Best Episode of Dharma and Greg

I just finished watching Dharma and Greg season 3, episode 4. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, it’s by Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre. It ran from 1997 to 2002, and it explores many of the same kinds of relationships explored in Big Bang Theory, particularly that of the free-spirited woman in a relationship with an uptight man. You might think of Big Bang Theory as Dharma and Greg combined with Friends. There’s a subplot in this particular episode in which Dharma joins a garage band run by teenage boys just to get away from her husband, who as an out of work lawyer starts arguing with anyone and everyone because he has no other outlet for his skills. She gets fired from the garage band and then goes to audition for another one — which happens to be Bob Dylan’s band featuring T. Bone Burnett, Joe Walsh and others, really. Jenna Elfman, who plays Dharma, plays the drums, so jams with them. Check it out.

If the video doesn’t queue directly to episode 4, just click on the drop-down menu in the upper left hand corner of the YouTube window and select episode 4, “Play Lady Play.”

Song du jour: Punk and New Wave, 1976-1978

Footage from a documentary originally aired on Granada TV featuring punk and new wave acts from 1976-1978. From the YouTube list: Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello, Buzzcocks, John Cooper Clarke, Iggy Pop, Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury, Penetration, Blondie, Fall, Jam, Jordan, Devo, Tom Robinson Band, Johnny Thunder, Elvis Costello, XTC, Jonathan Richman, Nick Lowe, Siouxie & the Banshees, Cherry Vanilla & Magazine. Some of the footage is pretty rough, especially what appears to have been Blondie’s first TV appearance, but that seems strangely appropriate.

Funniest Sitcom Episodes of All Time?

Here are my top votes. Any other suggestions? I feel like an episode of All in the Family belongs here, but I can’t pick just one.

WKRP in Cincinnati: Thanksgiving Episode

The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Funeral for Chuckles the Clown

Friends: Eye Exam episode

Seinfeld: Parking Garage episode

Friends: Thanksgiving Confessions

Seinfeld: Every “Soup Nazi” episode ever made

Fawlty Towers: Bad German Jokes

Night Court: The Mel Torme episode

Cheers: Woody Gets an Election

Red Dwarf: Wilma is totally hot!