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Rolling Stone magazine has published what it considers to be the top 100 sitcoms of all time. How they judged them is explained in their full article (see below). What is and is not a great sitcom is a matter of personal opinion. What causes roll on the floor laughter with one person can induce ennui in another.
We will all have our own opinions, most which will be influenced by age, demographics and, in many cases, by memories viewed through rose tinted spectacles. Rolling Stone has judged the multi award winning Schitt’s Creek to be the 100th best and have, inevitably, placed The Simpsons at No1.
If you are so inclined, scan through the list. You’ll find many sitcoms which you’ve never encountered; some which have been erased from the memory (a few thankfully) and some which bring back great memories. The list is fascinating nevertheless.