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? 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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  1. 1
    + 2897
    - 1512

    most listed
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3094
    - 1444


    Family Guy

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 2930
    - 1574


    South Park

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2383
    - 1575


    Family Guy

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2082
    - 1131


    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1785
    - 1125


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2081
    - 1500


    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1797
    - 1497


    Seinfeld

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2142
    - 1247

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1644
    - 1326


    Family Guy

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1968
    - 1291


    How I Met Your Mother

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1618
    - 1339
    ) open
  13. 13
    + 410
    - 344

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1696
    - 1184


    The Office

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1351
    - 831

    ranked low on reranks & added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 783
    - 853

    the people's #1 & often listed
    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1333
    - 846


    Family Guy

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1062
    - 790


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  19. 19
    + 1251
    - 705


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1713
    - 1077


    South Park

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1546
    - 1233


    The Office

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1467
    - 1063

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 698
    - 793

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

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1303
    - 1094


    Joey, Friends

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1225
    - 1168

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1164
    - 760


    Futurama

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1260
    - 963


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 886
    - 590


    That '70s Show

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 632
    - 635


    30 Rock

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 804
    - 944

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

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 424
    - 418


    Seinfeld

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 1088
    - 899

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 587
    - 475
    ) open
  34. 34
    + 1136
    - 990


    The Simpsons

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 1139
    - 1293


    Arrested Development

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 1161
    - 794


    Randy Marsh South Park

  37. 37
    + 579
    - 610


    Fawlty Towers

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 744
    - 763


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

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 464
    - 471


    Scrubs

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 305
    - 261


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 739
    - 593


    The Simpsons

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 422
    - 477

    often listed
    Cheers

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 1102
    - 980


    Parks and Recreation

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 971
    - 1179

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 381
    - 472

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  46. 46
    + 745
    - 694


    Futurama

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 628
    - 506


    The Simpsons

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 287
    - 195

    added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 678
    - 627


    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 668
    - 555


    South Park

    ) open
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