These will be a list of my favorite funniest American sitcoms and I know cartoon shows are technically sitcoms, but for this purpose I will exclude them.
10. Kenan & Kel
A Nickelodeon comedy show in the 90's. Two hilariously teenage duos who always seem to end up getting into way more trouble than what they bargained for. Originally the two co-stars starred in the tv Nickelodeon comedy sketches "All That" before getting their own show. While Kenan the curly haired one being way smarter than his other friend Kel, both play the moron role perfectly. Which is what primarily made it such a hilarious show. Kenan was always the kid who would try to come up with how to get rich quick schemes. Kel while mostly willing to follow up with the plan at times did not and would cause both to try to come up with their plans their own ways. This was a great show back before Nickelodeon and most tv networks went pg and pc.
9. My Wife and Kids
A sitcom show about a wealthy black man who owns his own trucking company trying to lead his kids to the right path and to make sure they don't make the same mistakes he did during his youth. Each character had their own individual funny good and bad qualities. Michael Kyle (father of the triplets known as the Wayan brothers in real life) the father playing the role perfectly as the dad who always tries to catch his kids in the act doing something they shouldn't be.
8. George Lopez
A tv show about a Mexican family. I really valued the type of father George Lopez played as that was his name on the show and his name in real life. What I really liked about this sitcom was that yes it was mainly about making the viewers laugh while also teaching a moral lesson, like most other sitcoms as well. However this show also did have a few sad episodes. One of my favorite episodes was a sadder episode ironically. After George finally met his father at a office building in Arizona and punched him in the face despite his mother's lack of love for him. A couple episodes later George was faced with a very tough ultimatum. Only he had the same blood type that his father had. So it was either give one of his kidneys to his father who abandoned him at the age of five or have him die. By the time he chose and about to go under the operating table his father died from a stroke. Despite all George ended up doing for him he still got neglected by his passing father by sending him a letter to not show up to his funeral. Saying it would make him look bad in front of his company.
7. That 70's Show
One of many people's favorite tv shows for a reason. Young to mid young actors and actresses playing the role of how teenagers lived their daily lives in the 70's. Eric the main character hanging out with his buddies in his basement always causing mischief. Red Foreman the dad who was an ex soldier during the Vietnam war as tough as he is always ends up letting his son's friends stay and live at his house. Another show where there are a lot of funny characters. Even minor characters such as Leo( Tommy Chong) personally he is my favorite :) him and Red Foreman. There are way too many funny scenes to just choose one as my favorite.
Jerry Seinfeld who is a stand up comedian in real life and on the show. Living with his friend George and Elaine. Adjacent to him his other good crazy friend Kramer. It's difficult to pick a one favorite episode, but basically any episode that involves Newman in it are usually my favorites. I also liked the magic loogie episode where Kramer gets spit on by a famous baseball player parodying the JFK shooting in a perfectly set up satire.
5. Malcolm in the Middle
A show about a really smart gifted boy living with his out of place family. I really loved this show as it reminded me of having similar conflicts that I did with my siblings on the show. I've had a couple favorite episodes one of them being when Malcolm goes to school and has this bully who would keep on picking on him. One day at school he steals his pizza despite it being cold and he loses and punches the fat bully in the face. Only to find out that the kid was younger than him. I also liked this one where Hal the dad was trying to kill a bee and went to the most extreme measures to do so eventually running it over with his car 😂
4. Everybody Loves Raymond
Another really funny show that reminded me of my arguments and fights with my brothers. A lot of the issues I had with my brothers I could really relate to the fights Ray Baron and Robert Baron had with each other. The jealousy, the getting things through my other brothers, the competition we had towards one another. Despite his wives desperation for trying to get rid of Marie and Frank Baron by moving away from them or trying to get them to move away. Ray is always the one who gets spoiled by his mother Marie while treating her other oldest son like 2nd prize. A really funny dysfunctional Italian sitcom. If you haven't watched this show I recommend you do.
I have a feeling most people will think I have bad taste for putting this show at #3 I think it easily earns this spot though. I also don't even think most people on here even heard of this show. Possibly CBS's most underrated show, the writers on here were very good as well as the less known famous actors. The show is about a doctor with a bad temper who also practices bad health habits by eating unhealthy foods and even smoking. Ted Danson as the main character playing Dr. John Becker always seems to have a morally righteous political chip on his shoulder. Despite his lack of patients and short bursts of temper even on his patients throughout the episodes he had showed his deep empathy and compassion for his patients as well. The show mainly almost always starts off with Becker going into the diner to talk about his problems with society to his friends Reggie (the one who owns the diner) Jake (Alex Desert). The show had a lot of funny moments and great actors that unfortunately eventually left the show. When Reggie (Terry Farrell) left the show the ratings really went down along with Bob (Saverio Guerra). Back to what I was saying about the writers, they even in a lot of ways predicted the future of Political correctness and how it was only going to become more PC. Remember that the last episode of this show aired in 2004. As you can see in this short clip how Becker perfectly tackles this social justice warrior who wrote a piece from a newspaper article.
2. Drake & Josh
A Nickelodeon teenage comedy show created by Dan Schneider. Drake Bell playing the character on screen whose name is also Drake but last name as Parker. Josh Peck playing the other brother as Josh Nickels. Josh's father Walter (Jonathan Goldstein) who's married to Audrey Parker (Nancy Sullivan) little trivia here for you guys. These two are married in real life as well. Drake is always the guy who could get any girl he wanted and with ease, he plays guitar really well and even played the opening theme song "I found a Way" for the show. While Josh is the complete opposite he is smart, but very bad with girls. He is the type of guy who if he even asks girls for directions they run away or call the cops on him lol. Despite being step brothers eventually they find a way to get along and really have each others backs like real bros. All the meanwhile they both end up getting badly pranked or just ratted out on by Drake's little sister Megan (Miranda Cosgrove). The show even came out with two of their own movies. I really liked this show even though there was obviously some pg scripting in it they still managed to make it really hilarious.
1. King of Queens
And for number one... King of Queens :). This show had lots of famous and amazing actors in it. I honestly can't even think of one bad episode. A show about two married couples living in Queens, New York whose wife forces him to let her dad live with them in their basement. There are just way too many funny scenes and episodes to pick just one. There was one episode that really stuck in my head for some reason though. Carrie (Leah Remini) had it with her father Arthur (Jerry Stiller) after ruining her job interview. Being truly convinced that she lost her job opportunity at this new law firm she loses it with their dad calling him a lousy selfish father. Finally feeling bad after the aftermath she sends Doug to try and apologize. However finding out the only way for her dad to comeback was if he could make everything right again by fixing everything with her peers such as her teachers and bosses. So Doug along with Holly the dog walker (Nicole Sullivan) disguise their voices and Doug buying dozens of different cell phones pretending to be all the past teachers and bosses and even her ex boyfriends pretending to be them and accepting Arthur's apology not knowing its Doug and Holly. Here is a compilation from their last episode.
Here is Watchmojo's list of top ten best sitcoms
Do you agree with my list? What were your favorite Sitcom shows?