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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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    Penny Marshall, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

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  4. 47
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    Barbara Feldon, Stacy Keach, Don Adams

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  5. 46
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    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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  7. 44
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    Max Baer, Donna Douglas, Buddy Ebsen

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    John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  10. 41
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    Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman

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    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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    Markie Post, John Larroquette, Harry Anderson

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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    Elizabeth Montgomery, Paul Lynde, Agnes Moorehead

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    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Alan Hale

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  21. 30
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    Danica McKellar, Robin Thicke, Fred Savage

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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Goodman

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    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts

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    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Andy Kaufman

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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty

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    Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

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    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Kelsey Grammer, Brittany Murphy, Stephen King Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor

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    Patricia Heaton, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett

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    Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz

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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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    Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan

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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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    Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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