Poll Suggestion: Best 1970s Sitcoms

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After the reality of the "Network" news coverage of the Vietnam War, television had dropped censoring standards to allow those stories to air. The unintended consequences to that softening was the "Entertainment" divisions at those same networks world-wide saw it as an opportunity to push the boundaries on content. This started in 1969 unofficially.
What was your favorite of that era on TV?

Note: The 1969-1970 Season began Sept of 1969.

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls044655813/
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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NarniaisAwesome

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Great idea!  To be honest, the 70's wasn't my cup of tea, but some of the Fawlty Towers episodes I saw once were pretty funny, so that's my vote!
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Ed,

I'm not certain what you mean by "newly created".

Three's Company (1976–1984) is a remake of the British comedy Man About the House (1973) (TV Series).

Sanford and Son (1972–1977)  is a remake of the British comedy Steptoe and Son (1962) (TV Series).

The Jeffersons (1975–1985)  is a spin-off of All in the Family (1971) (TV Series).

All in the Family (1971–1979)  is a remake of the British comedy Till Death Us Do Part (1965) (TV Series).
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Dan, I re-titled it.
Best 1970s Sitcoms
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Ed,

I updated the title of this thread to match your update to the tile of the list.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Thanks :)
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leavey-2

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I grew up with "the Fonz" every week on Wednesday evening, so my vote goes to Happy Days (1974–1984).
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riverotter

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not sure the Dukes of Hazard is a "sit-com." Wasn't it an hour long?
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Yes. but there is no real hard rule that says a sit-com must be 30 minutes.

A sitcom, clipping for situational comedy, is a genre of comedy centered on a fixed set of characters who carry over from episode to episode.
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Gitte Løyche

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A split winner! Fawlty Towers and Monty Python's Flying Circus and too closely connected for me to separate them
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TheMovieSmith

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