Readers' Poll: The Best Comedy Shows of the 1990s

Decade that included 'The Simpsons,' 'Friends' and 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' has one series that's impossible to beat

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4. 'Friends'

On September 22nd, 1994 a new sitcom began airing on NBC about six young New Yorkers who spent most of their time hanging out in a coffee shop or an incredibly large apartment in Manhattan. Most of them were relative unknowns, though Courteney Cox was familiar for a stint on Family Ties and Jennifer Aniston had been on the short-lived Ferris Bueller show and the original Leprechaun movie. Within a few months, they were six of the most famous people in America. The show lasted for a decade, earning the cast insane amounts of money. Friends has been off the air for 12 years by now, but it remains wildly popular due to syndication and Netflix binge-watching. 

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