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Take 5 With Kyle Harrison: Greatest TV Shows


Editor’s Note: Welcome to the very 1st edition of Take 5 With Kyle Harrison. Over the weeks to come, we’ll be dishing Kyle a topic every Monday, challenging him to pick his Top 5 and explain his reasoning behind each choice. From TV Shows to music to pregame speeches and team unis, Kyle will give us the lowdown on each subject week by week.

For those who haven’t gotten a chance to get to know Kyle Harrison, check him out on Twitter and on Yardbarker.  A Tewaaraton winner now playing for the MLL’s Denver OutlawsKyle’s a helluva lacrosse player and one of the few pros embracing social media and giving fans a way to connect with him online daily. Now, without further ado, we give to you:

Kyle Harrison’s 5 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time

Fresh Prince

#1 Fresh Prince

Easily the best show OF ALL TIME!! IMO there hasn’t been another show in which EVERY actor/actress in the show was absolutely perfect for their role. Clearly Will Smith was out of control and perfect for leading the show. Dude’s work ethic is crazy out of control (watched a story on the show and apparently Will memorized EVERYONE’s lines the first few years of the show and if you look closely, you can see him mouthing the words). But, Carlton, Hilary, Ashley, Vivian, Jazzy Jeff, Phil, and all of the other supporting actors/actresses were absolutely perfect. It was a sad day when this show came to an end. I own all the seasons, and there are ton’s of hilarious episodes, but one of my favorites is when the car breaks down, and Carlton and Will have to ski to safety.


#2 Chappelle’s Show

The funniest sketch comedy show of our generation. I wish everyday that it would come back. Black Real World, and Clayton Bigsby were my two favorite skits.


#3 Friends

I know, it pains me to say this just as much as it pains you to read this. Even though I jumped on the band wagon about 3 years too late, but it was a hilarious show. Similar to Fresh Prince, I feel like ever character on that show did a good job carrying their own weight. Ross was my favorite character on that show by far because homeboy was SO animated and stupid.


#4 Cosby Show

Any black dude in my generation has to have the Cosby show in their top 5! It was back in the lower school days, but I remember watching that show religiously. Bill Cosby is hysterical, and while I don’t necessarily enjoy the episodes (when I catch them on rerun) now all that much, back in it’s prime that show was legit.


#5 Saved by the Bell

Yup, this definitely makes the list. Saturday mornings were OFF THE CHAINS back when this was on. Looking back, Slater’s pants were usually too tight, and his hair cut was questionable, and the majority of the stuff Zack pulled off was crazy as well (not to mention his awkwardly big cell phone). The show was ahead of it’s time for sure. But, the college years were WACK.


Honorable Mention


Prison Break: Loved it, but a show based on breaking out of prison shouldn’t go on for 5 or 6 seasons, considering they broke out in the first season…


X-Men: The Cartoon was OFF the chains. Anyone remember that? I used to watch that joint just as much as Saved by the Bell.


In Living Color: Had I been a little older when this was on air, I bet it would be in my top five. I remember being young, and getting some of the humor, but being confused at a lot of it as well. I’ve clearly seen reruns, and this show was hilarious.


Martin: Hilarious


Run’s House: GREAT show and in my opinion shows people how a family should function, they have their ups and downs, but at the end of the day always love and support each other.


Tune in next week – same time, same place – for another round of Take 5 With KH18. In the meantime, follow Kyle on Twitter and check out his Yardbarker blog!