Kimmy leaves her cult for New York City and experiences the real world which the cult did not prepare her for. An exceptionally good pilot written by the show’s creators, Robert Carlock and (comedy goddess) Tina Fey.
Ben makes a short film about a one-eyed alligator he flushed down the toilet who comes back for revenge. His movie was a school project, but also an excuse to film a bunch of girls in bikinis. The dialogue was a bit raunchy for a 1980’s family sitcom. The movie is ridiculous, but super funny.
#13 The Goldbergs - “Who Are You Going to Telephone?” (S. 1 Ep. 6)
This is for anyone who’s had a mother who cares too much. Bev and Barry (painted in green because he's The Hulk) shine in this Halloween episode. Also, the storyline with Adam and Pops is pretty uplifting when Pops wants to go trick-or-treating with his grandson, but Adam is getting too old.
#12 Dharma & Greg – “Old Yeller” (S. 1 Ep 14)
Before Chuck Lorre had The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, and like every comedy on CBS today, he had Dharma & Greg. In this episode, Dharma buys a bus without Greg’s guidance and shenanigans ensue.
#11 New Girl - “Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt” (S. 5 Ep. 5)
This episode proved that New Girl really doesn’t need Jess (as Zooey Deschanel was on fraternity leave) which is crazy unbelievable, but this episode was that funny. This almost felt like a rip-off of a Friends episode (when Phoebe’s brother asks her to have his baby), but then it went into a totally new and hilarious direction. Winston and Cece’s storyline was also hysterical. The entire cast killed it in terms of comedy
#10 30 Rock - “Leap Day” (S. 6 Ep. 9)
Only 30 Rock could take a day nobody really cares about and make it sound like the best holiday ever! Jim Carrey guest stars as we learn about the legend of Leap Day Williams. The mythical figure who turns children’s tears into candy.
Dennis eats cereal when driving and gets into a car accident with Frank who’s pretty much blind. The gang holds a court case in Paddy’s Pub to see whose fault it is. This episode starts off simple goes to the best ride to Crazytown! The gang starts fighting about eating cereal when driving to debating creationism vs. evolution.
Sanford and Son is my favorite classic TV show and this episode is a laugh riot. Nobody delivered a joke like Redd Foxx. Lamont tries to prove he’s cool, and Fred proves he’s a big dummy. It’s also the first time we meet Officer Swanny and Officer Smitty. The funniest police officers in TV history.
So I might be biased because I created the show, but this is my list. I do what I want. In this mockumentary about teachers, Coach Flynn becomes the first female football coach at Millard Fillmore Middle School and must prove she’s worthy to teach an all-boys football team. And word gets around that Miss Pappalardo started menopause and students torment her all day.
#6 The Office - “The Injury” (S. 2. Ep 13)
A classic episode, written by Mindy Kaling from one of the best seasons of any TV show ever. Michael injures his foot on a George Foreman grill and Dwight gets a concussion trying to help him. The cold opening was alone was one of their best.
The pilot of Broad City is good, but the second episode really nailed the tone and direction of what Broad City would become. It’s also the first time we meet Lincoln (Hannibal Buress), and we get classic BC quotes like “Bed Bath & Beyond coupons never expire!” and “I am not a mom!”
#4 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - “Josh and I Go to Los Angeles” (S. 1 Ep 13)
Rebecca Bunch finally gets what she wants from Josh Chan, and it’s a moment that would change the course of the show and satisfy the audience. The fake boyfriend storyline was genius! Also, apparently nobody in West Covina has ever heard of the movie Chinatown and Rebecca faces her rival in the amazing Jewish American Princess Rap Battle.
Lucy and Ethel think it’s easy to work in the real world. Ricky and Fred think it’s easy doing housework. They both learn it’s not easy. Who doesn’t remember the chocolate factory scene? “Speed it up, Otto!”
The beginning of season 3 built to this episode, and it was so worth it. It has the introduction of Lil’ Sebastian before Tom loses him and blames it on Jerry. April tells Andy for the first time, “I love you.” Andy replies, “Awesome sauce.”
#1 The Simpsons - “Lisa on Ice” (S. 6 Ep. 8)
Since I was a kid, this is my favorite half hour I’ve ever seen on television. Lisa and Bart play on rival hockey teams. Homer makes them compete for his fatherly love. Not only do the jokes kill from start to finish, but the ending was heartfelt and hilarious. The final scene emphasizes that there’s nothing more important than family.