12 Funniest TV Shows From The 90’s Worth Binge-Watching Again

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The 1990s may not have the moniker “the Golden Age of Television,” but plenty of high-quality shows were still on the air during the 1990s. From “TGIF” to “Must-See TV,” dozens of shows entertained the American public in the decades before the age of streaming. Keep reading to see the funniest TV shows you should consider binge-watching on your favorite streaming service. 

1. Cheers

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The top-rated television show of the 90s, Cheers ran for 11 seasons and inspired several spin-off shows, including Frazier and Wings. Stars of the show included Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson, and Kirstie Alley. The long-running show about an unassuming bar in Boston kept people laughing for years. You can watch Cheers on Hulu or Paramount +. 

2. Seinfeld

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The famous “show about nothing” debuted in 1989 and stayed on the air until 1998. It combined filmed standup of comedian Jerry Seinfeld and scripted scenes detailing the misadventures of Seinfeld and his misanthropic friends. The show spawned a ton of famous catchphrases and its jazzy theme song is still instantly recognizable. Seinfeld is available to stream on Netflix, Apple video, and more. 

3. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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Speaking of iconic theme songs, let’s discuss the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show that shot Will Smith into stardom ran from 1990 to 1996 and featured equal parts laughs and good feelings. Will’s eponymous character was a classic fish out of water, sent to live with rich relatives across the country. It’s available to stream on Hulu or Paramount +. 

4. The Nanny

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The Nanny featured the adventures of the stylish and unrefined character Fran Fine, portrayed by Fran Drescher, who falls in love with her employer, the posh Maxwell Sheffield, played by Charles Shaughnessy. Fran, the main antagonist, CC Babcock, and the butler Niles had a nonstop back-and-forth of one-liners throughout the entire series. You can stream The Nanny on Amazon Prime or Tubi. 

5. Golden Girls 

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This show may have barely made it into the 90s, running from 1985 to 1992, but it’s well-loved for its comedy and heart. It features the daily lives of four previously married women with very different personalities and their adventures in Miami. You can stream Golden Girls on Hulu, Philo, and more. 

6. Friends

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This ensemble comedy show featuring a group of friends living in New York City headlined NBC’s “Must-See TV” for years. It ran from 1994 to 2004 and followed the careers and love lives of Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey. You can binge Friends on fuboTV or (HBO) Max. 

7. Home Improvement

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This show, starring comedian Tim Allen and his sidekick Earl Hindman, had a similar setup to Seinfeld – with a twist. Tim Allen’s Tim Taylor character is the star of a home improvement show, and the show follows his career and his home life with his wife and three boys. You can stream Home Improvement on Hulu or Disney +. 

8. Everybody Loves Raymond

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Everybody Loves Raymond ran from 1995 to 2005 and featured the life and times of a sports columnist, Ray Barone. The main stars were the deadpan Ray Romano and the actors who played his wife, brother, and parents: Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts, and Peter Boyle, respectively. You can stream Everybody Loves Raymond on Peacock or Paramount Plus. 

9. King of Queens

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Coming in on the tail end of the 90s was another show about a doofus, his beautiful wife, and their family. King of Queens ran from 1998 to 2007 and featured the comedic efforts of Kevin James, Leah Remini, and Jerry Stiller. You can stream the show on Peacock or Paramount Plus. 

10. Will and Grace

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Will and Grace ran from 1998 all the way into 2020 and features New York City roommates Will, a gay lawyer, and Grace, a straight interior designer. Their friends, the flamboyant Jack and Karen, contributed a lot of comedy. It’s on Hulu or Amazon Prime. 

11. Boy Meets World

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This show followed the coming of age of Cory Matthews and Shawn Hunter. The show featured a lot of youth-friendly humor and heartfelt lessons. It aired from 1993 to 2000. You can stream it on Disney +. 

12. The Simpsons

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This long-lasting comic featuring the Simpsons family is still on the air, first hitting the airwaves in 1989. In its run so far, it has won 35 Prime-Time Emmys. It has spawned countless soundbites and jokes as well. You can stream it on Fox, Disney +, or Hulu.

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Karee Blunt is a nationally syndicated travel journalist, focused on discovering destinations and experiences that captivate and inspire others through her writing. She is also the founder of Our Woven Journey, a travel site focused on inspiring others to create memory-making adventures with their loved ones. Karee is passionate about encouraging others to step out of their comfort zone and live the life they dream of. She is the mother of six kids, including four through adoption, and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. You can learn more about Karee on her about me page.