My earliest TV memory was loving The Beverly Hillbillies. As I grew older, gayer, and more melodramatic, my favorite was One Day at a Time.
"The Lucy Show". The solo show she did right after "I Love Lucy" (which I never saw until years later). They used to show it along with cartoons. It was so simple-minded it appealed to my toddler brain.
Funny, OP. I was also going to post One Day at a Time. I remember talking the storylines the next day on the playground. I also loved Eight is Enough, which was kind of a sitcom/drama hybrid.
Bewitched, then (1970), now and forever.
My family watched a lot of Family Ties. We also watch "I Love Lucy" reruns. You couldn't escape "I Love Lucy" if you wanted to. It felt like it was on 24/7.
The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island
Another vote for Bewitched. Samantha Stevens was the foxiest housewife ever!
Good Times. Looking back, I'm not sure why. I do still like the theme song.
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Cybill (I'm not even kidding), Ellen, and 3rd Rock From the Sun.
Good Times is awesome. I enjoyed the Nick at Night classics, Mr Ed, Donna Reed and Gilligan's Island. I also enjoyed all the incarnations of Newhart. The "current" sitcoms that I liked were Perfect Strangers, Night Court, Facts of Life, Amen, Cosby Show, Designing Women, Jeffersons, One Day at a Time and Cheers. Yes, I watched a lot of fucking TV.
Amon 'n Andy. Later on, The Real NcCoys.
Boy meets word, probably.
I vote for Bewitched. I loved all the charactors. Endora, Gladys, Uncle Arthur, and especially Aunt Clara.
Full House. I had the biggest crush on Candice Cameron.
When I was little, The Adams Family, The Dick Van Dyke Show, That Girl. As a teen, it was All In The Family, One Day At A Time, Maude and Welcome Back, Kotter
Small Wonder, Out of this World, Silver Spoons, Mr. Belvedere, Alf, Growing Pains
the facts of life & three's company
I loved Nick at Night as a kid too, R12! And I loved all of those shows except Cheers ( just never got it). I also loved Roseanne, I Dream Of Jeannie, Sanford and Son, A Different World, What's Happening,Andy Griffith, Green Acres, The Patty Duke Show, That's My Momma, Beverley Hillbillies, Bewitched, 227.... I loved all of those old shows as a kid. It's too hard to pick a favorite, although I'm crazy about Gilligan's Island ( with Queen Ginger). I loved them all, still do.
The Brady Bunch
The Partridge Family
That Girl (ah, the opening credits!)
The Flying Nun (ah, the opening credits!)
Gilligan's Island (ah, the opening credits!)
I Love Lucy
WKRP in Cincinnati
Bob Newhart Show
All In The Family
Ozzie & Harriet, I Love Lucy, December Bride, Jack Benny, yes I'm old
Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley
Gilligan, Pete and Gladys, Partridge Family, Lucy
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Pretty much most of the shows already mentioned. And R30 brings me back in time with a laugh at "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" -- not only for remembering the vision of Louise Lasser as Mary with that dazed expression and red braids staring off into space while washing her floor, but that I had to sneak watch it. I was in the 8th grade at the time and my too strict step-mother hated that show with a passion and forbid me to watch it. So, of course that made me want to watch it all the more. But, it was on at 5pm and she would get home from work around 5:20. The front door was close to the living room, so I'd have to quickly switch channels which was easy using the remote. She never said if she had caught on and I was always pissed that I had to miss the end. I remember thinking that tennis coach guy was hot.
Alf. Yes, I'm serious.
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Here Come the Brides
R29, I don't remember that show? Is it something youngunfagales liked when they were young?
I was born in 1981, so my favorite sitcoms were from the 80's.
My top 5:
5) Growing Pains - Very good show, especially the first three seasons.
4) A Different World - A very groundbreaking show.
3) The Cosby Show - Another ground-breaking show! Most eps were boring, but some of the episodes were truly comedic gold.
2) Punky Brewster - I was obsessed with this show growing up.
1) Who's the Boss? - Tony Danza was so handsome back then. A true hunk! I also really admired Alyssa Milano. I thought she was so cool back then. I looked up to her. I also adored Judith Light on this show.
Dick Van Dyke
I Love Lucy
In that order
Bewitched and The Brady Bunch
A Different World.
Another Bewitched fan.
I loathed One Day at a Time.
The Brady Bunch episodes featuring the cursed tiki were some scary shit!
Mary Hartman's husband was hot.
Laverne & Shirley (until they moved to CA)
Three's Company. I had a big crush on Jack Tripper.
When I saw Kaye Ballard in "Follies" all I could think of was bandleader Ozzie Snick!
The Gale Storm Show
Probably McHale's Navy. Binghamton used to get so pissed and McHale and crew were always up to some scheme.
Dobie Gillis and Bewitched were pretty high on the list, too.
This thread reeks of "Metamucil" & "Just For Men".
Pettycoat Junction, then Bewitched, then Rhoda.
Though Maude, Love American Style, and the Mary Tyler Moore Show fit in there somewhere.
Not a sitcom, but I absolutely loved The Gong Show.
Sanford and Son. Unpretentious, lots of good gags.
The Brady Bunch. An idealized fantasy for any young child from a broken home.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father. I was only 7, but I loved Brandon Cruz. I also loved their apartment, as well as the loving, nurturing relationship Eddie had with his handsome dad (Bill Bixby).
Bewitched was fun, especially when Tabitha went to school, because we were the same age.
There was also a Partridge Family spin-off called Gettin' Together, with Bobby Sherman and Wes Stern. It didn't last, but I really liked Wes Stern.
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters
Wow -- there sure was a lot of good TV back then. I wish current TV viewers demanded better than, say, Survivor.
When I was little, the Patty Duke Show, the Addams Family, That Girl, and Get Smart. As I got older, it was Mary Tyler Moore, All in the Family, MASH, and The Odd Couple.
Those were the days.