11. 'Fernwood 2Nite'
The Larry Sanders Show, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, The Eric Andre Show, Check It Out!, Between Two Ferns — it's impossible to imagine any of the great fake talk shows without the mother of them all. Created by comedy god Norman Lear as a summer spin-off for his soap-opera parody Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Fernwood starred the superbly smug Martin Mull and painfully clueless Fred Willard as Barth Gimble and Jerry Hubbard, the host and sidekick of an inexplicably star-studded late-night talk show in the small town of Fernwood, Ohio. You know that feeling you get when a live chat segment goes horribly awkward? They sure did.—SEAN T. COLLINS