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What are your favorite sitcoms of all time?

 
 
Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 04:45 pm
Off the top of my head mine are:

Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Seinfeld
Everybody Hates Chris
Modern Family
Fresh Prince of Bell Air
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 04:49 pm
Seinfeld
All in the Family
M*A*S*H
Ozzie and Harriet
Roc
How I Met Your Mother
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 04:50 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Also like both of Louis CK's ones (Lucky Louie and Louie). Am rewatching Fresh Prince a bit these days and surprised at how well it aged.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 04:57 pm
I enjoy Fresh Prince, except for the parts where Carleton is made to look ridiculous and humiliated, which is often.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 04:58 pm
@edgarblythe,
I don't mind that, it's his role, but was noting just how awful that role is the other day. Will gets to play the cool guy (and part of that rubs off onto his real-world image) and Alfonso Ribeiro probably can't ever get out of that type cast.
jespah
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 05:03 pm
M*A*S*H
Big Bang Theory
Mary Tyler Moore
anything with Bob Newhart

There must be more. Can't think right now!
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 05:07 pm
@jespah,
M*A*S*H comes up so much in this kind of discussion that I'm gonna have to check it out someday.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 05:12 pm

http://images-us-az.crackle.com/profiles/channels/341/OneSheetImage_220x330.jpg

best sitcom, imo...
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 05:17 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Forgot Silicon Valley, even if the tech isn't too realistic and the nerds/geeks are portrayed over-the-top it's yet another good Mike Judge joint.

Speaking of which I've excluded all my favorite animated comedies, not sure if those are considered sitcoms or not but if so my list would be full of them.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 05:21 pm
@Region Philbis,
Seinfeld
Reno 911
Newhart (where he was a"how to author" who ran a B&B in Vermont")
Barney Miller
BlacK Adder Goes Forth
Louise CK
Friends
Family Guy (I know its a toon but it tries to concern otself with life)
Fawlty Towers
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 05:25 pm
@farmerman,
Oh I loved Fawlty Towers, forgot that one.
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 06:06 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Seinfeld
Flowery Twats (for real...they had that as the sign once!)
Steptoe and Son
Til Death us do Part
Weeds
Mother and Son
The Young Ones
Louis CK
The one with Stewie? What's it called?
I'l think on it further...
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 06:11 pm
@dlowan,
Mother and Son

it's on my list of shows to keep if I can only watch a handful of shows forevermore - my desert island t.v. list so to speak

but whoa that show was rough sometimes

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All in the Family
Maude
Mary Tyler Moore
Taxi

Seinfeld

Mash

Keeping Up Appearances


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there must be something more recent I like
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 06:35 pm
I forgot Barney Miller. I liked the first season or two of Night Court.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 07:02 pm
@dlowan,
Quote:
The one with Stewie? What's it called?
family guy...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 07:13 pm
@jespah,
Yes on MASH and Moore and Newhart, don't know Big Bang.

Trying to remember if I liked or hated several others. I remember Jackie Gleason, et al, annoying me. I did like I love Lucy at the time. I stopped with a lot of tv, too much other stuff going on, but still liked some shows.
Was Married with Children considered a sitcom? I suppose so. I watched it, but wasn't all engrossed.

Not sure it's a sitcom as such, but I liked Frederic Raphael's The Glittering Prizes, a British series. There was at least some comedy, but also fairly serious stuff. He wrote the movie Two for the Road, if any a2kers remember that. Also a novelist and more.
from Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_Raphael
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073999/
I remember being intensely invested in Glittering Prizes.

There was a British series writer I loved but right now I forget the subject matter much less the title or if it was comedic. I'll noodle around in my brain and report if I remember it; I wasn't the only one who liked the writing.

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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 07:24 pm
@ehBeth,
Mother and Son was TERRIBLY rough! The poor son NEVER won. Ever.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 08:06 pm
@Robert Gentel,
IN sequence time-wise (but not by faves):

Dick Van Dyke Show
Monty Python's Flying Circus
All in the Family
MASH
Mary Tyler Moore show
Barney Miller
Newhart, Bob Newhart Show (all 3 of his series, to be honest)
Mad About You
Seinfeld
Taxi

Fawlty Towers (John Cleese)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (Larry David, Seinfeld's main writer)
Boston Legal
Big Bang Theory (last year it's going/gone downhill...not bad for a comedy with a 9-yr run)
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 08:35 pm
@Ragman,
I never got into Larry David's own show. I always thought his lines were too forced and didnt flow as well as those of Seinfeld. Weird , his tracks are all over Seinfeld but I wasnt impressed with "Curb your enthusiasm"

Mary Tyler Moore, when she was part of that whole assembly of Ed Asner , Ted Knight (?) and the others. That show was great in its heyday.

There was a sort of modern day "Western" where the cast included (I think) J Carroll Nash ( he played charlie chan for a short time at the end of the charlie chan movies when Warner Oland was sick).
Nash played this Indian chief who was always wheeler dealering and he drove a bigass Continental convertible in his head dress.
Forgot the name of the show and it was NOT "F Troop". That show blew.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 08:43 pm
@farmerman,
I could be wrong, I have no idea where to begin looking but I recall I was quite young, maybe 12 or 13 when I saw it and it was funny to me then.
Many of these shows didnt hold up well. I used to love "Greatest American Hero" , but they show reruns on the COZI network and that show really shows its age , its like the Lone ranger, nobody gets killed.
I wonder how Terrantino could redo the Lone Ranger?
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