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What Are Our Top 10 Most Influential TV Shows?

November 25, 2019


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  • Reply Declan Phoenix February 7, 2019 at 8:24 am

    I love a Top 10. Please do more! x

  • Reply Janne Elias February 7, 2019 at 8:55 am

    I would love hearing about your top10 most influential bands/musical artists

  • Reply Areesa Willie February 7, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    I'm about the same age as you guys. We would get a t.v. guide I believe weekly. That's how I knew what was on😊
    Punky Brewster
    Garfield
    Thundercats

  • Reply sara schanzer February 7, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Haha I turn on the vid and don't watch i Listen to you guys when I go for hikes and clean and stuff instead of music

  • Reply Noel L February 8, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Ye both need 2 sit down & watch The Leftovers.

    When ye are both finished, come back and thank me.

  • Reply Kels K February 8, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Once link said he was influenced by mr Rodgers I’m like yes it all makes sense now

  • Reply AdzFlameOx 27 February 8, 2019 at 9:54 am

    LTAT

  • Reply Tyler Damon February 9, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Link interrupts way too much

  • Reply pinned momo February 9, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Australians are nothing compared to New Zealand especially!!!

  • Reply Shane Skyrunner February 9, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    If you think Family Guy is funnier than The Simpsons then you've never seen the earlier seasons of The Simpsons. Family Guy can't even begin to come close to that level of comedic genius.

  • Reply Angela Lenfest February 9, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    My husband and I still watch Survivor as "appointment television". We got a TV antenna just so we could watch it week-to-week. I think that means we're officially old. Haha

  • Reply Jacob Broering February 9, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    That moment when you gotta look at the screen to see what Rhett is talking about his bracelets. Lolol we turn it on and just listen. Bite me, link!

  • Reply Brendan Guymer February 10, 2019 at 2:41 am

    Australian Survivor is great

  • Reply Adam Sharief February 10, 2019 at 9:44 am

    WHERE IS MY TODAY'S EAR BISCUITS??

  • Reply GRIMES February 10, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Wonder Years absolutely holds up.

  • Reply cody parlor February 10, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    I like the ranking system. Also
    Enjoyed how you mention wether it holds the test of time and if you and your family’s enjoy it. I would like to hear what Rhett has to say about seeing The dukes of hazard filming area.

  • Reply Rachelia G February 11, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Really liked this format!

  • Reply Elizabeth Dollinger February 11, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    I have also never watched a complete episode of the Simpsons

  • Reply Dogon Backwards February 12, 2019 at 1:24 am

    The original Twin Peaks!

  • Reply Dogon Backwards February 12, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Party in progress definitely gave you a release.

  • Reply Stephanie Dietelbach February 12, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Great lists, The Office is my all time favorite. I am the same age as you guys so do you remember Pinwheel?
    It was to Nickelodeon what Sesame Street was to PBS. It was several hours long and made up of a running story line with a puppet and people show intermixed with these short cartoons from all over the world. Some were super weird and often without dialogue or dubbed into English. That is definitely my most influential show. Just hearing the theme puts me back at my grandpa’s house ( we didn’t have cable) . Find some clips on YouTube. It was AMAZING 😉

  • Reply GMAN24247 February 12, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    I’m 14 and love Seinfeld

  • Reply Celeste R February 12, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    I love this ranking format, it really shows us how you guys think independently and comparatively. I also love the trip down memory lane. Great work!

  • Reply Seraphina Artzeegirl February 12, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    I am 19 years old, and I am so happy that I have seen almost every show they said. I love their choices and how they dived into their past. I am going to be honest though, I was REALLY hoping they would say FRIENDS as one of their shows, because it has had a major impact on my life. However, I do love their #1. Seinfeld is a great show!!!

  • Reply miss rose February 12, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    The Simpsons is soooo much better than Family Guy, Rhett! What the heck? I grew up on The Simpsons, many memories of sitting with my family every Sunday night at 8 to watch the new episode. South Park and Futurama are two other amazing adult cartoons that are a big part of my life. I also never got into Seinfeld. shrug Overall I don't watch too many TV shows so it's hard to to come up with a list of 'most influential.' I just have a list of favorite TV shows. Friends is on that list too. 🙂

  • Reply travis metzger February 12, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Remember the fresh prince when will was embarrassed to date queen latifah? “Straw-berry!!!”

  • Reply Annly P February 13, 2019 at 1:17 am

    The thing about Survivor is that it's just so repetitive after 36 or so seasons. And they're ALWAYS in Fiji. Like, they need to go back to Guatemala and other places, like they did in the early seasons. Like I love it near the end of the seasons, because it's pretty interesting to try to figure out what's going down at the end, and make judgements based on what we've seen on the very last episode haha

  • Reply Komal Salve February 13, 2019 at 5:02 am

    YESS Seinfeld! That's the only show from their list that I watched. TWICE! Soon thrice! And I only watched it last year. I'm in my early 20s and I love it! Don't rely on the opinions of the extra judgemental kids from the React channel. Still holds up!

  • Reply jerryseinfeldsmom February 13, 2019 at 7:07 am

    “Ive never watched a full episode of the Simpsons” cringe

  • Reply Annika Anderson February 14, 2019 at 5:30 am

    I’m 22 and love Seinfeld. I think it would be more successful among my age group if it was on Netflix though!

  • Reply Aldo Parziale February 14, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    "That 70's Show" came out at perfect time for me and cast was my age and I loved the 70's music and vibe, I Love(d) "Dazed And Confused" Movie too which it reminded me of a little and "That 70's Show" was Awesome up until Topher Grace tried to go Hollywood, I also like/love a bunch of the Shows Rhett and Link mentioned too

  • Reply Aldo Parziale February 14, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "King Of Queens" were pretty Great Too

  • Reply Brett Colonell February 15, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Loved it!

  • Reply Amanda K February 16, 2019 at 4:18 am

    And it’s interesting that Animaniacs always ended with them spinning the Wheel of Morality… hmmm 🤔 sounds familiar!

  • Reply Amanda K February 16, 2019 at 4:41 am

    I love the top ten choices! I totally agree with the Wonder Years. I loved it so much-and Boy Meets World. The Savage brothers were bae. 😂

  • Reply Deirdre Taylor February 16, 2019 at 6:09 am

    You guys should definitely try Manifest on NBC

  • Reply L C February 17, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    I used to sneak downstairs after my mother went to bed and watch Saturday Night Live on a tiny black and white tv that was in the kitchen when I was in high school. Then try to remember the funny parts to repeat to my friends on Monday at school. I had a huge crush on GE Smith who played guitar in the SNL band…

  • Reply Amanda Esther February 18, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    I love how long this is I wish they were all this long and I also really like to hear y’all opinions on pop culture stuff maybe you should do a most influential music artists or album next that’d be really fun and as for my opinion don’t be afraid to make them this long cause I’ve enjoyed the whole thing

  • Reply Kelsi Li February 18, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    More of this please.

  • Reply Serenity Feueropal February 18, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    39:46 Rhett, you're dead to me.

  • Reply Maegan Clark February 19, 2019 at 1:00 am

    I thought Buddy System was fantastic and I was very lucky to get to watch it. And I totally agree that Parks and Recreation is better than The Office but The Office is definitely more influential to what modern sitcoms are.

  • Reply Shawn Blankenship -1 February 20, 2019 at 2:52 am

    LOVED IT. Possibly my favorite Ear Biscuit to date, along with the desert island survival kit episode.
    Could you do something similar and tell us your 10 most influential FILMS?
    Or maybe that should be broken into categories and genres first and then your ultimate most influential films of all time? 🤔
    Either way, I’d love to see and hear it.
    Thanks again for your all your work.

  • Reply Brendan Hilgeman February 22, 2019 at 1:01 am

    17:39 yep, not watching, just carving chopsticks out of wood

  • Reply Alexander Powers-Witowski February 24, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Here's my top ten:

    10 – Red Dwarf
    9 – Dexter's Laboratory
    8 – Farscape
    7 – Whatever Happened to Robot Jones
    6 – Star Trek: Voyager
    5 – The Joy of Painting
    4 – Pinky and the Brain
    3 – Invader Zim
    2 – MythBusters
    1 – Doctor Who

    (I guess I'm a big fan of cartoons, pop-sci programs and science fiction shows.)

  • Reply Luke Snow February 25, 2019 at 12:15 am

    im 10 years younger than you guys. but mr rogers neighborhood was a huge influential part of my life.. i remember crying when he dying in 2003. i was freshman in high school and it was really upsetting to me because i felt a connection to him as a kid and knowing he wasn't alive anymore was almost like losing a family member for me.

  • Reply mst3kanita February 25, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    I can't believe that Survivor is still relevant, but my 70-something year old mother has watched every.season. for nearly 20 years.

    lol what is party in progress? Softcore vhs tapes?

  • Reply Mary Monroe February 27, 2019 at 2:40 am

    I turned on the video and then just listened…I feel so called out😂

  • Reply Mary Monroe February 27, 2019 at 7:39 am

    My top 3 would be:
    #3: Survivor
    #2: Grey’s Anatomy
    #1: Glee

    I know I like cheesy shows😂

  • Reply Squirtle February 27, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Frasier, Frasier, Frasier

  • Reply Ryan O'Malley March 3, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Psych!

  • Reply black goats are cute March 3, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Not to be weird but Link looks really good in that jacket.

  • Reply Flotorious March 4, 2019 at 6:36 am

    That moment you think the top ten list has begun….then 10 mins later find out it hasn’t
    -_-

  • Reply Michael Silve March 4, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    ALL I KNOW IS both you guys would be fantastic in an Andy Griffith Show reboot. IDK why I have that feeling lol

    10- Psych
    9- Hannibal
    8- Goosebumps
    7- Bates Motel
    6- Breaking Bad
    5- King of the Hill
    4- Andy Griffith Show
    3- Twin Peaks
    2- Californication
    1- Being Human US

  • Reply TheGamingPenguin March 5, 2019 at 2:26 am

    YES RHETT LOVES WONDER YEARS!

  • Reply Nicolas Blanton March 5, 2019 at 4:58 am

    No Saved by the Bell??? What the heck guys.

  • Reply Dan Simms March 5, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    My Top 13, kept thinking of more:
    Simpson's
    X-Files
    Fresh Prince
    Futurama
    Trailer Park Boys
    South Park
    House
    Reno 911
    Lost
    Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    Breaking Bad
    Game of Thrones
    The Good Place

  • Reply Dan Simms March 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    I forgot all about Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain, it would be on early sat and Sunday mornings each week for years.

  • Reply Isaiah Ortiz March 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Wow I'm surprised they felt like the fresh prince was for them so much didnt expect them to be that into hip hop or hip hop culture back then.

  • Reply Isaiah Ortiz March 7, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Dude Breaking Bad is the greatest show of all time hands down fight me lol

  • Reply darth greth March 9, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Green acres is the place to be lol. When you two talk about your child hood this show is what i think about lol.

  • Reply Julian Pauls March 12, 2019 at 9:32 am

    53:36

  • Reply MEXICANMaestr0 March 19, 2019 at 1:54 am

    No friends????

  • Reply panda slayer March 21, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    35:17 lol

  • Reply BeautifulStruggle April 1, 2019 at 7:01 am

    My kids are links kids age. It's great to hear that they watch the good place and other comedy shows together as a family. That is my favorite time of day! Snuggling up in pajamas and watching shows after dinner is the thing I look forward to everyday…fyi I have 3 girls 🥰

  • Reply BeautifulStruggle April 1, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Lmao I'm named after Dallas. Precilla Presely was on the show and her name was Jenna hence comes me…Jenna Rose 💜

  • Reply When The Meme Hits April 3, 2019 at 4:18 am

    What Link said about Survivor is pretty much how I feel about Big Brother.

    Also the meme potential in the shows is HUGE. I’ve seen some unintentionally hilarious things on that show.

  • Reply tulegit1 April 3, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    wow wtf why im a huge long time gmm beast and im now just discoving this show. great podcast.

  • Reply Shadow M00n April 6, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    what about your favourite movies or most influential movies of your lives?

  • Reply Bradyn April 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    US Office > UK Office

  • Reply Alison R April 11, 2019 at 11:27 am

    There’s Seinfeld reruns every night on NBC I think? But it’s definitely still on TV.

  • Reply Jeremy Bergen April 12, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    It's kind of fun watching this in the future and knowing what the secret project is.

  • Reply PikaBoo025 April 16, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Brooklyn 99 beats the office

  • Reply Tru Artist April 19, 2019 at 7:30 am

    So, Psych? Those two are funnier than y’all

  • Reply Dan Maler April 22, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Wow, I started watching SNL earlier than you guys (we're the exact same age). I started watching it when Mike Myers just started and there was Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman and that whole cast (probably in 1988 when I was 10 or 11).

  • Reply Dan Maler April 22, 2019 at 12:27 am

    The finale of Wonder Years was sad. Winnie and Kevin broke up and we find out that Kevin's dad dies a couple of years later.

  • Reply Hannah M April 27, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Degrassiii

  • Reply 27 bees April 28, 2019 at 3:51 am

    I knew Flight of the Conchords was going to be on here ever since they mentioned them in 'Do YouTubers Watch YouTube'! Why does this make me so happy??

  • Reply RoacH Bong May 3, 2019 at 4:11 am

    Worst episode of ear biscuits ever and has solidified my dislike of Link. Rhett is the funnier and smarter and is the star. I would hope that Link is grateful that Rhett keeps him around because Rhett could have a amazing solo career and could actually be a big star with comedy specials and movie/tv rolls. Just my opinion.
    To Link be grateful that Rhett keeps you around because you are not that funny or smart.

  • Reply Justin Hockstead May 6, 2019 at 5:54 am

    The good place has more seasons than what Netflix has. You can find them online pretty easily. Just trying to help out

  • Reply Gabe Dela Cruz May 7, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    There was a Spider-Man: Far From Home ad before the video. Homeboys are gonna have that ad money cos I didn't skip that ad.

  • Reply Food for thought May 8, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    The fact that your #1 is Seinfeld makes me love you guys even more. You guys are huge influences to me and my brother. Thank you for everything you do!

  • Reply Cody Kerstin May 18, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Love the Fresh Prince

  • Reply Rimone Media May 19, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    The mighty boosh, guys..? C'mon..

  • Reply Lexi Pearce May 21, 2019 at 6:58 am

    If I was born 10 years earlier, this episode would’ve been 10x more entertaining… not to say I didn’t listen to all 90 minutes tho

  • Reply Joe Miller May 31, 2019 at 8:15 am

    My top 10 no order

    Boondocks
    Family guy
    King of the hill
    King of queens
    Everybody hates Chris
    Spongebob
    Seinfeld
    Punisher season 1/2

  • Reply daviddrewmills June 2, 2019 at 4:55 am

    Survivor: David vs Goliath
    Very recent, not 4:3, really good

  • Reply Daniel Parent June 11, 2019 at 10:08 am

    It's not the thing that you fling, but the fling itself.

  • Reply WatsonKeen221B June 13, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Top 6 shows for me
    The Blacklist been watching since season 1 EP 2. Was thinking to quit after they killed my favorite character season 5 Tom in the middle of winter break of 2017.
    AGT recently started it with my mom
    Brooklyn Nine Nine
    Legion season 3 is their final season. This show doesn't get a lot of views cause its hard to understand it being it based on comics.
    Manifest don't know why I like it.
    New Amsterdam cause of actor who played Tom Keen I really like it but my mom doesn't like the actor or what this show is about. Its a medical drama show.

  • Reply mukta C June 13, 2019 at 10:06 am

    I wonder why didn't they listed FRIENDS 😞

  • Reply VandaB June 17, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Seinfeld is my favourite thing in the world, I can't believe they picked it as #1

    Never felt closer to these guys ❤️

  • Reply Commander Cody June 21, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Two North Carolina boys and they're not influenced by Andy Griffith??

  • Reply Simran Shah July 7, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Oh wow, I cant believe Mr Roger's would come on after sesame street when they were kids. I'm only 18 and that's how it was for me!

  • Reply Landon Lovette July 8, 2019 at 6:02 am

    I'm 22 and I love Seinfeld. It's 30 years old and it still holds up to me.

  • Reply Charli August 30, 2019 at 11:54 am

    no comments about link's lesbian comment?? i'm disappointed lmao

  • Reply Liz Ramirez September 8, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Wow I can’t believe f•r•i•e•n•d•s wasn’t mentioned once 🙁

  • Reply Dakotah Cable September 16, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Ear biscuits you mean bed times stories

  • Reply Dakotah Cable September 16, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Why is this episode not on google podcasts?

  • Reply Maya Sibley September 17, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Random person: I'm a HUGE Superfan of Seinfeld!
    Link: hold my calls.

    Yeh I get. It's not funny

  • Reply Diminishing Erica October 12, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    I loved SNL when it had Will Farrell, Mike Meyers, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Norm McDonald, Chris Rock, Chris Farley (you’re gonna end up living in a VAN…down by the RIVER!!). My pre-teen and teen years were so depressing, comedy on TV was my saving grace. Does anyone remember the series that would come on Sunday nights, it was called Sunday Comics? There were various comedians who would perform, maybe 3-4 each episode. I loved that show.
    Gaaaah, I remember Wonder Years. And Doogie Howser, M.D.!

  • Reply Kasey Kasket October 25, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Thank you Rhett, I put it on and listen in the mornings getting ready and driving to work

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