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AMERICAN COMDEY SERIES

AMERICAN TV COMDEY SHOWS HAVE BEEN ENTERTAINING AUDIENCES AROUND THE WORLD FOR DECADES. HERE'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE MOST FAMOUS ONES. DO YOU KNOW ANY OF THEM?

THE MUNSTERS 1964-1966

The Munsters was a black and white 1960s television sitcom. It was about the home life of a family of monsters. The show was a satire of both traditional monster movies and popular family entertainment of the era. It ran at the same time as another series about a strange family, The Addams Family. The difference was that the Munsters were more blue-collar.

BEWITCHED 1964-1972

Bewitched was a popular American sitcom which lasted for eight seasons. It followed the lives of a young couple in suburbia. The twist? The wife was a witch. Elizabeth Montgomery played Samantha Stephens and Dick York (later Dick Sargent) played advertising executive Darrin Stephens. When Samantha married Darrin, she vowed to live as an average American housewife. However, she found that she couldn't resist using her magical powers to solve their problems, often with disastrous consequences. The show was hugely popular, winning several awards.

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