Why were there so many ridiculous unrealistic shows in the 1960's like the Munsters, Bewitched, Adams Family,Gilligans Island,many others ?

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  • Jill
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    2 months ago
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    They were fun and entertaining. That's what TV should be.  Much better than every other show being about competition and bitchiness. 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    That was this thing called fiction, and this other thing called imagination.  It's what TV producers used to do for a living, before 'reality' TV showed up and they all stopped working for a living.

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  • 1 month ago

    The most unrealistic was the Cosby Show. 

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  • 1 month ago

    They made money for the sponsors, lots of money and they were well liked and entertaining.

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  • EddieJ
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    2 months ago

    These shows were live-action cartoons.  The idea was to appeal to both adults and children.  At that time, most people would only have one TV in the house.  They included certain material that only the adults would understand, and the kids would just ignore those parts.

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  • 2 months ago

    Well sitcoms were still the most watched type of  show back then, and the formula was somewhat easy to write, and tv still had a lot of regulations they had to follow like not being able to show a couple in the same bed even, so they just kept making more sitcoms with different scenarios until more creative people got control. 

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  • Mark
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    2 months ago

    "Suspension of reality".  People were afraid of the "bomb", so they liked fantasies.  And it lasted until WAY in the 1970s, like "Nanny and the Professor" and "The Girl with Something Extra".

    Oh, and you forgot "I Dream of Jeannie" and "My Living Doll".

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  • 2 months ago

    At least ppl knew they were fake, americans watch reality tv thinking its real

    • Mark
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      1 month agoReport

      Interesting, considering that "reality shows" got started in the UK.

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  • Sandy
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    2 months ago

    they were fun and funny. they were called sitcoms. and the 60's were before the Dems got power and used political correctness to suck all the fun and joy out of society! 

    • Edward2 months agoReport

      nice political injection

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