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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. 99
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    ranked low on reranks Bruce Lee, Adam West, Yvonne Craig

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  2. 142
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    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  3. 35
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    ranked low on reranks & added by JordanAnderson Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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  4. 43
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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  5. 166
    Up 17
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    added by JordanAnderson Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow, Jon Lovitz

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  6. 3
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    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  7. 17
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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  8. 20
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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  9. 173
    Up 19
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    added by xandermartin98 Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui, Charlie Adler

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  10. 114
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    Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Stewart, Elijah Wood

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  11. 6
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    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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  12. 96
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    often listed & added by gschwayze Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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  13. 59
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    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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  14. 137
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    ranked high on reranks Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, John Hawkes

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  15. 90
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    Down 157

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

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  16. 171
    Up 24
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    Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz

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  17. 78
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    Down 356

    added by HenryMorgan Tony Shalhoub, Melora Hardin, Ted Levine

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  18. 101
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    Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Peter Lupus

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  19. 38
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    Down 788

    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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  20. 126
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    added by GuyLécuyer Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

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  21. 51
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    Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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  22. 138
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    Tom Hanks, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

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  23. 125
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kayden Kross, Nadine Velazquez, Leslie Bibb

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  24. 136
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    new! & added by Roseannadanna Teri Polo, Janine Turner, John Corbett

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  25. 15
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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  26. 109
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    Down 385

    ranked high on reranks David Spade, Mike Judge, Toby Huss

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  27. 106
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    ranked low on reranks Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones

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  28. 120
    Up 174
    Down 354

    added by whodat9587 Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Bridget Moynahan

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  29. 7
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    Down 1515

    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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  30. 10
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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  31. 55
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    Maureen McCormick, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed

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  32. 110
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    added by JordanAnderson Kaley Cuoco, David Spade, Katey Sagal

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  33. 93
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    ranked high on reranks & added by DavidBarclift Helena Bonham Carter, Joanna Lumley, Suzi Quatro

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  34. 11
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    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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  35. 24
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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  36. 156
    Up 90
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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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  37. 65
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    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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  38. 122
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    Down 333

    Ted Danson, Shawnee Smith, Terry Farrell

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  39. 112
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    Down 335

    Robert Guillaume, Rene Auberjonois, Ethan Phillips

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  40. 161
    Up 83
    Down 177

    added by AvalonBrownProvin Nicole Eggert, Scott Baio, Willie Aames

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  41. 4
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    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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  42. 70
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    Down 626

    Dustin Hoffman, Larry David, John Legend

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  43. 95
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    Down 338

    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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  44. 102
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    Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Susan Sullivan

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  45. 94
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    Down 436

    Gary Coleman, Danny Cooksey, Dana Plato

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  46. 9
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    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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  47. 87
    Up 306
    Down 427

    Jaleel White, Michelle Thomas, Reginald VelJohnson

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  48. 36
    Up 868
    Down 781

    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  49. 154
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    added by Booksflavia Ardal O'Hanlon, Dermot Morgan, Pauline McLynn

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  50. 58
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    Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Lori Loughlin

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