Families have been central to TV shows almost since the invention of the medium. Whether we’re talking about the Rockwellian families from classic sitcoms, sprawling soap-opera dynasties, dysfunctional reality TV clans, or the blended families of the 21st century, TV shows have featured just about every permutation of family you can think of. Now, in a special Patreon-sponsored episode, the Great Pop Culture Debate wants to look back at TV families past and present to determine the best TV family of all time.

Join Host Eric Rezsnyak, GPCD panelists Amma Marfo and Amy Pilott, and Patreon sponsor Steve Nikoloff as they discuss and debate 16 of the most important families in television history.

To listen to Round 1, showing how we got to the Sweet 16 down from the Top 32, become a Patreon supporter of the podcast today to access the exclusive Part 1 episode.


Best TV Mom

Hottest TV Dad

Best 90s Sitcom

Best 00s Sitcom

The Round 2 Match-Ups:

Match-Up 1: The Addamses (“The Addams Family“) (1) vs. The Keatons (“Family Ties“) (4)

Match-Up 2: The Bankses (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air“) (3) vs. The Bluths (“Arrested Development“) (2)

Match-Up 3: The Ingallses (“Little House on the Prairie“) (8) vs. The Belchers (“Bob’s Burgers“) (4)

Match-Up 4: The Winslows (“Family Matters“) (3) vs. The Flintstones (“The Flintstones“) (2)

Match-Up 5: The Simpsons (“The Simpsons“) (1) vs. The Jetsons (“The Jetsons“) (4)

Match-Up 6: The Huxtables (“The Cosby Show“) (2) vs. The Starks (“Game of Thrones“) (7)

Match-Up 7: The Walshes (“Beverly Hills, 90210“) (8) vs. The Bradys (“The Brady Bunch“) (4)

Match-Up 8: The Dunphys (“Modern Family“) (3) vs. The Conners (“Roseanne“/”The Conners“) (2)

Want to play along at home?

Download the listener bracket here and see if your picks match up with ours!

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Host: Eric Rezsnyak

Panel: Amma Marfo, Amy Pilott

Patreon Sponsor: Steve Nikoloff

Editor: Eric Rezsnyak

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