Celebrity High-Five: Childrens Hospital's Erinn Hayes on Her 5 Favorite TV Shows

You may not recognize Erinn Hayes in the photo above—in fact, you'd be forgiven for assuming we were running a Celebrity High-Five with Tina Fey's younger cousin—but if you're a fan of good comedy, I'm willing to bet you've had a few laughs thanks to Hayes' zany character Dr. Lola Spratt on Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital.

In addition to the wacky late-night comedy, Hayes' other credits include roles and appearances on Parenthood, Two and a Half Men, and Suits. Earlier this year, she appeared alongside Julia Stiles, David Cross, and America Ferrara in an indie film called It’s a Disaster, and made a cameo as Vince Vaughn's wife in the movie The Watch, which came out in July.

Here are Hayes' five favorite TV shows, in no particular order.

Yo Gabba Gabba!

"Having two little kids, I watch a ton of kids' shows. It's not that they watch a lot of television, but when they get hooked on a show, it's the only one they EVER want to watch. For two years that show was Yo Gabba Gabba!, so I was stoked. In fact, I'm kind of bummed they moved on. I miss Brobee with his funky long arm, and DJ Lance Rock with his sweet moves. They teach lessons in a way that doesn't insult the intelligence of the children or the adults in the room, and Biz Markie teaches the kids (me) how to beat box. I may have to have another kid."

The Wire

"Straight-up amazing. Everything about this show was so brilliant, and one day I'll make my kids watch it and finally tell them why we have a teddy bear named after my favorite lovable drug dealer, “Bodie.” I can still go from peaceful to a state of rage in no seconds flat talking about how few awards this show won."


"The greatest sitcom. It felt so different. People talking about the kinds of stupid things normal people talk about. Big, out-there, hilarious characters who were still real. Re-watching the first season, you see how the show really came into its own. So few networks give a show a chance these days to find itself, Seinfeld is a perfect example of something just getting better and better."

The Monkees

"There used to be marathons when I was a kid and my brother and I would always stay home to watch the whole thing. I'm aware that my love of the show is tied to those weekends and I haven't re-watched it in awhile, but I remember them being surreal, funny, and stupid in an “Audience, aren't we stupid?” kind of way. So I stand by this answer. Let the comments fly. Also, my mom once rode around for a day on a scooter with Micky Dolenz, so in your face!"


"Every week I'm blown away and thankful by what FX allows Louis C.K. to do. He takes the traditional half-hour show and breaks all the rules. There might be only one storyline (there's usually always two or three), long sections that have almost nothing going on except him listening to music or something (that's usually the first thing to go in the editing room), and remember the scene in the car with him and Melissa Leo? WHAT??!! Incredible. So glad everyone involved had the balls to let him do what he wanted; TV is better for it."

What do you think of Hayes' picks? Did any of them surprise you?

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