Top 20 Sitcom Families (VIDEOS)

20/08/2012 16:03 BST | Updated 06/12/2012 13:47 GMT

Whether they've been set around kitchen tables or living room sofas, in working class lives or elite intellectual ones, family sitcoms have been a staple of British and American TV for decades.

We've rounded up 20 of the most famous families - with clips - below. In drawing up our list, we've excluded couples without children (sorry, Tom and Barbara Good, Larry and Cheryl David) but have included families which may just consist of two members (hello, Steptoe and Son). We've also excluded 3rd Rock From The Sun (because they're just pretending to be a family) and Modern Family (because that would, strictly speaking, take up three out of the 20 families in our list). And there were, of course, dozens that didn't quite make the cut (sorry, fans of Married With Children and Family Ties).

Check out who did make our Top 20 by clicking below - and don't forget to use the star system to vote for your favourite!