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Favorite Emmy-winning comedy series of the 80's

From the 1980-81 TV season through the 1989-90 season, 7 different shows won the Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy. Which of the 7 shows is your favorite and/or the best comedy series of the group? Were there others that should have won instead?

by Anonymousreply 1012/30/2012

Oops. Tried to do a poll, fucked up.

by Anonymousreply 112/30/2012

The shows that won the best comedy series Emmy:

1981: [italic]Taxi[/italic] (ABC)

1982: [italic]Barney Miller[/italic] (ABC)

1983: [italic]Cheers[/italic] (NBC)

1984: [italic]Cheers[/italic] (NBC)

1985: [italic]The Cosby Show[/italic] (NBC)

1986: [italic]The Golden Girls[/italic] (NBC)

1987: [italic]The Golden Girls[/italic] (NBC)

1988: [italic]The Wonder Years[/italic] (ABC)

1989: [italic]Cheers[/italic] (NBC)

1990: [italic]Murphy Brown[/italic] (CBS)

by Anonymousreply 212/30/2012

Taxi and Cheers were both good... but man, it sure seems like there's not a lot of diversity on that list. Not a lot of choices.

by Anonymousreply 312/30/2012


by Anonymousreply 412/30/2012

None of them. I was 5 at the end of the decade.

Actually, I choose "Taxi". That has Tony Danza in it, and he looks like my father.

by Anonymousreply 512/30/2012

OP maybe you should have asked from a list of those nominated for best comedy

by Anonymousreply 612/30/2012

Thank you, R2, for picking this up for me. I'm glad I haven't been mocked yet for failing to do the poll correctly.

One of my favorites at the time was Kate & Allie, but it hasn't held up well at all. I also liked Newhart very much.

From the ones listed, my favorites were Taxi, Cheers, and The Golden Girls.

by Anonymousreply 712/30/2012

Barney Miller was still on in 1982??? Never liked it, not that I really remember much of it.

I think WKRP should have won at least once.

by Anonymousreply 812/30/2012

[quote] I'm glad I haven't been mocked yet for failing to do the poll correctly.

You dumb fuck! Why can't you do a poll correctly?? It's not brain surgery, you stupid moron!!

by Anonymousreply 912/30/2012

I was never a Barney Miller fan either. I watched The Cosby Show and The Wonder Years occasionally, and Murphy Brown religiously. (I already mentioned the others in an earlier post.)

For the sake of reference, the non-winning nominees from the 80's: M*A*S*H (although it won in the 70's); Soap; WKRP in Cincinnati; Love, Sidney; Buffalo Bill; Newhart; Family Ties; Kate & Allie; Night Court; Frank's Place; Designing Women. Not nominated: Roseanne.

by Anonymousreply 1012/30/2012
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