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These are the best 1980s NBC comedy shows ranked from best to worst by user votes. In the 1980s, the best NBC comedy shows took on an array of topics. Some good 80s NBC comedies focussed on family life, while others were workplace comedy shows. A few of the top 1980s NBC comedy shows were even aimed towards young audiences. Network TV usually aims to have something on their roster for every demographic, and NBC in the 80s was no different.

What shows appear near the top of this best 1980s NBC comedy shows list? The crazy characters on Cheers helped to make the sitcom one of the greatest of the 80s or any decade. Ted Danson led the show's amazing cast and provided lots of laughs as ladies man Sam Malone. The Facts of Life is another good NBC comedy that aired in the 1980s.

Age ain't nothing but a number when it comes to laughs, as proven by the hilarious NBC program Golden Girls. Other great shows that are featured on this top 1980s NBC comedy shows list include Alf, Family Ties and My Two Dads.

Which 80s NBC comedy do you think is the funniest? Give your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Saturday Night Live Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

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Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Family Ties Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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17 12
ALF is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
ALF Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright

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17 12
Night Court is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Night Court Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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15 12
Diff'rent Strokes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Diff'rent Strokes Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain

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15 12
Mama's Family is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Mama's Family Vicki Lawrence, Beverly Archer, Ken Berry

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Empty Nest is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Empty Nest Richard Mulligan, Dinah Manoff, David Leisure

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The Facts of Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
The Facts of Life Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn

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Bosom Buddies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Bosom Buddies Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon

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The Hogan Family is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
The Hogan Family Jason Bateman, Jeremy Licht, Luis Daniel Ponce

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A Different World is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
A Different World Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy

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Gimme a Break! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Gimme a Break! Nell Carter, Kari Michaelsen, Lara Jill Miller

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7 8
Silver Spoons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Silver Spoons Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Joel Higgins

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7 8
Punky Brewster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Punky Brewster Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson

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7 8
Buffalo Bill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Buffalo Bill Dabney Coleman, Joanna Cassidy, Max Wright

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Dear John is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Dear John Judd Hirsch, Jere Burns, Harry Groener

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Day by Day is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Day by Day Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Thora Birch

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My Two Dads is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
My Two Dads Paul Reiser, Greg Evigan, Staci Keanan

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It's Your Move is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
It's Your Move Jason Bateman, Garrett Morris, Ernie Sabella

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3 5
Rags to Riches is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Rags to Riches Tisha Campbell-Martin, Sarah Buxton, Joseph Bologna

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3 6
Amen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Amen Sherman Hemsley, Clifton Davis, Anna Maria Horsford

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3 6
227 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
227 Helen Martin, Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams

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3 6
Love, Sidney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Love, Sidney Tony Randall^! Swoosie Kurtz^! Kaleena Kiff

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2 6
Spencer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Spencer Terry Farrell, Amy Locane, Harold Gould

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Harper Valley PTA is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Harper Valley PTA Barbara Eden, George Gobel, Edie McClurg

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2 7
Double Trouble is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Double Trouble Barbara Barrie, Patricia Richardson, Anne-Marie Johnson

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Jennifer Slept Here is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Jennifer Slept Here Debbie Reynolds, Glenn Scarpelli, Ann Jillian

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Easy Street is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
Easy Street Loni Anderson, jack Elam, Lee Weaver

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2 8
We Got It Made is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
We Got It Made Tom Villard, Teri Copley, Stepfanie Kramer

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The Days and Nights of Molly D... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Comedy Shows
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Blair Brown, James Greene, Allyn Ann McLerie