My Movies & TV Shows, Part IX: 1980-1989

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1. Dallas: The Early Years (1986 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

Digger Barnes is furious when his friend Jock Ewing starts dating the love of his life Ellie Southworth. He is also convinced that Jock has cheated him out of his share in their oil fields. And so begins the decades long Barnes-Ewing feud.

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: David Marshall Grant, Dale Midkiff, Molly Hagan, David Wilson

Votes: 304

2. Ciske the Rat (1984)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A poor 11 year old schoolboy with a heart of gold grows up in 1930s Amsterdam.

Director: Guido Pieters | Stars: Danny de Munk, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Herman van Veen, Willem Nijholt

Votes: 2,434

5. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

Kermit and his friends go to New York City to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 17,840 | Gross: $25.53M

6. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: The Stars of Star Wars (1980)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family, Music

While the Star Wars characters search for Chewbacca around the theatre, Luke's cousin, Mark Hamill, offers to perform over the objections of the Gershwin gargling guest star, Angus McGonagle.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz

Votes: 154

7. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Roger Moore (1980)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Roger Moore, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 55

8. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Brooke Shields (1980)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Teen actor Brooke Shields stars in the Muppets' version of Alice in Wonderland.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Brooke Shields, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 53

9. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Paul Simon (1980)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

With the Muppets performing only Paul Simon's songs for this show, Gonzo is inspired to emulate the musician's musical ways.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Paul Simon, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 54

10. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Diana Ross (1980)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Statler and Waldorf rate the show like Olympic judges. First, they give Kermit a two. Then, they give the opening a three, but the audience demands they bring it down to a zero. All of the ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Diana Ross, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 49

11. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Shirley Bassey (1980)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

The Muppet Theatre gets ahold of a supply of real gold for props, but it is protected by a violently paranoid security guard.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Shirley Bassey, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 47

12. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Gladys Knight (1980)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

The entire roof of the Muppet Theater has to be taken to the shop for repairs, exposing the show to all sorts of inclement weather.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Gladys Knight, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 45

13. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

70 Metascore

Kermit the Frog, The Great Gonzo, and Fozzie Bear are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 12,187 | Gross: $31.21M

14. A Muppet Family Christmas (1987 TV Special)

47 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm.

Directors: Peter Harris, Eric Till | Stars: Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt, Kathryn Mullen

Votes: 3,132

15. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)
Episode: In His Father's House (1981)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama, Romance

After his father's mysterious death, Chase Gioberti inherits 50 acres of Tuscany Valley vineyards that his aunt, Falcon Crest winery owner Angela Channing believes rightfully belongs to her.

Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Jane Wyman, Robert Foxworth, Lorenzo Lamas, William R. Moses

Votes: 33

16. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)
Episode: A Time for Saboteurs (1981)

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama, Romance

Angela promises Chase's old friend Paul a large sum of money if he succeeds in getting the Giobertis off their land. But Paul's plan also endangers the Falcon Crest vineyards.

Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Jane Wyman, Robert Foxworth, Lorenzo Lamas, William R. Moses

Votes: 30

17. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)
Episode: The Tangled Vines (1981)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama, Romance

When Angela thwarts their attempts to raise money to pay a large tax bill, Chase and his family decide to sell their New York City house.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Jane Wyman, Robert Foxworth, Lorenzo Lamas, William R. Moses

Votes: 30

18. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)
Episode: The Harvest (1981)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama, Romance

Disenchanted with unruly, irresponsible grandson Lance Cumson, Angela pretends to court Cole as heir to Falcon Crest. Lance bribes Chase's grape pickers not to harvest the Giobertis' crop.

Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Jane Wyman, Robert Foxworth, Lorenzo Lamas, William R. Moses

Votes: 29

19. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)
Episode: Tony Comes Home (1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Tony Cumson, Lance's father and Julia's (ABBY DALTON) husband, reappears after deserting them 12 years ago. Chase gets upset when Maggie takes a newspaper job working for Angela's ex-husband, Douglas Channing.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Jane Wyman, Robert Foxworth, Lorenzo Lamas, William R. Moses

Votes: 26

20. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)
Episode: Kindred Spirits (1982)

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama, Romance

Cole is badly injured on a journey into a wilderness area with Chase and Lance. Thinking she's about to be sent to a mental institution, Emma runs away from Falcon Crest.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Jane Wyman, Robert Foxworth, Lorenzo Lamas, William R. Moses

Votes: 25

21. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)
Episode: The Extortionist (1982)

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama, Romance

Emma Channing's lover, who was present the night Jason Gioberti died, blackmails Angela to keep the truth a secret.Maggie may be pregnant.

Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Jane Wyman, Robert Foxworth, Lorenzo Lamas, William R. Moses

Votes: 23

22. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)
Episode: Lord of the Manor (1982)

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama, Romance

Angela takes Cole to a wine-tasting competition in Rome, where her ex-husband, Douglas Channing, proposes that they remarry. Chaselearns that Lance is a very dangerous person.

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Jane Wyman, Robert Foxworth, Lorenzo Lamas, William R. Moses

Votes: 23