The 100 Best Sitcoms of All Time

Sitcoms have been comfort food for a lot of people during the pandemic, so this is appropriate . . .“Rolling Stone” has put out a list of the 100 Best Sitcoms of All Time.

For starters, they had to DEFINE a sitcom.  They eliminated sketch shows like “SNL”, and hour-long comedy-dramas like “Freaks and Geeks”.  And even some shorter shows like “The Wonder Years” was cut for being too dramatic.

They were looking for “a consistent group of characters and settings” . . . and considered both how funny they were, and also how much they influenced other shows.  Here’s the Top 20:

 

1.  “The Simpsons”, Fox, 1989-Present

2.  “Cheers”, NBC, 1982-1993

3.  “Seinfeld”, NBC, 1989-1998

4.  “I Love Lucy”, CBS, 1951-1957

5.  “All in the Family”, CBS, 1971-1979

6.  “M*A*S*H”, CBS, 1972-1983

7.  “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, CBS, 1970-1977

8.  “The Honeymooners”, CBS, 1955-1956

9.  “Parks and Recreation”, NBC, 2009-2015

10.  “The Larry Sanders Show”, HBO, 1992-1998

11.  “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, CBS, 1961-1966

12.  “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, HBO, 2000-Present

13.  “Frasier”, NBC, 1993-2004

14.  “The Andy Griffith Show”, CBS, 1960-1968

15.  “Arrested Development”, Fox / Netflix, 2003-2006, 2013-2019

16.  “The Cosby Show”, NBC, 1984-1992

17.  “Taxi”, ABC / NBC, 1978-1983

18.  “30 Rock”, NBC, 2006-2013

19.  “Roseanne”, ABC, 1988-1997

20.  “BoJack Horseman”, Netflix, 2014-2020

 

(Hit up RollingStone.com to see the full Top 100.)