‘I Love Lucy’
I Love Lucy was an absolute smash hit when it aired in October 1951! Played by none other than Lucille Ball, “Lucy” is an ambitious albeit naive dreamer that dreams of making it as an actress. Her crazy antics often land her and her family in sticky, but always hilarious situations! You can stream I Love Lucy on Hulu and Amazon.
Running from 1964 – 1967, Gilligan’s Island quickly became an iconic show, making its way into pop culture for decades to come, including remakes and spin-offs! The show follows seven people from different walks of life stranded together on an island after a freak storm. Their continuous efforts to escape the island are met to no avail!You can stream Gilligan’s Island on Amazon.
‘The Brady Bunch’
Even if you’ve never seen a single episode of The Brady Bunch, you always know the reference when you hear it! The show follows “Carol” and her three daughters after she marries “Mike”, an architect with three sons. While their blended family struggled to always get along, it always made for good entertainment!You can stream The Brady Bunch on Hulu.
‘Leave It To Beaver’
Always inquisitive “Beaver Cleaver” finds himself in constant trouble with his brother “Wally” in this adorable and wholesome family classic, Leave It To Beaver. The show, which ran from 1957 – 1963, quickly became a classic, as many families at the time could relate to sons always causing trouble!You can stream Leave It To Beaver on Amazon.
While most will remember this title from the 2000s movie remake, Bewitched captured the hearts of many when it first premiered as a TV show in 1964. “Samantha”, who is part of a society of witches, marries “Darrin”, a simple man who has no idea about her secret until after they said their “I do’s”! With a classic twitch of the nose, “Darrin’s” life is thrust into mayhem and magic!You can stream Betwitched on Amazon.
Take a walk down memory lane with us as we recall some of the best sitcoms of the 50s, 60s and 70s! It was a simpler time, with sitcoms just emerging in mainstream media. The ideas were fresh, unique, and of course, included the unattainable wholesome moments like the Brady Bunch family!
With iconic shows like Bewitched, I Love Lucy, and The Dick Van Dyke Show, it’s incredible to see how such great comedy can last throughout the ages!
While some concepts may be outdated, and we’ve progressed beyond black and white cinema, it’s no wonder these are iconic shows, still providing audiences with laughs and happy memories of back in the day!
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