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Rain Man 01-19-2012 12:15 PM

Clash of the Sitcoms: Round 1, Heat 17.
 
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

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Originally Posted by Micjones (Post 8311008)
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

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Originally Posted by loochy (Post 8311013)
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

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Originally Posted by Rain Man (Post 8311024)
#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

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Originally Posted by Dartgod (Post 8311033)
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

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Originally Posted by Micjones (Post 8311067)
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

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Originally Posted by Dartgod (Post 8311114)
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)


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