The Ultimate TV Comedies Bracket -- Round Four, Day Two
Pop-Pop gets a Grisham?
As we inch closer to the Elite Eight of the Ultimate TV Comedies bracket, I just want to note that there’s a remarkable amount of quality in these shows. Eleven of the shows in the Sweet Sixteen won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series; though not all of the other five were nominated, they’re arguably as influential if not more so. (Considering that one of the other five nominees is The Simpsons, it’s…well, that’s a show where the point is not arguable, but flat-out fact.)
Anyway. Quality aside, there are winners here and there are losers. Two more winners today…but you gotta vote first!
(2) Arrested Development vs. (7) 30 Rock: So, this may well be a toughie. I know that if it was my call, I would vote for Arrested Development, whose first three seasons are basically flawless to me. If those three seasons had been it, I would argue that it was the best sitcom of the past 40 to 50 years. But of course, it did have the two Netflix seasons; I may wish they didn’t exist, but they do. Either way, I strongly feel like Arrested Development was funnier and more consistent than 30 Rock was.
But that’s me. Your voice is what matters, so vote!
(46) Schitt’s Creek vs. (6) The Dick Van Dyke Show: I suppose it tracks that a little show that could like Schitt’s Creek has made it to the Sweet Sixteen of this bracket. It’s taken down Night Court and All in the Family! The latter by five votes! (Hell, it beat Night Court by one vote.) Is it possible the Rose family is making it to the Elite Eight? I would say you should vote for The Dick Van Dyke Show, but…man, don’t underestimate the newer sitcom.
The Dick Van Dyke Show