100 + Best American Sitcoms of All Time

I love TV. I'm not very creative, and I'm all sorts of lazy, so TV is a natural fit for me. Life is just easier when other people do the thinking for you. Some of the best TV are Sitcoms, or situational comedies. Sitcoms are a cornerstone of television. I've composed a list of what I think to be the best 100+ sitcoms of all time. Of course I've probably missed some, and of course you aren't going to agree completely, but remember that lists are subjective and far from perfect.

111 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959-1963)

110 Chico and the Man (1974-1978)
109 California Dreams (1992-1997) By a lot of the same people that did "Saved by the Bell;" this is another teen-oriented sitcom.

108 That Girl (1966-1971)

107 Rhoda (1974-1978) A spin-off of "Mary Tyler Moore."

106 The Monkees (1966-1968)

105 Dennis the Menace (1959-1963)

104 Family Affair (1966-1971)

103 Here's Lucy (1968-1974)

102 The Donna Reed Show (1958-1966)

101 Mr. Belvedere (1985-1990) The series was based on the Lynn Aloysius Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for her 1947 novel Belvedere, which was later adapted into the 1948 film Sitting Pretty.

100 My Favorite Martian (1963-1966)
99 Becker (1998-2004)

98 Will and Grace (1998-2006)

97 Soap (1977-1981) A parody of daytime soap operas.

96 Good Times (1974-1979) A spin-off of "Maude," which was a spin-off of "All in the Family."

95 Get Smart (1965-1970) Created by Mel Brooks. Need I say more? Who is Mel Brooks? You ignorant fool. Mel Brooks is the writer/director of such classics as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, History of the World, Part I, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

94 Laverne & Shirley (1976-1983)

93 Maude (1972-1978)

92 Petticoat Junction (1963-1970)

91 Make Room For Danny / "The Danny Thomas Show" (1953-1964)

90 The Lucy Show (1962-1968)
89 Family Guy (1999-2001 2004-Present) In my opinion the show hasn't been funny since it returned in 2004.

88 Silver Spoons (1982-1986)

87 Punky Brewster (1984-1986) NBC's programming chief named the series after a girl he had a crush on in his own childhood.

86 Two and a Half Men (2003-Present)

85 Bosom Buddies (1980-1982) Stars Tom Hanks in drag.

84 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996-2003) Based on the Archie comic book series of the same name.

83 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992-1997)

82 Dinosaurs (1991-1994)

81 Green Acres (1965-1971)

80 Mister Ed (1961-1966)
79 The Addams Family (1964-1966)

78 My Three Sons (1960-1972) 380 episodes were produced, making it one of the longest running sitcoms.

77 Boy Meets World (1993-2000) The lead actor Ben Savage is Fred Savage's little brother (The Wonder Years).

76 The Munsters (1964-1966)

75 The Partridge Family (1970-1974)

74 WKRP in Cincinnati (1978-1982)

73 What's Happening!! (1976-1979/1985-1988)

72 Who's the Boss? (1984-1992)  Leah Remini actually starred in a short lived spin-off of "Who's the Boss?" called "Living Dolls." Leah Remini is probably best known for Carrie Heffernan in "King of Queens."

71 Saved By The Bell (1990-1993) The best of the franchise.

70 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2001)
69 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952-1966)

68 The Big Bang Theory (2007-Present)

67 The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966)

66 The Nanny (1993-1999)

65 Perfect Strangers (1986-1992) "Don't be ridiculous."

64 The Honeymooners (1955-1956) "One of these days ... one of these days ... Pow! Right in the kisser!"

63 The Jeffersons (1975-1985)

62 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964-1969)

61 Family Matters (1989-1998) Did you know this was as spin-off from "Perfect Stranger?" Well it is.

60 Mad About You (1992-1999) There are some funny crossovers with "Friends" and "Seinfeld" you can read about here.
59 Coach (1989-1997)

58 Community (2009-Present)

57 Mama's Family (1983-1985,1986-1990)

56 Wings (1990-1997)

55 Welcome Back, Kotter (1975-1979)

54 The Odd Couple (1970-1975)

53 ALF (1986-1990) Similar premise to "My Favorite Martian." ALF is an alien life form that somehow knows English and grasps sarcasm.

52 The Golden Girls (1985-1992)

51 Newhart (1982-1990)

50 Night Court (1984-1992)
49 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996) Previous to the show, Will Smith was a rapper and was bankrupt, owing the IRS a lot of money.

48 The Flintstones (1960-1966) The Flintstones is actually based on the sitcom The Honeymooners.

47 Growing Pains (1985-1992) In Latin America the show was called ¡Ay! Cómo duele crecer (Ouch! How painful is growing up), and in France it was called Quoi de neuf docteur? (What is new doctor?).

46 Mork and Mindy (1978-1982)

45 The King of Queens (1998-2007) Jerry Stiller made this show great (who by the way is Ben Stiller's dad).

44 Charles in Charge (1984-1985/1987-1990)

43 The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-1971)

42 Futurama (1999-2003/2008-Present) From the creators of The Simpsons. Bender is one of the funniest characters in a long time. I'm so glad it is back.

41 The Love Boat (1977-1986)

40 Sanford and Son (1972-1977)
39 Married With... Children (1987-1997) Al Bundy, classic. Not to be confused with Ted Bundy, not classic.

38 The Office (2005-Present)

37 Gilligan's Island (1964-1967)

36 Modern Family (2009-Present)

35 The Bob Newhart Show (1972-1978)

34 Malcolm In the Middle (2000-2006)

33 That 70's Show (1998-2006)

32 South Park (1997-Present)

31 Home Improvement (1991-1999) Did you know Tim Allen had been arrested a long time ago on drug offenses? Interesting.

30 I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970)
29 Murphy Brown (1988-1998)

28 News Radio (1995-1999) I can't believe anyone would kill Phil Hartman.

27 Beavis and Butthead (1993-1997) New episodes coming in summer 2011.

26 Diff'rent Strokes (1978-1986)

25 Bewitched (1964-1972)

24 Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-Present) Based on a fictionalized version of Larry David, the co-creator of Seinfeld. Think of a condensed version of George Costanza.

23 Leave It To Beaver (1957-1963)

22 Roseanne (1988-1998) Honestly, I hate that fat broad (broad in both senses), but it was the top sitcom of the decade, so here it is.

21 Full House (1987-1995)

20 Mary Tyler Moore (1970-1977)
19 Everybody Loves Raymond (1996-2005)

18 The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968) Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C was a spin-off of this show.

17 Three's Company (1977-1984)

16 The King of the Hill (1996-2010)

15 Happy Days (1974-1984) Happy Days, itself considered a spin-off from "Love, American Style," spun off five different series: Laverne & Shirley, Blansky's Beauties, Mork & Mindy, Out of the Blue, and Joanie Loves Chachi. It also spun-off two animated series.

14 The Brady Bunch (1969-1974)

13 Arrested Development (2003-2006)

12 Taxi (1978-1982)

11 Frasier (1993-2004)

10 Friends (1994-2004)
9 The Facts of Life (1979-1988)
8 The Cosby Show (1984-1992)
7 Cheers (1982-1993) Of course the show "Fraiser" was a spin off of "Cheers."
6 M*A*S*H (1972-1983) Sitcom? Maybe not, but there was a laugh track.
5 All In The Family (1971-1979) Hilariously racist.
4 Family Ties (1982-1989) Michael J. Fox as a hardcore Republican with hippie parents? Yes please.
3 The Simpsons (1989-Present) #3? Doh!
2 I Love Lucy (1951 - 1957) #2? Lucy! You got some spanin' to do!
1 Sienfeld (1990-1997) Seinfeld is master of it's domain, with Jerry's Jewish mullet and all.

123 comments:

  1. I am shocked that Arrested Development made it to #13! The show was fantastic, but doesn't seem that popular.

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  2. And Mad About You should be higher than 60!!! :)

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  3. 63 shows better than Honeymooners...I think not

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  4. Poor list. Becker, Soap, 3rd. Rock, Wings & The Odd Couple should all be in the top 20.

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  5. My Top 11:
    1. Seinfeld
    2. South Park
    3. Entourage
    4. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    5. The Office
    6. Family Guy
    7. Eastbound and Down
    8. How I Met Your Mother
    9. That 70's Show
    10. Home Improvement
    11. Wonder Years

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    1. I tottaly agree with you but disagree on entourage cause entourage is the best show of all times.

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  6. A lot of people are hell bent on the so called "classics" as being the funniest sitcoms, but I disagree and so does most of the world based on the ratings. People's idea of what's funny evolves just like anything and everything else, so its really hard to determine whats the top sitcoms. I mean if you did it by decade you would get more accurate results because peoples humor differs with time. You are most likely not going to find someone who was born in the thirties thinking The fresh prince of Bel-air is a good show...they prob wont even approve of it. In my opinion the funniest shows are from 1990 to the present. Also regarding Family Guy I highly disagree with that review. According to the Nielsen Ratings Family guy is ranked higher than ever before. Ranked 53 and with almost 8 million viewers its hard to believe that some people don't find it funny at all. There are countless famous celebrities constantly guest staring in episode for a reason.

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  7. Glad to see Three's Company so high on the list; I'm 20 years old and just happened to watch it one night on TV Land -- I fell in love :)

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  8. I was shocked about Arrested Development listed at #13 too, although I absolutely agree with it. I think the show wasn't very popular, in part, because it was a hard show to pick up in the middle. It's one to those series you really have to watch from beginning to end. Overall this is the fairest of all the lists I've seen.

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  9. Friends is the worst show ever made!

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    1. O i dissagree with you... u ask around and 99 outa 100 people will say they loved and still love friends today... even after 8 years of the show being finished!! anyone who thinks otherwise doesnt know what comedy is!!

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  10. I think you're missing HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER in n1

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  11. No Larry Sanders Show, really? Hey Now!

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  12. Couldn't bear to watch 7 of the top 10, but to each his own. Am old enough to remember a couple others not mentioned: 'Jack Benny,' Burns & Allen,' 'You Bet Your Life,'(Groucho rocked!), and some very funny shows probably more in the "variety" category: 'Steve Allen Show,' (with Tom Poston, Louis Nye, and Don Knotts)'Jack Benny,' the original Bob Newhart variety show 1961, "George Gobel Show,' 'The Red Skelton Show,' and 'Your Show of Shows.'

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  13. My favorite show, The Nanny, made it on here! I am so glad. It's such a funny, clever, enjoyable show that so many people wouldn't/won't watch now in reruns because of her voice. But you get over it fast. My boyfriend wouldn't watch it, never had seen a whole episode, and then, when we met, I made him watch one episode and he ended up watching, like, 6 in a row, cause it's a great show. Niles is one of the funniest characters ever on a sitcom. And the similarity between the physical comedy on this show and the great sitcoms back in the day like I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Dream of Jeannie, is really fun. I think Fran has a lot in common with Lucille Ball as comedic actresses and I am big fans of them both.

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  14. It was great to see Community get some recognition, but no Scrubs? I would put seasons 1-3 of Scrubs up against anything on this list, honestly.

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  15. Just a debacle that It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia isn't here.

    My best list is
    1. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    2. The Simpsons
    3. Seinfeld
    4. Arrested Development
    5. Curb Your Enthusiasm
    6. Everybody Loves Raymond
    7. Friends
    8. Parks and Recreation (so far)

    Everything beyond that is a toss up between Community, 30 Rock, Fresh Prince, South Park, That 70s show, and others.

    I might have to watch I Love Lucy since I've heard nothing but good things

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  16. Really?? Where is "Martin", "family matters", "will and grace"???

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  17. Frankie Goes To BollywoodJuly 31, 2011 at 6:56 AM

    I have to agree that SCRUBS most definitely should be on this list, not sure if I agree with the standings in full - a few of these shows were before my time - but in the most part it looks realistic, I also have to agree with another post that humor evolves over time, that much I know for a fact and let me tell you, if one day you think to yourself "that show I used to watch was awesome, Im going to download it again" don't do it... a lot changes in 10 or 15 years and what you found funny back then will make you feel awkward right now!!!

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  18. Man... my favorites are frasier (for brilliant writing), The Fresh prince of Bel air(for hilarious one-liners), Friends (for making people care so much about the characters), and the office (For Dwight).

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  19. LOL. I came to this list just to make sure my favorite sitcom of all time, Roseanne, was on here. And this person personally insults the creator / writer / producer / star! Man it must be hard to be a talented, visionary woman!

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  20. arhhh plzzzzzzzzzzzzz shitty top 10...

    1. How i met your mother
    2. king of queens
    3. everybody loves raymond
    4. friends
    5. two and a half man
    6. simpsons
    7. Drew carry
    8. according to jim
    9. Cheers
    10. Everybody hate's cris

    SEE THAT's A TOP 10 !!!! xD

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  21. Shitfeld I mean Seinfeld sucks it bores me death it's to damn overated. Worst show IMO. HIMYM and Scrubs should be at the top 10.

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  22. How about two and a half men

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  23. Oh please, my list is
    1. Seinfeld
    2. Friends
    3. How i met your mother
    4. Family guy
    5. Two and a half men
    6. Cheers
    7. Frasier
    8. Everybody loves raymond
    9. That 70's show
    10. The cosby show

    Seinfeld is and always will be the best, The big bang theory sucks ass, the simpsons is the most over-rated shit ever, The office blows, and south park is over-rated too, oh and so is scrubs, scrubs shouldn't make anybody laugh.

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  24. Scrubs GOD DAMN YOU!

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  25. Por favor incluyan a Titus, fue buena mientras estuvo.

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  26. What about It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  27. Friends is by the far the best show that ever aired on tv and youre all foolish not to think so

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    1. Your stupid. Not everyone likes Friends. In my opinion it was a pretty shitty show that wasn't even funny. It still is and always will be, a shitty show. If you want REAL comedy, Seinfeld, I Love Lucy, Happy Days is where it's at. So get your facts straight loser

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  28. Aww c'mon... no Drew Carey Show?

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  29. Modern family is by far the best sitcom I've ever watched

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  30. Will & Grace at #98? Are you serious that should be top 10!

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  31. Pretty fair list. If your not over 20 you shouldn't be allowed to post comments or make your own list. You haven't been around long enough and you have potty mouths. We know who you are.

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  32. That 70' s show. FEZ

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  33. where's REBA???? one of the funniest shows eva...

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  34. How can you miss out How I Met Your Mother?!

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  35. What about 30 Rock?!?!

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  36. HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  37. you are an idiot!

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  38. How come i don't see How I Met Your Mother anywhere ??!

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  39. My Top 20:
    1. All in the Family
    2. Sanford and Son
    3. The Simpsons
    4. M*A*S*H
    5. Gilligans Island
    6. Home Improvement
    7. Seinfeld
    8. The Andy Griffith Show
    9. Everybody Loves Raymound
    10.Full House
    11.Good Times
    12.The Golden Girls
    13.Maude
    14.Mr. Ed
    15.The Office
    16.The King of Queens
    17.Family Guy
    18.I Love Lucy
    19.King of the Hill
    20.The Flinstones

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  40. King of Queens is hilarious. You've got it WAY too far down your list. I'd put it right near the top.

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  41. Where is The Larry Sanders Show??? That was an amazing one!

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  42. Carol Burnett? I can't believe it didn't make the cut.

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  43. What remains is to take a look at the facts, as they are: the official ratings of the cable companys and the credits, given by the audiences.

    The Emmy winner for lead actor in a commedy series 2010 and 2011 is Jim Parsons, who works on "The Big Bang Theory", 68th on your "list".

    For your opening "If you don't like it, make another one", I reply you an:

    there is no list to make about tv-shows, that someone finds adorable. The only thing to do is to determine, that you might have no cable contract or no sense of humor at all.

    Sorry for that...

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  44. 1st the big bang theory
    2nd family guy
    3rd two and a half men


    simpsons has stopped being funny since the movie

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  45. FyWrath-not true the simpsons is still a great show u just gotta find the really good episodes...what happened to "Full House"????? My personal favorite! Still talked about, very much remembered, and still loved by many teens today!! What happened here?!?!

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  46. My Top 10 List:
    1. Full House
    2. The Cosby Show
    3. The Big Bang Theory
    4. I Love Lucy
    5. 2 Broke Girls
    6. Family Guy
    7. The Simpsons
    8. Two and a Half Men
    9. All in the Family
    10. Keeping Up Apprearances

    Now, THAT is what I call a list of the top 10 best sitcoms!

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  47. "Martin" is the best sitcom ever. I'm 38 years old and have seen a lot of sitcoms, but nothing has made me laugh like "Martin"....you-go-boy. Not saying "All In The Family", "Goodtimes", and "Jamie Fox" was not funny, Martin got you all beat!!!!!

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  48. Without The Larry Sanders Show this list is silly.

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  49. fraier is the best sitcom of all time even though it is disputed!!!
    but is defiently the best of every show ive seen

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  50. You forgot "Yes, Dear"

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  51. While i have watched many,many of these sitcoms mentioned religiously, there are only 2 that are IMO light years ahead of the rest...

    #1... Three's Company

    #2... I Love Lucy


    Everything else is well below these two. No one on TV can ever match the physical comedy John Ritter showed, that show is in a class of it's own!! Lucy was just as goofy, love every episode!


    Sitcoms worth mentioning...

    I Dream Of Genie

    Full House

    Fresh Prince

    Mr Ed

    Bewitched

    Married with Children

    All in the Family

    South Park

    Brady Bunch

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  52. Spirited debate!

    My Top 20:

    20. WKRP in Cincinnati
    19. Newhart
    18. Martin
    17. Waiting For God (British)
    16. Fraiser
    15. May to December (British)
    14. Sanford & Son
    13. Keeping Up Appearances (British)
    12. The Cosby Show
    11. The Jeffersons
    10. As Time Goes By (British)
    9. The Office
    8. Cheers
    7. The Andy Griffith Show
    6. M*A*S*H
    5. The Dick Van Dyke Show
    4. Seinfeld
    3. All in the Family
    2. The Bob Newhart Show
    1. The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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  53. You are missing something in life if you don't have That '70s Show in your list. Really!

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  54. Anonymous, That 70's Show is #33 on the list.

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  55. 1. Seinfeld
    2. Friends
    3. How i met your mother
    4. Family guy
    5. Two and a half men
    6. Cheers
    7. Frasier
    8. Everybody loves raymond
    9. That 70's show
    10. The cosby show
    I kinda like this list but ive never really watched seinfeld and the couple episodes i did see werent funny but i don't agree with people saying shows suck or r the worst shows ever. This is bcuz everyone has different opinion on wats funny and wats not. Like my fiend absolutely hated friends(even though she had never seen it) but then i made her watch a couple episodes and keep an open mind about it and now she really loves it. So to recap, you shouldn't just decide u hate a show so when u watch it u just think its stupid, u should always try to keep an open mind and watch AT LEAST 5 episodes, and u should never put HIMYM before friends... EVER! dont get me started on why not.

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  56. I find your list hard to believe - I know different tastes for diff folks but man, your way off on some of those picks - her's my greatest top 10 of all time hands down - btw I know comedy TV - I lived it!
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    1) I Love Lucy - come'on bam!
    2) Seinfeld - awesome episodes
    3) All in the family - easily 3rd
    4) Bob Newhart - dry 70's humor
    5) Andy Griffith - Barney epds only
    6) Everybody Loves Raymond - awesome writing n Cast
    7) Cheers - guaranteed laughs
    8) Big Bang Theory - these writers belong in the writer's hall of Fame!
    9) King of Queens - simply said, Kevin James
    10) M*A*S*H - what a cast & storyline
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    Thank you for your list anyways

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  57. No How I Met Your Mother... come on, come on, come on

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  58. You are missing two all time classics!

    The Beverly Hillbillies

    Gillian's Island

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  59. To be honest, I never found Seinfeld that funny. I would argue that Friends should be #1. I also think Step By Step should be somewhere between #50 and #100 as it was an anchor of the highly popular TGIF lineup for over 5 years. As for the Wonder Years, I'm not sure I would consider it a sitcom. It wasn't as much a comedy as it was a drama. If you rate the top 100 TV shows of all time, Wonder Years would definitely be on that list.

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  60. KING OF THE HILL?? Are you kidding me?? South park, the simpsons, family guy, BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD??? These are NOT sitcoms! Dont get me wrong i love family guy but is no way shape, or form a sitcom. My opinion, Home Improvement should have been #1. Now THAT was a sitcom.

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  61. Are you fucking kidding me? FRIENDS is the best sitcom ever! It's so much better than Seinfeld

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  62. "63 shows better than Honeymooners...I think not"
    Thank you! With the Honeymooners being #64, there's no way that I can take the rest of this list seriously.

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  63. To make a list like this, you have to try and look past personal bias. Some people's comments here show that they can't see past themselves at all. I never cared much for 'I Love Lucy', but it certainly deserves to be in the top 10, regardless. Anybody who puts 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The Nanny' or 'Two and a Half Men' in the top 10 doesn't care about television history at all. That doesn't mean I don't like these shows, but greatest of all time? No way!

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  64. Decent rankings, but you lost any and all credibility by not having Scrubs ANYWHERE on your list. Scrubs is one of the most smartly written sit-coms in the last 20 years.

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  65. The top 3 sitcoms (according to ratings) right now are Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, and How I Met Your Mother. How could you now have How I Met Your Mother? Or Parks and Rec? A lot of the old shows on there were good for their time, but let's face it, we've almost perfected the art of sitcoms. A lot of today's average sitcoms would be considered amazing compared to older ones.

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  66. And whoever wrote this needs to learn what a sitcom is. For example, if a character dies in one episode and then is unexplainably back the next, multiple times, it's not a sitcom. (South Park)

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  67. wow...i have never liked Seinfeld AT ALL...Friends is the best sitcom EVER BAR NONE....I own the box set and watch it reguarly and I am so glad tney are on nick at night now!! I get a good laugh everytime I watch it!!! xoxo <3

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  68. wayans brothers should fit in somewhere

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  69. How i met you mother should be 1

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  70. lol... Family Guy hasn't been funny since 2004?

    This coming from the guy that has King of the Hill at 16.. ROFLMFAO!!!

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  71. friends will always be the best. NO CONTEST

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  72. This is my personal top 10. I respect and appreciate shows like All In The Family, I Love Lucy, and Cheers. I just personally was never able to get into them.

    10. 30 Rock
    9. 3rd Rock From The Sun
    8. Archer
    7. Party Down
    6. Community
    5. Curb Your Enthusiasm
    4. NewsRadio
    3. M*A*S*H*
    2. Seinfeld
    1. Scrubs

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  73. Some dumbass motherfuckers think that The Big Bang Theory sucks. You cocksuckers have no brains at all.This show is one of the best sitcoms. Most of the people are too dumb and retarded to understand the show. If you have a slight knowledge about the world and science you'd understand the show

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  74. How can anyone say that the best shows were from 1990 and after?There were some good and even great shows in that time period,but c'mon the majority of the better shows are from back in the day.Now don't get me wrong,i love Seinfeld and the Simpsons,i'm also a big fan of the Office,South Park,and of course Family Guy.It's just that i feel in the 50's,60's,and 70's it was a different,and i feel funnier brand of humor.Maybe you can even say it was smarter and more sophisticated,although more innocent at times.And It's not a generational thing.I was born in 1978.I just know the classics when i see them.At any rate my top 10 would be as follows........ 10.BarneyMiller 9.Car54 8.Soap 7.Honeymooners 6.Bewitched 5.HappyDays 4.Seinfeld 3.Taxi 2.MarriedWithChildren 1.Cheers

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  75. Actually i forgot one.Let's do a Top 15 instead.That would be more appropiate.Then i can add the one iwant,and not leave another out. 15.Three's Company 14.All In The Family 13.The Office 12.Get Smart 11.Barney Miller 10.Car 54 9.Honeymooners 8.Soap 7.Bewitched 6.Happy Days 5.Seinfeld 4.Odd Couple 3.Taxi 2.Married With Children 1.Cheers

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  76. Seinfeld always the best ever!

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  77. How is 3rd Rock From the Sun so under-appreciated? It's one of the funniest shows ever, and certainly one of the best acted (that's why it won more Emmys for its first season than any other show in history).

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  78. 1) i love lucy
    2)friends
    3)modern family
    4) 30 rock
    5)bewitched
    6)The andy griffith show
    7)seinfeld
    8)Fraiser
    9)Joey
    10)the jetsons

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  79. "Seinfeld" and "All in the Family" are the two best sitcoms and the only 2 sitcoms I remember feeling the night they were on, everybody watched.

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  80. I personally don't consider cartoons sit coms.

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  81. You forgot a-team,knight rider,baywatch, magnum p.i, Hawaii 5-0 martin kung fu the little rascals, etc

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  82. Decent list, it had most of the best. The Cosby show and Facts of Life shouldn't even be on the list let alone in the top 10. At least the number one show was correct "Seinfeld".

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  83. Honeymooners should be one or two with Seinfeld being the other

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  84. Cosby Show definitely should be in top 10 - it was one of the top rated shows of it's era. I am just sad that Full House ranked above so many greats - like 3rd Rock, Perfect Strangers and one of my very favorites, Community. Full House? Yikes.

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  85. I never thought it was, but clearly Frasier is underrated. It's my personal favorite, the jokes are very sophisticated, the writing is excellent, better than any other show I've seen. Frasier wins... Seinfeld 2nd.

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  86. Thanks for the list. I'd put the Honeymooners much higher, like number 2 right behind Seinfeld. I'd also rank the Dick Van Dyke Show much higher certainly in the Top Ten. Also, the black and white episodes of Andy Griffith were great, the ones in color not so much. The Wonder Years has to be on the list somewhere along with Barney Miller.

    But to each their own: I never found Lucy funny and I wish that guy would finally meet those kids' mother.

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  87. Now see he insults roseann but some how can put non classic sitcoms in the top 20 personaly for me

    1is mary tyler more show

    2 is i love lucy 3 is the cosby show 4 bewitched 5 i dream of jeannie 6 all in the family 7 car 54 where are you? 8 threes company 9 the jeffersons 10 gilligans ilse

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  88. How come did you miss (wait for it) HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER?!

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  89. The Love Boat was a sitcom? I don't think so. Anyway, no two people will agree on what the best sitcoms of all time would be, but here's my list.

    1. All in the Family
    2. I Love Lucy
    3. That 70's Show
    4. Everybody Loves Raymond
    5. The Big Bang Theory
    6. My Name is Earl
    7. The Wonder Years
    8. Mash
    9. Roseanne
    10. Home Improvement
    11. Two and a Half Men
    12. The Andy Griffith Show
    13. The Flintstones
    14. Frasier
    15. 3rd Rock from the Sun
    16. The Simpsons
    17. Married with Children
    18. Cheers
    19. Three's Company
    20. WKRP in Cincinnati

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  90. Roseanne was the best show. Your comment regarding her was insulting and idiotic.

    You missed "That Girl".
    You missed "Gilligans Island"
    You missed "Bewitched".
    You missed "Ellen".

    This list is useless.

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  91. ITS ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA!!!!

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  92. 1- Seinfeld
    2- Freinds
    3- Fraiser
    4- Everybody Loves Raymond
    5- Two & a Half Men
    6- King of Queens
    7- Married with Children
    8- 3rd Rock from the sun
    9- That 70s Show
    10- Malcom in th Middle

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  93. Where the heck are NewsRadio, Spin City or Sabrina the teenage witch? I loved them. And what about The IT Crowd or Mr. Bean? Those British sitcoms are the most hilarious I've ever seen! And where is MASH? Are you kidding me?

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  94. I love Still Standing! Why does no one else remember how awesome it was? Definitely way better than shows like Raymond.

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  95. dude where is the larry sanders show? watch all 6 seasons and tell me its not at least top 30. this list is missing a classic.

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  96. 1. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
    2. Parks and Recreation
    3. Arrested Development
    4. Community
    5. Flight of the Conchords
    6. Scrubs
    7. The Office
    8. New Girl
    9. The IT Crowd
    10. Happy Endings

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  97. the top sitcoms are those that you can view over and over regardless of what decade you were born so my list in ramdom order are: Gilligan's Island, The Golden Girls, Family Matters: Full House: The Nanny: Friends: Big Bang Theory: Married with Children: Who's the Boss: Allo Allo

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  98. I appreciate the list. It gave me more to hunt on Netflix and HuluPus that I hadn't already thought of myself. I am shocked that most of these aren't on either one, but enough are to at least start off with ...

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  99. If you don't have King of Queens in your top 3 than you don't know what real comedy is. The best show by far and the only one that actually makes me laugh out loud, not that fake laugh or smile those other shows offer. Kevin James in movies are a different story. He could be great but picks bad movies and tries to change his acting trying to not let King of Queens define him. I have no clue why bc he was the funniest character of all time. Just my opinion but a lot of people agree. He is so gifted. All the new shows are horrible and I'm 24 so I'm not biased.

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  100. decent list but I think Happy days should have been in the top 10. and happy days beats the brady bunch by a mile.

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  101. Where is night court. Loved that show

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  102. Everybody please watch Trophy Wife tomorrow night it is a very good, funny sitcom. It might get cancelled and I'm tired of good shows getting cancelled.

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  103. Thanks for sharing this list of best sitcoms of all time with us with their career time duration. Actually I am fond of having background information of my favorite TV’s sitcoms. Your list is really advantageous to me.

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  104. Orange Is the New Black , An American comedy sitcom that revolves around Piper Chapman, a PR executive who encounters a roadblock in her present due to her past and is imprisoned for a period of 1 year. Orange Is the New Black is the story of how Chapman builds on advances in life, despite being in jail.

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  105. My top 10 would include:
    10.Mash
    9.Curb your enthusiasm
    8.Frasier
    7. I love Lucy
    6. The Lucy show
    5.Happy days
    4.The bob Newhart show
    3.Laverne and Shirley
    2. Cheers(as good as Seinfeld)
    1.Seinfeld(best tv show ever!)

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  106. its always sunny not even on the list???!!! it deserves top 10

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  107. Hogan's Heroes !!!!!!!!!!

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