Thursday, August 09, 2007

My 13 All-Time Favorite Sitcoms

After The Mo Show, Morgen’s Blog Talk Radio Show, last night, I thought this would be a great idea for a Thursday Thirteen. The only problem is that I had one hell of a time trying to narrow it down.

1. Mary Tyler Moore – My fave episode: When Sue Ann finally got Mr. Grant in her bedroom.

2. I Love Lucy – My fave: Vitameatavegimen!

3. Dick Van Dyke Show – My fave: Alan Brady wears a wig!

4. Brady Bunch – My fave: When the girls dare the boys to sleep in the haunted attic.

5. The Bob Newhart Show – My fave: When Bob and some of his “patients” got drunk and ordered Chinese food. (Aside: Bob’s other show Newhart had the BEST sitcom finale ever!)

6. Happy Days – My fave: When Joanie almost left home to join a band.

7. Three’s Company – My fave: The episode where there's a big misunderstanding!

8. The Cosby Show – My fave: When the whole family put on a lip sync performance for the grandparents’ anniversary.

9. Seinfeld – My fave: Are you the master of your domain?!

10. Cheers – My fave: When Woody made up the “Kelly Kelly Kelly” song.

11. Frasier – My fave: When Frasier, Niles and the gang attempted to do the old-time murder mystery radio show.

12. Murphy Brown – My fave: When Corky got married and became Corky Sherwood-Forest.

13. Family Ties – The quiz show episode where Alex got stage fright and Mallory ended up answering all the questions.

Others that almost made the list:

  • Growing Pains
  • Friends
  • Welcome Back, Kotter
  • Mork & Mindy
  • The Wonder Years
  • The Facts of Life
  • Bewitched
  • Wings
  • Laverne & Shirley
  • The Jeffersons


Michelle B said...

Great list! These bring back memories for me:)

Did you know that there are two episodes that the Cosby's did a lip sync number for Cliff's parents? The first one was my favorite- Ray Charles' The Night Time is the Right Time. The second year (which was the 50th anniversary) was James Brown.

I didn't remember the second one until I saw it on Nick at Nite reruns.

Kate Davies said...

Great list! I've gotten very nostalgic for sitcoms lately -- just haven't found any that capture me in the same way these days.

Now, I've got to go do a tv listings search... :)

Kailani said...

I totally forgot about Murphy Brown. Loved that show! However, my all time favorite would have to be friends. Especially the Thanksgiving episode where Rachel makes the trifle.

An Island Life

damozel said...

Totally with you about the Lucy episode---my favorite as well. And till you reminded me, I forgot all about Sue Ann and Mr. Grant, not to mention wig-wearing Brady.

But the best---the very best---was, as you say, at the end of "Newhart v. 2."

Donna said...

Out of your 13 favs, ten are my favs too! I never could get next to Brady Bunch.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, I now feel really old! GREAT list!

Happy TT!

Sanni said...

Dip da dip da do...? *LOL*

Love Frasier and Cheers - broadcasted every Thursday night in Germany (the 472 repetition or so)

Happy TT!

Nicholas said...

I remember some of those. Frasier and Cheers were almost always good, so was MTM.

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

Where's Gilligan's Island?? How could you not have GI?? LOL!

What Works For Us said...

awesome list - but I just would have HAD to put laverne and shirley on it!! ;-)

Comedy + said...

These are all great ones. I love Lucy was probably my favorite out of all of them. I missed the show all together. Don't ask me, but I didn't even think about the show until long after it was over. Yikes. Have a great day. :)

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Those are some great, classic episodes! Brings back a lot of memories... :)

'B' said...

Some TRUE classics in that lot...

Great list, stop on by and check out ours...

Crazy Working Mom said...

Loved the list...loved The Mo Show. :)

(but I still don't like Frasier. Kelsey Grammar gets under my skin!)

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

Fantastic list! I LOVE IT! I say almost every one is in my list of all-time favorites too!! :) Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke are the ones I've never watched.

Travis said...

The thing I like about this list is that it spans different eras. I think that proves that good comedy is good comedy, no matter when it's produced.