Top Ten Best Sitcoms of the 1980s

Some of the best, some of the worst. Pick your Poison!

The Top Ten

1 The Cosby Show The Cosby Show The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York.

This was made before the 2015 incident so it was good


Theo and Rudy love the Jello-O Pudding Pops! - michaelhughes

2 Cheers Cheers Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC and created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles.


3 Family Ties Family Ties Family Ties is an American sitcom that aired on NBC for seven seasons, premiering on September 22, 1982, and concluding on May 14, 1989. The series, created by Gary David Goldberg, reflected the move in the United States from the cultural liberalism of the 1960s and 1970s to the conservatism of the more.

Best show ever! Has many lessons we need to learn to become better people, many laughs and comforting moments coming from our beloved sitcom. A complete must watch.

This is still the best family sitcom, it launched the lucrative and beloved career of Michael J Fox and in it's prime it was the smartest and funniest show of it's time

Definitely deserves top it is now. Should be #1.

Before the simpsons, before the osbournes and before family guy, this was the best family sitcom ever!

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4 Growing Pains Growing Pains Growing Pains is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from September 24, 1985, to April 25, 1992. The show ran for seven seasons, consisting of 166 episodes.
5 Full House Full House Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, Danny Tanner, who enlists his best friend and brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters.

Amazing! This is a really good show with many life lessons. I grew up watching this show. I still watch this show on Nick@nite!

I love you full house

6 The Golden Girls The Golden Girls The Golden Girls is an American sitcom created by Susan Harris that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes spanning seven seasons.

The only show that I hate and love at the same time... - DatBoiSquirtle

The best sitcom ever!

7 Diff'rent Strokes

I make my kids call me Mr. Drummond. - michaelhughes

8 Married... with Children
9 Mr. Belvedere

I wish I had a butler like Mr. B. - michaelhughes

10 Happy Days

Loved this show, everyone was great at playing their part and making the world that watched them laugh. Every Tuesday night on ABC. I wish T.V. shows that they make today,were more like these old 80's sitcoms.

This is a 70s show, not an 80s show.

The Contenders

11 Alf Alf ALF is an American science fiction sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1986 to March 24, 1990. It was the first television series to be presented in Dolby Surround.

Alf teamed up with Gizmo The Mogwai to fight against The Gremlins from Gremlins and Gremlins 2 The New Batch in The Great Gremlins Adventure ride at Warner Bros World to bad they took it down though it was pretty awesome to see my favorite alien character go face to face with Gremlins.

This should go first. ALF is one of my favorite shows right now. I have been watching it for 2 years already now and it's still good but I don't like it for one reason: it's always set on 167 hendale or the house. but still a good show.

ALF is one of my favroite sitcoms of all time. Too bad it went downhill in season 4 that's why they cancelled it but Season 1, 2, even 3 are good some season 4 ones too.

An alien that likes to eat cats? I still have nightmares about this freak. - michaelhughes

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12 Newhart
13 Webster

I have yet to meet someone with the last name "Papadapolis". - michaelhughes

14 Miami Vice Miami Vice Miami Vice is an American television crime drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and produced by Michael Mann for NBC.

Cool cars, Guns, Lame clothes, Hot chicks, Phil Collins.. You can't go wrong. Yea I know, the movie sucked. - michaelhughes

15 Designing Women

All I can say is this is Designing Women, and I'm proud of these crazy people. Julia Sugarbaker still being the most outspoken and liberal woman in our hearts and Suzanne with her big hair, always thinking she's is the most glamorous woman in the world, Designing Women forever!

16 Silver Spoons
17 Perfect Strangers
18 Three’s Company
19 Who's the Boss?

Can anyone understand what this man is saying? - michaelhughes

Number 1

20 Night Court
21 Red Dwarf Red Dwarf Red Dwarf is a British science fiction comedy franchise which primarily consists of a television sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999, and on Dave since 2009, gaining a cult following.
22 Bosom Buddies

So underrated, love this show.
An Indian fan

23 Blackadder Blackadder Blackadder is a series of four BBC1 pseudohistorical British sitcoms, plus several one-off instalments, which originally aired in the 1980s.
24 Open All Hours

Don't call this a British sitcom or we should call shows like Friends American sitcoms. Just call Open All Hours a sitcom.

25 Saved By The Bell Saved By The Bell Saved by the Bell is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993. A reboot of the Disney Channel series Good Morning, Miss Bliss, the show follows a group of high school friends and their principal. Primarily focusing on lighthearted comedic situations, it occasionally touches more.
26 The Wonder Years The Wonder Years The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 until 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII.
27 Only Fools and Horses
28 The Young Ones
29 Gimme a Break!
30 The Facts of Life
31 Small Wonder Small Wonder

Best show!

32 The Hogan Family
33 Yes Minister
34 The New Statesman
35 'Allo 'Allo! 'Allo 'Allo! is a British wartime sitcom set in Occupied France created by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd. Originally shown on BBC1 from 1982 to 1992, the series follows the antics of a cafe owner named Rene Artois who's cafe is being used by the French Resistance as a safe house to hide 2 British airmen. more.
36 Yes, Prime Minister
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Top Remixes (4)

1. The Cosby Show
2. The Golden Girls
3. Cheers
1. Growing Pains
2. Full House
3. The Cosby Show
1. Only Fools and Horses
2. Cheers
3. The Young Ones

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