Best Comedy Shows of the '70s & '80sby BWRocks | created - 28 Mar 2016 | updated - 16 Apr 2016 | Public
(Not just sitcoms.)
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4. The Jackie Gleason Show (1966–1970)
TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Musical
Jackie Gleason's last weekly variety series, which alternated between regular variety hours with big name guest stars and musical remakes of old "The Honeymooners" sketches.
a/k/a The New Honeymooners or The Color Honeymooners
9. Too Close for Comfort (1980–1987)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy
Jackie and Sarah Rush are two grown sisters who live in half of a duplex. Their parents, Henry and Muriel, live in the other half. Though one might think this proximity may be fun, both ... See full summary »
14. Married... with Children (1987–1997)
TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy
Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.
21. Flip (1970–1974)
60 min | Comedy, Music
One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by African American comic actor Flip Wilson, this show ... See full summary »
a/k/a The Flip Wilson Show
22. Love, American Style (1969–1974)
60 min | Comedy, Romance
An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.
23. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)
TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music
Dean Martin hosts, with several celebrities as guests. There are musical acts and comedy sketches that break down comedy, racial, and sexual barriers all at the same time.