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  1. That One Guy
    That One Guy at |

    As soon as I saw the title of this list I knew Seinfeld would be on here. haaha

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  2. Christy Schave
    Christy Schave at |

    they dressed so sharp

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  3. Luann Kurfis
    Luann Kurfis at |

    One of my favorite shows!!Loved the music and of course Don Johnson!!1

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  4. Connor
    Connor at |

    Whaaaaaat?
    No Twin Peaks?

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    1. Shell Harris
      Shell Harris at |

      I thought of Twin Peaks as well when reading this list, for the sheer impact it had before the benefit of the Internet, but it flamed out just as fast and left most fans, including me, a bit disappointed.

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  5. eatdogs
    eatdogs at |

    Man, I love MST3K. I try my best to go to all the Rifftrax Live events. If there’s one coming your way, be sure to go check those out. The last one I saw was Night of the Living Dead and before that was Starship Troopers. Totally awesome.

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  6. Jannatul
    Jannatul at |

    I was fan of Star Trek. Feeling great to see this here.

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  7. Stephanie
    Stephanie at |

    First off, the picture you have for MST3K is from my all time favorite episode: Time Chasers. I love Eddie!!!

    Second, I would add Hill Street Blues. It really paved the way for gritty police dramas and shows with actual multi-episode story arcs rather than everything wrapped up in the space of one hour.

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  8. LoLo
    LoLo at |

    I would add Roseanne to the list. One of the first shows to discuss birth control, underage sex, gay rights and gay marriage.

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  9. brenda b
    brenda b at |

    sisters was an awesome show. loved it, awesome cast.

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  10. Me
    Me at |

    Are you for real??? NO, absolutely NO, list of Top 10 most influential TV shows that doesn’t include Hill Street Blues (1981-1987) is rubbish. TV changed after HSB, it was the first realistic, rough and ensemble cast show and police show to boot. Any historian of TV will say that there was before Hill Street and after Hill Street and you reckon that glitzy, inch deep rubbish Miami Vice was influential.
    I like the Top Tenz but Simon seriously needs to get a dictionary and have some lessons in pronunciation…
    The Pacific Nation Kiribati is pronounced “KIRRA-BASS” not KIRRA-BARTY… also, ‘Alumni’ is just that pronounced “ALLUM-NIGH” not “ALLUM-INI”… even some basic English words and names of oceans or countries he gets barely right… names of cities, people’s names which anyone should know how to pronounce he gets spectacularly wrong… I can’t think of all the examples but please, read a book, a dictionary or take particular note in a dictionary how to pronounce basic words.
    Gene Roddenberry’s name was pronounced “RODD-EN-BERRY” NOT “RODE-EN-BERRY”.

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