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1. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Creator: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

2. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Rip Torn

3. My Favorite Year (1982)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

7.4
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A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.

Writers: Norman Steinberg, Dennis Palumbo | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna

4. American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)

102 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.9
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55 Metascore

Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.

Directors: Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas | Stars: Kevin Booth, John Farneti, Bill Hicks, Lynn Hicks

5. Get Bruce (1999)

R | 82 min | Documentary

6.0
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61 Metascore

Affectionate tribute to Bruce Vilanch (1948- ), who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. We meet his mom and see... See full summary »

Director: Andrew J. Kuehn | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Robin Williams, Nathan Lane

6. Clark and Michael (2006– )

Comedy

8.4
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A mockumentary series focused on two aspiring producers (Cera and Duke) who believe their own hype regarding the big idea for a TV show, but do little in the way of actually making the program.

Stars: Michael Cera, Clark Duke, Eric Wareheim, Chris Candy

7. Michael & Michael Have Issues. (2009– )

Comedy

7.8
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Best friends and collaborators for over 20 years, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter finally have their own TV show. There's just one problem: they are their own worst enemies.

Creators: Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter | Stars: Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Jessi Klein, Kumail Nanjiani

8. The David Steinberg Show (1972– )

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Years before "The Larry Sanders Show" came this Canadian-made sitcom taking place behind the scenes of the fictional "David Steinberg Show," starring real-life comic David Steinberg. Like ... See full summary »

Stars: David Steinberg, Joe Flaherty, Martin Short, John Candy

9. Molière (1978)

260 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Who was Moliere? He is known everywhere as one of the world's greatest playwrights. But who was he? Born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin in 1622, the son of a prosperous tapestry maker. His mother ... See full summary »

Writer: Ariane Mnouchkine | Director: Ariane Mnouchkine | Stars: Philippe Caubère, Marie-Françoise Audollent, Frédéric Ladonne, Odile Cointepas

10. The CollegeHumor Show (2009– )

30 min | Comedy | Active

7.9
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Creators: Sam Reich, Scott Tomlinson, Ricky Van Veen | Stars: Patrick Cassels, Dan Gurewitch, Jake Hurwitz, Sam Reich

11. Bob Saget: That Ain't Right (2007 TV Movie)

56 min | Comedy

6.3
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Bob Saget does a one hour stand up special.

Writer: Bob Saget | Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Star: Bob Saget

12. Some Prefer Cake (1998)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.5
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In San Francisco, Kira has a day job at a warehouse, writes jokes for her sister (who does stand-up back East), wants to perform her own material, hangs out with best friend Sydney (who ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeannie Kahaney | Director: Heidi Arnesen | Stars: Kathleen Fontaine, Tara Howley, Desi del Valle, Leon Acord

13. You Wrote It, You Watch It (1992– )

Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Jon Stewart, Kevin Allison, Micki Barnett, Michael Ian Black

14. Exhibit A: Leary Verses Hicks (2007)

Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

7.4
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EXHIBIT A: Leary Vs. Hicks is an experimental documentary meditation on the dangers of artistic theft in the world of stand-up comedy, and an expose on the little-known yet long-standing ... See full summary »

Writers: Bill Hicks, Denis Leary | Director: Andy Gately | Stars: Bill Hicks, Denis Leary

15. The Martin Short Show (1994– )

30 min | Comedy

5.7
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Creators: Paul Flaherty, Michael Short, Martin Short | Stars: Martin Short, Jan Hooks, Noley Thornton, Zack Duhame

16. The Show (1996– )

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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A white writer joins the staff of a black televison series.

Creator: John Bowman | Stars: Sam Seder, Shaun Baker, Mystro Clark, T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh

17. Louise and Myra (2013– )

Comedy

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Louise and Myra is a comedic mockumentary web series that follows two delusional British ladies to Hollywood as they pursue their dreams of stardom. Though reality checks are abundant, they... See full summary »

Stars: Meagan English, Andrea Chesley, J.J. Dunlap, Jeff Lorch

18. Punched Up (2006– )

30 min | Comedy

1.3
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Punched Up is a 13-episode mockumentary series for the Comedy Network. Satirizing makeover programs and reality TV, the series features a crack team of comedy writers who take the average ... See full summary »

Creator: Allan Novak | Stars: Matt Baram, Pat Thornton, Lauren Ash, Scott Montgomery

19. The Girl Writer (2005)

Short, Comedy

4.5
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Comedy writer Marion is having a bad case of writer's block. When she falls asleep at her desk she realizes writing is easy if she can just think like a guy. But was it a dream?

Writer: Julie Dove | Director: Julie Dove | Stars: Seth Beeler, Fred Cross, Lola Davidson, Julie Dove

20. The Dick Van Dyke Show Remembered (1994 TV Special)

Documentary

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Writer: Michael Mahler | Director: Michael Mahler | Stars: Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Mary Tyler Moore, Carl Reiner

21. Inside TV Land: The Dick Van Dyke Show (2000 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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Stars: Frank Adamo, Morey Amsterdam, James L. Brooks, Sam Denoff

22. Truthhorse (2004–2005)

22 min | Comedy

4.2
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Six guys set to make a TV show entirely on their own.

Stars: Brad Cowan, Matthew Kassirer, Art Maughan, Ryan McCammon

23. The Boys (1974 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

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Harry Rufkin and Eddie Ryan, a television comedy writing team, live radically different lives away from the office. Harry is a swinging bachelor who chases women all of his free time, while... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Denoff, Bill Persky | Director: Bill Persky | Stars: Tim Conway, Herb Edelman, Esther Sutherland, Gwynne Gilford

24. Chico's Cherubs (2011– )

TV-G | Comedy

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Stars: Alysha Westlake, Angela Rauscher, Jill Butterfield

25. Behind the Britcoms: From Script to Screen (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Moira Brooker and Philip Bretherton (Judith and Alastair from As Time Goes By (1992)) host this behind-the-scenes look at the work of the writers behind many of our favorite "Britcoms" (... See full summary »

Writer: Michelle Street | Director: Duane Huey | Stars: Philip Bretherton, Moira Brooker

26. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Apollo, Apollo (2009)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Liz is upset when she finds out that her ex-boyfriend Dennis slept with Jenna, Jack reminisces about his youth on the eve of his birthday, and Tracy prepares to go into space.

Writers: Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, Kay Cannon, Donald Glover | Director: Millicent Shelton | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

27. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Believe in the Stars (2008)

TV-14 | Comedy

8.6
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Liz sits next to Oprah on her flight from Chicago to New York, Tracy and Jenna conduct a "social experiment" to settle a dispute, and Kenneth is disillusioned when he learns that some Olympic events were actually staged.

Writers: Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, Kay Cannon, Donald Glover | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

28. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Brooklyn Without Limits (2010)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Liz frequents a local boutique because she thinks she's helping the environment--and their jeans make her butt look good. Meanwhile, Jack helps an enemy's political rival, and Jenna helps Tracy aim for a Golden Globe nomination.

Writers: Tina Fey, Ron Weiner | Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

29. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Chain Reaction of Mental Anguish (2010)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Jack tries to help Tracy after he helps his "son" finance an ill-conceived theme restaurant, Liz turns to Kenneth as a relationship therapist, and Jenna thinks her boyfriend may pop an important question to her.

Writers: Tina Fey, Kay Cannon | Director: Ken Whittingham | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

30. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Christmas Attack Zone (2010)

TV-14 | Comedy

8.1
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Jack tries to ambush his mother by inviting his father and Avery to Christmas dinner, Jenna misses her ex because they won't attend "New Queers Eve" together, and Tracy tries to maintain his new "serious" image.

Writers: Tina Fey, Tracey Wigfield | Director: John Riggi | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

31. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Christmas Special (2008)

TV-14 | Comedy

7.9
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Liz has to spend Christmas without her family for the first time in her life. As compensation she participates in a 'Letters to Santa' charity program and buys presents for poor children. ... See full summary »

Writers: Tina Fey, Kay Cannon, Donald Glover | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

32. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: College (2010)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Liz suddenly becomes cool after she wins the crew lottery, Jack discovers that the microwave division has made the perfect microwave, and the writers play a prank on Pete after discovering that Jack's voice is used on a website.

Writers: Tina Fey, Josh Siegal, Dylan Morgan | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

33. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Cooter (2008)

TV-14 | Comedy

8.6
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Liz has a positive pregnancy test, and thinks that Dennis is the father. Meanwhile, Jack regrets taking the Homeland Security position, Tracy finishes his pornographic video game, and Kenneth tries to get a job at The Olympics.

Writers: Tina Fey, Kay Cannon | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

34. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Cougars (2007)

TV-14 | Comedy

8.3
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Liz catches a lot of heat at the office when she starts dating a 20-year-old "boy toy," and Jack takes charge of Tracy's pitiful youth baseball team and tries to turn it into a winner.

Writers: Tina Fey, John Riggi, Kay Cannon | Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

35. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Cutbacks (2009)

TV-14 | Comedy

7.8
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Liz is willing to do anything to avoid cutbacks at T.G.S., while Jack is forced to fire his personal assistant and hire Kenneth as his part-time assistant.

Writers: Tina Fey, Matt Hubbard, Kay Cannon, Donald Glover | Director: Gail Mancuso | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

36. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Do-Over (2008)

TV-14 | Comedy

8.3
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Jack comes back to GE, and is willing to do anything to get himself back in power. Meanwhile, Liz gets a visit from a caseworker from the adoption agency.

Writers: Tina Fey, Kay Cannon, Donald Glover | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

37. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Double-Edged Sword (2011)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

8.6
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Liz and Carol's relationship takes a turn for the worse during an extended flight delay, Jack and Avery try to get home when Avery goes into labor in Canada, and Tracy begins feeling the pressure of being an "EGOT" winner.

Writers: Tina Fey, Kay Cannon, Tom Ceraulo | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

38. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Episode 210 (2008)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Jack asks Liz to deal with a group of German TV execs so he can spend more time with C.C. but Liz has fallen in love with a piece of real estate. Tracy buys a cappuccino machine and gets Kenneth addicted to caffeine.

Writers: Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, Donald Glover, Kay Cannon | Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

39. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Flu Shot (2009)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Liz tries to make a stand and refuses to take a flu shot in a show of solidarity with her coworkers--until she discovers that her island vacation is not canceled. Meanwhile, Jack and Elisa break some rules to begin dating.

Writers: Tina Fey, Jon Pollack, Kay Cannon, Donald Glover | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

40. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Gavin Volure (2008)

TV-14 | Comedy

8.2
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Liz thinks she's found the perfect mate in an eccentric, agoraphobic former CEO, and Tracy thinks that his sons are trying to kill him.

Writers: Tina Fey, John Riggi, Kay Cannon, Donald Glover | Director: Gail Mancuso | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

41. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Generalissimo (2009)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Elisa's grandmother hates Jack because he looks like an evil character in a telenovela. Meanwhile, Liz uses that character's underhanded moves to pick up on a sexy neighbor.

Writers: Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, Kay Cannon, Donald Glover | Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

42. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Gentleman's Intermission (2010)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Avery asks Jack to act as a mentor to someone besides Liz, but Liz has her own problems when her married 80-year-old father visits to cruise singles bars. Meanwhile, Jenna is mad because NBC has an obituary for Tracy but not for her.

Writers: Tina Fey, John Riggi | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

43. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Goodbye, My Friend (2009)

TV-14 | Comedy

8.3
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Liz launches a plan to adopt a baby from a donut store clerk, Jack talks Frank into going back to law school, and Jenna tries to get attention for her birthday.

Writers: Tina Fey, Ron Weiner, Kay Cannon, Donald Glover | Director: John Riggi | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

44. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Greenzo (2007)

TV-14 | Comedy

8.4
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Jack hires an actor to play the superhero "Greenzo," who is to promote environmental consciousness (and G.E. products). But what happens when Greenzo becomes drunk with power?

Writers: Tina Fey, Jon Pollack, Kay Cannon | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

45. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: It's Never Too Late for Now (2011)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

8.3
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Jenna takes Liz out to distract her from her breakup and prove love still exists, while Jack, a newly sleep-deprived father, loses his negotiating edge when discussing his nanny's salary. Pete and Frank start a rock band.

Writers: Tina Fey, Vali Chandrasekaran | Director: John Riggi | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

46. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Jack Gets in the Game (2007)

TV-14 | Comedy

8.1
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Jack's rival, Devon, comes up with a new plan to get in tight with Don Geiss. Kenneth has a plan to get Tracy jealous about his wife, and Jenna finds a way to use her weight gain to her advantage.

Writers: Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, Kay Cannon | Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

47. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Jackie Jormp-Jomp (2009)

TV-14 | Comedy

8.2
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Jack tries to turn an accidental obituary for Jenna into a marketing opportunity for her Janis Joplin-based biopic. Meanwhile Liz makes friends with a group of single women while away from work for sexual harassment.

Writers: Tina Fey, Kay Cannon, Tracey Wigfield, Donald Glover | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

48. The Joey Bishop Show (1961–1965)
Episode: Joey Leaves Ellie (1963)

30 min | Comedy

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A gorgeous woman who is a Judo expert appears on Joey's show to demonstrate how women can defend themselves from men that attempt to overpower them, and ends up kissing Joey on the air. ... See full summary »

Writers: Ray Singer, Dick Chevillat | Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Joey Bishop, Abby Dalton, Corbett Monica, Joe Besser

49. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Kidney Now! (2009)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.7
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Jack brings in several famous musical artists to perform a benefit song so his biological father can get a kidney, Tracy is afraid to speak at his high school's graduation, and Liz finds a ... See full summary »

Writers: Tina Fey, Jack Burditt, Robert Carlock, Kay Cannon, Donald Glover | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

50. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Larry King (2009)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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After an Asian economic meltdown, Tracy gives some irresponsible advice on "Larry King Live," and Jack and Elisa's relationship could be in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Liz tries to get her cell phone back from a cabbie who's blackmailing her.

Writers: Tina Fey, Matt Hubbard, Kay Cannon, Donald Glover | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer