The TV show within a show has been around for ages - back to the days of Dick Van Dyke starring as Rob Petrie, who wrote for The Alan Brady Show on The Dick Van Dyke Show (yeah, it can get confusing). But which of these television series hidden within other shows are is the best? Which "show within a show" would you actually watch if it had it's own spinoff?
This list includes some of the best shows within shows that television has offered through the years, be it in comedy or in drama. The shows are either programs the main characters frequently watched or were involved in making (perhaps even starring on). From Joey's star turn on Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E. to Bart and Lisa's love of Itchy and Scratchy, many of your favorite TV characters also love to watch TV, or be a part of it, and these fictional TV shows were their own favs.From Tool Time to Inspector Spacetime, vote for which of these shows within a show is the best, and help answer this question: Are there any shows within shows that are actually better than the TV show on which they were featured? Cast your votes and let us know in the comments section!