Wednesday, January 31, 2018

What's So Funny?

Here's a list of the top ten sitcoms of the 1990s.

1.  Friends
2.  Seinfeld
3.  Frasier
4.  Everybody Loves Raymond
5.  Mad About You
6.  Wings
7.  Roseanne
8.  Home Improvement
9.  3rd Rock From The Sun
10.  The Larry Sanders Show

Hmm.  Some decent choices, some weird ones.

Seinfeld definitely has to be here.  Maybe #1.  Friends deserves a spot as well, though not at the top.  Roseanne is about right.  Larry Sanders is ranked too low.

The rest I can take or leave. Frasier was a solid show, but vastly overpraised and over-awarded.  Everybody Loves Raymond I never got into.  The thing I remember best regarding Mad About You is the Seinfeld episode where George, as part of the punishment that came with being engaged, had to watch the show in bed with Susan.

Wings was one of those shows that made you say "that's still on?" Home Improvement was a huge hit, but I never though much of it, and I don't think it's aged well.  3rd Rock was kind of fun, so it might as well be on the list.

There are a handful of shows not listed that should have made it, but the only one I can't believe not included is The Simpsons, which was at its height in the 90s. It's the only show that might take the crown from Seinfeld.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roseanne definitely jumped the shark in its final season.

10:56 AM, January 31, 2018  
Blogger New England Guy said...

I would need a list to see what wasn't there. I liked both versions of the Single Guy which is at least as good as Wings. According to Jim? Was Cosby still on?(I know)

12:58 PM, January 31, 2018  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air?

1:35 PM, January 31, 2018  
Blogger LAGuy said...

The Cosby Show debuted in 1984 and went off the air in 1992. I think most would agree its best years were in the 80s.

He went on to another sitcom, Cosby, which was a 90s show, but not too many would put that on a top ten list.

2:00 PM, January 31, 2018  

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