position, they have to be very careful. It's Christmas ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 909

33. Elmo Saves Christmas (1996 Video)

TV-Y | 60 min | Family

6.4
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Elmo wishes that it would be Christmas every day, but with the help of Santa's reindeer-in-training, Lightning, he learns that might not be such a good idea when he sees the future.

Director: Emily Squires | Stars: Charles Durning, Harvey Fierstein, Maya Angelou, Kevin Clash

Votes: 225

34. NBC Experiment in Television (1967–1971)

60 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Add a Plot

Stars: David Warner, Edward Binns, Jo Van Fleet, James Edwards

Votes: 40

35. The Best of Elmo (1994 Video)

30 min | Short

7.0
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Add a Plot

Director: Emily Squires | Stars: Kevin Clash, Pam Arciero, Fran Brill, Tyler Bunch

Votes: 26

36. Muppets Treasure Island (1996 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.3
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This game is played by Jim Hawkins from a first person view, as he finds the map as you go to 4 places, first at "The Benbow Inn." "The port town Bristol", on "The Hispaniola Ship" and on "Treasure Island."

Directors: Mark Loparco, Brian Henson | Stars: Bill Barretta, Kevin Bishop, Kevin Clash, Billy Connolly

Votes: 505

37. Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched (2017)

Documentary

8.5
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For the first time ever, five of the original Muppet performers come together to discuss the creation of their iconic characters under the visionary leadership of Jim Henson. With ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta

Votes: 8

38. Cinderelmo (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 65 min | Family

6.4
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All your favorite Muppets from Sesame Street and some very special guests join CinderElmo as he goes to the ball of the beautiful Princess - with the help of his Fairy Godperson.

Director: Bruce Leddy | Stars: Keri Russell, Kathy Najimy, Caroll Spinney, French Stewart

Votes: 162

39. Hey Cinderella! (1969 TV Movie)

52 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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Cinderella with a difference!

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Belinda Montgomery, Robin Ward, Joyce Gordon, Pat Galloway

Votes: 149

40. Elmopalooza! (1998 TV Special)

Not Rated | 45 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.3
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Join the Muppets from Sesame Street for an all-star celebration of 30 years of songs and laughs! Starring David Alan Grier and Jon Stewart.

Directors: Tom Trbovich, Kevin Bray, Victor DiNapoli, Mustapha Khan, Lionel C. Martin, Mark Rowen | Stars: Brad Abrell, Abe Acay, Pam Arciero, Tyra Banks

Votes: 118

41. Muppet*vision 3-D (1991)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

8.2
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Muppet*vision 3-D, more appropriately, 4-D, can only be seen at the Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL and also at California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, ... See full summary »

Directors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz | Stars: Wayne Allwine, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz

Votes: 1,108

42. Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, Fantasy

8.4
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As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy. Once locked inside for the night, educational hilarity ensues as ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson

Votes: 187

43. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.6
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Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents.

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 630

44. The Muppets Valentine Show (1974 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.3
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The Muppets Valentine show was the first of the two specials for The Muppet Show. Valentine on ABC in 1974.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Mia Farrow, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 237

45. Big Bird in China (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.4
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Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Brian Muehl, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 325

46. Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince (1971 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

8.2
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Frog and princess, both cursed by a witch, figure out how to break each other's spell.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Trudy Young, Gordon Thomson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 327

47. Muppet Classic Theater (1994 Video)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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The Muppets perform six classic fairy tales.

Director: David Grossman | Stars: Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Steve Whitmire, Frank Oz

Votes: 404

48. Sing Yourself Silly! (1990 Video)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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Big Bird and his pals are making musical mayhem as they sing the goofiest, nuttiest, silliest songs ever. Join in with Sesame Street favorites Oscar, Ernie, the Count, and more as they tickle your funny bone.

Directors: Lisa Simon, Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 8

49. Shalom Sesame (1987– )

30 min | Comedy, Family, History

6.8
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A English version of "Rechov Sumsum" (1983).

Stars: Sarai Tzuriel, Gilles Ben-David, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 25

50. Elmo's Christmas Countdown (2007 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 60 min | Family, Music

5.7
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Sesame Street characters help Elmo count down the days leading up to Christmas.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Pam Arciero, Fran Brill, Tyler Bunch, Leslie Carrara

Votes: 156