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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  1. 162
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    2012 More
    28
    added by: ChantelleSilveira
    so funny and realistic!
  2. 161
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    1989 More
    28
    added by: JordanAnderson
  3. 160
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Clarissa Explains It All

    1991 More
    28
    added by: JordanAnderson
  4. 159
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    2008 More
    29
    added by: JordanAnderson
  5. 158
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    1998 More
    30
  6. 157
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    1997 More
    30
    added by: JoniChristophersen
  7. 156
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    1990 More
    31
    added by: looksharp
  8. 155
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    2003 More
    31
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  9. 154
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    1985 More
    32
    added by: JordanAnderson
  10. 153
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    2001 More
    32
  11. 152
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    Down 16
    2006 More
    32
    added by: JordanAnderson
  12. 151
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    1980 More
    32
  13. 150
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    1984 More
    32
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  14. 149
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    2006 More
    33
    added by: JordanAnderson
  15. 148
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    2002 More
    33
    added by: JordanAnderson
  16. 147
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    1996 More
    33
  17. 146
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    1952 More
    33
  18. 145
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Red Skelton Show

    1951 More
    33
    added by: Countermoon
  19. 144
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    2005 More
    33
  20. 143
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    1987 More
    33
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  21. 142
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    2005 More
    33
    added by: JordanAnderson
  22. 141
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    1982 More
    33
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  23. 140
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    1998 More
    33
    added by: whodat9587
  24. 139
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    2002 More
    34
    added by: Tiger8989
    George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired ... more
  25. 138
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    1965 More
    34
  26. 137
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    1992 More
    34
    added by: TarezWimberly
  27. 136
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    1997 More
    34
    added by: JoniChristophersen
  28. 135
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    1987 More
    34
    added by: frankiej44
  29. 134
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Eastbound & Down

    2009 More
    34
  30. 133
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    Petticoat Junction

    1963 More
    35
  31. 132
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    2004 More
    36
    added by: alfeyerabend
  32. 131
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    1976 More
    36
  33. 130
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The IT Crowd

    2006 More
    37
    added by: PeteBoyle
  34. 129
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    Bosom Buddies

    1980 More
    37
  35. 128
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    1990 More
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  36. 127
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    1972 More
    37
  37. 126
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    2007 More
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    added by: GuyLécuyer
  38. 125
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Flight of the Conchords

    2007 More
    38
  39. 124
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    1991 More
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  40. 123
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    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

    1964 More
    39
  41. 122
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    2005 More
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  42. 121
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    1992 More
    39
  43. 120
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    Down 228

    ranked high on reranks
    The League

    2009 More
    39
  44. 119
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    1955 More
    39
  45. 118
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    Down 220
    1998 More
    40
  46. 117
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    1992 More
    40
    added by: DavidBarclift
  47. 116
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    1996 More
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    added by: JordanAnderson
  48. 115
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    1979 More
    40
  49. 114
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    2002 More
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    added by: JordanAnderson
  50. 113
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Perfect Strangers

    1986 More
    41
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