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The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite black comedies that aired on TV in the '60s

These are the best 1960s dark comedy TV shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From some of the top 60s dark comedy series that incorporated elements of horror into their stories to other great dark comedy shows that put out a new kind of never-before-seen brand of humor to the masses. Some of the best 60s dark comedy shows even use sketch comedy to poke fun at dark content.

What shows will you find on this best 1960s dark comedy TV shows list? Of course, The Addams Family is a perfect example of dark comedy at its best. This hilarious sitcom, which ran from 1964 – 1966, poked fun at the macabre interests of its “mysterious and spooky” characters. The Munsters is another good dark comedy show that aired in the 1960s.

Through silly sketch comedy, The Carol Burnett Show included bits of dark comedy in its 11 season run. Other good shows on this top 1960s dark comedy TV shows list include Monty Python's Flying Circus, Dark Shadows and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Jim Cummings, Ken Weatherwax, Anjelica Huston
The Addams Family is a group of fictional characters created by American cartoonist Charles Addams. As named by Charles Addams, the Addams Family characters include Gomez, Morticia, Uncle ...more
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The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo
The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters. It stars Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily Munster. The ...more
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams
Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. The series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. By the time the show premiered on October ...more
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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles
Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The series became hugely popular when vampire ...more
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Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series commissioned by David Attenborough, created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows ...more
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The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman
The Carol Burnett Show is an American variety/sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner. It originally ran on CBS from September 11, ...more
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The Benny Hill Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Benny Hill, Nicholas Parsons, Patricia Hayes
The Benny Hill Show is a British comedy television show that starred Benny Hill and aired in various incarnations between 15 January 1955 and 30 May 1991 in over 140 countries. The show focused ...more
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H.R. Pufnstuf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Jack Wild, Various Actors
H.R. Pufnstuf is a children's television series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft in the United States. It was the first Krofft live-action, life-size puppet program. The seventeen episodes were ...more
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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy
The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons. The 30-minute series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons on ...more
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Milton the Monster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Bob McFadden
Milton the Monster, also called The Milton the Monster Show is an American animated cartoon TV series that ran on ABC from October 9, 1965, to September 8, 1968. It was produced and directed by ...more