Top 10 Comedy Sitcoms of All Time

Comedy is just a genre, creating a life out of it is talent. Audiences love something they can laugh on and laugh with, and take interest in things they can relate to. This list of Top 10 Comedy Sitcoms of All Time was very hard to organize, as every single sitcom mentioned below was a revolution in itself. Incorporated with the best storyline, remarkable characters and great punch lines, these shows kept us glued for years. Falling off the chairs would be a very common sight whenever any character pops up on the screen and springs up a dialogue. That good are these sitcoms, and they still have a massive fan-following. The actors brought life into a simple storyline, and imprinted their impact on our lives in a big-hearted way. Here is enlisted the Top 10 Comedy TV Shows of All Time to calm your wits and let you grin in the most heartfelt way ever!


 Top 10 Comedy Series of All Time


1. Friends


– Network: NBC
Air Dates: September 22, 1994–May 6, 2004
Country of Origin: USA
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry

There was nothing more exciting than the theme song “I’ll Be There For You” playing in the background with Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe dancing in front of a fountain! F.R.I.E.N.D.S started a revolution amongst the monotonous daily soap drama, and was a phenomenon for the world with its refreshing comical touch, deepened love and friendship stories, high-rated “Could it be more..” punches and “How You Doin?” loyal audiences.

“We were on a breakkkkk!!!!!!”- Anyone gets a clue?


2. Everybody Loves Raymond

Everybody Loves Raymond

Network: CBS
Air Dates: September 13, 1996–May 16, 2005
Country of Origin: USA
Starring: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Peter Boyle, Doris Roberts

Who would have thought that domestic headaches could deliver the best of laughter? With Stand-up comedian turned TV star Ray Romano in the lead, a complicated married life with kids and family turned out as a great theme for a comedy sitcom. Ray Barone is a free-spirited man with his wife Debra entangled within the cobwebs of domestic life with kids and in-laws constantly testing her patience. The main attraction is his brother, Robert, who can’t hide his jealousy over his mother loving and preferring his younger brother over him. You must remember these lines:

Robert Barone: I’m a cop and live with my parents. I’m on a constant diet of human suffering!


3. Seinfeld


Network: NBC
Air Dates: July 5, 1989–May 14, 1998
Country of Origin: USA
Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

You wouldn’t want these people to be your friends’ friends, EVER! These four miserably neurotic characters of Seinfeld, one of the Top 10 Comedy TV Shows of All Time, created comically-upright havoc in the lives of people with their bizarre methods, uncompromising ethics, hilarious punches and unethical timing. Man hands, a puffy shirt, Sponge worthy, Man fur, Candy line-up- so many short-hands we can never escape! With a standardized frame, this was a breath of fresh air! Maybe this would ring a bell-

George: Yeah! I figured since I was lying about my income for a couple of years, I could afford a fake house in the Hamptons.


4. How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother

Network: CBS
Air Dates: September 19, 2005–March 31, 2014
Country of Origin: USA
Starring: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Cristin Milioti

How I Met Your Mother is a new-age comedy drama with craziness, every awesome-ness, “Legend-Wait-For-It-Dary” situations and the best of humour in one single sitcom. The absurdity has always been eccentric like the characters, and extraordinary like the cast, save for Barney Stinson aka Neil Patrick Harris aka “I’m Awesome”, and Jason Segel aka “In-Love” Marshall, whose careers bloomed after this comedy sitcom. This line actually was the quote of the millennium:

Barney– It’s going to be legen…wait for it…and I hope you’re not lactose-intolerant cause the second half of that word is…dairy!


5. Taxi


– Network: ABC (1978–1982), NBC (1982–1983)
– Air Dates: September 12, 1978–June 15, 1983
– Country of Origin: USA
– Starring: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Tony Danza, Randall Carver, Christopher Lloyd, Carol Kane, Andy Kaufman

Taxi turns out as a classic portent and served as a platform for stars such as Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd and many more to launch their prosperous careers. With the introduction of Alex Rieger, a disillusioned cab driver, Elaine Nardo, a single mother working at an art gallery, Tony Banta, a boxer with a dropping record, Bobby Wheeler, a struggling actor, John Burns and “Reverend Jim” Ignatowski, an aged hippie minister, as the main cast, the show was filled with humorous conversations, the amusing daily life monotony, and Louie DePalma’s abusive behaviour and contempt.

PS– You would be amused to ride with a cab driver who actually creates sculptures out of bird’s excreta which means the world to him!!!!


6. I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

Network: CBS
Air Dates: October 15, 1951–May 6, 1957
Country of Origin: USA
Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley, Keith Thibodeaux

It’s her face that made the world fall in love! Her larger-than-life antics, swarming pouts, wide and tight smiles with quantities of chocolates was the face we all fell in love with. For six consecutive years, Lucille Ball made us giggle and gained our adoration when the whole world was busy figuring out how to charm viewers’’ attention on national TV. Playing the wife to Ricky (real-life husband Desi Arnaz), a singer/band leader, Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) would go out of her wits to curb her unsatisfied zeal for stardom instead of being just a simple housewife and mother to her kids.

No one can forget her saying, “Ricky, I’d like you to meet my second first husband.”


7. Mr Bean

Mr Bean

Network: ITV
Air Dates: 1 January 1990 – 15 December 1995
Country of Origin: UK
Starring: Rowan Atkinson

Created by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, Rowan Atkinson brought the exploitive character of Mr Bean to life on the larger-than-life canvas and was termed as one of the Top 10 Funniest Sitcoms. Explained as “a child in a grown man’s body”, Mr Bean rarely spoke throughout the episodes, had an enchanted love for his soft-toy, Teddy, with whom he would often talk, carried even the smallest task with abruptive steps, often creating havoc! Even with no dialogues, we fell for Bean and his most outrageous antics.

How can someone forget the scene where Mr Bean sat on the sofa chair on the rooftop of his car and steered the car through a mop with outmost perfection!


8. That ’70s Show

That '70s Show

Network: Fox
Air Dates: August 23, 1998–May 18, 2006
Country of Origin: USA
Starring: Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon, Danny Masterson, Wilmer Valderrama, Kurtwood Smith, Debra Jo Rupp, Tanya Roberts, Tommy Chong, Don Stark

What made “That ’70s Show” so good and entertaining? Boys and girls in bell-bottom jeans, hilarious conversations, teenagers chilling while figuring out their life goals amidst political disturbances and love affairs and romances- these are certain facts which allowed the audiences to connect with the show’s theme. Not to forget, the show gave us some of the reputed and successful Hollywood stars and created some memorable characters to grace the TV. Maybe this line will ring a nostalgic bell?!

Red Forman: What have I said about comparing your sister to the Devil?
Eric: That it’s offensive to the Devil?


9. The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory

Network: CBS
Air Dates: September 24, 2007–present
Country of Origin: USA
Starring: Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Sara Gilbert, Melissa Rauch, Mayim Bialik

The Big Bang Theory blended stereotypical science, technology, humour and “normal” human emotions into one big pot, and created one “big-bang” sitcom which charmed the audience with its authenticity. A nervous Indian who doesn’t know how to talk to women without being drunk, an aspiring-yet-dumb blonde, a socially-out casted genius, an in-love scientist and an outrageous “I-Went-To-Space” engineer made up a whole punch living in Pasadena, California. With a girl teaching the boys how to be socially acceptable with their geeky effects and super complex scientific words of Sheldon Cooper took the series to a whole new comical level and is considered as one of the Top 10 Comedy Series of All Time.

Our Whole Universe is in a Hot, Dense State……. You know the rest, right?


10. Arrested Development

Arrested Development

Network: Fox
Air Dates: November 2, 2003–February 10, 2006
Country of Origin: USA
Starring: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter

Said to be one of the Top Comedies on TV of modern times, this show represented the best comedy genres at that very time, and is still considered to an unrivalled sitcom ever!!! The show narrates the life of Bluth family, a bunch of narcissists and selfish slackers with the patriarch, George Bluth Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) getting “arrested” in a white-collar criminal case. The punch lines were as smooth as the storyline, and the threading call-back jokes were the highlights. An inspiring ensemble cast weaved magic into the characters with an awesome comic timing. A little reminiscence for you-

Michael: I really think the reason you and I always fight is that, since we were little, Dad’s always played us off each other.
Gob: Dad always said that was your fault.

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