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1.
Candid Camera (1948 TV Series)
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Unsuspecting people are placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous, and hilarious positions... (30 mins.)
Director: Allen Funt
“ Candid Microphone ” - joe_538
 
2.
Texaco Star Theatre (1948 TV Series)
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The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year... (60 mins.)
 
3.
College of Musical Knowledge (1949 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
4.
The Ed Wynn Show (1949 TV Series)
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The comedy on The Ed Wynn Show consisted mostly of old vaudeville schtick, with lots of corny jokes and silly sight gags... (30 mins.)
 
5.
The Goldbergs (1949 TV Series)
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Comedy-drama about a Jewish family living in New York City. In the final season the family moved into the suburbs. (30 mins.)
 
6.
It Pays to Be Ignorant (1949 TV Series)
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A spoof of game shows. (30 mins.)
 
7.
The Life of Riley (1949 TV Series)
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Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting... (30 mins.)
 
8.
The Lone Ranger (1949 TV Series)
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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner. (30 mins.)
 
9.
One Man's Family (1949 TV Series)
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This soap opera was the TV version of the radio serial that had begun in 1932. It tells the story of San Francisco banker Henry Barbour and his family... (30 mins.)
 
10.
The Quiz Kids (1949 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Fred Carr
 
11.
Abe Burrows' Almanac (1950 TV Series)
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Host Abe Burrows, before he was a big singing star, invites other popular singers to perform. (30 mins.)
 
12.
Beulah (1950 TV Series)
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A comedy series of a family with the central role pointed to their Negro domestic who pulls the weekly family situations together with more common sense than all of the other family members. (30 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
13.
The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950 TV Series)
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars. (60 mins.)
 
14.
Dick Tracy (1950 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
15.
The Gene Autry Show (1950 TV Series)
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The already legendary singing cowboy rode with his comic pal Pat from town to town bringing justice, song and his horse Champion to the old Southwest. (30 mins.)
 
16.
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950 TV Series)
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy. (30 mins.)
 
17.
The Jack Benny Program (1950 TV Series)
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends. (30 mins.)
 
18.
The Kate Smith Hour (1950 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
19.
The New Truth and Consequences (1950 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
20.
The Steve Allen Show (1951 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Fred Kelly
 
21.
What's My Line? (1950 TV Series)
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions. (30 mins.)
 
22.
You Bet Your Life (1950 TV Series)
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Groucho Marx hosts a quiz show which features a series of competitive questions and a great deal of humourous conversation. (30 mins.)
 
23.
The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951 TV Series)
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Stories mostly centered on The Kingfish's schemes to get rich, often by duping his brothers in the Mystic Knights of the Sea Lodge. Andy was particularly dupable. Amos mostly narrated. (30 mins.)
 
24.
Bob and Ray (1951 TV Series)
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(15 mins.)
Director: Coby Ruskin
 
25.
The Dinah Shore Show (1951 TV Series)
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Dinah hosted this 15 minute live musical and variety show, two nights a week. It led to her own hour long show in 1956. (15 mins.)
 
26.
Meet Corliss Archer (1951 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
27.
Mr. District Attorney (1951 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Edward Byron
 
28.
The Red Skelton Hour (1951 TV Series)
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers. (60 mins.)
Director: Ed Hiller
 
29.
The Roy Rogers Show (1951 TV Series)
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The Double R Ranch featured "The King of the Cowboys" Roy, his "Smartest Horse in the Movies" Trigger, "Queen of the West" Dale, her horse Buttermilk, their dog Bullet, and even Pat's jeep, Nellybelle. (30 mins.)
 
30.
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952 TV Series)
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As the sons age, we go through their teenage dating problems, marriage and careers. (30 mins.)
 
31.
The Bob Hope Show (1952 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
32.
A Date with Judy (1952 TV Series)
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Translation to TV of a radio show begun in 1941. Comic trials and tribulations of hyper-kinetic teenager Judy, her sedate and therefore tormented parents, younger brother and boyfriend. (30 mins.)
 
33.
Death Valley Days (1952 TV Series)
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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley. (25 mins.)
 
34.
Double or Nothing (1952 TV Series)
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Contestants won $10, $20 and $40, then went "double or nothing" on their accumulated $70 for a total of $140. Win or lose, they went on to the "red and white sweepstakes" round - the colors were those of Campbell soups. (30 mins.)
 
35.
Gang Busters (1952 TV Series)
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True crime stories and their investigations are dramatized. (30 mins.)
 
36.
Guiding Light (1952 TV Series)
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Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family... (60 mins.)
 
37.
Information Please (1952 TV Series)
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Viewers would submit questions and try to stump three panelists, two regulars and one guest. (30 mins.)
 
38.
Life with Luigi (1952 TV Series)
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An American radio situation comedy series that was short lived as a TV series. (30 mins.)
 
39.
My Little Margie (1952 TV Series)
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Margie lives with her father Vern and her crazy schemes get him into trouble especially with his boss Mr. Honeywell. She frequently involves Charlie and Mrs. Odetts in her plans. Freddie is her boyfriend while Roberta likes Vern. (30 mins.)
 
40.
Our Miss Brooks (1952 TV Series)
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Miss Brooks teaches English at Madison High, rents a room from Mrs. Davis, gets rides to school with student Walter... (30 mins.)
 
41.
Terry and the Pirates (1952 TV Series)
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Colonel Terry Lee travels to the orient in search of a gold mine left to him by his grandfather. While searching... (30 mins.)
Director: Lew Landers
 
42.
This Is Your Life (1952 TV Series)
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The... (30 mins.)
 
43.
The Bing Crosby Show (1954 TV Movie)
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As this is Bing Crosby's first television special, comedian Jack Benny with his latest girlfriend Crystal... (60 mins.)
Director: Fred DeCordova
 
44.
The Brighter Day (1954 TV Series)
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"Our years are as the falling leaves. We live, we love, we dream, and then we go. But somehow, we keep... (25 mins.)
 
45.
December Bride (1954 TV Series)
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Charming and wise Lily Ruskin lives with her daughter and son-in- law who, along with her close friend Hilda Crocker... (30 mins.)
Director: William Asher
 
46.
Duffy's Tavern (1954 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
47.
Father Knows Best (1954 TV Series)
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The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty... (30 mins.)
 
48.
Inner Sanctum (1954 TV Series)
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(27 mins.)
 
49.
The Jimmy Durante Show (1954 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
50.
People Are Funny (1954 TV Series)
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Contestants were asked to carry out stunts. (30 mins.)
 
51.
The Spike Jones Show (1954 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
52.
The Great Gildersleeve (1955 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
53.
Gunsmoke (1955 TV Series)
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City. (60 mins.)
 
54.
Queen for a Day (1956 TV Series)
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Four women, each with a sob story, vie to become "Queen for a Day." (30 mins.)
 
55.
A Show Called Fred (1956 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
56.
The Real McCoys (1957 TV Series)
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From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around. (30 mins.)
 
57.
The Tex and Jinx Show (1957 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
58.
Bold Venture (1959 TV Series)
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An adventurer and his pretty young ward live in a house boat in Trinidad. (30 mins.)
 
59.
The Charlie Weaver Show (1959 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
60.
Fibber McGee and Molly (1959 TV Series)
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Fibber McGee and Molly was the finest husband and wife comedy team. It ran on the radio from 1935 to 1959 then switched to television in 1959. Its running gags and characters inspired many imitators. (30 mins.)
 
61.
Green Acres (1965 TV Series)
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A New York City attorney and his wife attempt to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville. (30 mins.)
“ Granby's Green Acres ” - joe_538