Best pure humor episodes

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  1. The Wormhole

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    Eh, Data's Day might have more comedic moments than a typical TNG episode, but it still isn't really a comedy, IMO. And I've never viewed anything in A Matter of Time as comedic. At all.
     
  2. Tiberius

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    And how is "The Royale" a comedy?
     
  3. The Wormhole

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    It's possible the original intention was for that to be a comedy, but things didn't turn out as planned. Then again, it's been ver a decade since I last watched that one, so maybe I shouldn't comment.
     
  4. Delta Vega

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    I think that 95% of The Next Generations back catalogue make me laugh, purely because of their shitness, but hey, thats just me.
     
  5. CoveTom

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    For honorable mention, even though it is not a comedy episode in the slightest, I would nominate the teaser from "The Pegasus." The entire Captain Picard Day scene is hilarious, IMHO. Stewart and Frakes sell it brilliantly.
     
  6. The Wormhole

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    Yeah, it's at times hard to believe that scene is from The Pegasus, given that the rest of the episode is so deadly serious. The same episode which has Riker facing actions from his past which could potentially end his career starts off with Riker playing with a Captain Picard doll.
     
  7. Foxhot

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    To me, the Q/Robin Hood episode, RASCALS and the first section of CAPTAIN'S HOLIDAY are TNG humor at its finest.

    TRIBBLES, A PIECE OF THE ACTION and I, MUDD are generally Classic TREK's comedy triumvirate, but for reasons I never understood I, MUDD has many detractors.
     
  8. JirinPanthosa

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    I think the Royale is a great parody of bad literature.
     
  9. heavy lids

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    Thank you. I love this episode. "You know Morn, he never shuts up."
     
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    I think that's part of what makes that episode work so well. It starts off with this ridiculous farce, which totally works against the seriousness of the rest of the episode. It makes the rest seem even darker, by comparrison.

    As for the rest, I honestly don't think of them as comedies. True, many episodes have more than their share of humor, but there's always SOME serious element to the episode. To me, the term comedy sounds like Spock will be running around with a woopie cushion.
     
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    Take Me Out To The Holosuite!
     
  12. Use of Time

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    Data's Day was great.
     
  13. DalekJim

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    The Trouble With Tribbles
    In The Cards
    Our Man Bashir
    Trials and Tribble-ations
     
  14. Dingo

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    The Magnificent Ferengi.
     
  15. at Quark's

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    I like message in a bottle (VOY) a lot as a humorous ep.

    Even though it may disqualify because it is 'an exciting adventure', and, even worse, relevant to the entire VOY arc (as it furthers the entire series 'plot' ).
     
  16. JiNX-01

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    TOS:
    A Piece of the Action
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    Spock's Brain (they couldn't possibly have been serious)

    TNG:
    Q Who?
    Hollow Pursuits

    DS9:
    The Magnificient Ferengi
    Little Green Men
    Trials and Tribble-ations

    VOY:
    Threshold (again they couldn't possibly be serious)
    Bride of Chaotica
    Body and Soul

    ENT:
    Two Days and Two Nights
    Singularity
    This Ain't the Valentine (they had to be kidding)
     
  17. TheRoyalFamily

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    Looking For Par'Mach In All the Wrong Places
    In the Cards
     
  18. CorporalCaptain

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    "Who are you?"
    Garbled message?
     
  19. xortex

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    Enterprise's 'Singularity'
     
  20. Smellincoffee

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    I'm enormously fond of "Explorers" for comedy -- I lose it when Bashir and O'Brien get drunk and wail out "Jerusalem".

    That's how I learned that song. :lol:
     

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