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The rules are that the series had to have been planned as an indefinite run (no miniseries' or TV movies). My 5 in no particular order:

Ed - Still on NBC. Very honest, funny, witty.
Cupid - Short-lived on ABC a few yrs. back. Again, funny, witty.
Seinfeld - Of course.
The West Wing - NBC. Very intelligent, informed, well acted show (even though I'm Republican and they're all Dems)
Knight Rider - You've gotta love a talking T-Bird with bullet-proof plating!

EDIT: You might say that I REALLY enjoy Wednesday nights: Both Ed & West Wing are on back-to-back.

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post #2 of 57
- Welcome Back, Kotter
- Babylon 5
- Law And Order
- Seinfeld
- Six Feet Under
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-Law and Order
-The Simpsons
-Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
-The West Wing
-Babylon 5 (not the spinoffs)
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5. My So Called Life- While it lasted. Better by far than the Dawson's Creek style drivel it spawned. Come back, Claire!

4. ER- At it's best a total emotional rollercoaster.

3. Seinfield- Other people can be as self absorbed and neurotic as me? Whew!

2. X-Files- First few seasons. Most literate TV show ever, IMHO.

1. Simpsons- Funny each time out for how many years now?

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post #5 of 57
The Prisoner
East Enders
Fawlty Towers
Second City TV
The Industry
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Survivor (the series of shows)
Freaks and Geeks
Junkyard Wars/Scrapheap Challenge
Babylon 5 (the first 4 seasons)
The X-Files
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post #7 of 57
Babylon 5
The West Wing
Enterprise
That episode of buffy when her mom dies
Family Guy
Seinfeld
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post #8 of 57
The Daily Show and The West Wing.
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post #9 of 57
the critic
seinfeld (of course...a given)
the tick (the original, animated)
frasier
simpsons
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post #10 of 57
[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>The Daily Show and The West Wing.</strong><hr></blockquote>

damn, how could i ferget the daily show??
ok, guess adding that makes 6
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post #11 of 57
Am I the only person who doesn't find Seinfeld at all funny?
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[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>Am I the only person who doesn't find Seinfeld at all funny?</strong><hr></blockquote>

yes
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post #13 of 57
[quote]Originally posted by _ alliance _:
<strong>yes</strong><hr></blockquote>
Thought so. Mind you, I think I'm the only person who found Sports Night funny. It really didn't need that sometime laughter track.
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post #14 of 57
-Seinfeld
-The Simpsons
-The Real Ghostbusters
- Family Ties
-All in the Family

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Hill St Blues
thirtysomething
Law and Order
The Simpsons
Seinfeld

(Just had "Yada Yada Yada" on TV1 down under - 4 days non-stop of every single Seinfeld episode... detox was a bitch.)

Side note: was cool to see 9 seasons of Apple history/development in 4 days.
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post #16 of 57
My favorites:

--Star Trek TNG
--West Wing
--Enterprise
--Seinfeld
--Simpsons


Best of all time?

---West Wing
---MASH (not my favorite, but acclaimed)
---All in the Family
---Cosby Show (original)
---Hill Street Blues
---Cheers
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post #17 of 57
[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
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Thought so. Mind you, I think I'm the only person who found Sports Night funny. It really didn't need that sometime laughter track.</strong><hr></blockquote>

we watch sportsnight occassionally--i actually find it funny.
but alot of the things are funny late at night...except that damn chris wild guy...hes just an idiot...
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post #18 of 57
Mine in no order:

-Everybody Loves Raymond
-Third Rock From the Sun (in syndication)
-Home Improvement (in syndication)
-Whose Line is it Anyways
-The King of Queens
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- Diagnosis: Touched by a Texas Ranger



But seriously...

- NYPD Blue (paricularly the Jimmy Smits era)
- The X Files (duh...)
- Seinfeld (STILL can make me laugh out loud)

Hmmm. I think that's it, really. I like "The O'Reilly Factor" and "The Crocodile Hunter", but I don't really consider them episodic TV like the ones above.

There are actually WAY more things on TV right now that I absolutely can't stand and can't believe made it on the air (actually, I can...).

But the three listed above: I can sit down, anytime, anywhere, and watch them and enjoy them as though I'm seeing them for the very first time (even though "Blue" and "Files" have slipped BADLY from their high point of about 2-3 years ago. Still at their absolute worst, they mop the floor with most of the bullcrap considered good and "must see").

DOH! I forgot: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"!

GREAT show!

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post #20 of 57
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I forgot the Cosby Show! Okay, count that as my sixth.
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post #21 of 57
how could I forget sports night and thirtysomething. The bad thing about Aaron Sorkin moving on to West Wing is that there are no new Sports Night episodes, oh well at least its on comedy central now, though I've seen every episode about twice, maybe three times.

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post #22 of 57
Honorary mentions

This Old House
The ScreenSavers
post #23 of 57
Applenut, you triggered another one for me:

The New Yankee Workshop...Norm ROCKS!
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Does anyone else think that some of the more newer (2 or 3) Simpsons episodes are lacking? The halloween episode was a let down for me. I still like the series though.
post #25 of 57
yeah, the last few season haven't been as edgy about issues and political correctness as the show was earlier. Still funny though
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post #26 of 57
I'll go with the no real people theme:

Courage The Cowardly Dog
Duckman
Family Guy
Sifl & Oly
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
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post #27 of 57
Uh, since I don´t have a tv I have to base on the few occations I see tv and what I can download from the net:

Futurama
Futurama
Futurama
Futurama
Futurama

Why people still like Simpsons but don´t mention Futurama I don´t understand. Last time I laughed watching Simpsons was the "Bart tries to jump over grand canyon on skateboard" and that was only the last three minutes of that show. And that was back in the beginning of the 90´s
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post #28 of 57
In no particular order:

Frasier (I'm a psychology grad student)
The Simpsons (social psychology out the wazzo)
Friends (cheap, mindless laughter)

and my current fave:

Malcolm in the Middle. Great show if you've never seen it. Every one of the cast can act and act well. Makes me look forward to Sunday nights.
post #29 of 57
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Simpsons
Real World (Lori is fine)
Sportscenter
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post #30 of 57
Star Trek
Star Trek Next Generation
Deep Space 9
Voyager
Enterprise
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post #31 of 57
After watching Babylon 5 all the way through for the 5th time Sci-Fi channel's gotten me hooked on Farscape which airs conveniently afterwards. And it grows a heavier story arc as the show progresses...

Also of note:
* West Wing
* Seinfeld
* Red Dwarf

And yes I liked Sports Night, even though it was only on for 2 seasons...
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post #32 of 57
Oh yeah...

Quantum Leap
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post #33 of 57
I forgot to mention JAG,and 90210,and anything with Kellie Martin
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[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>
Thought so. Mind you, I think I'm the only person who found Sports Night funny. It really didn't need that sometime laughter track.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I know one other person that liked that show.
post #35 of 57
Top 5:
Northern Exposure (before it got too weird)
ER (its first few years)
Friends
Seinfeld (although the reruns do nothing for me)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (Third season and after. The first two seasons sucked.)

Honorable mention:
The X-Files
Law & Order
Twin Peaks (before it got too weird)
The Sopranos
Mary Tyler Moore (still hilarious after 25 years)
The Simpsons
SportsNight -- I loved that show!

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post #36 of 57
1. Seinfeld (I have every episode - nearly 200)
2. Magnum PI (especially the 3rd season when Sellecl started to do the directing)
3. Yes Minsiter/yes Prime Minister/Black Adder
4. X-Files
5. All of the greats from childhood- Gilligans Isle, Hogans heros, Get Smart, Mr Ed, Bewitched, Banana Splits..... you know
post #37 of 57
Whats wrong with Futurama?
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post #38 of 57
shows i currently watch:
Family Guy
Simpsons
7th Heaven (its all about jessica beil )
The O'Reilly Factor
frasier

Shows i miss
MacGyver
Quantum Leap
Dick Van Dyke show
inspector Gadget
Mr. Ed
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[quote]Originally posted by gumby5647:
<strong>shows i currently watch:
Family Guy
Simpsons
7th Heaven (its all about jessica beil )
The O'Reilly Factor
frasier

Shows i miss
MacGyver
Quantum Leap
Dick Van Dyke show
inspector Gadget
Mr. Ed</strong><hr></blockquote>

Who from the first list watch something from the second list?
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post #40 of 57
1. Babylon 5 (1st to half way through the 3rd season)
2. This hour has 22 minutes (before Mercer quit, Mercer was the man. Who else would have the balls to go up to Bush talking about Prime Minister Putine from Canada only to have Bush respond by saying "Im sure that Mr. Poutine has the best intrests of his country at heart". Supposedly Bush thought that Canada was out ot get him after that, Mercer responded by saying "he's right")
3. The Simpsons
4. Junkyard Wars (HIGHLY original)
5. The original Animated Tick (not this new POS from Fox)
if you count miniseries make these 1&2 and bump the rest down:
1. The Maxx
2. Cowboy Beebop
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