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In keeping with the theme of the Vanity Issue, this list was compiled, bickered over, and beaten to death by the outgoing Arts Executives of the 136th Guard. Submitted for your approval, or not, our picks for the best of the last nine years.

By The Crimson Staff


Most Alcohol Consumed On-Screen

Mad Men

Best In-Joke Comedy

Arrested Development

Best TV Show Set In New Jersey

The Sopranos

Best TV Show Not Set In New Jersey


Best Use Of A Baldwin

30 Rock

Most Endearing Propaganda

The West Wing

Best British Accents

The Office (UK)

Best Show About Nothing

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Best Theme Song

The Wire

Tenth-Best TV Show



Best Ego Vehicle

America’s Next Top Model

Most Sportsmanlike Behavior

Top Chef

Best Mentor

Project Runway

Best Show Based on the Film “Rat Race"

Amazing Race

Best Representation of Harvard Males

Beauty and the Geek

Best (And Worst) Educational Programming


Best Cuisine


Best Catfights

Flavor of Love

Best Costuming

The Pick-Up Artist

Best Use Of Anderson Cooper

The Mole


Best Album You Heard Thirty Years Ago

The Strokes, Is This It (2001)

Best Album To Listen To After Being Dumped

Arcade Fire, Funeral (2004)

Best Album To Make Again... And Again... And Again?

Jay-Z, The Blueprint (2001)

Best Album Written By Your Dad

Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)

Best Album To Name-Drop

Radiohead, Kid A (2000)

Best Album We Own On Vinyl

The Unicorns, Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone (2003)

Best Pre-Insanity Kanye Album

Kanye West, Late Registration (2005)

Best Radiohead Imitation

Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)

Best Album By A Band Named For A Body Part

The Shins, Chutes Too Narrow (2003)

Skronkiest Album

White Stripes, White Blood Cells (2001)


Best Emo Movie

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Best Movie We Didn’t Really See

The Lives of Others (2006)

Best Movie We Couldn’t Stay Awake Through

There Will Be Blood (2007)

Best Josh Brolin Movie Since “The Goonies”

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Best Movie We Pretended We Didn’t Cry At

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Best Movie We Pretended To Understand

Mulholland Drive (2001)

Best Pity Oscar

The Departed (2006)

Best Movie We Made Out Through

Amelie (2001)

Best Comic Book Movie We Didn’t See High

Dark Knight (2008)

Best Pixar Movie We Did See High

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

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