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  1. 1 minute ago, Dr. Doofenshmirtz said:

    Childrens Shows

    16 points- Sesame Street

    15 points- Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

    14 points- Reading Rainbow

    13 points- Phineas and Ferb

    12 points- The Electric Company

    11 points- Bill Nye The Science Guy

    10 points- Fraggle Rock

    9 points- Pee Wees Playhouse

    8 points- Schoolhouse Rock

    7 points- Howdy Doody

    6 points- Franklin

    5 points- Magic School Bus

    4 points- 3-2-1 Contact

    3 points- You cant do that on Television

    2 points- KIDS Incorporated

    1 point- Animaniacs

    Excellent work by the good DR. Well Done!

  2. 1 minute ago, rick6668 said:

    The Greatest TV Holiday Specials of all time -  Final Rankings

    1 - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (16pts) (16/15/14)

    2 - A Charlie Brown Christmas (15 pts) (15/16/13)

    3 - How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (14 pts)  (14/14/16)

    4 - Santa Claus is Comin' to town (13 points)  (13/11/12)

    5 - It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (12 pts) (12/8/15)

    6 - A Year without Santa Claus (11 points) (11/13/8)

    7 - Frosty The Snowman (10pts) (8/12/9)

    8 - A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (9pts) (7/9/11)

    9 - A Muppet Family Christmas (8 pts) (9/5/10)

    10 - Bob Hope Christmas Special (7 pts) (3/10/7)

    11 - Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas (6 pts) (10/6/3)

    12 - Olive The Other Reindeer (5 pts) (4/7/6)

    13 - Jack Frost (4 pts) (5/2/4)

    14- 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (3 pts) (6/3/1)

    15 - Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve (2 pts) (I2/1/5)

    16 - Perry Como's Christmas (1 pt)(1/4/2)

    Great work Rick!

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  3. Reality Shows Final Points

    16 pts- Survivor

    15 pts- The Real World

    14 pts- America Idol

    13 pts- Top Chef

    12 pts- Candid Camera

    11 pts- The Amazing Race

    10 pts- Hard Knocks

    9 pts- RuPaul's Drag Race

    8 pts- The Bachelor

    7 pts- Shark Tank

    6 pts- Jackass

    5 pts- Big Brother

    4 pts- Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

    3 pts- Keeping up with the Kardashians

    2 pts- This Old House

    1 pt- Say yes to the  Dress


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  4. Reality Show Part 5

    This group is the cream of the crop. These shows all have a more broad appeal and have had a huge pop culture impact.

    4- Top Chef (13 points)

    Top Chef was one of the first cooking shows in reality television, presenting us with aspiring chefs who go up against one another in culinary challenges. If you're a wanna be chef like me then this is your show.

    Judges scores: 13, 15, 13

    3- America Idol- (14 points)
    American Idol was a pop culture phenomenon from its inception. A singing competition show that allowed the audience to be part of the judging, It was an immediate success. But its wasnt a show with just great singers, part of the fun was the early auditions that gave us the likes of William Hung and his "She bangs" rendition. This show also gave us Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell, and some outstanding pop stars like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry, and Fantasia Barrino. Idol remains one of the most successful reality franchises in history.  

    Judges scores: 14, 14, 14

    2- The Real World (15 points)

    "This is the true story of seven strangers, picked to live in a loft and have their lives taped, to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real.” In the summer of 1992 I had just graduated high school and I was enthralled with this show, with this concept of strangers living together and just having their daily lives filmed. It was an American mass culture phenomenon. For me this is where Reality TV was born. 

    Judges Scores: 16, 12, 15

    1- Survivor (16 points)

    Survivor is arguably one of the most ambitious social experiments of its time. Pitting Groups against other groups in competitions and then having losing groups vote off member and then joining groups. Add in secret alliances and immunity idols and a million dollars and you have the makings of not only a great show but an amazing look into what we as humans will do to "Survive."  That first season was unlike anything we had ever seen on TV and it immediately became the biggest pop culture phenomenon of its day.

    Judges scores: 15, 16, 16

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  5. Reality Shows Part 4

    Now we are starting to get to the big boys. These shows all were highly though of by our judges and were ranked as such.

    7- Hard Knocks (10 points)

    This show follows a National Football League  team through its training camp and covers the team's preparation for the upcoming football season. Its the first sports based reality tv show. It pulls back the curtain on life behind the scenes in the NFL and honestly what's not to love? 

    Judges scores:10, 10, 10

    6- The Amazing Race (11 points)

    Traveling the world, experiencing different cultures, doing all kinds of challenges to reach a million-dollar jackpot? Yes please. 

    Judges scores: 12, 13, 8

    5- Candid Camera (12 Points)

    "Smile, you're on Candid Camera. The Original hidden camera show. Started in 1948 and ran for over 50 years this show gave us a look at how people would respond to situations when they didn't know they were on camera and it was Hilarious.

    Judges Scores: 11, 11, 12


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  6. Reality Shows Part 3

    Middle of the pack shows, some good shows here but they fall just short of the top half

    10- Shark Tank (7 points)

    Aspiring entrepreneurs trying to get investors (the "sharks") to help fund their companies. Shark Tank is one of the best shows on TV for its uniqueness. You get to see what the entrepreneurs are bringing to the table, and seeing what the judges consider worthwhile investments. I find myself saying "why didn't I think of that" a lot of times. I think we all want to have that one ideas that makes us rich.

    Judges scores: 7, 9, 4


    9- The Bachalor (8 points)

    If you ask my wife this show would be number 1. I must admit I've seen way too many episodes of this show. But its a great format for drama. Bring in a bunch of hot women who are vying for the love of a handsome bachelor. Add alcohol, group dates, and rose ceremonies who eliminate women and you got a recipe for good TV.

    Judges scores: 9, 6, 6

    8-  RuPaul's Drag Race- (9 points)

    RuPaul’s Drag Race is part America’s Next Top Model, part American Idol, and part ‘90s ballroom competition. Between the Drama, trash talking and "shade queens" you find that the Drag Race contestants are true artists: people who create feats of fashion, make up, and hairstyling beyond most imaginations. Thrillist called Drag Race "the closest gay culture gets to a sports league."

    Judges scores: 5, 8, 11


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  7. Reality Shows Part 2

    These shows had the most variance amongst the judges.  Personal preferences I guess.


    13-Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (4 Points)

     Guy Fieri hosts this reality food show, where he travels around from city to city sampling the best foods from local restaurants. Fieri's personality is what makes Triple D work. This show will take you to "Flavor town"

    Judges Scores: 2, 7, 5

    12- Big Brother (5 Points)

     This is a social experiment meets reality game show. The series put a group of houseguests in an elaborate soundstage equipped with cameras and microphones to capture their lives 24-7 as they competed in challenges and evicted each other from the house, all whilst completely blocked off from the outside world. it has spawned several spin offs and has been copied in many countries.

    Judges scores: 8, 2, 7

    11- Jackass (6 points)

    Imagine trying to explain Jackass to someone who never heard of the show or its concept. Its a bunch of grown men doing stupid ####. No, their is no cash prize, no there is no elimination, no winner. The joy this show is its just a bunch of friends doing crazy stunts and hidden camera pranks .Its also a show that could never be made today. It was a much simpler time.

    Judges scores: 6, 4, 9 





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  8. Reality Shows Rankings

    Thanks to @mphtrilogy and @Yo Mama for helping judge what I thought at first would be an easy category.

    Turns out it was, for me, much harder than I anticipated.  The Reality genre is a really broad playing field. You have competition shows,  food shows,  fashion shows, hidden camera/prank shows, voyeurism, or some combination. When ranking shows, awards played no part in my final decision, as that's not really what reality tv is about. I did take into account the shows cultural impact and the shows impact on the genre itself.  

    Biggest omission was Cops. I wish I would have taken it. It would have finished top half of draft for me . Another favorite of mine is Deadliest Catch.

    Bottom Tier: 

    According to the judges, these three shows didn't have what it takes to score higher. I admit though if judge by a different clientele perhaps they would have been more popular.


    16- Say Yes to the Dress (1 Point) 

    Part bridal story, part fashion makeover and part family therapy session, ultimately this is just too much of a niche of a show to score any higher.

    Judges score: 1, 1, 2

    15- This Old House- (2 points)

    TOH basically created the home improvement genre of reality tv. Many a viewer dreamed about buying and restoring an old home. I wish this one could have scored higher. 

    Judges scores: 3, 3, 1

    14- Keeping up with the Kardashians (3 points)

    What does a sex tape with a rapper and a semi famous dad get you? Well if you are willing to exploit your "assets" It can get you one of the most watched reality shows. The Kardashian franchise is a multi billion dollar empire. But the show itself is scripted reality and the "Famous for being Famous" culture has lead to millions of people looking for social media fame, from Instagram models to social media influencers. Get a JOB! And get off my lawn!

    Judges scores: 4, 5, 3   



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  9. 2 hours ago, tuffnutt said:

    Anyone want to share rankings on Reality Shows? I like how many are using a consensus system for their categories. I have my rankings done but it would be nice to see how others rank them. Pm if you're interested.  

    thanks @mphtrilogy for the help. Id honestly love to get one more set of rankings to get a better aggregated score. If someone wants to help out send me your rankings and I  can start rolling these out today.

  10. 1 minute ago, mphtrilogy said:

    1991-2020 Drama Category


    Actually this one just edged out the Americans by one point...


    True Detective - (6 points)

    5 Emmy Wins,  22 nominations,  9 IMDB.

    This has the 4th highest iMDB, but that must be for the 1st season as it was truly amazing, the 2nd season, not great imho, and the third season was rock solid.  The judges liked this enough to be ranked just outside the top 10 but several points behind the 10th place show and just edging out The Americans by one vote.  Part of that 11-14 tier that could have gone either way....

    Judges tally:  5    3    5    8


  11. 1 minute ago, Wildcat said:

    Nebraskan here.  Registered Republican, voted Biden.  Personally embarrassed by our state taking part in this.  

    I will admit there isn’t much as far as tourism goes in Nebraska, but it’s a great state to raise a family.  Live here, vacation somewhere else.  There is also a rising amount  of Liberal and Democratic people in Lincoln and Omaha and if you look at the county map, the majority of those voted for Biden.  Two blue counties in a sea of red.  Like the Jayhawks visiting the Huskers at home. 

    Please be careful about slinging negative comments about the entire state, as I’ve witnessed many times in here.  These decisions are based on a few people running our state, not the state as a whole.  I am against Nebraska’s part in this, but still proud and happy to live here. 

    This is me... only in Kansas.

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  12. 1 minute ago, Mr. Mojo said:

    I would love to help you but I looked at the Reality Show list and I know less than 1/2 of them, so I would be lousy at that category.

    How about if you PM me your ratings for the westerns and I can incorporate them into my ratings?

    Will do.I’ll look them over again and work up a list and PM you tomorrow 

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  13. 1 hour ago, Mr. Mojo said:

    Does anyone want to help me with the Westerns ranking? 

    I am asking because 3 of the shows I have never seen and I want to give the picks their proper due.


    I could help you mojo..I think I’ve seen at least a few episodes of all the westerns. if you could help me with reality shows we could knock both these out. PM me if interested.

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