Sitcoms for Tax Day

(Above: YouTube screenshot of ‘The Worry Wart’ on ‘The Honeymooners’)

Spending the weekend working on your taxes? To help lighten the task, The Savvy Screener has put together a binge of classic sitcom episodes relating to the IRS (a shout out to Newsday’s recommendations for helping out tremendously).

We’ll start with Archie Bunker getting audited on the “Archie’s Fraud” episode of All in the Family:

Next, The Honeymooners’ Ralph Kramden gets summoned to the IRS in “The Worry Wart,” followed by Gracie Allen meeting “The Income Tax Man” on The Burns and Allen Show:

Finally, two incredibly organized people — Mary Richards and Felix Unger — get surprised when they need to deal with the IRS. The “1040 or Fight” episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show can be seen by Hulu subscribers and “The Ides of April” episode of The Odd Couple by CBS All Access subscribers. Here’s a clip from the latter:

(Note: The above is a revised encore presentation of a previously published article.)


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Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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