You’re being exiled to a deserted island (The chances of this possibly happening to me are admittedly higher than the national average) and you’ve been given permission to bring ten (and only ten) television comedies to accompany you. What are they?
This is my list. In the event your favorite comedies didn’t make my list, it may well be because I’ve never watched them. Or have.
#10. The Flintstones
Back when I was in elementary school, my sister and I would hurry home every day at lunchtime so we could watch this show. Sure, it’s a sentimental favorite but a lot of the humor still holds up.
#9. The Office
The American version was good, but the original was brilliant. Over the show’s short run, the characters became like friends – and I was sorry to see them go.
#8. The Simpsons
Yes, they’ve been on the air a while and one could argue that the quality has varied over time, but any ten randomly selected episodes are still funnier than 99% of the shows out there.
#7. South Park
Speaking of long-running, this often crude, occasionally offensive cartoon is, oh by the way, one of the most clever and incisive comedies every produced.
#6. The League
The individual stories may not always tie up quite so neatly, but the scattershot humor of this fantasy football-themed series is delightfully unexpected. And often laugh out loud funny.
#5. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The darkest of the comedies on this list, I love this show for its hilariously reprehensible characters and button-pushing scenarios.
#4. Arrested Development
With characters as gloriously bizarre and over-the-top as the situations in which they land themselves, this is the ultimate family comedy.
The show about nothing is a classic, responsible for some of television’s most memorable memes.
#2. 30 Rock
The comedic barrage comes fast and furious in a show that rarely gives you time to catch your breath.
#1. Curb Your Enthusiasm
Honorable Mentions: Community, The Office, Get Smart, Family Guy
What makes your list?
Today’s entry is dedicated to blog regular and birthday gal Debra! Happy Birthday!