Sitcoms are widely popular around the world. There have been many great sitcoms in the 20th century. In this article, we will have a look at some of the best sitcoms of the 20th century.
Considering various aspects like ratings, popularity, viewers, earnings, merchandise sales, fan forums etc, here are the ten best sitcoms of the 20th century.
The Winslow family often find themselves in the middle of a misadventure and the culprit is always the same. Their next door neighbor Steve Urkel, complete with his high pitched voice, suspenders and glasses is the ultimate nerd. Often showing up at the most inappropriate of times, Urkel also created several contraptions which end up backfiring and leaving the Winslow’s to question “why us?!”
That 70’s Show
Set in the 70’s when Nixon was president, bell bottoms were considered fashionable, and Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin were the real thing, the show follows the lives of 6 teenagers, led by Eric Foreman, who have been friends since grade school (with the exception of Fez who is from an unknown country). The show follows the kid’s misadventures including their parent’s misadventures too. What adds to the show’s charm is how alien the 70’s seem to the viewers living in the present!
Fresh Prince of Bel Air
If you’re a 90’s kid, you probably still remember the lyrics of the theme song of the show. The show stars Will Smith who plays a fictionalized version of himself. A young street smart kid from Philadelphia, Smith ends up in a confrontation while playing basketball which scares his mother. So she ends up sending him to live with his affluent aunt and uncle in their Bel Air mansion. Smith’s working class background often ends up clashing with the rich lifestyle of the Banks family in the most hilarious ways. Which is why this show is perfect to kick back and relax to.
The show revolves around four older aged single women (three widows and a divorcee) living together in a Miami house after they all respond to an ad in a grocery store. What makes the show so hilarious is that even though each character is so different from the others, somehow they all go well together. We have the hilariously dimwitted Rose, the sarcastic Dorothy, the man-crazy southern Belle Blanche, and the quick tongued Sicilian immigrant Sophia. Together they navigate through many ups and downs, but never leave each other’s side.
Married with Children
Al Bundy is a misanthrope. He has an unrewarding job as a woman’s shoe salesman and his family life is just as bad. His wife is attractive but extremely lazy and loves spending what little money he earns on herself. His daughter is a dimwit who makes up for lack of IQ with her looks. His son is smart but is delusional in believing that he’s a ladies man. As if all of this wasn’t enough, Al’s neighbors are just as bad! Al’s misfortune is bound to leaving in fits of laughter.