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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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    Family Guy

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  3. 3
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    South Park

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    Family Guy

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  5. 5
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    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  6. 6
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    Baby Looney Tunes

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  7. 7
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    The Big Bang Theory

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    Futurama

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seinfeld

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  10. 10
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    Family Guy

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    How I Met Your Mother

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  13. 13
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    The Office

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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Office

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    ranked low on reranks Family Guy

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    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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    South Park

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    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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    added by tahirtalha98 Friends

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

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    added by Demon_Boy Mr. Bean

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    often listed Joey, Friends

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    Futurama

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seinfeld

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    That '70s Show

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    The Simpsons

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    The Simpsons

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    often listed Arrested Development

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    ranked low on reranks Randy Marsh South Park

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    ranked low on reranks Friends

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    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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    30 Rock

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

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    Seinfeld

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    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arrested Development

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    Parks and Recreation

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    Scrubs

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    Fawlty Towers

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    Futurama

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    The Simpsons

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    Jim Ignatowski

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    ranked low on reranks South Park

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Cheers

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    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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    Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

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