A SitCom whose premise includes at least one fantasy or ScienceFiction element, often an AmusingAlien. These were especially popular in TheSixties, as writers and networks cast about for novel alternatives to the more conventional {{Dom Com}}s of the preceding years.

See also: MagicRealism, MundaneFantastic, UrbanFantasy, and MonsterRoommate. Not to be confused with a comedy that just happens to be very good. See SupernaturalSoapOpera for a serious action and drama filled version that focuses more on the supernatural world instead of trivial everyday things.
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!!Fantasy Examples

* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' (Fester lights lightbulbs with his mouth, the bearskin rug growls, carnivorous plants behave like animals)
* ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' (Wife is a witch)
* ''Fanfic/TheCalvinverse'' (WorldOfWeirdness antics abound in these ''very'' [[MediumAwareness Medium Aware]] {{Script Fic}}s)
* ''Series/BigWolfOnCampus'' (A teenage werewolf, his GenreSavvy best-friend and an ActionGirl deal with the MonsterOfTheWeek, making movie references all the way)
* ''Series/{{Cavemen}}'' (Based on the "Cavemen" Geico campaign, Present day with Cavemen still existing and being integrated into ''Homo Sapien'' as a seperate sub-group)
* ''Series/TheCharmings'' (Snow White, Prince Charming, kids and wicked witch mother-in-law all in modern suburbia).
* ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'' (An AffectionateParody of HeroicFantasy in general and ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' in particular; fantasy kingdom series with a Wizard in the secondary cast)
* ''Series/DeadGorgeous'' (The main protagonists are 150 year old ghosts suddenly dropped into a modern school)
* ''Series/DogWithABlog'' (A [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin dog with a blog]] who can talk)
* ''Series/EerieIndiana'' (Think ''Series/TheXFiles'' turned into a comedy for kids)
* ''Series/FarOutSpaceNuts'' (Think LaurelAndHardy as bumbling NASA maintenence workers who always land on different planets populated by PeopleInRubberSuits)
* ''Series/FatGuyStuckInInternet'' (ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin)
* ''TheFlyingNun'' (About a [[NunsAreFunny nun]] who, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin flies]])
* ''Series/FreeSpirit'' (BlitheSpirit with magical powers becomes a MagicalNanny to a divorced lawyer's kids)
* ''Film/TheGhostAndMrsMuir'' (Family lives in a cottage haunted by an old sea captain's ghost)
* ''Series/GilligansIsland''
* ''WesternAnimation/GodTheDevilAndBob''
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' (Pretty much an animated version of ''Eerie Indiana'')
* ''Series/HeroCorp''
* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' (Persian genie in bottle)
** And its anime & manga counterpart, ''Manga/AhMyGoddess''.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' ({{Hell}} as the setting, with {{Satan}} and the AntiAntiChrist as main characters.)
* ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'' deals with the Arthurian legends (including wizard, magic sword and all) from a comedic point of view.
* ''TheLibrarian''
* ''TheLostSaucer'' ([[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Gomer Pyle]] and [[RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Ruth Buzzi]] as androids)
* ''Series/MisterEd'' (talking horse)
* ''MyPhoneGenie'' (Genie in a phone)
* ''Series/TheMunsters'' (Frankenstein monster, vampires, and a werewolf - all in one family!)
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' (Human guest stars appear on a vaudevillian variety show entirely composed of talking animals and stranger beings. Magical and/or science fiction sub-plots are common.)
* ''Series/MyMotherTheCar'' (David Crabtree drives an antique car that is the reincarnation of his mother.)
* ''Series/NannyAndTheProfessor'' (Nanny is Psychic)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pelswick}}'' (Protagonist has a guardian angel)
* ''Series/PushingDaisies'' (Man can bring back the dead)
* ''{{Rentaghost}}'' (A company of ghosts for hire)
* ''Series/RoundTheTwist'' - (Three siblings move into a lighthouse with their dad, in an isolated community where they become {{Weirdness Magnet}}s for the supernatural)
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' (Schoolgirl from a Witch family)
* ''SigmundAndTheSeaMonsters''
* ''[[WebVideo/SteveDMonster Steve D'Monster]]''
* ''TeenAngel'' (One of the main characters is a Guardian Angel)
* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven''
* ''Series/{{Topper}}'' (One of the earliest examples of the trope - The ghosts of a young couple killed in an avalanche [as well as the ghost of the St Bernard that tried to rescue them] try to help an uptight Banker loosen up and enjoy life)
* ''WebVideo/TransylvaniaTelevision'' (Vampire, Yeti, Bat, Skull, Frankenstein Monster and a large workforce of zombies run a television station.)
* ''UglyAmericans'': Every supernatural or mythological being is real, and have the same problems as any other minority groups.
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' (A trio of young Wizards in New York City)
* ''Series/{{Woof}}'' (A kid finds himself constantly turning in a dog for unexplained reasons. HilarityEnsues)
* ''Series/OneHundredDeedsForEddieMcdowd'': The neighbourhood bully is transformed into a [[TalkingAnimal talking dog]], and has to complete 100 good deeds before he can be turned back into a human being.
* ''LightNovel/HatarakuMaouSama'' ({{Satan}}, his demon general, and TheHero meant to slay him [[MageInManhattan wind up in]] [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]], get themselves day jobs, and [[GoingNative go completely native]].)
* Creator/TerryPratchett's Literature/{{Discworld}} series, which parodies many well-known tropes from a variety of genres and which, early on, parodied specific stories.

!!Sci-Fi Examples

* ''Series/{{ALF}}'' (Alien crash lands in suburbia)
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', which is a bit more sci-fi than it's [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy predecessor]]. [[note]]What with the CIA being heavily involved and all.[[/note]]
* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' (MadScientist records evil plans on an online video-diary)
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' (FishOutOfWater sherif in a small town run by geniuses who's motto is ForScience)
* ''FarOutSpaceNuts'' (NASA janitors try to return to Earth after accidental launch)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' (UnluckyEverydude from 1999 AD trapped in stasis for 1000 years, winds up [[FishOutOfTemporalWater living in the 31st century]])
* ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' (Aliens give [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands supersuit]] to teacher, who loses the manual and [[HowDoIShotWeb must learn how to use it]].)
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' contains many elements of classic sitcom rather than the typical "anime comedy".
* ''Series/HeatVisionAndJack''
* ''Series/HermansHead''
* All incarnations of ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' except [[DarkerAndEdgier some parts of the later books.]]
* ''Series/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'' (Adaptation of the film series)
* ''WesternAnimation/IAmNotAnAnimal'' (Collage animation satire about self-obsesed talking animals created in a lab)
* ''Series/ItsAboutTime'' was based on the FishOutOfTemporalWater trope. It started with two astronauts accidentally {{Time Travel}}ing back to [[OneMillionBC the prehistoric era]] and making friends with a family of cave dwellers. When the show got disappointing ratings, a mid-season [[ReTool retool]] resulted in the astronauts returning to their own time--with the cave family in tow.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (Family in the future)
* ''Series/LabRats'' (A trio of bionic superhuman teens)
* ''Series/MarvinMarvin'' (An AlienAmongUs KidCom)
* The animated adaption of ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' walks the line between this and MundaneFantastic, with the more jaded MIB members treating StarfishAliens and fantastic technology as commonplace.
* ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' (Alien moves in with suburbanite woman, learns about Humans)
* ''Series/MyFavoriteMartian'' (Ray Walston plays an alien visitor passed off as Bill Bixby's uncle)
* ''Series/MyHero'' (Superman-like hero married to normal woman)
* ''MyLivingDoll'' (Air Force psychologist lives with beautiful woman-shaped robot)
* ''Series/MyParentsAreAliens'' (well, foster parents, at any rate)
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' (A human and his [[RobotBuddy Robot Buddies]] are imprisoned on a SpaceStation by a MadScientist and his/her henchmen, who force them to watch bad movies)
* ''Series/TheNeighbors''. {{AmusingAlien}}s in suburbia who take on the appearance of a multiethnic (white husband, black wife, Asian son, white daughter) with the names of famous American athletes.
* ''OuterSpaceAstronauts''
* ''Series/OutOfThisWorld'' (Girl given [[TimeStandsStill time-stopping ability]] by her father, an alien)
* ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'' (Family from the future [[FishOutOfTemporalWater trapped in modern times]])
* ''Series/{{Quark}}'' (Down on his luck captain [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]])
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' (Slob put in stasis for 18 months, accidentally stays in for millions of years)
* ''TheSecondHundredYears'' (1900 prospector buried in avalanche is revived 67 years later, lives with his much older son and same-age grandson)
* ''Series/SmallWonder'' (Suburban family with android daughter)
* ''Series/TheThundermans'' (A Family of superheroes trying to settle down so three kids can have a normal childhood)
* ''WebVideo/TheTimeGuys'' (Time-travelling scientist, his plucky young ward, and his Neanderthal intern)
* ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' (Alien explorers {{masquerade}} as a human family)
* ''WebVideo/TransolarGalactica'' (Star Trek/Battlestar Galactica/military sci-fi parody)
* ''Anime/{{Tsuritama}}'': An anime series which focuses on the friendship between Yuki, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent with [[NotGoodWithPeople social difficulties]], and Haru, an [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} odd]] and [[{{Keet}} hyperactive]] alien. They save the world, by fishing.
* ''WebVideo/LeVisiteurDuFutur'' (Centered on TimeTravel)
* ''Series/WeirdScience'' (Two boys and their computer-generated magic genie)

!!ScienceFantasy Examples
* ''MattNDusty'' (Includes robots, dragons, sentient game consoles, and dolphins wishing to take over the planet.)

!!Unclear or Debatable Examples
* ''BoyMeetsWorld'' (Featured {{Crossovers}} with SabrinaTheTeenageWitch, TimeTravel, Eric temporarily developing PsychicPowers, and Chet Hunter's ghost.)
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'' (Later in the series, ExtravertedNerd Steve Urkel's inventions reached AppliedPhlebotinum levels.)
* ''Series/FlandersCompany'' (Office life in a supervillain company. Mixes superpowers and super-technology.)
* ''Series/GoodnightSweetheart'' (Modern hero discovers time portal to 1940's London, the exact nature of which was never made entirely clear to either him or the audience)
* ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}''
* ''Series/TheMightyBoosh''
* ''MyWorldAndWelcomeToIt'' (Relatively realistic life of a cartoonist, but with wild animated fantasy sequences.)
* ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' (Happens mostly in an fantasy MMORPG, but the fact it's actually a computer game gets used a lot ; can even change depending on the media, as the webseries and comic have DecadeDissonance caused by a single big city and a [[CharacterClassSystem character class]] while that city gets enough of a bigger role in the novels to have them qualify as ScienceFantasy.)
* ''Series/{{Pixelface}}'' (Set inside a games console and starring video game characters in their downtime. Also features scenes set in the characters' games.)
* ''Series/PoliceSquad''
* ''{{Unfabulous}}''
* ''Series/WarpZoneProject'' (Multiple super hero series)

!!Examples which are not generally in this genre but dipped into it
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The BottleEpisode "The Lodger" is a pastiche of one of these shows, with the Doctor acting as a wacky alien housemate.
** Chunks of "Pond Life" pastiche the formula too, particularly the storyline where the Doctor unexpectedly drops an Ood off at their house, who proceeds to [[HappinessInSlavery act like a maid]] for the Ponds.
** Pastiched in the b-plot of the Ninth Doctor novel ''Only Human'' - time-traveller Jack Harkness and a forcibly (and permanently) time-travelled Neanderthal have to live together in a flat in 2005, learning about the world through television.
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