The Best Episodes of Television of 2012

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I posted my top 30 television series of 2012 yesterday, and now here are the 46 best episodes of the year.  (Why 47?  Because that was roughly the number of episodes that happened to be worthy of at least an A-.)  They are basically in order, with the best episode at the top:

Community – “Virtual Systems Analysis”
Community – “Pillows and Blankets”
Girls – “Vagina Panic”
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “The Gang Gets Analyzed”
Suburgatory – “The Wishbone”
Bob’s Burgers – “An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal”
Archer – “The Limited”
30 Rock – “Leap Day”
Community – “Digital Estate Planning”
Happy Endings – “Big White Lies”
Bob’s Burgers – “Bad Tina”
Awake – “Pilot”
Awake – “That’s Not My Penguin”
Saturday Night Live – “Zooey Deschanel/Karmin”
Louie – “Miami”
Key & Peele – “Season 1, Episode 1”
Raising Hope – “Jimmy’s Fake Girlfriend”
Louie – “Late Show Part 2”
Fringe – “Welcome to Westfield”
Parks and Recreation – “The Debate”
Community – “Origins of Vampire Mythology”
Suburgatory – “Down Time”
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 – “Love and Monsters…”
Saturday Night Live – “Seth MacFarlane/Frank Ocean”
Happy Endings – “More Like Stanksgiving”
Girls – “Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. the Crackcident”
Happy Endings – “Boys II Menorah”
Comedy Bang! Bang! – “Elizabeth Banks Wears a Red Dress”
Community – “Digital Exploration of Interior Design”
Community – “Curriculum Unavailable”
Community – “Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts”
NTSF:SD:SUV – “16 Hop Street”
Portlandia – “Brunch Village”
Portlandia – “Cat Nap”
Parks and Recreation – “Win, Lose, or Draw”
Bob’s Burgers – “Moody Foodie”
30 Rock – “Stride of Pride”
Bob’s Burgers – “Tina-rannosaurus Wrecks”
Childrens Hospital – “The Boy with the Pancakes Tattoo”
New Girl – “Menzies”
Archer – “Lo Scandalo”
Community – “Basic Lupine Urology”
Family Guy – “Yug Ylimaf”
Parenthood – “There’s Something I Need to Tell You”
Suburgatory – “Krampus”
Childrens Hospital – “Chief’s Origin”
Childrens Hospital – “Eulogy”

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Preliminary Best Films of 2012 List

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Unlike in past years, I have started planning my best movies of the year list early.  However, like past years, I still haven’t seen every movie that I think may have a chance to crack my top ten by January 1st.  So, my complete list is not ready today, but since I am prepared, I thought I would share with you how my top 10 is shaping up thus far:

1. Cabin the Woods
2. Looper
3. Flight
4. Ruby Sparks
5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
6. The Hunger Games
7. Safety Not Guaranteed
8. The Dark Knight Rises
9. Chronicle
10. Haywire

The 30 Best Television Series of 2012

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There is a vast amount of great television on the airwaves today.  I watch a lot (though not all) of it.  Here is the best of what I watched regularly in 2012:

1. Community
2. Bob’s Burgers
3. Girls
4. Happy Endings
5. Archer
6. Louie
7. Billy on the Street
8. 30 Rock
9. Parks & Recreation
10. Suburgatory
11. Key & Peele
12. The Daily Show
13. Fringe
14. Parenthood
15. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
16. Portlandia
17. Comedy Bang! Bang!
18. Saturday Night Live
19. Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23
20. NTSF:SD:SUV
21. Childrens Hospital
22. Awake
23. Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
24. The Middle
25. New Girl
26. American Dad!
27. Conan
28. Ben and Kate
29. Jeopardy!
30. American Horror Story

Honorable Mentions (Shows That I Hear Are Good, But Didn’t Watch in 2012, But Just Might Watch in 2013): Adventure Time, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Gravity Falls, Homeland, Justified, Mad Men, Regular Show, Sons of Anarchy, The Vampire Diaries, Veep

The Funniest Thing I Saw in 2012

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Here’s the funniest thing I saw in 2012 (also the funniest thing I’ve seen in a while):

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