10 Best Sitcoms Ever

Monday, January 24 by Frances Smith

Learn about the 10 best sitcoms ever and sit back and laugh. Sitcoms, or situation comedies, are television shows that provide an entertaining story line in a funny way. There have been many good sitcoms through the history of television, but some of those shows are great. The combination of good writing, good acting, and believable situations, the crazier the better sometimes, makes for the best sitcoms.

  1. "I Love Lucy." Lucille Ball was an icon. This red haired actress kept us laughing on her television show that ran from 1951 to 1957. Along with Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley, Lucy played the wife to her real-life husband, Desi Arnaz.
  2. "The Office." This television sitcom has been on since 2005. "The Office" is a mockumentary, that is a mock documentary, about life in an office. With heavy hitters like Steve Carrell as Michael Scott, John Krasinski as Jim Halpert, and Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, this sitcom makes office life way better than the real thing.
  3. "All in the Family." This sitcom ran from 1968 to 1979. The Bunker family, Archie Bunker, Edith Bunker, their daughter Gloria and son in law Michael, were played by Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Sally Struthers and Rob Reiner. This politically charged, forward thinking sitcom was one of the best that told the story of the times.
  4. "Frasier." One of the best sitcoms with intelligence is "Frasier." This sitcom, a spinoff of "Cheers," ran from 1993 to 2004. Kelsey Grammar played Dr. Frasier Crane. His father Marty Crane was played by John Mahoney, and Niles Crane, Frasier's brother, was played by David Hyde Pierce.
  5. "Seinfeld." This sitcom of the 1990s was the show about nothing. Basically "Seinfeld" was a show that featured Jerry Seinfeld as himself, a comedian, and his life with his crazy friends. The co-stars were Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards as Elaine, George and Kramer.
  6. "Friends." This sitcom ran from 1994 to 2004. The friends were Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry. The show brought these tight friends from young adulthood to big events like marriage and babies.
  7. "The Simpsons." This animated sitcom has aired for twenty plus years and is going strong. The Simpson family includes Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. Homer is a good old boy with a smart wife and some funny kids.
  8. "MASH." This sitcom ran from 1972 to 1983 and was based on the Korean War. The staff of the Army hospital included Alan Alda as Captain Pierce, Loretta Swit as Hot Lips Houlihan, Jamie Farr as Corporal Klinger, and Harry Morgan as Colonel Potter. The sometimes hilarious sitcom wasn't afraid to show its serious side.
  9. "Cheers." "Cheers" ran from 1982 to 1993. Set in a bar in Boston, "Cheers" was a sitcom that starred Ted Danson as Sam Malone, Shelley Long as Diane Chambers, and Rhea Perlman as Carla. The other bit players included Woody, Norm and Cliff, and Frasier and Lilith.
  10. "Curb Your Enthusiasm." This Larry David show is an HBO sitcom that has been on television since 2000. "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is a show that's not for the faint of heart. Larry is the awkward man that seems to get in his own way more often than not. Co-stars include Cheryl Hines as Larry's wife, Jeff Garlin and Susie Essman as the Greene's.