10 Insanely Popular TV Comedy Shows That People Find Painfully Unfunny

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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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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

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“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

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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

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“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

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“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.

10 of the Worst Movies in the History of Cinema

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What is the worst movie that you have ever seen? According to an internet poll, there are thousands of doozies to choose from, but these are the top-ten worst.

10 Best Movie Trilogies Ever Made According to the Internet

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What is the best movie trilogy ever made? Unfortunately, Indiana Jones and Toy Story have added a fourth film disaster following their perfect trilogy success. Otherwise, I’d nominate both of those. After asking the internet for their top contenders, these were the top ten. 

10 Greatest Single Movie Scenes Ever Filmed

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What is the most remarkable single movie scene ever filmed? There are so many cinematic gems that this is a difficult question. However, after someone polled the internet, these were the top-voted responses.

Top 10 Heist Films That Are Morally Good

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Ever feel like rooting for the characters you know are doing something naughty, like a victimless crime? Someone asked for morally good heist movies where the crew isn’t reformed, criminals, like Ocean’s 11. Here are the top-voted heist films from the discussion. 

Top 10 Black and White Movies Absolutely Worth the Watch

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Are you a black-and-white movie fan or interested in the classics? Watching black and white films is an entirely different experience than movies in vibrant colors. Our kids thought of these classic movies as archaic, but as they got older, they became more open and less judgmental as they found some of the greatest stories, like Schindler’s List, best displayed in black and white. 

This article was originally published on The Cents of Money.

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