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1. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Alabamy Bound: Part 2 (1985)

Comedy

9.4
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Nell's mother plans to move to Glenlawn with her.

Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 5

2. One Day at a Time (1975–1984)
Episode: David Plus Two (1976)

26 min | Comedy

9.2
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Ann questions her platonic relationship with David when she finds him in a compromising position with a fellow tenant.

Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Richard Masur, Valerie Bertinelli

Votes: 8

3. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)

60 min | Music

8.9
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Dinah hosted this hour-long weekly for seven years. It featured Dinah and guest stars in a variety of songs, skits, production numbers. Also featured: her "See the USA in your Chevrolet" song and her warm kiss to all in conclusion.

Stars: Dinah Shore, Janet Blair, John Raitt, Roy Rogers

Votes: 102

4. One Day at a Time (1975–1984)
Episode: Julie's Best Friend (1976)

26 min | Comedy

8.9
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Julie has a new friend with expensive tastes and Julie starts demanding the same things from her mother.

Director: Don Richardson | Stars: Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Richard Masur, Valerie Bertinelli

Votes: 9

5. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Christmas in New York (1986)

Comedy

8.8
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Realizing that Marty may be alone on Christmas Eve, Nell reluctantly invites him over. However, her sympathy turns to rage when she finds out that he told Joey that Santa does not exist.

Director: Linda Day | Stars: Nell Carter, Telma Hopkins, Joey Lawrence, John Hoyt

Votes: 5

6. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: The Draft Dodger (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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It's Christmas again and the Bunker's are preparing for their holiday meal with Archie's buddy Pinky. Mike's old friend David Brewster drops by unexpectedly and Mike is concerned because he... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 87

7. One Day at a Time (1975–1984)
Episode: Father David (1976)

26 min | Comedy

8.7
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Barbara and Julie try to sneak beer into a party that David is chaperoning.

Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Richard Masur, Valerie Bertinelli

Votes: 10

8. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Too Good Edith (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Episode #207 - Archie keeps a sick Edith so busy cooking for his big St. Patrick's Day party, that she doesn't get the chance to tell him that "hard work is hazardous to her health." When ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Danielle Brisebois, George Wyner

Votes: 54

9. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Edith's 50th Birthday (1977)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Archie, Mike and Gloria plan a surprise party for Edith to celebrate her 50th birthday. But an unwelcome visitor to the Bunker's home - while Edith is home alone - has a much different surprise in mind for the Bunker matriarch.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 94

10. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Edith's 50th Birthday (1977)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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A badly shaken Edith tells Archie, Mike and Gloria about her encounter with the rapist and that she managed to fight him off. Two weeks after the attack, Edith is still shaken by what ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 74

11. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: The Stivics Go West (1978)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Saying goodbye to Mike and Gloria proves traumatic for the Bunkers. Before they leave for their new life in California, Mike and Gloria share some long-hidden feelings, confused tears, and much, much more with Archie and Edith.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 56

12. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Two's a Crowd (1978)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Mike and Archie get locked together in the storage room at Archie's Place and have a long talk.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 54

13. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Edith's Crisis of Faith: Part 1 (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Edith's faith is severely shaken when their friend Beverly, the female impersonator, is murdered at Christmastime.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 74

14. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Thanksgiving Reunion: Part 2 (1979)

Comedy

8.5
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The Stivics wonder how they will cope with Mike being jobless. Mike goes to Archie to air his grievances, and in a show of sympathy and support, he decides to loan him some money until he can find another job.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois

Votes: 11

15. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: The Return of Sammy (1980)

Comedy

8.5
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Sammy Davis Jr. accepts Archie's invitation to visit the restaurant after Archie sees him on a local talk show.

Director: Dick Martin | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 15

16. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: The Unemployment Story: Part 2 (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Archie continues to have problems with finances and with finding another job. At the grocery store, he stresses himself about Edith's spending habits and tries to save money even if it ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 39

17. All in the Family (1971–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 10,349

18. Spencer (1984–1985)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Offbeat Spencer Winger is coping with high school with the help of his buddies Wayne and Herbie, especially in dealing with his nemesis Mr. Beanley. His bemused parents are supportive. In a... See full summary »

Stars: Ronny Cox, Richard Sanders, Amy Locane, Mimi Kennedy

Votes: 58

19. The Stiller & Meara Show (1986 TV Movie)

Comedy

8.4
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Jerry is the deputy mayor of New York while his wife, Anne, is an actress whose only role come in TV commercials. After 30 years of marriage, they're still going strong even thought they're... See full summary »

Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Todd Waring, Laura Innes

Votes: 7

20. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: A Kanisky Christmas (1983)

Comedy

8.4
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Nell's plans to give Joey a Christmas with the family meet with resistance, they've all made plans.

Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 5

21. One Day at a Time (1975–1984)
Episode: Julie's Job (1976)

26 min | Comedy

8.4
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Julie gets a job as a waitress in a bad section of town so she can earn money for a car after Ann turned her down and told her to go out and earn the money herself.

Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Richard Masur, Valerie Bertinelli

Votes: 7

22. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Porko's II (1982)

Comedy

8.4
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Dr. George Avery, founder of the diet group People Organized to Reduce and Kick Obesity (PORKO), gives a speech at one of Nell's meetings. Having gained back a significant amount of weight,... See full summary »

Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 7

23. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Take My Baby, Please (1982)

Comedy

8.4
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Valerie, the girl who married and gave birth at the same time in the Kanisky household, returns with the news that her husband has walked out on her. Nell helps her find a job so that she can support her baby.

Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 5

24. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: The Mayor (1983)

Comedy

8.4
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The new mayor of Glenlawn takes an interest in Nell.

Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 5

25. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: The Unemployment Story: Part 1 (1976)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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The family is getting ready to celebrate Mike's good fortune, he's been published. It happens just at the wrong moment, because Archie has just been laid off due to the recall of a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 36

26. Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (1993 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.3
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Add a Plot

Director: Allan Kartun | Stars: Bob Hope, Paula Abdul, Army Archerd, Lucie Arnaz

Votes: 28

27. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: A Man in Nell's Room (1981)

Comedy

8.3
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Nell quits her job and moves out of the house when she argues with the Chief over inviting her boyfriend to stay the night.

Director: Herbert Kenwith | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 6

28. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Archie's Operation: Part 2 (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Archie goes into the hospital and has a verbal run-in with a Puerto Rican nurse and gets a blood transfusion from a black doctor.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 41

29. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Cousin Liz (1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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After Edith's cousin Liz dies her female roommate admits to Edith that they were lovers.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 54

30. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Edith's Crisis of Faith: Part 2 (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Mike recovers from the injuries he sustained in the mugging. But the Christmas Day gift exchange is still strained due to Edith's depression, so the family rallies around her.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 56

31. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Nell Goes to Jail (1982)

Comedy

8.3
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When the Kaniskys' phone service is mistakenly cut off for non-payment (it was supposed to be a Chinese woman), Nell clashes with the service representative at the phone company.

Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 11

32. One Day at a Time (1975–1984)
Episode: Super Blues (1976)

25 min | Comedy

8.3
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Ann plans a party inviting other building residents and Schneider gets upset when he finds out that he's not invited.

Director: Norman Campbell | Stars: Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Richard Masur, Valerie Bertinelli

Votes: 10

33. Bob Hope: The Road to Laughter (2003 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.2
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Before he was an icon, before he was a legend, before he spent every Christmas with the troops... before he was a fixture on TV and the Academy Awards... See full synopsis »

Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: Fred Applegate, Larry Gelbart, Mort Lachman, Leonard Maltin

Votes: 5

34. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Archie and the KKK: Part 1 (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A power outage and reports of looting in the city prompt Mike to write a letter to the editor about how greedy governments do the same in the name of free enterprise. At the bar, Archie ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 55

35. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Archie's Chair (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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After Mike accidentally breaks Archie's chair he has it repaired, however it mistakenly gets thrown out and ends up in an art exhibit.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 49

36. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Aunt Iola's Visit (1978)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Archie will not allow Edith's aunt to move in after she was rejected by the rest of her family.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 44

37. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Beverly Rides Again (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Archie is tired of being the butt of Pinky Peterson's practical jokes and sets out to get revenge by fixing Pinky up on a date with Beverly Lasalle.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 59

38. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Edith Versus the Energy Crisis (1979)

Comedy

8.2
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Archie can only complain when the height of the 1979 energy crisis prompts Murray to take severe conservation measures. Surely, Archie would find some peace and warmth at home, right? Not with Edith minding the thermostat!

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois

Votes: 11

39. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Mike the Pacifist (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Mike gets very upset when he defends Gloria on the subway since he never once in his life advocated violence.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 48

40. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Murray's Daughter (1980)

Comedy

8.2
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When Murray's daughter comes to town to take possession of a family inheritance, Archie gets the two to make peace after years of estrangement. Murray's daughter in this episode is played by Martin Balsam's real-life daughter, Talia.

Directors: Carroll O'Connor, Jon Sharp | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 13

41. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Nell's Friend (1983)

Comedy

8.2
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Nell's friend (and sometimes rival) Addy Wilson, a Phi Beta Kappa, comes to town.

Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 5

42. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Stretch Cunningham, Goodbye (1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Archie is shocked when his coworker Stretch has died after cavorting with a young woman. Asked to give the eulogy, he enlists Mike's help, requesting Bible references. But the biggest shock comes at the funeral.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 49

43. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: The Return of Stephanie's Father (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Archie's fighting instincts are aroused when Stephanie's derelict father returns and uses blackmail to try an get his daughter back. Edith panics at the thought of losing Stephanie, and does her best to help Archie with a plan.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Danielle Brisebois, Ben Slack

Votes: 42

44. Baby, I'm Back (1977– )

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Ray Ellis returns to his wife after seven years of abandonment, only to find she is engaged to another man.

Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

Votes: 41

45. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Archie and the KKK: Part 2 (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Archie learns that Gordie and Mitch - the two men he met earlier at his bar - plan to burn a cross on the Stivic's lawn and must come up with a way to stop them. When Archie tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 50

46. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Archie's Brief Encounter: Parts 1 & 2 (1976)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Archie finds himself in a compromising situation with an attractive waitress after Edith ignores his amorous advances and dashes off to the Sunshine Home. Janis Paige guest stars as Denise,... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 41

47. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Archie's Grand Opening (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Harry the bartender quits after Archie keeps bossing him around. Edith and the Stivics end up helping out during the grand opening of Archie's Place.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 39

48. One Day at a Time (1975–1984)
Episode: Dad Comes Back: Part 1 (1976)

Comedy

8.1
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Ann is all excited about her new job until she learns that her ex-husband is getting married.

Director: Sandy Kenyon | Stars: Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Richard Masur, Valerie Bertinelli

Votes: 7

49. One Day at a Time (1975–1984)
Episode: Dad Comes Back: Part 2 (1976)

Comedy

8.1
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Julie and Barbara are hoping to get their parents back together, but they learn to accept that that is not going to happen.

Director: Sandy Kenyon | Stars: Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Richard Masur, Valerie Bertinelli

Votes: 7

50. Kate & Allie (1984–1989)
Episode: Jennie's New Deal (1987)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.1
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Emma moves into the dorm when a spot opens up, leaving Jennie unhappily at home under Allie's thumb.

Director: Bill Persky | Stars: Susan Saint James, Jane Curtin, Ari Meyers, Fred Koehler

Votes: 8