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What was your favorite sitcom as a child?

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.

by Anonymousreply 5905/13/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 105/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 205/10/2013

Bewitched, then (1970), now and forever.

by Anonymousreply 305/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 405/10/2013

The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island

by Anonymousreply 505/10/2013

Another vote for Bewitched. Samantha Stevens was the foxiest housewife ever!

by Anonymousreply 605/10/2013

The Simpsons

by Anonymousreply 705/10/2013

Good Times. Looking back, I'm not sure why. I do still like the theme song.

by Anonymousreply 805/10/2013

My Favorite Martian

by Anonymousreply 905/10/2013

Cybill (I'm not even kidding), Ellen, and 3rd Rock From the Sun.

by Anonymousreply 1005/10/2013


by Anonymousreply 1105/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1205/10/2013

Amon 'n Andy. Later on, The Real NcCoys.

by Anonymousreply 1305/10/2013

Boy meets word, probably.

by Anonymousreply 1405/10/2013

December Bride

by Anonymousreply 1505/10/2013

I vote for Bewitched. I loved all the charactors. Endora, Gladys, Uncle Arthur, and especially Aunt Clara.

by Anonymousreply 1605/10/2013

Our Miss Brooks

by Anonymousreply 1705/11/2013

Full House. I had the biggest crush on Candice Cameron.

by Anonymousreply 1805/11/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 1905/11/2013

Small Wonder, Out of this World, Silver Spoons, Mr. Belvedere, Alf, Growing Pains

by Anonymousreply 2005/11/2013

the facts of life & three's company

by Anonymousreply 2105/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2205/11/2013

Beverly Hillbillies

Green Acres


Brady Bunch

Partridge Family

by Anonymousreply 2305/11/2013

The Brady Bunch

Good Times

What's Happening!

The Partridge Family

The Jeffersons

That Girl (ah, the opening credits!)


The Flying Nun (ah, the opening credits!)

Gilligan's Island (ah, the opening credits!)

I Love Lucy

by Anonymousreply 2405/11/2013

Get Smart


Barney Miller

WKRP in Cincinnati


Mary Tyler-Moore

Bob Newhart Show


All In The Family

by Anonymousreply 2505/11/2013

Ozzie & Harriet, I Love Lucy, December Bride, Jack Benny, yes I'm old

by Anonymousreply 2605/11/2013

Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley

by Anonymousreply 2705/11/2013

Gilligan, Pete and Gladys, Partridge Family, Lucy

by Anonymousreply 2805/11/2013


by Anonymousreply 2905/11/2013

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

by Anonymousreply 3005/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3105/11/2013

Alf. Yes, I'm serious.

by Anonymousreply 3205/11/2013

Prisoner Cell Block H

by Anonymousreply 3305/11/2013

Here Come the Brides

by Anonymousreply 3405/11/2013

R29, I don't remember that show? Is it something youngunfagales liked when they were young?

by Anonymousreply 3505/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3605/11/2013

Dick Van Dyke


I Love Lucy

In that order

by Anonymousreply 3705/11/2013

Bewitched and The Brady Bunch

by Anonymousreply 3805/11/2013

A Different World.

by Anonymousreply 3905/11/2013

Another Bewitched fan.

by Anonymousreply 4005/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4105/11/2013

Laverne & Shirley (until they moved to CA)

by Anonymousreply 4205/11/2013

Three's Company. I had a big crush on Jack Tripper.

by Anonymousreply 4305/11/2013

My 11 year old self was obsessed with The Mothers-In-Law reruns.

by Anonymousreply 4405/11/2013

The Addams Family. I thought they were so cool. I wanted to be a member of the Addams Family, live in that cool house and have servants (Lurch, Thing)

by Anonymousreply 4505/11/2013

And I despised The Munsters. Poseurs!

by Anonymousreply 4605/11/2013

I Love Lucy, and Gilligan's Island.

I still love them both. Hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 4705/11/2013

R46 -- Didn't you even like Grandpa a little?

by Anonymousreply 4805/12/2013

R44 --

When I saw Kaye Ballard in "Follies" all I could think of was bandleader Ozzie Snick!

by Anonymousreply 4905/12/2013

The Gale Storm Show

by Anonymousreply 5005/12/2013

Probably McHale's Navy. Binghamton used to get so pissed and McHale and crew were always up to some scheme.

by Anonymousreply 5105/12/2013

Dobie Gillis and Bewitched were pretty high on the list, too.

by Anonymousreply 5205/12/2013

This thread reeks of "Metamucil" & "Just For Men".

by Anonymousreply 5305/12/2013

Pettycoat Junction, then Bewitched, then Rhoda.

Though Maude, Love American Style, and the Mary Tyler Moore Show fit in there somewhere.

by Anonymousreply 5405/12/2013

Not a sitcom, but I absolutely loved The Gong Show.

by Anonymousreply 5505/13/2013

Sanford and Son. Unpretentious, lots of good gags.

by Anonymousreply 5605/13/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5705/13/2013

Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters

Carol Burnett

Muppet Show

by Anonymousreply 5805/13/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5905/13/2013
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