Can You Name These Classic 70s Sitcoms with Five Clues?
The idea behind what a funny television sitcom should be changed after the Vietnam War. During the 1950s, the American sitcom focused on happy families with a father, a mother, and a couple of kids living breezily in post-World War II America. It was all about the future and family life leading to a good life. Leave it to Beaver and the Dick Van Dyke Show were just two examples of the many favorite sitcoms loved by Americans during the ’50s.
But by the 1970s, the subject matter changed. People were no longer watching television because it was a story about the perfect life — they were watching it to escape real life. Single women were also starting to become an important market for television executives. Some of the best sitcoms from the ’70s happened to be groundbreaking classics, like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*A*S*H, and All in the Family.
With so many television sitcoms to choose from, how many can you remember from the 1970s if we give you just five clues?
'70s sitcoms did more for television than any decade before or after with groundbreaking series such as All in the Family, Good Times, The Jeffersons, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Even M*A*S*H was able to take something as serious as the Korean War and make it funny without ever insulting those who served.
Just about everything on television today should thank those classic '70s sitcoms for paving the way for what television would become. Until the '70s, sitcoms were not focused on reality or politics. These comedies were able to comment on the state of the world while also making us laugh every week. They tackled subjects never before discussed on television too.