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fave sitcom from the 70's

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by lane, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    the first 5 years of All In The Family was the best combination of acting, casting, writing, directing, i've ever seen.

    some others:

    three's company: jack tripper was so good at being a clown
    sanford and son: redd foxx was so good at being redd foxx
    different strokes: great show
    mash: great show, great cast, etc.
    the jeffersons: great cast, great acting, etc.
    maude: gotta love maude and adrienne's bodacious ta ta's
    chico and the man: this show had potential

    tell me yours, lane
  2. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    Good Times.

    Dy-no-mite!!!
  3. CowboysFan02

    CowboysFan02 Degree or Bust

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    Weeeelll I wasnt alive back then. :cool: But just going by reruns and the DVD Mash would have to be may favorite. Well post Trapper, I liked BJ but not Trapper.
  4. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    yes indeed, good times was great. i loved john amos. hell yea!
  5. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    you lucky i like you.

    :wink2:
  6. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    All in The Family
    What's Happening
    Good Times
    Happy Days
    The Jefferson's
    Bob Newhart
    Mary Tyler Moore
    Phyllis
    Rhoda
    Welcome Back Kotter
    The White Shadow


    Just a few of my faves, as I was just a wee lad.
  7. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    how in the F did i forget Happy Days?
    how in the F did i forget Welcome Back Kotter?
  8. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    Soap
    Taxi
  9. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    Laverne and Shirley and Mork and Mindy the spin offs from Happy Days.

    The Dukes of Hazzard and BJ and the Bear.

    Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.
  10. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    Plus one!
  11. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    I used to LOVE Mork & Mindy......I remember hating football practise only because I was missing Mork & Mindy....UUUUGH!
  12. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    the brady bunch
  13. DLK150

    DLK150 The Quiet Man

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    All In the Family
    Maude
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    MASH
    Good Times
    The Bob Newhart Show
    The Odd Couple
    Sanford and Son
    WKRP In Cincinnati
    Happy Days
    Laverne and Shirley
    Mork and Mindy

    Though not a sitcom, the Carol Burnett Show had some of the best comedy on tv.
  14. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    WKRP = UNDERATED!

    Good call DLK!
  15. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    the carol burnett show indeed was hilarious. watching tim and harvey try to not break face was priceless.
  16. jamez25

    jamez25 Active Member

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    no show ever made me laugh more then "The Jeffersons"......others on my list would be:
    WKRP - the turkey episode is an absolute classic
    Alice
    One Day At A Time- I still have a huge crush on Valerie Bertinelli
    Family Ties-dun know if it is in the 70's but Alex P. Keaton was funny as hell
  17. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Taxi... the show where they took Reverend Jim down to get his hack license contained the funniest 3 minutes in the history of television:

    Rev Jim (whispering): "What does a yellow light mean??"

    Bobby: "Slow down"

    Rev Jim: "Whaaat... does... aaaa... yel-low... light... meaan?"

    Bobby: "Slow down"

    Rev Jim (looking exasperated): "Whaaaaaaat... doeeeeessss... aaaaaa... yell-looow... liiiiiighhhtttt... meaaaaaannnn??"

    About the 4th time they repeated this schtick, with Ignatowski REALLY drawing it out, I was on the floor...

    WKRP in Cincinnati... I agreed with Johnny Fever, I had a huge crush on Bailey...

    Mork and Mindy... their first ever episode just destroyed me, I'd never heard of Robin Williams, and his improvisational insanity broke me up...

    MASH... one of the better "dramedies" in television history... not as howlingly funny as either the book or the movie, but it was better overall...

    Soap... that show made TV stars out of a lot of different folks... it was pretty risque for its time...

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show... a great ensemble cast... Ed Asner as Lou Grant always broke me up:

    Lou: "You've got spunk"

    Mary: "Gee, thanks"

    Lou: "I hate spunk"...

    Those might have been six of the best sitcoms ever...
  18. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    I am actually more interested in a list from the '80's.

    Although I do remember changing the channel whenever MASH came on, along with WKRP.

    Taxi had its moments.
    Alice was great for the times.
    Three's Company was cutting edge for the times.
    Mork and Mindy was great.
    MTM was very funny.
    Soap was kinda like 3rd Rock for the times. Never watched either much.
    Alice. Flo - "Kiss my Grits". Great.
    Happy Days was very good, even Pat Morita was on it.
    The Jefferson was funny but started to get a little stale.
    Good Times was very funny until the tried to get dramatic all the time.
    Sanford and Son, Red Foxx enough said.
    I watched the Odd Couple religiously.
    I remember Maude being on just never really watched it.
    The Brady Bunch was great, reminds me for some reason though of watching Leave it to Beaver in the afternoon.
    Welcome Back Kotter - Vinnie Barbarino.
    Laverne and Shirley . Eh, Okay.
    Duke of Hazzard always reminded me of Smokey and the Bandit in a good way.
    Diff'rent Strokes, Whatchu Talkin' 'Bout Willis

    Some other that I may or may not have watched....

    Silver Spoons.
    Eight is enough (Or is that 80's)
    The show is Rerun, Raj, Dwayne and Big Shirley ?
  19. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Taxi
    Soap
    Carol Burnett - I still laugh when I watch it
    The Jeffersons
    Sanford and Son
    Three's Company - Mr Roper mugging in to the camera was always classic
    MTM
    Happy Days
    Laverne and Shirley
    Mork and Mindy


    The so called sitcoms of today can't hold a candle to these classics.
  20. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    There were only three that I liked during that decade:

    1. MASH: Has to be the old episodes. Henry Blake, Trapper and Frank Burns were funny. BJ, Potter and Winchester were not. It was like night and day. The series pretty much ended for me when Blake died in the plane crash.

    2. All in the Family: Just a classic, ground-breaking show.

    3. Taxi: The prelude to Cheers and the other clever, well-written sitcoms that were to come in the 1980s.

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