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Old Jul 5th 2013, 6:18 pm
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EW (no - not THAT EW!!! ) is an American publication, so there is obviously a bias in that direction, but it's not a bad list. (This is actually from Ricky Gervais's website - he reposted it because The Office is up there - regarded as the best show ever to come out of the UK, in fact, in this list)

Can't argue with the No 1 - but what the hell is Cosby doing so high (we've mentioned him before)? Why do Americans like him so much? I suppose it is because The Cosby Show 'dared' to focus on a wealthy black family.............

http://www.rickygervais.com/ewtop100tv2013.php
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ANY list with Buffy in the top 10 is no longer valid!!!
and I think the Crosby show is considered the pioneer in sitcom genre i.e. live audience, off the hip etc etc. I might be wrong though
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Oversight, they forgot Get Smart.
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the wire at no.1 agreed hands down. the west wing not even in the top 50. bollocks.
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the wire at no.1 agreed hands down. the west wing not even in the top 50. bollocks.
Star Trek at lowly 91 shows the mentality of those people.
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EW (no - not THAT EW!!! ) is an American publication, so there is obviously a bias in that direction, but it's not a bad list. (This is actually from Ricky Gervais's website - he reposted it because The Office is up there - regarded as the best show ever to come out of the UK, in fact, in this list)

Can't argue with the No 1 - but what the hell is Cosby doing so high (we've mentioned him before)? Why do Americans like him so much? I suppose it is because The Cosby Show 'dared' to focus on a wealthy black family.............

http://www.rickygervais.com/ewtop100tv2013.php
Cosby is wholesome family comedy . It wasn't a show that revolved around Black American life per see, but was American middle class life in general.

Where the heck is King of the Hill ??

Andy Griffith show should be top 3.
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ANY list with Buffy in the top 10 is no longer valid!!!
and I think the Crosby show is considered the pioneer in sitcom genre i.e. live audience, off the hip etc etc. I might be wrong though
I see no Fresh Prince of Bel Air and no Waltons on the list; clearly list is BS.
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Star Trek at lowly 91 shows the mentality of those people.


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I see no Fresh Prince of Bel Air and no Waltons on the list; clearly list is BS.
yet again!!!
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Me, I'd have Frasier above Cheers - a spin-off, yes, but the scripts were better and the characters more rounded somehow.
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What about "Soap" -only at #52 - that was groundbreaking for the time.
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Absolutely Fabulous at No 3 in the British list - never really 'got' Absolutely Fabulous myself, I always found the characters simply annoying.
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