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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    1989 More
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  2. 159
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    1991 More
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  3. 158
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    2008 More
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  4. 157
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  5. 156
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    1990 More
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    added by: looksharp
  6. 155
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    2006 More
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    added by: JordanAnderson
  7. 154
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    2003 More
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  8. 153
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    1984 More
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    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  9. 152
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    1985 More
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    added by: JordanAnderson
  10. 151
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    1980 More
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  11. 150
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    2001 More
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  12. 149
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    added by: JordanAnderson
  13. 148
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    The Red Skelton Show

    1951 More
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    added by: Countermoon
  14. 147
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    1952 More
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  15. 146
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  17. 144
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    1996 More
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  18. 143
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    1982 More
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    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  19. 142
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    added by: JordanAnderson
  20. 141
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    added by: Tiger8989
    George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired ... more
  21. 140
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    1987 More
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  22. 139
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    1997 More
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    added by: JoniChristophersen
  23. 138
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    1965 More
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  24. 137
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    1987 More
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    added by: frankiej44
  25. 136
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    1992 More
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    added by: TarezWimberly
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    Eastbound & Down

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    Petticoat Junction

    1963 More
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    added by: whodat9587
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    1976 More
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    1980 More
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    The IT Crowd

    2006 More
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    added by: PeteBoyle
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    1990 More
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  33. 128
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    1972 More
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  34. 127
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    1995 More
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    added by: Booksflavia
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    Flight of the Conchords

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    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

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  37. 124
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    The League

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  39. 122
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    1992 More
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    1955 More
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  44. 117
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    1979 More
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    Californication

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    added by: GuyLécuyer
  46. 115
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    added by: JordanAnderson
  47. 114
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    The Monkees

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    1986 More
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