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1.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
“ Although this is obviously not the show it once was, at its best for 10-12 odd seasons it was great season after season after season and it never gets old. Watching it as a young adult I also notice things I didn't as a kid which shows how well it was written. ” - Kevin
 
2.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005 TV Series)
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Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia. (22 mins.)
“ Like The Simpsons, this is great on repeated views, is well written, with great characters and seven seasons in has been very consistent. My favourite current show for sure. ” - Kevin
 
3.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000 TV Series)
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The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers. (28 mins.)
“ I don't feel this is quite as rewatchable as the top two, but again Larry writes and creates hilarious situations. Loved it as soon as I caught five minutes of it. ” - Kevin
 
4.
Mr. Bean (1990 TV Series)
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Life is a difficult challenge for Mr Bean, who despite being a grown adult, has trouble completing even the simplest of tasks. Thankfully, his perseverance is usually rewarded, and he finds an ingenious way around the problem. (350 mins.)
“ One of the first comedies I got into as a kid, and one I still get enjoyment out of as an adult. Mr. Bean is a comedy icon. ” - Kevin
 
5.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
“ An excellent mainstream sitcom, that is again brilliant view after view. ” - Kevin
 
6.
Chappelle's Show (2003 TV Series)
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture. (22 mins.)
Director: Todd Broder
“ It's a shame we don't get more from the very likable Chappelle these days, he has a unique sense of humour and while sketch shows like this can be hard to pull off, enough worked well for this to be a favourite show of mine. ” - Kevin
 
7.
Fawlty Towers (1975 TV Series)
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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. (30 mins.)
“ A legendary comedy. The one flaw of this show is that some of guests are over the top annoying, but it doesn't take away from it too much. ” - Kevin
 
8.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
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Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable. (22 mins.)
“ Great show and one I need to rewatch. Will be interesting if the movie ever eventuates. ” - Kevin
 
9.
Trailer Park Boys (2001 TV Series)
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Three petty felons have a documentary made about their life in a trailer park. (30 mins.)
“ This one took a little while to grow on me, and one I got into after seeing it was a similar show to It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, but while it went a season or two too long, it's always good for a laugh. Ricky really made the show what it was for me. ” - Kevin
 
10.
Russell Coight's All Aussie Adventures (2001 TV Series)
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Russell Coight's haphazard and inept adventuring style ensures that he is a danger to anything and anyone he meets, not to mention himself. (22 mins.)
“ A funny Australian series parodying travel/adventure shows. ” - Kevin
 
11.
Extras (2005 TV Series)
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Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment. (30 mins.)
“ A Curb Your Enthusiasm like show that holds up well going back to it years later. ” - Kevin
 
12.
Da Ali G Show (2003 TV Series)
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An ignorant, wannabe-Jamaican British b-boy; an anti-Semitic, misogynistic but friendly Kazakhstani... (30 mins.)
“ Sacha will do anything for a laugh. Ali G is a great character and whether you like him or not, Sacha's ability not to break and stay in character is something to behold. ” - Kevin
 
13.
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973 TV Series)
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Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby. (30 mins.)
“ Like Mr. Bean, Frank is a great British comedy character and although the episodes were a tad repetitive in plot, is a favourite. ” - Kevin
 
14.
An Idiot Abroad (2010 TV Series)
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Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows... (43 mins.)
“ Karl is the best thing about the podcasts, and to see him in unfamiliar/uncomfortable situations while learning about the world is nothing less than enjoyable. ” - Kevin
 
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Futurama (1999 TV Series)
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Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999. (22 mins.)
“ I definitely don't find this as consistent as The Simpsons was, with some episodes being a tad lackluster, but at its best is great with its witty humour. ” - Kevin
 
16.
Gerhard Reinke's Wanderlust (2003 TV Series)
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A travel show parody, "Gerhard Reinke's Wanderlust" follows the misadventures of a bumbling German backpacker as he travels the globe in search of reasonably priced culturally enriching experiences.
Director: Tom Stern
“ A short lived comedy parodying world travel shows that is quite a hoot. Pepe Lucho!!! ” - Kevin
 
17.
The Boondocks (2005 TV Series)
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Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues. (22 mins.)
“ This didn't have much longevity, only lasting 3 seasons, and the quality did diminish in the final season a fair bit. But there were some great episodes and the hip hop culture this featured, from a fan of the genre made it quite original and enjoyable to watch. ” - Kevin
 
18.
Eastbound & Down (2009 TV Series)
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Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school. (28 mins.)
“ I could understand people hating this but Kenny is funny enough and the plot is always interesting. The Stevie character does get on my nerves at times, but the second half of the 2nd season particularly was excellent after a slow start. A nice mixtureof comedy and drama. ” - Kevin
 
19.
Cosby (1996 TV Series)
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Hilton Lucas was forced by his employer to retire. His wife has trouble with him always being at home and so does he. (30 mins.)
Director: Tim Ryder
“ How could you not like Bill Cosby? Well I'm a big fan and this is kind of like The Cosby Show without the children, with more real world themes and Bill is more cynical (for lack of better adjective) about the world. ” - Kevin
 
20.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Veep (2012 TV Series)
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Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about. (28 mins.)
 
22.
The Ricky Gervais Show (2010 TV Series)
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Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant talk to Karl Pilkington about important things in life whilst Karl provides anything but intelligent answers. Comedy at its finest with wonderful animation. (30 mins.)
“ A very simple show put together with podcasts from Ricky, Steve and Karl's radio show, but often very funny thanks to Karl's take on things. However, if you have heard all the podcasts then this isn't an essential show to view. ” - Kevin
 
23.
Carpoolers (2007 TV Series)
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A group of guys who carpool to work together from their suburban homes.
“ A short lived show about four very different guys who carpooled to work that resonated with me fairly quickly. ” - Kevin
 
24.
The Office (2001 TV Series)
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The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager Brent as they continue their daily lives. (30 mins.)
“ Unsurprisingly this gets compared to the US version. The thing for me that makes this a lot better is not only Gareth who out of all the characters in comparison to their US counterparts gets a huge tick, but it's that the plot actually moves. After going back to this after seeing the US version, I was surprised how quickly the story moved along. I don't rate this quite near classic status, but it's an excellent comedy series. ” - Kevin
 
25.
Louie (2010 TV Series)
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The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York. (22 mins.)
“ I am one who didn't love the 3rd season as much as the previous ones. It's still a unique quirky comedy though. ” - Kevin
 
26.
Get Smart (1965 TV Series)
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the evil forces of KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99. (25 mins.)
“ Not as laugh out loud as many of the other shows on this list, but it is a classic spoof comedy that works about half a century later. ” - Kevin
 
27.
Just Shoot Me! (1997 TV Series)
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Hot-tempered journalist Maya Gallo got herself fired from yet another job when she made an anchorwoman... (30 mins.)
Director: Richard Boden
“ A likable mainstream sitcom. ” - Kevin
 
28.
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996 TV Series)
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The comical everyday life of a successful sports columnist and his dysfunctional family. (22 mins.)
“ Quite repetitive plots, but pretty funny most of the time. ” - Kevin
 
29.
Becker (1998 TV Series)
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Dr. John Becker goes through his daily routine of being a doctor, stopping at his favorite diner, and other various situations, all the while hating life and everything around him. (30 mins.)
“ As with Just Shoot Me, nothing out of this world, but one of the better mainstream sitcoms. ” - Kevin
 
30.
Fat Actress (2005 TV Series)
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An actress (Alley, playing a version of herself) struggles to lose weight and revive her Hollywood career. (60 mins.)
“ To me this feels like a poor man's Curb Your Enthusiasm, but while it only lasted seven shows I always thought it was underrated. Worth checking out. ” - Kevin
 
31.
Malcolm in the Middle (2000 TV Series)
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A gifted young teen tries to survive with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family. (22 mins.)
“ Went too long, but a fun series held down by some great acting by the parents in particular. ” - Kevin
 
32.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 TV Series)
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The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia. The idea is to make him respectable, responsible and mature, but Will has got other plans... (22 mins.)
 
33.
The Shambles with Sos, Valvo & Lynchy (2004 TV Series)
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The Shambles is an Australian television sketch comedy program shown on the community television across Australia... (30 mins.)
“ An Australian community TV sketch show that was better than most of what the commercial networks had and have had since. ” - Kevin