14.  Childrens Hospital / NTSF:SD:SUV:: (Cartoon Network) I’m counting these two shows as a single entry because they aired as part of the same half-hour block.  Also, it’s my list so shut up.  Both shows are genre parodies that spiral into complete ridiculousness.  Three seasons in, Childrens Hospital still manages to keep coming up with insane new ideas.  Medical soap operas are hilarious as it is, but Hospital doesn’t keep grabbing for that same low-hanging fruit.  This season, we had the race to save a child from a box of quicksand, a trip to Ward 8 (the section of the hospital reserved for criminally insane children), a pediatric plastic surgeon, an episode presented as a stage play, a Party Down reunion, and a behind the scenes look at a host of spinoffs (including Doctor Mole Person Doctor).  The sheer density of jokes is an impressive feat, and it continues to be one of the funniest shows on TV.

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  1. […] are two of the best shows on TV.  In fact, we did TWO Best of 2011 lists, and both shows made both lists.  I haven’t run the numbers, but that makes for an impressive showing. These two shows, clearly […]

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