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(Time)   Top 100 TV Shows of All Time as picked by Time Magazine. How many of your favorites are on the list?   (time.com ) divider line
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2007-09-08 09:33:14 PM  
Combat! with Vic Morrow. It took FIVE YEARS to capture France.

Wagon Train
Bonanza
Daniel Boone
Captain Kangaroo
The Outer Limits (original)
Mission: Impossible
Perry Mason
Secret Agent
Get Smart
 
2007-09-08 09:33:17 PM  
How could I forget...The Red Green Show.
 
2007-09-08 09:34:55 PM  
No Cop Rock!
 
2007-09-08 09:36:06 PM  
I came in to say "No Firefly?" but I see my fellow Browncoats have beaten me to it. Carry on!
 
2007-09-08 09:36:56 PM  
Persnickety: Groening already has The Simpsons and King of the Hill up there.

(groans like Kif Kroaker)
 
2007-09-08 09:37:37 PM  
www.usatunes.com
 
2007-09-08 09:38:02 PM  
Alien Syndrome: logruszed

To the majority of people out there the conservatives are just the biggest and most obvious target.

So having common sense make's one a "target"? I think I'm starting to get your kind of "humor".

They happen to be the one's with the most power and the most gross examples of abuse of said power.

And you kind of "reality" is also telling you that the Republicans are still in control of the House and Senate, must be a nice world you live in.

There isn't enough "ha ha" potential within the Democratic party right now.

And money in freezers, pundits in diapers and democrats getting tongue tied (much more than Bush) can't be a source of humor to you?


You're living in a dreamworld.

Stealing money = They are all doing it. So it's not newsworthy unless they get caught doing it in some unique manner. It's like cheating on your wife, it's only funny if it's with a dude or if you're one of those pro-family loudmouths.

Now trying to suck dicks in mens rooms when you're a right wing conservative guy = funny!

That's why you don;t see many stories about liberal politicians doing this sort of thing. Nobody would be surprised so it's not funny. You see the "shock/surprise" element is a big part of humor.

If you don't get that then I'll bet you're one of those dipshiats who uses a lot of puns and thinks they are the "funny guy at work".

when Democrats fark up in a funny way then TDS busts balls on them for years. If you watched the program you can still hear an occasional Marion Barry crack/prostitution joke, or a Clinton blowjob joke. The thing is most of the big name Dems don't espouse any major moral bullshiat and then get busted violating it. You got guys preaching "family values" to get contributions and votes, then trying to suck off other dudes or getting married six times. How is stealing money going to keep up with that?

TDS is a joke show, not a news show. Stealing money, as I said, just isn't all that funny most of the time. Go watch an actual news program for that kind of shiat, and if they fail to deliver on it then you have a legit complaint. USA Today or whoever should report on that kind of stuff based only on things like the amount of money stolen or whatever, but it's not the job of a joke show to report the news. It's not even their job to report facts, but TDS actually does contain more fact than many actual news programs, it just has a bias. But this bias is more about humor than party lines.

And don't try and say the libs are more in control than the cons. that's farking stupid and you're stupid if you believe it. If that were true then there would be an impeachment lineup taking place right now and we would be pulling out of Iraq.
 
2007-09-08 09:38:14 PM  
whammer: Captain Kangaroo ; Secret Agent

Two more I forgot. Crap! The mind is slipping.
 
2007-09-08 09:41:46 PM  
Fawlty Towers should have made the list.

Did have some pleasant surprises, though, like Married with Children and Mystery Science Theater 3000.
 
2007-09-08 09:42:34 PM  
frostus: big fat list missing Married With Children

Sorry, Married with Children deserves it. Part of a combo that established a network and ushered in a new era of comedy.

And you people and your Firefly obsession need to smell the roses. The show was good, but seriously, it wasn't that awesome. It had plenty of potential, but the execution was particularly Buffy, who probably shouldn't be on the list, but is because(I would assume) the WB would have went under way earlier if it didn't have Buffy.


Also, for the people that are complaining about Frasier, Newhart, etc(all great shows), read the guidelines.

-Two Shows, One Slot. Where two shows with the same creators or talent had similar themes, milieus, characters or narrative styles, I generally picked one. So: Monty Python but no Fawlty Towers; Cheers but no Frasier; Seinfeld but no Curb Your Enthusiasm; The Bob Newhart Show but no Newhart; My So-Called Life but no thirtysomething. I did include both versions of The Office because they were different achievements (the American is the better series, Ricky Gervais' the better performance), but also because-all together now!-it's my list.



Lastly, Futurama probably deserves to be on there.. hard to pick what to kick off though. My choice would probably be The West Wing.

Also, glad to see props for King of the Hill. A truely awesome show for all ages that doesn't get the recognition it deserves. It's a cartoon that plays like it's a live action show, which is why it's overlooked, and it's as well written and put together as 99% of the shows I've watched.
 
2007-09-08 09:43:24 PM  
No House????

I'm happy to see the number of Arrested Development fans though.
Just bought the third season.
 
2007-09-08 09:44:45 PM  
CHEATERS???

Come on TIME, where else can you see real people getting busted nooking other people's girlfriends. Real people, real cheating, real busting.

www.cheaters.com
(Dude getting busted with some dude's gf in pool, gets a beatdown on camera)
 
2007-09-08 09:46:22 PM  
FISH.
i1.tinypic.com
This is Fark, right? Why am I the first to mention this shining star?
 
2007-09-08 09:46:34 PM  
bolzy: CHEATERS???

Come on TIME, where else can you see real people getting busted nooking other people's girlfriends. Real people, real cheating, real busting.


(Dude getting busted with some dude's gf in pool, gets a beatdown on camera)


Not to mention the episode where that prick of a host got stabbed.

He deserved a beating as much as any of the cheaters getting caught.
 
2007-09-08 09:47:14 PM  
"The Twilight Zone" got a spot, nice to see.

/#1, EVAR
 
2007-09-08 09:47:44 PM  
logruszed: bolzy: CHEATERS???

Come on TIME, where else can you see real people getting busted nooking other people's girlfriends. Real people, real cheating, real busting.


(Dude getting busted with some dude's gf in pool, gets a beatdown on camera)

Not to mention the episode where that prick of a host got stabbed.

He deserved a beating as much as any of the cheaters getting caught.


Its all in good fun, did or did you not get a laugh. I am rolling on floor many times.
 
2007-09-08 09:48:15 PM  
oh and once I saw a blimp: FISH.

This is Fark, right? Why am I the first to mention this shining star?


sorry, I love the Abemeister more than Drew loves beer but Fish was one of the worst spin-offs ever.

He was hardly on the show, his wife's voice set my teeth on edge and those retarded adopted kids made me hate people from the East coast irrationally for years.
 
2007-09-08 09:49:11 PM  
I really like "Rescue Me", but I think that show is too recent to make the list.
 
2007-09-08 09:49:56 PM  
Definately the '71 Pinto (new window). What? Goddammit. Late again, wrong TIME top "Here's a bunch of stuff from that period I'm plowing out my ass at random, I sure hope 50 of you remember-and agree with me" Lists. SWEET.
 
2007-09-08 09:50:10 PM  
How the hell can you compare "I, Claudius" to "General Hospital"? And does anyone REALLY prefer "The Bob Newhart Show" to "Newhart"? Maybe Suzanne Pleshette ... MAYBE.
 
2007-09-08 09:50:31 PM  
Well, the guy said he was excluding spinoffs and shows that debuted in 2006 or later so I can excuse not having Dexter and Heroes.

But where the hell are Rescue Me, Scrubs, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Firefly, Prison Break, Entourage, Weeds, Two and a Half Men, and How I Met Your Mother?
 
KNW
2007-09-08 09:58:33 PM  
ALF
Due South
Junkyard Wars
Mythbusters
Night Court
Red Green
YCDTOTV

And although I've never watched it, I have to ask why there's no Dr. Who on the list. Plus, he includes Charlie Brown Christmas (which is a movie) but no How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

Game shows, the Superbowl, but no Hockey Night in Canada? Guy lives in some southern state, doesn't he?
 
2007-09-08 10:00:17 PM  
Another vote for Ab Fab

/what?
 
2007-09-08 10:01:28 PM  
cabal08
What no Connections?
Forget about that one! Thanx

I would like to see some old 60's reruns, Red Skelton show, Groucho, Candid Camera, Art Linkletter...
Anyone remember some of the hokey ones: The Invades, Time Tunnel, The Prisoner. The FBI

Time used to be a reputable magazine 20+ yr. ago. Sux now, big.

The list was not Time's and should have been listed that way. As the author stated: "It's My List...". Time did not take a(the) pole it is obvious the author is very biased the same as the Mag.

There are several in the list that are garbage as others above have written. I would not and do not let the kids watch Bevis and Butthead, 3 Stooges (Kid poked bro in eyes), many of the supposed "mainstream" shows due to the content of ignorance, sick minded humor, and glorification's that is degrading to, and of most people.

/Top "Firefly" pic need Shopping done for a Bush, Cheney, Condi view

// Glad to Not see a certain daytime soap on the list. Wife didn't speak to me for a couple of days due to me walking in the door from work, made/ used the same sentence as the "Jerk" on the show. She lost cable for a while!!!
 
2007-09-08 10:02:25 PM  
I appreciate the Monkees and My So-Called Life being on the list, as well as South Park and I Love Lucy.
 
2007-09-08 10:02:40 PM  
Not a single god damn one.
 
2007-09-08 10:05:32 PM  
Four (including the Super Bowl)
 
2007-09-08 10:05:41 PM  
Pssst ... BLACKADDER, ya gits!!!
 
HBK
2007-09-08 10:06:41 PM  
Namey Namerson: No Curb Your Enthusiasm + No Amazing Race + No Iron Chef = FAIL

Entourage > Curb Your Enthusiasm
by about a million times


Anyway, all in all a good list. You can't please everyone. I was happy to see The Wire and The Shield, and elated to see Arrested Development. I just hope in 3 years or so Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia will have hit its stride and will make lists like this.
 
2007-09-08 10:07:42 PM  
24
All in the Family (before my time, but caught the reruns on Nick at Nite growing up)
Beavis & Butthead (hey, I was 13-14 when this was on)
A Charlie Brown Christmas (a classic for any child)
The Daily Show (not a devoted follower, but hilarious when I do watch)
Hill Street Blues (another 80s classic)
The Honeymooners (the original fat-guy-with-hot-wife sitcom, all others pale in comparison)
The Larry Sanders Show (One of the best shows ever. "Who the fark is Igus?")
Married With Children (Great but fell off at the end)
Pee Wee's Playhouse (great when I was a kid, trippy as hell as an adult)
The Real World (only the Las Vegas season, I never liked anything else. Can't count how many times I beat it to Trishelle and the multi-racial chicks)
The Shield (Vic Mackey owns all other TV cops)
South Park (no show has a bigger set of balls)
 
2007-09-08 10:07:44 PM  
bhcompy: Sorry, Married with Children deserves it. Part of a combo that established a network and ushered in a new era of comedy.

A new era of shiat comedy. It wasn't funny and it's descendants aren't either.

And you people and your Firefly obsession need to smell the roses. The show was good, but seriously, it wasn't that awesome.

Wrong. And my love of the show isn't an obsession any more than you people that feel the need to constantly (and obsessively) slam it in these threads.

Also, glad to see props for King of the Hill. A truely awesome show for all ages that doesn't get the recognition it deserves.

Wrong again. Not funny or interesting. Maybe it's a show for all ages but mine? Or maybe I had to dull my brain with Married With Children like you apparently did to be able to sit in front of King Of the Hill for more than two minutes.
 
2007-09-08 10:08:20 PM  
I know it's a Canadian show but when I see shows like Prime Suspect on the list, Da Vinci's Inquest is definitely a contender; drum-tight writing and none of this paint-by-numbers realism
 
2007-09-08 10:09:02 PM  
Good to see The Prisoner, I, Claudius and the Ernie Kovacs Show, but no:

Futurama
Frasier
Cosmos
Blue Planet
Babylon 5
Connections 1
Connections 2
Jeopardy
Shogun
Bonanza
Red Dwarf
Peter Gunn
Mission Impossible
Secret Agent Man
The Wonder Years

and probably others if I took more time. Some of the missing may have run afoul of the author's rules.

One I never expect to see, but is my top 25 is a BBC show that was shown on local PBS stations - Sandbaggers.
 
2007-09-08 10:09:56 PM  
JSAN618 and cabal08
RE:Connections

Just to let you know, someone has posted all the James Burke shows on You Tube. Check it out. I'm sure they won't be there forever. And I mean all episodes of Connections, The Day the Universe Changed as well as the Connections sequels
 
2007-09-08 10:15:00 PM  
Three more I forgot.

Red Skelton, Night Court, Black Adder

Hope I don't think of any more before bedtime.
 
2007-09-08 10:16:27 PM  
All In The Family
Benny Hill
Parker Lewis Can't Loose
Seinfeld
South Park
DeadWood
 
2007-09-08 10:16:27 PM  
No Doctor Who or Trailer Park Boys?
 
2007-09-08 10:16:33 PM  
I can't believe he left Doctor Who off that list. The rest of the scifi shows I love are forgivable to not include, but no Doctor farking Who?
 
2007-09-08 10:16:57 PM  
Your favorite band show sucks!
 
2007-09-08 10:17:22 PM  
No Scooby Doo? It's the only cartoon series ahead of the Simpsons with the most total air time, and it's been running almost non-stop ever since it first aired in 1969. This list is rubbish for the most part.
 
2007-09-08 10:19:14 PM  
As long as X Files is there, I don't care if anything else made it.

No other show I've ever watched crossed the line from "OMG I love this show" into complete and utter obsession the way that one did.

Wait, I'm not obsessed, I'm "focussed"!
 
KNW
2007-09-08 10:19:35 PM  
strtsk8r7: Sure you ain't thinking of the Flintstones?
(was that show on the list?)
 
2007-09-08 10:20:03 PM  
The Avengers.

And did they really put "Buffalo Bill" on the list??? What kind of snobbery is that? Toss in an obscure formulaic 2-season show that no one remembers? It's like a critic saying: "Moby Dick" was sort of okay, but "Omoo" was Melville's greatest novel.
 
2007-09-08 10:20:17 PM  
Survivorman should be on the list.
 
2007-09-08 10:22:12 PM  
Too US-centric.
 
2007-09-08 10:22:24 PM  
Shows I'm glad to see on the list:


All in the Family
The Beavis and Butt-Head Show
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Cheers
The Cosby Show
The Daily Show
Hill Street Blues
King of the Hill
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (YES!!!)
The Odd Couple
The Office [American]
Saturday Night Live (Well the original cast and the years with Carvey, Miller, Hartman, Farley, Rock, etc.)
The Simpsons
Soap
South Park
Star Trek
The Twilight Zone
The X-Files

(haven't seen the new Battlestar yet, so I'll reserve judgment, and only a few episodes of Lost, but it looks like it could be worthy)

Show I would have included:

Frazier
House
the Law & Order series
Star Trek TNG & DS9
Judging Amy (Tyne Daley so kicked ass in that show)
Barney Miller


my WTF list

The Monkees???????????????
SpongeBob SquarePants??????????
 
2007-09-08 10:24:35 PM  
Also, I'd throw a vote in for Good Eats. Alton Brown is WAY cooler than Julia Child.
 
KNW
2007-09-08 10:25:37 PM  
Again, I cannot stress my displeasure that this was not on the list:
content.answers.com

On the radio since 1923, in the homes of the faithful since 1952, and it's all about a trophy first given out in 1892.

Damn, I can't wait for the season to start...
 
2007-09-08 10:25:52 PM  
Not on list - From the Scifi channel The Invisible Man, aka I-Man. The most awsomest made for cable TV show ever created.
 
2007-09-08 10:26:30 PM  
No Super Mario Bros. Super Show? I'm shocked. SHOCKED, I say. This list is just not valid anymore.
 
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