Sunday, October 16, 2011
Now for a feature that there is approximately zero chance that I will keep up regularly: The Funny Rumble.
Each week I'll tell you which television comedy was the funniest that week. You know, in case you feel like waiting until Sunday night to have me pick the funniest 22 minutes of television programming from the previous week. I'm here to help you out.
The 9 Funniest Sitcoms Aired This Week:
1. How I Met Your Mother
2. The Big Bang Theory
3. Modern Family
4. Always Sunny in Philadelphia
5. The League
6. The Office
8. Parks and Recreation
(Other shows that will be in contention on week they air, Raising Hope, Archer, Wilfred, 30 Rock, The New Girl. Eventually I'll get around to watching Up All Night and Workaholics, but I haven't seen them yet so they are not in contention.)
So who won the first Funny Rumble?
Community has been jumping the shark since halfway through the first season. Abed allows the show to be extremely meta, which they've taken full advantage of. This week they roll a die early in the episode and create 6 different time lines. Some of the repetition got old, but the different timelines created the chance to have recurring jokes that technically only happened once. The following clip really requires you to watch the episode to fully enjoy it, but it made me LOL, which is an achievement few can claim.
FYI: 2nd place would go to an above average episode of The Office, or a surprisingly well structured The League.
FYI2: Last week's winner would have been Parks and Recreation. If I'd been doing this way back then.