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What's missing from this list of the best sitcoms since 1980?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 5th 2008 4:21PM

Arrested DevelopmentAll of these lists are starting to get more and more specific. This one is a list of the ten best sitcoms since 1980. Soon we'll have the 8 1/2 best hour long dramas that appeared between 1988 and 1994 on Sunday nights (that start with "J").

But lists always get us talking and this one has some great picks. Arrested Development fanatics will be glad to see their show on the list (I won't tell you where you'll have to click the link above), along with shows like Scrubs, Cheers, and Sports Night. But there is one show that is obviously missing. There might be more than one show that isn't on the list that should be, of course, but this show stood out to me immediately. Can you guess what it is? I'll name it after the jump but don't click ahead until you read the list and guess yourself.



It's NewsRadio! Come on, that has to get on a "best sitcoms since 1980" list before Malcolm in the Middle, doesn't it?

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Doc

3rd Rock From The Sun; M*A*S*H; Stark Raving Mad;

July 27 2008 at 12:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jessica

i agree! NewsRadio should be on the list. i also second the Frasier suggestion.

June 09 2008 at 1:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Maria

I'm so glad 'Friends' isn't on the list. That show is so overrated. South Park should be on there though, and Malcolm in the Middle should not. I'm so happy to see AD #1

June 06 2008 at 8:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John Howard

If Seinfeld isn't #1, the list is automatically invalid.

June 06 2008 at 11:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Boomstick

Correct me if I am wrong but didn't Friends set records for the highest paid cast EVER? Seinfeld broke records when he was paid a million dollars an episode. But that was left in the wake of an entire cast being paid that same crazy sum each. It was reported that Warner Brothers made one BILLION (do your Doctor Evil impersonation) dollars per episode.

I'm not sure what the criteria was for that list but it certainly was not highest revenue.

June 06 2008 at 11:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lycao

Where is Married...with Children?

June 06 2008 at 3:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Argus

Frasier and NewsRadio. Malcolm failed to be special after a few seasons and was dreadful by the end, while Seinfeld doesn't deserve to be ahead of Enthusiasm. AD is in the right place.

June 06 2008 at 12:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Phish

i've laughed harder watching "it's sunny in philadelphia" than almost all the shows on that list!

June 05 2008 at 11:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rick

Larry Sanders

June 05 2008 at 10:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
deebopalula

I see we have some comedians amongst the posters ;-)

June 05 2008 at 10:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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