15 Sitcoms That Millennials Watch and Actually Laugh At

Robert Sihler

Let’s face it: some sitcoms really aren’t that funny, even some that everyone says are funny. And a lot of Millennials with Boomer parents grew up exposed to sitcoms that in retrospect look offensive. Nevertheless, there are some that really are funny. Following are 15 that lots of Millennials love.

 

Parks and Recreation

Amy Poehler and Chris Pratt in Parks and Recreation (2009).
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Plans to turn an abandoned industrial park into a public park become hopelessly complicated. While making us laugh, this show satirizes all the usual people and red tape that hinder good intentions.

 

Arrested Development

Arrested Development.
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After a father goes to prison, his son has to run the family business. Despite devoted fans and mostly positive reviews, viewership was low, and Fox canceled it after three seasons. Netflix later brought it back for two more.

 

Frasier

Frasier.
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This was a Cheers spinoff focused on Dr. Frasier Crane, played by Kelsey Grammer. During its 11 seasons, it received critical acclaim and numerous awards.

 

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
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Will Smith played a streetwise young man from a rough Philadelphia neighborhood whose mother sends him to live with wealthy relatives. This series established Smith as a serious star, and he would go on to become one of Hollywood’s top actors.

 

The Nanny

Fran Drescher in The Nanny (1993)
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A cosmetics saleswoman with a no-nonsense New York approach to life becomes the nanny for a wealthy widower’s children. Her influence helps create a happy, healthy family.

 

Seinfeld

Seinfeld.
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For nine seasons, this “show about nothing” delighted watchers with its cast of dysfunctional characters. George Costanza, Kramer, and Newman are among the most unforgettable sitcom characters of all time.

 

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry DavidHBO Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 11 - Episode 8.
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For the first seven seasons of Seinfeld, Larry David was the executive producer and main writer. In his own show and playing himself, David has a knack for being able to ruin almost any situation.

 

Night Court (The Original)

Night Court.
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A lot of people with Boomer parents saw this show as kids and found it funny. Then they grew up, got more of the jokes, and realized it was even funnier than they thought.

 

Golden Girls

Shelley Jensen and Betty White
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Here’s another show that a lot of Boomers enjoyed. Their kids didn’t so much, and can you blame kids for not wanting to watch a show about a group of old ladies? It’s experienced a resurgence in recent years, and it turns out those old ladies are a lot of fun.

 

That 70s Show

That 70s Show.
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The focus of this show was the lives of six teen friends growing up in the 70s. It made big stars of Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, and Ashton Kutcher.

 

Sanford and Son

Sanford and Son.
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For its time (the 70s), this was an edgy show. It was an early show about African-American characters that presented their perspectives instead of casting them as stereotypes.

 

All in the Family

All in the Family.
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Another controversial 1970s series, this is one of the most misunderstood ever. Yes, Archie Bunker often acts like a bigot and misogynist, but the show is holding up people like him for ridicule, not celebration. This is apparent when you see how everyone else reacts to him and how he usually ends up backing down or learning a lesson.

 

The Jeffersons

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Besides, All in the Family introduced us to George Jefferson. He proved so popular that producers made this spinoff about the Jefferson family and their lives as African-Americans living in an upscale apartment complex.

 

Friends

Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Noelle Sheldon, and Cali Sheldon in Friends (1994).
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One of the most popular sitcom series ever, this show gave us a young, attractive cast of characters portraying a group of friends living and working in Manhattan. Over 10 seasons, the show consistently was in the top 10 in ratings and hit #1 in Season 8.

 

 

The Office

Phyllis Smith, John Krasinski, and Leslie David Baker in The Office (2005).
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If any show on this list vies with Seinfeld for popularity and remarkable characters, it’s The Office. Everyone knows or has worked with a Michael, Dwight, and other characters representing typical workplace personalities.

25 Movies on Netflix Actually Worth Watching

THE LOST DAUGHTER. DAKOTA JOHNSON as NINA.
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While new streaming services are constantly being launched, Netflix remains the most popular choice for viewers worldwide. Its depth of original programming has yet to be matched, and while TV series, documentaries, and standup comedy specials make up a large portion of the service, its feature film library continues to grow. Many Netflix films are now considered modern cinematic masterpieces.

In this list we will look at 25 of the most popular movies on Netflix and why subscribers should add them to their watch later list next time they fire up the app!

25 Movies on Netflix Actually Worth Watching 

12 Movie Plot Holes That Actually Have Perfectly Good Explanations

Jim Carrey in The Truman Show (1998),
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Friends (and strangers) trying to sound smart by pointing out a movie mistake that isn’t really a mistake? We found the best answers to “What infamous movie plot hole has an explanation that you’re tired of explaining?” with these 12 movie plot holes that actually have perfectly good explanations.

You might learn something too!

12 Movie Plot Holes That Actually Have Perfectly Good Explanations

These Might Be the 12 Greatest Episodes of a TV Show Ever Made

Breaking Bad _ Season 5, Episode 10.
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There are some great series out there, but what about great TV show episodes? While the whole run may or may not be amazing, these fan suggestions for the 12 greatest episodes of a TV show ever made certainly are!

These Might Be the 12 Greatest Episodes of a TV Show Ever Made

12 Films Where Nothing Really Happens

FEBRUARY 4, 2006 - BERLIN: Axel Werner, Michael Rothmann in the theater play "Waiting for Godot" (by Samuel Beckett, directed by George Tabori), Berliner Ensemble, Berlin.
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I saw someone say they walked out of Oppenheimer because it was just a bunch of talking (I loved it, by the way), but it got me thinking: what film can be summed up as “nothing really happens” – and that most people actually agree with?

12 Films Where Nothing Really Happens

12 Amazing Underrated TV Shows You Need to Watch Next

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Maybe you’ve run out of things to watch (it happens, no judgment), or you just want something that’s a little off the beaten path. Either way, you’re in luck! We’ve found some underrated TV shows for you to add to your “watch next.”

12 Amazing Underrated TV Shows You Need to Watch Next

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