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My all time favorite sitcoms

February 13, 2012 03:19PM
These will be listed in no particular order… IOW, not sorted by my ratings. I'm using a 'list' and I'll simply note them as I read them.

TWO categories, however.. pre-1970 and post-1970.

As you all know, I don't watch a lot of TV and haven't since the 60's. Once I started college I got out of TV viewing and never really got back into it, EXCEPT for sports, of course. But that isn't to say I didn't see a lot of the TV shows since 1970, I did… mostly in syndication, true… but a few I at least made an attempt to watch live, (or when originally broadcast).

Post 1970:
Soap - for 'out loud' and often raucaus laughter this one probably tops my list. Liked other's better… but this one made me laugh hardest.
WKRP In Cinncinnati
Newhart - BOTH his sitcoms
Night Court
Sanford & Son
Married With Children - EXCELLENT episodes and some very bad ones.
Mary Tyler Moore - very good writing.
Everybody Love Raymond… best 'characters' ever in a sitcom.
Happy Days - but only the first couple of years. Once Fonzie took over I lost interest.
Taxi - and all time best
Cheers - great characters - waned at the end but held my interest.
M*A*S*H - still love it to this day, and watch it almost daily.
All In The Family
The Jefferson's - really liked this show, not really 'loved', and I'm not sure why.. watched it LOT however.
Petticoat Junction - I'm including this one because I saw nearly every episode, but it never struck me as particularly good. Go figure.

I love Lucy
Green Acres
Mister Ed
The Adams Family
The Munsters
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
The Dick Van Dyke Show - LOVED this one.
The Honeymooners - SHOCKED that this isn't more popular in syndication today. It's brilliant.
The Beverly Hillbillies - this actually stems the categories - 1962-71
Gilligan's Island
I Dream of Jeannie - Barbara Eden… drop dead gorgeous.
Bewitched - liked this show, not sure why.
Leave it to Beaver
The Andy Griffith Show - I'm not rating these, but if I did, this one would by vying for top honors.
Doby Gillis

Some notable exception for me, sitcoms that other's would rate VERY high but just didn't cut it for me.

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
My Favorite Martian
Chico and the Man

A few I watched occasionally but were very "so-so" to me:

That Girl
The Monkees
The Donna Reed Show
Bosom Buddies
My Three Sons
Who's The Boss
3rd Rock From The Sun
The Love Boat - not sure it fits in this topic

And Finally a few that I saw… and did NOT like… not saying 'hated' here, but did not like them:
Diff'rent Strokes
Family Ties
What's Happening!
Gomer Pyle
Mad About You

  My all time favorite sitcoms

JamesJM163February 13, 2012 03:19PM

  My list would be pretty similar

IowaRam105February 13, 2012 06:59PM

  Lenny and Squiggy Night After Night

IowaRam116February 13, 2012 07:00PM

  Liked the Hogan's Heroes addition

JamesJM87February 13, 2012 07:14PM

  Loved Hogan's Heroes...my list very similar

ferragamo79103February 13, 2012 10:03PM

  Carol Burnett and Tim Conway

IowaRam95February 14, 2012 06:38PM

  Re: My all time favorite sitcoms

RAMbeau105February 14, 2012 10:07AM

  Re: My all time favorite sitcoms

JamesJM90February 14, 2012 12:19PM

  I missed the Wire

Bucky92February 14, 2012 07:21PM

  No love for Cosby or Home Improvement

IowaRam88February 14, 2012 06:32PM

  Hill Street BLUES… THAT is the one..

JamesJM105February 14, 2012 06:52PM

  Re: Hill Street BLUES… THAT is the one..

RAMbeau98February 14, 2012 07:12PM

  It is one of the FEW TV shows...

JamesJM85February 14, 2012 07:15PM

  "All In The Family". By FAR the best IMO!

Ramgator101February 14, 2012 10:54PM

  And I know why. . . .

RAMbeau97February 14, 2012 11:05PM

  Meathead, Hawkeye...

JamesJM104February 15, 2012 01:40AM

  Very well put.

Ramgator86February 15, 2012 11:06AM

  As Archie would say

Ramgator89February 15, 2012 11:05AM

  Frasier... that's one I am sorry I missed...

JamesJM82February 15, 2012 01:34AM

  Frasier probably my all time favorite sitcom...

sstrams89February 15, 2012 08:59AM

  Re: Frasier

RAMbeau96February 15, 2012 09:36AM

  Yeah that was brilliant..

sstrams87February 15, 2012 10:24AM