Was there ever a funnier, more ascerbic wit than the banter between Frasier and Niles? I think not. And Niles had the most hilarious aversions to random things. I can be a little, shall we say, particular about certain things too. (Okay, it's smells. Weird smells make me crazy. My husband calls me The Bloodhound.) So when I started getting too smell-conscious, my husband would just call me Niles.
I can't even think of a way to describe how much I loved this show except to throw out quotes that we STILL say in our house.
"A George divided against itself, cannot stand!"
"It's a Festivus miracle!"
"You stole my Jesus fish!"
(Have you noticed how all of our favorite quotes have exclamation points? Lots of hilarity in the yelling, that Seinfeld.)
3. Everybody Loves Raymond
I'm so glad this show came along when we were 30ish instead of 20ish. I think a lot of the humor would've been lost on us before then. But get us to the same point in the marriage that Ray and Debra were--minus the inlaws across the street--and them's some guaranteed laughs right there.
"The monkey never learns."
2. The West Wing
I know what you're thinking. Hello? Not a sitcom, Kay! But this show had some of the absolute smartest and sharply funny dialogue of any show I've ever watched. Plus it was brilliantly scripted with memorable, real-life political drama and brought to life by the most amazing ensemble of actors EVER, imho. Who can forget the day Josh decided to respond to the Internet forum to "correct their mistake". Whooo boy. Or the day the group showed CJ that the world map was not what she thought it was. And, of course, the quintessential West Wing moment:
"Let Bartlet be Bartlet"
Hey, I'm turning 40 next month. I grew up with Friends. I loved watching Chandler and Monica fall in love. I cried when Rachel left for Paris without Ross. I never laughed so hard in all my life as I did at Joey's delayed reactions. I can still recite many of Phoebe's songs, and not just Smelly Cat. Even the horribly wrong ones like A Cow in the Meadow. You remember that one, don't you? Phoebe singing to a class of youngsters trying to keep her songs age appropriate. A huge feat for Phoebe's often off-color lyrics. So, you think she's finally got one that will charm the kids and not freak out the parents, thank goodness! Until...
"Oh, the cow in the meadow goes moo.
Oh, the cow in the meadow goes moo.
Then the farmer hits him on the head and grinds him up,
and that's how we get hamburgers.
So those are the top 5 shows that I miss. What about you? What show do you miss the most?