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The Best Farce TV Shows 

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Updated July 2, 2019 427 votes 137 voters 15.9k views 28 items

List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Farce TV series.

Farce televisions shows may lampoon a tired concept or simply feature outlandish, over-the-top scenarios. Popular farce TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining farce show of all time is. Don't let your favorite farce television programs in history get to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of farce television shows below includes all the most whimsical, farcical programs in TV history. 

This list answers the questions, "What is the best farce show of all time?" and "What are the greatest farce shows?"

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Fawlty Towers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales & Andrew Sachs (British Broadcasting Corporation)
Fawlty Towers is a BBC television sitcom that was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made. The show was written by John Cleese and his then-wife Connie Booth, both of ...more
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Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt & Suzanne Somers (American Broadcasting Company)
Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired from March 15, 1977 to September 18, 1984 on ABC. It is based on the British sitcom Man About the House. The story revolves around three single ...more
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The Grim Adventures of B... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring Greg Eagles, Richard Steven Horvitz & Grey Griffin (Cartoon Network)
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is an American animated television series created by Maxwell Atoms for Cartoon Network, and the fourteenth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows ...more
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My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee & Jaime Pressly (NBC)
My Name Is Earl is an American television comedy series created by Greg Garcia that aired on the NBC television network from September 20, 2005, to May 14, 2009, in the United States. It was ...more
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South Park is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring Trey Parker, Matt Stone & Mary Kay Bergman (Comedy Central)
South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre ...more
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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin & Tracy Morgan (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC, 2006) is an American satirical television sitcom created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live, takes place ...more
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Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross & Meredith Baxter (NBC)
Family Ties is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1982 until May 14, 1989. The series, created by Gary David Goldberg, reflected the move in the United States from the ...more
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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Aric Martin added Starring Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman & John Ratzenberger (NBC)
Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more
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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir & Nick Offerman (NBC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC, 2009) is an American television sitcom created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur. The series stars Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the ...more
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Childrens Hospital is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring Rob Huebel, Rob Corddry & Ken Marino (Adult Swim)
Childrens Hospital is a satirical American comedy television series and web series that parodies the medical drama genre, created by and starring actor/comedian Rob Corddry. The series began on ...more
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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring Zach Braff, Donald Faison & Sarah Chalke (American Broadcasting Company)
Scrubs is an American medical comedy television series created by Bill Lawrence that aired from October 2, 2001 to March 17, 2010 on NBC and later ABC. The series follows the lives of employees ...more
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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah & Hasan Minhaj (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show (Comedy Central, 1999) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. Described as a fake news program, the show draws its comedy and satire from recent news ...more
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Pee-wee's Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring Paul Reubens, John Paragon & Phil Hartman (CBS)
Pee-wee's Playhouse is an American children's television program starring Paul Reubens as the childlike Pee-wee Herman which ran from 1986 to 1990 on Saturday mornings on CBS. The show was ...more
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'Allo 'Allo! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera & Vicki Michelle (BBC One)
'Allo 'Allo! is a BBC television sitcom broadcast on BBC1 from 1982 to 1992, comprising eighty-five episodes. A repeat is aired in the 'Afternoon Classics' on BBC2 since 27 March 2015. The story ...more
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The Beverly Hillbillies ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas & Irene Ryan (CBS)
The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from September 26, 1962 to March 23, 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max ...more
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Strangers with Candy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello & Stephen Colbert (Comedy Central)
Strangers with Candy is a television series produced by Comedy Central. It first aired on April 7, 1999, and concluded its third and final season on October 2, 2000. Its timeslot was Sundays at ...more
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Air Farce Live is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring Jessica Holmes, Luba Goy & Peter Keleghan (CBC Television)
Air Farce Live, also credited as Air Farce, previously Royal Canadian Air Farce, and Air Farce—Final Flight! for the final season, was a Canadian sketch comedy series starring the comedy troupe ...more
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The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir & Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
The Colbert Report is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by Stephen Colbert that aired on Comedy Central from October 17, 2005 to December 18, 2014 for 1,447 ...more
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Peep Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring David Mitchell, Robert Webb & Matt King (Channel 4)
Peep Show is a British sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The television programme is written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, with additional material by Mitchell and Webb, amongst ...more
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Les Filles d'à c&... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
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Big Shots is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Starring Michael Vartan, Christopher Titus & Joshua Malina (American Broadcasting Company)
Big Shots is an American television drama created and executive produced by Jon Harmon Feldman. The pilot was directed by Charles McDougall.
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The Marvelous Misadventu... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is an American animated television series created by Thurop Van Orman for Cartoon Network that premiered on June 5, 2008, and ended on August 30, 2010. On ...more
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Wet Hot American Summer:... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (Netflix, 2015) is a comedy web television series written by David Wain and Michael Showalter, and directed by Wain. First Day of Camp Follows the ...more
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Angie Tribeca is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Angie Tribeca (TBS, 2016) is an American comedy television series, a satire of police procedural shows, created by Steve Carell and Nancy Walls Carell. Angie (Rashida Jones) is a 10-year veteran ...more
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Grim & Evil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Grim & Evil, also known as Maxwell Atoms' Grim & Evil and promotionally referred to as The Grim & Evil Show, is an American animated television series created by Maxwell Atoms for ...more