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As we’ve been telling you for weeks, Seeso’s exclusive beta is officially live. And with it comes all the original new comedy and time-tested classics you can handle. With the holidays in full swing, we figure you could use a nice, comforting intravenous drip of comedy programming to wind down the year. Below you’ll find some of our favorite Seeso series, along with a few specific recommendations just for the holidays. So grab a spiked egg nog, take a seat on the couch, and flip on some Seeso.
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1) The Office (Seasons 1 - 9)
You may love The Office because it’s a deep meditation on the kind of quiet desperation one feels living and working in a backwater town. Or you may love the show because it makes you feel a little better about your own life. Regardless of the reasons, the consensus is that The Office is ridiculously funny. Lucky for you, you can catch the entire 9 seasons of the Dunder-Mifflin crew as they navigate love, depression and office politics in Scranton, PA.
Noteworthy episodes for the holidays: “A Benihana Christmas,” season 3. “Secret Santa,” season 6.
2) The Mighty Boosh (seasons 1 - 3)
You may already be familiar with The Mighty Boosh without really knowing it (remember Old Gregg?). If you’re a fan of puppets, special effects, elaborate musical numbers spanning multiple genres, animated sequences, and straight up sketch comedy, you may just fall in love with this bizarre show. Each season takes on a different point of departure: the first is set in a zoo owned, the second in a flat and the third in a second hand shop in Dalston called Nabootique. Highly recommended if you’re super weird or just enjoy comedy.
3) 30 Rock (Seasons 1 - 7)
Another contemporary classic. 30 Rock introduced us to modern day feminist hero, Liz Lemon (while cementing the legacy of real life feminist hero, Tina Fey), as well as other notables like the suave capitalist mastermind Jack Donaghy and the lovably eccentric Tracy Jordan. The thing about 30 Rock is that every single character is pure comedic gold - each offers up a refreshing spin on a classic type. Anyway, the whole thing is available on Seeso! So go watch it.
Noteworthy episodes for the holidays: “Ludachristmas,” season 2. “Christmas Attack Zone,” season 5.
4) Saturday Night Live (seasons 1 - 41)
You don’t need us to tell you how awesome SNL is. The entire thing, all 41 seasons, are available on Seeso.
Noteworthy sketches for the holidays: ‘Dick in a Box,’ ‘NPR’s Delicious Dish: Schweddy Balls’ (with Alec Baldwin) and ‘The Night Hanukkah Harry Saved Christmas’.
5) Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Imagine a sketch comedy show where the cold open lasts until midway through the episode, the fourth wall is consistently broken, and the cast and crew are doing everything they can to mess with your head. What if we told you this show premiered on the BBC in 1969? That’s right, select episodes from the original heroes of experimental sketch comedy — the Monty Python crew — are available on Seeso just in time for the holidays. What better way to celebrate than by watching some of the most innovative shit ever produced?
Noteworthy sketches for the holidays: ‘The Funniest Joke in the World’ (season 1, episode 1) and ‘The Nude Organist’ (or: The Nude Man) (season 3, episode 9).
6) The Kids in the Hall (season 1)
We already told you once, but we’ll tell you again! You can go to Seeso.com right now, sign up for their free beta, and watch the entire first season of The Kids in the Hall for free. Then watch the entire The Kids in the Hall archive when it becomes available January 7th, exclusively on Seeso.
Noteworthy sketches for the holidays: I mean, pretty much all of them.