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Old 05-04-2021, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default Presenting the 100 best sitcoms of all time according to Rolling Stone

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-l...tcoms-1162237/

Rolling Stone's list includes No. 100 Schitt's Creek, No. 47 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, No. 9 Parks and Recreation and No. 4 I Love Lucy.
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Rolling Stone has about as much business naming the top 100 sitcoms of all time as they do the top 100 rock acts of all time.
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i've never heard of nearly half of these. And where are the classics? Any list of 100 that doesn't include Bewitched or Green Acres is easily dismissed.
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Full list, from a Spanish-language website:

100. Schittís Creek (Pop TV, 2015-2020)

99. Frankís Place (CBS, 1987-1988)

98. Derry Girls (Netflix, 2018-Presente)

97. Night Court (NBC, 1984-1992)

96. Bluey (ABC Kids, 2018-Presente)

95. Baskets (FX, 2016-2019)

94. Insecure (HBO, 2016-Presente)

93. Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017-Presente)

92. Daria (MTV, 1997-2002)

91. Buffalo Bill (NBC, 1983-1984)

90. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 2007-2019)

89. A Different World (NBC, 1987-1993)

88. Party Down (Starz, 2009-2010)

87. Soap (ABC, 1977-1981)

86. Living Single (Fox, 1993-1998)

85. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (CBS, 1950-1958)

84. Modern Family (ABC, 2009-2020)

83. Letterkenny (Crave, 2016-Presente)

82. How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 2005-2014)

81. Will & Grace (NBC, 1998-2006, 2017-2020)

80. Sanford and Son (NBC, 1972-1977)

79. WKRP in Cincinnati (CBS, 1978-1982)

78. Peep Show (Channel 4, 2003-2015)

77. One Day at a Time (Netflix, 2017-2019; Pop, 2020)

76. New Girl (Fox, 2011-2018)

75. Blackadder (BBC One, 1983-1989)

74. Futurama (Fox, 1999-2003; Comedy Central, 2008-2013)

73. Absolutely Fabulous (BBC, 1992-1996)

72. The Comeback (HBO, 2005, 2014)

71. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013-Presente)

70. The Phil Silvers Show (CBS, 1955-1959)

69. Flight of the Conchords (HBO, 2007-2009)

68. Maude (CBS, 1972-1978)

67. The Jack Benny Program (CBS, 1950-1964; NBC, 1964-1965)

66. Get Smart (NBC, 1965-1969; CBS, 1969-1970)

65. Phineas and Ferb (Disney, 2007-2015)

64. What We Do in the Shadows (FX, 2019-Presente)

63. Designing Women (CBS, 1986-1993)

62. The Thick of It (BBC Four, 2005-2007; BBC Two, 2009-2012)

61. Catastrophe (Channel 4, 2015-2019)

60. Good Times (CBS, 1974-1979)

59. Spaced (Channel 4, 1999-2001)

58. Itís Garry Shandlingís Show (Showtime, 1986-1990)

57. Youíre the Worst (FX, 2014; FXX, 2015-2019)

56. Murphy Brown (CBS, 1988-1998, 2018)

55. The Odd Couple (ABC, 1970-1975)

54. The Bernie Mac Show (Fox, 2001-2006)

53. Scrubs (NBC, 2001-2008; ABC, 2009-2010)

52. Iím Alan Partridge (BBC Two, 1997-2002)

51. Police Squad! (ABC, 1982)

50. NewsRadio (NBC, 1995-1999)

49. Barney Miller (ABC, 1975-1982)

48. The Jeffersons (CBS, 1975-1988)

47. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (NBC, 1990-1996)

46. The Good Place (NBC, 2016-2020)

45. Broad City (Comedy Central, 2014-2019)

44. Veep (HBO, 2012-2019)

43. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 2013-2018; NBC, 2019-Presente)

42. Brockmire (IFC, 2017-2020)

41. King of the Hill (Fox, 1997-2010)

40. Review (Comedy Central, 2014-2017)

39. Black-ish (ABC, 2014-Presente)

38. Friends (NBC, 1994-2004)

37. Bobís Burgers (Fox, 2011-Presente)

36. Sex and the City (HBO, 1998-2004)

35. Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS, 1996-2005)

34. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon, 1999-Presente)

33. Better Things (FX, 2016-Presente)

32. The Golden Girls (NBC, 1985-1992)

31. Fawlty Towers (BBC, 1975-1979)

30. The Office (U.K.) (BBC Two 2001-2003)

29. Itís Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX, 2005-2012; FXX, 2013-Presente)

28. Malcolm in the Middle (Fox, 2000-2006)

27. Louie (FX, 2010-2015)

26. The Bob Newhart Show (CBS, 1972-1978)

25. Atlanta (FX, 2016-Presente)

24. Community (NBC, 2009-2014; Yahoo! Screen, 2015)

23. The Office (U.S.) (NBC, 2005-2013)

22. South Park (Comedy Central, 1997-Presente)

21. Fleabag (BBC Three, 2016-2019)

20. BoJack Horseman (Netflix, 2014-2020)

19. Roseanne (ABC, 1988-1997)

18. 30 Rock (NBC, 2006-2013)

17. Taxi (ABC, 1978-1982; NBC, 1982-1983)

16. The Cosby Show (NBC, 1984-1992)

15. Arrested Development (Fox, 2003-2006; Netflix, 2013-2019)

14. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS, 1960-1968)

13. Frasier (NBC, 1993-2004)

12. Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO, 2000-Presente)

11. The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS, 1961-1966)

10. The Larry Sanders Show (HBO, 1992-1998)

9. Parks and Recreation (NBC, 2009-2015)

8. The Honeymooners (CBS, 1955-1956)

7. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS, 1970-1977)

6. M*A*S*H* (CBS, 1972-1983)

5. All in the Family (CBS, 1971-1979)

4. I Love Lucy (CBS, 1951-1957)

3. Seinfeld (NBC, 1989-1998)

2. Cheers (NBC, 1982-1993)

1. The Simpsons (Fox, 1989-Presente)

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Rolling Stone has about as much business naming the top 100 sitcoms of all time as they do the top 100 rock acts of all time.
Agreed. Rolling Stone is the absolute worst with regards to putting ratings/rankings on things. I pay no attention to them whatsoever.
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Premieres:

1950s: 5
1960s: 3
1970s: 14
1980s: 15
1990s: 17
2000s: 20
2010s: 26
2020s: 0

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A real and accurate list would have the majority of shows they listed be shows that started during the 1950s, 60s and 70s as being the best. Their list means nothing.
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I think the last time I even looked at an issue of Rolling Stone magazine was around 1998.
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Everybody's allowed to have an opinion, but I wouldn't consider Rolling Stone an authoritative source either.
24. Community (NBC, 2009-2014; Yahoo! Screen, 2015)
23. The Office (U.S.) (NBC, 2005-2013)
18. 30 Rock (NBC, 2006-2013)
9. Parks and Recreation (NBC, 2009-2015)
They really loved NBC's single-camera comedies in the early 2010s. Unfortunately for NBC, the general public didn't agree.
51. Police Squad! (ABC, 1982)
I loved Police Squad!, but how does a show that only lasted 6 episodes on American TV before cancellation nearly sniff the top 50 comedies of all time?!
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Rolling Stone has about as much business naming the top 100 sitcoms of all time as they do the top 100 rock acts of all time.
Well its just THIER OPINION (Whcih means squat) I liked them the best in the 60s!! (I have several records in MONO from them)
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There is much in that list that I disagree with, but I am absolutely astounded that Bob's Burgers placed that much higher than Futurama.

And, while Seinfeld had some brilliant moments, It surprises me that it continues to place so highly in so many polls such as this. To me about 80-90% of the episodes come across as 'filler'.

Taxi and Night Court both seem under rated in that list, and I'd definitely place Barney Miller above Bob Newhart.
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Instead of having the integrity to just admit the list was developed for the average Rolling Stone reader (which is someone between the ages of 18-34), the editors misrepresent the project as a list that includes the entire history of sitcoms. We can all mention glaring errors (how in the world do you leave off Leave It To Beaver and list at number 99 Frank's Place!). The shows of the 50's and 60's were producing over 30 episodes a year (Beaver produced 39 episodes a year for 6 seasons), how can you compare that with a show like Curb Your Enthusiasm which has produced 100 episodes in 20 years. The audience levels for many of the newer series listed wouldn't sustain a show of the 50's or 60's for even a month.
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Everybody's allowed to have an opinion, but I wouldn't consider Rolling Stone an authoritative source either.
24. Community (NBC, 2009-2014; Yahoo! Screen, 2015)
23. The Office (U.S.) (NBC, 2005-2013)
18. 30 Rock (NBC, 2006-2013)
9. Parks and Recreation (NBC, 2009-2015)
They really loved NBC's single-camera comedies in the early 2010s. Unfortunately for NBC, the general public didn't agree.
51. Police Squad! (ABC, 1982)
I loved Police Squad!, but how does a show that only lasted 6 episodes on American TV before cancellation nearly sniff the top 50 comedies of all time?!
Yeah back in those times NBC had those Sitcoms that had (for the most part) bad ratings. They kept them on for the elites on the east and west coast, because they could. But nobody else cared or watched.

Police Squad was hilarious! Even the closing credits (the "Epilogue", which poked fun at all those Quinn-Martin shows with the acts and epilogue) were funny.
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The Simpsons number 1? It's another show with lousy ratings; Fox probably keeps it going because it's cheap to produce, with its lousy animation.

And what's all this Channel 4 and BBC 3 stuff? I never heard of those shows. I guess some of their readers are in the UK?

Also in the 1950s Father Knows Best had 20 Emmy nominations and 6 wins in varying categories. Means nothing.
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Obviously I don't agree with everything on the list, that's the whole point of lists like this. No one on this forum or anywhere would have the exact same list.

But to say they have no authority is not really accurate. Their lead TV critic is Alan Sepinwall who is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable in the industry with more of a nod to TV history than a lot of current critics. He's also been doing it for decades (not always at Rolling Stone). So it's cool to disagree, that's the point, but they do have a reputable voice on their staff.
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