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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?