M*A*S*H - a series with a longer run than the Korean War, longer possibly even than the Hundred Years' War. But was it any good?
Cheers - Another long running series, this time intriguingly set in a bar (how come no one had thought of that before?) and with a tee-total, former alcoholic owner, imagine! Later eclipsed by it's own spin-off, Frasier, was Cheers what it was cracked up to be?
More importantly, was it better than M*A*S*H?
In the words of Freidrich Nietzsche:
"Which is best? There's only one way to find out - FIGHT!"
John Commentator- The initial advantage is with smooth, handsome, bar-owning ex-jock, Sam Malone. He has the height, the athleticism and the reach to trouble slightly seedy, but nevertheless still handsome surgeon, Captain Benjamin Pierce.
Don Commentator - That's right, John, he's held off Pierce with his jab so far. Pierce's eyes are both looking a little puffy and there's blood coming from his nose.
John Commentator - Yes, unless Pierce can do something quickly it's difficult to see this one going more than one round.
Don Commentator - Wait, Mayday Malone follows up success with the jab with a swinging left-hook. Ooh, what a haymaker, Hawkeye was lucky to avoid that one, it would have taken his head off.
John Commentator - Malone's wig has slipped, Don, I think it's obscuring his vision.
Don Commentator - And Pierce has noticed, John, he's using all his anatomical expertise to aim a kick towards Malone's testicles. Man, that must have hurt!
John Commentator - Yes, Malone doesn't seem to have enjoyed the sensation at all. He's on the ground sobbing like a baby. Sad to see a grown man cry.
Don Commentator - Sad to see a grown man part company with his gonads, John. And Mayday Malone is making no attempt at defense at all. Pierce is moving in and... Ouch, he stabs Malone in both eyes with a scalpel. Surely there's no coming back from that, John? (more...)
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Iconoclasm is the belief that there should be no permanent heroes, that all the icons should be ripped down, all the sacred cows turned into beef burgers. Whereas vandalism is usually 'mindless', iconoclasm is regarded as a reflection of God's will. (more...)