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#1 Edited by MocBucket62 (2482 posts) -

As the title implies, what are some of your favorite television comedies that you've seen? I'm loose with the rules so you can include any type of comedy you'd like. You can also list specific seasons of shows that you liked the best too. Whether its sketch comedies, sitcoms, animated comedies, you name it. Here's mine in alphabetical order:

  • Archer
  • Arrested Development
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus
  • The Office
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Rick and Morty
  • School Rumble (The most obscure one on this list for sure. Its a rom-com anime that pokes fun at love triangles and has pretty good dubbing for an anime. Its also probably the only anime I might care for. Also yes, you can include anime comedies if you'd like.)
  • The Simpsons (Season 2-10)
  • That 70's Show

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#2 Posted by KingBonesaw (1355 posts) -

Here are some of my favourites

  • The Office (US) - favourite television show of all time
  • That 70s Show - used to watch it a lot but haven't seen it for a while
  • Kids in the Hall - I'm Canadian
  • My Name is Earl - really funny show that unfortunately never got the conclusion it deserved
  • Arrested Development - really like the first 3 seasons but never watched the fourth
  • How I Met Your Mother - loved this show right up until the end but the series finale makes me not want to revisit the show

Here are some shows that I've never seen but seem to be good (for some reason they happen to be animated shows)

  • Bojack Horseman
  • Rick and Morty
  • Archer
  • Adventure Time
  • Bob's Burgers
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#3 Posted by Sinusoidal (3608 posts) -

I've never been much for comedies, but I've gone out of my way to see every episode of Red Dwarf. Even some of the later stuff that's of, uhh, varying quality..

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#4 Posted by GiantLennonx_x (388 posts) -

Oh man, that's such a hard question! I like so many! My gut tells me.

1. Parks & Recreation

2. Arrested Development

3. The Simpsons (one of my all time favorites!)

4. The Office (seasons 2-5)

5. Futurama

6. The Venture Bros.

7. Nathan For You

I've also been watching a bunch of Broad City. That's shows is *fantastic*. It's on hulu and it's hilarious! More people should watch it! 😄

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#5 Edited by Rebel_Scum (1439 posts) -

Awesome! A thread of lists and no context as to why.

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#6 Posted by liquiddragon (3281 posts) -

Love me some Curb.

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#7 Edited by deactivated-5b85a38d6c493 (1990 posts) -

In no particular order:

The Office (UK) - Short, only 1 season but every episode is fantastic and the Christmas party episode wraps it all up perfectly.

Nathan For You

Space Ghost Coast to Coast

Xavier Renegade Angel - Never quite seen a show like this before. It's insane, and really funny.

Futurama

Chappelle's Show

Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

On Cinema at the Cinema - The best thing Heidecker has been involved with since Awesome Show.

Brass Eye - It's Chris Morris.

Wonder Showzen

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#8 Posted by paulmako (1958 posts) -

Curb Your Enthusiasm

King of the Hill

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#9 Posted by tatsuyarr (244 posts) -

These are one of my favorites:

- Scrubs

- Community

- Monty Python Flying Circus

- Black Adder

- The Thin Blue Line

- The Simpsons

- Golden Girls

- The IT Crowd

- Silicon Valley

- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

- Fawlty Towers

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#10 Posted by Atwa (1686 posts) -

Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, will forever be my number one. Its just so brilliant.

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#11 Posted by qrdl (441 posts) -

@magmamud: a very respectable list you have there

Order somewhat significant:

1. Arrested Development

2. Rick & Morty

3. 15 Storeys High (a little known gem, especially in the US)

4. Xavier Renegade Angel (alternatively Wonder Showzen)

5. The Thick of It

6. The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer (or Shooting Stars, hard to choose)

7. The Venture Bros.

8. Jam or Brass Eye or both consecutively

9. Reno 911

10. Toast of London

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#12 Posted by clagnaught (2109 posts) -

Not really in a particular order:

  • Parks and Recreation: Probably my favorite comedy actually. Both between how funny it is and how they continued to develop those characters.
  • (Season 1 of) Arrested Development: I seriously loved Arrested Development when it was airing. After rewatching the series a couple of years ago, I have to admit season 2 is weaker and season 3 is even weaker than that, with 4 being kind of a weird thing.
  • Soap: When Soap is good, it's really good.
  • (Around season 2 through 12 of) The Simpsons: For years and years I've watched an hour of The Simpsons each day thanks to syndication.

I feel like I should pick an anime too, but I can't make up my mind.

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#13 Posted by imsh_pl (4208 posts) -

Difficult choice between Peep Show and The Office (UK version).

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#14 Posted by tyn0mite (142 posts) -

The Office (USA version)

The Simpsons

That 70's Show

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Just to name a few!

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#15 Edited by BrunoTheThird (824 posts) -
  • Blackadder (series 2-4)
  • Spaced
  • Black Books
  • The Royle Family
  • The Office
  • I'm Alan Patridge
  • The Thick of It
  • Mr. Bean
  • Only Fools and Horses
  • The Day Today
  • The Young Ones
  • Absolutely Fabulous
  • Arrested Development
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Seinfeld
  • Laurel and Hardy
  • The Simpsons
  • King of the Hill

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#16 Posted by pompouspizza (1552 posts) -

No particular order:

-Scrubs

-Friends

-Arrested Development

-Community

-Frasier

-Only Fools and Horses

-Friday Night Dinner

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#17 Posted by dafdiego777 (299 posts) -

No love here for 30 rock? I'd probably pick it over any one of these shows.

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#18 Edited by hippie_genocide (2417 posts) -
  • The Office (US Version)
  • Modern Family
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • It's Always Sunny
  • Archer
  • Parks & Rec
  • Chappelle's Show
  • Seinfeld
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#19 Edited by fisk0 (6838 posts) -

The Young Ones was amazing. That, Jam and the Swedish 90's show Varan-TV are the only shows I can think of that I still enjoy rewatching.

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#20 Edited by Ezekiel (2257 posts) -
  • The Simpsons (Seasons 2 - 8)
  • Seinfeld
  • The Office (UK)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Spaced
  • South Park (Though I don't watch it anymore. It's not the same)
  • Futurama (Before it was cancelled.)

Actually, I haven't seen those Futurama episodes in a decade, so I don't know if they hold up. Simpsons is definitely better, though.

Same with Seinfeld, but I'm more sure about that.

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#21 Posted by qrdl (441 posts) -

No love here for 30 rock? I'd probably pick it over any one of these shows.

Oh yeah, 30 Rock, I could probably sqeeze it in at 9 or 10. It's definitely better than later "prestige comedies", by which I mean Modern Family, Parks and Recreation and the like. It still had some tooth to it. Actually, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt could prove a worthy substitute in the long run, it's been more than alright so far.

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#22 Posted by Marcsman (3823 posts) -

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Seinfeld

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#23 Posted by Octopusrocketmark (148 posts) -

Top Tier:

First four seasons of The Office (US)

Rick and Morty

It's Always Sunny

First 10 Seasons of The Simpsons

Nathan For You

High Tier:

South Park

Arrested Development

Futurama

Bob's Burgers

Tim And Eric

Mid Tier:

Parks And Rec

The rest of The Simpsons

The rest of The Office

Archer

That 70s Show

Don't want to do a low tier or bottom tier because that's too negative.

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#24 Posted by AlisterCat (8053 posts) -

The Last man on Earth is pretty great. I love the concept and they don't squander it.

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#25 Posted by OldGuy (1687 posts) -

The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

The Bob Newhart Show

Red Green

Red Dwarf

(yes, yes, I'm old)

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#26 Posted by RetroMetal (870 posts) -

Seinfeld is really the only one worth mentioning.

Honorable mentions go out to The Office and Last Man Standing

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#27 Posted by KaleFactory (14 posts) -

Arrested Development and Community are probably my two favorites.

Also, to name something that's little newer and different, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. It depends on how you feel about musicals, but I found it surprisingly good.

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#28 Posted by diz (1394 posts) -
  • Look Around You
  • The Day Today
  • Brass Eye
  • Father Ted
  • Big Train

five of the best from a long list...

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#29 Posted by Kidavenger (4417 posts) -

Kids in the Hall and Seinfeld would be my two favorites

Sealab 2021 was great

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#30 Edited by Vamino (284 posts) -

I could go through and list my favourites, but they've mostly already been mentioned. Mr Show with Bob and David has NOT been mentioned though, and is fucking excellent. Probably my favourite sketch comedy show.

The guys also make numerous references to it on podcasts etc. Especially @rorie I've noticed. Man has good taste.

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#31 Posted by ProfessorEss (7961 posts) -

This thread covers most of my personal usual suspects.

I'd like to give a little extra shout out to 30 Rock, Modern Family and Life In Pieces.

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#32 Edited by BrunoTheThird (824 posts) -

I forgot Fresh Prince. I genuinely loved that show. There were some real heartfelt moments too -- the episode where Will's dad comes back is amazing.

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#33 Posted by mordukai (8516 posts) -

Seinfeld is really the only one worth mentioning.

@atwa said:

Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, will forever be my number one. Its just so brilliant.

Always Sunny would be my first if only because Seinfeld came first in the time line. I'd actually put both on the same level of quality. However, Seinfeld's cultural impact is just staggering from a view point of just how much social, and cultural reference is packed into each episode. I mean, you can use sentences from the show and even people with almost no interest will know immediately what you're talking about.

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#34 Posted by mordukai (8516 posts) -

Plus. Here to mention how great Married with Children was since none of you mother fuckers even mentioned it yet. All of you should be ashamed of yourselves.

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#35 Posted by Shindig (4831 posts) -

I feel like Chris Morris' career has been worthy of dissecting at ridiculous, microscopic levels. From Radio One DJ to producing 3-hour streams of late-night Blue Jam madness and a highly publicised sacking. That just shouldn't happen.

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#36 Posted by ShaggE (9211 posts) -

No time to do a list, so I'll just say that the My Brother My Brother And Me show is already among my favorites. It's getting kinda scary how good the McElroys are at everything they do.

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#37 Edited by BojackHorseman (690 posts) -

Of all time? Maybe Community or The Office? Not quite sure. Californication if that counts as well. Oh, and no way around Seinfeld and Curb.

On TV right now? Probably Atlanta, though it's more dramedy, emphasis on the drama.

EDIT: Also, why do people keep making long ass lists without any context? It's like, who's gonna benefit? Weird and dumb.

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#38 Posted by ztiesman (13 posts) -

It's Always Sunny

Silicon Valley

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#39 Posted by liquiddragon (3281 posts) -

I wanna give a shout out to Lady Dynamite 'cause I like Maria Bamford!

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#40 Posted by Captain_Insano (3477 posts) -

All time or at the moment?

Recent times: Community, Brooklyn Nine Nine (probably my favourite), BoJack Horseman (is this a 'comedy'?), Archer, Arrested Development

Further back: Seinfeld, Blackadder, MASH, Black Books

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#41 Posted by master_prophet (151 posts) -

Frasier is my all time favorite with Roseanne (Season 1 - 8) being a close second. I don't consider the final season to be canon to that show, as it is awful.

Shows that are currently on TV I would easily say It's Always Sunny and strangely enough Last Man Standing.

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#42 Posted by BrunoTheThird (824 posts) -

Any Gaki no Tsukai fans? I enjoy that a lot. Their yearly no-laughing shows have been hilarious in the past.

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#43 Posted by CabooseMSG (101 posts) -

Mine would have to be old Top Gear, The Grand Tour, Bob's Burgers, Archer, and M*A*S*H

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#44 Posted by deactivated-5a00c029ab7c1 (1777 posts) -
  • Seinfeld
  • King of Queens
  • The Office U.S.
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • The Simpsons
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#45 Posted by Sahalarious (728 posts) -

1. Curb Your Enthusiasm

2. Rick and Morty

3. Community

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#46 Posted by BBAlpert (2891 posts) -

This might not count as a "television" comedy but that new My Brother, My Brother, and Me show is preeettttty good!

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#47 Posted by FlashFlood_29 (4393 posts) -

Haven't seen Broad City mentioned yet. That show is a golden comedy that deserves more attention than it gets.

Besides that, Always Sunny and Modern Family are good. Archer, Rick and Morty, Futurama, and Adventure Time from time to time.

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#48 Posted by Tom_omb (1073 posts) -

Many great shows have breen listed here, but the only one I'll echo is The Simpsons because it's the greatest of all time. Now for the ones nobody has mentioned yet that have meant a lot to me.

Mad TV - Will Sasso is a legend

Clone High - long before The Lego Movie Lord and Miller were doing manic animated comedy like nobody else

Tiny Tunes, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Freakazoid - this run of Warner cartoons molded my brain into what is it now

The Muppet Show - Gonzo is my hero

The current comedies I'm keeping up with are The Last Man on Earth and Son of Zorn. Both from producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

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#49 Posted by zombie2011 (5584 posts) -

Married with Children

The Inbetweeners

If I had to choose I think The Inbetweeners is my favorite, every episode is great and it just gives me a great nostalgic feel back to my school days.

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#50 Edited by MetalBaofu (1703 posts) -

To mention something I haven't seen anyone else say, and not necessarily my favorite, The Good Place. I decided to give it a shot and watched season one recently, and really enjoyed it. I think Ted Danson is really great in it. It's 13 episodes and has been renewed for a second season, so I suggest people give it a go. And that makes me think of Becker. I liked that, too.

To throw out another one, Pushing Daisies. That show was great, and was cancelled way before it should have been.