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It's Settled Now For All Time: The Simpsons Is Better Than Seinfeld

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Uncle.Ruckus, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    It's science. Or something.


    The Simpsons defeated Cheers in the final.

  2. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    You agree with this:

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  3. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    Consensus is that Cheers sustained high quality even with multiple casting changes.

    Haven't read that article yet, but if it says The Simpsons has been as good the last 10-15 years as it was in its 1990s heyday, that would be the first time I saw someone assert that with a straight face.
  4. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Cheers and The Wire are neck-and-neck for the best-made shows I've seen. Cheers was exceedingly difficult to execute with so many casting changes, a complete restructuring of the show and 11 seasons.

    Seinfeld is the funniest show I've ever seen and my favorite show.
  5. joe

    joe Active Member

    Guy who took that picture didn't live long after taking it.

  6. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    Hated that whole "It's a show about NOTHING!!!" BS hype. They're ALL nothing by that estimation. Nothing in a bar, nothing in a taxi cab station, nothing in Quahog, nothing during the Korean War.

    Seinfeld had a point where it was clearly listening to its own press and deliberately TRYING to create "water cooler talk!" And it had one of the worst final episodes in television history.

    But from about 1992-1996, it was a world beater just about every week.
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Omitted from this bracket: Scrubs, Frasier, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Parks and Recreation, Modern Family, Night Court, Family Guy, Sports Night, NewsRadio, King of the Hill, Futurama, Mad About You, Just Shoot Me, Who's the Boss, Wings, Will & Grace, etc.

    I don't like Frasier, but how do you leave it out with Malcolm in the Middle getting a spot? It won a record 37 Emmys. Scrubs lasted twice as long as Community has and brought many of the same creative and meta elements. Curb Your Enthusiasm does a lot of the same type of humor as Louie (and Seinfeld) but has been around three times as long.
  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Great pull, thanks.
  9. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I'm about 20 kinds of depressed now. This thread did not go the way I expected.
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Huh. I thought that story was pretty well known.
  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I'd heard it before. Doesn't mean I wanted to be thinking about that photo. And I really shouldn't have clicked on the story.

    Not your problem, but daaamn.
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    So the 20-somethings voted for a show they grew up watching and not one that went off the air in 1998 or 1993?
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