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  • FreemanGriffin
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    1950’s:

    1. I Love Lucy
    2. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
    3. The Jacky Benny Program
    4. December Bride
    5. Mr. Peepers
    6. Our Miss Brooks
    7. The Honeymooners
    8. Father Knows Best
    9. Leave it To Beaver
    10. The Danny Thomas Show

    1960’s

    1. The Dick Van Dyke Show
    2. Green Acres
    3. Car 54, Where Are You?
    4. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
    5. The Lucy Show
    6. Bewitched
    7. Get Smart
    8. The Beverly Hillbillies
    9. The Andy Griffith Show
    10. He & She

    1970’s

    1. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    2. The Bob Newhart Show
    3. All in the Family
    4. Maude
    5. Soap
    6. Rhoda
    7. The Odd Couple
    8. M*A*S*H
    9. Laverne & Shirley
    10. The Brady Bunch

    1980’s

    1. The Golden Girls
    2. Newhart
    3. The Cosby Show
    4. Cheers
    5. Night Court
    6. Designing Women
    7. Taxi
    8. Kate n’ Allie
    9. Family Ties
    10. Valerie/The Hogan Family; My Sister Sam

    1990’s

    1. Frasier
    2. Friends
    3. Wings
    4. Roseanne
    5. Murphy Brown
    6. Step By Step
    7. Seinfeld
    8. Mad About You
    9. Dream On
    10. Cybill

    2000’s

    1. Reba
    2. Everybody Hates Chris
    3. Everybody Loves Raymond
    4. Malcolm In the Middle
    5. The New Adventures of Old Christine
    6. That 70’s Show
    7. Will & Grace
    8. Scrubs
    9. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
    10. 30 Rock

    2010’s

    1. The Middle
    2. Hot In Cleveland

    (I really don’t like the state of situation comedies right now, and find most of the newer shows unfunny and inane)

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    Boidiva02
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    My Picks:

    1980’s:

    1. The Golden Girls
    2. Cheers
    3. The Cosby Show
    4. Night Court
    5. Family Ties
    6. A Different World
    7. Kate & Allie
    8. Newhart
    9. Designing Women
    10. Who’s The Boss?

    1990’s:

    1. Murphy Brown
    2. Roseanne
    3. Friends
    4. Frasier
    5. Seinfeld
    6. Will & Grace
    7. 3rd Rock From The Sun
    8. Ally McBeal
    9. Mad About You
    10. Sex and The City

    2000’s-2010’s: (I’ve combined these two decades due to a lack of strong sitcoms in the second decade).
    1. 30 Rock
    2. Modern Family
    3. Veep
    4. Scrubs
    5. Parks & Recreation
    6. Mom
    7. The Big Bang Theory
    8. The New Adventures of Old Christine
    9. Inside Amy Schumer
    10. Two and A Half Men

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    Brayden Fitzsimmons
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    Was struggling a bit with this and most of mine were British comedies and the 2010s were kinda weak for comedy.

    Excluding hour long dramedies

    1980s

    1. The Golden Girls
    2. Cheers
    3. The Cosby Show
    4. Family Ties
    5. Taxi
    6. A Different World
    7. The Wonder Years
    8. Newhart
    9. Designing Women
    10. Who’s The Boss?

    1990’s:

    1. Sex and the City
    2. Ally McBeal
    3. Frasier
    4. Friends
    5. 3rd Rock From The Sun
    6. Will & Grace
    7. Mad About You
    8. South Park
    9. King of Queens
    10. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

    2000’s

    1. Reba
    2. Scrubs
    3. Two and a Half Men
    4. The Office
    5. The New Adventures of Old Christine
    6. Family Guy
    7. Spin City
    8. How I Met Your Mother
    9. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
    10. 30 Rock

    2010’s:

    1. Veep
    2. Nurse Jackie
    3. Girls
    4. Inside Amy Schumer
    5. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    6. Black-ish
    7. Parks & Recreation
    8. Mom
    9. Bob Burger’s
    10. Scream Queens

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    Andrew Carden
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    ’70s:
    1. All in the Family
    2. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    3. Maude
    4. Happy Days
    5. M*A*S*H*
    6. Laverne & Shirley
    7. Three’s Company
    8. The Carol Burnett Show
    9. The Jeffersons
    10. The Bob Newhart Show

    ’80s:
    1. The Wonder Years
    2. Cheers
    3. Taxi
    4. The Golden Girls
    5. The Facts of Life
    6. Newhart
    7. WKRP in Cincinnati
    8. Designing Women
    9. 227
    10. Buffalo Bill

    ’90s:
    1. Roseanne
    2. Frasier
    3. The Larry Sanders Show
    4. Seinfeld
    5. Murphy Brown
    6. NewsRadio
    7. Evening Shade
    8. Grace Under Fire
    9. 3rd Rock from the Sun
    10. Cybill

    ’00s:
    1. Gilmore Girls
    2. Sex and the City
    3. Curb Your Enthusiasm
    4. 30 Rock
    5. Will & Grace
    6. Malcolm in the Middle
    7. Arrested Development
    8. Monk
    9. The Office
    10. Everybody Loves Raymond

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (1964) – When the Oscars Snubbed Bond and the Beatles

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    Noé
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    Is Bob’s Burgers the best sitcom of the 10s so far? I think so.

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