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Re: My all time favorite sitcoms

February 14, 2012 12:19PM
My son says exactly the same thing about Everybody Loves Raymond, he hated Raymond so he couldn't stand the show.

I liked him, but what truly won me over was the character of Raymond's Mom… which is so brilliantly conceived, and written, and acted… that I'm not sure anything has ever been done better. Shakespeare pales in comparison and I mean that LITERALLY.

Our Miss Brooks and Life With Father were simply oversights by me. Loved both. I was using a top 100 list to 'remember' the shows and these two shows didn't make the list. I'm sure there must be others as well.

Family Affair was one of those shows that I never saw, as in NEVER. Obviously it must have been up against another show that I watched religiously.

When I want to 'stun' people, although they NEVER believe me, I start listing TV Shows that I never saw, not a single episode, although I 'knew' of them and saw the ads for them. Shows like: Dallas & Falcons Crest? Not sure that's the right name for the second one. I never saw an episode of Friends until the show ended and then I saw a few episodes in syndication.

But NO episodes at ALL, not even in syndication, like Dallas and Falcon Crest?

Well… hard to remember but a few would be: (I may get the titles wrong) And also note: I'm not listing these with 'pride' at never having seen them… I just didn't. Various reasons.

NYPD Blue?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
General Hospital (almost no soap operas..my wife loved a few so they were on when I was in the room occasionally, but I don't know which ones)
King Of The Hill
The Real World
St. Elsewhere
Twin Peaks
The X-Files (actually I saw ½ of one episode

I used a top 100 list of TV shows to make that list, hence the alphabetical order… there are many others I'm sure.

Frankly… that others, and I think nearly everyone, saw ALL those shows baffles me. How did they do it? Some were before VCR's. Did they have two TV sets going at once when two of those shows were up against one another?

- JamesJM

  My all time favorite sitcoms

JamesJM163February 13, 2012 03:19PM

  My list would be pretty similar

IowaRam104February 13, 2012 06:59PM

  Lenny and Squiggy Night After Night

IowaRam115February 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

IowaRam94February 14, 2012 06:38PM

  Re: My all time favorite sitcoms

RAMbeau105February 14, 2012 10:07AM

  Re: My all time favorite sitcoms

JamesJM89February 14, 2012 12:19PM

  I missed the Wire

Bucky91February 14, 2012 07:21PM

  No love for Cosby or Home Improvement

IowaRam87February 14, 2012 06:32PM

  Hill Street BLUES… THAT is the one..

JamesJM104February 14, 2012 06:52PM

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

RAMbeau97February 14, 2012 07:12PM

  It is one of the FEW TV shows...

JamesJM84February 14, 2012 07:15PM

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

Ramgator100February 14, 2012 10:54PM

  And I know why. . . .

RAMbeau96February 14, 2012 11:05PM

  Meathead, Hawkeye...

JamesJM104February 15, 2012 01:40AM

  Very well put.

Ramgator85February 15, 2012 11:06AM

  As Archie would say

Ramgator88February 15, 2012 11:05AM

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

JamesJM81February 15, 2012 01:34AM

  Frasier probably my all time favorite sitcom...

sstrams88February 15, 2012 08:59AM

  Re: Frasier

RAMbeau95February 15, 2012 09:36AM

  Yeah that was brilliant..

sstrams87February 15, 2012 10:24AM