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The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows

Updated August 7, 2019 524 votes 140 voters 2.7k views10 items

List RulesVote 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
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    The Addams Family

    Jim Cummings, Ken Weatherwax

    Premiered1964-09-18

    The Addams Family is a group of fictional characters created by American cartoonist Charles... more on Wikipedia
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    The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    The Munsters

    Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis

    Premiered1964

    The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign... more on Wikipedia

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    Alfred Hitchcock Presents is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Alfred Hitchcock Presents

    Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler

    Premiered1955

    Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred... more on Wikipedia

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    #3 of 35 Longest Running US Drama Shows#58 of 335 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time

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    Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Dark Shadows

    Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall

    Premiered1966

    Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC... more on Wikipedia

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    The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    The Carol Burnett Show

    Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence

    Premiered1967

    The Carol Burnett Show is an American variety/sketch comedy television show starring Carol... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Monty Python's Flying Circus

    Graham Chapman, John Cleese

    Premiered1969

    Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series commissioned by David... more on Wikipedia

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    The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    The Addams Family

    John Astin, Carolyn Jones

    Premiered1964

    The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams'... more on Wikipedia
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    The Benny Hill Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    The Benny Hill Show

    Benny Hill, Nicholas Parsons

    Premiered1951

    The Benny Hill Show is a British comedy television show that starred Benny Hill and aired in... more on Wikipedia

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    H.R. Puf n' Stuf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    H.R. Puf n' Stuf

    Jack Wild, Various Actors

    Premiered1969

    H.R. Pufnstuf is a children's television series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft in the United... more on Wikipedia

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    Milton the Monster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1960s Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Milton the Monster

    Bob McFadden

    Premiered1965

    Milton the Monster, also called The Milton the Monster Show is an American animated cartoon TV... more on Wikipedia
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