Weirdest Sitcoms

by TsarStepan | created - 4 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Which of these situation comedies has the trippiest premise?

Let's trip the silly, light fantastic to the canned laughter of these Lynchian-adjacent sitcoms over here..

*No reality television series or parody/sketch series. Weird does not necessarily equal bad. Though, they do tend to often overlap.

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1. The Squid Girl: The Invader Comes from the Bottom of the Sea! (2010– )

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Furious about ocean pollution, Squid Girl launches a one-squid land invasion to subjugate all humanity.

Stars: Hisako Kanemoto, Rie Tanaka, Alice Beaver, Christine Marie Cabanos

Votes: 358

2. Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san (2018– )

15 min | Animation, Comedy

The day-to-day happenings that take place at a bookstore where the love of manga is abundant.

Stars: Sôma Saitô, Shizuka Itô, Eri Kitamura, Yûko Sanpei

Votes: 155

3. Midori Days (2004– )

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Drama

"Midori No Hibi", also known as "Midori Days" is a story about a boy and a girl. Not a normal story, however, but one very entertaining story if anything. Seiji, who was known for his "... See full summary »

Stars: Mai Nakahara, Kishô Taniyama, Drew Aaron, Kether Fernandez

Votes: 529

4. My Mother the Car (1965–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

The story of the relationship between a man and his mother, the latter having been reincarnated as a 1928 Porter automobile.

Stars: Jerry Van Dyke, Maggie Pierce, Ann Sothern, Cindy Eilbacher

Votes: 562

5. Heat Vision and Jack (1999 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Action, Adventure

Astronaut on the run with special powers and his talking motorcycle must deal with a malevolent artificial life form that's possessing people and turning them into dust, as well as NASA's hitman and real life actor Ron Silver.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Ron Silver, Christine Taylor

Votes: 1,527

The pilot was the only episode produced.

6. Good Luck Girl! (2012– )

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

A goddess of misfortune comes to Earth to deal with the obnoxious but lucky girl whose good fortune is causing the world to fall out of balance.

Stars: Colleen Clinkenbeard, Kana Hanazawa, Michelle Lee, Joel McDonald

Votes: 309

7. Sekkô Boys (2016– )

8 min | Animation, Comedy

The statues of Medici, Mars, Hermes and St. Giorgio are trying to become professional idols. Are they going to make it to the top or will they fail?

Stars: Tomokazu Sugita, Shinnosuke Tachibana, Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono

Votes: 58

8. Cromartie High School (2003–2004)

TV-14 | 12 min | Animation, Comedy

A satire comedy of a misfit high school with punks, robots, gorillas and much more.

Stars: Takahiro Sakurai, Ben Pronsky, Takuma Suzuki, Allen Divers

Votes: 684

9. Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000–2015)

TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy

The misadventures of a milkshake, an order of fries, a meatball, and their retired next door neighbor in the suburbs of New Jersey.

Stars: Dave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder, Matt Maiellaro

Votes: 22,424

10. Mr. Smith (1983– )

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

An orangutan accidentally raised to genius human-level intelligence secretly works in Washington, DC as a political adviser.

Stars: Leonard Frey, Tim Dunigan, Terri Garber, Laura Jacoby

Votes: 41

11. The Flying Nun (1967–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours.

Stars: Sally Field, Marge Redmond, Madeleine Sherwood, Alejandro Rey

Votes: 2,032

12. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

Votes: 20,118

13. $#*! My Dad Says (2010–2011)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

A middle aged son moves in with his old fashioned dad.

Stars: William Shatner, Jonathan Sadowski, Nicole Sullivan, Will Sasso

Votes: 4,903

14. The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (1998)

30 min | Comedy, History

The misadventures of Abraham Lincoln, his loony associates, and the only sane man amongst them, the President's black butler Desmond.

Stars: Chi McBride, Max Baker, Dann Florek, Christine Estabrook

Votes: 105

15. Cavemen (2007–2008)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A trio of Neanderthals struggle to live in modern day America.

Stars: Bill English, Nick Kroll, Kaitlin Doubleday, Stephanie Lemelin

Votes: 2,368

16. Living Biblically (2018)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

An adaptation of the non-fiction book by A.J. Jacobs, in which a man tries to live in accordance with the Bible's teachings as close as possible.

Stars: Jay R. Ferguson, Lindsey Kraft, David Krumholtz, Tony Rock

Votes: 1,013

17. Small Wonder (1985–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

The zany adventures of a suburban family, their next-door neighbors, and an innovative robot designed to look like a human child.

Stars: Richard Christie, Marla Pennington, Jerry Supiran, Tiffany Brissette

Votes: 4,387

18. Cop Rock (1990)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

The musical adventures of a police force.

Stars: Anne Bobby, Barbara Bosson, David Gianopoulos, Larry Joshua

Votes: 473

19. Miracle Workers (2019– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A comedy set in the offices of Heaven Inc. When God plans to destroy the Earth, two low-level angels must convince their boss to save humanity. They bet him they can pull off their most impossible miracle yet: help two humans fall in love.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 8,429

20. Santa Clarita Diet (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Horror

Sheila and Joel are married real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. When Sheila dies, their lives take a dark turn.

Stars: Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson, Skyler Gisondo

Votes: 54,872

21. Jane the Virgin (2014–2019)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

A young, devout Catholic woman discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated.

Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas, Ivonne Coll

Votes: 36,633

22. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

A woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City.

Stars: Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane

Votes: 61,638

23. Me and the Chimp (1972)

30 min | Comedy

Dentist Mike Reynolds is living a good life with his wife Liz and his two children. When Scott and Kitty find a chimp, he reluctantly agrees to keep it but finds his life turned upside down... See full summary »

Stars: Ted Bessell, Anita Gillette, Scott C. Kolden, Kami Cotler

Votes: 50

24. Homeboys in Outer Space (1996–1997)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Straight-laced Morris Clay and fun-loving Tyberius Walker are two Han Solo wannabes who fly around the galaxy in the Space Hoopty, a used starship that looks like a winged car and comes ... See full summary »

Stars: Flex Alexander, Darryl M. Bell, Rhona Bennett, Kevin Michael Richardson

Votes: 224

25. Holmes and Yoyo (1976–1977)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

The cases of a hard luck police detective and his android partner.

Stars: John Schuck, Richard B. Shull, Bruce Kirby, Andrea Howard

Votes: 177

26. Heil Honey I'm Home! (1990)

30 min | Comedy, History, War

In Berlin, 1938, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun have a love-hate relationship with their Jewish neighbours in this bizarre spoof of 'fifties American sitcoms.

Stars: Ben Boardman, Neil McCaul, Denica Fairman, Gareth Marks

Votes: 417

27. Squidbillies (2005– )

TV-14 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy

Follows the adventures of the Cuylers, an impoverished and dysfunctional family of anthropomorphic, air-breathing, redneck squids who live in a rural Appalachian community in the state of Georgia.

Stars: Bobby Ellerbee, Unknown Hinson, Dana Snyder, Daniel McDevitt

Votes: 6,278

28. Bosom Buddies (1980–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Two young single ad men must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

Votes: 3,156

As suggested by Mark Glass.

29. Mister Ed (1958–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The misadventures of a wisecracking talking horse and his human owner.

Stars: Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines, Mister Ed

Votes: 3,531

As suggested by Dan Dassow.

30. My Living Doll (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A psychiatrist is given care of Rhoda Miller "real name 'AF 709'", a lifelike sophisticated but naïve android, which eventually learns how human society works and begins showing "or at least emulating" rudimentary emotions.

Stars: Julie Newmar, Robert Cummings, Jack Mullaney, Doris Dowling

Votes: 181

As suggested by Dan Dassow.

31. Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents and the life of the human woman he boards with is never the same.

Stars: Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James, Conrad Janis

Votes: 9,493

As suggested by Dan Dassow.

32. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the third planet from the sun.

Stars: John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart

Votes: 45,960

As suggested by Dan Dassow.

33. My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Exigius Twelve and a Half, an exoanthropologist from the planet Mars, becomes stranded on Earth after his one-man spaceship narrowly misses a NASA rocket plane and crashes near Los Angeles.... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Walston, Bill Bixby, Pamela Britton, Alan Hewitt

Votes: 2,073

Suggested by Mark Glass.

34. Greg the Bunny (2002–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Greg the Bunny is one of the 3.2 million fabricated Americans ("puppets") living in the United States. Wanting a job that doesn't involve working only on Easter, he convinces his roommate ... See full summary »

Stars: Eugene Levy, Seth Green, Bob Gunton, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 1,575

Suggested by riverotter.



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