Cartoon classic The Simpsons has been named the best comedy TV show of all time in a new poll.

Editors at AOL Television named the long-running animation top of a list of 50 of the greatest small screen funnies, claiming, "The townsfolk of Springfield... have become engrained into modern pop culture."

Seinfeld was named second, followed by All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Cheers.

The top ten is as follows:

1. THE SIMPSONS
2. SEINFELD
3. ALL IN THE FAMILY
4. THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW
5. CHEERS
6. The Honeymooners
7. THE COSBY SHOW
8. ROSEANNE
9. MASH
10. I LOVE LUCY.