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1. The Steve Allen Playhouse (1962–1964)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

9.0
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Stars: Steve Allen, Johnny Jacobs, Donn Trenner, Herb Ellis

Votes: 10

2. The New Steve Allen Show (1961–1965)

48 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.9
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It was a show basically about laughing until you were in tears, or just falling down, doubling over with laughter...a show for the whole family, with some of the funniest comic people on ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Allen, Johnny Jacobs, Louis Nye, Joey Forman

Votes: 36

3. Roxy the Movie (2015)

116 min | Documentary, Music

8.8
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A concert movie showing a performance by the much-loved 1973 incarnation of the Mothers of Invention. An incredible cast of musicians treat us to a selection of blistering, pointillist jazz... See full summary »

Director: Frank Zappa | Stars: Frank Zappa, Ruth Underwood, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Tom Fowler

Votes: 87

4. Video from Hell (1985 Video)

60 min | Music

8.8
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In a little over an hour, 'VIDEO FROM HELL' provides a preview of current and projected Honker releases, including 'BABY SNAKES', 'THE TRUE STORY OF 200 MOTELS' and 'UNCLE MEAT' (all 1987 ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Zappa | Stars: Phyllis Smith Altenhaus, Dick Barber, Adrian Belew, Jimmy Carl Black

Votes: 60

5. Peefeeyatko (1991)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.8
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This Film is an intimate music portrait of American composer Frank Zappa, who lives secluded from the outside world at his home and music studio in Los Angeles, California. For the past ten... See full summary »

Director: Henning Lohner | Stars: Pierre Boulez, John Cage, Matt Groening, Karlheinz Stockhausen

Votes: 40

6. The Yellow Shark (1992)

88 min | Music

8.8
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This live recording was culled from seven September 1992 concerts given in Vienna, Berlin, and Frankfurt by the Ensemble Modern, a Frankfurt-based chamber orchestra that performs only contemporary music.

Director: Egbert van Hees | Stars: Frank Zappa, Peter Rundel, Ensemble Modern, Andreas Böttger

Votes: 28

7. Cousteau: Alaska: Outrage at Valdez (1989)

48 min

8.8
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Director: Jean-Michel Cousteau

Votes: 19

8. The New Steve Allen Show (1961–1965)
Episode: Episode dated 27 March 1963 (1963)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.8
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Stars: Steve Allen, Mel Tormé, Jennie Smith, Sammy Fain

Votes: 5

9. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 105

10. The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (1988 Video)

59 min | Comedy, Documentary

8.6
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Using takes and rehearsals discarded from the original edit plus interviews made during the shooting... See full synopsis »

Director: Frank Zappa | Stars: Phyllis Smith Altenhaus, Dick Barber, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 80

11. Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution (1967 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

8.6
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Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Graham Nash, Peter Noone, David Oppenheim

Votes: 5

12. Miami Vice (1984–1990)
Episode: Payback (1986)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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Crockett goes undercover to take down Mario Fuente (Zappa), a dealer of 'weasel dust'.

Director: Aaron Lipstadt | Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott

Votes: 204

13. 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: 1,412

14. The Dub Room Special! (1984 Video)

92 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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Directors: Dick Darley, Clark Santee, Frank Zappa | Stars: Frank Zappa, George Duke, Ruth Underwood, Chester Thompson

Votes: 161

15. Livewire (1980– )

30 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: Jordan Walker-Pearlman, Mark Cordray, Afrika Bambaataa, R.E.M.

Votes: 8

16. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)
Episode: In the Army/Powdered Toastman (1992)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

8.5
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Ren and Stimpy join the Army, where they begin basic training under a very demanding Drill Sargent. We then follow the unusual and bizarre adventures of "Powdered Toast Man" as he is called on for various rescue missions.

Directors: Bob Camp, John Kricfalusi | Stars: Bob Camp, Gary Owens, Cheryl Chase, John Kricfalusi

Votes: 82

17. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: Joking the Chicken (1994)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Duckman cannot understand the inexplicable popularity of a non-offensive comedian, until he learns the hack comic's secret.

Director: Jeff McGrath | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 33

18. 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, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,297

19. Does Humor Belong in Music? (1985 Video)

57 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

8.4
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Frank Zappa and his band in a digitally recorded live performance at "The Pier" in New York, NY on August 26, 1984.

Director: Frank Zappa | Stars: Frank Zappa, Ray White, Ike Willis, Bobby Martin

Votes: 275

20. The Norman Gunston Show (1975–1979)

Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Garry McDonald, Max Rowley, Abigail, Candy Raymond

Votes: 57

21. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: I, Duckman (1994)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Duckman tries to figure out who is trying to kill him.

Director: Marv Newland | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 51

22. Frank Zappa: New York and Elsewhere (1980 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Directors: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher | Stars: Frank Zappa, Ike Willis, Tommy Mars, David Logeman

Votes: 7

23. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: A Civil War (1994)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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While investigating a murder, Duckman becomes jealous of the attention being given to his partner, Cornfed, and fires him.

Director: Norton Virgien | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 27

24. The Steve Allen Playhouse (1962–1964)
Episode: Episode dated 31 October 1963 (1963)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.3
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Stars: Bob Denver, John R. Diehl, Adam Keefe, Stuffy Smith

Votes: 6

25. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: Cellar Beware (1994)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Duckman purchases an expensive home protection system. The next morning, when the family is robbed, Duckman poorly rewires the system, leading them to run to the basement to avoid being killed by it.

Director: Norton Virgien | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 29

26. Crossfire (1982– )
Episode: Rock 'n' Roll Ruckus (1986)

News, Talk-Show

8.2
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Stars: Thomas Braden, Robert D. Novak, John Lofton, Frank Zappa

Votes: 6

27. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 34,601

28. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

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

Votes: 104

29. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: It's the Thing of the Principal (1994)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Ajax falls in love with his vice principal.

Director: Igor Kovalyov | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 29

30. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: Not So Easy Riders (1994)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Evading the IRS, Duckman and Cornfed go on a road trip.

Director: Paul Demeyer | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 30

31. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.0
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 119

32. Baby Snakes (1979)

R | 166 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

8.0
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Rock artist Frank Zappa hosts a concert in New York City. This movie contains tons of on-stage footage, off-stage footage, and animation.

Director: Frank Zappa | Stars: Frank Zappa, Adrian Belew, Tommy Mars, Terry Bozzio

Votes: 696

33. All You Need Is Love (1977– )

60 min | Music, Documentary

8.0
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Series tracing the development of 20th-century popular music in all its forms.

Stars: Irving Caesar, Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, John Hammond

Votes: 58

34. Hoepla (1967)

Documentary, Music

8.0
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Stars: Hans Verhagen, Wim T. Schippers, Wim van der Linden, Trino Flothuis

Votes: 7

35. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: Gland of Opportunity (1994)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Recieving the gland of a daredevil gives Duckman a new outlook on life.

Director: John Eng | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dana Hill

Votes: 28

36. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: Gripes of Wrath (1994)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Duckman would rather go see mud wrestling, but is forced to take the kids to the unveiling of a supercomputer, where he makes a comment that inspires the computer to make the world a better place, for a while anyway.

Director: Norton Virgien | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 29

37. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: T.V. or Not to Be (1994)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A televangelist hires a skeptical Duckman to find a painting that she claims creates miracles, and has a near-death experience.

Director: Raymie Muzquiz | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 33

38. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: Psyche (1994)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Feeling inadequate, Duckman gets a bill job, leading to other problems.

Director: Paul Demeyer | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 29

39. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: Ride the High School (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Ajax is sent to a boarding school for gifted children.

Director: Raymie Muzquiz | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 30

40. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A crass, womanizing duck works as a private eye with his level-headed pig sidekick, all-the-while raising a family as a single dad.

Stars: Jason Alexander, Gregg Berger, Nancy Travis, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 4,399

41. Àngel Casas Show (1984–1988)

Music, Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Àngel Casas, Josep Maria Bardagí, Dyango, Núria Feliu

Votes: 9

42. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Candice Bergen/Frank Zappa (1976)

TV-14 | 67 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The host for the episode is Candice Bergen (her third appearance), and the musical guest is Frank Zappa. The skits for this episode are as follows: For the opening, Patty Hearst enjoys a ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Wilson, Gary Weis | Stars: Candice Bergen, Frank Zappa, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi

Votes: 53

43. The Monkees (1966–1968)
Episode: Monkees Blow Their Minds (1968)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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Peter walks into The Great Oracullo's House of Mysteries for inspiration and is turned into a psychic slave by way of a cup of tea. Oracullo wants to headline at The Cassandra instead of ... See full summary »

Director: David Winters | Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork

Votes: 58

44. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers (1984)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.8
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An intelligent, fearless boy living in a superstitious Transylvanian village goes out into the world to figure out what everyone else is afraid of, "the shivers". The king hires him to rid the castle of ghosts and evil spirits.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Dana Hill, Christopher Lee, Peter MacNicol, David Warner

Votes: 96

45. The Big T.N.T. Show (1966)

95 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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Live performances by some of the top rock-and-roll acts of the mid 60s. Includes Ray Charles, The Byrds, Joan Baez, Ike and Tina Turner, Donovan, The Lovin' Spoonful, and several more.

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Joan Baez, Gene Clark, Mike Clarke, The Byrds

Votes: 117

46. The Wrecking Crew! (2008)

PG | 101 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby.

Director: Denny Tedesco | Stars: Denny Tedesco, Brian Wilson, Dick Clark, Cher

Votes: 1,827 | Gross: $0.80M

47. The Amazing Mister Bickford (1987 Video)

52 min | Animation, Music

7.6
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Several pieces of Frank Zappa's music are set against clay animation by Bruce Bickford.

Directors: Frank Zappa, Bruce Bickford | Stars: Bruce Bickford, Frank Zappa

Votes: 129

48. Frank Zappa: Phase II - The Big Note (2002)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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Documentary about the life and work of composer Frank Zappa.

Director: Frank Scheffer | Stars: Pierre Boulez, George Duke, Dweezil Zappa, Gail Zappa

Votes: 27

49. Miami Vice (1984–1990)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 17,675

50. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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The gross misadventures of a hyper chihuahua and a stupid cat.

Stars: John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet, Cheryl Chase

Votes: 16,819