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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.
Category: General

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2008 5:43 pm

The Best In Television

Thanks pin. You have no need to be sorry. Please post as often as you desire and feel free to amend your list if you want to.

Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2008 5:37 pm

The Best In Television

Yes, another post from me. . . this will do it for now.

A couple of shows that I hadn't seen mentioned, were :  Munsters,  I dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, and who can forget the Adams family?

This was so hard to do, certainly could have done 20 on this blog.

Good blog gator.  It was fun thinking about all these shows again.

Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2008 5:35 pm

The Best In Television


Hey  Reb !   I saw that you had "wings" on your list.  I had it on my LONG list, but did not add it.  Great show.

Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2008 5:33 pm

The Best In Television

4. Fawlty Towers


go cubbuff !   I loved that show and forgot about it for my list.  Oh well.

Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2008 4:53 pm

The Best In Television

A lot of great picks here. I dont watch a lot of dramas so I will let other people pick those. But here are my sitcoms:

1. The Simpsons-best written show ever

2. The Bob Newhart Show-an uptight shrink

3. Monty Python

4. Fawlty Towers

5. The Honeymooners-Norton is prob funniest character inTV history

6. Andy Griffith-unless it is Barney

7. Seinfeld

8.Curb Your Enthusiasm

9. Leave it to Beaver

10. Cheers

Shows I had to leave off that I love Get Smart, Family Ties, Dick Van Dyke, Barney Miller, Tracey Ullman Show, King of the Hill, I Love Lucy, Gilligan

Top 5 Moments

1. 9/11-amazing day

2. Miracle on ice

3. Broncos in SB XII-jan 78

4. Broncos win SB XXXII-Jan98

5. Fox News announces Bush wins Fla-Repubs steal election from Al Gore



Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2008 4:17 pm

The Best In Television

Of course in no particular order



2) Newhart (in vermont)

3) Seinfeld

4) Green Acres

5) Beverly Hillbillies

6) Cheers

7) Mary Tyler Moore show

8) All in the family

9) Happy Days

10) Married with Children


1) NYPD Blue

2) Homicide

3) Boston Legal

4) The Practice

5) Dallas

6) Boston Public

7) Law & Order (original)

8) CSI (all of them)

9) Without a Trace

10) McMillan & Wife


1) 911

2) The space shuttle disaster

3) The New England Patriots first superbowl win (feb 2002)

4) 1980 U S Hockey Team victory

5) 1964 Beatles on Ed Sullivan

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2008 3:48 pm

The Best In Television

That's okay pin. I look forward to your list.

Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2008 3:45 pm

The Best In Television

the site kicked me off while I was writing my list, yet, it posted what I had written so far. . . I will finish that later today.

Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2008 3:36 pm

The Best In Television

It was so difficult choosing 10 sitcoms, I had written down over 20 before I decided which to write in. The dramas were a little easier, but I still had decisions to make.  here goes:



newhart (in vermont)



Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2008 3:28 pm

The Best In Television

Great Idea.

Just saw it today.  Hope I can get in on this.

Comedies (No particular order)

1. Seinfeld

2. The Office

3. Family Guy

4. Cheers

5. Married W/Children

6. Saved By The Bell

7. Friends

8. Fresh Prince Of Bel Air

9. Futurama

10. South Park


1. 24

2. Lost

3. CSI (Vegas)

4. Prison Break

5. Friday Night Lights

6. Heroes

7. The Unit

8. Quantum Leap

9. Hawaii 5-0

10. Grey's Anatomy

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