Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / News Blog / Buy TV Shows on DVD

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board


Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > General Sitcoms Questions and Discussion
User Name
Password

Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

TV Land Fall 2014 Schedule Has The Beverly Hillbillies; Eva Longoria Heads to Brooklyn Nine-Nine for Arc
Antenna TV Fall 2014 Schedule; Cloo Honors Robin Williams with Mork & Mindy Week
MeTV Network Fall 2014 Schedule; Disney Channel Posts Strong Ratings on Friday with Girl Meets World and Original Movie
Soap, Happy Endings on Logo; SNL Saturday Marathon on TV Land
Summer 2014 Week 12 Sitcom Ratings
SitcomsOnline Digest: New Hosting Gig for Craig Ferguson; Wonder Years DVD Music Update; New DVDs from Mill Creek
Preview NBC's New Comedy A to Z Before Premiere; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 18, 2014)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August)

Community - The Complete Fifth Season Newhart - The Complete Fourth Season Parks and Recreation - Season Six Three's Company - The Complete Series Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series

08/05 - Californication - The Final (Seventh) Season
08/05 - Community - The Complete Fifth Season
08/05 - Mad About You - Season 1 (Mill Creek) / Season 2 / Seasons 1 & 2
08/05 - The Nanny - Season 1 (Mill Creek) / Season 2 / Seasons 1 & 2
08/05 - Dennis the Menace (Animated) - Lights! Camera! Menace!
08/12 - Bitten - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/19 - The Millers - The First Season
08/19 - The Mindy Project - Season Two
08/19 - Newhart - The Complete Fourth Season
08/19 - Parks and Recreation - Season Six
08/19 - Three's Company - The Complete Series - Come and Knock on Our Door Collection
08/19 - Once Upon a Time - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
08/26 - Austin & Ally - Chasing the Beat
08/26 - Good Luck Charlie - So Long, Farewell!
08/26 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series
08/26 - Revenge - The Complete Third Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-05-2004, 07:05 PM   #1
jamesanthony
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 30, 2004
Posts: 2,116
Default "comedy" shows that are entertaining but not funny

In the 60s there were a lot of these types of shows: Mayberry RFD, Julia, Room 222, Courtship of Eddie's Father, Ghost and Mrs Muir, My Three Sons and others- they weren't shows that would make you fall out of the chair laughing at any of the jokes but there was a pleasantness about them, dare i say they were uplifting in a sense and had interesting plots and therefore they were entertaining but not really "funny". Andy Griffith Show could also fall into this category.

Is there any modern show like this that is not really funny as such but has a pleasant quality to it? Today's humor shows all seem to have this sort of snide sarcastic humor about them or the jokes are very in your face. The only shows that come to mind are Monk and 7th Heaven and the humor in 7th Heaven seems very unsophisticated and contrived to me, like the scripts were written by a high school student. I guess those older shows are from another era when viewers were more naive. Now everything is so in your face though it is boring.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2004, 09:01 PM   #2
tvfan0101
Forum Regular
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 897
Default

Monk has made me burst out laughing on more than one occasion. Quite a funny show. Some of the humor is subtle but occasionally there is a gut-buster.

A few seasons ago 7th Heaven was really amusing as well. Witty at times, funny at times, it has since just gotten bogged down in drama.

I cannot think of any shows currently on the air that are entertainingly pleasant but not amusing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 09:28 PM   #3
Sweet Brunette
Frequent Poster
I Love Sitcoms
 
Sweet Brunette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 28, 2004
Location: Boulevard of broken dreams
Posts: 146
Default

I cant think of anything modern right now,but when i think of entertaining shows that aren't that funny but are still ok to watch,i think of the Munsters.It wasn't fall out of your chair laughing,but it was amusing and interesting,so it was still a great show.
__________________
I'm Tough
Sexy
and Ambitious

and I dont care if that makes me a
Bitch

Addicted to Sitcoms: The Golden Girls The Wonder Years Seinfeld Married with Children Bewitched I Dream of Jeannie The Cosby Show Family Matters Full House Whos the Boss The Nanny
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 09:30 PM   #4
tylerjjj
Banned!!
Banned
 
tylerjjj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 17, 2004
Posts: 563
Default

Full House. I never laughed more than once a season. Thats pretty bad.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2004, 06:50 PM   #5
Belair
Senior Member
Back@SO&Loveit!
 
Belair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 13, 2004
Location: New York City
Posts: 5,912
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by tylerjjj
Full House. I never laughed more than once a season. Thats pretty bad.


I know what you're talking about.Once Michelle got on my nerves,it wasn't funny because it was her cuteness that was amusing most of the time.Still the show was good.
What IS funny about Full House now is the opening of the show,with the actors in front of 80's backdrops of boats on a river.Thats pretty funny,and lol,'BOB SAGET!'
__________________
Half of Hollywood is dying to be discovered.....
The other half are afraid they will be.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2004, 01:02 AM   #6
Professor Plum
Frequent Poster
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 23, 2004
Posts: 127
Default

joey (i hate the show, but want that sexy beast bad)
everybody loves raymond (too repetitive)
two and half men (unbelievable)
scrubs (simply not funny)
8 simple rules (interesting but not that hilarious)
reba (not at all interesting, annoying as hell)
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2004, 01:59 AM   #7
snl75
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 25, 2004
Location: in the formen basement watching snl
Posts: 1,344
Default

i cant agree with you about scrubs i love the show but i sure agree with you about reba i love to hear her sing but as an actress she really annoys me
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2004, 05:57 PM   #8
TVFactFan
Forum Legend
Member
 
TVFactFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 17, 2002
Posts: 84,021
Default

I guess a better question would be what shows are watchable but not that funny? The shows that fall in that category to me is


Who's the Boss
Cosby Show
Maude
Happy Days
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2004, 03:03 AM   #9
robby76
Forum Regular
Member
 
robby76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 18, 2004
Posts: 851
Default

Everybody Loves Raymond... I've never laughed once... it seems really juvenile and "heard it/seen it all before". I always wonder how it wins all those awards!
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2004, 10:52 AM   #10
JT
Moderator
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 29, 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 7,047
Default

For me, it's mainly family sitcoms from the late 1950s and early 1960s, like "Donna Reed," "Father Knows Best," and "Ozzie and Harriet." I love watching them, but I don't fall down laughing. I love them more for the plots and characters than for the jokes.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2004, 07:58 PM   #11
Skywalker
Forum Veteran
Member
 
Skywalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 04, 2003
Posts: 13,919
Default

MASH
Laverne and Shirley
Diff'rent Strokes
Gimme a Break
Who's the Boss
The Cosby Show
Growing Pains
Alf
Home Improvement
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2004, 12:56 AM   #12
dawsongirl
Forum Legend
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 04, 2001
Posts: 52,528
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by JT
For me, it's mainly family sitcoms from the late 1950s and early 1960s, like "Donna Reed," "Father Knows Best," and "Ozzie and Harriet." I love watching them, but I don't fall down laughing. I love them more for the plots and characters than for the jokes.


Though all I've seen is Ozzie and Harriett. Good way to waste a half hour, but I'm not going to bust a gut.
  Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:57 PM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.