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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
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    most listed
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3155
    - 1475

    Family Guy

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 2983
    - 1607

    South Park

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2432
    - 1604

    Family Guy

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2118
    - 1154

    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1828
    - 1149

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2123
    - 1532

    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1829
    - 1523
    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2178
    - 1270

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1680
    - 1355

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 2013
    - 1319

    How I Met Your Mother

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1648
    - 1361

    often listed
    Seinfeld

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 429
    - 365

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1384
    - 848

    ranked low on reranks & added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1369
    - 859

    Family Guy

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1733
    - 1206

    The Office

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1279
    - 717

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 795
    - 868

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

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1083
    - 800

    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  20. 20
    + 1738
    - 1094

    South Park

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1576
    - 1253

    The Office

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1507
    - 1083

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 712
    - 809

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

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1338
    - 1112

    Joey, Friends

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1188
    - 777

    Futurama

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1247
    - 1183

    often listed
    Seinfeld

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 909
    - 606

    That '70s Show

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1286
    - 977

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 645
    - 653

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 821
    - 959

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

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 438
    - 432

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 615
    - 487

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 1112
    - 910

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 1155
    - 1004

    The Simpsons

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 1184
    - 808

    ranked low on reranks
    Randy Marsh South Park

  36. 36
    + 1149
    - 1310

    Arrested Development

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 591
    - 622

    Fawlty Towers

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 479
    - 485

    Scrubs

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 320
    - 272

    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 759
    - 608

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 753
    - 777

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

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 1127
    - 994

    Parks and Recreation

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 436
    - 488

    often listed
    Cheers

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 980
    - 1195

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 390
    - 484

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  46. 46
    + 304
    - 204

    added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 765
    - 706

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 646
    - 514
    ) open
  49. 49
    + 684
    - 565
    ) open
  50. 50
    + 311
    - 267

    That '70s Show

    ) open
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