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Rain Man
01-19-2012, 12:15 PM
Here's an eclectic group.

Micjones
01-19-2012, 12:24 PM
I'm surprised so many new shows are heavy vote getters.

loochy
01-19-2012, 12:24 PM
I'm surprised so many new shows are heavy vote getters.

Are you? Those are what's fresh in everyone's minds.

Micjones
01-19-2012, 12:26 PM
Are you? Those are what's fresh in everyone's minds.

I am. Seems like the older shows, that are universally heralded, are taking a beating in most heats.
Kinda makes you wonder about the forum's demographics.

Rain Man
01-19-2012, 12:27 PM
My thoughts:

#1 - Soap - One of the best shows ever. Bert's kidnapping by the aliens, Chester's prison escape, Chuck and Bob, I could go on and on.

#2 - The Partridge Family - Reasonably funny show, and occasionally they would pop out a classic line. I liked it, so sue me.

#3 - What's Happening? - Okay, it's not a classic, but I'll throw it a bone. It was pretty well-produced and well cast, and I could identify with the skinny geeky guy who was the lead character.

Didn't make the cut.

#4 - How I Met Your Mother - I saw it a few times and thought the Barney fellow was pretty funny, but the wimpy guy really bugged me. He could be the half-man on Two and a Half Men. So-so show.

#5 - Red Dwarf - I've never seen the show and can't vote for it, but I really suspect that I'd like it a lot. Anything with a mutant cat-human has to be funny.

Dartgod
01-19-2012, 12:30 PM
SOAP is the only option in this one. Should make at least the Elite Eight.

Micjones
01-19-2012, 12:36 PM
#1 - Soap - One of the best shows ever. Bert's kidnapping by the aliens, Chester's prison escape, Chuck and Bob, I could go on and on.

One of the best ever?
You're far too kind.

scho63
01-19-2012, 12:37 PM
SOAP is the only option in this one. Should make at least the Elite Eight.

:thumb:

This show was so far ahead of it's time and ground breaking. The most amazing thing is to look at the cast list over the history of the series and this show may have launched more careers than any other I know

I watched every single episode and my friends at the time couldn't understand why....

Rausch
01-19-2012, 12:45 PM
SOAP.

It was Arrested Development before magic was vodka butterflies...

Dartgod
01-19-2012, 12:46 PM
One of the best ever?
You're far too kind.

It's because Benson was cast as a servant, isn't it?

Hydrae
01-19-2012, 12:48 PM
It is too bad Red Dwarf won't get much play. English space humor that used to show late, late at night after local wrestling was over on Saturday nights. Yeah, not much viewership.

That said, SOAP is the best in this bunch although HIMYM is one of my favorites currently showing.

Sofa King
01-19-2012, 12:48 PM
I didn't vote for any of these.

Micjones
01-19-2012, 12:52 PM
It's because Benson was cast as a servant, isn't it?

You see right through me.

Amnorix
01-19-2012, 01:15 PM
I only watched What's Happening and The Partridge Family out of these, both of which are "meh, ok but not great, not terrible".

Based solely on how my friends rave about it, I will vote for Red Dwarf which I am 100% certain I would have loved if I could've figured out how to find the time to watch it. I'll throw SOAP a bone (probably not needed) based on reputation alone.

But I won't vote for either next round.

DJJasonp
01-19-2012, 01:23 PM
SOAP was amazing. Billy Crystal! Benson!

Burt!....great analogy above (comparing to arrested development)

Rain Man
01-19-2012, 01:29 PM
One of the best ever?
You're far too kind.


Have you ever seen it?

It's an easy show to write off because it was filmed in that bad '80s video format, and Susan Harris shows always tend to have a cheap-looking quality to them, but it was fantastic in a completely bizarre sort of way. It was full of outlandish characters and plots, and very well written. In its first run I wouldn't watch it because I thought it would be terrible, and then I discovered it in reruns and devoured it.

KC Tattoo
01-19-2012, 01:32 PM
SOAP is the only option in this one. Should make at least the Elite Eight.

This.

Micjones
01-19-2012, 02:05 PM
Have you ever seen it?

It's an easy show to write off because it was filmed in that bad '80s video format, and Susan Harris shows always tend to have a cheap-looking quality to them, but it was fantastic in a completely bizarre sort of way. It was full of outlandish characters and plots, and very well written. In its first run I wouldn't watch it because I thought it would be terrible, and then I discovered it in reruns and devoured it.

I've seen it many times.
Just not sure it's one of the very best sitcoms of all-time.
75 best? To be sure. 50 best? Probably. 25 best? Eh... 10 best? No way.

It had such a short run.

SNR
01-19-2012, 03:05 PM
You fuckers are missing out on a fantastic per... er... show

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SNR
01-19-2012, 03:10 PM
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Rain Man
01-19-2012, 03:35 PM
I've seen it many times.
Just not sure it's one of the very best sitcoms of all-time.
75 best? To be sure. 50 best? Probably. 25 best? Eh... 10 best? No way.

It had such a short run.

We shall see. (3.2 second pause for dramatic effect, then a slow nod.) We shall see.

Micjones
01-19-2012, 03:46 PM
We shall see. (3.2 second pause for dramatic effect, then a slow nod.) We shall see.

Don't get me wrong. It was a great show.
It was a pioneer in certain ways.

Addressed issues that weren't often being tackled in that format...at that time.

thurman merman
01-19-2012, 09:24 PM
DANGIT WHERE IS HEAT 18? HURRY UP!

Rain Man
01-19-2012, 09:33 PM
DANGIT WHERE IS HEAT 18? HURRY UP!

(3.4 second pause for dramatic effect.) It's up.

thurman merman
01-19-2012, 09:44 PM
(3.4 second pause for dramatic effect.) It's up.

Thanks :D

patteeu
01-19-2012, 10:09 PM
I voted enthusiastically for Soap and How I Met Your Mother. I voted on the basis of nostalgia for The Partridge Family.

What's Happening had the memorable Rerun character and the somewhat less memorable leading character Raj, but other than that I don't remember much about it.

Never saw Red Dwarf.

splatbass
01-19-2012, 11:58 PM
One of the best ever?
You're far too kind.

He's right.

Rain Man
01-20-2012, 02:16 PM
Soap, How I Met Your Mother, and What's Happening are moving on. And that, kids, is how I met your mother.

Baby Lee
12-04-2012, 05:24 PM
Last night's HIMYM was legen . . . wait for it . . . dary.

Flirty Scherbatsky is potent.

Guru
12-04-2012, 05:25 PM
BroBib FTMFW