Comedy The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made  

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List Rules Vote up the best television shows about war that are still funny.

There's nothing funny about war but it is also a very human thing to find the humor in stressful situations. The best military and war comedy series offer stories about real, historical, battles or the people who affected by them. The best military comedy series ever shown on television bring the human and emotional elements into the forefront. If you’ve been looking for the best military and war comedies, this list will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue.

Sitcoms such as M*A*S*H and Hogan's Heroes are possibly some of the best war and military comedies. Military comedies offer laughs in balance with their drama and provide catharsis through humor. Not all military dramas are about historical battles or current conflicts, some simply pair situational comedy with the people who are members of the army or special forces teams.

Which shows balance bringing humor into conflict the best? Vote up the best military and war comedy series, vote down the shows that are a joke, and add any funny military series that are missing.

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F Troop is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry
This sitcom is a satirical American television sitcom about U.S. soldiers and American Indians in the Wild West during the 1860s that originally aired for two seasons on ABC-TV. It debuted in ...more
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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi
M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH. The series, which was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ...more
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Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner
Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom set in a German prisoner during WWII. It ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to April 4, 1971, on the CBS network. Bob Crane starred as ...more
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Blackadder Goes Forth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry
Blackadder Goes Forth is the fourth and final series of the BBC sitcom Blackadder, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, which aired from 28 September to 2 November 1989 on BBC One. The ...more
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Major Dad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Gerald McRaney, Matt Mulhern, Marisa Ryan
Major Dad is an American sitcom created by Richard C. Okie and John G. Stephens, developed by Earl Pomerantz, that originally ran from 1989 to 1993 on CBS, starring Gerald McRaney as Major John ...more
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Which Way To The War is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Which Way To The War Simon Baker, Robert Hands
Which Way to the War is an intended British television sitcom written by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd, which was discontinued after a one-off broadcast pilot on 19 August 1994. It was also Croft ...more
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McHale's Navy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway
McHale's Navy is an American sitcom that aired 138 half-hour episodes over four seasons, from October 11, 1962, to April 12, 1966, on the ABC network. The series was filmed in black and white ...more
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Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Jim Nabors, William Christopher, Allan Melvin
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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Private Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Craig T. Nelson, Eileen Brennan, Wendie Jo Sperber
Private Benjamin is an American sitcom based on the movie of the same name. The show aired on CBS from April 6, 1981, to January 10, 1983. Eileen Brennan, who reprised her role from the film, ...more
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Dad's Army is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn
Dad's Army is a BBC television sitcom about the British Home Guard during the Second World War. It was written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft and broadcast on BBC television from 1968 to 1977. ...more
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Bluestone 42 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Bluestone 42 is a comedy drama series about a British bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan during Operation Herrick, first broadcast on 5 March 2013 on BBC Three. The comedy focuses on the ...more
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Catch-22 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie
Catch-22 (Hulu, 2019) is an American-Italian drama miniseries, based on the novel of the same name by Joseph Heller. Following the story of Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a US Air Force ...more
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C.P.O. Sharkey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Don Rickles, Harrison Page, David Landsberg
C.P.O. Sharkey is an American sitcom which aired from 1976 to 1978 on NBC.
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Backs to the Land is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Backs to the Land David Troughton, John Stratton, Michael Troughton
Backs to the Land is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1977 to 1978. Starring Philippa Howell, Terese Stevens and Marilyn Galsworthy, Backs to the Land is set during World War II. It was ...more
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It Ain't Half Hot Mum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Windsor Davies, Melvyn Hayes, Michael Bates
It Ain't Half Hot Mum is a BBC television sitcom, about the adventures of a Royal Artillery Concert Party, broadcast on the BBC between 1974 and 1981, and written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. ...more
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'Allo 'Allo! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle
'Allo 'Allo! is a BBC television sitcom broadcast on BBC1 from 1982 to 1992, comprising eighty-five episodes. A repeat is aired in the 'Afternoon Classics' on BBC2 since 27 March 2015. The story ...more
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The Wackiest Ship in the Army is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Jack Warden, Gary Collins, Mike Kellin
The Wackiest Ship in the Army is an American comedy series that aired for one season on NBC between September 19, 1965, and April 17, 1966. Produced by Harry Ackerman and Herbert Hirschman, the ...more
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The Six O'Clock Follies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
The Six O'Clock Follies Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, Phil Hartman
The Six O'Clock Follies (NBC, 1980) is an American military comedy television series set during the Vietnam war. The show revolves around the production of "The AFVN News and Sports", ...more
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Operation Petticoat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Jim Varney
Operation Petticoat is a 1959 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. It was the basis for a television series in 1977 starring John Astin in Grant's ...more
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Roll Out is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Ed Begley, Jr., Garrett Morris
Roll Out is an American sitcom that aired Friday evenings on CBS during the 1973-1974 television season. Starring nightclub comedian Stu Gilliam and Hilly Hicks, and featuring Ed Begley, Jr. and ...more
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All Along the Watchtower is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
All Along the Watchtower Tony Roper, Chris Lang, Tom Watson
All Along the Watchtower is a British sitcom that aired on BBC One in 1999. About an RAF base in Scotland, it was written by Pete Sinclair and Trevelyan Evans.
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The Army Game is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
William Hartnell, Charles Hawtrey, Bernard Bresslaw
The Army Game is a British sitcom that broadcast on ITV from 1957 to 1961. Made in black-and-white, it is about National Service conscription to the post-war British Army. It was created by Sid ...more
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Broadside is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Dick Sargent, Edward Andrews, Kathleen Nolan
Broadside is an American sitcom that aired on ABC during the 1964-1965 TV season. The series, produced by McHale's Navy creator Edward Montagne, starred Kathleen Nolan, formerly of The Real
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Enlisted is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell, Parker Young
Enlisted is an American comedy television series that premiered January 10, 2014, on Fox. Fox placed a 13-episode order for the single-camera comedy in May 2013. Despite low ratings, the show ...more