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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. 98
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    ranked low on reranks Bruce Lee, Adam West, Yvonne Craig

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  2. 151
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    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  3. 33
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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. 3
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    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  6. 17
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    Down 1443

    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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  7. 18
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    Down 1546

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

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  8. 114
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    Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Stewart, Elijah Wood

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  9. 6
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    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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  10. 95
    Up 214
    Down 370

    added by gschwayze Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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  11. 57
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    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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  12. 135
    Up 76
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, John Hawkes

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  13. 91
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    ranked low on reranks Don Messick, Kate Melton, Scott Innes

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  14. 166
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    Down 34

    Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz

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  15. 79
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    Down 307

    added by HenryMorgan Tony Shalhoub, Melora Hardin, Ted Levine

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  16. 100
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    Down 275

    Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Peter Lupus

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  17. 39
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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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  18. 124
    Up 64
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    added by GuyLécuyer Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

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  19. 50
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    Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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  20. 131
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    Tom Hanks, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

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  21. 123
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    Down 309

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

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  22. 16
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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  23. 108
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    David Spade, Mike Judge, Toby Huss

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  24. 104
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    ranked low on reranks Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones

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  25. 118
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    Down 304

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

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  26. 7
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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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  27. 10
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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  28. 55
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    Maureen McCormick, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed

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  29. 109
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    Down 253

    added by JordanAnderson Kaley Cuoco, David Spade, Katey Sagal

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  30. 94
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    ranked high on reranks & added by DavidBarclift Helena Bonham Carter, Joanna Lumley, Suzi Quatro

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  31. 9
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    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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  32. 25
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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  33. 153
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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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  34. 65
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    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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  35. 122
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    Down 298

    Ted Danson, Shawnee Smith, Terry Farrell

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  36. 113
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    Down 303

    Robert Guillaume, Rene Auberjonois, Ethan Phillips

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  37. 155
    Up 69
    Down 146

    added by AvalonBrownProvin Nicole Eggert, Scott Baio, Willie Aames

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  38. 4
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    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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  39. 71
    Up 341
    Down 577

    Dustin Hoffman, Larry David, John Legend

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  40. 103
    Up 194
    Down 305

    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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  41. 99
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    Down 363

    Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Susan Sullivan

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  42. 93
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    Down 392

    Gary Coleman, Danny Cooksey, Dana Plato

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  43. 12
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    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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  44. 87
    Up 270
    Down 387

    Jaleel White, Michelle Thomas, Reginald VelJohnson

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  45. 36
    Up 805
    Down 736

    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  46. 148
    Up 27
    Down 93

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

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  47. 58
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    Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Lori Loughlin

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  48. 96
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    Down 374

    Janet Jackson, Esther Rolle, Jimmie Walker

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  49. 77
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    Eva Gabor, Eddie Albert, Pat Buttram

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  50. 160
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    ranked low on reranks & added by laustcawz Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

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