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AMUSE YOUR OVERLORD PT. 2

PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA
edited September 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Okay so we had a pretty successful thread a while back wherein I demanded entertainment and you lot gave me a list of shows that you thought might be entertaining. I think I've watched them all now, though.

Archer, Frisky Dingo and the X-tacles? All totally amazing. Had to re-watch Frisky Dingo to an extent, it's a slow starter, but pretty incredible on the whole.

Parks and Rec was a failure in my view. Don't even suggest Big Bang Theory.

Tosh.0 is a recent find and I find it to be hilarious. But I'm a fan of Daniel Tosh's stand up. Which is sometimes a bit better than his show, but Tosh.0 is still better than Demitri Martin's TV show. Demitri Martin's stand up might be better than Tosh's, though. You should look him up if you haven't heard of him.

I've seen every episode of the Kids in the Hall like four hundred times. Same with Monty Python. Totally familiar with Metalocalypse, the renewed Futurama.

Bill Bailey's got a good DVD that I have. Obviously Bill Hicks was a god amongst men. Good stand up DVDs are very welcome.

So I'm up for more suggestions. Comedians, cartoons, etc.

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  • EshEsh Sunshine! Kittens! Rainbows! Smiles! Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Spaced. Simon Pegg's early British sitcom.

    Peep Show. Same sort of premise, only with Mitchell & Webb.

    Black Books. More British humour, but in a book store.

    "At first he thought it might be a natural occurrence - maybe a rabbit. But upon closer inspection, it was clear a knife had been used. And rabbits don't carry knives."
  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA
    edited August 2010
    Spaced I've seen but the lady here hasn't, so awesome. Will accordingly attempt the others you've posted.

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  • nukanuka What are circles? Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Community.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Like, are we suggesting just newer stuff, or older things you may have missed?

    Because everyone needs to see the whole season of Clone High.

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    Also, Little Britain.

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  • GreasyKidsStuffGreasyKidsStuff Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    If you're suggesting Clone High, I'm gonna throw in Undergrads as well. Both were cut short before their time....

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  • UsagiUsagi WOMP WOMPRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Jeeves and Wooster, Absolutely Fabulous, Strangers With Candy & maybe The Adventures of Brisco County Jr

    They're all on Netflix, but only Strangers With Candy is streaming (no idea about Hulu)

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  • TheOtherHorsemanTheOtherHorseman Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I give a +1 to Community, and since people are throwing in BBC-ISH SUGGESTIONS, I'd consider Father Ted.

  • RayzeRayze Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    How in the world did you not like Parks and Rec? Skip season 1 if you have to but 2 is amazing


    Have you tried Psych yet? Silly but fun. You might also enjoy Reno 911

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Party Down was so funny that all of its actors got hired by shows with larger paychecks by the second season and now it's canceled.

    In addition to Clone High, you could try Venture Brothers, which TheOtherHorseman should have mentione because it is the source of his avatar.

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    if you are BBCing it up, you must, absolutely must watch Nighty Night

  • TheOtherHorsemanTheOtherHorseman Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Party Down was so funny that all of its actors got hired by shows with larger paychecks by the second season and now it's canceled.

    In addition to Clone High, you could try Venture Brothers, which TheOtherHorseman should have mentione because it is the source of his avatar.

    I assume everyone already has watched every episode of Venture Brothers 8 times over, as it helps to bolster my faith in mankind as being worth saving when the aliens come to burn the unworthy.

  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Another vote for Community, it's the best comedy on TV right now.

    And Arrested Development is the best comedy ever.

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    edited August 2010
    Daria is the best work of Western animation ever.

    Ever.

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Six pack on a dick Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Netflix has the first 5 seasons, and season 6 starts in September.

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  • TheOtherHorsemanTheOtherHorseman Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Netflix has the first 5 seasons, and season 6 starts in September.

    It is super important to watch this show from the beginning. No half-assing it with an episode here and an episode there.

    I say this because it is entirely possible to pick a random episode and find yourself put off by how incredibly terrible and sociopathic the characters are. This happened to a friend of mine. You have to ease yourself into their evil. Once I made him do that, it became one of his favorite shows.

  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Esh wrote: »

    Peep Show. Same sort of premise, only with Mitchell & Webb.

    EXCELLENT SHOW but leans toward more depressing humor. Highly recommend a three episode test.

  • EshEsh Sunshine! Kittens! Rainbows! Smiles! Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Esh wrote: »

    Peep Show. Same sort of premise, only with Mitchell & Webb.

    EXCELLENT SHOW but leans toward more depressing humor. Highly recommend a three episode test.

    I think it's more dry and dark. Not something American audiences are really used to.

    "At first he thought it might be a natural occurrence - maybe a rabbit. But upon closer inspection, it was clear a knife had been used. And rabbits don't carry knives."
  • lemongrenadeslemongrenades Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Another vote for Community and Arrested Development here. Cannot express my love for those shows enough. Seen every episode of each at least three times and AD is definitely deeper, but I still catch new stuff on replays of both every time.

    Also, Clone High. Only ran one season and yes, it's an early 2000's MTV cartoon, but it is amazing. Trust me.

    Oh, and 30 Rock ain't bad and Netflix has a lot of it.

  • ceresceres Love is in the battlecry Nevada, USASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    The British show Misfits was really good. It had funny moments, but I don't think you can quite call it a comedy.

    If you haven't checked out Better Off Ted, which *probably* got a mention before, it is really amusing in a sad and scary kind of way. Also in a funny kind of way, though.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Have you seen "That Mitchell and Webb Look"?

    It is a great show. Sketch comedy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMGIbOGu8q0

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA
    edited August 2010
    Okay yes I've also watched Venture Bros. a million times and a half.

    Always Sunny? Like I don't have the season premiere marked as a calendar event in my iphone?

    Clone High: Marilyn Manson's cameo blew my mind.

    You guys missed Bromwell High. Inconsistent, yes. Hilarious, also yes.

    Undergrads: Never really got taken by it. Watched a substantial amount of it, just never fell for it. I may not have a soul. It may be attached to a period in my life I'm not yet comfortable with. I'm not sure.

    30 Rock is so rad and I don't care how bad this is, Tina Fey is mega hot. Also Arrested Development was charming as all fuck.

    Gonna try out Community. Maybe I'll take on season 2 of Parks and Rec. Reno 911 makes me laugh to no end.

    Sorry if there's a pointer I haven't addressed yet.

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  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Flight of the Conchords.

  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Coupling is a brilliant British sit-com with some of the greatest scenes in the history of television. The writer (for the entire show) is the current lead writer on Dr. Who as well as the writer of the most acclaimed episodes of the previous four seasons (Doctor Dances series/Blink/Silence of the Library series/Girl in the Fireplace.)

    I'll second Better Off Ted.

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA
    edited August 2010
    Adus wrote: »
    Flight of the Conchords.

    Is season two any good? I liked about half of season one. It's like it started at 100% and finished around 5%.

    If season two picks up at 5%, I'm out. There was just too much "it's funny because it's awkward" humour. Sometimes that's good but man, it just wasn't nearly as good as the robot song. Seriously. BINARY SOLO.

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    mind you community is a bit inconsistent at the beginning -- it's pretty clear that they're trying things out and working on figuring out the group dynamics of the actors

    there might be a couple moments where you've gotta power through until you get to the halloween episode (#7, "Introduction to Statistics"). from then on it is pretty great until episode #23 ("Modern Warfare") which is the greatest 22 minutes in the history of television

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  • lemongrenadeslemongrenades Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    there might be a couple moments where you've gotta power through until you get to the halloween episode (#7, "Introduction to Statistics"). from then on it is pretty great until episode #23 ("Modern Warfare") which is the greatest 22 minutes in the history of television

    Agreed.

    Also, recently been watching Pushing Daisies on Netflix. There were only two short seasons of it. Not as focused on the comedic, but what is there is snappy and the rest is....whimsical...? Almost kinda magical even though it's not. Maybe just cuz Jim Dale narrates it.

    Plus I forgot to mention Psych. Pretty up and down, but good in small doses.

  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    The Mighty Boosh. I love this show so much. The box set is well worth it.

    hmm, most of my other suggestions have been mentioned (Black Books, 30 Rock, Venture Bros, Arrested Development etc...)

    Oh, speaking of Arrested Development, has anyone mentioned Archer?

    And Archer brings to mind (via Jon Benjamin) that I should also recomend Dr. Katz and Home Movies (moreso Home Movies but they're both good). Both have dvd sets out with all their seasons.

    edit: Also - Dead Like Me. And Better off Ted (excellent comedy, the advertising made it look like The Office which I hate so I skipped it until recently. It's more like a new News Radio)

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  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Pheezer wrote: »
    Adus wrote: »
    Flight of the Conchords.

    Is season two any good? I liked about half of season one. It's like it started at 100% and finished around 5%.

    If season two picks up at 5%, I'm out. There was just too much "it's funny because it's awkward" humour. Sometimes that's good but man, it just wasn't nearly as good as the robot song. Seriously. BINARY SOLO.

    I dunno, I liked all of it pretty equally. I thought pretty much every episode had a few funny lines. To be honest, I never watched it for the songs anyway which I always thought were hit or miss.

  • TefTef Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I think season two of Flight of the Conchords was good, I recommend it.

    I want to recommend We Can be Heroes and Summer Heights High; though I'm worried they may not be as funny to an international audience. I recommend you download one or two eps and see if you enjoy. They were both immensely popular in Australia

  • RasmusRasmus Registered User
    edited August 2010
    The second season of Parks and Recreation is amazing and way, way, waaaaaay better than the first season. Give it a shot if you haven't.

  • EshEsh Sunshine! Kittens! Rainbows! Smiles! Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Pheezer wrote: »
    Adus wrote: »
    Flight of the Conchords.

    Is season two any good? I liked about half of season one. It's like it started at 100% and finished around 5%.

    If season two picks up at 5%, I'm out. There was just too much "it's funny because it's awkward" humour. Sometimes that's good but man, it just wasn't nearly as good as the robot song. Seriously. BINARY SOLO.

    Season 2 is worse than Season 1. I felt the exact way you did about that series.

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA
    edited August 2010
    Disheartening.

    I saw recommendations for the Mighty Boosh and for Dead Like Me. I have seen these multiple times and agree with you: they do kick ass.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Party Dowwwwwwn!

    Also, a bonus recommendation because I already recommended Party Down: Look Around You

  • Descendant XDescendant X Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Rob Pue does some great stand-up. He's got a Comedy Now special that comes on every once in a while on The Comedy Network.

    He's also got a DVD coming out soon.

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  • EshEsh Sunshine! Kittens! Rainbows! Smiles! Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Party Dowwwwwwn!

    Also, a bonus recommendation because I already recommended Party Down: Look Around You

    I watched the first episode of this and didn't even crack a smile. Does it take awhile to hit its stride, because I'm willing to keep watching if it gets better.

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  • KendeathwalkerKendeathwalker Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Peep Show is pretty damn funny. Good thread.

  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Esh wrote: »
    Party Dowwwwwwn!

    Also, a bonus recommendation because I already recommended Party Down: Look Around You

    I watched the first episode of this and didn't even crack a smile. Does it take awhile to hit its stride, because I'm willing to keep watching if it gets better.

    Like with many shows the first episode is stylistically worse and still sort of getting its bearings, and I would say it gets much funnier, but if you didn't even smile it might not be worth it. On the other hand each episode is short so #2 might be worth watching.

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    edited August 2010
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  • PailryderPailryder Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    whenever i have a hankering to be entertained i rewatch firefly :P

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  • CrashtardCrashtard Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I haven't seen it mentioned, so I'll add Pushing Daisies to the list, as well as Breaking Bad & Mad Men.

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