View Poll Results: that 70's bug

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  • Happy Days

    17 53.13%
  • The Brady Bunch

    5 15.63%
  • Welcome Back Kotter

    8 25.00%
  • The Partridge Family

    2 6.25%
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Thread: Best TV Show Poll

  1. #1
    Hippie Dribble Guest

    Default Best TV Show Poll

    hi all

    this poll is simply my way of telling the world about my four fave tv shows of all time!!!
    please vote and comment if that 70's bug bites you on the bum...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008


    You've listed my whole childhood with that poll. Had to vote for Kotter.
    UWC; only those who have not been can rationalize not going.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Scarborough Beach Western Australia


    I had to go Brady Bunch for the many afternoons spent in the company of these dudes as a kid.
    Michael Conners Champhor Laurel Tenor, Kumalae Koa Soprano, Eleuke Pineapple, Fluke Tenor, Yamaha Guitalele

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii 5min away from waikiki


    Loved them all, the 70's was a great time for television.....lucky for reruns

  5. #5
    Hippie Dribble Guest


    thanks for the comments so far everyone.

    I guess we're all giving our age away here simply by voting on this one!!! Anyone under 35 probably wouldn't even be in a position to vote here...

    For myself, I am utterly alienated by modern commercial television and therefore don't watch any apart from sporting events. Perhaps I have a romantic, whimsical, slightly nostalgiic view of what tv should be like, but, as I was growing up through the 1970's and early 80's, these programmes really set the bar high. And there were a whole swag of them in these years; we need a couple more polls to do them all justice...other highlights for me were The Love Boat; Good Times; Little House on the Prairie; MASH; Eight is Enough; The Muppet Show; Fawlty Towers etc etc.

    Through the late 80's and into the 90's it was Moonlighting and LA Law, but really, nothing has grabbed me since then. The adds are enough to make me cringe. I find modern tv way too in your face, violent, amoral (and just blatantly immoral - satanic really) - even comedy has a bitter undertone and a nasty, cynical edge to it that I find repellent. The 70's really was the high water mark for tv entertainment, with just the right mix of humour, sassiness and family friendly values. These days even "kids" shows have adult content as far as I'm concerned.

    Anyway, that's my 2cents worth.

    As a parting shot, I probably should say that tv really is only a reflection of the culture out of which it is produced. What saddens me most about that though, is to think what has happenned to our society in the intervening 30 years since these shows were made. I miss the days when life was simpler. But hey, my favourite colours are still orange and brown so what can I say!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Nashville, TN


    (Ukulele JJ raises hand)

    Oooh!! Oooh!! Oooh!! Mista Kotta!

    Of the four listed, Kotter was definitely the best.

    But in my book, you can't beat the Love Boat. (Why they won't release season three on DVD yet is beyond me...)

    Honorable mentions: Fantasy Island, Mork & Mindy, The Bionic Man (and Woman), Wonder Woman (yowza!), Bob Newhart, Mary Tyler Moore. And then there's "All in the Family" and its extended universe of spin-offs (The Jeffersons, Maude, Good Times...).

    "Talent is just a pursued interest. In other words, anything you are willing to practice, you can do." -- Bob Ross

  7. #7
    Hippie Dribble Guest


    (Tattoo raises hand)

    "JJ! JJ! The plane! The plane!"

    Can't believe I forgot that one!

    "Shazbot!!!" Mork and Mindy too. great stuff mate. Wonder Woman, I've still never gotten over that one, but that's a story for my therapist...cheers JJ, thanks for voting. eugene

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    NorCal 916


    OK OK

    Last edited by Kanaka916; 08-24-2010 at 04:14 AM.

    Nana ka maka; ho`olohe ka pepeiao;
    pa`a ka waha.

    Observe with the eyes; listen with the ears; shut the mouth.
    Thus one learns.

  9. #9
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    Feb 2009
    Moku Manu, Hawai'i


    I was a Star Trek, and Gilligan's Island fan. My Dad loved McHales Navy, Combat, 12 O'clock High (he was WWII vet) but also loved Sanford and Son, and The Flip Wilson Show for laughs. Always watch Ed Sullivan Show as a family back then.
    Last edited by Ahnko Honu; 08-24-2010 at 05:38 AM.
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  10. #10
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    Mar 2010
    Sonoran Desert USA


    I'll go back in time a little further: Have Gun, Will Travel.

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