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The Answer Is — In Memory of Alex Trebek

We are saddened by the passing of Alex Trebek on November 8, 2020. Trebek is best known for hosting Jeopardy! (1984) for 37 seasons starting in 1984. He appeared as himself or a parody of himself in cameos on various television shows and movies due to his fame as the host of Jeopardy! Which of the following Alex Trebek cameos do you find most memorable? After voting, please discuss here. For images covering his career, please see IMDb’s Remembering Alex Trebek (1940-2020).

25 Shows of the 90s That Paved the Way for the New Golden Age of TV

One of the most influential changes to occur in the years since IMDb began is the markedly improved quality of TV series. If the New Golden Age of television (sometimes called the Platinum Age) officially began in 1999 with the premiere of The Sopranos, then soon followed by series like Six Feet Under and The Wire, and was in full swing by the time series like Dexter, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones were introduced, the following shows of the 90s were perhaps the giants that the Golden Age shows stood upon. Instead of voting for your favorite of the shows below, which one's influence can be most seen in the TV of the New Golden Age? Reminisce and analyze here Vote in polls about other TV eras: 70s TV here and 1940s-50s TV here.

RIP Carl Reiner: A Golden Age Icon

Beloved Actor, Producer, Director, Writer and 9 time Prime-time Emmy winner Carl Reiner, who is also a recipient of The Directors Guild of America Honorary Life Member Award, has passed away at aged 98 in Beverly Hills, California. We are saddened here at the IMDb Poll Board at the loss of one of the last surviving members of television's "Golden Age." Condolences to all of the Reiner family, friends and all of Carl's fans. What TV Show or Movie with involvement by Carl Reiner was your favorite? Trivia: If you find yourself in Hollywood, visit his Star on the "Walk of Fame" at 6421 Hollywood Blvd. If you wish to share your thoughts about Carl, please do so here. Wise words by our friend Carl: "Inviting people to laugh with you while you are laughing at yourself is a good thing to do. You may be a fool but you're the fool in charge."

TV Reboots and Revivals, Oh My!

Now that the "Triple R" (reboot, revival, remake) train is firmly on the tracks, there's no stopping it. Listed below are some upcoming TV "Triple R" projects. Which do you think is the worst idea? Want to talk about it? Click here!

Duo-Themed TV Series

Whether through love, friendship or co-working, many narrative TV series owed their popularity to the exciting dynamics of a memorable duo which means two equally entertaining forces driving the show together and proudly posing in its poster. Which of these TV series had the most memorable duo? After voting, you might discuss the list here Any duo where one is absent from the show's poster or appears in a different scale than his partner (behind him or in the background) wasn't considered for this poll, thanks for your understanding.

Best Opening Song for Sitcom (With Lyrics)

All the songs are original and with lyrics. Vote ONLY for the best song and not for other factors in the opening sequence. Regardless of your opinions about these programs, what do you think is the best theme song. Discuss here

Know-It-All, Busy-Body Neighbors

An oft-used TV trope is the nosy, superior neighbor(s). The ones who want to know everybody's business and expect you to do things exactly the way they want, because they think they are always right and know the best way to do everything. Harriet Oleson was one such character. Played with aplomb by seasoned Broadway actress Katherine MacGregor, Mrs. Oleson (always called Mrs. Oleson, never Harriet except by her long-suffering husband Nels) was the best-known and longest-running character on Little House on the Prairie (1974) outside of the Ingalls family. Scottie MacGregor, as she was known most of her career, recently passed away at age 93, after living for many years at the Motion Picture Fund Long Term Nursing Care facility in Woodland Hills, CA. She was a devout Hindu and was known by the actors from Little House, particularly the children, as a caring, funny mentor. In honor of Scottie MacGregor and the perfectly horrible Harriet Oleson, which of these know-it-all, busy-body nosy TV neighbors would you most hate to live next to? Want to talk about it? Click here!

Favorite TV Cross-Over

What is your favorite occurrence of when characters from one show meet characters from another show? Discuss Here

TV Character Wisdom

Which of these TV character words of wisdom agree with you the most? Discuss HERE. See also: Movie Character Wisdom

In Memoriam: Tim Conway

Beloved comedic actor and father Tim Conway passed away on May 14th, 2019 at the age of 85. The former Army veteran Conway got his start after being spotted by Rose Marie, co-star of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), who arranged an audition for Tim on The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1951). That was enough exposure to launch his career in Hollywood. Conway will be best remembered for his work on The Carol Burnett Show (1967), McHale's Navy (1964) as Ensign Charles Parker and most recently on Chip and Bernie Save Christmas with Dorf (2016) as Dorf. But in between those roles he managed to rack up many other memorable appearances. Tim will sadly be missed. Condolences to the family by all of us here at IMDb. Please visit Tim Conway's web page here. Which appearance from the list below do you best remember Tim for? After selecting your favorite, stop by here and leave your memories and kind words.

20th Century Funny Emmy Winning Women

From these Lead Emmy Winning choices below, who is your favorite character and the actress that portrayed her? Note: Series regulars only. Prime time winners. Single character only. After voting, please discuss here.

Cringe Comedy

Cringe comedy is comedy based on embarrassing situations with awkward characters who say the wrong thing at the wrong time, sometimes to the degree of making you watch through your fingers. Which of these TV shows do you find so cringeworthy that it is hard to watch? Discuss this poll here

Face-Off: Costanza Opposite Approach

"If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right." (Jerry Seinfeld). In one of the most famous episodes in the TV show Seinfeld (1989), called "The Opposite" (19 May 1994), George Costanza (played by Jason Alexander- celebrating a birthday on Friday, September 23) decides that every instinct he ever had was wrong and decides to do the opposite, which causes his luck to turn around, and that lands him an attractive girlfriend, a job offer with the New York Yankees, and an apartment that allows him to finally move out of his parents' house. Do you think that in real life this new psychological approach could really work for stressed and insecure people? (male or female) Tell us what do you think here

Favorite Sitcom Starring a Stand Up Comic?

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Fred Willard - The Comedy Legend

Hollywood is remembering the comedic genius Fred Willard, who died Friday, May 15, 2020, at age 86. The actor's death prompted a deluge of fond memories from his TV and films. Which of these films and shows with Fred Willard did you enjoy the most? Discuss here

Mad

Mad was an American humor magazine founded in 1952 by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William M. Gaines. It was widely imitated and influential, affecting satirical media, as well as the cultural landscape of the 20th century, with readership of more than 2 million during its 1973–74 circulation peak. Over 67 years, from 1952 until 2018, Mad published 550 regular magazine issues. Click here to see one of the most iconic covers with Mad's mascot: Alfred E. Neuman. Which is your favorite feature with "MAD" in the title? Join the Discussion Here in the IMDb Poll Community Forum

Favorite 90s Sitcom

From Wikipedia- A situation comedy, or sitcom, is a genre of comedy centered on a fixed set of characters who carry over from episode to episode. Sitcoms can be contrasted with sketch comedy, where a troupe may use new characters in each sketch, and stand-up comedy, where a comedian tells jokes and stories to an audience. Sitcoms originated in radio, but today are found mostly on television as one of its dominant narrative forms. This form can also include mockumentaries. Which Sitcom that premiered between 1990-1999 would you call your favorite? Discuss 90s Sitcoms Here

TV Series Calling for Revival

The revival of Roseanne (1988) was welcomed with very high ratings securing its shot for another season. This isn't an isolated case as we remember the successful revival of Will & Grace (1998) last year. So who knows? Maybe some popular 80's/90's sitcoms, that ended more than 10 years ago, "will grace'" the little screen a second time. Which of these TV series would you most interested to see revived on TV? After voting, you might discuss the list here

The October Characters

The following popular characters (either by first appearance or fictional biography) were born in the month of October, which one do you like most? Discuss HERE

Which Thanksgiving TV Episode Is the Biggest Turkey?

Which of these select American televised Thanksgiving-themed episodes is the biggest turkey* of them all? * turkey (slang) - little appeal; dud; flop; loser; poor and unsuccessful theatrical production Vote in the companion poll: Best Thanksgiving TV Episode Discuss the topic here.