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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. 50
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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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  2. 49
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    Penny Marshall, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

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  3. 48
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    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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  4. 47
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    Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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  5. 46
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    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

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  6. 45
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    Max Baer, Kathleen Freeman, Buddy Ebsen

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  7. 44
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    Jim Cummings, Ken Weatherwax, Anjelica Huston

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  8. 43
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  9. 42
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    Markie Post, Harry Anderson, John Larroquette

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  10. 41
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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  11. 40
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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  12. 39
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    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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  13. 38
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    Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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  14. 37
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  15. 36
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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  16. 35
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    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Jim Backus

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  17. 34
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    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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  18. 33
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    Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Ed Asner

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  19. 32
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    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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  20. 31
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    Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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  21. 30
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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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  22. 29
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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Roseanne Barr

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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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  24. 27
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    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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  25. 26
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    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Clint Howard

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    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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  27. 24
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    Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Taran Noah Smith

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  28. 23
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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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  30. 21
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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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  34. 17
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    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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  35. 16
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    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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  36. 15
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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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  37. 14
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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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  38. 13
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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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  39. 12
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    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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  40. 11
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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  42. 9
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    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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