We Need to Laugh. Or at Least Crack a Smile

laughWho needs a good laugh? I know I do. The last few months feel like the end of the world (as we know it) but predictions of gloom and doom will only get you so far. We are humans. Sometimes we have to let off steam.

What has made you giggle or guffaw through the years? What are you streaming that has put a smile on your face?

Here are five sitcoms from each of the seven decades of television. This being an election year (sorry, I forgot that this is supposed to be a cheerful post) why don’t you pick your favorite…or add your own. Send me an email (les.raff@post.com) or add a comment. Let’s all figure out what we can laugh at.


  • Father Knows Best
  • The Honeymooners
  • I Love Lucy
  • Our Miss Brooks
  • December Bride


  • The Andy Griffith Show
  • The Beverly Hillbillies
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show
  • Get Smart
  • Gilligan’s Island


  • All in the Family
  • The Bob Newhart Show
  • The Mary Typer Moore Show
  • The Jeffersons
  • M*A*S*H


  • Cheers
  • The Cosby Show
  • Family Ties
  • The Golden Girls
  • Newhart


  • Frazier
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Friends
  • The Nanny
  • Seinfeld


  • Arrested Development
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • The Office
  • Scrubs


  • Modern Family
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt
  • Veep

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