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40 Best TV Comedies of All Time: In One Sentence Each

Updated on May 31, 2016
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1. I Love Lucy

Everybody loves a redhead, even in black and white.

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2. The Honeymooners

Domestic violence never sounded so catchy.

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3. The Andy Griffith Show

The theme song alone makes me want to go fishing.

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4. The Dick Van Dyke Show

The arrangement of furniture is quite important.

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5. Bewitched

Reality wasn't extremely important in the Sixties.

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6. The Beverly Hillbillies

Fossil fuels used to be a little less regulated.

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7. The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

Happiness is a man who can make you laugh and cry at the same time.

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8. All in the Family

We could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.

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9. M*A*S*H

During a war is probably when you could use a good laugh the most.

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10. The Bob Newhart Show

Always watch a show to the very end.

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11. The Mary Tyler Moore Show

My hat's off to this one.

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12. The Jeffersons

Moving on up and getting on down.

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13. Good Times

The original Survivor.

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14. Saturday Night Live

In actuality, primetime wasn't ready for them.

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15. Three's Company

Don't always believe what you hear.

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16. Taxi

Lost in the city.

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17. Cheers

Come for the beer, stay for the conversation.

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18. The Cosby Show

Taking it all in stride.

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19. Family Ties

What would we do without love and capitalism?

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20. The Golden Girls

Old people are just young people in the future.

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21. Roseanne

Started at the bottom.

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22. Seinfeld

Why would we want to help somebody?

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23. The Simpsons

Join the Navy.

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24. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Your prince is definitely in effect.

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25. In Living Color

Let me show you something...

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26. Frasier

Intellectually speaking, a serving of scrambled eggs might clear that right up.

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27. The Late Show with David Letterman

I wouldn't give his problems to a monkey on a rock.

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28. Friends

How many of us have them?

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29. Everybody Loves Raymond

It's not really about the kids.

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30. Sex and the City

Always dress for the occasion.

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31. Curb Your Enthusiasm

Society has a lot of stupid little rules.

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32. Arrested Development

There's always money in the banana stand.

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33. The Office

I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.

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34. How I Met Your Mother

Wait for it.

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35. 30 Rock

What if the Germans won?

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36. The Big Bang Theory

13.7 billion years in the making.

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37. Modern Family

Timing is everything.

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38. Parks and Recreation

If government could solve problems we wouldn't need government.

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39. Louie

Life is pretty much just watching other people die.

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40. Orange is the New Black

Every story has a beginning.

Is this really the best of the best?

Did I miss one? If yes leave me a comment and tell me your favorite shows!

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