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The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s

Updated April 29, 2020 31.2k votes 2.8k voters 115.8k views61 items

List RulesComedy 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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  • Gilligan's Island1

    ActorsBob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

    Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz via United...  more
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  • The Dick Van Dyke Show2

    ActorsDick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie

    The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from...  more
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  • The Andy Griffith Show3

    ActorsAndy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

    The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom, which originally ran on CBS from October 3, 1960...  more
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  • The Beverly Hillbillies4

    ActorsBuddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan

    The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS...  more
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  • The Munsters5
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    ActorsFred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo

    The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign...  more
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  • The Addams Family6

    ActorsJohn Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

    The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams'...  more
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  • Bewitched7
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    ActorsElizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

    Bewitched is an American TV situation comedy fantasy which was broadcast for eight seasons on...  more
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  • I Dream of Jeannie8

    ActorsBarbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily

    I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantastical premise. The show starred Barbara...  more
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  • Get Smart9
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    ActorsDon Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt

    Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre....  more
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  • Green Acres10
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    ActorsEddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester

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  • Batman11
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    Batman

    1966

    ActorsAdam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

    Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character...  more
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  • Leave It to Beaver12

    ActorsJerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley

    Leave It to Beaver is an American television situation comedy about an inquisitive and often...  more
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  • Hogan's Heroes13
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    ActorsBob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner

    Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom set in a German prisoner during WWII. It ran...  more
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  • The Brady Bunch14
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    ActorsRobert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis

    The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that originally aired from...  more
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  • The Flintstones15

    ActorsAlan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

    The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom that was broadcast from...  more
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  • My Three Sons16
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    ActorsFred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston, Don Grady

    My Three Sons is an American situation comedy. The series ran from 1960 to 1965 on ABC, and...  more
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  • McHale's Navy17
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    ActorsErnest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway

    McHale's Navy is an American sitcom that aired 138 half-hour episodes over four seasons, from...  more
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  • Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.18

    ActorsJim Nabors, William Christopher, Allan Melvin, Ted Bessell, Larry Hovis

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  • Mister Ed19
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    ActorsAllan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines

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  • The Monkees20
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    ActorsDavy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

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  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In21

    ActorsDan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi

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  • The Lucy Show22
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    ActorsLucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance

    The Lucy Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962–68. It was Lucille Ball's...  more
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  • F Troop23
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    ActorsForrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry

    This sitcom is a satirical American television sitcom about U.S. soldiers and American Indians...  more
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  • Lost in Space24
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    ActorsGuy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard

    Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin...  more
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  • My Favorite Martian25

    ActorsBill Bixby, Ray Walston, J. Pat O'Malley, Pamela Britton, Alan Hewitt

    1963
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