Hope everyone is well! Finally, it’s my turn again! I’ve been waiting so patiently for the last eight days. Seriously, eight days! I can’t be kept down for that long. I can’t be chained up like some beast and not be allowed to run free! This butterfly needs to spread my wings and fly! Okay, now that I’m reading the words I wrote, perhaps I’m exaggerating a little. But, anyway, it’s my turn and it’s also Top Three Thursday, which works out well, since I just happened to do a top three list! (Please imagine thundering applause as you’re reading this)
You want to know what the beauty of this site is? Never mind, don’t guess, because I’m going to tell you. It’s that I can pick anything I want to write about for my Top Three Thursday posts. Like really, anything. Doesn’t have to just be about books. We figured it was a nice way to get to know us, your Tuesdays! That was one of the stipulations I put into my contract when joining. The other was I had to be given a treat and scratched behind the ears at every critique group meeting. All the members take turns doing that. So, with all that being said, I am writing about my top three favorite TV shows!
Narrowing down all the great TV shows over the years isn’t easy. And if you ask me next year what my favorite series ever were, they might even change from this list. Now, there were so many great shows. Way too many to list. So, it took me a little while to narrow down. Finally, I decided to make it my top three comedic TV series.
You see, most of the stories I write have a lot of humor in them, well, my idea of humor at least. So, I tend to lean that way in my tastes. Also, humor is something I can watch repeatedly. There were some unbelievably great dramas, but I have to be in the right mood to re-watch them. Comedy, I can just put on, enjoy and laugh. And also, by narrowing it down to comedy, I can save the dramas for another list at a future date! It’s a win-win really. So, without further ado, here are my top three favorite comedy TV shows (for the moment).
Now, these are in no particular order. Just a list of three shows, which I could really put on in a loop and watch them over and over again. The first one on my list, I just introduced my son to and was thrilled when he was hysterical watching. In a few years, he can watch it again when he’s older and pick up on the jokes he didn’t understand now. Anyway, the show is Arrested Development. Every single episode had tons of laugh out loud moments. Or LOL for you kids. The show has running jokes. Jokes that work on different levels with double meanings. Hidden jokes that you have to know what’s going on in real life with the show or from other shows the actors have been in, to get. Slapstick and absurdity. Really something for everyone. While every single character is great and have so many funny moments, my two favorites on the show were Tobias and GOB. I still burst out laughing when Tobias tried out for the Blue Man Group and painted himself blue and declared proudly he “blue(ew) himself” and Michael asked him if he ever really listened to the words he said. As I said, I just went through these shows again and still laughed at every single one.
Next up on my top three list is Flight of the Conchords. The show is about the fourth most popular folk duo in New Zealand. It only went two seasons, but was so very funny. I absolutely love British humor and yes, I know they’re from New Zealand, but that’s the tone of the show. I love the band manager, Murray, and laugh every time he has a meeting with the duo and does a roll call to see who’s present. The songs in the show were really good also. If you’ve never seen it, please get to watching it now. Like really. I’ll wait……..
Well? See, I told you that you’d love it! Murray books them into performing in such places as an elevator, where people can hear them play between floors.
Last, but not least on my top three list is no surprise to anybody who’s been friends with me for a while. I can’t express how much I love Phineas and Ferb. I know it’s a cartoon, er…I mean animated series, but it was one of the funniest things on the air. Not a lie, not kidding, I laugh all the time to it. My kids still watch the repeats and I do too. I used to not need the kids home to have it on. While I love the whole show, there’s one word needed to explain why I adored this show so much…Doofenshmirtz! He might be my favorite character in any show ever. A bad guy who creates contraptions (all ending with inator, as in Baby-inator and Shrink-inator) and monologues his plans to his arch-nemesis, Perry the Platypus. His plans are simple, to control the Tri-State area. And I’ll also laugh every time he sees Perry without his secret agent hat on and get confused about why there’s a platypus by him and when Perry puts the hat on, he realizes it’s Perry the Platypus.
Well, those are my three (for now). Some which narrowly missed the list, like Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart, Barney Miller, Community, Scrubs, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and MASH, but I had to narrow it down to three.
Do you agree with my choices? Disagree? Let me know your faves!
Anyway, until next time, when I post about my top three favorite failed naval campaigns…