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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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 2972
    - 1342

    Family Guy

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 2812
    - 1487

    South Park

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2287
    - 1480

    Family Guy

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 1680
    - 1054

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1958
    - 1078

    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 1979
    - 1395

    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1708
    - 1422

    Seinfeld

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2042
    - 1185

    Futurama

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1567
    - 1248

    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 1874
    - 1213

    How I Met Your Mother

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  12. 12
    + 1545
    - 1265
    ) open
  13. 13
    + 341
    - 287

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1608
    - 1129

    The Office

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  15. 15
    + 1269
    - 779

    Family Guy

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1012
    - 743

    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1184
    - 657

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1644
    - 1012

    South Park

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  19. 19
    + 1480
    - 1180

    The Office

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1380
    - 1010

    added by tahirtalha98 Friends

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  21. 21
    + 1262
    - 781

    added by Demon_Boy Mr. Bean

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  22. 22
    + 737
    - 804

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

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  23. 23
    + 1177
    - 1117

    often listed Seinfeld

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  24. 24
    + 1105
    - 717

    Futurama

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  25. 25
    + 1224
    - 1042

    Joey, Friends

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  26. 26
    + 1194
    - 916

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  27. 27
    + 833
    - 552

    That '70s Show

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  28. 28
    + 646
    - 756

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

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 1039
    - 855

    The Simpsons

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  30. 30
    + 1090
    - 947

    The Simpsons

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  31. 31
    + 764
    - 905

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

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  32. 32
    + 1109
    - 748

    ranked low on reranks Randy Marsh South Park

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  33. 33
    + 534
    - 427
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  34. 34
    + 1101
    - 1248

    Arrested Development

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  35. 35
    + 384
    - 380

    Seinfeld

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  36. 36
    + 580
    - 604

    30 Rock

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  37. 37
    + 713
    - 721

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

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  38. 38
    + 692
    - 555

    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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  39. 39
    + 545
    - 572

    Fawlty Towers

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  40. 40
    + 948
    - 1132

    Arrested Development

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 421
    - 427

    Scrubs

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  42. 42
    + 1050
    - 937

    Parks and Recreation

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  43. 43
    + 271
    - 228

    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  44. 44
    + 397
    - 442

    often listed Cheers

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  45. 45
    + 362
    - 431

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jim Ignatowski

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  46. 46
    + 709
    - 650

    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 276
    - 222

    That '70s Show

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  48. 48
    + 595
    - 469

    The Simpsons

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  49. 49
    + 643
    - 590

    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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  50. 50
    + 635
    - 512

    South Park

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