Top 96 Sitcoms (Descriptions for some shows)

  1. 1 I Love Lucy (1951-1957) What else would be number 1. No one can touch this. Funnier after 50 years, what other shows can do that. Best Ep: Breaking The Lease, Lucy Does A TV Commercial, Job Switching, Lucy Is Enceinte, L.A. At Last( Lucille Ball's Fav Episode), Lucy Fakes Illness, The Great Train Robbery & Lucy Does the Tango. Best Season: Wow, maybe the 3rd but its all the same for me
  2. 2 All In The Family (1971-1979) THE most groundbreaking sitcom ever. When everyone was into those family g rated shows, this show tackled issues unhard of TV. beginning of Norman Lear era. Best Ep: Everybody Tells the Truth,Ediths 50th Birthday, The Draft Dodger, Sammys Visit ,Cousin Maude’s Visit, Archie In the Cellar, Games Bunkers Play, Best Season: Gotta be the 4th season
  3. 3. The Honeymooners (1951-1955) "shorts" (1955-1956)"classic 39" The granddaddy of all sitcoms. One of the most influential sitcoms ever. Jackie Gleason was a genius. Best Ep: tv Or No tV, Funny Money, Suspense, "The $99,000 Answer & Two Tickets To The Fight.
  4. 4 Cheers (1982-1993)This is the show that everyone can relate to. People coming from different walks of lives and coming together where everyone knows your name. Probably the most consistent comedy over the years. Best Ep (Where Do I Start?!) Indoor Fun with Sammy and Robby, Coach's Daughter, Pick a Con... Any Con, Manager Coach, Bidding on the Boys,Rebound, Chambers vs. Malone, The Big Kiss-Off, "Bar Wars II: The Woodman Strikes Back, & Gift Of Woodi. Best Seasons: 8th, 3rd and 1st, like I said this show is consistent.
  5. 5 Frasier (1993-2004) Smart, witty and funny. What made this show great was the cast and the brilliant storylines the show gives us. Best Ep. The Ski Lodge, The Matchmaker, Daphnies Room, I Hate Frasier Crane, The Show Where Lilith Comes Back, Shrink Rap & Two Mrs Cranes. Best Seasons: 2nd and 4th
  6. 6 The Simpsons (1989-Present) I dont think any show would ever match the impact as The Simpsons have done. At its peak it was the smartest show on TV and you couldnt go anywhere without seeing them. despite having mixed reception on some episodes the show still brakes ground everywhere. Best Ep Last Exit To Springfield, Homers Enemy, Krusty Gets Kancelled, Bart sells His Soul, & Cape Feare. Best season: Anything from the golden age but Season 7 my personal and 5 a close 2nd
  7. 7 Happy Days (1974-1984) A true TV gem. This show gave birth to tht nostalgic feel. Even if it did give birth to all the things we see on TV (jump the shark) its still one of the most influential. Best Ep AKA The Fonz, Fonzie Loves Picky , Two Angry Men, Guess Who Coming For Christmas & They Shoot Fonzies. Best Seas 1-5 and 11th
  8. 8 Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977)This is a very important sitcom for many reasons. One it was really the beginning of the ensamble cast thing Two it was during a time when women felt good about themselves and three it got spunk. Best Ep Chuckles Bites The Dust, Love Is All Around, Bob and Rhoda and Teddy and Mary, What Is Mary Richards Really Like?, Put on a Happy Face & Will Mary Richards Go to Jail? Best Seas: In my opinion it got good every season.
  9. 9 Andy Griffith Show (1961-1968) Out of all the shows on this list no show is a s heartwarming as this one. Despite its legendary slapstick comedy the show reminds us to cherish the people that you love while giving life lessons. Best Ep Opie The Birdman, Andy Discovers America, Pickle Story, Mr. McBeevee & Barneys Uniform. Best Seas: Any season with Don Knotts
  10. 10 Cosby Show (1984-1992) The rebirth of sircoms. One of the best of all time. Great cast and writing. 80s classic. Best Ep: Goodbye Mr Fish, Theos Holiday, Last Barbeque (highly underrated ep) Im In The In Crowd, The Shirt Story, Night Of The Wretched & Theos Economic Leson. Best Seas 1-4 & 6
  11. 11 The Jeffersons (1975-1985)Def a classic. The cast, the writing. I basically grew up with this show. Way ahead of its time. Best Ep Sorry Wrong Meeting, A Dinner For Harry, George's Best Friend, Louise Vs Florence, And the Doorknobs Shined Like Diamonds & The Break-Up. Best Season 1st was classic, the 3rd had the shows funniest but the 6th had it all.
  12. 12 Dick Van Dyke show (1961-1966) In My Opinion this show is like the male equivilant to I Love Lucy in a way and the best written show in its era. Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore had the best chem. Best Ep: It May Look Like a Walnut, That's My Boy, Washington Vs The Bunny, & My Blonde-haired Brunette. Best Season: 2nd and 3rd was the best
  13. 13 Arrested Development (2003-2006/(2013-Present) Really fast paced sitcom and way ahead of its time. Its a shame that people are noticing this years after it ended. Best Episodes: Pilot,Pier Pressure, Let 'Em Eat Cake & Forget-Me-Now
  14. Best Season: The First no doubt
  15. 14 Sanford and Son (1972-1977)Classic sitcom. Talented cast, talented writers. This show broke ground not only for african american sitcoms but had a long impact for its folowers Best Episode: My Fair Esther, The Puerto Ricans Are Coming!,Happy Birthday, Pop, We Were Robbed, Tower Power A Visit from Lena Horne & This Little TV Went to Market. Best Season 2nd season had some of the shows strong points
  16. 15 Bewitched (1964-1972) The first and in my opinion best fantasy sitcom
  17. Best Ep: "Mother Meets What's-His-Name", A Change of Face, What Every Young Man Should Know & Toys in Babeland Best Season: 1st and 4th (But I havent watched this in awile Ill update it soon)
  18. 16 The Wonder Years (1988-1993) One of those sitcoms that has that 60s nostalgia but with a 80s commentary. Best Ep: My Father's Office, Independence Day, Fate, Odd Man Out & She, My Friend and I & Don’t You Know Anything About Women? Best Season: Season 3 has some deep writing
  19. 17 Fresh Prince Of Bel Air (1990-1996)I look at this sitcom today and it looks like he could be made today. Its sharp humor and fresh attitude. Best Ep: Papa got a brand new excuse, Did The Earth Move For You, Bang The Drum Ashley, Where Theres A Will Theres A Way & 72 Hours. Best Season First 4 were classic but the 1st was all the way funny.
  20. 18 Threes Company (1977-84) Slapstick at its finest. Even the acting on this show is so underrated. Also one of the most risque comedies at its time. Best Ep: Up in the air,Strange Bedfellows, JAcks Navy Pal, The Bake-Off, Handcuffed & Upstairs Downstairs Downstairs. Best Season: Season 6, without a doubt
  21. 19. Married With Children (1987-1997) One of the most groundbreaking, original, funniest... need I say more Best Ep The Camping Show, How Green Was My Apple, The Proposition, All Night Security Dude, Here's Looking at You, Kid & Its A Bundyful Life. Best Seas Season 2, 3,5 & 7
  22. 20 Roseanne (1988-1997) The most smart ass and realistic fam on TV. Best Ep: Stash From The Past, Drivers Seat, Becky's Choice, Inherit The Wind, PMS I love You, Aliens Crime and Punishment & Skeleton in the Closet. Best Season: 4th and 5th were TV Gold
  23. 21 Everybody Loves Raymond (1996-2005)The definition of a dysfunctional family sitcom. Best Ep: Maries' Sculpture, The Letter,Frank Paints The House, "It's Supposed To Be Fun, The Christmas Picture, & High School. Best Season: 6th season has a lot of high points
  24. 22 Modern Family (2009-Present)This is prob my favorite sitcom right now tbh. Best Ep: Little Bo Bleep, Manny Get Your Gun, Slow Down Your Neighbors, Starry Night" & "Family Portrait. Best Seas: 2nd
  25. 23 Golden Girls (1985-1992)There will never be a sitcom as heartwarming and caring as this one. Starring an all star cast these four woman been through trials and tribulations while still depending on friendship. Best Ep: Old Friends, Ebbtide's Revenge, "Mrs. George Devereaux,The Way We Met, Break-In" & Rose: Potrait Of A Woman. Best Season: 3rd and 6th
  26. 24. South Park (1997-Present) No show has ever done wht South Park has done. A show tht gets better within time; Best Ep Scott Tennorman Must Die, Trapped In The Closet, Cartmans Silly Hate Crime, The Death Of Eric Cartman & Butters Very Own Episode; Best Season: 2nd and 5th
  27. 25 Gilligans Island (1964-1967) Classic slapstick comedy. This show was heavily panned by critics but became a cult classic due to years of syndication. Best Episodes:
  28. 26. Taxi (1978-1983) At its time it was one of the smartest, funniest and saddest sitcom with a great cast. Best Ep: Reverend Jim Space Odyssey, Latka the Playboy, Louie Goes Too Far, Nardo Loses Her Marbles & Jims Inheritance. Best Season: 2nd had a lot of classics
  29. 27. Soap (1977-1981)One of the most smartest and legendary sitcoms in its era. Best Ep 2:1,1:1,1:13, 2:13, 2:14 1:3 & 3:7 Best Season 1st
  30. 28. The Flintstones (1960-1966) First Primetime animated sitcom. Classic
  31. Best Ep Ann-Margrock Presents, Sammatha, The Swimming Pool, Feudin' and Fussin & Once Upon a Coward; Best Season: 2nd & 4th
  32. 29 Big Bang Theory (2007-Present)This could be the smartest and weirdest sitcom right now.
  33. 30 Beverly Hillbillies (1962-1971)
  34. 31 WKRP In Cincinatti (1978-1982) THE most underrated sitcom of all time. Yeah I said it; Best Ep Turkeys Away, Venus and the Man, Who Is Gordon Sims, Les and the Groupie & Daydreams; Best Seas Classic all the way through but 1st had a lot of standouts
  35. 32 That 70s Show (1998-2006) One of the best sitcoms of the late 90s and 00s. Its Brilliant writing, cast and multi camera setup made the show one of the best. Best Ep Dine and Dash, Canadian Road Trip, Red Sees Red, Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die, Cant You Hear Me Knocking, & (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. Best Season: Season 3 and 6 were the show at their funniest.
  36. 33 The Larry Sanders Show (1992-1998)I started watching this sitcom a lil and its very gud. Smart comedy that mixes talk show format with classic slapstick of sitcoms. Best Ep: Arthur After Hours, A Brush With (The Elbow) of Greatness & Larry's Birthday. Best Season: Too early to decide
  37. 34 Everybody Hates Chris (2005-2009)
  38. 35 Ren And Stimpy (1991-1996) Back in the day when Nick had balls. Prob one of the most influential Nicktoons ever; Best Ep Space Madness, Robin Hoek, Swen Hoek, In The Army & Son of Stimpy; Best Seas First Two season
  39. 36. Good Times (1974-1979) One of Norman Lears best sitcoms. John Amos is prob one of tvs top 3 dads; Best Ep Sex and the Evans Family, The IQ Test, The Gang, Requiem for a Wino, JJ In Trouble, The Politicians; Best Season The first 3 seasons, the rest had its ups and downs
  40. 37 Family Ties (1982-1989)
  41. 38 Dr Katz (1995-1999)
  42. 39. Laverne and Shirley (1976-1983) With Lucille Ball influeenced comedy and mixing it with real life and you got one of the most influential sitcoms ever;Best Ep Where Did The Fireman, Bridal Shower, The Bachelor Party, Steppin' Out & Airport '59; Best Season: The Milwaukee Seasons
  43. 40. Martin (1992-1997) One of the most freshest and original comedies in the 90s. Another classic ahead of its time. ;Best Ep: No Justice No Peace, Suspicious Minds, Dead Men Don't Flush, Control & Ain Nothin Goin On But The Rent;Best Season: First 3 seasons were gold
  44. 41. Maude (1972-1978) Classic sitcom tht got its start on All In The Family. One of the most controversal sitcoms of 70s;Best Ep Maude Meets Florida, Maude's Dilemma, Florida's Problem & Walter's Problem;Best Season- 1st and 2nd
  45. 42 Malcolm In The Middle (2000-2006)
  46. 43 Beavis and Butthead (1993-1998)/(2011-Present) Classic Moment in the 90s
  47. Best Ep: Top O The Mountain, Animation Sucks, At The Movies, No Laughing & Canoe
  48. Best season It never had a bad season but 4th is my personal fav
  49. 44 Living Single (1993-1997
  50. 45 30 Rock (2006-Present)
  51. 46 A Different World (1987-1993) Cosby Show spinoff that started off slow but enede up being one of the most important sitcoms of late 80s and early 90s. Best Ep Cats In The Cradle, Homey Dont Ya Know Me, Rudy and the Snow Queen, No Means No, Tales From the Exam Zone & Ms. Understanding. Best Season 2nd & 3rd and last season in a close run.
  52. 47 Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005-Present)Ok I just started watching this show and it is really good and underrated. Dont Hold No Punches. Best Ep Mac Bangs Dennis Mom, Dennis and Dee Go On Welfare, Who Got Dee Pregnant?, Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad. Best Season: 2nd Season
  53. 48. Family Guy (1999-2002; 2005-Present) One of the few shows that doesnt hold back. Straight out laughs all show; Best Ep: Da Boom, Love Thy Trophy,Death Has a Shadow, Petarted & Stewie Loves Lois;Best Seas- 2nd 3rd and 4th
  54. 49 Facts Of Life (1979-1988)
  55. 50 Night Court (1984-1992)One of the most bizarre sitcoms of Must See TV of the 80s. Very funny and good slapstick all around and reminds me a lil of those old warner brothers cartoons to me. Best Ep: Another Day In The Life, Top Judge, Santa Goes Downtown, Giving Thanks & The Hostage. Best Season: Season 5
  56. 51. Two And A Half Men (2003-Present) One of the best sitcoms this decade;Best Ep- Pilot, Go Get Mommy's Bra, Frankenstein and the Horny Villagers, & It's Mame, Mom; Best Seas- 1-4 were classic
  57. 52 Growing Pains
  58. 53 I Dream Of Jeanie
  59. 54 Boy Meets World (1993-2000) This show is prob one of the greatest coming of age shows and not as cheesy as other teen shows.;Best Ep: And Then There Was Shawn, Everybody loves Staurt,We'll Have A Good Time Then, & Cult Fiction; Best Season: 3rd 4th & 5th shows raw acting
  60. 55. The Munsters (1964-1966) One of the first horror sitcoms;Best Ep Rock-A-Bye Munster, The Midnight Ride of Herman Munster & Happy 100th Anniversary;Best Season 1st season was classic
  61. 56 Mamas Family (1983-1985)/(1986-1990)
  62. 57. Batman The Animated Series (1992-1995)/(1997-1999) The show changed the whole superhero genre;Best Ep Heart Of Ice, Laughing Fish, Almost Got Im, I Am the night & Robins Reckoning;Best Seas: 1st was groundbreaking but all was solid
  63. 58 Bernie Mac Show (2001-2006)
  64. 59 Girlfriends (2000-2008) One of the best.Prob the most sophisticated sitcom at the time. The Acting, The Writing were at point Best Ep L.A. Bound, The Pact, Jamaic-Up? & If You Can't Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Boonies. Best Seas: %th without a doubt
  65. 60 Diff'rent strokes (1978-1986)
  66. 61 Family Matters (1989-1998)
  67. 62. Hey Arnold (1996-2004) Deepest Nicktoon of all time;Best Ep Parents Day, Stoop Kid, the Journal, Helga Blabs All & Downtown As Fruits;Best Season: 4th and 5th
  68. 63. Roc (1991-1994) I just recently started watching this show. This should have lasted longer. Best Ep: Terrence Got His Gun, Pilot, To Love and Die on Emerson Street, & 1992 Presidential Election. Best Seas: All of theme were good
  69. 64 Steve Harvey Show (1996-2002)
  70. 65 American Dad (2005-Present)
  71. 66 Wayans Bros (1995-1999)Another classic from the 90s. Best Episodes: My Fair Marlon, Loot, Fire & Talk Is Cheap. Best Season: 1st & 5th
  72. 67 The PJs
  73. 68 NewsRadio
  74. 69 3rd Rock from the Sun
  75. 70 8 Simple Rules
  76. 71. Wayans Bros (1995-1999)Another classic from the 90s. Best Episodes: My Fair Marlon, Loot, Fire & Talk Is Cheap. Best Season: 1st & 5th
  77. 72 The Boondocks
  78. 73 Mork and Mindy (1978-1982)
  79. 74 The Critic (1994-1996) Way ahead of its time. Very smart and canceled way too soon; Best Ep All The Duke’s Men, A Song For Margo & Miserable; best Seas: All seasons
  80. 75 The Parkers (1999-2004)
  81. 76 King Of The Hill (1997-2010) Smart, witty and somewhat underrated
  82. 77 Rockos Modern Life (1993-1996) Ahead of its time and appealed to kids and adults; Best Ep Cabin Fever, Closet Clown, Dumbbells, Clean Lovin & Rocko's Modern Christmas; Best Season: All of them was classic but the 1st one stood out
  83. 78 Whos The Boss (1984-1992)
  84. 79 227 (1985-1990)
  85. 80 Welcome Back, Kotter (1975-1979)
  86. 81 Dinosaurs (1991-1994) NOT THE MAMA!!! One of the best TGIF shows ever. For a disney show it tackled many issues like drugs, racism, masturbation etc. It also had one of the most shocking finales in sitcom history. Best Ep I Never Ate For My Father, Steroid To Heaven, Family Challenge, Baby Talk & Changing Nature. Best Season: 3rd had some of the series high points
  87. 82 Thats so Raven (2003-2007)Prob my favorite disney Channel Show and when it ended, the network wasnt the same. Best Ep: Country Cousins, True Colors, Dont Have A Cow, Mother Dearest, Saving Psychic Raven Out of Control & Run, Raven, Run Best Season: I think the 2nd is my fav
  88. 83 Mind Your Language (1977-1979)The only british sitcom on this list and a personal fav to me. Best Ep: Don't Forget the Driver,Fate Worse Than Death, "Better to Have Loved and Lost, & I Belong to Glasgow. Best Seas: The three "original" seasons
  89. 84 Home Movies (1999-2004) One of those shows that everybody can get into.
  90. 85 Kenan And Kel (1996-2000) The best NICK sitcom of all time. The chemistry is unheard of and never matched. Best Ep:The Tainting of the Screw, Cold War, Who Loves Orange Soda?, Bye Bye Kenan & The Chicago Witch Trials Best Seas: First two seasons were legendary in my book even though it had a consistent run
  91. 86 Hangin Wit Mr Cooper (1992-1997)This could have been the black Threes Company but changed a bit early in its run. Otherwise a must see if you are a fan of TGIF.
  92. 87 The Jetsons An underrated classic from the 60s overshadowed by Flintstones. Best Ep:
  93. 88 Spin City (1996-2002) Pretty good comedy of its time.
  94. 89 The Nanny (1993-1999)One of the smartest comedies of the 90s. Best Ep: Imaginary Friend ,Christmas Episode, Smoke Gets in Your Lies, Fran-Lite, Strange Bedfellows & The Cradle Robbers. Best Seas: First 3 seasons
  95. 90 George Lopez (2002-2007)
  96. 91 Becker (1998-2004)Superb comedy. Many people even go as far saying its Ted dansons best role;Best Ep: He Said, She Said, Once Upon a Time,The Trouble with Harry & Afterglow; Best Season: 2nd
  97. 92 One Day At A Time (1975-1984)
  98. 93. Whats Happening/Now (1976-1979)/(1985-1988) Good whole fashioned fun all the way;Best Ep The Birthday Present, Speak for Yourself, Dwayne, The Tickets & Doobie or Not Doobie;Best Season 1st Season had a lot of standout
  99. 94 Amen (1985-1990)Underrated sitcom from the 80s. Best Episode: Rolly Falls In Love, Morning After, Thelmas Reunion & The housekeeper. Best Season: Prob 1st two seasons
  100. 95 Just Shoot Me (1997-2003)
  101. 96 My Wife and Kids (2001-2005)

Why wouldn't you include 'I Love Lucy'? Otherwise, good list.

thats top 2 my friend i was just too busy to finish it imma put it up

Excellent. Now the list is complete.

I love lucy and the Honeymoors, are the top 3, by far!