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Rain Man
01-13-2012, 01:16 PM
We're going to have a tournament to determine Chiefsplanet's favorite situation comedy (hereafter referred to as 'sitcom'). Please offer nominations for your all-time favorites.

For those who don't know what a TV sitcom is, wikipedia describes it as "a genre of comedy that features characters sharing the same common environment, such as a home or workplace, accompanied with jokes as part of the dialogue".

You do not need to specify whether or not the show was filmed in front of a live studio audience.

Final list of nominees. If you see any great shows that are missing, kiss my grits.

30 Rock
ALF
Alice
All In the Family
Archer
Arrested Development
Barney Miller
Beavis and Butthead
Benson
Bewitched
Bosom Buddies
Boy Meets World
Charles in Charge
Cheers
Chico and the Man
Coach
Community
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Cybill
Designing Women
Diff'rent Strokes
Evening Shade
Everybody Hates Chris
Everybody Loves Raymond
Extras
F Troop
Family Guy
Family Matters
Family Ties
Fawlty Towers
Frasier
Freaks and Geeks
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Friends
Full House
Futurama
Get Smart
Gilligan's Island
Gomer Pyle, USMC
Good Times
Green Acres
Growing Pains
Happy Days
Hogan's Heroes
Home Improvement
How I met Your Mother
I Dream of Jeannie
I Love Lucy
I'm Alan Partridge
It's Always sunny in Philadelphia
It's Gary Shandling's Show
Joey
Just Shoot Me
King of the Hill
Larry Sanders Show
Laverne & Shirley
Leave It To Beaver
Louie
Love Boat
Lucky Louie
M*A*S*H
Mad About You
Malcolm in the Middle
Married With Children
Martin
Maude
McHale's Navy
Modern Family
Mork & Mindy
Mr. Ed
Murphy Brown
My Name is Earl
Newhart (the Vermont Inn)
News Radio
Night Court
One Day at a Time
Parks and Recreation
Perfect Strangers
Petticoat Junction
Police Squad
Red Dwarf
Rhoda
Roseanne
Sanford and Son
Saved by the Bell
Scrubs
Seinfeld
Silver Spoons
Soap
South Park
Spin City
Strangers with Candy
Taxi
That 70's Show
The Addams Family
The Andy Griffith Show
The Bernie Mac Show
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Big Bang Theory
The Bob Newhart Show (the Chicago psychologist)
The Brady Bunch
The Cosby Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Drew Carey Show
The Flintstones
The Golden Girls
The Honeymooners
The Jeffersons
The Jetsons
The John Larroquette Show
The King of Queens
The League
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Monkees
The Munsters
The Odd Couple
The Office (BBC version)
The Office (US version)
The Partridge Family
The Simpsons
The Wonder Years
Third Rock From the Sun
Threes Company
Two and a Half Men
Two Broke Girls*
Veronica's Closet
Welcome Back, Kotter
What's Happening?
Who's the Boss?
Wilfred
Will & Grace
Wings
WKRP in Cincinnati

Sketch comedies that are not included:

The Benny Hill Show
Monty Python
Love American Style

Pawnmower
01-13-2012, 01:19 PM
Seinfeld
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Cheers

Mojo Jojo
01-13-2012, 01:21 PM
Are you going to stick to 30 minute shows or can we nominate 60 minute shows?

Mr. Flopnuts
01-13-2012, 01:21 PM
Joey

mnchiefsguy
01-13-2012, 01:23 PM
Seinfeld
Cheers
Friends
Mash
Barney Miller


Sure I will come up with some more once I really think about it.

durtyrute
01-13-2012, 01:25 PM
Cable shows and network shows should be in different categories. It's a lot easier to get a laugh when you cuss.

mlyonsd
01-13-2012, 01:25 PM
WKRP
All In the Family
Taxi

Rooster
01-13-2012, 01:25 PM
The Cosby Show
Cheers
Bob Newhart Show
Seinfeld
MASH
Modern Family
Simpsons (not sure if that counts)
Malcolm in the Middle
King of the Hill (not sure if that counts)
WKRP
Everybody Loves Raymond
Coach
TAXI
Roseanne
That 70's Show
The King of Queens

luv
01-13-2012, 01:26 PM
Joey

From Blossom?

durtyrute
01-13-2012, 01:27 PM
From Blossom?

From friends. His little 20 episode show.

blaise
01-13-2012, 01:27 PM
I think the Simpsons should count. And South Park.

Fire Me Boy!
01-13-2012, 01:28 PM
In no particular order

Cosby Show
30 Rock
Cheers
MASH
The Simpsons
Scrubs
Soap
Family Guy
WKRP
Taxi
Big Bang Theory
Mad About You
Coach
Frasier
Family Ties
Newhart
Night Court
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Mork & Mindy
Happy Days
News Radio

Fire Me Boy!
01-13-2012, 01:29 PM
The Cosby Show
Cheers
Bob Newhart Show
Seinfeld
MASH
Modern Family
Simpsons (not sure if that counts)
Malcolm in the Middle
King of the Hill (not sure if that counts)
WKRP
Everybody Loves Raymond
Coach
TAXI
Roseanne
That 70's Show
The King of Queens

Oh, Roseanne, definitely.

Detoxing
01-13-2012, 01:29 PM
I think the Simpsons should count. And South Park.

If they count then so does Beavis and Butthead.

BTW, Throwing Married with Children in the mix as well.

Baconeater
01-13-2012, 01:29 PM
Married with Children

Detoxing
01-13-2012, 01:30 PM
Two and a Half men....

Always sunny in Philly....

The Office......

Baby Lee
01-13-2012, 01:30 PM
News Radio
All in the Family
Larry Sanders Show
Community
Wings
Night Court
Married with Children

Just posting some that might get missed, leaving it to the rest to pick up the obvious choices.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 01:31 PM
Are you going to stick to 30 minute shows or can we nominate 60 minute shows?

As long as it's a comedy let's go with any length. It just has to be an ongoing series.

HoneyBadger
01-13-2012, 01:31 PM
The league

Deberg_1990
01-13-2012, 01:31 PM
Family Ties
Get Smart
Threes Company
Good Times
Police Squad
Parks and Rec
Simpsons
Beavis and Butthead

Rausch
01-13-2012, 01:33 PM
No competition: CHEERS.












Just waiting for best Cable drama...

malachi47000
01-13-2012, 01:35 PM
Always sunny in Philly....
.

+1

Micjones
01-13-2012, 01:36 PM
Not sure there's much of anything left.

Barney Miller?

Discuss Thrower
01-13-2012, 01:37 PM
How I met Your Mother is pretty much killing it; I dunno how they come up with good stuff on a consistent basis.

Yesterday I watched two episodes of Wings and Cheers... I wasn't particularly enthralled by either but didnt make an effort to change the channel either.

However, as much as it doesn't make sense I like watching Frasier while I was a little kid.. Somehow I got the high brow culture jokes, or at least found the situations humorous.

Fritz88
01-13-2012, 01:37 PM
The Office (UK/US)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Monty Python.

Micjones
01-13-2012, 01:38 PM
ALF

Rausch
01-13-2012, 01:38 PM
Definitely Always Sunny and I'd posit The League should make the voting.

Stewie
01-13-2012, 01:38 PM
This is pretty simple.

50s - Lucy
60s - Andy Griffith
70s - All in the Family
80s - Cheers
90s - Seinfeld
00s - The Office (BBC version)

DaKCMan AP
01-13-2012, 01:39 PM
South Park
Married With Children
Happy Days
Diff'rent Strokes
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory
Parks and Recreation
Two Broke Girls
The Office
The Flintstones
The Jetsons
Family Matters
Full House
Boy Meets World
The Wonder Years

HoneyBadger
01-13-2012, 01:42 PM
South Park
Married With Children
Happy Days
Diff'rent Strokes
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory
Parks and Recreation
Two Broke Girls
The Office
The Flintstones
The Jetsons
Family Matters
Full House
Boy Meets World
The Wonder Years

2 broke girls?! LMAO

Al Bundy
01-13-2012, 01:42 PM
Married With Children

DaKCMan AP
01-13-2012, 01:43 PM
2 broke girls?! LMAO

I realize it's extremely new, but that show is Awesome. It's probably my favorite current sitcom. Technically, the OP states 'favorite' sitcom not 'best' sitcom. ;)

thurman merman
01-13-2012, 01:43 PM
Arrested Development
The Office (American version)

blaise
01-13-2012, 01:44 PM
I'll nominate Martin. It won't win but it's funnier than some of those

QuikSsurfer
01-13-2012, 01:44 PM
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Faulty Towers
Arrested Development
The Office

Mr. Flopnuts
01-13-2012, 01:47 PM
From Blossom?

Fuck yeah!

From friends. His little 20 episode show.

Fuck no!

Oh. And Charles in Charge too!

Saved by the Bell. WHAT WHAT!

Stewie
01-13-2012, 01:49 PM
The Office (American version)

Really? The British version is so much funnier on every level. There's very little censorship on the BBC show.

Pregnant woman at a New Year's Eve party...

"Do you mind not smoking! I'm pregnant!"

"It's New Year's Eve! I'll smoke if I want. You think you're special because you let some loser shoot his beans inside you?"

durtyrute
01-13-2012, 01:50 PM
Fuck yeah!



Fuck no!

Oh. And Charles in Charge too!

Saved by the Bell. WHAT WHAT!

Saved was great.

Joey from Blossom had his own show?

HoneyBadger
01-13-2012, 01:50 PM
I realize it's extremely new, but that show is Awesome. It's probably my favorite current sitcom. Technically, the OP states 'favorite' sitcom not 'best' sitcom. ;)

I must admit I haven't seen it, I've just heard about all the bad reviews.

blaise
01-13-2012, 01:51 PM
Really? The British version is so much funnier on every level. There's very little censorship on the BBC show.

Pregnant woman at a New Year's Eve party...

"Do you mind not smoking! I'm pregnant!"

"It's New Year's Eve! I'll smoke if I want. You think you're special because you let some loser shoot his beans inside you?"

But wasn't there only like 20 episodes of the BBC one?

Mr. Flopnuts
01-13-2012, 01:51 PM
Saved was great.

Joey from Blossom had his own show?

LMAO Believe it or not...

pr_capone
01-13-2012, 01:52 PM
Futurama

Mr. Flopnuts
01-13-2012, 01:53 PM
If we're going animated, I'm dead serious about The Flintstones.

ReynardMuldrake
01-13-2012, 01:54 PM
I have to nominate The Honeymooners.

Also: Strangers with Candy.

WhiteWhale
01-13-2012, 01:55 PM
Yeah, I generally hate sit-coms. I mean I really think they suck.

Love the Simpsons though. Nobody did satire better in the 90's.

Dartgod
01-13-2012, 01:55 PM
Old School Nominations

Leave it to Beaver
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Odd Couple
The Addams Family
The Munsters

Rausch
01-13-2012, 01:56 PM
If we're going animated, I'm dead serious about The Flintstones.

:shake:

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thurman merman
01-13-2012, 01:56 PM
Really?

Yes.

The British version is so much funnier on every level.

No.

spida_man23
01-13-2012, 01:57 PM
growing pains
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Dartgod
01-13-2012, 01:58 PM
The Honeymooners

thurman merman
01-13-2012, 02:00 PM
Nominations through Post 46. If you nominate these again after Post 46, I'll tell you to stifle, dingbat.

30 Rock
ALF
All In the Family
Always sunny in Philadelphia
Barney Miller


Don't forget Arrested Development. It had a couple nominations in the first 46 posts, but it's not on the list yet.

pr_capone
01-13-2012, 02:03 PM
The Golden Girls
Murphy Brown

kappa72202
01-13-2012, 02:04 PM
The Jeffersons

Baby Lee
01-13-2012, 02:06 PM
But wasn't there only like 20 episodes of the BBC one?

That was the plan, though. They wrote 20 episodes of densely packed humor and ended it because they were done.

But that also reminds me.

Extras!!

Nzoner
01-13-2012, 02:06 PM
WTF,no Sanford and Son?

Redd Foxx :thumb:

Rooster
01-13-2012, 02:07 PM
WTF,no Sanford and Son?

Redd Foxx :thumb:

Oh Good one.. ;)

Frazod
01-13-2012, 02:07 PM
Archer. I don't care if it's past post 46. ADD ARCHER DAMMIT

Slainte
01-13-2012, 02:07 PM
It's Gary Shandling's Show

Rooster
01-13-2012, 02:10 PM
Soap
Benson

Fishpicker
01-13-2012, 02:11 PM
Louie

Lucky Louie

Rausch
01-13-2012, 02:15 PM
Archer. I don't care if it's past post 46. ADD ARCHER DAMMIT

I'll second this.

Love it.

And I had to kill two Russian whores and an X wife (not buried, or at least surfaced yet) just to post this from a boarding house in Prague...

Dr. Facebook Fever
01-13-2012, 02:19 PM
I haven't read the thread but it better have been a chick that nominated Will & Grace. I'm not even a homophobe that show was just legendarily stupid.

Red Brooklyn
01-13-2012, 02:19 PM
How I Met Your Mother needs a nom.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 02:21 PM
Louie

Lucky Louie

Is that one show or two?

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 02:26 PM
Can some folks proofread my list and be sure I don't have any repeats in there? Particularly with regard to putting "The" in front of a name (e.g., "Munsters" and "The Munsters").

Thig Lyfe
01-13-2012, 02:30 PM
Extras
It's Alan Partridge

Dartgod
01-13-2012, 02:32 PM
While I love Monty Python, it should not be on the list as a sitcom. It was sketch comedy.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 02:34 PM
While I love Monty Python, it should not be on the list as a sitcom. It was sketch comedy.

We have a couple on the list like that. I was debating making it total comedy shows and adding things like The Carol Burnett Show. Anyone object to that?

Dartgod
01-13-2012, 02:35 PM
We have a couple on the list like that. I was debating making it total comedy shows and adding things like The Carol Burnett Show. Anyone object to that?

I do.

Baby Lee
01-13-2012, 02:39 PM
We have a couple on the list like that. I was debating making it total comedy shows and adding things like The Carol Burnett Show. Anyone object to that?

If you do,

Mr. Show

But sitcom comes from SITUATIONAL comedy, ie, it has a distinct setting it occurs in. Could be a city, a workplace, a bar, a home. But it the single setting differentiates it from a sketch show or variety hour like Burnett/Hee-Haw.

Dartgod
01-13-2012, 02:44 PM
Do another sketch comedy poll later. There are too many that would dilute this list. After it's over, they can go head-to-head.

Sitcom vs. Sketchcom. Both enter the ring. One leaves with it's side split.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 02:45 PM
If there's no sketch comedy, what comes out? Monty Python and Benny Hill? Anything else?

My initial preference would be to add sketch shows, though. There aren't that many of them. In fact, the only other one I'd probably add would be a series of SNL with the different casts listed in different entries.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 02:47 PM
Do another sketch comedy poll later. There are too many that would dilute this list. After it's over, they can go head-to-head.

Sitcom vs. Sketchcom. Both enter the ring. One leaves with it's side split.

That's funny. I didn't think there are many at all. Maybe I'm forgetting something.


I guess Love American Style would come out of the poll too if we're eliminating sketch comedies.

Rausch
01-13-2012, 02:49 PM
We have a couple on the list like that. I was debating making it total comedy shows and adding things like The Carol Burnett Show. Anyone object to that?

Don't sully it.

Rules are rules.

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Nzoner
01-13-2012, 02:50 PM
We have a couple on the list like that. I was debating making it total comedy shows and adding things like The Carol Burnett Show. Anyone object to that?

Personally I object to the cartoons/animated as well.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 02:50 PM
Okay, five-minute warning.


The format for this tournament will be a little different. Every day I'll list a poll of five shows and people can pick three. The top three move to the next round.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 02:51 PM
Personally I object to the cartoons/animated as well.

I pondered that, but I think that animation is merely the mode of production, and they are indeed sitcoms.

Nzoner
01-13-2012, 02:53 PM
I pondered that, but I think that animation is merely the mode of production, and they are indeed sitcoms.

Your poll your rules,however,true comedy acting,should be real actors imho

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 02:55 PM
Your poll your rules,however,true comedy acting,should be real actors imho

Good point, and I kind of agree, or at least that it's a key part. In the golden age thread I downgraded the 2000s because of the substitution of animation for actors.

CoMoChief
01-13-2012, 03:00 PM
Weeds

Baby Lee
01-13-2012, 03:00 PM
Okay, five-minute warning.


The format for this tournament will be a little different. Every day I'll list a poll of five shows and people can pick three. The top three move to the next round.

You missed Extras

http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=8291632&postcount=54

CoMoChief
01-13-2012, 03:01 PM
Why is Joey up there?

LiveSteam
01-13-2012, 03:20 PM
How is Miami Vice not in the poll?
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Are you kidding me. One of the best episodes. When Willy Nelson went after the drug cartels & died in a grave yard. If I remember right

DaKCMan AP
01-13-2012, 05:28 PM
I must admit I haven't seen it, I've just heard about all the bad reviews.

Bad reviews, really? I know it's come under fire for its crudeness but I didn't know about bad reviews. It's currently a hit and the 3rd highest rated sitcom behind Modern Family and Two and Half Men.