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TNDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:34 PM
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Five best sitcoms.
My list:

MASH
Cheers
WKRP
Roseanne
Married With Children

Honorable mention: Taxi, Soap and Cosby Show.

Okay - tell me yours.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:37 PM
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1. Does "The Simpsons" count?
If so:

Seinfeld
Mary Tyler Moore
The Simpsons
WKRP In Cincinnati
Dick Van Dyke

If not:

Seinfeld
Mary Tyler Moore
WKRP In Cincinnati
Dick Van Dyke
Mad About You
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:58 PM
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11. I'd add "Scrubs" as honorary mention to my list(s)
nm
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:38 PM
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2. My List
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 01:38 PM by ribofunk
Ally McBeal
All in the Family
MASH
The Dick vanDyke Show

5th...ummm...I don't know

On Edit: Yeah, the Simpsons. Put them in #3!
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:38 PM
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3. my list
In nor discernable order...

American-

Family Guy
The Simpsons
Married with Children
WKRP
Taxi

British-

Red Dwarf
Fawlty Towers
Chef
One Foot in the Grave
Father Ted
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Wolfman 11 Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:39 PM
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4. okay
Simpsons
Seinfeld
Cheers
Wings
Saved By the Bell
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HawkerHurricane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:15 PM
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5. My Favorites
M.A.S.H.
Barney Miller
All in the Family
The Simpsons
Get Smart!

Based on how much effort I'll go through to catch them.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:17 PM
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6. Awright! A "Get Smart" mention....
1) Get Smart
2) Simpsons
3) Fractured Flickers (anybody know this one?)
4) Addams Family
5) WKRP in Cincinnati
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:01 PM
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12. Fractured Flickers!
A Jay Ward production, if I recall, sometime between "Bullwinkle" and "George Of The Jungle". Very funny.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:09 PM
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22. Yep - around 1963-64 I think
Dubbed plots and voices to old silent films.

Great grandfather to Woody Allen's "What's Up Tiger Lily?"and MST3K.

Hilarious stuff - think they only made one season's worth.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:16 PM
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16. I mentioned Get Smart too!!!
Wish they'd release them on DVD, my old syndicated cut-up copies are hard on the eyes...
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larryepke Donating Member (524 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:18 PM
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7. I'd add...
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 02:20 PM by larryepke
Dobie Gillis. Don't laugh (well, do laugh)! It was rerun on some cable station in the 1980s, and I found it frequently hysterical.

And of course, it gave early employment to Tuesday Weld and Warren Beatty!

And I'd also add The Bob Newhart Show (the Chicago one) and Newhart (the Vermont Larry, Darryl and Darryl one). The last episode of that was one of the funniest shows I've ever seen (along with the first episode of WKRP in Cincinnati).
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:20 PM
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9. Tuesday Weld.....
:loveya:
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lynndew2 Donating Member (401 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:07 PM
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21. Agreed that the final of Newhart II was the best
I loved both Newharts. I will leave it at that as I have way to many others to choose from.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:19 PM
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8. My List:

  • Sex and the City - I suppose you have to be a 30 something female to appreciate this show but I can identify with all of the characters.
  • Curb Your Enthusian - Most creative show on TV since there is no script to the show. They create an outline for the show and sometimes they toss in a surpise or 2. THe fact that Larry David is the best Bald Asshole (I love that episode) makes this show work like a charm!
  • MASH - But only before Larry Burns left the show
  • Dream On - Another great HBO classic about a dreamer who interjects old tv shows/movies into his real life world
  • The Simpons - 15 years and still going strong

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SiouxJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:29 PM
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10. Never really thought about it but I've always enjoyed:
Mary Tyler Moore (the classic on my list)
Frasier (the current one on my list)
Simpsons (the current classic on my list)
Laverne & Shirley (the silly one on my list)
Family Ties (the, "they don't write 'em like they used to" one on my list - damn that was some great writing. Also gotta love the Liberal Parents vs the Repuke Michael J Fox character set up)
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DerekG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:14 PM
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13. All in the Family is tops...
1. All in the Family
2. MASH
3. The Simpsons
4. Cheers
5. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:56 PM
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14. I Love Lucy
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 08:58 PM by cosmicdot
Married with Children
Burns & Allen
The Honeymooners
Frasier


(Soap, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver)
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:15 PM
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15. My favs
Married with Children
Roseanne
Spin City
Get Smart
All in the Family

Of course, Red Dwarf and Waiting for God are honorable mentions!
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ronzo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:38 PM
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17. Seinfeld,Cheers,NewsRadio,Wings,Curb
NewsRadio Dammit!
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:15 PM
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18. Dick Van Dyke Show--still timely (the "wrong baby" episode alone)
puts it at the top of my list. The best double-take EVER. EVER!

WKRP in Cincinatti

NewsRadio--one of the best casts ever

Bob Newhart Show (Chicago)

Does "Soap" count?

If not, early Roseanne.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:23 PM
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19. Here we go

1. Seinfeld
2. I Love Lucy
3. Friends
4. Mary Tyler Moore
5. (tie) Dick Van Dyke and Cheers

COuldn't decide between the last two.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:30 PM
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20. My list
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 10:32 PM by mvd
The Simpsons
I Love Lucy
The Flintstones
All In The Family
ALF

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saoirse Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:50 PM
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23. Hogan's Heroes
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