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1. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Who's Happy Now? (1975)

Music

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A small-town east-Texas son comes to terms with his father's disloyalty, his mother's loyalty, and his own needs.

Stars: John Fiedler, Betty Garrett, Alice Ghostley, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 5

2. Nature (1982– )
Episode: Dogs: The Early Years (2001)

Documentary, Family

9.5
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Directors: Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer | Star: John Ritter

Votes: 8

3. ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration (1978 TV Special)

240 min | Comedy, Music

9.3
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Past and present stars of the American Broadcasting Company gather to celebrate the networks 25th anniversary.

Director: Perry Rosemond | Stars: Edie Adams, Julie Andrews, Michael Ansara, Edward Asner

Votes: 7

4. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2000 TV Special)

Family, Music

9.2
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A parade to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Baha Men

Votes: 9

5. Living Seas (1986 TV Special)

60 min

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Director: Ken Ehrlich | Stars: John Ritter, Laura Branigan, Simon Le Bon, Robert Ballard

Votes: 12

6. The World's Greatest Magic 3 (1996 TV Special)

Family, Fantasy

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Stars: John Ritter, Bob Arno, Dirk Arther, Nathan Burton

Votes: 9

7. Three's Company (1976–1984)
Episode: Up in the Air (1982)

TV-PG | Comedy

9.1
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Jack escorts Janet to a dull private party but when Jack consumes a tranquilizer and alcohol he becomes the life of the party.

Director: Dave Powers | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Priscilla Barnes, Richard Kline

Votes: 148

8. Teenage America: Glory Years (1986 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

9.0
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Director: Malcolm Leo | Stars: John Ritter, Thomas James Wagner

Votes: 6

9. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Monogamy (2002)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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The case involves the beating of a seven-months-pregnant woman, whose unborn child has been torn from her body via a primitive cesarean section. Among the many witnesses questioned is the ... See full summary »

Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Stephanie March

Votes: 656

10. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Firestorm (1976)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.0
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John Boy publishes excerpts from Hitler's writing in his newspaper and the town is upset. The town wants to hold a burn book party, but John-Boy makes them realize how wrong they are.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 74

11. Nature (1982– )

60 min | Documentary, Family

8.9
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Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page, David Attenborough

Votes: 495

12. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Burnout (1976)

TV-G | 100 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.9
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John-Boy smokes a pipe and Grandpa leaves a heater plugged in and turned on. A fire breaks out, burns most of the house. John-Boy loses his completed novel to save Erin. John-Boy, Grandpa, and Erin all feel miserable.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 66

13. Fish Police (1992– )
Episode: The Codfather (1992)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Crime

8.9
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When the Codfather is murdered, Calamari is the only suspect.

Stars: Edward Asner, Georgia Brown, Tim Curry, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 9

14. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
Episode: The Price of Terror (1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Barnaby looks into the alleged accidental death of an investigative reporter and soon discovers that it is a case of murder. He also believes that there may be another murder directly related to the case.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Robert Webber, Jane Actman

Votes: 12

15. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Thanksgiving Story (1973)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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Thanksgiving time on Walton's Mountain means a turkey shoot, a school play about early settlers, and the big meal. One year it also included a rekindled love affair and a life-threatening accident.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 66

16. Time Machine: When Cowboys Were King (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Western

8.7
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Director: Michael Emerson | Stars: Carroll Baker, Ernest Borgnine, Bruce Dern, Robert Fuller

Votes: 15

17. The World's Greatest Magic 4 (1997 TV Special)

Family, Fantasy

8.7
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Director: Kent Weed | Stars: John Ritter, Joaquin Ayala, Lilia Ayala, Jonathan David Bass

Votes: 11

18. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: Deal Me Out (1973)

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

8.7
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Radar hits a local with a jeep and a GI suffers from battle fatigue while Pierce and McIntyre clash with Frank Burns and the CID all during a poker game disguised as an officer's conference.

Director: Gene Reynolds | Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Loretta Swit

Votes: 409

19. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Easter Story (1973)

TV-G | 101 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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When Olivia is stricken with polio, John-Boy refuses to accept the doctor's prognosis that she may never walk again.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 91

20. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Graduation (1974)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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John Boy graduates from school. Needs a suit. Ends up with grandpa's suit.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 57

21. The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1981 TV Special)

8.6
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Primetime Emmy Award is the main American award in area of television, annually handed by the American television academy.

Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Mason Adams, Jed Allan, Loni Anderson, Bea Arthur

Votes: 25

22. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: John Ritter/Jimmy Aleck/Robyn Douglass (1984)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.6
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Johnny polls the audience on their choices in the presidential primaries. John Ritter (Three's Company (1976)); Jimmy Aleck performs stand-up; Robyn Douglass (Her Life as a Man (1984)).

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Tommy Newsom, John Ritter

Votes: 5

23. Hearts Afire (1992–1995)
Episode: Smithersgate (1992)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

8.6
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A reporter is trying to find out about a trip the senator and Dee Dee took together. The finger is pointed at Georgie as being the source of the information. John tries to find out if she is responsible by planting a false story.

Director: Harry Thomason | Stars: John Ritter, Markie Post, Wendie Jo Sperber, Beth Broderick

Votes: 5

24. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Best Christmas (1976)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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Olivia wants this Christmas to be the best ever. Everything seems to happen to prevent this.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 64

25. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Sermon (1975)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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The reverend and teacher get married. Olivia is asked to be the substitute teacher and John Boy is asked to preach the sermon.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 52

26. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,470

27. The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1979 TV Special)

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Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Mason Adams, Alan Alda, Loni Anderson, Lou Antonio

Votes: 17

28. The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2001 TV Special)

120 min

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Stars: Julia Barr, Peter Bergman, Nadia Bjorlin, Hunt Block

Votes: 24

29. Movin' On (1974–1976)
Episode: Landslide (1975)

TV-PG | 46 min | Drama

8.5
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While detouring around a road construction site, Will and Sonny are trapped by a landslide on a wilderness road, along with six other people: a runaway and her boyfriend, an alcoholic ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: Claude Akins, Frank Converse, Cameron Mitchell, John Ritter

Votes: 13

30. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
Episode: Ted's Wedding (1975)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy

8.5
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Ted and Georgette get married in Mary's apartment on an hour's notice.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight

Votes: 72

31. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Bequest (1973)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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The promise of inherited money is behind some happy moments and unusual conflicts for the Walton Family.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 57

32. Fish Police (1992– )
Episode: The Two Gils (1992)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Crime

8.5
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Calamari hires a fish named Bill to impersonate Gil, but complications arise when Bill goes solo and steals a valuable baseball card.

Stars: Edward Asner, Georgia Brown, Tim Curry, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 8

33. 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: 47,121

34. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.4
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver

Votes: 42,654

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: 2,858

36. All-Star Party for Lucille Ball (1984 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Variety Clubs International hosted this tribute to Lucille ball. It brought Lucy and her husband, Gary Morton together on their anniversary, to present her with a humanitarian award. Lucy ... See full summary »

Director: Dick McDonough | Stars: Lucille Ball, Monty Hall, Desi Arnaz Jr., Lucie Arnaz

Votes: 19

37. Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000–2003)
Episode: Clifford's Carnival/Clifford's Doggy Reunion (2000)

TV-Y | 27 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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Clifford's Carnival -Work together; Be responsible Everyone, including Clifford, must work as a team to put on this year's Fall Carnival. But it isn't fair that Jetta sees herself as more ... See full summary »

Director: John Over | Stars: Frank Welker, Elizabeth Daily, Grey Griffin, Kel Mitchell

Votes: 8

38. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Hardball (1975)

52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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In the series' final show: To ensure a safe release of 6 hostages taken by a desperate drug dealer, Mannix, with no other choice, must find and deliver a member who turned informer against the dealer and his men.

Director: Bill Bixby | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, William Windom, James Hampton

Votes: 27

39. Three's Company (1976–1984)
Episode: Strange Bedfellows (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.4
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Mr. Roper comes to investigate a party that Jack throws and ends up having more fun than he bargained for when he finds himself in Jack's bed the next morning.

Director: Bill Hobin | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Audra Lindley

Votes: 119

40. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Baptism (1976)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.4
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A famous evangelist visits Walton's Mountain to preach and baptize converts. He is too much of a fire and brimstone preacher for John's taste.

Director: Ralph Waite | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 45

41. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Wedding: Part 1 (1976)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.4
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Mary Ellen is engaged to Dr David Spencer and they plan the wedding. Dr Curtis Willard arrives to be the town doctor. Mary Ellen begins to have second thoughts about her engagement.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 46

42. Scrubs (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D." Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship, and life.

Stars: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley

Votes: 225,184

43. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

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

Votes: 6,989

44. Three's Company (1976–1984)
Episode: And Now, Here's Jack (1982)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.3
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Jack appears on a local TV show to do a cooking demonstration.

Director: Dave Powers | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Priscilla Barnes, Richard Kline

Votes: 63

45. Rhoda (1974–1978)
Episode: Attack on Mr. Right (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.3
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Brenda is excited about a new man she met, but is unsure how to get him interested in her. Rhoda tells her how to attract him.

Director: Harvey Miller | Stars: Valerie Harper, David Groh, Julie Kavner, John Ritter

Votes: 11

46. Petrocelli (1974–1976)
Episode: Chain of Command (1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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John Oleson is accused of murdering General Drew because he has fired him. The two didn't like each other, John was at the crime scene and his fingerprints are on the murder weapon, that all makes him an ideal suspect.

Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Howard, Albert Salmi, John Ritter

Votes: 9

47. Three's Company (1976–1984)
Episode: Days of Beer and Weeds (1978)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.3
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The roommates clean up the Ropers' garden and give some weeds to Mrs. Roper to use in her flower arranging class. They later discover that the weeds are marijuana plants.

Director: Bill Hobin | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Audra Lindley

Votes: 104

48. Three's Company (1976–1984)
Episode: Night of the Ropers (1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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The Roper make a surprise visit after their latest spat. Jack and Janet try to get them back together again.

Director: Dave Powers | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Richard Kline

Votes: 63

49. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)
Episode: Off Camera (1993)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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A magazine writer peeks behind the scene of the show.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Kathryn Harrold, Wallace Langham

Votes: 82

50. Three's Company (1976–1984)
Episode: The Older Woman (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.3
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Jack falls for a woman who is slightly older than him. Janet and Chrissy become concerned when they mistake the woman's mother for the woman.

Director: Dave Powers | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Norman Fell

Votes: 89



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