#3. Robin Sparkles on “How I Met Your Mother”
The idea for this list came from talking about how much of this show is based on recurring jokes. While I do love Lawyered, my favorite is Robin Sparkles. “How I Met” has gotten a lot of mileage out of Robin Scherbatsky’s Canadian pop star past, a joke that should have run out of steam quickly, but is still being mentioned in the show’s sixth season, where we found out about Space Teens and the song “Two Beavers Are Better Than One.” Funny and educational.
#2. J. Walter Weatherman on “Arrested Development”
This is another show composed of nothing but ongoing jokes, from the Bluths’ Chicken Dance to Tobias’s possible homosexuality (“You can zing your arrow into my buttocks any time”). J. Walter Weatherman is only in three episodes, but he makes quite the impression, especially on Michael, Gob, Lindsay, and Buster, who remember him as the one-armed man who taught them lessons as kids. And by lessons, I mean George Sr. would pretend to run him over with a car, with Weatherman’s dying words being, “…And that’s why you always leave a note.” The kids didn’t know it was staged until years later, and yet, to this day, they always leave a note.
#1. The Fake Movies on “Seinfeld”
I would pay $12 to see any of the following movies: Blimp: The Hindenburg Story (“That’s gotta hurt!”), CheckMate (“Yes, of course…only a game”), Chunnel (“Everybody out of the Chunnel!”), Death Blow (“When someone tries to blow you up, not because of who you are, but for different reasons all together”), Prognosis Negative, and Sack Lunch. And I’d pay $15 to see Rochelle, Rochelle, going under the assumption that they’d make this young girl’s strange, exotic journey from Milan to Minsk in 3D.
[For those upset that Lana's big fingers in "Archer" didn't make the list: stay tuned to Uproxx. We've got a feature on "Archer" jokes in the works. -Ed.]
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