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Subject: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: warped on 11/16/12 at 5:13 am

What's your favorite 1970s TV Comedy?

Hard to remember or list all the best shows, probably a few I missed (or didn't like  ;D)  Shows like "Benson" or "The Facts of Life" or  "Get Smart" or other shows primarily in other decades were not included here. Mostly focusing on American TV.

You may select up to 5 shows to vote for.

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/16/12 at 1:16 pm

M*A*S*H was one of the best shows EVER!!!! I don't really think of it as comedy per say. Yes, it has comic elements to it but it was very deep.


The others I chose were WKRP, The Jeffersons, Monty Python's Flying Circus & Rowen & Martin's Laugh-In.




Cat

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: warped on 11/16/12 at 2:56 pm


M*A*S*H was one of the best shows EVER!!!! I don't really think of it as comedy per say. Yes, it has comic elements to it but it was very deep.


The others I chose were WKRP, The Jeffersons, Monty Python's Flying Circus & Rowen & Martin's Laugh-In.

Cat


I liked all of the shows you chose as well.

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: whistledog on 11/16/12 at 8:17 pm

Of ones I watched in reruns the most: 


SOAP


BARNEY MILLER


WKRP IN CINCINNATI

Arthur Carlson      Andy Travis      Jennifer Marlowe      Herb Tarlek    Les Nessman
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c362/godeltsihw/WKRP-6.jpg http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c362/godeltsihw/WKRP-7.jpg http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c362/godeltsihw/WKRP-2.jpg http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c362/godeltsihw/WKRP-4.jpg http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c362/godeltsihw/WKRP-3.jpg

Bailey Quarters    Venus Flytrap    Dr. Johnny Fever
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c362/godeltsihw/WKRP-8.jpg http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c362/godeltsihw/WKRP-1.jpg http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c362/godeltsihw/WKRP-5.jpg


TAXI

Tony Banta      Elaine Nardo      Latka Gravas      Bobby Wheeler
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ONE DAY AT A TIME 

Ann Romano          Schneider      Barbara Cooper
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Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: robby76 on 11/16/12 at 8:56 pm

Wow what a tough list to choose from! I had 10 easy contenders straight away...

Top 5... Three's Company, Good Times, George & Mildred, What's Happening, Eight Is Enough

Next 5... Love Boat, Brady Bunch, Diff'rent Strokes, One Day At A Time, The Jeffersons

Nice to see the inclusion of some UK television. I'd love to add stuff like Mind Your Language and Are You Being Served? to it too.

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: snozberries on 11/16/12 at 11:03 pm



I went with

MTM
AIF
Taxi
ODaaT
and
OTHER.....for Facts of Life - which may be an 80s show but it got it's start in 1979  :P :P :P


I disagree with Eight is Enough being on the list... I loved the show but I wouldn't classify it as a comedy. 

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: snozberries on 11/16/12 at 11:09 pm

I probably should've asked if you meant then or now...

when I was a kid I hated AIF but I love it now I think it's an incredibly deep show.

I hated MASH then and I kind of still do- could never get past the laugh track...but now that I know the DVDs have the option to watch without the canned laughter I may give it another try.


then my faves were Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Mork and Mindy, WKRP and Love Boat


Brady bunch is on the list but not in the top 5...maybe in the top 10 of both lists tho.

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: warped on 11/17/12 at 6:41 am


Wow what a tough list to choose from! I had 10 easy contenders straight away...

Top 5... Three's Company, Good Times, George & Mildred, What's Happening, Eight Is Enough

Next 5... Love Boat, Brady Bunch, Diff'rent Strokes, One Day At A Time, The Jeffersons

Nice to see the inclusion of some UK television. I'd love to add stuff like Mind Your Language and Are You Being Served? to it too.


I've seen some episodes of "Are you being served" but am not familiar with "Mind your language".

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: warped on 11/17/12 at 6:44 am



for Facts of Life - which may be an 80s show but it got it's start in 1979  :P :P :P

I disagree with Eight is Enough being on the list... I loved the show but I wouldn't classify it as a comedy.


If/when I create an 80s comedy thread, TFOL will be there. Eight is enough had elements of drama and comedy, you could argue either way whether it belongs here or not. I put it here, so it's here.  :P ;)


I probably should've asked if you meant then or now...



Yes....




:D

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: snozberries on 11/17/12 at 8:46 am


If/when I create an 80s comedy thread, TFOL will be there. Eight is enough had elements of drama and comedy, you could argue either way whether it belongs here or not. I put it here, so it's here.  :P ;)

Yes....




:D



I liked the first season of fol so I stand by my other!  :P


I stand by my opinion of EIE (tho I loved the show  :) )

And so which is it. How you felt then or now?

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: warped on 11/17/12 at 10:34 am



I liked the first season of fol so I stand by my other!  :P



No problem at all, that's why the "other" category is there.



And so which is it. How you felt then or now?


When I posted that, I never gave it any thought (then ...or now).
I'd say now.  I look at shows like "Happy Days" in particular, and it just isn't as funny as it used to be (for me), whereas MASH still is funny, maybe even more so.

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/17/12 at 11:29 am


I've seen some episodes of "Are you being served" but am not familiar with "Mind your language".



I used to watch Mind Your Language. It was about an English class for adults from other countries. They tried to bring it to the U.S. under the name of "What a Country" starring Yakov Smirnoff but it was basically  8-P and died very quickly.

Another Britcoms that I used to watch were Butterflies & The Good Life (or Good Neighbors as it was called in the U.S.)



Cat

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: whistledog on 11/17/12 at 3:26 pm


OTHER.....for Facts of Life - which may be an 80s show but it got it's start in 1979  :P :P :P


Hey you.  Cut that decadeology out :P

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: snozberries on 11/17/12 at 4:44 pm


Hey you.  Cut that decadeology out :P



Nope. Not gonna do it. I love it too much

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: warped on 11/18/12 at 7:14 am

I voted for SOAP, "Three's Company", "MASH", "The Brady Bunch" & "All in the family"

If I had to vote "back then" I would have included "Laverne and Shirley" or "Happy Days" in my top 5 and disposed of "Three's Company".
I find "Three's Company" still very funny today, but not so much the other 2 listed above.

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/18/12 at 11:40 am

Another short lived show was called When Things Were Rotten-about Robin Hood written by Mel Brooks (do I need to say anymore?  :D ;D ;D ;D ). The thing is, a lot of the gags were used again in the movie Men in Tights.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO2Viv8dQJ4



Cat

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: warped on 11/18/12 at 1:45 pm


Another short lived show was called When Things Were Rotten-about Robin Hood written by Mel Brooks (do I need to say anymore?  :D ;D ;D ;D ). The thing is, a lot of the gags were used again in the movie Men in Tights.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO2Viv8dQJ4



Cat


I watched that, it had Dick Gauthier in it, I liked him from "Hymie" in Get Smart

Another short lived show I watched was "Lotsa Luck" with Dom Deluise.

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: Foo Bar on 11/21/12 at 7:35 pm


I voted for SOAP, "Three's Company", "MASH", "The Brady Bunch" & "All in the family"

If I had to vote "back then" I would have included "Laverne and Shirley" or "Happy Days" in my top 5 and disposed of "Three's Company".
I find "Three's Company" still very funny today, but not so much the other 2 listed above.


Had to swap out a couple of classics for Python (because Python) and Laugh-In.  Why Laugh-In?  (And for the benefit of people who's first reaction is "What was Laugh-In?!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z28vlIcr0zc

vs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8d7XjctWsc

And that's why people of a certain age kept watching You Can't Do That On Television all the way through college.

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/21/12 at 11:28 pm

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Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: warped on 11/22/12 at 6:44 am


Had to swap out a couple of classics for Python (because Python) and Laugh-In.  Why Laugh-In?  (And for the benefit of people who's first reaction is "What was Laugh-In?!)



Laugh-in was a staple in my home. We never missed it.

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: ItsElle on 10/24/13 at 3:16 pm

I loved Three's Company, One Day at a Time, Happy Days, and several others, but my (still) all-time favorite is Bewitched. It started in the 60's but ran into the 70's. The fact that it started in the 60's must be why it wasn't on the list.

Subject: Re: FAVORITE 1970s TV Comedy

Written By: Howard on 10/24/13 at 3:49 pm

Happy Days
One Day At A Time
Three's Company
Maude

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