If you want to giggle, just imagine Otter Disaster doing an impersonation of Colonel Potter doing an impersonation of Hot Lips Houlihan doing an impersonation of Father Mulcahy saying “Jocularity!”  I know that I still laugh every time I think about it, and it’s not just because Bruce has a great Harry Morgan voice.  Indeed, though I have a lot of shows I consider hilarious (‘Scrubs’ is a hoot, even when it’s being self-indulgent, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ has laughs galore, and I will not pass up ‘Gilligan’s Island’ if I encounter it on cable), the docs of the 4077th bring the funny over and over, leading to today’s chortling query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would have to recognize ‘M*A*S*H’ to be one of the most consistently funny shows of all time, asking: What television program is the funniest, the most entertaining, the most capable of creating the proverbial jocularity?

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  1. For me, it is a tie between “Futurama” and “Mystery Science Theater 3000”. Both series do not have a single episode I find unenjoyable or unfunny, and they are both guaranteed to bring my mood up even when I’m at my worst. Both series are also programs that I have to be careful if I plan to eat or drink as I watch as I am prone to choking as I am swallowing something because it makes me laugh so hard, even if I’ve seen the episode or just the joke a hundred times before.

  2. Malone_hasco on

    Its hard to say, but one of the funniest I can remember was The Fast Show. Its a British comedy from the 90’s.

  3. The Shelley Long episodes of Cheers. Then Blackadder, MST3K, Wanted Dead or Alive, first 3 seasons of MASH, Dick Van Dyke Show to fill out the top five. Of course, none of them make me laugh any more. Watched them too many times.

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