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List Rules The top situation comedies & comedy shows that originally aired in the 1990s

It’s hard to choose the best sitcoms of the ‘90s: so many quality theme songs, so many outlandish misunderstandings, and so many will-they-or-wont-they plotlines. Though Seinfeld dominated much of the era, the show actually began its run in the ‘80s, so for the purposes of this best-of list, we begin at the beginning: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Home Improvement, and Beavis and Butt-head are just a few of the greatest sitcoms to start the ‘90s.

By the time Clinton was sworn into office, Blossom, Martin, and Mad About You were already must-see mainstays. Building on the successes of ensemble comedies like Cheers and Night Court, other sitcoms of the 90s like Wings, Frasier and The Drew Carey Show boasted a core group of characters getting equal airtime and intersecting storylines.

Then, there were the cultural phenomena. Friends took off like a pop-culture rocket, influencing music, fashion, hairstyles and vernacular. The long-running South Park launched on Comedy Central and neither animation nor celebrity spoofing would ever be the same. Cable broke new programming ground with Sex and the City, among other shows, setting a course for the ‘00s and teens, where subscription cable dominates the zeitgeist and awards shows.

Some critics’ darlings, like NewsRadio, saw abbreviated runs, while worn-out premises, like The Nanny, exceeded expectations. Shows like Will & Grace, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Living Single, and Step by Step reflected how the culture was redefining the traditional family. The funniest shows of the ‘90s entertained, but were also informed by the way we live today.

Every popular 1990s sitcom should be included on this list, so if your favorite is missing for some reason, add it to this list and leave a comment about why it was the best!
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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
clash1977 added Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally ran for nine seasons on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as ...more

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. It lasted ten seasons and is now in ...more

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David ...more

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of ...more

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Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Home Improvement Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman Home Improvement is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen, that aired from September 17, 1991 to May 25, 1999. The show was created by Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra and David ...more

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That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
That '70s Show Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006. The series focused on the lives of a group of teenage friends living in ...more

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Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Roseanne Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf Roseanne is an American sitcom that was broadcast on ABC from October 18, 1988, to May 20, 1997. Starring Roseanne Barr, the show revolved around the Conners, an Illinois working-class family. ...more

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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Boy Meets World Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cornelius "Cory" Matthews. The show follows Cory and his friends ...more

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Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Everybody Loves Raymond Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett Everybody Loves Raymond is an American television sitcom starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Brad Garrett, and Monica Horan. It originally ran on CBS from September ...more

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The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
The King of Queens Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller The King of Queens is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 21, 1998, to May 14, 2007. The show was produced by Hanley Productions and CBS Productions, CBS Paramount ...more

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Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Annonymos added Saved by the Bell Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond Saved by the Bell is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993. A retool of the Disney Channel series Good Morning, Miss Bliss, the show follows a group of friends and ...more

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3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
3rd Rock from the Sun John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston 3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very ...more

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The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
The Nanny Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis The Nanny is an American television sitcom originally aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999, starring Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish Queens native who becomes the nanny of three children from the ...more

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Full House is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996, on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its ...more

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more

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The Drew Carey Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
The Drew Carey Show Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Ryan Stiles The Drew Carey Show is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from 1995 to 2004. The show was set in Cleveland, Ohio, and revolved around the retail office and home life of "everyman" ...more

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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Will & Grace Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace Adler, and is set in New York City. It was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998 to May 18, ...more

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Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Family Matters Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams Family Matters is an American sitcom which originated on ABC network from September 22, 1989 to May 9, 1997 and then aired on CBS network from September 19, 1997, to July 17, 1998. A spin-off of ...more

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Step by Step is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Step by Step Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call Step by Step is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons, originally running on ABC as part of its TGIF Friday night lineup from September 20, 1991, to August 15, 1997, and ...more

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Wings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Wings Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard Wings is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from April 19, 1990, to May 21, 1997. Starring Tim Daly and Steven Weber as brothers Joe and Brian Hackett, the show is set at the fictional "Tom ...more

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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
King of the Hill Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon King of the Hill is an American adult animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010 on Fox. It centers on the Hills, a middle-class ...more

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Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Mad About You Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992, to May 24, 1999. The show starred Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a newly married couple in New York City.

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
South Park Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. Intended for mature audiences, the show has become famous for its ...more

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Just Shoot Me! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Just Shoot Me! Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni, George Segal Just Shoot Me! is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons on NBC from March 4, 1997, to August 16, 2003, with 148 episodes produced. The show was created by Steven Levitan, ...more

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Spin City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Spin City Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear Spin City is an American television sitcom that aired from September 17, 1996, until April 30, 2002, on ABC. Created by Gary David Goldberg and Bill Lawrence, the show was based on a fictional ...more

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NewsRadio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
NewsRadio Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick NewsRadio is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from 1995 to 1999, focusing on the work lives of the staff of an AM news station. The series was created by executive ...more

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Dharma & Greg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Dharma & Greg Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray Dharma & Greg is an American television sitcom that aired from September 24, 1997, to April 30, 2002. It stars Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson as Dharma and Greg Montgomery, a couple who got ...more

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Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
EricSlutsky added Malcolm in the Middle Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston Malcolm in the Middle is an American sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series was first broadcast on January 9, 2000 and ended its six-year run on May 14, ...more

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Beavis and Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Saturday Night Live Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, ...more

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Martin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Martin Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Thomas Mikal Ford Martin is an American sitcom that aired for five seasons on the Fox network, from August 27, 1992, to May 1, 1997. Reflecting the rising popularity of the Fox network throughout the 1990s, ...more

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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Murphy Brown Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy ...more

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Blossom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Blossom Mayim Bialik, Jenna von Oÿ, Joey Lawrence Blossom is an American sitcom broadcast on NBC from July 5, 1990 to May 22, 1995. Don Reo created the series which starred Mayim Bialik as Blossom Russo, a teenager living with her father and ...more

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Sister, Sister is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
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Saved by the Bell: The College... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Annonymos added Saved by the Bell: The College Years Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, Dustin Diamond Saved by the Bell: The College Years is a sequel to the Saved by the Bell series which ran from May 22, 1993 to February 8, 1994, lasting one season. It was the third incarnation of the ...more

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Hangin' with Mr. Cooper is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete, Sandra Quarterman Hangin' with Mr. Cooper is an American television sitcom that originally aired on ABC from 1992 to 1997, starring Mark Curry and Holly Robinson. The show took place in Curry's hometown of ...more

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Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
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The Wayans Bros. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
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Living Single is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
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Kenan & Kel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Kenan & Kel Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Vanessa Baden Kenan & Kel is an American teen comedy sitcom created by Kim Bass for Nickelodeon. It starred then-All That cast members and Saturday Night Live alumni Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. ...more

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis Sex and the City is an American television romantic sitcom created by Darren Star and produced by HBO. Broadcast from 1998 until 2004, the original run of the show had a total of 94 episodes. ...more

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The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
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Smart Guy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
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Becker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
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Norm is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
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Parker Lewis Can't Lose is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
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Herman's Head is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
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The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
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Get a Life is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked
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