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  •  I can't believe nobody mentioned Get Smart (5+ / 0-)

    I mean...come on, people.  How could a creative collaboration between Mel Brooks and Buck Henry not be hillarious?

    Through early morning fog I see visions of the things to be the pains that are withheld for me I realize and I can see...

    by Keith930 on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 05:09:44 AM PST

    •  Hey, you forgot "My Mother, the Car" (2+ / 0-)
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      BFSkinner, PSzymeczek

      ..which deserves mention as probably the lamest sitcom concept in the history of television.  I think it lasted around two months.  

      Going back to the early fifties, Amos 'n' Andy was one of the funniest shows ever, both in its radio and TV versions.  And it was definitely NOT racist!  Sure, the main characters (Kingfish and Andy) were comical stereotypes, but the show presented a Harlem society in which most African-Americans were hard-working professionals.

      Among the Amos 'n' Andy writers were Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher, who later worked on Leave it to Beaver.   Stuck in a motel not long ago, I watched several Beaver episodes on cable, and was really struck with how well-written they were.  

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