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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. 97
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    2 Broke Girls

    2011 More
    49
    added by: AliJaaphar
    Kat Dennings , Beth Behrs
  2. 33
    Up 637
    Down 747

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    69
  3. 37
    Up 585
    Down 526
    1996 More
    68
  4. 119
    Up 79
    Down 137

    ranked low on reranks
    8 Simple Rules

    2002 More
    44
    added by: JordanAnderson
  5. 156
    Up 22
    Down 69

    ranked high on reranks
    A Different World

    1987 More
    35
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  6. 67
    Up 255
    Down 277

    often listed
    ALF

    1986 More
    57
  7. 102
    Up 102
    Down 202

    ranked high on reranks
    Absolutely Fabulous

    1992 More
    47
    added by: DavidBarclift
  8. 8
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    Down 672

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    All in the Family

    1971 More
    83
  9. 112
    Up 138
    Down 259

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    American Dad!

    2005 More
    45
  10. 125
    Up 72
    Down 174
    1972 More
    43
  11. 22
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    Down 898

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    2003 More
    76
  12. 134
    Up 35
    Down 112

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Arthur

    1996 More
    41
  13. 65
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    Down 223

    ranked low on reranks
    Barney Miller

    1975 More
    58
  14. 90
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    Down 106

    ranked low on reranks
    Batman

    1966 More
    50
  15. 100
    Up 93
    Down 176

    ranked high on reranks
    Beavis and Butt-head

    1992 More
    48
  16. 131
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    Down 183

    ranked low on reranks
    Becker

    1998 More
    42
  17. 123
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    Down 201

    ranked low on reranks
    Benson

    1979 More
    43
  18. 47
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    Down 354

    ranked low on reranks
    Bewitched

    1964 More
    66
  19. 111
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    Down 127

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Blackadder

    1983 More
    46
  20. 141
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    Down 207

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Bosom Buddies

    1980 More
    38
  21. 92
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    Down 207

    ranked low on reranks
    Boy Meets World

    1993 More
    50
  22. 126
    Up 29
    Down 102
    2007 More
    42
    added by: GuyLécuyer
  23. 161
    Up 13
    Down 39

    ranked high on reranks
    Charles in Charge

    1984 More
    33
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  24. 5
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    Down 801
    1982 More
    93
  25. 162
    Up 37
    Down 130

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Clarissa Explains It All

    1991 More
    30
    added by: JordanAnderson
  26. 78
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    Down 239

    ranked low on reranks
    Coach

    1989 More
    54
  27. 53
    Up 547
    Down 643

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Community

    2009 More
    63
  28. 64
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    Down 424

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    2000 More
    58
  29. 117
    Up 10
    Down 27

    ranked high on reranks
    Dawson's Creek

    1998 More
    44
  30. 101
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    Down 185

    ranked low on reranks
    Designing Women

    1986 More
    47
  31. 103
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    Down 234

    ranked low on reranks
    Dharma & Greg

    1997 More
    47
  32. 88
    Up 183
    Down 271

    often listed
    Diff'rent Strokes

    1978 More
    50
  33. 127
    Up 46
    Down 166

    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Eastbound & Down

    2009 More
    42
  34. 15
    Up 925
    Down 791
    1996 More
    79
  35. 140
    Up 19
    Down 86

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    2005 More
    39
  36. 144
    Up 96
    Down 177

    often listed
    F Troop

    1965 More
    37
  37. 16
    Up 1111
    Down 1042

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    1999 More
    78
  38. 95
    Up 153
    Down 265

    often listed
    Family Matters

    1989 More
    49
  39. 34
    Up 536
    Down 491

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Family Ties

    1982 More
    69
  40. 61
    Up 274
    Down 331

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

    1975 More
    59
  41. 130
    Up 66
    Down 215

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Flight of the Conchords

    2007 More
    42
  42. 10
    Up 973
    Down 762

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Frasier

    1993 More
    82
  43. 1
    Up 2290
    Down 1201
    1994 More
    100
  44. 69
    Up 247
    Down 363

    often listed
    Full House

    1987 More
    57
  45. 40
    Up 781
    Down 727

    ranked high on reranks
    Futurama

    1999 More
    67
  46. 163
    Up 50
    Down 106

    ranked low on reranks
    George Lopez

    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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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Get Smart

    1965 More
    64
  48. 28
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    Down 361

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    Gilligan's Island

    1964 More
    71
  49. 116
    Up 67
    Down 109
    1964 More
    44
  50. 99
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    Down 249

    ranked low on reranks
    Good Times

    1974 More
    49
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