What is Your All - Time Favorite TV Series

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Barney Miller is a show that I can watch again and again. James Gregory, Jack Soo, and Abe Vigoda were my favs. :D
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I did occasionally find myself drifting over to TVland very late at night to catch the Andy Griffith show--but then I woke up one morning looking like a cross between Otis the Drunk and Aunt Bee, and I weaned myself away from that tendency pronto. Now I just look a bit like Ernest T. Bass on rough mornings. Guess that's better than waking up to look like Barney.
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movieman1957 wrote:Currently I only watch "House" and "Law and Order" (mostly the original).
:D I just love House, but I abandon all reason before turning the television on...

Extreme Homemakeover (I know, I'm sick)
Man vs. Wild
The Dog Whisperer
Dirty Jobs
The First 48

The X-Files

The Jeffersons
Match Game
I Love Lucy
Get Smart
MASH (I had the biggest crush on Radar growing up)

Oh, and I just bought alot of old dvd's featuring the George Burns and Gracie Allen Show :D
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Post by movieman1957 »

You should love the Burns and Allen shows. They were very good.

Two other shows I'll add from my younger days are "The Odd Couple" and "The Rockford Files."

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All time Favorite
The West Wing

Star Trek (Original)
Star Trek (the Next Generation)
Law & Order
Law & Order (SVU)
Studio 60: On the Sunset Strip

Dick Van Dyke Show
Carol Burnette
77 Sunset Strip
Hawaiian Eye
Hawaii 50

Really Old:
The Rebel
the Big Valley
Twilight Zone
Perry Como Show
Partridge Family
Andy Griffith Show

And many I remember so fondly, but too many to list here.

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Post by jdb1 »

So interesting how our tastes vary and agree. Really, I've watched so much television in my day, it could take me months to compile a truly accurate list of my favorites, but here's a first pass:

I Love Lucy
Rocky and Bullwinkle
St. Elsewhere
Dr. Kildare
Green Acres (hooray for reruns!)
Naked City
The Defenders
Your Show of Shows (Sid Caesar/Imogene Coca variety show)
Martin & Lewis (it was called something else - the name of the sponsor)
The Simpsons
Your Hit Parade
Mary Tyler Moore
Bob Newhart
The Rockford Files
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Secret Agent/The Prisoner
Various Britcoms, especially "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin"
The first three Star Treks
Rocky Jones, Space Ranger
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I believe that the name of the Martin & Lewis TV Show was The Colgate Comedy Hour. :lol:
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The Wild Wild West (cool beyond words)
Mission Impossible
Get Smart
The Man From Uncle

Straight Shooters
Bonanza (I was a chubby kid, I identified with Hoss. He was one of the few good role models for hefty boys)
Have Gun Will Travel
Wanted...Dead or Alive

Carol Burnett Show
All In The Family (my young ears couldn't believe some of the things they were saying)

House (his tongue is sharper than most scalpels)

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Being very much a hignbrow I don't watch much TV other than TCM, C - Span, CNN, MSNBC, Baseball, and The Three Stooges . Very High Brow. :P
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Favorite TV shows

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You're my kind of people. All of my friends loved Friends and Seinfeld. I always took great pride in the fact that I never did, although this kept me out of the "current" loop whenever people would discuss them. Ah well. I don't watch a lot of current tv, but I've always been a big comedy person.

All Time Favorites:
Arrested Development
Andy Richter Controls the Universe

From this century:
How it's Made (hooray for Canadian shows!)
The Soup
Family Guy
Andy Barker P.I. (but hey, like every else I enjoy, it's already been cancelled.)
Strangers With Candy
Michael Palin's various travel shows
Everybody Loves Raymond

From Last Century:
Monty Python's Flying Circus
The Monkees
The Rockford Files
Green Acres
The Prisoner
The Avengers
The Odd Couple
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
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Favorite all-time classic era TV Drama:
JOHNNY STACCATO (1959-60) Awesome John Cassavetes private eye drama; Johnny, a one-time Greenwich Village jazz musician now works as a private eye, headquartering himself at Waldo's, a hip jazz club run by Eduardo Ciannelli (as Waldo). On any given episode the "house band" might include Johnny Williams (yes, that John Williams), Red Mitchell, Ray Brown, Barney Kessel and Shelly Manne. In addition to starring, Cassavetes also directed a handful of the 27 total episodes. Guest stars included Gena Rowlands, Charles McGraw, Cloris Leachman, Anthony Zerbe, Elisha Cook Jr, Paul Stewart, Elizabeth Montgomery, Mary Tyler Moore & many others! The services of such cinematographers as Lionel Lindon ("Manchurian Candidate") and Ben Kline ("Detour") were used to excellent advantage. One of my favorite episodes was titled "The Wild Reed" guest-starring Harry Guardino as a heroin-addicted jazz musician buddy of Johnny's. TV Noir at its absolute best! Lots of VHS tapes and now DVDs are floating around on eBay with varying quality, depending on the original source material. MCA, the rights holder, has yet to issue an official set. (I've paraphrased my own IMDb review of this series.)
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sugarpuss wrote: Arrested Development
Andy Richter Controls the Universe
Jeez, I had forgotten Andy Richter. That was such a great show that was on for about 10 minutes. I loved it.

Are you a fan of "The Kids in the Hall?" I should have put that on my list.
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jondaris wrote:Are you a fan of "The Kids in the Hall?" I should have put that on my list.
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I forgot to put that on mine too! We get the CBC on our cable system, so I used to watch KITH when it was on every week. The Canadian shows differed from the HBO eps. I was like 11 or 12 when I first saw it and I'm amazed at how many jokes I never got, because I was too young to fully understand them.

I really wish they would put Andy Richter Controls the Universe on dvd. There are lines from episodes I constantly quote till today--"Cover your genitals, it's a duct tape wedding!" (from the Conan episode) is one of my all time favorites. It was a great show. Everything I like is always cancelled, so I just stopped watching tv.
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Does anyone ever remember the show Grindle with Imogene Coca?
For some reason, I watched it religiously for the 5 minutes it was on.

After I saw her in a clip or repeat of Your Show of Shows with Sid Caesar, I tried to find something to watch with her in it.
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