My favorite television comedies

my favorite sit-coms [by year]
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1.
The Honeymooners (1955 TV Series)
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A bus driver and his sewer worker friend struggle to strike it rich while their wives look on with weary patience. (30 mins.)
 
2.
The Andy Griffith Show (1960 TV Series)
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Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney. (30 mins.)
 
3.
The Flintstones (1960 TV Series)
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The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles. (30 mins.)
 
4.
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home. (30 mins.)
 
5.
The Jetsons (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The misadventures of a futuristic family. (25 mins.)
 
6.
The Addams Family (1964 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family. (30 mins.)
 
7.
The Munsters (1964 TV Series)
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A family of friendly monsters have misadventures, never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely. (30 mins.)
 
8.
Gilligan's Island (1964 TV Series)
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Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm. (30 mins.)
 
9.
Get Smart (1965 TV Series)
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the evil forces of KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99. (25 mins.)
 
10.
All in the Family (1971 TV Series)
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day. (30 mins.)
 
11.
Mary Tyler Moore (1970 TV Series)
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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home. (30 mins.)
 
12.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation. (25 mins.)
 
13.
Sanford and Son (1972 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son. (30 mins.)
 
14.
Maude (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe... (30 mins.)
 
15.
Good Times (1974 TV Series)
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A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects. (30 mins.)
 
16.
Happy Days (1974 TV Series)
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The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie. (30 mins.)
 
17.
Barney Miller (1974 TV Series)
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The captain of a city police station and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come to the building. (30 mins.)
 
18.
One Day at a Time (1975 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a divorced mother, her family, and their building superintendent in Indianapolis. (30 mins.)
 
19.
Welcome Back, Kotter (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids. (30 mins.)
 
20.
King of Kensington (1975 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
21.
The Jeffersons (1975 TV Series)
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A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants. (30 mins.)
 
22.
Fawlty Towers (1975 TV Series)
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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. (30 mins.)
 
23.
Laverne & Shirley (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The misadventures of two single women in the 1950s and '60s. (30 mins.)
Director: Cindy Williams
 
24.
Alice (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character... (30 mins.)
 
25.
Three's Company (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors. (30 mins.)
 
26.
What's Happening!! (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A trio of black youths learn about life, love, friendship, credit cards, gambling, and a variety of other things while growing up in an inner city. (30 mins.)
 
27.
Taxi (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things. (30 mins.)
 
28.
Diff'rent Strokes (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem. (30 mins.)
 
29.
WKRP in Cincinnati (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The staff of a struggling radio station have a chance at success after the new programming director changes the format to rock music (30 mins.)
 
30.
Mork & Mindy (1978 TV Series)
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A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents, and the life of the human woman he boards with is never the same. (30 mins.)
 
31.
Archie Bunker's Place (1979 TV Series)
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The further misadventures of Archie Bunker, now the owner of a local pub, and his regulars. (60 mins.)
 
32.
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.)
 
33.
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.)
 
34.
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.)
 
35.
Newhart (1982 TV Series)
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The misadventures of an author turned innkeeper in rural Vermont and his friends. (30 mins.)
 
36.
Cheers (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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.)
 
37.
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.)
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
Three's a Crowd (1984 TV Series)
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Jack Tripper's co-habitation with Vicky Bradford is complicated by her hostile father's interference as Jack's landlord. (30 mins.)
 
40.
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
 
41.
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.)
 
42.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
 
43.
Who's the Boss? (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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.)
 
44.
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.)
 
45.
What's Happening Now! (1985 TV Series)
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"What's Happening Now!" is a sequel to "What's Happening!," a TV series about the adult main characters (Raj, Dwayne, Rerun, Shirley, and Dee) as teenagers/children. (30 mins.)
 
46.
The Golden Girls (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times. (30 mins.)
 
47.
Head of the Class (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students. (30 mins.)
Director: Frank Cavestani
 
48.
Sledge Hammer! (1986 TV Series)
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The adventures of a deranged and dumb police detective who always looks for the most violent solution to any problem. (30 mins.)
 
49.
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.)
 
50.
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.)
 
51.
Married with Children (1987 TV Series)
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Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous. (22 mins.)
 
52.
Dear John (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After his wife leaves him for his best friend, John Lacey joins the One Two One Club, a support group for divorced and widowed people... (30 mins.)
Director: Hal Cooper
 
53.
Murphy Brown (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The misadventures of a tough female television journalist and her friends. (30 mins.)
 
54.
Empty Nest (1988 TV Series)
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"Empty Nest" is set in Miami and tells of the day to day misadventures of a widowed pediatrician, Harry Weston... (30 mins.)
 
55.
Roseanne (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of a working class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parents in Law. (22 mins.)
 
56.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
 
57.
Saved by the Bell (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A TV show centered on six students and their years at Bayside High School in Palisades, California. (30 mins.)
 
58.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 TV Series)
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The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia. The idea is to make him respectable, responsible and mature, but Will has got other plans... (22 mins.)
 
59.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
 
60.
The Larry Sanders Show (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show. (30 mins.)
 
61.
The Sinbad Show (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
David (Sinbad) is a foster father for Zana and LJ, and he's very new to the game. He learns as much from the children as they learn from him. (30 mins.)
 
62.
The John Larroquette Show (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Television sitcom about a recovering alcoholic who becomes the manager of a big city bus station. The... (30 mins.)
Director: Greg Antonacci
 
63.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)
 
64.
NewsRadio (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio... (23 mins.)
 
65.
The Single Guy (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A struggling New York writer (Jonathan Silverman) attempts to find success and dates. (30 mins.)
 
66.
The Wayans Bros. (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The wacky escapades of brothers Shawn and Marlon Waynes, along with their wise but eccentric father. (30 mins.)
 
67.
Unhappily Ever After (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A "Married with Children" take-off with the twist of a schizophrenic father. (30 mins.)
Director: Gerry Cohen
 
68.
Spin City (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In this sitcom, Charlie, who takes Mike Flaherty's place in later years, is the Deputy-Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media. (30 mins.)
 
69.
Men Behaving Badly (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Kevin and Jamie are two roommates. Kevin is irresponsible and sloppy, but compared to super-slob and slacker Jamie... (30 mins.)
 
70.
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun. (60 mins.)
 
71.
King of the Hill (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line. (30 mins.)
 
72.
That '70s Show (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A comedy revolving around a group of teenage friends, their mishaps, and their coming of age, set in 1970s Wisconsin. (22 mins.)
 
73.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999. (22 mins.)
 
74.
Family Guy (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another. (22 mins.)
 
75.
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Third-rate superhero Harvey Birdman gets a new lease on life when he becomes a lawyer. (15 mins.)
Director: Robert Renzetti
 
76.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The misadventures of a milkshake, an order of fries, a meatball, and their retired next door neighbor in the suburbs of New Jersey. (15 mins.)
 
77.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers. (28 mins.)
 
78.
The Oblongs (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The misadventures of a goofy family deformed by toxic waste. (284 mins.)
 
79.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable. (22 mins.)
 
80.
My Name Is Earl (2005 TV Series)
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A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization. (22 mins.)
 
81.
The Office (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager Brent as they continue their daily lives. (30 mins.)
 
82.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind. (22 mins.)