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Hank Azaria on Playing a Non-
“Hopefully people are loving hating him.”
Hank Azaria on 5 of His Many
“It’s a parody; we’re not really there to offer up some kind of perfect version.”
Test Your Knowledge of Springfield With This
You may receive detention and might have to write forever on a chalkboard if you fail this.
Quotes Every Fan Must Know
“You don’t win friends with salad.”
David Silverman on 8 Early
Animator David Silverman has been with
since the beginning — literally: He directed the first episode of the series.
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10 Tips to Best Enjoy the 552-Episode
From watching every Sideshow Bob episode to looking out for sing-a-longs.
The 24 Best ‘Mr. Show’ Sketches, In Order
We ranked the 24 best ‘Mr. Show’ sketches of all time in this definitive list that you can’t possibly argue with because it’s perfect.
Stefon’s Illustrated Guide to New York’s Hottest Nightclubs
For the last four years, Stefon Zolesky, created by Bill Hader and John Mulaney, has been every SNL fan’s favorite drugged-up club-hopper. […]
Think Twice, It’s Alright: the Best Two-Part Sitcom Episodes
It’s tough enough for TV writers to make viewers laugh for 22 minutes — to extend an episode’s length to 44 minutes, even spread over two […]
The Ten Best Comedy Pilots in TV History
More so than drama or sci-fi pilots, which get a full hour (minus commercials) to establish a premise and introduce all their characters, […]
Guests We’d Love to Hear on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast
WTF with Marc Maron has become one of the most popular comedy podcasts in existence and deservedly so. Maron’s deep, probing interviews offer […]
Handing Out Awards for the 2010-2011 TV Season
Now that the 2010-2011 TV season is over, we decided it was time to hand out some superlatives for the highest achievers in a field of great TV […]
The Ten Funniest Recurring Characters Currently on TV
All good comedies have a main cast of memorable characters, but the great ones expand their worlds to include all sorts of other characters, […]
Turtles All the Way Down: When Sitcoms Pay Tribute to Other Sitcoms
Last week’s Community shed light on the way that pop culture is entrenched in the collective conscious, in the form of a conversation about, of […]