Wednesday, December 16, 2009

TV on the Internet, Episode 26: The Best Comedy Series of the Decade, Part 2

Todd and Libby join up with Jaime Weinman (who also blogs here) to talk about their favorite comedies of the Aughts, places 10-1. We talk about why Greg Daniels is underrated, whether literary comedy or go-for-broke comedy is better and the importance of creating a fun place to hang out.

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TV on the Internet, Episode 26: The Best Comedy Series of the Decade, Part 2

Here's a direct link to the episode.

Here's a reminder of places 11-30:

11. South Park
12. Everybody Loves Raymond
13. Undeclared
14. Malcolm in the Middle
15. Curb Your Enthusiasm
16. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
17. Chuck
18. Everybody Hates Chris
19. Flight of the Conchords
20. Pushing Daisies
21. Always Sunny
22. Party Down
23. Andy Richter Controls the Universe
24. Big Bang Theory
25. Wonderfalls
26. Better Off Ted
27. Weeds
28. King of the Hill
29. Sex and the City

And places 1-10 are ...

1. Arrested Development
2. The Office UK
3. Freaks and Geeks
4. The Office US
5. How I Met Your Mother
6. Futurama
7. 30 Rock
8. Gilmore Girls
9. Scrubs
10. Sons & Daughters

Also, we talk about our top five shows that we can't quite evaluate, which include:

1. Parks and Recreation
2. Modern Family
3. Glee
4. Community
5. Nurse Jackie

And our runners-up are:

American Dad
The Boondocks
The New Adventures of Old Christine
The Thick of It
The Venture Bros.

And our five WORST comedies of the decade are:

1. Til Death
2. 20 Good Years
3. Hank
4. Yes, Dear
5. Entourage

Clips are from Sons and Daughters (Episode: "Film Festival," script by Fred Goss), Gilmore Girls (Episode: "We Got Us a Pippi Virgin!," script by Daniel Palladino), How I Met Your Mother (Episode: "Slapsgiving," script by Matt Kuhn), Freaks and Geeks (Episode: "Beers and Weirs," script by J. Elvis Weinstein and Judd Apatow) and Arrested Development (Episode: "Pier Pressure," script by Jim Vallely and Mitchell Hurwitz).

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Home Run HolidayRick Dempsey, The Deanna Bogart Band
"Jingle Boogie" (mp3)
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Evan S said...

Can't help but notice that both of the guests on your best comedy of the decade are Canadian, further proof of our surreptitious infiltration of your comedic industries. Don't worry, though, we have no ulterior motive whatsoever.

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