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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? 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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    - 3,161

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 4,877
    - 2,880

    ranked low on reranks
    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,527
    - 3,001


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 4,241
    - 2,565


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 3,326
    - 2,307


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,791
    - 2,246


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2,760
    - 2,517


    Seinfeld

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  8. 8
    + 3,316
    - 2,698


    The Big Bang Theory

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  9. 9
    + 3,394
    - 2,082

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2,924
    - 1,878

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  11. 11
    + 1,309
    - 1,064

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

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  12. 12
    + 2,600
    - 2,193


    Family Guy

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  13. 13
    + 1,508
    - 1,434

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

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  14. 14
    + 3,160
    - 2,017


    How I Met Your Mother

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  15. 15
    + 2,726
    - 1,705

    ranked low on reranks & added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  16. 16
    + 2,364
    - 2,172

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  17. 17
    + 2,240
    - 1,503


    Family Guy

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  18. 18
    + 2,492
    - 1,867


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 2,273
    - 1,669


    Joey, Friends

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  20. 20
    + 1,814
    - 1,068


    That '70s Show

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  21. 21
    + 2,169
    - 1,566

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  22. 22
    + 2,065
    - 1,454


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  23. 23
    + 1,970
    - 1,219


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  24. 24
    + 2,525
    - 1,657


    South Park

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  25. 25
    + 1,174
    - 1,339

    often listed
    M*A*S*H

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  26. 26
    + 1,236
    - 1,466

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

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  27. 27
    + 1,585
    - 1,359
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  28. 28
    + 1,938
    - 1,274


    Futurama

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  29. 29
    + 1,372
    - 1,017

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  30. 30
    + 1,768
    - 1,786


    Seinfeld

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  31. 31
    + 1,119
    - 1,190


    30 Rock

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  32. 32
    + 1,927
    - 1,405

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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  33. 33
    + 997
    - 952


    Scrubs

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  34. 34
    + 874
    - 991

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  35. 35
    + 1,173
    - 1,203


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

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  36. 36
    + 1,613
    - 1,396


    The Simpsons

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  37. 37
    + 1,867
    - 1,255
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

  38. 38
    + 795
    - 655


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  39. 39
    + 1,515
    - 1,850

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  40. 40
    + 1,582
    - 1,530


    The Simpsons

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  41. 41
    + 1,181
    - 1,094


    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 766
    - 924

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 815
    - 554

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  44. 44
    + 860
    - 1,120

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 1,296
    - 1,699

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  46. 46
    + 810
    - 629

    ranked low on reranks
    That '70s Show

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  47. 47
    + 1,023
    - 769


    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 1,230
    - 1,146


    Futurama

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  49. 49
    + 1,202
    - 1,095


    Archer

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  50. 50
    + 518
    - 579

    often listed
    Parks and Recreation

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