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Rain Man
01-16-2012, 02:25 PM
Got a lot of different comedic styles in this heat.

Rain Man
01-16-2012, 02:30 PM
Tough group to rank, but here's my thinking:

1. 30 Rock. Clever writing, pleasantly bizarre, and I like live actors more than animation.

2. Archer. I've only seen two episodes, but thought it was hilarious. I probably shouldn't rank it this high, but I will.

3. Family Guy. Hit or miss, but it's generally pretty good. Sometimes their highly repetitious jokes start grating on me, but I like the Conway Twitty segments.

Didn't make the cut:

4. Gomer Pyle, USMC. I liked this show as a child, but don't know that I would watch it now. It's kind of weird, and not in a good way.

5. Mr. Ed. This show was before my time. I saw a few episodes as a little kid, and even then I thought, "Wow, low production values".

Omaha
01-16-2012, 02:31 PM
Family Guy is hilarious. 30 is well written & funny, but I got sick of it almost immediately for some reason.

Chiefnj2
01-16-2012, 02:31 PM
Weak heat.

Frazod
01-16-2012, 02:32 PM
Anybody who votes for anything other than Archer should have course sand ground in their empty little eye sockets.

Messier
01-16-2012, 02:33 PM
30 Rock is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite shows.

patteeu
01-16-2012, 02:34 PM
Gomer Pyle is the only one of these I've watched extensively. It was funny when I was a kid, but it fails my WWGUpD (What Would GrownUp patteeu Do) test.

I've seen a dozen or so episodes of 30 Rock, which is enough to make me think it's an outstanding show so it got my only vote this round.

Family Guy has it's moments, but it has just never dragged me in (and my wife hates it so I had to make a choice between the two).

I never saw Mr. Ed, but I'm not a big talking animal guy.

I've never even heard of Archer.

RockChalk
01-16-2012, 02:35 PM
The last two episodes of Family Guy have been hilarious. Other than that, this season has been pretty underwhelming

Predarat
01-16-2012, 02:48 PM
Family Guy is hilarious. 30 is well written & funny, but I got sick of it almost immediately for some reason.

Its worn off on me too, Parks and Rec is killing Thursdays. In a good way of course lol. love Family guy, always good for a good laugh!

kc rush
01-16-2012, 02:53 PM
None of the above for me.

seclark
01-16-2012, 02:54 PM
None of the above for me.

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DJ's left nut
01-16-2012, 02:55 PM
Jesus Christ - there's no way that you folks have actually seen Archer if it only has 7 votes.

Nobody, absolutely nobody, that's ever seen both Archer and Mr. Ed would put Mr. Ed in ahead of Archer.

It's brilliant.

Frazod
01-16-2012, 03:02 PM
Jesus Christ - there's no way that you folks have actually seen Archer if it only has 7 votes.

Nobody, absolutely nobody, that's ever seen both Archer and Mr. Ed would put Mr. Ed in ahead of Archer.

It's brilliant.

IMO it's the best TV comedy of all time. Nothing on this list is even close.

RockChalk
01-16-2012, 03:03 PM
IMO it's the best TV comedy of all time. Nothing on this list is even close.

So you're saying I need to give Archer a watch?

Micjones
01-16-2012, 03:04 PM
Interesting. I fully expected Family Guy to be blowing every other show out of the water.

Frazod
01-16-2012, 03:08 PM
So you're saying I need to give Archer a watch?

It's fantastic. I turned five or six friends onto it - watch it once and you're hooked.

Imagine James Bond as a narcissistic jackass with mommy issues in a dysfunctional office environment. The show is crass, vulgar, anti-PC, thororoughly hilarious and completely brilliant.

DJ's left nut
01-16-2012, 03:08 PM
IMO it's the best TV comedy of all time. Nothing on this list is even close.

It's easily in the running for the funniest show I've ever seen.

I've never laughed as often over a 30 minute burst than I have watching that show. Placebo Effect may be the most hysterical 30 minutes of television ever.

rageeumr
01-16-2012, 03:08 PM
If Archer loses to Mr. Fucking Ed I will have lost all faith in the membership of this board.

DJ's left nut
01-16-2012, 03:09 PM
It's fantastic. I turned five or six friends onto it - watch it once and you're hooked.

Imagine James Bond as a narcissistic jackass with mommy issues in a dysfunctional office environment. The show is crass, vulgar, anti-PC, thoroughly hilarious and completely brilliant.

And voiced by H. John Benjamin, who is one of the best voice-over guys out there.

Frazod
01-16-2012, 03:12 PM
And voiced by H. John Benjamin, who is one of the best voice-over guys out there.

I would also add that if you and I agree on something being this good, it really must be that good. :D

SNR
01-16-2012, 03:18 PM
Ditto on the Archer love. It is simply magnificent. A true masterpiece.

I gave an extra vote to 30 Rock. And really, Family Guy deserves one as well, even though it went the way of The Simpsons twice as fast as The Simpsons. Meaning, it turned very not funny. In the end, I knew Family Guy would get plenty of votes. Me not giving one to them is more a testament to how much better 30 Rock and Archer are than if Family Guy deserves to move on.

mnchiefsguy
01-16-2012, 03:33 PM
Okay, I am going to have to download me some Archer, since folks seem to be raving about it. Hopefully it is as good as yall make it out to be!

MoreLemonPledge
01-16-2012, 03:35 PM
I've never heard of Archer.

scho63
01-16-2012, 03:41 PM
It's fantastic. I turned five or six friends onto it - watch it once and you're hooked.

Imagine James Bond as a narcissistic jackass with mommy issues in a dysfunctional office environment. The show is crass, vulgar, anti-PC, thororoughly hilarious and completely brilliant.

Sounds like my kind of show! I'll give it a try and report back....

:thumb:

Caseyguyrr
01-16-2012, 04:51 PM
I've never heard of Archer.

ummm what?

Ebolapox
01-16-2012, 04:59 PM
tina fey is COMPLETELY overrated, I get tired of 'miss independent' chicks going ****ing gaga over her... OMG SHES SO FUNNY AND ORIGINAL AND TEH BEST WRITER ON THE PLANET! OMG OMG SHE'S MY IDOL.

seriously, go the **** away tina fey. you luck into being head writer at the time that will ferrell hits his comic peak, and you STILL find a way to make SNL unfunny and unoriginal. and no, your sarah palin impersonation does NOTHING for me. just go the **** away.

oh yeah...archer, family guy, mr. ed

Omaha
01-16-2012, 05:00 PM
I think I might try to check Archer out tonight.

Rain Man
01-16-2012, 06:30 PM
I didn't figure Archer was well known enough to compete, and it's not, but it's close. It's still within overtaking distance of Gomer Pyle.

Munson
01-16-2012, 06:36 PM
Tough call between "30 Rock" and "Family Guy." Both shows are hilarious, but I had to go with "30 Rock."

hometeam
01-16-2012, 06:39 PM
I dont know how any of these can hold a candle to family guy

Rain Man
01-16-2012, 06:40 PM
Tough call between "30 Rock" and "Family Guy." Both shows are hilarious, but I had to go with "30 Rock."

Just so you know, you're allowed to vote for three shows in each heat during this opening round.

Frazod
01-16-2012, 06:46 PM
Archer highlights. DEEPLY NSFW. Also, not safe for the prudish or easily offended. Embedding disabled.

http://youtu.be/iUC6ttHEdF4

Munson
01-16-2012, 06:52 PM
Just so you know, you're allowed to vote for three shows in each heat during this opening round.

I did not know that. I've only been voting for one show for each heat.:banghead:

Rain Man
01-16-2012, 07:02 PM
Archer sees an ocelot. Dunno why I find this funny. Mild cursing for the NSFW rating.

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Frazod
01-16-2012, 07:05 PM
You might want to give Archer a reprieve. Because if it gets beat out by Gomer Pyle, well, I may have to go kitchen appliance on this place. :mad:

Bump
01-16-2012, 07:07 PM
never seen archer. Is it really that great?

Rain Man
01-16-2012, 07:09 PM
never seen archer. Is it really that great?

I've only seen a couple of episodes, but the ones I saw were pretty darn good.

Frazod
01-16-2012, 07:09 PM
never seen archer. Is it really that great?

Watch the highlights, judge for yourself.

Zebedee DuBois
01-16-2012, 07:17 PM
I voted for 30Rock and Family Guy. I have not seen enough Archer to make an informed judgement. The other 2 are schlock.

30Rock may be on the decline, but there has been some excellent writing.

"Bob" Dobbs
01-16-2012, 07:51 PM
When is Archer on? What network?
Posted via Mobile Device

Frazod
01-16-2012, 08:22 PM
When is Archer on? What network?
Posted via Mobile Device

FX. Not sure of the time - I have it set on my DVR.

Pioli Zombie
01-16-2012, 08:26 PM
Tina Fey is on my fantasy island

Guru
01-16-2012, 10:49 PM
I can't vote for any of those.

Rain Man
01-17-2012, 10:17 AM
Yeah, Archer is indeed a great show. And it's out, along the talking horse, of course.

Moving on to the next round are Family Guy, 30 Rock, and Gomer Pyle. Well, gaw-aw-aw-ly!

Frazod
01-17-2012, 10:18 AM
Yeah, Archer is indeed a great show. And it's out, along the talking horse, of course.

Moving on to the next round are Family Guy, 30 Rock, and Gomer Pyle. Well, gaw-aw-aw-ly!

:facepalm:

Teabow forgive them, for they know not what they do.

Radar Chief
01-17-2012, 10:27 AM
I've never even heard of Archer.

:eek: For anyone asking if you “should” watch Archer the answer is yes.

patteeu
01-17-2012, 11:10 AM
:eek: For anyone asking if you “should” watch Archer the answer is yes.

I've added the first season to my Netflix queue.

Crush
01-17-2012, 11:20 AM
Gomer Pyle? Seriously? This is a fucking travesty. Archer is the best show on television right now. Family Guy in its first run was good. The second incarnation of Family Guy pretty much sucks hairy AIDS balls with cock-flavored spit. Fuck all of you who did not vote for Archer, because you are clearly not in the DANJA ZONE!

Pasta Giant Meatball
01-17-2012, 11:23 AM
None.

Radar Chief
01-17-2012, 11:38 AM
Gomer Pyle? Seriously? This is a ****ing travesty. Archer is the best show on television right now. Family Guy in its first run was good. The second incarnation of Family Guy pretty much sucks hairy AIDS balls with cock-flavored spit. **** all of you who did not vote for Archer, because you are clearly not in the DANJA ZONE!

They just don’t understand the tactical advantages of the black turtleneck.

Radar Chief
01-17-2012, 11:39 AM
I've added the first season to my Netflix queue.

:thumb: Not one to watch with any kids around though, just FYI.

DJ's left nut
01-17-2012, 11:40 AM
Someone had to have rigged the poll.

I want anyone that actually voted for Gomer !@#$ing Pyle to out themselves.

If we can get 3 people to actually state that they put Gomer goddamn Pyle in their top 3, I'll defer, but there's simply no way that anyone with the intellectual capacity to log onto a computer actually finds Gomer Pyle to be funny.

Frazod
01-17-2012, 11:44 AM
I assume they're the same people that have kept shit like Survivor and Jersey Shore on the air. :shake: