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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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 171
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    2000 More
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    added by: vanstateng
  2. 157
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    2005 More
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  3. 109
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    added by: JordanAnderson
  4. 67
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    1975 More
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  5. 107
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    1979 More
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  6. 35
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    1964 More
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  7. 124
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    Bosom Buddies

    1980 More
    44
  8. 85
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    1993 More
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  9. 98
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    1997 More
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  10. 62
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    1987 More
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  11. 133
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    1965 More
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  12. 87
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    1985 More
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  13. 21
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    1991 More
    78
  14. 58
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  15. 106
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    1962 More
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    added by: woody
  16. 68
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    1978 More
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  17. 145
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    1985 More
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    added by: JordanAnderson
  18. 118
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    1986 More
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  19. 102
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    1982 More
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  20. 81
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    1996 More
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  21. 156
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    Sports Night

    1998 More
    38
  22. 147
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    1952 More
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  23. 54
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    1969 More
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  24. 69
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    1995 More
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  25. 112
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    The Love Boat

    1977 More
    48
  26. 34
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    1988 More
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  27. 45
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  28. 153
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    1980 More
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  29. 61
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  30. 127
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  31. 84
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  32. 40
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  33. 66
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  34. 78
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    1989 More
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  35. 137
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    2002 More
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    added by: Tiger8989
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  36. 44
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    1970 More
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  37. 19
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    2009 More
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  38. 91
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    added by: kevinwilson30185
  39. 89
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    1978 More
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  40. 18
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  41. 23
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  42. 41
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    1976 More
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  43. 117
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    1983 More
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  44. 170
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    1975 More
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    added by: ColinBoddy
  45. 131
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    1972 More
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  46. 64
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  47. 77
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    The Office

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  48. 169
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    added by: ColinBoddy
  49. 130
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    1990 More
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  50. 168
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