MY TOP TEN FAVORITE SITCOM EPISODES OF ALL TIME

  1. 10.
    The Rural Juror - 30 Rock
    The entire episode revolves on everyone trying to figure out the name of Jenna's new movie. Is it "Roar Her, Gem Her" or maybe "Oral Germ Whore"? The episode is also the first time we see Jack and Tracy really interact as they try to find a product for Tracy to endorse. That storyline ends with Tracy telling Jack "I'm gonna make you a mixtape Jack Donaghy. You like Phil Collins?" to which Jack replies with the above.
  2. 9.
    Afternoon Delight - Arrested Development
    Probably the most bleeped out episode in sitcom history, the editors of Arrested Development still managed to sneak one in, breaking up GOB's "The guy in the fucking $6300 suit!" at two different points. This episode's key joke surrounding sexual harassment keeps building and building and the foreshadowing ever-present in Arrested Development is so good here.
  3. 8.
    The Injury - The Office
    The episode starts with something just SO Michael Scott. He burns his foot on a George Foreman grill and expects the world to stop for him. To me this is a perfect episode to show someone who isn't an Office fan, if they like this they'll be hooked. It's got so many good laughs and great moments, from Ryan taking care of Michael to Dwight being nice to "Pan" due to his concussion. So, so good.
  4. 7.
    My Finale - Scrubs
    Scrubs season 8 finale, which is really the series finale, brought the show to a close perfectly. It wraps things up beautifully, while retaining the elements of the show you love the most. It ends with J.D.'s final "fantasy" as Book of Love plays and just 😭😭😭😭
  5. 6.
    Cooperative Calligraphy - Community
    Community's "Bottle Episode" starts with the simple premise of a lost pen and builds to so much more. A perfectly written episode, with some great foreshadowing. The ridiculousness keeps building and it gets funnier and funnier through twenty-one perfect minutes of television.
  6. 5.
    Rosemary's Baby - 30 Rock
    The episode that most people think earned Alec Baldwin his Emmy. During a therapy session, Jack role plays Tracy's mother and father, as well as many other people from his childhood. Jenna accidentally burns Kenneth's Page Jacket. Liz realizes her idol (Carrie Fischer) is crazy. Best jokes: "Never go with a hippie to a second location" and "Where do you invest your money, Lemon?" "Well I've got $12,000 in checking..." "Are you an immigrant?"
  7. 4.
    Remedial Chaos Theory - Community
    Jeff creates six different timelines during a dinner party, chaos ensues. It's one of the best written episodes ever and such a great microcosm of this show. The "darkest timeline" becomes a recurring theme in later seasons.
  8. 3.
    Top Banana - Arrested Development
    Showcasing the brilliance of this shows writing so perfectly. Arrested Development's second episode launched many of the ongoing jokes we know and love. It blends wickedly witty writing with ridiculous hysterics perfectly and culminates in classic Bluth mishaps. Michael burning the Banana Stand to stick it to his Dad while bonding with his son, unaware that Gob hurled the insurance check into the sea in defiance, and the revelation that there was $250,000 lining the walls of the banana stand.
  9. 2.
    Dinner Party - The Office
    The Office brought British "Cringe Humor" to the States and this episode is the perfect example of that. From Michael's fake overtime assignment, the clearly rehearsed banter before the party, and Michael and Jan's ultimate demise. This episode does so much in so little time.
  10. 1.
    Modern Warfare - Community
    There are episodes of television shows that are just so well written and clever, and then there are episodes that are just absolutely ridiculous but so good because of that. This is one of those. There are cleverer episodes of Community but this one just has you on the floor laughing the entire time and is instantly rewatchable. It's an insane concept that works so so well.