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100 best sitcoms of all time

  • #70. Clone High (2002–2003)

    - IMDb user rating: 8.1
    - IMDb user votes: 5,612
    - Stars: Will Forte, Phil Lord, Michael McDonald, Christa Miller

    Co-created by Bill Lawrence, as well as Phil Lord and Christopher Miller—who would go on to helm films like “21 Jump Street” and “The Lego Movie”—this animated comedy puts some of history’s most famous figures in the same high school. Thanks to a secret cloning experiment, Abe Lincoln, JFK, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Gandhi interact as 16-year-olds, and grapple with modern-day issues like ADD and unrequited romance.

  • #69. Soap (1977–1981)

    - IMDb user rating: 8.1
    - IMDb user votes: 5,654
    - Stars: Katherine Helmond, Rod Roddy, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

    Poking brutal fun at daytime soap operas, this ABC sitcom serializes two concurrent family sagas, taking over-the-top melodrama to hilarious extremes. Accordingly, there was no premise too ridiculous throughout the show’s four seasons, not even alien abduction. Starring in a recurring role is a young Billy Crystal.

  • #68. The Life & Times of Tim (2008–2012)

    - IMDb user rating: 8.1
    - IMDb user votes: 5,785
    - Stars: Steve Dildarian, M.J. Otto, Nick Kroll, Matt Johnson

    Utilizing relatively stark animation, “The Life & Times of Tim” follows its hapless title character through a series of awkward New York encounters. Each episode clocked in at just 12 minutes, and commonly featured guest voices from a range of comedic talents, including Bob Saget, Jeff Garlin, Bob Odenkirk, Cheri Oteri, Aziz Ansari, and Daniel Tosh. While the show never caught on with a wide audience, it does retain a cult following.  

  • #67. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)

    - IMDb user rating: 8.1
    - IMDb user votes: 6,561
    - Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

    In this popular sitcom, Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore) moves to Minneapolis in the wake of a bad break-up. After landing a job at a local news station, Mary struggles to stand out in a world dominated by males. Co-created by James L. Brooks, the sitcom explores themes of feminine empowerment and sexism from a sharp and comedic perspective. To this day, it’s won the most Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.     

  • #66. The Good Guys -2010

    - IMDb user rating: 8.1
    - IMDb user votes: 6,892
    - Stars: Bradley Whitford, Colin Hanks, Jenny Wade, Diana Maria Riva

    Starring Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks as a pair of mismatched cops, this comedy-drama debuted on Fox in 2010, and was canceled the very same year. A number of episodes start with a mundane crime, which soon unfolds into a much graver conspiracy. The show was created by Matt Nix, the same creative mind behind USA’s “Burn Notice.”  

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  • #65. Home Movies (1999–2004)

    - IMDb user rating: 8.1
    - IMDb user votes: 9,114
    - Stars: Brendon Small, H. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky, Ron Lynch

    In this animated series, an aspiring 8-year-old director casts his friends in numerous homemade films. After a brief run on the UPN Network, the show was revived by Cartoon Network, where it became part of the original Adult Swim lineup. Voice actor H. Jon Benjamin and co-creator Loren Bouchard would later reunite on “Lucy: The Daughter of the Devil,” and “Bob’s Burgers.”

  • #64. Galavant (2015–2016)

    - IMDb user rating: 8.1
    - IMDb user votes: 13,779
    - Stars: Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones, Mallory Jansen

    From “This is Us” creator Dan Fogelman comes this musical comedy on ABC, which put a comedic twist on the Middle Ages and only lasted two seasons before getting the axe. It tells the story of a knight named Galavant, who tries to rescue his true love, Madalena, from the evil clutches of King Richard. Neither the musical numbers nor the tongue-in-cheek tonality struck a chord with audiences, and the show continued to dive in the ratings as it progressed.  

  • #63. You're the Worst (2014–2019)

    - IMDb user rating: 8.1
    - IMDb user votes: 22,352
    - Stars: Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges, Kether Donohue

    What begins as a one-night stand becomes something borderline romantic in this inventive series, which mixes comedy and drama to superb effect. Indeed, by exploring the toxic relationship between its two cynical leads, “You’re the Worst” vicariously tackles a range of modern themes.

  • #62. The Goldbergs (2013– )

    - IMDb user rating: 8.1
    - IMDb user votes: 29,549
    - Stars: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia

    Based on the childhood experiences of creator Adam Goldberg, this ABC sitcom presents young Adam and his family in all their eccentric glory. Not only does the series bring the 1980s to life, it even authentically reproduces Adam’s old bedroom, complete with the original posters. Providing narration as present-day Adam is comedian Patton Oswalt.

  • #61. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)

    - IMDb user rating: 8.1
    - IMDb user votes: 37,673
    - Stars: Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Betsy Randle

    This once-popular ABC sitcom centers on an adolescent named Cory Matthews (Ben Savage), who experiences a range of comedic misadventures while coming of age in middle school, high school, and college. In Cory’s orbit are his best friend, Shawn, his principal and neighbor, Mr. Feeny, and his love interest, Topanga. In 2014, the Disney Channel debuted “Girl Meets World,” a follow-up featuring Cory and Topanga as a married couple chronicling the exploits of their daughter, Riley.

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