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August 02, 1992

"The Best of Television" (Sunday at 4 p.m. on TBS) travels back to Dodge City to present two vintage episodes of "Gunsmoke": "The Jailer," starring Bette Davis, and "Snap Decision."

Rob is offered $500 because the freckles on his back are in the shape of the Liberty Bell on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. on Nickelodeon).

Lucy meets Danny Thomas when Mr. Mooney gives her an important envelope to deliver to a vice president of a television network on "The Lucy Show" (Wednesday at 11 p.m on Nickelodeon).

TBS celebrates Lucille Ball's birthday (Thursday at 7:05 a.m.) with four classic episodes of "I Love Lucy": "Lucy's Italian Movie," "Lucy Does a TV Commercial," "Job Switching," and "The Ballet," which features Mary Wickes from "Sister Act."

TBS also profiles Herman Munster, "Sports Giant" (Thursday at 10:05 a.m.), with four sports-themed episodes of "The Munsters": "Herman the Rookie," "Country Club Munster," "Herman the Great" and "Herman, the Coach of the Year."

Archie's union goes on strike, which forces the Bunkers to pinch pennies on "The Bunkers and Inflation," a special two-hour "All in the Family" (Friday at 7:05 a.m. on TBS).

CBS repeats the 1991 special "Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show" (Friday at 8 p.m.), featuring classic moments from the award-winning '70s CBS sitcom. Moore hosts the reunion with "MTM" co-stars Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Gavin MacLeod, Betty White, Georgia Engel and Cloris Leachman.

The network also serves up a repeat of another 1991 nostalgic look at TV long past, "The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show," (Friday at 9 p.m.), hosted by Carol Burnett. Alan King, Carol Lawrence, Jackie Mason, Michelle Phillips and Joan Rivers are among those sharing anecdotes about Sullivan and their appearances on the show.

Telly Savalas played the lollipop-loving Kojak for the first time in the acclaimed 1973 TV movie "The Marcus-Nelson Murders" (Friday at 9 p.m. on the Family Channel). Jose Ferrer and Marjoe Gortner also star.

Robert Altman directs Joseph Cotten in an "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (Saturday at midnight on Nickelodeon) thriller about a man who murders his wife because she won't give him a divorce.

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