Three-For-Thursday: Middle of Night Sitcoms

I tossed and turned all night last night. We were in bed at/around midnight, but by 1:00 when my son Will started crying, it was obvious that I was not going to fall asleep soon, so after getting him settled, I headed downstairs.  Not much on TV at 1:15 in the morning. Channel surfing got old at 2:00 and I went back upstairs to bed (I thought my eyes felt heavy then).

Just before 3:00 one of our girls was coughing like crazy, I still had not been sleeping, so after she settled, I went back downstairs to find I had just missed two episodes of M*A*S*H! I loved that show growing up.  However, I was excited to find an episode of Cheers was just beginning!

I did eventually fall asleep (at 5:45 AM) after watching an hour or so of Mike and Mike in the Morning on EPSN2 and an hour of SportsCenter.  But I say all this by way of intro for todays “3-For”… if I had three-sitcoms to watch during the middle of my non-sleeping hours, which old-time sitcoms would I pick?  The criteria for this one, is that they have to be sitcoms that aren’t on typically during the day/evening and are from “yester-year.”

  1. M*A*S*H: This is one of the first shows I remember watching with my Dad growing up.  Of course, I missed/was unaware of much of the adult-humor.  I can remember watching many an episode in syndication for years on KSTW-11 in the evenings through the 80’s and 90’s, but it really hasn’t been on much since the turn of the century.  I would love to catch a few episodes from time-to-time.
  2. The Wonder Years: Fred Savage’s claim to fame.  You remember the little romance between Kevin Arnold and Winnie Cooper? Great show!  This one would be a fun series to watch all the way through again.
  3. The Cosby Show: Absolute classic.  Enough said.

There are several honorable mentions: Cheers, Gilligan’s Island, Night Court and Family Ties are a few that pop into my mind.

How about you?  Which would make your top-3 middle of the night sitcoms?



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