2016 has been a year fraught with death, sadness, and insanity, even if we’re just talking about what we saw on TV. Through it all, the laughter has never died. As proof, here are a whole bunch of TV moments that made us laugh this year.
This is not a list of the funniest things that happened on TV in 2016, since that would be really difficult and polarizing to compile. This is just a list of things that made us laugh really hard in 2016, and hopefully it will bring you as much joy as it brings us, especially as we sit here mourning the loss of the one and only Princess Leia.
1. David S. Pumpkins
Duh, but specifically the skeletons yelling “PART OF IT!”
2. Captain Holt yelling things on Brooklyn Nine-Nine
And also Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) talking about “thick weighty breasts.” And also the entire episode where Holt and Jake got the mumps. CASE!
3. Crazy Ex Girlfriend—The Math of Love Triangles
1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 3, Go!
Gilmore Girls, Liza Weil GIF
4. Paris’ door kick from Gilmore Girls
Though it may have been inspired by the odd inclusion of a fake Chad Michael Murray as old Chilton crush Tristan, this moment may be Liza Weil’s finest moment of all time.
5. Wells for Boys
“Don’t just give him a Barbie. I mean, it is like that, but that’s just part of it.”
6. The entire “Patches” episode of Difficult People
“Pritty Bahloons for sale!”
7. Will Forte in the raptor suit on Last Man on Earth
“Gooood morning, Vietnam!”
8. The talking sewer on Broad City
Ilana has a little competition for her smart and sexy best friend…
9. The B.A.N. episode of Atlanta
But really, every episode of Atlanta.
10. Mimi Kanasis (Amy Sedaris) sorta performing “Chandelier” on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
“iTunes suspended my account, so I’m gonna have to wing it!”
11. Louie Anderson‘s Costco pitch on Baskets
There’s a reason this man won an Emmy for playing this woman.
12. The entire concept of The Young Pope
He’s not a regular pope, he’s a cool pope. (If this isn’t supposed to be a comedy, we’re sorry, but also how?)
13. Asher dancing to “Cotton Eye Joe” on How to Get Away with Murder
Matt McGorry is a gift.
14. Everything about Camp Cutthroat
Alton Brown‘s seriously evil camp-themed competition is possibly our favorite thing about summer time, especially when it involves contestants having to instruct a bear how to cook for them.
15. Adele’s Carpool Karaoke
Who knew Adele could rap?!
16. And Adele eating wheatgrass at Jamba Juice
Shoutout to Simone.
17. Kate McKinnon in general
Just all the time.
18. American Horror Story, season 6, episode 6
19. Crosswalk the Musical: The Lion King
“You ruined the whole thing, Rogen!”
20. Jonah Ryan for Congress on Veep
We wouldn’t vote for him, but we sure do love to laugh at him.
The Laughter MVP: Billy on the Street
There is possibly nothing that causes more uncontrollable laughter than this show. Here’s a short list-inside-a-list of Billy on the Street moments that cracked us up:
Would you have a threesome with Billy Eichner and Jon Hamm?
Our favorite new contestant, Kevin the Bisexual office manager
The best long-lost Dr. Seuss book ever, We’re Going to Cuba, Uzo Aduba
The Golden Age of Television with Aziz Ansari, and its cast of characters like “TV’s horrible but sometimes I read books,” and “Sorry I can’t do that now, I’m late. I don’t have a telephone.”
Lupita Nyong’o unfolding her NBC Peacock costume and her catchprase, “We just found out about Chicago four years ago and we’re very into it.”
Bob Dylan or Anal Sex
Head to the comments to share the things you laughed at in 2016, and let’s hope next year is much funnier and much less sad!