My Favorite Funny TV Shows


These are my favorite TV Shows. I hope I didn’t forget any.

* = Shows that were hilarious and I would very much want to see more episodes. Alas, it’s not possible. These tend to be shows that produced only a few episodes a year.

I hope the below list is helpful and that you get as much enjoyment from them as I did.

Absolutely Fabulous
All in the Family
Barney Miller
Beverly Hillbillies
Big Bang Theory
Black Adder I-IV*
Blacks Books*
Bob Newhart Show
Corner Gas*
Corner Gas (animated)*
Cosby Show
Dad’s Army*
Dick Van Dyke Show
Fawlty Towers*
Father Ted*
Friday Night Dinner*
Get Smart*
Goes Wrong Show*
Home Improvement
How I Met Your Mother – Skip the last two seasons
IT Crowd*
Malcom in the Middle
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Mr. Bean*
My Name Is Earl*
Northern Exposure
Odd Couple
Parks and Recreation – Skip the last two seasons
Petticoat Junction
Red Dwarf
Sanford and Son
Top Gear (First 20 seasons) Mostly a car show, but the presenters are quite funny.
Workaholics – Mostly hilarious, but a few are a bit mean.


Paul De Lancey, The Comic Chef, Ph.D., critic

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