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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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    Luke Halpin, Tommy Norden, Brian Kelly

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    June Lockhart, Pamelyn Ferdin, Andy Clyde

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  3. 103
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    Bruce Lee, Adam West, Yvonne Craig

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  4. 144
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    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  5. 32
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    Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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  6. 149
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    Sarah Silverman, Megan Mullally, Kristen Schaal

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  7. 160
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    Sarah Drew, Geoffrey Arend, Evan Farmer

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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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    Bill Bixby, Ray Walston, J. Pat O'Malley

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  10. 184
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    Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow, Jon Lovitz

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    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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    Schoolly D, Dana Snyder, Dave Willis

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    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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  15. 206
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    added by xandermartin98
    Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui, Charlie Adler

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    Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Stewart, Elijah Wood

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    Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris

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    Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon

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    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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    Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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    Patrick Warburton, James Urbaniak, Doc Hammer

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    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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    Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, John Hawkes

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    Don Messick, Kate Melton, Scott Innes

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    Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

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    Tony Shalhoub, Melora Hardin, Ted Levine

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    Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Peter Lupus

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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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    Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

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    Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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    Tom Hanks, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

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    Kayden Kross, Nadine Velazquez, Leslie Bibb

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    Teri Polo, Janine Turner, John Corbett

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  36. 108
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    David Spade, Mike Judge, Toby Huss

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    Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones

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  38. 118
    + 245
    - 492

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

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  39. 7
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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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    Cloris Leachman, Barbara Colby, Henry Jones

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    Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson

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    Maureen McCormick, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed

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    added by JordanAnderson
    Kaley Cuoco, David Spade, Katey Sagal

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    often listed & added by DavidBarclift
    Helena Bonham Carter, Joanna Lumley, Suzi Quatro

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    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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    added by LiliaLoewenberg
    Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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    Ted Danson, Shawnee Smith, Terry Farrell

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