Happy Days - Cut off, after season 2, the death knell was the switch to filming in front of live audiences, became the Fonzie Show, and no longer even remotely reminicent of the 50's.
Happy Days was, after all, the show that INVENTED the term "Jumping the shark":
The filmed Season 1 was pretty dire, though, the live audience helped it--
Lost control, though, when Garry Marshall became too in love with their own audience-cheering catchphrases, and tried to turn Potsie into a singing idol. The Odd Couple was starting to head down that Marshall "Character vaudeville" road too but ended in time, but it was too late to save Laverne & Shirley.
I'm certainly not the biggest fan of the fourth season of Twilight Zone but I think that, in addition to the 3 episodes that you mentioned, Miniature, Printer's Devil and The New Exhibit are good as well.
He's Alive has two good performances, and a good Rod Serling morality-speech, even if, as the TZ Compendium points, out, the titular reveal comes off a bit sillier than intended. (Who doesn't hear the Producers rehearsal saying "Could we have the singing Hitlers on the left and the dancing Hitlers on the right?")
M*A*S*H - Season Four. The one where Henry dies. Oops, sorry about that spoiler. But this show never stops running on TV, so why would you even need it?
Nah, that's not a spoiler--A spoiler's when you point out that they basically
Edited by Ejanss, May 16 2013 - 12:47 PM.