September 02, 2011 at 01:00 PM EDT

So many shows, so few Emmy slots. You nominated plenty of deserving comedy series that are just as funny as Emmy’s official chosen ones (Modern Family, 30 Rock, Glee, The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation). Well, I’ll just say it. A lot of these are way funnier than those. We reluctantly narrowed the field to six; watch them below, then flip through all of this year’s EWwy nominees in our photo gallery.


Oh, hey Sawyer. Community‘s genius is undeniable — even to Modern Family creator Steve Levitan who, after the show was shut out by the Emmys, tweeted “You were robbed” to Community creator Dan Harmon.


How I Met Your Mother

Season 6 of CBS’ consistent comedy brought a pregnancy, daddy issues, and guest star Kyle MacLachlan. (And fine, Katy Perry, too). The gang’s still got it.



FX’s animated spy series is off-the-wall and intelligent at once. And the voice of Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter) never hurt anyone.


Raising Hope

Frank and funny, Fox’s 2010 no-frills freshman underdog — perhaps the best comedy of the 2010 season — looks strong heading into season 2.


Cougar Town

The modern-day Friends has us all wanting to be part of the Cul De Sac Crew and go hide for hours in Ellie’s new truck. “Man, those are some big grapes!”



This show is pitch-perfect. Nearly every scene is hilarious, unexpected, depressing, and oddly uplifting all at once — like the one in “Subway/Pamela” when Louie confesses his love to a platonic friend. Look for last Thursday’s Afghanistan episode to win a real Emmy next year.


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