What were the best sitcoms from the 1970s? Perhaps Mary Tyler Moore or Sanford and Sons? This list of the greatest '70s television sitcoms has all the funniest shows from the decade. Top hits from every genre, including comedy, drama, romance, and thrillers were released during the 70's, but popular sitcoms were some of the most entertaining shows on television at the time.
The war drama-comedy M.A.S.H. regularly took the top spot in the television ratings, but hits like All in the Family and Happy Days were close behind. The top television sitcoms of the '70s closely followed the culture around it: the innocence of the '50s and '60s was reflected in old shows like The Brady Bunch and Three’s Company, yet the face of an ever-changing American could be seen in shows like M.A.S.H.
Sitcoms where a family was at the center of the story were subtly being replaced with comedies like Hee Haw and The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. Whether it was Charlie’s Angels that you remember the most, or the quirky Mork and Mindy, cast your vote for the best 70s sitcoms of all time below!
What are the best '70s sitcoms? Did the sitcoms you think are best make the list? Are they still as fresh today as they were 50 years ago? Take a look and vote the best 1970s sitcoms to the top.
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