Stock up on nostalgic TV classics on Tubi


More and more people are watching older TV comedies than newer shows amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic because it is making viewers nostalgic, according to Nielsen.

At the start of the pandemic, millions of people were forced to stay at home and enjoy TV entertainment so as not to go crazy – and many of those people resorted to older TV comedies.

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FILE – LR: US actors Andy Griffith, Don Knotts and Ron Howard sit on a metal swing, smiling, in a promotional portrait for “The Andy Griffith Show” TV series. Knotts wears a little cowboy hat.

“While many Americans have turned to their funny old favorites in 2020, it was not a successful year for the comedy genre as a whole. In fact, viewing of the comedy has declined 9% over time. ‘nationwide compared to 2019, “Nielsen said in a March press release.

Despite the overall decline in interest in comedy television, Nielsen data shows a significant increase in viewership when it comes to older comedy shows such as “Friends,” which saw an increase of 30. % between 2019 and 2020, and classics such as “The Andy Griffith Show” which saw a 29% increase in viewership in the same time frame.

“While the comedy genre is still popular, viewing of the comedy over the past year points to a resurgence of nostalgia comedy programming, particularly shows featuring various cast and cast,” said Nielsen.

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In uncertain times, it makes sense for people to turn to conventional television where they could find solace in “simpler times”.

Tubi offers a curated list of nostalgic TV shows for free that can be watched at your time. From comedy classics like “The Nanny” and “Bewitched” to cartoons the whole family can enjoy like “The Flintstones” or “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You”, take a trip back in time to the good old days.

Here are some of the titles offered by the streaming service:

The nanny (1993): With Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane and Nicholle Tom
“Fran Drescher stars as an abandoned wife from Flushing, Queens, who talks about becoming a nanny for the dysfunctional children of a wealthy widower.”

The Flintstones (1960): With Alan Reed, Mel Blanc and Jean Vander Pyl
“Laugh with the classic misadventures of two modern Stone Age families living among dinosaurs, doing their best in prehistoric times.”

The Andy Griffith Show (1963): With Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Ron Howard, Frances Bavier and George Lindsey
“A kind and caring local sheriff gives life advice to his young son and keeps his panicked deputy under control on the quiet streets of Mayberry.”

Scooby-Doo Where are you? (1969): With Casey Kasem, Don Messick and Nicole Jaffe
“The classic adventures of the adorable Great Dane and his human companions in search of clues, hungry for a solution to the mysteries and a snack.”

Bewitched (1964): With Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, Dick Sargent and Erin Murphy
“The beloved TV series about a beautiful witch who marries an executive and starts a family as a housewife, much to the dismay of her powerful mother.”

I dream of Jeanie (1965): With Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily, Emmaline Henry and Hayden Rorke
“A stranded astronaut finds a strange bottle on an island containing a beautiful Genie whose wishes come true, back home, do not go quite well!”

The Dick Van Dyke Show (1966): With Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Carl Reiner and Richard Deacon
This classic, beloved and award-winning sitcom follows the lives of a talented group of television comedy writers at work and in their lives at home.

To view the full selection of nostalgic television offered on Tubi, visit

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