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Your top 5 favourite American sitcoms of all time?

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12 hours ago, Mike D said:

Love The Simpsons, Family guy, American dad, South park.

 

Cant watch past season 9 of The Simpsons though.


Same with most American shows. They get worn out. MASH, Married with children, 3rd rock from the sun.  I like them but its usually the earlier stuff.

 

 

MASH was an obvious one I missed out.

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Top four

It’s always sunny

Frasier

Friends

Seinfeld 

 

After that there are loads I like but not sure any of them really stand out over the others, for me. 
The Office

The League

30 Rock

Parks and Rec

Brooklyn Nine Nine

Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Community

Silicon Valley

Malcolm in the Middle

 

Not going to go include cartoons but if I did The Simpsons, Rick and Morty and Archer would be in the mix. 

 

For nostalgia, Mork and Mindy, Cheers, Saved by the bell, Boy meets world and Different Strokes. 
 

Used to really like Spin City and Just shoot me as well if anyone can remember them?

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10 hours ago, SasaS said:

What about "dramedies", like Louie, Entourage, Maron, do they count?

 

I've never heard of the other two but how could you possibly, POSSIBLY bring this show into any discussion of "top 5" anythings?

 

Had a mate who recommended this and so I gave it a go. Hands down the worst television I ever saw. It comes off as a parody of a normal drama, where you're trying to make fun of how low-stakes the plot can be.

 

"Will the movie star find the good weed before he has to fly to Utah? Or will he be forced to endure the trip with unlimited booze, dozens of attractive women and all his mates ... WITHOUT getting high!?"

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5 hours ago, the chimp said:

All oldies but in no particular order:

 

The Phil Silvers Show

Newhart

Coach

Benson

Who's the Boss?

 

Kudos for Newhart and Benson.

 

I'll add:

Barney Miller

It's Gary Shandling's Show

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6 hours ago, the chimp said:

All oldies but in no particular order:

 

The Phil Silvers Show

Newhart

Coach

Benson

Who's the Boss?

 

Phil Silvers,aka Sergeant Bilko was ace and it also spawned Top Cat. Newhart and Benson decent too.

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I don't think I've even watched enough of 5 US sitcoms to give an opinion on this... I've only really seen enough of Friends, Police Squad, Atlanta and I'm currently watching Curb Your Enthusiasm

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In no particular order..... 

 

Frasier 

South park ( early seasons, I don't watch it any more)

Cheers

Always sunny

Eastbound and down. 

 

And does entourage class as a comedy? I think the yanks thought it was. I never thought it was that funny except for Drama, but I loved the show and if it's a comedy, it might knock out cheers. 

 

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11 hours ago, Ne Moe Imya said:

 

I've never heard of the other two but how could you possibly, POSSIBLY bring this show into any discussion of "top 5" anythings?

 

Had a mate who recommended this and so I gave it a go. Hands down the worst television I ever saw. It comes off as a parody of a normal drama, where you're trying to make fun of how low-stakes the plot can be.

 

"Will the movie star find the good weed before he has to fly to Utah? Or will he be forced to endure the trip with unlimited booze, dozens of attractive women and all his mates ... WITHOUT getting high!?"

Entourage? I thought it was very good, besides, it is generally highly rated and popular, even on here, so it's not exactly a controversial choice. The characters are actually pretty accurate, from my limited experience on the fringes of the industry.

What TV you normally like?

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5 hours ago, mars said:

 

Barney Miller

I used to love that, but that may be tinged with nostalgia of Friday nights when I was a kid, staying up late while my brother did a chippy run.

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1 hour ago, Barry Wom said:

 

And does entourage class as a comedy?

Never seen Entourage, but I thought much the same about The Wonder Years. Isn't it more of a gentle, nostalgic drama, with some funny moments, rather than a "real" comedy?

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11 hours ago, the chimp said:

All oldies but in no particular order:

 

The Phil Silvers Show

Newhart

Coach

Benson

Who's the Boss?

 

I would have The Bob Newhart Show ahead of Newhart.

 

Also need to squeeze in All in The Family somewhere.

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8 minutes ago, AngryofTuebrook said:

Never seen Entourage, but I thought much the same about The Wonder Years. Isn't it more of a gentle, nostalgic drama, with some funny moments, rather than a "real" comedy?

“Comedy, drama, family” according to IMDb.

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1 hour ago, manwiththestick said:

I liked Entourage but it isn't a sitcom, similar to Californication, some genuinely funny parts put definitely filed under Drama.

Just looked on IMDb and it has it as 

Comedy, Drama

 

 

As I say, I'm not sure it's comedy either. Maybe it is for American humour. But it feels mostly drama to me with funny bits. 

 

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4 minutes ago, TheHowieLama said:

I think the American version of Shameless was hilarious.

 

Dramedy?

Yeah, that's pretty good too, but I also liked the British one. Must have been watching that for 20 years! There's just one more season of the US shameless to go now isn't there?

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Seinfeld

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Cheers

Simpsons

South Park

 

Many other great shows mentioned above: Family Guy, Wonder Years, Malcolm in the Middle, Honeymooners, etc. One that hasn't yet been mentioned that I loved in my childhood: Family Ties...

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