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(Entertainment Weekly)   The ten most awful, insulting sitcoms of all time. Missing from the list: Friends   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 199
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2013-04-27 11:38:44 AM
Deslided

I'd agree with pretty much every one on there.

And Friends was funny subby, so

www.betcheslovethis.com
 
2013-04-27 11:56:20 AM
The ONLY slightly funny Friends episode was the one where they get free porn on the TV.
 
2013-04-27 11:59:41 AM
Two words:

Crystal. Duck.
 
2013-04-27 12:18:36 PM
Can't say I ever actually saw an episode of Yes, Dear, but if it lasted 6 years, I'm guessing some people thought it was pretty good.
 
2013-04-27 12:24:25 PM
I can't believe they missed the chance to shiat on 'Arliss', it used to be a EW tradition back in they day.
 
2013-04-27 12:36:11 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: Can't say I ever actually saw an episode of Yes, Dear, but if it lasted 6 years, I'm guessing some people thought it was pretty good.


I remember seeing it when I was on summer vacation in High School. I think TBS used to run afternoon marathons of it. It wasn't too bad. Definitely the best one on that list, but that's like being the richest in the trailer park.
 
2013-04-27 12:52:08 PM
Wait, they used The Nerd Minstrel Show Theory as an example of a good sitcom?
 
2013-04-27 01:45:25 PM
WTF is a sit com?
 
2013-04-27 01:53:20 PM

Tr0mBoNe: WTF is a sit com?


It's when you talk out of your ass.....
 
2013-04-27 01:59:01 PM
I like how basically the entire first season of UPN sitcoms is on this list.
 
2013-04-27 02:00:48 PM
Monica Faloola Gellar.
 
2013-04-27 02:00:48 PM
Friends avoids the list base solely on the quality of the starring ass.  Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston were worth watching all on their lonesome.

Two Broke Girls, however, should definitely be on the list.  Everything about that show is cringe inducing.
 
2013-04-27 02:01:45 PM
Everybody loves Raymond.

The whole show was based on people hating and reviling each other.
 
2013-04-27 02:05:06 PM
No "Mad About You"?
 
2013-04-27 02:06:25 PM
no Cop Rock?
 
2013-04-27 02:11:04 PM
No It's About Time?
 
2013-04-27 02:11:37 PM
I don't believe I've ever watched a single episode of any of those shows.

/why yes I do feel special.
 
mjg
2013-04-27 02:12:56 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Here's why According to Jim 'worked':
- Makes out-of-shape ugly guys think they could score a hottie
- Makes women think that's it's ok to settle for a out-of-shape guy like their husband.

/sitcom bible - rinse and repeat
 
2013-04-27 02:15:18 PM
Shasta McNasty was The Monkeys for gen x stoners. It was good at being that. Jake Busey always makes me laugh, and sometimes not intentionally.
 
2013-04-27 02:15:27 PM
No 'Homeboys from Outerspace'?
 
2013-04-27 02:17:01 PM

Wall_of_Doodoo: I can't believe they missed the chance to shiat on 'Arliss', it used to be a EW tradition back in they day.


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2013-04-27 02:17:33 PM
I had no idea that Desmond Pfipher show was a real thing. I thought Kevin Smith made it up in the Clerks cartoon.
 
2013-04-27 02:17:43 PM
Also, I think "Out of this World" deserves some consideration as "worst sitcom ever".
 
2013-04-27 02:18:21 PM

mjg: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 350x245]

Here's why According to Jim 'worked':
- Makes out-of-shape ugly guys think they could score a hottie
- Makes women think that's it's ok to settle for a out-of-shape guy like their husband.
-Makes women think that it's OK to turn into the Staypuff marshmallow man after the ring is in place and the crotch fruit are squeezed out.

/sitcom bible - rinse and repeat


Forgot one.
 
2013-04-27 02:19:36 PM
Wow, those are all bad.  But I didn't even realize the  Cavemen show came to fruition.  Heard of the idea at the time but figured it never got off the ground.
 
2013-04-27 02:20:09 PM
Attention TV writers:  There are two (2) sitcoms on this list wherein some coked-out moron tried to stretch the premise of a 30-second ad into 22 minutes.  Don't ever do this again.
 
2013-04-27 02:20:42 PM
No Wings?
 
2013-04-27 02:21:07 PM
How did they keep the list to ten?
 
2013-04-27 02:22:00 PM
They forgot every tv show Tyler Perry slaps his name on.
 
2013-04-27 02:24:17 PM
www.tvparty.com
 
2013-04-27 02:26:01 PM

Strongbeerrules: No Wings?


You shut your whore mouth! Any show that brought the lovely Amy Yasbeck to my attention can't be that bad.
OK it was pretty bad.
 
2013-04-27 02:26:22 PM

msupf: Everybody loves Raymond.

The whole show was based on people hating and reviling each other.


It became pretty unwatchable in the later seasons with Ray and Debra. If you switched the genders, the show wouldn't be pushed as a comedy.
 
2013-04-27 02:28:38 PM

untaken_name: Wall_of_Doodoo: I can't believe they missed the chance to shiat on 'Arliss', it used to be a EW tradition back in they day.

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Arli$$ (let's spell its name the properly douchey way) was such a missed opportunity.  A show about a sleazy sports agent, on HBO where they have no content restrictions, should have been epically filthy and hilarious.  But it was so strangely toothless.  My feeling is that Robert Wuhl and the producers pulled their punches to keep getting athletes on the show.

It has to be one of the most disappointing shows in TV history.
 
2013-04-27 02:33:41 PM

NeoCortex42: [www.tvparty.com image 465x324]


Damn you.  You beat me to it.

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2013-04-27 02:37:04 PM
Yeah, nothing I ever saw.  Couldn't stand Friends.

I felt like I ODed on sitcoms in the 80's, and never got interested in them again.  Last one I liked was the great Night Court.
 
2013-04-27 02:38:34 PM

BATMANATEE: I had no idea that Desmond Pfipher show was a real thing. I thought Kevin Smith made it up in the Clerks cartoon.


Same here. I told my friend to stop farking with me when he insisted that it was a real thing.
 
2013-04-27 02:39:57 PM

Alphax: Yeah, nothing I ever saw.  Couldn't stand Friends.

I felt like I ODed on sitcoms in the 80's, and never got interested in them again.  Last one I liked was the great Night Court.


I've recently watched both Night Court and Cheers for the first time in years, thanks to the DVD releases of Night Court and Cheers being on Netflix streaming.  I gotta say, they both hold up pretty damn well for sitcoms.  I guess the fact that they were "edgy" for the time helps a lot.  Sitcoms like those that made up TGIF on ABC are just painful to sit through now.
 
2013-04-27 02:40:56 PM
Going through the list.  I vaguely remembered Baby Bob.

I liked Shata McNasty, but it was pretty clear it wasn't going to last long.

'Yes Dear' wasn't bad.

Cavemen was doomed from the start and I hope that the guy who said "You know, those cavemen from the GEICO ads would make a great sitcom." is currently washing dishes in a Taco Bell in Utah.

I was talking about 'Homeboys in Outerspace' to my step sister and her husband last week.  I was disappointed that they had never heard of that show.  Hate on that show all you want, it was an urbanized sci-fi sitcom with James Doohan playing a character like Norm form Cheers.  It was awesome.

Never saw Joanie loves Chachi or Stacked, or the Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer.

Hated 'According to Jim'

Never heard of 'Work It'.

Also not mentioned 'How to be a Gentlemen' (only likable character was played by Dave Foley, and he only appeared once or twice an episode, everyone else wasn't likable), that Pauly Shore sitcom, Heil Honey, I'm home and any number of failed WB or Fox sitcoms of the 1990s that lasted less than one season.
 
2013-04-27 02:44:41 PM

AMonkey'sUncle: No It's About Time?


God, I remember that show. What a dumpster fire that was.
I'll throw in all of the 60s sitcoms that evolved out of the Beverly Hillbillies team; the aforementioned program, Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, and all of their spinoffs. Absolutely unfunny television. Another one that should be on that list is My Mother the Car. Pure crap.
 
2013-04-27 02:46:05 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Wait, they used The Nerd Minstrel Show Theory as an example of a good sitcom?




If you define good as a rating and commercial success. And Emmys for Parson. But don't let me stop you from proclaiming Community as the best show ever or whatever hipsters watch.

NeverDrunk23: msupf: Everybody loves Raymond.

The whole show was based on people hating and reviling each other.

It became pretty unwatchable in the later seasons with Ray and Debra. If you switched the genders, the show wouldn't be pushed as a comedy.


Debra needed a good punch in the mouth and put in her place. What a harpy
 
2013-04-27 02:47:44 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: If you define good as a rating and commercial success. And Emmys for Parson. But don't let me stop you from proclaiming Community as the best show ever or whatever hipsters watch.


Eh, Two and a Half Men is a rating and commercial success.  Doesn't mean it isn't still a shiatty show.
 
2013-04-27 02:48:02 PM

Alphax: Yeah, nothing I ever saw.  Couldn't stand Friends.

I felt like I ODed on sitcoms in the 80's, and never got interested in them again.  Last one I liked was the great Night Court.


I feel the same way. I can't remember the last sitcom I watched with any regularity. And Night Court was great.
 
2013-04-27 02:52:10 PM

coffee fiend: And Night Court was great.


It was. In the beginning. Season 7+, though...not so much. Still better than most stuff on today, though. I can't see how anyone gives two and a half craps about most of it.
 
2013-04-27 02:53:49 PM
The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer was a good show.

msupf: Everybody loves Raymond.

The whole show was based on people hating and reviling each other.


You've obviously never been a part of an Italian, Jewish, or Catholic family.  It's pretty much spot-on.

/I'm part of one that's all 3.  Everyone hates and reviles each other with extra gusto and chutzpah.
 
2013-04-27 02:57:58 PM
I think my biggest problem with modern sitcoms is dad equals idiot baffoon.
 
2013-04-27 02:58:15 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: FirstNationalBastard: Wait, they used The Nerd Minstrel Show Theory as an example of a good sitcom?

If you define good as a rating and commercial success. And Emmys for Parson. But don't let me stop you from proclaiming Community as the best show ever or whatever hipsters watch.



I'll have you know it's entirely possible to believe both Minstrel Show Theory AND Community are overrated shiat!
 
2013-04-27 02:58:32 PM

texdent: No 'Homeboys from Outerspace'?


Did you actually read the list?
 
2013-04-27 02:59:01 PM

untaken_name: coffee fiend: And Night Court was great.

It was. In the beginning. Season 7+, though...not so much. Still better than most stuff on today, though. I can't see how anyone gives two and a half craps about most of it.


Yeah, all I remember from some of the later seasons is some terrible Dan as the Phantom of the Opera plot.  I'm only up to the fifth season of DVD releases, and it's a pretty strong show up until that point at least.

/Same birthday as Mel Torme
 
2013-04-27 03:06:08 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Mid_mo_mad_man: FirstNationalBastard: Wait, they used The Nerd Minstrel Show Theory as an example of a good sitcom?

If you define good as a rating and commercial success. And Emmys for Parson. But don't let me stop you from proclaiming Community as the best show ever or whatever hipsters watch.


I'll have you know it's entirely possible to believe both Minstrel Show Theory AND Community are overrated shiat!




Well at least we both hate Community. I never said that TBBT was the greatest sitcom ever. Just that it's far better then the stuff listed in the article. Everybody loves Raymond was the worst sitcom ever. A verbally abusive nag of a wife with a coward husband.
 
2013-04-27 03:06:23 PM
No Marblehead Manor?????
 
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