’80s Sitcom March Madness – Small Bracket

Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness (First Round, Part 1)

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If there’s one thing we at Popdose love more than 1980s sitcoms it’s March Madness. Actually that’s not true at all, but we do love ’80s sitcoms. Some of them at any rate. But since America seems to love tournaments in bracket form, we’re running one of our own this year. To make things even more fun and exciting we’re leaving it to you, our loyal readers, to determine which shows win and which get canceled!

In case you’re not familiar with the setup or the rules for the tournament, click here.

The Bracket

'80s Sitcom March Madness - Small Bracket

For the full-size bracket, click here.

So without further ado, let’s get to the voting! Polls will close on March 19th at 12pm Popdose Standard Time.

The Matchups

'80s Sitcom March Madness - The Cosby Show vs. My Two Dads

Region 1, Round 1: (1) The Cosby Show vs. (16) My Two Dads

  • (1) The Cosby Show (95%, 188 Votes)
  • (16) My Two Dads (5%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 198

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - Kate & Allie vs. Diff'rent Strokes

Region 1, Round 1: (8) Kate & Allie vs. (9) Diff’rent Strokes

  • (9) Diff’rent Strokes (70%, 137 Votes)
  • (8) Kate & Allie (30%, 58 Votes)

Total Voters: 195

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - The Golden Girls vs. 227

Region 1, Round 1: (5) The Golden Girls vs. (12) 227

  • (5) The Golden Girls (93%, 183 Votes)
  • (12) 227 (7%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 197

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - Married... with Children vs. My Sister Sam

Region 1, Round 1: (4) Married… With Children vs. (13) My Sister Sam

  • (4) Married… With Children (84%, 164 Votes)
  • (13) My Sister Sam (16%, 32 Votes)

Total Voters: 196

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - One Day at a Time vs. Valerie/The Hogan Family

Region 1, Round 1: (6) One Day at a Time vs. (11) Valerie/The Hogan Family

  • (6) One Day at a Time (79%, 152 Votes)
  • (11) Valerie/The Hogan Family (21%, 40 Votes)

Total Voters: 192

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - Roseanne vs. Full House

Region 1, Round 1: (3) Roseanne vs. (14) Full House

  • (3) Roseanne (65%, 129 Votes)
  • (14) Full House (35%, 70 Votes)

Total Voters: 199

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - Growing Pains vs. Webster

Region 1, Round 1: (7) Growing Pains vs. (10) Webster

  • (7) Growing Pains (79%, 156 Votes)
  • (10) Webster (21%, 41 Votes)

Total Voters: 197

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - Family Ties vs. Perfect Strangers

Region 1, Round 1: (2) Family Ties vs. (15) Perfect Strangers

  • (2) Family Ties (79%, 157 Votes)
  • (15) Perfect Strangers (21%, 42 Votes)

Total Voters: 199

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - Benson vs. The New Monkees

Region 2, Round 1: (1) Benson vs. (16) The New Monkees

  • (1) Benson (94%, 180 Votes)
  • (16) The New Monkees (6%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 191

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - Punky Brewster vs. Just the Ten of Us

Region 2, Round 1: (8) Punky Brewster vs. (9) Just the Ten of Us

  • (8) Punky Brewster (74%, 133 Votes)
  • (9) Just the Ten of Us (26%, 46 Votes)

Total Voters: 179

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - Mr. Belvedere vs. What's Happening Now!!

Region 2, Round 1: (5) Mr. Belvedere vs. (12) What’s Happening Now!!

  • (5) Mr. Belvedere (71%, 131 Votes)
  • (12) What’s Happening Now!! (29%, 54 Votes)

Total Voters: 185

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - The Facts of Life vs. Silver Spoons

Region 2, Round 1: (4) The Facts of Life vs. (13) Silver Spoons

  • (4) The Facts of Life (84%, 158 Votes)
  • (13) Silver Spoons (16%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 189

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - Private Benjamin vs. Joanie Loves Chachi

Region 2, Round 1: (6) Private Benjamin vs. (11) Joanie Loves Chachi

  • (11) Joanie Loves Chachi (56%, 100 Votes)
  • (6) Private Benjamin (44%, 77 Votes)

Total Voters: 177

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'80s Sitcom March Madness -  Three's Company vs. The New Leave It to Beaver

Region 2, Round 1: (3) Three’s Company vs. (14) The New Leave It to Beaver

  • (3) Three’s Company (98%, 186 Votes)
  • (14) The New Leave It to Beaver (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 190

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - Archie Bunker's Place vs. Empty Nest

Region 2, Round 1: (7) Archie Bunker’s Place vs. (10) Empty Nest

  • (10) Empty Nest (65%, 118 Votes)
  • (7) Archie Bunker’s Place (35%, 63 Votes)

Total Voters: 181

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - A Different World vs. Mama's Family

Region 2, Round 1: (2) A Different World vs. (15) Mama’s Family

  • (2) A Different World (58%, 109 Votes)
  • (15) Mama’s Family (42%, 79 Votes)

Total Voters: 188

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  • http://sportsmyriad.com Beau

    Where’s WKRP?

  • http://twitter.com/hul Rahul Gupta

    It’s in Cincinnati.

  • Mindy

    I can select an option but it won’t let me click to vote. Fun article though.

  • http://www.popdose.com jefito

    Are you a felon, Mindy? That might be why.

  • http://www.grayflannelsuit.net/ Chris Holmes

    Not sure about the tech behind the voting, but you may have Javascript blocked on your browser.

  • http://www.popdose.com/ DwDunphy

    jeez, nobody loves Beaver.

  • Ian Lozada

    Perfect Strangers, a 15 seed? What is wrong with you people?

  • http://www.popdose.com jefito

    I think you meant to say “Well, of course not. Don’t be ridiculous!”

  • Richard Brown

    This is SO MUCH more fun than the sports thing that inspired it!

    The intensity of my pre-teen crush on Ari Meyers won’t be enough to rescue Kate & Allie from the clutches of Willis, I guess…

  • http://twitter.com/mordalo Mordalo

    Ward, you were a little hard on the Beaver last night…

  • http://twitter.com/mordalo Mordalo

    >Region 1, Round 1: (3) Roseanne vs. (14) Full House

    That was difficult. Really, that was the hardest choice to make right there.

  • breadalbane

    Fun!
    Who determined the order in which shows were seeded? There are a couple of upsets here!

  • Jyo

    That one was pretty easy for me; hardest one was Punky Brewster/Just The Ten Of Us. Where’s the ‘Neither, dammit!’ button?

    As for Private Benjamin/Joanie Loves Chachi: what better examples could there be of not leaving well enough alone?

  • Dani

    Best. Response. Ever!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=546356847 Jim Sells

    Yeah … where is WKRP? It beats most of this dreck hands down.

  • http://www.grayflannelsuit.net/ Chris Holmes

    Most of the seedings were determined by yours truly, using the most scientific dart board I could find.

  • http://www.grayflannelsuit.net/ Chris Holmes

    There was some debate on WKRP, as it does split time between the ’70s and ’80s like, say Taxi. The majority of those who weighed in was that it ultimately felt more like a ’70s show.

  • breadalbane

    55 of WKRP’s 90 episodes (that’s a little over 60% of the series) made their debuts in the 1980s. It’s got rock-solid 80s cred in my book, and would certainly have made for a much more competitive entry in the “Workplace” bracket than oh, say, She’s The Sheriff…

    But what is this whole exercise for if not to provoke debate?