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Gyp

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Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sat, 11/20/10 1:52 AM (permalink)
Nice work Rabkin, excellent list.
 
I've never seen Rome, but am familiar with all the other shows save for a season here and there of a few of them.
 
The Sopranos would probably top my best of list. I haven't watched it since it went off the air but certain memorable scenes will still occasionally randomly pop into my head and I think of how great the show was.  
  
Freaks and Geeks is another favorite, the burnout characters in it were so spot on and reminded me of people I went to school with.

Out of the two AMC powerhouses I think I prefer Breaking Bad to Mad Men. I recently finished season two, which contained some of the most intense riveting TV I've ever seen.
 
I'm a big Curb Your Enthusiasm fan too. My favorite thing about the show is how angry the main characters can get and how it seems that they're constantly shouting at each other. I love Cheryl Hines and Susie Essman is a riot.
 
As far as Community goes, I'm a regular viewer but I don't think it's a great show. I guess it's the characters. I can't stand Ken Jeong. Danny Pudi is seriously overrated IMO. The plots are hit or miss too. Something keeps me watching. Alison Brie maybe.
 
I'd throw Seinfeld and the Honeymooners on my list too. Arrested Development was great. Six Feet Under maybe. And I still love me some Saved by the Bell.
 
And I also have never seen The Wire, but I plan to Netflix it soon.
 
    chewingthefat

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    Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sat, 11/20/10 11:53 AM (permalink)
    Has Sanford and Son been mentioned, tough to top that show!
     
      the ancient mariner

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      Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sat, 11/20/10 3:15 PM (permalink)
      CTF----Saw Redd Foxx as a stand up comedian long before Sanford and Son.
      Brer Foxx was pretty rauchy------But as Sanford he was terrific, even with a bad heart.   
       
        ScreamingChicken

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        Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sat, 11/20/10 8:50 PM (permalink)
        I'm a fan of Community (and Alison Brie) as well, although it seems like it's changed a fair amount this year.  Some of the episodes have been rather bizarre.
         
        Brad
         
          Vince Macek

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          Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sun, 11/21/10 9:35 AM (permalink)
          I like the entire current block of NBC's Thursday night comedies, especially '30 Rock' (though I haven't watched 'SNL' in ages) - they're all a good fit. They briefly ran some thing set in a dating service agency, with an easily-amused laugh track - I couldn't sit through a minute of it.
          Glad to hear 'Parks and Recreation' is coming back; wonder how it will affect the schedule...
           
            Nancypalooza

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            Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sun, 11/21/10 10:08 AM (permalink)
            I thought '30 Rock' was fairly weak last season and I'm delighted that they seem to be mounting a resurgence; there have been three or four so far this year that have just been hilarious.  My understanding that 'Parks and Rec' will take 'Outsourced's spot but I'm not positive about the order.  'Community' is just riffing on TV and movie tropes, but they do it horribly well, i.e. the paintball episode from last season and the bottle episode and the conspiracy episode that was just on.  Those were friggin' brilliant, and I find myself wishing that 'Troy and Abed in the Morning' was actually a show.
             
              MetroplexJim

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              Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sun, 11/28/10 1:09 PM (permalink)
              Drama -
              All time:  The Sopranos.
              Recently: Justified on FX.
               
              Comedy -
              I Love Lucy
              Mary Tyler Moore Show
              The Honeymooners
               
                sizz

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                Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sun, 11/28/10 1:39 PM (permalink)
                Twelve O'Clock High.......................
                 
                  the ancient mariner

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                  Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Mon, 11/29/10 8:10 AM (permalink)
                  Speaking to a friend over the Thanksgiving weekend and he said "Get Smart" and "Gilligan's Island" were the two best of all time---
                  I countered with "Bonanza" he threw in "Gunsmoke" and he closed off the conversation with "The Gong Show"  ----  now you know how the older guys spend their weekends.
                   
                    hatteras04

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                    Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Mon, 11/29/10 9:23 AM (permalink)
                    Nancypalooza
                     

                    'Community' is just riffing on TV and movie tropes, but they do it horribly well, i.e. the paintball episode from last season and the bottle episode and the conspiracy episode that was just on.  Those were friggin' brilliant, and I find myself wishing that 'Troy and Abed in the Morning' was actually a show.

                     
                    The paintball war episode was my favorite by far on that show.  I do like Community but of the current 30 min sitcoms, Modern Family and the Big Bang Theory are at the top of my list.  Though I don't think either one makes the list of all time top shows.

                     
                      bartl

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                      Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Tue, 11/30/10 11:25 PM (permalink)
                      hatteras04
                      The paintball war episode was my favorite by far on that show.  I do like Community but of the current 30 min sitcoms, Modern Family and the Big Bang Theory are at the top of my list.  Though I don't think either one makes the list of all time top shows.

                      Big Bang Theory is a favorite of mine. Of course, I used to BE one of those guys (well, a cross between Sheldon and Tom Collins from "Rent". Luckily, some of those early 80's Lower East Side chicks confused my mild autism for cool).
                       
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                        318

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                        Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sat, 12/11/10 11:50 AM (permalink)
                        Knight Rider
                        Mcguyver
                        Threes Company
                        The Jetsons
                        The Wonder Years
                        Def Comedy Jam
                        Andy Griffeth - My #1
                         
                          MikeinRI

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                          Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sat, 12/11/10 1:24 PM (permalink)
                          How'd you old timers get this far without mentioning Red Skelton. Good wholesome comedy.
                          Probably because of puberty I was glued to the TV when "I Dream of Jeannie" and "Bewitched" were on.
                          SNL with the original cast Dan Akroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase , Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, George Coe, and Michael O'Donoghue was awesome!
                           
                            mar52

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                            Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sat, 12/11/10 4:09 PM (permalink)
                            George Coe was on SNL?
                             
                            Nice man with good taste.
                             
                              MikeinRI

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                              Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sat, 12/11/10 7:37 PM (permalink)
                              Yes. In the very beginning.
                              "One of the original cast members on the first three episodes of "Saturday Night Live" (1975) in 1975. After that, he made several more uncredited appearances on the show during the first season, including the prison warden in the classic Lifer Follies sketch."
                               
                                mar52

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                                Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sun, 12/12/10 1:44 AM (permalink)
                                Thanks!  Guess I'm losing my memory.  Now I'm too old to stay up to watch what they've done with SNL.
                                 
                                  MellowRoast

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                                  Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sun, 12/12/10 6:48 AM (permalink)
                                  I echo Mar52's sentiment.
                                   
                                    carolina bob

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                                    Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sun, 12/12/10 10:36 AM (permalink)
                                    You're not missing anything by not watching SNL. What used to be a "must-see" series for me is now so bad that it's almost unwatchable; the current cast is mediocre at best and the writing is simply abominable. NBC really needs to give Lorne Michaels and Co. the boot and get some people in there who know what they're doing.
                                     
                                      ChrisOC

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                                      Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sun, 12/12/10 12:41 PM (permalink)
                                      Space Patrol
                                      Ramar of the Jungle
                                      The Lone Ranger
                                      The Buccaneers
                                      Robin Hood
                                      Maverick
                                      Have Gun Will Travel
                                      Rifleman
                                      Bat Masterson
                                      Peter Gunn
                                      77 Sunset Strip
                                      The Honeymooners
                                      Are You Being Served?  (I was just given the entire series on DVD)
                                       
                                        the ancient mariner

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                                        Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sun, 12/12/10 1:33 PM (permalink)
                                        Chris----I see you like all that high brow stuff !  me too.
                                         
                                        When SNL started I was too old to stay up that late.  That was an impressive list of stars that got a start or a leg up on that show.
                                         
                                        318's #1 is The Andy Griffith Show---is that the one where he is a lawyer with a lot of gray hair?  Or the one with the young boy with the funny name (what ever happened to him, I wonder) also a nutty deputy?
                                         
                                        I had an appointment with a famous (really) surgeon at his home.  He was a little late getting home and said he and I would have to watch Perry Mason and have a martini before we discussed his new house---
                                        He had to unwind before he could concentrate.  He never missed Perry and Della.  After 2 martinis each neither of us could concentrate so I went home.
                                         
                                          mbrookes

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                                          Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sun, 12/12/10 9:32 PM (permalink)
                                          Opie ws the little boy. Ron Howard, who played Opie, is a well esstablished director. Actually, he is one of the few child stars that turned out OK. 
                                           
                                            bartl

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                                            Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Mon, 12/13/10 1:31 PM (permalink)
                                            MikeinRI
                                            How'd you old timers get this far without mentioning Red Skelton. Good wholesome comedy.

                                            You know how nice Red Skelton seemed on the screen? Well, I met the guy in person (walking down the street in a music store area). He was every bit as nice in person; even put on an impromptu performance for the people who happened to be there at the time.
                                             
                                            Bart
                                             
                                             
                                              Bushie

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                                              Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Thu, 12/16/10 2:07 AM (permalink)
                                              I suppose MASH was my favorite.  I used to schedule college classes around reruns.
                                               
                                              Life would not have been the same without DALLAS, though.  From college through early years of marriage, my Friday nights were planned to watch Dallas.  When the show ended its run, I kind of lost interest in watching TV.
                                               
                                              Perhaps a little sick, but true...
                                               
                                               
                                                NYNM

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                                                Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Thu, 12/16/10 3:14 AM (permalink)
                                                Here's some I liked a lot
                                                Twilight Zone
                                                The Prisoner
                                                Mickey Mouse Club (esp. Spin & Marty)
                                                Rowen & Martins Laugh-In (esp. Goldie Hawn)
                                                I Married Joan (who remembers that?Joan Davis and Judge Bradley J. Stevens)
                                                Dick Clark Show
                                                 
                                                  Nancypalooza

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                                                  Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Thu, 12/16/10 11:54 AM (permalink)
                                                  I used to catch 'I Married Joan' on the old Christian Broadcasting Network late on weekend nights when I got home from babysitting.  It was pretty cute.
                                                   
                                                    NYNM

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                                                    Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Thu, 12/16/10 12:15 PM (permalink)
                                                    Was I Married Joan supposed to be a Christian show?
                                                     
                                                      the ancient mariner

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                                                      Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Thu, 12/16/10 2:08 PM (permalink)
                                                      Nancy-----I Married Joan can not be considered as the greatest TV show of all time.  Christian Broadcasting, or otherwise.  Is that your final answer.  Yes Regis that's my final answer.
                                                       
                                                        ladygodiva

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                                                        Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sat, 08/13/11 12:14 PM (permalink)
                                                        Seinfeld
                                                        Happy Days
                                                        MASH
                                                        Cheers
                                                        Frasier
                                                        Gunsmoke
                                                        Law and order Criminal Intent
                                                        Sopranos
                                                        Nurse Jackie
                                                        <message edited by ladygodiva on Sat, 08/13/11 12:17 PM>
                                                         
                                                          claracamille

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                                                          Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sat, 08/20/11 2:42 PM (permalink)
                                                          Dawn,
                                                          I completely agree about As Time Goes By.  My dream is to live in Jean's house in London!
                                                           
                                                            ScreamingChicken

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                                                            Re:What was the greatest TV Show of all time? Sat, 08/20/11 9:48 PM (permalink)
                                                            I'll throw in another Brit product that may or may not have been mentioned in the previous page: Keeping Up Appearances.  Patricia Routledge's Hyacinth is one of my favorite sitcom characters of all time.
                                                             
                                                            Brad
                                                             
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