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[–]functionalstoner1 19.9k points19.9k points 263& 3 more (510 children)

If you're scrolling through the comments I can save you some time, pretty much every comment is that they hate Big Bang Theory and Friends (also quite a few hate how I met your mother)

[–]Super_cooper001 2376 points2377 points  (176 children)

Yep the same question pretty much gets asked over and over again.

[–]runjimrun 518 points519 points  (15 children)

Literally last week

[–]Thatguyyoupassby 1153 points1154 points  (145 children)

Reddit struggles with things like “Beloved” and “Acclaimed”. In these threads you’ll always see:

  • Two Broke Girls

  • The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon

  • Friends


Now I get that some of these are huge shows, but it’s so unoriginal at this point. I bet half the people commenting never watched these and do it for easy Karma.

I really want to see answers that are more unique, and also some reasoning as to why.

As an example, I love The Simpsons and early Family Guy, but never got into Futurama, which is a Reddit favorite. I found it obnoxious and indecisive of whether to be low brow or higher brow/quirky and smart.

Always Sunny is another - it’s really good overall, but I do find it super hit or miss. Episodes either have me laughing for the entire 30 minutes, or just dead pan the whole time.

I prefer consistency. I find that Seinfeld, The Office (1-5), and New Girl all offer the most consistent laughs. It’s why they are so popular. I know those are bland answers, but those are my go tos. Some others would be Derry Girls, Nathan for You, I Think You Should Leave, and Working Moms.

[–]Lady_Ymir 174 points175 points  (39 children)

I watched How I Met Your Mother religiously.

I'll still laugh at good gags in it, but most of the humor in it is just like how we see rage comics these days. It's a humor we've evolved past in 2013, and it'll make you raise your eyebrow at best, making you go "wow. This used to be funny?"

The guys telling Lilly to chew a sandwich thoroughly before swallowing, because "eating a sandwich" was future Ted's way of not telling his kids about smoking weed. It was funny then, but now it's just so on the nose.

[–]thatfluffycloud 130 points131 points  (26 children)

HIMYM came out at a weird time because it aged SO fast. I think basically as soon as it ended MeToo happened and made a lot of the romance storylines/jokes seem sketch in hindsight, and overall a lot of humour progressed quickly that made things like the sandwich gag seem a lot more dated than would normally happen in a couple of years.

[–]Vegas_off_the_Strip 126 points127 points  (6 children)

Well, also the final season showed us that it should have been titled ”your dead mother was just a rebound chic I clung to because I was insanely needy and was hung up on an ex who was marrying my buddy” now that we know what a shitty ending it has, all the other bits are strange.

[–]Zandrick 175 points176 points  (4 children)

Nah this isn’t the kind of thread where you can give a real answer this is a reddit circlejerk karma farm, everyone upvotes OP so they can give the already accepted answer and get some upvotes themselves.

It’d be mildly amusing if it weren’t about hating things.

[–]small_cat_meowmeow 112 points113 points  (28 children)

Let's see if we sort by controversial...much more interesting. I was expecting a lot fo the office but got bobs burgers, south park, and yea if you say always sunny isn't funny youre gonna get downvoted.

Seinfeld was repeatedly there now that I look more.

[–]Fujillamaparadise 4463 points4464 points  (171 children)

those Disney Channel shows, the humor seems very artificial and forced

[–]oilfeather 1665 points1666 points  (35 children)

Just like the child actors.

[–]ph30nix01 507 points508 points  (24 children)

Can't wait for AI and deepfakes to make child actors obsolete.

[–]mrcontroversy1 527 points528 points  (5 children)

You wanna take away the joy of a luxurious life from some greedy parents? You sick fuck.

[–]sasksasquatch 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Any parent who pushes their kids into acting should be given the Mila Kunis parents test. They never took a penny from her and to this day, they refuse to let her pay for anything, even to this day.

[–]Vaginal_Decimation 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Dan Schneider has entered the chat.

[–]trufus_for_youfus 62 points63 points  (3 children)

The laugh tracks kill me. It’s every 8 seconds and nothing is fucking funny.

[–]Redditer51 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Zach and Cody blink.


[–]whatnameisnttaken098 228 points229 points  (18 children)

Do you mean the animated shows or the live action ones? Because I feel that's an important detail to include.

[–]SpilledCobra872 223 points224 points  (17 children)

Agreed. A lot of the live action ones are meh at best but the animated ones can be really good.

[–]Darmug 128 points129 points  (13 children)

but the animated ones can be really good.

And traumatizing.

Which makes them better.

[–]TheGamingMackV 162 points163 points  (31 children)

Have you ever felt that the old Disney Channel that, assuming you use to watch, was far better?

[–]ImpulseCombustion 131 points132 points  (15 children)

Duh. Johnny Tsunami was sick.

[–]TheGamingMackV 90 points91 points  (8 children)

Then that's the thing. We just grew out of watching kid shows and no longer find interest in the newer shows. Disney Channel was great in the late 90's, early 2000's imho. That's what i grew up with, and i stopped watching around 2013.

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Watched for 4-5 years with my daughter back in the day. Only show that is funny on more than an 'occasionally amusing' level was Phineas and Ferb.

Absolutely hilarious.

Daughter is in college now. I coudn't even name a show that is on there right now.

[–]DreamTree19 169 points170 points  (7 children)

I used to love them growing up, but if I watched them now, I’d definitely cringe. Not to mention that it’s all about being “handsome” or “pretty” as opposed to being talented.

[–]0violetcrsnt 12 points13 points  (2 children)

The recent/modern ones especially. I dont know if its just because of my nostalgia attached to it and my opinion might be different if i rewatched them now but the era of shows like thats so raven, suite life, hannah montana etc seemed pretty decent

[–]chuckie59 1051 points1052 points  (47 children)

I used to tell my kids about an old show that was hilarious, "Get a Life" from back in the early 80s. Found a VHS, popped it in, and silence ensues. Did not age well.

[–]_Prncess_Brde_sux_ 170 points171 points  (0 children)

I agree. I remember as a kid seeing this, and it was funny. I was recently thinking about it and found it online. I think I got through the first episode and couldn't imagine that there'd be more that I need to see.

[–]dirtsail0r 105 points106 points  (8 children)

Hip hop producer Dan the Automater loves that show, on Handsome Boy Modelling School's albums theres quite a few Chris Elliot samples from that show, pretty funny.

[–]AlsoIHaveAGroupon 44 points45 points  (4 children)

The name "Handsome Boy Modeling School" is itself a Get A Life reference.

[–]smooze420 36 points37 points  (10 children)

Saved by the Bell was my show back in the day. When it comes on now it’s like 😬🥴

[–]RyghtHandMan 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Have you seen that YouTube series by Funny or Die called "Zack Morris is Trash" ?

[–]nursinghomebabe 1861 points1862 points  (133 children)

I loved Full House as a kid but man is it hard to get through Fuller House...

[–]boxoffingernails 524 points525 points  (49 children)

I was a Full House fan growing up. It was the best thing about TGIF.

Watched it earlier this year because my niece became obsessed with it.. not as amazing as I remember..

[–]MADDOGCA 285 points286 points  (3 children)

Can confirm. I used to love that show as a kid.

Saw that it was on Hulu. Watched a few episodes, and realized that show does not hold up as an adult.

[–]ChristianMRosales9 116 points117 points  (9 children)

The best thing about TGIF was Boy Meets World and won't be told otherwise. I rewatched throughout the year and still very fond of it.

[–]boxoffingernails 49 points50 points  (3 children)

It was a good show!

I actually still vividly remember the moment and feeling of when Topanga ran away and showed up at Corys doorstep in the rain.

[–]rckrusekontrol 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Best thing in TGiF… Full House?

How can you do Boy Meet World so dirty?

[–]-o-DildoGaggins-o- 159 points160 points  (22 children)

Same thing with Home Improvement. That was my absolute favorite when I was a kid. Now? 😬 I just can't stomach it.

[–]boxoffingernails 127 points128 points  (9 children)

When the youngest son went through his goth phase, lol.

Tim’s grunt was really something. My step dad would do it all the time and I was always embarrassed for him.

[–]LurkersGoneLurk 15 points16 points  (5 children)

That kid had a weird life, apparently. Think they just acquiesced his real life to keep the show together. Same with the soccer phase for the blonde kid and philanthropic stuff for JTT.

[–]DisownedByMother 14 points15 points  (4 children)

The show was ostensibly about Tim Allen and his family, but really there were three characters on that show. Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson* and Al with a sprinkling of Wilson. The kids were all window dressing and even when they had a "story" it was in service to the parents. As the show wore on they had to give them something to do, and that is honestly probably the easiest route to take.

[–]-o-DildoGaggins-o- 37 points38 points  (1 child)

My stepdad did it, too! Omg. It was so awkward. We (the kids) would kinda just look around at each other, commiserating without words. Lol

[–]bosseyedusurper 68 points69 points  (1 child)

Full House is the type of show I like to watch when I'm sick. It's comforting and I can fall asleep to it and not really miss out.

[–]moonbunnychan 94 points95 points  (24 children)

Most of the old TGIF shows are like that for me. Full House as an adult is painful. Watching Family Matters recently also gave me the same feeling. I feel bad for making my parents watch those.

[–]jasmine-is-my-leia 87 points88 points  (17 children)

What I'm confused about is we watched Full House, Family Matters, Home Improvement and 7th Heaven often AS a family. Like, my parents were fully on board. It was not a "kids' choice" situation. I mean I guess the 7th Heaven makes sense for the Christian values (I grew up super Baptist, RIP) but the other three? If they don't hold up as adults, how did my parents, and so many other adults, enjoy it back then? Has there ever been a study done on how societal interests/tolerances evolve?

[–]Euphoric-Drummer-226 98 points99 points  (4 children)

Because tv wasn’t on demand back then like it is now. People organised their week around watching as a family.

You watched those shows because that’s what was programmed. There was a sense of communal comfort in that which is now lost.

[–]fourthfloorgreg 85 points86 points  (5 children)

When your parents were kids everyone was still using leaded gasoline.

[–]beastiebestie 21 points22 points  (1 child)

This is a savagery that I would hope to, but fail to, utilize at the proper time someday. Dayuuuumn.

[–]Wiles731 49 points50 points  (7 children)

I don't think Fuller house counts as "beloved"

[–]everythinglatte 143 points144 points  (22 children)

Fuller House was just so uncomfortable to watch. Olsen twins dodged a bullet

[–]Euphoric-Drummer-226 84 points85 points  (12 children)

Watching it with my daughter now I’m more amazed how famous they became.

They were seriously bad actors. They had no sense of comic timing or the rhythm of a sitcom.

Jodie Sweetin slayed it in the early days and I’m surprised she never became a sitcom regular as an adult. She was a natural in the format,

[–]Papaofmonsters 60 points61 points  (4 children)

Jodie Sweetin slayed it in the early days and I’m surprised she never became a sitcom regular as an adult.

Drugs. Lots of drugs.

[–]UnspecificGravity 15 points16 points  (0 children)

History has worked pretty hard to erase just how deeply creepy the whole Olsen twins "thing" was after the show, but THEY know, which is probably a big part of why they don't want anything to do with it.

[–]Significant_Ant_2607 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Growing pains of becoming a teenager on television, where she didn’t retain the basic cuteness that she had as a young child in season one.

Failure to land the next big show after you’re used to being a star causes mental health challenges. Mental health challenges make you vulnerable to bad influences and bad decision making. Commence downward spiral.

Tale as old as time, for child actors.

[–]PotatoGaming447 3105 points3106 points  (127 children)

I absolutely HATE Family Feud.

This is because in literally every episode, if any contestant says something even a little weird or unusual, Steve Harvey sits there with his jaw on the floor absolutely Gobsmacked that somebody would say something like that.

It may have been funny the first few episodes, but by episode 977, it gets pretty fucking old.

[–]Justinwc 1038 points1039 points  (31 children)

And the questions obviously set them up for the silly-ass answers as well, then Steve always has to put on his super-shocked blank stare face.

This is basically the show.

[–]SheriffStealth 1547 points1548 points  (15 children)

Reminds me of this copypasta:

Steve Harvey: "We asked 100 people, what is the male reproductive organ?"

Contestant: "The penis"

SH: "A WUH... HUH??"

audience erupts into laughter

Steve Harvey grabs onto podium to support himself laughter gets even louder

SH: O lordy...

one man goes into cardiac arrest and many others begin vomiting profusely from laughing too hard


the Earth shatters and Satan rises from the underworld to claim unworthy souls

the universe begins rapidly closing in on itself

SH: (putting on a weary voice)

Survey says... the board shows 100 for "penis"

Harvey is able to get off one more shocked look before existence as we know it comes to an end

[–]frogsntoads00 269 points270 points  (2 children)

SH: “What common nickname does someone named Richard go by?”

Steve Harvey, already preparing himself for an over exaggerated response, practically licking his lips, barely able to contain his excitement

Contestant: “uhh.. hah—okay well uhh.. I’m gonna have to say, uhh..”

Steve’s forehead becomes a sweat faucet, his eyes wiggling back and forth rapidly, knees quaking in anticipation, his lungs sucking in a huge breath of air

Contestant: “okay Steve, I’m gonna say—

Steve’s eyes now bulging from his skull, mouth quivering as it tries holding back his exclamation with futility

Contestant: “Rich!

The contestant’s family all begin clapping, followed by the studio audience, but something’s missing.

Steve has completely deflated. Slowly, the excitement that drained from him now rebuilds itself as pure untethered rage.

Steve bludgeons the contestant over the head with his microphone. Once, twice, a third, skull crushing blow.

Everyone screams. The police are called and are in the studio in moments. They handcuff Steve Harvey, read him his rights and begin dragging him out to their vehicle. As he’s being pulled away, audience members hear Steve sobbing heavily as he repeats over and over,

“He was supposed to say dick… he—why couldn’t he just say dick..”

[–]vandalia 119 points120 points  (0 children)

Well put

[–]doinnuffin 203 points204 points  (9 children)

God I hate Steve Harvey, I'd trade a 100 Steve Harvey's for any Bernie Mac I could get. Bernie was the true king of kings of comedy.

[–]Ultravioletgray 88 points89 points  (3 children)

I miss Bernie. He should've been America's dad instead of Bill Cosby.

[–]_chasls 131 points132 points  (4 children)

Name a body part that you can squeeze!

Contestant: boobs!

Steve: whaaaaaaaa

[–]charizard_72 68 points69 points  (1 child)

Steve: 😳😤😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳 *16 minute close up of his over the top reaction

Steve: omg. You said WHAT??????????

[–]Hannerdonder 131 points132 points  (2 children)

I agree, I feel like it used to be alright, but they started making so many questions sexual for the point of comedy and it feels so forced.

[–]three-sense 130 points131 points  (0 children)

Name a male body part that is in his pants: “…….. pe… nis”

Steve Harvey completely reseats himself, as if his skeleton has vanished from his body. Gasping for air, and on the verge of passing out. 1.5 minutes pass before he regains his composure. “PENIS!?”

[–]ArronMaui 296 points297 points  (14 children)

You don't hate Family Feud, you hate Family Feud hosted by Steve Harvey. Or to reduce it further, you hate Steve Harvey, which is valid.

[–]croque_mademoiselle 2067 points2068 points  (98 children)

Sex and the City. How Carrie’s friends put up with her is beyond me.

[–]Scrungyscrotum 763 points764 points  (13 children)

You're such a Samantha

[–]yeahyeahiknow2 98 points99 points  (3 children)

What makes the show even worse is that Carrie is the narrator and quite the unreliable narrator at that. Everything we see is from her pov, so all the horrible bs that she does during the show is from her perspective, meaning she is likely downplaying her shittiness and would be even worse irl.

My guess would be that the other girls do not treat her nearly as well as she claims, if they even exist at all. I have a hard time believing someone like that would not either be part of some sad middle aged mean girl clique or simply all alone and making up stories to look good in her column, which according to all her sexual and social hang ups, she would be horrible at.

[–]UnspecificGravity 18 points19 points  (0 children)

She really comes off as a person that believes that everyone thinks she is funny and delightful when in reality she is a walking cringe and everyone talks about how shitty she is when she isn't there. People just hang out with her to watch the trainwreck.

[–]PrincessPeach1229 524 points525 points  (16 children)

Miranda when she called out Carrie being beyond pathetic and toxic going back to big for the 100th time…I could not for the life of me understand why that made her a “bad friend” she was calling out her friend on self sabotaging toxic behavior.

[–]Pro_crastinator451 173 points174 points  (1 child)

EXACTLY! I LOOOOVED that scene, Carrie so had it coming. Same as when she told them it was unbelievable all they could talk about was men rather than sharing their interests and opinions in other matters. Edit: grammar.

[–]quattroformaggixfour 106 points107 points  (0 children)

Miranda was a much needed energy for the friend group.

[–]mostredditisawful 342 points343 points  (17 children)

I think that the show has aged very poorly in some areas (and was probably bad at the time in those areas, I just didn't watch it then and was a kid), but I do think it's a good show overall despite my loathing for Carrie Bradshaw. She might be the most selfish character I've ever come across in television. She can't even allow one of her best friends to have a fucking wedding without making the day about herself.

That episode that she got dumped by post-it note is great. If anyone deserved to be dumped in that fashion, it's Carrie fucking Bradshaw.

[–]recycledpaper 171 points172 points  (2 children)

The episode where she guilt trips Charlotte into bankrolling her apartment drives me bananas. How entitled are you that you have to ask your friend for money when you go splash out on designer shoes all the time?!

[–]sarabeara12345678910 95 points96 points  (0 children)

Especially since the whole reason she was in that mess was because she cheated on then dumped the sweet, cute rugged guy that was buying not only her apartment but the neighbors and remodeling both. After he proposed and she accepted. So selfish. Aaannddd Aiden was still nice enough to offer her the apartment at the same price he paid for it. That whole arc was just Carrie being her worst self.

[–]Pro_crastinator451 112 points113 points  (2 children)

I always hated how she covered Charlotte's ring with her post-it like "how DARE you share your joy and happiness and try to make it more important than my misery!?"

[–]pm_me_your_shave_ice 66 points67 points  (1 child)

That was literally so she could make the rock paper scissors joke about paper covering rock.

It wasn't funny at the time and it still isn't funny, it's just annoying behavior.

[–]JanuarySoCold 30 points31 points  (2 children)

I watched it randomly and every time Carrie was dumped and/or rejected in some awful way. She was meeting Big for a date, looked like a million sexy dollars and he said, I'm going to talk to my friend instead. A young sailor tried to pick her up by telling her she reminded him of his mother. Big married someone else and she still went running back to him. She needed therapy.

[–]pinkyblisters 147 points148 points  (4 children)

Also for a sex columnist she's way too close-minded. Samantha is one truly sex positive character in the show.

[–]Wiki_pedo 41 points42 points  (1 child)

"I couldn't help but wonder..."

"I began to wonder..."

Each of her columns had one of the above, it seemed.

[–]octoteach17 171 points172 points  (3 children)

When I was a teen, I thought Carrie & Co. were like, soooo cool and aspirational 🤦🏼‍♀️🙄

Now that I'm an adult, I can see how narcissistic, toxic and just annoying they were. Carrie was a moron, Miranda was a miserable killjoy and Charlotte was annoying and old fashioned. The only gal who was tolerable was Samantha, the libertine.

[–]just_hating 20 points21 points  (1 child)

I make fun of Sex and the City saying that those women are charactures of what gay men think women are.

[–]Petite_Tsunami 17 points18 points  (2 children)

In a similar vein Desperate Housewives. The worst part about this one was it used to be one of my favorite shows 10/15 years ago. Rewatched in during covid and I was getting so angry at these awful friends and people.

[–]Occultivated 748 points749 points  (24 children)

"Tyler Perry's _______________"

[–]kewlpat 236 points237 points  (3 children)

Lonely hearts club band

[–]CardboardSoyuz 85 points86 points  (4 children)

Are you an African-American Church-attending woman? Because that's his audience and he owns it.

[–]Ragged-Trousers 391 points392 points  (51 children)

Is Mrs Brown’s Boys “beloved”? It’s awful

[–]jessietee 145 points146 points  (37 children)

If this was a UK specific thread then Mrs Brown's Boys would EASILY be the top answer! That show fucking sucks so bad

[–]nursinghomebabe 1292 points1293 points  (69 children)

Tried watching Two Broke Girls on a plane and I was losing it. So boring!

[–]smithstreet11 199 points200 points  (3 children)

I feel like the pitch went ‘There’s the sassy one, and the ditzy one, and it’ll kinda be like Clueless meets Mean Girls set in a diner like Seinfeld. What’s not to like?’

And then it was none of that.

[–]nousername56789 20 points21 points  (0 children)

She wasn’t ditzy, she went to Wharton. She was sheltered, materialistic and self-centered.

Edit: never mind. I see what you’re saying now, it was the pitch not the actual show.

[–]Silverboarder 94 points95 points  (8 children)

I started watching it with my gf and I was.. enduring it. It even had some moments but what turned me off was that at some point I was busy doing something and could only hear the audio while my gf watched.

It was terrible... all scenes were like this: *one liner* *laugh track* *react one liner* *laugh track* *quirky one liner* *laugh track*

I could never watch it again after that

[–]FrenchMartinez 282 points283 points  (11 children)

Whenever I see the title of this show, my sick mind reminds me of Two Girls, One Cup.

[–]minenangel 151 points152 points  (2 children)

They were also two very broke girls.

[–]Agreeable-Yams8972 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Staring in a beloved show we all know

[–]DoctorateInMetal 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Most horrible unfunny jokes I've ever heard in a sitcom. I couldn't believe it was real

[–]GalaxySilver00 31 points32 points  (4 children)

I'm a very unprude person but the level of unnecessary raunch on 2BGs is so cringy its unbearable.

[–]ktka 719 points720 points  (20 children)

Any sitcom with rapid fire one liners between the characters. Two Broke Girls comes to mind immediately.

[–]jackalriot 65 points66 points  (1 child)

Makes me wonder how far you'd be able to make it through Gilmore Girls. You'd probably have a coronary within the first 15 min., haha.

[–]krazybanana 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Like gilmore girls?

[–]Matt_Lauer_cansuckit 19 points20 points  (1 child)

and then conflating having rapid comebacks with intelligence

[–]Agreeable-Yams8972 225 points226 points  (2 children)


Hey jim

Bazzingah starts playing on saxophone

Laugh track plays

I cringe thinking about it

[–]josemayo 353 points354 points  (18 children)

Dallas Cowboys football *coming from a fan

[–]nightwing0243 72 points73 points  (12 children)

Are you kidding me? It’s hilarious every season watching an owner who knows absolutely nothing about modern football insert his deluded genius into building a roster.

The seasons get repetitive. The formula of doing just enough to give their fans hope and keep the “this is our year!” thing going only for it to fall apart late in the season/early in the playoffs needs to shake up a bit. But it’s still pretty funny.

[–]fishmakegoodpets 951 points952 points  (77 children)

Ok, earlier seasons are good but we need to have an honest conversation about the later seasons of SpongeBob and The Simpsons. Just painful. So unfortunate.

[–]Mental-Mushroom 366 points367 points  (19 children)

The Simpsons was only 12 seasons, I'm not sure what you're talking about

[–]I_Am_Robotic 86 points87 points  (7 children)

This is the way. Best sitcom in history of TV. It’s just a different show after around that season. Halloween specials are still pretty good tho.

[–]SafetyGuyLogic 60 points61 points  (8 children)

The Simpsons after the 10th or 11th season is.....not great. Same for family guy after 7, probably SpongeBob after the movie, and the Cleveland Show after the first season.

[–]cebolla_y_cilantro 60 points61 points  (1 child)

Most SpongeBob fans know the seasons were bad after the first movie. They had a strange animation style, things were put in for gross factor, and there was some Flanderization going on that I just don’t like.

[–]DeluxeMickey2 2051 points2052 points  (78 children)

2 Broke Girls is the least funny sitcom in the history of television.

[–]sjb112 486 points487 points  (3 children)

I wouldn’t call it beloved

[–][deleted] 143 points144 points  (0 children)

Haha agreed, I was about to be like “the question asks for beloved shows, not shows that just suck for lots of people”

[–]The_Dutch_Canadian 252 points253 points  (4 children)

It wasn’t about the comedy. No one watched that show for the comedy. People watched it because of Kat Dennings and those low cut tops she was wearing due to costume choices

[–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I like (not love) Kat Dennings in the MCU, but there was absolutely NO attempt at actual acting in Two Broke Girls from anyone. It was pure joke delivery. My wife and I gave up after a season when it became more about how raunchy the jokes could get and only occasionally touched on the overall plot of the show.

The premise was actually decent.

[–]UnluckyRanger4509 402 points403 points  (34 children)

Full House, way too cheesey!

[–]drawredraw 334 points335 points  (19 children)

Yes it did not stand the test of time, but if you’re a 10 year old in 1991 that show slapped!

[–]PalPubPull 121 points122 points  (12 children)

I have no idea why but you're right. In hindsight Full House and Rugrats didn't offer anything all that special, but they were hands down 100% my two favorite shows.

When Michelle fell off her horse I was there. When the 30 seconds of 3d animation for the special episode of rugrats you had to go to Walgreens to get the glasses came on, I was there. When Jesse Consopolis had his red light on, guess where I was?

I was there......I was there.

[–]manmix 59 points60 points  (5 children)

K sorry Rugrats still slaps- pre Dill, that is.

[–]get-off-of-my-lawn 25 points26 points  (0 children)

✌️👉👍 is as close to “Cut it out!!” as I can get. Or am willing to try anyways.

[–]RiceKrispyPooHead 39 points40 points  (3 children)

You would say that, Kimmy Gobbler!

[–]Tydrinator21 58 points59 points  (6 children)

They're not beloved by the general public but are very popular with black people if that counts. Tyler Perry movies, any of them, all of his comedies are interchangeable. It's the same joke every movie that was already a lame joke before Madea became a thing.

[–]zerbey 851 points852 points  (43 children)

Any of the Madea movies, to me it looks like he's just perpetuating a very cruel and outdated stereotype and I just cringe when watching it.

[–]ICPosse8 307 points308 points  (21 children)

Anything Tyler Perry for me

[–]Existing-Tonight-658 195 points196 points  (6 children)

I can’t believe I fell for your photo and tried to blow what I thought was an eyelash off of my phone 🤦🏻‍♂️

[–]weaveb1 27 points28 points  (0 children)

2 1/2 men, Big Bang theory.

[–]KaterPatater 628 points629 points  (51 children)

Everybody Loves Raymond. It was a staple of my childhood in the 90s but I saw a couple episodes recently and it did not age well. The intergenerational "I have my wife" jokes, yeesh.

[–]cewumu 131 points132 points  (10 children)

The dad and Robert are the main reasons to watch that show.

[–]Thickcockinsalem 203 points204 points  (7 children)

He didn't stick up for his wife very much and he just comes off as a shitty husband for most of the show. It's fucking painful to watch that shit.

[–]Charliegirl03 36 points37 points  (1 child)

There were some truly funny moments in that show (mostly from Peter Boyle and Brad Garrett), but the “I hate my wife and life” shtick got painful. I tried to rewatch it as an adult. I just couldn’t do it, even knowing that there were really funny episodes.

[–]SayHiIntrepidHeroes 75 points76 points  (2 children)

Oh my god, I wanted to murder his family, and him for not standing up for himself. Whenever he didn't stand up for himself it was always to step on his wife instead. I couldn't have been more than 12 or 13 when I noticed this shit.

[–]dr_no12 641 points642 points  (118 children)

Glad nobody mentioned Community or Monk

[–]Szejdi-szejdi 237 points238 points  (15 children)

Monk is not even a sitcom, though, it's a detective series, just not so dark :)

[–]PretendThisIsMyName 348 points349 points  (10 children)

If community were on this list I would have to block that person. And I believe by law they can’t receive their vial of sperm.

[–]CHEESEMAN1685 174 points175 points  (2 children)

Maybe it's because everyone else got one, or maybe it's because it's an old man's semen, but I'm a little disappointed.

[–]rs_scribble_964 65 points66 points  (0 children)

If you’re disappointed that just means you’re streets behind.

[–]Wildjay7931 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Monk is easily one of my favorite shows of all time. The storyline's are great, the characters are great, the comedy is great. It's not perfect, but pretty damn close if you ask me. Yes, some of Monks obsessive, socially lacking actions do make me cringe, but that's part of the humor and character. Love it!

The other show... Don't even know what it is... So not my place to judge

[–]Automatic-Weakness-2 111 points112 points  (13 children)

I'm the UK we have a series called Mrs Brown's Boys.. it's absolute tripe and very annoying.. old men pretending to be women. Somehow it seems well regarded.

Mind you I also didn't rate'Gavin and Stacey, 'the Royle Family', and 'the office' so I probably an in the minority here lol

[–]duckbrick 1150 points1151 points  (139 children)

Like many of the other comments, Big Bang Theory. I hold a special disdain for it whenever I tell someone I’m a physicist and their response is “oh like Sheldon”

Edit: to clarify, I’m not mad that the show makes fun of scientists. If anything I think they don’t make fun of scientists enough—nobody talks shit about physicists like physicists. The show just isn’t funny (I take issue especially with all the sexism) and being called Sheldon gets old after a while.

[–]tinfoil3346 197 points198 points  (67 children)

As someone who is not into science, how accurate is the show really? Like when they are talking about scientific topics are they actually real theories or are they just making up bullshit?

[–]txvesper 656 points657 points  (25 children)

I only watched a few bits of the show. The little bit of science and academic life seemed plausible. I just couldn't stand how much it made scientists look deeply awkward and nerdy. Don't get me wrong, scientists can be those things for sure, but the main cast never felt like real people to me.

One very particular point I thought was off was the idea that scientists just knew as kids they would be scientists and were always super smart blah blah blah. Maybe its just me, but that doesn't track with how I came into science nor alot of the people I know.

Honestly, Ross from friends felt like a more believable academic to me. Mostly normalish all the time- but with random trigger words that can cause a rant centered around their topic (evolution,etc) that noone asked for.

[–]Arammil1784 144 points145 points  (10 children)

I hate friends, but I agree that Ross definitely seems like a believable academic for the most part.

[–]mypostisbad 50 points51 points  (8 children)

Despite his leanings into almost cartoonish behaviour, Ross is BY FAR the best constructed character in that show.

[–]Dramatic_Transition7 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Agreed, while in grad school, I really got to learn how most professors while brilliant in their studied subject, can be average in most things

[–]mrcorndogman33 193 points194 points  (14 children)

They employed actual genius physicists when they needed to and their math on the whiteboards were always accurate.

[–]Used_Topic_7193 1045 points1046 points  (80 children)

Two and a half men is just gross. Everything Chuck Lorre is pretty awful. I think he did BBT too.

[–]john_fartston 86 points87 points  (2 children)

I can't stand disjointed. I feel like it would've been okay if I were 13 and knew nothing about weed. I feel like Chuck Lorre smoked weed for the first time, then decided to make this show

[–]2ekeesWarrior 37 points38 points  (0 children)

It felt like a mad TV skit that went on too long.

[–]Grimm2020 116 points117 points  (8 children)

Many of them with canned laughter are really not as funny as the can would have you believe

[–]iWriteYouLongTime 40 points41 points  (0 children)

2 and a half men, it's... it's.... just awful!

[–][deleted] 490 points491 points  (24 children)

Seinfeld Loves the Big Friends Theory. Cheers!

[–]Grave_horse 334 points335 points  (19 children)

Anything with George Lopez

[–][deleted] 54 points55 points  (1 child)

I use to be obsessed with that show when I was a kid and watch it every single night before bed for like an entire year. I tried watching it again recently and wow…. All around cringe humor. I couldn’t make it through an episode lol

[–]ZeusTheII 507 points508 points  (54 children)

Big Mouth makes me cringe with nearly every line. It always feels like it's overtly trying too hard to be raunchy. And I generally like raunchy shows.... but fuck dude, it's for sure a 1 trick pony. Has nothing else going for it.

[–]HermitToadSage 34 points35 points  (0 children)

I liked the first season because it was kind of relatable and I like how it showed how gross puberty is, but after that it just became too much.

[–]bp_516 994 points995 points  (100 children)

(Shields up)

Rick & Morty.

I watched a whole season all at once. I get the humor, but outside of that one day to see what it was about, I never had the itch to watch it again.

[–]DeadWishUpon 352 points353 points  (2 children)

I love Rick and Morty, but you deserved an upvote for not being The Big Bang Theory, Friends or How I Met Your Mother.

[–]flyingcircusdog 69 points70 points  (7 children)

I definitely got Rick and Morty fatigue by season 4. The first few I watched them as they premiered, now they're just occasional background noise.

[–]UninsuredToast 162 points163 points  (9 children)

To be fair

Not everything is for everyone and that’s ok

[–]GoToHellTedFaro 130 points131 points  (12 children)

If anyone says B99, may Terry's tight shirts save us.

[–]redditmovingon 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I loathe Will & Grace with a passion! The main characters are so self-centered & unlikeable. & the slapstick humour & "clever quips" are just plain obnoxious.

[–]KittensAndGravy 210 points211 points  (19 children)

Last Man Standing … and not “cuz Reddit”. It’s just horrible. Jokes just never hit for me.

[–]alucardn9ne 241 points242 points  (26 children)

Simpsons after 2000. I think they changed writers and jokes became lame. 90s Simpsons was the best

[–]copyrose 77 points78 points  (6 children)

The best episodes were the ones that Conan O'Brien wrote.

[–]1SDAN 54 points55 points  (4 children)

and spongebob after season 4 but before the second half of season 9

and fairly oddparents after season 6

and powerpuff girls after season 3

and happy days after the shark jumping special

it's honestly a well worn tradition for popular long running shows to eventually "jump the shark" as it's called

[–]L3go07 464 points465 points  (35 children)

Young Sheldon. Show is painfully cringefully unfunny. When my mom watches it.. god it makes me cringe..

[–][deleted] 67 points68 points  (0 children)

Yeah I don’t want to watch an annoying kid on TV to “wind down”

[–]V-i-r-g-i-n-i-a-n 65 points66 points  (4 children)

I enjoy this one more than regular BBT to be honest.

[–]vandalia 80 points81 points  (4 children)

Sheldon is sufferably necessary for the plot but the rest of the cast that plays off him is great, especially Annie Potts who’s wonderfull as the bad ass Texan Me Maw. For those of you who don’t remember she was Janine the receptionist in Ghostbusters.

[–]BurgerSaurus2200 244 points245 points  (21 children)

Wild N Out

[–][deleted] 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Agree. That show is absolutely horrible.

[–]Clairethebear23 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Everybody loves Raymond

[–]Hotter_water 1382 points1383 points  (129 children)

Gotta be the Big Bang Theory. So, so, so low level.

[–]Flimsy-Preparation85 343 points344 points  (19 children)

It's a show about nerds made by people who knows very little about nerds.

[–]groovy604 274 points275 points  (11 children)

With a great deal of creepy sexual harassment thrown in

[–]bigj7489 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Everybody Loves Raymond

[–]CarrotR3ddit 271 points272 points  (24 children)

Spongebob. Now it is terrible. Pre-season 10 is (mostly) COMEDY GOLD

Edit: Everyone here got played. After the movie, it was only downhill, but I overexaggerated to get more replies.

[–]volcano_slayer9 256 points257 points  (13 children)

Season 10? It dropped off hard after season 3, after the movie came out

[–]Noobperson21 58 points59 points  (0 children)

The reason: the movie was supposed to be th end. Then it became popular and they milked the f out of the franchise. Only the first three seasons were planned.

[–]Lothar_Ecklord 65 points66 points  (5 children)

The first episode - the three-part one - is pure comedy gold. So, so many SpongeBob memes come from this as well as many of the most quotable lines. I would even go so far as to say it's my generation's Tom & Jerry.

My father used to watch it with me sometimes, and that was extremely rare when it came to kids' shows. I am trying to get my nieces and nephew into it now as well. I remember when the movie came out and being so excited for it... but then I more or less stopped watching the show after that...

[–]rusty___shacklef0rd 20 points21 points  (1 child)

my dad loves spongebob and used to watch it with me all the time when i was little. he’s a pretty serious and stern person but the early episodes of it brought out a whole different side of my dad.

[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (1 child)

new spongebob is sensory overload galore. they’re trying way too hard to be funny and it’s not working.

[–]Murrdog86 62 points63 points  (4 children)

Everybody Loves Raymond. Not everybody, because I hate it

[–]THE_TRIP_KEEPER 267 points268 points  (23 children)

Big Mouth, the art style is garbage, the constant one liners is exhausting, and it’s created by the worst trust funded comedian on the planet Nik Kroll.

[–]grayser75 30 points31 points  (1 child)

He’s the most devious bastard in neeeeuuuuwwww yaaahhwwwkk citaaaay!!!

[–]gudematcha 322 points323 points  (57 children)

Elf. I’m sorry that grown man acting like a childish elf isn’t funny to me, and no, i don’t want to watch it every christmas (i’m looking at you school movie days, thank god i’ve been out of school for years)

[–]Live-Acanthaceae3587 49 points50 points  (13 children)

Yeah the dude grew up in a society of elves, there were adults around just short ones. He was raised by Bob Newhart who seemed normal and mature.

Therefore, his actions and personality don’t make sense. Like would it have been appropriate for a boy elf to sit in the bathroom when a girl elf was showering?

I think it could have been a much better movie if they didn’t suspend his mental development at adolescence and just made him a naive adult used to being surrounded by people with his best interests at heart.

[–]Stinky_Stalin-1289 440 points441 points  (82 children)

SNL, at least the more recent ones like over the past couple of years

[–]petdance 313 points314 points  (46 children)

This comment has been around forever. Everybody says the new SNL sucks. They said it back in the late 70s, “it used to be better”.

It has always been roughly as funny throughout time. When you watch a new episode you see a couple of good sketches and the rest are clunkers. Then you compare that with your memories of long ago, which is only the good sketches. Of course you are going to think the new ones suck.

[–]PhreedomPhighter 163 points164 points  (3 children)

SNL goes up and down through the years. It's like a sine wave. Usually you can trust it to get better again.

[–]Lookslikeseen 18 points19 points  (0 children)

SNL is best enjoyed on YouTube.