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The Best Farce TV Shows  

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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
John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs
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
John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers
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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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan
30 Rock is an American satirical television sitcom that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's ...more
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South Park is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman
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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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman
Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created ...more
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Childrens Hospital is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Rob Huebel, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino
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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My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly
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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Pee-wee's Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Paul Reubens, John Paragon, Phil Hartman
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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The Grim Adventures of Billy a... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Greg Eagles, Richard Steven Horvitz, Grey Griffin
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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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Aric Martin added Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger
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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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj
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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Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter
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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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke
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 Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart
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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'Allo 'Allo! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle
'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) 16 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan
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) 17 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert
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) 18 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Jessica Holmes, Luba Goy, Peter Keleghan
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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Peep Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King
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 côté is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Les Filles d'à côté
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Angie Tribeca is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Rashida Jones, Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns
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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Wet Hot American Summer: First... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Paul Rudd
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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The Marvelous Misadventures of... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Thurop Van Orman, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jeff Bennett
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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Grim & Evil is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Greg Eagles, Richard Steven Horvitz, Grey Griffin
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
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Big Shots is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Farce TV Shows
Michael Vartan, Christopher Titus, Joshua Malina
Big Shots is an American television drama created and executive produced by Jon Harmon Feldman. The pilot was directed by Charles McDougall.