theemii (theemii) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Our list of 100 essential comedy shows from the past 30 years

Friends and family comedies: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 – 1996)

About: A streetwise, poor young man from Philadelphia is sent by his mother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their Bel-Air mansion.

Workplace comedies: The Office (U.S.) (2005 – 2013)

About: A mediocre paper company in the hands of Scranton, PA branch manager Michael Scott. This mockumentary follows the everyday lives of the manager and the employees he "manages." The crew follows the employees around 24/7 and captures their quite humorous and bizarre encounters as they will do what it takes to keep the company thriving.

Late night, talk shows, and nonfiction: The Eric Andre Show (2012–present)

About: The Eric Andre Show is a late night talk show, with an alternate reality.

Dramedies and genre-benders: Insecure (2016 – present)

About: Insecure uses star Issa Rae's breakout web series Awkward Black Girl as the basis for an insightful, raunchy, and hilarious journey through the life of a twentysomething black woman that cuts through stereotypes with sharp wit and an effusive spirit.

Animated: King of the Hill (1997 – 2010)

About: A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line.

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What's your favorite tv-comedy??
Tags: animation, list, television, the office (nbc)

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