Are these sitcoms from the 90s still iconic?
Maybe it’s the nostalgia talking, but 90s sitcoms are hard to beat when it comes to characters, fashion, and the overall story development. Some of the most beloved shows in TV history have come out of this era, and now that there are dozens of streaming platforms available, the classics seem to be popping up and are begging to be watched.
But a lot has changed since the 90s, and sometimes, shows don’t age well. We won’t mention any of those, but we do want to recognize the legendary & iconic 90s sitcoms that have lived in our heads rent-free for years and are worth a watch (or re-watch) immediately.
By far, one of the most popular and well-known sitcoms to come out of the 90s is Friends. Love it or hate it, TV fans know who stars in it, what the premise is, and how relevant it is today.
All you’d have to do is throw in some technology, a modern wardrobe, and fresh young faces, and the sitcom still works. Although, maybe it’s best to leave this show alone, so there isn’t an uprising amongst fans.
Even though Full House premiered in 1987, it ran for eight seasons up until 1995. The show’s storyline was wholesome and provided many life lessons along the way. It also broke the mold by having three men running the household, which wasn’t a typical storyline during that time.
From the classic 90s wardrobe to the big fluffy hair, Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) and the gang are still relevant. They have even inspired a reboot called Fuller House, starring D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), and Kimmy (Andrea Barber).
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Premiering in 1990, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air featured a young Will Smith, whom we know today as one of the most prominent actors on this planet. The hilarious show ran for six seasons and is one of the most recognizable 90s sitcoms today.
The story of a young troublemaker sent to live with his relatives in Southern California is a straightforward narrative, yet worked for that time. Today, it’s still an iconic story that’s getting a reboot on Peacock but will have a different spin to differentiate from the original.
Married… with Children
For a decade, Al Bundy (Ed O’Neill) and the rest of his dysfunctional family generated laughs and continued filming for eleven seasons. Even though Married… with Children definitely belongs in the 90s, it can span across decades for a couple of reasons.
Who doesn’t like to watch a mismatched family try to survive while they’re throwing jabs at one another along the way? It’s hard to beat characters like a miserable shoe salesperson, his eccentric wife, and this sitcom can be rewatched repeatedly for years to come.
Seinfeld is known for being about a whole lot of “nothing,” but it’s one of the most loved sitcoms to come out of the 90s. Based on Jerry Seinfeld’s stand-up routines, you can’t go wrong with revisiting the classic show time and time again.
Seinfeld is considered to have some of the most iconic characters, episodes and is, overall, one of the best sitcoms of all time. If you haven’t seen it, don’t hesitate any longer.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
The magical world of Sabrina Spellman (Melissa Joan Hart) and her kooky aunts provided a witchy sitcom twist that included a talking cat, teleportation, and an enchanting world of magic. The show nabbed eleven awards and countless nominations throughout its run.
The show followed Sabrina to college and was even rebooted years later on Netflix. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a bit darker but still entertaining all the same.
Boy Meets World
From 1993 to 2000, Boy Meets World was a fictional guide to teenage living. Corey Matthews (Ben Savage), Topanga (Danielle Fishel), and Shawn (Rider Strong went through growing pains together as they navigated through middle school, high school, and eventually, college.
Boy Meets World embodies classic nostalgia of what it was like growing up in the 1990s, and if fans were to re-watch today, they’d feel like a teenager all over again.
In 2014, a spinoff called Girl Meets World premiered and ended up running for three seasons. It starred our favorite couple Corey & Topanga, plus several other memorable characters.
If you had to choose just one, what is your favorite 90s sitcom? Tell us in the comment below!