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The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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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? What are the names of some funny characters from 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
    Up 1912
    Down 882

    most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 2008
    Down 804
    Family Guy More
    98
  3. 3
    Up 1972
    Down 961

    the people's #1
    Eric Cartman

    South Park More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 1553
    Down 910
    Family Guy More
    93
  5. 5
    Up 1250
    Down 638
    Looney Toones More
    83
  6. 6
    Up 1427
    Down 723
    Futurama More
    82
  7. 7
    Up 1233
    Down 809
    The Big Bang Theory More
    82
  8. 8
    Up 1018
    Down 624
    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    80
  9. 9
    Up 1135
    Down 719
    Married... with Children More
    79
  10. 10
    Up 1172
    Down 946

    controversial
    Cosmo Kramer

    Seinfeld More
    79
  11. 11
    Up 1019
    Down 745
    Family Guy More
    78
  12. 12
    Up 1288
    Down 711

    ranked low on reranks
    Barney Stinson

    How I Met Your Mother More
    77
  13. 13
    Up 1064
    Down 796

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    George Costanza

    Seinfeld More
    76
  14. 14
    Up 1024
    Down 711
    The Office More
    75
  15. 15
    Up 1095
    Down 699
    The Office More
    75
  16. 16
    Up 1151
    Down 588
    South Park More
    74
  17. 17
    Up 704
    Down 363
    Family Guy More
    71
  18. 18
    Up 688
    Down 323
    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner More
    71
  19. 19
    Up 760
    Down 538
    The Simpsons More
    69
  20. 20
    Up 670
    Down 341
    Futurama More
    69
  21. 21
    Up 774
    Down 606

    controversial
    Chandler Muriel Bing

    Friends More
    69
    added by: tahirtalha98
  22. 22
    Up 722
    Down 629
    Joey, Friends More
    69
  23. 23
    Up 792
    Down 740

    controversial
    Jerry Seinfeld

    Seinfeld More
    68
  24. 24
    Up 851
    Down 836

    controversial
    Tobias Fünke

    Arrested Development More
    68
  25. 25
    Up 723
    Down 403
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean More
    68
    added by: Demon_Boy
  26. 26
    Up 677
    Down 511
    The Simpsons More
    67
  27. 27
    Up 656
    Down 399

    ranked low on reranks
    Frank Drebin

    Police Squad! More
    67
  28. 28
    Up 773
    Down 745

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gob Bluth

    Arrested Development More
    66
  29. 29
    Up 682
    Down 407

    Randy Marsh

    South Park More
    66
  30. 30
    Up 714
    Down 574
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    65
  31. 31
    Up 758
    Down 591
    Parks and Recreation More
    65
  32. 32
    Up 472
    Down 261

    ranked low on reranks
    Red Forman

    That '70s Show More
    64
  33. 33
    Up 441
    Down 485
    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy More
    63
  34. 34
    Up 451
    Down 415
    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
    63
  35. 35
    Up 362
    Down 253
    The Big Bang Theory More
    63
  36. 36
    Up 506
    Down 589

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    63
  37. 37
    Up 566
    Down 494
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    62
  38. 38
    Up 365
    Down 251
    The Simpsons More
    61
  39. 39
    Up 385
    Down 412

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hawkeye Pierce

    M*A*S*H More
    61
  40. 40
    Up 419
    Down 308
    Futurama More
    61
  41. 41
    Up 291
    Down 188
    The Simpsons More
    60
  42. 42
    Up 546
    Down 584

    controversial
    Jack Donaghy

    30 Rock More
    59
  43. 43
    Up 515
    Down 522
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    59
  44. 44
    Up 500
    Down 544
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    59
  45. 45
    Up 539
    Down 654

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Larry David

    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show More
    59
  46. 46
    Up 321
    Down 267
    Fawlty Towers More
    59
  47. 47
    Up 371
    Down 297
    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends More
    59
  48. 48
    Up 300
    Down 247
    59
  49. 49
    Up 302
    Down 213
    South Park More
    59
  50. 50
    Up 471
    Down 447
    Archer More
    58
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