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Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I find myself with a dearth of quality television lately. I need something to fill the void that Parks and Rec's ending and Community's unfunniness of the past two seasons have left. I am loving The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which, though it is painful, I'm spacing out to one episode per week, to make it last. To give you an idea of what I'm looking for, here are some other shows I have loved: Arrested Development (first three seasons, of course), 30 Rock, The Office (early seasons), Portlandia, and Flight of the Conchords. And here are a couple, that, despite repeated recommendations, I have not: How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory. To sum up, I'm looking for smart, funny, slightly wacky television, generally in the sitcom category, but that's negotiable. Any suggestions?

-Phyllis

A:

Dear Phyllis,

I highly recommend Better Off Ted.  It only ran for 2 seasons (26 episodes), but is one of the funniest shows I have ever seen.  It definitely fits your requirements for smart, quirky T.V.  It is available on both Netflix and Amazon Prime instant video.

I sure hope this helps.  Please don't hate me.

- Brutus

A:

Dear Phyllis,

This is by no means a new show, but if you're on Netflix and haven't yet, I highly recommend binge-watching 11 seasons of Frasier. For my money, it's the best non-Simpsons sitcom of the 90s. Yes, better than Seinfeld.

-Cognoscente

A:

Dear Phyllis,

Last Man on Earth. Loving it.

I'm predicting that you will really dig The IT Crowd, and I second Brooklyn Nine Nine as suggested below. The first couple of episodes may not blow you away, but, like Community, it grows into itself. If you're willing to dive into the super weird and super dark, Wilfred and Louie (which probably can't be called a sitcom, but is hilarious, smart, and just all around genius) are two of my favorite shows of all time. And for something light (that also isn't a sitcom, but is funny), Key & Peele is usually pretty great.

It's a miracle,
Waldorf & Sauron 

A:

Dear Wade,

For animated comedies, I recommend Bob's Burgers and Archer. H. Jon Benjamin is a fantastic voice actor. I second Louie and The IT Crowd. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the sitcom I feel that is the successor to Parks and Rec the way I feel Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the successor to 30 Rock. New Girl took a really long time to grow on me, but you can enjoy it if you realize the show is about Schmidt, not Jess.

Also, it's not a comedy but I can't recommend Orphan Black enough. This is possibly my favorite TV show of all time. It's about to start its third season and you should watch the first two seasons so you can be ready for the new one.

-M.O.D.A.Q.

A:

Dear Phyllis

I second Cognoscente's recommendation, Frasier is my favorite sitcom of all time. Go test run "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz" (season 6, episode 10) and see if it's up your alley.

-Humble Master

A:

Dear Phyllis,

I have recently been watching Eureka and Warehouse 13, and they are fantastic. Smart, quirky, and fun. Also, I want to say that Uffish wrote her answer first but I independently decided to recommend Corner Gas, which is also sitcom-y.

-Olympus

A:

Dear Humble Master,

Yes. Fantastic episode. Also, "The Ski Lodge" (season 5, episode 14) is another one that could be an entire class in comedy unto itself. Immaculately written and hilariously acted from start to finish. 

-Cognoscente

A:

Dear,

It's only one cliffhangery season long and kind of unpolished, but Outsourced was fun and is a decent match for your preferences. It's an office sitcom filled with wacky lovable characters, and you've got the added bonus of funny intercultural misunderstandings.

I second Brooklyn Nine-Nine, IT Crowd, New Girl, and Better Off Ted. I also often love The Mindy Project, which is another office comedy with more relationship-based jokes than 30 Rock, but again, with the witty jokes and quotable lines and hilarious characters and their interactions.

Corner Gas isn't as polished, outrageous, racy, or new as the others, but it's a comfortable sort of funny that's actually pretty similar to the ones you say you love. Someday when you're bored, give it a few episodes and learn to love that small Canadian town (small-town humor is not so different from small-office humor, I think).

-Uffish Thought

A:

Dear Phyllis was underrated,

There isn't a lot I would recommend beyond what has been recommended (although I like New Girl as being about Jess; so there, M.O.D.A.Q.), but here is my one and only further suggestion: The Vicar of Dibley. It is a comedy about the first female vicar (like a priest) in a small English village during the 90s. It is hilarious, I love it so much. There are not nearly enough episodes, but every episode is great. Oh, and it is super wacky, just... just you need to watch it ASAP.

-Mico