Dear faithful readers we have established by now I am an 80s child, so yes I have lived through the horror that were the shoulder pads, leg warmers, big hair and thinking various man with long hair were cool (we will not go into who in particular at the moment). And even though 80s were dreadful (at least when it comes to the fashion) I’m thinking they were not half as bad.
When it comes to sit-coms there are a rare few that actually make me laugh I have to say. Unless its Ricky Gervais, Jerry Seinfeld or at stretch Julia Louis Dreyfus, sit-coms just do not do it for for me. British comedy now that is another matter altogether. But I digress.
So what were the 80s sit-coms you could not live without?
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Golden Girls – I just cannot get enough of the Golden Girls, even now. I think they are hilarious. You have the queen of snark (Dorothy), the resident tart (Blanche), the mischievous bag lady (Sofia) and the resident dimwit (Rose). The fashion might be questionable but there is a reason why people still tune in to watch Golden Girls – because they are damn funny. And fabulous.
Perfect Strangers – oh how I loved Balki. Cousin Larry not so much. Who can forget the Dance of Joy, or when cousins started the mass production of Bibibabkas out of their kitchen (at least I think that was what they were called). I know it was naff but I loved it.
Family Ties – we have already established I suffered from symptomatic disease called Michael J. Fox crush.
Bosom Buddies – Tom Hanks in drag, well hello! It was way before he and Meg Ryan decided to hook up in every movie and way before he went Forrest Gump on our ass, but a sit com that took the inspiration from “Some Like it Hot” could not be bad.
Cheers – I do have to admit I was more partial to the earlier years of Cheers then the later developments. Not only was every character a story for itself, but it had that comfy feel of your regular watering hole. And I guess that was the purpose after all. Plus any show that was responsible for Frasier spin off cannot be half bad. Do you know I have actually visited Cheers when I was in Boston? Nothing like on the telly, but food was pretty good.
The Cosby Show – oh how I loved the Cosbys. It was funny, it was smart and it was warm. And I have to say my parents were delighted when they saw the episode when Theo keeps the fridge door open while he decides what he is going to eat (I suffer from the same habit). They have not let me forget it since.