IMDb Poll Board Best Single Episode From a Sitcom

by TsarStepan | created - 4 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Which of the following single episodes* from a sitcom chosen by individual members of the IMDb Poll board is the funniest?

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(*Episodes of 30 minutes or less).

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1. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Remedial Chaos Theory (2011)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

At Abed and Troy's housewarming party, Jeff decides to let the decision on who gets the pizza rest on the roll of the dice, leaving Abed to contemplate six alternate realities.

Director: Jeff Melman | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 5,908

Community episode picked by Tsarstepan.

2. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Playbook (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

When Barney hooks up with a woman Lily had been saving for Ted, she gets revenge by stealing his "playbook," which contains all the moves he uses to pick up women. But will Barney have the last laugh?

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 5,094

3. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
Episode: Turkeys Away (1978)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

Feeling left out by all the recent changes, Mr. Carlson decides to launch his own Thanksgiving promotion. With the aid of Herb and Les, the Big Guy turns a routine turkey give-away into a comic catastrophe.

Director: Michael Zinberg | Stars: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Richard Sanders

Votes: 653

WKRP in Cincinnati episode picked by Dan Dassow.

4. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Embryos (1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Phoebe's uterus is examined for implantation of the embryos. Meanwhile, a seemingly harmless game between Chandler and Joey against Monica and Rachel escalates into a full blown contest where the stakes are raised higher and higher.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 5,776

Friends episode picked by Jessica.

5. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Marge vs. the Monorail (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After receiving a considerable donation of money, Springfield builds a monorail system with Homer as the conductor, unaware they've just boarded a one-way train to Hell.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 3,116

The Simpsons episode picked by ElMo.

6. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Opposite (1994)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

George decides to turn his life around by doing the exact opposite of what he would usually do. Elaine is having a lot of bad luck. Jerry keeps breaking even. Kramer gets the coffee table book published.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 3,225

Seinfeld episode picked by urbanemovies.

7. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996–2003)
Episode: The Long and Winding Short Cut (1999)

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

When Sabrina tries to get help with the family secret she gets banished to the Other Realm prairie without any modern conveniences.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, Nate Richert

Votes: 124

8. The Good Place (2016– )
Episode: Pilot (2016)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Newly-deceased Eleanor Shellstrop is sent to the Good Place but only by mistake; Eleanor is determined to become a better person in her afterlife with help from friends Chidi and Janet.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D'Arcy Carden

Votes: 2,669

Good Place episode picked by Pencho15.

9. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
Episode: The Harder They Fall (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Lisa's very protective father wants to scare Will out of having a relationship with her.

Director: Shelley Jensen | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Daphne Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 305

10. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Big Bran Hypothesis (2007)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Penny is furious with Leonard and Sheldon when they sneak into her apartment and clean it while she is sleeping.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 3,837

The Big Bang Theory episode picked by riverotter.

11. Archer (2009– )
Episode: Vision Quest (2015)

TV-MA | 20 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Everyone is stuck in an elevator. The only thing lower than rations is patience. Oh, and their only rescue is a highly advanced rolling toaster. What could go wrong?

Director: Adam Reed | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell

Votes: 954

Archer episode picked by Dracko.

12. NewsRadio (1995–1999)
Episode: Smoking (1995)

23 min | Comedy, Romance

To help Bill quit smoking, Dave gives up coffee. Lisa is worried Joe saw her and Dave together at the movies.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney

Votes: 175

Newsradio episode picked by TheMovieSmith.

13. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Digital Exploration of Interior Design (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Shirley and Pierce recruit Britta to sabotage the new Subway restaurant in the cafeteria. Jeff finds a hate-letter in the school locker he never realized he had. Troy and Abed begin ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Eckman | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 1,737



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