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List Rules Includes situation comedies (sitcoms) that originally aired in the 80s

What are the best Eighties sitcoms? The 1980s were truly a golden age for television comedy, with many of the most popular TV sitcoms dominating the landscape. Trying to choose favorites is a bit of a challenge, with so many excellent shows, but that's what's going on right here. Vote for the 80s sitcoms that you loved the most, vote down any you didn't like and feel free to re-rank this list in any order you choose. No list of great 80s sitcoms would be complete without several of the notable NBC comedies. In the 1980s, NBC came on strong with brilliant, groundbreaking situation comedy shows that captured viewers' collective attention. Given their popularity, is it any wonder that some of these programs are among the longest running US sitcoms? Many of these 80s shows also went on to become the best NBC comedies of all time: Can anyone argue that 'The Cosby Show,' 'Cheers' and 'Family Ties,' aren't forever a part of pop culture? From 'Newhart' to 'Murphy Brown' and beyond, this list of outstanding 1980s comedy TV shows includes some of the greatest sitcoms in television history. Enjoy this walk down TV memory lane, and don't forget to vote!
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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Family Ties Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter

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Night Court is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Night Court Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
The Cosby Show Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam

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Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Roseanne Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf

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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Married... with Children Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal

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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

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Newhart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Newhart Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston

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Who's the Boss? is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Who's the Boss? Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano

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Taxi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

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Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Three's Company John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

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Growing Pains is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s

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Full House is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Full House Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier

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Designing Women is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Designing Women Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts

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WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
WKRP in Cincinnati Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Happy Days Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

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Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley

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ALF is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
ALF Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright

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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Murphy Brown Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli

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Coach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Coach Craig T. Nelson, Jerry Van Dyke, Shelley Fabares

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Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Saved by the Bell Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond

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The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
The Dukes of Hazzard Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach

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Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Laverne & Shirley Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

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Head of the Class is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Head of the Class Leah Remini, Billy Connolly, Robin Givens

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Benson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Benson Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson

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Perfect Strangers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Perfect Strangers Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson

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The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

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Soap is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Soap Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan

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The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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Mr. Belvedere is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Mr. Belvedere Fergie, Kellie Martin, Bob Uecker

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Charles in Charge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Charles in Charge Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Nicole Eggert

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Police Squad! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Police Squad! Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton

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Too Close for Comfort is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Too Close for Comfort Ted Knight, Nancy Dussault, Jim J. Bullock

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Bosom Buddies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Bosom Buddies Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon

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Punky Brewster is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Punky Brewster Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson

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Mama's Family is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Mama's Family Vicki Lawrence, Beverly Archer, Ken Berry

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Silver Spoons is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Silver Spoons Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Joel Higgins

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Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Family Matters Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams

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CHiPs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
CHiPs Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine

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Gimme a Break! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Gimme a Break! Nell Carter, Kari Michaelsen, Lara Jill Miller

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Fawlty Towers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Fawlty Towers John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs

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The Tracey Ullman Show is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
The Tracey Ullman Show racey Ullman, Dan Castellaneta, Sam McMurray

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Kate & Allie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Kate & Allie Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James, Sam Freed

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227 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
227 Helen Martin, Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams

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E/R is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
E/R Elliott Gould, Conchata Ferrell, Lynne Moody

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My Two Dads is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
My Two Dads Paul Reiser, Greg Evigan, Staci Keanan

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The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
The Carol Burnett Show Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman