10.  Full House The show had great family lessons and values.  It was actually pretty funny as well (at least when I was younger).  Too bad every family couldn’t resolve their problems in 30 minutes or less.

9.  Frasier – This spin-off of Cheers is usually in the Top 5 in people’s lists, but I never watched the show.  I do like Kesley Grammer, however.  The few episodes I did watch were funny…especially the father.  You gotta love old, senile men who have nothing better to do than give their sons a hard time.

8. Family Matters – There is a Steve Urkel in all of our hearts.  If anyone’s heart didn’t melt when the show ended and Steve and Laura ended up together, then you are cold and unemotional.  The show dealt with some tense themes from time to time, but had quite a warm feeling overall.

7.  Coach – Not wildly successful, but still a great sports sitcom with Craig T. Nelson and Jerry Van Dyke.  From Minnesota to Florida, Coach Fox won and showed everyone how to have fun doing it.

6.  Saved by the Bell – Let’s just admit it right now.  We all watched the show.  Be honest.  Zach Morris was a stud and we all knew that he and Kelly would end up together.  And, if for no other reason that the size of Zach’s cell phone, this show should be on the list.

5.  Boy Meets World – By the time the show ended, Corey Matthews was no longer a boy.  In fact, he was married.  The show had great one-liners and the main female star was named “Topanga”–how cool is that?

4.  Friends – This show had the most caring, loving, and compassionate group of friend that TV has ever seen.  One knock against it: it was set in New York and I’m pretty sure I never saw a black person.  Oops.

3.  Home Improvement – What time is it?  Tool Time!  Who wouldn’t like watching a show where the star makes a fool of himself and never correctly interprets his neighbor’s wise advice?  Tim Allen got his start here and gave himself instant credibility as a great comedy actor.

2.  Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – Will Smith showed his incredible talent as an actor during this show’s run.  He was goofy, smooth, and “fresh,” all in one.  Besides, if nothing else, this sitcom showed that black people can in fact live in Bel-Air.

1.  Seinfeld – The show created its own culture.  How man “Seinfeld-isms” do you hear on a daily basis?  Probably handfuls.  From Kramer’s antics, to George’s obsessions, to Eileen’s paranoia, to Jerry’s issues with women, this show is an all-around “10.”  Plus, it’s the show about nothing, how could it not be the best?

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6 thoughts on “Top 10 Sitcoms in the 90s

  1. As far as #1, you nailed it! It stands head and shoulders above all others. I only wish all who watch and enjoy could have lived in NYC for a few years to fully appreciate the characters in the show!

    I would have moved Frasier up into the Top 5, but if you didn’t watch it, you didn’t watch it.

    I think Coach has always been under appreciated. Glad to see it in a Top 10 list.

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