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1. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2015)
Episode: Eric Idle/David Tennant/Parmalee (2014)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

9.4
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Eric Idle (Absolutely Anything (2015)); David Tennant (Broadchurch (2013)). Also: Parmalee perform.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Joseph Bolter, Eric Idle, Ryan Mcgowan

Votes: 5

2. Hercules (1998–1999)
Episode: Hercules and the Hostage Crisis (1998)

TV-Y | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.4
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A group, representing the imprisoned Titans, takes students at Prometheus Academy hostage, with Hercules as their prisoner.

Director: Bob Kline | Stars: Diedrich Bader, Jeff Bennett, Jodi Benson, Sandra Bernhard

Votes: 5

3. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: The Spanish Inquisition (1970)

TV-14 | 31 min | Comedy

9.2
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An offbeat look at the Spanish Inquisition; an unconventional version of "Wuthering Heights." Also: a jury plays charades while delivering its verdict; a man attempts to find one nontaxable pleasure.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 369

4. One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)
Episode: Hearts of Darkness (1993)

29 min | Comedy, Drama

9.1
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The Meldrews, Mrs. Warboys, and Mr. Swainey take a trip into the countryside, where they end up stranded in a river and play Trivial Pursuit, Mrs. Warboys ends up concreted to Victor.

Director: Susan Belbin | Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Owen Brenman, Doreen Mantle

Votes: 76

5. BBC Show of the Week (1965–1975)

60 min | Music

9.0
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Stars: Keith Michell, Tony Bennett, The Irving Davies Dancers, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 6

6. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Full Frontal Nudity (1969)

TV-14 | 29 min | Comedy

9.0
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A pet-shop customer returns his dead parrot; a gang of female senior citizens attacks a town's young men; a young army officer who joined the service to water-ski tries to resign.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 346

7. The South Bank Show (1978– )
Episode: Monty Python's Spamalot (2006)

Documentary

9.0
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Stars: Melvyn Bragg, John Cleese, Tim Curry, John Du Prez

Votes: 7

8. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Spam (1970)

TV-14 | 31 min | Comedy

9.0
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World revolutionaries are quizzed about football scores; figures from works of art go on strike throughout galleries in England; the search continues for a cure for over-acting; Viking marauders kidnap Englishmen who ask for canned ham.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Terry Jones, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Graham Chapman

Votes: 252

9. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.9
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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.

Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 44,658

10. Arena (1975– )

Documentary, Music

8.9
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 104

11. Hercules (1998–1999)
Episode: Hercules and the First Day of School (1998)

TV-Y | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.9
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Hercules' first day at Prometheus Academy, where he meets Icarus and Cassandra.

Directors: Tad Stones, Phil Weinstein | Stars: Diedrich Bader, Jeff Bennett, Sandra Bernhard, Robert Costanzo

Votes: 7

12. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: How Not to Be Seen (1970)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Conquistador coffee campaign; Repeating groove; Ramsey MacDonald striptease; Job hunter; International Chinese Communist Conspiracy; Crelm Toothpaste/Shrill petrol; Agatha Christie sketch (... See full summary »

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 236

13. One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)
Episode: Things Aren't Simple Any More (2000)

40 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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Margeret finds it hard to cope after the death of Victor, but what will she do when she is face to face with his killer?

Director: Christine Gernon | Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Jonathan Cecil, Hannah Gordon

Votes: 84

14. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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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

Votes: 265,216

15. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.8
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America's top fake news show.

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 33,477

16. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Dinsdale! (1970)

TV-14 | Comedy

8.8
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A sketch about the Ministry of Silly Walks. Also: a British minister---attired in a pink tulle dress---talks about housing; 30 gas-company men investigate the installation of a stove; a giant hedgehog wanders London.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 279

17. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: The Money Programme (1972)

TV-14 | 29 min | Comedy

8.8
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"The Money Program" features a Swiss banker, a city accountant and a song of praise.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 206

18. Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail (1996 Video Game)

Comedy, Musical

8.7
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A parody of computer games, mainly CD-ROM ones, in which King Arthur must search for the Holy Grail.

Directors: Terry Jones, Steve Martino | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 1,407

19. Concert for George (2003 Video)

PG-13 | 146 min | Documentary, Music

8.7
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82 Metascore

George Harrison's friends, family, and bandmates unite for a tribute concert on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Joe Brown, Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, Sam Brown

Votes: 1,458 | Gross: $0.07M

20. Suddenly Susan (1996–2000)
Episode: Finale: Part 2 (2000)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Director: Andrew Tsao | Stars: Brooke Shields, Nestor Carbonell, Currie Graham, Kathy Griffin

Votes: 6

21. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: How to Recognise Different Parts of the Body (1970)

TV-14 | 31 min | Comedy

8.7
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A University of Woolamaloo philosophy-department meeting---the members of which are all named Bruce; an exploding penguin; a radio version of "The Death of Mary Queen of Scots." Also: advice on how to pick up a cosmetic surgeon.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 226

22. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: How to Recognise Different Types of Trees from Quite a Long Way Away (1969)

TV-14 | 32 min | Comedy

8.7
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Court Scene, The Larch, Bicycle Repair Man, Children's Stories, Restaurant Sketch, Seduced Milkmen, Stolen News Reader, Children's Interview, and Nudge Nudge.

Directors: John Howard Davies, Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 396

23. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Salad Days (1972)

TV-14 | 29 min | Comedy

8.7
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A climbing expedition negotiates a hazardous London road; an attempt is made to determine whether an urban dwelling is a house or a lifeboat. Also: a mouse's quest for cheese, which leads ... See full summary »

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 208

24. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: The Ant, an Introduction (1969)

TV-14 | 29 min | Comedy

8.7
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A man with double vision organizes a mountain-climbing expedition; llamas are celebrated in a rousing Spanish song; a barber is afraid to cut hair; a couple's romantic evening is ruined by uncouth visitors.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 303

25. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: The Naked Ant (1970)

TV-14 | 32 min | Comedy

8.7
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The 127th annual Twit of the Year Show. Also: Hitler and Himmler are guests for tea in a boarding house; a BBC broadcast is interrupted when a British minister falls into a fissure.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 276

26. Discworld (1995 Video Game)

T | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.6
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Game based on Terry Patchett's famous Discworld series. On a world that is being carried on four elephants standing on a huge turtle dark plots are brewing in the city of Ankh-Morpork. A ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Barnett | Stars: Eric Idle, Tony Robinson, Kate Robbins, Jon Pertwee

Votes: 259

27. Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! (1996 Video Game)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.6
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Second game based on Terry Pratchett's famous Discworld series. Rincewind, the wizard, is recovering from the adventure he had in the first game but all too soon he is called in to solve ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Barnett | Stars: Eric Idle, Nigel Planer, Kate Robbins, Rob Brydon

Votes: 184

28. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Deja Vu (1970)

TV-14 | 31 min | Comedy

8.6
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Sketches include: Flying Lessons, Hijacked Plane, Psychiatrist Milkman, Complaints, d?j? vu.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 243

29. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: High Crane Drifter (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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After a day and a half of experiencing other people's rude and inconsiderate behavior, Frasier reaches saturation point when a man casually steals his and Niles's table at Cafe Nervosa. ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 298

30. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Royal Episode 13 (1970)

TV-14 | 31 min | Comedy

8.6
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Miners brawl over historical facts; hospital patients serve the doctors; five shipwrecked mariners decide whom they will have for dinner.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 221

31. One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)
Episode: The Wisdom of the Witch (1995)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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A witch predicts an untimely end for Victor. Patrick and Pippa prepare to move far away from the Meldrews, but then Patrick gets stuck with Victor while trying to escape his secretary's jealous boyfriend.

Director: Susan Belbin | Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Angus Deayton, Janine Duvitski

Votes: 61

32. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.5
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At a time when most other shows for children were either low-budget productions or product-inspired cartoons that were little more than half-hour commercials, this program set out to ... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Votes: 1,327

33. The Midnight Special (1972–1981)

90 min | Music

8.5
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Late night rock and pop music performances are featured.

Stars: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Tina Turner

Votes: 164

34. The Seventh Python (2008)

94 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.5
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The accidental career of Neil Innes, encompassing the Bonzo Dog Band, Magical Mystery Tour, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Saturday Night Live, The Rutles and beyond.

Director: Burt Kearns | Stars: John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

Votes: 24

35. The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles (2014 TV Special)

150 min | Biography, Music

8.5
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A tribute to the Beatles, airing at the exact time as their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years earlier.

Director: Gregg Gelfand | Stars: Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons

Votes: 129

36. The Mark Twain Prize: Steve Martin (2005 TV Special)

Documentary

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Director: Christine Clark Bradley | Stars: Dave Barry, Claire Danes, Larry David, Tom Hanks

Votes: 13

37. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: A Book at Bedtime (1973)

TV-14 | 27 min | Comedy

8.5
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'A Book at Bedtime'; 'Red Gauntlet'; Kamikaze Highlanders; No time to lose; Penguins; BBC pro-gramme planners; Unexploded Scotsmen; 'Spot the Looney'; Rival documentaries; 'Dad's Doctors'; Dad's Pooves'.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 195

38. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror (1972)

TV-14 | 31 min | Comedy

8.5
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A program called "Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror," featuring a man who speaks exclusively in anagrams; a timorous TV announcer, before and after he undergoes psychiatric treatment; the employment of "pantomime horses."

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 205

39. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Man's Crisis of Identity in the Latter Half of the 20th Century (1969)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Confuse-a-Cat, The Smuggler, A Duck, a Cat and a Lizard (Discussion), Vox Pops on Smuggling, Police Raid, Letters on Vox Pops, Newsreader Arrested, Erotic Film, Cartoon - Charles Fatless, ... See full summary »

Directors: Ian MacNaughton, John Howard Davies | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 327

40. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: The Buzz Aldrin Show (1970)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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A supersleuth bishop investigates a suspicious insurance business; an elderly couple construct a house that has no walls.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 241

41. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: The Cycling Tour (1972)

TV-14 | 32 min | Comedy

8.5
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Mr Pither; Clodagh Rogers; Trotsky; Smolensk; Bingo-crazed Chinese (British Ambassador); 'Jack in a Box'.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 229

42. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.4
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Stephen Fry, John Gielgud

Votes: 98

43. George Harrison: The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 (2004 Video)

76 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Directors: Lol Creme, Kevin Godley, Eric Idle, Rocky Morton, Gary Weis | Stars: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Ray Cooper, Eric Idle

Votes: 39

44. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Archaeology Today (1970)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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A dissatisfied bridegroom tries to exchange his spouse; hunters pursue a terrifying mosquito; domestic problems interrupt the work of Beethoven, Shakespeare, Michelangelo and other creative geniuses.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 225

45. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Dennis Moore (1973)

TV-14 | 32 min | Comedy

8.4
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A highwayman steals "lupins" from the rich and tries to give them to the poor. Also: the first episode in a tatty, tedious 18th-century serial is brought to a screeching halt; peasants clamor for Titian paintings and Venetian glass.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 207

46. Hercules (1998–1999)
Episode: Hercules and the Apollo Mission (1998)

TV-Y | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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It's Intern Week at Prometheus Academy, and everyone is happy with their jobs - everyone except Hercules (voice of Tate Donovan) of course... See full synopsis »

Director: Phil Weinstein | Stars: Diedrich Bader, Sandra Bernhard, Corey Burton, Dan Castellaneta

Votes: 13

47. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Intermission (1970)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Among "historical" impersonations are Cardinal Richelieu as Petula Clark and Julius Caesar as Eddie Waring. Also: a police fairy tale; a vegetarian restaurant's menu, featuring a naked man with an apple in his mouth.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 259

48. One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)
Episode: One Foot in the Algarve (1993)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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The Meldrews and Mrs. Warboys embark upon a hellish holiday to Portugal. After an entanglement with the police, they finally arrive at their unpleasant villa.

Director: Susan Belbin | Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle, Peter Cook

Votes: 109

49. One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)
Episode: The Dawn of Man (2000)

33 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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A visit from Patrick's gay twin brother leaves Pippa mentally and physically exhausted, especially when Patrick sits on a cork.

Director: Christine Gernon | Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Nicholas Frost, Janine Duvitski

Votes: 46

50. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: The Nude Man (1972)

TV-14 | 31 min | Comedy

8.4
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A housing project induced by hypnosis stands---as long as the tenants believe in it. Also: highlights of the Olympic Hide-and-Seek finals; suggestions for improving bullfighting, such as the use of radar.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 187