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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 2300
    Down 1209
    1994 More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 1679
    Down 1115
    1989 More
    96
  4. 4
    Up 1886
    Down 1106
    2007 More
    94
  5. 5
    Up 1262
    Down 805
    1982 More
    93
  6. 6
    Up 1131
    Down 802
    1972 More
    84
  7. 7
    Up 987
    Down 693
    1951 More
    84
  8. 8
    Up 878
    Down 673
    1971 More
    83
  9. 9
    Up 1159
    Down 805
    1987 More
    82
  10. 10
    Up 978
    Down 765
    1993 More
    82
  11. 11
    Up 950
    Down 689
    1984 More
    81
  12. 12
    Up 1125
    Down 973

    controversial
    That '70s Show

    1998 More
    81
  13. 13
    Up 1347
    Down 953
    2005 More
    81
  14. 14
    Up 996
    Down 712
    1990 More
    79
  15. 15
    Up 930
    Down 795
    1996 More
    79
  16. 16
    Up 1117
    Down 1045

    controversial
    Family Guy

    1999 More
    78
  17. 17
    Up 937
    Down 756
    2001 More
    78
  18. 18
    Up 1134
    Down 978

    controversial
    South Park

    1997 More
    77
  19. 19
    Up 935
    Down 897
    2005 More
    77
  20. 20
    Up 942
    Down 761
    2009 More
    77
  21. 21
    Up 757
    Down 552
    1974 More
    77
  22. 22
    Up 991
    Down 902

    controversial
    Arrested Development

    2003 More
    76
  23. 23
    Up 763
    Down 598
    1991 More
    76
  24. 24
    Up 662
    Down 593
    1978 More
    75
  25. 25
    Up 673
    Down 476
    1960 More
    73
  26. 26
    Up 799
    Down 780

    controversial
    Two and a Half Men

    2003 More
    72
  27. 27
    Up 645
    Down 518
    1985 More
    72
  28. 28
    Up 515
    Down 364
    1964 More
    71
  29. 29
    Up 602
    Down 539
    1978 More
    70
  30. 30
    Up 616
    Down 487
    1984 More
    70
  31. 31
    Up 708
    Down 670

    controversial
    Malcolm in the Middle

    2000 More
    69
  32. 32
    Up 552
    Down 482
    1961 More
    69
  33. 33
    Up 641
    Down 749

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    69
  34. 34
    Up 540
    Down 493
    1982 More
    69
  35. 35
    Up 511
    Down 508
    1972 More
    68
  36. 36
    Up 558
    Down 435
    1964-09-18 More
    68
  37. 37
    Up 554
    Down 599

    controversial
    Roseanne

    1988 More
    68
  38. 38
    Up 587
    Down 529
    1996 More
    68
  39. 39
    Up 583
    Down 509
    1988 More
    68
  40. 40
    Up 786
    Down 729
    1999 More
    68
  41. 41
    Up 516
    Down 517
    1970 More
    67
  42. 42
    Up 415
    Down 298
    1976 More
    67
  43. 43
    Up 480
    Down 396
    1955 More
    67
  44. 44
    Up 513
    Down 426
    1970 More
    67
  45. 45
    Up 275
    Down 132

    ranked low on reranks
    The Flintstones

    1960 More
    67
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  46. 46
    Up 448
    Down 376
    1977 More
    66
  47. 47
    Up 455
    Down 356
    1964 More
    66
  48. 48
    Up 458
    Down 405
    1965 More
    64
  49. 49
    Up 431
    Down 358
    1964 More
    64
  50. 50
    Up 473
    Down 479
    2005 More
    63
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