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1. The Danny Thomas Show (1953–1965)
Episode: Danny's Comeback (1956)

30 min | Comedy, Family

9.6
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Danny's booking agent, Phil Brokaw, and his press agent, Liz O'Neill pressure Danny to go back to work, but Danny refuses to acknowledge he no longer needs crutches for his still-heeling broken leg.

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Sherry Jackson, Rusty Hamer, Ben Lessy

Votes: 5

2. Life with Louie (1995–1998)
Episode: The Thank You Note (1997)

TV-Y | Animation, Short, Adventure

9.2
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For Louie's birthday, his grandma gives Louie a sweater which she made for him. While trying to write the thank you letter, Louie decides to instead play with his friends. When he finally ... See full summary »

Directors: Matthew O'Callaghan, Bert Ring | Stars: Louie Anderson, Edie McClurg, Mary Wickes, Justin Jon Ross

Votes: 28

3. Life with Louie (1995–1998)
Episode: Alive! Miracle in Cedar Knoll, Wisconsin (1995)

TV-Y | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.9
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With their parents away visiting Grandma, Louie and Tommy find themselves home alone during a fierce blizzard and a blackout.

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan | Stars: Louie Anderson, Edie McClurg, Mary Wickes, Miko Hughes

Votes: 27

4. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Misery Loves Company (1957)

Comedy

8.8
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Gracie manages to complicate matters when she meddles in Ralph's and Ronnie's love lives.

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

Votes: 16

5. Life with Louie (1995–1998)
Episode: A Fish Called Pepper (1995)

TV-Y | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.7
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Louie gets a pet goldfish, Pepper, after his sweetheart, Jeannie, announces she and her family are moving away. Louie has to contend with that, along with his visiting grandmother and cantankerous father.

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan | Stars: Louie Anderson, Edie McClurg, Mary Wickes, Debi Derryberry

Votes: 29

6. Life with Louie (1995–1998)
Episode: The Fourth Thursday in November (1995)

TV-Y | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.7
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An Anderson family Thanksgiving is nothing short of a catastrophe, Andy's well-off brother in-law shows off, the turkey taking too long to cook, and on top of everything else, Louie must write an essay on the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan | Stars: Louie Anderson, Edie McClurg, Barry Corbin, Mary Wickes

Votes: 27

7. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Dennis' Obligation (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Alice is still visiting with her parents. Dennis' teacher asks students to take home the school pets over the weekend while the heat is off at school. Dennis brings home chicken eggs, but then the electricity goes off in the Mitchell home.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Joseph Kearns

Votes: 18

8. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Ballet (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Lucy claims to have been a ballerina, to get into Ricky's show. She goes to Madame Le Mond's class to hone her ballet skills.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 225

9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 13,519

10. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)

TV-PG | 51 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 3,773

11. Buick-Electra Playhouse (1959–1960)

90 min | Drama

8.5
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A short-lasting (but expensive) series derived from the writings of Ernest Hemingway.

Stars: Diane Baker, Dane Clark, Glenda Farrell, Ned Glass

Votes: 6

12. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.4
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The staff of an Army hospital in the Korean War find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 47,646

13. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 20,972

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

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joined Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provides George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

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

Votes: 1,088

15. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)

60 min | Music

8.4
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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, Joel Aldred, Janet Blair, John Raitt

Votes: 124

16. The Decorator (1965 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Comedy

8.4
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A respected but struggling interior decorator from a wealthy background moves in with some of her clients in order to meet their specific needs. In the process, she tends to become friends ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Ed Begley, Bette Davis, Alice Frost, James Stacy

Votes: 113

17. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 78

18. The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948–1950)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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This was an anthology series which aired live. It often featured adaptations of one-act stage plays.

Stars: Guy Kibbee, Faye Emerson, John Conte, Vicki Cummings

Votes: 24

19. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Dennis, the Campaign Manager (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Dennis convinces Mr Wilson to run for park commissioner.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Joseph Kearns

Votes: 19

20. Father Dowling Mysteries (1989–1991)
Episode: The Mummy's Curse Mystery (1991)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.4
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When Father Dowling and Sister Steve discover an ancient Egyptian curse while visiting a Pharaoh's burial chamber at the Chicago museum they attempt to uncover the mystery surrounding the ... See full summary »

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, James Stephens, Mary Wickes

Votes: 33

21. Life with Louie (1995–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.3
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Adventures of Louie Anderson as a child, growing up with his sweet-hearted mother, his loud and war crazed father, his 10 siblings, and children at school who love to tease him.

Stars: Louie Anderson, Edie McClurg, Justin Shenkarow, Miko Hughes

Votes: 6,481

22. Life with Father (1953–1955)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Clarence Day believed in running his home with a firm hand but in reality his soft spoken wife Vinnie was in charge. They had four boys from late teens Clarence Jr. to young lad John. Their mischief kept the house busy.

Stars: Leon Ames, Lurene Tuttle, Dorothy Bernard, Harvey Grant

Votes: 31

23. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series based in New York City which attracted a high caliber group of actors, often Broadway stars. Stories were both drama and comedies, some original but others adaptions of films and plays.

Stars: William Brower, Biff McGuire, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 33

24. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Miss Cathcart's Sunsuit (1960)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Dennis and Tommy's efforts to sell Valentine's Day cards in July cause problems for Miss Cathcart, Mr. Dorfman, Mr. Wilson, and even Mr. Carlson the gardener. There's also a run on ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Abbott | Stars: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Joseph Kearns

Votes: 27

25. Life with Louie (1995–1998)
Episode: When Cedar Knoll Freezes Over (1996)

TV-Y | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.3
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The Andersons partake in the annual Cedar Knoll winter carnival. Andy and Ora get caught in competition, and Louie becomes smitten by Jeannie's older sister.

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan | Stars: Louie Anderson, Edie McClurg, Mary Wickes, Debi Derryberry

Votes: 29

26. Columbo (1971–2003)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 24,552

27. Match Game (1973–1982)

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

8.2
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The five-day-a-week syndicated successor to the popular CBS game show, where two could compete to match fill-in-the-blank phrases with those of the celebrities.

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

Votes: 1,569

28. Zorro (1957–1959)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro.

Stars: Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, Don Diamond

Votes: 2,810

29. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.2
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved television 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: 944

30. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 250

31. Annette (1958)

Comedy

8.2
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A country bumpkin goes to live with her upperclass relatives and learns to adapt amongst her peers, without changing who she is.

Stars: Tim Considine, David Stollery, Annette Funicello, Steve Stevens

Votes: 136

32. Temple Houston (1963–1964)

60 min | Western

8.2
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The adventures of frontier lawyer Temple Houston, son of the legendary Sam Houston.

Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Jack Elam, Frank Ferguson, Chubby Johnson

Votes: 46

33. The Halls of Ivy (1954–1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Charming Dr. William Hall is the urbane president of rural Ivy College. His pleasant life include his attractive wife, former actress Vicky and their all knowing housekeeper Alice. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ray Collins, Herb Butterfield

Votes: 37

34. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: Country Doctor (1988)

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A small town doctor is in bad health but he can't afford to retire and there is no one else to take his place.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, Roscoe Lee Browne, Russell Curry

Votes: 40

35. The Gertrude Berg Show (1961–1962)
Episode: The First Day (1961)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Mrs. G finds she has a lot to learn and to contribute on her first day of college.

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Gertrude Berg, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Wickes, Skip Ward

Votes: 5

36. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)
Episode: Vincent Price (1973)

Biography, Reality-TV

8.2
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Vincent Price is tonight's guest, featuring appearances from wife Mary and daughter Victoria, and celebrities in the audience as well, such as Dorothy McGuire and Mary Wickes.

Stars: Samuel Z. Arkoff, Hans Conried, Vincent Graham, Mary Grant

Votes: 15

37. Repertory Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, et cetera during its eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 71

38. All Star Revue (1950– )

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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This early comedy program started off with a rotating cast of four famous comedians, each of whom would take turns hosting the show. The program format was similar to that of a Vaudeville ... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Durante, Eddie Jackson, Jack Roth, Danny Thomas

Votes: 84

39. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

8.1
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Add a Plot

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Nanette Fabray, Bette Davis

Votes: 98

40. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Dennis' Tool Chest (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Mr Wilson has his car trunk open to use the car jack to change a flat tire. While no one is looking, a Mrs Cathcart's cat jumps in and then Dennis closes the trunk.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Joseph Kearns

Votes: 19

41. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: House Arrest (1975)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.1
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After Hawkeye makes an insulting remark about Margaret, Frank snaps him with a towel and Hawkeye responds with a nicely placed right cross to Frank's eye. Hawkeye is then placed under house... See full summary »

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Loretta Swit

Votes: 322

42. Father Dowling Mysteries (1989–1991)
Episode: The Christmas Mystery (1990)

48 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.1
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After leaving her son with Father Dowling and Sister Stephanie at St. Michael's Parish, a woman is shot and wounded badly. The trail leads Father Dowling and police to a department store on... See full summary »

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, James Stephens, Mary Wickes

Votes: 35

43. Father Dowling Mysteries (1989–1991)
Episode: The Consulting Detective Mystery (1991)

48 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.1
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A man is murdered in his house as he is hiding a paper in a candlestick holder.

Director: Sharron Miller | Stars: Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, James Stephens, Mary Wickes

Votes: 32

44. Now, Voyager (1942)

Approved | 117 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 13,843

45. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 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: 174

46. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy Puts Out a Fire at the Bank (1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Lucy plans on retraining the Volunteer Fire Department by a professional so they can have their contract renewed. To demonstrate their new skills, Lucy plans to show Mr. Mooney personally by setting a fire at the bank.

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 30

47. Father Dowling Mysteries (1989–1991)
Episode: The Confidence Mystery (1990)

47 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.0
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Father Phil is over the moon about returning the Chalice of St. Sophia to Bucharest. Unfortunately, he falls victim to a confidence scam.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, James Stephens, Mary Wickes

Votes: 36

48. Father Dowling Mysteries (1989–1991)
Episode: The Falling Angel Mystery (1990)

48 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.0
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A special visitor to the church is sure someone is going to be taken before their time, and it's up to Father Frank to prevent it. Frank thinks it has to do with a parishioner who owes a favor to a crime boss.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, James Stephens, Mary Wickes

Votes: 31

49. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: The Light Housekeeper (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Lamont hires a housekeeper, but Fred isn't wild about her being white.

Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Beah Richards, Mary Wickes

Votes: 79

50. Father Dowling Mysteries (1989–1991)
Episode: The Missing Witness Mystery (1991)

48 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.0
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When a witness who can clear a young man of murder goes missing, Sister Steve goes undercover as a working girl to find her. But is the young man as innocent as he makes out? Father Dowling is not so sure.

Director: Christopher Hibler | Stars: Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, James Stephens, Mary Wickes

Votes: 29



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