Best Sitcoms Ever
Purely subjective, tainted by my personal perspective. Not in any order.
- •Mork and MindyOur introduction to Robin Williams. The world has never been the same.
- •CheersA boy and his bar. I love the irony of a recovering alcoholic owning and operating a bar. So much to work with...
- •Third Rock from the SunA total introspective look at the human race, or at least Midwestern America.
- •The Beverly HillbilliesBack when things were really simple. There was no race, ethnic or sex/gender issues (or so we were led to believe). Just class social status, and that didn't matter if you had money! All the spin-offs that came with this: Green Acres, Petticoat Junction
- •Hogan's HerosYou know that at some point in time there was a meeting where the suggestion was made to put a sitcom in a WWII prisoner of war camp in the middle of Germany, and make it funny. Compared to what we have today, it appears genius.
- •FriendsA pretty good attempt to make porn mainstream. The characters never became cartoonish like what usually happens with long running programs.
- •M*A*S*HYou know that at some point in time there was s meeting where it was suggested to make a sitcom located in an Army hospital in a war zone during the Korean conflict. And make it funny.
- •SeinfeldYou could count on this show never preaching. Kramer is one of the great TV characters of all time.
- •WKRP in CincinnatiAnother fun ensemble cast that was just fun.
- •Big Bang TheoryProbably as well written a script as there is on television today. Hopefully these characters will not become cartoons of themselves.
- •Gilligan's IslandThat Professor was brilliant! Recharging batteries with coconuts and a stationary bicycle. Pure magic.
- •The MunstersEveryone was an oddball outsider completely accepted and comfortable with who they were.
- •The Addams FamilyNever before or since has a husband been so over the moon in love with his wife.
- •The MonkeesA made-for-TV band that had some skills. Too made it got buried under all that kitsch.
- •Get SmartThe American response to James Bond.