The Goldbergs Make Television History
Today in 1949, a show about a small Jewish family aired on television (after nearly 20 years on radio), beginning a tradition of one of the most lucrative and watched programs ever: the situation comedy, nick-named, the "sitcom." The charms of a Jewish family in the Bronx has led to stories about friends in Manhattan, um, another group of friends in Manhattan, a couple in Manhattan — are we sensing a pattern here? Oh wait, there’s also Two and a Half Men. Can’t forget that gem of an exception.
Thanks to the creators of The Goldbergs, we can now come home after our hard days at work, laugh at predictable humor and numb our minds so that we don’t have to hit the bottle. Cheers!