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The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made

Updated January 15, 2020 287 votes 50 voters 2.5k views25 items

List RulesVote 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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    M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    M*A*S*H

    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers

    Premiered1972

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    Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    Hogan's Heroes

    Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer

    Premiered1965

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    Blackadder Goes Forth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    Blackadder Goes Forth

    Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson

    Premiered1989-09-28

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    Gomer Pyle: USMC is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    Gomer Pyle: USMC

    Jim Nabors, William Christopher

    Premiered1964

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    McHale's Navy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    McHale's Navy

    Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn

    Premiered1962

  • 6
    'Allo 'Allo! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    'Allo 'Allo!

    Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera

    Premiered1982

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    Private Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    Private Benjamin

    Craig T. Nelson, Eileen Brennan

    Premiered1981

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  • 8
    F Troop is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    F Troop

    Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch

    Premiered1965

  • 9
    Major Dad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    Major Dad

    Gerald McRaney, Matt Mulhern

    Premiered1989

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  • 10
    Catch-22 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    Catch-22

    Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler

    Premiered2019

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    C.P.O. Sharkey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    C.P.O. Sharkey

    Don Rickles, Harrison Page

    Premiered1976

  • 12
    Roll Out is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    Roll Out

    Ed Begley, Jr.

    Premiered1973

  • 13
    Which Way To The War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    Which Way To The War

    Simon Baker, Robert Hands

    Premiered1994

  • 14
    Bluestone 42 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
  • 15
    Dad's Army is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    Dad's Army

    Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier

    Premiered1968

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    68 Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    68 Whiskey

    Sam Keeley, Gage Golightly

    Premiered2020

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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
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    The Wackiest Ship in the Army

    Jack Warden, Gary Collins

    Premiered1965

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    The Six O'Clock Follies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
    2
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    The Six O'Clock Follies

    Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton

    Premiered1980

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    All Along the Watchtower is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    All Along the Watchtower

    Tony Roper, Chris Lang

    Premiered1999

  • 20
    It Ain't Half Hot Mum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    It Ain't Half Hot Mum

    Windsor Davies, Melvyn Hayes

    Premiered1974

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    Enlisted is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    Enlisted

    Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell
  • 22
    Broadside is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    Broadside

    Dick Sargent, Edward Andrews

    Premiered1964

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    Backs to the Land is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    Backs to the Land

    David Troughton, John Stratton

    Premiered1977

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    Operation Petticoat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made

    Premiered1977

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    The Army Game is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best War Comedy Series Ever Made
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    The Army Game

    William Hartnell, Charles Hawtrey

    Premiered1957

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