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Rain Man
01-13-2012, 09:25 PM
Got some good ones here. Vote for three.

Bump
01-13-2012, 09:27 PM
I always liked Coach

Guru
01-13-2012, 09:27 PM
Taxi and DVD.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 09:32 PM
For me, the list goes like this:


#1. Three words, eight or nine syllables. Reverend Jim Ignatowski. You could put him on The Evening News with Brian Williams and it would be one of the funniest comedies ever. Taxi in the top slot.

#2. The Dick Van Dyke Show. I haven't seen a whole lot of these, but I recall it being well written and funny, and how can you not like Rob and his hot, cute wife Laura?

#3. Everybody Hates Chris. The title would indicate that it's incredibly lame and unimaginative, but it's actually a pretty entertaining show. Try it, you'll probably like it.

Didn't make the cut.

I Love Lucy. For its time, it was probably pretty cutting edge, but it never really spoke to me. The scenarios were a little unbelievable at times, and it centered too much on Lucy and not enough on the other characters. I prefer ensembles. But I recognize that it was great in its day.

Coach. I suspect that I might like this show, but I think I only saw one episode. For some reason I was never home and unoccupied when it was on. It's an unknown quantity.

mlyonsd
01-13-2012, 09:32 PM
One thing about the older shows like Lucy and DVD. Their writing had to be funny without todays loosened censorship rules. I can't imagine a young Mary Tyler Moore using Two and a Half Men type scripts.

Predarat
01-13-2012, 09:35 PM
Coach and Taxi for sure for me, not sure about the 3rd.

Simply Red
01-13-2012, 09:38 PM
I cannot in good conscience vote for any of these.

Chiefnj2
01-13-2012, 09:40 PM
Taxi has some of the most memorable sitcom scenes such as Jim taking the driver's ed test.

I can't believe I Love Lucy isn't getting much love.

Setsuna
01-13-2012, 09:41 PM
Rain Man is on a rampage because he no longer is the Archery champion....how does it feel to get dethroned brosef?

Pitt Gorilla
01-13-2012, 09:43 PM
Where can one find the entire list? I'd love to see if Community or WKRP are representing.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 09:44 PM
One thing about the older shows like Lucy and DVD. Their writing had to be funny without todays loosened censorship rules. I can't imagine a young Mary Tyler Moore using Two and a Half Men type scripts.

That's a really good point. I think about a show like The Office, which I love, and a lot of its humor comes from awkward or uncomfortable statements that wouldn't have flown back then. DVD and Lucy had less fertile ground to plow.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 09:45 PM
Where can one find the entire list? I'd love to see if Community or WKRP are representing.

It's in the thread opener here:
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=255021

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 09:46 PM
Rain Man is on a rampage because he no longer is the Archery champion....how does it feel to get dethroned brosef?

My record will never be broken, only tied. You are a mere imitator.

Pioli Zombie
01-13-2012, 09:47 PM
Taxi has some of the most memorable sitcom scenes such as Jim taking the driver's ed test.

I can't believe I Love Lucy isn't getting much love.

Best Taxi scene ever was when Jim watched Louies apartment and scene switches to Louie walking in and the place is totally gutted by fire.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 09:48 PM
Taxi has some of the most memorable sitcom scenes such as Jim taking the driver's ed test.

I can't believe I Love Lucy isn't getting much love.

"What does a yellow light mean?"

"Slow down."

"Okay. What ... does ... a ... yellow ... light ... mean?"

"Slow down!"

"Whaaaaaat......dooooooes.....aaaaaaaa...."

MahiMike
01-13-2012, 09:49 PM
Taxi is as classic as it gets. Good poll Raindude.

Messier
01-13-2012, 09:50 PM
The Dick Van Dyke show is one of the best sitcoms of all time. Way ahead of it's time. Carl Reiner is a comedy genius.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 09:50 PM
Best Taxi scene ever was when Jim watched Louies apartment and scene switches to Louie walking in and the place is totally gutted by fire.

While it was ridiculous, I liked the one where someone...Louie or Alex...was told that death would arrive. After a lot of false starts there was a knock on the door, and he ended up scaring the wits out of a girl scout.

luv
01-13-2012, 09:53 PM
How in the hell does Coach beat out the Dick Van Dyke Show AND I Love Lucy?!?!

Red Brooklyn
01-13-2012, 09:59 PM
This was the toughest one so far for me. Hated not voting for Coach. But Taxi, Lucy and Van Dyke are three of the best shows in the history of television.

Pioli Zombie
01-13-2012, 10:00 PM
How in the hell does Coach beat out the Dick Van Dyke Show AND I Love Lucy?!?!

Dumbasses.

DaFace
01-13-2012, 10:00 PM
Four good ones in this list.

lewdog
01-13-2012, 10:01 PM
Where is the poll with Seinfeld?

/Thread

mlyonsd
01-13-2012, 10:05 PM
"What does a yellow light mean?"

"Slow down."

"Okay. What ... does ... a ... yellow ... light ... mean?"

"Slow down!"

"Whaaaaaat......dooooooes.....aaaaaaaa...."I'm 51 years old and have watched a LOT of sitcoms. But for me this is the first scene I think of if someone asks me what is the funniest thing I've ever seen on a tv show.

Les Nessman and the turkey drop is a close second.

Rain Man
01-13-2012, 10:06 PM
Everybody hates Everybody Hates Chris.

mikey23545
01-13-2012, 10:09 PM
This was the toughest one so far for me. Hated not voting for Coach. But Taxi, Lucy and Van Dyke are three of the best shows in the history of television.

Yeppir.

Setsuna
01-13-2012, 10:10 PM
My record will never be broken, only tied. You are a mere imitator.

Not necessarily. I did it in less time than you. Meaning my reflexes are faster. I win. Hands down. :harumph:

BTW. I Love Lucy was great.

BigMeatballDave
01-13-2012, 10:34 PM
Coach
Taxi
Lucy

KCFalcon59
01-13-2012, 11:22 PM
It's hard for me to believe that Dick Van Dyke isn't winning this round. Though I do like Taxi, Coach and I Love Lucy I would rank them this way:

Dick Van Dyke
Taxi
I Love Lucy
Coach

Dartgod
01-14-2012, 02:21 AM
This was the toughest one so far for me. Hated not voting for Coach. But Taxi, Lucy and Van Dyke are three of the best shows in the history of television.

This.

Another great episode from Taxi is the one when Jim took his first hit of pot in college.

IMO, this contest comes down to Taxi and WKRP. M*A*S*H* will be in the running, but the later years put it behind the others. All in the Family and SOAP are at the top too.

ChiefsCountry
01-14-2012, 02:36 AM
I loved Coach. It was cheezy but I love football and haydens cabin in the woods was awesome.
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Pioli Zombie
01-14-2012, 08:42 AM
If Coach knocks out the Dick Van Dyke Show it will prove CP is populated by a bunch of 19 year old retards.

cardken
01-14-2012, 08:48 AM
Taxi great writing and characters. But this was a motivating factor for watching for me. My first redhead crush as a youth. Marilu Henner.

Dartgod
01-14-2012, 08:57 AM
Taxi great writing and characters. But this was a motivating factor for watching for me. My first redhead crush as a youth. Marilu Henner.
:drool:

patteeu
01-14-2012, 09:12 AM
Taxi is the only one I think really deserves to go far in this contest, but I gave an honorable mention vote to DVD.

I never liked Lucy or Coach and I never watched Chris.

BTW, for those that don't know, the actor who played the assistant coach on Coach made a few appearances on the DVD show with his real life brother, Dick Van Dyke.

Rain Man
01-14-2012, 09:13 AM
Taxi is the only one I think really deserves to go far in this contest, but I gave an honorable mention vote to DVD.

I never liked Lucy or Coach and I never watched Chris.

BTW, for those that don't know, the actor who played the assistant coach on Coach made a few appearances on the DVD show with his real life brother, Dick Van Dyke.


Wow, that's right. I never watched Coach, so I'd forgotten that Jerry Van Dyke was on both shows something like 30 or 40 years apart. What an odd coincidence.

Mosbonian
01-14-2012, 09:14 AM
This.

Another great episode from Taxi is the one when Jim took his first hit of pot in college.

IMO, this contest comes down to Taxi and WKRP. M*A*S*H* will be in the running, but the later years put it behind the others. All in the Family and SOAP are at the top too.

Taxi and Night Court were great sitcoms....and there were some greats spots from Jim on Taxi and Dan Fielding on Night Court.

But I'm with you....WKRP should win this contest.

Although I will say that Home Improvement provided some great comedy moments too. My favorite Home Improvement episode is where Jill is trying to have the romantic episode with Tim after he has taken the boys to a Monster Truck Rally and had Nachos, a Chili Dog with extra slaw and onions, chili Cheese Fries and a large Root Beer.

Pure comedy....and I bet that scene has happened in millions of households more than once.



http://youtu.be/y8GnW07VMbQ

Hydrae
01-14-2012, 09:18 AM
This was the toughest one so far for me. Hated not voting for Coach. But Taxi, Lucy and Van Dyke are three of the best shows in the history of television.

Yeah, I voted for Dick Van Dyke instead of Coach just to represent for us older denizens of this site.

notorious
01-14-2012, 09:20 AM
Taxi great writing and characters. But this was a motivating factor for watching for me. My first redhead crush as a youth. Marilu Henner.

Damn.


She is hot in any era. That's a hell of a body.

KC Tattoo
01-14-2012, 09:48 AM
Everybody hates Everybody Hates Chris.

They got the name of the shows wrong:

should have been Everybody Loves Chris

&

Everybody Hates Raymond.

Rain Man
01-14-2012, 09:50 AM
Dick Van Dyke briefly caught Coach and even passed it by a vote, but now has fallen behind again. Meanwhile, Lucy floats just above the danger zone. We're going to see a popular show go down in this heat.

cardken
01-14-2012, 09:59 AM
"Lucy" an innovation in it's time, does not age well. Stories are contrived and too silly for today's audience. Thanks for the Memories. But no "Thanks."

Mosbonian
01-14-2012, 10:00 AM
Dick Van Dyke briefly caught Coach and even passed it by a vote, but now has fallen behind again. Meanwhile, Lucy floats just above the danger zone. We're going to see a popular show go down in this heat.

That's sad....Coach was good, but not really that good.

The problem is that most of the people here now aren't really old enough to have seen Dick Van Dyke

Mosbonian
01-14-2012, 10:03 AM
"Lucy" an innovation in it's time, does not age well. Stories are contrived and too silly for today's audience. Thanks for the Memories. But no "Thanks."

The sad thing is that the next generation will say the same thing about this generations group of sitcoms

Baconeater
01-14-2012, 10:24 AM
Coach is my favorite on this list. ILL hasn't aged well, never got into Taxi at all and even as old as I am, I do not remember DVD very well.

Pioli Zombie
01-14-2012, 11:20 AM
Coach beating Dick Van Dyke would be like Hee Haw beating SNL.

kc rush
01-14-2012, 11:23 AM
Taxi, Lucy, DVD.

I like Coach, but these three are much better shows.

Thig Lyfe
01-14-2012, 11:42 AM
DVD all the way

Mary Tyler Moore gets me in da boner zone yo

suzzer99
01-14-2012, 12:20 PM
Laura Petry is my all time dream woman.

Pioli Zombie
01-14-2012, 02:24 PM
Laura Petrie vs Ann Marie (That Girl). When I was Stewie age that was my first life quandry.

Rain Man
01-14-2012, 10:33 PM
Closing down the poll. Moving on are Taxi, Coach, and I Love Lucy.

Laura Petrie looks sad and says, "Ohhhh, Rob!"

Pitt Gorilla
01-15-2012, 12:35 AM
DVD is one vote out. Perhaps you should rethink cutting it from the poll.

patteeu
01-15-2012, 09:22 AM
DVD is one vote out. Perhaps you should rethink cutting it from the poll.

It's in 4th place. Is there really any reason to carry it forward?

Messier
01-15-2012, 09:24 AM
It's in 4th place. Is there really any reason to carry it forward?

It's too bad. It's the best show in this round.