Oh, sitcoms. A popular punching bag of so-called sophisticated television viewers, the sitcom has been an important staple of television for most of its history. There is a tendency to dismiss sitcoms as a) stupid b) unimportant and c) unfunny. Some sitcoms are like that. A lot aren’t. Some of the greatest television– past and present– comes in sitcom form, so calm down and stop being a snob.
This week, in honor of good news on the Arrested Development movie front, as well as the return (finally!) of How I Met Your Mother, we’re going to have Sitcom Week here at TIRB. Come back each day as we talk about our favorites, past and present, share some fun moments, and defend our love of sitcoms.