Hopefully everybody got to live the spooky life this weekend in Halloween's afterglow, but it's time to put away the masks and put on whatever you feel most comfortable laughing in. (Choosing to watch TV while wearing a mask is acceptable, but not entirely understandable.) So pull out your favorite candy and check out the three best comedies that hit streaming sites this past week.
No series on TV makes me laugh with as much regularity as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Season 9 is no exception. This season contains my favorite piece of imagery from any season: Frank in his underwear, stuck inside of a piece of playground equipment. There are plenty of other highlights of course, such as Sean William Scott's appearance in "Mac Day," the epic Lethal Weapon 6 footage, Dee's stand-up career, and super-smart Charlie. The Gang finds itself in the middle of a gun debate, a convenience store robbery and a flu quarantine. Season 10 will start up in early 2015 and will hopefully continue putting this sub-legendary set of characters into the most morally defunct situations.
All 9 seasons of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia can be found on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime.
The quirkiest population on the planet is back for another ten episodes of skits, fake commercials and more. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have turned Portlandia from a clever cable oddity into some of the most must-see comedy for those wondering what everyone else is quoting. This season continued the tradition of minutiae-skewering hilarity, with the pair taking on feminist bookstore clerks, celery salesmen, ecoterrorism, music, and the Portland Trailblazers dance squad. Every episode also features amazing cameos from celebrities such as Kristen Dunst, Jeff Goldblum, Jeff Tweedy, Gus Van Sant, Jason Sudekis and Ed Begley Jr. Season 5 is set to kick off at some point in 2015, which leaves more than enough time for a four-season binge session.
All four seasons of Portlandia can be found on Netflix Instant.
A children's show hosted by parody genius "Weird Al" Yankovic could have and should have been the greatest thing to hit TV in the 1990s, but clashing intentions ultimately cut it short. CBS first debuted The Weird Al Show on Saturday mornings in September 1997, with a silly and slightly uneven tone that wavered between Yankovic's more adult-leaning humor and CBS' insistence that the material skew younger, and with more educational insight. A host of guest stars filled the 13 episodes, including Patton Oswalt, Tony Little, Hanson, Fabio, Emo Philips, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and more. It could have been a fine continuation in the footsteps of Pee Wee's Playhouse, but wasn't given enough time to do it. Show it to your kids.
The one and only season of The Weird Al Show can be found on Hulu Plus.
And when you’re done with all of these, hit the next page to find more new-to-streaming shows that might be up your alley.
Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.
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