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The ten funniest TV scenes of the last year

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The Emmys were announced yesterday, and they had many right and others wrong. The thing that the Emmys doesn’t recognize (even in its comedy category) is how hard it is to make viewers laugh. It takes a special time to make us laugh in this environment, and so I would like to honor not the “best”, or “most dramatic”, “well acted” or “best written” shows from last year (June 30 2021 to July 1, 2022), but the the funniest TV moments of the last 12 months.

ten. Saturday Night Live“Sarah Sherman Gives a Tour of the SNL Studio” — It was not the most memorable season of SNL (except for one episode featured further down this list), but the season finale reassured us not only that Sarah Sherman might be the show’s next big star, but even with Leslie Jones and Pete Davidson gone. , there will always be someone out there to give Colin Jost shit.

9. Reservation dogs“William Knife Man Meets Uncle Brownie” — Emmy voters failed to recognize the brilliance of Reservation dogs yet (they will), but rest assured, this is one of the smartest and funniest shows on TV. Most comedies aren’t one to laugh out loud, but this scene definitely is – it’s age restricted, so you’ll have to watch it on YouTube. (Dallas Goldtooth, also in the second season of Rutherford Falls, stole every scene he was in).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxA5JqPMHxo

8. Girls5Eva“Property Brothers Fight” – There were a number of awesome and hilarious scenes in this season of Girls5Eva (including every moment Chad Coleman is on screen), but this is one of the few I could find a (bad) video for. It just so happens to be the funniest moment of the season, when Paula Pell gets into a brilliantly choreographed brawl with one of the Property Brothers while the other Ownership Roots Brother for the death of his own brother.

seven. After the party“I’m three points away from stardom” – In a year when even most comedies are dark shows about dealing with trauma (hello barry), it was nice to watch a purely fun and funny murder-mystery comedy that combines Index, Knives outand Rashomonplus this fantastic musical number from Ben Schwartz’s character.

6. Abbott Elementary School“Baltimore Pizza” – There are several scenes of Abbott Elementary School it could have made this list (many of which involved Janelle James), but my favorite is when Gregory claimed his favorite pizza was a “crispy, moist” Baltimore pizza, only to have to admit he hated pizza when another teacher, Jacob, brought him the wettest, crispiest Baltimore pizza he could find.

5. At Jerrod Carmichael’s SNL Monologue – Except for most who saw his sitcom canceled too soon, Jerrod Carmichael seemed to come out of nowhere, dropping HBO’s best comedy special since Hannah Gadsby. Nanette with Rothaniel and appearing the next day on SNL, where he received the best material of the year to work with: The Will Smith slap. I’m so glad this guy is the future of stand-up.

4. Umbrella Academy“Soccer” – I debated whether to include this or not, because it’s more delicious and naughty than funny, but it’s too very funny. In the season three premiere of Umbrella Academythe Umbrella Academy meets the Sparrow Academy for the first time and, during a dream sequence, decide to settle things with a dance, which is mostly an elaborate recreation of Kevin Bacon’s dance in Free from all tiesonly with real superheroes.

3. Philadelphia is always sunny“Dennis coughing” – It felt like this most recent season – in which the gang traveled to Ireland – came and went in a blur (probably because it was only 8 episodes, dropped two at a time in December), but Dennis trying to stifle a Covid cough for most of an episode brought me to tears. Just listen to the sound of that cough.

2. Booty“Hottest” – Maya Rudolph had already succeeded once as a Beyonce on SNLbut it’s no less funny to see her appear on “Hot Ones” with the show’s actual host, Sean Evans, in an attempt to rehabilitate her character’s image after her divorce. Booty himself is good (and improving), but it’s the best three and a half minutes of his run.

1. I think you should leave“Coffin Flop” – Tori and Dan recently pushed me to finally watch Tim Robinson I think you should leave and although it’s random like most sketch shows (although this one is considerably more popular), there’s nothing from last year that made me laugh more than this two-minute sketch for a fictional TV show on CornCob TV called “Coffin Flop.”

(Honourable mention, because Tori makes me: “The Apocalypse DJ” of Children in the room).


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