1. The Jetsons
The future was definitely fab on The Jetsons. A circular home in a space-age sky rise with all the modern conveniences you could dream up. I’d have to remove Rosie the Robot’s battery – she drives me nuts. But, otherwise, this is the ultimate dream home.
2. The Brady Bunch
Who cares about the Jack & Jill bathroom (sans commode) shared between six kids. The maid quarters, step down study/den, cozy TV room with access to private backyard, nice CA neighborhood… it’s no wonder the kids made the house look haunted to ward off buyers!
3. Family Affair
Ultra-posh bachelor pad condo overlooking NYC complete with gentleman’s manservant. Do I need to go on?
4. The Bob Newhart Show
Bob’s Chicago lakeside apartment appeals to me even more than his later Vermont Bed & Breakfast. I’m a sucker for the retro condo. The rustic side of me would go for the Ingal’s Little House on the Prairie home for a while, but would come crawling back to the urban sprawl in a matter of days.
5. I Dream of Jeannie
Major Nelson was one lucky SOB: an astronaut living in a killer 1960’s Coco Beach love shack with a sexy genie. It doesn’t get much better than that. Arguably better was Jeannie’s shagadelic bottle – Groovy, baby!
6. The Munsters
If Victorian haunted houses are your bag, you can’t beat a particular house on Mockingbird Lane. (Of course, Collinwood, the ancestral home of the Collins family from “Dark Shadows” would be better, but it’s not a sitcom.)
Nice enough for Darrin to have clients over for drinks, but also a cozy suburban abode to just relax with your super hot witch wife. Sure, the mother-in-law has a tendency to pop-in unannounced, but then so did Sabrina (wolf whistle).
8. Bachelor Father
Anyone remember John Forsythe’s swingin’ retro lair? That deserves to be on the list simply for the prominent fully stocked wet bar.
9. Three’s Company
Close to the beach and the Regal Beagle. Of course, neighbors Larry and Lana might get annoying…and the landlord is a bit overbearing.
10. The Andy Griffith Show
You’ve got to love those old houses with the big front porches
11. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Mary Richard’s Minneapolis studio apartment was decorated with a wonderful amount of 1970s flair. The downside: upstairs neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern.
12. The Jeffersons
George and Weezy’s “Dee-lux apartment in the sky-y-y” was awesome, with a balcony to die for.
13. The Partridge Family
The Partridges didn’t have near the interesting home as The Brady’s, but then their dad wasn’t an architect. They didn’t have the money like the Brady’s either – no stay-at-home-mom or live-in-maid. It was more of an average home, but still a nice place to call home.
14. Gilligan’s Island
Don’t for a minute be fooled into thinking they were roughing it. They had all the amenities of a tropical resort. Coconut cream pies, bamboo cars, a peaceful lagoon nearby, and, of course, Mary Ann and Ginger
15. Happy Days
The Cunningham’s Milwaukee homestead was, like the Patridge’s abode, nothing too spectacular. Yet, who wouldn’t love to live there? Don’t forget about the garage with room for an apartment above (if it was good enough for Fonzie, it’s good enough for anyone).
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