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Gringo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:49 AM
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Poll question: The Greatest TV Show of All Time
The Greatest TV Show of All Time

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:50 AM
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1. I see you meant to say Greatest American TV Show.
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Gringo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:53 AM
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4. Oh Come On Now, Like there's any other kind?!?!
Just playin' with you.

Okay, honorable mention to "Fawlty Towers" and "AbFab"...
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:55 AM
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9. Cheers.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:54 AM
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7. What are some of the Greatest Canadian TV shows?
SCTV is my all time favorite. After that and Kids in the Hall, they start to get a little hazy.

Do all those cartoon shows you guys make for PBS and Nickelodeon count?

Then there was the golden age of Vancouver-based variety shows like The Irish Rovers and the Bobby Vinton show...
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:56 AM
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14. I'd go with those two, and not a few British ones. Python at least.
Along with Dr. Who, Father Ted, Fawlty Towers, The Fast Show and others.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:58 AM
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18. RTI made a great series about Leonardo da Vinci
that was even shown, dubbed, on CBS TV in the early 1970s for a summer.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 11:50 AM
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33. SCTV gets my vote as well.
n/t
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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 03:12 PM
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41. Trailer Park Boys!!
And BBC America subscribers will get to see it starting in April. Don't worry, I'll post reminders! Just remember to watch the late-night airing, not the prime time expurgated version. Expurgated trailer park boys just wouldn't make much sense.

(Ricky to judge, in his trial on charges of siphoning and selling gasoline in the trailer park, asserting his right to a fair trial under the People's Choices and Voices Act: "But if I can't smoke and swear, I'm fucked!")




http://www.showcase.ca/trailerparkboys/about /


Overall, BBC wins the best TV show sweepstakes hands down. I'm currently re-watching Inside the Line (Brit title, Between the Lines), and deciding whether to take the leap and get a code-free DVD player so I can buy and re-watch the greats from the 70s and 80s, like Secret Army (the Belgian line returning downed Allied pilots to the UK) and Tenko (Brit, Australian and Dutch women in a Japanese prison camp) and Boys from the Blackstuff (unemployed asphalt workers in northern England). Unlike goodies like the various mystery and comedy series -- Red Dwarf! -- they've never been put out in zone 1 (North American) format.

Aussie TV isn't too shabby either. And Canadian TV does hit some lows (that talking St. Bernard, and the dreadful Yes Minister wannabe a few years back) along with its highs.

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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:51 AM
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2. You trippin.' Where's, "Sex in the City," "Married with Children," and..
"The Beverly Hillbillies?"
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Armand Donating Member (216 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:55 AM
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11. "Married With Children" owns!
The list also forgot "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," and "WWE Monday Night Raw."
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:58 AM
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17. The "No Ma'am" years with Jefferson were some of the best..
Edited on Thu Feb-26-04 10:58 AM by Kahuna
BUNDYS rule! Without the Bundies, there would be no Simpsons.
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DenverDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:52 AM
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3. The Simpsons!!
Greatest show ever.
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gyopsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:55 AM
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8. Agreed
When I think of what they've accomplished and how good they still are, it astounds me.

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quispquake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 11:04 AM
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22.  A third in total agreement with "The Simpsons"
and a coupla others:
Twin Peaks (although it died out for most of it's second season, it came back with the most heavily weird finale ever!)

Six Feet Under (although the last season was uneven, the first two were mind blowing)
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Beaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:54 AM
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5. Northern Exposure.
Season 1 finally available on DVD this May!
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 03:15 PM
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43. Second that...
NE was the best...
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:54 AM
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6. Star Trek: TNG
Masterpieces, every one of em.
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gyopsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:55 AM
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10. The Simpsons and Seinfeld
Both great. ER might well be the best drama of all time.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:56 AM
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12. Get Smart...
with honorable mention for F Troop, Fractured Flickers and Addams Family.

Richardo <--- TV's Golden Era was the early to mid 60s, apparently.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:59 AM
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19. Those were some really great shows. The Munsters were..
really great too.
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:56 AM
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13. The Prisoner
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:56 AM
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15. Damn Straight!
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chiburb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 11:14 AM
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30. Yes to the Prisoner...
.
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Wilber_Stool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:57 AM
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16. Andy Griffith n/t
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 12:21 PM
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36. Yep, and "The Smothers Brothers"
Barney Fife was a God, and there was never a more topical network show than "The Smothers Brothers." Those are my two.
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 11:00 AM
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20. Mission: Impossible, fave US; Python and Brit sitcoms rule though!
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 11:00 AM
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21. "Fawlty Towers"
Barely edging out "The Simpsons", IMO.

John Cleese, a great cast, and sheer comic genius.

Terry
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pnb Donating Member (959 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 11:07 AM
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23. Night Court
With Married With Children running a close second.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 11:08 AM
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24. MST3K and The Simpsons are tied
for greatest show of all time.
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 11:10 AM
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25. It was 'My Mother the Car'
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 11:11 AM
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26. Seinfeld
I can't believe it went this long without...
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Norbert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 11:11 AM
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27. What!! No Twilight Zone!!
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 11:14 AM
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29. Ahhh. And Alfred Hitchcock too. Love those SCI FI ..
marathons!
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 11:12 AM
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28. BEWITCHED!!!
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 11:22 AM
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31. SIMPSONS
I got so sick of MASH after Blake and Trapper left. Alan Alda's weepy, weak "concerned" look (you know the one I'm talking about)labeled us Liberals as wimps to this day.
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LandOLincoln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 11:33 AM
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32. Homicide: Life on the Streets. Gunsmoke. The West
Wing. The Prisoner. Kojak. Northern Exposure. Upstairs Downstairs. The Jewel in the Crown. Brideshead Revisited. Elizabeth I. The Six Wives of Henry VIII. Poldark.

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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 11:50 AM
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34. Star Trek, all the way
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 12:19 PM
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35. I liked Hill Street Blues
Still do.
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DEM FAN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 12:40 PM
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37. 24. The BEST Show On TV Bar None. Other GREAT Shows.
The Shield
The Sorpranos
:-)
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geniph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 01:03 PM
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38. Masterpiece Theatre
and the best thing ever on Masterpiece Theatre was I, Claudius.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 01:04 PM
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39. Buffy the freakin' Vampire Slayer, dammit!
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Ishoutandscream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 01:20 PM
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40. Green Acres, followed by Family Guy and the Simpsons
nt
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 03:14 PM
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42. The Honeymooners out of this lot.
I'll give it the "best ever" nod. Jackie Gleason was a genius.
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