What about BEST Sitcom?

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  1. Barnpreacher

    Barnpreacher Puritan Board Junior


    I'm pretty sure Lamont started preaching, but I don't know what denomination.
  2. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    Man...if Lamont ever preaches arond here...I will go see him!:lol:
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  3. Barnpreacher

    Barnpreacher Puritan Board Junior

    Demond Wilson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  4. Barnpreacher

    Barnpreacher Puritan Board Junior

  5. Devin

    Devin Puritan Board Sophomore

    Everybody Loves Raymond
    The Office
  6. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    That is pretty cool! Now Find Grady!:lol:
  7. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    Andy FOREVER! I've been watching it since 1960 and I still do and I always will.
  8. Barnpreacher

    Barnpreacher Puritan Board Junior

    Sanford and Son - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Info on Whitman Mayo, the actor who played Grady can be found here: Whitman Mayo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  9. caddy

    caddy Puritan Board Senior

    Oh, how true is this....They had MARRIED LIFE DOWN to a "T" didn't they? :cheers:
  10. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    Speaking of which...

    Did you see tonight's ending coming? I think we have our new "really bad guy." Right before the explosion I told my son that we would see "Kensi" again in the future.
  11. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    Yes they do! My wife does the "house checkbook" and I once messed it up.....then I saw the ELR episode where Raymond royally messed up their house checkbook.....I could so relate!:)
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  12. caddy

    caddy Puritan Board Senior

    Ivan, I have read 3-or-4 books on the show. I have the Millet painting that hangs in the Louve' and in Andy's living room--The Angelius--over my mantel. Great Piece of Art, Great Show. I always watch the shows to the end so I can see what year rolls around. I know most of the shows by heart, and can pick the year they were made most of the time. I have seen them so many times. For instance, I saw the episode today where Barney Claims to know from his 8th grade history book the whole of the Constitution: "Yep," says Barn, "Once its in there [ speaking of his brain ], it's in there for good. Go ahead ask me." Andy then tells him to repeat it. LOL. He draws a blank at the first word, asks Andy to give it to him and it never stops from there. In the end, both hands are on his face bringing his hair down with it...and I'm laughing my head off. It just never gets old to me.
    Great Stuff!
  13. cwjudyjr

    cwjudyjr Puritan Board Freshman

    My Sitcom choices...

    I guess I would call Carol Burnett a variety show, not a sitcom, but it still is a scream. I liked Mama's Family skits in it, that later became a sitcom.

    My all time favorite is Green Acres! One sane man, in the midst of insanity, made to look insane. The best character of many is Mr. Haney with Mr. Kmball close second.

    Others in the top: Dick Van Dyke, Andy Griffith, Leave It To Beaver, Reba, Barney Miller, Taxi, and maybe a couple more if my mind was still working this time of the evening. What was the reason one responder said Taxi after the first year. I need refreshing on what was differnt.

  14. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Doctor

    How can you people talk about the best TV series without mentioning "I Love Lucy" (1951-1957)? It's the greatest, most legendary sitcom of all time! Are you guys nuts?

    Still totally funny, even today. And I've seen every episode about 38,000,000 times!

    Lucille Ball (1911-1989)
    Desi Arnaz, Sr. (1917-1986)
    William Frawley (1887-1966)
    Vivian Vance (1911-1979)
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  15. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    You are completely right. I forgot all about Lucy.
  16. No Longer A Libertine

    No Longer A Libertine Puritan Board Senior

    Am I a jerk for laughing guiltfully at All In the Family and Married With Children? Probably.

    I don't watch many sitcoms, they annoy me but Cheers and off shoot Fraser were consistent and hysterical with situational humor.

    I recollect Wings making me giggle as a child and Fresh Prince having a lame charm to it.

    The shows I adored were MacGyver and Quantum Leap and Magnum P.I and I liked Family Ties as well.

    Oh yeah, and Get Smart reruns on Nick at Nite made me laugh as a child.
  17. caddy

    caddy Puritan Board Senior

    Agreed. Great show. We did a Bible study based off of the story lines on both the I love Lucy Show and The Andy Griffith Shows. It was interesting. It was years ago at my SBC Church.

    Remember Frawley played the uncle in "My Three Sons" up until he got sick in 65, where Demerest took over.
  18. Timothy William

    Timothy William Puritan Board Junior

    Yes (Prime) Minister, undoubtedly the best comedy, and probably the best TV series ever. Blackadder comes second.

    I must say, I really don't understand American humour. Most of what they laugh at just seems chronically unfunny, in a sort of "I don't even understand what is supposed to be amusing" kind of way. At least with British sitcoms, I can get the joke, whether or not I am especially amused.
  19. Calvibaptist

    Calvibaptist Dallas Cowboys' #1 Fan

    I made this prediction about 3 weeks ago when they first discovered that Kensei had regenerative powers like Claire. I think he is the one who is killing all the old hereos. I could be wrong about the last part, but I was right about the first.
  20. nicnap

    nicnap Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    King of Queens

    And yes...I loved Sledge Hammer...the guy slept with a gun under his pillow; what's not to love?

    Does Monk qualify as a sitcom?
  21. PuritanCovenanter

    PuritanCovenanter Moderator Staff Member

    I liked Mash. I was about to get out of the Navy when the last episode aired. I lived in the Barracks and a bunch of guys were all in the TV room watching it together. I don't ever think I ever saw that room so occupied. There wasn't a dry eye in the place I bet. It seemed like we had experienced a generation passing away. It was rather somber and sobering.

    Everybody likes Raymond is great.

    We have watched a lot of reruns of the Cosby Show and Fresh Prince these last 5 years on television.

    I really hadn't watched much Television from 1981 to 1995. When I started having kids television came back into use starting with the Christmas specials. I wanted my kids to see the Christmas shows I grew up with so we let the Television back into the house. Well, now it is a permanent fixture.
  22. LadyCalvinist

    LadyCalvinist Puritan Board Junior

    My favorite Sitcoms:

    Get Smart
    Dick Van Dyke
    The Bob Newhart Show
    and Police Squad (all six episodes of it)
  23. VaughanRSmith

    VaughanRSmith Puritan Board Sophomore

    Absolutely! I love Yes Minister/Prime Minister. The Brits invented comedy.

    I have never understood the attraction to most American sitcoms (Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker, Friends etc.) either. I think, outside of Seinfeld, you could get rid of 99% of American sitcoms and the world would not be any less funny.
  24. PuritanCovenanter

    PuritanCovenanter Moderator Staff Member

    Oh Yeah, I love Becker. My best man was just like him.
  25. caddy

    caddy Puritan Board Senior

    I could use a "cone of silence" about now! ;)
  26. Calvibaptist

    Calvibaptist Dallas Cowboys' #1 Fan

    Nice Get Smart reference! This from Wikipedia:

    So, it seems it was also an Everybody Loves Raymond reference.
  27. MrMerlin777

    MrMerlin777 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    In my humble opinion, the greatest of all time is a dead heat between Andy Griffith and MASH.

    I'm a huge MASH fan.....

    Also liked Welcome Back Kotter, and Taxi.
  28. Amazing Grace

    Amazing Grace Puritan Board Junior

    Vic, you are correct. Def one of the best.

    Get Smart. My secret fav

    I Dream of Jeannie


    Mork n Mindy

    Ill throw Frazier in for the best spin off
  29. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    Also a Taxi fan! what a great cast (other than Danza), and I mean Andy Kaufman....need I say more!
  30. ServantOfKing

    ServantOfKing Puritan Board Freshman

    The Office
    The Simpsons is actually much deeper than most realize.
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