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Sonic Youth : 5/22/2020 1:44 pm
Title says it all. Need another funny sitcom. Dramas are great, but too laborious at times for my ADHD.

For reference, my favorite sitcoms are:

1a) Always Sunny
1b) Seinfeld
3) Curb
4) Silicon Valley
5) The Office

Any recommendations for stuff in this vein?
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RE: The Larry Sanders Show  
Jay in Toronto : 5/22/2020 5:13 pm : link
In comment 14909146 JoeMoney19 said:
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One of the funniest shows ever if you haven’t already watched.


Did you see the 2 part doc on him on HBO? It's a MUST watch.
My Sitcom Hall of Fame would include  
John In CO : 5/22/2020 5:15 pm : link
1. The Honeymooners.
2. All In The Family
3. Get Smart
4. The Odd Couple
5. Barney Miller
6. Seinfeld
7. Everybody Loves Raymond
8. The Office (American Version)
9. Curb
10. Larry Sanders

Obviously most of these are shows I watched as a kid. But I really really really like Everybody Loves Raymond a LOT! And I never saw a single episode in its original run. Someone at work recommended it to me as they thought it was up my alley and they were right.

Funny with The Office...most people seem to prefer the British version, and while I liked it, it just seemed a bit too dark to me, especially David. I find that I like the Michael Scott character much more than David Brent.
Not sure these are sitcoms  
VTChuck : 5/22/2020 5:17 pm : link
But my top four are Northern Exposure, Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared and Wonderfalls.

And Keeping Up Appearances on PBS. Richard is my hero.

Sports Night  
Jay in Toronto : 5/22/2020 5:18 pm : link
Was excellent Aaron Sorkin. Several of the actors went on to bigger things.
RE: Not sure these are sitcoms  
Sonic Youth : 5/22/2020 5:19 pm : link
In comment 14909178 VTChuck said:
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But my top four are Northern Exposure, Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared and Wonderfalls.

And Keeping Up Appearances on PBS. Richard is my hero.
Freaks and Geeks is one I MUST watch. I love all the actors in that show, I love Judd Apatow. Might jump into that first
RE: My Sitcom Hall of Fame would include  
Sonic Youth : 5/22/2020 5:20 pm : link
In comment 14909175 John In CO said:
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1. The Honeymooners.
2. All In The Family
3. Get Smart
4. The Odd Couple
5. Barney Miller
6. Seinfeld
7. Everybody Loves Raymond
8. The Office (American Version)
9. Curb
10. Larry Sanders

Obviously most of these are shows I watched as a kid. But I really really really like Everybody Loves Raymond a LOT! And I never saw a single episode in its original run. Someone at work recommended it to me as they thought it was up my alley and they were right.

Funny with The Office...most people seem to prefer the British version, and while I liked it, it just seemed a bit too dark to me, especially David. I find that I like the Michael Scott character much more than David Brent.
Based on your list, you really gotta get into Always Sunny. Start at Season 2, when Danny Devito enters
RE: RE: Not sure these are sitcoms  
John In CO : 5/22/2020 5:25 pm : link
In comment 14909181 Sonic Youth said:
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In comment 14909178 VTChuck said:


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But my top four are Northern Exposure, Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared and Wonderfalls.

And Keeping Up Appearances on PBS. Richard is my hero.


Freaks and Geeks is one I MUST watch. I love all the actors in that show, I love Judd Apatow. Might jump into that first


I didnt consider F&G a sitcom and thats the only reason it didnt make my list. Awesome show.
That 70s Show  
jlukes : 5/22/2020 5:25 pm : link
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Ive been really digging Bobs Burgers lately  
j_rud : 5/22/2020 5:32 pm : link
For some reason I always thought Id hate it and never gave it a chance. After seeing it was the same guy behind Home Movies i gave it a shot and absolutely love it. The kids are hilarious.

For those who said What We Do in the Shadows, check out the original movie with Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. One of my favorite comedies of all time. Its really that good.
RE: Ive been really digging Bobs Burgers lately  
Sonic Youth : 5/22/2020 5:34 pm : link
In comment 14909191 j_rud said:
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For some reason I always thought Id hate it and never gave it a chance. After seeing it was the same guy behind Home Movies i gave it a shot and absolutely love it. The kids are hilarious.

For those who said What We Do in the Shadows, check out the original movie with Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. One of my favorite comedies of all time. Its really that good.
Speaking of adult animation, Rick and Morty is incredible. It's definitely not something that would gel with the people who are on this board, but oh man, that show is incredibly hilarious.
RE: RE: Ive been really digging Bobs Burgers lately  
j_rud : 5/22/2020 5:51 pm : link
In comment 14909192 Sonic Youth said:
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For some reason I always thought Id hate it and never gave it a chance. After seeing it was the same guy behind Home Movies i gave it a shot and absolutely love it. The kids are hilarious.

For those who said What We Do in the Shadows, check out the original movie with Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. One of my favorite comedies of all time. Its really that good.

Speaking of adult animation, Rick and Morty is incredible. It's definitely not something that would gel with the people who are on this board, but oh man, that show is incredibly hilarious.


I love just about everything on Adult Swim. Rick and Morty is the crown jewel, but theres so many legitimately awesome original shows. My favorites are probably Check It Out with Dr. Brule and The Eric Andre Show. Also been digging Joe Pera Talks with You. Tim and Eric's new show Beef House is pretty good too. Really hoping to see a second season of Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal soon, which I think is deserving of some awards. Its amazing that such good shows can be relegated to strange overnight time slots and still find a diehard audience.
Totally on the same page as you  
Sonic Youth : 5/22/2020 6:08 pm : link
I love Eric Andre, although its EXTREMELY hit or miss for other people. You either love it or don't get it/hate it.

Tim and Eric are also awesome. I like their horror/comedy Bedtime Stories series.

But one thing that is universal IMO is Check It Out -- John C Reily is a national treasure
+1'ing many suggestions above  
Eric on Li : 5/22/2020 6:16 pm : link
Frasier & Veep are top tier. Haven't watched Frasier in a little bit but it held up great for at least 10 years after it went off the air. 30 Rock is also solid but not as good as the first 2. Can't go wrong with those 3.

May have missed it but all in the family still holds up as well, and is obviously top tier.

Some others that are a more recent and not entirely sitcomy - Schitt's Creek, Sex Education, Fleabag, Mrs. Maisel, Master of None. It also sounds like you would really like Community.
RE: I recently started watching Taxi  
Matt M. : 5/22/2020 6:28 pm : link
In comment 14908968 truebluelarry said:
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I hadn't seen that show in decades, and its still as funny as I remembered it being.

Danny DeVito is brilliant, and quite a few of the recurring and guest cast memebers ended up appearing in Cheers later on as both shows were produced by the same person.
I always loved Taxi. Judd Hirsch is my cousin (I never met him, but my mom saw him aot as a kid). Jim is the best character in TV history, in my opinion.
We binge watched the entire series of Schitt's Creek  
Matt M. : 5/22/2020 6:30 pm : link
early in the lockdown. Loved it.
RE: I think  
Matt M. : 5/22/2020 6:33 pm : link
In comment 14908970 Eric from BBI said:
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we did a thread on this a while ago, but it's amazing if you go back and look at stuff you used to think was funny. Sometimes it is painfully bad. MASH immediately comes to mind.
Eric - do you think the humor doesn't stand up today, or your taste changed? I feel the same about MASH. But a couple of other favorites from that era in Barney Miller, All in the Family, and The Jeffersons I can still watch and enjoy.

Another from my childhood that I've caught a few times recently and can't watch is Diff'rent Strokes.
RE: RE: I recently started watching Taxi  
eric2425ny : 5/22/2020 6:40 pm : link
In comment 14909211 Matt M. said:
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I hadn't seen that show in decades, and its still as funny as I remembered it being.

Danny DeVito is brilliant, and quite a few of the recurring and guest cast memebers ended up appearing in Cheers later on as both shows were produced by the same person.

I always loved Taxi. Judd Hirsch is my cousin (I never met him, but my mom saw him aot as a kid). Jim is the best character in TV history, in my opinion.


I have read a few articles saying that Michael Richards used the character of Jim as an influence on his portrayal of Kramer.
RE: RE: Thank God...  
Matt M. : 5/22/2020 6:44 pm : link
In comment 14909088 pjcas18 said:
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nobody said, "Two Broke Girls" that's the worst sitcom that lasted far too long.

Current SITCOM that is very funny and very clever is: "What We do in the Shadows"



awful, and I didn't realize it but the brunette was the daughter from the 40-year old virgin. So annoying.
I remember when Two Brome Girls started ae wanted to watch mostly because we like Kat Dennings. For an episode or two, she was funny. But the show was terrible and most of the cast sucks. I can't stand the other girl at all...not even nice to look at.

For me the saddest part is seeing Garret Morris reduced to that crap. And I usually like Jennifer Coolidge, but asking her to do that Eastern European accent was a brutal decision.
RE: RE: I recently started watching Taxi  
Big Al : 5/22/2020 6:49 pm : link
In comment 14909211 Matt M. said:
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I hadn't seen that show in decades, and its still as funny as I remembered it being.

Danny DeVito is brilliant, and quite a few of the recurring and guest cast memebers ended up appearing in Cheers later on as both shows were produced by the same person.

I always loved Taxi. Judd Hirsch is my cousin (I never met him, but my mom saw him aot as a kid). Jim is the best character in TV history, in my opinion.
Jim Ignatowski is the best comedy character in TV history followed by George Costanza and Louie de Palma.
Schitts Creek and Master of None...  
Sonic Youth : 5/22/2020 6:54 pm : link
Schitts Creek was pretty funny, I watched the first few episodes of season 1. I think Eugene Levy is hilarious (going back to being Jim's dad in American Pie), and his son has similar acting chops/comedic timing, I should add that to the list.

Master of None..... I love Aziz, everyone tells me I need to watch this show, but its way way way too real to me. Bugs me out. I'm literally watching my life and insecurities on screen -- I'm sure it'd be cathartic to some degree, but its a pill thats hard to swallow. When it came out, I was literally an Indian-American working as a production assistant that was living in NYC. Felt too real, couldn't enjoy it
RE: Eric  
bluepepper : 5/22/2020 7:14 pm : link
In comment 14909026 lugnut said:
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It's heresy but I agree re MASH. Hugely popular for years, my mom loved it (really, Alan Alda), and I thought I did. But watch the last 6-7(!) seasons and it's just painfully bad a lot of the time. The first 4 or so, though, were genuinely funny.

I read the difference was that the first 4 or so seasons "belonged" to Larry Gelbart and it was a writers' show. But then Alda wrested control and it was all about him and got overly earnest, sentimental, cutesy. New/replacement characters paled in comparison. Henry Blake / Trapper John / Frank Burns vs. Colonel Potter / BJ Hunnicutt / C. Winchester... laughable (ironically).

I also used to think the early years (McLean Stevenson, Wayne Rogers) were great and then it declined but a couple of years ago I saw some season 1 and 2 episodes and nah, it was never very good. The laugh track doesn't help but mostly it's just not funny.

The movie, OTOH, is still great though falls into the category of movies that you couldn't make today since the sexism is off the charts.
Coach  
ChathamMark : 5/22/2020 7:30 pm : link
with Craig T. Nelson and Jerry Van Dyke was good. Hasn't been on TV for a while. Still like Two and a Half Men which is still on a lot.
Guess I'm in the minority here  
Maineline : 5/22/2020 7:36 pm : link
The Charlie Sheen years of 21/2 Men I thought were funny as hell great cast. Repeats still make me roar. The Ashton years were bad so I guess it ruined the reputation of the show.
Maude  
Bill in Del : 5/22/2020 7:43 pm : link
Only cause of Adrienne Barbeau. What a body!
I really liked Sex Education too  
pjcas18 : 5/22/2020 7:59 pm : link
but I don't consider it a sitcom. Comedy? Sure, but more of a drama/comedy and not really a sitcom.

Is there going to be a season 3? Hope so.

Gillian Anderson is award worthy IMO.
RE: Has anyone mentioned Community?  
moze1021 : 5/22/2020 8:21 pm : link
In comment 14909157 MadPlaid said:
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Very funny show and recently added to Netflix streaming. Very binge worthy


Understatement.


Possibly greatest show of all time.

#sixseasonsandamovie

If you get to episode 7 and don't fall in love with it, you are missing something .. lol

Cast is absolutely stacked
RE: RE: Ive been really digging Bobs Burgers lately  
moze1021 : 5/22/2020 8:26 pm : link
In comment 14909192 Sonic Youth said:
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For some reason I always thought Id hate it and never gave it a chance. After seeing it was the same guy behind Home Movies i gave it a shot and absolutely love it. The kids are hilarious.

For those who said What We Do in the Shadows, check out the original movie with Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. One of my favorite comedies of all time. Its really that good.

Speaking of adult animation, Rick and Morty is incredible. It's definitely not something that would gel with the people who are on this board, but oh man, that show is incredibly hilarious.



Dude..Rick and Morty is the 2nd best show created by Dan Harmon...

The best??

The aforementioned "Community"

Parks and Rec  
Jay on the Island : 5/22/2020 10:06 pm : link
Vice Principals
Wet Hot American Summer
New Girl
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
South Park
Glow
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Barry
Flight of the Concords
Silicon Valley

Everybody Loves Raymond  
Saquads26 : 5/22/2020 10:09 pm : link
I never got into it when it was on, but catching the re-runs I now greatly appreciate it.
Oh, and it's not a sitcom, but ....  
Greg from LI : 5/22/2020 10:13 pm : link
If you've never watched The Kids in the Hall, they're fantastic and hysterical.
RE: Oh, and it's not a sitcom, but ....  
Matt M. : 5/22/2020 10:16 pm : link
In comment 14909293 Greg from LI said:
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If you've never watched The Kids in the Hall, they're fantastic and hysterical.
I haven't seen them in so long. That show is hysterical.
Parks and Recreation  
sb from NYT Forum : 5/22/2020 10:28 pm : link
....Totally in your wheelhouse
RE: I really liked Sex Education too  
Eric on Li : 5/22/2020 11:02 pm : link
In comment 14909248 pjcas18 said:
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but I don't consider it a sitcom. Comedy? Sure, but more of a drama/comedy and not really a sitcom.

Is there going to be a season 3? Hope so.

Gillian Anderson is award worthy IMO.


I believe I read they greenlight a 3rd season but not positive, I'm pretty sure it did well for them so I'd be surprised if they didn't but all productions are in limbo right now so who knows. S2 ended on kind of an over cliched low note so I hope they have a chance to fix that and not end there.
RE: Not sure these are sitcoms  
Jan in DC : 5/22/2020 11:09 pm : link
In comment 14909178 VTChuck said:
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But my top four are Northern Exposure, Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared and Wonderfalls.

And Keeping Up Appearances on PBS. Richard is my hero.


Holy Shit. Wonderfalls. One of my favorites that almost no one knows about. It's so hard to describe the premise to people.
Don’t think I saw it mentioned  
bigblue5611_2 : 5/23/2020 8:54 am : link
But Raising Hope is hilarious as well. My list below there I know there’s duplicates from others.

Seinfeld
The Office
Friends (sister got me into it during season 2 and have always enjoyed it)
Everybody Loves Raymond
Big Bang Theory
King of Queens
Two and a Half Men (mainly the Sheen years)
Chappelle’s Show
Arrested Development (the original seasons, not what Netflix did)
Raising Hope (as mentioned above)
One I did not see mentioned  
johnnyb : 5/23/2020 10:04 am : link
Is Spin City with Michael J Fox. Great characters and Fox at the top of his game. The show lost a little appeal when Michael had to step down due to his illness. The mayor’s character was hilarious.
Schitt’s Creek  
10thAve : 5/23/2020 10:38 am : link
It’s been mentioned a couple times but I’d highly recommend it. It was amazing, and you can easily binge it.
A couple that haven't been mentioned  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 5/23/2020 10:43 am : link
The first season of Brockmire is as funny a show as I've ever seen, up there with the funniest seasons of Curb your Enthusiasm. Final season kind of went off the rails but Azaria was still great.

If you like British comedy, seasons 2 and 3 of Black Adder is peak Rowan Atkinson brilliance.
Maude...  
Brown_Hornet : 5/23/2020 10:50 am : link
...All in the Family
...Soap
The IT Crowd on Netflix  
Section331 : 5/23/2020 11:15 am : link
is hilarious. Highly recommend it.

Fleabag on Amazon.

30 Rock on Hulu.
Cheers, How I Met Your Mother...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 5/23/2020 12:24 pm : link
...
RE: Soap  
Gman11 : 5/23/2020 12:39 pm : link
In comment 14909139 US1 Giants said:
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was pretty funny and controversial.


Soap was hilarious, until it got stupid. I guess all shows run out of ideas after a while.
RE: what no Every Body Loves Raymond?  
mitch300 : 5/23/2020 2:44 pm : link
In comment 14909003 gtt350 said:
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very funny show You don't have to be Italian to understand the family dynamics, we all lived them

That is ny recommendation. Very funny
Archer  
mcr2343 : 5/23/2020 3:05 pm : link
I think the same voice character as bobs burgers tho never saw bobs
...  
Chuck Q : 5/23/2020 6:12 pm : link
Fraser
Coupling - British show
Modern Family
Honeymooners
Barney Miller - best them song
Mash - first season until Henry was killed off
A new one for the list  
skifaster : 5/23/2020 7:34 pm : link
American Housewife.
One I would like to rewatch...  
Dan in the Springs : 5/23/2020 8:03 pm : link
But haven't seen since the 80's is Moonlighting. I have good but very faint memories of that show.
Taxi, WKRP, and Cheers  
PatersonPlank : 5/23/2020 10:20 pm : link
Three of the funniest TV series ever. All have many stars in them and great writing.
Agree with most  
NYGIANTS86 : 5/24/2020 12:22 pm : link
WKRP. You'll be amazed at what they got away with on network TV then. Could never do this now.
Community for sure (as mentioned)  
Maximus, Esq. : 5/24/2020 9:35 pm : link
and Schitt’s Creek.

I saw Community when it first aired in ‘09-‘15 and I forgot
most of it. I’m currently binging it and am in Season 2. The Halloween episode, and the conspiracy themed episode with Professor Professorson - absolute classics. Incredible show.
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