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The Best Sitcoms from the 1950s  

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In the 1950s, television was still in its infancy. People in the television business were still learning how to best create entertainment that went straight into people’s homes. It was important to create worthwhile, quality TV shows, to further the popularity of the medium. One of the biggest genres in televised programming of the 1950s were sitcoms: short, funny programs, featuring the top comedians of the decade.

While there weren’t as many sitcoms airing in the 50s as there are today, due to fewer competing networks, many became instant classics and created entertainment superstars. "I Love Lucy" was one such sitcom that stood above the rest. It made Lucille Ball the biggest star of the day and still airs on television, in reruns, to this day, with a legion of mega-fans behind it. Other shows like "The Honeymooners," "Father Knows Best," and "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" were so popular that new episodes became household events.

What are the best 50s sitcoms? This list of the best sitcoms that aired during 1950-1959 has been voted on and ranked by the community. Did the sitcoms you think are best make the list? Are they still as fresh today as they were 60 years ago? Cast your votes below and see how the 1950s sitcoms you love to watch rank.

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Mister Peepers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sitcoms from the 1950s
Tony Randall, Jack Warden, Wally Cox
Mister Peepers is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from July 3, 1952, to June 12, 1955.
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Hennesey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sitcoms from the 1950s
Jackie Cooper, Arte Johnson, Norman Alden
Hennesey is an American military sitcom/drama television series that aired on CBS from 1959 to 1962, starring Jackie Cooper. Cooper played a United States Navy physician, Lt. Charles J. ...more
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The Stu Erwin Show is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sitcoms from the 1950s
The Stu Erwin Show James Dean, Martin Milner, Stuart Erwin
The Stu Erwin Show is an American sitcom which aired on ABC for five seasons from 1950 to 1955.