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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. 165
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    Down 26

    ranked low on reranks
    That's So Raven

    2003 More
    25
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  2. 109
    Up 70
    Down 152

    ranked high on reranks
    Rules of Engagement

    2007 More
    46
    added by: chenmae
  3. 67
    Up 255
    Down 277

    often listed
    ALF

    1986 More
    57
  4. 160
    Up 91
    Down 191

    ranked low on reranks
    The Bernie Mac Show

    2001 More
    34
  5. 148
    Up 9
    Down 11

    about to drop off
    My Favorite Martian

    1963 More
    36
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  6. 24
    Up 657
    Down 592

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Taxi

    1978 More
    75
  7. 44
    Up 508
    Down 425

    ranked low on reranks
    The Odd Couple

    1970 More
    67
  8. 38
    Up 578
    Down 507

    ranked low on reranks
    The Wonder Years

    1988 More
    68
  9. 152
    Up 15
    Down 46
    1982 More
    36
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  10. 159
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    Down 119

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Mr. Belvedere

    1985 More
    34
    added by: JordanAnderson
  11. 56
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    Down 306

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Brady Bunch

    1969 More
    60
  12. 103
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    Down 234

    ranked low on reranks
    Dharma & Greg

    1997 More
    47
  13. 61
    Up 274
    Down 331

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

    1975 More
    59
  14. 136
    Up 7
    Down 27

    about to drop off
    The Young Ones

    1982 More
    40
  15. 42
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    Down 297

    ranked low on reranks
    The Muppet Show

    1976 More
    67
  16. 90
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    Down 106

    ranked low on reranks
    Batman

    1966 More
    50
  17. 163
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    Down 106

    ranked low on reranks
    George Lopez

    2002 More
    30
    added by: Tiger8989
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  18. 75
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    Down 166

    ranked high on reranks
    Monk

    2002 More
    55
    added by: HenryMorgan
  19. 161
    Up 13
    Down 39

    ranked high on reranks
    Charles in Charge

    1984 More
    33
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  20. 117
    Up 10
    Down 27

    ranked high on reranks
    Dawson's Creek

    1998 More
    44
  21. 131
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    Down 183

    ranked low on reranks
    Becker

    1998 More
    42
  22. 154
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    Down 27

    ranked low on reranks
    Too Close for Comfort

    1980 More
    35
  23. 140
    Up 19
    Down 86

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    2005 More
    39
  24. 155
    Up 11
    Down 43

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Martin

    1992 More
    35
    added by: TarezWimberly
  25. 99
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    Down 249

    ranked low on reranks
    Good Times

    1974 More
    49
  26. 54
    Up 276
    Down 241
    1972 More
    61
  27. 4
    Up 1875
    Down 1099

    ranked low on reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    94
  28. 112
    Up 138
    Down 259

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    American Dad!

    2005 More
    45
  29. 33
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    Down 747

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    69
  30. 48
    Up 453
    Down 402

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Get Smart

    1965 More
    64
  31. 105
    Up 97
    Down 168
    1962 More
    46
    added by: woody
  32. 37
    Up 584
    Down 526
    1996 More
    68
  33. 51
    Up 326
    Down 226

    ranked low on reranks
    I Dream of Jeannie

    1965 More
    63
  34. 79
    Up 133
    Down 152

    ranked high on reranks
    Mr. Bean

    1990 More
    54
    added by: mrblond
  35. 68
    Up 258
    Down 368

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    2001 More
    57
  36. 40
    Up 781
    Down 727

    ranked high on reranks
    Futurama

    1999 More
    67
  37. 121
    Up 119
    Down 271

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Maude

    1972 More
    44
  38. 35
    Up 507
    Down 505

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Bob Newhart Show

    1972 More
    68
  39. 145
    Up 8
    Down 9

    about to drop off
    Mister Ed

    1961 More
    37
  40. 113
    Up 72
    Down 172

    ranked high on reranks
    The Phil Silvers Show

    1955 More
    45
  41. 156
    Up 22
    Down 69

    ranked high on reranks
    A Different World

    1987 More
    35
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  42. 81
    Up 161
    Down 194
    1996 More
    54
  43. 91
    Up 165
    Down 245

    ranked high on reranks
    The Nanny

    1993 More
    50
  44. 110
    Up 142
    Down 173

    ranked low on reranks
    Just Shoot Me!

    1997 More
    46
  45. 14
    Up 989
    Down 710

    ranked low on reranks
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    1990 More
    79
  46. 116
    Up 67
    Down 109
    1964 More
    44
  47. 120
    Up 135
    Down 264

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Perfect Strangers

    1986 More
    44
  48. 31
    Up 706
    Down 667

    often listed &controversial
    Malcolm in the Middle

    2000 More
    69
  49. 123
    Up 133
    Down 201

    ranked low on reranks
    Benson

    1979 More
    43
  50. 92
    Up 153
    Down 207

    ranked low on reranks
    Boy Meets World

    1993 More
    50
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