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View Poll Results: Vote for your favorite THREE sitcoms from this list.
The Dick Van Dyke Show 79 42.93%
Everybody Hates Chris 13 7.07%
Coach 92 50.00%
I Love Lucy 88 47.83%
Taxi 115 62.50%
I cannot in good conscience vote for any of these. 21 11.41%
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:25 PM  
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Clash of the Sitcoms: Round 1, Heat 3.

Got some good ones here. Vote for three.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:32 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:32 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:35 PM   #6
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #8
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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.
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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.
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It's in the thread opener here:
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=255021
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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.
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