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My 3 favorite sitcoms. What's yours?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Chick-N-Picker, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. bigbean

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    Sitcoms I'd watch again:

    Black Books
    Ideal (It's scrummy!)
    Fawlty Towers
    Andy Griffith (I agree, the B&W ones)
    I love Lucy
    The Honeymooners
    Seinfeld
    Green Acres
    Everybody Loves Raymond (the episode where Frank gets the fish tank)
     
  2. Coop47

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    WKRP in Cincinnati
    The Barney Miller Show
    The Bob Newhart Show

    Edit: Taxi might bump one of those...
     
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    All 3 of my favorites were regrettably short-lived:

    Fawlty Towers
    The Young Ones
    Frank's Place
     
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    1. All in the Family
    2. All in the Family
    3. All in the Family
     
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    I think you're the only one who picked 3 sitcoms that were made after 1980!! Nice!
     
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    I thought it was interesting that so many people chose such old sitcoms.

    In my opinion old movies don't hold up with rare exceptions. Some of the silent movies and some of the classics do. Sitcoms fare even worse -- they are such a thing of the moment.

    I Love Lucy is one of those shows I really want to love. I did as a kid. Now about 80% of every episode falls flat. I enjoy having stuff like it on in the background sometimes, but I'd never sit down and just watch it (or most old shows).

    FWIW, it's not just shows that are older than me by decades that suffer. I also don't think Friends holds up very well. MacGyver and the A Team are completely unwatchable now.

    To play along: Modern Family, The Grinder, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
     
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    Andy Griffith

    *Honorable mention: Keeping up appearances.
     
  9. blowtorch

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    sitcoms are dumb

    having said that, I'll watch Modern Family if it happens to be on while I'm flipping through

    I got pretty burned out on all the old faves in constant syndication
     
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    Get Smart
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    I generally agree. I don't watch too much TV. The ones I mentioned were the few that appealed to me as a kid. Although...I forgot to include The Munsters too. I don't like TV dramas either. I'm generally a documentary or movie person. I did love some of the English shows very much. There was an element of just plain silliness that is often left out in American sit-coms in favor of sarcasm, which does NOT appeal to me at all.
     
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    McCale's Navy
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  13. blowtorch

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    Yeah, never really understood how "Seinfeld" was considered genius, and now to me it's hopelessly dated

    M*A*S*H got boring quick, they toned it way down and made Hot Lips a dishtowel instead of a sexpot and made everyone way too nice

    bah
     
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    sitcoms are dumb ? maybe that s why i like them so much. Depends on the kind of dumbness though.
     
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    Green Acres

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    Doh, you mean to tell me that King of the hill is a cartoon? Heck, half those guys live right down the street, friendly and always got cold beer.
     
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    Gotta love how they often need to use laughtracks to inform the viewing audience that something is funny. It's like traffic lights for television

     
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    The Jackie Gleason Show
    The Andy Griffith Show
    The Dick Van Dyke Show
     
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    Seinfeld
    The Honeymooners
    Everybody Loves Raymond
     
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    Agree that My Name is Earl was good. I'd forgotten about that show
     
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