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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

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  2. 2
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    - 1296

    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 2749
    - 1445

    South Park

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  4. 4
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    - 1427

    Family Guy

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 1915
    - 1032

    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  6. 6
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    - 1013

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 1924
    - 1353

    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2010
    - 1142

    Futurama

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 1665
    - 1389

    Seinfeld

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  10. 10
    + 1536
    - 1202

    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 1825
    - 1173

    How I Met Your Mother

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  12. 12
    + 1507
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seinfeld

    ) open
  13. 13
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    - 254

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1579
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    The Office

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  15. 15
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    - 745

    Family Guy

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  16. 16
    + 1150
    - 629

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

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  17. 17
    + 1452
    - 1148

    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Office

    ) open
  18. 18
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    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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  19. 19
    + 1610
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    South Park

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    added by tahirtalha98 Friends

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  21. 21
    + 1221
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    added by Demon_Boy Mr. Bean

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  22. 22
    + 1151
    - 1095

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seinfeld

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 716
    - 779

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

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  24. 24
    + 1196
    - 1010

    Joey, Friends

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    + 1081
    - 685

    Futurama

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  26. 26
    + 1165
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  27. 27
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    That '70s Show

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  28. 28
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    The Simpsons

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

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  30. 30
    + 1089
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    often listed Arrested Development

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  31. 31
    + 1074
    - 923

    The Simpsons

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  32. 32
    + 1082
    - 728

    ranked low on reranks Randy Marsh South Park

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  33. 33
    + 504
    - 401

    ranked low on reranks Friends

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  34. 34
    + 750
    - 884

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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  35. 35
    + 561
    - 580

    30 Rock

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  36. 36
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    - 363

    Seinfeld

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    + 695
    - 706

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

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  38. 38
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    - 537

    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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  39. 39
    + 1026
    - 915

    Parks and Recreation

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  40. 40
    + 935
    - 1111

    Arrested Development

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  41. 41
    + 405
    - 408

    Scrubs

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  42. 42
    + 527
    - 557

    Fawlty Towers

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  43. 43
    + 694
    - 630

    Futurama

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  44. 44
    + 253
    - 214

    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  45. 45
    + 351
    - 414

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jim Ignatowski

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  46. 46
    + 385
    - 423

    often listed Cheers

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  47. 47
    + 579
    - 455

    The Simpsons

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  48. 48
    + 621
    - 487

    South Park

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  49. 49
    + 630
    - 562

    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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  50. 50
    + 392
    - 304

    Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

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