Canada's 30 Funniest TV Shows

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1.
Corner Gas (2004 TV Series)
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The life, or lack thereof, of a proprietor of a gas station, which is the only stop for miles around and a hub of action on the Prairies. (30 mins.)
Director: Trent Carlson
“ Probably the most successful Canadian show of all time, starring Brent Butt! ” - basheerbrother
 
2.
SCTV (1976 TV Series)
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The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way. (30 mins.)
“ This show and its variations that came after it was a groundbreaking and still hilarious sketch series. One of the very best of all time, featuring some all time comedy legends (John Candy, Catherine O'Hara, Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin and more)! ” - basheerbrother
 
3.
This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
This skit-filled Canadian comedy show pokes fun at the Canadian government and other national happenings.
“ The show has been running for more than 20 years and even though Rick Mercer is gone and so are May Walsh, Greg Thomey and others who have come and gone over the seasons, original and hilarious cast member Cathy Jones is still there. ” - basheerbrother
 
4.
The Kids in the Hall (1988 TV Series)
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The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits. (25 mins.)
“ This show and SCTV duke it out with Monty Python for best sketch series of all time in my mind. ” - basheerbrother
 
5.
Twitch City (1998 TV Series)
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This comedy series stands halfway between the average sitcom and Tarantinoesque production. It focuses on Curtis... (30 mins.)
Director: Bruce McDonald
“ Kind of a weird show but those who liked it really loved it, me included! Maybe Don McKellar's best work. ” - basheerbrother
 
6.
Video on Trial (2005 TV Series)
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It's all about dish, dirt and deconstruction as top pop culture experts analyze today's hottest music videos with candid commentary, scathing reviews and tongue-in-cheek profiling. (30 mins.)
“ Much Music's best show of all time featuring Canada's best comedians (Debra Digiovanni, Ron Sparks, David Kerr, plus dozens more). ” - basheerbrother
 
7.
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 show and its movie spinoffs about trailer park dwelling criminals and those around them have thousands and thousands of fans across the country. ” - basheerbrother
 
8.
Kevin Spencer (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Kevin Spencer is a sociopath addicted to cough syrup/booze and cigarettes. He is guided primarily by... (30 mins.)
“ OK so a lot of people hated it but it was definitely a cult hit and for people like me it was incredibly original and hilarious! One of the best animated shows this country has ever produced (sorry Chilly Beach). ” - basheerbrother
 
9.
Comics! (1993 TV Series)
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Director: David Storey
“ CBC stand-up comedy series. ” - basheerbrother
 
10.
Comedy Now! (1997 TV Series)
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30 minutes of straight-up, stand-up comedy.
“ After Comics! went off the air this show filled the standup comedy TV void in Canada. ” - basheerbrother
 
11.
Republic of Doyle (2010 TV Series)
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Jake Doyle and his father Malachy run a private investigations agency in St. John's, Newfoundland. Their cases involve them in all sorts of dealings - not all of them on the right side of the law. (60 mins.)
“ CBC series about a detective in Newfoundland. ” - basheerbrother
 
12.
Wonderfalls (2004 TV Series)
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Jaye Tyler is a loner living in Niagara Falls who, after graduating college, has fallen into a care-free... (60 mins.)
“ Any other Wonderfalls fans out there? ” - basheerbrother
 
13.
Being Erica (2009 TV Series)
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"Therapist" Dr. Tom - who is constantly spouting famous and not so famous historical quotes - is Erica Strange's savior and worst enemy... (45 mins.)
“ Strange but funny series about a therapist who can send his patient back in time to fix past mistakes. ” - basheerbrother
 
14.
This Is Wonderland (2004 TV Series)
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Alice De Raey is a newly minted attorney who joins the chaotic world of criminal justice in Toronto. She's exposed to the seamier side of life, the backroom deals that make the system work accompanied by the usual eccentric characters. (44 mins.)
“ A CBC series I loved that only got one season about a young public defender, her co-workers and many clients. ” - basheerbrother
 
15.
Due South (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The cases of a cynical American police detective and a upright Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable in the city of Chicago. (46 mins.)
“ Hugely successful series from the 1990's about a Mountie who is sent to work at the Canadian embassy in Chicago, where he ends up partnering with a street wise Chicago cop and fighting "real" crime. Starring Paul Gross. ” - basheerbrother
 
16.
Just for Laughs (2002 TV Series)
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This show features stand-up comedy at it's best. (30 mins.)
Director: Ron Meraska
“ Standup comedy show from Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival, the biggest comedy fest in the world. ” - basheerbrother
 
17.
Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010 TV Series)
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A stoner metalhead named Todd Smith, his crushee Jenny, his best friend Curtis, and the geeky Hannah, search their high school for a mayhem-causing Satanic spell book, while being opposed by Atticus, the evil guidance councillor.
“ The title says it all! Either you watched it or you didn't. Fun, original and super campy. ” - basheerbrother
 
18.
The Red Green Show (1991 TV Series)
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Red Green airs his handyman show from Possum Lodge, Canada, and also experiences some zany adventures in real life. (25 mins.)
“ Everyone knows Red Green! ” - basheerbrother
 
19.
Kenny vs. Spenny (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two best friends, Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice, face each other in various competitions. At the end of each episode, the loser gets humiliated. (22 mins.)
“ Two friends fight it out every week on this reality series, where they challenge each other to do stupid stunts (i.e. who can gain the most weight) and the loser has to do a humiliating challenge. ” - basheerbrother
 
20.
You Can't Do That on Television (1979 TV Series)
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Sketch TV by young amateur actors in true classic Nick-style. But whatever you do, never admit that you don't know or ask for water. (30 mins.)
“ An all time classic! It's old but airs in reruns and is still funny and weird. ” - basheerbrother
 
21.
Undergrads (2001 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a group of childhood friends who keep in touch even while they go to separate colleges. (30 mins.)
“ Funny animated series about a group of guy friends going to college. ” - basheerbrother
 
22.
Tripping the Rift (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Tripping the Rift is a CGI science fiction comedy television series. The universe is modeled largely after the Star Trek universe... (30 mins.)
“ Funny but super low brow show about aliens, perverts, and alien perverts! ” - basheerbrother
 
23.
The Wayne & Shuster Show (1955 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Sketch comedy feauturing Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster.
Director: Norman Jewison
“ Classic Canadian TV comedy series. Never seen it but I'm sure all our parents watched it, it seems to be incredibly famous and well loved! ” - basheerbrother
 
24.
Bizarre (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A half hour sketch comedy show that is not politically correct (it was made in the early 1980's). It's... (25 mins.)
“ Another old sketch series, kind of weird and really racy, starring Bob Einstein. ” - basheerbrother
 
25.
The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The scary and silly goings-on at a mad scientist vampire's home/lab. (60 mins.)
“ I love, love, love, love this old weird show from Hamilton! Fishka Rais rocked! ” - basheerbrother
 
26.
The Newsroom (1996 TV Series)
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In a Toronto TV station, the newsroom is headed by a ratings freak. There is nothing George won't do... (47 mins.)
“ This show lasted a few seasons and then returned years later, also on CBC. Very funny and original show about the self-centered manager of a newsroom and his employees. ” - basheerbrother
 
27.
The Tom Green Show (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A comedy show featuring tom green with random sketches
“ The original (and in my opinion easily the best) Tom Green show! ” - basheerbrother
 
28.
The Industry (1998 TV Series)
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Back stabbing execs at a Canadian TV network stop at nothing to get ahead. (22 mins.)
“ After Rick Mercer left This Hour Has 22 Minutes he did this hilarious series about a Canadian TV and movie production company, also starring Peter Keleghan. ” - basheerbrother
 
29.
Puppets Who Kill (2002 TV Series)
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The series takes place in a halfway house for very bad puppets and features four felonious puppet inmates who are doing time with their human caseworker as they wait until that glorious day. (30 mins.)
“ Dan Redican stars as a social worker who runs a halfway house for criminals. The interesting thing though is that all of the criminals happen to be puppets... some of them pretty sociopathic, and even homicidal. ” - basheerbrother
 
30.
Satisfaction (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Satisfaction is a half hour single camera sitcom about being on the verge of adulthood, and struggling with the next step... (30 mins.)
“ Sadly short lived series about a couple living with their hard-drinking, out of work friend. ” - basheerbrother