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Initial post: 6 Aug 2008 22:50:04 BDT
crazyhorse says:
I would say the following us sitcom are some of my favourites
Frasier/Cheers, Two And A Half Men, Taxi, Happy Days, The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, Mork And Mindy,
Roseanne, The Golden Girls, Different Strokes, Family Ties.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Aug 2008 17:50:56 BDT
Anita says:
As somebody who never watches comedies as such, I really liked Seinfeld.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Aug 2008 00:22:12 BDT
Trigger says:
I don't like a great deal of American Comedy, although Arrested Development is probably the best I've seen.

Family Guy was good, but started to loose something from series 4 onwards, and The Simpsons was obviously great, but only back in the 1990s.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Aug 2008 00:50:08 BDT
NAR says:
I gotta say my top 4 are:

Friends
Frasier
Scrubs
Simpsons

Dont really enjoy any others the way i do with them!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Aug 2008 19:49:42 BDT
Chris Booth says:
I agree with TriggerHappy - US 'comedy' in generally is fairly dire but Arrested Development is absolutely superb. Scrubs comes a very close second.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Aug 2008 21:33:17 BDT
Curb Your Enthusiasm hands down for me. Consistantly, brutally side-splitting for 6 seasons with neurotic nuggets that most self-assuring people can clutch onto with exuberance and blind hope.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Aug 2008 20:23:10 BDT
a few of my favourite sitcoms from the US include:

Titus, Scrubs, friends, Frasier, and early family guy.

Strangely no one seems to ever have heard of Titus?

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Aug 2008 11:27:30 BDT
I would would say the oldies.
WKRP in Cincinnati
Soap
Benson

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Aug 2008 15:01:01 BDT
Craig Taylor says:
Everybody Loves Raymond

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Aug 2008 19:50:49 BDT
McGillfan says:
Frasier and Just Shoot Me - both top my list!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2008 15:50:03 BDT
the best u.s. sitcom is get smart.friends is the worst.totally unfunny garbage.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2008 10:24:21 BDT
I have to agree with Triggerhappytel - The Simpsons was perhaps one of the best ever U.S. comedies, during its' golden years of the 1990s.
Futurama is also superb - you can't beat Zap Brannigan for Shatnerian-sized laughs!
Frasier had its' witty moments, although lost it towards the end (such is the cycle of most things).
The Larry Sanders show was great, terribly treated by the BBC, as was
Seinfeld, which looked and sounded like any number of bland U.S. sitcoms, such as Friends (exterior shot of tower block, five seconds of synth bass, people who never really have serious jobs, wacky neighbour et cetera) but had such surprisingly deft writing.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2008 20:52:04 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Aug 2008 21:07:17 BDT
A. Brown says:
Married with Children, M.A.S.H, Cosby Show, Happy Days,

They don't really know how to make people laugh any more

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Aug 2008 00:16:44 BDT
Yes, Valen's Shadow, spread the word on Titus, my friend. Thanks if you're one of the two who've read and rated my review.

Anyway, I rarely watch US television, so my list is thankfully short:
Titus, Arrested Development, Scrubs (early series), Becker, Just Shoot Me (early series), Caroline in the City (first two series... it's all about Malcolm Gets as Richard), M*A*S*H.

Those are series I've seen a lot of. Recently I've caught a few snippets of reruns of McHale's Navy and Hogan's Heroes, and I thought they were wonderful. All in the Family was good too, but many people seem to object to its un-PC attitude (bring it on, I say). Married... With Children had its share of hits and misses, but was overall a fun series. Wonderfully exaggerated and surreal. ...That's all I seem to remember, besides a few programmes I remember from long ago that may have the biased haze of nostalgia.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Aug 2008 08:53:23 BDT
Badwolf says:
Only one sitcom was funny outta the U.S and that was Friends still as funny now as it was when it was first shown, some great one liners and phobe was my favourite

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2008 16:38:27 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Sep 2008 16:37:20 BDT
Dr Evil says:
For me (in order)...

Frasier
Sienfeld
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Will & Grace
Friends

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Sep 2008 20:08:42 BDT
Only Me says:
Seinfeld the best, Will and Grace the worst.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2008 13:10:58 BDT
Film Buff says:
Frasier is the best - everything else pales in comparison

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2008 19:06:11 BDT
crazyhorse says:
Couldn't agree more Steven, you couldn't get 2 better characters than Frasier and Niles, and Eddie the dog was fantastic.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Sep 2008 08:51:44 BDT
1. Simpsons
2. Seinfeld
3. King of Queens
4. Dharma & Greg
5. Friends
...

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2008 21:43:27 BDT
Married With Children
Soap

Both of these make me howl, no other USA sitcoms even raise a titter!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2008 09:19:04 BDT
A. Gamer says:
Gotta be Everybody Loves Raymond. It's brilliant. The Simpsons is great when you consider how long it's been running, although it's not the genius it used to be. Futurama is very good as well. Friends was funny the first time around, but it's been shown FAR too often now. Will & Grace was ok, but it was the supporting cast (Jack & the squeaky woman - Karen?) that made it funny. But for me, there's no beating Everybody Loves Raymond.
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In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2008 09:37:01 BDT
crazyhorse says:
Can anyone remember Taxi with Danny Devito? That was really funny, his put down's were great.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Sep 2008 13:25:40 BDT
GZA says:
I think some of the posts here are mad - the US does comedy miles better than the Brits. A case of British snobbery methinks (the idea that Americans don't get irony is just ridiculous).

Some classic series which don't make it into my top 3 are - Scrubs (the earlier series), Frasier (ditto), Friends (first two series), Cheers, Family Ties, Married with Children, Futurama, Family Guy, King of the Hill

My top 3:

1. Seinfeld
2. Curb your Enthusiasm
3. The Simpsons

Can anyone tell me of three Brit sitcoms that are as good as those?
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