Top 20 Sitcoms
No sooner did I post a blog entry on crappy sitcoms (see September 30, 2003 / 15:20 EST) than I came across the Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy's list of the best 20 sitcoms of all time. Now the Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy is a British publication, so 11 of their top 20 are United Kingdom productions. Three of my favourite shows of all time cracked their list (The Simpsons, Seinfeld and The Larry Sanders Show) with The Phil Silvers Show taking the top spot. I see where they're coming from, but I can't say I agree.
Here's the entire list: 1. The Phil Silvers Show (US), 2. Seinfield (US), 3. Fawlty Towers (UK), 4. Porridge (UK), 5. Yes Minister (UK), 6. Frasier (US), 7. M*A*S*H (US), 8. 'Till Death Us Do Part (UK), 9. Hancock's Half-Hour/Hancock (UK), 10. Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads? (UK), 11. The Larry Sanders Show (US), 12. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (US), 13. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (UK), 14. The Good Life (UK), 15. Steptoe and Son (UK), 16. Only Fools and Horses (UK), 17. Cheers (US), 18. The Dick Van Dyke Show (US), 19. Dad's Army (UK), 20. The Simpsons (US)
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