I meant to tape Dharma and Greg the other night cause it had a pool scene. I accidentally taped Will and Grace. As i suffered thru this stupid show waiting for the pool scene that never materialized I thought "Where have all the good sitcoms gone?"
I used to love Thursday night in the 80's. You could watch Cosby, Family Ties, Cheers, and Night Court, then top it off with the wonderful "Hill Street Blues".
All you have now is Friends, which is ok despite all the cheap sex jokes. Just Shoot Me is only funny when David Spade is onscreen. Sigh....
So, my favorites, in order (the shark jumps are my opinion only):
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1. Andy Griffith. A true classic.
Jumped the shark when: Barney left the show
2. Seinfeld. Michael Richards was hilarious on "Fridays" and "Marblehead Manor" but had never made it BIG. Seinfeld and Louis-Dreyfuss were successful to some degree. But when these 4 came together the chemistry was phenomenol.
Jumped the shark when: Never did. Well, maybe the finale.
2. I Love Lucy.
Jumped the shark when: Never did. Even the follow-up show "The Lucy Show" was funny. Proves her comedic genius.
3. All in the Family. Another classic. Could this show be made in today's ultra-sensitive environment? I think not.
Jumped the shark when: Michael and Gloria moved out. Really went downhill when Archie bought the bar.
4. Cheers. Great ensemble cast.
Jumped the shark when: Sam and Diane got together.
5. M*A*S*H . Speaks for itself.
Jumped the shark when: never did IMO
6. Taxi. Great writing, great cast....my favorite episode was when Latka turned into Vic Ferrari. "Hey Alex babe, that's quite a load of guano you dumped on me" [img]/ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
7. Married with Children. A bit bawdy for its time slot but hey, it's FOX [img]/ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
8. The Simpsons. Seems like every episode is a new classic.
9. Night Court. Fast moving and ribald. Like a burlesque show in your living room.
10. Dick Van Dyke. If you haven't seen it in awhile check it out. His physical comedy is second only to Lucy.
11. Mary Tyler Moore.
12. Beverly Hillbillies. Country folks in the city. Jethro was an obvious ripoff of Stockdale from No Time for Sargeants.
13. Green Acres. City folks in the country. (BTW The female Ralph was the girl in To Kill a Mockingbird who accused the black guy of rape).
An honorable mention goes to "Just the Ten of Us". Anybody remember that? There were 8 kids and 4 of them were hot teenage girls. The jiggle factor on that show was very high. I'm surprised it didn't make it.
I'm tired of typing now. I know I missed some. Any favorites?