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10 Biggest Sitcoms Of The 90s & Where To Stream Them

Get ready for a laugh as we rewind the clock

Take a trip down memory land with the best sitcoms that made the 90s great.

We’re feeling nostalgic.

The 90s were filled with memorable sitcoms that are, until nowadays, iconic in the eyes of the world. They’re still quoted to this day and continue to captivate new viewers on the regular.

We’ve got a list of the 10 biggest sitcoms of the 90s and where to stream them.

Friends

This iconic show started in the 90s and became a tremendous success worldwide. Legions of fans of Chandler, Joey, Monica, Phoebe, Rachel and Ross enabled this sitcom to become a cultural phenomenon.

It’s impossible to pick a favorite character as much as it is improbable to find one person that has never heard a classic “How YOU doing?” in Joey’s voice or a “Smelly cat” melody being sung by a fan of the show.

The characters worked perfectly together, the humor was playful, and the situations were relatable for the audience to instantly connect with the narrative.

Friends will remain as one of the biggest sitcoms for generations to come, and that is why it made the top of our list.

IMDb: 8.9/10

How to stream Friends

Seinfeld

Some might call it a show about nothing, but what we actually see is one of the most successful TV shows ever made, being a source of inspiration for many other comedy shows and sitcoms to come.

Seinfeld delivers a show with amazing chemistry between the characters that becomes clear in the way they organically interact with each other. Their relationship feels genuine and amuses viewers until today.

This show mixes unique story structures with observational humor culminating in a universal classic that is one of the biggest sitcoms of the 90s.  

Think you’re a fan? Play now: Seinfeld Quiz – The Best Quiz About Nothing 

IMDb: 8.8/10

How to stream Seinfield

The Simpsons

We are aware that The Simpsons is a popular show even in current time, but it was extremely popular back in the 90s.

With one of the most beloved families of TV, The Simpsons kept every kid from the 90s feeling like a part of Springfield. The funny and unforgettable characters mimic various parts of our world in an unarguably funny way.

Being the huge success that it was back then, we weren’t able to leave this remarkable show out of our list.  

IMDb: 8.6/10

How to stream The Simpsons

Mr. Bean

Everyday tasks gain a new perspective through Mr. Bean’s lens.

This famous character and his perseverance to overcome the multiple misadventures life throws at him guaranteed massive laughs from audiences in the 90s. The creative and unusual ways of Mr. Bean’s problem-solving abilities were definitely a remarkable piece of TV comedy that couldn’t be left out of this list.

IMDb: 8.5/10

How to stream Mr. Bean

Frasier

Born as a spin-off from another popular show, Cheers, this sitcom was able to achieve a great amount of success in the 90s.

Frasier won the audience’s attention with great character development and excellent supporting actors. This sitcom differs vastly from Cheers and was successfully able to separate itself from it.

Frasier brings us a dynamic show filled with intellectual humor and characters that are impossible not to fall in love with.  

IMDb: 8.1/10

How to stream Frasier

Boy Meets World

In this popular sitcom, we follow the life of young boys and their conflicts between school, friends, family and the ups and downs of growing up. It’s incredible to watch the characters age throughout the show and feel deeply connected to the story that talks about real-life problems.

Boy Meets World reflects both the amusing and the dramatic parts of being a teenager. For this reason, it definitely holds a special place in the 90s audience’s hearts and in this list too.

IMDb: 8/10

How to stream Boy Meets World

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Besides being the show that made Will Smith a star, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is one of the most beloved sitcoms of the 90s for its perfect balance between humor and drama.

From Carlton dances to Geoffrey’s sarcastic lines, this show is a hilarious and clever story that gained the heart and respect of the audience. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air presented relevant social discussions as well as clever humor and on-point jokes, leading it to be a worldwide famous sitcom.

IMDb: 7.9/10

How to stream The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Home Improvement

This sitcom, based on the stand-up comedy routines of Tim Allen, was one of the highest-rated sitcoms for almost the entire decade in the 90s.

Even though the premise of the show might sound simple, the result was a solid success with funny and entertaining sequences in each episode.

The misadventures created within the narrative are a guarantee of hilarious moments and an invite to a delightful environment provided by the plot of this classic and imaginative show.

IMDb: 7.2/10

How to stream Home Improvement

Full House

This show started in the 80s, but was a huge success in the 90s, making it a mandatory mention in this list.

Full House had one of the most beloved casts that felt like a real-life family. The story was just the right amount of cheesy and fun. It captivated the audience’s hearts with a pleasant story about a lovely family that, combined with amazing characters, deals with timeless issues of everyday life.

It’s worth mentioning that this might be where John Stamos began to be a huge crush of many faithful viewers and that the show has one of the catchiest opening songs ever.

IMDb: 6.7/10

How to stream Full House

Family Matters

The popularity of this sitcom can be related to many reasons, but one of the biggest causes for the success of the show is undoubtedly Steve Urkel.

The awkward and dorky character is what made the show stand out compared to the other comedy pieces of that time. Family Matters gave us an underdog with a strong personality, which allowed common scenarios to turn into hilarious moments because of his unique presence.

This show and this character left such a huge impact in the TV industry that we are still making references to Urkel’s character until nowadays.

IMDb: 6.6/10

How to stream Family Matters

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