What's Your Favorite Sitcom From NBC's Defunct Thursday Comedy Block?

It's the end of an era. NBC has officially ditched its long-running Thursday-night comedy block as it tries to rebuild that part of its schedule with three hours of drama (The Slap, The Blacklist, and Allegiance). Last week, I wrote at length about the historical and cultural importance of the network's Thursday comedies, but today, we just wanted to celebrate some of the great shows that were part of that influential programming strategy.

Despite the fact that you'll see a good number of shows represented here, there are of course many more that aren't mentioned—and that's because NBC Thursdays brought that heat for the better part of three decades. Naturally, that's where you come in. Below, you'll find some of the TV.com staff's fond recollections of their favorites, but we'd love to hear your own picks in the comments.


Cheers

By the end of the series, Cheers was the prototype for Must-See TV shows in the '90s, a formula that could be tweaked to give us all the greats. Cheers is also, almost certainly, the devil's work. How do you keep an all-star cast like that so knitted together? How do you maintain that chemistry? How do you produce an episode where you make Alex Trebek seem like a human being? The answer is black magick, my friends. The next time you're catching up with Sam, Carla, Norm, and Tecumseh, just think about what they had to do for Cheers to achieve its success. I'm sure if you were to look hard enough in the offices of series creators Glen and Les Charles, you'd find an unholy burnt spot stained with the blood of 1,000 virgins. And I'm not talking about the casting couch. —Nick Campbell


Seinfeld

Seinfeld may've billed itself as a show about nothing, but it came to be about everything, from social etiquette—you don't double-dip the chip—to the business of making television. Seinfeld (and Friends) defined NBC's Must-See TV lineup in the 1990s with the well-structured sitcom hijinks of Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer that always seemed to converge in the best, most insane ways. Where would the world be without Art Vandelay, shrinkage, yadda yadda yadda, being the master of one's domain, Junior Mints, puffy shirts, close-talkers, and soup nazis? I could go on, but what else is there to say except that Seinfeld was real, and it was spectacular. —Noel Kirkpatrick


Mad About You

Mad About You may not inspire the same fond memories that Friends does, but it was appointment viewing back in the day! Much like Frasier and NewsRadio, Mad About You was a big deal in my house and to this day it’s still the reason I hate the color taupe and have a fear of being locked in the bathroom. Even if you don’t remember that Helen Hunt won the Emmy four years in a row for playing Jamie Buchman (she was nominated seven times), perhaps you recall Ursula, the flaky waitress who was eventually revealed to be Phoebe’s twin on Friends? And I know you remember Murray, a.k.a. one of the best pets on TV. The series also boasted some incredible guest stars, including Carol Burnett, Mel Brooks, Cyndi Lauper, Yoko Ono, Bruce Willis, Ellen DeGeneres, Billy Joel, AND Macho Man Randy Savage. Mad About You is clearly the product of a simpler time, and a minimal premise like the adventures of newlyweds probably wouldn’t survive today, but just the memory of this show (and that Thanksgiving episode where Murray ate the turkey) fills me with happy thoughts. —Kaitlin Thomas


NewsRadio

Who cares if it only aired as part of the Thursday comedy block for one month in the summer of 1997? NewsRadio, which ran for five seasons on other days of the week, was the ahead-of-its-time comedy that showed off the wealth of sitcoms NBC once possessed in its heyday. Its cast—which boasted Dave Foley, Phil Hartman, Maura Tierney, Stephen Root, and Andy Dick—was top-notch, but it was the absurd humor and rebellious nature of its producers that separated it from other workplace comedies; that's why it remains a cult hit even today. I mean, they based an entire episode on Jon Lovitz playing a suicide jumper, refused demands for a will-they-or-won't-they storyline between Foley and Tierney's characters, and when NBC forced them to write a funeral storyline for a silly cross-promotion with Four Weddings and a Funeral, they crafted a plot about a rat that died. Good times, good times. —Tim Surette


Frasier

While not a mainstay of Must-See TV, Frasier began its 11-season run in the Thursday comedy block in 1993, and would return to it for two more seasons from 1998 to 2000. Indeed, such was the strength of the Must-See TV brand, that NBC used it to bolster all of its comedy blocks, including Tuesdays, the night Frasier aired on after its first season, and typically called home. Of course, not being a regular resident of the Thursday lineup didn't hold the show back—especially at the Emmys, where it dominated for many years. —Noel


Friends

You couldn't get away from Friends in the '90s. There were coffee table books, video guides for Windows 95, so many people asking their hairstylists for "the Rachel" (sadly, most of them lacked Jennifer Aniston's refined bone structure). And syndication only made the show more ubiquitous. At its core, it was a simple series about six anxiety-prone people with great chemistry. It also fell into the trap of every sitcom trope available and was famously unrepresentative of a diverse population. However, it was so amazingly watchable and so current, with just enough edge in its broadness to keep things interesting; if Seinfeld wholly rejected the flow of a traditional comedy, Friends embraced it and, with its pretty cast and fearless story arcs, became a juggernaut. Looking back in hindsight, it's easy to identify its flaws, but can I remember the name of Ross and Monica's dead grandmother (Althea) and the name of the model Chandler gets trapped with in an ATM vestibule (Jill Goodacre) off the top of my head? What about how many different types of towels Monica keeps in her bathroom (11), or Ross's secret bedroom fantasy (Leia in the gold bikini)? Of course. Because you can't get away from this show without trying really hard. And I (happily) gave in a long time ago. —Nick


Caroline in the City

I can't tell you what initially drew me to Caroline in the City (heck, these days, I can barely remember what most of the episodes were about), but I suspect it had something to do with the Wisconsin-born title character's success in New York. As a teenager watching from Ohio and thinking about my own plans for a New York-centric future, I was infatuated with Friends and Caroline and their glamorous, totally unattainable NYC apartments. Plus, I couldn't help but fall for the plucky, needy cartoonist, her curmudgeonly colorist Richard, and their (eventual) star-crossed romance. While Caroline wasn't the most brilliant or groundbreaking series to ever hit the airwaves, it was consistently sharp, funny, and charming, and the ensemble cast was solid. Malcolm Gets, who played Richard, hasn't done much acting since Caroline ended in 1999, but man, I'd love to see him on TV again. —Jen Trolio


Just Shoot Me

Come for David Spade, stay for everyone else. Just Shoot Me chronicled the hijinks of a hapless editorial crew for Fake Cosmo—sorry, Blush—and featured the traditional cast of smarmy hornballs, alcoholic editors, and egotistical publishers. Everyone was a jerk, but let's face it, jerks are entertaining. Also: David Spade. While the series fumbled in various timeslots later in its life, it dominated in the early going with great episodes like "Back Issues," "Secretary's Day," and "Lemon Wacky Hello." —MaryAnn Sleasman


Daddio

The year was 2000, the actor was a working-class thesp from Massachusetts fresh off a 94-episode hot streak in a little number called The Commish. Today we know him as Michael Chiklis, but at the turn of the millennium, fans of laughter and Thursday nights knew him as "Chris Woods," the titular patriarch of Daddio. The premise was as elegant as it was simple: A former restaurant supply salesman (Chris "Daddio" Woods) decided to become a stay-at-home dad to four children as his lawyer wife (Anita Barone) took the legal world by storm. To say the formula was as airtight as an astronaut's space-bedroom would be an understatement; in what could be seen as a hubris-filled victory lap, the Daddio-verse also boasted meddlesome married friends, a skeptical single friend, AND a neighbor who was a Marine. No wonder this gut-buster garnered such recognition as the coveted BMI TV Music Award AND a Teen Choice nomination! Things were looking Daddiolicious, and Chiklis was unstoppable. But then something shocking happened. Even though Daddio blazed into a 13-episode second season, only four of those episodes ever aired, while would-be classics like "A Confederacy of Daddies," "Of Mice and Math," and "To Kill a Rocking Band” were lost to the annals of time. Will they ever see the light of day? Probably not. Probably not. —Ryan Sandoval


Scrubs

Scrubs is not overrated. Scrubs was never overrated, you shut your mouth, haters. I don't even know if Scrubs-haters are a thing, but the handful of people in my life who claim to dislike the show are, well, I just don't get them. Dr. Cox is still my personal hero and I have yet to find another sitcom that can so seamlessly combine the absurd and the quirky with the deep and insightful, all to the tune of a pretty decent early 2000s soundtrack. Go ahead, go re-watch Season 1's "My Old Lady." DO IT. —MaryAnn


The Office

The Office is a story of What Ifs. What if Kevin Reilly, NBC boss at the time of the show's launch, didn't believe in adapting the popular U.K. series for U.S. audiences? What if Steve Carell hadn't starred in The 40 Year-Old Virgin the summer between Seasons 1 and 2? And what if the TV industry hadn't embraced the practice of selling episodes of young-skewing shows on iTunes early in The Office's run? But how about this: What if The Office had failed? What would've happened to NBC's Thursday comedy block then? Maybe NBC wouldn't have had the patience for 30 Rock a year later, maybe it would've lost interest in a contemporary type of self-aware, savvy comedy, and maybe Parks and Recreation and Community would've never been born at all. Sure,The Office ran two seasons too long and lost steam two years before that, but it's the seminal American sitcom of the 21st century and NBC prolonged its stay at the top of comedy—in the face of increasing competition from cable and the internet—because those What Ifs never came to be. —Cory Barker


30 Rock

NBC's dwindling fortunes on Thursday nights—30 Rock helped to usher in the night's rebranding as "Comedy Night Done Right" in 2006—were probably the best thing that ever could've happened to 30 Rock. Not only because the show had a lower bar to clear in terms of ratings demands, but because it got so much mileage out of mocking its own network's failures that I couldn't help but appreciate the fact that the suits in charge of the then-sinking NBC had a sense of humor about their inability to dig themselves out of the broadcast TV basement. 30 Rock was a zany show about television, and it loved TV the same way I did: with love and irreverence, with respect, and with an arched, knowing eyebrow. I don't say this about many now finished shows, but I miss 30 Rock every single day. —Noel


Parks and Recreation

Much like the pit that started it all, Parks and Rec looked a little rough in the beginning, but thanks to a lot of hard work from the show’s talented cast and writers, it’s become something beautiful that we can all enjoy. I’ve come to think of the show as the Friday Night Lights of comedies because it’s just as likely to make me cry tears of sadness as it is to make me cry tears of happiness. The show perfectly blends sentimental, heartfelt stories with hysterical busting comedy in a way that I've never really seen done before. It’s also one of those shows that gets better as it ages; characters like Andy, April, and Tom have grown up and become integral members of the Pawnee ecosystem, and I care about them as much as I care about the relationships between Leslie and Ron or Leslie and Ben. Parks and Rec punches you right in the heart before kicking you in the crotch for laughs, and if I could find a way to keep it on TV forever, I would. I love you and I like you, show. —Kaitlin


Community

Let's face it, Community never belonged on network television at all. It's too good to air alongside below-average fare like The Paul Reiser Show (which it did in 2011) or even just your average joke-by-numbers sitcom. But the Dan Harmon comedy somehow landed a spot in NBC's famed comedy block... and then predictably tanked with the mainstream. Thankfully, the internet loved the show's endless creativity and rule-breaking, forcing NBC to keep it around for five four three amazing seasons. When Community was firing on all cylinders, there was nothing else like it on television. Paintball, fake clip shows, alternate timelines—you name it, Community made it work. But for all of its absurdity, Community's greatest feat was to build a strong emotional core, which it brought to life with the seven amazing characters who sat at the study table in each episode. —Tim


Perfect Couples / Bent

I know, I know. Combined, Perfect Couples and Bent aired 17 episodes, an infinitesimal number compared to every other show on this list (well, except for Daddio). But both late-era shows deserve a little love because they debuted under terrible circumstances (and because they were NBC's first two attempts at Making David Walton Happen; thanks About a Boy). Neither show jived with the "smart" quartet of The Office, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, and Community, but they also had no business in the network's burgeoning "broader is better" initiative. Perfect Couples took some time to get going in early 2011, but evolved into a consistently funny show by the end of its Season 1 episode order, as many sitcoms do. And Bent was a six-episode burn-off seemingly from jump street, despite the fact that it had a whole lot of heart and boasted great performances from Amanda Peet and Jeffrey Tambor, who are both headlining other shows now. Ultimately, Perfect Couples and Bent proved that even the best network TV lineups include missed opportunities and mistakes, even when the shows themselves are pretty great. —Cory


Which of NBC Thursday comedies do you remember most fondly?


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Mar 21, 2017
Cursed/The Steven Weber Show
The Single Guy

Were my favorites besides the obvious

Friends
Seinfeld
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Feb 03, 2017
1) Cheers
2) 30 Rock
3) Frasier
4) Seinfeld
5) Friends
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Aug 09, 2015
Frasier.
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Mar 14, 2015
Seinfeld for its great comedy value
and Friends not so much for the comedy but its being
just a show you just want to see what drama
happens to the friends this week (like what happen between Ross and Rachel)
I think Friends and The Big Bang theory are mirror shows
Friends are drama spiced with comedy
The Big Bang Theory are comedy spiced with drama
(like whats going to happen between Leonard and Penny)
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Feb 24, 2015
Friends.Its the Onky one I watched regularly
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Feb 23, 2015
Does anybody remember Dear John? I liked that show, even though I was just a kid when it aired. I believed that it sometimes aired on Thursdays but I could be wrong
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Feb 23, 2015
I will always love Friends, Seinfeld and Scrubs. To this day I watch the old episodes, often binge watching (when I have time). The funny moments are still as funny now as they were back then. I also liked Cheers, Frasier, Mad About You and NewsRadio but I didn't love them.
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Feb 23, 2015
Friends and Scrubs! There are a couple or more I like, but those two were the best ones ever! They are still, and always will be, two of my five favorites.
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Feb 23, 2015
The Cosby Show, Family Ties, and Diff'rent Strokes are huge omissions from the Must See TV lineup on this list. Maybe it's because these shows predate the ages of the editors here, as it predates me. However they were on Nick at Night and TV land when I was a kid, and these shows really did build the NBC brand in the 80s and 90s.

I would throw The Golden Girls to the list as it probably aired one or two episodes on Thursdays, but it's usual time slot was on Saturdays.
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Feb 23, 2015
The shows you mentioned are classics :D I watched them as a kid :)
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Feb 23, 2015
Skipping The Cosby Show is kinda wack.
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Feb 18, 2015
Tied between Friends and Cheers.
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Feb 18, 2015
Frasier.
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Feb 17, 2015
Well, i don't disagree with some of the series that TV.com picked, so i want to focus on some of my favourites they didn't pick. 1600 Penn, Outsourced, Family Ties, The Cosby Show (Just because Cosby screwed up, the show didn't), 3rd Rock From The Sun, Jesse, Joey, My Name Is Earl, Whitney, Save Me. I used Wikipedia to Watch old schedules, so some of them may have been pushed to another day later on. But this is the shows i like to add to the list. I Agree on Friends, Perfect Couples, Bent, and Community.
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Feb 18, 2015
I agree with you. The Cosby show is a glaring omission, in terms of cultural significance alone, let alone the quality and entertainment value. I would agree that 3rd Rock From the Sun should be there, too, exept that it wasn't a Thursday show, it aired on Tuesday (source, IMDB).
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Feb 19, 2015
Okay, if IMDB says so, I will see that as a more reliable source. :-)
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Feb 21, 2015
Agree IMDB is much more reliable. My first reaction was where's 3rd Rock, too. But when I thought about it, I didn't remember it being on Thursdays, so I looked it up. Loved that show. Used to laugh myself silly every week watching it.
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Feb 22, 2015
Ditto.
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Feb 16, 2015
thurs comedy block was on for 30 yeas, but the author picks 8 out of ten shows form the past 6 or 7 years. the same ole "the latest is the greatest" meme when most of the shows in the past te PALE PALE PALE in comparison to the ones that were on 20 yrs ago. Look at the new ones that have yet to be picked up for syndication and the ones that are 20+ years old that are still running around the world in syndication and were icons then and still are. but of course if you are under 30, you only know 30 rock and the office

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Feb 16, 2015
news radio. was night court on thurs?
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Feb 15, 2015
Depending how far you go back, Night Court, Scrubs or Mad About You, with the Office close behind. Perfect Couples was the best of the era's couple shows and yet the one that lasted he shortest tome, and a pox on NBC execs for letting the HORRIBLE Happy Endings trump a better show.
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Feb 15, 2015
Just Shoot Me is my favorite, but I also loved most of the other shows. God knows how many hours of my life I have spent/wasted watching them.
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Feb 15, 2015
scrubs, office, parks and rec, community, 30 rock, Seinfeld, just shoot me, friends, caroline in the city
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Feb 14, 2015
Friends, Frasier and Seinfeld stayed awesome until they ended. Just Shoot me, Cheers, Newsradio (RIP Phil Hartman) and Scrubs were great at first and then they lost momentum. I actually thought Frasier was better than Cheers which is an anomaly in a way. The Office was never really my thing so I've only watched the episodes with Jack Coleman. I never cared about Mad About You and one day I'll watch Parks, Community and 30 Rock.
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Feb 14, 2015
Was Hope and Gloria on Thursday nights? That was the first thing I remember seeing Enrico Colatoni in, and I actually liked Alan Thicke in it as the egotistical show host.

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Feb 14, 2015
Seinfeld is my favorite, but Cheers is possibly the "Must-See TV" comedy I remember the most fondly.

Any chance of a similar postmortem for CBS' 9:00-10:00 Monday bloc?
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Feb 14, 2015
It's not even close. The correct answer is Cheers. I don't care if you have never seen an episode of it, just know #1 is Cheers.
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Feb 16, 2015
I've seen every episode of Cheers at least twice. I love that show. That said - Community is even better.
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Feb 14, 2015
How about Taxi? Just thinking about reverend Jim still makes me smile.
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Feb 14, 2015
I remember Taxi as part of that first whispered breath of "the best night on TV" in 82-83 when the lineup was Fame, Cheers, Taxi (on it's last gasp after being jerked around by ABC) and Hill Street Blues.
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Feb 14, 2015
Community's the best then probably Frasier, Seinfeld, 30 Rock, Scrubs, Parks and Recreation, Just Shoot Me. The others I've not really seen or don't care for.
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Feb 16, 2015
check out Newsradio - great cast including Dave Foley, Maura Tierney, Stephen Root, Joe Rogan, Phil Hartman, etc - AND awesome writers too.
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Feb 16, 2015
Thanks I will.
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Feb 14, 2015
Many were great - really great (Cheers, Seinfeld, Newsradio) but Community is the best! Can't wait for season 6! March 17th - woohoo!
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Feb 16, 2015
and the movie!!
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Feb 14, 2015
30 Rock will forever be one of my favourites. It'll only get more loved with nostalgia.
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Feb 14, 2015
Friends of course, Mad about you, Caroline in the City and don't forget the Cosby Show.
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Feb 14, 2015
remembered a couple that weren't listed. Will and Grace and night court.
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Feb 14, 2015
The days and nights of Molly Dodd was a delightful comedy starring Blair Brown as a single 30 something living in New York. Davide Strathairn was just wonderful as the very shy and quirky Moss, Molly's boss/love interest.
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Feb 14, 2015
I remember watching the first episode with Victor Garber as Molly Dodd's boss and someone outside the office saying "That's his wife."
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Feb 13, 2015
What no mention of "My Name is Earl" which ran for four seasons. A trailer trash America show with a lot of heart, great acting, some awesome writing that even provoked a tear or two between the laughs, and some good moral lessons along the way.

NBC Thursday night has never had a comedy draw Earl numbers since they cancelled it, and that's a fact. Bad move NBC
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Feb 14, 2015
Agreed.
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Feb 13, 2015
What no mention of "My Name is Earl" which ran for four seasons. A trailer trash America show with a lot of heart, great acting, some awesome writing that even provoked a tear or two between the laughs, and some good moral lessons along the way.

NBC Thursday night has never had a comedy draw Earl numbers since they cancelled it, and that's a fact. Bad move NBC
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Feb 13, 2015
Cheers and Night Court stand out for me...and leaving out the Cosby Show, which was #1 in the ratings five straight years, is like saying that perhaps some day there'll be good shows on networks outside NBC, ABC and CBS.
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Feb 13, 2015
-Never watched it live, but I loved Cheers. Though I did want Carla to beat up Diane half the time.
-Like Seinfeld but never got into the cult status the show gained.
-I always have to wonder how much longer Newsradio would have been on if Phil Hartman hadn't been killed. Replacing him with Lovitz's killed the show.
-Fraiser was definitely amusing, also one of the few finales I've liked. Add to that the long running Niles/Daphne storyline was done really well.
-Scrubs had a great formula, though they really shouldn't have tried that spinoff or reboot or whatever the hell it was.
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Feb 13, 2015
Friends
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Feb 13, 2015
Leaving out Night Court is a big hole in this list. Night Court with the antics of judge Harry T. Stone and his gang had it all. It was hilarious, it had would-they-or-won't-they storylines that never burned the show (a big deal during the Moonlighting era of ruining shows with following through too early) and it had Mel Torme.

So, we're just not going to talk about The Cosby Show? Does that mean no A Different World either?

And I can't believe Family Ties got left out.

Dear John, there's one I had forgotten, but I really liked it, and it gave us Jere Burns in an early role.

Wings should not be forgotten, it was a lot of fun, fantastic cast and a reasonable amount of stagnation.

The Single Guy, I liked that show, great cast.

Suddenly Susan wasn't too bad, we got Kathy Griffin and Nestor "Shushan!" Carbonell out of it, too bad format changes ruined it.

Ugh, Jesse, the cute little post-Married with Children show that the network couldn't help but mess with.

I liked Good Morning Miami, but apparently I was the only one.

If we're not talking about Cosby, then we're DEFINITELY not talking about Joey.

My Name is Earl, a great show that became an unbearable show.

I didn't realize Taxi was part of the very first Must See TV schedule! Its last year moved networks and became NBC's first Must See TV crown jewel... that I guess shattered, but luckily helped Cheers become a long-living ratings champ. And Cheers deserved it.

And now for your list...

Tim is a cheater cheater chicken-eater! Still, NewsRadio was great and it's tragic that it basically got derailed because one of the stars was senselessly murdered, only to be poorly recast (not that Lovitz didn't try his best, but the script and casting just weren't prepared to do what needed to be done).

Aww, I remember Caroline in the City, it was pretty entertaining until they revamped it and mucked with the format too much.

Just Shoot Me was fantastic, Steven Levitan really knocked it out of the park with that series by putting together an excellent cast with an outstanding dynamic. It outlived its welcome, but it took a while to get there. And yeah, Lemon Wacky Hello, I still think about Elliot's screaming monkey.

Impressive, I don't remember Daddio at all, AT ALL, and I remember all sorts of weird stuff.

Speaking of outstaying its welcome, Scrubs is one of the most entertaining sitcoms that burned its audience hard with a pair of too many seasons that had too few ideas. And putting Elliot and JD together again was a mistake.

I didn't start watching The Office until late in its run, I hated the first season so much I didn't want to get near it. But then I spent several months taking care of a sick pet who I raised from birth, and the only thing on after a while were The Office reruns, and after it got over the Jim & Pam "will they or won't they" bullcrap it became something to cling to. I hate how badly they screwed up Robert California though, a brilliant character and actor but the writers got immediately lost and blew it, leading to its painful downfall.

Sorry Noel, I'm in the opposite boat, 30 Rock's writing got so lazy and easy that its legacy to me is how easily forgotten it's become.

Parks & Rec isn't my show, it's my sister's show and she's gotten me into it just in time for it to leave, thanks a bunch. It's not that funny, it's not that sharp, but it knows how to build juuuuust the right level of cutesmirk.

Community is the best thing to happen to humanity. NBC was the worst thing to happen to Community.
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Feb 23, 2015
Yes! Someone else who remembers Dear John lol I'd just posted a question asking if anyone remembers it :P I also don't remember Daddio either.
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Feb 13, 2015
Not intended to be a ABSOLUTE, FACTUAL BEST OF, just ones we like!
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Feb 14, 2015
I hear ya, but how does Family Ties, Night Court, and The Cosby Show get left out of a list of favorites? Those were pretty huge, you'd think at least one of them would have made it since they were massive draws.
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Feb 13, 2015
Good choices all.
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Feb 13, 2015
Cheers was probably my favorite start to finish, followed by Seinfeld (that finale still bothers me). And I can easily still watch either if it airs a rerun.
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Feb 13, 2015
So many good shows! I watched all of them except the 3 short-lived shows you mentioned. Gun-to-head I'd have to pick 30 Rock as my favorite. But Cheers, Parks & Rec, Frasier and Community are very close behind. (I have to stop before I add all the shows to my list.) And @JenTrolio, you're right, Malcolm Gets was terrific!
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Feb 13, 2015
Will & Grace, The Cosby Show, A Different World, Silver Spoons, Golden Girls, Empty Nest, 227, Amen, Jesse(starring Christina Applegate). The shows that were on NBC I never watched were Cheers, Frasier, Friends, 30 Rock, Community, Mad About You, Scrubs, Just Shoot Me, etc.
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Feb 13, 2015
Friends!

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Feb 13, 2015
Scrubs was heinously underrated. The only show I know of, outside of community, on this list that never got nominated for a best comedy emmy.

Aside from that mini-rant Scrubs, community, parks & rec, 30 rock, mad about you (discovered it in reruns), wings too many to choose from
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Feb 13, 2015
definitely community but where is will & grace???
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Feb 13, 2015
I watched all of these (LIES! I never watched Daddio, Community, Perfect Couples or Bent) but I'd be lying if I didn't say the show from the Must See TV pantheon that means the most to me and still gets watched most now is Will + Grace. W+G came on when I just coming into the realization that I was a dude who liked dudes. Not just dudes but a great deal of my likings were dudes. Anyway, growing up in my house, "gay" was never a bad word and we would frequently watch gay-related media with my parents, but Will + Grace was the first time I saw gay men living normal, healthy lives. They weren't struggling to come out, they weren't trying to conceal who they were from their future daughter-in-law's parents, they weren't committing suicide. They just..were. Now looking back we can say the show was stereotypical or not accurately representional of how gay men lived but to a li'l dude in Philly, the show was a beacon of Hope that my life didn't need to end in tragedy.
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Feb 13, 2015
I watched only a few episodes of Daddio back in the day. Michael Chiklis tried but it wasn't that good. He bounced back when he got the role on The Shield.
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Feb 13, 2015
Being that I don't even know half of those and never watched Seinfeld or Friends or Cheers or any of the rest, by default I go Community, Parks and Rec and then the few episodes of the Office that I have seen.
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Feb 13, 2015
Scrubs
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock
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Feb 13, 2015
"Cheers", followed by "Frasier" and "Seinfeld". Honorable mention to "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation". "The Office" might have gotten one if it ended when Steve Carell left or "NewsRadio" had it not decided to continue after Phil Hartman's tragic death...
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Feb 13, 2015
my fave nbc thursday comides were friends, my name is earl, joey, the office, scrubs, will and grace, mad about you, senifield and bent in that order
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Feb 13, 2015
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Feb 13, 2015
Mad about you was my favorite and still brings good memories
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Feb 13, 2015
Seinfeld, my all-time favorite (comedy) show.
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Feb 13, 2015
George Costanza--comedy genius. Best all-time comedy cast.
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Feb 13, 2015
I never understood the Scrubs hate either. I watched it all again on Netflix recently and brought back all the emotions!
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Feb 23, 2015
Scrubs will always be one of my all-time favorites!
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Feb 13, 2015
I watched a lot of these. Hard to not put Community #1, but...

1) Seinfeld
2) Community
3) Friends
4) Frasier
5) Scrubs
6) The Office
7) 30 Rock
8) NewsRadio
9) Andy Barker P.I.
10) Just Shoot Me

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