Earlier this year we asked you, the CollegeHumor readers, to vote and compile a definitive list of the best movie comedies in history. Now, we've moved onto the smaller screen, asking you to choose The Best TV Comedies Of All Time. After over 766,000 votes, the results are in
A baby's gotta do what a baby's gotta do. For most little ones, it's sit there and be adorable, but Tommy Pickles and company hold themselves to higher, more adventurous standards. Imaginative, crafty, and spewing malapropisms, the Rugrats gang kept us entertained with their shenanigans while reminding us all what being an infant was never like.
49. Hey Arnold
Hey Arnold is the tale of a bold, football-headed dude growing up in the big city. Arnold lives with his wacky grandparents, pet pig, and a handful of other eccentrics in an old boarding house. When he's not roaming the halls of P.S. 118, he and his school chums are playing baseball, messing with stoop kids, and getting into all sorts of urban hi-jinks.
If you were a kid in the '90s then Doug is the reason you ran around your parents' house with a belt on your head and your undies over your shorts. It's also the reason you ran around that frat's Halloween party in college with a belt on your head and your undies over your shorts. But most importantly, Doug is the reason you get butterflies in your stomach whenever somebody mentions mayonnaise.
47. Ren & Stimpy
Everyone thought that they knew how the whole animated anthropomorphic animal thing was supposed to go until Ren & Stimpy exploded onto the scene. Psychotic characters? Check. Over the top violence? Yup. Disturbingly graphic toilet humor? Sure, why not. It's still pretty unbelievable that Ren & Stimpy was created and billed as a show for kids, but not quite as unbelievable as how much fun you can have with a Blammo brand Log.
46. Parks and Recreation
Aside from being arguably the best show on television, and boasting a cast of sitcom history's most beloved characters, Parks and Rec has been responsible for more memes than any show in recent memory. From the Ron Swanson Turkey Burger to Tom Haverfoods, Mouserat, Snake Juice, and Lil Sebastian, Parks and Rec has created its own little world within Pawnee, Indiana.
45. Rocko's Modern Life
Rocko is just an average Wallaby from Australia trying to make it in the good ol' U S of A, but damn that modern life of his! Maybe if the show were called Rocko's Antiquated Life the poor creature wouldn't have to deal with so much shit all the time. Maybe he wouldn't eat at a restaurant that's name was a euphemism for masturbating, but who are we to judge.
44. Important Things with Demetri Martin
Demetri Martin's special blend of standup already had a variety show vibe, so it seemed like a pretty natural progression for somebody to give Demetri Martin his own variety show. Each episode has an important thing for a theme, which then is riffed on through standup and sketches. Maybe if the show itself were as important as its "things," it might have lasted more than 2 seasons.
43. Flight of the Conchords
The show that finally made New Zealand culturally relevant! The show Flight of the Conchords artfully meshed the act from the band Flight of the Conchords with a zany plotline that casts them as a struggling band in New York. The show resulted in one universal palm to the face, as everyone in the world asked themselves, "Why didn't I think of the Rhymenocerous as my rap name."
42. Scooby Doo
Everyone knows that 1 group of teens + 1 talking animal + crazy mysteries = success. Well let me tell you something folks, it's Dr. Doo that taught everyone that equation. You might say a dog solving mysteries is crazy, but I say a bunch of dudes that think they can get away with crimes by dressing up as spooky ghosts is crazier. Seriously, how hard did those kids have to meddle to find all these nut jobs?
41. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
These totally radical turtles were the reason my preschool teacher thought I was smart. My mom didn't have the heart to tell her that the Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo I was talking about ate pizza and fought ninja style instead of creating great works of art. The TMNT did teach me some art though. The art of kicking shell.