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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: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2008 10:46 am

The Best In Television

I keep thinking of more shows that I loved and I think after reading some other posts on the dramas I can come up with 10 I watched. I remember watching these shows back in the day when you looked at the guide , picked a show and then watched the show, unless you wanted to get up out of your chair and change the channel. Thank God for the remote control.

Special shout out to maybe the funniest ensemble show ever. SCTV. Guy Caballero, Johnny LaRue, McKenzie Bros. Ed Grimley, Dr. Tongue, Count Floyd, Edith Prickley, Floyd Robertson and Earl Camembert doing the news. I loved that show more than SNL.


Perry Mason

Hawaii 5-0


Barnaby Jones

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 11, 2008 10:41 am

The Best In Television

Well I thought I would give all of you a little update on how we are doing here. 99 dramas and 88 comedies have now been mentioned on this blog along with 23 westerns. So we have passed the magic 200 number. Thanks to all of you who have contributed so far into making this such a successful effort. I might have to go to 48 in the brackets for dramas and comedies with 16 shows getting first round byes. I am still not sure how many I will place into the brackets for westerns.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2008 9:11 am

The Best In Television

TJ I removed your comment for 2 reasons, 1 mostly. You didn't have a link to the site you wanted people to visit and secondly if you want to promote another blog the least you could do was contribute a little to this topic.

It seems you were promoting something worthwhile too.

Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2008 7:47 am
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Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2008 3:18 am

The Best In Television

Sweet Blog Yankee, you always seem to stand out among my favorites!

SITCOMS in no particular order:

 - M*A*S*H*
 - WKRP in Cincinnati
 - The Bob Newhart Show
 - Cheers
 - I Love Lucy
 - The Honeymooners
 - All in the Family
 - Sanford and Son

Since: Jan 12, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2008 1:43 am

The Best In Television


  • That 70's Show 
  • The Family Guy 
  • Married with Children
  • Friends
  • Seinfeld
  • The Simpsons
  • Yes Dear 
  • Saved by the bell 
  • Full House 
  • Boy Meets world 


  • Heroes
  • Smallville
  • Jericho 
  • Angel
  • House
  • The X-Files
  • ER
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer 
  • Lost
  • The Pretender 

Since: Mar 15, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2008 1:34 am
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Since: Nov 6, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2008 12:49 am

The Best In Television

absolutely great blog!!!! if ya got the time, you should do one for movies too, different categories.  Thanks for taking the time and effort in this one!!!!!!!!!!!
All are listed in no particular order:
Sex in the City
Cosby Show
Mama's Family
Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Carol Burnett Show
Golden Girls
Married with Children

Law & Order SVU
Perry Mason
Law & Order- the original
Quantum Leap
Miami VIce
Murder she Wrote
Magnum PI

Memorable Moments:
Challenger Explosion
Baby Jessica in the well
Devastation of Katrina
The Steelers run to the Super Bowl in 05

Since: Feb 13, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2008 12:22 am

The Best In Television

Sorry, Yank, I guess owe you 5 TV moments:



The assassination attempt of Pres. Ronald Reagan

Super Bowl XX (Bears Fan, what can I say)

The John Lennon Shooting  Killing

Bentsen/Quayle Debate (You, Sir, are no John F. Kennedy)

Great thread.  I had to leave Get Smart and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman off my list of sitcoms.  That hurt.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2008 12:15 am

The Best In Television

mj that neighborhood would be called Gramercy. It even gets confusing for those of us who live here.

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