Freaks and Geeks. Loved this series. Released in 1999, set in 1980. Early Judd Apatow. Cancelled after one series of 18 episodes. You'll recognise half the cast - Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, James Franco...even wonky faced Ben Stiller guests as an FBI agent. Excellent soundtrack - Grateful Dead, Moody Blues, The Who etc...probably why it was cancelled - too much $$$. Anyway, takes you back to the eighties like nothing else and leaves you all fluffy inside.
The Venture Bros. 2003 Animated TV series appeared on Adult Swim. Super scientist & downright failure Dr Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture and his two manically naive sons, Hank and Dean form Venture Industries. They have an ubermacho bodyguard, Brock Sampson: people that meet him tend to die. Thoroughly. Their arch nemesis is a brilliantly lame evil butterfly-man The Monarch ("Release the butterflies!"-dead butterflys fall to the ground - "Who forgot to feed the butterflies?") Every episode of the first season (I thinks there's 3 more) made me hurt with laughter.
Hank Venture: Dean, sometimes I forget your younger than me.
Dean Venture: By a lousy four minutes!
Hank Venture: Well then maybe in four minutes you'll understand.