17. 'Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!'
Garish colors, spastic editing, warped VHS nightmares, a supporting cast confrontationally odd non-actors and their terrifying hand-puppets: Not since five Englishmen hooked up with American animator Terry Gilliam to form Monty Python has a sketch-comedy outfit been this visually distinctive and innovative. Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's public-access-influenced flagship show – they've since produced vehicles for unclassifiable comic talents John C. Reilly, Eric Andre, Andy Daly, and Brett Gelman – is a love-it-or-hate-it savaging of mass culture. But it's often so surreal, or so disgusting, you might not even notice the knives are out. Quietly the most influential comedy of the past few years? Abso…lutely.—SEAN T. COLLINS