Best Sitcoms Ever

Purely subjective, tainted by my personal perspective. Not in any order.
  1. Mork and Mindy
    Our introduction to Robin Williams. The world has never been the same.
  2. Cheers
    A boy and his bar. I love the irony of a recovering alcoholic owning and operating a bar. So much to work with...
  3. Third Rock from the Sun
    A total introspective look at the human race, or at least Midwestern America.
  4. The Beverly Hillbillies
    Back when things were really simple. There was no race, ethnic or sex/gender issues (or so we were led to believe). Just class social status, and that didn't matter if you had money! All the spin-offs that came with this: Green Acres, Petticoat Junction
  5. Hogan's Heros
    You know that at some point in time there was a meeting where the suggestion was made to put a sitcom in a WWII prisoner of war camp in the middle of Germany, and make it funny. Compared to what we have today, it appears genius.
  6. Friends
    A pretty good attempt to make porn mainstream. The characters never became cartoonish like what usually happens with long running programs.
  7. M*A*S*H
    You know that at some point in time there was s meeting where it was suggested to make a sitcom located in an Army hospital in a war zone during the Korean conflict. And make it funny.
  8. Seinfeld
    You could count on this show never preaching. Kramer is one of the great TV characters of all time.
  9. WKRP in Cincinnati
    Another fun ensemble cast that was just fun.
  10. Big Bang Theory
    Probably as well written a script as there is on television today. Hopefully these characters will not become cartoons of themselves.
  11. Gilligan's Island
    That Professor was brilliant! Recharging batteries with coconuts and a stationary bicycle. Pure magic.
  12. The Munsters
    Everyone was an oddball outsider completely accepted and comfortable with who they were.
  13. The Addams Family
    Never before or since has a husband been so over the moon in love with his wife.
  14. The Monkees
    A made-for-TV band that had some skills. Too made it got buried under all that kitsch.
  15. Get Smart
    The American response to James Bond.