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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

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  2. 2
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    - 1256

    Family Guy

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  3. 3
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    - 1409

    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 2186
    - 1384

    Family Guy

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  5. 5
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    - 976

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  6. 6
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    - 1015

    Baby Looney Tunes

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  7. 7
    + 1873
    - 1310

    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 1959
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    Futurama

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  9. 9
    + 1615
    - 1361

    Seinfeld

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  10. 10
    + 1497
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    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 1783
    - 1142

    How I Met Your Mother

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  12. 12
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  13. 13
    + 1533
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    The Office

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  14. 14
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Married... with Children

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  15. 15
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Office

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  16. 16
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    ranked low on reranks Family Guy

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  17. 17
    + 955
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    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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  18. 18
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    ranked low on reranks Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  19. 19
    + 1568
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    South Park

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  20. 20
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    added by tahirtalha98 Friends

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  21. 21
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy

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    + 1183
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    added by Demon_Boy Mr. Bean

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  23. 23
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    - 985

    Joey, Friends

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    Seinfeld

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    Futurama

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  26. 26
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    That '70s Show

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    The Simpsons

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arrested Development

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  30. 30
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    The Simpsons

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

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  32. 32
    + 1047
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    ranked low on reranks Randy Marsh South Park

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  33. 33
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    ranked low on reranks Friends

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  34. 34
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    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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    30 Rock

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

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    Seinfeld

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    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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  39. 39
    + 1009
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    Parks and Recreation

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    + 922
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arrested Development

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    Scrubs

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    + 504
    - 537

    Fawlty Towers

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    Futurama

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    The Simpsons

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  45. 45
    + 338
    - 396

    Jim Ignatowski

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  46. 46
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    - 198

    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  47. 47
    + 371
    - 405

    often listed Cheers

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    - 509
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  49. 49
    + 596
    - 464

    ranked low on reranks South Park

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  50. 50
    + 370
    - 289

    Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

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