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Vote for the Greatest Comedy in TV History

Posted on: June 16, 2008 11:00 pm
Edited on: June 17, 2008 1:55 pm
 
Thanks to all of you who have nominated so many shows to be included in the competition for the best shows in Television history. I know that seeing these shows bought back many memories of pleasurable watching along with certain specific scenes from so many shows. I hope it has done the same for you. I must say I have really enjoyed putting this together and hope you have enjoyed reading the comments from your fellow participants here.

Enough shows received multiple votes for me to make the brackets include 64 shows for comedy and drama. I have used my editorial powers to break all ties. This meant I decided on the last few shows to get in the drama category. I made the choices from the 62 shows that only got 1 mention in the category. I also did the same for the last shows in the comedy bracket. Those choices were made from out of 50 shows that received only a single mention in the nomination process. The bracket for westerns however will be much smaller, so I am not going to start that one yet, but will continue to accept nominations in that category as the other 2 competitions get underway. You can also still list your 5 most memorable moments in television history. I will reveal the groups top 10 moments when I announce the final results of the brackets.

A few shows received votes in more than one category and I have taken the liberty of combining their vote totals and placing those shows in what I consider the appropriate category. Please feel free to ask me any question behind my reasoning and I will do my best to explain my rationale.

With all that said here are the first round Match ups. Due to the large number of shows and amount of space it will require I have set up a second blog where you can vote for the dramas. The link to vote for the dramas is www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs/entry/
7949334/8887966


The number in the parenthesis is the seeding. I elected not to include the number of votes any show received in the nomination process. I will not be voting unless it is to break a tie. There are already some very interesting match ups as well as few that I expect to be runaways.

(1) Seinfeld vs. (64)Laverne & Shirley
(2) Cheers vs. (63)The Larry Sanders Show
(3) M*A*S*H vs. (62)Sex in the City
(4) All In The Family vs. (61)News Radio
(5) Married with Children vs. (60)Mork & Mindy
(6) Simpsons vs. (59)The Odd Couple
(7) Andy Griffith vs. (58) F Troop
(8) Barney Miller vs. (57) Yes Dear
(9) Taxi vs. (56) Weeds
(10) Happy Days vs. (55) The Monkeys
(11) Honeymooners vs. (54) Maude
(12) Sanford and Son vs. (53) That 70's Show
(13) Soap vs. (52) Scrubs
(14) WKRP vs. (51) Roseanne
(15) Cosby Show vs. (50) Bizarre
(16) I Love Lucy vs. (49) Monty Python
(17) Bob Newhart (Vermont) vs. (48) Mary Tyler Moore
(18) Friends vs. (47) Love American Style
(19) Gilligan's Island vs. (46) The Jeffersons
(20) Night Court vs. (45) Home Improvement
(21) Beverly Hillbillies vs. (44) Green Acres
(22) Family Guy vs. (43) Gomer Pyle
(23) South Park vs. (42) Get Smart
(24) Hogan's Heroes vs. (41) Frasier
(25) Threes Company vs. (40) Entourage
(26) Everybody Loves Raymond vs. (39) Dick Van Dyke Show
(27) Family Ties vs. (38) Chico & The Man
(28) Fresh Prince Of Bel Air vs. (37) Arrested Development
(29) The Office vs. (36) Alf
(30) Curb Your Enthusiasm vs. (35) 2 1/2 Men
(31) Golden Girls vs. (34) The Wonder Years
(32) Newhart (Chicago) vs. (33) Saved By The Bell

To make it easier for me to count the votes please try and just list your choices. Thanks I should have put this line before the votes started coming in. Oh well, my fault.

I would also like you to please rate your fellow posters efforts here.

Voting will close on Sunday June 22 Midnight New York Time
Category: General
Tags: Comedy, Televison
 
Comments

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2008 12:03 am
 

Vote for the Greatest Comedy in TV History

Well thanks all for voting in round 1 The new blog is going up with round 2 now.



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2008 10:47 pm
 

Vote for the Greatest Comedy in TV History

Seinfeld vs. (64)Laverne & Shirley    1


(2) Cheers vs. (63)The Larry Sanders Show 2
(3) M*A*S*H vs. (62)Sex in the City     3
(4) All In The Family vs. (61)News Radio   4
(5) Married with Children vs. (60)Mork & Mindy    5
(6) Simpsons vs. (59)The Odd Couple    6
(7) Andy Griffith vs. (58) F Troop    58


(8) Barney Miller vs. (57) Yes Dear   8
(9) Taxi vs. (56) Weeds    9
(10) Happy Days vs. (55) The Monkeys    10
(11) Honeymooners vs. (54) Maude    11
(12) Sanford and Son vs. (53) That 70's Show    53
(13) Soap vs. (52) Scrubs     
;  13
(14) WKRP vs. (51) Roseanne     51
(15) Cosby Show vs. (50) Bizarre    15
(16) I Love Lucy vs. (49) Monty Python     49
(17) Bob Newhart (Vermont) vs. (48) Mary Tyler Moore    17
(18) Friends vs. (47) Love American Style   18
(19) Gilligan's Island vs. (46) The Jeffersons    46
(20) Night Court vs. (45) Home Improvement   20
(21) Beverly Hillbillies vs. (44) Green Acres     21
(22) Family Guy vs. (43) Gomer Pyle    22
(23) South Park vs. (42) Get Smart    23
(24) Hogan's Heroes vs. (41) Frasier     41
(25) Threes Company vs. (40) Entourage    25
(26) Everybody Loves Raymond vs. (39) Dick Van Dyke Show     26
(27) Family Ties vs. (38) Chico & The Man    27
(28) Fresh Prince Of Bel Air vs. (37) Arrested Development    
37
(29) The Office vs. (36) Alf    29
(30) Curb Your Enthusiasm vs. (35) 2 1/2 Men    30
(31) Golden Girls vs. (34) The Wonder Years     34
(32) Newhart (Chicago) vs. (33) Saved By The Bell     32




Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: June 22, 2008 10:21 pm
 

Vote for the Greatest Comedy in TV History

Just made the deadline!

1. Seinfeld

2. Cheers

3. M*A*S*H

4. All in the Family

5. Mork & Mindy

6. The Odd Couple

7. F Troop

8. Barney Miller (WTF is Yes Dear?)

9. Taxi

10. Happy Days

11. Maude

12. Sanford & Son

13. Soap

14. WKRP

15. Cosby Show

16. Monty Python

17. Bob Newhart

18. Friends

19. Gilligan's Island

20. Night Court

21. Beverly Hillbillies

22. Family Guy

23. Get Smart

24. Frasier

25. Threes Company

26. Dick Van Dyke

27. Family Ties

28. Arrested Development

29. The Office

30. Curb Your Enthusiasm

31. Wonder Years

32. Newhart




Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: June 22, 2008 9:34 pm
 

Vote for the Greatest Comedy in TV History

(1) Seinfeld
(2) Cheers
(3) M*A*S*H
(4) All In The Family
(60)Mork & Mindy
(59)The Odd Couple
(7) Andy Griffith
(8) Barney Miller
(9) Taxi
(10) Happy Days
(11) Honeymooners
(12) Sanford and Son
(13) Soap
(51) Roseanne
(15) Cosby Show
(16) I Love Lucy
(48) Mary Tyler Moore
(18) Friends
(19) Gilligan's Island
(45) Home Improvement
(21) Beverly Hillbillies
(43) Gomer Pyle
(42) Get Smart
(24) Hogan's Heroes
(25) Threes Company
(26) Everybody Loves Raymond
(27) Family Ties
(28) Fresh Prince Of Bel Air
(29) The Office
(30) Curb Your Enthusiasm
(34) The Wonder Years
(33) Saved By The Bell



Since: Nov 8, 2007
Posted on: June 21, 2008 10:53 pm
 

Vote for the Greatest Comedy in TV History


(1) Seinfeld vs. (64)Laverne & Shirley
(2) Cheers vs. (63)The Larry Sanders Show
(3) M*A*S*H vs. (62)Sex in the City
(4) All In The Family vs. (61)News Radio
(5) Married with Children vs. (60)Mork & Mindy
(6) Simpsons vs. (59)The Odd Couple
(7) Andy Griffith vs. (58) F Troop
(8) Barney Miller vs. (57) Yes Dear
(9) Taxi vs. (56) Weeds
(10) Happy Days vs. (55) The Monkeys
(11) Honeymooners vs. (54) Maude
(12) Sanford and Son vs. (53) That 70's Show
(13) Soap vs. (52) Scrubs
(14) WKRP vs. (51) Roseanne
(15) Cosby Show vs. (50) Bizarre
(16) I Love Lucy vs. (49) Monty Python
(17) Bob Newhart (Vermont) vs. (48) Mary Tyler Moore
(18) Friends vs. (47) Love American Style
(19) Gilligan's Island vs. (46) The Jeffersons
(20) Night Court vs. (45) Home Improvement
(21) Beverly Hillbillies vs. (44) Green Acres
(22) Family Guy vs. (43) Gomer Pyle
(23) South Park vs. (42) Get Smart
(24) Hogan's Heroes vs. (41) Frasier
(25) Threes Company vs. (40) ge Entoura
(26) Everybody Loves Raymond vs. (39) Dick Van Dyke Show
(27) Family Ties vs. (38) Chico & The Man
(28) Fresh Prince Of Bel Air vs. (37) Arrested Development
(29) The Office vs. (36) Alf
(30) Curb Your Enthusiasm vs. (35) 2 1/2 Men
(31) Golden Girls vs. (34) The Wonder Years
(32) Newhart (Chicago) vs. (33) Saved By The Bell
laughing as i was voting , thanx again yank




Since: May 5, 2007
Posted on: June 21, 2008 10:46 pm
 

Vote for the Greatest Comedy in TV History


(1) Seinfeld vs. (64)Laverne & Shirley
(2) Cheers vs. (63)The Larry Sanders Show
(3) M*A*S*H vs. (62)Sex in the City
(4) All In The Family vs. (61)News Radio
(5) Married with Children vs. (60)Mork & Mindy
(6) Simpsons vs. (59)The Odd Couple
(7) Andy Griffith vs. (58) F Troop
(8) Barney Miller vs. (57) Yes Dear
(9) Taxi vs. (56) Weeds
(10) Happy Days vs. (55) The Monkeys
(11) Honeymooners vs. (54) Maude
(12) Sanford and Son vs. (53) That 70's Show
(13) Soap vs. (52) Scrubs
(14) WKRP vs. (51) Roseanne
(15) Cosby Show vs. (50) Bizarre
(16) I Love Lucy vs. (49) Monty Python
(17) Bob Newhart (Vermont) vs. (48) Mary Tyler Moore
(18) Friends vs. (47) Love American Style
(19) Gilligan's Island vs. (46) The Jeffersons
(20) Night Court vs. (45) Home Improvement
(21) Beverly Hillbillies vs. (44) Green Acres
(22) Family Guy vs. (43) Gomer Pyle
(23) South Park vs. (42) Get Smart
(24) Hogan's Heroes vs. (41) Frasier
(25) Threes Company vs. (40) Entourage
(26) Everybody Loves Raymond vs. (39) Dick Van Dyke Show
(27) Family Ties vs. (38) Chico & The Man
(28) Fresh Prince Of Bel Air vs. (37) Arrested Development
(29) The Office vs. (36) Alf
(30) Curb Your Enthusiasm vs. (35) 2 1/2 Men
(31) Golden Girls vs. (34) The Wonder Years
(32) Newhart (Chicago) vs. (33) Saved By The Bell

I guess I'll just "March Madness" the list.

The first round survivors:

Seinfeld, Cheers, Mash, All In The Family, Married W/Children, Simpsons, Andy Griffith, Barney Miller, Taxi, The Monkees, Honeymooners, Sanford & Son, Soap, Roseanne, Cosby Show, I Love Lucy, Newhart, Friends, Gilligan's Island, Night Court, Green Acres, Family Guy, Get Smart, Frasier, 3's Company, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Ties, Fresh Prince, The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Wonder Years, Bob Newhart Show

Second round:

Seinfeld, Cheers, MASH, All In The Family, Married With Children, Simpsons, Andy Griffith, Barney Miller, Taxi, Honeymooners, Everybody Loves Raymond, Three's Company, Family Guy, I Love Lucy, Gilligan's Island, Friends.

Third round:

Seinfeld, Cheers, MASH, All In The Family, Married With Children, Simpsons, Honeymooners, Taxi.

Fourth round:

Honeymooners, Cheers, MASH, All In The Family.

5th rd:

Honeymooners, All In The Family

Winner:

ALL IN THE FAMILY gets my #1 vote!.

 

 




Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: June 21, 2008 10:23 pm
 

Vote for the Greatest Comedy in TV History

Yank, great blog, brother....here are my 2 cents on the veto

(1) Seinfeld
(2) Cheers 
(3) M*A*S*H
(4) All In The Family
(5) Married with Children 
(6) Simpsons 
(7) Andy Griffith
(8) Barney Miller
(9) Taxi 
(10) Happy Days
(11) Honeymooners
(53) That 70's Show
(13) Soap 
(51) Roseanne
(15) Cosby Show
(16) I Love Lucy 
(48) Mary Tyler Moore
(18) Friends
(19) Gilligan's Island 
(20) Night Court
(44) Green Acres
(22) Family Guy 
(42) Get Smart
(24) Hogan's Heroes 
(25) Threes Company 
(39) Dick Van Dyke Show
(27) Family Ties
(28) Fresh Prince Of Bel Air
(36) Alf
(35) 2 1/2 Men
(34) The Wonder Years
(32) Newhart (Chicago)



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 21, 2008 9:03 pm
 

Vote for the Greatest Comedy in TV History

Well retro the seeds were determined by the number of votes each show got from the list of 10 people submitted. All I did was count the votes and place them in order. If a few shows each received the same number of votes they were put in order randomly. The first few seeds had more votes by far than the last 50 that made it into the brackets.



Since: May 5, 2007
Posted on: June 21, 2008 8:16 pm
 

Vote for the Greatest Comedy in TV History

Never mind, I'm seeing Green Acres on the other lists.  Actually, I'd put Get Smart as the 6th best comedy.



Since: May 5, 2007
Posted on: June 21, 2008 8:15 pm
 

Vote for the Greatest Comedy in TV History

Ouch.  F Troop is on the list?  And not Green Acres? Or The Munsters, or Bewitched? Or I Dream of Jeannie?  Blasphemy!

I can really only think of a handful that I would put at the top, in this order: All In The Family, Simpsons, Cheers, Family Guy, and maybe Seinfeld.



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