Some of comedy's best work happens on television. These are the pilots of some of the acknowledged best loved television comedies ever.
Episode 1: I Love Lucy: The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub: Ethel (played by Vivian Vance) wants to celebrate her anniversary by going to the Copacabana, but Fred (played by William Frawley) wants to go to the fights.
Episode 2: The Odd Couple: The Laundry Orgy: Felix (played by Tony Randall) and Oscar (played by Jack Klugman) go on a double date that ends up being a disaster.
Episode 3: The Honeymooners: TV or Not TV: Ralph (played by Jackie Gleason) and Norton (played by Art Carney) buy a television together, but end up constantly fighting over it.
Episode 4: Taxi: Life Father, Like Daughter: After figuring out that the pay phone allows free calls Alex (played by Judd Hirsch) decides to call his daughter in Brazil.
Episode 5: The Brady Bunch: The Honeymoon: After yelling at their kids at the wedding, Mike (played by Robert Reed) and Carol (played by Florence Henderson) feel guilty.
Episode 6: Frazier: The Good Son: Frazier's (played by Kelsey Grammer) move to Seattle becomes a little complicated when his father (played by John Mahoney) moves in with him.
Episode 7: Cheers: Give Me a Ring Sometime: Diane (played by Shelley Long) is dumped by her fiance, meets Sam (played by Ted Danson) and starts working as a waitress at Cheers.