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 +====== Television ======
  
 +Yes, sometimes television does have its Slackful moments:
 +
 +==== Comedy ====
 +
 +=== UK ===
 +
 +//[[Look Around You]]//
 +
 +    * Gentle but accurate spoof of science programmes of the 1970s and 1980s. No belly laughs, but good for a giggle.
 +
 +//[[The Prisoner]]//​
 +
 +    * Of course this had to be here.
 +
 +//[[Brass Eye]]//
 +
 +    * Probably the best work of UK television and radio'​s greatest prankster - [[Chris Morris]]
 +
 +//[[Jam]]// and //​[[Jaaaaam]]//​
 +
 +    * Sketch comedy from [[Chris Morris]], based on his radio series //[[Blue Jam]]//
 +
 +//[[The Day Today]]//
 +
 +    * News parody from [[Chris Morris]], leading up to //[[Brass Eye]]//
 +
 +//[[Nathan Barley]]//
 +
 +    * Sitcom from [[Chris Morris]] and [[Charlie Brooker]]
 +
 +//​[[Spaced]]//​
 +
 +    * Movie and television reference-heavy comedy of London life, from the team behind //Shawn of the Dead//
 +
 +//[[Alice in Wonderland]]//​
 +
 +    * Surrealist BBC version of the classic tale, directed by Jonathan Miller
 +
 +//[[Yoho Ahoy]]//
 +
 +    * Stop-motion animated series for pre-school kids on BBC.
 +
 +=== USA ===
 +
 +//[[The Brak Show]]// ​
 +    * From Adult Swim - but one of their oh-so choice offerings.
 +
 +//​[[Breaking Bad]]//
 +
 +    * A good feel-bad show with odd nads.
 +
 +//[[The Simpsons]]//​
 +
 +    * Perhaps not just the greatest cartoon of our generation, but also the greatest TV programme too.
 +
 +//[[The Tick Animated Series]]//
 +
 +    * Another great cartoon (do SubGenii watch anything else except cartoons and pr0n?), but this one has not appeared on DVD yet! Click-thru to sign a pointless petition that the [[http://​www.fox.com/​home.htm/​|Fox Network]] couldn'​t care less about. It sure would be a whole lot easier to quit my job and slack off if I had a couple seasons of the Tick to watch!
 +
 +//[[Family Guy]]//
 +
 +    * If //The Simpsons// is absurdist theatre that came in the side door and got away with everything because it was a cartoon, //Family Guy// is the nightmarish carnival of a dream the senior custodian of the place had after he locked up and went home. Its the next step in abject crudery that makes even stalwart weirdos blanch at its rapid-fire nerve.
 +
 +//[[The Colbert Report]]//
 +
 +    * Political satire (and //​truthiness//​) from the mind of Stephen Colbert.
 +
 +//​[[Crossballs]]//​
 +
 +    * After //​[[Crossfire]]//​ was hurting America, this show was hurting Crossfire.
 +
 +//[[The Daily Show]]//
 +
 +    * The last bastion of actual TV journalism in the US. Won more Peabody awards than [[Bill O'​Reilly]]!
 +
 +//[[Dead Like Me]]//
 +
 +    * Whistling past the graveyard with style.
 +
 +//​[[Foster'​s Home For Imaginary Friends]]//
 +
 +    * The followup to [[Craig McCracken]]'​s [[Powerpuff Girls]]
 +
 +//[[Mr. Show]]//
 +
 +    * Great sketch comedy from [[Bob Odenkirk]] and [[David Cross]]
 +
 +//​[[Mythbusters]]//​
 +
 +    * These guys have the coolest job in the world - blowing stuff up on TV!
 +
 +//[[Pink Lady And Jeff]]//
 +
 +    * Who knew that a train wreck could be so soothing?
 +
 +//​[[SCTV]]//​
 +
 +    * This is basically my favorite show ever.
 +
 +[[TBN]]: Trinity Broadcasting Network
 +
 +    * Of course, an equally appropriate name for this would be "​[[Televangelists]]'​ Broadcasting Network."​ At least most of them are gathered together in one place.
 +
 +//[[Way of the Master]]//
 +
 +    * Former //Growing Pains// star Kirk Cameron has become a Christian zealot, and he has his own show on [[TBN]]!
 +
 +//[[G vs. E (a.k.a. Good vs. Evil)]]//
 +    * Kicking Morlock ass every week until we're prematurely cancelled.
 +
 +//[[Get a Life]]//
 +    * The life and times of a 30 something y.o. paperboy that still lives with his parents. Starring Chris Elliott.
 +
 +//​[[Weeds]]//​
 +
 +
 +=== Europe ===
 +
 +//[[The Singing Ringing Tree]]//
 +
 +    * Major oddness in this classic 'Tale from Europe'​
 +
 +=== Japan ===
 +
 +//​[[Takeshi'​s Castle]]//
 +
 +    * Laugh yourself sick as 100 Japanese contestants get fed through a series of painful obstacles until a handful get to attempt to raid the Castle itself in an anticlimax fairground-dodgems-like game that is rarely won by those challenging.
 +
 +//[[Kure Kure Takora]]//
 +
 +    * Pretty much impossible to explain. But it's about a greedy octopus whose best friend is a peanut or squash or something and they fight over the love of a weird Walrus-Dinosaur. Also, there'​s Sea Cucumbers.
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