Tim the Slipperman's Favorite TV Shows of All Time

by tim_the_slipperman | created - 21 Nov 2012 | updated - 21 Nov 2012 | Public

My all-time favorite shows on television. As with my other lists, this one may be subject to change.

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1. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)

TV-14 | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

In the not-too-distant future, a man and his robots are trapped aboard the Satellite of Love, where mad scientists force them to sit through the worst movies ever made.

Stars: Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 20,811

2. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

After a crippled test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as a unique intelligence agent.

Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Lindsay Wagner

Votes: 6,939

3. The Prisoner (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick, Leo McKern

Votes: 10,351

4. Garfield and Friends (1988–1995)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Stories about Garfield the cat, Odie the dog, their owner Jon and the trouble they get into, and Orson the Pig and his adventures on a farm with fellow farm animals.

Stars: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, Howard Morris

Votes: 8,871

5. Rocko's Modern Life (1993–1996)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The wacky misadventures of an Australian wallaby and his friends as he finishes his transition to American life.

Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Mr. Lawrence

Votes: 16,157

6. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010– )

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

After learning that her friends, as well as herself, are the magical Elements of Harmony, studious unicorn Twilight Sparkle is sent by her mentor, Princess Celestia, to Ponyville to study the magic of friendship with help from her friends.

Stars: Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong, Andrea Libman

Votes: 17,195

7. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 280,483

8. Robot Chicken (2001– )

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Pop culture references fly thick and fast as stop-motion animation is featured in sketches lampooning everything from television movies to comic books.

Stars: Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer, Tom Root

Votes: 35,856

9. MythBusters (2003– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.

Stars: Robert Lee, Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Kari Byron

Votes: 47,948

10. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.

Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 52,950

11. Wipeout (2008–2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

Contestants make their way through a giant obstacle course to win a cash prize.

Stars: John Henson, John Anderson, Jill Wagner, Vanessa Lachey

Votes: 6,648

12. Highlander (1992–1998)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Duncan MacLeod is Immortal, and must live in modern society, concealing his true nature while fighting other Immortals.

Stars: Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes, Alexandra Vandernoot

Votes: 11,143

13. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004–2009)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A boy and his beloved imaginary friend are able to stay together at an orphanage of sorts for imaginary friends that children have outgrown to be adopted by new children.

Stars: Keith Ferguson, Grey DeLisle, Tom Kenny, Candi Milo

Votes: 14,565

14. Thundercats (1985–1989)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A team of humanoid cats fight evil in their adopted home world.

Stars: Bob McFadden, Larry Kenney, Earl Hammond, Lynne Lipton

Votes: 13,673

15. Earthworm Jim (1995–1996)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An average Earthworm stumbles upon a supersuit that makes him a superheroic worm!

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings, Kath Soucie

Votes: 1,725

16. WCG Ultimate Gamer (2009– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Die-hard gamers tough it out in a series of contests to decide who is the ultimate gamer

Stars: Joel Gourdin, Hannah Simone, Yazan Ammari, Katherine Gunn

Votes: 176

17. The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005–2008)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Comedy about identical twins living at the Tipton Hotel with their single mother who is a lounge singer at the hotel.

Stars: Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song, Ashley Tisdale

Votes: 27,252

18. The A-Team (1983–1987)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.

Stars: George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz, Dirk Benedict

Votes: 28,944

19. Regular Show (2009–2017)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The daily surreal adventures of a blue jay and raccoon duo that attempt to deal with their mundane jobs as groundskeepers at the local park.

Stars: J.G. Quintel, William Salyers, Sam Marin, Mark Hamill

Votes: 22,972

20. The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange (2012–2014)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A tv series of the popular youtube series ''Annoying Orange''. Where Orange goes on an adventure with his friends. His weird friend Nerville basically played by a youtuber has a fear of ... See full summary »

Stars: Dane Boedigheimer, Toby Turner, Justine Ezarik, Bobby Jennings

Votes: 2,616

21. Hellcats (2010–2011)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

The wild world of competitive college cheerleading.

Stars: Aly Michalka, Ashley Tisdale, Robbie Jones, Heather Hemmens

Votes: 9,554

22. Match Game (1973–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

The five-day-a-week syndicated successor to the popular CBS game show, where two could compete to match fill-in-the-blank phrases with those of the celebrities.

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers, Richard Dawson

Votes: 1,304

23. Salute Your Shorts (1991–1993)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A group of kids at a summer camp, run by the heard-but-never-seen Dr. Kahn, form friendships as they spend time harassing buffoonish camp counselor Kevin "Ug" Lee.

Stars: Trevor Eyster, Danny Cooksey, Michael Bower, Kirk Baily

Votes: 4,477

24. Destroy Build Destroy (2009–2011)

TV-PG | Family, Game-Show

Two teams of 3 battle against one another. First, they destroy each others equipment, then they build it, then they battle and the losing teams creation gets destroyed through cool options.

Stars: Nathalie Neurath, Andrew W.K., Martin Woods, John Hennigan

Votes: 560

25. Mega Man (1994–1995)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Action, Family

Based off of the popular video game, Megaman. In the year 200X, robot scientists Dr. Thomas Light and Dr. Albert Wily were completing their special project, helper robots, which will help ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian James Corlett, Scott McNeil, Jim Byrnes, Terry Klassen

Votes: 638

26. American Chopper: The Series (2003– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Reality-TV, Sport

Documentary series about the goings-on behind the scenes at Orange County Choppers, a custom motorcycle fabrication company located in Montgomery, New York. The series is also a study of ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Teutul Sr., Paul Teutul Jr., Michael Teutul, Mike Rowe

Votes: 3,158

27. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil, Sean Schemmel

Votes: 93,571

28. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Two worlds collide when the titled Englishman, Lord Brett Sinclair, and the Bronx-raised, self-made American Danny Wilde, reluctantly join forces to right wrongs, and to protect the innocent.

Stars: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith, Juliet Harmer

Votes: 3,806

29. X-Play (2003– )

30 min | Talk-Show

Adam Sessler & Morgan Webb bring you the latest in video games.

Stars: Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb, Blair Herter, Casey Schreiner

Votes: 905

30. Late Show with David Letterman (1993–2015)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

Votes: 11,430

31. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Joseph Bolter

Votes: 9,452

33. Sailor Moon (1995–2000)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The magical action-adventures of a teenage girl who learns of her destiny as the legendary warrior Sailor Moon and must band together with the other Sailor Soldiers to defend the Earth and Galaxy.

Stars: Robbie Daymond, Susan Roman, Jill Frappier, Katie Griffin

Votes: 10,118

34. Geek Love (2011– )

30 min | Reality-TV

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Votes: 32

35. Press Your Luck (1983–1986)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

A game show where contestents answer trivia questions and then have to gamble their winnings on a randomly flashing game board.

Stars: Peter Tomarken, Rod Roddy, Charlie O'Donnell, John Harlan

Votes: 477

36. PlayMania (2006– )

120 min | Game-Show

A game show where home viewers attempt to solve a series of interactive word games by submitting their answers on line, via text message or by calling a 1-900 number.

Stars: Shandi Finnessey, Melissa Peachey, Angelle Tymon, Jessica York

Votes: 103

37. The Angry Video Game Nerd (2004– )

TV-MA | Comedy

A foul-mouthed nerd reviews bad video games.

Stars: James Rolfe, Kyle Justin, Mike Matei, Kevin Finn

Votes: 12,094

38. The Annoying Orange (2009– )

TV-PG | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The capers of an anthropomorphic orange and his friends annoying the heck out of the audience.

Stars: Dane Boedigheimer, Bobby Jennings, Kevin Brueck, Justine Ezarik

Votes: 1,345