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List Rules Comedy shows that aired on television between 1960 and 1969

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When you’re in the mood for a good laugh, there’s no better medium than the televised situational comedy. Sitcoms are designed to make the viewer laugh and forget about any and all problems for at least a half hour. Some of television history’s best, most classic, sitcoms aired in the 60s, as television was finally finding its groove. Whether you wanted to watch the top comedians of the day perform, or enjoy fantastical and hilarious situations, the best 60s sitcoms offered entertainment for every type of audience.

The 1960s was a decade filled with some of the best sitcoms ever written. Shows like "The Andy Griffith Show," "Leave it to Beaver," and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" still air on various television stations to be enjoyed by new and old audiences alike. Many 60s sitcoms were eventually turned into movies, such as "Bewtiched" and "Get Smart," partially due to the timeless nature of their stories.

What are the best sitcoms from the 1960s? This list of the best comedy TV shows that aired during 1960-1969, has been voted on and ranked by the community. Did the sitcom of the 60s you think is the best make this list? Cast your votes below and see where the 60s sitcoms you love to watch rank.

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The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1960 The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom, which originally ran on CBS from October 3, 1960 to April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, starred Andy ...more

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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1964 Bewitched is an American TV situation comedy fantasy which was broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972. It was created by Sol Saks under executive director Harry Ackerman, and ...more

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469 161
I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1965 I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantastical premise. The show starred Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom ...more

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445 151
The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1964 The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters. It stars Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily Munster. The ...more

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460 114
Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1964 Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz via United Artists Television. The show had an ensemble cast that featured Bob Denver, Alan Hale, Jr., Jim ...more

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370 165
Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1965 Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre. Created by Mel Brooks with Buck Henry, the show stars Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, and Edward Platt. Henry ...more

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The Beverly Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from September 26, 1962 to March 23, 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max ...more

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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1964 The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons. The 30-minute series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons on ...more

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414 128
The Dick Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1961 The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961, until June 1, 1966. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke, Rose ...more

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336 156
Green Acres is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1965 Green Acres is an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a rural country farm. Produced by Filmways as a sister show to Petticoat ...more

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269 89
Batman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
RobLein added 1966 Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin — two heroes who defend ...more

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299 151
Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1965 Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom set in a German prisoner during WWII. It ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to April 4, 1971, on the CBS network. Bob Crane starred as ...more

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291 152
The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1969 The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that originally aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC. The series revolves around a large blended family with ...more

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290 132
Leave It to Beaver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1957 Leave It to Beaver is an American television situation comedy about an inquisitive and often naïve boy named Theodore "The Beaver" Cleaver and his adventures at home, in school, ...more

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208 144
F Troop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1965 This sitcom is a satirical American television sitcom about U.S. soldiers and American Indians in the Wild West during the 1860s that originally aired for two seasons on ABC-TV. It debuted in ...more

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248 131
Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1961 Mister Ed is an American television situation comedy produced by Filmways that first aired in syndication from January 5 to July 2, 1961, and then on CBS from October 1, 1961, to February 6, ...more

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219 135
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1964 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964, to May 2, 1969. The series was a spin-off of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot ...more

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239 140
The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1966 The Monkees is an American situation comedy that aired on NBC from September 1966 to March 1968. The series follows the adventures of four young men trying to make a name for themselves as rock ...more

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235 126
The Lucy Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1962 The Lucy Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962–68. It was Lucille Ball's follow-up to I Love Lucy. A significant change in cast and premise for the 1965–66 season divides the ...more

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223 67
The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
Vamp Doll added 1959 The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, ...more

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My Three Sons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1960 My Three Sons is an American situation comedy. The series ran from 1960 to 1965 on ABC, and moved to CBS until its end on August 24, 1972. My Three Sons chronicles the life of widower and ...more

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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
Vamp Doll added 1966 Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of ...more

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Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
RobLein added 1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968, to March 12, 1973, on the NBC television network. It was hosted by ...more

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Petticoat Junction is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1963 Petticoat Junction is an American situation comedy produced by Wayfilms that originally aired on CBS from September 1963 to April 1970. The series is one of three interrelated shows about rural ...more

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That Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1966 That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It starred Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, an aspiring actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New ...more