ProjectShanks.com TV Bracket Championship

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We have reached the Championship of the ProjectShanks.com TV Bracket. The last two standing are Breaking Bad and Cheers. Editor-in-Chief Chris Stuckey will be making the case for Breaking Bad and resident Funnyman Stephen Thomas is arguing for Cheers.

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ProjectShanks.com TV Bracket Final Four

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We have reached the Final Four of the ProjectShanks.com TV Bracket. Who will reach the championship? Vote!

Breaking-Bad-vs-Friends

#1 Breaking Bad vs #2 Friends

This Final Four matchup pits two titans of their respective genres. In one corner, Breaking Bad, the dark comedy/drama that owned pop culture for the last three years. Across the ring, Friends, the perennial 90’s comedy that spawned dozens of imitators featuring characters sitting around a table, cracking wise. Breaking Bad is the more recent cultural phenomenon, but Friends was a trendsetter in its time also.

Breaking Bad’s finale was the biggest thing on television since the Sopranos finale, drawing 10.28 million viewers. Friends? The NBC show averaged double that for it’s entire run, including 52.5 million viewers for “The Last One.” In the end, both shows gave the culture exactly what it needed. In Breaking Bad, viewers saw a dark, irresistible turn from high school teacher to murderous drug crimelord. Friends may not have been so obviously ground-breaking, but it was subtly part of the culture for a solid decade, most of that in the top five. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Friends ratings actually went up and it became the #1 show.

As much as Breaking Bad captivated our attention, it never spawned a hairstyle, a “How YOU doin’?” or a million Chandler impressions. Just
sayin’. – Reid Kerr

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MASH-vs-Cheers

#1 MASH vs #2 Cheers

So the Bracket Challenge is down to the Final Four, and our first matchup is Cheers vs M*A*S*H*. This is not a surprise matchup, as anyone over the age of 35 who knows anything about sitcoms would likely have both of these shows at minimum in their top 10, most likely top 5. It’s also intriguing because both shows writing staffs were headed by the legendary sitcom writing team of Ken Levine and David Isaacs, who not only helmed these two juggernaut shows, but also Frasier, as well as Becker and of course Almost Perfect (Thank you! Thank you!). I reached out to Mr Levine, and he was gracious enough to answer a few questions about these two shows, which might help potential voters out there decide. – Stephen Thomas

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Cheers vs M*A*S*H – Final Four Preview And Ken Levine Interview

By Stephen Thomas
PSDC Funnyman and Brad Pitt Doppelgänger

So the Bracket Challenge is down to the Final Four, and our first matchup is Cheers vs M*A*S*H*. This is not a surprise matchup, as anyone over the age of 35 who knows anything about sitcoms would likely have both of these shows at minimum in their top 10, most likely top 5. It’s also intriguing because both shows writing staffs were headed by the legendary sitcom writing team of Ken Levine and David Isaacs, who not only helmed these two juggernaut shows, but also Frasier, as well as Becker and of course Almost Perfect (Thank you! Thank you!) I reached out to Mr Levine, and he was gracious enough to answer a few questions about these two shows, which might help potential voters out there decide.

MASH-vs-Cheers

One fight, winner take all, who do you bet on: Carla Tortelli or Hot Lips Houlihan?

Ken: Carla could take Hot Lips and her nurses. Mulcahy might give her trouble though. [Read more…]

TV Bracket Elite Eight: The Charming Region

TV Bracket Elite Eight: The Charming Region continues…

The-Sopranos-vs-Friends

#1 The Sopranos vs #2 Friends

Another No. 1 vs No. 2 matchup as Tony and the rest of the family take on six of our favorites to ever appear on a TV screen. Who will make it to the Final Four? You decide.

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TV Bracket Elite Eight: The Sunnydale Region

TV Bracket Elite Eight: The Sunnydale Region continues…

MASH-vs-The-Simpsons

#1 MASH vs #2 The Simpsons

It’s been all chalk up to this point. Can MASH continue the trend or will The Simpsons emerge victorious and earn a Final Four berth? Your vote decides.

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TV Bracket Elite Eight: The Springfield Region

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TV Bracket Elite Eight: The Mayberry Region

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TV Bracket Elite Eight: The Mayberry Region begins…now.

Seinfeld-vs-Cheers

#1 Seinfeld vs #2 Cheers

The Elite Eight kicks off with what should be a fantastic matchup. The show about nothing is hoping everyone forgets their opponent’s name. Who wins? You decide.

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TV Bracket Sweet Sixteen: The Charming Region

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TV Bracket Sweet Sixteen: The Charming Region begins now…

The-Sopranos-vs-Lost

#1 The Sopranos vs #5 Lost

The juggernaut that is The Sopranos continues roll. Can Lost find a way to upset Mr. Tony and Company? You decide.

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Friends-vs-Justified

#2 Friends vs #14 Justified

Justified continues to play the role of Cinderella but a Sweet Sixteen matchup against our favorite party of six could spell trouble. Who prevails? That’s your decision.

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TV Bracket Sweet Sixteen: The Sunnydale Region

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The Sweet Sixteen continues…

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MASH-vs-I-Love-Lucy

#1 MASH vs #4 I Love Lucy

This matchup has Generation X written all over it. Will MASH continue its run for championship by besting Lucy? Vote and we’ll find out.

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The-Simpsons-vs-Arrested-Development

#2 The Simpsons vs #3 Arrested Development

It’s an intriguing matchup with a spot in the Elite Eight on the line. Both the Simpsons and the Bluthes have dysfunctional family written all over them. Who prevails? That’s your decision.

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TV Bracket Sweet Sixteen: The Springfield Region

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The Sweet Sixteen continues…

Springfield Region

Breaking-Bad-vs-The-Office

#1 Breaking Bad vs #5 The Office

Walter White vs Michael Scott. It’s two drastically different shows with the ability to make deep runs in this tournament. Meth or paper? It’s your choice.

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24-vs-Parks-and-Recreation

#6 24 vs #15 Parks & Recreation

The improbable run for the No. 15 seed Parks & Rec continues. Can Jack Bauer knock the glass slipper off of Cinderella? Your vote will decide.

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Simpsons-Family Guy Crossover: 5 Minutes of Footage Revealed

By Chris Stuckey
Editor-in-Chief

If you didn’t already know about the upcoming Simpsons-Family Guy crossover episode appropriately entitled, “The Simpsons Guy,” that air on Sept. 28, now you do. It is not a rumor, it is happening. The idea is obviously awesome but the latest development is making it  even better.

On Saturday, the Family Guy panel at Comic-Con released five minutes of footage from the much anticipated animation collaboration. Entertainment Weekly is the online source and you can watch the VIDEO HERE.

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TV Bracket Sweet Sixteen: The Mayberry Region

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The Sweet Sixteen begins…now.

Mayberry Region

Seinfeld-vs-Game-of-Thrones

#1 Seinfeld vs #4 Game of Thrones

Can the show about nothing continue its dominance and take down a show with the three B’s (blood, boobs and brutality)? You decide.

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Cheers-vs-Saturday-Night-Live

#2 Cheers vs #3 Saturday Night Live

Everybody may know their name but can Cheers take down the best comedy skit show of all time? You will determine that.

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