You can probably guess from the image you clicked on that our six-month, 128-show Battle Royale was won by the very show most of us probably thought was going to win… how ironic. The final vote cast last night here on Screen Scholars made the … Continue reading The Screen Scholars/GBOAT 1st Annual “March” Madness in Any Month But March Comedy TV Champion Is…
After 6 months, 126 match-ups, a few major upsets, we’ve come to the finale of this tournament. It won’t go on forever like one of our finalists, but it also hopefully won’t be a major letdown like the ending of our other championship show. In … Continue reading Comedy TV “March” Madness: The Championship
We started with 128–which seems like way too many, but I’m still regretful about some huge snubs–and it’s gone on so long, a whole new top comedy that wasn’t even thought of as a possibility when making up the bracket has emerged. However, after 6 … Continue reading Finally, There Are Four!
The Winners Sect. A #1 Parks & Recreation vs. Sect. B #1 The Simpsons Who wiped Pawnee off the map? The Simpsons did! The Simpsons did! While I supposed I should not have been too surprised the most quoted TV show and longest-running comedy by more than … Continue reading Screen Scholars Comedy TV “March” Madness: Eight May Be Great, But Only Four May Advance & Here They Are!
We’re down to eight (great? you be the judge) shows remaining in our tournament. Nothing pre-dates 1989, the year two of the most iconic shows made their debut, each changing television in their own way. Also from the ’90s, we’ve got Garry Shandling’s consolation prize … Continue reading Is Eight Elite?: Vote on the Final 8 Shows Left in Our Comedy TV “March” Madness!
Our Sectional Winners Section A: #1 Parks & Recreation vs. #2 The Daily Show Given the exalted status of Mike Schur’s kind-hearted comedy, it was shocking how close the kings of newsy satire kept this match-up. In voting, the show got off to a slow … Continue reading Sixteen Going On Eight! Here’s the Winners of Our Round of Sweetness!
So here we are. It’s the first round where you can vote for every show still in our tournament in one handy place. Recency bias is not just a river in Egypt as 11 of the shows aired episodes within the last decade, while just … Continue reading How Sweet It Is? Just 16 Shows Remain in Our Comedy TV Tournament!
It’s taken months, but we’re almost down to sixteen sweet classic TV comedies in this Battle Royale for the hearts and minds of a dedicated few. In the second half of our Tubular 32, we’ve got the definitive groundbreaking Norman Lear classic, the sketch show … Continue reading Let’s Finish That Sweet Sixteen: Here’s the Final Eight Matchups of the Comedy TV Tubular 32
We’re back and sorry for the delay, but now our championship will coincide with the Fall TV Line-ups (and that’s on purpose… yeah, that’s the ticket!). We’ve narrowed it down from 128 to 64 and now to 32 great half-hour comedies. And you voters have … Continue reading It’s Totally Tubular! It’s Thirty-Two! Here’s All the Shows That Made it to the Third Round of Our Comedy “March” Madness!
The Winners Section E #1 Seinfeld vs. #9 Absolutely Fabulous Festivus (RIP Jerry Stiller) came early for the NYC foursome whose show about nothing defined 1990s TV–and at this pace if the show wins, it just might be on Festivus. It had a tough match-up … Continue reading Masters of Their Own Domain: Eight More Shows Move On To The Round of 32