Top 10 Best Sitcoms Of The 1970s

thenextsteplover
Hiya friends! today I'll be counting the best sitcoms of the 1970s based on achievements , popularity, acting ,and jokes.
The items in this list have been selected by the author of the list for you to vote and comment on.

The Top Ten

1 All in the Family All in the Family

When you have watched all of the original shows with the original casts a person can understand how impossible it would be to recreate them. The original cast “feed” of each other’s lines and reacted with ease making the shows forever great. Do Give the new cast credit for trying to deliver these iconic shows to today’s population. They did try their best. But, it just missed the mark short of doing this. I did watch it to the end because it brought back memories of all those shows on tape that were watched many times. There will never be another Archie, Edith or George because those three owned their parts. They Portrayed so many families from that time period that we grew up in (because there was a pecking order for all) and it made ours lives easier to understand.
- Marge Maio - thenextsteplover

2 M*A*S*H M*A*S*H

I watch Mash a couple of times a day and I never get tired of it. Each time I watch it, it's as the first. I love this show but has anyone ever noticed the descrepancies? In the beginning, Hawkeye had a sister and a mother. Later on in the series, he said he's an only child and his mother died years ago. When Sherman Potter first came, he asked if Father Mulcahey could do Methodist. Later, he said he was a Presbyterian. One time, he said his only child was a girl, then he mentioned his son and then back to a girl again. Then Henry Blake had been there about a year and his wife had a baby while he was there. Yet, I love the show!
- Rebekah Boerboom - thenextsteplover

3 The Mary Tyler Moore Show

The thing that I love the most about it is that Mary is one of the only women on T.V. at the time that wasn't looking for love. she puts her career over her love life and is more concerned about making a legacy for her self that would last a life time. I love the clever writing, brilliant cast, and great acting. I could watch it every. single day with out getting sick of it. I am really glad that this show exist. it brings lots of joy into my life and can bring humor into any situation. I really enjoy that Mary is really a great main protagonist and made the show what it is today.
- Dizney Diva - thenextsteplover

4 Three's Company Three's Company

When this show first premiered, it was thought of only as a giggle show. However, it turned out to be one of the best examples of slapstick comedy in the history of television. John Ritter showed that he was a master of physical comedy and it really showed on this show. Another thing that really helped to make this show great was the whole ensemble. I feel that Joyce DeWitt was totally underrated in her role as the sensible Janet and that she was the perfect counterpoint to Jack's leering personality. The only thing I was disappointed with was how they devolved Suzanne Somers character, Chrissy. If you look closely at many of the early episodes, Chrissy wasn't quite the dumb blond that she later turned out to be. If anything she was more naive then dumb. Other than that, this show will always be a classic of the era it was produced in.
- Travis Simms - thenextsteplover

5 Taxi

This Emmy-winning sitcom follows the lives of a group of cabbies in New York. The employees of the Sunshine Cab Company are a motley crew, including frustrated actor Bobby, struggling boxer Tony, art gallery receptionist Elaine, and tyranical dispatcher Louie. For almost everyone, the cab company is just a temporary job that can be left behind when they make it in their chosen professions. The core of the company is disillusioned Alex (Judd Hirsch), who's sure he will be driving a cab for the rest of his life. Burned-out ex-hippie minister Reverend Jim and mechanic Latka Gravas (Andy Kaufman) round out the group. Overall A Great show. the thing that I like about this most Is that it is realistic. people have jobs but that dosn;t mean that's what they want to do for their whole lives and because of the premise, we get to see a lot of character growth. - thenextsteplover

6 The Odd Couple

One is neat, one is a slob. Both are divorced and need a place to stay. That's how fussy photographer Felix Unger and sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison end up sharing a New York City apartment. The arguments are endless but funny; it's like watching your parents fight. from the theme song, to the comedy, to the writing,it's a great show all around and it never gets old to see those two get into weird arguments. - thenextsteplover

7 Sanford and Son Sanford and Son

Junk dealer Fred Sanford runs roughshod over his son and partner, Lamont, in a groundbreaking sitcom. Fred's moneymaking schemes routinely backfire, and he does just about anything to get out of working -- up to and including faking a heart attack. He's rude, sarcastic, outspoken, overtly prejudiced, and pretty darn nasty to his friends and family. its an awesome show and it brings back such great memories at my nana's house always watching the show. I love this show. I was like nine when it first came out and even then I instantly fell in love - thenextsteplover

8 Laverne & Shirley Laverne & Shirley

I loved watching this show with my mom when I was a little girl. I loved the theme song. Ms.Penny Marshall will be greatly missed. She was one-of-a-kind for all female comedians that was my first impression when I watched her on Laverne & Shirley, May she rest in peace and may her family and loved ones find peace at this time of grieving. - thenextsteplover

9 The Jeffersons

From the first intense of watching the Jeffersons I had no idea what the show was about, It was quite to see an African American family living in the deluxe-apartment and having a maid to offer her janitorial services to them. From the first few episodes of the show I had fallen in love with all the actors in this sitcom as they were able to get the humor out of you.. The Character George was quite the stubborn everyday African -American man who was an entrepreneur (Owning a Laundry company) - thenextsteplover

10 The Bob Newhart Show The Bob Newhart Show

Not to be confused with Newhart's eponymous 1961 variety show, "The Bob Newhart Show" finds the comic playing Bob Hartley, a Chicago psychologist living with wife Emily in a highrise. Bob is forced to deal with crazy patients, his wife and their friends - thenextsteplover




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