What can be considered “funny” is very subjective. However, it would be hard to find a person who can’t admit that the 1990’s where a great time for TV comedies. Many of the TV shows of that era are still watched and adored by people who weren’t even old enough to remember a show’s original run. Here are five examples of comedy classics from the 1990’s:
A spin-off of “Cheers,” this show follows psychiatrist Fraiser Crane to Seattle, Washington. The show is characterized by its smart, witty dialogue and conflicts between Fraiser and his brother Nills, their unpretentious father, and Roz, Fraiser’s show producer who serves as foil to Fraiser’s uptight, high-class personality. “Fraiser” premiered in 1993 and ran till 2004, earning 37 Emmy’s.
4. Home Improvement
With a run from 1991-1999, “Home Improvement” starring Tim Allen was one of the highest-rated and most-watched sitcoms in the 1990’s. It centered on the Taylor family, headed by Tim Taylor (Tim Allen), the host of a home improvement show. Much of the show’s humor came from the interactions between the family members. The show won an impressive array of awards for favorite show and best actor, including a Golden Globe in 1995 for Tim Allen.
3. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Known as the show that launched Will Smith’s career, “The Fresh Prince” follows the misadventures of Will, a teen from a rough neighborhood who goes to live with his rich relatives in Bel-Air. The comedy focuses on the differences between Will and his privileged extended family, as well as the sticky situations Will gets himself into. The show ran for six seasons on NBC, and is currently being considered for a reboot.
“Seinfeld,” based on the comedy of star Jerry Seinfeld, is famous for being “a show about nothing.” Always quirky and based on the odd antics of characters Jerry, Kramer, George, and Elaine, the show frequently ranks as the best sitcom of all time on countless polls and blogs.
“Friends” recently came to Netflix, and renewed the passion of old and new fans alike. Originally airing from 1994-2004, the show features six single friends living in New York and their various personal adventures. It was nominated for a total of 62 Emmy Awards, and launched the career of A-list movie actress Jennifer Aniston.
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