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Jordanary



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:39 pm    Post subject: is the tv sitcom genre dead??? Reply with quote

There is a long long list of CLASSIC tv sitcoms, going back quite a long time.


I Love Lucy, Bewitched, Andy Griffith, Happy Days, The Brady Bunch, Cheers, Married With Children, MASH, The Mary Tyler Moore Show.(i may have missed a few)


those would be the ones that are the gold standards, then there are the rest that came along that didnt match those ones but did well.


Sienfeld, Frasier, Home Imporvement, Friends, That 70's Show, Will & Grace.(i may have missed a few)


.. im just wondering what happened, where did the classic tv sitcom genre go???


i know there are still a few but they are no match for the ones i listed above ....

i read that after the friends and frasier finales , that the sitcom genre has declined DRAMATICALLY.

what happened???
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wondering the same. These days its only series about murder and death. Quite depressing if you ask me.
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Jordanary



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.. ya it is quite depressing ,

i guess the glory days of sitcom television are over, thank god for a few channels that still air the good sitcoms and dvd collections ... so we can relive the greats ...


it kinda sucks that everyone went on to movies, i wish they could've kept making sitcoms, .. but i guess you gotta move foward, not stay in one spot

oh, and in all fairness to everyone who was in the popular shows, they have never really matched their sitcom success

tim allen, kevin james, jerry sienfeld, jennifer aniston(maybe shes the only one) , topher grace, ashton kutcher .... none of them really matched the success of their sitcoms

and alot of them disappeared, you dont hear much about them anymore...

like what happened to kurtwood smith??? (he played red foreman in that 70s show)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me they started losing their appeal when The King Of Queens entered German TV. I just can't laugh about the new sitcoms. They're not funny anymore and most of them have a "humor" that is so ridiculously over the top that I find them really annoying. What happened to the real-life stories and problems? Where are the great TV moms and dads? And why have the kids become so unimportant?
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Jordanary



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

.. theres another one starting tonight on the fox sunday lineup along with new simpsons and family guy ..

"sons of tuscon" , its a bunch of unknown actors lookin to make it big through sitcom .....

all i know is its got ALOT to live up to ..... ALOT
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched a couple of episodes of Growing Pains in youtube!! I so loved this show!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reality TV and mature cartoons are taking over. Don't you think Tim would be perfect in a new modern version of a sitcom?
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Jordanary



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.. i do think he could still do another sucsessful sitcom, .... i even think turning tool time into a seperate spin off show would work, him and richard karn as tim the toolman taylor and al "the lucky man" borland (thats from the home improvement episode with george foreman) and they could keep getting celebs to appear, ....., or make a cartoon of tool time with them doing their own voices .....


i just wish sitcoms and good tv altogether werent dead ....
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:09 pm    Post subject: That's So Not Funny Reply with quote

MichiganLover wrote:
Reality TV and mature cartoons are taking over. Don't you think Tim would be perfect in a new modern version of a sitcom?


I've had an awesome idea for a long time for a reality show; even though I never watch any that's on right now.

Mature cartoons? Don't get me started, not that adult humor isn't funny, but I don't like when established & beloved childhood cartoons are smeared with adult "humor"..... I read something awhile back on Frosty the Snowman & his porno problem, not funny at all to me, tho I can see how some "adults" would laugh.

Maybe that's just life, not everyone finds the same things funny.
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donít forget The Dick Van Dyke Show, My Favorite Martian & Leave It To Beaver!

I see I'm not the only one who thinks Tool Time could work as a show. When I watch HI I always look forward to the Tool Time segments.

Has anyone noticed that even the channels that specialize in the old shows, or even science fiction & documentaries, are showing less than they used to? I mean there seems to be less variety than there was in years past. Now many of these channels seem to show only a handful of shows and many of those are run in twos or even all day marathons...

Something makes me want to say it must all boil down to $$$, but I really don't know for sure.

P. S. One I haven't seen in years: Barney Miller.

Emrad
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, where did the classic tv sitcom genre go?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While there may not be as many shows as in the past, I would have to say there have been some good ones. Two And A Half Men has had some pretty good episodes, though, they sometimes can get a bit raunchy, overall itís pretty good.

We watch Big Bang Theory, itís one of our favorites.

Theyíve got a new one on, Mike & Molly which I really like.

I don't think the age of sitcoms is dead... leastwise, not yet.

One of my favorites of all time, was/is Malcolm In The Middle. They had a great show thereÖ excellent writing, acting, music, guest stars. Letís face it, as sitcom families go, the Bundys had nothing on these folks in terms of being dysfunctional. I mean, one episode saw the kids sitting on a rooftop hooking loaded diapers to helium balloons and sending them off, then releasing the odiferous cargo onto unsuspecting people by radio control! This family was a random force of nature, a dangerous one at that! An absolutely hilarious show!
As for what happened to it, from what Iíve been able to piece together, the network kept shuffling it around to different time slots til there were so few viewers leftÖ I guess they felt justified in canceling it.

I reckon quite a few otherwise fine shows have gone bye-bye because of stuff like that.

And, yes, Home Improvement would certainly have to be on my list of the greatest sit-coms ever made! It plays on a couple of our satellite channels and I still try to catch an episode when I can.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:30 pm    Post subject: Tim's Untitled sitcom- stay tuned for more details Reply with quote

http://www.timallen.com/journal/entry.php?id=39
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hasepup1980 wrote:
For me they started losing their appeal when The King Of Queens entered German TV. I just can't laugh about the new sitcoms. They're not funny anymore and most of them have a "humor" that is so ridiculously over the top that I find them really annoying. What happened to the real-life stories and problems? Where are the great TV moms and dads? And why have the kids become so unimportant?


I really think Reality led tv has taken over the mainstream market. I do find King of Queens to be quite humorous, along with Yes Dear. Yes Dear is more of a mix between Married with children and Two and a half men. I think Two and a half men have sorta revamped the sitcom if it counts as one.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watch 2 1/2 Men. Just started watching it in the last 6 months even though its been on for years. I own HI on DVD so I watch alot of HI re runs on TV and DVD. Thats about it.
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