What's the funniest show on TV?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by footballdude, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. MisterBubble

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    No Laugh Track of course, and ALL of those are on my SP as well! It's amazing how much canned laughter (or even live audience background) can annoy when you're used to watching shows that let YOU decide what's funny. ODDly enough, the guffaw-free shows end up being funnier than those that tell us when we should laugh.

    To the above, I would add my personal current favorites:
    Wonder Showzen (Adults-only "Sesame Street" spoof on MTV2 - new episodes coming in March!)
    Airline ("reality" show yes, but FUNNY definitely - especially if you have ever worked any sort of customer service job)
    Best Week Ever AND The Soup (must watch both if you like either one - you'll get some repeat stories each week but they're both filled with laughs)
    The Showbiz Show with David Spade was also wonderfully snarky and similar to the above 2, but hasn't aired any new shows since December. Anyone know if it's just on hiatus or is it kaput?
    Robot Chicken (Get your Seth Green fix here rather then 4Kings)
    How I Met Your Mother (Doogie AND Willow, count me in!)
    Out of Practice (Give it a chance - Jen Tilly, Paula Marshall, The Fonz and Rizzo are HOT!)
    Everybody Hates Chris (Even if you DO hate Chris (Rock) - it's not his usual stuff - the kid version of him is hilarious! And the parents are a hoot too!)
     
  2. Rob64

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    2.5 men
    Still Standing
    Yes Dear
    King of Queens
    The World According to Jim.

    Not neccasarily in that order
     
  3. JTAnderson

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    Kind of off-topic, but...

    My wife and I watched Wedding Crashers last night, which we had not seen in a theater. I didn't find it horribly boring, but neither of us laughed once during the whole movie. (I chuckled a couple of times near the beginning, but I think it was mostly to try to get into the mood.)

    Anyway, do you think a laugh track would have helped?
     
  4. markz

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    I would not go to a movie with a laugh track.

    However, seeing it in a theater might have helped. Other people would have been laughing which would have helped get you into the mood. It would be kind of like a laugh track, but the laughter would be a real response to the movie, not the studio deciding for you what is supposed to be funny and when you should laugh.

    Also, I have watched shows which are supposed to be funny, and just sat there without a laugh. Then later I have watched them again and found them hysterical. Maybe it was just the mood or state of mind you were in when you watched it.
     
  5. newsposter

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    ban all laugh tracks! They insult Americans and if you made a funny show, you wouldn't need one. Simpsons has been on more than a decade and I don't recall any laugh tracks there. (sorry had to say it)
     
  6. Bierboy

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    That's one reason why Reno 911 is near the top of my list.
     
  7. jtfresh

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    Two and a half men
    Weeds
     
  8. DLL66

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    According to Jim
    South Park
    The King of Queens
     
  9. newsposter

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    beavis and butthead
     
  10. Meinrad

    Meinrad dumdiddydum

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    Scrubs
    The Office
    Two and a Half Men
     
  11. davezatz

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    Just saw a commercial for tomorrow's Oprah... Chappelle will be on and discussing his uh hiatus.

    This link should pull up the episode in Online Scheduling:
    http://www3.tivo.com/tivo-tco/oneclick.do?searchCriteria=1288|14|EP0032413304|episodesearch

    EDIT: Corrected link formatting.
     
  12. marksman

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    I would say Arrested Development and The Office are 1 and 1A. Scrubs is 3.
     
  13. Cathy/Vik

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    Scrubs.

    Daisy Does America is pretty good, even though I expected to HATE it.

    I just don't get The Office. At all. It's like, there should be a joke in there somewhere, but it just isn't actually there or something. :/
     

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