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favorite sitcom

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by iceberg, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    MASH comes to mind quickly. i put it away almost as quickly.

    Cheers. i WANTED this to win. it was classic. the characters were epic from norm to frasier.

    silent classic - night court. i would say this wins by default but i would also say wkrp in cincy had some lines that still slay me.

    i swear as god as my witness i thought turkeys could fly.

    but if i had to give the nod to 1, i guess it would be close to the one i wanted to win.

  2. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Cheers was really good

    Seinfeld too
  3. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    seinfeld - hated it.

    it was just word repetition.
  4. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    1. The Andy Griffith Sow
    2. Coach
    3. M*A*S*H
    4. The Cosby Show
    5. Frasier
    6. Taxi
    7. Barney Miller
    8. Cheers
    9. The Dick Van Dyke Show
    10. All in the Family
  5. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    it may just be nostalgia but mama's family and the beverley hillbillies are up there for me
  6. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Anything with a laugh track is immediately out for me. If you have to be told when to laugh, the show isnt as funny as it wants you to think it is. Studies have even shown that people who watched popular sitcoms without the laugh track were significantly less amused. It's used to help pass off dumbed down (2 Broke Girls) or excessively highbrow (Frasier) humor as funnier than it actually is.

    Try watching a show like Seinfeld imagining every joke and "funny" moment without a laugh track and you'll quickly come to realize how unfunny so many of them are. In a vaccuum, so much of it is cheap and hollow and wouldn't make most laugh.

    That being said, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is number one for me, followed closely by "The Office" and coming in a distant third is "Scrubs" (almost purely because I have come to learn it somewhat accurately reflects how off color and ridiculous a hospital setting can be behind the scenes). The outrageousness of It's Always Sunny and the awkwardness of The Office produce humor so much more organically than forced "jokes".
  7. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian 3.141529 Zone Supporter

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    That 70s Show.
  8. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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  9. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    1. All In The Family
    2. Happy Days
    3. The Honeymooners
    4. Welcome Back Kotter
    5. Married With Children
    Honorable Mention... Sanford And Son
  10. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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    Friends and The Big Bang Theory.
  11. Achilleslastand

    Achilleslastand Well-Known Member

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    All in the family
    Sanford and son
  12. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    The IT Crowd
    Two and a Half Men (pre sheen meltdown)
  13. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    Yeah, I never liked Seinfeld either.

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  14. rynochop

    rynochop Well-Known Member

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    Seinfeld had a live audience...watch some of the bloopers on YouTube.
  15. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    Get smart
  16. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    Yes, Dear
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    The King of Queens
  17. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong Zone Supporter

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    Curb Your Enthusiasm
  18. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    Have you seen Father Ted? Same guy that makes it, one of the finest things ever made for television in my opinion.
    In terms of American tele I really enjoyed the first 2 series of Modern Family, not seen any of the third yet.
    Has anyone mentioned Fawlty Towers yet?
  19. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    1a) Beverly Hillbillies (Jed opens up a topless (no hat) restuarant)
    1b) Taxi (Jim takes the driver's test, Yellow light- slow down)
    1c) Gilligan's Island (Still have dreams of me and Ginger on a deserted island)
    1d) I Dream of Jenie (How could Larry Hagman not drool on the set?)
    1e) Mash
    1f) Hogan's Heroes

    One TV series I would like to get the complete set of is Rat Patrol. I remember catching some reruns one year and liked it. Haven't seen that series in a long time.

    One series I wouldn't mind watching reruns of is Barney Miller. I didn't particularly care for it back then but I think I might like it now.
  20. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    Do you even know what Seinfeld is? It is supposed to be that, that is why it is so brilliant.
    You've described 3 shows, which show your age, which is the same as I. I'll give ya It's Always Sunny, The Office is ok, and Scrubs is a little better than average.

    I Like: It's Always Sunny, Seinfeld, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. IF you are looking for awkwardness try Curb.

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