Are these sitcoms unfairly underrated - or are they truly awful?

The worst of the worst... or maybe not?


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We've done everyone a favor by scouring the internet, searching for the so-called worst sitcoms of all time. This is, of course, to save you from having to do the same. You can thank us later. 

Here's what we want to know: Do you recall anything about these shows? Did they leave a bad taste in your mouth? Are they really the worst of all time?! Or are they maybe, in your opinion, a little bit underrated?

We're hoping to start a conversation about the worst of the worst here in the comments section, so tell us how you feel! Maybe we missed your least favorite show of all time. Let us know! 

  1. My Mother the Car
  2. The Flying Nun
  3. AfterMASH
  4. Ferris Bueller
  5. The Hathaways
  6. Joanie Loves Chachi
  7. Out of This World
  8. She's the Sheriff
  9. Small Wonder
  10. Baby Talk

Are these sitcoms unfairly underrated - or are they truly awful?

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4thtroika 12 days ago
Some of these I do remember, I just never saw them. So it was hard for me to answer.
ww245 15 days ago
Well, I'm in line with 87% of the people here....
Lilly777 18 days ago
56% similar. Ya'll don't remember Small Wonder? Man, are you lucky!
Rob Lilly777 15 days ago
I do remember it, it was bad!
JimmyAngel 25 days ago
86% Didn’t remember most of these tv shows, except The Flying Nun
Catman 25 days ago
Some candidates I remember:
"It's About Time" Joe E. Ross and Imogene Coca play the cave family hosting US astronauts who accidentally land in the dim past. Horrible, sure, but Joe E. Ross and Imogene Coca were funny and had great chemistry.
"Grindl" again, Imogene Coca couldn't pull this one up, given that it played opposite Sullivan. She played a domestic worker from a temporary work service.
"I'm Dickens, He's Fenster." Marty Ingles and John Astin starred. I loved it but the rest of America disagreed.
"The Pruitts of Southhampton" starred Phyllis Diller as head of a once wealthy family whose sudden poverty is kept a secret by the IRS to avoid economic panic. Great character actors, (Phyllis, Lisa Loring, Richard Deacon, Marty Ingles and John Astin) could not rescue this ridiculous premise.
spence2054 26 days ago
"Best of the West" is not mentioned and it was actually funny. It was only on a couple of seasons; I suppose the premise was limited.
daDoctah spence2054 25 days ago
The kid was played by Meeno Peluce, brother Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster), later the co-star of the time-travel series "Voyagers!" And the cast was filled with comedy gold, from Christopher Lloyd to Tracey Walter to Valri Bromfield.
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Iknownothink 26 days ago
The Jeffersons, Good Times, Sanford and Son and the Cosby show are all classics, I don't know the other two you mention, so can you fill me in about this trend you're referring too?
MikefromJersey 26 days ago
I think we both know where this guy is coming from. Click on his name and check out
his first post:
"I ain't much for the coloreds music".
Plus the creepy ones regarding taking minors Jan and Marcia to "pound town",
and Aunt bee doing...forget it. I'm sure this is just the start of even worse.
Instead of MeTV, perhaps he'd be happier on the LoveMyKKKtv network.
Hopefully he will go away as everybody who now posts on these boards seem like nice
people with a good sense of humor.
soonersjlg 26 days ago
That you are a racist.
jimmyvici 27 days ago
I didn’t even use the middle answer once. They were either bad or unheard of for me 🤷🏽‍♂️
Ratt1959 27 days ago
You're 93% similar, A lot of people must not have seen a lot of these shows either. A few I'd heard of, but the only one I watched a lot of was The Flying Nun.
MikefromJersey 27 days ago
You're 63% similar to the most popular responses"

My Mother the Car wasn't that bad. Yes the premise was stupid but it was aimed square at kids.
Jerry Van Dyke and the beautiful Maggie Pierce were in there pitching and never disrespected
the material. The many veteran guest stars as well. And the theme song was really good,
check it out on You Tube, you will be humming the refrain later.
What happened was it became a beyond easy, guaranteed laugh line when referenced
by comedians everywhere, then they'd throw in a crack about Jerry Van Dyke being
the idiot little brother of his now mega-star sibling Dick. This went on for years.
There are many series much worse.
This series is perfectly acceptable for kids under 10.
daDoctah MikefromJersey 26 days ago
You also had Avery Schreiber as the show's regular villain, Count Manzini. That's a face that's hard to forget.
MikefromJersey daDoctah 26 days ago
Avery was a gifted comedian and as part of a team put out comedy records and appeared
many times on Flip Wilson and other shows.
Quiz Time: can you name his madcap partner who also was a citizen of Mayberry?
Hint - It wasn't Clara.
Catman MikefromJersey 25 days ago
Jack Burns, from the team of Burns and Schriber.
MikefromJersey Catman 25 days ago
Correct. You win a tin of catnip, Catman.
SalIanni 27 days ago
You left out shows like "Full House", "Family Matters", "Mama's Family", and anything that was part of ABC's TGIF lineup!
rhindle SalIanni 27 days ago
Those are not mostly-forgotten shows that are not held in high esteem. Some may not be thought of a great (or even good), but they are well-remembered.
daDoctah SalIanni 25 days ago
I can remember when ABC's Friday night lineup consisted of The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Room 222, The Odd Couple, and Love American Style. Some of them may have been a little dumbed-down but over all I haven't seen a single-network, single-night lineup this solid since.
dragline 28 days ago
55% similar
Some I did not know
Some I wish I did not ever see
JERRY6 28 days ago
61% SIMILA C really there wre some really bad shows
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