10 Best 90′s Sitcoms

Wednesday, March 9 by Haliyma Barrow

The 10 best 90's sitcoms will certainly vary from one person to another. The '90s was a groundbreaking time in television history. New genres and niches were explored; minority groups got a voice. This list is compiled in no particular order, highlighting the best of laughter and often tears which was brought into our homes each night.

  1. "Friends" portrayed the lives of the six most caring friends ever on television. Running from 1994 to 2004, the DVD set is still a top seller worldwide. The concept of "Friends" was built on a simple principle of mass appeal and it worked. The show’s international popularity turned the cast into instant superstars. This show is definitely a contender for the number one spot on the ten best 90’s sitcoms.  
  2. "Seinfeld" is another success story which ran from 1990 to 1998. Hilarious and sometimes portraying bizarre situations, the memorable characters crept deep into many hearts. What started as an experiment and focused on no particular subject, resulted in great comedy. The stars of the show reached cult status in many countries around the world.  
  3. "Everybody Loves Raymond" had us in stitches over and over. From a great stand-up-comedian to television extraordinaire, Ray Romano and his excellent supporting cast belong on any ten best 90’s sitcoms list. We came to love the marriage foible and family eccentrics and looked forward to the next 30 minutes when each episode ended. This sitcom ran from 1996 to 2005.  
  4. "The Simpsons" just keep going and going and deservedly makes the ten best 90’s sitcoms list. Endearing characters, enjoyable humor and priceless entertainment. A sitcom that offers appeal to a wide audience of grownups and children alike. This sitcom premiered in 1989 and is the longest running of the ten best 90’s sitcoms and will hopefully keep running for a very long time.  
  5. "Frasier" was definitely a stroke of genius, no pun intended. As one of the most decorated sitcoms in history, "Frasier" offered sharp wit, funny neuroticisms, heartwarming characters and an adorably funny dog. This sitcom ran from 1993 to 2004, earning 37 Emmy Awards and plenty of adoration worldwide.  
  6. "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" in many ways launched big-screen star, Will Smith’s career. Earning audience sympathy with the rags to riches storyline, the cast exceeds all expectations with hilarious comedy. A successful run from 1990-1996 engraved the funky rap theme song into many young minds and even now, this sitcom brings back fond memories.  
  7. "The Nanny" was a modern day twist on “My Fair Lady”meets “The Sound of Music” in a Brooklyn accent. We followed this modern day fairytale, rooting for Fran all the way from day one. The crazy humor, the voice and heartwarming sweetness of this sitcom earns its spot on the ten best 90’s sitcoms list. This sitcom ran from 1993 to 1999.  
  8. "3rd Rock from the Sun" gave the human race a comical and honestly amusing look at itself. Mundane situations and occurrences which we overlook were made poignantly funny. It was nice to laugh at yourself. The excellent cast kept us in stitches from 1996 to 2001 and a ten best 90’s sitcoms list would not be complete without this sitcom.  
  9. "Married with Children" brought dysfunction and humor together like a horse and carriage. The show was in the forefront of controversial sitcoms and had a bright cast. This shining example of what domestic bliss is not aired from 1987 to 1997 and had us in cringing stitches time after time.  
  10. "Ellen" makes it to this ten best 90’s sitcoms list as a pioneering effort in television. "Ellen" deservedly received four Golden Globe nominations and won an array of awards. Very funny, cleverly witty and with touching emotion this sitcom ran from 1994 to 1998.
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COMMENTS

  1. March 9, 2011 10:12 pm

    Dog

    Friends ahead of Seinfeld? Instantly makes this list void.