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Old 08-03-2014, 11:28 AM   #11
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Barney Miller & WKRP. Now there is a blast from the past.

I've never seen "Big Bang Theory".


Yes some sitcoms make you think and it can take some intelligence to understand the humor. But "intelligent sitcom" just seems like an oxymoron to me.
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:32 AM   #12
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P.A.G., I hear ya.

I only have one thermometer I trust. I have had the kind you leave in the food in the oven, instant read, digital, and analog. I had an oven thermometer, for measuring the heat of the oven, that caused me to burn food until I quit trusting it.

The one thermometer I trust is a candy/deep fry thermometer. It came with instructions on how to test and calibrate it. There is a nut that can be twisted. It read 0°C when left in ice water and 100°C when in boiling water, straight from the store. I wish I hadn't thrown away that piece of cardboard, because it doesn't say a brand name anywhere on the thermometer. It's dishwasher safe! It reads the temperature of meat faster than the instant read thermometers I have owned. Food comes out the way I expect it to for the temperature that thermometer tells me. I would buy more of them, if I just knew the brand name.
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:34 AM   #13
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Barney Miller & WKRP. Now there is a blast from the past.

I've never seen "Big Bang Theory".


Yes some sitcoms make you think and it can take some intelligence to understand the humor. But "intelligent sitcom" just seems like an oxymoron to me.
Blast from the past, indeed. I guess that just proves the point. It is possible to have an intelligent sitcom, but is very rare.
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:42 AM   #14
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I have this glass clip on thermometer that I got out of a clearance bin and it has never let me down, make candy with it every christmas. Maybe I'm just lucky?

Same with instant read (OK, it's a cheapie, so it isn't instant at all), but I keep it calibrated.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:22 PM   #15
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Hmmm, maybe I'll have to request a good, tried and true thermometer from dad for Christmas this year. But I'm still trusting my instincts first. Thanks for the replies everyone. :)

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Old 08-03-2014, 12:32 PM   #16
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:17 PM   #17
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Thermapen. About $100
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Old 08-03-2014, 03:08 PM   #18
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Photo evidence that boilibg, liquid sugar and and human flesh don't yield happy results.


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Just in case anyone was curious. Could have been much worse. When I worked as a nurse aide we had a guy admitted that was canning fruit preserves and one of the jars exploded. Not only did he get burns from the boiling water and hot, sticky jam all over his torso, but he had a few pieces of glass that embeded deeply in his skin. Said he'd canned stuff many times before and had no idea how the jar exploded. I wanted to cry on his behalf every time I saw him.

But anyways, yeah, thermometers.
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Owwiee! Hope you heal fast, PAG!
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Barney Miller and WKRP in Cincinnati come to mind. Oh yeah, Big Bang Theory.
Available currently is "Growing up Fisher" which is fairly entertaining. another was, oh what was the name of that show? It had Fred Savage as the main character.

I agree that most sitcoms over the years have been mindless. I did like "I Love Lucy" and "The Dick VanDyke Show".
the "Danny Thomas Show" wasn't bad either. I also enjoyed the "Bill Cosby Show", in its various incarnations. Yeh, I know, I'm showing my age.

I liked a few straight up comedy shows from that time period as well, like the Red Skelton Show, the Carol Burnett Show, to name a couple of standouts.

That's my favorite time period for TV, when the world seemed more innocent, and had family enriching standards.

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