The AV Club has an excellent article making a convincing case for a heretofore implausible argument: 'Til Death might be worth watching! Specifically the fourth season of the Fox sitcom, a very bitter Everybody Loves Raymond knockoff, might be worth watching, as that’s when the show-runners, accountable to neither viewers or network, started to do insane, batty things, and created a show that was “gloriously awful and compellingly watchable all at once.” Insane antics include a character — whose wife had been recast four times — realizing he was a character in a sitcom, leading to much breaking of the fourth wall; having the epiphany that he would never be able to have sex before the camera cut away; and a therapy session with Mayim Bialik and other Blossom cast members (hi, Six!) that was actually part of the reality series The Dr. Bialik Show. Insanity! Now go break that unspoken rule you made with yourself and watch an episode — or at least the aforementioned therapy session.
Watch our new series!
Vulture’s Secret History of Television
Who First Said ‘Motherf*cker’ on TV?View all videos
Most Viewed Stories
Game of Thrones Will Run for at Least 8 Seasons, and at Most, Infinity
Jon Stewart’s Final The Daily Show Guests Are All Comedians
Everything You Need to Know About Chris Hemsworth’s Prosthetic Penis in Vacation
Sean Penn and Charlize Theron Are Living Out Your Worst Breakup Fears
All 74 Led Zeppelin Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best
Kit Harington Is Slowly Realizing That the Next 9 Months of His Life Are Going to Be Hell
What’s New on Netflix: August 2015
15 Classic Summer-Camp Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best
How National Lampoon Went From Making Jokes to Becoming One
9 Embarrassing Ways Brands Are Responding to Drake and Meek Mill’s Beef
Latest News from VultureCandace Cameron Bure on Fuller House and Separating Church and Career
And why it will be as family-friendly as ever.Watch Katherine Heigl Tearfully Come Out As a Lesbian in This Jenny’s Wedding Clip
In this movie, her love interest is Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel.Amy Schumer Is Now the Human Pyramid on Which Jennifer Lawrence Stands
#FriendshipGoals9 Embarrassing Ways Brands Are Responding to Drake and Meek Mill’s Beef
You won't believe who chimed in.Coach Taylor Is Back! It’s Only for a Movie Theater PSA, But Who Cares — Clear Eyes, Full Hearts
Already crying.Roland Emmerich Discusses His Gay-Rights Drama Stonewall and Debuts the Exclusive Poster
"It was a huge challenge to make this movie," says the Independence Day director.Key & Peele: It’s Hard Forming Your Own Opinion About The Dark Knight, Okay?
Ooookay.Wet Hot American Summer’s Undefinable Brand of Smart Stupidity
Call it dumb-smart, its dumbness freshly imbued with a deep, winking self-awareness.An Oral History of the Wet Hot American Summer Fart Track
Here, at last, is the real, unedited story.Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Recap: Nobody Looks a Day Over 40
Welcome back to Camp Firewood, again, for the first time.
Here's what's new on Amazon this August.Long-Lost F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Found, and You’ll Be Depressed by It Soon
"Temperature" will appear in the next issue of The Strand quarterly.How National Lampoon Went From Making Jokes to Becoming One
The strange decline of the once-vaunted comedy brand.Last Night’s Lip Sync Battle Battle Was Fun for the Whole Family, Assuming Your Family Has Tweens
But who won?!?!Jon Stewart’s Final The Daily Show Guests Are All Comedians
This is a good lineup.One Direction Releases First Song of the Post-Zayn Era
You knew this day was coming, but that doesn't make it any easier.What’s New on HBO Now: August 2015
Catch these new (and old) HBO Now shows.J.J. Abrams Literally Broke His Back for You, Star Wars Fans
What else do you want?Here’s a First Look at the Tooth Fairy’s New Girlfriend, Reba, From Hannibal
Played by True Blood's Rutina Wesley.The Leftovers Is Off to Small-Town Texas for Season Two
A town by the name of Miracle.