10 Best Sitcoms Of The 90s
The ’90s was a great era especially for sitcoms as several networks offered so many great shows to laugh away our worries. Home Improvement, Mad About You, Roseanne, Sex and the City, Murphy Brown, That ’70s Show, and Everybody Loves Raymond were some of the most popular sitcoms of that era. Then there were cultural phenomenons like Friends and Seinfeld. There were also a few critically acclaimed shows such as NewsRadio and The Larry Sanders Show that didn’t become as dominating as Friends or Seinfeld but they definitely were great shows. In this list, we are mentioning the 10 Best Sitcoms Of The ’90s.
1. Seinfeld (1989–1998):
The show about nothing, Seinfeld is one of the best shows of the ’90s. This classic show with its star’s observational humour and the chemistry between its characters is hard to beat. The story following Jerry Seinfeld and his friends, Kramer, George and Elaine, and weren’t always likeable but that’s what was relatable about the show. Till today Seinfeld remains as one of the best sitcoms of all time.
2. Friends (1994–2004):
The group of six friends in their 20s and 30s most of the time sipping coffee might be not the most relatable thing for many of us but Friends is like that comfort food that you can have as many times as you want but you still won’t get bored. The series became a cultural phenomenon and fans from all over the world still continues to enjoy this show. We will probably never have another show like this. The characters, their relationships, famous dialogues and catchy phrases like from Ross’s “Pivot, Pivot, Pivot” to Joey’s “How You Doing?” will forever remain classic.
3. Frasier (1993–2004):
Frasier was one of the most hilarious sitcoms of the ’90s. The story followed Frasier Crane as he returned to Seattle. The series was a spin-off of Cheers and had numerous moments where it will make you laugh with the Crane family and their friends and coworkers. From Frasier’s dislike of his father’s dog to callers to his radio show, Frasier was definitely one of the best series of the ’90s.
4. The Simpsons (1989–present):
The Simpsons are still going so strong that people often forget that the show started in 1989. They might be animated but “The Simpsons” are one of the most beloved families in TV history. From dad Homer to bartender Moe, everything and everyone in this show are a genius. The series even predicted the future so many times.
5. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996):
Will Smith playing a fictional version of himself in this ’90s sitcom surely worked for the audience. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was genuinely a good show with a catchy theme song and addressing sensitive issues like race and class, it was a great show that you could’ve watched with your family.
6. Married… with Children (1987–1997):
It’s hard to remain funny even so many years after it ended but Married… with Children does the perfectly. The series follows the Bundys, a family including a hot wife who doesn’t like to do housework, a dumb blonde daughter, a son who wants to be a womanizer and Al, the head of the family who is a misogynistic shoe salesman. At that time this dysfunctional family challenged the censors many times. This sharp comedy is among the best sitcoms of the ’90s.
7. Boy Meets World (1993–2000):
Boy Meets World is one of the most popular series of the ’90s. This comedy tackles some serious issues in hilarious ways. The series followed Cory Matthews and his friends and family, from his time in middle school to college. Later a sequel was released in 2014, Girl Meets World which also became quite popular.
8. NewsRadio (1995–1999):
The ’90s had some really great sitcoms which some times overshadowed some other great sitcoms, NewsRadio is one of those. The tragic death of co-star Phil Hartman also caused the show a bit. But before his death, Hartman hit a career-high in the series along with Dave Foley, Maura Tierney, Joe Rogan and Andy Dick. NewsRadio was one of those shows that were never afraid to push the comedic boundaries.
9. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998):
The Larry Sanders Show was arguably one of the greatest shows of the ’90s. Garry Shandling who played Larry Sander, an insecure, egocentric talk show host, gave an outstanding performance throughout the series along with Rip Torn and Jeffrey Tambor. A lot of actors from this show went on to have great careers. The show also won a number of awards including an Emmy.
10. The Wonder Years (1988–1993):
Kevin Arnold, now an adult, looked back on his life as an awkward teenager during the ’60s and ’70s and gave us this gem called The Wonder Years. These series with a dry sense of humour depicts all the difficult moments a teenager goes through while making the change from adolescence to adulthood. It’s a relatable series that shows the traumas that we all go through in our teenage years.