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Posted on Jun 3, 2011 4:52:20 PM PDT
Laust Cawz says:
I'm also endlessly impressed with "The Incredible Hulk" (definitely ONE of the greatest--for me, there are many) & I think a good share of the credit for this must go to Kenneth Johnson ("Developed For Television By..."), who wanted a 3-dimensional human drama instead of just a simple superhero story. He also wasn't a fan of the alliterative comic book names (i.e. Peter Parker), so he insisted that "Bruce Banner" be changed (though the character did end up being "David Bruce Banner"). Certainly the casting & performances were superb (Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin &--as the opening sequence narrator & Hulk's vocalizations--Ted Cassidy). One of the best episodes--the 2-part "Mystery Man", where an amnesiac, face-bandaged Banner comes face-to-face with McGee.

The bathroom humor of "Married...", as far as I'm concerned, was always secondary. Yes, it would come up fairly regularly in isolated bits & jokes, but there were very few episodes that focused on it. "Luck Of The Bundys", for example, focuses on "The Bundy Curse", which states that, for any good luck that arises for a Bundy, an equal & opposite amount of bad luck will be accumulated (& none of it has to do with the toilet)--

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d3A0_oP27g

"Beavis & Butthead" could certainly be said to be guiltier of bathroom humor than "Married...", but it, too, isn't given enough credit for the (admittedly less common) subtler side of its humor.

"South Park" is also a classic.

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 10:45:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 3, 2011 11:14:15 PM PDT
Laust Cawz says:
K. Copeland--

You also might check out the thread--TV Shows A-Z. I started it partly to give some attention to lesser-known/obscure/short-lived shows that haven't been otherwise mentioned much. There are some youtube cues there (especially the more recent pages) to various clips of said shows, provided by myself & another poster, John C. Harrison.

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 11:58:01 PM PDT
S. Warfield says:
New poster to this forum, but my all-time favorite is "Lost." "Homicide: Life on the Street" was an excellent show. "X-Files" and if it lives long enough "Boardwalk Empire" is going to go down as a great show. I'm not much on sitcoms except for the older ones like "I Love Lucy" and "Roseanne." I never tire of those shows, especially "Roseanne" and also "Everybody Loves Raymond."

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2011 4:29:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 5, 2011 4:30:36 PM PDT
Thanks for the mention, Laust. I've really enjoyed reading and contributing to that thread. I have a love and passion for TV, especially sitcoms, game shows and animation. While my favorite era is the 1950s-60s, I love shows from all decades, as my top 10 list of favorite shows illustrates.

1) All in the Family
2) Cheers
3) The Monkees
4) The Brady Bunch
5) Friends
6) That '70s Show
7) American Dreams
8) Mr. Bean
9) The Office (US version)
10) Gilligan's Island

Posted on Jun 5, 2011 4:44:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 5, 2011 4:50:37 PM PDT
Jay Ambler says:
Hard to get them all in a short list.

Mad Men
Homicide: Life on the Street
Breaking Bad
NCIS
The Shield
Lost
Twin Peaks
Gilmore Girls
Moonlighting
X-Files (except the last 2 seasons and movies)
The Closer
Malcolm in the Middle
Seinfeld
American Dreams (canceled too soon)
M.A.S.H
ER
The Sopranos
My So-Called Life
OK. I have to add Friday Night Lights!!!!

..and one more. My Name is Earl (no laugh track but funny anyway. I'll quit....:)

Posted on Jun 5, 2011 11:42:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 6, 2011 1:27:07 AM PDT
Laust Cawz says:
John C. Harrison--

Both Jennifer Aniston & Lisa Kudrow worked on Julie Brown's shows before "Friends"--

Jennifer Aniston on "The Edge" (see pg.11 of the A-Z thread)
& Lisa Kudrow on "Just Say Julie" (no clip of that episode available, but here's a sample)--

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwdXX1Ida7E&feature=related

I'm surprised "Soap", "Get Smart", "Bewitched", "Star Trek" & "The Twilight Zone" aren't on your list (they're among my faves). I could never narrow down my faves to just 10, but there are some shows (still more than 10) that I've become rather obsessed with at various times. As you can tell from a lot of my A-Z choices (& from my "Unpop Culture" website), though, most of my favorites have been short-lived or forgotten.

BTW--

"...'70s Show" stars on "Grounded For Life"--

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAYxbHFgE1k (go to 1:07)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PwRXRa0E9U (go to 1:40)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI0FzYdgo4w&feature=related
(go to 10:05)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0_T_6vCoTs&feature=related
(go to 3:54)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2011 3:59:26 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 7, 2011 4:37:22 PM PDT
TinkHerToy says:
1. Seinfeld
2. Six Feet Under
3. M*A*S*H
4. Star Trek (original)
5. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (original, with Walt!)
6. The Addams Family
7. Soap
8. Jeopardy!
9. The Dean Martin Show
10. Oprah

Posted on Jun 7, 2011 6:00:06 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 7, 2011 10:23:36 PM PDT
Green Meanie says:
1. ABC Afterschool Specials.
2. Delta House
3. Ferris Bueller
4. Parker Lewis can't Lose.
5. Spencer
6. Get a Life
7. Sledge Hammer
8. Police Squad
9. The Last Precinct
10. Married with Children

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 6:28:13 AM PDT
K. Copeland says:
ferris bueller?? the one with jennifer aniston?
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