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Whispering Hands

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Subj: Re: Favorite SITCOMS of 80s? 90s? Any you hated?
Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 11:36:11 pm EDT (Viewed 6 times)
Reply Subj: Favorite SITCOMS of 80s? 90s? Any you hated?
Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 06:36:25 am EDT (Viewed 116 times)

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A couple of my favorites started in the late 70s but ended in the 80s. I don't think I watched any in the 90s but maybe you guys will remind me of some.

Night Court (which I had forgotten about until our new thread reminded me)

One Day at a Time (started in the late 70s)

Family Ties

WKRP in Cincinnati (started in the late 70s)


What surprises me is that two of these are family sitcoms, which I would have told you I never watch. Usually I prefer to watch shows about people at work, which covers a lot of territory if you think about it. Shows about people at home typically bore me. But One Day at a Time and certainly Family Ties feature intelligent characters and I think that was their saving grace with me. I hate shows about unusually stupid people.

Three family sitcoms I hated with a passion were -

Everybody Loves Raymond

Home Improvement

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

If there is a hell, my portion of it will have these three shows playing nonstop. All three were 90s shows, interestingly. Also all three featured unusually stupid people.

Seinfeld is the only one I watch to this day if it is on and it stands above the rest IMO. That said I lived for sitcoms of the 80s and 90s. I enjoyed The Cosby Show, Roseanne, Fresh Prince, Cheers, Wings, King Of Queens, Night Court, Everybody Loves Raymond and Family Ties and Taxi, and even Blossom. I hated Friends while it was on but now I don't really care either way about it.