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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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    Down 379

    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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  2. 121
    Up 193
    Down 421

    Adrienne Barbeau, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  3. 6
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    Down 1318

    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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  4. 142
    Up 101
    Down 259

    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  5. 61
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    Down 901

    Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs

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  6. 83
    Up 285
    Down 309

    Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Danny Pintauro

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  7. 145
    Up 134
    Down 292

    added by JordanAnderson Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex

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  8. 75
    Up 308
    Down 502

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

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  9. 71
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    Down 477

    Andy Dick, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

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  10. 131
    Up 34
    Down 70

    ranked low on reranks & added by thatgiantdoodie Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti

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  11. 68
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    Down 459

    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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  12. 96
    Up 232
    Down 343

    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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  13. 153
    Up 37
    Down 128

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

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  14. 169
    Up 37
    Down 78

    added by laustcawz Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

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  15. 98
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    Down 339

    Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless

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  16. 167
    Up 65
    Down 171

    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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  17. 53
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    Down 402

    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Barton MacLane

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  18. 77
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    Down 316

    ranked low on reranks Benny Hill, Patricia Hayes, Henry McGee

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  19. 23
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    Down 849

    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  20. 14
    Up 1556
    Down 1188

    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  21. 168
    Up 17
    Down 60

    added by JordanAnderson Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow, Jon Lovitz

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  22. 64
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    Down 418

    Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume, Richard Mulligan

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  23. 72
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    Down 332

    ranked low on reranks Bob Crane, Richard Dawson, Werner Klemperer

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  24. 39
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    Down 797

    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  25. 58
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    Down 408

    Bob Newhart, William Sanderson, Julia Duffy

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  26. 150
    Up 36
    Down 132

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

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  27. 81
    Up 334
    Down 371

    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

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  28. 73
    Up 338
    Down 447

    Brittany Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Candice Bergen

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  29. 170
    Up 14
    Down 33

    Brittany Murphy, Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry

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  30. 116
    Up 209
    Down 424

    Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson

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  31. 100
    Up 263
    Down 235

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

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  32. 126
    Up 72
    Down 281

    added by GuyLécuyer Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

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  33. 105
    Up 122
    Down 57

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

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  34. 28
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    Down 1316

    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  35. 84
    Up 284
    Down 367

    Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Michael J. Fox

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  36. 24
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    Down 1362

    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  37. 140
    Up 1
    Down 5

    added by vaas Chris Rock, Terry Crews, Holly Weber

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  38. 10
    Up 2279
    Down 1640

    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  39. 35
    Up 875
    Down 787

    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  40. 152
    Up 18
    Down 72

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

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  41. 80
    Up 354
    Down 402

    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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  42. 25
    Up 1042
    Down 945

    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  43. 95
    Up 253
    Down 428

    added by gschwayze Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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  44. 130
    Up 32
    Down 121

    added by erisedRi David Jason, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Paul Barber

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  45. 103
    Up 182
    Down 320

    added by chenmae David Spade, Bianca Kajlich, Patrick Warburton

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  46. 109
    Up 196
    Down 389

    often listed & ranked high on reranks David Spade, Mike Judge, Toby Huss

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  47. 166
    Up 63
    Down 235

    often listed & added by JordanAnderson Debby Ryan, Brenda Song, Dylan Sprouse

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  48. 57
    Up 459
    Down 537

    Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

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  49. 127
    Up 124
    Down 306

    ranked low on reranks Dick Van Dyke, Julie Newmar, Alan Alda

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  50. 91
    Up 260
    Down 160

    ranked low on reranks Don Messick, Kate Melton, Scott Innes

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