Top Ten Best Sitcoms of All Time

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21 Arrested Development

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!

Fantastic! Tobias is the best analrapist in the world.

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22 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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23 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.

I'm sorry, but why is the big bang theory higher than M.A.S.H? That's messed up

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24 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 and Josh Nichols, who become stepbrothers.

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

It's nice to see this so close to the top. This may be in an unpopular opinion but from my point of view, Drake and Josh is an underrated masterpiece. - GrimmShady

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25 Parks and Recreation

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!

Interesting characters, hilarious writing, excellent actors, unique concept, memorable quotes to "treat yo self" too, & amazing character-to-character relationships. Yay!

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26 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.

Why can't there be shows like this anymore? Oh yeah, because no one has moral values nowadays and would rather watch trash like "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo". - olliv

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27 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.

The characters are relatable and timeless

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28 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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29 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

It's an amazing show for both children and adults. It's has it's funny moments and it's sad moments. It isn't afraid to tackle any real life situations and always teaches great life lessons to kids. It's spin-off on Netflix isn't so bad either.I'm glad it still airs on Nickelodeon at night. Kids from this generation should get to watch it.

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30 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.

DRINK! DRINK! DRINK! FECK OFF! - GodSlayer

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31 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.

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.

I don't even need to say anything. If you have a sense of humor you love the show! These guys don't play around, they mean business. Someone wrote every episode is pee your pants funny and it's the truth! There are at least a few moments in each that will make you lough out loud and even maybe pee your pants.

Better than friends and sienfeld combined

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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 All In The Family

"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.

This is, hands down, the best sitcom of all time. Seinfield, nor Friends, nor any other sitcom will ever have the impact that All in the Family had on the American society of that time and even today. When it comes to sitcoms, All in the Family will always be KING.

#32 Should be in top five. Who pick these shows teenagers

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34 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!

To me Scrubs is the best sitcom ever. I really love it!

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35 30 Rock

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 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.

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.

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

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

I wouldn't consider it a complete "sitcom" but it was even funnier than the sitcoms today.

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37 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.

What the heck is this doing at 37?
It should be in top 3!

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38 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?

39 Curb Your Enthusiasm

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

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

Very clever situations with excellent improvisation!

Curb should be at the top of the list

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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

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