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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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  1. 110
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    added by JordanAnderson Kaley Cuoco, David Spade, Katey Sagal

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  2. 66
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    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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  3. 113
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    Down 333

    ranked low on reranks Robert Guillaume, Rene Auberjonois, Ethan Phillips

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  4. 37
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    Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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  5. 138
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    Tom Hanks, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

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  6. 81
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    Down 364

    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

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  7. 102
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    Down 393

    Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Susan Sullivan

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  8. 58
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    Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Lori Loughlin

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  9. 153
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    Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, James Hampton

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  10. 92
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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Cameron, Jeremy Miller

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  11. 22
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    Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Taran Noah Smith

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  12. 63
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    Penny Marshall, Michael McKean, Cindy Williams

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  13. 118
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    added by woody Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, Gavin MacLeod

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  14. 67
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    Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters, Pam Dawber

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  15. 165
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    added by JordanAnderson Fergie, Bob Uecker, Kellie Martin

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  16. 117
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    Down 419

    Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson

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  17. 101
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    Down 311

    Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Peter Lupus

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  18. 84
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    Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Michael J. Fox

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  19. 140
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Felicity Huffman, Josh Charles, Robert Guillaume

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  20. 156
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    Ricky Nelson, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson

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  21. 55
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    Maureen McCormick, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed

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  22. 69
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    Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson, Christa Miller

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  23. 111
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    ranked low on reranks Gavin MacLeod, Fred Grandy, Will Geer

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  24. 38
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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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  25. 44
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    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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  26. 166
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    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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  27. 62
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    John Travolta, Ron Palillo, Gabe Kaplan

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  28. 139
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    Fred Berry, Haywood Nelson, Shirley Hemphill

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  29. 83
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    Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Danny Pintauro

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  30. 31
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Roseanne Barr

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  31. 64
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    Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume, Richard Mulligan

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  32. 80
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    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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  33. 146
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    added by Tiger8989 Sandra Bullock, George Lopez, Constance Marie George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired ...

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  34. 48
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    Penny Marshall, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

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  35. 19
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    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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  36. 85
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    added by kevinwilson30185 Patricia Heaton, Chris Kattan, Brian Doyle-Murray

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  37. 141
    Up 17
    Down 62

    added by thatgiantdoodie Elisha Cuthbert, Megan Mullally, Eliza Coupe

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  38. 94
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    Down 434

    Gary Coleman, Danny Cooksey, Dana Plato

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  39. 15
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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  40. 25
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    Down 932

    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  41. 45
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    Down 557

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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  42. 105
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    Down 270

    Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson

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  43. 128
    Up 32
    Down 114

    added by erisedRi David Jason, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Paul Barber

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  44. 132
    Up 146
    Down 303

    John Inman, Frank Thornton, Mollie Sugden

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  45. 59
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    Down 505

    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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  46. 74
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    Down 573

    Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Lucy Davis

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  47. 133
    Up 115
    Down 241

    Patricia Routledge, Geoffrey Hughes, Clive Swift

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  48. 160
    Up 55
    Down 231

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Jensen

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  49. 150
    Up 18
    Down 65

    added by Trioxin245 Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chloë Annett

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  50. 112
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jon Stewart, Janeane Garofalo, Jeremy Piven

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