Seinfeld Named Funniest Sitcom Ever


“Seinfeld” was voted the nation’s funniest sitcom of all time, edging out the 1950s black-and-white classic “The Honeymooners,” according to survey results published yesterday, the New York Post reports.

The long-running NBC hit series “Seinfeld” — self-described as being “about nothing” — picked up 22 percent of respondents’ votes in the poll commissioned by “60 Minutes” and Vanity Fair magazine.

Close behind was Jackie Gleason’s “The Honeymooners,” with 20 percent, “Friends,” at 16 percent, and “Cheers,” at 14 percent.

Fox’s critically acclaimed “Arrested Development” garnered 7 percent, and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” scored 6 percent.

The most popular current show — “30 Rock,” featuring “Saturday Night Live” alum Tina Fey — picked up 5 percent.

“Seinfeld,” the comedy brainchild of funny men Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, produced 180 episodes between 1989 and 1998.

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