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Best show of the past 25 years (Edited 04/29/08 08:43PM by sports_schmorts)
| Closed on 07/29/08 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, TV | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
95 Fans 
0%a. American Idol
8%b. Cheers
0%c. Cosby Show
2%d. CSI
1%e. ER
2%f. Everybody Loves Raymond
0%g. Family Ties
0%h. Fraiser
4%i. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
5%j. Friends
0%k. Full House
0%l. Home Improvement
0%m. Reality TV Show (list)
0%n. Scrubs
16%o. Seinfeld
0%p. Sex & the City
17%q. Simpsons
11%r. Sopranos
4%s. X-Files
29%t. Other

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#3 | 2354 days ago
PeacefulDave (+)

400+ episodes, 19 seasons and still going, a feature film, 23 Emmys, and over $526-million in product sales.
Simpsons  
  
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#1 | 2354 days ago

Never gets old
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air  
#2 | 2354 days ago

I can't just pick one. They were all good shows.
Other  
#3 | 2354 days ago
PeacefulDave (+)

400+ episodes, 19 seasons and still going, a feature film, 23 Emmys, and over $526-million in product sales.
Simpsons  
#4 | 2354 days ago

(Edited by Shrugging Atlas)

Can't decide...

 

Network TV - Lost

Cable - South Park

Premium Cable - Dexter (on Showtime...not that edited crap on CBS)

Other  
#5 | 2354 days ago
ChristiSunshine (+)

24
Other  
#6 | 2354 days ago

Going along the lines of what Dave said with the Simpsons, the same can be said of Law & Order.  They've spun off 3 shows, 2 of which have remained successful, and the original has been going strong since the Fall of 1990.
Other  
#7 | 2353 days ago

Will smith is too funny.
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air  
#8 | 2353 days ago

kramer wrote:
Going along the lines of what Dave said with the Simpsons, the same can be said of Law & Order.  They've spun off 3 shows, 2 of which have remained successful, and the original has been going strong since the Fall of 1990.
Law & Order are my favorite shows...I like Law & Order SVU the most...followed closely by Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
X-Files  
#9 | 2353 days ago

It's one of my favorite shows of all time I still watch the repeats.
Friends  
#10 | 2353 days ago

Cheers ran for like 11+ years, countless emmys and spun off another show on the list "Fraiser".  It always make me laugh my TiVo grabs it every day from TV land. 

Sam, Woody, Carla, Fraiser, Norm Cliff, Diane, Rebecca and the Coach all made for a great show.
Cheers  
#11 | 2353 days ago
Anthonyg7575 (+)

Married with Children
Other  
#12 | 2353 days ago

my favorite show of all-time is Entourage..but from the list I would have to choose Friends
Other  
#13 | 2353 days ago
pogoowner (+)

The choice is clear.  Seinfeld hovers high above the rest.
Seinfeld  
#14 | 2353 days ago

X-Files had everything...comedy, drama, sci fi, romance, horror and one or two episodes were kind of cartoonish!
X-Files  
#15 | 2353 days ago
ChristiSunshine (+)

Helen wrote:
X-Files had everything...comedy, drama, sci fi, romance, horror and one or two episodes were kind of cartoonish!
X-Files was a GREAT show.  I'm glad they have another movie coming out.
Other  
#16 | 2353 days ago

Tie between The Office and Ninja Warrior
Other  
#17 | 2353 days ago

That 70's Show!!

 

I still have to watch it whenever it is on. 

Other  
#18 | 2352 days ago

Cheers gets my vote. Most of us that are of age have a favorite place to go have a drink and do a little socializing... that show captured that setting for all of us. As mentioned by running dog... the character development was amazing. The way the show "rolled with the punches" for over a decade and still remained hilarious. Woody was basically "son of coach"....yet Rebecca was the "anti" diane.
Cheers  
#19 | 2352 days ago

(Edited by kramer)
majikmanseven wrote:
Cheers gets my vote. Most of us that are of age have a favorite place to go have a drink and do a little socializing... that show captured that setting for all of us. As mentioned by running dog... the character development was amazing. The way the show "rolled with the punches" for over a decade and still remained hilarious. Woody was basically "son of coach"....yet Rebecca was the "anti" diane.

There's a bar here where I'm in school that looks EXACTLY like Cheers where the actual bar is inside.  I took this pic when I was there for a friend's 21st birthday, check this out!

Other  
#20 | 2351 days ago

kramer wrote:

There's a bar here where I'm in school that looks EXACTLY like Cheers where the actual bar is inside.  I took this pic when I was there for a friend's 21st birthday, check this out!

definitely looks like my kind of place! I'd try to get Norm's seat!
Cheers  
#21 | 2348 days ago
Kerri (+)

House
Other  
#22 | 2347 days ago

Id say its a tie between Seinfeld, That 70's Show, and Boy Meets World
Seinfeld  
#23 | 2347 days ago

Kerri wrote:
House
I love House.  It's another one that I record every episode of.
Other  
#24 | 2347 days ago
Kerri (+)

pawleys_isle wrote:
I love House.  It's another one that I record every episode of.
its one of the few shows that I go buy the season dvds
Other  
#25 | 2347 days ago

Kerri wrote:
its one of the few shows that I go buy the season dvds
House... and my new fav... Dexter... both great shows that make you think.
Cheers  
#26 | 2347 days ago

Oz
Other  
#27 | 2346 days ago

towsongirl12 wrote:
Never gets old

most def. greatest show ever created

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air  
#28 | 2346 days ago

I loved Cheers as a kid. So much I became a bartender. But that show left out the drug use and DUI's that come with the job. Man I'm stupid.lol
Other  
#29 | 2321 days ago

The Sopranos! It's the reason why cable stations now offer shows as part of their package. If Sopranos doesn't turn out to be a great show there would be no: Six Feet Under, The Wire, The Shield, Dexter, Deadwood, Weeds, Califorincation, L-Word, etc.
Sopranos  
#30 | 2321 days ago

For me(and some of you may be to young to have watched in in original runs),  the show that is the best of television was:

                                             MASH

   This show had a tremendous cast across many seasons.  The third season was the best in television.  For their last episode I held a MASH part with over 100 of my past and current students showing up in "MASH Gear" and ready to party.  But when the show started it was dead silent except for periods of crying, sniffing and out and out sobbing. 

   This show was a blend of outrageous comedy which included nudity, sex, sight gags and even attempts at racial humor that worked with a bold combination at nationalism, pride of work, true friendship and even love.  This was a "boffo" show that touched hearts and had us rolling on the floor laughing.

   To me, the best blended cast show to ever have been on television!

Other  
#31 | 2321 days ago

St. Elsewhere
Other  
#32 | 2318 days ago
JRE1969 (+)

Wow look how many average to crappy shows are on this list-Family Ties, Everybody Loves, Raymond, Friends, Home Improvement, Fresh Prince of Bel Air-You have got to be kidding me. Here are shows that should be on the list: The Shield, Rescue Me, It is always sunny in Philadelphia, My Name is Earl, The Office, Heroes (just started watching season 1 on DVD),  and Lost just to name a few.
Other  
#33 | 2318 days ago
JRE1969 (+)

Michael wrote:

For me(and some of you may be to young to have watched in in original runs),  the show that is the best of television was:

                                             MASH

   This show had a tremendous cast across many seasons.  The third season was the best in television.  For their last episode I held a MASH part with over 100 of my past and current students showing up in "MASH Gear" and ready to party.  But when the show started it was dead silent except for periods of crying, sniffing and out and out sobbing. 

   This show was a blend of outrageous comedy which included nudity, sex, sight gags and even attempts at racial humor that worked with a bold combination at nationalism, pride of work, true friendship and even love.  This was a "boffo" show that touched hearts and had us rolling on the floor laughing.

   To me, the best blended cast show to ever have been on television!

The original cast on MASH was the best, the people who replaced them weren't as good/funny.

Other  
#34 | 2318 days ago

law and order: svu and for comedy a tie between cheers and seinfeld
Other  
#35 | 2315 days ago

Law and Order-  The Original  not the spin offs. It has been on for 18 years so that should say something about the show. We have seen a lot of great actors pass through their halls.
Other  
#36 | 2279 days ago

No contest - Cheers ftw!
Norm > Barney Gumbel
Cliff > Ralph Wiggum
Cheers  
#37 | 2279 days ago

towsongirl12 wrote:
Never gets old
Never got new for me. I'm not a Wil Smith fan lol
Sopranos  
#38 | 2279 days ago

(Edited by bayareabeast21)
Sopranos  
#39 | 2267 days ago

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Simpsons  
#40 | 2263 days ago
irbe38 (+)

 Magnum P.I. Tom Selleck was so cool driving the Ferrari. Great show with great charactors and wonderful stories. A special show !!
Other  
#41 | 2263 days ago
forrest_viv (+)

(Edited by forrest_viv)
PeacefulDave wrote:
400+ episodes, 19 seasons and still going, a feature film, 23 Emmys, and over $526-million in product sales.
Not even close, it makes fun of everyone and everything. and it will smash the record of longest running series.

Sopranos was the only one I even considered. Besides, I'm usually watching SPORTS!!!!!!
Simpsons  
#42 | 2263 days ago

Show about nothing
Seinfeld  
#43 | 2260 days ago
wb_burns (+)

It was between that or Sex & the City
Seinfeld  
#44 | 2242 days ago

(Edited by Rustysmitty)

I only put other because it's so hard to choose. There are so many shows that I've enjoyed over the past 25 years.

 

Seinfeld being chief among them. Also Friends, Scrubs, The Office, Lost, Perfect Strangers (most TGIF shows), The Amazing Race, McGuyver, Quantum Leap, Firefly, and etc. The list really can go on and on.

 

But if you put a gun to my head (who would do that over a question like this?) I'd have to say Arrested Development.

Other  

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