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1. 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: 20,766

2. The Great Race (1965)

Passed | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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71 Metascore

In the early 20th century, two rivals, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk

Votes: 14,903 | Gross: $25.33M

3. The Lorax (1972 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.0
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A ruined industrialist tells his tale of his environmentally self-destructive greed despite the warnings of an old forest creature.

Director: Hawley Pratt | Stars: Eddie Albert, Bob Holt, Athena Lorde, Harlen Carraher

Votes: 2,320

4. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend, and her cantankerous boss.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance, Jimmy Garrett

Votes: 2,040

5. Rhoda (1974–1978)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.7
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After spending several years in her young adult life in Minneapolis but with her brash Bronx Jewish upbringing in tow and with its associated sarcasm, artistically inclined Rhoda ... See full summary »

Stars: Valerie Harper, Julie Kavner, Lorenzo Music, David Groh

Votes: 1,861

6. Love, American Style (1969–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.

Stars: Stuart Margolin, Barbara Minkus, William Callaway, Mary Grover

Votes: 1,618

7. Here's Lucy (1968–1974)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Lucy Carter, a widow with two teen children, takes a job as a secretary for her stuffy brother-in-law.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Votes: 1,109

8. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 1,034

9. 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: 925

10. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Lucy and her husband, Ricky Ricardo, are living in the country with their best friends and old landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. Lucy is still getting into trouble with her sidekick Ethel, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 899

11. The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1965–1980)

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

6.7
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Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.

Stars: Kenny Williams, Peter Marshall, Cliff Arquette, Wally Cox

Votes: 725

12. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Does a TV Commercial (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.6
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Lucy has angled her way onto Ricky's special as the show's pitch girl. She advertises a medicine called "Vitameatavegamin." Believing it contains vitamins, minerals, meat, and vegetables, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 541

13. The Secret Fury (1950)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A woman preparing to marry her fiance is accused of bigamy by a stranger but she fights back by trying to prove she's the victim of a conspiracy designed to discredit her.

Director: Mel Ferrer | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan, Jane Cowl, Paul Kelly

Votes: 537

14. The Match Game (1962–1969)

TV-G | 25 min | Game-Show

7.7
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This is The 1st Edition of the program. Composed of 2 Teams of 3 Members (2 In-Studio team members and 1 Star Team Captain) are writing answers to an question {e.g.: Name a part of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Betty White, Henry Morgan

Votes: 453

15. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Job Switching (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.5
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After Ricky and Fred get upset about the girls' spending, Lucy and Ethel go to work in a candy factory while the boys do the housework.

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

Votes: 423

16. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The I Love Lucy Christmas Show (1956)

G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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On Christmas Eve, the Ricardos and the Mertzes recall past events in their lives, as seen in clips from past episodes.

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

Votes: 396

17. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.0
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Garry Moore, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 367

18. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Hollywood at Last (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.5
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When the Ricardos and the Mertzes arrive in Hollywood, Lucy goes to the Brown Derby restaurant where her sighting of William Holden turns catastrophic.

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

Votes: 345

19. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.1
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Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Totie Fields

Votes: 344

20. Candid Camera (I) (1960–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

6.6
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Unsuspecting people are placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous, and hilarious positions, while their reactions are recorded on a hidden camera.

Stars: Allen Funt, Durward Kirby, Sid Ramin, Dorothy Collins

Votes: 341

21. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.6
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Arthur Treacher, Mort Lindsey

Votes: 332

22. The Great Houdini (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Paul Michael Glaser, Sally Struthers, Ruth Gordon, Vivian Vance

Votes: 327

23. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to Murder Her (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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After becoming too involved in a murder mystery book, Lucy believes that Ricky is trying to murder her.

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

Votes: 318

24. I Love Lucy (1953)

80 min | Comedy

8.1
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Desi Arnaz greets the "I Love Lucy" studio audience and invites them to watch Lucille Ball and the cast film a special extended episode.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 306

25. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Girls Want to Go to the Nightclub (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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It's Fred and Ethel's 18th wedding anniversary, Ethel wants to go to the Copacabana and Fred wants to go to the fights. Lucy helps Ethel to try and change the boys minds and Ricky helps ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 302

26. The Blue Veil (1951)

113 min | Drama

7.2
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Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with the task of becoming a children's nurse. As the years pass, and the widow tries to find her own place in life, her young charges,... See full summary »

Directors: Curtis Bernhardt, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Jane Wyman, Charles Laughton, Joan Blondell, Richard Carlson

Votes: 300

27. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Quiz Show (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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When Lucy is months behind in paying the bills, she decides to go on a radio show to win $1,000. To win the money, she must introduce a stranger to Ricky as her 'first husband'.

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

Votes: 279

28. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Diet (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Lucy can be in Ricky's act, but only if she can lose 12 pounds in four days.

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

Votes: 276

29. Password (1961–1975)

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

6.9
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Two celebrity-contestant teams compete to guess words by giving one-word clues in this all-time classic game show.

Stars: Allen Ludden, Elizabeth Montgomery, Ross Martin, Carol Burnett

Votes: 273

30. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Freezer (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.2
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Lucy and Ethel decide to make some money by buying a used walk-in freezer. When they unwittingly buy 700 pounds of beef, they try to sell it to customers at the butcher shop.

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

Votes: 266

31. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Seance (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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In this episode, Lucy gets superstitious with the daily Horoscope. When she explains to theatre producer Mr. Merriweather that Ricky's horoscope is not Ricky's day and he should say no, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 266

32. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Be a Pal (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Worried that Ricky is starting to lose interest in her, Lucy decides to remind Ricky of Cuba and his childhood. With Ethel's help she decorates the home and decides to impersonate a singer like Ricky's mom.

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

Votes: 263

33. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy and Harpo Marx (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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The gang meets Harpo Marx and Lucy does the famous 'mirror' routine with him.

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

Votes: 259

34. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy and Superman (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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Lucy competes with her friend Carolyn Appleby over invitations and scheduling for Little Ricky's birthday party. When her husband Ricky mentions that Superman is in town, Lucy tries to get ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 255

35. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy's Italian Movie (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.3
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In Rome, a film producer asks Lucy if she'd be interested in auditioning for his new film entitled "Bitter Grapes." Thinking that the film has something to do with the production of wine, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 253

36. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Is Enceinte (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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When Lucy learns that she's going to have a baby, she tries to find the right way to tell this to Ricky.

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

Votes: 252

37. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Pioneer Women (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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The girls revolt over housework and want modern conveniences. The boys bet that they can survive longer than the girls without using anything invented after 1900, including electricity.

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

Votes: 251

38. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Fur Coat (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Lucy thinks a mink coat that Ricky rented for a dance number at the club is actually her anniversary gift. She's so thrilled that Ricky can't bring himself to tell her the truth. He plans to fake a burglary to get it away from her.

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

Votes: 247

39. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy and John Wayne (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.2
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To avoid bad publicity for the upcoming opening of his Don Juan movie Ricky calls Grauman's Chinese Theater to explain how John Wayne's footprints went missing. The manager of Grauman's ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 246

40. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Men Are Messy (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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When Lucy gets mad at how sloppy Ricky is, she decides to get back at him by only cleaning 'her half' of the apartment. When a magazine photographer comes to photograph the place for a ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 244

41. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Operetta (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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The Ricardos and Mertzes perform in an operetta for a club benefit.

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

Votes: 239

42. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: New Neighbors (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Lucy thinks the new neighbors are plotting a murder.

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

Votes: 238

43. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Great Train Robbery (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.3
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On the trip back to New York, Lucy learns a jewel thief is on the train.

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

Votes: 238

44. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Gossip (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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The boys and girls bet each other breakfast in bed for a month that they can't stop gossiping.

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

Votes: 236

45. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Kleptomaniac (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Lucy is the chairman of a bazaar for her club, but doesn't tell Ricky. When he finds all the cash and donations hidden in the apartment, he accuses her of being a compulsive thief.

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

Votes: 235

46. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Goes to the Hospital (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Lucy has her baby.

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

Votes: 234

47. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Plays Cupid (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Lucy's neighbor wants her to deliver an invitation to the grocer for a date. When she does, the grocer thinks the note is from Lucy rather than the neighbor. The grocer is delighted to think he will have dinner with Lucy.

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

Votes: 232

48. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Audition (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Ricky finally lands an audition for a television show. After the clown in Ricky's act gets injured, Lucy fills in for him.

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

Votes: 230

49. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Fred and Ethel Fight (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Lucy tries to reunite the separated Mertzes after they had a big fight.

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

Votes: 229

50. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Adagio (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Lucy decides to try out for a job as an Apache dancer in Ricky's show. The man she rehearses with falls madly in love with her.

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

Votes: 229



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