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The Best Parody TV Shows

Updated September 24, 2020 869 votes 241 voters 42.0k views34 items

List RulesVote up the best parody TV shows, whether they're mockumentaries, news satire, or other funny takes on a genre.

The very best parody TV shows skewer a genre hilariously, picking out the tropes that define a style and exaggerating them to the audience's delight. This list of the best parody television shows includes everything from news satire to mockumentaries and is ranked from best to worst thanks to your votes. Don't let your favorite parody 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. The list of parody television shows below includes information like the program's cast and premiere date when available to help you vote.

Parody TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining parody show of all time are - especially when there are so many television genres to make fun of. From Childrens Hospital to Reno 911!, all the best parody TV shows are included on this list.

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

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  • The Daily Show1
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    The Daily Show

    Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah

    Premiered1996

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  • American Vandal2
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    American Vandal

    Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck

    Premiered2017

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  • The Office3
    66
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    The Office

    Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson

    Premiered2005

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  • Police Squad!4
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    Police Squad!

    Leslie Nielsen, Alan North

    Premiered1982

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  • When Things Were Rotten5
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    When Things Were Rotten

    Richard Gautier, Dick Van Patten

    Premiered1975

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  • NTSF:SD:SUV::6
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    NTSF:SD:SUV::

    Rebecca Romijn, Karen Gillan

    Premiered2011

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  • Reno 911!7
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    Reno 911!

    Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash

    Premiered2003

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  • Look Around You8
    18
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    Look Around You

    Simon Pegg, David Walliams

    Premiered2002

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  • infoMania9
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    infoMania

    Brett Erlich

    Premiered2007

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    Onion SportsDome

    Danyelle Sargent, Matt Walton

    Premiered2011

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    Ace Crawford, Private Eye

    Tim Conway, Billy Barty

    Premiered1983

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    13
    5

    Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show

    Kim Evey, Payman Benz

    Premiered2007

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  • The Newz13
    13
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    The Newz

    Brad Sherwood, Nancy Sullivan

    Premiered1994

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    Premiered2008

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    The Colbert Report

    Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir

    Premiered2005

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  • Childrens Hospital16
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    Childrens Hospital

    Rob Huebel, Rob Corddry

    Premiered2008

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  • Portlandia17
    5
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    Portlandia

    Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein

    Premiered2011

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  • Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters18
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    Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters

    Atkins Estimond, Josephine Lundy

    Premiered2018

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    Upload

    Robbie Amell, Andy Allo

    Premiered2020

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  • Beef House20
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    Beef House

    Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim

    Premiered2020

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  • Onion News Network21
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    Onion News Network

    Suzanne Sena, Brian Huskey

    Premiered2011

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  • Reno 911!22
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    Reno 911!

    Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney

    Premiered2020

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  • Drawn Together23
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    Drawn Together

    Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell

    Premiered2004

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  • Nathan For You24
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    Nathan For You

    Nathan Fielder

    Premiered2013

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  • Review25
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    Review

    Andrew Daly, Megan Stevenson

    Premiered2014

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