As usual - no particular order
Seinfeld - best structure, best one-liners of any sitcom I've seen
Only Fools and Horses - best British sitcom ever? And not just coz of Delboy falling through the bar...
Frasier - superb characters, smart dialogue
The Larry Sanders Show - not always laugh out loud funny, but always witty and smart
Porridge - terrific. Barker's finest hour. Downbeat and uplifting, and v. v. funny
Black Adder (esp. II and III) - excellent wordplay. Some fine ensemble performances especially between Atkinson, Richardson, Fry, Laurie and Robinson
The Simpsons - does this count? I hope so. Clever and silly in equal measures.
Hancock's Half Hour - the original and one of the best. The Missing Page is a personal all time fave
The Young Ones - a bit dated perhaps but still terrific
Red Dwarf (first three series) - disappeared up its own behind a bit after series four, but the first three series are excellent
As a controversial honourable mention I'd add Friends. I can see its flaws but when its funny, it's very funny indeed. Again, some razor-sharp one-liners.
Here's mine in no particular order:
1. The Simpsons - if we are counting it as a sitcom. Brilliant, intelligent, appeals on many levels.
2. Small Wonder - for nothing more than nostalgia (which is probably very dangerous). Reminds me of being bored on a Saturday afternoon. I mean, the girl was a robot!!? How *zany* is that?
3. Ellen - series 1. When Adam was still there. Before the boring boring Spence arrived.
4. Frasier - Same reasons as everyone else really.
5. Spaced - is this counted as a sitcom?
6. Roseanne - Not always hilarious but good entertainment except the final copout series.
7. Citizen Smith - the earlier episodes.
8. Reginald Perrin - again only the early episodes before he left Sunshine Desserts.
9. Blackadder Goes Forth - Helped me pass my History GCSE and was funny to boot.
10. Cheers - the Diane/Coach years.
Here's my little list:
1. Bottle Boys
2. Mind Your Language
3. Full House
4. Duty Free
5. Farrington of the FO
6. Tears Before Bedtime
7. Wyatt's Watchdogs
8. Keep It In The Family
9. Three Up Two Down
10. Executive Stress
Oh hang on, didn't you say 'favourite'? I thought it was 'worst'. Sorry about that. Bet I had you confused for a minute back there, eh?
Jon - did you *really* watch Wyatt's Watchdogs? I didn't think that anyone actually had.
1) Seinfeld (but I've been boring about this on other threads, so no more.)
2) Fawlty Towers (boring choice, like most of these, but there you go)
3) Fall & Rise Of Reginald Perrin
4) The Simpsons
5) One Foot In the Grave
7) Blackadder The Third
8) The Larry Sanders Show
9) Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?
OK, here you are then:
1. Farrington of the FO
2. Duty Free
3. Wyatt's Watchdogs
4. Tears Before Bedtime
5. Three Up, Two Down
6. Full House
7. Mind Your Language
8. Keep It In The Family
9. Executive Stress
10. Bottle Boys
Ha ha - only kidding!! I really think:
1. Fawlty Towers
2. Steptoe And Son
3. The Young Ones
4. Fr. Ted
5. Only Fools And Horses
6. Dad's Army
9. Time Gentlemen Please
10. Bottle Boys
Was Wyatt's Watchdogs that one featuring Brian "Wyatt's Watchdogs" Wilde? Or was that something else.
I can't do order but
league of gentlemen
MP's flying circus
& ermm saved by the bell :-)
You're all wrong. It's like this: -
1. The League of Gentleman - sick, that's just funny
2. Father Ted - Irish halfwits - brilliant
3. Bread - Scousers, hilarious
4. Style and Substance - pathetic, but strangely watchable (probably because it's on in the daytime and I'm a student)
5. Fawlty Towers - manic.
6. We Are The Champions - disabled children, self-satisfying
7. See Hear - programming for the hearing impaired, what more can I say
8. 9 O'Clock News - find out how the world's most powerful idiots have pissed each other off today
9. Only Fools and Horses - solely for the Del-Boy falling through the bar scene.
10. Red Dwarf - Scouser in space.
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Let's see now............
It's gotta be Frasier,
Only Fools and Horses,
I'm not sure I can think of 7 more......
I'll get back to you on this one.
2. Northern Exposure
3. Citizen Smith
5. The Simpsons
6. Only Fools and Horses
7. Fawlty Towers
8. Young Ones
9. Comic Strip