This is part three of my ten part TV mega post and it features my ten favorite cable comedies and cartoons and also the word hilarious. I use it a lot.
I got a DVR with ten times the capacity because I watch a lot of TV.
All ten of these shows I’ve talked about in earlier posts. And all of them are amazing. Six are animated; five of them the funniest cartoons in TV history plus one cancelled show concluded on Netflix that really isn’t a comedy but rocks just the same. And four of them are live-action shows that have re-written or broken all the rules of television comedy.
These shows really crack me up.
To the list…
First up an Archer remix…
Archer Vice (FX)
Created by Adam Reed
The first animated show on this list is arguably the funniest. I cannot eat or drink while I watch Archer (or Season 5’s Archer Vice) because I would choke to death or spit it all over my TV this show is so freaking funny. Archer Vice is the same Archer, just the Archer gang has found themselves with a ton of cocaine on their hands. It is still one of the best shows on TV. The funniest voice cast in animation and some of the best writing.
Archer is hilariously funny.
Next a little bite-sized comedy…
Childrens Hospital (Adult Swim)
Created by Rob Corddry
It’s hard to describe this fifteen minute comedy about doctors and doctors in love that borrows from different genres. That Childrens Hospital is funny, is about all I can say..
My only complaint would be that they are so bite-sized and short at eleven minutes long, Childrens Hospital works best as a marathon. It is creative, outrageous and hilarious.
Next we say goodbye to an old friend…
Clone Wars (cancelled… Netflix)
Created by George Lucas
Starring Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, Tom Kane, Corey Burton, T.C. Carson, Nika Futterman, Dee Bradley Baker, Catherine Taber, Anthony Daniels, Ian Abercrombie, Matthew Wood, Stephen Stanton, Tom Kenny, Samuel Witwer & Tim Curry
Star Wars: The Clones Wars was cancelled when Disney took over the franchise and the last season was released to Netflix. Go watch it now.
This final season has some of the best episodes of the series. Some of the best writing that bridge directly into Episode 3 and in my opinion serves to successfully rehabilitate the prequels. (Read that last sentence again) I think it does a really good job of answering many of the Star Wars prequels’ most hilarious WTF moments. No joke. Go watch it.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX)
Created by Rob McElhenney
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a show about the worst people ever in one of the funniest comedies all-time. So well-written. So evil. So bad. They are so bad
The cast and creators are immensely talented.
Created by & Starring by Louis C.K.
Louie is a creatively brilliant and quirky dark comedy about a sad-sack of a divorced comedian played by Louis C.K. whose name just happens to be Louis C.K.
Not based on a true story (still hilarious) It has been on hiatus for a while. It will be back.
Starring Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein
An improv sketch comedy from the amazing team of Armisen & Brownstein. Portlandia is a love letter to the hipster generation and to Portland, Oregon.
Also, I’m in love with Carrie Brownstein. There I said it. She’s hilarious.
Now for some fun with toys…
Robot Chicken (Adult Swim)
Starring Seth Green as well as, Candace Bailey, Alex Borstein, Rachael Leigh Cook, Macaulay Culkin, Donald Faison, Tamara Garfield, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ginnifer Goodwin, Clare Grant, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Breckin Meyer, Dan Milano, Tom Root, Matthew Senreich & Amy Smart
Robot Chicken is a fifteen minute sketch comedy show with adult, nerdy, humor performed by classic children’s toys and voiced by some of the coolest funniest people around and dozens and dozens of hilariously amazing guest stars.
They also do the best specials. Their Star Wars and DC Comics specials are brilliant.
Next up, an old fave..
South Park (Comedy Central)
It is amazing how good South Park still is. A crass but hysterical social commentary comedy about four little boys from Colorado who get into hilarious misadventures. South Park has been around for decades and hasn’t lost a step.
Next a little something that’s been MIA…
The Boondocks (Adult Swim)
Created by Aaron McGruder
The Boondocks is an irreverent and hilarious animated show about two young black brothers who move into a white neighborhood after the death of their parents. It is funny as hell. The Boondocks has been on hiatus for far too long.
Bring that shit back.
And while you’re at it…
The Venture Bros. (Adult Swim)
The Venture Bros. is an absurdly hilarious send up of 1960’s & 70’s adventure cartoons about two brothers who live with their dad (the super scientist) and their bodyguard, while being constantly threatened by their arch-enemy, The Monarch.
This show is freaking hilarious. I’m obsessed with this show and everything about it.
Go Team Venture!
And that’s ten.
A bunch of these shows have been on long hiatus and need to come back soon. But in the meantime they are available to stream on Netflix.
While I’m here, I have to say they need to bring back the action adventure shows like Avatar: Legend of Korra, Beware the Batman and Tron: Uprising. I love these shows. I miss these shows. Good action adventure cartoons are hard to find. If you have any recommendations please send them to me.
See you guys on the couch,