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“[L]udicrously wrong, Alessandra Stanley-grade wrong.” In fairness to Stanley, she at least usually confines her inevitable wrongness to a single field…

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  • booferama

    I read Bobo’s piece this morning in an uncharacteristic fit of masochism, and I hoped someone would tear it down. Scocca nailed him–thanks for linking to it.

  • Rob

    “For most of television history, sitcoms have been about families. From “The Dick Van Dyke Show” to “All in the Family” to “The Cosby Show,” TV shows have generally featured husbands and wives, parents and kids.”

    The Dick Van Dyke show was mostly a work place comedy. When you own examples betray you…

  • Davis

    He seems to think that it all began with The Dick Van Dike Show, too. He could at least have mentioned I love Lucy, for Christ’s sake.

    Hey, what about Our Miss Brooks, David?

  • Oscar Leroy

    Brooks just wants to see a show about people hanging out at the Applebee’s salad bar.

    • Dr Paisley

      I would love to see “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” as a sitcom.

  • Paul Gottlieb

    I think David must have accidentally stumbled across a “Seinfeld” rerun, probably while he was waiting to be served at the Applebee’s salad bar

  • Gus

    I didn’t read the article, but I read the headline and the abstract (or summary or whatever one calls it), and I noticed the same thing. I’m middle aged too, and I don’t watch many sitcoms, but my grasp on current pop culture is miles ahead of Brooks’.

  • I shot you guys an example of Stanley being wrong about DDT and Malaria in a column about TV crap, so she covers more than one wrong base.

    • Scott Lemieux

      Dammit, I forgot to blog about that one…

  • charles pierce

    F Troop, dammit!

    • elm

      Hogan’s Heroes?

      • rkd

        Sgt. Bilko!

      • Scott Lemieux

        Yeah, but in fairness to Brooks Bob Crane was a real family man in real life.

        • nanute

          To which Brooks replied: “I see noothinng.”

    • Halloween Jack

      Don’t forget McHale’s Navy.

      • Halloween Jack

        Or, hell, Gomer Pyle! Sheesh, even though providing counterexamples to any random thing that Bobo excretes is sheer fish-in-a-barrel stuff, I like this game.

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