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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. 98
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    2011 More
    49
    added by: AliJaaphar
    Kat Dennings , Beth Behrs
  2. 33
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    69
  3. 38
    Up 587
    Down 529
    1996 More
    68
  4. 117
    Up 80
    Down 137
    2002 More
    44
    added by: JordanAnderson
  5. 155
    Up 22
    Down 70
    1987 More
    35
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  6. 67
    Up 257
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    1986 More
    57
  7. 102
    Up 102
    Down 204
    1992 More
    47
    added by: DavidBarclift
  8. 8
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    Down 673
    1971 More
    83
  9. 112
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    Down 260
    2005 More
    45
  10. 125
    Up 73
    Down 175
    1972 More
    43
  11. 22
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    Down 902

    controversial
    Arrested Development

    2003 More
    76
  12. 134
    Up 35
    Down 113

    niche appeal
    Arthur

    1996 More
    40
  13. 65
    Up 223
    Down 224
    1975 More
    58
  14. 89
    Up 106
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    1966 More
    50
  15. 100
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    Down 178
    1992 More
    48
  16. 131
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    Down 184

    ranked low on reranks
    Becker

    1998 More
    42
  17. 123
    Up 134
    Down 201
    1979 More
    43
  18. 47
    Up 455
    Down 356
    1964 More
    66
  19. 109
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    Down 128
    1983 More
    46
  20. 140
    Up 120
    Down 207
    1980 More
    39
  21. 92
    Up 156
    Down 207
    1993 More
    50
  22. 126
    Up 29
    Down 103
    2007 More
    42
    added by: GuyLécuyer
  23. 160
    Up 14
    Down 39
    1984 More
    33
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  24. 5
    Up 1262
    Down 805
    1982 More
    93
  25. 161
    Up 37
    Down 131
    1991 More
    30
    added by: JordanAnderson
  26. 78
    Up 214
    Down 239
    1989 More
    55
  27. 53
    Up 550
    Down 645

    controversial
    Community

    2009 More
    63
  28. 64
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    Down 425

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    2000 More
    58
  29. 119
    Up 10
    Down 28
    1998 More
    44
  30. 101
    Up 120
    Down 188
    1986 More
    47
  31. 103
    Up 151
    Down 235
    1997 More
    47
  32. 88
    Up 186
    Down 271
    1978 More
    51
  33. 127
    Up 46
    Down 167

    niche appeal
    Eastbound & Down

    2009 More
    42
  34. 15
    Up 930
    Down 795
    1996 More
    79
  35. 139
    Up 19
    Down 87

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    2005 More
    39
  36. 143
    Up 96
    Down 178
    1965 More
    37
  37. 16
    Up 1117
    Down 1045

    controversial
    Family Guy

    1999 More
    78
  38. 96
    Up 154
    Down 267
    1989 More
    49
  39. 34
    Up 540
    Down 493
    1982 More
    69
  40. 61
    Up 276
    Down 332
    1975 More
    59
  41. 130
    Up 66
    Down 216
    2007 More
    42
  42. 10
    Up 978
    Down 765
    1993 More
    82
  43. 1
    Up 2300
    Down 1209
    1994 More
    100
  44. 69
    Up 249
    Down 365

    often listed
    Full House

    1987 More
    57
  45. 40
    Up 786
    Down 729
    1999 More
    68
  46. 162
    Up 51
    Down 106
    2002 More
    30
    added by: Tiger8989
    George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired ... more
  47. 48
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    Down 405
    1965 More
    64
  48. 28
    Up 515
    Down 364
    1964 More
    71
  49. 116
    Up 68
    Down 110
    1964 More
    44
  50. 99
    Up 169
    Down 250
    1974 More
    49
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