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Laughs Forever — 16 Classic Sitcoms to Binge on Peacock

You’ll want to watch every episode of these classic TV comedies again and again.

By Adam Waring
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The best thing about comedy is that if it’s done right, it never ages. You can rewatch the classics over and over again and laugh just as hard (or harder) as you did the first time. Peacock has a treasure trove of some of the best comedies of all time, with all episodes available to stream. Here are 15 that should keep you happy for a long time to come.

1. Modern Family

This long-running, mockumentary-style favorite follows three different branches of a blended, multicultural, multigenerational, gay, straight family as they deal with the trials and tribulations of life in the 21st century. The huge cast is all top-notch and the jokes are rapid-fire. Fall in love with this winning family all over again, or for the first time.

Stream all 250 episodes of Modern Family.

2. Parks and Recreation

Armed with idea binders and the stalwart help of fellow employees, small-town civil servant Leslie Knope bushwhacks through bureaucracy to make her hometown of Pawnee, Indiana a better place. Amy Poehler stars in this wacky workplace comedy created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur that is as endearing as it is hilarious.

Stream all 124 episodes of Parks and Recreation.

3. The Office

The beleaguered employees of Dunder Mifflin have given us so much. The Office was the first American TV series to use the mockumentary style of storytelling, which has been copied many times since. The depiction of the drudgery of office life was also new — previous workplace sitcoms generally involved people at their dream jobs. But mainly, The Office is one of the funniest, most beloved, most quotable shows of all time, and it’s only streaming on Peacock. Make sure to check out Superfan Episodes, with tons of extended scenes and bonus footage.

Stream all 203 episodes of The Office.

4. New Girl 

This beloved sitcom stars Zooey Deschanel as quirky-but-fun Jess, who, after a rough breakup, moves into a Los Angeles loft with three eccentric single guys. There’s underachiever Nick, social wannabe Schmidt, and former pro athlete Winston. Together with Jess’s best friend Cece, they bond to form an unlikely — and dysfunctional — family. Jess and Nick quickly build an attraction for each other, which becomes one of the great will-they-or-won’t-they stories in modern TV history.  

Stream all 146 episodes of New Girl

5. Community 

Attention Greendale students, Community is streaming on Peacock. When his college degree is challenged as fake, lawyer and schemer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) is forced to return to school. As he reluctantly becomes the leader of a misfit collection of fellow students, Jeff soon realizes that there is no easy way out of community college. Expect nonstop TV and movie references, chaotic campus events, crazy background jokes you have to rewind to make sure you saw, and so much more with this fan-favorite show. Plus, now is the perfect time to catch up on this Dan Harmon classic, as Community: The Movie is coming to Peacock. 
Stream all 110 episodes of Community

6. Scrubs 

The doctors are in. Zach Braff stars as John “J.D.” Dorian, an intern at Sacred Heart Hospital. He and his colleagues learn the ways of medicine, friendship, and life in this popular sitcom created by Bill Lawrence (Ted Lasso). The hit series had an unusual nine-season run, beginning on NBC before switching to ABC for the last two seasons, but it never lost any of its charm or wit. 

Stream all 182 episodes of Scrubs

7. The King of Queens

In this traditional multi-camera comedy filmed before a live studio audience, everyman Doug Heffernan (Kevin James) puts in a long day's work delivering parcels before coming home each night to his loving wife Carrie (Leah Remini), and his eccentric and annoying father-in-law Arthur (Jerry Stiller). Three is definitely a crowd for this small blue-collar family, and that is exactly what makes the show so funny.

Stream all 206 episodes of The King of Queens.

8. That ‘70s Show

A funny, nostalgic look back at a bygone era, this teen comedy is set in the mood ring and polyester years of 1970s suburban Wisconsin. An eclectic group of friends on the verge of adulthood yearns for independence and deals with the foibles of coming of age. Many of the cast members became breakout stars, including Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, Wilmer Valderrama, and Laura Prepon.

Stream all 200 Episodes of That ‘70s Show.

9. Everybody Loves Raymond

The title here says it all. Everybody does love this show, and for good reason. It’s a traditional multi-camera sitcom filmed on a basic set with the simple premise of a multigenerational family all trying to get along with each other, but the situations are so relatable, the characters are so perfectly drawn, and the cast is so outstanding, that it is nine seasons of pure comedy gold.

Stream all 210 episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond.

10. 30 Rock

Tina Fey created, wrote, and stars in this send up of backstage life at a weekly late night variety show, based more-than-loosely on her experience on SNL. The all-star cast also includes Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, and Jane Krakowski. This hilarious show is literally a laugh-riot, with jokes coming so fast and furious that you often have to rewind to catch all of them. Good thing all seven seasons are available to stream.

Stream all 138 episodes of 30 Rock.

11. Two and a Half Men

This raunchy, raucous comedy fave involves a rich, hedonistic player living the dream in his beachfront Malibu pad who must endure his neurotic, strait-laced brother and young nephew coming to live with him. Even though Charlie Sheen was replaced by Ashton Kutcher halfway through its epic 12-season run, the show never loses its footing and remains an lol delight until the end.

Stream all 262 episodes of Two and a Half Men.

12. The Nanny 

The flashy girl from Flushing has brought her big hair, bigger voice, and even bigger personality to Peacock. Created by Fran Drescher and her then-husband Peter Marc Jacobson, The Nanny centers around a flamboyant, nasal-voiced, blue-collar Jewish woman from Queens who goes to work for a wealthy widowed Englishman to look after his three children. It’s a classic fish-out-of-water, will-they-or-won’t-they tale, and Drescher draws liberally from her own upbringing and background to bring this vibrant world to life. 

Stream all 145 episodes of The Nanny.  

13. Roseanne

This groundbreaking comedy was deservedly praised (and beloved) for its honest depiction of a working-class family. Though times are never easy for the Connors, the laughs certainly are. You’ll fall hard in love with this bunch of hardscrabble strivers struggling to make ends meet, just as Americans did when it first premiered.

Stream all 230 episodes of Roseanne.

14. Good Times

Here’s another groundbreaking comedy, this time from legendary creator Norman Lear. Good Times, one of the many popular spinoffs that stem from All in the Family, revolves around Florida and James Evans, a poor couple doing their best to raise their family in the Chicago projects in the 1970s. Despite the difficult circumstances, the laughs are plenty, and the Evans family are worth getting to know.

Stream all 133 episodes of Good Times.

15. The Dick Van Dyke Show

This one really is a true classic. Heralded as one of the most influential comedies of all time, the series stars Dick Van Dyke as comedy writer Rob Petrie and a very young Mary Tyler Moore as his suburban wife Laura. The show was created and written by Carl Reiner, and when it debuted in 1961, it ushered in a new era of television comedy that would last for more than fifty years. See what all the fuss is about — stream this important classic now.

Stream all 158 episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show.

16. The Andy Griffith Show 

Here’s yet another groundbreaking classic that ranks high on many people’s lists as the best comedy ever, and the first five seasons are now on Peacock. Andy Griffith stars as Andy Taylor, a widower sheriff of the small, sleepy North Carolina town of Mayberry. Andy and son Opie (a five-year-old Ron Howard) live with Aunt Bee, who takes care of the family. Andy’s deputy is his bumbling but neurotically hilarious cousin, Barney Fife (the scene-stealing Don Knotts). If you’re looking for true, timeless belly laughs, this one is for you. 

Stream 159 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show

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