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TV Guide’s list of top 100 episodes

June 22, 1997

Television’s best episodes, as ranked by TV Guide:

1. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1975), ``Chuckles Bites the Dust.″

2. I Love Lucy (1952), ``Lucy Does a TV Commercial.″

3. ER (1995), ``Love’s Labor Lost.″

4. Seinfeld (1992), ``The Boyfriend.″

5. The Odd Couple (1972), ``Password.″

6. The Honeymooners (1956), ``The $99,000 Answer.″

7. Cheers (1986), ``Thanksgiving Orphans.″

8. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1965), ``Coast-to-Coast Big Mouth.″

9. The Bob Newhart Show (1975), ``Over the River and Through the Woods.″

10. The X-Files (1995), ``Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose.″

11. The Twilight Zone (1962), ``To Serve Man.″

12. Fawlty Towers (1980), ``The Germans.″

13. All in the Family (1972), ``Sammy’s Visit.″

14. Wiseguy (1988), ``Blood Dance.″

15. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1963), ``It May Look Like a Walnut.″

16. Columbo (1971), ``Murder by the Book.″

17. The Simpsons (1990), ``The Crepes of Wrath.″

18. I Love Lucy (1956), ``Lucy’s Italian Movie.″

19. Taxi (1981), ``Latka the Playboy.″

20. M-A-S-H (1975), ``Abyssinia, Henry.″

21. Roseanne (1993), ``A Stash from the Past.″

22. Thirtysomething (1990), ``The Towers of Zenith.″

23. The Fugitive (1967), ``The Judgment, Part II.″

24. The Andy Griffith Show (1963), ``Opie the Birdman.″

25. Twin Peaks (1990), ``Twin Peaks.″

26. The Honeymooners (1955), ``TV or Not TV.″

27. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1973), ``The Lars Affair.″

28. Gunsmoke (1966), ``The Jailer.″

29. The Wonder Years (1988), ``My Father’s Office.″

30. Playhouse 90 (1956), ``Mount.″

31. The Twilight Zone (1961), ``It’s a Good Life.″

32: Homicide: Life on the Street (1996), ``Prison Riot.″

33. Seinfeld (1991), ``The Parking Garage.″

34. Moonlighting (1985), ``The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice.″

35. Ellen (1997), ``The Puppy Episode.″

36. NYPD Blue (1993), ``True Confessions.″

37. The Brady Bunch (1971), ``Getting Davy Jones.″

38. My So-Called Life (1994), ``Life of Brian.″

39. The Larry Sanders Show (1996), ``The Truth is Out There.″

40. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), ``Turkeys Away.″

41. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1960), ``Man From the South.″

42. Leave it to Beaver (1957), ``Captain Jack.″

43. Frasier (1994), ``The Matchmaker.″

44. St. Elsewhere (1986), ``Time Heals.″

45. Cheers (1987), ``Home is the Sailor.″

46. Brooklyn Bridge (1991), ``When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.″

47. Absolutely Fabulous (1994), ``Absolutely Fabulous.″

48. Bewitched (1966), ``Divided He Falls.″

49. Hill Street Blues (1984), ``Grace Under Pressure.″

50. The Bob Newhart Show (1977), ``Death Be My Destiny.″

51. Perry Mason (1963), ``The Case of the Deadly Verdict.″

52. Gilligan’s Island (1966), ``The Producer.″

53. The Phil Silvers Show (1955), ``The Eating Contest.″

54. The Cosby Show (1985), ``Happy Anniversary.″

55. The Prisoner (1968), ``Fall Out.″

56. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1954), ``Columbia Pictures Doing Burns & Allen Story.″

57. On the Air (1992), ``The Lester Guy Show.″

58. The Odd Couple (1971), ``Fat Farm.″

59. Green Acres (1968), ``A Star Named Arnold is Born.″

60. Murder One (1995), ``Chapter 1.″

61. Car 54, Where Are You? (1962), ``How Smart Can You Get.″

62. The Beverly Hillbillies (1964), ``Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood.″

63. Taxi (1979), ``Reverend Jim: Space Odyssey.″

64. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959), ``The Best-Dressed Man.″

65. Northern Exposure (1990), ``The Aurora Borealis.″

66. The Simpsons (1993), ``Gabbo is Fabbo.″

67. Get Smart (1968), ``The Groovy Guru.″

68. Family Ties (1987), ```A’ My Name is Alex.″

69. Buffalo Bill (1984), ``Jerry Lewis Week.″

70. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1990), ``The Best of Both Worlds: Part 1.″

71. The Patty Duke Show (1964), ``The Cousins.″

72. The X-Files (1997), ``Small Potatoes.″

73. Mister Ed (1963), ``Leo Durocher Meets Mister Ed.″

74. Combat (1963), ``Survival.″

75. 3rd Rock From the Sun (1996), ``Hotel Dick.″

76. Lost in Space (1966), ``The Great Vegetable Rebellion.″

77. Barney Miller (1976), ``Hash.″

78. The Partridge Family (1971), ``Soul Club.″

79. Law & Order (1994), ``Sanctuary.″

80. M-A-S-H (1976), ``The Interview.″

81. Maverick (1958), ``Shady Deal at Sunny Acres.″

82. The Love Boat (1985), ``The 200th Episode.″

83. Have Gun, Will Travel (1958), ``Hey Boy’s Revenge.″

84. Mad About You (1995), ``The Alan Brady Show.″

85. Dragnet (1967), ``The LSD Story.″

86. Batman (1966), ``The Purr-Fect Crime″ and ``Better Luck Next Time.″

87. China Beach (1989), ``Tet ’68.″

88. Happy Days (1975), ``Richie Fights Back.″

89. Speed Racer (1967), ``Who is Racer X?″

90. Miami Vice (1985), ``Out Where the Buses Don’t Run.″

91. L.A. Law (1991), ``Good to the Last Drop.″

92. Star Trek (1967), ``City on the Edge of Forever.″

93. Naked City (1961), ``Sweet Prince of Delancy Street.″

94. Mork & Mindy (1980), ``Mork’s Mixed Emotions.″

95. The Mod Squad (1970), ``Mother of Sorrow.″

96. Picket Fences (1995), ``Heart of Saturday Night.″

97. Little House on the Prairie (1978), ``I’ll Be Waving as You Drive Away.″

98. The Outer Limits (1963), ``The Zanti Misfits.″

99. The Untouchables (1960), ``The Rusty Heller Story.″

100. Friends (1996), ``The One With the Prom Video.″

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