The BEST Adult Swim shows of all time

Every Adult Swim show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every Adult Swim show to compile this list of best shows!

Off the Air
star
9.43
227 votes

#1 - Off the Air

This series is presented without explanation or narration as a showcase of surreal footage—animations, short films, music videos, viral videos, film, and television clips, stock footage and morphing psychedelic imagery—arranged around a single loose theme (expressed in the episode title) and blended without pause into a single continuous presentation. The series does not air on a regular schedule, with new episodes airing unannounced.

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Tim and Eric Nite Live
star
9.35
135 votes

#2 - Tim and Eric Nite Live

The makers of Adult Swim's Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! offer broadband talk show Tim and Eric Nite Live. Viewers can interact with Tim, Eric and friends at their website.

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Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule
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9.26
634 votes

#3 - Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule

Channel 5's Dr.Steve Brule has a new show! Brule hits the streets this time around. Jam-Packed with interviews! Popular segments like "On the Spot" and "Doctor to Doctor" lets Steve experience things first-hand. Check it Out!

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Rick and Morty
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8.98
33945 votes

#4 - Rick and Morty

Follows the misadventures of an alcoholic scientist Rick and his overly nervous grandson Morty, who split their time between domestic family life and intergalactic travel. Often finding themselves in a heap of trouble that more often than not is created through their own actions.

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The Venture Bros.
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8.94
4056 votes

#5 - The Venture Bros.

Hank and Dean Venture, with their father Doctor Venture and faithful bodyguard Brock Samson, go on wild adventures facing megalomaniacs, zombies, and suspicious ninjas, all for the glory of adventure. Or something like that.

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Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
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8.82
859 votes

#6 - Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

From Tim and Eric, the creators of Adult Swim's 'Tom Goes To The Mayor', comes a bizarre comedy, which consists of sketches, fake commercials, prank phone calls, etc. Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, features many guest stars, in addition to it's numerous appearances by the show's creators Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. It is mostly live-action, which is very unusual for a channel called "Cartoon Network". The unusual humor should appeal to viewers of the rest of the Adult Swim block that airs on the Cartoon Network.

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Decker
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8.80
158 votes

#7 - Decker

The free world is in danger, and only one man can help. Jack Decker has sworn to defend America from foreign terrorists regardless of which spineless president is in charge. This is Decker: The Series.

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Sealab 2021
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8.75
1284 votes

#8 - Sealab 2021

The year is 2021. Deep below the ocean's surface, looms a vast, magnificently high-tech compound: Sealab. A multi-national scientific station with an annual budget in the trillions, dedicated to the research and exploration of man's final frontier... Sealab's crew is charged with exploring the possibility of underwater colonization. As the Earth's surface, by this time, has gotten just generally crowded, hot, and icky. However, as most government-funded agencies usually are, Sealab is manned by a motley collection of malcontents and screw-ups who were unfit for work in the private sector. They really don't get any research done, but instead spend their time bickering among themselves or just plain goofing off. The crew have manipulated their luckless leader, Captain Murphy, into submission, and are content to ride the government clock, raking in fat, hazardous-duty paychecks.

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Xavier: Renegade Angel
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8.75
199 votes

#9 - Xavier: Renegade Angel

Xavier wants to find out who he is and where he comes from. From his serpent arm to his backwards knees, beak, and six nipples, Xavier is different from most. Although Xavier means well he is often causing trouble wherever he goes in Xavier: Renegade Angel.

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Samurai Jack
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8.70
2928 votes

#10 - Samurai Jack

Made by Genndy Tartakovsky, this cartoon tells the story of a great warrior displaced to the distant future by the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku. The world has become a bleak place under the rule of Aku, segregated into fantastic tribes and ruled by Aku's evil robot warlords. Jack travels this foreign landscape in search of a time portal that can return him to his home time so he can "undo the future that is Aku!".

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Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace
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8.67
139 votes

#11 - Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace

A super pure tragicomedy rosary of pious prayers bringing unity, joy, and excellent living to all.

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Home Movies
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8.65
786 votes

#12 - Home Movies

TV series about the life of Brendon Small, an eight-year-old visionary who, using his friends Jason and Melissa as actors, have managed to direct over a thousand homemade films. His parents are divorced, but it doesn't feel strange since so many other kids' parents are divorced. His friend Jason actually feels upset because his parents are still together. At school, he is taught soccer by his coach John McGuirk, or as he calls him, "that weird Irish guy".

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Moral Orel
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8.64
595 votes

#13 - Moral Orel

Orel is an eleven year old boy who loves church. His unbridled enthusiasm for piousness and his misinterpretation of religious morals often lead to disasterous results, including self-mutilation and crack addiction. No matter how much trouble he gets into, his reverence always keeps him cheery.

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Frisky Dingo
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8.62
1060 votes

#14 - Frisky Dingo

The most evil villain of all time ever is halfway bent on destroying the Earth. Meanwhile, his nemesis, Awesome-X, is ambivalent about stopping him, as it might just crush toy sales.

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Primal
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8.61
1385 votes

#15 - Primal

Primal features a caveman at the dawn of evolution. A dinosaur on the brink of extinction. Bonded by tragedy, this unlikely friendship becomes the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world.

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Mike Tyson Mysteries
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8.60
481 votes

#16 - Mike Tyson Mysteries

A new series by Warner Bros Animation that places the ex-boxer in a problem solving premise alongside a talking pigeon and a magical face tattoo.

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Joe Pera Talks with You
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8.60
116 votes

#17 - Joe Pera Talks with You

A teacher in Michigan's Upper Peninsula explores subject matters such as pancakes, blueberries, eggs, toast, sausage, bacon, English muffins, coffee, orange juice, maple syrup, waffles, cornbread, and strawberries.

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Squidbillies
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8.58
815 votes

#18 - Squidbillies

Five million years ago, the Atlantic Ocean covered North America all the way to the Ohio Valley. As the ocean receded to form our present-day geography, a family of squids was stranded in a remote setting in the North Georgia mountains. This motley melange of mischievous mollusks, influenced by the rural ways of the redneck locals, quickly "adapticise" to a world of fighting, feuding and fornicating with a Faulknerian flambé of ferocious sea creature livin'. The humor lies in the "adapticization."

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The Boondocks
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8.55
3222 votes

#19 - The Boondocks

Two black boys, Riley and Huey Freeman, experience a culture clash when they move from the South side of Chicago to the "boondocks" to live with their grandfather.

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Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
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8.49
1264 votes

#20 - Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

Feel The Power... OF ATTORNEY! Once, he was known as the aviary superhero called simply Birdman. Eventually, Birdman fell on hard times, and the hero route went by the wayside. Now, as an attorney, he represents his fellow former Hanna-Barbera cartoon stars, in a variety of strange cases. With opposing counsel made up of his former villains and his pet/partner Avenger working as his personal secretary, Harvey tackles the cases only a guy in a business suit with a mask & large wings can!

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Metalocalypse
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8.48
1999 votes

#21 - Metalocalypse

Metalocalypse is an eleven-minute flash animated comedy airing on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. The series follows the exploits of a fictitious half American/half Scandinavian death metal band known as Dethklok. The band and its members are huge the world over, but incredibly stupid - a death metal version of Spinal Tap. Watch as they leave a trail of destruction and mayhem in their wake with their ear-melting onslaught of metal!

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The Drinky Crow Show
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8.48
293 votes

#22 - The Drinky Crow Show

The Drinky Crow Show is an American animated television series created by Tony Millionaire and Eric Kaplan based on the "Maakies" comic strip by Tony Millionaire. The show centers around Drinky Crow (a drunken crow) and Uncle Gabby, described as a drunken Irish monkey. It has an eighteenth century nautical setting. The Drinky Crow show is a fast-paced, plot-twisting laff-riot combining adventure, romance, debauchery and graphic violence — offering something for everybody!

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The Eric André Show
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8.46
954 votes

#23 - The Eric André Show

The show is a parody of low-budget public access talk shows, hosted by Eric André and Hannibal Buress. André is a hyperactive and dysfunctional host who often stutters or otherwise fails to properly maintain his screen presence. He often overreacts during interviews, acts aggressively towards his crew members, diverts from the script and refuses to read the cue cards. The surreal attitude of the show is emphasized by "celebrity" guests that have nothing in common with the actual stars they purport to be except their announced names, although occasionally genuine celebrities do appear. Besides the studio segments that are the main focus of the show, short sketches, candid camera footage and non sequiturs, usually focused on André's absurd behavior, are featured in the program.

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Perfect Hair Forever
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8.37
125 votes

#24 - Perfect Hair Forever

Perfect Hair Forever is a show about a young boy named Gerald who for some unknown reason is going bald. He sets off on an adventure to gain "perfect hair forever" under the guidance of his mentor, Uncle Grandfather, and Rod, The Anime God. He meets many strange individuals who join him in his quest including the Action Hotdog, Norman Douglas (Former the Inappropriate Comedy Tree), The King of All Animals, Twisty (aka Terry), and others. He is thwarted at every step by Coiffio, the Evil Controller of Cats, whose minions include Catman, Model Robot, and the Astronomic Cat. Essentially it's a big parody of Japanese Anime, and is not meant to be taken seriously, at all. Not even a little bit.

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The Heart, She Holler
star
8.35
125 votes

#25 - The Heart, She Holler

A live-action series starring Patton Oswalt, Kristen Schaal and Heather Lawless

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Final Space
star
8.28
3130 votes

#26 - Final Space

An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick Mooncake embark on serialized journeys through space in order to unlock the mystery of “Final Space,” the last point in the universe, if it actually does exist.

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FLCL
star
8.24
3314 votes

#27 - FLCL

Naota's life is confined to going to school and living with his father and grandfather. The usually tranquil life in Mabase is rudely interrupted by the arrival of Haruhara Haruko, who bursts on the scene by running Naota over with her Vespa scooter and hitting him on the head with a Rickenbacker 4003 bass guitar. Later, Naota is shocked to find Haruko working in his house as a live-in maid. Haruko's search for the alien being Atomsk puts her at odds with Medical Mechanica. At the same time, Naota is being watched by Commander Amarao. The Commander believes Haruko is in love with Atomsk and Medical Mechanica is out to conquer the galaxy. The fortuitous circumstances get Naota involved in a three-way battle between Haruko, Amarao and Medical Mechanica.

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Mr. Pickles
star
8.16
1499 votes

#28 - Mr. Pickles

The Goodman family lives with their lovable pet dog, Mr. Pickles, a deviant border collie with a secret satanic streak.

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Superjail!
star
8.11
781 votes

#29 - Superjail!

Superjail is the largest and most brutal prison in the world. Built in an active volcano, this complex routinely has riots and murders, though nobody is ever able to escape. The Warden, who is in charge of the prison, has gone insane over the years and has decided to make his prison unlike any other in the world. Superjail! will focus on the crazy antics that occur inside the prison.

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Robot Chicken
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8.09
5588 votes

#30 - Robot Chicken

A series of pop-culture parodies using stop-motion animation of toys, action figures and dolls. The title character was an ordinary chicken until he was run down by a car and subsequently brought back to life in cyborg form by mad scientist Fritz Huhnmorder, who tortures Robot Chicken by forcing him to watch a random selection of TV shows, the sketches that make up the body of each episode.

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Lucy, The Daughter of the Devil
star
8.07
265 votes

#31 - Lucy, The Daughter of the Devil

An animated comedy series about Lucy, the 18 year old daughter of Satan who also happens to be the antichrist. Through out the series, Lucy attempts to live a normal life despite large amounts of interference from her father who wants her to follow her destiny as the one who will destroy the world. Unfortunately for Satan, his plans start to get fouled up when Lucy starts dating a man named Jesus.

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12 oz. Mouse
star
8.06
251 votes

#32 - 12 oz. Mouse

From the co-creator of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show, and Space Ghost comes 12 oz. Mouse, the story of a drunk mouse named, well, Mouse. Occasionally he'll be called Fitz, but that isn't important. His best friend, and only friend, is Skillet, the chinchilla. They rob banks and get into all sorts of trouble.

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Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories
star
8.03
314 votes

#33 - Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories

Tim and Eric's parody of horror anthology TV shows.

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force
star
8.01
2914 votes

#34 - Aqua Teen Hunger Force

FryLock, Shake and Meatwad are three anthropomorphic fast food items in suburban southern New Jersey.

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Smiling Friends
star
8.00
286 votes

#35 - Smiling Friends

Smiling Friends Inc. is a small company whose main purpose is to bring happiness to its clients. The series follows the day-to-day lives and misadventures of its representatives, the lazy, cynical Charlie, and the cheerful, optimistic Pim, as they try to cheer up and comfort the troubled people who call their company's hotline and help them out with their problems.

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Childrens Hospital
star
7.99
1152 votes

#36 - Childrens Hospital

A hospital isn't a place for lazy people. It's a place for smart people who take care of people who aren't smart enough to keep themselves healthy. So begins Childrens Hospital, an all-new series that follows the lives, loves and laughs of a hospital staff.

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Space Dandy
star
7.86
1029 votes

#37 - Space Dandy

Space Dandy is a dandy guy in space! This dreamy adventurer, with a to-die-for pompadour, travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy guy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!

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Black Dynamite
star
7.73
859 votes

#38 - Black Dynamite

Black Dynamite is based on the 2009 film of the same name. Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley reprise their film roles as Black Dynamite, Bullhorn, Cream Corn and Honeybee, respectively. Like the movie, the show is predominantly a spoof of and tribute to blaxploitation cinema. The show features a dynamic animation style rooted in Japanese anime.

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Tigtone
star
7.69
42 votes

#39 - Tigtone

Tigtone is the saga of a quest-addicted hero who slashes his way across a satirical fantasy universe with melodramatic ferocity, always obeying the letter of the law but never its spirit.

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Delocated
star
7.66
278 votes

#40 - Delocated

In "Delocated", a family in the witness protection program are moved to New York City, but only under the restrictions that they wear ski masks on camera and surgically graft voice changing devices to their vocal cords. David's problems are exacerbated when his family leaves him over the idea and the assassin discovers his new location.

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China, IL
star
7.66
251 votes

#41 - China, IL

Frank and Steve Smith are brothers who teach in the history department of a state university in China, Illinois. They also happen to be legends in their own minds who will often sacrifice facts, lessons and syllabi for the sake of being awesome.

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The Shivering Truth
star
7.60
109 votes

#42 - The Shivering Truth

The Shivering Truth is a miniature propulsive omnibus clusterbomb of painfully riotous daymares all dripping with the orange goo of dream logic. A series of loosely linked emotional parables about stories within tales that crawled out of the deepest caverns of your unconscious mind and became lovingly animated in breath-slapping stop motion - in other words, it is the truth.

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Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio
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7.54
129 votes

#43 - Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio

An animated sketch-comedy show, Sclopio Peepio comprises short, singular routines, short films, and songs. Each episode is a quarter-hour long, with some sketches lasting only a few seconds.As part of the main cast, Affion Crockett, Ilana Glazer, Darrell Hammond, Gabourey Sidibe, and Neely provide the voices of various characters. One guest star appears each episode.

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Eagleheart
star
7.49
514 votes

#44 - Eagleheart

Every episode of Eagleheart promises violence, suspense, intrigue and copious amounts of needless bloodshed as Marshal Chris Monsanto blindly kicks, punches and shoots his way to what may or may not be a legitimate solution to his case. On any given day, Monsanto may battle a pair of evil twin gubernatorial candidates, surgically alter his appearance to investigate a string of elderly kidnappings, track missing mountain lions to the center of the earth, or punch people so hard they explode. Aided by his sidekicks Brett (Brett Gelman, The Other Guys) and Susie (Maria Thayer, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), and under the watchful authority of Chief (Michael Gladis, Mad Men), Chris Monsanto's goal is always the same: to overcome the obstacle that was presented in the beginning of the episode.

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The Brak Show
star
7.46
327 votes

#45 - The Brak Show

The Brak Show is about the daily adventures of Brak and his best buddy Zorak prior to meeting Space Ghost. Brak lives with his family in a lovely suburb somewhere in space. Brak gets advice from Mom (a nice lady who keeps a clean house) & Dad (a human with a Latin accent that is rather short due to a shrink-ray accident), and gets corrupted by Zorak. Brak is an honest and somewhat dumb kid, and Zorak is a foul-mouthed, destruction-loving mantis. Brak's brother Sisto is also around from time to time. Their neighbor is Thundercleese, a giant robot with massive armaments, who likes maintaining his lawn. The Brak Show is a spin-off of Cartoon Planet, which was a spin-off of Space Ghost: Coast To Coast. Confused yet?

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Tuca & Bertie
star
7.46
565 votes

#46 - Tuca & Bertie

Two bird women -- a carefree toucan and an anxious songbird -- live in the same apartment building and share their lives in this animated comedy.

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Tom Goes to the Mayor
star
7.44
224 votes

#47 - Tom Goes to the Mayor

Tom Peters is full of ideas. The Mayor is eager to embrace almost any proposal, as long as it is accompanied by a snazzy PowerPoint presentation or a cool musical number. Tom Peters is a would-be entrepreneur and civic do-gooder in the eccentric small town of Jefferton. He brings his crackpot ideas to The Mayor, who invariably infuses them with his own twisted, often diabolical, charm. From there, the show explores the comedic possibilities of government machinations, provincial thinking and tragically misguided civic pride. Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the show's creators, met in 1994 as college freshmen at Temple University, helping each other out on film and video coursework. After graduation, they continued to work together, working in both New York and Philadelphia on strange short films.

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NTSF:SD:SUV::
star
7.42
627 votes

#48 - NTSF:SD:SUV::

NTSF:SD:SUV::, also known as the National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle::, is a clandestine team of government agents working together to protect San Diego from numerous terrorist threats coming in daily from such evil countries as Mexico, Canada, Guam and more. This team of highly trained operatives has only one job: saving your ass so you can drive your Prius and see your movies in 3-D without worrying about living in a country run by no-good terrorists.

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Titan Maximum
star
7.37
198 votes

#49 - Titan Maximum

One hundred years in the future, Saturn’s moon Titan is defended by Titan Force Five, an elite squadron of young, brash pilots whose spaceships combine to form the giant robot Titan Maximum. As the series opens, the team has been disbanded due to budget cuts, but must hastily reassemble whena former team member turns rogue and tries to conquer the solar system with an assault of giant monsters. Now, the fate of humanity rests in the hands of a team of dysfunctional misfits commanding a rustbucket robot.

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Dream Corp LLC
star
7.34
129 votes

#50 - Dream Corp LLC

Helmed by the easily distracted Dr. Roberts, a psychotherapeutic facility treats patients with troubling dreams. Roberts employs a team of incompetent scientists to help analyze and record those thoughts plaguing the doctor's patients.

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