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Last-Laugh Tracks: The 40 Best Cult TV Comedies Ever

From British-slacker sitcoms to brilliant sketch shows , we rank the best of TV's fan-beloved comedies

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22. 'Wonder Showzen'

Start with dash of Sid and Marty Krofft. Add a drop of Liquid Television, and some Ketamine for good measure. Smoke 100 bongloads. Repeat. That's one way to make sense of Wonder Showzen, the daring, druggy, decidedly dark parody of PBS kids' programming that inexplicably aired for two seasons on MTV2. Using profane puppets and caffeinated children, Vernon Chatman and John Lee's show explored subjects like race, sex and religion, though sometimes (like the infamous "Patience" episode), it seemed as if Showzen existed mainly to fuck with us. But unlike, say, Teen Mom, at least they were upfront about it.—JAMES MONTGOMERY

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