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Rain Man
01-13-2012, 02:59 PM
We have 124 nominees for favorite sitcom of all time. We will have 25 first-round battles, which are a five-way war.

I will present five TV shows, and you can vote for your favorite three. The top three votegetters will move on to the next round.

And without further ado, but with a pleasant and catchy introductory theme, I present to you the first five contestants.


Edit: you maroons missed some really good shows, so the number of nominees now tops 130 as I sifted through some "best of..." websites.

Dr. Facebook Fever
01-13-2012, 03:01 PM
You take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both and there you have the facts of life... the facts of life...

Dayze
01-13-2012, 03:02 PM
...the world don't move, to the beat of just one drum...

Stewie
01-13-2012, 03:03 PM
The best sitcom ever is M*A*S*H with McLean Stevenson and Wayne Rogers... then Alan Alda started menstruating and ruined it.

Detoxing
01-13-2012, 03:04 PM
Can't do 3. Only did one.

mnchiefsguy
01-13-2012, 03:05 PM
Can't do 3. Only did one.

I did the same thing. Only voted for one.

Nzoner
01-13-2012, 03:06 PM
Can't do 3. Only did one.

I did the same thing. Only voted for one.

x3

Detoxing
01-13-2012, 03:06 PM
I can't believe Martin is so low.

"DAAAAMN GENA!"

Is fucking classic and has been incorporated into everyday use.

Dr. Facebook Fever
01-13-2012, 03:06 PM
1 here too... Night Court.

BigMeatballDave
01-13-2012, 03:07 PM
Wilfred
BBT
Night Court

Micjones
01-13-2012, 03:07 PM
I can't believe Martin is so low.

"DAAAAMN GENA!"

Is ****ing classic and has been incorporated into everyday use.

I was surprised too initially until I considered the forum's demographics.

Detoxing
01-13-2012, 03:07 PM
Night Court was a great show, but a bit too old for me so I had to go with Martin.

Detoxing
01-13-2012, 03:07 PM
I was surprised too initially until I considered the forum's demographics.

true dat.

Nzoner
01-13-2012, 03:07 PM
KEVIN!!

I'm not going to be around much at all this weekend,so please if I miss it please enter my vote for Sanford and Son.

Garcia Bronco
01-13-2012, 03:13 PM
Only night court from that list.

seclark
01-13-2012, 03:24 PM
the only two i've ever seen was rhoda and night court, so i voted for them. honestly though, i can't remember anything from rhoda.
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Dayze
01-13-2012, 03:25 PM
I can't believe Martin is so low.

"DAAAAMN GENA!"

Is ****ing classic and has been incorporated into everyday use.

"you sooo...maahh, fuuhhin' crazy'

Frazod
01-13-2012, 03:30 PM
Loved Night Court - one of my all time favorites.

Rhoda was a funny show - a spinoff of the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Most memorable character was Carlton the doorman. He was never shown, just heard over the intercom.

Damn I'm old. :shake:

Dayze
01-13-2012, 03:35 PM
*crackle"
"you're old"

http://www.joshmilesmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/intercom1.jpg

notorious
01-13-2012, 03:35 PM
Wow.

Thanks for making me feel young!

Hydrae
01-13-2012, 04:01 PM
Big Bang Theory and Night Court are the only ones getting my vote in this round.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 04:03 PM
KEVIN!!

I'm not going to be around much at all this weekend,so please if I miss it please enter my vote for Sanford and Son.

If it comes up, it shall be done.

listopencil
01-13-2012, 04:05 PM
Can't do 3. Only did one.

Same.

Chiefnj2
01-13-2012, 04:05 PM
Martin shouldn't even move on to the next heat.

Garcia Bronco
01-13-2012, 04:06 PM
Loved Night Court - one of my all time favorites.

Rhoda was a funny show - a spinoff of the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Most memorable character was Carlton the doorman. He was never shown, just heard over the intercom.

Damn I'm old. :shake:
I believe that was the voice of Lorenzo Music and I was born in 75.

Rausch
01-13-2012, 04:06 PM
Rhoda was the $3it.

Can't believe I didn't mention that one...

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 04:10 PM
I had two easy winners and one dark horse.

Big Bang Theory is right up there with The Office as my favorite current show. It's clever and it's original. If you haven't seen it, watch it.

Night Court is a classic. You can't go wrong with Dan Fielding and Markie Post's breasts, and the rest of the cast was solid, too.

My third vote is for a dark horse. I've only seen a couple of episodes of Wilfred, but it kind of cracked me up. Offbeat enough that I think I could really like it.


I watched Rhoda as a kid when I would watch anything, and enjoyed Carlton the doorman. It was never really in my top tier of shows, though.

And Martin? Never saw it. Was it on one of the major networks? I liked Martin Lawrence when he was in his prime, so I think I would've checked out the show if possible. For some reason it completely blew by me.

mikey23545
01-13-2012, 04:10 PM
Night Court has been a favorite for years.

The wife got me to watch Big Bang Theory for the first time a few months ago, and I was quite ready to hate it just from the name of it.

It has now easily surpassed Seinfeld as the greatest sitcom ever in my opinion. Not even close.

Sheldon is the new Kramer.

Hydrae
01-13-2012, 04:12 PM
Night Court has been a favorite for years.

The wife got me to watch Big Bang Theory for the first time a few months ago, and I was quite ready to hate it just from the name of it.

It has now easily surpassed Seinfeld as the greatest sitcom ever in my opinion. Not even close.

Sheldon is the new Kramer.

BBT is wonderful for all of us nerds. :)

Deberg_1990
01-13-2012, 04:14 PM
I was surprised too initially until I considered the forum's demographics.

Heh, I'm white and used to love that show. I'll vote for it, what the heck. I'm surprised Fresh Prince didn't make anyone's list.

Reaper16
01-13-2012, 04:14 PM
Is this the Australian Wilfred or the American remake? If it is the Australian one then I will vote for it alongside Martin. None of the other shows deserve a vote.

mikey23545
01-13-2012, 04:14 PM
BBT is wonderful for all of us nerds. :)

Guilty as charged...LMAO

KChiefs1
01-13-2012, 04:16 PM
Can't do 3. Only did one.

THIS

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 04:18 PM
Is this the Australian Wilfred or the American remake? If it is the Australian one then I will vote for it alongside Martin. None of the other shows deserve a vote.

Eh, I was assuming American just for the likelihood of people seeing it. You can go whichever way you want, though.

arrowheadnation
01-13-2012, 04:19 PM
Dr. Sheldon Cooper...For The Win.

mikey23545
01-13-2012, 04:19 PM
You can go whichever way you want, though.

NTTAWWT.

mikey23545
01-13-2012, 04:20 PM
Dr. Sheldon Cooper...For The Win.

I can't wait for them to start marketing those vintage comic book tees he wears all the time.

Fire Me Boy!
01-13-2012, 04:21 PM
Heh, I'm white and used to love that show. I'll vote for it, what the heck. I'm surprised Fresh Prince didn't make anyone's list.

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

And it's in the big list in the OP of that thread.

loochy
01-13-2012, 04:25 PM
Night court theme:

Doooo doo doo doodle doo doo doot! Durnernnern DURNT NURN NURN NURNT click click DURNT NURN NURN NURNT click click DURNT NURNT NUR NUR NUR NURNT click click DUR NUR NURNT

Also, Shanaynay FTW

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_h05F3UfKBho/SZRqlI045hI/AAAAAAAAALs/vHBPfT6jtbo/s1600/Shanaynay

warpaint*
01-13-2012, 04:40 PM
Hopefully things improve with other heats - those suck.

kc rush
01-13-2012, 05:00 PM
None of these really do anything for me. Night Court is probably the best of the list.

AndChiefs
01-13-2012, 05:21 PM
Is it bad I've never heard of night court?

Red Brooklyn
01-13-2012, 05:22 PM
I voted for Night Court because it's awesome. And I've only ever seen two of those shows. And I don't like Wilfred.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 05:23 PM
Is it bad I've never heard of night court?

Yes. Yes it is. Go to youtube right now and search for "Night Court". That was a very good show.

Backwards Masking
01-13-2012, 05:54 PM
We could speed things up and just do one round with Seinfeld, Married With Children, Curb and It's Always Sunny. One of those is going to win anyway Guaranteed.

BigMeatballDave
01-13-2012, 06:00 PM
Is it bad I've never heard of night court?

Oh man. Dan Fielding is one of the best sitcom characters.

Psyko Tek
01-13-2012, 06:20 PM
I have only seen Big Bang theory once
the hot blonde
told them this is how we do it in Nebraska and kicked the guys in the balls

I was born in nebraska

and only voted for night court

Bump
01-13-2012, 06:33 PM
I've only watched Martin and night court, so I guess I'll vote those

Easy 6
01-13-2012, 06:33 PM
Couldnt find three, the only one i was ever into was Martin, that was a helluva funny show.

JEROROROME, the old security guard that was always tougher than Martin thought, broman makin a sammich... good show.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 06:36 PM
We could speed things up and just do one round with Seinfeld, Married With Children, Curb and It's Always Sunny. One of those is going to win anyway Guaranteed.

I'll make a bet with you that the winner is not one of those shows. I think Seinfeld and Married With Children are good bets, but I think Cheers will be duking it out with them, and there are some dark horses like Taxi, Barney Miller, and WKRP that could surprise people.

Backwards Masking
01-13-2012, 06:41 PM
I'll make a bet with you that the winner is not one of those shows. I think Seinfeld and Married With Children are good bets, but I think Cheers will be duking it out with them, and there are some dark horses like Taxi, Barney Miller, and WKRP that could surprise people.

Touche. I'm somewhat young, I remember Taxi and Cheers but didnt get into them much.

It's Always Sunny and Curb ur Enthusiasm are clearly the two funniest Right Now, IMO. I do see quite a bit of Old TV Show threads and can't chat much in them because of my age. I figured these two would get the most votes from the younger audience, especially Curb - it's like Seinfeld on Steroids with lots of cussing and Sexual Innuendo.

Detoxing
01-13-2012, 06:43 PM
Touche. I'm somewhat young, I remember Taxi and Cheers but didnt get into them much.

It's Always Sunny and Curb ur Enthusiasm are clearly the two funniest Right Now, IMO. I do see quite a bit of Old TV Show threads and can't chat much in them because of my age. I figured these two would get the most votes from the younger audience, especially Curb - it's like Seinfeld on Steroids with lots of cussing and Sexual Innuendo.

The Office has to make it to the final heat. That show is fucking hilarious. Same for Beavis & Butthead, Family Guy and The Simpsons are also very strong candidates if the younger crowd speaks up.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 06:47 PM
The Office has to make it to the final heat. That show is ****ing hilarious. Same for Beavis & Butthead, Family Guy and The Simpsons are also very strong candidates if the younger crowd speaks up.


Oh, yeah. The Office has the double advantage of being both very good and also recent. I agree that it'll be in the finals.

I love the Simpsons too, but they've been around long enough that they've become kind of white noise to me, which is sad.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 06:48 PM
Touche. I'm somewhat young, I remember Taxi and Cheers but didnt get into them much.

It's Always Sunny and Curb ur Enthusiasm are clearly the two funniest Right Now, IMO. I do see quite a bit of Old TV Show threads and can't chat much in them because of my age. I figured these two would get the most votes from the younger audience, especially Curb - it's like Seinfeld on Steroids with lots of cussing and Sexual Innuendo.

I really like Always Sunny, but wish they would tone down the yelling just slightly. Maybe from 11 to 10. I've never even seen Curb. For some reason I got it into my head that it was just Seinfeld with less interesting actors. That may not be fair, but it's my impression. Plus, I can't stand the opening song.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 09:24 PM
Okay, the first entries into Round 2 are Night Court, Big Bang Theory, and Martin. Poll closed.

mlyonsd
01-13-2012, 09:28 PM
One of the funniest series I've ever watched was called Coupling and was on BBCA. I only saw it after the fact when they were showing it in syndication.

If anyone is looking for something to Netflix look for it. Kind of like How I met your Mother but with Monty Python type humor.

Backwards Masking
01-13-2012, 09:31 PM
I really like Always Sunny, but wish they would tone down the yelling just slightly. Maybe from 11 to 10. I've never even seen Curb. For some reason I got it into my head that it was just Seinfeld with less interesting actors. That may not be fair, but it's my impression. Plus, I can't stand the opening song.

it took me a little while to get the humor, it's a bit...uncomfortable at first. i didn't like the music at first either, now when i hear i laugh just thinking about what a complete jackass Larry is.

it may as well be called the George Castanza Show.

AndChiefs
01-13-2012, 09:37 PM
I really like Always Sunny, but wish they would tone down the yelling just slightly. Maybe from 11 to 10. I've never even seen Curb. For some reason I got it into my head that it was just Seinfeld with less interesting actors. That may not be fair, but it's my impression. Plus, I can't stand the opening song.

I literally cannot watch the show because of that. Charlie's voice is probably worse than nails on a chalkboard.

MahiMike
01-13-2012, 09:58 PM
These were no classics. But out of these poor choices, Night Court wins.

patteeu
01-14-2012, 09:30 AM
I voted for BBT only. It's a very entertaining show with a fairly unique/fresh premise.

I enjoyed both Night Court and Rhoda, but not enough to vote for them.

KC Tattoo
01-14-2012, 09:39 AM
Bull

KC Tattoo
01-14-2012, 09:41 AM
Only night court from that list.

Bull

Mosbonian
01-14-2012, 09:41 AM
Oh man. Dan Fielding is one of the best sitcom characters.

Didn't he win Best Comedy Actor 3 times and then get nominated 3 other times and turned it down saying he didn't want to see other great characters not get their due?

KC Tattoo
01-14-2012, 09:42 AM
I first wanted to vote for the Big Bang Theory, but decided to go with Night Court. It's a classic.

blaise
01-14-2012, 09:43 AM
The episode of Martin when Martin and Cole go to the midget bar to start a fight is one of the funniest sitcom scenes I've ever seen.

Frazod
01-14-2012, 09:44 AM
Oh man. Dan Fielding is one of the best sitcom characters.

He was great. I loved the episode where he ran for office and lost to a dead guy (later duplicated in real life by John Ashcroft).

"The corpse won!" LMAO

Extra Point
01-14-2012, 09:46 AM
>Y Markie Post.

cardken
01-14-2012, 10:30 AM
>Y Markie Post.

Another "Markie" sighting.

cardken
01-14-2012, 10:34 AM
"Big Bang" bonus:
Literally the only reason I watch the show: