Goofy TV Shows to Watch with Tweens and Teens

Tweens and teens are known for being picky about what they watch, especially with their parents. But this list of hilarious shows might provide inspiration for your next family favorite. From comfort comedies you can watch over and over, like Frasier or Parks and Recreation, to cringe-worthy classics, like The Office or Nathan for You, there's a range of humor here. There are also great picks with a hint of social commentary (Key & Peele or Portlandia) or a heap of absurdism (Monty Python's Flying Circus or Tim and Eric) or shows that reward viewers with jokes so subtle you might have missed them the first time around (30 Rock or Arrested Development). Note that some of these shows are edgier than others in terms of language, sex jokes, gross stuff, and more, so as always, know your kid and read our reviews to make sure each pick is right for your family. For more things to watch with older kids, try our list of Goofy Movies to Watch with Tweens and Teens.

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Gravity Falls TV Poster Image
Clever sibling story has some spooky stuff for kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
(2012)
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Adventure Time TV Poster Image
Original, if nonsensical, hilarity; expect minor weapons.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2010)
(2010)
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Steven Universe TV Poster Image
Quirky cartoon values family, fun, and finding your purpose.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
(2013)
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show TV Poster Image
Ellen brings humor and positive messages to daytime.
Network: NBC, Syndicated
(2011)
(2003)
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The Good Place TV Poster Image
Incredibly original afterlife sitcom has charm, diversity.
Network: NBC
(2016)
(2016)
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return TV Poster Image
Successor to cult fave is just as funny as the original.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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The Simpsons TV Poster Image
Clever, fast-paced cartoon with edgy humor.
Network: Fox
(2004)
(1989)
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Bob's Burgers TV Poster Image
Satirical, sometimes naughty humor on animated comedy.
Network: Fox
(2011)
(2011)
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Detectorists TV Poster Image
There's hidden gold in this low-stakes British comedy.
Network: BBC
(2018)
(2014)
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Fawlty Towers TV Poster Image
Vintage British comedy shows its age but still entertains.
Network: BBC America
(2013)
(1975)
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Frasier TV Poster Image
Intelligent, mature farce is a classic.
Network: NBC, Syndicated
(2005)
(1993)
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King of the Hill TV Poster Image
Wickedly funny at times, but not for all tastes.
Network: Fox, FX, Syndicated
(2004)
(1997)
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Parks and Recreation TV Poster Image
Local government spoof for mature viewers is goofy at heart.
Network: NBC
(2009)
(2009)
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Portlandia TV Poster Image
Quirky comedy about hipsters is mild but meant for adults.
Network: IFC
(2011)
(2011)
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A.P. Bio TV Poster Image
Mature humor, iffy role models in school-set comedy.
Network: NBC
(2018)
(2018)
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine TV Poster Image
Lighthearted cop comedy serves up laughs and diversity.
Network: Fox
(2013)
(2013)
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Community TV Poster Image
College comedy's wit trumps some stereotyping.
Network: NBC
(2009)
(2009)
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Documentary Now! TV Poster Image
Drugs, cursing, mock violence on hilarious spoof series.
Network: IFC
(2015)
(2015)
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In Living Color TV Poster Image
Razor-sharp '90s humor has too much bite for kids.
Network: BET, Syndicated
(2005)
(1990)
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The IT Crowd TV Poster Image
Geeks rule in silly British sitcom about corporate culture.
Network: IFC
(2008)
(2006)
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Kim's Convenience TV Poster Image
Smart, fun, diverse Canadian show addresses social issues.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2016)
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Monty Python's Flying Circus TV Poster Image
Madcap, classic sketch comedy with adult themes.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(1969)
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV Poster Image
Silly/smart bad-movie commentary is a teen geek's delight.
Network: Comedy Central
(2012)
(1988)
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Nathan for You TV Poster Image
Hilariously deadpan spoof with some sexual and racial humor.
Network: Comedy Central
(2013)
(2013)
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The Office TV Poster Image
Workplace spoof is hilarious but filled with mature humor.
Network: NBC, Syndicated
(2006)
(2005)
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The Office (UK) TV Poster Image
As hilarious as the U.S. version, but with a darker tone.
Network: BBC America, Cartoon Network
(2007)
(2001)
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The Other Two TV Poster Image
Frank sex and language, genuine family love in sweet comedy.
Network: Comedy Central
(2019)
(2019)
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Pushing Daisies TV Poster Image
Quirky drama mixes murder, fantasy, romance.
Network: ABC
(2007)
(2007)
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Saturday Night Live TV Poster Image
Legendary late-night show funny for teens and up.
Network: NBC
(2005)
(1975)
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Schitt's Creek TV Poster Image
Great cast, positive messages in fish-out-of-water comedy.
Network: Pop TV
(2015)
(2015)
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Seinfeld TV Poster Image
Yadda, yadda, yadda -- a classic for teens and up.
Network: NBC, Syndicated
(2005)
(1989)
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Superstore TV Poster Image
Big-box workplace comedy is diverse, pretty funny.
Network: NBC
(2015)
(2015)
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30 Rock TV Poster Image
SNL alums craft clever media satire.
Network: NBC
(2006)
(2006)
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Arrested Development TV Poster Image
Brilliant, innovative comedy for mature viewers.
Network: Fox, Netflix, Syndicated
(2005)
(2003)
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Key & Peele TV Poster Image
Witty sketch comedy series takes on race, stereotypes.
Network: Comedy Central
(2012)
(2012)
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RuPaul's Drag Race TV Poster Image
Drag queen contest is campy, fun, has positive messages.
Network: Logo, VH1
(2009)
(2009)
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Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! TV Poster Image
Quirky skits blend animation and live action.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2007)
(2007)
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The Boondocks TV Poster Image
This cutting-edge cartoon is for adults only.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2006)
(2005)
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Mr. Show TV Poster Image
Edgy, goofy sketch comedy with mature themes.
Network: Comedy Central, HBO, TBS
(2005)
(1995)
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Rick and Morty TV Poster Image
Ribald, drunken animated comedy is too edgy for most teens.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
(2013)
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Reno 911! TV Poster Image
Whip-smart cop comedy is too hot for kids.
Network: Comedy Central
(2005)
(2003)
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Strangers with Candy TV Poster Image
After school-special spoof is an acquired taste.
Network: Comedy Central
(2006)
(1999)
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