If Seinfeld is TV's funniest sitcom, what in turn is the funniest joke from TV's funniest sitcom? And would this joke then, by sheer elimination, be the funniest line ever uttered in a situation comedy?
Call me traditional but I still need sitcoms to make me feel good about life. Sitcoms are why I fell in love with television in the first place and why I continue to wear out my Friends and Full House DVD's regularly.
Between 1966 and 1976, I wrote over 150 television situation comedy and variety episodes, mostly with my partner, Ed Scharlach. I am often asked which show was my favorite, and it's not easy to answer.
Year after year the winners aren't always the ones I would have predicted and this year I've decided to write my predictions down in this blog. Not for every category but for the ones I feel thoroughly deserve to win.
Was it a PR move after their new drama The Playboy Club became the first show axed this season? Or was it because NBC had essentially put its reputation on the line for Whitney and refused to accept anything less than praise?
"Key & Peele" contained more hits than misses. If upcoming episodes are as solidly written and performed as well as these two ... this could well be one of the best new cable comedies to come down the pike in some time.