The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History TV Programs
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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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    added by: JordanAnderson
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    1975 More
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    1964 More
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    Bosom Buddies

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    1993 More
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    1997 More
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    Full House

    1987 More
    57
  9. 138
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    1965 More
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  10. 93
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    1985 More
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  11. 22
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    1991 More
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  13. 103
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    1962 More
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    added by: woody
  14. 73
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  15. 154
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    Perfect Strangers

    1986 More
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  17. 101
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    1982 More
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  18. 79
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    1996 More
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  19. 158
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  20. 146
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    1952 More
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  21. 54
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  22. 74
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    1995 More
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  23. 104
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  24. 35
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  26. 151
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  27. 61
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  29. 87
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    Roseanne

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  31. 64
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  32. 81
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    1989 More
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    added by: Tiger8989
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    1970 More
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  35. 18
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  36. 88
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    added by: kevinwilson30185
  37. 90
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    1978 More
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  38. 17
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  39. 24
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  40. 41
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  41. 109
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    1972 More
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  43. 62
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    The Office

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  45. 128
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    1990 More
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  46. 144
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  47. 121
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  50. 150
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    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
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