10 Best Television Sitcoms Of The 80′s

Monday, January 24 by Jennifer Wright

The ten best television sitcoms of the 80's were shows that when thought about now cause fond memories to surface. When trying to remember these sitcoms, a little help was needed to pick the most loved ones. So, via Facebook polling, here is a list of ten best television sitcoms from the 1980’s.

  1. Roseanne.” “Roseanne” was aired from 1988 until 1997. Starring Roseanne Bar and John Goodman, this 1980’s sitcom centered on the Connor Family. “Roseanne” is a very real show about the mishaps and events involved with a working class family.
  2. “Who’s the Boss.” “Who’s the Boss” stars Tony Danza, Alyssa Milano, Judith Light and Katherine Helmond. Airing a long stretch of time between 1984 and 1992, this sitcom from the eighties was about a single father who became a live in housekeeper for a single mother. Between the four of them, and Angela’s mother, life is quite interesting and eventful.
  3. “Family Ties.”“Family Ties” aired from 1982 until 1989. Starring Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman and Michael J. Fox, this sitcom is about a couple of ex-hippies who are trying to raise their three kids. But, their kids have very different views. Obviously, the family faces many obstacles and conflicts with each episode. “Family Ties” was one of the best television sitcoms of the eighties.
  4. “Cheers.” “Cheers” was one of the best sitcoms in the eighties. Airing from 1982 until 1993 and starring Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson and many more, this sitcom is centered in a bar called “Cheers.” “Cheers” the bar sees many different characters come and go. Each day, “Cheers” sees the same regulars who have become somewhat of a little family after spending so much time together.
  5. “Married with Children.” “Married with Children” aired from 1987 until 1997. Starring Ed O’Neill and Katey Sagal, this television sitcom of the eighties is about your typical “white trash” family just trying to make it. Al Bundy sells shoes, while his money grubbing wife spends all his money on her material things. Their kids are no better, as one of them is a complete airhead, and their son is self absorbed and (like most teenage boys) always chasing after girls.
  6. Alf.” Starrin Paul Fusco as “Alf,” this show aired from 1986 until 1990. “Alf” was a 1980’s sitcom about a furry alien from the planet Melmac who lives with the Tanners. The Tanners are a normal family, but end up having quite a time trying to keep Alf a secret.
  7. “Full House.” “Full House” aired from 1987 until 1995. Starring Bob Saget, Dave   Coulier, John Stamos. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson, "Full House" was a funny sitcom about a single dad trying to raise his three kids alone when his sister’s brother. The six of them end up being a real family, with all the mishaps that go hand in hand with family.
  8. “Growing Pains.” “Growing Pains” aired from 1985 until 1992. Starring Kirk Cameron, Alan Thicke and Joanna Kerns, “Growing Pains” is also one of the best television sitcoms in the eighties. “Growing Pains” is another sitcom about two parents raising their four kids and the kids seem to do nothing but find trouble.
  9. “The Cosby Show.” “The Cosby Show,” starring Bill Cosby, aired from 1984 until 1992. “The Cosby Show” is one of the best television sitcoms from the eighties. A doctor, his wife and their five kids really show us what parenting with humor means.
  10. “Silver Spoons.” “Silver Spoons” aired from 1982 until 1987. It stars Rick Schroder as Ricky Stratton, a twelve year old boy who moves in with his millionaire father. Ricky seems to be the one raising his father though, because his father loves his money and toys. But in the end, they both end up teaching each other life lessons.
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COMMENTS

  1. January 24, 2011 9:05 am

    Gore

    TAXI was better than any one of those shows……….TONY DANZA? what a creep.