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best Sitcoms Bracket: Family Region (Edited 04/04/13 03:40PM by marcus_nyce)
(For a selection "Bracketology" see the Groups and Gangs Region Poll)


Quick notes:
Didn't include some of the Disney sitcoms because they aren't quite there yet. In 5-6 years they would easily over take some of the lower seeds though. A huge RPI show like Different Strokes had lost it's fastball by 1983, so no dice Arnold.

(Full bracket .pdf so you can play along at home with your friends! Yay!
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29 Fans 
 1. 1 - 16 (0 points)
86%a. (1) The Cosby Show
14%b. (16) The Facts of Life
 2. 8 - 9 (0 points)
41%a. (8) Arrested Development
59%b. (9) Growing Pains
 3. 5 -12 (0 points)
76%a. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
24%b. (12) Malcolm in the Middle
 4. 4 -13 (0 points)
69%a. (4) The Wonder Years
31%b. (13) Two and a Half Men
 5. 6 -11 (0 points)
76%a. (6) Golden Girls
24%b. (11) Doogie Howser
 6. 3- 14 (0 points)
48%a. (3) Full House
52%b. (14) Who's the Boss?
 7. 7 -10 (0 points)
69%a. (7) Married with children
31%b. (10) Boy Meets World
 8. 2 - 15 (0 points)
62%a. (2) Family Ties
38%b. (15) Saved by the Bell

 &nbp;
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#10 | 475 days ago

For the record, I wanted to be involved, but work requirements did not allow me to get in on this..
How the hell does Growing Pains have that big of a lead over AD? I hate people
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (8) Arrested Development  3. (12) Malcolm in the Middle  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (3) Full House  7. (7) Married with children  8. (15) Saved by the Bell  
  
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#1 | 476 days ago

hmm
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (9) Growing Pains  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (3) Full House  7. (10) Boy Meets World  8. (15) Saved by the Bell  
#2 | 476 days ago

These are the CORRECT answers!
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (9) Growing Pains  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (3) Full House  7. (7) Married with children  8. (2) Family Ties  
#3 | 476 days ago

Let me add some exposition.

A few weeks ago, Vulture, the culture site of New York Magazine, did a tournament of the Greatest Modern Sitcoms Ever. Since I was jonesing to do a bracket here, I decided to borrow the idea and expand what was a 16 show field to 64. I asked Marcus to help, and while I was busy with other things, he took off with it. Jason, Becky, and Stoney were also involved.

Note that we're keeping the modern sitcom qualifier, which we took to mean the show's prime being the 80s or later. I'm guessing most of us will be familiar with most of these, at least enough to call our seeding moronic.
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (8) Arrested Development  3. (12) Malcolm in the Middle  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (14) Who's the Boss?  7. (7) Married with children  8. (2) Family Ties  
#4 | 476 days ago

This wasn't supposed to post yet and there is an explanation in the first bracket. Also i posted something in the FE that disapeared. Weird stuff going on...
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (8) Arrested Development  3. (12) Malcolm in the Middle  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (3) Full House  7. (10) Boy Meets World  8. (2) Family Ties  
#5 | 476 days ago

(Edited by richard_cranium)
Hardest one in this bracket had to be the 6/11 game the others were all matchups where I preferred one show over another. Had to go with the fact that Doogie could be a little too dramatic for a sitcom and pick the Golden girls.
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (9) Growing Pains  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (14) Who's the Boss?  7. (7) Married with children  8. (2) Family Ties  
#6 | 476 days ago

(Edited by Jess)
What the heck is going on? LOL

I said I loved your bracket visual and you should* post it as a pic somewhere.
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (8) Arrested Development  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (14) Who's the Boss?  7. (10) Boy Meets World  8. (15) Saved by the Bell  
#7 | 476 days ago

I tried to do just the title logo, but it wouldn't... Then i ripped a hole in the space/time continuum and only Leigh saw it in the filter before it vanished. I'll try again
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (8) Arrested Development  3. (12) Malcolm in the Middle  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (3) Full House  7. (10) Boy Meets World  8. (2) Family Ties  
#8 | 475 days ago

I don't think I'm happy that Boy Meets World is tied with Married With Children  right now. 

OH.....and sorry Growing Pains. I watched you every week when you were on. Blame the holy roller Kirk Cameron and the greatness of your competitor. 
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (8) Arrested Development  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (14) Who's the Boss?  7. (7) Married with children  8. (15) Saved by the Bell  
#9 | 475 days ago

Did I win?  
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (9) Growing Pains  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (13) Two and a Half Men  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (3) Full House  7. (7) Married with children  8. (2) Family Ties  
#10 | 475 days ago

For the record, I wanted to be involved, but work requirements did not allow me to get in on this..
How the hell does Growing Pains have that big of a lead over AD? I hate people
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (8) Arrested Development  3. (12) Malcolm in the Middle  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (3) Full House  7. (7) Married with children  8. (15) Saved by the Bell  
#11 | 475 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
The_Real_Stoney wrote:
For the record, I wanted to be involved, but work requirements did not allow me to get in on this..
How the hell does Growing Pains have that big of a lead over AD? I hate people
I'm still on episode 7 or 8 of Arrested Development so I couldn't commit to it. I love you though.
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (9) Growing Pains  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (3) Full House  7. (10) Boy Meets World  8. (15) Saved by the Bell  
#12 | 475 days ago

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
For the record, I wanted to be involved, but work requirements did not allow me to get in on this..
How the hell does Growing Pains have that big of a lead over AD? I hate people
My only contribution was to bitch and ADD Golden Girls.....which was missing the first time around. 
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (8) Arrested Development  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (14) Who's the Boss?  7. (7) Married with children  8. (15) Saved by the Bell  
#13 | 475 days ago

I have no idea what I'm doing, cuz I have no idea how these bracket thingys work.  So I picked who I wanted to pick. 
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (9) Growing Pains  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (3) Full House  7. (7) Married with children  8. (2) Family Ties  
#14 | 475 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Nicely done, Glenda and Kevin! yes
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (9) Growing Pains  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (13) Two and a Half Men  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (14) Who's the Boss?  7. (7) Married with children  8. (2) Family Ties  
#15 | 475 days ago

Choosing between Boy Meets World and Married With Children was near impossible. 
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (8) Arrested Development  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (14) Who's the Boss?  7. (10) Boy Meets World  8. (15) Saved by the Bell  
#16 | 475 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Jess wrote:
Choosing between Boy Meets World and Married With Children was near impossible. 
and you chose the wrong one!  cheeky
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (9) Growing Pains  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (13) Two and a Half Men  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (14) Who's the Boss?  7. (7) Married with children  8. (2) Family Ties  
#17 | 475 days ago

Jess wrote:
Choosing between Boy Meets World and Married With Children was near impossible. 
It shouldn't have been, one is a classic american television show and the other is a remake of Punky Brewster.
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (9) Growing Pains  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (14) Who's the Boss?  7. (7) Married with children  8. (2) Family Ties  
#18 | 475 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
I never liked Married with Children. I should watch a full episode at some point.
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (9) Growing Pains  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (3) Full House  7. (10) Boy Meets World  8. (15) Saved by the Bell  
#19 | 475 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
I never liked Married with Children. I should watch a full episode at some point.
I watched and enjoyed it, which made the choice difficult. The way I made the decision was - which one would I watch now in syndication? That made it much easier. I never watch Married With Children when I see it on (and I see it's on regularly) but every time I cruise over BMW I stop and watch it.
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (8) Arrested Development  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (14) Who's the Boss?  7. (10) Boy Meets World  8. (15) Saved by the Bell  
#20 | 475 days ago

(Edited by richard_cranium)
kobe_lova wrote:
I never liked Married with Children. I should watch a full episode at some point.
See you I get, you are young enough that by the time you would have been old enough to watch/understand/get the jokes. It was probably off the air.
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (9) Growing Pains  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (14) Who's the Boss?  7. (7) Married with children  8. (2) Family Ties  
#21 | 475 days ago

More disappointment...  Arrested Development losing to GROWING PAINS of all shows? 

*sigh*
1. (16) The Facts of Life  2. (8) Arrested Development  3. (12) Malcolm in the Middle  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (11) Doogie Howser  6. (14) Who's the Boss?  7. (7) Married with children  8. (2) Family Ties  
#22 | 475 days ago

richard_cranium wrote:
See you I get, you are young enough that by the time you would have been old enough to watch/understand/get the jokes. It was probably off the air.
That, and I actually wasn't even allowed to watch it when it first aired. I wasn't allowed to watch much, actually.
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (9) Growing Pains  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (3) Full House  7. (10) Boy Meets World  8. (15) Saved by the Bell  
#23 | 475 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
That, and I actually wasn't even allowed to watch it when it first aired. I wasn't allowed to watch much, actually.
Ditto. It started mid-late 80's and I wasn't allowed to watch more than an hour of TV when I lived at home (I moved out in '92) and I was actually too busy doing other stuff to even watch that hour. I didn't start watching it until after I moved out.
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (8) Arrested Development  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (14) Who's the Boss?  7. (10) Boy Meets World  8. (15) Saved by the Bell  
#24 | 475 days ago

I missed all? of the previous brackets.  Did I just skew your results by answering?
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (8) Arrested Development  3. (12) Malcolm in the Middle  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (3) Full House  7. (10) Boy Meets World  8. (15) Saved by the Bell  
#25 | 475 days ago

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
For the record, I wanted to be involved, but work requirements did not allow me to get in on this..
How the hell does Growing Pains have that big of a lead over AD? I hate people
Oh, I've already got 3 or 4 more things lined up in your movie wheelhouse.
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (8) Arrested Development  3. (12) Malcolm in the Middle  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (3) Full House  7. (10) Boy Meets World  8. (2) Family Ties  
#26 | 475 days ago

Somewhere even Michael J Fox is picking Saved By the Bell over Family Ties.
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (9) Growing Pains  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (13) Two and a Half Men  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (3) Full House  7. (7) Married with children  8. (15) Saved by the Bell  
#27 | 475 days ago

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
For the record, I wanted to be involved, but work requirements did not allow me to get in on this..
How the hell does Growing Pains have that big of a lead over AD? I hate people
This whole thing is reminding my snobby self is quite different from the rest of the public. Again.
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (8) Arrested Development  3. (12) Malcolm in the Middle  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (14) Who's the Boss?  7. (7) Married with children  8. (2) Family Ties  
#28 | 474 days ago

No way, Husker, but MJF knows Spin City deserves to be on here along with Family Matters and Step by Step :)
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (9) Growing Pains  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (14) Who's the Boss?  7. (10) Boy Meets World  8. (2) Family Ties  
#29 | 473 days ago

There are a lot of SitComs not on here that I would have chosen above others.  Many of them I'm sure none of you have even heard of, because they didn't air very long.  They were either on an obscure network, on at a ridiculous time, or of a different comedy style than most people like (AKA Seinfeld - I could never stand it, most people loved it)
1. (1) The Cosby Show  2. (9) Growing Pains  3. (5) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (6) Golden Girls  6. (3) Full House  7. (7) Married with children  8. (2) Family Ties  
#30 | 473 days ago

Debi_L wrote:
There are a lot of SitComs not on here that I would have chosen above others.  Many of them I'm sure none of you have even heard of, because they didn't air very long.  They were either on an obscure network, on at a ridiculous time, or of a different comedy style than most people like (AKA Seinfeld - I could never stand it, most people loved it)
Just found another member of the minority...  I liked Jerry's standup act.  But his show was just dull. 
1. (16) The Facts of Life  2. (8) Arrested Development  3. (12) Malcolm in the Middle  4. (4) The Wonder Years  5. (11) Doogie Howser  6. (14) Who's the Boss?  7. (7) Married with children  8. (2) Family Ties  

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