The 25 Greatest Sitcoms of the 80's

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1.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
 
2.
Cheers (1982 TV Series)
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The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name. (22 mins.)
 
3.
Family Ties (1982 TV Series)
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Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew. (30 mins.)
 
4.
The Golden Girls (1985 TV Series)
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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times. (30 mins.)
 
5.
Diff'rent Strokes (1978 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem. (30 mins.)
 
6.
The Facts of Life (1979 TV Series)
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A group of girls, attending a boarding school, tackle issues throughout teenage life and later adulthood. (30 mins.)
 
7.
Who's the Boss? (1984 TV Series)
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Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother. (30 mins.)
 
8.
Growing Pains (1985 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother. (30 mins.)
 
9.
ALF (1986 TV Series)
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A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage. (30 mins.)
 
10.
Mr. Belvedere (1985 TV Series)
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The humourous adventures of an English housekeeper working for an American family. (30 mins.)
 
11.
Silver Spoons (1982 TV Series)
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Ricky Stratton is a spoiled rich kid who lives the life that many kids dream of, but he still suffers from the problems that many teens do. (30 mins.)
 
12.
Punky Brewster (1984 TV Series)
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Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog... (30 mins.)
 
13.
Valerie's Family: The Hogans (1986 TV Series)
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Originally the saga of a working mom raising her three sons alone while her pilot husband is away. After star Valerie Harper left the series, her role was filled by Sandy Duncan as the boys' aunt. (30 mins.)
 
14.
Charles in Charge (1984 TV Series)
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Charles, a college student, moves in with the Powell family as the housekeeper, baby-sitter, and friend to the children... (30 mins.)
Director: Bonnie Franklin
 
15.
227 (1985 TV Series)
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This series took place in an apartment building, numbered 227. The cast would frequently be found sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plot line. (30 mins.)
 
16.
Webster (1983 TV Series)
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The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter -- and life lessons -- in every episode. (30 mins.)
 
17.
Designing Women (1986 TV Series)
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The misadventures of four women and their handyman running a design firm in Atlanta, Georgia. (30 mins.)
 
18.
Small Wonder (1985 TV Series)
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Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, VICI (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep VICI's identity secret... (30 mins.)
 
19.
Square Pegs (1982 TV Series)
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Follow Patty Greene and Lauren Hutchinson, two awkward teenage girls who are desperate to fit in at Weemawee High School. (30 mins.)
 
20.
Too Close for Comfort (1980 TV Series)
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Jackie and Sarah Rush are two grown sisters who live in half of a duplex. Their parents, Henry and Muriel... (30 mins.)
 
21.
Benson (1979 TV Series)
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Jessica Tate's sharp-tongued former butler, Benson DuBois, moves up in the world, becoming first the governor's "director of household affairs," then the state's budget director, then lieutenant governor and candidate for the executive mansion. (30 mins.)
 
22.
Kate & Allie (1984 TV Series)
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When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend... (30 mins.)
 
23.
Gimme a Break! (1981 TV Series)
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Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend... (30 mins.)
 
24.
Night Court (1984 TV Series)
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An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there. (30 mins.)
 
25.
A Different World (1987 TV Series)
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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college. (60 mins.)