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What is your favourite half hour comedy sitcom now, and from the past?

Asked by SQUEEKY2 (20609points) January 22nd, 2020

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rebbel's avatar

The most current sit-com I watched was Modern Family.
The sit-com I watched most recently was George and Mildred (I actually binge-watched that the last couple of days).
That’s from the mid-seventies.

ragingloli's avatar

Sitcoms are like over cooked scrambled eggs to me.
None of them I “like”.
I suppose the most tolerable was “married with children”.

Dutchess_III's avatar


Zaku's avatar

I don’t think I watch any modern 30-minute sitcoms.

45–60-minutes ones that have on-going plots that span seasons or the whole show, yes, but not, I think, 30-minute ones. I don’t like to pick favorites, but the recent ones that come to mind include:
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Oh wait! There are some that are about 25–35 minutes per episode:
Santa Clarita Diet

Not sure if they qualify as sitcoms though since there is a season-wide plot…

In the past, again I don’t like to pick favorites…
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Fawlty Towers

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I’ve been watching The Office re-runs lately.
Sometimes, I’ll run into Frasier or Modern Family.
Cheers was funny.
A current show is The Goldbergs. The mom cracks me up. :)

mazingerz88's avatar

Golden Girls
Three’s Company



now…gave up watching sitcoms pretty much…

ucme's avatar

None right now, most recent I loved were Derek & After Life both Ricky Gervais.

The best comedy shows of all time though are Fawlty Towers & Ripping Yarns

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Past were Darma and Greg
Beverly hillbillies
Marries with children
Big Bang

Don’t have any current ones .

mazingerz88's avatar

Ha. Still remember watching the first episode of Dharma and Greg when it premiered. That funny and quirky young lady was fun to watch.

YARNLADY's avatar

I don’t have a favorite.
Leave it to Beaver
The Nelsons
All the Bob Newhart ones
Mary Tyler Moore
Dick Van Dyke
and many more

stanleybmanly's avatar

Up until a couple of years ago, I would binge on Frasier then 30 Rock. But Netflix apparently lost the 30 rock franchise & I’ve seen the Frasiers enough to recite the dialog in my sleep. No sitcoms on my agenda these days.

Sagacious's avatar

I’m not a big television watcher. Frasier is the only sitcom I ever saw that was truly funny and intelligent. But, it was too mature for prime time. I loved Mary Tyler Moore way back when I was a kid. That was the first “sitcom” and remains the benchmark for the sitcom. I’ve read that a number of times.

zenvelo's avatar

Now: Mom.

Past: Leave it to Beaver and the Dick Van Dyke show.

johnpowell's avatar

Mom is actually great.

Right now I am in the middle of binging Tourist Trap. Which is pretty hilarious. And it is crazy how much Elis James reminds me of Rob Brydon. Maybe it is just all Welsh people talk like that.

JLeslie's avatar

Can’t name just one.

The Odd Couple
Leave it to Beaver
The Jeffersons
Golden Girls
Designing Women
Big Bang
Everybody Loves Raymond
Mike and Molly

I love TV.

Brian1946's avatar

Three of my favorites from the past are Seinfeld, ‘Til Death, and NewsRadio.

A current one that I like is Fresh Off the Boat. A significant reason I like it is Constance Wu. I recently noticed that it’s one of the few sitcoms that doesn’t use a laugh track.

filmfann's avatar

South Park.
Sports Night.
The Dick Van Dyke Show.
You’ll Never Get Rich.

mazingerz88's avatar

Animated series counts? Well then, Family Guy and South Park.

canidmajor's avatar

WKRP and Barney Miller then, I don’t really watch sitcoms now.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

I love Barney Miller^
Best cop show alongside Sledgehammer.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Now: Young Sheldon, Black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat, Neighborhood, Will&Grace.

Then: Friends, Seinfeld, Cheers, MASH, Three’s Company, Brady Bunch, Gilligans Island, Bewitched.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Past: Seinfeld
Current: Curb Your Enthusiasm


Huh? Frasier ran for like 11 seasons in prime time.

Dutchess_III's avatar

“Wojohowitz. Just like it’s pronounced.”

I never “got” Seinfield.

Jonsblond's avatar

Current: Curb Your Enthusiasm or It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Past: WKRP in Cincinnati

Sagacious's avatar

@Darth_Algar…..not in my house.

nightwolf5's avatar

I don’t have one right now, but in the 90s I love Grace Under Fire, in fact I have the whole series on DVD.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Yeah that was a great show forgot about that one.^

nightwolf5's avatar

That sad thing was the 5th last season season wasn’t very good, and the show got cancelled with Brett Butler’s drug addiction, but it was a good one!

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