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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. 118
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    ranked low on reranks
    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

    1964 More
    44
  2. 155
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sports Night

    1998 More
    36
  3. 89
    Up 121
    Down 155
    1977 More
    50
  4. 138
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    Down 28

    about to drop off
    The Critic

    1994 More
    40
    added by: JordanAnderson
  5. 57
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    often listed
    Welcome Back, Kotter

    1975 More
    60
  6. 66
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    Down 175

    ranked low on reranks
    Hogan's Heroes

    1965 More
    57
  7. 14
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    Down 710

    ranked low on reranks
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    1990 More
    79
  8. 75
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    Down 166

    ranked high on reranks
    Monk

    2002 More
    55
    added by: HenryMorgan
  9. 92
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    Down 207

    ranked low on reranks
    Boy Meets World

    1993 More
    50
  10. 55
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    Newhart

    1982 More
    61
  11. 78
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    Coach

    1989 More
    54
  12. 154
    Up 15
    Down 45
    1982 More
    36
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  13. 158
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    Down 69

    ranked high on reranks
    A Different World

    1987 More
    35
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  14. 17
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    Scrubs

    2001 More
    78
  15. 81
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    Down 194
    1996 More
    54
  16. 4
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    Down 1099

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    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    94
  17. 84
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    1984 More
    52
  18. 90
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    ranked low on reranks
    Batman

    1966 More
    50
  19. 76
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    ranked low on reranks
    Leave It to Beaver

    1957 More
    55
  20. 123
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    The Monkees

    43
  21. 37
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    1996 More
    68
  22. 131
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    Down 215

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Flight of the Conchords

    2007 More
    42
  23. 156
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    Too Close for Comfort

    1980 More
    35
  24. 46
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    1977 More
    66
  25. 73
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    often listed
    The Drew Carey Show

    1995 More
    55
  26. 165
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    George Lopez

    2002 More
    30
    added by: Tiger8989
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  27. 32
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    1961 More
    69
  28. 13
    Up 1342
    Down 949
    2005 More
    81
  29. 36
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    Down 433

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    The Addams Family

    1964-09-18 More
    68
  30. 49
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    Down 356
    1964 More
    64
  31. 143
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    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Bosom Buddies

    1980 More
    38
  32. 103
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    Dharma & Greg

    1997 More
    47
  33. 136
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    Down 112

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Arthur

    1996 More
    41
  34. 11
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    Down 687
    1984 More
    81
  35. 125
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    Down 138

    ranked low on reranks
    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

    1996 More
    43
    added by: JordanAnderson
  36. 53
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Community

    2009 More
    63
  37. 108
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    Down 149

    ranked high on reranks
    What I Like About You

    2002 More
    46
    added by: JordanAnderson
  38. 87
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    Down 252

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    Mad About You

    1992 More
    51
  39. 135
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    Down 156

    often listed
    Sex and the City

    1998 More
    41
    added by: whodat9587
  40. 1
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    Down 1201
    1994 More
    100
  41. 60
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    Down 222

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    The King of Queens

    1998 More
    60
  42. 23
    Up 756
    Down 597

    ranked low on reranks
    Home Improvement

    1991 More
    76
  43. 71
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    Down 122

    ranked high on reranks
    House

    2004 More
    56
  44. 7
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    Down 691
    1951 More
    84
  45. 82
    Up 201
    Down 267

    often listed
    Murphy Brown

    1988 More
    53
  46. 146
    Up 96
    Down 177

    often listed
    F Troop

    1965 More
    37
  47. 86
    Up 132
    Down 242

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    New Girl

    2011 More
    51
  48. 140
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    Down 251

    often listed
    What's Happening!!

    1976 More
    39
  49. 99
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    Down 249

    ranked low on reranks
    Good Times

    1974 More
    49
  50. 21
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    ranked low on reranks
    Happy Days

    1974 More
    76
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