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The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 2964
    - 1336

    Family Guy

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 2802
    - 1481

    South Park

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2280
    - 1473

    Family Guy

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 1675
    - 1047

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1949
    - 1075

    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 1971
    - 1391

    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1703
    - 1417

    Seinfeld

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2038
    - 1176

    ranked low on reranks Futurama

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1561
    - 1242

    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 1868
    - 1207

    How I Met Your Mother

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  12. 12
    + 1541
    - 1259

    often listed Seinfeld

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 332
    - 282

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1604
    - 1121

    The Office

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1262
    - 774

    Family Guy

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1177
    - 653

    ranked low on reranks Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1006
    - 739

    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1640
    - 1006

    South Park

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1475
    - 1173

    The Office

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  20. 20
    + 1373
    - 1005

    added by tahirtalha98 Friends

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  21. 21
    + 1256
    - 778

    added by Demon_Boy Mr. Bean

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  22. 22
    + 735
    - 798

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

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  23. 23
    + 1171
    - 1113

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seinfeld

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  24. 24
    + 1102
    - 710

    Futurama

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  25. 25
    + 1216
    - 1037

    Joey, Friends

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  26. 26
    + 828
    - 548

    ranked low on reranks That '70s Show

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1188
    - 911

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  28. 28
    + 642
    - 751

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

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 1037
    - 850

    The Simpsons

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  30. 30
    + 1089
    - 940

    The Simpsons

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  31. 31
    + 530
    - 420
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  32. 32
    + 1102
    - 1241

    Arrested Development

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  33. 33
    + 1105
    - 742

    Randy Marsh South Park

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  34. 34
    + 761
    - 899

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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  35. 35
    + 578
    - 597

    30 Rock

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  36. 36
    + 380
    - 376

    Seinfeld

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  37. 37
    + 710
    - 718

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

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  38. 38
    + 690
    - 550

    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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  39. 39
    + 542
    - 567

    Fawlty Towers

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  40. 40
    + 419
    - 421

    Scrubs

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  41. 41
    + 945
    - 1127

    Arrested Development

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  42. 42
    + 1045
    - 932

    Parks and Recreation

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 269
    - 222

    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  44. 44
    + 396
    - 437

    often listed Cheers

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  45. 45
    + 361
    - 426

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jim Ignatowski

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  46. 46
    + 707
    - 644

    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 274
    - 218

    That '70s Show

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  48. 48
    + 592
    - 467

    The Simpsons

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  49. 49
    + 642
    - 583

    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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  50. 50
    + 632
    - 507

    South Park

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