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1. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Convicts-at-Large (1962)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

9.4
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Barney and Floyd are held hostage in a cabin by three escaped women convicts.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Howard McNear

Votes: 323

2. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: The Stolen Plants (1956)

Comedy

9.3
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After Gracie walks off with some plants from Central Park, Harry Morton declares she has committed a crime, so she decides to turn herself in. Meanwhile, Ronnie takes up fencing for his latest stage outing.

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

Votes: 13

3. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 64,175

4. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: High Blood Pressure (1958)

Comedy

9.0
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Gracie decides to help Mr. Jantzen pass a life insurance medical exam. Meanwhile, George attempts to get out of the house to play a round of golf with his buddies.

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

Votes: 14

5. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Three Wishes for Opie (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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Barney buys a fortune-telling game and lets Opie try it out.

Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Aneta Corsaut

Votes: 197

6. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

8.8
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 44

7. The George Sanders Mystery Theater (1957– )

30 min | Mystery

8.8
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Thirty minute mystery drama series hosted by George Sanders.

Stars: George Sanders, Don Haggerty, Paul Harber, Toni Gerry

Votes: 13

8. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Alcohol and Old Lace (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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In tracking down area moonshiners, Barney and Andy hardly suspect the little, old Morrison sisters who've been so helpful to them, but they should.

Director: Gene Reynolds | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Howard McNear

Votes: 225

9. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Barney's Physical (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Barney has to gain weight and somehow grow taller in a week's time in order to meet new guidelines for sheriff's deputies or lose his job. Can he do it?

Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 166

10. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Duel at Parkison Town (1960)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.7
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When the son of a neighbor is accidentally shot on Sherman property, it reopens an old wound for his father Ben in the feud between the Sherman's and Pakison's. Ben publicly challenges Slim to an old time duel that Slim wants to avoid.

Director: Maurice Geraghty | Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Robert Crawford Jr., Henry Hull

Votes: 53

11. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: The Plumber's Friend (1957)

Comedy

8.7
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Gracie agrees to watch Mr. Jantzen's four daughters while he goes to San Francisco. Meanwhile, Kathy's jealousy threatens to destroy her engagement to Ronnie.

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

Votes: 19

12. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Uncle Clyde Comes to Visit/Renting Room (1953)

Comedy

8.7
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George scrambles to rent the spare room before Gracie's uncle arrives for a visit, but everyone's plans incur some hiccups.

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

Votes: 16

13. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)
Episode: Where Is Thy Sting? (1962)

26 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Dobie plays sick to sucker some succor from pre-med student Emily. But oh what a tangled web Dobie weaves when first he practiced to deceive.

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Frank Faylen, Florida Friebus, Bob Denver

Votes: 11

14. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: A Marital Mix-Up (1957)

Comedy

8.6
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Gracie plays Cupid by trying to find a wife for their plumber, Mr. Jansen.

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

Votes: 11

15. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Gracie Helps Morton Get CPA Account (1953)

Comedy

8.6
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Gracie interferes with Harry Morton's promotion by pretending to divorce him. Meanwhile, a chicken which Gracie plans to cook for dinner gets drunk and runs amok in the neighborhood.

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

Votes: 18

16. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Invitation to the Party (1957)

Comedy

8.6
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Gracie uses her talent for deception to finagle an invitation to a swank New Year's Eve party for the Mortons. Meanwhile, Ronnie decides to attend a costume ball; and Harry Von Zell becomes convinced that George is trying to dupe him.

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

Votes: 13

17. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Lawman Barney (1962)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Two intimidating farmers test Barney's effectiveness as a lawman when they scare him off after refusing to obey his directive to stop illegally selling produce roadside.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Howard McNear

Votes: 181

18. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Sheriff Barney (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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When Barney is offered the job of sheriff in a nearby town, he and Andy trade jobs for a day to see what kind of sheriff he would be.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 178

19. 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: 13,507

20. Wide Country (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.5
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Mitch Guthrie is a champion bronco rider in the rodeo who tries to keep his kid brother, Andy, from pursuing the same life.

Stars: Earl Holliman, Andrew Prine, Slim Pickens, Ray Teal

Votes: 51

21. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Crime-Free Mayberry (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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All but Andy get excited over Mayberry's distinction at being named the most crime-free town in America, unaware they're being targeted by criminals while honoring their lawmen.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 186

22. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Hadley's Hunters (1960)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.5
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Bart is framed for several crimes by crooked Sheriff Hadley and his deputy, who force him to take part in their racket--hunting down and killing innocent men, then claiming they're outlaws ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Jack Kelly, Edgar Buchanan, Robert J. Wilke, Andra Martin

Votes: 50

23. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Little Ricky Gets Stage Fright (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Little Ricky develops a case of stage fright.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 149

24. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: September and May (1957)

Comedy

8.5
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After June Jantzen seeks advice about her father, whom she mistakenly thinks is dating a woman half his age, Gracie concludes that Ronnie's newest girlfriend is cavorting with all of the older men in the neighborhood.

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

Votes: 15

25. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Case of the Punch in the Nose (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Barney finds an old police file about an assault between Floyd and Charles Foley from 19 years before. He refuses to let it go and stirs up a hornet's nest by investigating the case.

Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 155

26. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Lucky Letter (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Barney gets a chain letter that predicts bad luck it he doesn't make copies and send them to friends. To prove to Andy that he's not superstitious, he doesn't send any. A constant stream of... See full summary »

Director: Theodore J. Flicker | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Howard McNear

Votes: 133

27. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Manicurist (1962)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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When a pretty young manicurist starts working in Floyd's Barbershop, the men are uneasy about it at first but eventually take to the idea in a big way. Their jealous wives, however, do not.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Howard McNear

Votes: 236

28. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: The Ring (1957)

Comedy

8.5
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Gracie is worried that George will find out that she's given her engagement ring to Ronnie for his girl, so Blanche convinces her to tell George that it fell into the kitchen sink drain.

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

Votes: 15

29. 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: 20,969

30. 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: 1,089

31. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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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: 1,119

32. Wire Service (1956–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Adventures of three globetrotting reporters working for an international wire service.

Stars: Dane Clark, George Brent, Mercedes McCambridge, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 23

33. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Andy Saves Barney's Morale (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Barney becomes a laughing stock after being left in charge and arresting upstanding townsfolk over petty violations. Andy must step in and make them appreciate Barney before he quits.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 201

34. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Back to Nature (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Andy, Barney, and Gomer take Opie and his friends camping. Barney, who said he was a great woodsman, manages to get lost in the woods with Gomer.

Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Jim Nabors

Votes: 147

35. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Barney's Bloodhound (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Barney tries to train a mutt, then wants to use him to help capture an escaped convict, despite Andy's objections.

Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Howard McNear, Arthur Batanides

Votes: 145

36. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: If I Had a Quarter Million Dollars (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Barney finds $250,000 from a bank heist, then goes undercover to find the robber.

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Howard McNear, Robert Brubaker

Votes: 139

37. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Fine Art of Murder (1960)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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A fading actress hires Diamond to find the person who sold her a phony painting.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: David Janssen, Russ Conway, Hillary Brooke, Howard McNear

Votes: 5

38. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Widower Sheriff Andy Taylor, and his son Opie, live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry, North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney Fife.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 11,018

39. Waterfront (1954–1956)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

8.3
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John Herrick was the Captain of the tug "Cheryl Ann" in Los Angeles harbor. His family consisted of wife May, Police Detective son Jim, and the crew of the tug, his son Carl, Tip, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick, Lois Moran, Willie Best

Votes: 73

40. The Lineup (1954–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Based on actual cases from the San Francisco Police files, Lt. Guthrie and Inspector Grebb work as a team to track down criminals. In the last season Inspectors Delaney and Summers are ... See full summary »

Stars: Warner Anderson, Tom Tully, Marshall Reed, Ruta Lee

Votes: 68

41. Pony Express (1959– )

30 min | Western

8.3
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Add a Plot

Stars: Grant Sullivan, Don Dorrell, Boyd 'Red' Morgan, Douglas Kennedy

Votes: 22

42. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Goodbye Sheriff Taylor (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Andy considers taking a job in Raleigh, and lets Barney take over as sheriff for a day to prepare him for the office.

Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 132

43. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: The Plumber's Union (1957)

Comedy

8.3
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Gracie arranges to find a wife for Mr. Jantzen via correspondence, but she was less than truthful in her description and can't get George out of the house so the pair can meet. Meanwhile, Ronnie approaches George for acting advice.

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

Votes: 16

44. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Rumor (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Barney sees Andy and Helen in the jewelry store sneaking a kiss and tells everyone they are engaged. Aunt Bee redecorates Andy's room for a bride and throws a big surprise party for them.

Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Ron Howard, Frances Bavier

Votes: 138

45. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Those Gossipin' Men (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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When a shoe salesman comes to town, riled Aunt Bee uses him to teach Andy a lesson in men being just as big a bunch of gossips as women.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 219

46. Thriller (1960–1962)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.2
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, Lillian O'Malley

Votes: 1,143

47. 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

48. Topper (1953–1955)

30 min | Fantasy, Comedy

8.2
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This series was about a somewhat grumpy and uptight banker, Cosmo Topper, and the ghosts which only he could see or hear, George and Marion Kerby. The Kerbys would often try to get Cosmo to... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Leo G. Carroll, Buck

Votes: 385

49. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit.

Stars: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan, Gail Kobe, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 276

50. The People's Choice (1955–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Socrates "Sock" Miller joins the city council, clashing with the mayor John Peoples. Sock dates then marries his daughter Mandy complicating things. Sock has a basset named Cleo who shares her thoughts and best friend Rollo.

Stars: Jackie Cooper, Patricia Breslin, Bernadette, Mary Jane Croft

Votes: 108



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