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The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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These are the funniest television characters ever created, as determined by the votes and selections of Ranker users. Lots of things make up truly iconic, timelessly funny characters... the actor, the writing, the supporting cast... but in the end, it's just the character that makes you laugh yourself weak.

What are the funniest characters on TV? These are the characters that still make you roll on the floor no matter if you are watching new episodes or reruns from 20 years ago. A lot of the funniest TV characters of all time, like Homer Simpson and Stewie Griffin, tend to be cartoons but there are lots of funny characters that are real-life people too. Vote for your funniest picks and add any characters you see missing. If you want to really impact this list's order, make your own ranking and add it!

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 4,428
    - 2,505


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,163
    - 2,595


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 3,745
    - 2,327


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 3,028
    - 1,945


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,530
    - 1,904


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2,953
    - 2,407


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2,531
    - 2,231


    Seinfeld

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    + 3,092
    - 1,861

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2,341
    - 1,992

    often listed
    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 2,558
    - 1,703

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  12. 12
    + 1,071
    - 873

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Married... with Children

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  13. 13
    + 2,846
    - 1,860


    How I Met Your Mother

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  14. 14
    + 2,199
    - 1,948

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  15. 15
    + 2,409
    - 1,532

    ranked low on reranks & added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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    + 1,295
    - 1,261

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

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  17. 17
    + 2,002
    - 1,333


    Family Guy

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  18. 18
    + 2,235
    - 1,696


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 2,000
    - 1,355

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  20. 20
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    - 1,523

    often listed
    Joey, Friends

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  21. 21
    + 1,783
    - 1,070


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  22. 22
    + 1,533
    - 935


    That '70s Show

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    + 2,326
    - 1,488


    South Park

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  24. 24
    + 1,814
    - 1,326


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    + 1,459
    - 1,183
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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    - 1,123


    Futurama

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  27. 27
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    - 1,174

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    M*A*S*H

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  28. 28
    + 1,634
    - 1,606


    Seinfeld

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  29. 29
    + 1,123
    - 1,309

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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  30. 30
    + 1,145
    - 877

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  31. 31
    + 1,713
    - 1,277

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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    + 988
    - 1,039

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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  33. 33
    + 1,500
    - 1,239

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  34. 34
    + 761
    - 818


    Seinfeld

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    + 1,699
    - 1,115
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

  36. 36
    + 845
    - 817


    Scrubs

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  37. 37
    + 1,059
    - 1,061


    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ...

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  38. 38
    + 1,438
    - 1,677

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  39. 39
    + 1,479
    - 1,364


    The Simpsons

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  40. 40
    + 634
    - 541


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  41. 41
    + 1,082
    - 942


    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 685
    - 780

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 660
    - 445

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  44. 44
    + 798
    - 963

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 1,211
    - 1,543

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  46. 46
    + 1,113
    - 1,003


    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 865
    - 644


    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 1,070
    - 959


    Archer

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  49. 49
    + 644
    - 526


    That '70s Show

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  50. 50
    + 1,026
    - 831


    South Park

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