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

90 min | Drama

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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

9.1
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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?

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.

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

Votes: 10

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?

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, Betty Garrett, David L. Lander

Votes: 21

5. 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.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

Votes: 682,847 | Gross: $112.00M

6. 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, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,050

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

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Director: Robert Lewis | Stars: David Soul, Hector Elizondo, Reuven Bar-Yotam, Ray Liotta

Votes: 6

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

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

8.7
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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: 13

9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 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: 9,208

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.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 2,607

11. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 130

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

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

8.6
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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: 10

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 »

Director: Victor French | Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Howard, Albert Salmi, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 5

14. 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.

Director: Norm Gray | Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Elinor Donahue, Barney Martin

Votes: 30

15. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 570 min | 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, Robert Reed, John Amos, Madge Sinclair

Votes: 11,409

16. NBC Special Treat (1975–1986)

Family

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

Votes: 14

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

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Director: Tom Trbovich | Stars: Jack Albertson, Lloyd Bridges, George Burns, David Copperfield

Votes: 10

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

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

8.5
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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: 13

19. 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 »

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: 55

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

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

8.5
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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: 11

21. 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.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 613,410

22. 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, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,122

23. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.4
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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: 156

24. Chico and the Man (1974–1978)
Episode: Chico Packs His Bags (1976)

Comedy

8.4
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An overprotective Ed drives Chico to move into a swinging singles apartment complex.

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Jack Albertson, Freddie Prinze, Scatman Crothers, Dee Dee Rescher

Votes: 5

25. 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 »

Director: Robert Lewis | Stars: David Soul, Hector Elizondo, Reuven Bar-Yotam, Ray Liotta

Votes: 5

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

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Director: Peter Roger Hunt | Stars: Connie Sellecca, Pat Klous, Kathryn Witt, Howard Platt

Votes: 5

27. Chico and the Man (1974–1978)
Episode: The Big Brush-Off (1976)

Comedy

8.4
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Chico is attracted to a girl who rebuffs him due to his resemblance to her former fiancée.

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Jack Albertson, Freddie Prinze, Tony Orlando, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 5

28. 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 »

Directors: Andy Kim, Ray Lee | Stars: Scatman Crothers, Peter Cullen, Dan Gilvezan, Aron Kincaid

Votes: 306

29. 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: 97

30. 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.

Director: Lawrence Doheny | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 145

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

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Director: Rudy Larriva | Stars: Bryan Scott, John Joseph Thomas, Hettie Lynne Hurtes, John Stephenson

Votes: 9

32. 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.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 4,869

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 »

Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 555

34. 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 »

Stars: James Garner, Margot Kidder, Neva Patterson, John Beck

Votes: 136

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: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall/Great Movie Mystery (1974)

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

8.2
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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: 12

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

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

8.2
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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: 12

38. 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.

Director: Hawley Pratt | Stars: Eddie Albert, Bob Holt, Athena Lorde, Harlen Carraher

Votes: 1,813

39. 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.

Director: Noam Pitlik | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Tony Danza

Votes: 35

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

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

8.1
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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: 16

41. 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.

Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro, Penny Marshall

Votes: 3,437

42. 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: 16,370

43. Trollkins (1981– )

TV-G | 30 min | Animation

8.0
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Stars: Jered Barclay, Michael Bell, Mel Blanc, William Callaway

Votes: 23

44. Chico and the Man (1974–1978)
Episode: Long Live the Man (1975)

Comedy

8.0
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Ed reads his own obituary, and learns just how many mourners he would have had if he'd only died.

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Jack Albertson, Freddie Prinze, Roger C. Carmel, Isaac Ruiz

Votes: 5

45. 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

8.0
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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: 12

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

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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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.

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: 39

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

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

8.0
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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: 13

48. 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.

Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Charles Aidman, Joseph Sirola

Votes: 219

49. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 5,252

50. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,098