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October 3, 2003 7:21 AM   Subscribe

Sitcoms Online: an archive.
Be sure to try Guess the Sitcom or Guess the Dictator or Sitcom Character.
posted by anastasiav (11 comments total)
Both these guessing games are rubbish, the first didnt get either sitcom I thought of, the second guessed at Jethro from the Beverley Hillbillies instaed of Idi Amin. Its database is perhaps not helped by having had 8 previous guessers who can spell neither Amin nor Uganda.
posted by biffa at 8:05 AM on October 3, 2003

Well, to be fair, many people have trouble distinguishing between Idi Amin and Jethro. Both shared a plucky adventurous spirit, loved puppy dogs, played teevee private eyes, and had really big heads. Jethro also had a taste for "long pig" and delighted in feasting on the flesh of his enemies.
posted by Kafkaesque at 8:24 AM on October 3, 2003


It took a vast number of guesses to get Mao Tse-tung. You'd think after finding out "I" was Chinese and had my sayings recorded in a little red book it would stop, but it kept going on with questions like "boy or girl". Bah.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 8:43 AM on October 3, 2003

Woo-hoo! Two psychic (~90%) ratings on guessing which show the computer was thinking of. And I don't even have cable. Way to go cram-it-down-your-throat-american culture!

(only slightly sarcastic).
posted by tcaleb at 8:54 AM on October 3, 2003

i'm pretty correctly guessed both times i played: chrissy from three's company and george w. bush.
posted by danOstuporStar at 9:00 AM on October 3, 2003

So, I tried Guess the Sitcom.

The first time I gave up after 6 guesses. It was Knot's Landing. Knot's Landing?!

The second time, my clues were:
My sitcom didn't have junkmen involved.
Were the kids in the show part of one family?? NO
My sitcom doesn't have any kids.

Fuck this game.
posted by mikrophon at 9:05 AM on October 3, 2003

These guessing games have been around for a long time (I remember seeing a similar "Guess the animal" game in a book of BASIC programs from the 80's). They're only as good as the info that people feed into it.

Lois and Clark a sitcom ... Absolutely Fabulous set in the 80's ... ALF with yellow people and a superhero ...
posted by CrunchyFrog at 9:26 AM on October 3, 2003

Yeah, my first "Guess the Sitcom" show was Enterprise. That makes a whole lotta sense.
posted by UKnowForKids at 9:29 AM on October 3, 2003

I stumped it with My Two Dads.
posted by mcsweetie at 12:51 PM on October 4, 2003

I stumped it with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Color me not impressed. Twenty Questions dot Net is a much better version of this game, much more accurate and a helluva lot more fun. Although I should point out that the actual bulk of Sitcoms Online is a great resource, even if the games suck. So. Great link there, anastasiav, you gorgeous hunk of marble you!
posted by ZachsMind at 5:08 PM on October 4, 2003

I'm marble? Why am I marble? Was there a memo?
posted by anastasiav at 9:00 AM on October 6, 2003

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