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Subj: Re: Favorite SITCOMS of 80s? 90s? Any you hated?
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 02:15:51 pm EDT (Viewed 52 times)
Reply Subj: Favorite SITCOMS of 80s? 90s? Any you hated?
Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 06:36:25 am EDT (Viewed 111 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.

I liked Family Ties okay, same with Growing Pains. Hit and miss.

I was a big fan of Night Court and Cheers, both ran their course and were running on fumes the last couple of years. I actually liked Home Improvement although eventually I think I realized that I didn't really like the family and it was only fun when they were on the set of Tool Time. I did enjoy Married With Children and it's stupid, stupid people. Again there was only so much you could do with it and it was a mercy kill by season 11 or whatever, but the first 5 or 6 years were a lot of fun.

I was a big fan of Dinosaurs if that counts. Watching it again on Netflix it doesn't seem that ha-ha funny, more of a constant criticism of modern American society and how stupid it is. Which is not a bad thing.

I enjoyed Perfect Strangers for the manic energy of Balki & Larry. I can't say their home, workplace or supporting cast was all that awesome but just those two cracked me up.

And I'll always have a soft spot for the short-lived UPN sitcom Homeboys In Outer Space and their Scottish engineer. And UPN's Shasta McNasty, another short-lived dumb fest.

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