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Great TV Comedies: The best shows & funniest comedy on Netflix instant watch


My Top TV Picks

Plop down on the couch, load up on some snacks and burn through a season of your favorite Netflix- Instant Watch show. After scanning through their assorted comedies, these series are some of the highest rated, and all around funny shows. I tried to keep a little variety. These are my top picks, including their Netflix User Rating. Enjoy...

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Arrested Development

Follow Micheal Bluth and his outrageous family in this Emmy winning sitcom. After their father George Sr. is arrested for fraud, Michael struggles to keep the family business afloat.

Who's Watching This Show?: All my too-cool-for-school friends

Season's Available On Netflix Instant Watch: 68 episodes

Netflix User Rating: 3.9 STARS (5,300,896 votes)


Parks and Recreation

This NBC sitcom uses the mockumentary style from "The Office", in a hilarious comedy about Leslie Knope- a small town Parks department employee.

Who's Watching This Show?: My sister and her fiancé

Season's Available On Netflix Instant Watch: 90 episodes

Netflix User Rating: 4.1 STARS (1,157,879 votes)

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With a keen sense of observation, and years of training from his detective dad, Shawn Spencer poses as a psychic detective in the USA Network's hit comedy. This is one of the most under-estimated comedies on TV.

Who's Watching This Show?: Anyone, Everyone- Great for most ages and tastes

Season's Available on Netflix Instant Watch: Seasons 1-6, 95 episodes

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Netflix User Rating: 4.2 STARS (1,623,373 votes)


How I Met Your Mother

In this Emmy Winning Comedy, architect Ted Mosby flashes back to his bachelor days, telling his kids the story of how he met their mother.

Who's Watching This Show?: High School and College kids

Seasons Available on Netflix Instant Watch: Seasons 1-8, 184 Episodes

Neflix User Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (1,594,189 votes)


The Office

In this documentary style comedy, unconventional boss Micheal Scott (Steve Carell) is a smash hit, as he leads his employees at Dunder Miflin Paper Company with an unorthodox management style.

Who's Watching This Show?: My mom & Dad love this show!

Season's Available On Netflix Instant Watch: Seasons 1-9, 192 episodes

Netflix User Rating: 3.9 STARS (8,576,863 votes)

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This Comedy Central sitcom is about three slacker friends working at a telemarketing agency. Their hilarious pranks and slacker ways make it the best quirky- college TV comedy on Netflix- Instant Watch.

Who's watching this show?: My 28 Year Old Brother

Season's Available On Netflix Instan Watch: Season One, Episodes 1-10

Netflix User Rating: 4.3 STARS of 5 (212,042 votes)


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  • Portlandia: 1 Season
  • United States of Tara: 3 Seasons
  • Southpark: 14 Seasons
  • Scrubs: 9 Seasons
  • The League: 2 Seasons
  • Parenthood: 2 Seasons
  • Archer: 1 Season
  • 30 Rock: 5 Seasons
  • Reno 911: 6 Seasons
  • The IT Crowd: 4 Seasons
  • Party Down: 2 Seasons
  • Malcolm in the Middle: 7 Seasons


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Leone Vidoni (author) from Portland, Oregon on June 21, 2013:

I love The Office, Alex. I thought the season finale was great!

alex on June 21, 2013:

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Leone Vidoni (author) from Portland, Oregon on May 21, 2013:

rondmrn, I know it! I can't wait for the new season of Arrested Development, and I love that it's going to be a on Netflix Instant watch. Their original series are always so good.

Ron Mariano from Orange County, CA on May 20, 2013:

I love Arrested Development, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, The Office, Better Off Ted, Psych, and Frasier. They are all on Netflix. I'm very excited for the "4th" season of Arrested Development coming out on May 26. It'll be huge for all AD fans!

Leone Vidoni (author) from Portland, Oregon on January 21, 2013:

Thanks for the recommendation Trish89!

Leone Vidoni (author) from Portland, Oregon on January 21, 2013:

Thanks best comedy. I've never seen the inbetweeners. I'll be sure to check it out. Thanks for the tip!

Trish89 on January 20, 2013:

You forgot Raising Hope!! :-)

bestcomedy on August 31, 2012:

Inbetweeners is the most hilarious TV show on Netflix!

Leone Vidoni (author) from Portland, Oregon on August 12, 2012:

Me too, Cashmere!

cashmere from India on August 12, 2012:

I can't wait to find out who Ted Moseby is actually going to marry

somebody on August 08, 2012:

my name is earl...

Leone Vidoni (author) from Portland, Oregon on February 20, 2012:

Yeah it's a great show mel. Haha, I know it! It better not get canceled before they tell us.

Melanie Chisnall from Cape Town, South Africa on February 19, 2012:

How I Met Your Mother is so funny, love it. Although, I must admit I'm getting a little impatient wondering when we'll ever find out who Ted's wife is going to be..

Leone Vidoni (author) from Portland, Oregon on February 16, 2012:

Thanks! My Picks are the five ones on top. Workaholics being my favorite. "Who's watching this" was only hypothetical.

JinnyMarte on February 16, 2012:

Really great hub! I must say Scrubs is my favorite right now. Followed by The League. You mentioned everyone's pick but didn't say which is yours...should I guess? Lol Anyway, I really enjoy your very informative and witty hubs. Up, up, up!!

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