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The Best In Television

Posted on: June 8, 2008 3:17 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2008 8:36 pm
I want to thank all of you who helped make my first effort at blogging a rewarding experience for me. I did enjoy reading most of the comments the blog generated about the musicians who were nominated and being voted on as the best acts in Rock & Roll history.

I asked for and received a few suggestions for what type of competition would be a good follow up. With several friends of mine currently running other musical themed bracket competitions here I decided to go in a different direction with this one and focus on a subject that most of you are very familiar with, television. Television has bought us events that will remain in our memories for as long as we live, both joyous and horrendous. It has made you laugh and cry as well as taken you to places you could only dream of visiting in person. Just think of the musical acts you would never have seen perform if not for them having appeared on television.

Television, especially with the explosion of the number of specialty channels on cable, has something for people of all ages, tastes and backgrounds.

I am asking the readers of this blog to name their 10 favorite sitcoms of all time as well as their 10 favorite dramas and westerns. I will then set up brackets and we can do the tourney style competition. I would also like you to name the 5 most memorable things you have ever seen on the tube. I will compile the numbers on those and list what the group comes up with as a top 10. I know the submissions for the most memorable will depend a lot on the ages of who replies. If you were born much after 1960 Neil Armstrong's walking on the moon will not be on your list.

If this blog is as popular as I hope I will seed the top 32 nominees for sitcoms and dramas. I am guessing for westerns I will not get enough of a variety of choices to seed 32. Time will tell.

Please try and remember to rate your fellow posters efforts here and even add them to your favorites list if you so desire.

Thanks in advance for your participation.
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Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: June 17, 2008 6:47 pm

The Best In Television

When does the poll come out? Interested in the results.

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2008 11:49 am

The Best In Television


I will give this a shot, 103 replies, sure there will be duplicates, but hopefully I mention a few shows I liked that others will recall.


Taxi, Barney Miller, News Radio, Lotsa Luck, Flip Wilson, Laugh In, Hogan's Heroes, Three's Company, Room 222.

Sci FI/Drama: 

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Combat, Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, Petrocelli, Kaz.


Here is one I like to point out, best game show clue EVER, Password, circa 1970's, Betty White. You had 3 clues to get the contestant to say the password to win the big prize.  Her first clue was:  John. Her second clue was Wilkes.  Naturally the contenstant got the word "booth".

Since: Apr 30, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2008 9:16 am

The Best In Television

I'm not much of a t.v. watcher (for example... up until last year I didn't watch t.v. for about 7 years). So... I'll go with what I like now, and what I liked before my 7 year hiatus.


1.) Scrubs

2.) M.A.S.H.

3.) Seinfeld

4.) Gilligan's island

5.) Cheers

6.) Arrested Developement

7.) Happy Days

8.) Mork & Mindy

9.) The Muppet Show

10.) WKRP in Cincinnati



1.) C.S.I. (Las Vegas... the original!)

2.) Nip/Tuck

3.) Dexter

4.)Twin Peaks

5.) Columbo

6.) 21 Jump Street

7.) Dead Like Me

8.) My So Called Life

9.) China Beach

10.) The Wonder Years (I had to make room in my favorite Sitcoms for The Muppet Show, and sometimes this show was a drama)


Compelling Moments (Mostly News):

- Challenger Shuttle explosion.

- O.J. Simpson Ford bronco Chase and Game 5 of the NBA Finals, NBC went picture-in-picture showing the infamous Bronco chase alongside the Knicks and the Houston Rockets.

- Rodney King beating and the L.A. riots.

- 9/11 (Twin Towers and Pentagon) footage

- The Fall of Communism and the Berlin Wall

- Tiananmen Square protests

- Pan Am Flight 103 bombing

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2008 11:45 am

The Best In Television

Thanks for your contribution Rhino. The tallying of the nominations has been easier than I expected since I figured out an easy way to do it. The voting in the brackets will be more work than setting the brackets.

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: June 15, 2008 10:46 am

The Best In Television

Well yank,
After much deliberation (and crossing off and recrossing) I am finally ready with my lists.
Thank you very much for doing this. I don't envy you with all of the tallying you have coming up.

1. The Brady Bunch (I'm so embarrassed)
2. Seinfeld
4. The Office
5. Andy Griffith
6. Cheers
7. Gomer Pyle
8. The Bob Newhart Show (the original)
9. The Wonder Years
10. The Cosby Show

1. 24
2. The Waltons
3. St. Elsewhere
4. NYPD Blue
5. ER
6. My So Called Life
7. White Shadow
8. House
9. The Twilight Zone
10. Little House On the Prairie

1. 911 attack
2. Moon landing
3. The OJ chase
4. Shuttle explosion
5. Stanford band on the field

Since: Jun 14, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2008 12:01 am
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Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 13, 2008 10:33 am

The Best In Television

Not a problem at all. It is taken care of cubuff

Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2008 10:04 am

The Best In Television

Yankee I am going to amend my list of dramas. I hope it isnt too much hassle.

Perry Mason

Hawaii 5-0

Cannon       Star Trek

Barnaby Jones  Marcus Welby MD

Streets of SF

Twilight Zone

Night Gallery

Family-Kristi Mcnichol oh yeah

Hill Street Blues

Without a Trace

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 12, 2008 11:27 pm

The Best In Television

Sparty, My Friend Flicka was a TV show also.

It is always mating season at the U of F, but that's not for reptiles

Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: June 12, 2008 11:06 pm

The Best In Television

Hey and nobody take the "Gator season" the wrong way.. It was meant to say it's not a good time to just ""jump in the water and cool off ".. the over sized Lizzards are just , really aggressive this time of the year... sheesh.. who know's where the freaks would or could go with a comment like bad..

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