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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by DeToxRox, May 4, 2021 at 12:45 PM.
season five was the best season
As usual, Rolling Stone too high on it's own farts to be taken seriously.
Married... With Children not on the list.
That's a criminal joke considering some of the dog shit they put in this thing.
Without knowing too much about some of the shows the top 20 looks p good
Atlanta is a sitcom?
I hate the shaky handheld camera and constant zooming that the office and others do /tweet
That was my takeaway as well.
Community appropriately ranked was surprising so was them getting it right that P&R was better than The Office.
wow completely missed that, monster omission.
If it didn’t air in my lifetime, I’m not
Interested. Scrub anything that finished its run before 1990 from that list and we can talk.
Engage hate shield.
We've become extremely accepting of the mentally challenged here on TMB. You're safe from hate.
Did I miss Wonder Years on that list
Schitt's Creek has only realtively recently started becoming a pop favorite. Think it will move up in lists over time.
Amazing inclusion of Catastrophe that I think a lot of people have missed because it's on Amazon. Show was outright hilarious.
Given their inclusion of shows like Atlanta(which, when funny, is really funny, but is definitely not a traditional sitcom), I'm surprised a Sorkin joint didn't make the list. Sports Night please.
Married With Children is easily the most glaring omission.
Sports Night was so good.
Catastrophe is fucking fantastic
Fleabag made it too, which I appreciate.
and agreed on Sports Night
Thought Family Guy should have made the list.
I'm currently rewatching Cheers, and it really ought to be #1. It holds up so well.
It's not a sitcom.
I think they got a little cute in places, and no Archer, Married... With Children, Wonder Years, Goldbergs or Brooklyn 9-9 are tough given some of the BBC or old-timey crap they included.
But still a good list and the Top 15 could be shuffled into any order and still look good.
Seinfeld should be #1.
-No Happy Endings?
-No Danny McBride? No Silicon Valley?
-I don't cape for The Office, but #22 is very low when Parks & Rec was essentially a direct copy of all the tropes. I'll go as far as to say the Mike Schur comedies are all overrated (Brooklyn 99, Good Place, P&R) except the one that essentially set the template for the others (The Office)
-30 Rock way too low
-Broad City has aged very poorly IMO. Not sure how that can be top 50 when Workaholics (not saying its at all deserving of a slot) was essentially the template and probably wasn't close at all on the list
-What We Do In The Shadows and Sunny also seem a little low
That's on there
It's Always Sunny underrated as usual
I mean they stretched the definition of sit com broadly enough on other entrants that it definitely fits under their criteria imo.
Read the intro paragraph. They classified it as a dramedy.
They address the Wonder Years in the introductory paragraph. It's right there.
Damn. Detlef Schrempf got told pretty much
Skipped the intro to be honest. It just seems like given some of the other things on the list it fits.
Friends fucking sucked. Way too high on the list.
Bojack should be as well imo
after finishing this show i'm continually amazed it got made, it's so weird and navel gazing, i obviously loved it
Veep got ruined by reality interfering with an incredibly incisive satire of a more normative political climate.
Frasier higher than The Office, yikes
Of the shows ahead of the office, Frasier is one of the few that might have a case.
be really curious why you think this
The Office is Friends for the majority of this boards generation
Do you mean in a zeitgeist sense?
yeah, insanely popular cultural touchstone, most this board was in college or in that time frame watching it with friends vs alone or with just a SO and it kind of makes the actual quality of the show super subjective for us specifically due to the emotionality and cultural import tied to it
A bit presumptuous. But maybe
just trying to explain why this board specifically loves that show more than basically any other group i interact with
could be wrong obviously
My parents in their 60s love The Office too maybe it’s because I, and my siblings like it though?
It's uniquely transcendent on age groups. Preteens who weren't even alive when it came out love it. I think that's more the result of it being the bellwether for streaming services, though.
you talking about Friends or the Office?
(been tons of writing about how Friends is transcending age groups, one of the most watched streaming repeat watch, etc over the years as well. in part why I made the comp!)
But, they're not really comparable in that sense. 3% of all minutes watched on Netflix were the Office before it went to Peacock.
Edit: Friends was #2, but the difference was substantial.
My hs students love the office as much as I do.
Just Shoot Me
Rules of Engagement
That 70s Show
My Name is Earl
Better Off Ted
Eastbound & Down
Shows too low
One Day at a Time - the remake
What We Do in the Shadows
Honestly I'd say having Happy Endings not on the list is inexcusable. Superstore is a modern classic.
30 Rock is better than both The Office and Parks and Rec. The Good Place might be a better show than all 3 but idk if it’s funnier . Happy Endings and Don’t trust the B are funnier both belong in the top 30-40.
What I think is most wild is we had The Office, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, and Community... at the same time