Most Popular Titles With Ethel Merman


1. Batman (1966–1968)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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The Caped Crusader battles evildoers in Gotham City in a bombastic 1960s parody of the comic book hero's exploits.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 14,301

2. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.8
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A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 170,559 | Gross: $83.40M

3. The Love Boat (1977–1987)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy

Votes: 6,210

4. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

Approved | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 31,059 | Gross: $46.30M

5. Hee Haw (1969–1997)

60 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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Televised comedy/variety show with a country bent.

Stars: Roy Clark, Gunilla Hutton, Buck Owens, Junior Samples

Votes: 936

6. Match Game 73 (1973–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.4
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The five-day-a-week syndicated successor to the popular CBS game show, where two contestants compete to match fill-in-the-blank phrases with those of the celebrities.

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers, Richard Dawson

Votes: 1,173

7. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner

Votes: 3,434

8. That Girl (1966–1971)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Ann Marie is a struggling actress living in New York City. In between trying to find jobs acting and modeling she has time for her boyfriend, Don Hollinger, and her dad, Lew Marie.

Stars: Marlo Thomas, Ted Bessell, Lew Parker, Bernie Kopell

Votes: 1,541

9. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance, Jimmy Garrett

Votes: 1,725

10. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.4
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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 16,946

11. Tarzan (1966–1968)

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.2
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Tarzan (Lord Greystoke), already well educated and fed up with civilization, returns to the jungle and, more-or-less assisted by chimpanzee Cheetah and orphan boy Jai, wages war against poachers and other bad guys.

Stars: Ron Ely, Manuel Padilla Jr., Rockne Tarkington, Virgil Richardson

Votes: 491

12. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.7
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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.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,006

13. The Hollywood Squares (1965–1980)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

6.8
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Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.

Stars: Kenny Williams, Peter Marshall, Cliff Arquette, Wally Cox

Votes: 606

14. Match Game PM (1975–1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.0
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A high-stakes version of the classic game show, hosted by Gene Rayburn. A group of celebrities would be given a sentence with a missing word, which they would then have to fill in. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Johnny Olson

Votes: 241

15. Good Morning America (1975– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

5.3
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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was ... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Amy Robach, Bianna Golodryga

Votes: 915

16. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 429

17. The Match Game (1962–1969)

TV-G | 25 min | Game-Show

7.5
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This is The 1st Edition of the program. Composed of 2 Teams of 3 Members (2 In-Studio team members and 1 Star Team Captain) are writing answers to an question {e.g.: Name a part of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Betty White, Henry Morgan

Votes: 276

18. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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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.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 685

19. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

Votes: 908

20. There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.5
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Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Dan Dailey

Votes: 4,400

21. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 832

22. The Judy Garland Show (1963–1964)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Judy Garland, Jerry Van Dyke, Bradford Craig, Mel Tormé

Votes: 231

23. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Stars: Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 313

24. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 199

25. Sha Na Na (1977– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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A comedy variety show featuring the retro rock and roll group.

Stars: Sha-Na-Na, Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Milton Berle, Frank Gorshin

Votes: 189

26. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Milt Kamen

Votes: 295

27. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.7
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar

Votes: 143

28. Stage Door Canteen (1943)

Passed | 132 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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"Dakota," a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and films appear and host a recreational center for servicemen ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Cheryl Walker, William Terry, Judith Anderson, Kenny Baker

Votes: 1,201

29. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.6
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 402

30. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 375

31. Anything Goes (1936)

92 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Charles Ruggles, Ida Lupino

Votes: 227

32. Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

4.5
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In 1924 Estie comes to Hollywood to become an actress, but the dog, that followed her becomes the star. But Hollywood has its own rules of success.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Shecky Greene, Phil Leeds, Cliff Norton

Votes: 487

33. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 83

34. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Stone, Jimmy Nelson, Arnold Stang

Votes: 79

35. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.0
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

Votes: 101

36. The Art of Love (1965)

99 min | Comedy

6.3
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Struggling artist fakes his own death so his works will increase in value.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: James Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Elke Sommer, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 470

37. Journey Back to Oz (1972)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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During a twister, Dorothy is hit on the head by a gate and once again whisked away to the land of Oz. But this time, on her way to the Emerald City, she discovers a terrible plot by the ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Sutherland | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Milton Berle, Margaret Hamilton, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 383

38. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman

Votes: 1,486

39. 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: 118

40. Startime (I) (1959–1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.0
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Ford Motor Company sponsored this hour long program which rotated between variety shows, dramatic productions and musical comedies. One of the offerings was turned into a regular series, Sing Along With Mitch.

Stars: Dean Martin, Alice Backes, Jack Albertson, Marian Anderson

Votes: 109

41. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Kraft Suspense Theater was an anthology series which featured a new cast and stories each week.

Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

Votes: 155

42. Gypsy (1965– )

30 min | Talk-Show

8.3
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Stars: Gypsy Rose Lee, Iris Adrian, Judy Garland, Susan Hart

Votes: 11

43. Call Me Madam (1953)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Washington hostess Sally Adams becomes a Truman-era US ambassador to a European grand duchy.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, George Sanders

Votes: 920

44. That's Life (1968–1969)

60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.5
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The life and love of a young couple is told through a series of monologues, sketches, and song and dance routines.Each episode followed how they met, fell in love, and subsequent married ... See full summary »

Stars: E.J. Peaker, Robert Morse, Kay Medford, Shelley Berman

Votes: 41

45. Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948–1967)

60 min | Music

7.7
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Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast ... See full summary »

Stars: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Votes: 64

46. The Bob Hope Show (1952– )

60 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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Stars: Bob Hope, Les Brown, Jerry Colonna, Peter Leeds

Votes: 134

47. Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979 TV Movie)

TV-G | 97 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's awake. He gives ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Buttons, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Alan Sues

Votes: 1,272

48. Night of 100 Stars (1982 TV Special)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.0
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All-star variety special celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America.

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jane Alexander, Peter Allen, Steve Allen, June Allyson

Votes: 197

49. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

9.2
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Interviews with figures from public life.

Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 103

50. Kid Millions (1934)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.

Directors: Roy Del Ruth, Willy Pogany | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ann Sothern, Ethel Merman, George Murphy

Votes: 379

51. We're Not Dressing (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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Yacht owner is stranded on island with her socialite friends, a wacky husband and wife research team, and a singing sailor.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard, George Burns, Gracie Allen

Votes: 598

52. 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: 111

53. Strike Me Pink (1936)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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Meek Eddie Pink becomes manager of an amusement park beset by mobsters.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ethel Merman, Sally Eilers, Harry Parke

Votes: 276

54. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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The award winning bing play of Mary Chase came to television in. 1958. It tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, (Ar Carney) a personable chap who drinks a little and befriends a "pookah" a 6 ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim O'Connor, James Valentine, Hurd Hatfield, Max Adrian

Votes: 29

55. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)

60 min | Family, Drama

8.0
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Stars: William Lundigan, Jack Benny, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa

Votes: 43

56. The Frank Sinatra Show (1957–1960)

30 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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Stars: Frank Sinatra, Jesse White, Nelson Riddle, Bing Crosby

Votes: 52

57. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

8.3
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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Rose Marie

Votes: 90

58. Vacation Playhouse (1963–1967)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

8.8
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Summer replacement show featuring pilot programs that had not been sold.

Stars: Soupy Sales, Ned Glass, Sid Gould, Darryl Hickman

Votes: 18

59. All-Star Family Feud Special (1978– )

Game-Show

6.0
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A series of primetime specials that began airing May 8th, 1979 on ABC. Each one hour show featured five members of a cast of a television series competing in a celebrity-team tournament for... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Dawson, Gene Wood, Bernie Kopell, David Birney

Votes: 20

60. The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)

97 min | Musical

5.9
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Spud Miller hopes to save his struggling radio station by winning a broadcast competition, with the help of the Radio Eye, an invention that can display live events from anywhere in the world.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jack Oakie, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 196

61. The Bell Telephone Hour (1959–1968)

60 min | Music

7.9
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The long-running television version of the long-running NBC radio series devoted to classical music as well as Broadway composers.

Stars: The Bell Telephone Orchestra, Mel Brandt, The Buster Davis Singers, Edward Villella

Votes: 26

62. Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (1955–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Trinder, Norman Vaughan, Don Arroll

Votes: 18

63. A Special Sesame Street Christmas (1978 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.5
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Leslie Uggams is celebrating Christmas on Sesame Street. But since Oscar the Grouch is being a right old Scrooge, she decides to teach him a lesson by imploring Anne Murray, Imogene Coca ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Petranto | Stars: Leslie Uggams, Ethel Merman, Anne Murray, Imogene Coca

Votes: 99

64. The David Steinberg Show (1972– )

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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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

Votes: 45

65. Happy Landing (1938)

102 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

6.8
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Bandleader (Romero and manager (Ameche) discover skater (Henie) in Norway. They become rivals as she returns with them to America.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Sonja Henie, Don Ameche, Jean Hersholt, Ethel Merman

Votes: 85

66. The Best of Broadway (1954–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.3
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Stars: Claudette Colbert, Reginald Gardiner, Margaret Hamilton, Helen Hayes

Votes: 19

67. Annie Get Your Gun (1967 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical

7.0
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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Ethel Merman, Bruce Yarnell, Rufus Smith, Jerry Orbach

Votes: 24

68. The Arthur Murray Party (1950–1960)

30 min | Family, Music

5.7
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Ballroom dancing, plus comedy, songs and dance contests on one of the few programs to air over all four major commercial networks. ABC premiered it on July 20, 1950 and it closed on NBC on ... See full summary »

Stars: Kathryn Murray, William H. Vaux, Arthur Murray, Ray Carter Orchestra

Votes: 11

69. Follow the Leader (1930)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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Ed Wynn, a waiter, tries to get hit employers daughter a start on the stage; Ginger Rogers replaces Ethel Merman when Merman is kidnapped.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Ed Wynn, Ginger Rogers, Stanley Smith, Lou Holtz

Votes: 44

70. The Jonathan Winters Show (1967–1969)

60 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Jonathan Winters, John Aylesworth, Georgene Barnes, Stan Ross

Votes: 46

71. Straight Place and Show (1938)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Musical

5.7
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The Ritz Brothers go to the race track. They raise training end entrance money in a wrestling match and help a young man train the horse of his fiancée.

Director: David Butler | Stars: The Ritz Brothers, Richard Arlen, Ethel Merman, Phyllis Brooks

Votes: 48

72. The Muppets Go Hollywood (1979 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Director: Stan Harris | Stars: Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 192

73. The Eddie Fisher Show (1957–1959)

60 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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Stars: Eddie Fisher, George Gobel, Eddie Cantor, Elaine Dunn

Votes: 5

74. The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (1953 TV Movie)

120 min | Music

8.1
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Director: Jerome Robbins | Stars: Marian Anderson, Theda Bara, Charles Chaplin, Winston Churchill

Votes: 13

75. Hollywood Talent Scouts (1965–1966)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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Stars: Art Linkletter, Bob Crane, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Pat Boone

Votes: 6

76. The Jerry Lewis Show (1963)

120 min | Comedy

7.0
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Stars: Jerry Lewis, Del Moore, Kaye Stevens, Mort Sahl

Votes: 22

77. Telescope (1963–1973)

30 min | Documentary

8.8
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Stars: Fletcher Markle, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Stanley Kramer

Votes: 13

78. The Jack Paar Program (1962–1965)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.7
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This was a variety show, hosted by Jack Paar, that had live and filmed interviews with famous people; comedy and musical acts; and home movies of trips Paar took with his wife Miriam and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Paar, Jose Melis, Jim G. Lucas, Jonathan Winters

Votes: 71

79. Max Liebman Spectaculars (1954– )

90 min

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Stars: Steve Allen, Dick Shawn, Judy Holliday, Rod Alexander

80. On Broadway Tonight (1964–1965)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Six acts, hosted by Rudy Vallee, were presented featuring young performers. For most, this was their first big break on national TV.

Stars: Rudy Vallee, Richard Pryor, Rich Little, Frankie Valli

81. Evening at Pops (1970– )

Documentary, Music

6.9
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Stars: Arthur Fiedler, Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Earl Wild

Votes: 18

82. The 23rd Annual Tony Awards (1969 TV Special)

Family

7.4
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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Diahann Carroll, Alan King, Jack Albertson, Jane Alexander

Votes: 27

83. You're Gonna Love It Here (1977 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Directors: Bruce Paltrow, Gordon Rigsby | Stars: Austin Pendleton, Chris Barnes, Ethel Merman, Matthew Anton

84. Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet (1949–1950)

30 min | Comedy, Music

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Variety show featuring a "big name" star for that telecast. Featured on each telecast was songs, comedy sketches, dancers and lavish production numbers.

Stars: Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Lucille Ball, Sheila Bond

85. Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night (1983 TV Movie)

Musical

6.6
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Director: Richard Benedict | Stars: Debbie Allen, Steve Allen, Ken Berry, Carol Burnett

Votes: 14

86. The Royal Variety Performance 1982 (1982 TV Movie)

Comedy, Family, Musical

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Annual variety show in aid of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund, filmed on Monday 8th November 1982 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London.

Director: Norman Maen | Stars: Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Tony Adams, Joe Black, George Cole

87. 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin (1972 TV Movie)

90 min | Music

7.3
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Directors: Martin Charnin, Walter C. Miller | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Fred Astaire, Linda Bennett, Robert Guillaume

Votes: 12

88. This Is Show Business (1949–1954)

30 min | Family, Talk-Show

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Stars: Clifton Fadiman, Abe Burrows, George S. Kaufman, Ethel Waters

89. Around the World of Mike Todd (1967 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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Director: Saul Swimmer | Stars: Orson Welles, Martin Balsam, Elizabeth Taylor, David Todd

Votes: 31

91. Be Like Me (1931)

Short, Musical, Romance

6.1
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Ethel runs a run down saloon in Nicaragua. Word arrives that the soldiers are pulling out, and most of the American miners and all of the women must ship out on a vessel bound for San ... See full summary »

Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: Ethel Merman, Sidney Easton

Votes: 14

92. Paul Anka ... Music My Way (1977 TV Special)

Musical

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Eddie Albert, Paul Anka, Ann-Margret, Pearl Bailey

93. All-Star Inaugural Gala (1981 TV Special)

60 min | Musical

6.0
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Stars: Debby Boone, Johnny Carson, Charlton Heston, Bob Hope

Votes: 6

94. The 26th Annual Tony Awards (1972 TV Special)

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Paul Ainsley, Tom Aldredge, Jonelle Allen, Desi Arnaz

95. Broadway! A Special Salute (1982 TV Movie)

Music

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Director: Robert Iscove | Star: Ethel Merman

96. You Try Somebody Else (1932)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Ethel Merman sings the title song with a Bouncing Ball. Animated sequence: a cat burglar, just out of jail, raids Betty Boop's icebox.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Ethel Merman

Votes: 68

97. Let Me Call You Sweetheart (1932)

9 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.1
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Betty Boop, a nursemaid, meets a masher in the park; with the Bouncing Ball, Ethel Merman sings the title song.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Ethel Merman, Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 64

98. Panama Hattie (1954 TV Movie)

7.4
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Stars: Art Carney, Janis Carter, Ethel Merman, Ray Middleton

Votes: 5

99. At Long Last Cole (1975 TV Movie)

90 min

7.9
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A delightful, delicious, delovely tribute to Cole Porter. A special star-studded gala event filmed at 20th Century Fox studios for the premiere of "At Long Last Love."

Director: Ronald Lyon | Stars: Fred Astaire, Peter Bogdanovich, Ray Bolger, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 9

100. The 19th Annual Tony Awards (1965 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Robert Eberly | Stars: Tom Bosley, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, George Abbott

Votes: 7