Your favourite US sitcom will largely depend on your age or what time you emerge from the duvet in the morning to watch C4 output between 6am and 10.
Baby Boomers might have fond memories of I Love Lucy starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz from the 1950s then moving on to Jed Clampett and the oil rich Beverly Hillbillies before having a drink at Cheers then being psychoanalysed by Frasier or maybe having a science lesson with The Big Bang Theory.
I’d never heard of Schrodinger’s Cat until Sheldon told Leonard to think about it when he dated Penny for the first time. Since then it’s cropped up on several quiz programmes. So you can laugh and learn at the same time. Wish my teachers had known that.
From the 50s to the present day there have been some great US sitcoms and some real raspberries. But that’s all a matter of opinion. Of course there’s a good chance that you have missed some really good offerings because you were put off by the trailers or because none of us can watch every single sitcom that is aired. Which is why whenever polls are held by magazines or TV channels, the usual suspects appear time and time again but the top ten, and in particular the top three in two of the polls are literally polls apart, astonishingly. Business Insider poll puts Seinfeld at No1 whereas IMDB puts Seinfeld at 10. So you pays your money and you takes your choice. Frankly I’m astounded by some of the omissions I’m sure there are lots more that you could add to the list. So what’s you favourite US sitcom? Send your comments to email@example.com or use the Forum section
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