Quote: Tommy Griff @ 9th April 2019, 3:08 PM
There's a few sitcoms in this list that are either too high up the list or too far down in my views.
How they failed to place One Foot in the top 20 is beyond me. Ab fu**ing Fab top 10. Detectorists, although I've heard many good things, has that even stood the test of time to respectfully be in this top 20? Reggie Perrin?!
My choice and "the people's" choice in 2004 was a slightly different top 10, but the "experts" as it were see it differently.
1.Fawlty Towers (1975-9, BBC Two)
2.Father Ted (1995-8, Channel 4)
3.I'm Alan Partridge (1997-2002, BBC Two)
4.Blackadder (1983-9, BBC One)
5.Dad's Army (1968-77, BBC One)
6.Only Fools and Horses (1981-2003, BBC One)
7.Porridge (1973-8, BBC One)
8.The Royle Family (1998-2012, BBC One)
9.Absolutely Fabulous (1992-2012, BBC Two)
10.Dinnerladies (1998-2000, BBC One)
11.The Thick of It (2005-12, BBC Four and Two)
12.The Office (2001-3, BBC Two)
13.Peep Show (2003-15, Channel 4)
14.The Vicar of Dibley (1994-2007, BBC One)
15.The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976-9, BBC One)
16.The Young Ones (1982-4, BBC Two)
17.Gavin & Stacey (2007-10, BBC Three and One)
18.The Good Life (1975-8, BBC One)
19.Detectorists (2014-17, BBC Four)
20.Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973-4, BBC One)
I share your dismay at some but I'm guessing the panel of judges here is an equal split of sexes. ? Ab Fab, Dinnerladies, Vicar of Dibley, The Good Life have a large female fan base and I'm guessing Detectorists has as well. As much as I liked it, if I was asked to objectively judge our twenty greatest sitcoms it wouldn't get a look in.
And like several have said further on, to dismiss Rising Damp proves some on the panel aren't up to the lofty task and it obviously wasn't a team discussion thing nor was there much research going on. A saving grace is WHTTLL? crept in and Fawlty Towers reigns. Some on the panel obviously know their stuff.
Quote: chipolata @ 13th April 2019, 11:00 AM
The list is also incredibly Beebcentric, with barely any sitcoms from commercial channels.
Middle classes who go on to be journos don't watch ITV.