Quote: DaButt @ 6th February 2018, 5:56 PM
I really, really loved the American Office. A few of my choices for Top 100 that aren't on your list:
Curb Your Enthusiasm
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Eastbound & Down
The Last Man on Earth
Parks and Recreation
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Dabutt - I've still got some of these to watch properly as I have since been watching British sitcom.
Quote: zooo @ 6th February 2018, 3:04 PM
I was worried I wouldn't be able to enjoy it on rewatching. But I love that show and I would hate to let what's happened ruin that for me.
So I've watched it recently, and the way I think of it is that Bill Cosby is clearly an evil, horrendous piece of shit, but Dr Huxtable didn't do anything wrong. He's bloody lovely in fact (even nicer than how I remember him from my childhood). So I just see him as Dr Huxtable, and it's all good. It's fairly easy to forget all the real life stuff once you get into watching it.
So I'd stick it back in the list if I were you.
Zooo - I've revised my 100 into a second version - Cosby still isn't on there but I haven't completely ruled it our for the third and final version.
Quote: paulted @ 8th February 2018, 8:21 PM
Could Police Squad be considered a sitcom? If not, does it defy classification and be a genuine one off?
Paulted - I know what you mean but it was an actual series as well as a film and on balance I'd say it was sitcom - sadly only 6 episodes, though.
Quote: Definitely Tarby @ 6th February 2018, 6:51 PM
Cool list with a lot I don't recognise but no Scrubs? I can understand no Friends but no Scrubs?
Tarby, I don't know Scrubs although I know the name but it might be difficult for me to review it.
It is medical and I have issues with medical things. That is why I recognise Mash is brilliant but can't enjoy it as much as other people do. It has actually gone down in the second version of the list.
In contrast, Becker has gone up. That too is medical but it doesn't really go into sodium depletion, elbows hanging off and major toenail surgery,
I'm also noting other comments that have been posted which remind me that Cliff Huxtable was a doctor.
Quote: Davida @ 9th February 2018, 3:26 PM
Wow, I haven't even heard of loads of shows on that list. I've caught glimpses of a fair amount of those shows just in passing growing up with the TV on, not really paying attention. The only ones I've revisited as an adult are Friends, 3rd Rock, Seinfield, and Malcolm in the Middle randomly. Nothing to write home about, to me. But what do I know. I'm just from here.
That's an impressive list though! I've always kind of wondered if America has a backlog of decent comedies, and I'm not sure all the ones listed are exactly decent, but I think I can now trust that American comedy is not all bad.
Don't get me wrong, I've seen and somewhat enjoyed some of the more recently aired shows listed, and have nothing substantial against them. In fact, I'd add 'New Girl' to the list. Solid funny show.
Davida - Many thanks for you comments.
It is interesting to hear from an American whose starting point is/was that most American comedy isn't any good.
I hope you will be able to see some of the shows you haven't seen before and enjoy them.
Have to admit that I don't know New Girl.
Quote: Michael Monkhouse @ 12th February 2018, 12:07 PM
I'd like to see what was 101st. Actually I wouldn't.
Out here they're rerunning Two Broke Girls. It's funny but too detached from reality for me. Having your cack etc. I prefer something totally manic (Young Ones) or totally credible (The Office). That's why I rated the UK Office over the US one, but that argument runs like me after a curry.
Michael, I don't know Two Broke Girls.
I turned No 101 into a room so I'm not sure what is in there,