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Old 09-11-2002, 04:17 PM   #46
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3. Rhoda was better then The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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I HARDLY think so! The Mary Tyler Moore Show is the most well written and best acted sitcom in the history of television. Rhoda was a disastrous mess. They couldn't even decide what to do with her. Is she single? Is she married? How 'bout divorced? Does she have a job or not? The format of that show got changed about every six months before CBS finally gave up after a few years and gave it the ax.
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L&S was better than happy days, I love laverne and shirley! though happy days was good too! L&S was sooo funny and its crazy how they never won an emmy, that ticks me off!! they were so good!
My gosh, it seems perfectly obvious to me why those shows never won any Emmys.
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Old 09-11-2002, 04:24 PM   #48
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You have a lot of obscene opinions, do you not?
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Perfect strangers was horrible-i just think for male characters, they were too soft and silly-
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Old 09-11-2002, 04:34 PM   #50
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Ugggh! Mayberry RFD has to be about the WORST excuse for a TV show I've ever seen. NEVER did it make me laugh. Ken Berry's character, and most of the others, were totally bland and uninteresting, much unlike the wide assortment of characters from the early days of The Andy Griffith Show. And this is supposed to be a show about a small town in North Carolina? Then why is it that NOBODY on that show has a southern accent? As for Gomer Pyle, that has to be the most annoying character ever created for TV. The Andy Griffith Show, in its early years when Don Knotts was around, was an exceptional series. Gomer Pyle, USMC and Mayberry RFD (especially) suck big time!
I need to modify one thing here. I liked the Gomer character when he was on The Andy Griffith Show as a minor character. But giving him the central role on his own series was overdose. In small doses, the character was funny. In large doses, he was annoying.
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I always thought that Fraiser seemed so different from Cheers, almost totally unrelated. Fraiser is hysterical, but he seems to be much more pretentious in Fraiser. Almost makes you wonder why he even hung out at Cheers anyway in light of all the places Him and Niles go.

I was watching the anniversary marathon the other day on N@N or TVL and I heard Fraiser say his father got shot and died!!

I knew he got shot, but died? Guess they hadn't thought of the spin off at that point.

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Old 10-03-2002, 07:43 PM   #52
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The Jeffersons was slightly better than AITF
Laverne and Shirley was better than HD
FOL was better than DS
HL was slightly better than DS
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I always thought that Fraiser seemed so different from Cheers, almost totally unrelated. Fraiser is hysterical, but he seems to be much more pretentious in Fraiser. Almost makes you wonder why he even hung out at Cheers anyway in light of all the places Him and Niles go.
I agree. Personally I prefer Frasier over Cheers, but I really love them both.

I often wonder about why Frasier went to Cheers too... and Lilith too! Still, I'm not complaining I think Frasier was fantastic in Cheers, and IMO the reason he is more refined now is because he has Niles with him meaning that he can do all the pretenrtous things he always wanted to do back in Boston - his family all know what he's like so he doesn't need to play it down so much. And that's good news too! I like pretentious Frasier...

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The Jeffersons was funnier than All In The Family, though I like at least the first 3 or 4 seasons of AITF, after that forget it. The Jeffersons was the only Norman Lear show that didnt take itself too seriously. They just were funny.

Laverne & Shirley was way funnier than Happy Days.

Family Matters was much funnier than Perfect Strangers, though they did let it run too long.

Green Acres was funnier than Petticoat Junction, though it had a whole different flavor than PJ, which was downhome and sentimental, whereas GA was more surreal and cynical.

No way was Mayberry RFD better than Andy Griffith, however the color episodes of AG are definitely inferior to the B&W episodes. I turn the channel when the color ones come on.
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Old 03-30-2004, 04:30 PM   #55
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L&S = MUCH better than HD.
What about Mork and Mindy though? I haven't seen enough episodes to decide myself.

The Jeffersons = MUCH better than AITF

Frasier = Slightly better than Cheers

The Facts of Life (espcially the Eastland years) = MUCH better than DS

A Differnet Word = Slightly less than The Cosby Show

I haven't seen enough episodes of Empty Nest to decide between that and Golden Girls (and I love Golden Girls)

Rhoda = MUCH less than Mary Tyler Moore (though Rhoda was still a good show)

I haven't seen Phyllis at all so I wouldn't know between that and MTT.

I really like Family Matters but I have never seen that show that came from so I don't know about that one either.

And now if you don't mind me adding a very recent cartoon series:

All Grown Up = MUCH better than all recent episodes of Rugrats





Now for show which would make good spinoffs (IMO)

I think that Roz deserves a spinoff from Frasier.
I think that Darlene and David should have had a spinoff from Roseanne.
I think that Crystal should have as well, and also the hair saloon (from Roseanne).
I think that Lenny and Squigy should have been spun off from L&S.
I think that Don should have had a spinoff from 3rd Rock from the Sun.
I think that Mary should have had a spinoff as well (from 3rd Rock).
I think that Newman should have had a spinoff from Seinfeld (hey, Wayne Knight would have been starring in two shows at once if both my spinoff ideas for him were true. So maybe just one or the other but its difficult to choose!)


Anyone else have any ideas for spinoffs that should have been?
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The only one I can think of is Good Times being so much better than Maude.
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1. I like Fraiser better then Cheers

2. I like The Jeffersons better then AITF (i do like AITF alot, but it aint nearly as funny as The Jeffersons)
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Good Times
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Different World - Personally I thought this show was better than the Cosby show!
The Parkers - I liked the Parkers more than Moesha
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I liked "Laverne & Shirley" much, much better than "Happy Days", until L & S moved to califiornia, and half the town went with them-in what has to be the most ridiculous sitcom change in history! "H.D." was allright the first season, until they added that AWFUL live audience, changed the Cunninghams living room, and the series became "The Fonzie show". (I heard that ABC wanted to rename it "Fonzies Happy Days" but the cast objected-thank god!!!)
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Facts of life was WAY better than Different Strokes, but DS had a much cuter girl ( Whom i had a huge crush on at the time ) Simpsons are better than Tracy Ullman, which i watched more for the Simpsons segments than the sketches...but i did like it
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