M.A.S.H. was another of the sometimes funny shows...........1. Knute sucks
I merely said watch the documentary, you may actually learn something. You be a nice ostrich and keep your head buried deep in the sand. Like that song says, " I read the news today oh boy. " What a glass house you live in. I'm feeling a bit tired , I think I'll step down now.
You said, and I quote, "Try Mea Maxima Culpa Silence in the House of God." How was I supposed to know you were referring to a documentary film? I did a quick study on the film and it seems to be a well-constructed (and very well-received by the Catholic church-hating atheist Hollywood community) indictment of one priest in particular, and the entire church in general. Yes, terrible things happen in all groups. And yes, despicable acts of subterfuge were engaged in; the system was perverted and justice was subverted. But...condemning the entire church for the acts of a few is just stupid and wrong. My eyes are open, yours seem to be fogged by hatred. Who's the ostrich?
Ite in pace.
In the past two decades you could count them on one hand: Seinfeld, Frasier, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family and maybe one other I'm not thinking of.Recent:
Cheers was consistently funny, through the first 2 years of Kristie Alley, then got tiresome.
But still an all time classic.
I guess we just have different opinions on funny. I would put Raymond, Friends, 70's Show and P&R into the "occasionally funny" category, and 2 1/2 Men into a somewhat higher "sometimes funny" ranking. I haven't seen Community and have been avoiding it because it looks like a P&R clone. The Office is another one that I don't get; it's been on for a while so somebody must like it but whenever watch it to try to to get it I'm left with the same feeling: "There's 30 minutes I will never, ever get back."
Cheers was kind of funny for the first 2 or three years (the presence of Diane and Coach helped) and then started repeating itself. Taxi? Same story, and it got really silly the last few years. The only parts of Taxi that ever made me really laugh were Louis DiPalma and Latka in the first few years, before the silly Latka, Rivka thing.
Though Dick Van Dyke was never laugh out loud funny, it was sometimes amusing enough to draw a smile. The best part of DVD was a 25-year old Mary Tyler Moore.
I watched a lot of shows over the years that didn't make my list, and I was rewarded for the most part with a chuckle here and a grin there. But for real belly laughs I refer you to my list.
Curb Your Enthusiasm ranks right up there with any of them as far as I am concerned.