comedy The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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List Rules 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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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Michael Richards

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Lisa Kudrow

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright Julie Kavner

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman John Ratzenberger

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons Kaley Cuoco

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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers Loretta Swi

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That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
That '70s Show Topher Grace, Laura Prepon Mila Kunis

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Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Everybody Loves Raymond Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton Brad Garrett

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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
I Love Lucy Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz Vivian Vance

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski Jenna Fischer

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves David Hyde Pierce

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All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
All in the Family Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton Rob Reiner

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel Cobie Smulders

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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison Sarah Chalke

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery Alfonso Ribeiro

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Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Married... with Children Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate Katey Sagal

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara Julie Bowen

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
South Park Trey Parker, Matt Stone Isaac Hayes

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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Arrested Development Jason Bateman, Michael Cera Portia de Rossi

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein Seth Green

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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Happy Days Ron Howard, Henry Winkler Marion Ross

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White Rue McClanahan

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Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Home Improvement Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson Earl Hindman

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Taxi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway Danny DeVito

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The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
The Cosby Show Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad Keshia Knight Pulliam

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The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
The Andy Griffith Show Andy Griffith, Ron Howard Don Knotts

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Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Malcolm in the Middle Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek Bryan Cranston

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Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Roseanne Roseanne Barr, John Goodman Laurie Metcalf

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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
30 Rock Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin Tracy Morgan

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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria Daniel Stern

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3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
3rd Rock from the Sun John Lithgow, Jane Curtin Kristen Johnston

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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Bewitched Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York Dick Sargent

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The Dick Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
the dick van dyke show Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore Rose Marie

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Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Gilligan's Island Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr. Jim Backus

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WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
WKRP in Cincinnati Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump Howard Hesseman

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner Gavin MacLeod

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Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Family Ties Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross Meredith Baxter

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Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Two and a Half Men Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher Angus T. Jones

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My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
My Name Is Earl Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee Jaime Pressly

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The Bob Newhart Show is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
The Bob Newhart Show Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette Bill Daily

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The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
The Flintstones Alan Reed, Mel Blanc Jean Vander Pyl

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Night Court is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Night Court Harry Anderson, John Larroquette Richard Moll

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The Beverly Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
the beverly hillbilies Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas Irene Ryan

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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
The Addams Family John Astin, Carolyn Jones Ted Cassidy

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Fawlty Towers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Fawlty Towers John Cleese, Prunella Scales Andrew Sachs

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Futurama is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Futurama Billy West, John DiMaggio Katey Sagal

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Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Three's Company John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt Suzanne Somers

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir Nick Offerman

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The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
The King of Queens Kevin James, Leah Remini Jerry Stiller

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Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History
Get Smart Don Adams, Barbara Feldon Edward Platt