|This is a super tough one.
Posted: 5/18/2013 10:27:08 AM
Without "All In The Family" nothing progresses. The BIGOT became OK. It set standards for all TV shows and not just comedies. Dramas could be serious. It was a big deal and opened a place for everything we enjoy today.It broke barriers !!
The other great situation comedies in order would be from the 60's on . Give me some 'Mayberry', "Van Dyke", Lots of "Beverly Hillbillies",
The 70's was when I got home from the Army so only a few shows stand out. I thought Mary Tyler and Newhart were worth standing down for I would wait for them like I used to wait for "All In The Family" You could slow down a date and say let's watch this real quick.
"Carol Burnett" just the best. Really !!
I used to be on a Thur. nite bowling team so "Cheers" was a phantom to me. I learned this one on replays. Love it but it lived a life and found a new love called "Seinfeld". Best of the best until the "Office" came on. The great love of my life?? "Arrested Development" The best comedy ever.