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(TV Guide)   TV Guide's Top 50 greatest shows of all time.   ( divider line
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2002-04-29 12:42:04 PM  
I'd say about 3/4 correct. Buffy The Vampire Slayer? ThirtySomething? Nah,,,I don't think so. They might have filled a niche but they weren't "Great" shows.

I honestly would have to put Northern Exposure up there. And thank God The Simpsons made it onto the list.

A thread like this could go on for days. Let's hope it makes it's way over to FarkLite.
2002-04-29 01:21:21 PM  
SEINFELD? The best of all time? What were these people smoking?
2002-04-29 01:23:19 PM  
I agree with Meshman. Seinfeld was NOT that great a show. It had funny moments, but not that many.

The Simpsons should be number one. End of story.
2002-04-29 01:39:48 PM  
Seinfeld over Lucy? dear gawd the terrorists have won
2002-04-29 03:26:14 PM  
I find the omission of Duckman deeply troubling...
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2002-04-29 03:31:54 PM  
'll give 'em 60 minutes. It was a new format. It was ground-breaking. So was "All in the family" "Honeymooners" and "I Love Lucy."

"Seinfeld" is groundbreaking in theory. It was the first situation comedy without the situation.
Except, by season 3, they always had a situation. While this may not prove that you cannot have a sitcom with out the 'sit' - it did prove that the writers were too lazy to try.

Carson's Tonight Show defined late night. Letterman's show is completely a rip-off of it. Even back when it was on NBC (Which should have made the list over the CBS crap he's done since). Carson should have made the top 10. Letterman's CBS show shouldn't have placed.

"Frasier" made the list? 'Bewitched?" That's just silly.

I guess the 5 seasons of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" don't count, because they were originally for the BBC. And BBC isn't television..or something.
2002-04-29 07:41:54 PM  
Woo hoo! Andy Griffith!

Now where da heck is Perry Mason? Johnny Quest? Cop Rock? Married with Children? Watching Elly? Mork & Mindy? Who decided this list?!

I'm with you, Rtreynor. And a lot of comedians think the best comedy show of all time was Fawlty Towers. Or Farty Towels.
2002-04-29 08:32:37 PM  
keep buffy off the top!
2002-04-29 08:32:51 PM  
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Why isn't Ms. Nakamura and Her 70hp Car on the list? I mean COME ON!
2002-04-29 08:33:18 PM  
37. The X-Files

my sister would kill someone over this...

and i agree some of these shows shouldnt be on here...
2002-04-29 08:34:02 PM  
SEINFELD did for the jewish community what top-gun did for pilots... made them homo-gay
2002-04-29 08:34:21 PM  
41. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Did they just throw this in there to see if people are paying attention. What the hell is that all about?
2002-04-29 08:36:50 PM  
They've got some great shows on the list but the order in which they are listed is a little messed up. Seinfeld is a great show, but best show ever? Letterman's at 7 but Carson is at 12??? TV Guide sucks.
2002-04-29 08:37:10 PM  
i wonder if by chance the judges were white?

and where the hell is southpark
2002-04-29 08:37:33 PM  
46. Star Trek: The Next Generation

2002-04-29 08:37:40 PM  
Bewitched but not I Dream of Jeannie? Yeah, it was a rip off, but who didn't like trying to see something that wasn't there (in reference to her outfit--it should have been see-through but it wasn't).
2002-04-29 08:38:53 PM  
I agree. I loved Seinfeld.
So many good one liners, and Newman, Georges dad, And the lawyer. That lawyers the best. I forgot who he's called though.
2002-04-29 08:39:22 PM  
Moesha was robbed!!!
2002-04-29 08:39:55 PM  
I hope this thread dies a quick, painful death.

Bring back the "Best Guitarist of All Time" thread.
2002-04-29 08:40:19 PM  
Uh, where's The A-Team, MacGyver, and Matlock?
2002-04-29 08:40:20 PM  
Why is everyone singling out Buffy? It is a hell of a lot better than most of the crap on that list. Of course the main exclusion to that is the Simpsons, which is definitely not crap. But just about every other show I read when I was skimming it was crap. Seinfeld sucks, and Golden Girls was not on the list. Therefore, crappy list.
2002-04-29 08:40:21 PM  
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2002-04-29 08:41:19 PM  
Simpsons above Seinfeld everyday of the week and twice on Sundays
2002-04-29 08:41:30 PM  
where's alf?
2002-04-29 08:42:28 PM  
I am very pleased to see Twin Peaks. Surprised, too.
2002-04-29 08:42:45 PM  
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is actually good stuff, provided you get over the fact that it's on the WB. THis is a show that can do a musical episode that far surpasses many Broadway musicals. This is a show that can defy convention and have that be one of the greatest hours of television you will ever see.

The fifth season episode "The Body" where they have to cope with the death of Buffy's mother is perhaps one of the most powerful episodes you will ever see. For those who have lost loved ones, this episode hit that feeling exactly.

The show deserves to be on the list.
2002-04-29 08:43:17 PM  
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Three Cheers for ARCHIE!
2002-04-29 08:43:30 PM  
Simpsons=9, Oprah=49. Take that Oprah. I wish Simpsons were first though, they are deffinitelly running longer then Seinfeld and have two half an hour stops compared to just one for Seinfeld
2002-04-29 08:44:06 PM  
Where's "Murder She Wrote"?
2002-04-29 08:44:17 PM  
Huh? This would be more interesting if it was music. You wanna get a flamewar going, put music on there, Billboards great for this stuff, but I spose TV guide is just as ignorant.

And where the hell is Duckman? Southpark? and fuggin Thundercats? (okay, thundercats suck, i just like to pretend I'm cool and mention it)
2002-04-29 08:44:57 PM  
Hey Hytes, is there a hidden sexual reference in your comment?!
2002-04-29 08:44:59 PM  
What about The Chevy Chase Show?
2002-04-29 08:45:52 PM  
you dont seem to understand...Greatest Show of All Time, it's at the top in votes! down with buffy!!
2002-04-29 08:45:59 PM  
In all seriousness, where is Homicide: Life on the Street???
2002-04-29 08:46:09 PM  
But I want to know why the 1960's BATMAN wasn't there!! POW!! WHAM!! BIFF!!
2002-04-29 08:46:46 PM  
What about that old classic, BJ and the Bear?
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2002-04-29 08:46:50 PM  
Anyone see the SouthPark episode where all the rich black people move to town? Quite possibly one of the most brilliant episodes I have ever seen.
2002-04-29 08:47:42 PM  
That was a great episode. Hooray for South Park - social commentary for the mentally insane
2002-04-29 08:48:11 PM  
Soporific: the closing line in that one is so farking funny
2002-04-29 08:48:23 PM  
Seinfeld is indeed the greatest show of all time.
2002-04-29 08:49:04 PM  
and hey! where the hell is King of the Hill? or... Bevis and Butthead....? Mike Judge was robbed
2002-04-29 08:51:07 PM  
There you have it, folks. TV Guide is the arbiter of quality; calibrate your taste accordingly.
2002-04-29 08:51:10 PM  
Just one more thing ma'am...

Rockford Files but no Columbo?!?
2002-04-29 08:51:41 PM  
No Mystery Science Theater 3000? Is there a moron tag?
2002-04-29 08:51:52 PM  
Sopranos at #5? I've heard it's good...but it that good?
2002-04-29 08:52:23 PM  
MASH and the ed sullivan show should have both been much higher, in the top ten.
2002-04-29 08:52:23 PM  
or Knight Rider?
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2002-04-29 08:52:41 PM  
Babylon 5 over Buffy any day of the week. Here was a show that presented what an arc can do in television without resorting to the gimmick of the month that plagues soap operas. It was unique and interesting. I've watched Buffy, and never been impressed. As far as I can see, it's all about Sarah Michelle Gellar's hooters.

And besides that, mostly sitcoms. How about The Price is Right? How about Monty Python? How about the Spice Channel? Okay, skip that last one. But you get the idea.
2002-04-29 08:52:46 PM  
You are so right, Guy. MST3K beats out all of those on there. ALL I SAY. SPACE MUTINY! JOEL! SERVO!
2002-04-29 08:52:51 PM  
They put the Next Generation on the list, but not the original classic Star Trek? WWSD (what would Shatner do?)????
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