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Published at: Sept. 9, 2007, 3:19 a.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules!!
Time just published its “100 Best TV Shows” list, and I’d give it solid B-plus. I know some will find it controversial! “Battlestar Galactica” made the list; “Babylon 5” did not. “Freaks and Geeks” made the list; “That ‘70s Show” did not. “The Real World” made the list; “The Joe Schmo Show” did not. “Saturday Night Live” made the list; “MadTV” did not. “Gilmore Girls” made the list; “Desperate Housewives” did not. “South Park” made the list; “Family Guy” did not. “King of the Hill” made the list; “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” did not. “Survivor” and “An American Family” made the list; “Breaking Bonaduce” and “The Osbournes” did not. “The Office” made the list; “My Name Is Earl” did not. “Felicity” and “Deadwood” made the list; “Dexter” and “Nip/Tuck” did not. There are some choices even I find eyebrow-raising. “The Monkees” over “Fawlty Towers.” “Sex and the City” over “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” “General Hospital” over “Alias.” “SpongeBob SquarePants” over “Cupid” and “Veronica Mars.” “Dallas” over “Carnivale.” Time Magazine’s 100 Best TV Shows: The Abbott & Costello Show ABC’s Wide World Of Sports Alfred Hitchcock Presents All in the Family An American Family American Idol Arrested Development Battlestar Galactica Beavis and Butt-Head The Bob Newhart Show Brideshead Revisited Buffalo Bill Buffy The Vampire Slayer The Carol Burnett Show The CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite A Charlie Brown Christmas Cheers The Cosby Show The Daily Show Dallas The Day After Deadwood The Dick Van Dyke Show Dragnet The Ed Sullivan Show The Ernie Kovacs Show Felicity Freaks and Geeks The French Chef Friends General Hospital The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Gilmore Girls Gunsmoke Hill Street Blues Homicide: Life on the Street The Honeymooners I, Claudius I Love Lucy King of the Hill The Larry Sanders Show Late Night With David Letterman Leave It To Beaver Lost Married … With Children Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman The Mary Tyler Moore Show M*A*S*H The Monkees Monty Python's Flying Circus Moonlighting MTV 1981-1982 My So-Called Life Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Odd Couple The Office (BBC)" style= The Office (NBC) The Oprah Winfrey Show Pee-Wee's Playhouse Playhouse 90 The Price Is Right Prime Suspect The Prisoner The Real World Rocky and His Friends Roots Roseanne Sanford and Son Saturday Night Live Second City Television See It Now Seinfeld Sesame Street Sex and the City The Shield The Simpsons The Singing Detective Six Feet Under 60 Minutes Soap The Sopranos South Park SpongeBob SquarePants Sportscenter Star Trek St. Elsewhere The Super Bowl Survivor Taxi The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 24 The Twilight Zone Twin Peaks The West Wing What’s My Line The Wire WKRP In Cincinnati Wiseguy The X-Files Your Show Of Shows Find Time’s explanations here.





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  • Sept. 8, 2007, 2:29 a.m. CST

    First!

    by The Addict

    The list is okay...I guess. No Dead Like Me or Firefly either, but major points for Freaks and Geeks.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 2:32 a.m. CST

    oh shit

    by Holodigm

    galactica in HD. that's really really hot.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 2:54 a.m. CST

    CUPID?

    by Thick McRunFast

    Dude, I like Rob Thomas too, but that series was on for, what, one year? On the bright side, we did get to see Paula Marshall in the buff on CALIFORNICATION, so there's that.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 2:54 a.m. CST

    The Shield made it

    by Bob of the Shire

    And BSG and the X-Files, so the list passes.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Wonder Years???

    by Dash D

    Too leave off one of the best shows in TV history is just a crime. The Wonder Years owns damn near all the shows on this list.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 3:05 a.m. CST

    rubbish

    by couP

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 3:06 a.m. CST

    I don't get FELICITY at all

    by Thick McRunFast

    Seriously, the fellating of J.J. Abrams has got to stop. Far as I can tell, people only tuned in to see her pretty hair (OOH, PRETTY HAIR, SO PRETTY), because as soon as she chopped it off, no one watched.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Ya know, I sorta find this oddly comforting...

    by TheSeeker7

    That is, there's some consistantly at least in knowing that apparently every major publication or organization that sees fit to compile a 100 "Best Of" list of anything entertainment related (be it movies, TV, music, etc) is so ridiculously far removed from having their finger on the pulse of what is ACTUALLY quality material in this day and age. Reassuring, no? <br> <br> Seriously, I'm not sure I can recall one single enterprise tackling such a list in any medium of not having at least half the reasons be so laughably off the mark.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Not One Law and Order series

    by Mixiboi

    I don't know how the longest running (drama) show on TV missed the list...

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 3:25 a.m. CST

    But you know...

    by Mixiboi

    Looking over the list, I don't know what I would remove to put another show on there... They should of done 150!

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Happy Days?

    by buffywrestling

    I'm kinda surprised that didn't make the list, considering how many years it was on and how many spin-offs it created..

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Happy Days jumped the shark

    by zooch

    and didn't make the list

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 5:39 a.m. CST

    About half of those shows don't deserse...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...any sort of placement on any such 'best tv' list, while the other half very much do, so I guess that makes it a half decent list overall (or a half-arsed list depending on your point of view). Meh, whatever.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 6:34 a.m. CST

    The Day After

    by Yeti

    A made for TV movie at the height of the arms race between the USA & Soviet Union which won't stand up to the test of time (it would look silly now as it did then really) dosen't belong on the list.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 6:34 a.m. CST

    MTV

    by Yeti

    Is a network not a show. Doesn't belong on the list either.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 6:35 a.m. CST

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    by Yeti

    As much as I love it and the Peanuts in general, a holiday special is not a show.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 6:42 a.m. CST

    The Monkees?

    by Yeti

    A pseudo Beatles pop group manufactured like so many future boy bands? Spare me.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Alias, Dexter, Dr Who, Nip/Tuck, & Rome

    by Yeti

    Should be on this list. Alias was a convultuted take on an old theme (spies) and made it fresh (at least for the first year and a half. Dexter is the story from the human monster's perspective (and an intersting take on how society regards the current state of our justice system - it sucks) Dr Who belongs on there as it predates Star Trek by three years and has been cancelled twice, resurrected again and still makes an impact (Buffy's first nemisses The Master) Nip/Tuck for pushing the envelope and Rome for it's amazing production values.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 6:50 a.m. CST

    I am so sorry

    by Fernwick_

    but Survivor and ANY reality show do not have any sort of quality whatsoever. Changing TV isnt the same as BEST TV, so Survivor can die, as can American Idol. And can you really say Angel didnt belong up there with Buffy? Over American freaking Idol? Or Dallas? You think Dallas is better then Angel? Sigh, thats the problem with things being relative i guess.... blah.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 6:58 a.m. CST

    not Time's list

    by palewook

    Time did no survey of the masses or some large statistical analysis of viewer ratings or DVD sales. This is just the author's list of stuff they decided to pick. Any of us could do the same.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Not everybody crushes on Veronica Mars -

    by jimbojones123

    That's why it was dumped. Boring show. Not so hot chick. Dad was great though.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Buffy

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    was the best show ever.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Top 100 American shows practically

    by Discolover

    Don't know why they even bothered with token gestures of The Prisoner and Monty Python.... I mean really....The Shield!?! and no Doctor Who...

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    No E.R, Picket Fences, and NYPD Blue?

    by ev1ldead

    3 of the best and most influential network-shows from the last 20 years. But Buffy, FELICITY!?, the overrated run of the mill teenage angst crap "My so called life" and even King of the Boring Hill, Spongebob and tons of reality crap? I just threw up in my mouth. If they put a 1 season wonder like Freaks and Geeks on it they shouldn't forget Jim Profit or Space 2063. Without them there would be no Galactica or Dexter. Oz - The first HBO Drama that set the tone for Sopranos and co. Rescue Me, Carnivale, Weeds, Scrubs, Entourage, Huff, Curb...? It's ok to put only one Star Trek Series on the list but in the explanation he should have mentioned the best Trek shows TNG and DS9. At least he didn't forget the 2 best shows since 2000+. The Shield and Deadwood.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST

    ummm, no Rome?

    by hudson78

    seriously, Rome should easily be in top 100 or even 50 shows of all time. The only reason it got cancelled was the 2mil per ep. budget.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    "Any of us could do the same"

    by newc0253

    Yes, but that's true of *any* 'best of' list.<p> I wouldn't respect the list if it were a 'survey of the masses or some large statistical analysis of viewer ratings or DVD sales'. A 'survery of the masses' would just be lots of peoples' taste, and what would that prove? Take a look at the 10 most watched shows in the US each week and ask yourself how many of those are great shows? (I think House is the only quality show that makes the list nowadays).<p> The same applies to 'large statistical analysis of viewer ratings or DVD sales'.<p> In some ways, the worst of all are the critics rankings like AFI does for films. Much as i respect individual critics for their taste and judgment, the idea that critics are collectively capable of providing some kind of objective ranking of quality is possibly the most bogus idea of all. At the end of the day, an individual's selective list is all we have to go on, so we might as well discuss that than anything else.<p> IMO, the list is good but not great. I like that Wiseguy made it on, as well as Buffy, Lost, BSG, South Park, the Shield, and the Prisoner (also the West Wing, but i think there was never any doubt about that).<p> But Veronica Mars, TNG, Alias all belong on the list. So does ER, despite the fact that it's been in decline for something close to a decade now.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Hilarious

    by kwisatzhaderach

    No Doctor Who? Chuck that list in the bin. Idiots.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Talk about perplexing choices..

    by Ronimus Prime

    What kind of moron puts Beavis and Butthead above Daria? And The Simpsons above Futurama?!?! SACRELIGE!

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Let's Get Something Straight

    by Scooter McGavin

    This isn't Time's list of the 100 greatest TV shows, this is one dudes list who just happened to con Time into publishing the list on their website. And many of his rules are insane, and he even admits it saying like show like Seinfeld and Curb Your Ethuiasm are the same yet includes both versions of The Office. The he disallows shows that just started lasy year may go down hil but what's to say any other show still in production won't go downhill? And seriously, the show are even ranked. Ehy bother making a list of anything and not rank them? This may be the most worthless list ever.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Fairly pleased with the list, if it really matters

    by tylermo

    Admittedly, Doctor Who, Faulty Towers, and a few shows were noticeably absent. That said, I have to credit them for at least two of their choices...WKRP and Freaks and Geeks! KRP usually gets some respect, but not always, and Freaks and Geeks was under-appreciated, or unseen by many. That's what happens when(in 1999)you start a show on network tv on Friday night. That was the first mistake NBC made. At least it got 18 episodes. Gone are the days of network shows being a success on Friday nights. That shit worked when Dukes of Hazzard, the Hulk, and Dallas were on Friday night many moons ago, but not in the modern age. Firefly anyone? Ultimately, this list really means nothing except to get people talking, so, mission accomplished. hehe

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST

    one of the best OF ALL TIME

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Seriously, Think of each title with a booming voice saying "OF ALL TIME." It really heightens the impact. I just don't see how anyone can think that Veronica Mars is one of the 100 best shows OF ALL TIME. I mean, c'mon. That being said I like the list. Surprised that no one has mentioned Six Feet Under yet..easily one of the best shows OF ALL TIME!

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST

    MST3K!!!

    by closeencounter

    Yes!! One of a few TV shows guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    ALL TIME BEST

    by Fernwick_

    6 Feet under was a truly great show, other then the fact it was basically (A Show about Assholes). As Seinfeld was about nothing, that show was about assholes. Think about it there was almost NO likeable characters on that show... everyone was a dick, and no one was kind really, even Claire who was HOT AS HELL was a snot rag to her mom. And truly, Beavis and Butthead, Veronica Mars had no business on this list... im sorry they really didnt. Fan following or NOT. Im the biggest Browncoat on earth and Firefly didnt belong on this list, although I would make a case for The Muppet Show :D

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    No FIREFLY, SPORTS NIGHT, WONDERFALLS, or RELATIVITY?

    by robogeek.com

    Not to mention MISFITS OF SCIENCE?!?!

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Where's Northern Exposure?

    by Holy Hell

    Where's Northern Exposure? The Bill Moyers Journal? Colbert? Two an a Half Men? Reba? Girlfriends? BJ and the Bear? The Golden Girls? Everwood? Hidden Hills? John From Cincinatti? Follow That Food? Rachel Ray? The Greatest American Hero? The Black Donnelys? My local weather report?

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    it was one critic and it was his rules

    by Trader Groucho 2

    So I get why the original Trek would make the list and not the dramatically superior Deep Space Nine. <p> At least he was smart enough not to put the original Battlestar Galactica on the list.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    a blanketed "Star Trek" title. Why not give NG

    by George Newman

    maybe even DS9.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Beavis and Butthead are iconic, but the show sucked

    by George Newman

    guh

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    No shows that start with letter N. Where's NIGHTCOURT?

    by George Newman

    I thought Bullw as great when i watched (couldn't been older than 7 or 8)

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    other thoughts

    by tylermo

    While the original Battlestar doesn't deserve to be on the list, I didn't think it was all bad. B. Rogers, Galactica 80, etc. would definately be a lot worse. On another note, I would also make the case for the Muppet Show. That show captivated viewers from toddlers to seasoned citizens. B.J. and the Bear??? I watched that old cheesy classic, but it has no place on the list. hehe Doesn't keep us from giving a shout out to Greg Evigan, Deputy Perkins, the Pistol Packin' Mamas, and the memory of Claude "Sheriff Lobo" Akins. hehe

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Spongebob but no LOONEY TUNES???!?!!!!

    by George Newman

    This guy should have tried harder. There are significant gaps in this list.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Wonder Years

    by Harrigan

    This should most definitely be on that list.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Get Smart, The Addams Family, The Munsters....

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    better than american Idol, Dallas, and whatever other trendy crap that's on that list.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST

    JJ

    by Pomona

    I used to think Felicity was annoying tripe, but that was before I actually watched an episode. In my opinion, it's JJ's best work -- and most consistent in quality considering how crappy season 4 of Alias was (season 5 was just OK). Lost is good, but I don't love it.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 1:48 p.m. CST

    B5 didn't deserve...great arc, but....

    by SantiagoAtez

    ...scripts and acting didn't cut it for a Top100 list.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    B5 rocked

    by Pomona

    Except for the CGI and Byron.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Phil Silvers, fucked again

    by CerebralAssassin

    Can't the old man catch a break?

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Band of Brothers

    by Sebastian Haff

    Me and 32,010 IMDb users think it fucking rocks. There are other miniseries on the list, why the hell not BoB? Or is it something we geeks hate and I'm not told?

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Just one more thing ...

    by heroic_duo

    Where the fuck is Columbo? You suck, arbitrary list maker!

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    B.S. List

    by Playkins

    Glaring omissions.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    shuttlepod

    by Fernwick_

    LOL. In case I wasnt clear, I wouldnt say its in the top 100 shows (firefly) not because of quality, but because its 14 Episodes. i would say that a show shoudlnt even be CONSIDERED unless its at least 2 seasons. But if I didnt put that self restriction on, then HELL YA, it belongs in the top 100. Top 10 sheesh. So Shuttle. Wrong again shuttle.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    PRETTY DAMN ACCURATE

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    That first paragraph of your pointing out what did and didnt make the list told me gave me hope. All the ones you pointed out that DID make it, deserved to. Every one of the ones you pointed out DIDN'T, well.. they didnt make it cuz they do in fact suck (except My Name Is Earl).

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    FIREFLY? VERONICA?

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    wtf?

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Nothing but an Amazon ad.

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    way to post an "article" as nothing more than an excuse to post a list of amazon links to try to get you guys some $$

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Ah you transvestite 90 year olds living in

    by Fernwick_

    your dead moms house with 900 cats, so pathetic.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    The Wire

    by d1138

    The one comforting thing about TV lists is while there's always going to be some variety, nearly all of them give props to the Wire. The ratio of praise-to-viewers on that show is just wrong. Seriously, people, watch it.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    I second you heroic_duo...

    by meldy

    The lack of Columbo is definitely a huge gaping hole. Plus missing out Fawlty Towers purely because John Cleese was in Monty Python is a little unfair - completely different things.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Fuckings Friends...

    by Judge Briggs

    Most overrated stupid ass show ever. White people eat it up like Dave Matthews Band. I am white and still don't get the obsessions!

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Where's Angel?

    by Judge Briggs

    That should def. be on there!

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST

    The appeal of Friend will plague

    by glodene

    Western Civillization (nay) Humanity for all time. I'm with ya' Judge Briggs, I don't get it either. The only impact that it had was influencing vapid whores to mimic Jennifer Aniston's hairstyle.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    How's it that a BBC show made the list?

    by veritasses

    I love the orignal Brit show but isn't it a list for American shows? They could've used that slot for something worthy like Damages. Gilligan's Island, even....

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Why is Angel never on these lists?

    by Neo Zeed

    That was some mindblowing TV. I don't care if critics think it's too much Buffyverse. It was one the best shows of ALL time. Also, I can't take any Top 100 list seriously that has Felicity on it.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST

    WHERE'S MANIMAL?

    by BrandLoyalist

    And look at all the god damn Spelling shows... oh, wait, there aren't any at all are there

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 9:01 p.m. CST

    I was going to compliment...

    by Hairy Nutsack

    ...you Herc on linking each show on the list page by page as they are presented in the article you are reporting on. Instead your "article" is nothing more than yet another long list of Amazon links. I actually thought for a second you were pretending to be a journalist instead of an Amazon whore. My bad.<p>

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Babylon 5?

    by dengreg31

    ...shouldn't even crack top 200... Greg

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Thank you Time..

    by NYC

    For Buffy & Sex and The City but where the hell were 3' Company, Golden Girls and especially Once and Again??? I knew fuckin friends would be on the list but general hospital?! Youve gotta be kidding me with that bullshit.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Roseanne, Beaver and Married

    by NYC

    Roseanne, Beaver and Married w/ Children were also welcome sights to see on the list.

  • Sept. 8, 2007, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Polling people on this subject wouldn't...

    by torpor_haze

    give us better results. Rating whores like American Idol would end up being in the top 10. The only way it would work if every person polled watched every show ever made.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Any list with Friends is instantly disqualified.

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    Unless it's a list of the Top 100 Most Overrated Pieces of Shit. Seriously, I'd rank Beverly Hills 90210 about 183,282 slots above Friends. Hell, even Miss Cleo infomercials rank higher than Friends...

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 4:45 a.m. CST

    No OZ?

    by sHapesHiftinLizard

    Although i enjoy the Sopranos it always pisses me off the plaudits that gets over HBO's far superior OZ. Angel shouldve been up there too. And Curb.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Yes Pops we were all wrong and you were right

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    lol. Friends, the biggest comedy of the last 15 years is crap becuase you dont like it. We were all wrong. Millions of us. Glad you told me, otherwie I might never had known.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 7:57 a.m. CST

    I'm surprised NYPD Blue isn't up there

    by SantiagoAtez

    I know it kind of mellowed out during the last seasons, but at the time it was the most popular show on TV, it seemed.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    I love haw all of them sans one has a link to Amazon.

    by Drworm2002

    Harry you're Amazon's bitch.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:14 a.m. CST

    No "Combat," "Outer Limits" and "Wild, Wild West."

    by Uncapie

    Those shows were well-written, well-acted and still hold up against any of the shows that are out there today.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    they picked some weird clips to show...

    by RockLobster800

    I mean, if you have to show the best moments they could do a lot better....I mean that is NOT the funniest moment from Arrested Development, and the Twin Peaks clip is an unfortunate choice-I didnt like the little man dancing on the bed!! He was there for no reason! I the showed BOB shouting "what happened to Josie?!" it would be grand but the Little Man was inappropraite for that scene! GRRRR!!!!!

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 3:58 p.m. CST

    OZ was awesome!

    by Neo Zeed

    It's always left out by critics for some reason.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Where the fuck is Bosom Buddies?

    by GaiustheBrave

    C'mon, how about props for the show that revolutionized the way we think about men in drag.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Where's the Love for Manimal????????

    by The Green Monster

    Simon MacCorkindale was wronged....

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    What about Cop Rock??

    by The Green Monster

    Where's the love?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST

    No Mansquito?

    by The Green Monster

    What the heck??

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    THE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO SHOW?

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Sweet, the first season was a surreal confection of burlesque and a corrosion of traditional, linear storytelling (one minute, Bud and Lou are kvetching on stage; the next minute, they're in Africa searching for Bingo the Chimp's parents). But the list is guilty of one GLARING omission: the classic SGT. BILKO sitcom, also known as THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW (still hilarious). I'm pissed about this error but delighted that Bud and Lou are not forgotten.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST

    No Law and Order? No Golden Girls? BLASPHEMY!

    by Err

    GRARGH!

  • Aug. 12, 2008, 4:18 a.m. CST

    very fair list

    by Yourto

    Of course raving idiots on every list.thank God this list was unranked otherwise we would have seen double the ranting that exists in here

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