Favorite 90's Sitcoms

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Get ready for the laugh tracks! On this episode (180) we draft and rank our "Favorite 90's Sitcoms". We do let current shows slide since the majority of the series run is during 1990-1999. Find us on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify.

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1. Saved by the Bell (1989–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A close-knit group of six friends get through their teens together while attending Bayside High School in Palisades, California.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies

Votes: 31,717

Mike's 1st Pick (1st Overall)

2. Full House (1987–1995)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A widowed broadcaster raises his three daughters with assistance from his rock'n'roll brother-in-law and his madcap best friend.

Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 52,745

Sean's 1st Pick (2nd Overall)

3. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An adolescent with two siblings tests his various theories about life as he endures the trials of growing up alongside a good friend.

Stars: Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Betsy Randle

Votes: 38,768

Matt's 1st Pick (3rd Overall)

4. Home Improvement (1991–1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family

The daily trials and tribulations of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, a television show host raising three mischievous boys with help from his loyal co-host, loving wife, and eccentric neighbor.

Stars: Tim Allen, Earl Hindman, Taran Noah Smith, Zachery Ty Bryan

Votes: 39,773

Matt's 2nd Pick (4th Overall)

5. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Follows the personal and professional lives of six twenty to thirty-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 820,451

Sean's 2nd Pick (5th Overall)

6. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A streetwise, poor young man from Philadelphia is sent by his mother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their Bel-Air mansion.

Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali

Votes: 121,281

Mike's 2nd Pick (6th Overall)

7. The Drew Carey Show (1995–2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

A sitcom about Drew's personal and professional life.

Stars: Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Kathy Kinney, Ryan Stiles

Votes: 16,077

Mike's 3rd Pick (7th Overall)

8. Married... with Children (1987–1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal, Amanda Bearse

Votes: 96,316

Sean's 3rd Pick (8th Overall)

9. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the third planet from the sun.

Stars: John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart

Votes: 46,858

Matt's 3rd Pick (9th Overall)

10. Sister, Sister (1994–1999)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Tia Landry and Tamera Campbell are twins separated at birth who learn of each other's existence and come together as teenagers.

Stars: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jackée Harry, Tim Reid

Votes: 11,176

Honorable Mention - Matt

11. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

Bumbling, childlike Mr. Bean has trouble completing the simplest of tasks in day-to-day life, but his perseverance and resourcefulness frequently allow him to find ingenious ways around problems.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll, Matilda Ziegler, Matthew Ashforde

Votes: 102,186

Honorable Mention - Matt

12. NewsRadio (1995–1999)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio, New York's #2 news radio station.

Stars: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney

Votes: 13,353

Honorable Mention - Matt

13. Blossom (1990–1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A teenage girl living in a house run by men dreams what life would be like if she lived in a more conventional family.

Stars: Mayim Bialik, Jenna von Oÿ, Joey Lawrence, Ted Wass

Votes: 6,864

Honorable Mention - Matt

14. Mad About You (1992–2019)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Mad About You centers on the trials and tribulations of a married couple living in New York.

Stars: Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow, Leila Kenzle

Votes: 20,956

Honorable Mention - Matt

15. Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996–2003)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

When a sixteen-year-old high school student finds out she's a witch, her two aunts offer guidance on how to control her newly-discovered magical powers.

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, Nick Bakay

Votes: 34,223

Honorable Mention - Matt

16. Spin City (1996–2002)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

Mike Flaherty, the Deputy Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media. Mike is later succeeded by Charlie Crawford.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Richard Kind

Votes: 26,395

Honorable Mention - Matt

17. Caroline in the City (1995–1999)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

Caroline Duffy is a successful cartoonist living in Manhattan whose comic strip "Caroline in the City" has become a huge hit. The strip is based on her own life, and the people in it - her ... See full summary »

Stars: Lea Thompson, Malcolm Gets, Amy Pietz, Eric Lutes

Votes: 3,323

Honorable Mention - Matt

18. Growing Pains (1985–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother.

Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Jeremy Miller

Votes: 13,471

Honorable Mention - Sean

19. Step by Step (1991–1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Two families become one, step by step.

Stars: Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call, Staci Keanan

Votes: 12,650

Honorable Mention - Sean

20. Martin (1992–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sassy sitcom centering on radio and television personality Martin Payne. Series focuses on his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam and escapades with best friends Tommy and Cole.

Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Thomas Mikal Ford, Carl Anthony Payne II

Votes: 7,632

Honorable Mention - Sean

21. The Wayans Bros. (1995–1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The wacky escapades of brothers Shawn and Marlon Williams, along with their wise but eccentric father.

Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, John Witherspoon, Anna Maria Horsford

Votes: 4,381

Honorable Mention - Sean

22. In the House (1995–1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Once famous football player must rent part of his house in order to support himself. A single mother and her two kids are the latest tenants. He also owns a sports clinic that he barely manages to run with a little help from his friends.

Stars: LL Cool J, Maia Campbell, Alfonso Ribeiro, Kim Wayans

Votes: 967

Honorable Mention - Sean

23. Dharma & Greg (1997–2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

A free-spirited yoga instructor finds true love in a conservative lawyer and they get married on the first date. Though they are polar opposites, he fulfills her need of stability and she fulfills his need of optimism.

Stars: Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray, Mimi Kennedy

Votes: 28,437

Honorable Mention - Sean

24. Family Matters (1989–1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Winslow family deal with various misadventures, many of them caused by their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Darius McCrary

Votes: 24,614

Honorable Mention - Mike

25. That '70s Show (1998–2006)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A comedy revolving around a group of teenage friends, their mishaps, and their coming of age, set in 1970s Wisconsin.

Stars: Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson

Votes: 153,831

Honorable Mention - Mike

26. Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Hot-tempered journalist Maya got herself fired yet again. Unable to find a job anywhere else and facing eviction, she is forced to go work for Blush, her father's fashion magazine.

Stars: Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni, George Segal, Wendie Malick

Votes: 17,911

Honorable Mention - Mike

27. Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

American comedy with the larger-than-life teacher and his housemates.

Stars: Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete, Sandra Quarterman, Marquise Wilson

Votes: 2,667

Honorable Mention - Mike

28. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

This show follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have televisions, refrigerators, et cetera. The only humans around are cavemen, who are viewed as pets and wild animals.

Stars: Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger, Leif Tilden

Votes: 16,149

Honorable Mention - Mike

29. Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990–1993)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

For a cool high school kid and his friends, thwarting authority figures and other enemies is not a problem.

Stars: Corin Nemec, Billy Jayne, Troy W. Slaten, Melanie Chartoff

Votes: 5,066

Honorable Mention - Mike



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