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Does ‘Modern Family’ deserve a record sixth Emmy for Best Comedy Series?

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  • Paul Sheehan
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    A sixth straight win would put this laffer at the top of the Emmy heap all alone and break the tie with “Frasier,” which owned this award from 1994 to 1998.

    But consider that these three classics have four wins each:

    “The Dick Van Dyke Show”
    “All in the Family”
    “Cheers”

    And “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Taxi” won three times. 

    Does “Modern Family” really deserve to be so far ahead of all of these shows?

     

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    Yes it does deserve a sixth series win. 

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    Halo_Insider
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    No show in the history of TV has deserved five series wins, let alone six. It’s a slap in the face to suggest that any do, because it implies that there is literally nothing else that good on the air, which is not the case now, and has almost never been the case for TV comedies.

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    Ryan Lapierre
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    No. The sixth season was a bore fest I wouldn’t even put it in my personal 7. I feel like modern family deserved it’s first three wins and that should have been it.

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    Gabriel
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    No. Anyone who thinks so probably only watches a few comedies.

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    rstang00
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    Does it deserve to be in that company? Probably not.
    Does it deserve to potentially have six Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series? Definitely not.
    Does it deserve to win over everything else that will probably be nominated alongside it this year? Hell yes.

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    No. Anyone who thinks so probably only watches a few comedies.

    I watch at least 14-15 different Comedy series but I still think it deserves it.  

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    mikeboy898
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    It deserves a nomination, not a win. They do have a great batch of stellar episodes (“The Day We Almost Died”, “Three Turkeys”, “Connection Lost”, “Haley’s 21st Birthday”, “Closet? You’ll Love It!”, and “Won’t You Be Our Neighbor” but all other episodes fell very flat. The final quarter of the season was very weak.

    There are many other comedies that had stellar, consistently hilarious, if not dramedic seasons that really worked, at least for me (Silicon Valley, Broad City, Transparent, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

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    Heybrother
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    I don’t even comprehend how people still find Modern Family funny at all.  I wouldn’t even nominate it and can’t understand how it’s on track to defeat comedies that are actually funny.  That it is going to be ranked as the most successful comedy ever at the Emmys is a complete joke to me.  I won’t argue with it’s first 3 wins, but since then, it simply hasn’t been funny enough to warrant being the Outstanding Comedy Series of the year, this year least of all.

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    Hunter Logan
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    Not at all! It was never more than an averagely funny show. The Office and Parks and Recreation did the documentary format first and A LOT better. The characters other than Phil are simply average to mediocre presences. The storylines are recycled from other, better sitcoms. The fact that the show will most likely break the record held by the greatest comedy of all time, Frasier, nearly makes me lose faith that we are still in the golden age of television. 

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    JOHN
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    NO

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    CanadianFan
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    No comedy has probably ever deserved to win more than three in a row, let alone six, but I still enjoy the show (it’s made my top five comedy series every year, and I watch about 20 comedies).

    Their six series submissions may be stronger than any other show nominated, so I can’t fault Emmy voters there. I think the hatred for the show is overblown, and it would be much better appreciated today had it started losing after S2 or S3.

    The cast is still doing amazing work year after year.

     

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    Riley
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    Come on, guys.  Modern Family is incontestably the cleverest and most revolutionary show of all time.

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    Pieman1994
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    Uh… No. Of course it doesn’t deserve it. It didn’t deserve five, or four, and I would contest that it deserved its third. The thing is, there is no shortage of great television comedies that ought to prevail over Modern Family. You’re the Worst, Parks and Recreation, Broad City, Louie, Review, Nathan for You, Silicon Valley, Veep, Scrotal Recall, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bob’s Burgers, etc. Moden Family might not be outright terrible, or ridiculous on the level of shows like The Big Bang Theory, but it’s also not doing anything exceptional. Even a show that was dropped, out of nowhere, by Emmy voters–New Girl–is still as strong as ever. Heck, even off seasons of Community and Archer managed to display more forward-thinking storytelling and maturity than Modern Family has in a very long time. The fact of the matter is that most other shows are more sophisticated, more socially relevant, and downright funnier than Modern Family. I could care less about shows like Togetherness or Transparent, but at least they’re actually talking about ideas of family, and familial relationships in an interesting way that Modern Family just doesn’t. In an eligibility period with one excellent season of comedy after another, I would find it embarrassing that anyone would seriously consider the sixth season of Modern Family to be the best representative of what television comedies are doing now. Modern Family has become comfort food, and to say it’s the best is to ignore all of the daring and boundary-pushing work that has been done this last year or so. 

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    DS0816
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    A sixth straight win would put this laffer at the top of the Emmy heap all alone and break the tie with “Frasier,” which owned this award from 1994 to 1998.

    But consider that these three classics have four wins each:

    “The Dick Van Dyke Show”
    “All in the Family”
    “Cheers”

    And “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Taxi” won three times. 

    Does “Modern Family” really deserve to be so far ahead of all of these shows?

     

     

    ^ No! ^

    To give you an example about excess with over-celebration which has been earned.…

    Think about last year’s Major League Baseball season which was, in part, The Derek Jeter Is Retiring Seasonlong Good-bye Tour. It went on and on and on and…. But, Jeter had earned it. (Not as much as some other greats. But it was understood.)

    For the majority of prime-time series which were awarded the top prize beyond twice…well, they were rubber-stamped. Modern Family is definitely no exception. 

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