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'Seinfeld' voted best sitcom ever

Well, at least according to a '60 Minutes'/Vanity Fair poll

By Kenny Herzog Dec 4, 2012 11:18AM
We're not entirely sure how or why "60 Minutes" and Vanity Fair banded together to conduct an informal poll determining the greatest American sitcom. Nor can one really take its results with much more than half a shaker of salt, at best. But it's hard to debate the voters' collective choice: What else but "Seinfeld"?
 
 
Of course, said poll only offered several previously, unscientifically pared-down selections. Besides the eventual winner, online ballot-fillers could opt for "Cheers," "Arrested Development," "The Honeymooners," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Friends" and "30 Rock." Not the most racially, ethnically or stylistically diverse bunch, but what are ya gonna do?

 

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In truth, "Seinfeld" was probably the most universally appealing, groundbreaking and influential among the bunch (no disrespect to the formative "Honeymooners"). And speaking with utter subjectivity, arguably holds up strongest to infinite syndicated re-broadcasts. There's also the simple fact that it was, and remains, hilarious. So, really, what's there to argue?

"Seinfeld" airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET/PT on TBS.
3Comments
Dec 5, 2012 8:16AM
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never saw it.  dont even watch reruns. 
Dec 4, 2012 8:27PM
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I am ok with Seinfeld as one, but what about The Andy Griffith Show and I Love Lucy!
Dec 4, 2012 6:25PM
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I don't completely disagree with the choice, but are you telling me that "All in the Family" wasn't even one of the choices?!?  Especially over "30 Rock"?
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