Ever get a recommendation from someone for the funniest comedy only to find yourself waiting for the funny part, but it never comes? It could be that you need an acquired taste to get the gag lines, or the shows were once good but overstayed their welcome. Some shows were wildly popular but didn’t age well, leaving popular comedies painfully unfunny. After someone asked for those examples, these were the top-voted shows answered.
10. Rick and Morty
“I watched a whole season all at once. I get the humor, but outside of that one day to see what it was about, I never had the itch to watch it again,” someone confessed. “I got Rick and Morty fatigue by season four. The first few I watched as they premiered, now they’re just occasional background noise,” a second shared.
9. Two and a Half Men
“My dad was watching it one day. He laughed hard at the jokes and loved that the women threw themselves at Charlie. Meanwhile, I was watching and thought the show was the worst piece of television I have ever seen,” one person recalled.
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8. Get a Life
“I used to tell my kids about a hilarious old show, Get a Life, from back in the early 1980s. Found a VHS, popped it in, and silence ensued. Did not age well,” one person remembered.
7. The Big Bang Theory
“Gotta be The Big Bang Theory. So so, so low level,” one person said. “It’s a show about nerds made by people who know very little about nerds,” a second added. A third person replied, “With a great deal of creepy sexual harassment thrown in there!”
6. Full House
“I loved Full House as a kid, but man, is it hard to get through now,” one person admitted. “I was a Full House fan growing up. It was the best thing about Thank God It’s Friday. I watched it earlier this year because my niece became obsessed with it. Not as impressive as I remember,” another shared.
5. 2 Broke Girls
“2 Broke Girls is the least funny sitcom in television history,” one person commented. “It had six seasons, which is far more than many good shows. Yet, it was incredibly and inexplicably popular,” replied one.
4. Sex and the City
“Miranda, when she called out Carrie for being beyond pathetic and toxic going back to Big for the 100th time… I could not understand why that made her a bad friend. She was calling out her friend on self-sabotaging toxic behavior,” someone suggested. Others acknowledged they were all toxic but that at least Samantha owned it.
3. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
“Always Sunny in Philadelphia is another – it’s alright overall, but I find it super hit or miss. Episodes either have me laughing for the entire 30 minutes or just deadpan the whole time,” another confessed.
2. Family Feud
“I HATE Family Feud. It is because in every episode, if any contestant says something weird or unusual, Steve Harvey sits there with his jaw on the floor, absolutely Gobsmacked that somebody would say something like that. It may have been funny in the first few episodes, but by episode 977, it gets pretty old,” one said.
1. How I Met Your Mother
“It’s a humor we had evolved past in 2013, and it’ll make you raise your eyebrow at best, making you go, wow, this used to be funny?” one person said. “How I Met Your Mother came out at a weird time because it aged so fast,” a final person commented.
We hope you enjoyed this Reddit picks list of popular comedy shows that are painfully unfunny.
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