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The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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

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!
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  1. 66
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    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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  2. 125
    + 221
    - 484

    Adrienne Barbeau, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  3. 6
    + 2166
    - 1532

    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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  4. 165
    + 120
    - 314

    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  5. 163
    + 27
    - 28

    Alan Young, Leon Ames, Larry Keating

    ) open
  6. 57
    + 827
    - 1008

    Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs

    ) open
  7. 86
    + 351
    - 398

    Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Danny Pintauro

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  8. 164
    + 156
    - 338

    added by JordanAnderson Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex

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  9. 60
    + 474
    - 603

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

    ) open
  10. 181
    + 9
    - 29

    added by whodat9587 Anders Holm, Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson

    ) open
  11. 70
    + 444
    - 565

    Andy Dick, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

    ) open
  12. 128
    + 75
    - 133

    added by thatgiantdoodie Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti

    ) open
  13. 202
    + 11
    - 21

    added by AvalonBrownProvin Ann Sothern, Avery Schreiber, Jerry Van Dyke

    ) open
  14. 72
    + 497
    - 567

    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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  15. 99
    + 281
    - 421

    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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  16. 158
    + 63
    - 176

    added by Booksflavia Ardal O'Hanlon, Dermot Morgan, Pauline McLynn

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  17. 173
    + 55
    - 121

    added by laustcawz Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

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  18. 97
    + 326
    - 422

    Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless

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  19. 191
    + 79
    - 214

    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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  20. 51
    + 667
    - 477

    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Barton MacLane

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  21. 78
    + 400
    - 397

    Benny Hill, Patricia Hayes, Henry McGee

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  22. 24
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    ranked low on reranks Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  23. 166
    + 26
    - 24

    added by AvalonBrownProvin Bill Bixby, Ray Walston, J. Pat O'Malley

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  24. 18
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    - 1435

    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  25. 177
    + 42
    - 106

    added by JordanAnderson Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow, Jon Lovitz

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  26. 65
    + 469
    - 508

    Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume, Richard Mulligan

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  27. 76
    + 445
    - 424

    Bob Crane, Richard Dawson, Werner Klemperer

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  28. 35
    + 943
    - 906

    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  29. 56
    + 518
    - 498

    Bob Newhart, William Sanderson, Julia Duffy

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  30. 139
    + 51
    - 188

    often listed & added by looksharp Brian Doyle-Murray, Chris Elliott, Elinor Donahue

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  31. 77
    + 427
    - 458

    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

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  32. 75
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    - 545

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Brittany Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Candice Bergen

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  33. 195
    + 30
    - 79

    Brittany Murphy, Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry

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  34. 115
    + 247
    - 485

    Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson

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  35. 102
    + 319
    - 286

    ranked low on reranks Bruce Lee, Adam West, Yvonne Craig

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  36. 140
    + 95
    - 348

    often listed & added by GuyLécuyer Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

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  37. 93
    + 209
    - 110

    ranked low on reranks Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway

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  38. 37
    + 1529
    - 1566

    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  39. 83
    + 360
    - 447

    Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Michael J. Fox

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  40. 21
    + 1719
    - 1546

    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  41. 161
    + 32
    - 69

    added by vaas Chris Rock, Terry Crews, Holly Weber

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  42. 13
    + 2678
    - 1937

    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  43. 36
    + 1025
    - 892

    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  44. 138
    + 59
    - 130

    added by Trioxin245 Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chloë Annett

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  45. 80
    + 422
    - 489

    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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  46. 25
    + 1206
    - 1086

    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  47. 87
    + 360
    - 520

    added by gschwayze Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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  48. 151
    + 44
    - 184

    ranked high on reranks & added by erisedRi David Jason, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Paul Barber

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  49. 167
    + 12
    - 35

    David Jason, Ronnie Barker, Barbara Flynn

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  50. 106
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    - 391

    added by chenmae David Spade, Bianca Kajlich, Patrick Warburton

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