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The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s

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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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  • 1
    The Dick Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s

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

    ActorsBob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

    Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz via United... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Beverly Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s

    ActorsBuddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan

    The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s

    ActorsAndy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

    The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom, which originally ran on CBS from October 3, 1960... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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    ActorsElizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

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    The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s

    ActorsJohn Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

    The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams'... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s

    ActorsBarbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily

    I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantastical premise. The show starred Barbara... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 9
    Green Acres is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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    ActorsEddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester

    Green Acres is an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Batman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Leave It to Beaver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s

    ActorsJerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley

    Leave It to Beaver is an American television situation comedy about an inquisitive and often... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    My Three Sons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s

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

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    Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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    ActorsAllan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines

    Mister Ed is an American television situation comedy produced by Filmways that first aired in... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s

    ActorsDan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi

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    The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s

    ActorsAlan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

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    The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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    ActorsDavy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

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    McHale's Navy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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    ActorsErnest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway

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    The Lucy Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    That Girl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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    ActorsMarlo Thomas, Ruth Buzzi, Bernie Kopell, Rosemary DeCamp, Ted Bessell

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    Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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    ActorsGuy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard

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    The Rifleman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms from the 1960s
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    ActorsChuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix

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