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1. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Graduation (1986)

Drama

9.6
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As Hart and the other 3Ls graduate, Hart learns what others think of him: friend Ford, Professor Tyler, and Kingsfield, who has final lessons to teach Hart. Hart sums up his relationship with Kingsfield in his commencement address.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 8

2. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Decisions: Part 1 (1985)

60 min | Drama

9.4
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Although part of "The Third Year" this episode takes as Hart's second year of law school winds down. Golden is interviewing for a clerkship at the Supreme Court but I struggling to get on ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 7

3. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Decisions: Part 2 (1985)

60 min | Drama

9.3
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At the start of the third year, Hart assumes Presidency of Law Review and proposes a controversial approach to the first issue. He also struggles with leadership issues. His problems are ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 7

4. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1967)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

9.3
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Highlights include: a "V.I.P." sketch about Miss America; Carol, Harvey and guest Imogene Coca perform a coffee commercial sketch; guest Lainie Kazan performs a "Sunnyside"/"Silver Lining" ... See full summary »

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner

Votes: 15

5. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: The Day Kingsfield Missed Class (1985)

60 min | Drama

9.2
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For the first time in 40 years, Kingsfield doesn't show up for work or class - all day. Everyone is flabbergasted, then worried. Nottingham has kittens. However, there is a logical explanation: remember, Kingsfield is always teaching.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 9

6. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Free Advice (1985)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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A guy whom Hart and Ford know shows up looking for them. They're not there but Tom is. He tells Tom that he's having problems with his landlord. Tom suggests that he not pay the rent. Later... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Moses | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 6

7. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner

Votes: 4,332

8. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: The Source (1985)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Hart notices a respected judge has inconsistent rulings and goes to talk with his clerk, (an alumni). The clerk is reluctant to being openly named as a source revealing that the judge has been dishonest with his rulings.

Director: Georg Stanford Brown | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 5

9. The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters (1972–1974)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Improvised sketches by Jonathan Winters with guests augmenting the show.

Stars: Jonathan Winters, Barbara Feldon, Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Uggams

Votes: 91

10. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Suppressed Desires (1986)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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A party themed "Supressed Desries" is being thrown, wherein the students get to as something they wish they could be other than a lawyer. When there's an art competition. Kiernan decides to enter but it clashes with her studies.

Director: Lynn Roth | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 6

11. The Nanny (1993–1999)
Episode: A Fine Family Feud (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.6
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Instead of a boring 16th birthday for Maggie, Fran has it at her Aunt Freida's bar and the kids have a wonderful time.

Director: Dorothy Lyman | Stars: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane

Votes: 164

12. Baretta (1975–1978)
Episode: Murder for Me (1976)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A father who is overwhelmed with grief, murders the physician he believes is responsible for his son's demise. Baretta must track the man down before he carries out further vengeance.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Edward Grover, Michael D. Roberts

Votes: 14

13. RuPaul's Drag Race (2009– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

8.5
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RuPaul searches for America's next drag superstar.

Stars: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice, Jason Carter

Votes: 12,386

14. The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell (2014– )

110 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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The coolest syndicated entertainment, music, fashion and pop culture show hosted by Dr. Jimmy Star.

Stars: Jimmy Star, Ron Russell, Deidra Sarego, Sadie Katz

Votes: 484

15. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Laura's Struggle (1985)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Laura is having trouble adjusting to the added time commitments of Law Review while keeping up with her regular courses. All her friends are disturbed by the changes in her personality but ... See full summary »

Director: Sharron Miller | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 10

16. Animaniacs (1993–1998)
Episode: Miami Mama-Mia/Pigeon on the Roof (1994)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.5
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In the first part of this Goodfeathers episode, Pesto tries to stop his widowed mother from remarrying in "Miami Mama-Mia." Then, the Goodfeathers star in "Pigeon on the Roof," a spoof of "... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred Gimeno, Jenny Lerew | Stars: Chick Vennera, Maurice LaMarche, John Mariano, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 82

17. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)
Episode: No Chemo, Sabe? (1987)

TV-PG | Drama

8.5
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The artificial-hear press refuses to speak to the press; Auschlander wonders about his last days on Earth; Fiscus visits his father during his suspension; sparks fly between Novino and a man called Pee Wee.

Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: William Daniels, Norman Lloyd, Ronny Cox, Bonnie Bartlett

Votes: 10

18. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Pressure (1985)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Pressure causes first year student Williamson to get in serious trouble. Tom Ford defends Williamson before a committee chaired by Kingsfield. Rose dates Soloway's father.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 6

19. Modern Family (2009– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 319,817

20. Boston Legal (2004–2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running David E. Kelley series The Practice (1997), following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the legal firm of Crane, Poole, and Schmidt.

Stars: James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 40,793

21. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.4
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A miscellany of numerous classic fairy tales' adaptations.

Stars: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Votes: 1,791

22. The King of Queens (1998–2007)
Episode: China Syndrome, Parts 1 and 2 (2007)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy

8.4
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Carrie discovers that their Chinese baby is ready for adoption, but Doug wants to end the marriage because she didn't give up her apartment in Manhattan. Meanwhile, Arthur is forced to find a replacement bride for his wedding.

Director: Rob Schiller | Stars: Kevin James, Leah Remini, Victor Williams, Patton Oswalt

Votes: 442

23. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: It's Only a Show (1985)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Bell directs a law school themed show put on by the law students. Kingsfield attends a law convention in Los Angeles.

Director: Lynn Roth | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 7

24. To Serve and Protect (1999)
Episode: Part II (1999)

120 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Director: Jean de Segonzac | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Richard Crenna, John Corbett, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 5

25. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: The Big D (1985)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Rose husband's files for divorce. And she has to face him when he appears to be unfair with the settlement.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 5

26. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: The Choice (1985)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Ford's 1L girlfriend gets pregnant. He wants the baby; she doesn't. She consults with her 1L friend, a mother 20 years older who's just embarking on the career she postponed when she got pregnant. Comic subplot re the 1L faculty tea.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 5

27. Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)

Unrated | 111 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.3
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72 Metascore

Interviews and archival footage are used to tell the story of post-war Broadway through the 1960s.

Director: Rick McKay | Stars: Edie Adams, Bea Arthur, Elizabeth Ashley, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 417

28. Will & Grace (1998– )
Episode: Moveable Feast: Part 1 (2001)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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When Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen want to spend Thanksgiving together. But they each have to visit someone or go to another Thanksgiving dinner. So Will comes up with the plan to visit each... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 222

29. The Kominsky Method (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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An aging actor, who long ago enjoyed a brush with fame, makes his living as an acting coach.

Stars: Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin, Sarah Baker, Nancy Travis

Votes: 17,238

30. 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: 24,631

31. Twisted Sister: Come Out and Play (1986 Video)

30 min | Short, Comedy, Music

8.2
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Compilation of four extended versions of Twisted Sister and Alice Cooper music videos "We're Not Gonna Take It", "I Wanna Rock", "Leader of the Pack" and "Be Chrool to Your Scuel" about a rock-hating teacher, rock rebellion and zombies.

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Michael Burnett, Dax Callner, Alice Cooper, Jay Jay French

Votes: 60

32. The Kominsky Method (2018– )
Episode: Chapter 8: A Widow Approaches (2018)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

8.2
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Norman has lunch with a widowed friend of Eileen's. Sandy and Norman attend a Parkinson's fundraiser. Norman is haunted by women from his past.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin, Sarah Baker, Nancy Travis

Votes: 525

33. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Lasting Impressions (1985)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Golden is working on his first case at a law firm. It involves a pharmaceutical manufacturer who's suing a TV news show that aired a story that claims one of his products is defective. But ... See full summary »

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 8

34. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
Episode: The Princeless Bride (2002)

TV-G | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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Liz's fiancée Jonas runs away after having a fight with her, causing Liz to reach out to the less fortunate instead of crying for her own loss.

Director: Kevin Dowling | Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Valerie Bertinelli

Votes: 22

35. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.1
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show, which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 16,379

36. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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Dean Martin hosts, with several celebrities as guests. There are musical acts and comedy sketches that break down comedy, racial, and sexual barriers all at the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Norm Crosby

Votes: 1,107

37. Unorganized Crime (2018 TV Movie)

30 min | Crime

8.1
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Under-appreciated 'family' member Gino Corso is finally given an opportunity to prove himself worthy of New York's fifth largest crime syndicate. What transpires is a humorous tale of a ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Vallelonga | Stars: Chazz Palminteri, Kenny D'Aquila, Alex Meneses, Lainie Kazan

Votes: 16

38. E! Mysteries & Scandals (1998– )

30 min | Documentary

8.1
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Hollywood's most notorious scandals exposed through interviews and re-enactments.

Stars: A.J. Benza, A.C. Lyles, Marc Wanamaker, Bob Thomas

Votes: 198

39. The Jonathan Winters Show (1967–1969)

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Jonathan Winters, John Aylesworth, Cliff Arquette, Dick Curtis

Votes: 54

40. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: A Wounded Hart (1986)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Harriman's absentee boyfriend dumps her, precipitating a brief fling with Hart, who has trouble recovering. Soloway channels Sir Thomas Moore - or does he?

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 7

41. The Nanny (1993–1999)
Episode: Freida Needa Man (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.1
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With Aunt Freida broke, she moves into the Sheffield mansion. Fran's solution is to get her boyfriend to propose, but instead he has a heart attack.

Director: Dorothy Lyman | Stars: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane

Votes: 158

42. RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! (2010– )
Episode: Glamazon by Colorevolution (2014)

TV-MA | 21 min | Reality-TV

8.1
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A queen sheds tears while discussing a judge's accusation of her "hiding behind a costume." Another contestant's feelings are hurt when her runway look is harshly critiqued. Everyone gets schooled by "Alyssa's Secret."

Stars: RuPaul, Santino Rice, Michelle Visage, Lainie Kazan

Votes: 18

43. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Mistaken Identity (1986)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Ford becomes the victim of identify theft and is arrested by police and jailed. Although friends Hart, Golden, and even Kingsfield rescue him, his brush with reality leaves his presumption of the rectitude of the legal system badly shaken.

Director: James Stephens | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 7

44. Modern Family (2009– )
Episode: New Year's Eve (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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On New Year's Eve, Jay plays poker with Billy Dee Williams, Phil and Claire try to rekindle their romance, Mitchell and Cameron search for a bar where they fit in, and Haley and Alex stay home to babysit.

Director: Fred Goss | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 1,243

45. Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)
Episode: Remember Paul? (2010)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Felicia is found out; Paul moves back to Wisteria Lane; Lynette's old friend comes for a visit; Susan takes a job from her land-lady; Carlos gets disturbing news; Gabby hears an unpleasant ... See full summary »

Director: David Grossman | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria

Votes: 380

46. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s presented by the legendary Crypt Keeper, a sinister ghoul obsessed with gallows humor and horrific puns.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 19,954

47. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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The trials of a group of law students under the tutelage of a strict professor.

Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 707

48. RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! (2010– )

21 min | Reality-TV

8.0
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RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! is the access-all-areas pass to the drama that you didn't see on the runway--the backstage bitchiness, the catfights, the struggles, the tears and the secrets.... See full summary »

Stars: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice, Sutan Amrull

Votes: 2,235

49. RuPaul's Drag Race (2009– )
Episode: Glamazon by Colorevolution (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

8.0
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The queens book a big cosmetics gig, selling RuPaul's new makeup line. With guest judges Leah Remini (The King of Queens) and Lainie Kazan (My Big Fat Greek Wedding).

Director: Nick Murray | Stars: RuPaul, Santino Rice, Michelle Visage, Lainie Kazan

Votes: 141

50. Eye on Entertainment (2005– )
Episode: Interview with Singer Lainie Kazan (2005)

Biography, Horror, Music

8.0
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Interview with Lainie Kazan on the red carpet at Universal Studios.

Director: John Cox | Stars: Dawna Lee Heising, Lainie Kazan

Votes: 6



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