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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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  2. 209
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    June Lockhart, Pamelyn Ferdin, Andy Clyde

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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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

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  6. 150
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    added by 2probb Sarah Silverman, Megan Mullally, Kristen Schaal

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  7. 162
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    added by laustcawz Sarah Drew, Geoffrey Arend, Evan Farmer

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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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    ranked low on reranks & added by AvalonBrownProvin Bill Bixby, Ray Walston, J. Pat O'Malley

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  10. 185
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    added by JordanAnderson 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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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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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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    added by Linus 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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    added by gschwayze Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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    Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, John Hawkes

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

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    Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz

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    added by KaraAnnPalmer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

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    added by HenryMorgan Tony Shalhoub, Melora Hardin, Ted Levine

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Peter Lupus

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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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    often listed & added by GuyLécuyer 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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    added by Roseannadanna Teri Polo, Janine Turner, John Corbett

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    David Spade, Mike Judge, Toby Huss

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    Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones

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  37. 117
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    added by whodat9587 Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Bridget Moynahan

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  38. 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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  40. 199
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    added by Linus Cloris Leachman, Barbara Colby, Henry Jones

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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson

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    Maureen McCormick, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed

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  43. 109
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    added by JordanAnderson Kaley Cuoco, David Spade, Katey Sagal

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    ranked high on reranks & 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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    Robert Guillaume, Rene Auberjonois, Ethan Phillips

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