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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. 1
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    1994 More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 1664
    Down 1109
    1989 More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 1856
    Down 1095

    ranked high on reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    93
  5. 5
    Up 1248
    Down 800
    1982 More
    92
  6. 6
    Up 1122
    Down 794

    often listed
    M*A*S*H

    1972 More
    82
  7. 7
    Up 976
    Down 687

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    I Love Lucy

    1951 More
    82
  8. 8
    Up 865
    Down 667

    ranked high on reranks
    All in the Family

    1971 More
    81
  9. 9
    Up 1145
    Down 797
    1987 More
    79
  10. 10
    Up 964
    Down 758
    1993 More
    79
  11. 11
    Up 934
    Down 684

    often listed
    The Cosby Show

    1984 More
    79
  12. 12
    Up 1334
    Down 946

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    How I Met Your Mother

    2005 More
    79
  13. 13
    Up 1111
    Down 966

    controversial
    That '70s Show

    1998 More
    78
  14. 14
    Up 981
    Down 709
    1990 More
    77
  15. 15
    Up 916
    Down 788
    1996 More
    76
  16. 16
    Up 1104
    Down 1039

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    1999 More
    75
  17. 17
    Up 925
    Down 752

    often listed
    Scrubs

    2001 More
    75
  18. 18
    Up 1122
    Down 974

    controversial
    South Park

    1997 More
    75
  19. 19
    Up 981
    Down 896
    2003 More
    74
  20. 20
    Up 931
    Down 756

    ranked high on reranks
    Modern Family

    2009 More
    74
  21. 21
    Up 920
    Down 892

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    2005 More
    74
  22. 22
    Up 747
    Down 547
    1974 More
    74
  23. 23
    Up 745
    Down 597
    1991 More
    72
  24. 24
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    Down 590
    1978 More
    71
  25. 25
    Up 667
    Down 471
    1960 More
    70
  26. 26
    Up 789
    Down 777

    controversial
    Two and a Half Men

    2003 More
    69
  27. 27
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    Down 513
    1985 More
    68
  28. 28
    Up 510
    Down 358
    1964 More
    67
  29. 29
    Up 593
    Down 536
    1978 More
    67
  30. 30
    Up 607
    Down 483
    1984 More
    66
  31. 31
    Up 700
    Down 665

    controversial
    Malcolm in the Middle

    2000 More
    65
  32. 32
    Up 543
    Down 476
    1961 More
    65
  33. 33
    Up 633
    Down 744

    controversial
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    65
  34. 34
    Up 532
    Down 489
    1982 More
    65
  35. 35
    Up 504
    Down 502
    1972 More
    64
  36. 36
    Up 778
    Down 724
    1999 More
    64
  37. 37
    Up 549
    Down 431
    1964-09-18 More
    64
  38. 38
    Up 507
    Down 511
    1970 More
    64
  39. 39
    Up 543
    Down 593
    1988 More
    64
  40. 40
    Up 579
    Down 523
    1996 More
    64
  41. 41
    Up 573
    Down 506
    1988 More
    64
  42. 42
    Up 404
    Down 296
    1976 More
    63
  43. 43
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    Down 392
    1955 More
    63
  44. 44
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    Down 422
    1970 More
    63
  45. 45
    Up 261
    Down 130
    1960 More
    62
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  46. 46
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    Down 370
    1977 More
    62
  47. 47
    Up 445
    Down 352
    1964 More
    62
  48. 48
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    Down 399
    1965 More
    59
  49. 49
    Up 464
    Down 473
    2005 More
    59
  50. 50
    Up 422
    Down 354
    1964 More
    59
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