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  •  Two of my favorite 60's sitcoms (5+ / 0-)

    were Get Smart & F Troop but my all time favorite 60's comedy/satire was TW3.

    Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    by Ellen Columbo on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 01:25:06 AM PST

    •  I scribbled out a list of sitcoms I (6+ / 0-)

      remember watching. I don't think any of these were mentioned:

      The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
      Our Miss Brooks (The Eve Arden Show)
      The Bob Cummings Show (Love That Bob)
      The George Burns Show
      Red Skeleton
      Mr. Ed
      The Life of Riley
      The Real McCoys
      Gomer Pyle Show
      My Three Sons
      Hogan’s Heroes
      The Munsters
      Addams Family
      McHale’s Navy

      When I was very young, I liked Mr. Ed and Dobie Gillis, but I'm not certain I ever had a favorite.

      •  Yes, yes, yes! (1+ / 0-)
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        Dobie Gillis, Love That Bob, and Gidget!
        When I was a kid, my all-time favorite was Addams Family, and the big sit-coms (Beaver, MTM, DVD, etc.) were in heavy repeat in the afternoons.  The seventies, you know.
        Dobie, Bob, Gidget, they weren't in heavy rotation (if at all), so they were fresh to me and really funny.

        Culbert Olson is my hero!

        by chemborg on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 04:58:59 AM PST

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      •  Red Skelton wasn't a sitcom (2+ / 0-)
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        BFSkinner, PSzymeczek

        It was a variety show, a genre long dead
        (except for Sabado Gigante!! Ole!!)

        Happy just to be alive

        by exlrrp on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 05:37:55 AM PST

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      •  You named the great ones (3+ / 0-)
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        BFSkinner, PSzymeczek, praenomen

        I will add My Little Margie and a few years later The Gail Storm Show. Burns and Allen was great. My nominee for worst sitcom of the era, My Mother the Car.

        •  Burns & Allen! Yes! (3+ / 0-)
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          I loved Burns & Allen -- still do when I catch it occasionally on TV.  Gracie's conversations with George about her relatives at the end of the show are brilliant.  George was probably the best "straight man" anyone ever had to work with, and Gracie's timing was always impeccable.  Wonderful fun, that show!  

          -7.13 / -6.97 "The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." -- Edmund Burke

          by GulfExpat on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 07:58:50 AM PST

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