Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Sitcoms of all time

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  1. Lyrtch

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    i'd never seen any of Parks and Rec or 30 Rock, seen some of The Office, and like two years ago watched all of them all the way through

    30 rock the best ez
     
  2. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    I'm at a loss on no vice principles or happy endings. Both amazing.

    Using better things as an exam please of a show with comedy is wild to me. I really wanted to like that show and powered through two seasons. Just couldn't find the laughs.
     
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  3. BellottiBold

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    if it were my call Community wouldn't be any higher than like the bottom 20 :bzzzz:
     
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  4. Nandor the Relentless

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    Get the fuck out of here
     
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    Partly because the Friends generation also watched The Office, I assume. We stream both Friends and The Office, along with Parks and Rec and Frasier, as our go to. I assume people who were children in the 90s are less likely to revisit Frasier and Friends than people who were in college in the 90s and watched The Office in their 20s are to still stream Friends and The Office.
     
  6. ~ taylor ~

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    Fuck off.
     
  7. War Grundle

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    Veep should have been a lot higher. Thought Friends would be a lot higher.

    Parks and Rec deservedly so was ranked Top 10. It’s the funniest basic cable sitcom Seinfeld, imo.
     
  8. burnttatertot

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    38 shows on that list I never even heard of. Not sure if this makes me a loser or what.
     
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  9. kinghill

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    It just makes you a guy who doesn’t watch much TV. Same here. But I was still interested enough to scroll through the list... I like rankings and I used to watch a decent amount of shows years ago.

    One plus came out of reading this thread... I’m gonna check out Sports Night.
     
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  10. BubbleHead

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    Kiss my grits!
     
  11. Daniel Ocean

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    alice nor flo belong on the list
     
  12. IV

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    Cheers is such a shot of nostalgia
     
  13. Joe Withabee

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    The Good Place is by far the corniest of the Mose shows, I guess it’s a happy medium between The Office and Big Bang Theory for you weirdos, otherwise I just don’t understand how it’s so loved
     
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  14. paulski

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    Don't get me wrong - it's a 'clever' show and often a lot of fun, but take Kristen Bell out and I wouldn't have a lot of interest in it. It's roughly in the right spot, maybe slightly high.

    The rest of the list? So many great shows but such a horrid order. I'm not the world's biggest Friends or BBT fan, but both should be MUCH, much higher. I mean, Top 30 if not 20. These shows ran for a decade or more & were massive worldwide - surely that counts for a lot.

    And the Top 3 should have been some combo of MASH, Cheers and Seinfeld. The list just comes across as the personal faves of some of the Rolling Stone staff with some awful placings both ways.
     
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  15. Biship

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    Veep too low. I’ll chalk it up to sexism
     
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  16. $P1

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    It's a cute show and worth the watch, but it's not funny.
     
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  17. Richard Greener

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    This guy nailed the appeal
     
  18. pianoman

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    It makes sense why this isn’t on there because of how short it aired but it’s a shame because had it gotten 5+ seasons it would be top ten.
     
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  19. dome foam

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    Interesting no TGIF love. Home Improvement was pretty fucking funny, but I was also like 10 years old.
     
  20. Richard Greener

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    I used to watch Step by Step but that was just because it was on. I couldn't even name a character from that show now
     
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  21. dome foam

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    Cody was actually a great character. And I had a crush on Dana. That's all I got.

    [​IMG]
     
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  23. Mix

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    Yeah as like a 10 year old then it was all about Al.
     
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  24. wes tegg

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    The list was made by TV critics and lays out what they took into account in the intro and then explains their reasoning for each show. They admit subjectivity, so there’s plenty of argument to be had. But, of course it’s a just a list of the shows they like. What the fuck else would it be?
     
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  25. Richard Greener

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    How are we gonna get to 10 pages if you keep shooting down drive by comments
     
  26. dome foam

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    Calm down bro. It's just a list.
     
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  27. UKupNorth

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    How the hell is Family Guy not top 100?
     
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    Why did they put them in a list in the first place they should have made a word collage
     
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  30. Dennis Reynolds

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    Reading this thread makes me feel like my sense of humor is broken. There are two shows on the entire list that I love (Sunny and Letterkenny). There are others that I enjoyed (South Park, Simpsons). There are some (Archer and possibly Eastbound and Down) that I think should have been on the list. Sunny will always be my favorite because it is intelligent while being dark, yet sarcastically makes points about society.

    I think my sense of humor needing the dark comedy ruined Seinfeld for me. My friends adore it and it is just not for me.
     
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  31. Daniel Ocean

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    I feel dumber for reading this dribble.
     
  32. Illinihockey

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    Its bad
     
  33. wes tegg

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    *drivel. Clearly your feeling was right!
     
  34. Illinihockey

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    Some of these it felt like they forgot about the show and then were like shit, BoJack Horseman, put it at 20.
     
  35. steamengine

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    Schur probably told nbc let me make my philosophy let project or I go to Netflix.
     
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  36. LetItSoak

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    I made it through a couple episodes but it was so over the top corny and predictable I gave up
     
  37. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Yea I stopped watching the good place. I'm going to give it another shot because it's so highly thought of these days.
     
  38. Dump

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    it was predictable?
     
  39. steamengine

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    It’s worth a watch just for Megan Amram’s food puns.
     
  40. LetItSoak

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    Which part are you struggling with?
     
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  41. Daniel Ocean

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    way to BBT the joke
     
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  42. Daniel Ocean

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    BBT chuds are out in masses today
     
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  43. LetItSoak

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    Oddly enough that's the show I'd compare it to.
     
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  44. Daniel Ocean

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    With no due respect, this is beyond stupid.
     
  45. Dump

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    [​IMG]
     
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  46. LetItSoak

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    I guess I'll just have to live with the shame of not having similar comedic taste to you and Dump
     
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  47. zeberdee

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    I don't care what people like, but calling the first season of The Good Place "predictable" is just a terrible opinion.
     
  48. Lyrtch

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    i assume this is a bit

    like how fun it is to needle the office psychos
     
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  49. LetItSoak

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    It's similarly corny humor but with better actors. Oh man instead of fuck they say fork! Genius! Maybe it got better after the first few episodes but they were so bad I gave up. Schitt's Creek improved dramatically over time so maybe TGP did too and I missed it :idk:
     
  50. steamengine

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    It did