Sponsored Post: From “The Continental” to “Pyramid,” TV history as seen in parody sketches

Sketch comedy shows have a proud tradition of lampooning TV fare found elsewhere on the broadcast dial. Whether it’s Inside Amy Schumer sending up Aaron Sorkin with “The Foodroom” or Saturday Night Live cast members playing dumb on the old Password set, the best TV parody sketches bring out the most ridiculous elements of television from the past and present. In this post, we’re focusing on the past, constructing a history of American TV decade by decade, as seen through parody sketches.

This post is sponsored by Friends Of The People, TruTV’s irreverent, pop culture-savvy sketch comedy show. New episodes of Friends Of The People kick off July 16 at 10:30 p.m./9:30 Central on TruTV. And visit the show’s official page on TruTV.com to catch up on some of Friends‘ best sketches, like “Tuber,” “Jurassic Narc,” and “The Dark McKnight.”

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