comedy The Best 1970s Black Sitcoms  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite black comedies that aired on TV in the '70s

These are the best 1970s Black sitcoms, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some good 70s African American comedy shows really stand the test of time and others, though great, sadly faded with the end of the decade. Which of these top 1970s Black sitcoms is your favorite? Vote them up now!

What shows appear on this best 1970s Black sitcoms list? Of course, The Jeffersons appears near the top of this collection of great 70s Black sitcoms. Fun Fact: This good Black comedy show is actually a spin-off of the classic comedy, All in the Family. What's Happening!! is another one of the best Black sitcoms that aired in the 70s.

Sanford and Son, starring the stand-up comedian Redd Foxx, may have premiered in 1972, but it remains one of the best Black comedy shows of all time. Other good shows that appear on this top 1970s Black sitcoms list include Good Times and Benson.

Do you have a favorite African American comedy show from the 70s? Give the best shows a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
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Good Times is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1970s Black Sitcoms
Good Times BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker

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Sanford and Son is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1970s Black Sitcoms
Sanford and Son Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page

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83 14
The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1970s Black Sitcoms
The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

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79 16
What's Happening!! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1970s Black Sitcoms
What's Happening!! Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer, Shirley Hemphill

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24 8
Diff'rent Strokes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1970s Black Sitcoms
Dara Turner added Diff'rent Strokes Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain

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44 27
Benson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1970s Black Sitcoms
Benson Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson

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52 34
That's My Mama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1970s Black Sitcoms
That's My Mama Jester Hairston, Theresa Merritt, Clifton Davis

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Rick Reynolds: Only the Truth ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1970s Black Sitcoms
TommyCurbeira added Rick Reynolds: Only the Truth Is Funny