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(AZCentral)   Four classic sitcoms to binge watch this summer (Bonus: Dick Van Dyke's weird side boner standing next to Mary Tyler Moore in a publicity photo)   (azcentral.com) divider line 92
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2014-05-19 10:04:57 AM  
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2014-05-19 10:54:15 AM  
That was almost a perfect list.

Everybody Loves Raymond, though... well, it was a decent enough show, but I don't know if you could stand binge watching it with Ray's constant buffoonery and Patricia Heaton's incessant biatchiness.

And if you think it's bad on Everybody Loves Raymond, it's impossible to watch King of Queens without openly wondering why the fat guy didn't put his wife through a wall.

/good fourth show? Find this

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2014-05-19 11:00:03 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: /good fourth show? Find this


I liked that show.  I would also propose Grounded For Life.
 
2014-05-19 12:09:47 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: That was almost a perfect list.

Everybody Loves Raymond, though... well, it was a decent enough show, but I don't know if you could stand binge watching it with Ray's constant buffoonery and Patricia Heaton's incessant biatchiness.

And if you think it's bad on Everybody Loves Raymond, it's impossible to watch King of Queens without openly wondering why the fat guy didn't put his wife through a wall.

/good fourth show? Find this

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because she was friggin hotter than hot and sometimes you gotta put up with a less than personality for the occasional grade A trim.
 
2014-05-19 12:10:40 PM  
Raymond? Helllll no. Try watching Cheers, way more laughs.
 
2014-05-19 12:11:09 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: That was almost a perfect list.

Everybody Loves Raymond, though... well, it was a decent enough show, but I don't know if you could stand binge watching it with Ray's constant buffoonery and Patricia Heaton's incessant biatchiness.

And if you think it's bad on Everybody Loves Raymond, it's impossible to watch King of Queens without openly wondering why the fat guy didn't put his wife through a wall.

/good fourth show? Find this

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I can't stand Ray Romano's Basset Hound delivery... I've never been able to watch the show for any length of time. Strangely enough, I really like his standup when it comes on my satellite radio. Same delivery even ,but he just sounds kind of laid back, rather than the sad sack he plays in the show, I guess.

The other 3 were a good choice. Dick Van Dyke show is great. I would probably add one of Newhart's shows to the list. They were both great, so I'm not sure which one I'd choose. There's another guy with good standup. Bob Newhart's stuff is great, especially when he does the one-sided conversation thing.

They really should have chosen 5 shows though, it would have balanced out the slideshow.

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2014-05-19 12:14:12 PM  
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2014-05-19 12:16:10 PM  
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2014-05-19 12:19:30 PM  

Everybody Loves Raymond? Is this guy serious?


Why don't we all sit down and watch a few seasons of 'According to Jim' while we are at it?

 
2014-05-19 12:21:12 PM  
Jeebus H Christ. I cannot tell you how much I hate Everybody Loves Raymond. and Patricia Heaton.
 
2014-05-19 12:21:12 PM  
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2014-05-19 12:21:16 PM  
If I don't have anything better to do this summer than watch sitcoms for hours a day, somebody shoot me
 
2014-05-19 12:27:22 PM  
Ahem - any one of these is miles ahead of "Raymond".

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2014-05-19 12:28:48 PM  
I like Raymond, but yeah, his wife makes me cringe. I've heard that show The Middle is good, but I just can't stand the actress.
I have a new ritual where, when I get up in the morning to make the kids breakfast, I turn on Netflix and watch a couple of shows of Cheers.
I used to watch the news. Things are much better now.

And the only show to binge I like is RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.
Patrick Warburton and hot wives.
 
2014-05-19 12:29:30 PM  

SuperChuck: If I don't have anything better to do this summer than watch sitcoms for hours a day, somebody shoot me


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2014-05-19 12:30:52 PM  

escherblacksmith: SuperChuck: If I don't have anything better to do this summer than watch sitcoms for hours a day, somebody shoot me

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Ohhh, good call.  Once of my favorites.
 
2014-05-19 12:32:02 PM  
Little known fact: Dick Van Dyke was his stage name.

Real name was Penis Van Lesbian.
 
2014-05-19 12:33:16 PM  

Mikey1969: The other 3 were a good choice. Dick Van Dyke show is great. I would probably add one of Newhart's shows to the list. They were both great, so I'm not sure which one I'd choose. There's another guy with good standup. Bob Newhart's stuff is great, especially when he does the one-sided conversation thing.


Well, The Bob Newhart Show is complete on DVD, while Newhart is only up to season 3...and that's the season the show starts to get good, with Peter Scolari coming onboard.

So TBNS would be the best choice. Plus, Suzanne Pleshette was really hot.

/but Newhart had one of the best endings ever.
 
2014-05-19 12:35:58 PM  
Hulu has all the WKRPs on there. Watched it a few months back.
 
2014-05-19 12:40:06 PM  

largedon: Hulu has all the WKRPs on there. Watched it a few months back.


Too bad they're most likely the syndicated versions with massive music edits made to them, so you might as well not even bother watching them.

But, word is that Shout Factory has licensed the show, so there's new hope that something closer to the original broadcast versions will be out sometime late this year.
 
2014-05-19 12:41:54 PM  
I see the "Everybody Loves Raymond is a 'classic sitcom'?" angle has been covered.

Hell, watch ALF over that.

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You were good until Friends.  F*ck Friends.
 
2014-05-19 12:43:38 PM  
Bob Newhart is the all time champion of the Hot Sitcom Wife for Relatively Dumpy Guy competition.
 
2014-05-19 12:43:57 PM  

largedon: Hulu has all the WKRPs on there. Watched it a few months back.


With the original soundtrack?

I can't believe I bought the first season and all the music was replaced
 
2014-05-19 12:45:12 PM  
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2014-05-19 12:48:18 PM  
Everybody Loves Raymond was horrible. Except for his brother it had no likeable characters. Debra was an emotional and physically abusive biatch. The parents were unpleasant asses.
 
2014-05-19 12:52:01 PM  

Gunny Highway:


Was Married With Children good? I haven't seen in decades. It was good back then but I may be nostalgic
 
2014-05-19 12:55:24 PM  

largedon: Hulu has all the WKRPs on there. Watched it a few months back.


Thank you for this news. I absolutely love that show, but nobody airs it anymore. From what I hear, it's a music licensing issue. I like the rest of the show though, so I can live with that. As long as I get my Thanksgiving turkey drop... Sweet, sweet turkey drop.

FirstNationalBastard: Mikey1969: The other 3 were a good choice. Dick Van Dyke show is great. I would probably add one of Newhart's shows to the list. They were both great, so I'm not sure which one I'd choose. There's another guy with good standup. Bob Newhart's stuff is great, especially when he does the one-sided conversation thing.

Well, The Bob Newhart Show is complete on DVD, while Newhart is only up to season 3...and that's the season the show starts to get good, with Peter Scolari coming onboard.

So TBNS would be the best choice. Plus, Suzanne Pleshette was really hot.

/but Newhart had one of the best endings ever.


Peter Scolari is a great 'sidekick' actor.

Zombie DJ: And the only show to binge I like is RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.
Patrick Warburton and hot wives.


Yeah, people like to rag on that show, but I got a kick out of it. Patrick Warburton was great.
 
2014-05-19 12:56:33 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Gunny Highway:

Was Married With Children good? I haven't seen in decades. It was good back then but I may be nostalgic


MWC is two separate sitcoms.

The original premise was an edgy (for its time) family sitcom. Eventually, it morphed into a live action Looney Tunes cartoon.

Both are fun to watch, but which era you watch will depend on what you're looking for.
 
2014-05-19 12:58:58 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: The original premise was an edgy (for its time) family sitcom. Eventually, it morphed into a live action Looney Tunes cartoon.

Both are fun to watch, but which era you watch will depend on what you're looking for.


Eactly.  I thought Kelly's character really started to get boring by the end of the show but overall it was a lot of fun from start to finish.
 
2014-05-19 01:04:32 PM  
I would bang the shiat out of Patricia Heaton.

/and give her a dirty sanchez
 
2014-05-19 01:04:34 PM  
Besides Netflix, the channels Chiller & El Rey have X-Files.

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2014-05-19 01:07:05 PM  
The Odd Couple'
Original run:
1970-1975
A rare case of a TV series that is better than the film it is based on,


WTF? No. Wrong. Wrongitty wrong wrong wrong. The sitcom was good, not great. The movie is consistently rated as one of the top 10 comedies of all time. OF ALL TIME
 
2014-05-19 01:08:21 PM  
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2014-05-19 01:11:11 PM  

Mikey1969: largedon: Hulu has all the WKRPs on there. Watched it a few months back.

Thank you for this news. I absolutely love that show, but nobody airs it anymore. From what I hear, it's a music licensing issue. I like the rest of the show though, so I can live with that. As long as I get my Thanksgiving turkey drop... Sweet, sweet turkey drop.


Sunday nights on AntennaTV.
 
2014-05-19 01:20:25 PM  
My four would be.
Nightcourt
Wings
Dharma and Greg
My Name is Earl
 
2014-05-19 01:23:13 PM  
I can't watch the later seasons of Raymond. The show gives off too many vibes that if you switched Ray and Debra's genders that there would be very different audience reactions to some actions done on the show.

Also how Ray turned way too whiney and undependable and Debra acted like a nasty biatch. Even Debra's appearance changed with her personality change. In the first half of tbe show where she was more enjoyable to listen to, she looked gentle and nice. But later on when she went shrill, her face looked angular and sharp, like jagged rocks.
 
2014-05-19 01:25:58 PM  
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And then Crystal Bernard joined the cast.  She makes me tingly in my no-no spot.

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2014-05-19 01:30:58 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Mikey1969: largedon: Hulu has all the WKRPs on there. Watched it a few months back.

Thank you for this news. I absolutely love that show, but nobody airs it anymore. From what I hear, it's a music licensing issue. I like the rest of the show though, so I can live with that. As long as I get my Thanksgiving turkey drop... Sweet, sweet turkey drop.

Sunday nights on AntennaTV.


Unless they are inexplicably running a "Hazel" marathon.

The Antenna TV version of WKRP, of course, has the generic replacement music. But that's better than nothing.
 
2014-05-19 01:31:43 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Mid_mo_mad_man: Gunny Highway:

Was Married With Children good? I haven't seen in decades. It was good back then but I may be nostalgic

MWC is two separate sitcoms.

The original premise was an edgy (for its time) family sitcom. Eventually, it morphed into a live action Looney Tunes cartoon.

Both are fun to watch, but which era you watch will depend on what you're looking for.


That's about when Amanda Bearse (Marcy) took over the production. You could say it started with Jefferson, but I really liked him on there. Amanda's addition gave us No Ma'am, Griff, and a bunch of other schlock that got away from The Bundys.
 
2014-05-19 01:33:45 PM  
Does Northern Exposure count as a sitcom? It was a much better show than Raymond and had no laugh track.

How does anything that ended less than a decade ago count as classic anyways?
 
2014-05-19 01:35:20 PM  

someonelse: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Mikey1969: largedon: Hulu has all the WKRPs on there. Watched it a few months back.

Thank you for this news. I absolutely love that show, but nobody airs it anymore. From what I hear, it's a music licensing issue. I like the rest of the show though, so I can live with that. As long as I get my Thanksgiving turkey drop... Sweet, sweet turkey drop.

Sunday nights on AntennaTV.

Unless they are inexplicably running a "Hazel" marathon.

The Antenna TV version of WKRP, of course, has the generic replacement music. But that's better than nothing.


I wanted to say that they had the original. At least the theme seemed original, but honestly it had been so long since I'd seen them I probably wouldn't have noticed.
 
2014-05-19 01:36:25 PM  
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I remember really enjoying the show ED when it was on.
 
2014-05-19 01:38:54 PM  

largedon: someonelse: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Mikey1969: largedon: Hulu has all the WKRPs on there. Watched it a few months back.

Thank you for this news. I absolutely love that show, but nobody airs it anymore. From what I hear, it's a music licensing issue. I like the rest of the show though, so I can live with that. As long as I get my Thanksgiving turkey drop... Sweet, sweet turkey drop.

Sunday nights on AntennaTV.

Unless they are inexplicably running a "Hazel" marathon.

The Antenna TV version of WKRP, of course, has the generic replacement music. But that's better than nothing.

I wanted to say that they had the original. At least the theme seemed original, but honestly it had been so long since I'd seen them I probably wouldn't have noticed.


The theme was written for the show, so it never would have been replaced.

Anyway, I checked out Hulu, and they had season 1 only, which means they probably just used the butchered season 1 DVD masters and called it a day. So no deal for WKRP.

However, Hulu does have all six seasons of Green Acres, which is always worth watching.
 
2014-05-19 01:40:49 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Mid_mo_mad_man: Gunny Highway:

Was Married With Children good? I haven't seen in decades. It was good back then but I may be nostalgic

MWC is two separate sitcoms.

The original premise was an edgy (for its time) family sitcom. Eventually, it morphed into a live action Looney Tunes cartoon.

Both are fun to watch, but which era you watch will depend on what you're looking for.


MWC best episodes were the holiday themed ones (Christmas and Labor Day) but my guilty pleasure was Unhappily Ever After with the uber hot Nikki Cox (before her face melted). The first seasons were OK but later on the show became self aware and there was a lot of 4th wall breaking. What's not to like about a show that has talking stuffed rabbit called Mr. Floppy.
 
2014-05-19 01:42:06 PM  
A few great classic English shows if anyone likes British sitcoms are
Only Fools and Horses
Porridge
Open All Hours

Also if anyone knows where I could watch all of Dads Army I would love it. Only seen a few on YouTube.
 
2014-05-19 01:42:22 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Mid_mo_mad_man: Gunny Highway:

Was Married With Children good? I haven't seen in decades. It was good back then but I may be nostalgic

MWC is two separate sitcoms.

The original premise was an edgy (for its time) family sitcom. Eventually, it morphed into a live action Looney Tunes cartoon.

Both are fun to watch, but which era you watch will depend on what you're looking for.


It's like The Simpsons, once you redefine the game, everything you do seems "lame". It really isn't, but even though you have changed things, you are still made up of the original people who broke the rules, it's easy for people to forget when new shows come out that make use of what you did that your people are still working from those first rules. You almost need all new people to compete.

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Mikey1969: largedon: Hulu has all the WKRPs on there. Watched it a few months back.

Thank you for this news. I absolutely love that show, but nobody airs it anymore. From what I hear, it's a music licensing issue. I like the rest of the show though, so I can live with that. As long as I get my Thanksgiving turkey drop... Sweet, sweet turkey drop.

Sunday nights on AntennaTV.


Just checked, unfortunately DirecTV doesn't have a deal with Antenna TV, but thanks for the tip.
 
2014-05-19 01:43:18 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: largedon: someonelse: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Mikey1969: largedon: Hulu has all the WKRPs on there. Watched it a few months back.

Thank you for this news. I absolutely love that show, but nobody airs it anymore. From what I hear, it's a music licensing issue. I like the rest of the show though, so I can live with that. As long as I get my Thanksgiving turkey drop... Sweet, sweet turkey drop.

Sunday nights on AntennaTV.

Unless they are inexplicably running a "Hazel" marathon.

The Antenna TV version of WKRP, of course, has the generic replacement music. But that's better than nothing.

I wanted to say that they had the original. At least the theme seemed original, but honestly it had been so long since I'd seen them I probably wouldn't have noticed.

The theme was written for the show, so it never would have been replaced.

Anyway, I checked out Hulu, and they had season 1 only, which means they probably just used the butchered season 1 DVD masters and called it a day. So no deal for WKRP.

However, Hulu does have all six seasons of Green Acres, which is always worth watching.


Last year they had all of them. They must've removed some of them for some reason.
 
2014-05-19 01:44:12 PM  
It is always an argument on who was the better Odd Couple: Lemmon/Matthau or Randall/Klugman. Both pairs had the chemistry to pull Simon's premise off.  Only a very few premises can make the transition from Broadway to Film to Television successfully.  This is one of them.

Simon, for all of his success, may be the most underrated of the 27th floor's classic writing crew.
 
2014-05-19 01:46:54 PM  

largedon: A few great classic English shows if anyone likes British sitcoms are
Only Fools and Horses
Porridge
Open All Hours

Also if anyone knows where I could watch all of Dads Army I would love it. Only seen a few on YouTube.


Do you have a DVD player you can easily hack to become region free?

If so, you can probably get the entire Dad's Army from a seller on Amazon UK for 30 bucks or so.

That's how I saw the show.
 
2014-05-19 01:50:03 PM  

Another Government Employee: It is always an argument on who was the better Odd Couple: Lemmon/Matthau or Randall/Klugman. Both pairs had the chemistry to pull Simon's premise off.  Only a very few premises can make the transition from Broadway to Film to Television successfully.  This is one of them.

Simon, for all of his success, may be the most underrated of the 27th floor's classic writing crew.


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