What a lovely surprise. A critical guide to all those classic sitcoms; and to be included among them is a distinct honor. -- Carl Reiner
A comedic compendium of the best television comedy ... the best way ever to watch reruns. -- Playboy
An excellently organized and researched book ... intelligent entertainment, shrewdly executed. -- Library Journal
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
All in the Family -- M*A*S*H
The Bob Newhart Show
Barney Miller -- Taxi
What do all of these shows have in common? They are the sitcoms that forty-five TV critics from across the country voted to be the all-time best.
Classic Sitcoms provides sitcom fans, trivia buffs, and TV scholars with the inside information on each of these classic shows. Included are:
-- Behind-the-scenes stories of how each show got on the air
-- Storylines for every episode
-- Complete credits -- including writers, directors, and guest stars
-- Backstage anecdotes from the stars, writers, and producers
-- Tallies of Emmy awards and yearly ratings.