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1. Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor.

Creator: Marc Cherry | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria

2. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week.

Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt, Dennis Wolfberg

3. 28 Days (2000)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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A big-city newspaper columnist is forced to enter a drug and alcohol rehab center after ruining her sister's wedding and crashing a stolen limousine.

Writer: Susannah Grant | Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West, Elizabeth Perkins

4. Soap (1977–1981)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The soap-operish antics of two families: the Campbells and the Tates.

Stars: Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

5. Soapdish (1991)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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An ambitious TV soap actress connives with her producer to scuttle the career of the show's long-time star, but nothing works as they plan.

Writers: Robert Harling, Andrew Bergman | Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Cathy Moriarty

6. Cupid & Cate (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Cate has a small boutique where she sells vintage clothes. She is dating some snob whose mother thinks that Cate is a second class citizen because of her line of work. Harry meets Cate and ... See full summary »

Writers: Christina Bartolomeo, Jennifer Miller, Ron Raley | Director: Brent Shields | Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Peter Gallagher, Bebe Neuwirth, Philip Bosco

7. Fresno (1986 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Comedy

7.6
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A long-format spoof of 1980s prime-time soap operas, set in raisin town Fresno, California.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Harrison, Teri Garr

8. Elephant Parts (1981 Video)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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A collection of comedy skits and music videos, such as a game-show spoof called "Name That Drug", a visit to the office of the Clandestine Typing Service, and a man providing a skewed ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Nesmith, Bill Martin, William Dear, Ezra D. Rappaport | Director: William Dear | Stars: Michael Nesmith, Bill Martin, Lark Geib, Robert Ackerman

9. Muscle (1995– )

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Stars: Shannon Kenny, Dan Gauthier, Amy Pietz, Wendy Benson-Landes

10. Nick Danger in The Case of the Missing Yolk (1983 Video)

60 min | Comedy

8.2
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The Yolks, a poor hillbilly family, are transported to a high-tech, futuristic home with all the latest gadgets, doo-dads and labor-saving devices. They soon begin to realize that their old... See full summary »

Writers: Philip Austin, Peter Bergman, Phil Proctor | Director: William Dear | Stars: Philip Austin, Peter Bergman, Phil Proctor, Wendy Cutler

11. Hastings Corner (1970 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

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Spoof of soap opera with the feud between the Honker and Fandango families as the plot catalyst.

Writers: Lawrence J. Cohen, Fred Freeman | Director: Bob Claver | Stars: Alan Oppenheimer, Woodrow Parfrey, Hal Linden, Karen Black

12. TV Pirata (1988–1992)

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Stars: Débora Bloch, Louise Cardoso, Regina Casé, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

13. Search for Misery (1964)

Animation, Short, Comedy

4.3
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Pitiful Penelope's troubles begin when her husband, Roland Stone, leaves her and the quintuplets.

Writer: Larz Bourne | Director: Bob Kuwahara | Stars: Elvi Allen, Dayton Allen, Tom Morrison

14. Muppet Babies (1984–1991)
Episode: And Now a Word from Our Muppets (1989)

TV-Y | Animation, Family

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The Babies make advertisements to help Nanny with her garage sale.

Creator: Jim Henson | Directors: Karen Peterson, Bob Richardson | Stars: Greg Berg, Dave Coulier, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien

15. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: As Florence Turns (1981)

TV-PG | Comedy

6.7
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The cast spoofs the "Who Shot J.R." episode of Dallas when Florence writes a soap opera spoof centering on a ruthless dry cleaning tycoon who mistreats everyone in his orbit and even goads someone into doing him an injury.

Writers: Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernard West, Norman Lear, Peter Casey, David Lee | Director: Bob Lally | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

16. Modern Family (2009– )
Episode: Baby on Board (2012)

Comedy

8.7
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Jay and Manny are left to accompany Lily at her recital as Mitchell and Cameron bring Gloria along as translator as they adopt a Mexican child. Meanwhile, Haley has a surprise announcement about her plans after high school.

Writers: Christopher Lloyd, Steven Levitan, Abraham Higginbotham | Director: Steven Levitan | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

17. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–2014)
Episode: Fields of Honey (1990)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.8
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When Babs bemoans her lack of a female mentor, a mysterious voice leads her to rediscover the forgotten Warner Bros. star, Honey.

Writers: Sherri Stoner, Tom Ruegger | Director: Ken Boyer | Stars: Tress MacNeille, Charles Adler, Cree Summer, Joe Alaskey