Everybody may or may not love Raymond
Ray Romano and co. just signed on for one more year of Everybody Loves Raymond, for record salaries. Situation comedies have been popular on TV since the beginning, with Lucy and co. being one of the first. So what's your take on sitcoms?
1. What's your favorite sitcom?
No question about it, I love Seinfeld. I could sit and watch any re-run of it from any season (even the last episode, which I know a lot of people hated but I didn't find it as horrifically bad as everyone else did) and always laugh. I still miss Thursday evenings with Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine.
2. Is there a sitcom you really don't like?
It seems like lately there have been a rash of sitcoms coming out that it wasn't that I didn't like them, it was just that they were largely forgetable. And I'm not sure which is worse--out and out disliking something or it just not being memorable at all. And while I never watched it, the previews for The Mullets that aired on UPN during Enterprise looked just awful!
3. Which sitcom did you used to like, but now it just seems too hokey?
The later seasons of Happy Days after Richie left. As much as I love the show, the loss of Ron Howard was just one they never recovered from.
~Bonus~ If your life was a sitcom, what would the title be?
I've always felt like, in some ways, that my life was a bit similiar to Happy Days. Not that I grew up in the 50s mind you, but just the way the family relationships of the Cunninghams played out--esp. the big brother/little sister thing with Richie and Joanie. Also, I studied journalism and so did Richie. Of course, I didn't have Fonzie around living upstairs, but then again, who did? But, I do feel like most of my days have been happy ones and so that title pretty well fits. Of course, I'm not sure who would play me in a sitcom, but that's a whole other issue for another time!
Thanks for playing, and be kind to Insane Faery, your new TV Tuesday guru. I've enjoyed playing along with you, and wish you many more seasons of fun! ~ Isabella
And remember the immortal words of Homer Simpson: "The answers to life's problems aren't at the bottom of a bottle. They're on TV."
posted by Michael Hickerson at 5/25/2004 08:12:00 AM