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The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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Best sitcoms ever to air on television includes some of the greatest sitcoms of all time as ranked by fans of TV. What's the best sitcom of all time? This list includes the best and most funny all-time sitcoms and funny TV shows. Anyone can vote on this list of funny sitcoms, making it a definitive representation of the Ranker community's sit-com tastes. Many people think that Friends is the best sitcome ever, while others would nominate Seinfeld or Family Matters. You can  add your own ranking of shows to nominate your favorites.

A sitcom (or situational comedy) is loosely defined as "a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life". What are the greatest sitcoms ever? You can decide for yourself what fits that term and rank as you see fit, adding what you see missing!

List Criteria: Situational Comedies only. (No Dramas, Procedurals etc.)

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  1. 1
    Up 2290
    Down 1201
    1994 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 1880
    Down 1207

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 1674
    Down 1111

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    96
  4. 4
    Up 1878
    Down 1099

    ranked low on reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    94
  5. 5
    Up 1258
    Down 801
    1982 More
    93
  6. 6
    Up 1127
    Down 798
    1972 More
    84
  7. 7
    Up 982
    Down 691
    1951 More
    84
  8. 8
    Up 870
    Down 672

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    All in the Family

    1971 More
    83
  9. 9
    Up 1152
    Down 800

    ranked low on reranks
    Married... with Children

    1987 More
    82
  10. 10
    Up 973
    Down 762

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Frasier

    1993 More
    82
  11. 11
    Up 942
    Down 687
    1984 More
    81
  12. 12
    Up 1120
    Down 968

    often listed &controversial
    That '70s Show

    1998 More
    81
  13. 13
    Up 1343
    Down 949
    2005 More
    81
  14. 14
    Up 989
    Down 710

    ranked low on reranks
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    1990 More
    79
  15. 15
    Up 925
    Down 791
    1996 More
    79
  16. 16
    Up 1111
    Down 1042

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    1999 More
    78
  17. 17
    Up 935
    Down 753

    ranked low on reranks
    Scrubs

    2001 More
    78
  18. 18
    Up 1128
    Down 976

    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    South Park

    1997 More
    77
  19. 19
    Up 929
    Down 894

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    2005 More
    77
  20. 20
    Up 937
    Down 759

    ranked low on reranks
    Modern Family

    2009 More
    77
  21. 21
    Up 751
    Down 551

    ranked low on reranks
    Happy Days

    1974 More
    76
  22. 22
    Up 986
    Down 898

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    2003 More
    76
  23. 23
    Up 757
    Down 597

    ranked low on reranks
    Home Improvement

    1991 More
    76
  24. 24
    Up 657
    Down 592

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Taxi

    1978 More
    75
  25. 25
    Up 670
    Down 474

    ranked low on reranks
    The Andy Griffith Show

    1960 More
    73
  26. 26
    Up 795
    Down 778

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Two and a Half Men

    2003 More
    72
  27. 27
    Up 637
    Down 516
    1985 More
    71
  28. 28
    Up 512
    Down 361

    ranked low on reranks
    Gilligan's Island

    1964 More
    71
  29. 29
    Up 597
    Down 537

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    WKRP in Cincinnati

    1978 More
    70
  30. 30
    Up 614
    Down 484

    ranked low on reranks
    Night Court

    1984 More
    70
  31. 31
    Up 706
    Down 667

    often listed &controversial
    Malcolm in the Middle

    2000 More
    69
  32. 32
    Up 548
    Down 479
    1961 More
    69
  33. 33
    Up 637
    Down 747

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    69
  34. 34
    Up 536
    Down 491

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Family Ties

    1982 More
    69
  35. 35
    Up 508
    Down 505

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Bob Newhart Show

    1972 More
    68
  36. 36
    Up 555
    Down 433

    ranked low on reranks
    The Addams Family

    1964-09-18 More
    68
  37. 37
    Up 585
    Down 526
    1996 More
    68
  38. 38
    Up 579
    Down 507

    ranked low on reranks
    The Wonder Years

    1988 More
    68
  39. 39
    Up 548
    Down 597

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Roseanne

    1988 More
    68
  40. 40
    Up 781
    Down 727

    ranked high on reranks
    Futurama

    1999 More
    67
  41. 41
    Up 512
    Down 515

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show

    1970 More
    67
  42. 42
    Up 410
    Down 297

    ranked low on reranks
    The Muppet Show

    1976 More
    67
  43. 43
    Up 476
    Down 395

    ranked high on reranks &ranked low on reranks
    The Honeymooners

    1955 More
    67
  44. 44
    Up 508
    Down 425

    ranked low on reranks
    The Odd Couple

    1970 More
    67
  45. 45
    Up 271
    Down 130

    ranked low on reranks
    The Flintstones

    1960 More
    66
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  46. 46
    Up 446
    Down 373
    1977 More
    66
  47. 47
    Up 452
    Down 354

    ranked low on reranks
    Bewitched

    1964 More
    66
  48. 48
    Up 453
    Down 402

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Get Smart

    1965 More
    64
  49. 49
    Up 428
    Down 356
    1964 More
    64
  50. 50
    Up 470
    Down 476

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    My Name Is Earl

    2005 More
    63
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