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1. Riding High (1977 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

9.2
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In this unsold television pilot, Charles Frank stars plays a man trying to make it among Poverty Row western filmmakers in the 1930s. A take-off of "Hearts of the West," the pilot also ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Don Calfa, Allen Case, Lonny Chapman, Patrick Cranshaw

Votes: 5

2. Fernwood Tonight (1977)
Episode: Battery Powered Car (1977)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.9
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Star: Jim Varney

Votes: 10

3. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 337,340

4. Fernwood Tonight (1977)

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.7
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Barth Gimble and Jerry Hubbard are the host of a talk show produced in the fictitious town of Fernwood, Ohio (also the setting of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"). The show featured parodies ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Mull, Fred Willard, Frank De Vol, Tommy Tedesco

Votes: 548

5. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: Toy Story (1997)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.7
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Toy Story (1995) edited for television presentation.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

Votes: 15

6. Johnny Cash and Friends (1976– )

48 min | Music

8.6
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Variety show starring Johnny Cash, wife June Carter with many guest stars.

Stars: The Baptist-Catholic-Methodist Choir, Roy Clark, Howard Mann, Steve Martin

Votes: 35

7. Ed's Night Party (1995– )
Episode: Episode dated 10 October 1997 (1997)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.6
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Star: Jim Varney

Votes: 5

8. Fernwood Tonight (1977)
Episode: Getting the Most from Your Warranty (1977)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.6
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Star: Jim Varney

Votes: 9

9. 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

10. Hercules (1998–1999)
Episode: Hercules and the Muse of Dance (1998)

TV-Y | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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Hercules' clumsiness is put to the test when Terpsichore inspires him to dance. When he's offered the lead in the school dance recital, Phil doesn't think he should do it.

Director: Bob Kline | Stars: Diedrich Bader, Jeff Bennett, Sandra Bernhard, Robert Costanzo

Votes: 16

11. America 2-Night (1978– )

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The second season version of "Fernwood 2Nite". The small time talk show from Fernwood, Ohio has moved to Alta Coma, California, where it has taken on a more national flavor. This satire of ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Mull, Fred Willard, Bill Kirchenbauer, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 268

12. America 2-Night (1978– )
Episode: Falafel-on-a-Stick (1978)

Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Martin Mull, Jim Varney, Fred Willard

Votes: 5

13. America 2-Night (1978– )
Episode: The UBS Story (1978)

Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Shari Lewis, Martin Mull, Jim Varney, Fred Willard

Votes: 5

14. Toy Story (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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95 Metascore

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

Director: John Lasseter | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

Votes: 809,009 | Gross: $191.80M

15. Fernwood Tonight (1977)
Episode: Ethnic Myths (1977)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.3
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Stars: Martin Mull, Fred Willard, Frank De Vol, Zale Kessler

Votes: 9

16. Hey Vern, Win $10,000 (1987 Video)

55 min | Comedy

8.2
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Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Dan Holly, John R. Cherry III, David Tex

Votes: 87

17. America 2-Night (1978– )
Episode: Daredevil Virgil Simms (1978)

Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Robert Conrad, Martin Mull, Jim Varney, Fred Willard

Votes: 7

18. Toy Story 2 (1999)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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88 Metascore

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends set out on a rescue mission to save Woody before he becomes a museum toy property with his roundup gang Jessie, Prospector, and Bullseye.

Directors: John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer

Votes: 481,930 | Gross: $245.85M

19. Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album (1983 Video)

57 min | Comedy

7.9
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Ernest finds his old family album and we are treated to a series of skits starring his family members.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, David Landon, Bruce Arntson, Mac Bennett

Votes: 275

20. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: Better Never Than Late (1978)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

7.9
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Mel's Diner is robbed with Alice at the register and Mel sleeping in the storeroom.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Linda Lavin, Vic Tayback, Beth Howland, Polly Holliday

Votes: 29

21. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration (1990)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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Disneyland celebrates its 35th anniversary through a series of sketches and fast-paced musical numbers.

Directors: James Burrows, John R. Cherry III, John Landis | Stars: George Booth, Laura Bridge, Erinn Canavan, Debbie Carman

Votes: 26

22. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992–2014)
Episode: Episode #2.177 (1993)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Edd Hall, Bruce Hornsby, Jack Lemmon, Jay Leno

Votes: 7

23. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: You've Come a Wrong Way, Baby (1997)

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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Congresswoman Bernice is attracting national attention as an anti-smoking activist, but no one pays more heed than the heads of the tobacco companies. A CEO invites Bernice and her family ... See full summary »

Director: Stig Bergqvist | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 35

24. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart Carny (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.8
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Bart and Homer befriend two carnies and invite them to stay with them, but the carnies soon swindle the Simpsons out of their house.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,399

25. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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A crass, womanizing duck works as a private eye with his level-headed pig sidekick, all-the-while raising a family as a single dad.

Stars: Jason Alexander, Gregg Berger, Nancy Travis, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 5,124

26. Stupa-Man (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Comedy

7.7
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Director: Mathew Fisher | Stars: Robert Tye, Freddy Holbrook, Erin Sennett, Sean Lally

Votes: 16

27. The Ernest Film Festival (1986 Video)

55 min | Comedy

7.6
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Before he went to camp, before he went to jail, before he saved Christmas, before he was scared stupid, before he went to Africa and before he was in the army, Ernest P. Worrell hosted a ... See full summary »

Director: John R. Cherry III | Star: Jim Varney

Votes: 192

28. The Rousters (1983–1984)

60 min | Adventure

7.6
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Wyatt Earp III is a bouncer for a small carnival which travels from town to town. He also works as a bounty hunter to keep his family's law enforcement legacy alive.

Stars: Chad Everett, Jim Varney, Mimi Rogers, Maxine Stuart

Votes: 44

29. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)

120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Experience the magic and adventure from Walt Disney world of color

Stars: David Sparrow, Will Friedle, Laurie Murdoch, Neil Crone

Votes: 419

30. Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special (1990 TV Movie)

Comedy

7.5
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Director: John Landis | Stars: George Both Jr., Laura Bridge, Erinn Canavan, Debbie Carman

Votes: 25

31. Toy Story 2 (I) (1999 Video Game)

E | Action, Family

7.4
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Game players have the chance to join with Buzz and his group of toys to help rescue Woody.

Stars: Tim Allen, Jim Hanks, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

Votes: 1,706

32. Toy Story Activity Center (1996 Video Game)

Family

7.4
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Woody invites game players to join in the activities in Andy's bedroom, Pizza Planet, and Sid's bedroom.

Director: Colin Brady | Stars: Debi Derryberry, Pat Fraley, Jim Hanks, John Ratzenberger

Votes: 68

33. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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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: 146

34. Hey, Vern, It's Ernest! (1988– )

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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Hey, Vern. Ernest is on Saturday morning. The series follows Ernest, and several other colorful characters having all sorts of wacky fun.

Stars: Bruce Arntson, Mac Bennett, Daniel Butler, Bill Byrge

Votes: 408

35. The 31st Annual Grammy Awards (1989 TV Special)

Music

7.3
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Grammy - music award of the American academy of the audio recording, was founded by the American association of sound-recording companies of March, 14, 1958. Grammy is awarded annually as a... See full summary »

Stars: Paula Abdul, Herb Alpert, Christina Applegate, Anita Baker

Votes: 12

36. Annabelle's Wish (1997 TV Movie)

54 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.2
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A mute boy and a calf with the ability to speak form a deep friendship, learning what it means to love and sacrifice for another.

Director: Roy Wilson | Stars: Randy Travis, Jay Johnson, Jerry Van Dyke, Jim Varney

Votes: 1,478

37. Pop! Goes the Country (1974–2016)

30 min | Music

7.2
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Syndicated country music program from Nashville.

Stars: Ralph Emery, Dolly Parton, Geri Reischl, Vern Gosdin

Votes: 28

38. Operation Petticoat (1977–1979)
Episode: Big Deal on Kaloa Street (1979)

25 min | Comedy

7.2
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Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Robert Hogan, Jo Ann Pflug, Warren Berlinger

Votes: 5

39. Operation Petticoat (1977–1979)
Episode: Claire Voyant (1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: John Astin, Richard Gilliland, Yvonne Wilder, Melinda Naud

Votes: 5

40. Operation Petticoat (1977–1979)
Episode: Dooley Is a Daddy (1977)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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The long-delayed mail tells Seaman Dooley his wife is expecting. Holden conspires to get more information.

Director: William Asher | Stars: John Astin, Richard Gilliland, Yvonne Wilder, Melinda Naud

Votes: 5

41. Showbiz Today (1984–2002)
Episode: Episode dated 4 December 1995 (1995)

News

7.2
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Features items on Toy Story and Things to do in Denver when you're dead.

Stars: Andy Garcia, John Ratzenberger, Jim Varney, Treat Williams

Votes: 5

42. Hey, Vern, It's Ernest! (1988– )
Episode: Hey Vern, It's Holidays (1988)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Ernest sets the world record for celebrating every major holiday of the year in one day.

Stars: Bruce Arntson, Mac Bennett, Daniel Butler, Bill Byrge

Votes: 5

43. Ernest's Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1992 Video)

Unrated | 50 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Hey Vern! Your ol' buddy Ernest is back in a new video that features Commercials, Bloopers, Behind-the-Scenes looks, and special surprises! Ernest sells things like ice cream, soft drinks, ... See full summary »

Star: Jim Varney

Votes: 195

44. Fernwood Tonight (1977)
Episode: Episode #1.46 (1977)

Comedy, Talk-Show

7.1
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Director: Howard Storm | Stars: Martin Mull, Fred Willard, Frank De Vol, Kathy McCullen

Votes: 7

45. Pink Lady (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1980)

Comedy, Music

7.1
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Pink Lady performs "Monster"; Jeff turns to a computer dating service for an unusual date; Johnny Carson is replaced and Red Buttons visits a horrifying hospital in "Cheapshot Magazine"; ... See full summary »

Director: Art Fisher | Stars: Mie, Jeff Altman, Keiko Masuda, Red Buttons

Votes: 7

46. Roseanne (1988–2018)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A revival of the popular 1990s sitcom 'Roseanne,' which centered on the everyday life of an American working-class family.

Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman

Votes: 37,618

47. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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52 Metascore

A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Jim Varney, Corey Burton, Claudia Christian

Votes: 93,687 | Gross: $84.05M

48. Hee Haw (1969–1997)

60 min | Comedy, Music

6.9
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Televised comedy/variety show with a country bent.

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

Votes: 1,143

49. Operation Petticoat (1977–1979)
Episode: Operation Petticoat (1977)

120 min | Comedy

6.9
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A veteran naval commander is given command of a submarine full of misfits, miscreants and with a group of nurses as passengers.

Directors: Norman Abbott, William Asher, John Astin | Stars: John Astin, Richard Gilliland, Yvonne Wilder, Richard Brestoff

Votes: 151

50. Alice (1976–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.8
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The misadventures and trials of an aspiring singer and her co-workers at a greasy spoon diner.

Stars: Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback, Philip McKeon

Votes: 3,408



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