Best Television Shows of the '90s

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The Top Ten

1 Friends Friends 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, lasting ten seasons. It now airs on Nick at Nite. ...read more.

Absolutely hilarious! I love Joey and Chandler!

Is it on #1 on everything, this is the most overrated show in history, spongebob should be number 1, screw Rachael and Phoebe, Phoebe is weird, Rachael is annoying.

Friends was an awesome show should deserve to be number one! My favorite character is Joey Tribbiani because he's so funny and no one can touch his food!

Second should be The Simpsons because that's where it all began for this successful family.

Yes! I honestly think that this is one of the best T.V. shows ever. The only thing that I'd change is that I'd take out all of the swearing and using God's name in vain and sex.

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2 Fresh Prince of Bel Air Fresh Prince of Bel Air The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996.

I love this show this show should be number 1!

This is where Will Smith was Discovered. This show is total lols

3 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2019, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.

The first 8 seasons are brilliant

Why is this number 6?!

4 The X-Files The X-Files The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series created by Chris Carter. The original television series aired from September 10, 1993, to May 19, 2002, on Fox.
5 Seinfeld Seinfeld Four single friends -- comic Jerry Seinfeld, bungling George Costanza, frustrated working gal Elaine Benes and eccentric neighbor Cosmo Kramer -- deal with the absurdities of everyday life in New York City.

This is my favorite T.V. show and I am a 17 year old female. I laugh every time I watch. My parents watched it back in the day and watch it with me sometimes. You can not compare it today's sitcoms.

It sucks

6 'Allo 'Allo! '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. ...read more.

Everyone tried to do a goofy European accent because of this.

7 Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold! is an American animated television series created by Craig Bartlett that aired on Nickelodeon from October 7, 1996 to June 8, 2004. The show centers on a fourth grader named Arnold, who lives with his grandparents in an inner-city boarding house.

At least it's way better than Post-Movie The Simpsons. Hey Arnold! for the win!

8 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 ...read more.

Great show! Funny and touching.

Preppy!

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9 Rugrats Rugrats Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon.

Awesome cartoon! Love it. - PeeledBanana

10 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.

As far as family shows go, it's probably the best one out there. I like how all the characters are likeable and every episode has a little life lesson. As the series progresses and D.J. and Stephanie get older, the show starts dealing with more important social issues such as peer pressure, underage drinking etc. It's very rare for family shows to tackle these sensitive issues, but Full House manages to do that perfectly. Sure, everyone learns their lesson at the end and the kids end up always making the right decisions somehow which could be seen as highly unrealistic, but it still is a show with a lot of heart. It's the perfect show to watch when you just want to relax and forget about your problems for a little while.
The humor is obviously very clean so it can be very boring for older viewers but still that sense of nostalgia can make it enjoyable for every age. I loved the show growing up. obviously I don't like it as much as I did back then but it still has a special place in ...more

This was actually funny and teaches you lessons! Best family show ever

If you don't like Full House...'You're in big trouble mister.-Michelle

This show teaches you a lot of lessons about family. It's amazing. Best show ever.

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The Contenders

11 Home Improvement Home Improvement Home Improvement is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen that aired on ABC from September 17, 1991 to May 25, 1999, with a total of 204 half-hour episodes spanning over eight seasons.

This should be number 1. All 8 seasons were consistent and my favorite show of the 90's. In fact it is still up there in my top 5 favorite shows of all time - Johnnyt800

AH - HAUGAHH?!

12 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 20 years, and is beginning its 12th season. ...read more.

Yes my favorite. - PatrickStar3

13 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful ...read more.

Absolute awesomeness. Through and through, it is quite possibly the best overall Nickelodeon show ever made. - xandermartin98

14 Boy Meets World Boy Meets World

This show was very realistic and actually teaches you a lesson

Boy Meets World deserves to be in the top 5, not at #18!

15 Daria Daria Daria is an American animated television series created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn for MTV.
16 Blossom Blossom

I love watching this show. 😍😍 - Fandomstuck

17 Nash Bridges
18 Star Trek: The Next Generation Star Trek: The Next Generation Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series in the Star Trek franchise created by Gene Roddenberry that ran between 1987 and 1994. Roddenberry, Maurice Hurley, Rick Berman, and Michael Piller served as executive producers at different times throughout its production. ...read more.
19 All That All That All That is the American live-action, sketch comedy-variety show created by Dan Schneider, Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin, which originally aired on the Nickelodeon cable television network from April 16, 1994, to October 22, 2005, lasting ten seasons. The series was produced by Tollin/Robbins Productions ...read more.
20 Sister, Sister

This show was awesome I love the Mowry twins.

21 Pokemon Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.
22 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.
23 The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network. The main characters of this show are Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The show is about the Professor Utonium creating three little superhero girls that save the day from villains. ...read more.
24 Married... with Children
25 The Nanny The Nanny The Nanny is an American television sitcom which originally aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999, starring Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish fashion queen from Flushing, New York, who becomes the nanny of three children from the New York/British high society.
26 Beverly Hills, 90210 Beverly Hills, 90210 Beverly Hills, 90210 is an American drama television series that ran for ten seasons—originally airing from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, on Fox, and was produced by Spelling Television in the United States—and subsequently on numerous networks around the world.
27 Blue's Clues Blue's Clues Blue's Clues is an American children's television series that premiered on Nickelodeon in 1996. Producers Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler, and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development and early-childhood education with innovative animation and production techniques that helped their ...read more.

Hello childhood - PeeledBanana

28 Kenan & Kel Kenan & Kel Kenan & Kel is an American teen sitcom created by Kim Bass for Nickelodeon. It starred the two well-liked All That cast members Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell.

How could you forget the childhood with ultimate laughs

Kenan and kel rules!

25!?! This Should be 1st Kenan and kel was awesome back in the day for those who didn't list this as 1st WHYY!?!?!

29 Clarissa Explains It All Clarissa Explains It All Clarissa Explains It All is an American teen sitcom created by Mitchell Kriegman for Nickelodeon. In the series, Clarissa Darling, played by Melissa Joan Hart, is a teenager who addresses the audience directly to describe the things that are happening in her life, dealing with typical adolescent concerns ...read more.
30 Futurama Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
31 Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie ...read more.
32 Bear In the Big Blue House Bear In the Big Blue House

This was a great show! I liked it!

33 Recess Recess Recess is an American animated television series created by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere and produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, with animation done by Grimsaem, Plus One Animation, Sunwoo Animation, and Toon City.
34 Pingu
35 Dawson's Creek
36 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Buffy the Vampire Slayer Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series created by Joss Whedon under his production tag, Mutant Enemy Productions with later co-executive producers being Jane Espenson, David Fury, David Greenwalt, Doug Petrie, Marti Noxon, and David Solomon. The series premiered on March 10, 1997, ...read more.
37 Rocket Power Rocket Power Rocket Power is an American animated television series. The series debuted on Nickelodeon on August 16, 1999. The series ended on July 30, 2004 after four seasons.
38 That '70s Show That '70s Show 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 the fictional suburban town of Point Place, Wisconsin, from May 17, 1976, to December 31, 1979.

How is it at 28? It's awesome! - Fandomstuck

39 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable ...read more.
40 Doug Doug Doug is an American animated sitcom created by Jim Jinkins. The show focuses on the early adolescent life of its title character, Douglas "Doug" Funnie, who experiences common predicaments while attending school in his new hometown of Bluffington. Doug narrates each story in his journal, and the show ...read more.
41 Freaks and Geeks Freaks and Geeks Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig, with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season.
42 Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman.
43 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
44 South Park South Park South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The show is about four boys, who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, and their adventures in South Park, Colorado.
45 Family Matters Family Matters Family Matters was a sitcom that ran from 1989 to 1998. Originally it focused on the Winslow family, but it would later become more about their nerdy next door neighbor, Steve Urkel, who was originally only supposed to be a one episode character. In most episodes, the characters mess up in some way ...read more.
46 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.
47 7th Heaven
48 Mystery Science Theater 3000

Absolutely hilarious

This show is so funny

I love the idea of this show, wisecrack while watching B movies - Datrandomdude

49 Frasier Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for 11 seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee in association with Grammnet and Paramount Network Television.
50 ER

The definitive Drama of the 90's! They had a 44 share for this show. It broke all expectations and barriers and was on the air for over 10 years! Plus, it was awesome and is renowned as the best medical show yet to be on television. Puts "House" to shame. - davidthenurse

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1. The Simpsons
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