The Dick Van Dyke Show

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CBS (ended 1966)

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  • Definitely one of the most influential sitcoms ever

    9.6
    Watching repeats of this show, you can see the incredible influence that it has had. Pretty much every hit sitcom of latter years, from Seinfeld to Cheers and other shows have used this one as its template. And what's not to love? Carl Reiner borrowed on his memories of working as a staff writer for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows to provide the stories of DVDS. Buddy Sorrell was based on Mel Brooks, Sally was an amalgam of Imogene Coca and Selma Diamond and Rob Petrie was, well, himself. Reiner then drew on his suburban family life in New Rochelle to flesh out the family scenes, and supposedly the giant woodpecker episode was based on a true story. This show remains fresh and inventive even today, if it wasn't for the B&W film and the clothes and hairstyles you might just think this was brand new. And Dick Van Dyke might just be the most likable guy ever to grace a TV screen
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