Half-hour comedies come and go, but some of the very best sitcoms emerged in the early 2000s. Don’t believe us? Check out this list!
In creating this list of the six best sitcoms from the 2000s, we considered the many different preferences. However, other things were factored in such as popularity, staying power, appeal to a broad audience, and uniqueness, while also considered shows that might be underrated.
Basically, we wanted a variety of moods/styles in the list, for different flavors.
6. Flight of the Conchords
Known in the states for their HBO series, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement are a folk duo known as Flight of the Conchords, and they’re here to entertain you with folk-rap songs about subjects like love, a robot takeover, and the almighty Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros.
You can also catch Kristen Schaal as Sally, their lone fan and stalker. Rhys Darby plays their manager, Murray. Also, Arj Barker plays Dave, who lives with his parents but pretends that he doesn’t.
As sitcoms go, this one almost matches the duo itself — successful enough to say its, well, successful, but under-the-radar enough to retain the illusion of hip credibility. Is that a cynical way to phrase it? Sure! Is this just fun a list article, meaning that shouldn’t matter much? Sure again!
5. Reno 911!
Currently available on Comedy Central and fuboTV, this mockumentary sitcom about a police force originally ran on Comedy Central from 2003 to 2009. Not bad for a comedy police drama where most of the dialogue (and storyline) is actually improvised!
Created by stars Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, and Kerri Kenney-Silver, Reno 911! also stars Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Mary Birdsong, Ian Roberts, and Joe Lo Truglio. The series was also produced by Danny DeVito.
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The farcical force has to do with all sorts of unique miscreants, including Big Mike (Toby Huss), a former police lieutenant turned meth addict, Carrot Top (Himself), Kenny Rogers (himself), and a prostitute named Terry (Nick Swardson).
This show won’t be for everybody, but it’s for enough people that it lasted 6th seasons and will soon return for a 7th on the Quibi streaming platform.