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The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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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 Criteria: Situational Comedies only. (No Dramas, Procedurals etc.)

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  1. 90
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    Batman

    1966 More
    50
  2. 134
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Arthur

    1996 More
    41
  3. 45
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    The Flintstones

    1960 More
    66
    added by: JordanAnderson
  4. 40
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    Down 727

    ranked high on reranks
    Futurama

    1999 More
    67
  5. 148
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    Down 11

    about to drop off
    My Favorite Martian

    1963 More
    36
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  6. 3
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    Down 1111

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    96
  7. 18
    Up 1128
    Down 976

    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    South Park

    1997 More
    77
  8. 16
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    Down 1042

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    1999 More
    78
  9. 112
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    American Dad!

    2005 More
    45
  10. 71
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    ranked high on reranks
    House

    2004 More
    55
  11. 6
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    1972 More
    84
  12. 93
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    2005 More
    50
    added by: gschwayze
  13. 61
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

    1975 More
    59
  14. 127
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    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Eastbound & Down

    2009 More
    42
  15. 98
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    1969 More
    49
  16. 75
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    ranked high on reranks
    Monk

    2002 More
    55
    added by: HenryMorgan
  17. 115
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    Police Squad!

    1982 More
    44
  18. 38
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    The Wonder Years

    1988 More
    68
  19. 126
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    2007 More
    42
    added by: GuyLécuyer
  20. 48
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    Get Smart

    1965 More
    64
  21. 141
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    Bosom Buddies

    1980 More
    38
  22. 132
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The League

    2009 More
    41
  23. 17
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    Scrubs

    2001 More
    78
  24. 100
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    ranked high on reranks
    Beavis and Butt-head

    1992 More
    48
  25. 122
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    The Monkees

    43
  26. 133
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    Down 156

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sex and the City

    1998 More
    41
    added by: whodat9587
  27. 12
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    Down 968

    often listed &controversial
    That '70s Show

    1998 More
    81
  28. 13
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    Down 949
    2005 More
    81
  29. 56
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    Down 306

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Brady Bunch

    1969 More
    60
  30. 119
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    Down 137

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    8 Simple Rules

    2002 More
    44
    added by: JordanAnderson
  31. 102
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    ranked high on reranks
    Absolutely Fabulous

    1992 More
    47
    added by: DavidBarclift
  32. 8
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    All in the Family

    1971 More
    83
  33. 22
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    2003 More
    76
  34. 156
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    ranked high on reranks
    A Different World

    1987 More
    35
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  35. 65
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    Barney Miller

    1975 More
    58
  36. 131
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    Becker

    1998 More
    42
  37. 123
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    Down 201

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    Benson

    1979 More
    43
  38. 161
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    ranked high on reranks
    Charles in Charge

    1984 More
    33
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  39. 5
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    Down 801
    1982 More
    93
  40. 64
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    Down 424

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    2000 More
    58
  41. 101
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    Down 185

    ranked low on reranks
    Designing Women

    1986 More
    47
  42. 103
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    Down 234

    ranked low on reranks
    Dharma & Greg

    1997 More
    47
  43. 88
    Up 183
    Down 271

    often listed
    Diff'rent Strokes

    1978 More
    50
  44. 15
    Up 925
    Down 791
    1996 More
    79
  45. 95
    Up 153
    Down 265

    often listed
    Family Matters

    1989 More
    49
  46. 34
    Up 536
    Down 491

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Family Ties

    1982 More
    69
  47. 69
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    Down 363

    often listed
    Full House

    1987 More
    57
  48. 99
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    Down 249

    ranked low on reranks
    Good Times

    1974 More
    49
  49. 74
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    Green Acres

    1965 More
    55
  50. 94
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    Growing Pains

    1985 More
    50
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