Out of the Blue

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Beamer wrote on May 6, 2021, 09:03:
Also: needs Archer
Phrasing!
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jdreyer wrote on May 6, 2021, 02:58:
Ray Ban wrote on May 5, 2021, 19:09:
Cutter wrote on May 5, 2021, 15:36:
Shitty list. Haven't even heard of half of those shows. Rick & Morty at 71st? Wtf? No Married With Children? No Northern Exposure? And that's one of the best goddamned shows ever.


I second Northern Exposure! Brilliant characters.
They explained they shied away from Drama-comedies, into which Northern Exposure squarely falls.

I'll agree it's not a strict sitcom per se but it is mostly comedy.
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Also: needs Archer
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Jonjonz wrote on May 6, 2021, 07:39:
Clumping narrow cast cable niche audience "hit"s with hugely successful public broadcast comedy is an abortion. Desperate editorial decision to pander to today's clueless youth incapable of the attention span for anything beyond "Ow My Balls!" level comedy.
Ok, boomer.
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Clumping narrow cast cable niche audience "hit"s with hugely successful public broadcast comedy is an abortion. Desperate editorial decision to pander to today's clueless youth incapable of the attention span for anything beyond "Ow My Balls!" level comedy.
"Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss." - The Who.
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Acleacius wrote on May 5, 2021, 13:34:
10 min master class of crushing skill and talent, beyond reproach!

Happened on this while hunting links, excuse me while I cry for the 1970s. Crying
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You might enjoy this. And this.

Rush is my fav going back to HS, and I used to play most of their songs on my Ibanez. Musician's musicians.
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Ray Ban wrote on May 5, 2021, 19:09:
Cutter wrote on May 5, 2021, 15:36:
Shitty list. Haven't even heard of half of those shows. Rick & Morty at 71st? Wtf? No Married With Children? No Northern Exposure? And that's one of the best goddamned shows ever.


I second Northern Exposure! Brilliant characters.
They explained they shied away from Drama-comedies, into which Northern Exposure squarely falls.
'I am' is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that 'I do' is the longest sentence? - GC
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Best TV Sitcoms of All Time - Rolling Stone.

They say of South Park, "without any redeeming social value at all," which means they either didn't watch it, or they were too stupid to understand it. The show has been among the most incisive critics of American and world culture and events in our lifetime. So much so, that it won a Peabody award. No one is beyond the reach of South Park's skewers.
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Best TV Sitcoms of All Time - Rolling Stone.

Soap at 87 is a travesty. That's the origin of Billy Crystal and Benson.

Also, no Mork and Mindy? WTF??

I guess Monty Python's Flying Circus isn't really a sitcom. I see Fawlty Towers is at 31, which is reasonable.

EDIT: I just realized Laverne and Shirley aren't on the list either, which means no Squiggy! For shame!
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 5, 2021, 20:24:
Massive solar flares: Yeah, life probably gets annihilated on a regular basis in the extremely violent universe (on a galactic level). If your star doesn't blow up, your planet gets hit by a rogue celestial body or ripped apart by a black hole, or irradiated, or the planet doesn't have enough gravity to even sustain an atmosphere(Mars), or you have no molten magnetic core to provide shielding, etc. etc. I wonder how uncommon it is for life to even progress to human level of intelligence, let alone cool Star Trek levels of intelligence or higher.

Probably a lot of alien viruses and bacteria out there though!


Not to mention The Great Filter.

On the other hand each galaxy has 100s of billions of planets, so what are the odds?
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 5, 2021, 20:24:
Somebody trying to go back and watch some old sitcom years or decades later just won't have it impact them the same way, and jokes won't be as relevant, or relevant at all, etc.
Definitely dependent on the series. Something like Mary Tyler Moore holds up pretty well because it is mostly about interpersonal relationships, which might change some over the decades but not the core portions. And even if the impact is lessened in one way because a single, career focused, woman living alone isn't as big a deal today as it was then the show originally aired, it becomes impactful in a different way to look back and see how things have changed.
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I don't even get the point of lists like that, I mean it'll always be subjective, and based on age of the writer(s) and the shows they watched when they were young. Somebody trying to go back and watch some old sitcom years or decades later just won't have it impact them the same way, and jokes won't be as relevant, or relevant at all, etc.

Massive solar flares: Yeah, life probably gets annihilated on a regular basis in the extremely violent universe (on a galactic level). If your star doesn't blow up, your planet gets hit by a rogue celestial body or ripped apart by a black hole, or irradiated, or the planet doesn't have enough gravity to even sustain an atmosphere(Mars), or you have no molten magnetic core to provide shielding, etc. etc. I wonder how uncommon it is for life to even progress to human level of intelligence, let alone cool Star Trek levels of intelligence or higher.

Probably a lot of alien viruses and bacteria out there though!
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Cutter wrote on May 5, 2021, 15:36:
Shitty list. Haven't even heard of half of those shows. Rick & Morty at 71st? Wtf? No Married With Children? No Northern Exposure? And that's one of the best goddamned shows ever.


I second Northern Exposure! Brilliant characters.
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The Simpsons? Better than Futurama?

What the hell is WRONG WITH YOU.
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Since everyone is weighing in:

1) Schitt's Creek is too low, but not by much
2) Big Mouth is also too low
3) Party Down slightly too low
4) I'm ok with where Futurama is, because the "new" episodes are uniformly terrible
5) What We Do in the Shadows is perfectly placed
6) Rick and Morty may be low
7) You're the Worst is too high
8) The Good Place is too low, even if it was best in seasons 1 & 2
9) Veep at 44 is a travesty. Top 20
10) Brockmeyer and King of the Hill are perfectly placed
11) How is Malcolm in the Middle so high? I'd, at the very least, flip it with Bob's Burgers, if not push it to the bottom third
12) Community should be higher than The Office. Flip'm
13) Bojack and Fleabag both feel high, but that's fine
14) Arrested Development may have only had 2.5 great seasons, but it should be higher than Frasier and Parks & Recs
15) I agree with the top 3, but not the order. From best to worst, Seinfeld, Simpsons, Cheers. Even if The Simpsons was only good for 8 seasons yet has been on for 400. It was more revolutionary than Futurama, with higher highs and higher averages, and better for longer (even if not relative to the entire run)
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Shitty list. Haven't even heard of half of those shows. Rick & Morty at 71st? Wtf? No Married With Children? No Northern Exposure? And that's one of the best goddamned shows ever.

RIP George! Makes me wish I had an eight ball to blast in your honor!

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Best TV Sitcoms of All Time - Rolling Stone.
Personally, I would say you can dump all the animated series. But hey, whatever. As for "Married with Children", *meh* -- plenty of shows on that list which I never considered watching.

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Best TV Sitcoms of All Time - Rolling Stone.
We could probably discuss such a list for days, but I just wanted to point out 3 things:

1. I take issue with The Simpsons being #1. I mean, I kinda understand why they made that choice, but the quality of The Simpsons has fluctuated so wildly that I'm not sure those other reasons (longevity, ground-breaking, etc) should take precedence over quality.
2. Futurama (74) should have been higher on the list, and overall, is a better show than The Simpsons.
3. How in the bloody fuck can you omit "Married with Children" from any "best-of" TV sitcom list?!?

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10 min master class of crushing skill and talent, beyond reproach!

Happened on this while hunting links, excuse me while I cry for the 1970s. Crying
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In case anyone was wondering about the Avatar sequels, from the wiki page:

Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 have completed principal filming, and are scheduled to be released on December 16, 2022, and December 20, 2024, respectively; subsequent sequels are scheduled to be released on December 18, 2026, and December 22, 2028.
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