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Best of Chicago TV final: "Good Times" vs. "ER"
It's down to a stalwart '70s sitcom versus a popular '90s procedural for the best Chicago TV show of all time.
- "ER" narrowly defeated "The Bob Newhart Show" by a handful of votes, while "Good Times" wiped the floor with "Married … With Children."
The locations: "Good Times" was set in Cabrini-Green.
- "ER" was set at fictional County Hospital, which could have been Cook County Hospital.
The stars: "Good Times" featured Jimmie Walker, John Amos, Esther Rolle and a young Janet Jackson.
- "ER" gave us George Clooney, Anthony Edwards, Julianna Margulies and even John Stamos later in the run.
The city: "ER" shot all over Chicago, including several scenes on the CTA.
- "Good Times" was a studio sitcom, but the intro serves as a time capsule for the city in the '70s.
The theme songs: Both are memorable, but "Good Times" might have the edge — try getting this out of your head after listening.
🗳 Are you ready? Let the final voting begin!
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