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Dai

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« on: 07-12-2006 18:21 »

This is a thread about your top five favourite comedies, mine are as follows:

1: Futurama - globiously
2: Arrested development - it's a cryin' shame
3: 3rd rock from the sun - lovin' it!
4: Malcolm in the middle - what? no dvds?
5: The office - BBC of course
DotheBartman

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« Reply #1 on: 07-12-2006 18:36 »

The Simpsons
Futurama
The Daily Show
The Colbert Report
The Wonder Years
South Park
The Boondocks


No, I don't care that that's seven, damnit.
Dai

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« Reply #2 on: 07-12-2006 18:44 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
The Simpsons
Futurama
The Daily Show
The Colbert Report
The Wonder Years
South Park
The Boondocks


No, I don't care that that's seven, damnit.

I actually counted them twice before I read your comment  laff

Isn't it strange that the only thing in common with our lists is futurama... no? Ok then.
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« Reply #3 on: 07-12-2006 19:47 »
« Last Edit on: 07-16-2006 00:00 »

Futurama
The Simpsons
South Park
Arrested Development
Monty Python's Flying Circus
The Colbert Report
My Name is Earl

I also had 7 worth listing, I also don't care that it's more than 5.
smadavid

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« Reply #4 on: 07-12-2006 19:57 »

My top 5 ...

1. Arrested Development
2. Futurama
3. Seinfeld
4. Curb your Enthusiasm
5. The Office (US)
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #5 on: 07-12-2006 20:20 »

My favorite comedies:

Showbiz Show With David Spade
Scrubs
Futurama
American Dad
South Park
Reno 911
Mad TV
Monty Python
Kids In The Hall
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #6 on: 07-12-2006 20:45 »

Futurama
Colbert Report
South Park
Seinfeld
Monty Python's Flying Circus
tyraniak

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« Reply #7 on: 07-12-2006 21:56 »
« Last Edit on: 07-13-2006 00:00 »

Futurama
the Simpsons
South Park
The Daily Show
Sifl and Olly
Seinfeld
Aqua Teen
Arrested Development
The Office (US)
Kids in the Hall
Scrubs
Mr. Show
Curb your Enthusiasm
alias_007

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« Reply #8 on: 07-12-2006 22:23 »

In order.

Seinfeld
The Simpsons
Futurama
Arrested Development
Curb Your Enthusisiam
Beamer

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« Reply #9 on: 07-12-2006 22:58 »

Arrested Development (if you don't like this show, you're stupid)
South Park
The Office (US, still yet to see the british version)
Futurama
The Simpsons

Could've sworn we've had a crapload of threads like this already...
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #10 on: 07-12-2006 23:12 »

In no particular order (because they all have different strengths and weaknesses):

Arrested Development
The Boondocks
The Colbert Report
Futurama
South Park

There's a whole slew of honorable mentions, but I could only choose five....
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #11 on: 07-12-2006 23:12 »

My favourites:

1. Scrubs
2. Futurama
3. American Dad
4. Boston Legal
5. The Simpsons
6. Family Guy
Dai

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« Reply #12 on: 07-13-2006 10:10 »

 
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Originally posted by smadavid:
My top 5 ...

1. Arrested Development
2. Futurama
3. Seinfeld
4. Curb your Enthusiasm
5. The Office (US)

I think you'll love the bbc version, because in my opinion the US version doesn't come close

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Arrested Development (if you don't like this show, you're stupid)
South Park
The Office (US, still yet to see the British version)
Futurama
The Simpsons

Could've sworn we've had a crapload of threads like this already...

Well I did search, but saying that if someone in the future searches, I doubt they'll find this thread, I should really have made the name more relevant...

How is it that loads of people list arrested development as one of their favourites, but it was cancelled because of low ratings?? There are loads of comedies mentioned here that I haven't seen, and I plan to look in on them if i get the chance.

Beamer

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« Reply #13 on: 07-13-2006 10:35 »
« Last Edit on: 07-13-2006 10:35 »

Because it WAS a low-rating show. But Arrested Development and Futurama have a lot in common. Both were incredibly funny shows rejected by the public but loved by critics, both were WAY too smart for television, both foreshadowed things years in advance before they happened, both had two unsuccessful seasons in a slot after The Simpsons, then were moved to bad slots by Fox to intentionally kill them (because both shows had very powerful people in charge who Fox didn't want to piss off). It's only natural that the shows would find similar cult audiences - and trust me, hardcore AD fans are WAY more rabid than hardcore Futurama fans. And anyone who frequents the Arrested Development thread can back me up on that.  wink 

Plus, one of the writers on AD is Futurama writer Ron Weiner. Granted, he only wrote two episodes in the show's third season, but still...
Dai

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« Reply #14 on: 07-13-2006 12:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Because it WAS a low-rating show. But Arrested Development and Futurama have a lot in common. Both were incredibly funny shows rejected by the public but loved by critics, both were WAY too smart for television, both foreshadowed things years in advance before they happened, both had two unsuccessful seasons in a slot after The Simpsons, then were moved to bad slots by Fox to intentionally kill them (because both shows had very powerful people in charge who Fox didn't want to piss off). It's only natural that the shows would find similar cult audiences - and trust me, hardcore AD fans are WAY more rabid than hardcore Futurama fans. And anyone who frequents the Arrested Development thread can back me up on that.   wink 

Plus, one of the writers on AD is Futurama writer Ron Weiner. Granted, he only wrote two episodes in the show's third season, but still...

I know they are much more rabid!  laff I remember the send bannanas to fox campaign, but unfortunately they didn't have the numbers, I would join arrested development message boards but I haven't seen season 3 because I live in the the UK, and I'm afraid of spoilers, so I'll wait 'til I've seen them all.
LoveForFry

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« Reply #15 on: 07-13-2006 12:33 »
« Last Edit on: 07-13-2006 12:33 »

1.Futurama
2.The office(us version)
3.Family Guy
4.The simpsons
5.Aqua teens
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #16 on: 07-13-2006 12:57 »

1) Futurama
2) Married With Children
3) The Drew Carey Show
4) Night Court
5) Wings/Benson (tie)
Gopher

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« Reply #17 on: 07-13-2006 13:06 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2007 00:00 »

I'm not good at picking favorites, so I'll just list the first 5 comedies I can think of that haven't been listed already.

1) Great Teacher Onizuka!
2) Irresponsible Captain Tyler
3) Lucky Louie
4) Mr. Show
5) Sealab 2021
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« Reply #18 on: 07-13-2006 13:13 »

In no particular order:

1.  Futurama
2.  Monty Python's Flying Circus
3.  Robot Chicken
4.  Aqua Teen Hunger Force
5.  South Park
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #19 on: 07-13-2006 13:19 »

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Seinfeld
South Park
Family Guy
Robot Chicken

The reasons I liked the older episodes of Futurama were not for comical reasons, but for creative reasons. I truly felt like I was in the future and in a whole different world. I wish I could say the same about the later ones.
David A

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« Reply #20 on: 07-13-2006 13:39 »

I'm not even going to try to list my favorite comedies of all time, so I'll just list my current favorites (i.e. shows that I'm currently watching, or have just been cancelled).

1. Arrested Development
2. Scrubs
3. Monk
4. Kodocha
5. My Name is Earl
Eve-Marie

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« Reply #21 on: 07-13-2006 15:39 »

1. Futurama
2. The Simpsons
3. Malcom in the Middle
4. My Family (You might not have heard of this unless your from England)
5. Family Guy
Dai

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« Reply #22 on: 07-13-2006 18:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Eve-Marie:
1. Futurama
2. The Simpsons
3. Malcom in the Middle
4. My Family (You might not have heard of this unless your from England)
5. Family Guy

I used to like my family in the first few seasons, but when they lost some of the characters, it lost some of it's appeal, it can still be very funny though!
Eve-Marie

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« Reply #23 on: 07-13-2006 18:47 »

I know  frown It isn't as good now Nick isn't in it. I didn't mind Janey going out much.
I thought Abby was a good character when they brought her in as well
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #24 on: 07-14-2006 00:05 »

 
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Originally posted by H. G. Blob:
My favourites:

1. Scrubs
2. Futurama
3. American Dad
4. Boston Legal
5. The Simpsons
6. Family Guy

Also Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law ranks somewhere in the middle of my list. Birdman's boss is the funniest.

"It's like I'll always say: Gandi dandy but liquor's quicker. Haha....quicker."

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« Reply #25 on: 07-14-2006 00:16 »

My current running top comedies:
1. Monk
2. My Name is Earl
3. The Office (US)
4. Late Night with Conan O'Brien

I would put The Simpsons at 5, but they've trailed off lately, so only a Top 4 for currents.
HopelessShipper

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« Reply #26 on: 07-14-2006 01:21 »

1. Futurama
2. Arrested Development (I'm a season 1'er, and huge fan of GOB)
3. Fawlty Towers (Thank you PBS)
4. Jimmy Kimmel Live
5. M*A*S*H
alias_007

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« Reply #27 on: 07-14-2006 04:58 »

 
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Originally posted by H. G. Blob:
 Also Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law ranks somewhere in the middle of my list. Birdman's boss is the funniest.

"It's like I'll always say: Gandi dandy but liquor's quicker. Haha....quicker."


Yes, Birdman is hilarious. I loved that episode where Fred Flinstone came in and it was a parody of The Sopranos.

my man-wich!

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« Reply #28 on: 07-14-2006 05:16 »

*family guy.
*house...(if that counts as a comedy)
*the simpsons.
*russel coight's all aussie adventures.
*The panel (australian)
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« Reply #29 on: 07-14-2006 06:19 »
« Last Edit on: 10-15-2011 06:08 »

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Dark Prince

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« Reply #30 on: 07-14-2006 09:07 »

In no particular order:

Blackadder
The Mighty Boosh

hmmm, can't seem to think further than that really.  Obviously I've seen and enjoyed other comedies, but it would just be a random choice as to which of them would be in the top 5.  Certainly Blackadder & the Boosh on the top two spots though.
LoveForFry

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« Reply #31 on: 07-14-2006 13:56 »

 
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Originally posted by my man-wich!:

*house...(if that counts as a comedy)

If it does, add it to my list! I love house.
Capybara

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« Reply #32 on: 07-14-2006 14:30 »
« Last Edit on: 07-16-2006 00:00 »

Dead Ringers(This kinda swithes between Futurama and Dead Ringers, episode to episode)
Futurama
Dead Ringers
Futurama (again)
Malcolm In The Middle
 
Eve-Marie

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« Reply #33 on: 07-14-2006 15:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Dark Prince:


Blackadder

I love blackadder!!! It is so funny  big grin
Xanfor

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« Reply #34 on: 07-14-2006 18:03 »

Ahh... Anyone here for Mr. Bean?

Dai

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« Reply #35 on: 07-14-2006 18:23 »
« Last Edit on: 07-14-2006 18:23 »

I think Rowan Atkinson is hilarious and Mr. Bean is very funny, even though I think it is his worst role, no other actor could have pulled it off I don't think

hey, I do say think alot
DotheBartman

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« Reply #36 on: 07-14-2006 20:35 »

Question: Not arguing here or anything, but why are people listing The Colbert Report and not The Daily Show?  I love both about equally, but I'm just surprised to see people listing one and not the other.
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #37 on: 07-15-2006 00:19 »

 
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why are people listing The Colbert Report and not The Daily Show?

I love them both dearly, but TDS loses points for the ruddy annoying audience it's developed.  It's not Jon's fault that he's so popular (...ok, so it's mostly his fault), but the audience seems to worship every phrase that falls out of his mouth, and it takes away from the show for me, because their presence feels less like a live audience and more like a laugh track.  The Colbert Report has an audience, true, but they somehow seem to actually contribute to the show's atmosphere, rather than detract from it.
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #38 on: 07-15-2006 00:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
Ahh... Anyone here for Mr. Bean?


Slapstick comedy does not make me laugh.
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« Reply #39 on: 07-15-2006 10:39 »

In order:

1. Futurama
2. Greenwing
3. Dead Ringers
4. Simpsons
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