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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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    most listed
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  2. 2
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    Family Guy

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3019
    - 1629

    South Park

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2462
    - 1631

    Family Guy

    ) open
  5. 5
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    - 1168

    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  6. 6
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    - 1166

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    ) open
  7. 7
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    - 1558

    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  8. 8
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    - 1541
    ) open
  9. 9
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    - 1286

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1699
    - 1378

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 2049
    - 1337

    How I Met Your Mother

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1668
    - 1377

    often listed
    Seinfeld

    ) open
  13. 13
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    - 377

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

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  14. 14
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    - 862

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

    ) open
  15. 15
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    ranked low on reranks
    Family Guy

    ) open
  16. 16
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    - 879

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

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  17. 17
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    - 1219

    The Office

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1298
    - 727

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  19. 19
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    - 810

    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  20. 20
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    - 1106

    South Park

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  21. 21
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    - 1095

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1595
    - 1271

    The Office

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

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1376
    - 1125

    Joey, Friends

    ) open
  25. 25
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    - 788

    Futurama

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    - 616

    That '70s Show

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  27. 27
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    ) open
  28. 28
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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    - 972

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

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    - 447

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  32. 32
    + 651
    - 498

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  33. 33
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  34. 34
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    - 817

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    Randy Marsh South Park

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    The Simpsons

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  36. 36
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    - 1319

    Arrested Development

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 600
    - 631

    Fawlty Towers

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  38. 38
    + 496
    - 494

    Scrubs

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  39. 39
    + 328
    - 283

    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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    - 785

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

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  41. 41
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    - 623

    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
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    - 1002

    Parks and Recreation

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  43. 43
    + 443
    - 497

    often listed
    Cheers

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 992
    - 1203

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 397
    - 492

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  46. 46
    + 779
    - 713

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    Futurama

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 314
    - 212

    added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  48. 48
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    - 521
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    - 575
    ) open
  50. 50
    + 326
    - 277

    That '70s Show

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