Well here we are … Top 10 Sitcoms of the 1980′s … All time!
I appreciate you sticking with me through 3 posts … I’m sure THIS is where my order gets the most scutiny BUT It’s my list (I tried not to be biased)
To catch up here are Numbers 50 – 30
Here are Numbers 29 – 11
And now … Top 10
10. Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley were classic it was the female odd couple, very funny and had a great ensemble cast … depending on the episode a different person steals the show
Lenny and Squiggy, Frank DeFazio, Carmine, even Boo Boo Kitty lol
The iconic “L” on everything Laverne wore …I even had to try Milk and Pepsi one good time (Not so bad)
JTS Moment: The Move away from Milwaukee to California
9. Growing Pains
The Seavers! Mike and Boner ladies and gentleman Great show with a ton of laughs Maggie and Ben could’ve been in a car accident episode 1 season 1 and we wouldn’t been able to tell the difference though Mike Seaver is top 5 Coolest sitcom characters All Time
JTS Moment: Chrissy … and of course Leonardo DiCaprio
8. The Jeffersons
The All in the Family Spinoff! This puts Sherman Hemsley in the top 50 twice
For better or worse everyone loved George Jefferson … and he was the only black person that had dough without getting adopted by a white family LOL
Between George, Florence, and Mother Jefferson jokes were plentiful … and shoutouts to one of the first interracial couples on TV and Lenny Kravits momo, Shoutouts to the George Jefferson Dance and Walk … no shoutouts to the chick that Stabbed George “I’M YOUR WIFE!”
JTS Moment: Two Lionels and when Lionel and Jenny Married
7. Diff’rent Strokes
Speaking of Moving on up, no one disliked Diff’rent Strokes when it was coming on (Till the JTS Moment) Never seen anyone like Arnold before and he was hilarious … the cast was done perfect as no one seemed incredibly useless and they let the little man shine, granted Pearl was the most awful housekeeper … but they had Charlene Duprey! and the Shimmy!!!
… and wasn’t that the same house as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air?
JTS Moment: sam. point blank period.
6. The Golden Girls
There’s no way that Golden Girls could NOT be in the Top 10 and could be arguably higher … just outside of the top 5 but iconic cast and even theme … somehow these 4 ol bittys captured everyone’s hearts and depending on who you ask everyone has a favorite member of the cast
Thankfully they got rid of Coco in the first season
JTS Moment: Dorothy marrying Blanche’s uncle and leaving … The Golden Palace
5. Night Court
Night Court was a dope comedy because every member of the cast was funny and could carry an episode … dynamic ensemble From Judge Harry to the Bailiff Mac even Bull and Roz … no one shined like Dan Fielding and one of my early crushes Christine
… Markie post was LIKE THAT (then she just disappeared; Almost didn’t recognize her in Something About Mary) Anyway Night Court was a beast and that bassline in the theme is legend!
JTS Moment: When they gave Dan a conscience or The Eskimo episode
Markie Post in the 80s though
4. Three’s Company
“Come and Knock on our door”
Hers and Hers and His!! A wild premise but a damn funny show … between Jack Tripper, Ralph Furly, Helen and Stanley Roper it was going to be something funny every show
Just Mr Roper looking into the camera was enough for me lol
Shoutouts to the Regal Beagle and Larry Dallas … underrated shoutout to Felipe Gomez in Jack’s Bistro LOL
Oh and the Answer is Janet Wood > Terri Alden > Christmas Snow > Cindy Snow
JTS Moment: When Chrissy left and they tried with Cindy and Terri
I know there are a lot of people that “Never got into Seinfeld” or thought Seinfeld was “Just okay” I think it just takes a certain brand of humor to truly appreciate it but even if you don’t have that humor you cannot deny the iconic nature of the show and everything it brought to the table
People who never watched the show quote it from the Soup Nazi to close Talkers, Yadda Yadda Yadda, The Puffy Shirt, The “Contest” and Junior Mints … so many reasons why this is one of the greatest Sitcoms ever
JTS Moment: The Ending?
Cheers is another show that was excellently cast each member brought something different to the table and when put together it made for a great show, like Seinfeld it stopped feeling like a show and more like watching people you knew live their lives … like you were a part of the crew or eavesdropping … now if I were being biased I’d put Seinfeld at this spot but you cannot deny this show and its legacy 11 Seasons and 111 Emmy Nominations damn!
JTS Moment: Sam and Diane getting Engaged, or when Rebecca went weird
1. The Cosby Show
The Sitcom of the 80s.
So much so when people mention the 80’s and TV it’s pretty much the first show that people think of or mention … the knee-jerk reaction of asking the best show of the 80s is Cosby Show … even if you have a different favorite, it’s your first thought lol
There’s not much I need to say about the Cosby Show … other than you best not call my house 8pm on Thursday Night lol
Shoutouts to Gordon Gartrell
JTS Moment: Cousin Pam, Elvin and Sandra emphasis, Denise leaving, Cousin Pam again.
So that’s the List 1-50 … or 50-1
What say you?