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Honeymooners or King of Queens?Are you ready for the biggest sitcom battle in history?

To start things off, we’ve put together a selection of what we think are the top sitcoms of all time. How did we come up with them? Well…

We started by putting together our own personal lists of greatest sitcoms and then scanned numerous “expert” lists that have been assembled over the years. Next, we looked at the top 30 ratings over the past 50+ years and then, added in any sitcom that lasted for at least seven seasons (they must have been doing something right!). Finally, we added in your suggestions. We may not have every show but we’ve got more than 200 top contenders.

In the case where there was some question about whether a show was a drama or a sitcom, we looked at the show’s Emmy history. For example, Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives have been nominated as “Best Comedy” so they are eligible. Boston Legal, on the other hand, was considered a drama.

Now, as we move on to the voting, we’re putting it all in your hands. There are lots of sitcoms to choose from but that won’t last long.

For this round, we’ve grouped the shows by decade. If a show initially aired in more than one, we put it in the decade when most of its episodes aired. For most decades, we split the choices up into two polls. For the 2000’s, we broke them up into four because there were just so many.

At the end of this round, we’ll take the top vote-getters from each decade and pit them against one another. The winners of those groupings will then compete against one another, and so on, until we have the show that you think is the greatest sitcom in TV history.

You can vote only once for each poll but don’t worry, we’ll start the next round of voting on Monday, April 19th. So, please get busy! You’ve got some tough choices to make!

NOTE: This round is now closed. Please go to round two!

Choose the best 1950's sitcom from this list:

  • The Honeymooners (66%)
  • The Goldbergs (0%)
  • The Burns and Allen Show (10%)
  • The Gail Storm Show (0%)
  • Father Knows Best (12%)
  • December Bride (0%)
  • Bachelor Father (0%)
  • Amos n' Andy (4%)
  • The Adven. of Ozzie & Harriet (8%)

Total Votes: 681

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Choose the best 1950's sitcom from this list:

  • The Phil Silvers Show (4%)
  • Our Miss Brooks (1%)
  • My Little Margie (1%)
  • Mr. Peepers (0%)
  • Mama (I Remember Mama) (1%)
  • Make Room for Danny (0%)
  • Leave It to Beaver (13%)
  • The Jack Benny Show (4%)
  • I Love Lucy (76%)

Total Votes: 743

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Choose the best 1960's sitcom from this list:

  • Gomer Pyle, USMC (1%)
  • Gilligan's Island (13%)
  • Get Smart (12%)
  • The Flintstones (10%)
  • Family Affair (1%)
  • The Doris Day Show (0%)
  • The Donna Reed Show (1%)
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show (16%)
  • Dennis the Menace (0%)
  • Bewitched (11%)
  • The Beverly Hillbillies (6%)
  • Batman (6%)
  • The Andy Griffith Show (17%)
  • The Addams Family (6%)

Total Votes: 794

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Choose the best 1960's sitcom from this list:

  • That Girl (4%)
  • Petticoat Junction (2%)
  • The Patty Duke Show (1%)
  • My Three Sons (5%)
  • My Favorite Martian (3%)
  • The Munsters (11%)
  • The Monkees (8%)
  • Mister Ed (4%)
  • Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (2%)
  • The Lucy Show (8%)
  • I Dream of Jeannie (25%)
  • Hogan's Heroes (18%)
  • Hazel (1%)
  • Green Acres (8%)

Total Votes: 759

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Choose the best 1970's sitcom from this list:

  • Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1%)
  • M*A*S*H (33%)
  • Laverne & Shirley (2%)
  • The Jeffersons (4%)
  • Here's Lucy (0%)
  • Happy Days (17%)
  • Good Times (2%)
  • Fernwood 2 Night (0%)
  • Fawlty Towers (6%)
  • Eight is Enough (1%)
  • Chico and the Man (0%)
  • The Brady Bunch (8%)
  • The Bob Newhart Show (5%)
  • Barney Miller (2%)
  • All In The Family (18%)
  • Alice (1%)

Total Votes: 808

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Choose the best 1970's sitcom from this list:

  • WKRP in Cincinnati (12%)
  • What's Happening!! (1%)
  • Welcome Back, Kotter (4%)
  • Three's Company (19%)
  • Soap (4%)
  • Sanford and Son (7%)
  • Rising Damp (UK) (1%)
  • The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (0%)
  • Rhoda (0%)
  • Police Squad (2%)
  • The Partridge Family (2%)
  • The Odd Couple (7%)
  • The Muppet Show (14%)
  • Mork and Mindy (8%)
  • Maude (3%)
  • Mary Tyler Moore (16%)

Total Votes: 779

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Choose the best 1980's sitcom from this list:

  • It's a Living (0%)
  • The Hogan Family (Valerie) (0%)
  • Growing Pains (3%)
  • The Golden Girls (13%)
  • Gimme a Break (0%)
  • Full House (8%)
  • Family Ties (7%)
  • The Facts of Life (2%)
  • Diff'rent Strokes (2%)
  • The Cosby Show (21%)
  • Cheers (29%)
  • Charles in Charge (1%)
  • Bosom Buddies (1%)
  • Blackadder (4%)
  • Benson (1%)
  • Amen (0%)
  • ALF (7%)
  • 227 (1%)

Total Votes: 855

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Choose the best 1980's sitcom from this list:

  • Who's the Boss? (11%)
  • Webster (1%)
  • Too Close for Comfort (0%)
  • Taxi (18%)
  • Sledge Hammer (2%)
  • Silver Spoons (1%)
  • Roseanne (18%)
  • Perfect Strangers (3%)
  • One Day at a Time (2%)
  • Night Court (15%)
  • Newhart (9%)
  • My Two Dads (1%)
  • Mr. Belvedere (1%)
  • Moonlighting (8%)
  • Mama's Family (4%)
  • The Love Boat (5%)
  • Kate & Allie (1%)
  • It's Your Move (0%)

Total Votes: 816

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Choose the best 1990's sitcom from this list:

  • Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (0%)
  • Hail to the Chief (0%)
  • Grace Under Fire (1%)
  • The Golden Palace (0%)
  • Friends (32%)
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (14%)
  • Freaks and Geeks (5%)
  • Frasier (15%)
  • Family Matters (3%)
  • Evening Shade (0%)
  • Empty Nest (1%)
  • Ellen (1%)
  • Doogie Howser MD (1%)
  • Dinosaurs (1%)
  • A Different World (1%)
  • Designing Women (4%)
  • Dear John (0%)
  • Coach (4%)
  • California Dreams (0%)
  • Boy Meets World (6%)
  • Blossom (0%)
  • Action (1%)
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun (10%)

Total Votes: 892

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Choose the best 1990's sitcom from this list:

  • The Wonder Years (5%)
  • Wings (2%)
  • Two Guys and a Girl (1%)
  • The Steve Harvey Show (1%)
  • Step By Step (1%)
  • Sports Night (2%)
  • Spin City (2%)
  • Smart Guy (0%)
  • Sister, Sister (0%)
  • Seinfeld (32%)
  • Saved By The Bell (4%)
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1%)
  • Red Dwarf (3%)
  • Northern Exposure (3%)
  • NewsRadio (3%)
  • The Nanny (3%)
  • Murphy Brown (5%)
  • Martin (1%)
  • Married With Children (15%)
  • Mad About You (2%)
  • Living Single (1%)
  • Keeping Up Appearances (1%)
  • Home Improvement (12%)

Total Votes: 879

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Choose the best 2000's sitcom from this list:

  • Coupling (UK) (2%)
  • Cougar Town (3%)
  • Community (3%)
  • The Class (1%)
  • The Big Bang Theory (31%)
  • Better Off Ted (3%)
  • The Bernie Mac Show (6%)
  • Becker (6%)
  • Back to You (1%)
  • Arrested Development (17%)
  • Andy Richtor Controls the Universe (0%)
  • All of Us (0%)
  • According to Jim (7%)
  • Accidentally on Purpose (1%)
  • 30 Rock (14%)
  • 8 Simple Rules (5%)

Total Votes: 836

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Choose the best 2000's sitcom from this list:

  • How I Met Your Mother (21%)
  • Hannah Montana (1%)
  • Girlfriends (0%)
  • George Lopez (3%)
  • Gary Unmarried (1%)
  • The Game (1%)
  • Futurama (7%)
  • Family Guy (17%)
  • Extras (2%)
  • Everybody Loves Raymond (23%)
  • Everybody Hates Chris (2%)
  • The Drew Carey Show (7%)
  • Drake & Josh (1%)
  • Do Not Disturb (0%)
  • Dharma & Greg (5%)
  • Desperate Housewives (9%)

Total Votes: 880

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Choose the best 2000's sitcom from this list:

  • Reba (7%)
  • The Parkers (0%)
  • The Office (US) (19%)
  • The Office (UK) (4%)
  • New Adven. of Old Christine (2%)
  • Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (1%)
  • My Wife & Kids (1%)
  • My Name is Earl (7%)
  • Modern Family (11%)
  • The Middle (1%)
  • Malcolm in the Middle (7%)
  • The King of the Hill (4%)
  • The King of Queens (20%)
  • Just Shoot Me (6%)
  • It’s Always Sunny in Phila. (7%)
  • The IT Crowd (3%)

Total Votes: 848

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Choose the best 2000's sitcom from this list:

  • Will & Grace (11%)
  • Undeclared (1%)
  • Two and a Half Men (22%)
  • Trailer Park Boys (1%)
  • Titus (2%)
  • 'Til Death (1%)
  • That's So Raven (1%)
  • That '70s Show (10%)
  • South Park (8%)
  • Sons of Tucson (1%)
  • Some of My Best Friends (0%)
  • The Simpsons (18%)
  • Sex and the City (7%)
  • Scrubs (13%)
  • Samantha Who? (3%)
  • Rules of Engagement (1%)

Total Votes: 864

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What do you think? Which show do you think will be the big winner? Any predictions?

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