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The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

Updated April 22, 2021 953.8k votes 85.5k voters 1.2m views292 items

List RulesVote up your favorite sitcoms (no dramedies) based on their full run.

The best sitcoms ever to air on television include some of the greatest comedies in television history. What are the best sitcoms of all time? A sitcom (or situational comedy) is loosely defined as "a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life," though not all sitcoms are slice-of-life - even if Parks & Recreation or The Addams Family would be a nice daily life to have.

This list includes the best and most funny all-time sitcoms and funny TV shows as ranked by TV fans. Anyone can vote on this list of funny sitcoms, making it a definitive representation of the Ranker community's sitcom tastes. Many people think that Friends is the best sitcom ever, while others would nominate Seinfeld, family sitcoms like Family Matters as the best TV comedies, or point to I Love Lucy as the best sitcom. Many sitcoms have top-notch acting talent, from regular casts to guest stars.

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! Vote them up on this popular sitcoms list to determine the best sitcoms that have ever aired on television.

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    The Office

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    Friends

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  • 3
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    Seinfeld

    Jason Alexander, Heidi Swedberg

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  • 4
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    How I Met Your Mother

    Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  • 6
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    Parks and Recreation

    Jim O'Heir, Chris Pratt

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  • 7
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    The Big Bang Theory

    Simon Helberg, Mayim Bialik

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  • 8
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    That '70s Show

    Josh Meyers, Ashton Kutcher

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  • 9
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    Modern Family

    Sarah Hyland, Eric Stonestreet

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  • 10
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    Frasier

    David Hyde Pierce, John Mahoney

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  • 11
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    I Love Lucy

    Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball

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  • 12
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    The Flintstones

    Alan Reed, Mel Blanc

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  • 13
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    Married... with Children

    David Garrison, Ted McGinley

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  • 14
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    The Golden Girls

    Rue McClanahan, Betty White

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  • 15
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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Terry Crews, Joel McKinnon Miller

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    Two and a Half Men

    Angus T. Jones, Marin Hinkle

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  • 17
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    Scrubs

    Neil Flynn, Donald Faison

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  • 18
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    Home Improvement

    Tim Allen, Zachery Ty Bryan

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  • 19
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    Mr. Bean

    Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll

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  • 20
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    The Andy Griffith Show

    Jack Dodson, Aneta Corsaut

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    happy days

    Erin Moran, Henry Winkler

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  • 22
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    The King of Queens

    Patton Oswalt, Gary Valentine

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  • 23
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    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright

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    The Muppet Show

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