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Take a stroll down memory lane with the best 1980s ABC comedy shows, ranked by user votes. The best '80s ABC comedy shows came in many forms, from will-they-or-won't they romantic comedy to sitcoms packed with earnest life lesson. Some of the top 1980s ABC comedies were led by future mega-stars and other '80s ABC comedy series created iconic characters as part of ensembles.

This list of '80s ABC comedy shows includes Growing Pains, a great '80s sitcom that the whole family could enjoy. Fun fact: Leonardo DiCaprio had a role later in this series. Mr. Belvedere and Perfect Strangers are other good ABC comedy series from the 1980s.

Some of the best '80s ABC comedies also incorporated drama. The Wonder Years, Moonlighting, and Roseanne expertly weaved in serious subjects and high emotions between the laughs. This 1980s ABC comedy shows list can answer lots of questions, but one will forever remain a mystery: Who's the Boss?

What 1980s ABC comedy series do you think was the funniest? Make it known by voting up your favorites and downvoting the shows that didn't make you laugh. If you've seen them, then rerank to create your own '80s ABC comedies list!
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The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
The Jetsons George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc The Jetsons is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing in primetime from September 23, 1962 to March 17, 1963, then later in syndication, with new episodes in ...more

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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Happy Days Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984, on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life ...more

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Full House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Full House Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, who enlists his best friend and his brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters. It ...more

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Growing Pains is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Growing Pains Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron Growing Pains (ABC, 1985) is an American television sitcom created by Neal Marlens. In Long Island, New York, Dr. Jason Seaver (Alan Thicke) and his wife, Maggie (Joanna Kerns), take care of ...more

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Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Three's Company John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired from March 15, 1977 to September 18, 1984 on ABC. It is based on the British sitcom Man About the House. The story revolves around three single ...more

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Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes. Starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis as ...more

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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's ...more

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Mork & Mindy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Mork & Mindy Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James Mork & Mindy is an American sitcom broadcast from 1978 to 1982 on ABC. It stars Robin Williams as Mork, an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-man ...more

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Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Roseanne Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf Roseanne is an American sitcom that was broadcast on ABC from October 18, 1988, to May 20, 1997. Starring Roseanne Barr, the show revolved around the Conners, an Illinois working-class family. ...more

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Diff'rent Strokes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Diff'rent Strokes Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman ...more

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Mr. Belvedere is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Mr. Belvedere Fergie, Kellie Martin, Bob Uecker Mr. Belvedere is an American sitcom that originally aired on ABC from March 15, 1985 to July 8, 1990. The series is based on the Lynn Aloysius Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for ...more

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Who's the Boss? is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Who's the Boss? Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano Who's the Boss? is an American sitcom created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter, which aired on ABC from September 20, 1984 to April 25, 1992. Produced by Embassy Television, in association with ...more

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The Love Boat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
The Love Boat Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until February 27, 1987. The show revolves around the ...more

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Bosom Buddies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Bosom Buddies Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon Bosom Buddies is an American sitcom starring Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari created by Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Chris Thompson. It ran from 1980 to 1982 on ABC and in reruns in the ...more

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Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Laverne & Shirley Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander Laverne & Shirley is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to May 10, 1983. It starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, ...more

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Perfect Strangers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Perfect Strangers Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986, to August 6, 1993, on the ABC television network. Created by Dale McRaven, the series chronicles the rocky ...more

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Too Close for Comfort is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Too Close for Comfort Ted Knight, Nancy Dussault, Jim J. Bullock Too Close for Comfort is an American television sitcom which ran on the ABC network from November 11, 1980-May 5, 1983 and in first-run syndication from April 7, 1984-February 7, 1987. It was ...more

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Just the Ten of Us is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Just the Ten of Us Bill Kirchenbauer, Deborah Harmon, Heather Langenkamp Just the Ten of Us is an American sitcom starring stand-up comedian Bill Kirchenbauer as Coach Graham Lubbock, a teacher and the head of a large Catholic family with eight children living in ...more

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Sledge Hammer! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Sledge Hammer! David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page Sledge Hammer! is an American satirical police sitcom produced by New World Television that ran for two seasons on ABC from 1986 to 1988. The series was created by Alan Spencer and stars David ...more

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Head of the Class is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Head of the Class Leah Remini, Billy Connolly, Robin Givens Head of the Class is an American sitcom that ran from 1986 to 1991 on the ABC television network. The series follows a group of gifted students in the Individualized Honors Program at the ...more

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Joanie Loves Chachi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
Joanie Loves Chachi Scott Baio, Erin Moran, Al Molinaro Joanie Loves Chachi is an American television spin-off of the American sitcom Happy Days that was originally broadcast on ABC from March 23, 1982 to May 24, 1983. It stars Erin Moran and Scott ...more

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It's a Living is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows
It's a Living Michael Richards, Susan Sullivan, Crystal Bernard It's a Living is an American sitcom set in a restaurant at the top of the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. The show aired on ABC from October 30, 1980 until June 11, 1982. After the series was ...more