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michaelscott14
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dan1
Con (against)
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14 Points

The Office is by far, the best primetime television show on TV ever made

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Started: 9/10/2009 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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michaelscott14

Pro

With its histerically humorous characters like Michael Scott (Steve Carell), Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson), Kevin Malone (Brian Baumgartner), Andy Bernard (Ed Helms), Jim Halpert (John Krasinski), and so many other favorites, the NBC show based on a false paper company "Dunder-Mifflin" located in Scraton, PA, it truly is the best show ever created, and not to mention the 7 awards won, and was alos nominated in various topics 17 times.
dan1

Con

I negate the resolution, "The Office is by far, the best prime time television show on TV ever made."

Definitions:
The office: http://en.wikipedia.org...(U.S._TV_series)
Best: Surpassing all others in excellence, achievement, or quality; most excellent:http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
Prime Time: http://en.wikipedia.org...
ever: http://en.wikipedia.org...

The burden of proof is on the aff, he/she, must prove how The Office is the best tv show ever, I just have to prove one is better.

List of shows that are better than The Office:
Seinfeld,
The Simpson's
The Sopranos
The Odd couple

Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998, lasting nine seasons, and is now in syndication. The eponymous series was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, with the latter starring as a fictionalized version of himself. Set predominantly in an apartment block on New York City's Upper West Side (but shot mainly in Los Angeles, California), the show features a host of Jerry's friends and acquaintances, who include George Costanza, Elaine Benes and Cosmo Kramer. Seinfeld was produced by Castle Rock Entertainment and distributed in association with Columbia Pictures Television and Columbia TriStar Television. Sony Pictures Television has distributed the series since 2002. It was largely co-written by David and Seinfeld with input from numerous script writers, including Larry Charles, Peter Mehlman, Gregg Kavet, Andy Robin, Carol Leifer, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer, Steve Koren, Jennifer Crittenden, Tom Gammill, Max Pross, Charlie Rubin, Alec Berg, and Spike Feresten.

As a critical favorite, commercial blockbuster and cultural phenomenon, the show led the Arthur Nielsen Media Research Ratings in its sixth and ninth seasons and finished among the top two (along with NBC's ER) every year from 1994 to 1998.[1] In 2002, TV Guide named Seinfeld as the greatest television program of all time.[2] In 2008, Entertainment Weekly ranked Seinfeld as the third best show of the last 25 years, behind The Sopranos and The Simpsons.

Seinfeld also has very funny catch lines such as: "Yada yada yada", "shrinkage", "These pretzels are makin' me thirsty", "master of your domain", "Anti dentite", Double dip", "No soup for you!", and "Not that there's anything wrong with that". http://en.wikipedia.org...

The Odd Couple is a television situation comedy broadcast from September 24, 1970 to July 4, 1975 on ABC. It starred Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison. It was based upon the play of the same name, which was written by Neil Simon.

Felix and Oscar are two divorced men. Felix is a neat freak while Oscar is sloppy and casual. They share the same apartment, and their different lifestyles inevitably lead to some conflicts and laughs.

Awards:
Both actors were nominated for Emmy Awards in each year of the shows run. Jack Klugman won two Emmy Awards for his work (in 1971 and 1973) and Tony Randall won an Emmy as well (in 1975, in which, upon acceptance of the award, he commented on the fact that he wished he currently "had a job", since the show had been cancelled). Klugman was also nominated for a Golden Globe in 1972 and won one in 1974. The show itself was also nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in the years 1971, 1972 and 1974.

The Simpsons is an American animated television sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical parody of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by its eponymous family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional city of Springfield, and lampoons American culture, society and television, and many aspects of the human condition.

The family was conceived by Groening shortly before a pitch for a series of animated shorts with the producer James L. Brooks. Groening created a dysfunctional family and named the characters after members of his own family, substituting Bart for his own name. The shorts became a part of The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. After a three-season run, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime time show and was an early hit for Fox, becoming the first Fox series to land in the Top 30 ratings in a season (1989–1990).

Since its debut on December 17, 1989 the show has broadcast 441 episodes and the twentieth season began airing on September 28, 2008.[1] The Simpsons Movie, a feature-length film, was released in theaters worldwide on July 26 and July 27, 2007, and grossed US$527 million worldwide.

The Simpsons has won dozens of awards since it debuted as a series, including 24 Primetime Emmy Awards, 26 Annie Awards and a Peabody Award. Time magazine's December 31, 1999 issue named it the 20th century's best television series, and on January 14, 2000 the Simpson family was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program, and in 2009 it surpassed Gunsmoke as the longest running American primetime entertainment series. Homer's exclamatory catchphrase "D'oh!" has been adopted into the English lexicon, while The Simpsons has influenced many adult-oriented animated sitcoms.

The Sopranos is an American television drama series created and produced by David Chase. It premiered on the premium cable network HBO in the United States on January 10, 1999 and ended its original run of six seasons and 86 episodes on June 10, 2007. The show has also been broadcast on A&E in the United States and internationally. Set in New Jersey, where it also was produced, the series revolves around mobster Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the often conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads.

A major commercial and critical success, The Sopranos is the most financially successful cable series in the history of television and is acknowledged as one of the greatest television series of all time and a seminal dramatic production.[1] The series is noted for its high level of quality in all aspects of production and is particularly recognized for its writing and the performances of its lead actors.[2] The show is credited with bringing a greater level of artistry to the television medium and paving the way for many successful drama series that followed.[3][4] It also won numerous awards, including twenty-one Emmys and five Golden Globes.

A staple of 2000s American popular culture, The Sopranos has been the subject of much parody, controversy and analysis, and has spawned books,[5] a video game,[6] high-charting soundtrack albums, and a large amount of assorted merchandise.[7]

All these shows are more successful, and better than The Office.

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Debate Round No. 1
michaelscott14

Pro

michaelscott14 forfeited this round.
dan1

Con

Extend, no arguments put forth, the pro side, has put together no offense so they can not win the round.
Debate Round No. 2
michaelscott14

Pro

michaelscott14 forfeited this round.
dan1

Con

My opponent provides on offense in the round, and does not post arguments.

I must win this round

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Flyinglow 7 years ago
Flyinglow
its a sin that con did not win this................
Posted by dan1 7 years ago
dan1
Who voted pro?
Posted by RoyLatham 7 years ago
RoyLatham
Con gets all the points.
Posted by feverish 7 years ago
feverish
UK Office pwns US Office.

Sopranos is better than either.
Posted by Cerebral_Narcissist 7 years ago
Cerebral_Narcissist
No it is not you utter fool! How can you be so... so... wrong! Bah! I spit in your general direction! What you do not know with your foolish foreign attitude is that what you call the office is only the second greatest show! The first is the true Office... the BRITISH version!!!
Posted by studentathletechristian8 7 years ago
studentathletechristian8
This debate is done...
Posted by Maikuru 7 years ago
Maikuru
Hell yeah it is!

Seriously though, there are a plethora of other shows with more awards and larger audiences. Still, The Office happens to be my favorite so don't let me down!
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