Highest Rated Titles With Jack Benny


1. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)
Episode: Somebody Up There Should Stay There (1962)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

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Director: Seymour Berns | Stars: Red Skelton, Harpo Marx, Virginia Grey, Billy Gray

Votes: 8

2. ABC Late Night (1973–1975)
Episode: Warner Bros. Movies: A 50 Year Salute (1973)

Comedy, Music

9.7
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Director: Lawrence Einhorn | Stars: Bette Davis, Jack Benny, George Segal

Votes: 64

3. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: That Ol' Devil Jack Benny (1960)

30 min | Comedy, Family

9.6
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Danny is up for a big network show, but the network decides to give it to Jack Benny. When Jack shows up at Danny's place to say no hard feelings, Danny loses it. Why you? All you do is say... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord, Rusty Hamer, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 10

4. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)
Episode: The Honeymooners: Principle of the Thing (1955)

TV-G | Comedy

9.4
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With everything in the apartment breaking down, Ralph decides to exercise a clause in the lease and uses the rent money to fix up the place.

Director: Frank Satenstein | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Joyce Randolph

Votes: 8

5. The 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1971 TV Special)

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Director: Bill Foster | Stars: Steve Allen, Lucie Arnaz, Edward Asner, Lucille Ball

Votes: 5

6. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.1
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 119

7. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Live variety show with TV favorite Jackie Gleason.

Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Ray Bloch

Votes: 160

8. The Kraft Music Hall (1967–1971)
Episode: Friars Club Roast of Jack Benny (1970)

Music

9.0
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Stars: Spiro Agnew, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Jack Benny, Milton Berle

Votes: 6

9. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.9
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

Votes: 108

10. The Julie Andrews Hour (1972–1973)

60 min | Music

8.9
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The Julie Andrews Hour was an entertaining television variety series starring Julie Andrews. Julie had amazing guests and great singing on her show.

Stars: Julie Andrews, Steve Lawrence, Rich Little, Robert Goulet

Votes: 102

11. Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #2.20 (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.9
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Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Jack Benny, Charlie Brill

Votes: 7

12. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Does Christmas Shopping (1954)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Jack heads to a department store to buy Don a new wallet for Christmas. However, after the purchase, Jack keeps going back and changing things up on the card and then the gift itself, which drives the clerk (Mel Blanc) crazy.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 26

13. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Ronnie Gets an Agent (1956)

Comedy

8.9
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A fight erupts between George and his son when an unscrupulous talent agent with ulterior motives offers Ronnie a contract. Meanwhile, Ronnie dreads embarrassment when his latest girlfriend's high society parents come to dinner.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Jack Benny, Harry von Zell

Votes: 11

14. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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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.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

Votes: 857

15. 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: 994

16. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 853

17. 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

18. 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

19. Jack Benny's Twentieth Anniversary Special (1970 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.7
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Highlights of past Jack Benny shows are shown.

Stars: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 15

20. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Christmas Shopping Show (1957)

Comedy

8.7
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Jack is determined to finish his Christmas shopping in one visit and tortures a wallet salesman with constant changes to his order. Meanwhile, Dennis is having difficulty finding the right present for his mother.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Dennis Day, Mel Blanc

Votes: 35

21. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Happy Hmm Hmm (1951)

Comedy

8.7
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Gracie discovers that today's date is circled on her calendar, but she doesn't remember why. She assumes she's supposed to throw a party.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bill Goodwin, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 7

22. 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: 396

23. BBC Show of the Week (1965–1975)

60 min | Music

8.6
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Stars: The Irving Davies Dancers, Keith Michell, Tony Bennett, Sacha Distel

Votes: 7

24. The Jack Benny Program (1949 TV Movie)

Comedy

8.6
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Pilot special for "The Jack Benny Program" (1950)

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Isaac Stern, Margaret Whiting

Votes: 16

25. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were Afraid to Ask (1971 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.6
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This special spoofs portions of Benny's career.

Stars: Jack Benny, David Reuben, George Burns, Lucille Ball

Votes: 13

26. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Gracie Thinks George is Retiring from Show Business (1953)

Comedy

8.6
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The Burns house is put in jeopardy when a misheard telephone conversation between George and Jack Benny gives Gracie the impression that George is quitting show business.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harry von Zell, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 13

27. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Gracie Thinks She's Not Married to George (1953)

Comedy

8.6
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George has to convince Gracie that they are legally married, but convincing Gracie of anything is never easy.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harry von Zell, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 13

28. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Jack Benny Steals George's Joke (1952)

Comedy

8.6
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Jack steals a joke from George when they're playing a benefit in San Francisco and as a result they feud.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harry von Zell, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 11

29. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: Jack Benny Takes Danny's Job (1958)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Danny fully expects to perform at Rusty's Cub Scout show for the third consecutive year and is annoyed at be asked again, until he finds he's been replaced by Jack Benny.

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord, Rusty Hamer, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 7

30. The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball (1975 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.5
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Legendary comedienne Lucille Ball is roasted by Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Foster Brooks, Rich Little, and Don Rickles among others.

Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Dan Rowan

Votes: 62

31. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

8.5
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A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.

Director: Louis De Rochemont | Stars: Carole Lombard, Walt Disney, John Ford, Darryl F. Zanuck

Votes: 221

32. ABC Late Night (1973–1975)

90 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Steve Allen, Phyllis Diller

Votes: 66

33. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson

Votes: 23

34. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Smothers Brothers Show (1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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The Smother Brothers confound every attempt by Jack to force them into his straitjacket comedy formula while performing his theme song, but even scarier to Jack is when he's pinned under an... See full summary »

Director: Norman Abbott | Stars: Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Dick Smothers, Tom Smothers

Votes: 23

35. 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: 2,338

36. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.4
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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: 677

37. The Andy Williams Show (1962–1969)

60 min | Music

8.4
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Having hosted summer programs for three seasons before this, Andy Williams' program finally became a regular, year-round show. In addition to Andy, the program also featured numbers by a ... See full summary »

Stars: Andy Williams, Alan Osmond, Jay Osmond, Merrill Osmond

Votes: 123

38. General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (1954 TV Movie)

Comedy, History, Musical

8.4
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Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Mary Martin, Ed Sullivan, Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen

Votes: 15

39. Jack Benny's First Farewell Special (1973 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Jack Benny, Johnny Carson, Isaac Hayes, Bob Hope

Votes: 19

40. The Jack Benny Hour (1966 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Skits includes a mock beauty contest and the famous "Si" routine made famous by Benny and Mel Blanc.

Stars: Jack Benny, Phyllis Diller, Trini López, Tom Smothers

Votes: 10

41. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Burns and Allen Show (1954)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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It's ten minutes before showtime, and Gracie is nowhere to be found. Jack winds up letting George talk him into posing as Gracie for the show.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Don Wilson

Votes: 20

42. Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #2.12 (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.4
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Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Barbara Bain, Billy Barty

Votes: 8

43. Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #2.14 (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.4
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Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Jack Benny, Charlie Brill

Votes: 8

44. Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #2.17 (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.4
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Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Jack Benny, Charlie Brill

Votes: 10

45. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Dreams He's Married to Mary (1954)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Jack falls asleep and dreams that he and Mary have been married for the past 21 years. However, in Jack's world, Mary is the one who goes to work and earns the money, while Jack stays home, cooks, cleans and remains 39 years old.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone

Votes: 20

46. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Nat King Cole, Guest (1964)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Jack intros guest Nat 'King' Cole as the best friend a song ever had, in Nat's final TV performance before his death. Nat banters with Jack, plus croons "When I Fall in Love" and "Day In, ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Abbott | Stars: Jack Benny, Nat 'King' Cole, Don Wilson, Frank Remley

Votes: 16

47. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: The Home Graduation (1957)

Comedy

8.4
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Brian's McAfee's family arrives for his college graduation, but he mistakenly thinks he hasn't earned a diploma, so he turns to Gracie for advice and she convinces him to fake a broken leg so they can hold a phony ceremony in her home.

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harry von Zell, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 8

48. 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: 896

49. The Jackie Gleason Show (1966–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.3
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Mr. Gleason's last weekly variety series, which alternated between regular variety hours with big name guest stars and musical remakes of old "Honeymooners" sketches.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Votes: 156

50. Jack Benny's Second Farewell Special (1974 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Benny and Burns play five-hundred-year-old Roman fountain statues.

Stars: Jack Benny, George Burns, Johnny Carson, Redd Foxx

Votes: 14

51. Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #3.12 (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Jack Benny, Ruth Buzzi

Votes: 12

52. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)
Episode: Frost at the London Palladium for the British Film and Television Awards (1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.3
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A departure from the usual Wembley studio as Frost presents the star-studded awards with help from his usual mix of regulars and guest artistes.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson

Votes: 23

53. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Humphrey Bogart Show (1953)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Police Lt. Jack Benny questions notorious killer "Babyface" Bogart (guest star Humphrey Bogart).

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Humphrey Bogart, Bob Crosby, Don Wilson

Votes: 66

54. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Pasadena Fan Club (1959)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Jack visits his adoring members of the Jack Benny Fan Club, Pasadena Chapter.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Dennis Day, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

Votes: 17

55. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: The Peter Lorre/Joanie Sommers Show (1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Jack is thrilled to introduce his guest, actor Peter Lorre, who seems very modest and timid - until Jack congratulates him on his ability to personify evil, spurring Lorre to pull a knife ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Jack Benny, Peter Lorre, Joanie Sommers, Don Wilson

Votes: 17

56. Paper Moon (1973)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Votes: 24,601

57. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, War

8.2
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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Votes: 20,362

58. Bob Hope Comedy Special (1963 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.2
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Bob is ill, so Bing Crosby and Jack co-host in his place.

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Janet Leigh

Votes: 8

59. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 8 February 1953 (1953)

Family, Game-Show

8.2
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The panel tries to guess the professional identity of a female minister, a older woman who's a jazz drummer as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger Jack Benny.

Director: Franklin Heller | Stars: John Daly, Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, Hal Block

Votes: 10

60. Here's Lucy (1968–1974)
Episode: Lucy and Carol Burnett (1971)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball salute the Hollywood of Yesteryear, as they recruit jobless entertainers at the unemployment office to stage a variety show. Highlights: Richard Deacon and ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Carter | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz, Carol Burnett

Votes: 9

61. Here's Lucy (1968–1974)
Episode: Lucy and Jack Benny's Biography (1970)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Harry sends Lucy to Jack Benny's house where she writes down his biography. Important and significant events throughout his life like him as a child practicing violin to being in the navy ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Kenwith | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Jack Benny, Louis Quinn

Votes: 14

62. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy and the Plumber (1964)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The plumber Lucy calls to fix her kitchen sink is a dead ringer for Jack Benny. Just like Benny, he's a violinist, but his classical music career was ruined by his resemblance to the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Jimmy Garrett, Jack Benny

Votes: 22

63. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Lunch Counter Murder (1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Jack is the manager of a roadside hamburger stand that is taken over by a gang of tough criminals led by a scar-faced crook who likes to eat sardines--including the can--and even Dennis Day...

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Dennis Day, Colin Campbell

Votes: 19

64. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

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

8.1
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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: 308

65. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety that would become notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Peter Cullen

Votes: 858

66. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 182

67. The Liberace Show (1969– )

60 min | Music

8.1
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Liberace's series of specials for the British ATV Company.

Stars: Liberace, Georgina Moon, Richard Wattis, Ray Alan

Votes: 17

68. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Gives Johnny Carson Advice (1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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"Jack Gives Johnny Carson Advice" about maintaining a long show business career through versatility, but Johnny turns the tables on him by displaying his many talents including singing, dancing and drumming.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 15

69. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Takes Violin Lessons (1964)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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In desperation, a psychiatrist phones Jack for his help with a distraught patient. An amnesiac with a violin has been found on the street, and he's bitterly muttering Jack's name - over and... See full summary »

Director: Norman Abbott | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Mel Blanc, Herbert Rudley

Votes: 14

70. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Takes the Beavers to the Fair (1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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A variety of hijinks ensue when Jack treats a group of youngsters to a day at the carnival.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Harry Shearer, Ted Marc

Votes: 15

71. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack and Gisele MacKenzie's Violin Duet (1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Jack and versatile performer and musician Gisele MacKenzie,pair up on violin and perform 2 musical pieces together. Gisele also plays and sings on piano the song "Smile". With great comedy from Jack and cast as well.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Jack Benny, Tom D'Andrea, Gisele MacKenzie, Dale White

Votes: 11

72. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: The Robert Goulet Show (1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Jack sups at a chichi nightclub where heartthrob crooner Robert Goulet is dining. Will Goulet pilfer Jack's drop-dead gorgeous date or will the sex symbol comic pull women away from Goulet?... See full summary »

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Jack Benny, Robert Goulet, Joan Marshall, Don Wilson

Votes: 15

73. Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

Votes: 1,761

74. The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Bob Hope (1974 TV Special)

Comedy

8.0
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Dean Martin hosts a star studded celebrity roast of Bob Hope.

Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Flip Wilson, James Stewart

Votes: 44

75. 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

76. 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

77. Jack Benny's Bag (1968 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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Highlights include an extended parody of "The Graduate" with Benny and Diller.

Stars: Jack Benny, Phyllis Diller, Lou Rawls, Dick Clark

Votes: 7

78. The Gisele MacKenzie Show (1957–1958)

Comedy, Music

8.0
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Stars: Gisele MacKenzie, Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra, The Curfew Kids, George DeWitt

Votes: 6

79. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Fred Allen Show (1953)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Fred Allen

Votes: 30

80. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Jack Benny, Elke Sommer, Joe Namath (1973)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.0
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Jack Benny describes his trip to England, where he performed in a couple of shows; Doc demonstrates tobacco spitting, and Johnny tries chewing tobacco for the first time ever.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Doc Severinsen, Jack Benny, Joe Namath

Votes: 5

81. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Tries to Get a Passport to Europe (1956)

Comedy

8.0
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Jack is frustrated at the passport office.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Frank Nelson, Mel Blanc

Votes: 5

82. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack on Trial for Murder (1961)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Jack goes on trial for murder, defended by superstar lawyer Perry Mason (Raymond Burr). The women in the courtroom swoon over Perry, but his defense of Jack is feeble. When Jack asks how ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Raymond Burr

Votes: 32

83. Here's Lucy (1968–1974)
Episode: Lucy Visits Jack Benny (1968)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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An inexpensive vacation becomes quite costly for the Carters when it's spent at cheapskate Jack Benny's in-home hotel.

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Votes: 33

84. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: The Jam Session Show (1954)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Jack invites some celebrity friends over to the house for one of his weekly jam sessions. This week's session includes Dan Dailey, Kirk Douglas, Fred MacMurray, Tony Martin, and Dick Powell.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Dan Dailey, Kirk Douglas, Fred MacMurray

Votes: 24

85. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.9
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, George N. Neise

Votes: 116

86. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.9
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 178

87. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

Votes: 99

88. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

Votes: 99

89. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

Stars: Danny Kaye, Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 98

90. The Perry Como Christmas Show (1974 TV Special)

60 min | Family, Music

7.9
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The first of Perry Como's Christmas specials includes appearances by Rich Little and figure skater Peggy Fleming as well as performances by the Carpenters and by Perry Como himself. Also featured a reenactment of the Birth of Jesus Christ.

Director: Nick Vanoff | Stars: Perry Como, Karen Carpenter, Richard Carpenter, Peggy Fleming

Votes: 22

91. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Ginger Rogers Show (1957)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Only Jack could reunite Fred & Ginger with his program's generous salaries & lavish production values. Ginger's more concerned that Jack will destroy her dinner party by scaring off her ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Ginger Rogers, Russ Conway

Votes: 19

92. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Isaac Stern Show (1955)

Comedy

7.9
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Jack figures out that he's not a great violinist; Rochester and Mary plot to fool him into believing he is a great violinist with the help of Issac Stern.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Mary Livingstone, Isaac Stern

Votes: 15

93. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Casting for TV Special (1961)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Auditioning actors for a 1 hour show recounting his thrilling life provokes many emotions in Jack: lust for a young actress, vanity when an elderly woman from his hometown shows up, and ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Mel Blanc

Votes: 27

94. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Is a Contestant (1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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When Jack learns that the jackpot on Groucho Marx's television quiz show "You Bet Your Life" has risen to a whopping $3,000, he sneaks onto the show as a contestant, by wearing a disguise.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Groucho Marx, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, The Sportsmen Quartet

Votes: 14

95. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Takes Boat to Hawaii (1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Hawaiians are thrilled to sing Aloha to stingy Jack Benny, who gets only 1 lei, while a fellow passenger is covered with them. The romantic atmosphere of the Pacific cruise back to L.A. ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Peggy Mondo, Sam Hearn, Donald Randolph, Vince Williams

Votes: 14

96. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Peggy King & Art Linkletter (1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Jack introduces Peggy King, the regular vocalist on "The George Gobel Show" who arouses Jack's ire when she tells him that George Gobel is "the best". In the second half of the show, Art ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Art Linkletter, Peggy King, Mel Blanc

Votes: 8

97. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: The Jimmy Stewart Show (1959)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Jimmy & Gloria Stewart finally run out of excuses and the day they've dreaded for so long arrives: having to double date with Jack to an opera. To embarrass the classy Stewarts to the max, ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Berns | Stars: Jack Benny, Mel Blanc, Shirley Mitchell, Richard Reeves

Votes: 30

98. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: The Road to Nairobi (1954)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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In this live episode, before the monologue, Bob steals Jack's pants, so Jack wears Don Wilson's. The skit features Bob and Jack as big game hunters in Africa, who get captured by cannibals. Martin & Lewis do a cameo at the end.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 17

99. 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: 822

100. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.8
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Journalist Michael Parkinson interviews a broad range of the most famous people in the world.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Billy Connolly, Barry Humphries, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 456