Britcoms (or, British Comedies) are some of the best television ever made. I've enjoyed watching them for decades. Someone going by the handle of The Ranker has listed his Top 50 Britcoms, and while I agree with many of the inclusions, I don't necessarily agree with their rankings. This has in-turn provided yet another opportunity for ol' Matty-Matt to rate & rank something. Go ahead, you know you're curious.
Here, then, are my Top 20 favorite britcoms!
- As Time Goes By (1992-2005) Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer
- Are You Being Served? (1972-1984) Mollie Sugen, John Inman
- Fawlty Towers (1975-1979) John Cleese, Connie Booth
- Good Neighbors/The Good Life (1975-1978) Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal
- Black Adder (1983-1989) Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie
- One Foot In the Grave (1990-2000) Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie
- Allo, Allo! (1984-1992) Gorden Kaye, Carmen, Silvera
- The Vicar of Dibley (1994-2007) Dawn French, Emma Chambers
- Keeping Up Appearances (1990-1995) Patricia Routledge, Clive Swift
- Red Dwarf (1987-1999) Chris Barrie, Craig Charles
- Only Fools and Horses (1981-2003) David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst
- Rising Damp (1974-1978) Leonard Rossiter, Frances de la Tour
- The Old Guys (2009-2010) Clive Swift, Roger Lloyd-Pack
- French Fields (1989-1991) Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers
- My Hero (2000-2006) Ardal O'Hanlon, Emily Joyce
- Yes, Prime Minister (1986-1988) Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne
- To the Manor Born (1979-1981) Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles
- No Job For a Lady (1989-1991) Penelope Keith, George Baker
- Yes, Minister (1979-1984) Paul Eddington, Derek Fowlds
- Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-1974) Eric Idle, Michael Palin
This list is truth. Truth, I say!