Discussion in 'The PatsFans.com Pub' started by zippo59, Mar 22, 2007.
My personal favorites are Seinfeld and Friends.
Any sitcom that Ricky Gervais is involved in.
The Office (UK)
The Office (US)
Scrubs (Seasons 1-5)
King Of Queens
My Name Is Earl
Sarah Silverman Show
The only one I watch now is The Office.
My favorites would be Cheers and Seinfeld, I guess.
Probably Cheers from the US. Blackadder from the UK.
Extras doesn't do it for me but I'll second the British and US "Office" sitcoms as time well spent.
"Arrested Development" is my all time favorite - funny on a whole number of different levels - but one needs to be smart enough to understand the jokes sometimes - which I think is why it failed (it officially "jumped the shark", when guest star Henry Winkler hopped over a dead shark on the dock)
I'd say the same thing about Extras. Helps if you get the cultural differences in British humor too.
I would guess so - though I "get" the original "office" just find that he's way way over on the "subtle" spectrum with Extra's - I guess I "get" it but its not doing it for me.
Carrol O'Connor's malapropisms alone were enough to put All in the Family way over the top.
Married with Children and Fawlty Towers.
Beat me to it!
They did stuff on that show that would be scandalous today. I love the way they took things in America head on.
My favorite was The Naked Truth.
Second and close behind was Married With Children.
Monty Python's Flying Circus
The Andy Griffith Show
Gilligan's Island(loved this since I was a kid)
The Bob Newhart Show
I can't disagree with any of the ones have been posted. I guess you could include Taxi, Cheers, WKRP and all the old sitcoms that had some really classic scenes.
You are right Michael, especially WKRP(As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly).
All in the Family
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
I could watch any of those all day and all night and not be bored for a minute.
Of the more modern shows, I'd like to add Curb Your Enthusiasm into the mix. Brilliantly-conceived, written and acted.
Current is "According to Jim"
Everybody Loves Raymond
Gotta put in a few plugs for Arrested Development for those who haven't seen it.
Tons of classic scenes - Tobias as an Anal-Rapist (of course I speak of the first ever combination Analyst/Therapist) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU5NkuCiOUA
And who can forget, Bob Loblaw's Law Blog? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtqOiXH3LDc
...and so many more
Separate names with a comma.