The top four sitcoms of all time

The top four sitcoms of all time

By Marc Esquivel Posted February 15, 2012

“That 70s’ Show” (1998-2006) – The 1970s were all about being wild and free, and some genius decided to make possibly one of the most hilarious sitcoms to ever hit television based on such a groovy era in American history. Based in fictional Point Place, Wisconsin, this sitcom looks at the lives of a group of six teenagers trying to get through all the haze and confusion of being young in the ‘70s. That 70s’ Show makes my PERSONAL top four greatest sitcoms because while the show might not teach the best values or hobbies, it teaches kids how to enjoy their years of no responsibilities and fun before the real world of jobs and marriage come and rain on our parade that we call life.

“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” (1990-1996) – “In West Philadelphia, born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days.” If the next words that come to mind after reading that aren’t “Chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool,” then skip to the next section of this article, or actually skip to the next article. If the Fresh Prince isn’t something you are already familiar with, this article isn’t for you. Will Smith, the main character is a comical genius; this show holds a special place in my heart because it’s something the whole family can sit around and enjoy.

“Weeds” (2005-Present) – “Weeds” is a more up-to-date TV series on Showtime that looks into the life of a suburban family just trying to make ends meet at whatever cost. After the family loses the man of the house, Judah Botwin, his wife Nancy starts dealing drugs in hopes of being able to maintaining her family’s lifestyle. As Nancy gets deeper and deeper into the drug game, the whole family gets involved in some major issues. This show may not be for everyone because of its rated mature content, but it is a hilarious show that makes me create deep ties to the characters and keeps me on the edge of my seat anticipating what crazy event will happen next. This show isn’t for everybody, but if you can get into it, it will be sure to crack your top ten favorite shows.

“Family Matters” (1989-1998) – Have you ever had a pestering young neighbor who just happened to be a genius, and possibly the biggest klutz you have ever had the misfortune to meet? Steve Urkel (played by Jaleel White) is, well for lack of a better word, the man. The only reason this show even cracks my top four (coming in at number four) is because of Steve, his funny voice, his clumsiness, and his classic, ”Did I do that?” keep me watching this show for hours, and I’m sure Urkel will find a way to make you laugh and love this show.

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