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1. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

9.0
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

2. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show | Active

8.9
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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

3. The Johnny Cash Show (1969–1971)

60 min | Music

8.9
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Stars: Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers, The Tennessee Three

4. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Richard Pryor/Gil Scott-Heron (1975)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.6
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The host for the episode is Richard Pryor, and the musical guest is Gil Scott-Heron. The skits for this episode are as follows: Garrett Morris tricks Chevy Chase into taking a bad fall ... See full summary »

Writers: Anne Beatts, Chevy Chase, Al Franken, Tom Davis, Lorne Michaels, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Paul Mooney, Michael O'Donoghue, Herbert Sargent, Tom Schiller, Rosie Shuster, Alan Zweibel | Directors: Dave Wilson, Albert Brooks | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gil Scott-Heron, Shelley R. Bonus, Frank Oz

5. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

6. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

7. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

8. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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93 Metascore

A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

9. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Sharon Stone: Fearless (2003)

45 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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Writer: Gary Simson | Stars: Sharon Stone, Phil Bronstein, Roan Joseph Bronstein, Albert Brooks

10. The Golddiggers (1971–1973)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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The Golddiggers are an band of younger Girls in a troupe and as A Spin-off of _"Dean Martin Show, The" (1965)_ and _"Dean Martin Presents The Golddiggers" (1968)_. The 1971-1972 Variety ... See full summary »

Stars: Barbara Heller, The Golddiggers, Alice Ghostley, Joey Heatherton

11. The Famous Comedians School (1976 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Writer: Albert Brooks | Director: Albert Brooks

12. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

8.2
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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

13. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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90 Metascore

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Writers: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds | Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

14. Backstory (2000– )

Documentary

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As seen on AMC, "Backstory" is a series that takes a provocative and in-depth look at the making of popular motion pictures. Stars, directors, producers and other Hollywood players provide ... See full summary »

Stars: Rino Romano, Rudy Behlmer, Richard D. Zanuck, Roddy McDowall

15. Weeds (2005–2012)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Active

8.1
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When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is.

Creator: Jenji Kohan | Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Kevin Nealon

16. 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

17. The Odd Couple (1970–1975)
Episode: Felix Is Missing (1970)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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When Felix leaves on a sudden out of town assignment, their friends think he died at Oscar's hands.

Creators: Garry Marshall, Jerry Belson | Director: George Tyne | Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Larry Gelman, Ryan McDonald

18. Weeds (2005–2012)
Episode: The Three Coolers (2008)

TV-MA | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Nancy takes Andy on a mission after they spend a week sitting shiva.

Creator: Jenji Kohan | Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould

19. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

20. Insight (1960–1984)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

Stars: Ellwood Kieser, Martin Sheen, Brian Keith, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

21. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: A Matter of Humanities (1969)

100 min | Drama

7.9
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Marcus Welby hires brash young Doctor Kiley to assist in his bustling general practice. Among Welby's most pressing cases is a young man suffering from aphasia whose wife is seeking to have him committed to an institution.

Writers: Don Mankiewicz, David Victor | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Anne Baxter, Susan Strasberg

22. Drive (I) (2011)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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78 Metascore

A mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.

Writers: Hossein Amini, James Sallis | Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks

23. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

24. The Associates (1979–1980)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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The working lives of three neophyte lawyers.

Stars: Wilfrid Hyde-White, Martin Short, Alley Mills, Joe Regalbuto

25. Saturday Night Live Backstage (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.8
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Writer: Kenneth Bowser | Director: Kenneth Bowser | Stars: Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, James Belushi

26. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 14 May 1971 (1971)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.8
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Writers: Michael Barrie, Joe Bigelow, Hank Bradford, Stan Daniels, Stan Dreben, Jim Mulholland, Ed. Weinberger | Stars: Johnny Carson, Jack Benny, Albert Brooks, Vikki Carr

27. Weeds (2005–2012)
Episode: Lady's a Charm (2008)

TV-MA | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Celia tries to adjust to life on the inside; Nancy runs into trouble making her first border run; Silas finds a new place to start growing; Roy Till begins to believe Celia's story; an ... See full summary »

Creator: Jenji Kohan | Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould

28. Weeds (2005–2012)
Episode: Mother Thinks the Birds Are After Her (2008)

TV-MA | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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"Change" is the name of the game for everyone in the 4th Season Opener as the Botwin family, homeless since their beloved town of Majestic has burned down, hits the road in search of a new ... See full summary »

Creator: Jenji Kohan | Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould

29. Weeds (2005–2012)
Episode: The Whole Blah Damn Thing (2008)

TV-MA | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Nancy learns to traffic across the border, Bubbie wants to die, Shane talks to Grampa Lennie about it, Andy DOESN'T talk to his dad about it, Celia makes a deal to try to sell Nancy out, ... See full summary »

Creator: Jenji Kohan | Director: David Steinberg | Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould

30. The Everly Brothers Show (1970– )

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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Summer variety series hosted by '50s rock stars The Everly Brothers.

Stars: Fred Smoot, Albert Brooks, Neil Diamond, Melanie

31. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Redd Foxx

32. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart's Inner Child (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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Brad Goodman, a self-help guru, comes to Springfield and identifies Bart as a role model for personal happiness because he is in touch with his inner child. Soon, the entire town begins to behave like him.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Bob Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

33. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 8 May 1972 (1972)

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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Writers: Nick Arnold, Michael Barrie, Hank Bradford, Bob Howard, Ted Lang, Jim Mulholland, Mickey Rose | Stars: Johnny Carson, Albert Brooks, Petula Clark, James Coco

34. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Call of the Simpsons (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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Jealous of Ned Flanders' new RV, Homer purchases one of his own, but the family's trip into the wilderness soon goes awry.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

35. The Simpsons Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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80 Metascore

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives.

Writers: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder, Jon Vitti, Joel H. Cohen, John Frink, Tim Long, Michael Price | Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

36. Terms of Endearment (1983)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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79 Metascore

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of ... See full summary »

Writers: Larry McMurtry, James L. Brooks | Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

37. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: 500 Keys (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4
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While Homer takes the Duff Blimp for a joyride, Lisa discovers a secret room in the basement of Sprinfield Elementary School.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Bob Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

38. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 28 February 1973 (1973)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Writers: Hank Bradford, Bob Howard, Ted Lang, Tom Moore, Jim Mulholland | Stars: Johnny Carson, Albert Brooks, Suzy Chaffee, William Demarest

40. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: George Carlin/Billy Preston/Janis Ian (1975)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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The host for the episode is George Carlin, and the musical guests are Billy Preston and Janis Ian. The skits for this episode are as follows: an ESL teacher gives increasingly bizarre ... See full summary »

Writers: Anne Beatts, Chevy Chase, Al Franken, Tom Davis, Lorne Michaels, Rosie Shuster, Garrett Morris, Michael O'Donoghue, Herbert Sargent, Tom Schiller, Alan Zweibel, Albert Brooks | Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: George Carlin, Janis Ian, Billy Preston, Albert Brooks

41. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Life on the Fast Lane (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4
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Marge contemplates an affair with a handsome bowling instructor.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

42. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Heartbroke Kid (2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4
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Bart starts living on food from the new candy machine in school only, but he becomes so overweight that he has to go to a fat camp.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

43. A Most Violent Year (2014)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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86 Metascore

In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.

Writer: J.C. Chandor | Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola

44. My First Mister (2001)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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48 Metascore

A 17-year-old girl has a troubled relationship with a 49-year-old man.

Writer: Jill Franklyn | Director: Christine Lahti | Stars: Albert Brooks, Leelee Sobieski, Rutanya Alda, Natasha Braisewell

45. Hot Wheels (1969– )

30 min | Animation, Family

7.3
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Creators: Fred Crippen, Eddie Smardan, Kenneth C.T. Snyder | Stars: Bob Arbogast, Melinda Casey, Albert Brooks, Susan Davis

46. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 21 July 1972 (1972)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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Writers: Nick Arnold, Michael Barrie, Hank Bradford, Bob Howard, Ted Lang, Jim Mulholland, Mickey Rose | Stars: Johnny Carson, Candy Boyd, Albert Brooks, Bob Hope

47. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant. The two try to treat people as individuals in an age of specialized medicine and ... See full summary »

Creator: David Victor | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

48. Broadcast News (1987)

R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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84 Metascore

Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly.

Writer: James L. Brooks | Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky

49. Defending Your Life (1991)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.

Writer: Albert Brooks | Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Michael Durrell

50. Real Life (1979)

PG | 99 min | Comedy

7.2
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A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family". However, ... See full summary »

Writers: Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson, Harry Shearer | Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Dick Haynes, Albert Brooks, Matthew Tobin, J.A. Preston