Good comedy means comedy with character development. Futurama has set the bar high for this. Archer and Rick & Morty are doing this now. Other shows (chowder comes to mind immediately) show this excellent quality. You can string together a bunch of one liners all day but unless you've got the emotional glue to hold it together, youve got nothing
@TheWhiteWolf, *raises glass in agreement*
@TheWhiteWolf, Hey, Cartoon Network! Either rewind about fifteen years or take notes!
@TheWhiteWolf, and that's why Family Guy and The Simpsons are no longer good
@TheWhiteWolf, I've got two words for you: Bojack Horseman
@Kyogre, it's on my list. I should be house sitting at a place with unlimited Wi-Fi very soon
@TheWhiteWolf, I actually recently wrote a 1000 word essay on all of the political reference in this show I have seen every episode roughly 5 times over and it still hasn't gotten old to me
@TheWhiteWolf, this is why Scrubs is my favorite TV series. Most of it is comedy that I find hilarious, but it doesn't shy away from being very emotional at times, either. I think it does both very well, and, just like Futurama, it will be a timeless series for me
@TheMrCommenter, the steak night episode where they stay with the dying man instead always gut punches me.
@TheWhiteWolf, Have you heard of Bojack Horseman? Cause its exactly that, GOOD adult Comedy with probably some of the best chracter development ive ever seen in a show of this type. I love rick and morty and Futurama but Bojack Horseman is my favourite Adult Comedy, and it has made me cry muiltiple times (every 11th episode of each season has constantly been VERY emotionally packed). Its a nextflix show and I cannot recommend it enough.
@TheWhiteWolf, 3 words:
Red vs. Blue
@king of awesomeness, excellent show
Where's "Meanwhile" (the last episode)? ALWAYS cry to that one
I watch Futurama back to back on Netflix, partially because I want them to have the view count to keep it up there, and partially because it helps me keep my sanity. At time of post I just paused it to go take a crap and look at funny pics. Its probably about the 20th time Ive watched the series through and I don't plan on stopping.
@Potatowhiskers, best character? Fry or Bender? On one hand, Fry is probably the most important human being in the universe, on the other hand Bender's the greatest. Tough call.
@orion55, Bender reminds me more of myself, very overly cocky to hide his shortcomings. However I think my favorite character is the Robot Devil. The episodes he's in are some of the best.
@Potatowhiskers, CIGARS ARE EVIL YOU WONT MISS THEM...
@orion55, WE HAVE WAYS TO SIMULATE THAT SMELL...
@Potatowhiskers, wouldn't a golden violin sound terrible?
Dude, I was 5 when I first saw Jurassic Bark.... this brings me back... I miss this show, so much. It was a big part of my life. Particularly because I was too young to really do much else. I was too young to understand a lot of what they talked about, but I loved the show. Now that it's over for good, I feel a really deep sadness at the loss of such an amazing show.
Tis one of the best shows out
I watched the episode with Hermes holding little Bender today!
Has anyone ever actually cried during Futurama? I mean it's sad, but I'm no stoic and I kept the water in my eyes
@MidshipFungus73, of course not, I just spilled water on my face at the end of Jurassic Bark.