The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History TV Programs
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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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 98
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    ranked low on reranks
    Batman

    1966 More
    46
  2. 147
    Up 48
    Down 154
    1996 More
    33
  3. 39
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    Down 228

    ranked low on reranks
    The Flintstones

    1960 More
    66
    added by: JordanAnderson
  4. 38
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    Down 856
    1999 More
    67
  5. 3
    Up 1934
    Down 1310
    1989 More
    95
  6. 20
    Up 1294
    Down 1167
    1997 More
    76
  7. 15
    Up 1303
    Down 1236
    1999 More
    78
  8. 122
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    Down 310
    2005 More
    39
  9. 84
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    Down 168
    2004 More
    51
  10. 6
    Up 1359
    Down 967
    1972 More
    83
  11. 91
    Up 169
    Down 262
    2005 More
    49
    added by: gschwayze
  12. 62
    Up 316
    Down 376
    1975 More
    57
  13. 135
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    Down 208

    ranked high on reranks
    Eastbound & Down

    2009 More
    34
  14. 97
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    Down 50

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    Scooby-Doo

    1969 More
    47
  15. 70
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    Down 206
    2002 More
    55
    added by: HenryMorgan
  16. 101
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    Down 207
    1982 More
    44
  17. 35
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    Down 618
    1988 More
    67
  18. 126
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    Down 144

    ranked high on reranks
    Californication

    2007 More
    38
    added by: GuyLécuyer
  19. 49
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    1965 More
    63
  20. 129
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    Bosom Buddies

    1980 More
    37
  21. 120
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    The League

    2009 More
    39
  22. 17
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    Down 930
    2001 More
    78
  23. 105
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    Down 236

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Beavis and Butt-head

    1992 More
    43
  24. 112
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    The Monkees

    41
  25. 157
    Up 27
    Down 26
    1997 More
    30
    added by: JoniChristophersen
  26. 139
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    1998 More
    34
    added by: whodat9587
  27. 11
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    1998 More
    81
  28. 9
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    2005 More
    81
  29. 134
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    Ally McBeal

    1997 More
    34
    added by: JoniChristophersen
  30. 54
    Up 315
    Down 343
    1969 More
    60
  31. 114
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    Down 176
    2002 More
    41
    added by: JordanAnderson
  32. 117
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    Down 247
    1992 More
    40
    added by: DavidBarclift
  33. 8
    Up 1065
    Down 845
    1971 More
    82
  34. 23
    Up 1102
    Down 1075

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    2003 More
    74
  35. 143
    Up 42
    Down 107
    1987 More
    33
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  36. 66
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    1975 More
    56
  37. 118
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    Down 221
    1998 More
    40
  38. 116
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    Down 233
    1979 More
    40
  39. 150
    Up 32
    Down 75
    1984 More
    32
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  40. 5
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    Down 961
    1982 More
    92
  41. 132
    Up 4
    Down 7
    2004 More
    36
    added by: alfeyerabend
  42. 65
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    2000 More
    56
  43. 111
    Up 139
    Down 226
    1986 More
    42
  44. 99
    Up 176
    Down 275
    1997 More
    45
  45. 90
    Up 225
    Down 307
    1978 More
    50
  46. 16
    Up 1126
    Down 976
    1996 More
    78
  47. 94
    Up 187
    Down 305

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Family Matters

    1989 More
    48
  48. 33
    Up 659
    Down 592
    1982 More
    68
  49. 63
    Up 300
    Down 413

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Full House

    1987 More
    57
  50. 95
    Up 212
    Down 286
    1974 More
    48
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