His partnership with Stephen Fry on this BBC program produced some distinctly British humor, natch — but in a way that’s palatable to both lovers and haters of Monty Python. Do you find it funny when Americans reveal their stupefying lack of knowledge about historical events?
Do you like to pretend that Jack Black, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cera, Owen and Luke Wilson, Patton Oswalt, and Dave Grohl are your friends in real life and that you’d all have such a great time hanging out and acting all hammered and silly together?
One of the downfalls of Saturday Night Live has always been that it can’t resist a surreal sketch premise, but it rarely knows what to do with one beyond its initial bizarro-world setup. Nick Kroll’s parodying of the modern pop-culture landscape, especially the sausage-making of reality TV and the types of wannabes who choose to star on those shows, was merciless and mercilessly funny. Finding it hard for your indie coffee shop to compete with java giant Starbucks? For several reasons, this one-season-and-done CBS drama deserved a second chance: Lead actor Patrick Wilson (hey, Universe: Be more generous to Patrick Wilson!
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, meanwhile, could teach a master class on morphing normalness into ludicrousness into hilariousness. reality, along came deadpan Canadian comic Nathan Fielder and the 2013 premiere of his Comedy Central show, in which he mock-helps actual businesses and offers insipid suggestions for life improvement. ); co–executive producer and pilot director Jonathan Demme; co–executive producer Susannah Grant (who wrote Erin Brokovich); a supporting cast that included Margo Martindale and Pablo “Pornstache” Schreiber. Abrams and Jennifer Garner teamed up for a spy series that put its fans through dizzying paces.
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I know you deserved so much better than the stingy ratings you received, the mere passing glances viewers gave you.And no show has ever embodied that desideratum like Cheers, a sitcom as cozy as it was zany and as brilliant as it was puerile.You’re pretty much guaranteed to have more fun staying in with Sam Malone and his regulars than you are going out to an actual bar.Alongside him in the chafing-dish trenches are aspiring comedienne Casey (Lizzy Caplan), wannabe screenwriter Roman (Martin Starr), untalented actor-singer-model Kyle (Ryan Hansen), and catering captain “Ron” Donald (Ken Marino), whose life goal is to own his own Soup R’ Crackers franchise.Samantha What: A sitcom starring Christina Applegate as a 30-year-old real-estate exec whose life as a bitchy-cosmopolitan type is upheaved when a hit-and-run leaves her with amnesia.If so, then this is the sketch-comedy show is for you.If it hasn’t already, Inside Amy Schumer will one day find a place on the syllabi of countless Feminism and Pop Culture university courses for its next-level skewering of everyday gendered stereotypes.The greatest sitcom spinoff of all time, which happened to win more Emmys than its predecessor (see: Cheers) and co-holds the record (for now, with Modern Family) for the most consecutive Outstanding Comedy Series Emmys at five. When the cult-favorite “putting the fun in dysfunctional” comedy was cancelled after three seasons on ABC, it sent fans into a crazed frenzy, even prompting us at Vulture to strongly bemoan the decision. It’s Always Sunny is often called “Seinfeld on crack,” and like that seminal sitcom, Sunny offers its fans a fount of one-liners and in-jokes that now stand as its own vernacular. K.’s stand-up material and his discomfiting offstage persona.Seriously, what about Frasier was not just perfect? Following a group of six best friends as they navigate their intertwining lives in Chicago, Happy Endings took a tired formula and turned it into something distinctly its own. Watch the entire episode where Lucy and Ethel go to work on a candy assembly line, not just the smidgen of it that Julia Roberts watches in Pretty Woman, and know that that episode is actually called “Job Switching.” Be able to say “Vitameatavegamin girl” ten times fast and get the reference you’re making. Amy Poehler’s post-SNL comedic vehicle, about do-gooder Leslie Knope and her quest to better the tiny town of Pawnee, Indiana, may be the quintessential network sitcom of this decade: a low-key but often hilarious observational comedy about the family we make out of our friends and co-workers.TV is great and all these days, except where are the genuinely funny, family-oriented sitcoms, the ones that sidestep treacle for levity, that maintain a PG-bordering-on-PG-13 worldview without sacrificing smarts or sass? ), that gorgeous Seattle high-rise bachelor pad, the title cards between scenes, the celebrities who made voice cameos as callers on Frasier’s radio show, the occasional return of Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth).It took the blue-streak-cussing Chris Rock to deliver us the rare worthy Wonder Years successor, a sitcom so intelligent yet so cute, with a teen-boy protagonist (Tyler James Williams) who’s equal parts knowing and naïve, an imposing yet tenderhearted father figure (Terry Crews), and a narrator (Rock himself) who looks back on his own childhood with cheeky compassion. Heck, even Eddie the dog is a sitcom legend in his own right. Not so much a situation comedy as a living, breathing, rumbling, gurgling organism that feeds off life’s hard, funny truths, grafted from the organs of Louis C.