The Funniest TV Characters of All Time TV Characters
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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? What are the names of some funny characters from 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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 914
    Family Guy More
    99
  3. 3
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    Down 1074
    South Park More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 1722
    Down 1019
    Family Guy More
    94
  5. 5
    Up 1401
    Down 723
    Looney Toones More
    85
  6. 6
    Up 1397
    Down 918
    The Big Bang Theory More
    83
  7. 7
    Up 1555
    Down 826
    Futurama More
    82
  8. 8
    Up 1163
    Down 703
    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    82
  9. 9
    Up 1248
    Down 804
    Married... with Children More
    80
  10. 10
    Up 1276
    Down 1044
    Seinfeld More
    79
  11. 11
    Up 1142
    Down 839
    Family Guy More
    78
  12. 12
    Up 1399
    Down 816

    ranked low on reranks
    Barney Stinson

    How I Met Your Mother More
    76
  13. 13
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    Down 896

    often listed
    George Costanza

    Seinfeld More
    75
  14. 14
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    Down 815

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dwight Schrute

    The Office More
    75
  15. 15
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    Down 788
    The Office More
    74
  16. 16
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    Down 676
    South Park More
    74
  17. 17
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    Down 443
    Family Guy More
    74
  18. 18
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    Down 393
    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner More
    72
  19. 19
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    Down 430
    Futurama More
    70
  20. 20
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    Down 694
    Friends More
    70
    added by: tahirtalha98
  21. 21
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    Down 712
    Joey, Friends More
    70
  22. 22
    Up 832
    Down 504
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean More
    69
    added by: Demon_Boy
  23. 23
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    Down 633
    The Simpsons More
    69
  24. 24
    Up 759
    Down 583
    The Simpsons More
    68
  25. 25
    Up 822
    Down 658
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    68
  26. 26
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    Down 823
    Seinfeld More
    68
  27. 27
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    Down 936
    Arrested Development More
    67
  28. 28
    Up 728
    Down 472

    Frank Drebin

    Police Squad! More
    67
  29. 29
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    Down 485

    ranked low on reranks
    Randy Marsh

    South Park More
    66
  30. 30
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    Down 544

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lucy Ricardo nee McGillicuddy

    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy More
    65
  31. 31
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    Down 841
    Arrested Development More
    65
  32. 32
    Up 822
    Down 667
    Parks and Recreation More
    65
  33. 33
    Up 454
    Down 324
    The Big Bang Theory More
    65
  34. 34
    Up 522
    Down 479
    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
    64
  35. 35
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    Down 650

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    64
  36. 36
    Up 553
    Down 321

    ranked low on reranks
    Red Forman

    That '70s Show More
    63
  37. 37
    Up 432
    Down 328
    The Simpsons More
    62
  38. 38
    Up 435
    Down 490

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hawkeye Pierce

    M*A*S*H More
    62
  39. 39
    Up 477
    Down 388
    Futurama More
    61
  40. 40
    Up 364
    Down 251
    The Simpsons More
    61
  41. 41
    Up 443
    Down 356
    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends More
    61
  42. 42
    Up 606
    Down 573
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    60
  43. 43
    Up 369
    Down 318
    60
  44. 44
    Up 379
    Down 285
    South Park More
    59
  45. 45
    Up 573
    Down 667
    30 Rock More
    59
  46. 46
    Up 552
    Down 630
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    59
  47. 47
    Up 568
    Down 611
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    59
  48. 48
    Up 211
    Down 129

    ranked low on reranks
    Lucille Ball

    I Love Lucy More
    59
  49. 49
    Up 369
    Down 345
    Fawlty Towers More
    59
  50. 50
    Up 577
    Down 734

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Larry David

    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show More
    59
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