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1. The Sty of the Blind Pig (1974 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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Writer: Phillip Hayes Dean | Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Mary Alice, Scatman Crothers, Maidie Norman, Richard Ward

Votes: 5

2. Laverne & Shirley (1976–1983)
Episode: Murder on the Moose Jaw Express: Part 2 (1980)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

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Pt. 2 - Laverne sees Shirley is missing,Lenny & Squiggy attempt a rescue and no bald man on the train is above suspicion. Laverne realizes she needs to out the villain & confront him. Will the Laverne,Shirley,Lenny and Suiggy survive?

Creators: Garry Marshall, Lowell Ganz, Mark Rothman | Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, Betty Garrett, David L. Lander

Votes: 18

3. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)
Episode: Comedy Cowboys (1974)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.8
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The conniving cowboy Tin Nose frames Hong Kong Phooey for the theft of a rare map to The Lost Dutchman Mine from a museum. It's up to Honcho, The Mystery Maverick, and Posse Impossible to help corral Tin Nose and clear Hong Kong's name.

Writer: Jack Mendelsohn | Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Daws Butler, Scatman Crothers, Don Messick, Ed Peck

Votes: 11

4. Laverne & Shirley (1976–1983)
Episode: Murder on the Moose Jaw Express: Part 1 (1980)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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While on a train heading to Canada,the girls end up in the middle of espionage & murder,after an injured man comes to them,warning,"Beware of the bald man" and expiring. Who is the bald man and will the girls escape certain danger?

Creators: Garry Marshall, Lowell Ganz, Mark Rothman | Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, Betty Garrett, David L. Lander

Votes: 21

5. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)
Episode: The Gumdrop Kid/Professor Presto (1974)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.8
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Phooey is on the trail of a child-sized villain who plans to take over the town's sweet production. Phooey is called to track down a vanishing magician who disappeared from the police station.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross

Votes: 14

6. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.7
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79 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Writers: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman, Ken Kesey, Dale Wasserman | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

Votes: 673,011

7. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Kevin Corcoran, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,027

8. Casablanca (1983– )
Episode: Divorce Casablanca Style (1983)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Writers: Joan Alison, Murray Burnett, Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Harold Gast, Howard Koch | Director: Robert Lewis | Stars: David Soul, Hector Elizondo, Reuven Bar-Yotam, Ray Liotta

Votes: 6

9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 8,919

10. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)

51 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

8.6
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A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

Creator: Jeffrey Grant Rice | Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 2,538

11. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, John Doucette

Votes: 129

12. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)
Episode: Iron Head, the Robot/Cotton Pickin' Pocket Picker (1974)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.6
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A crook orders his robot to steal every safe in town. Hong Kong Phooey is in pursuit that brings him in the crook's gym. Phooey is sent to capture legendary pickpocket Fingers Fazoo.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross

Votes: 14

13. Petrocelli (1974–1976)
Episode: Jubilee Jones (1976)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.6
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Tony represents an entertainer who's charged with killing the manager of the club where he works. It seems like the manager was short changing everyone at the club. And he was the one who ... See full summary »

Creators: Sidney J. Furie, Harold Buchman, E. Jack Neuman | Director: Victor French | Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Howard, Albert Salmi, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 5

14. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)
Episode: The Abominable Snowman/Professor Crosshatch (1974)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.6
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Phooey is on the tracks of a snowman who is stealing equipment for a luxury ski resort. Phooey is asked to capture an evil professor who has trained his pet bird to steal jewels from shop windows.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross

Votes: 12

15. The Odd Couple (1970–1975)
Episode: The Subway Story (1974)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Oscar is fed up with being in New York City. To show him how much fun the city can be, Felix shows him around and they get stuck together in a stalled subway car.

Creators: Garry Marshall, Jerry Belson | Director: Norm Gray | Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Elinor Donahue, Barney Martin

Votes: 29

16. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | Drama, History, War

8.5
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 11,061

17. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.

Stars: Willie Tyler, Frank Welker, Hal Smith, Janet Waldo

Votes: 152

18. NBC Special Treat (1975–1986)

Family

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Stars: Cheryl Arutt, Ricky Paull Goldin, Scott Baio, Chris Barnes

Votes: 14

19. Grandpa, Will You Run with Me? (1983 TV Movie)

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Writers: Ken Ehrlich, Rod Warren | Director: Tom Trbovich | Stars: Jack Albertson, Lloyd Bridges, George Burns, David Copperfield

Votes: 10

20. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)
Episode: Dr. Disguiso/The Incredible Mr. Shrink (1974)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.5
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A villainous master of disguise is using his skills for a number of bank robberies. An evil businessman bullies the whole town by making everyone buying his umbrellas.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross, Paul Winchell

Votes: 11

21. The Transformers (1984–1987)
Episode: Starscream's Brigade (1986)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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After being exiled from the Decepticons, Starscream frees five Cybertronian criminals from prison and re-purposes them into his own troops, the Combaticons. With these new warriors at his ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Charles Hill | Directors: Andy Kim, Bob Kirk, Al Kouzel, Bob Matz, Norm McCabe, Margaret Nichols, Karen Peterson, Tom Ray, Robert Shellhorn, Bob Treat, Terry Lennon | Stars: Jack Angel, Michael Bell, Arthur Burghardt, Corey Burton

Votes: 51

22. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

8.4
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61 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Writers: Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 602,818

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, 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: 2,062

24. Casablanca (1983– )
Episode: Master Builder's Woman (1983)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A German engineer comes to Casablanca to begin work on a major project. At the same time there's a manhunt for a French agent known by the code name Henri Henri. Rick is approached by ... See full summary »

Writers: Joan Alison, Murray Burnett, Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Bob Foster, Howard Koch | Director: Robert Lewis | Stars: David Soul, Hector Elizondo, Reuven Bar-Yotam, Ray Liotta

Votes: 5

25. Flying High (1978–1979)
Episode: South by Southwest (1978)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Creators: Martin Cohan, Dawn Aldredge | Director: Peter Roger Hunt | Stars: Connie Sellecca, Pat Klous, Kathryn Witt, Howard Platt

Votes: 5

26. Transformers: The Return of Optimus Prime (1987 Video)

50 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

8.3
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When Scientists discover Sun Spores, an alien plague that instills a hatred so overwhelming that anyone infected won't stop until everything in their path is destroyed. Soon, the scientists... See full summary »

Writers: Cherie Wilkerson, Marv Wolfman | Directors: Andy Kim, Ray Lee | Stars: Scatman Crothers, Peter Cullen, Dan Gilvezan, Aron Kincaid

Votes: 294

27. Bourbon Street Beat (1959–1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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A former New Orleans cop partners with an Ivy League lawyer to open up a private detective agency with offices on the city's famed Bourbon Street.

Stars: Richard Long, Andrew Duggan, Van Williams, Arlene Howell

Votes: 94

28. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: Lest We Forget (1981)

Not Rated | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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A man nominated to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court asks Magnum to find a woman he last saw on December 6, 1941.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Glen A. Larson | Director: Lawrence Doheny | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 138

29. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)
Episode: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall/Great Movie Mystery (1974)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.3
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Phooey is called to investigate a number of robberies in a health salon. Phooey is asked to take part in the filming of a bank robbery. But he is unaware that it's real.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross

Votes: 13

30. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)
Episode: The Claw/Hong Kong Phooey vs. Hong Kong Phooey (1974)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.3
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Phooey investigates a mechanical claw that is stealing gold from the National Bank. An impostor starts to claim all of Phooey's rewards for fighting crime.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Scatman Crothers, Don Messick, Joe E. Ross, Jean Vander Pyl

Votes: 13

31. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.2
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Creators: Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 4,760

32. Nichols (1971–1972)

60 min | Western

8.2
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In 1914, Nichols, a soldier, sick of killing, returns to his Arizona home town, named after his family, and is strong-armed into serving as sheriff by the Ketcham clan, who run the area. ... See full summary »

Creator: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Garner, Margot Kidder, Neva Patterson, John Beck

Votes: 129

33. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A TV Series about a bunch of Law students, their everyday lives and their effort to make it through Law School. Hart, Ford, Bell and the rest of them have to face Kingsfield, the most ... See full summary »

Creator: James Bridges | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 552

34. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)
Episode: Car Thieves/Zoo Story (1974)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.2
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A stolen car ring is operating in town. Hong Kong Phooey has to break through the ring's sneaky secrets and stop them. A kangaroo helps Phooey capture a gang of animal thieves.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross

Votes: 17

35. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: Disney on Parade (1971)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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This telecast of the First Edition of "Disney on Parade" is from the first performance of the Australasian Tour. This is a videotape from the show performed in Adelaide, Australia.

Director: Stan Harris | Stars: Joe A. Giamalva, Hans Conried, Scatman Crothers, June Foray

Votes: 6

36. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)
Episode: The Great Choo Choo Robbery/Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Bakery Man (1974)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.2
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Jim Shady plots to steal every railroad car in the country. Phooey is asked to investigate the mysterious theft of jewels by people hiding in baker's food.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross

Votes: 13

37. The Lorax (1972 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.1
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A ruined industrialist tells his tale of his environmentally self-destructive greed despite the warnings of an old forest creature.

Writer: Dr. Seuss | Director: Hawley Pratt | Stars: Eddie Albert, Bob Holt, Athena Lorde, Harlen Carraher

Votes: 1,748

38. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: A Grand Gesture (1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Jim is attacked by the gang back at the garage about the amount of money he is recklessly giving away. Jim's solution, he will give them all $1000 each to give away.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, David Davis, Ed. Weinberger | Director: Noam Pitlik | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Tony Danza

Votes: 33

39. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)
Episode: Grandma Goody/Candle Power (1974)

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

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Cats are being stolen all over town, including Spot. Grandma Goody is not what she seems, as Hong Kong Phooey finds out. Two villainous criminals make the city use candles so they can build their own wax museum.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross

Votes: 17

40. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)
Episode: Mr. Tornado/The Little Crook Who Wasn't There (1974)

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

8.1
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Phooey is on the tracks of a super-villain who robs banks by using his tornado-strength lung power. Phooey is called to track down a criminal who can disappear without a trace.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross

Votes: 13

41. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)
Episode: TV or Not TV/Stop Horsing Around (1974)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.1
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Phooey tries to stop the plans of thieves who are after everyone's television sets. Phooey tracks down a circus gang that's kidnapping horses.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross

Votes: 14

42. Casablanca (1983– )
Episode: The Cashier and the Belly Dancer (1983)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Writer: Nelson Gidding | Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: David Soul, Hector Elizondo, Reuven Bar-Yotam, Patrick Horgan

Votes: 8

43. The Transformers (1984–1987)
Episode: The Key to Vector Sigma: Part 2 (1985)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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In response to the Stunticons, Optimus builds the Aerialbots. Megatron still has the key to Vector Sigma, and discovers that it has unexpected powers on Earth.

Writer: David Wise | Directors: Andy Kim, Bob Kirk, Al Kouzel, Bob Matz, Norm McCabe, Margaret Nichols, Karen Peterson, Tom Ray, Robert Shellhorn, Bob Treat, Terry Lennon | Stars: Charles Adler, Jack Angel, Corey Burton, Roger C. Carmel

Votes: 36

44. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)
Episode: The Penthouse Burglaries/Batty Bank Mob (1974)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.1
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Phooey investigates a number of robberies from penthouse apartments. Phooey gets Spot's help and a friendly octopus to stop a bank robbery.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross

Votes: 14

45. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)
Episode: The Puppy's Great Adventure (1979)

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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Writers: Sheldon Stark, Catherine Woolley | Director: Rudy Larriva | Stars: Bryan Scott, John Joseph Thomas, Hettie Lynne Hurtes, John Stephenson

Votes: 8

46. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: The Stand-In (1975)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The Sanfords welcome Fred's buddies Bow Legs and Al, who are bringing their song, dance and comedy act to an LA nightclub. When Al hurts his back, Fred and Lamont step up and step out in ... See full summary »

Creator: Norman Lear | Director: Bill Foster | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 27

47. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Creator: Norman Lear | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 5,119

48. 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: 3,376

49. The Transformers (1984–1987)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Chris Latta, Peter Cullen, Corey Burton

Votes: 16,150

50. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)
Episode: The Zombie (1974)

51 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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An old black woman uses voodoo to resurrect her dead son to kill those who murdered him, and to kill those like Kolchak who would interfere.

Creator: Jeffrey Grant Rice | Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Charles Aidman, Joseph Sirola

Votes: 216