Rolling Stone Staff

Rolling Stone Staff
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T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Upright Citizens Brigade: Season 1 (TV, 1998-2000) Never has a scripted show so flaunted its improvisational origins. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
No Score Yet French & Saunders: Season 1 (TV, 1990-2004) All was in the name of extravagantly spoofing humanity, but especially societal norms projected on women. Along the way, they perfected the art of breaking character mid-skit, and found laughs in the blackest corners. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
100% Exit 57: Season 1 (TV, 0-1996) The ensemble of Second City pal...indulged a love of Americana and small, oddball communities. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
100% Little Britain: Series 1 (TV, 2003-2005) While the show had its share of oafs and idiots, many...were simply misunderstood, and Little Britain's explorations of class, gender and sexuality always allowed for a sliver of empathy. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
100% Human Giant: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2008) The show grew out of live performances at a time the internet was not yet overcrowded with sketch comedy, and felt like an extension of the same scrappy, lo-fi UCB sensibility that is at once immediate and accessible. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
92% The Kids in the Hall: Season 1 (TV, 0-1994) The self-contained fivesome never relied on pop culture references or celebrity impressions to get a laugh. Instead they created surreal characters that seemed to inhabit some mysterious other universe. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
100% The League of Gentlemen: Season 1 (TV, 1999-2017) Often dark and disturbing, the best sequences combine elements of children's nightmares, pathos and laughs. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
91% Oz: Season 6 (TV, 1997-2003) By the time the series was ready to say goodbye to the guards, employees and inmates of Em City, however, it had already starting skirting the absurd - and its finale was a deep dive into straight-up camp. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
100% Funny Or Die Presents: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2011) The show peeked into an alternate (and lovingly low-budget) entertainment universe. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
80% Inside Amy Schumer: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2016) Schumer's a secret subversive wielding a deceptively innocuous gal-next-door smile. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
60% The Richard Pryor Show: Season 1 (TV, 1977) Few sketch shows shone brighter or burned out quicker than Richard Pryor's. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
67% The State: Season 1 (TV, 1994-1995) The humor of this early Nineties MTV show was just like the ensemble of 11 recent NYU grads: precocious, clever and a touch bratty. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
100% The Muppet Show: Season 1 (TV, 1976-1981) It was Henson's skill at tightrope-walking the line between sincerity and absurdity that energized the program's five-season run. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
No Score Yet A Bit of Fry and Laurie: Season 1 (TV, 1989-1995) Their often broad performances, flecked with bold bits of physicality, were offset by sharp writing and a delight for words and wordplay. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
80% The Dana Carvey Show: Season 1 (TV, 1996) Carvey and a dream team of writers and performers...displayed a subversive brilliance that's absolutely mind-boggling. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
No Score Yet The Fast Show: Season 1 (TV, 1994-1997) TFS [was] a bona fide pop phenomenon, unleashing as many zeitgeist-surfing lines as Saturday Night Live in its heyday. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
No Score Yet Not the Nine O'Clock News: Series 1 (TV, 1979-1982) It was a welcome and relevant alternative to the popular and provincial British comedy of the time, one that made fun of conventions as soon as they came into existence. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
100% Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!: Season 5 (TV, 2007-2010) Taking cues from low-budget public access television, David Lynch and probably psychedelic mushrooms, the show's green-screen visuals, anti-narratives, and Cinco-brand junk advertisements prove that cringing and laughing are millimeters apart. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
90% Chappelle's Show: Season 3 (TV, 2003-2006) Both populist and pointed, Chappelle's Show tackled race relations with a colloquial sort of lucidity that refused to leave anyone out of the conversation. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
No Score Yet Happy Days: Season 5 (TV, 1974-1984) When Happy Days forced its most iconic character to stoop to such desperate measures, it left behind a legacy it could not have predicted. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
100% In Living Color: Season 5 (TV, 1990-1994) [In Living Color] became widely popular anyway, shifting pop culture by refusing to bend to it. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show: Season 1 (TV, 1967-1978) The towering silliness of the cast...and their love for one another sold the enterprise. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
100% Mr. Show With Bob and David: Season 1 (TV, 1995-1998) [The] series was to Nineties humor what the original SNL was to Seventies counterculture: a blast of cutting-edge irreverence that captured a moment. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
100% Portlandia: Season 5 (TV, 2011-2018) Five seasons into its run, the loving spoof Portlandia continues to take risks, tinkering with its format and letting its ambitions grow, even dedicating whole episodes to just one storyline. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
89% Saturday Night Live: Season 1 (TV, 1975) The longest running, most iconic sketch show in American history. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
78% The Stand: Miniseries (TV, 1994) The team behind it still get a lot of points for trying, and assembling a humongous cast that included Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan and Ruby Dee. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
94% Key & Peele: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2015) Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele's Comedy Central show masterfully takes on a mixed-race society where keeping it real is impossible. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
91% The Ben Stiller Show: Season 1 (TV, 1992-1993) More than its right-place-right-time situation at the center of the early-Nineties comedy universe, what makes Stiller's show stand out in retrospect is the depth of its aesthetics. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
20% Roseanne: Season 9 (TV, 1988-2018) Both tossing what made your show work out the window and then telling us after the fact that none of it mattered is damn near unforgivable. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
85% The Academy Awards: 88th Oscars (TV, 1988) If at first it seemed like Rock's monologue was going to be a bit softer than anticipated, the host quickly laid waste to that idea when he began digging into the reason why institutional racism has become such a hot topic this year. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019