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(Short List)   Not the best, not the most popular, but the 50 coolest TV shows ever. Nobody made fun of you for watching these   ( shortlist.com) divider line
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2012-02-06 06:57:35 PM  
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esp. Spümcø stuff. Games & Bob Camp -- meh.
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2012-02-06 07:07:40 PM  
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2012-02-06 07:11:13 PM  
List fails without some mention of Ernie Kovacs.
2012-02-06 07:27:49 PM  

RustNeverSleeps: My $0.02:
Crime Story

LOVED Crime Story.
2012-02-06 07:37:16 PM  
And big fail for not having The Adventures of Brisco County Jr
2012-02-06 07:53:48 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Chris Morris made their list three times, for The Day Today, Nathan Barley and The IT Crowd. Does that make him the coolest TV persona of all time?

Brass Eye and Jam also deserve spots on the list.

Along similar lines I would add Knowing Me Knowing You and The Armando Iannucci Shows. And The Mary Whitehouse Experience. Oh and Mock the Week, The Goodies (better than Monty Python) and of course some Scottish comedies such as Chewin the Fat and Rab C Nesbitt. And Only an Excuse? because Scottish football deserves it.

slow the fark down gordie i'm trying to remember all this
2012-02-06 08:14:41 PM  
Shows I like that are cool and make me cool because I watch them:

* Venture Bros
* Cowboy Bebop
* Archer
* Samurai Jack

// cartoons are cool now.
/// you can trust me on this.
2012-02-06 08:17:22 PM  
uhhhh Sports Night...
2012-02-06 08:19:58 PM  
Wow... No love for Hill Street Blues or St. Elsewhere?
2012-02-06 08:31:16 PM  
Spaced sucks.

Your move, internet tv dorks.
2012-02-06 08:44:52 PM  
That list, it's far from complete.

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2012-02-06 09:05:10 PM  

wippit: Kids in the Hall had it's moments... but sometimes it was painful...

You mean the endless barrage of sketches where the entire cast dresses up in drag?

2012-02-06 09:06:40 PM  

Huggermugger: Where is "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"?

Thank you.
2012-02-06 09:07:15 PM  
Homicide. That list is way too long to be missing Homicide.
2012-02-06 09:11:01 PM  
It's bad enough Veronica Mars wasn't on the list, but nobody here has mentioned it yet either.
2012-02-06 09:13:11 PM  
And for sports nothing could top:

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When I was a kid I couldn't wait to see what shade of beige Earl Anthony was going to wear that week.
2012-02-06 09:32:44 PM  
Forgot a must-watch

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2012-02-06 09:52:45 PM  
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2012-02-06 09:53:58 PM  
No Twilight Zone?
2012-02-06 10:03:59 PM  
Barney Miller wants to know when he stopped being cool. Also, Hill Street Blues should be on 'dere, sez I.
2012-02-06 10:05:48 PM  
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coolest? duh...
2012-02-06 10:11:58 PM  
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2012-02-06 10:20:23 PM  
Came in looking for (and found)...

Hardcastle and McCormick
Dr. Who
Simon & Simon
Night Court

Still didn't see...

Fraggle Rock
Star Trek
Star Trek TNG
2012-02-06 10:27:23 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Connections with James Burke! (all 3 incarnations)

Perhaps a little more obscure than most here.

Junkyard Wars.

I miss Connections.........and Sledgehammer.
2012-02-06 10:27:25 PM  
Some of your definitions of "cool" are a little different than mine.

First show I looked for: Airwolf.

2012-02-06 10:40:30 PM  
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List should include: Corner Gas

2012-02-06 10:55:15 PM  
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2012-02-06 11:00:21 PM  

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So much THIS!

Girl's so ugly that she's hot...
2012-02-06 11:30:18 PM  
List fails without "Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp."

I'm sorry, it just does.
2012-02-06 11:31:48 PM  
No love for The Daily Show or The Colbert Report? Or are those outside the definition of "cool"?
2012-02-06 11:44:23 PM  

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2012-02-06 11:49:18 PM  

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coolest? duh...

Ha ha ha ha.......BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
2012-02-07 12:20:11 AM  

DeltaPunch: In reverse chronological order:

How to Make It IN America
Bored To Death
Eastbound and Down
Party Down
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Flight of the Concords
Life On Mars
30 Rock
The IT Crowd
Nathan Barley
Arrested Development
State of PLay
The Wire
Six Feet Under
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Freaks and Geeks
The Sopranos
This Life
Our Friends In The North
The Day Today
The Larry Sanders
Twin Peaks
Fresh Prince of Bel Air
The Simpsons
The Singing Detective
Miami Vice
The Young Ones
Knight Rider
Magnum, PI
The Muppet Show
Saturday Night Live
Starsky and Hutch
Happy Days
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Joe 90
The Prisoner
The Man From UNCLE
The Avengers
Top Cat

Really good list. Could agree with about 80% of them.
2012-02-07 12:31:30 AM  
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2012-02-07 12:40:07 AM  
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2012-02-07 02:29:48 AM  
i miss community
2012-02-07 03:59:51 AM  
Oh, and Keen Eddie!
2012-02-07 04:24:33 AM  
The Rifleman



2012-02-07 05:51:01 AM  
I'm just glad they included Magnum P.I.
2012-02-07 06:18:52 AM  
Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!

/the craw?
//no! The Craw!
2012-02-07 08:23:16 AM  

henryhill: Black Books

Graham Linahan scoered a trifecta - Father Ted, Black Books AND The IT Crowd

Forgot about Joan of Arcadia, Loved that show
2012-02-07 08:46:58 AM  
Any Show with a cool bassline in it's theme (i.e. Barney Miller, Night Court, et al.) Should be on the list.

So Sanford and Son should be on the list.

That is all.
2012-02-07 10:09:13 AM  

sdd2000: No Rat Patrol for us boomers?

You come to Austin, your first drink is on me.
2012-02-07 04:57:25 PM  
Doctor Doctor
2012-02-07 06:31:28 PM  
Just in case no one mentioned it:

Northern Exposure
2012-02-08 11:38:12 AM  
No mention of USA's Night Flight? That was THE show to watch after stumbling home at 3 a.m. on a weekend.

/though I did have a friend make fun of me for watching it
//then again he was a thick-headed moron
2012-02-08 02:56:40 PM  
no Kids in the Hall gives me a sad.
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