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List Rules Includes situation comedies (sitcoms) that originally aired in the 80s

What are the best Eighties sitcoms? The 1980s were truly a golden age for television comedy, with many of the most popular TV sitcoms dominating the landscape. Trying to choose favorites is a bit of a challenge, with so many excellent shows, but that's what's going on right here. Vote for the 80s sitcoms that you loved the most, vote down any you didn't like and feel free to re-rank this list in any order you choose. No list of great 80s sitcoms would be complete without several of the notable NBC comedies. In the 1980s, NBC came on strong with brilliant, groundbreaking situation comedy shows that captured viewers' collective attention. Given their popularity, is it any wonder that some of these programs are among the longest running US sitcoms? Many of these 80s shows also went on to become the best NBC comedies of all time: Can anyone argue that 'The Cosby Show,' 'Cheers' and 'Family Ties,' aren't forever a part of pop culture? From 'Newhart' to 'Murphy Brown' and beyond, this list of outstanding 1980s comedy TV shows includes some of the greatest sitcoms in television history. Enjoy this walk down TV memory lane, and don't forget to vote!
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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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2
1,836 548
The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

3
1,438 507
Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Family Ties Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter

4
1,283 554
Night Court is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Night Court Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

5
1,358 678
The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
The Cosby Show Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam

6
1,206 724
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Roseanne Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf

7
1,042 506
M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

8
1,480 537
Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Married... with Children Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal

9
1,096 408
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

10
1,294 414
Who's the Boss? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Who's the Boss? Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano

11
835 662
Newhart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Newhart Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston

12
749 514
Taxi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

13
1,222 485
Growing Pains is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s

14
789 424
WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
WKRP in Cincinnati Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

15
1,151 300
Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Three's Company John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

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16
1,177 620
Full House is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Full House Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier

17
1,088 246
Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Happy Days Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

18
754 662
Designing Women is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Designing Women Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts

19
1,135 550
ALF is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
bojanthebest added ALF Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright

20
784 624
Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley

21
679 707
Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Murphy Brown Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli

22
807 494
Coach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
wiabux added Coach Craig T. Nelson, Jerry Van Dyke, Shelley Fabares

23
818 352
The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
The Dukes of Hazzard Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach

24
815 311
Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Laverne & Shirley Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander

25
1,049 472
Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Dismalhead added Saved by the Bell Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond

26
871 546
Perfect Strangers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Perfect Strangers Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson

27
857 280
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
ChrisCampagnone added The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

28
685 544
Benson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Benson Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson

29
586 565
Head of the Class is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Head of the Class Leah Remini, Billy Connolly, Robin Givens

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30
510 541
Soap is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Soap Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan

31
350 129
The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Brian Shivak added The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

32
564 536
Bosom Buddies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Dismalhead added Bosom Buddies Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon

33
692 446
Mr. Belvedere is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Mr. Belvedere Fergie, Kellie Martin, Bob Uecker

34
768 466
Charles in Charge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Charles in Charge Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Nicole Eggert

35
599 289
The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
ChrisCampagnone added The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

36
495 542
Too Close for Comfort is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Too Close for Comfort Ted Knight, Nancy Dussault, Jim J. Bullock

37
231 560
Police Squad! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Police Squad! Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton

38
719 455
Punky Brewster is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Punky Brewster Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson

39
813 401
Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Family Matters Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams

40
647 443
Silver Spoons is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Silver Spoons Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Joel Higgins

41
350 168
Mama's Family is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Maryellen Elizabeth added Mama's Family Vicki Lawrence, Beverly Archer, Ken Berry

42
315 489
Fawlty Towers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Fawlty Towers John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs

43
503 302
CHiPs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
ChrisCampagnone added CHiPs Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine

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456 354
Gimme a Break! is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
ChrisCampagnone added Gimme a Break! Nell Carter, Kari Michaelsen, Lara Jill Miller

45
194 383
The Tracey Ullman Show is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
curly67 added The Tracey Ullman Show racey Ullman, Dan Castellaneta, Sam McMurray

46
216 74
The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
NathanRussell added The Carol Burnett Show Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman

47
335 279
My Two Dads is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
TreTylerFarmer added My Two Dads Paul Reiser, Greg Evigan, Staci Keanan

48
437 466
Kate & Allie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
Kate & Allie Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James, Sam Freed

49
493 481
227 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
227 Helen Martin, Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams

50
267 238
E/R is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s
SteveFerrara added E/R Elliott Gould, Conchata Ferrell, Lynne Moody