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The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s 

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

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 "Bewitched" 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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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1964

Actors: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

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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Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1964

Actors: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

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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The Andy Griffith Show ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1960

Actors: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

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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I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1965

Actors: Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily

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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The Dick Van Dyke Show ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1961

Actors: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie

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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The Beverly Hillbillies ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1962

Actors: Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan

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 Munsters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1964

Actors: Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo

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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Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1965

Actors: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt

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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1964

Actors: John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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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Green Acres is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1965

Actors: Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester

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Leave It to Beaver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1957

Actors: Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley

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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Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1965

Actors: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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Actors: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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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The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1969

Actors: Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis

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Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1961

Actors: Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines

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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My Three Sons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1960

Actors: Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston, Don Grady

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The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1966

Actors: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

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Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1964

Actors: Jim Nabors, William Christopher, Allan Melvin, Ted Bessell, Larry Hovis, + more

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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McHale's Navy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
RobLein added 1962

Actors: Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway

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F Troop is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1965

Actors: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry

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The Lucy Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1962

Actors: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance

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Rowan & Martin's Lau... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
RobLein added 1968

Actors: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi

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Petticoat Junction is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1963

Actors: Edgar Buchanan, Linda Henning, Bea Benaderet

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That Girl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
1966

Actors: Marlo Thomas, Ruth Buzzi, Bernie Kopell, Rosemary DeCamp, Ted Bessell, + more

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My Favorite Martian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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Actors: Bill Bixby, Ray Walston, J. Pat O'Malley, Pamela Britton, Alan Hewitt, + more

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