On this day in TV history

Three “classic” TV sitcoms debuted on this date. “The Beverly Hillbillies” in 1962, “Gilligan’s Island” in 1964, and “The Brady Bunch” in 1969.

I have to admit these shows are silly, some would say stupid, but I used to watch them religiously when I was a kid. Today, I can hardly stand to watch an entire episode of any of these shows (except for Gilligan’s “Shakespeare A Go-Go” with Phil Silvers). Sometimes,¬†however,¬†I can’t help watching the Hillibillies. If I’m the right frame of mind, they crack me up.

My favorites are still Andy, The Honeymooners, Car 54, Sanford and Son, and Hogan’s Heroes. And sometimes The Munsters and Happy Days, and more recently MASH and Cosby. Corner Gas, too; a new classic. Leave it to Beaver is good too, and Dick Van Dyke. What are your favorites?

2 Responses to “On this day in TV history”

  1. Chris Schillig Says:

    For classic sitcoms, it’s tough to beat “I Love Lucy” and “Leave It To Beaver.” And while it makes me feel dumber to watch, I admit to enjoying “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

    My favorite classic show — ‘though not a sitcom — is “The Fugitive.”

  2. Steve Wiandt Says:

    That is a very good show. Another good action show is “The Untouchables” with Robert Stack. I like a lot of the westerns, too, like “Bonanza” and “Gunsmoke.” As long as we’re at it, and I know you will agree, Chris, “The Twilight Zone” is one of the best TV shows ever made.

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