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Old 08-12-2017, 09:08 PM
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Kids in the Hall
. . . as a sitcom?

I think a lot of these lists would be different if sketch was included.
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:23 AM
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Sketch is its own deal, imo.
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:44 PM
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. . . as a sitcom?

I think a lot of these lists would be different if sketch was included.
I wasn't sure what "short comedies" referred to. I assumed short comedies meant comedies other than sitcoms which is why I put Kids in the Hall on my list was on my list.

I'm not familiar with that term.

If I can't have Kids in the Hall, I'll substitute it with Walker Texas Ranger.

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Old 08-13-2017, 03:21 PM
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I used "short comedies" because some of the best 30-minute comedy shows have aggressively rejected the sitcom format. Though I guess the definition of sitcom has grown to encompass stuff like The Office and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:28 PM
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Those are both sitcoms by my reckoning. They both draw their humor from a fixed set of characters reacting to different situations. I think the distinction you're drawing is between traditional multi-camera sitcoms and single-camera sitcoms.
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:36 PM
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Those are both sitcoms by my reckoning. They both draw their humor from a fixed set of characters reacting to different situations. I think the distinction you're drawing is between traditional multi-camera sitcoms and single-camera sitcoms.
Yeah that seems a more coherent classification of things.
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:42 PM
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Sketch is its own deal, imo.
Agreed.

For me, it's tricky to narrow it down, but off the top of my head:
Newsradio
Parks and Rec
Seinfeld
The Simpsons
Frasier

I might want to slot Barney Miller in there somewhere, but when I looked previously, it wasn't streamable to revisit.

There are a few series I love that only lasted a season or two, so I feel like the longer running ones take precedence. For those, I'd include:
Sports Night
Better Off Ted
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:47 PM
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1. Seinfeld
2. Arrested Development
3. 30 Rock
4. Larry Sanders
5. Lady Dynamite

Bonus round
6. Master of None
7. Simpsons
8. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
9. Always Sunny
10. Tom Goes To the Mayor
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:49 PM
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Agreed.

For me, it's tricky to narrow it down, but off the top of my head:
Newsradio
Parks and Rec
Seinfeld
The Simpsons
Frasier

I might want to slot Barney Miller in there somewhere, but when I looked previously, it wasn't streamable to revisit.

There are a few series I love that only lasted a season or two, so I feel like the longer running ones take precedence. For those, I'd include:
Sports Night
Better Off Ted
Solid list. I'd probably sub out Frasier for either Happy Endings or Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23. Both very good and cancelled too early.
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:51 PM
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I am legit very disappointed that adult swim said fuck it and became a festering pit of insane racism
Can you elaborate?
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:53 PM
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I might want to slot Barney Miller in there somewhere, but when I looked previously, it wasn't streamable to revisit.
Try Crackle, Sony's video streaming service. There are ads, but it's better than nothing. It's available on Xbox 360, and presumably, other game consoles as well.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:17 PM
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Solid list. I'd probably sub out Frasier for either Happy Endings or Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23. Both very good and cancelled too early.
I've never seen the former and only two or three episodes of the latter. I was planning to watch more of that one. I'll have to see about giving Happy Endings a try.
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:55 AM
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I've never seen the former and only two or three episodes of the latter. I was planning to watch more of that one. I'll have to see about giving Happy Endings a try.
Fair warning: Don't Trust the B suffers from being aired all out of order so season 1 plot threads show up randomly in season 2. I think Netflix kept that intact when I was revisiting it a bit back. The plots are silly enough that this isn't a big deal, but it is still a bit jarring to watch June bounce back and forth from working at a coffee shop in one episode and doing finance the next.

Happy Endings is basically New Girl if it didn't revolve around Jess.

I've been pretty happy with sitcoms throughout my entire adult life so far, now that I think about it. There is always at least one really good show available even if they get cancelled after a couple seasons because I'm the only one watching them.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:57 AM
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Can you elaborate?
Sure thing, and I don't even have to bring up Boondocks discourse.

Over time, I started to see a lot of AS shows laughing at black stereotypes. Obviously you can point at their support of Sam Hyde, but it cropped up in other shows too. I think the most egregious example is the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode where Shake is bitten by a black dude, is "infected" by blackness, and goes full modern blackface.

It's not like AS was spinning swastikas nonstop, but I started to get the sense that this wasn't an outfit I wanted to support anymore.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:45 AM
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Fair warning: Don't Trust the B suffers from being aired all out of order so season 1 plot threads show up randomly in season 2. I think Netflix kept that intact when I was revisiting it a bit back. The plots are silly enough that this isn't a big deal, but it is still a bit jarring to watch June bounce back and forth from working at a coffee shop in one episode and doing finance the next.
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Huh. I just thought she was juggling two jobs.

It's a lot more noticeable with the James Vanderbeek subplot in season 2.
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