Popdose ’80s Sitcom March Madness – Small Bracket, Round 2

Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness (Second 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!

We’ve made it through the first round, and we’re down to a field of 32 shows. As with the first round, the second will be split into two posts to prevent voter fatigue. Today’s voting is for Region 1 (Family & Friends) and Region 2 (Spinoffs, Adaptations, & Revivals), and will determine which shows make it to the Sweet 16. If you need a recap of the rules or the selection process, click here.

The Bracket

Popdose ’80s Sitcom March Madness – Small Bracket, Round 2

For the full-size bracket, click here.

Let’s get to it! Polls will close on March 23rd at 12pm Popdose Standard Time, and voting for the second half of this round gets underway on Monday, March 25th.

The Matchups

'80s Sitcom March Madness - (1) The Cosby Show vs. (9) Diff’rent Strokes

Region 1, Round 2: (1) The Cosby Show vs. (9) Diff’rent Strokes

  • (1) The Cosby Show (86%, 95 Votes)
  • (9) Diff’rent Strokes (14%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 111

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - (4) Married… With Children vs. (5) The Golden Girls

Region 1, Round 2: (4) Married… With Children vs. (5) The Golden Girls

  • (5) The Golden Girls (61%, 71 Votes)
  • (4) Married… With Children (39%, 45 Votes)

Total Voters: 116

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - (3) Roseanne vs. (6) One Day at a Time

Region 1, Round 2: (3) Roseanne vs. (6) One Day at a Time

  • (3) Roseanne (71%, 79 Votes)
  • (6) One Day at a Time (29%, 33 Votes)

Total Voters: 112

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - (2) Family Ties vs. (7) Growing Pains

Region 1, Round 2: (2) Family Ties vs. (7) Growing Pains

  • (2) Family Ties (90%, 103 Votes)
  • (7) Growing Pains (10%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 114

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - (1) Benson vs. (8) Punky Brewster

Region 2, Round 2: (1) Benson vs. (8) Punky Brewster

  • (1) Benson (79%, 89 Votes)
  • (8) Punky Brewster (21%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 112

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - (4) The Facts of Life vs. (5) Mr. Belvedere

Region 2, Round 2: (4) The Facts of Life vs. (5) Mr. Belvedere

  • (4) The Facts of Life (81%, 90 Votes)
  • (5) Mr. Belvedere (19%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 111

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - (3) Three’s Company vs. (6) Private Benjamin

Region 2, Round 2: (3) Three’s Company vs. (6) Private Benjamin

  • (3) Three’s Company (96%, 107 Votes)
  • (6) Private Benjamin (4%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 111

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'80s Sitcom March Madness - (2) A Different World vs. (10) Empty Nest

Region 2, Round 2: (2) A Different World vs. (10) Empty Nest

  • (2) A Different World (59%, 66 Votes)
  • (10) Empty Nest (41%, 45 Votes)

Total Voters: 111

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  • mlk

    I thought Joanie Loves Chachi scored the upset over Private Benjamin in the previous round? was surprised that it did so well since it was barely on he air. And I doubt it’d take out Three’s Company. Was there a technical foul along the way?

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

    The only foul was my dumbassery in overseeing the brackets. I guess no tournament goes without controversy.

  • mlk

    Cinderella stories rarely go al the way.
    This is a great idea. Hope you try and keep it up as a tradition for a few years. You could do different decades. Do dramas- Medical, Police/Detective, Family, Other (if there is an ‘other’ drama). Had to be tough finding enough shows. Had fun looking at the seeds, seems like you had a pretty good beat on them.

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

    Thanks. For seedings I basically went with a combination of popular success and critical acclaim. And yeah, getting to 64 was tougher than I anticipated. I think another tournament next year is a definite possibility.

  • mlk

    Only one that really shocked me was Bosom Buddies. I loved the show but it wasn’t on long. Happy to see it was up so high.

  • http://www.popdose.com/ DwDunphy

    A Different World vs. Empty Nest. That one nearly made my head explode.