If you grew up in the eighties, then you’ll remember some of the great sit coms that they used to show on the TV. Although they are not screened now, they are all readily available to buy online so you can watch your favourite comedy shows whenever you want. But if any of the eighties comedies were to return to regular TV, this would be my wish list.
Roseanne has always been one of my favourite comedy shows. I like the way they portray an ordinary family, with all of the highs, lows and struggles that many people face, but still manage to make you laugh out loud. Roseanne Barr and John Goodman were perfect in their roles and had a great on screen chemistry, which made them even more believable as the leads.
Cheers was another one of my favourite eighties comedies, although I personally don’t think it got really funny until Kirstie Alley joined. Ted Danson and Woody Harrelson will always be two of my favourite actors thanks to Cheers.
Different Strokes was the show that made Gary Coleman famous. Unfortunately for Coleman things did not go so well for him after he found fame in the eighties sit-com, and it was the same story for some of the other cast members. The show did have some great comedy moments; it’s just a shame that life wasn’t so kind to some of the cast once they had grown up.
The Cosby Show was the one show everyone in my house watched, and that every one of us found funny. I used to love Bill Cosby in his role as Clifford Huxtable – I wish this was still on TV, but at least the DVDs are still available.
Family Ties was the eighties TV show which made Michael J. Fox a star. This is another show I wish was still on TV, and it isn’t so easy to get a hold of on DVD.
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