This is tricky, but @andersun fairly called my bluff Overrated Things (You Hateful Thaaang; or t.o.w. I Channel Lewis Black). Keep in mind that I do like Seinfeld, but I don't think it should just always go right to the top of any list.
  1. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  2. The Golden Girls
  3. The Larry Sanders Show
  4. I Love Lucy
  5. All in the Family
  6. Arrested Development
  7. The Dick Van Dyke Show
  8. Maude
  9. General considerations:
    Cultural relevance at the time. Writing. Casting. Performance. Consistency. Edginess. Innovation. Whether it holds up.