#4) Amy Sedaris on Raising Hope - I love Amy Sedaris, and her sense of humor is a perfect fit for Raising Hope and its blue collar family dysfunction. She was great as Virginia's evil cousin Delilah, who was willing to give up her stake in Maw Maw's estate in exchange for some affection from Burt. For once, it was a blessing that Maw Maw confuses Burt for her dead husband, and her shouting at Delilah about her husband-stealing sufficiently scared her off for a while.
#3) Fabio's Return to Top Chef- I wish they would bring back the fallen cheftestants every week, just so I could have Fabio on my TV again. This week's highlight was probably Fabio telling Richard Blais that he thinks they get along so well because Richard reminds him of his ex-wife.
#2) Troy and Abed's Election Coverage on Community - "What's up with politics?" My thoughts exactly, Troy. His and Abed's "Decision Gate" show on the Greendale election was almost as big a joke as their college. Their profiles of the candidates included parties like "Legalization," and "Whig," not to mention a category called, "Boobs" ("yes" or "no" seem to be the two possible affiliations). Another fantastic gem of the episode was the unveiling of Jeff's audition tape for The Real World, in which he sang a parody of George Michael's "Faith." Tight jeans and a leather jacket were involved. It was magnificent.
#1) Phillip the Special Agent on Survivor - Has there ever been a better-edited segment of television than Phillip's weepy patriotic speech about being a special agent intercut with footage of him hunting a tiny crab while wearing only a pair of pinkish-red briefs? Well done, Survivor. Well done. Did we mention Phillip is a special agent?
HONORABLEST OF ALL HONORABLE MENTIONS (AKA #1, Part 2):
*Fringe. All of it. Ever. Specifically this week's flashback episode to Peter and Olivia's first meeting when they were just sad little maladjusted children. The scene in the white tulip field was just...perfect. Perfect show. Please watch it.