Top Ten Best Sitcoms of All Time

Here is a list of the top ten sitcoms you make a point of watching each week or still watch each time they pop up in syndication.

The Top Ten

1 Friends

Every single episode makes you laugh out loud even though you have memorized the punchlines. It never gets old!

Every single episode of Friends is great. It is simply the best! Other websites rate Seinfeld, How I Met Your Mother and the Simpsons, BUT FRIENDS IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE THE BEST AND THE FUNNIEST T.V. oF ALL TIME!

Shows only for adults have content that's immature and rude, yet a bad influence, What is happening to this world? - nelsonerico

You can never get enough of it! Beats everything else! So much better than the wanna be How I Met Your Mother or any other thing for that matter! THE BEST SHOW EVER! LOVE IT! MAKES YOU WANNA CRY! SO FUNNY!

Shows with laugh tracks are useless and dumb nowadays, they just worked in the past, but laugh tracks are now overused and unappealing nowadays, shaky camera work like in Modern Family is less distracting to anyone than laugh tracks. - nelsonerico

How could this not be your favorite? It’s got everything. Good humour in many different ways, friendships, romances, family issues, work life, (very) attractive people, dating. Not to mention the fact that this show was the start of many things that hadn’t been done in other shows before. It’s a real classic and surely can’t be topped by a lot of shows in my humble opinion. - ImmeVanGorp

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2 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.

The best of the best of the best...
Every character is unique in its own way..
Love kramer's entrance and jerry's comedy show...

Friends was the best as a matter of fact, If you saw every episode of Friends and every episode of Seinfeld, You would've loved Friends the best. - nelsonerica

BEST SHOW EVER! It's a best comedy based in black Humor, the characters represents our hidden bad side. The last episode, is the best final for a comedy. Excellent. - What he said.

Not as good a Friends as a matter of fact, Friends had the best humor and the best emotions and the best families of any sitcom ever to be made as a matter of fact. - nelsonerica

SIMPLY THE BEST = Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld were pure genius at work, George Costanza has to be one of the best created and embodied sitcom characters ever - Jason Alexander was magnificent; the clever plot mixed brilliantly high-class black humor with day-to-day situations blown out of proportions which allow the viewers around the world to relate with the characters. I guess we all tried at least once to open the door the way Kramer did when entering Jerry's apartment, Elaine was one of the best played female characters in a sitcom. Truly brilliant.
I cannot imagine someone not knowing about the Soup-Nazi, about the bubble boy and the misprint "Moops", about Newman - the archenemy, about "Mulva", about the scene where Frank Costanza asks "o you want a piece of me? ", or about "By the way - they're real and they're spectacular", or "I don't have a square to spare", or even about the bet about who won't cave in to the urge to masturbate, or about Elaine trying to "turn", to ...more

Technically, Friends is the best sitcom as a matter of fact, Seinfeld is good at 2nd place. - nelsonerica

No competition: Brilliant and refused to lean on romance gimmicks (like Friends) and hackneyed, lazy punch-line driven swill (like Friends). Best show ever.

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3 The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the series, along with Steven Molaro, and also some wasted guest stars from time to time.

No. 11? This is just unbelievable. I mean, after all, my favorite IS How I Met Your Mother.
Of course not!
Ever since I started watching The Big Bang Theory, all other sitcoms become.. Well, the same. Nothing can compare. Love it, Love it, Love it!
Don't believe me? Watch it, and be convinced!

Every episode of this show cracks me up like no other sitcom. All of the characters are well developed both in the show in general and in each episodes. Greatness!

Best humor ever. Very well written with amazing characters and absolutely brilliant Sheldon. Often portraits our "normal" daily activities in a different light - light of rationalism and logic. Brilliant!

One of the best sitcom.. Guess it should have been at #2

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4 How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan.

It's the awesomest of all the shows. Its the legend-daddy show of the world. Each and every character in the show are performing to their fullest and its this thing that makes it, "The Best of The Best".

How I Met Your Mother is nothing less than a wonderful magical experience. The character quality is nothing short than multi-dimensional and the story is so well-planned that one starts an episode baffled and finishes it laughing. Kudos to the makers and actors.

I can't even begin to express just how incredible this show was. It was hilarious, it was smart, it was deep, it was heartfelt, it was sad, it was happy, it was well written, it was unique in its delivery of an otherwise old style, but most of all, it was beautiful. Each and every character actually developed over 9 years, and the story itself was actually dependent on previous episodes (not really a sitcom thing to do). This show made me laugh in every single episode, but it also made me literally cry in more episodes than I can count (and I'm a DUDE). Why did it make me cry, because it tapped into my own experiences (as I'm sure it did for millions of others). This show played the heart strings of everyone's reality, and managed to be completely sincere and hilarious at the same time. Truly,... yes... "legendary". I watched friends, and I liked friends, but there was still something a little too fake about it. Another hundred years may pass before something even comes close to How I ...more

Umm why is this not number 1

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5 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2018, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.

It's a hard thing to judge the Simpsons nowadays due to its major decrease in popularity and sadly enough quality during the later seasons so it is a testament to just how good the first 5-6 seasons were that I can still resolutely put this at first.

First off The early Simpsons just 'gets' satire better than any other show, book, film etc. It doesn't fall into the trap of waving pop culture in your face and saying "look, laugh" neither does it demonize the thing they're satirizing. The cultural references used are to great effect instead of being thrown in for cheap laughs.

But the thing that makes the early seasons first and foremost is their heart. The Simpsons would barely ever take sides to a debate but properly show the good and the bad while still presenting laugh out loud humour. The majority of episodes are more complex than most hollywood feature comedies, hell, most hollywood films. It is incredibly rare to have a early Simpsons episode that missed ...more - togutas

I love this show! it has got some great guest apperances, it's clever, cool characters and everybody is Yellow!

I love the simpsons. It's the best sitcom ever! I hope it never ends. The simpsons are always coming up with funny jokes. And they're yellow. That's my favourite colour!

It used to be funny, now it sucks, the writers ran out of ideas and hired talentless writers - nelsonerica

5th come on it's amazing.

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6 The Fresh Prince of Bel Air The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

You gotta be kidding me, there's no way the fresh prince should be 11th on this list. I've never seen another sitcom that could make you laugh, cry, and make you care about the characters the way this show did. I think friends is the the closest that could come to this show. This show taught lessons to kids, there was meaning behind every episode. This show should be number 1 above all others. Sure friends was a great show, you also cared about those characters, but most of the episodes lacked true meaning other than to be entertaining

Will smith is the shizzle, one of the few that can be funny and serious. - westofohio

Deserves #1 if we didn't have this show will smith probably wouldn't have ended up doing I am legend, suicide squad, independence day, focus, hancock, after earth, bad boys, wild wild west and much more. Will smith would have to be my favorite and I love watching the show it is the best beats any other show and is hilarious I especially like the theme song. Well that's enough from me vote for The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air

This show is pretty much heaven on earth... 😇😂

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7 Modern Family Modern Family

Phil Dunphy, the best character I have seen on TV in many years. Sofia Vergara is hilarious too.

Can't believe its not in the top ten!
This is the best sitcom ever!
Its suitable for every age and its always funny.
Luke is super funny just like phil.

Love this show! 4? Are you kidding me...
Amazing characters... Awesome kids!
Each episode is funnier than the last... Never want this show to end.

So fking gay. I voted 4 it just so I could say it is so uncomfortable to watch those dudes act like chicks.

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8 The Office The Office The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013.

The show has no laugh track. You can laugh anytime you want. Steve Carell is BRILLIANT!

How is this show only #8? Every time I watch this show I laugh at old jokes and ones I hadn't even noticed the first time around. It just gets funnier every time. If it had a laugh track it would've just been going for an obnoxiously long time, but without one it's 101% better. Michael's annoying but lovable nature is aMAZINGLY portrayed by Steve Carell and after he left Rainn Wilson kept the mood going. Jim and Pam are an unforgettable power couple that you'll find yourself relating every good couple to. The supposed background characters became some of the funniest (Kevin, Creed, and Stanley are some of my favorites) and the forever grudge against Toby never gets old! Speaking of Toby I think the writer-actor jobs some of them had just made it better. The awkward scenes, relationships, and jokes that would normally seem, well, awkward on most shows are the light of this show. Around every corner lies a new quote for me to implement into my life. I know this is long but I could talk ...more

I laughed, I cried, but throughout this show, you never wanted it to end because the connection you created with the characters. Michael Scott may be one of the most brilliant characters ever invented because of his awkward yet hysterical form a comedy that makes you love him and don't forget Pam and Jim, the couple that showed us that overall love never fails. In the end, this show revealed to me how to see the greatness in small ordinary things like an office, and I am forever grateful for that. - ACbuddy97


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9 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.

Having Cheers #22 on this list is a travesty. It looks like whomever made this list has only watched the 90's sitcoms, as many of the top ones are more recent. Cheers is, hands down, the greatest sitcom ever.

Not really, it's a fact that Friends is the greatest sitcom ever.

Cheers is great, hilarious still after all these years. Ted Danson is great.

I'm sitting watching a ballgame this afternoon that went into a rain delay. They played an episode of CHEERS. It really made me think of just how awesome a T.V. show this was back in the 80s. Every character was developed--from Woody & Coach to Dr. Lilith Crain! When characters left (again Coach and Diane Chambers) the show picked up where it left off without skipping a beat! Norm-isms & Cliffy... You can't beat the bar where EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME!

It starts with the best team tune of any sitcom and just gets better from there.

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10 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 more.

Pushes the boundaries every episode - nothing is funnier today!

This Cartoon is so funny that no matter how much I watch the same episode still gives me laughs and peter's shenanigans are so much wacky. Buttscratcher! Is the best joke I guess.

This is a genuinely funny T.V. show. However, I think Chris deserves more credit than he gets. Behind Peter, he is the funniest character on the show.

With that being said, this show is extremely intelligent and gets you laughing when you least expect it. Kudos to Seth MacFarlane for creating the funniest show on T.V. today. - alexschubert

Holy Crap this is good and hilarious it won an Emmy award for supreme comedy

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The Newcomers

? Little Britain

Hell yeah! David Walliams!

? Not Going Out

The Contenders

11 That 70's Show

I love this show. The characters are great and they all have different personalities that fit together. I watched every episode and didn't want the show to end. I still watch it when it comes on T.V... Enough said.

I'm not a sitcom fans at all (maybe some Married With Children and Friends here and there), but I still watch That 70s Show to this day. Every episode still makes me laugh, and I wish I could relive it all over again.

Pretty good show I'd have to say.
Season finale made me cry

Honestly, this show would still probably be on if all the actors didn't become so popular during the tenure of this show

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12 Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that began broadcast on CBS on September 22, 2003, and ended on February 19, 2015 after twelve seasons.


Great writing, terrific ensemble cast and guest stars... Especially the women: Rose/Melanie Lynskey, MoHolland Taylor, Kandi/April Bowlby, and Lydia/Katherine LaNasa, to name only a few

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Charlie Sheen!

Greatest sitcom ever- honestly there is no other show like it

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13 Married with Children Married with Children Married... with Children is an American television live-action sitcom that aired on Fox, created by Michael G. Moye and Ron Leavitt. Originally broadcast from April 5, 1987 to June 9, 1997, it is the longest-lasting live-action sitcom on Fox, and the first to be broadcast in the network's primetime more.

How this isn't number 1, I don't know. This is the most outrageous sitcom of all times. I don't know how to laugh at other sitcoms after getting used to the humor in MWC

One of the best if not the best. Ten times better than Friends, Frazier, etc.

Scrubs, How I met your mother and Big Bang Theory are three of the least funny T.V. shows of all time. Seinfeld, Friends and Married with Children top 3 100 million percent. LETS ROCK!

Best show ever. At least the first 4 seasons

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14 Everybody Loves Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond

Great show. Frank is the best, Robert is right behind him. The mother gets annoying and Raymond, well he's just a whining wuss. But, none the less, I still love this show, its very funny. My favorite show for this catagory would be "That 70s show". I'm not a huge Simpsons fan but as many years they been around and still running, you gotta give that show a huge round of applause. - PDP

Am British but I love this comedy so much, way funnier than Friends. Each character is stand out - a bit like Frasier, which I also love. I don't think there is one episode where I didn't laugh out loud and that is unusual for me. It became even funnier when Amy and her clan joined the show. I have 4 boys ranging from 6-20 and it is one of the few shows on T.V. we can all enjoy together. Maybe not everybody loves Raymond, but I do.

The funniest sitcom ever! Ten episodes and I was hooked. I never watched this until it was in syndication. I just absolutely love the characters and scripts. I one of the few who never thought Seinfeld was funny... Not even slightly funny. I don't know.. I just never got it. Final thoughts on Raymond... Having seen most of the shows now in syndication, the think the best scripts were written about 3 years into it's run. The later episodes seem much funnier to me than the earlier episodes as a new show.

Funny, clever show Marie and FRank are a hoot Robert is played to the hilt very good acting he cracks me up and Amy is a natural Debroah is the one flaw in the show she is mediocre

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15 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.

16th? No way no way so people here don't know anything about south park it seems because it's the most funniest and craziest animated sitcom ever.
Come on how can you people vote Cartman and the others so low screw you guys I am going home - prasannashete

My favorite show! I watch it everyday. Mung laugh out loud (World Wide Recording Concert) is my favorite word now besides heinous! I also saw the movie. The boys' foul language makes me laugh out loud and they're only in the fourth grade, which is funny but I guess relatable to in reality by today's standards because people cussed all the time when I was in elementary school last year. I also love all the boys but dislike Wendy strongly. South Park for life!

South Park Is an epic creation. I have watched their series from beginning to end many times. The creators Trey Parker & Matt Stone never hold back on the social situation of the day. Know one is safe from their mischief and direct approach to comedy.

Long live The South Park legacy...

This is hilarious

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16 Fawlty Towers

The fact is this is the most brilliant sitcom of all time. I'm a little narrow minded when it comes to sitcoms, though. If it doesn't have a laugh track, than it's no sitcom. All of the episodes of Fawlty Towers are tight and hilarious. It shows off John Cleese's comedic ability better than anything you'll ever see him in. The only shortcoming is that Cleese and Booth only made twelve episodes. I wish they had had the balls to make more.

I'd much prefer them to have 12 brilliant episodes and then call it quits than keep making them and go in the same direction the Simpsons did: down. - adfairhurst

So glad that this show made the list. I grew up watching it with my dad. Besides Arrested Development, the most watchable show no matter how many times see I've seen it. It's timeless, just like Monty Python. John Cleese at his best.

Brithish humor beats American humor 10 out of 10. FT beats them all. Go Cleese!

Watched most of the competition here. This show scores higher than any other on all artistic fronts and wins by the longest margin in the category titled, "funniest".

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17 BlackAdder

It seems like the voters have almost entirely neglected to mention British sitcoms. This an amazing show, not to mention laugh out loud funny, as well as a fantastic conclusion. The only qualm I have regarding this show is that the first season was a disappointment, but the rest of the four are legendary.

Are you JOKING? This is without doubt, the best sitcom ever. Rowan Atkinson is brilliant and this is what made hugh laurie famous.

Seasons 3 and 4 are among best comedies I've seen. 1st and 2nd are not as good.

Absolutely brilliant...

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18 Frasier

Intelligent and unique alternative for nowadays stupid sitcoms. That sitcom can be watched all around and still is funny, while others have those types of jokes, which can be funny only once. Frasier may not be at first place, as it's sense of humor is not available for everyone. Today people prefer shallow jokes or watching somebody falling from stars, rather than sophisticated points.

THE BEST sitcom ever, hands down! Frasier has something for everyone. No matter who you are, there will always be a character or a situation that you can relate to. It's intellectual yet at the same time it's good old fashioned, down to earth fun. The laughs are plenty, the story lines fun to follow. I've seen all eleven seasons' worth of episodes, some more than 3 or 4 times and somehow it's always fresh & delightful. I missed seeing the series in its first run. While my friends & family were enjoying new episodes in prime time, I was either studying or interning or working shifts. Then when I went on long term medical leave & had the time to watch T.V., I 'discovered' Frasier, by then in reruns. My goodness, what a wonderful surprise. I had no idea just how purely delightful, entertaining & addictive the show could be. By addictive, I mean the characters & their lives sort of grow on you, as each week you get to know them better. They become like members of your family. So you ...more

Frasier is the best thing to have hit television.. and it still is, it's a show that never fails, it can make me laught at the worst of days, and it never gets old..

How is this ranked TEN ENTIRE PLACES below Family Guy? How is there anything ten places above it! It EASILY can go in the top 5.

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19 Only Fools and Horses

Best ever! Excellent actors and amazing timing of punch lines. Even after having watched the episodes several times, it still remains funny.

This is the best comedy sitcom ever made. Purely amazing acting, writing and classic English humour. Voted the best English comedy for a reason, it would sure beat the likes of the cheap American comedy shows in the top ten. Watching this show plenty of times, it always remains funny.

This should definitely be number one, and by a long way as well. I can't think of one episode which is less than outstanding. Pure comedy genius.

The reason it's not higher is the UK is out numbered. - GodSlayer

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20 Parks and Recreation Parks and Recreation Parks and Recreation, informally known as Parks and Rec, is an American political comedy television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana.

Cast is brilliant and provides a fresh new adventure to each episode. Better than most sitcoms in top 10 because it was a new thing every time unlike shows such as Everybody Loved Raymond which got repetitive. Casting was amazing even down to the guests.

Flu season on this is the best, hilarious, while managing to work out relationships between not only Andy and April, by also Ben and Leslie and Ann and Chris. Overall funny show, but seriously underrated. Should be way higher.

How is this so low. Definitely has the greatest cast on television right now!

Best show ever! Amazing dry wit in all the characters!

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21 I Love Lucy

Timeless comedy! Very family friendly without the sex, violence, and profanity. My kids prefer watching the "old" shows vs the garbage that's showing today. Lucy- the queen of comedy! This should EASILY be #1 on the list.

The most influential year for sitcoms was 1951, because it brought us I Love Lucy. This sitcom revolutionized the television industry, and became the most important sitcom in history. It ran for five years and produced 179 episodes about a Cuban bandleader and his spunky red-headed actress wife. It ultimately became the best-loved television program of all time. Its effects on the industry can still be seen today, as it was the first show based out of California, and was the first sitcom to be shot on film by multiple cameras in front of a live studio audience. It paved the road for many of the sitcoms seen on T.V. today, and its effects are so lasting that it can still be seen on air from time to time today.

She pioneered the sitcom. If not for Lucy I wouldn't be enjoying The Big Bang Theory.

Funny without sex and language! Great for all ages!

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22 Arrested Development Arrested Development Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003, to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of 15 episodes was released on Netflix on May 26, 2013. The show follows the fictitious Bluth family, a formerly more.

By far the best sitcom ever to grace television, even one of the best shows period. Extremely smart and very fast paced comedy, there's no "setup setup setup punchline" nonsense, it's just a constant barrage of well written, well acted humor... And it only gets better the second time you watch.

It's the best, since there's no laugh track to distract the viewers from every part of the sitcom.

Any person not saying it is the best sitcom ever, hasn't seen it..
Really, the plot is awesome, jokes makes you wanna see them over and over again, after seeing whole show, you wanna start watching it all over again.
Really, how I met your mother, friends, modern family, they are awesome, but this - is masterpiece.

It was one of the best sitcoms of all time, but one thing messy about this one was that the camera work was VERY choppy.

The smartest, most fast paced comedy I've ever seen... So many recurring jokes, brilliant writing... The characters are just too funny!


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23 Drake & Josh Drake & Josh Drake & Josh is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows the lives of two teenage boys with opposite personalities, Drake Parker (Drake Bell) and Josh Nichols (Josh Peck), who become stepbrothers. Both actors previously appeared in The Amanda Show along more.

This show deserves to be number 1. You are laughing you butt off in every episode ever made. It is just hilarious. Greatest show ever.

Drake & Josh was boring except for it's humor, you need more than just jokes to make a good comedy, Also, there's no special effects or anything else fun to make this show entertaining, It's just jokes, fighting with each other and laugh tracks, which almost everybody hates now. - nelsonerico

Grew up watching this in my teenage. Wow ts nice to see its name in this list big fan of drake bell

Drake & Josh would have been great, only if they didn't have an overwhelming laugh track, which it had.

My childhood always used laugh at every single joke they said. I'll never forget the old Nickelodeon

Ned's Declassified and Every Witch Way are much better than Drake & Josh in terms of plot, Also they don't have any laugh tracks, they're much better than this show except for it's funny jokes. - nelsonerico6

Megan. - Quigsley

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24 The King of Queens

I can't believe this is # 16! I never understood why this show wasn't a HUGE success! I'm sorry but this show is better than Friends and most of the top 10. Kevin James was hilarious, Jerry Stiller was classic, and I can't think of one supporting cast member in there that wasn't great playing their role. I watch this show ALL the time and never gets old, and wish that it would have kept going. By the way, why do people think that Seinfeld is funny? Just asking because every joke he has that smirk on his face, and to me Kramer and Jason Alexander made that show.

Doug has to be the funniest television character in television since Barney Fife. Even the most simple jokes coming out of Doug's mouth is somehow hilarious! Laugh out loud

The MOTHER of all sitcoms! I'm watching the DVD right now and even though I know all the episodes by heart, I still crack out so loud that I'm expecting the neighbors to knock at my door any minute. Every single character is so funny, I mean Carrie got really annoying towards the end, and Kelly was a little useless, but everyone else was was so hilarious, such great actors. They never should have cancelled that show! If you don't know it, watch it! It's a must!

Hands down bes sitcom EVER

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25 The Andy Griffith Show

Andy and Barney were the best team in television. The show developed the characters and not the situations. I have seen each episode well over 500 times, and when my son was old enough, we watched them together. We now both own the DVD entire series. He is now 36 and I 63. A college graduate in graphic design, he owns his own upscale tattoo studio. And on Father's Day he gave me a tattoo of Andy and Opie walking down the dirt path to the lake. He did this because of the impact that show had on him and because we have a relationship like Andy and Opie. That shows the impact of that series on our relationship and life itself.

This year was a sad year because of the passing of a great man, Andy Griffith. I've enjoyed so much watching this show ever since I could remember growing up. I'm now 45, and if I'm ever scrolling through the channels with the remote, the Andy Griffith Show always stops me in my tracks. It's so funny, especially when Barney is on the show. There are so many times when we are taught a lesson in morals and ethics, whether it is by Andy, Barney, and most of the time (like right now as I'm watching) by little Opie. I love this show and will watch it forever. My boys are watching it now. Have to pass it on.

There is not now nor has there ever been a better sitcom. I just finished watching all 8 seasons on Netflix. I wish there were more. It would be great if there was a show on T.V. now that was as funny, wholesome, and moral. They just don't make television shows like they used. I miss the days when sitcoms had stable, intelligent parents and nice, respectful kids. Just goes to prove a show doesn't have to be stupid, sexy, violent or controversial to be an excellent show.

Andy Griffith, All In The Family and Sanford And Son were my 3 favorite sitcoms of all time.

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26 M.A.S.H. M.A.S.H.

Best show ever... It was funny, dramatic, cast changes didn't hurt it. The only thing that can hold this show back in popularity rankings is that too many young people don't remember how great it was.

There are at least 20 shows on this list I'd consider for number 1. Its testament to all of them how hard it is to pick. Ultimately I vote M*A*S*H. Alan Alda. Witty. Awesomely droll. Addictive.

It should be a good deal higher than 20! All the characters are well developed. The Henry Blake Years are equally as good as The Sherman Potter years. Frank Burns is a character who deserves greater recognition.

Took a season or two to get its footing, and was a little too heavy handed at the end, but the middle seasons were awesome. - Jahamilton77

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27 Futurama Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

Only a little different from the simpsons? Futurama is hands down the best cartoon ever. The possibilities are endless with this show and the new season is even better.

Arguably the best cartoon sitcom ever created.

Not stupid slapstick, but intelligent plots, and subtle humour.

A great sitcom for when you want something (only a little) different than Simpsons

It's better than South Park, American Dad Family Guy (and the spin off The Cleveland Show which I believe nearly everyone hated it.)

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28 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.

I love this show it was made way before I was born and when I found out about it I was addicted I loved everyone my two favorite are jesse and Stephanie they are so funny and cool. I wish the show never ended and the tanner family were real why are there no good funny family shows like full house who can make you laugh but also teach you a good family lesson this show will never die

Amazing show... amazing characters... each episode makes you laugh and at the same time touches your heart!

Such a great show. It is the only show that I can watch and love that was made before I was born. The show itself is timeless. You can watch an episode and it can make you laugh and it can touch you at the same time. Overall the show is unforgettable

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29 Malcom in the Middle

very very good show. totally underrated to. it just has so many good actors. the guy who plays hal, spangler, and craig are all amazing.

By far the best of the lesser known comedy shows. Very original form of humour, and no annoying laughing tape on the background. Scrubs fans (like me) will probably love this show as well.

Trully one of the best series made in T.V. history. I can't imagine why it is not in top 10.

Love the eccentricities of all the characters.Miss it so much.It should have been in the top 5.

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30 Scrubs Scrubs

Scrubs has the best set of characters, and the best actors to fit their roles. I can watch it annually and still enjoy it as much as the first time

Scrubs has it all. It has the best script ever made, the best characters ever created, the best location choice, (in a hospital, you can both laugh and cry), and inarguably the best actors for the job. Nothing beats Zach Braff in the episode "My ABC's" in season 8. Or John C. McGinley when he loses 3 patients in one day, or Judy Reyes when she says her final goodbye to Laverne in season 6. All of those memories stay in your head forever, and when you have watched through all of the seasons, you are left with that little sad feeling that your friends are gone. The series are over, and you can't follow the people who has through the seasons become your best friends. You know their backgrounds and stories. You know what the've been through.

Scrubs is the only show that has made me cry on more than 3 ocasions. Scrubs fans will know which ones I mean. It is and will always be the best T.V. show ever made, and one can only pray they start filming it again

One of the best sitcoms EVER!
Nothing can beat it. I don't even try to compare it with other shows because then, I won't be able to like ANYTHING!
Brilliant, absolutely!

It is the best show. It was not as popular as the other one's. Not many people have watched it. But it should literally rank in the top 5

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31 Father Ted

I have watched all seasons over and over again and I still laugh every single time. Cannot believe it is not at least in the top 20 spot?

Funniest and most quotable sitcom ever.
Great characters in hilarious situations.
Laugh out loud over and over again.

Number 1 in my opinion so clever so realistic. The Irish accent only makes it funnier people need to vote for the best sitcom of all time. The reason it was so good was because it only went for 4 seasons, shame it happened under such sad circumstances.

Simply the best show ever, especially to an Irish person

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32 Home Improvement

I love this show. It is my favorite along with full house and the middle. My favorite episode is when Tim blew up Benny's aunts house. It has valuable lessons. There are many funny things in this show. My brother likes this show too.

Definitely should be in the top ten. The show was funny and also shared valuable lessons. Still watch any episode that's on T.V..

How this is not in the top 3 is pretty shocking.

I just started watching it, no man or woman could the charms of Tim Allen

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33 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.

While I can appreciate some of the newer sitcoms and I'd hate to be one of the old geezers claiming that sitcoms aren't what they used to be, the current sitcoms simply aren't as well written as they used to be; props to BigBang and 70's show, but they aren't as creative as the Cosby's and MWC. The Cosby Show was able to be so wholesome and clean and still make anyone and everyone have sore ribs from laughing so hard. It was also really nice to have a show about an African-American family and have it be about the FAMILY, not the fact that they're African-American; not having a recurring motif every single episode about the tribulations of discrimination and the demonization of other races, Family Matters also excelled in this regard

A nice old family sitcom is the best and Cosby Show is a funny show that will always bring a smile on your face.

Great wholesome comedy show that you are able to watch with the entire family. Brilliant! So lovely to see a show that is funny with African Americans throughout the cast. Probably would be rated higher if Euro-Americans were the focal point. Great show!

Why is it not top five? Or top 10 at the very least. - DaWyteNight

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34 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Will go down as one of the greatest shows of all time. Ridiculous to the point of hilarity. Excellent writing. Unforgettable characters. Danny Devito just adds major celebrity to the show.

How could it's always sunny be so low? It is on its 12 season and still going. Sunny doesn't have well-known, famous people on the show, besides Charlie Day. That is the only fault in the series. Which isn't really a fault because having big actors makes the show look cheesy just trying to get better ratings. But is flat out hilarious with always going too far with their schemes. All the character are well done besides Dee (no likes Dee). Even with their low budget they make creative stories like court cases and flashbacks of what happened (who pooped the bed). Maybe it's low because it's not meant for young viewers but you can also say that about many other shows in front of it.

Perfect comic timing, well developed characters, and fast paced story lines that have some of the most outrageous situations that I could have never fathomed in the far reaches of my imagination. Totally hysterical and unexpected every episode.
One of my friends describes this show by saying, "every time they have to make a decision, they make the absolute worst decision possible. " Which makes for some interesting scenarios.

Better than friends and sienfeld combined

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35 30 Rock 30 Rock 30 Rock is an American satirical television sitcom created by Tina Fey that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013. The series, loosely based on Fey's experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live, takes place behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy show depicted as airing more.

What the hell! I haven't even heard of half the shows above 30 rock, they shouldn't even be there, 30 rock is the best sitcom ever. Ever. I want to go to there.

The characters are funny and genuine, and the storyline is ironic and well thought out. Definitely top of my list!

30 Rock is the worst sitcom ever. its not funny ever and is full of annoying characters

A sit-com about what is essentially the SNL crew: what could be more hilarious?

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36 The Golden Girls

I think this was one of the best sitcoms ever and no show before it or after it was ever quite like it. I mean besides being a genuinely funny show the characters were all great and likable and I loved how it dealt with very sensitive issues that before no sitcom would ever touch and even today when shows try to do the same thing they just never succeed in doing it the way these four great women did. And the cast was truly unique because it was about four older women in their 50's and 60's and one in her 80's who were very much your typical grandmotherly types (the kind of women that T.V. and movies have always pretty much ignored in favor of younger women), and yet they were all shown living very active lifestyles and going on dates which I thought was great.

This sitcom had everything. Great actors, great scripts, memorable lines, and discussed the most serious and relevant issues other sitcoms would not even dare touch - and everything still ended up a blast. This show is endearing, to say the least. Any list of the greatest sitcoms without the Golden Girls in its Top Five is a sham. And anybody who makes such a list has obviously not seen an episode or two of The Golden Girls. End of story.

Very hilarious. This show knows how to bend silliness into real events. The Golden Girls is a magnificent show. One of my favorite parts is where Sofia says I love you! To Dorothy after she discovered Sofia was lying. Also: "I'll give you three seconds to give me that box. 1-" She snatches it and walks away. "By the way, your reflexes aren't in click. And to think, me, a 9-year-old lives this. That's saying something.

It might show lives of 4 ladies in their golden age thatbtoo from about 2 decades ago but I still can relate to it. Dorothy's sarcastic remarks feel so fresh and humorous always. It's a show you can watch and laugh at any time

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37 Curb Your Enthusiasm Curb Your Enthusiasm Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO that premiered on October 15, 2000. The series was created by Larry David, who stars as a fictionalized version of himself.

This is one of the best! It's great because it feels like real life when watching it. There are no laugh tracks, which makes the show even better. Larry David and Suzie Green always crack me up. Almost every episode is guaranteed to crack you up at least five times. - matty925

Great show not taking away from seinfeld but CYE is better it is more clever and has a better premise, plus it is about the life and times of hollywodds funniest man larry david

Very clever situations with excellent improvisation!

Funniest show of all time. hands down.

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38 Boy Meets World Boy Meets World

Are you kidding me this has to be the best show ever

Best show ever. Hilarious all the way through as it expresses life and passion. I think Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel did a great job along with the rest of the cast.

This show was my childhood, it's hilarious and so entertaining. Definitely the best show ever! This will always be my favorite show.

This in my opinion is the best show of all time but I understand it not being everyones favourite. But it deserves to be in the top 10 sitcoms of all time. #44 is an actual joke.

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39 All In The Family

When I think of groundbreaking shows, I always think of this one. I'm black, but I personally think that Archie is one of the funniest sitcom characters (if not the best ever) of all time. Showed the world that sitcoms didn't have to be about a perfect life. The actors are excellent and really fun to watch on screen. Edith is personally my favorite character because she is so naive and kind and we can all see a bit of edith in all of us. I hope that one day, sitcoms will have the guts that this show did, but I know truly that there will never be another All in the family - RaeMarie

"All in the Family" is one of the few television series that can described as groundbreaking. Creator Norman Lear wasn't afraid to address social issues and taboo themes in a time when that simply wasn't done in sitcoms.

Raised the bar and set a new standard. Nothing had touched it before, and nothing has touched it since. Great performances from a great cast.

Racist show - gordokc77

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40 Happy Days

A classic 70s sitcom about A Boy and his bunch of friends and his parents in the 50s. This show is outstanding Fonzie is awesome and richie is just amazing. Tom bosley is good as richies dad and his mrs cunningham is awesome great sitcom deserves a high spot

One of the best sitcoms ever. they just don't make good shows like this anymore

41 Red Dwarf

Hilarious, why isn't it higher? it started with a whole new comedic take on the star trek/sci fi arena and made it one of the funniest tv shows ever and severly underated. blackadder I haven't even seen on this list and that's an amazing sitcom to. - Cantonez

This show is one of the best british comedies I've watched and the actors still keep it entertaining despite there's only 3/4 of them honestly this should be a lot higher up the list.

Unique and dazzlingly surprising every time. You don't need high quality sets or special effects to get something so original and fresh. The script is always sharp and you can tell they really care about their characters

An absolute smegging classic

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42 The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Should be in the top 5.
Mary was terrific. The show had great lines and was very entertaining, but most of all it had what makes a great sitcom - a very strong and talented supporting cast. Each had continued success - some even in the same role. How many sitcoms can claim this?

43 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.

Loved this show and was so disappointment to see it end without resolution.

It only aired one season and its better than all these crappy fake shows nowadays. People might think I'm an idiot for liking a show called freaks and geeks, but "FRIENDS' is for losers who have no friends, well except for Pheobe and David Schwimmer.

Huh, I guess you can't relate to friends... but you can to Freaks and Geeks? Didn't see that coming. - EliHbk

Such a good show. Just wasn't the right time. If this show was re-released it would be number one in two weeks!

Franco is hilarious - gordokc77

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44 Family Matters Family Matters

The faces that Carl makes, is just hilarious!

Steve is very funny

Did I do that?


45 Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from April 4, 2010, to February 16, 2014. The series' creators, Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, not just children.

This is so hilarious! It makes you pee your pants! This should be voted in the top ten! Please VOTE FOR GOOD LUCK CHARLIE!

Good Luck Charlie doesn't have a plot except for the episode where someone has to find a mysterious crystal, but none of the others do, many people love it because of how families take care of their children.

Ok, this is the ONLY, I repeat ONLY modern Disney sitcom that I like. This show is actually GOOD, and for once the actors can ACT. - Minecraftcrazy530

Have to admit I enjoyed watching this. But it went down hill in season 3 and 4

Yay my childhood!

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46 Will and Grace Will and Grace Will & Grace is an American sitcom created by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan about the relationship between best friends Will Truman (Eric McCormack), a gay lawyer, and Grace Adler (Debra Messing), a straight interior designer. It was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998 to May 18, 2006, for a total more.

Karen and Jack were very funny on this show. Will and Grace did have their moments where they were funny sometimes but Karen and Jack are the ones who really stole the show. I especially loved how other characters always joked about Karen being evil like saying she was a witch and a vampire and even in one episode she herself claimed that she made some kind of deal with the devil so that she would live forever haha.

Um... THIS IS ONLY THE GREATEST SHOW ON TELEVISION! The humor, the wit, the character interaction, and the story for it's time was pure gold. I watch this show at least once a day if not for episodes at a time, I know every line.

Will and Grace is the best sitcom ever made! It's never boring like a lot of the ones, and it tackles major social issues (With a smile and a laugh) No other show does that.. :) And yes, Karen Walker does indeed rule! Laugh out loud

Corny as hell

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47 Roseanne

Roseanne is the best show EVER.. How can it be so low on the list?
Laurie metcalf, john goodman and roseanne made that show incredible
No other shows compete in my opinion : )

WHAT?!?!? Number 29? It is, perhaps, the only believable sitcom ever, (UNTIL the last season) but the other seasons trumped that one!

Hello this is the best show ever! Its hilarious and still serious at the same time I love Jackie and Darlene


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48 Mr. Bean Mr. Bean The title character, played by Rowan Atkinson, is a childish buffoon who brings various unusual schemes and contrivances to everyday tasks. He lives alone at the address of Flat 2, 12 Arbour Road, Highbury, and is almost always seen in his trademark tweed jacket and a skinny red tie. He also usually more.

Rowan Atkinson gives a phenomenal and hilarious performance as Mr. Bean.

British comedy at its best, it's a family sitcom, no bad stuff for kids, and a laugh for everyone, Rowan Atkinson is the one and only, it's a true shame its stopped now.

This show is hilarious. Mr bean is a man who hardly talks and goes on adventures usually stuffing things up and causing disaster in the wake. Mr bean is a show that every person should watch

This show is complete genius. Think about it, a sitcom that rarely uses any words. Rowan Atkinson is a comical genius.

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49 NewsRadio

This show has one of the best ensemble casts in a sitcom--bar none! An office of quirky, funny, and relatable characters. Re-live the hilarity through Instant Netflix.

Come on, this show should be right up there with Seinfeld, not number 1, i would say number 2. Not enough people know about or remember this show. RIP PHIL HARTMAN.

Should be at least on the Top 5... The first three seasons were as good as a sitcom can be.

Sooo underrated. This show was hilarious all the way through even after Hartman died. - Jahamilton77

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50 New Girl New Girl New Girl is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011. Developed by Elizabeth Meriwether under the working title Chicks & Dicks, the series revolves around a kooky teacher Jess after she moves into a Los Angeles loft with three men, Nick, Schmidt, and Winston; more.

Zooey Deschanel's character is really cute and she's not afraid of nerdy glasses or making fool of herself. - alinaschneider

It's a great show can't believe it's not in the top 10! Nick and Schmidt are hilarious and it's impossible not to love Jess

Best unique comedy.. Almost like seinfeld without a concept.. and good

Laugh out loud funny. Definitely in my top 10. Funnier than Friends ever was.

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