the best comedies on TV IMO:
The Office: i used to think this was the best comedy on TV, but 30 Rock surpassed it last year. all the extended eps of The Office last season really left a sour taste in my mouth...it seems like once they get over that 30 minute mark, you start looking at the clock thinking, "when is this ep gonna end." also, it's better when they don't focus so much on Michael and Dwight...the other players are funnier IMO and the best eps are the ones where they are sprinkled in more often...ie, Creed.
30 Rock: it started off slow in season 1, but ep #6 ("Jack Meets Dennis") hooked me...i still watch that one occasionally...classic. it took a dip towards the end of season 1, but really picked up steam last season with "Seinfeldvision" and "MILF Island" and hasn't looked back...all the praise is well deserved. even Tina Fey, who i never thought was a great actress, is hysterical.
Always Sunny In Philadelphia: oh Always Sunny, how i missed you this last season (4). i absolutely loved season 3 and most of season 2 as well, but season 4 was hit or miss...big time. there was only one real standout ep "The Gang Solves The Gas Crisis", but about 1/2 eps in this past season were borderline awful...even the return of Night Man/Day Man in the finale felt forced. guess they peaked in season 3 with "Sweet Dee's Dating A Retarded Person" and "The Gang Solves The Korean Conflict". now that my hopes aren't so high, i'm hoping that season 5 will get them back on track.
Scrubs: seasons 6 & 7 were hit or miss, but unlike season 4 of Always Sunny, they were more hit than miss. season 8 has started off really strong and glad to see they're gonna end on a high note. even watching eps from the first couple seasons, they're just as strong as they are now...which doesn't usually happen with a comedy...typically, it takes them a season or two to hit their stride (ie, Seinfeld...the first season or two of that show is practically unwatchable).
How I Met Your Mother: consistently funny show, just not always LOL funny. what i like about HIMYM is that it rewards loyal viewers with inside jokes from seasons past (loved the return of Robin Sparkles this year)...much like Arrested Development did, which IMO, was the funniest comedy ever on network TV...with Arrested Development, once you "get it", you'll never stop chuckling at ALL the little things that go on in each ep.
"Why is The Flash in a hot tub?"