Sitcoms are not as popular as the used to be. The 1980s, however, was a decade where they proliferated, drew large audiences, and prospered.
Experts have chosen the ten best sitcoms from the decade, and here they are:
10. Growing Pains 1982-1992
The difficulties related to raising children.
9. Alf 1986-1990
A visitor from the planet Melmac.
8. Night Court 1984-1992
A place where the Court is as zany as the criminals.
7. Perfect Strangers 1986-1993
Cousins who could not be more different.
6. Who’s the Boss? 1984-1992
A live in housekeeper struggles to keep the peace.
5. Family Ties 1982-1989
Ex-hippies raising children in the Reagan era.
4. The Wonder Years 1988-1993
Dealing with the whole concept of growing up.
3. Golden Girls 1985-1992
Four older, single women create their own comedy chasing men and generally leading hilariously cynical lives.
2. The Cosby Show 1984-1992
A happily married couple raising children, some who become “boomerangs.”
And, the best sitcom of the 1980s:
1. Cheers 1982-1993
Where everybody knows your name. The most beloved show of the decade.