12 Most Famous Comedy Sitcoms Of All Time

Published on 07th Jun 2021 by BlogBuster Editorial Team

Who doesn’t love a good laugh from time to time! When you need something that will lift your mood and make you laugh so hard that your face hurts, nothing compares to a great comedy sitcom. Comedy movies do the trick as well, but a comedy series makes you always come back for more!

A comedy series helps to know the characters, makes you feel like you can truly escape into their world - and, most importantly, you can binge them for hours (or days), thanks to the many readily available streaming apps.

From classic sitcoms to the fairly modern ones, below a list of some of the best comedy series of all time that will instantly uplift your mood-

Modern Family

Original Run: 2009 to 2020
Making a pilot episode that keeps the audience coming back for more is tough. Making a pilot episode for a comedy sitcom is even tougher. But the creators of Modern Family, Steven Levitan and Christopher Llyod hit it out of the park with its pilot episode. It also makes the audience curious as it is revealed at the end of the premiere that three seemingly separate families we’ve been watching - Jay and Gloria, Phil and Claire, Mitchell and Cam -are all part of the same extended family. Running for 11 seasons, Modern Family is unquestionably one of the top comedy series of all time. The show was popular throughout its run and maintained a loyal fan base. Modern Family is one of the funniest TV shows of all time and bagged the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in each of its first five years.
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The Big Bang Theory

Original Run: 2007 to 2019
Running for 12 seasons with 279 episodes, The Big Bang Theory is one of the funniest TV shows of all time. It chronicles the life of four nerdy, socially awkward friends, Leonard, Sheldon, Howard, Raj and how it takes a wild turn after meeting a waitress cum struggling actress Penny. It is one of the top comedy series of all time that was shot in front of a LIVE audience. The Big Bang Theory received mixed reviews during the first season but the ratings picked up in the second and the third. The sitcom achieved the no. 1 spot during its eleventh season. It was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series from 2011 to 2014 and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series four times for Jim Parsons.
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The Office

Original Run: 2005 to 2013
Let’s travel to Scranton, Pennsylvania to the branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company! The Office is a mockumentary sitcom and a worthy addition to the list of top comedy series of all time. It depicts the everyday work life of the employees of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, who are managed by their eccentric boss, Michael Scott. Filmed with a single setup camera and without a LIVE audience or laugh track, it aimed to give it a documentary-like look. The Office is one of the funniest TV shows of all time due to its relatable commentary on boring, everyday office work. The hilarious one-liners and pranks between the characters Jim (John Krasinski) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) were the highlight of the sitcom.
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How I Met Your Mother

Original Run: 2005 to 2014
Popularly known as HIMYM, How I Met Your Mother is one of the funniest TV shows of all time that ran for a total of 208 episodes. It had some of its best moments when the lonely architect Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor), creatively bent the rules of time, space and reality in his quest for true love. Bringing into the equation his friends Barney, Robin, Lily and Marshall, How I met Your Mother introduced new vanities for urban single life. One of the top comedy series of all time, it was famous throughout its run for the unique structure, humour, and incorporation of dramatic elements.
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Sarabhai vs Sarabhai

Original Run: 2004 to 2006, 2017
Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is one of the funniest TV shows of all time and was way ahead of its time in terms of concept and writing during its initial season. Even today, this sitcom is a pleasure to watch. There is absolutely nothing to complain about this show apart from the fact that it has left us wanting more. The characters, plotline, dialogues and punchlines of the series were very well-written. Each character brought their own eccentricity to the show and shone under the spotlight making Sarabhai vs Sarabhai one of the top comedy series of all time.
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Friends

 

Original Run: 1994 to 2004 (2021- Friends: The Reunion)
Seriously, could we BE any more in love with this show! Friends is one of the top comedy series of all time. The show does not focus on one central character but rather sheds light on the individual life of 6 friends living in NYC. It perfectly shapes and brings to screen the weird time of the twenties when friends become family. Friends is one of the funniest TV shows of all time that is still relatable to the millennial generation after all these years. The recently released interview-like episode, Friends: The Reunion, talks about the idea behind the show, showcases some funny bloopers and certainly brings back a lot of memories!
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Two And A Half Men

Original Run: 2003 to 2015
As the name suggests, Two And A Half Men revolves around a hedonistic jingle writer, Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen), his uptight brother, Alan (Jon Cryer), and Alan's troublesome son, Jake (Angus T. Jones) after they move into Charlie's beachfront Malibu house and complicate his freewheeling life. It is one of the top comedy series of all time and became popular for its solid script, cast performance and funny comebacks. Charlie Sheen garnered a lot of praise for his portrayal of Charlie Sheen in Two And A Half Men. It ran 12 seasons and is one of the funniest TV shows of all time.
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Office Office

Original Run: 2001
Mussaddi Lal (Pankaj Kapur) is probably one of the most memorable characters in the history of Indian television. Office Office is one of the funniest TV shows of all time that revolves around Mussaddi Lal struggling to get his work done at various government offices amid rampant corruption and inefficiency. The sitcom was a satirical take on the prevalent corruption and how the government offices worked in India. Office Office garnered positive responses and a lot of love from the audience for its storyline. The show is remembered even today as one of the top comedy series of all time.
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Tu Tu Main Main

Original Run: 1994 to 2000
Way before the typical saas-bahu serial ruled the national television, Reema Lagoo and Supriya Pilgaonkar presented a hilarious take on the sweet-sour relationship between a saas and her bahu. It is one of the top comedy series of all time that revolves around an assertive mother-in-law and a boisterous daughter-in-law bickering all day long while navigating the highs and lows of their middle-class life. The two women always have some tricks up their sleeves to get on each other’s nerves and make the audience laugh. The comic timings of the lead roles in Tu Tu Main Main made it one of the funniest TV shows of all time.
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Shrimaan Shrimati

 

Original Run: 1994 to 2000
Way before the typical saas-bahu serial ruled the national television, Reema Lagoo and Supriya Pilgaonkar presented a hilarious take on the sweet-sour relationship between a saas and her bahu. It is one of the top comedy series of all time that revolves around an assertive mother-in-law and a boisterous daughter-in-law bickering all day long while navigating the highs and lows of their middle-class life. The two women always have some tricks up their sleeves to get on each other’s nerves and make the audience laugh. The comic timings of the lead roles in Tu Tu Main Main made it one of the funniest TV shows of all time.
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Zabaan Sambhalke

Original Run: 1993 to 1994, 1997 to 1998
Zabaan Sambhalke is one of the oldest and undoubtedly top comedy series of all time. It is an adaptation of the British sitcom Mind Your Language broadcasted in 1977. The show revolves around Mohan Bharti (Pankaj Kapur), an engineer-turned-Hindi professor who is forced to teach the language to students belonging to different parts of the world. Zabaan Sambhalke was popular for its hilarious comebacks and a prime time show in 1993. It had the "I-hate-my-job", "lost-in-translation" and culture shock situations that kept the audience engaged and made it one of the funniest TV shows of all time.
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Dekh Bhai Dekh


Original Run: 1993 to 1994
One of the funniest TV shows of all time, Dekh Bhai Dekh, was produced by the veteran actress Jaya Bachchan. It follows three generations of the Diwan family, who live as an extended family in an ancestral bungalow as they navigate through relationship troubles, business problems, irksome parents, and in-laws. It highlighted the dynamics of a joint family staying in a city in the most hilarious way possible. From Sushma Seth to Shekhar Suman and Deven Bhojani, every character of this one of the top comedy series of all time was equally loved and induced belly-tickling laughter!
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