Monday, January 19, 2009

Top 10 Sit-Coms of all time

Well, since my top 100 movies list was so about MY Top 10 Situation Comedy shows of all time?
Now, this list is based on QUALITY not length of run or anything but, great, enduring comedy.
So without further ado:

10. Friends (I never really liked the show, but realize it's importance to that generation)

9. The Simpsons (I know it's a cartoon, but it's cultural relevance is without question)
8. The Bob Newhart Show (The original, with Suzanne Pleshette. I mean what other show inspired a drinking game? "Hi Bob!"
7. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (The FIRST real show about a woman in charge of her own life, plus one of the greatest cast ensembles ever)
6. The Cosby Show (The one with the kids. To me first realistic Black American show)

5. Seinfeld (Not much to explain, it was just plain FUNNY)
4. Cheers (Great cast, great writing, enduring comedy)
3. M*A*S*H (What can I say? Barely edged out of #2)
2. All in the Family (This show was so far ahead of it's time that it wouldn't even be able to air in this PC day and age. Norman Lear was a genius, as was Jean Stapleton, and of course Carrol O'Connor. This show broke every rule of television and yet brought it to us with love and care. Watch Archie Bunker evolve over the years. It tackled social issues with great humor.)

#1. The Andy Griffith Show (This show is still, by far the funniest tv show in history. I dare anyone to watch one episode and not laugh out loud, and all of it done without sex jokes, racial jokes, put down humor or any of the things that make today's programs "funny". This was one of the greatest casts of all time, most went on to great fame later. I learned many life lessons from Andy Taylor and his boy Opie. By far, it endures over all other programs!)

Well, there you go. Now it's your turn!


Tammy Bowers said...

Happy Days
Laverne & Shirley
The Brady Bunch
The Monkeys
That Girl
The Partridge Family
My Favorite Martian

That's my top 10.

mickbluvshisTV said...

1. M*A*S*H
2. Seinfeld
3. The Brady Bunch
4. Roseanne (minus the final year)
5. Cheers
6. The Cosby Show
7. The Jeff Foxworthy Show (now in the $5 bin at Wal-Mart)
8. I Love Lucy
9. Laverne and Shirley
10. Happy Days

mick b said...

I should say "The Cosby Show" before Raven Simone made her appearance!!! Bill Cosby for President!

Tammy Bowers said...

I want to add two more and I don't care if that exceeds 10.

F Troop & Hogan's Heroes

Anonymous said...

The Dick Van Dyke Show
I Love Lucy
None of the others really compare to these as far as comedy. Watching Hogan's Hero's now as an adult I find it really funny because I feel the acting and writing is done well.