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

The very best parody shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest parody shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular 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 is. 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 spot. The list of parody television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Everything from Childrens Hospital to Megas XLR is 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 Office is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for ...more

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Police Squad! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Police Squad! Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton Police Squad! is a television comedy series first broadcast in 1982, created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, and starring Leslie Nielsen. A spoof of police procedurals, the ...more

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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
The Daily Show 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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The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
The Colbert Report 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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American Vandal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
American Vandal Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro American Vandal (Netflix, 2017) is a true crime satire mockumentary series. When senior class clown Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro) is accused of vandalism and expelled from school, sophomore Peter ...more

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Saturday Night Live Weekend Up... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday Amy Poehler, Bill Murray, Kristen Wiig Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday is an American limited-run series broadcast on NBC. It is a political satire news show spin-off from Saturday Night Live, featuring that show's ...more

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Reno 911! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Chris Abraham added Reno 911! Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant Reno 911! is an American comedy television series on Comedy Central that ran from 2003 to 2009. It is a mockumentary-style parody of law enforcement documentary shows, specifically Cops, with ...more

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Onion News Network is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Onion News Network Suzanne Sena, Brian Huskey Onion News Network is a parody television news show. The show premiered its ten-episode first season on January 21, 2011, at 10:00 p.m. EST on IFC. In March 2007, The Onion launched The Onion ...more

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French & Saunders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
French & Saunders Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint French and Saunders is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring comic duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. It is also the name by which the performers are known on the ...more

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When Things Were Rotten is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
When Things Were Rotten Richard Gautier, Dick Van Patten, Bernie Kopell When Things Were Rotten is an American situation comedy television series created in 1975 by Mel Brooks and aired for half a season by ABC. A parody of the Robin Hood legend, the series starred ...more

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Epic Meal Time is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Epic Meal Time Epic Meal Time is a Canadian YouTube cooking show known for creating extremely high-calorie meals, generally out of meat products and including alcohol. It debuted in October 2010, and since ...more

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Onion SportsDome is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Onion SportsDome Danyelle Sargent, Matt Walton Onion SportsDome was a parody sports television show from the makers of The Onion. The show premiered on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 10:30 p.m. EST on Comedy Central in the United States. It ...more

Fake TV Shows on The Simpsons

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Ace Crawford, Private Eye is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Ace Crawford, Private Eye Tim Conway, Billy Barty, Joe Regalbuto Ace Crawford, Private Eye is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from March to April 1983. The series parodied the “hard-boiled detective” genre.

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Red Dwarf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Red Dwarf Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules Red Dwarf is a British comedy franchise which primarily comprises ten series of a television science fiction sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1993 and from 1997 to 1999, and on Dave ...more

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Childrens Hospital is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Childrens Hospital 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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infoMania is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
infoMania InfoMania is an American half-hour weekly satirical news-show that aired on the Current TV television network from 2007 to 2011. The program was initially hosted by Conor Knighton and later ...more

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NTSF:SD:SUV:: is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
NTSF:SD:SUV:: Rebecca Romijn, Karen Gillan, Rob Riggle NTSF:SD:SUV:: is a quarter-hour format American television comedy that parodies the police procedural and action film genres.

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The Newz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
The Newz Brad Sherwood, Nancy Sullivan, Shawn Thompson The Newz was a half-hour syndicated sketch comedy television series that aired in 1994 and 1995. It starred Tommy Blaze, Mystro Clark, Deborah Magdalena, Dan O'Connor, Stan Quash, Brad Sherwood, ...more

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Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show is an internet comedy talk show parody starring a Japanese character called Kiko. The video series debuted on YouTube in 2007 and was created by ...more

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TV Ilegal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
TV Ilegal TV Ilegal, stylized as TV [i]lεgal, was a Puerto Rican comedy/parody/satire television show broadcast on WAPA-TV. The show parodied both local and international shows and people like local news ...more

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Paid Programming is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Paid Programming Paid Programming is a television pilot for Cartoon Network's late night programing block, Adult Swim. The pilot episode of Paid Programming premiered, unannounced, in the United States on ...more

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AD/BC: A Rock Opera is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
AD/BC: A Rock Opera Matt Lucas, Noel Fielding, Matt Berry AD/BC is a parody rock opera with music by Matt Berry and lyrics by Matt Berry and Richard Ayoade. It aired on BBC Three in 2004.

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Look Around You is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Look Around You Simon Pegg, David Walliams, Nick Frost Look Around You is a British television comedy series devised and written by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz, and narrated in the first series by Nigel Lambert. The first series of eight ...more

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Eagleheart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Eagleheart Chris Elliott, Maria Thayer, Brett Gelman Eagleheart is a 2010 tv film directed by Jason Woliner.

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Posh Nosh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Posh Nosh Richard E. Grant, Arabella Weir Posh Nosh is a 2003 BBC television programme that parodies television chefs; the title and basic outline a reference to a cooking show pilot pitched by Neil Hamilton and Christine Hamilton. ...more

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The Rerun Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
The Rerun Show Gary Coleman, Mitch Silpa, Daniele Gaither The Rerun Show is a short-lived American sketch comedy television series that aired on NBC from August 1, 2002 until August 20, 2002. VH1 also aired the show on Friday nights at 11:30 P.M. The ...more