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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
    + 2933
    - 1314

    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 2772
    - 1459

    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 2255
    - 1446

    Family Guy

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 1651
    - 1030

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1929
    - 1051

    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 1945
    - 1368

    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 1679
    - 1405

    Seinfeld

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  9. 9
    + 2018
    - 1159

    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 1547
    - 1219

    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 1843
    - 1189

    How I Met Your Mother

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  12. 12
    + 1520
    - 1246
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  13. 13
    + 1589
    - 1104

    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
    + 1248
    - 759

    Family Guy

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  16. 16
    + 994
    - 726

    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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  17. 17
    + 1162
    - 643

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

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  18. 18
    + 1462
    - 1159

    The Office

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  19. 19
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    - 992

    South Park

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  20. 20
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    - 996

    added by tahirtalha98 Friends

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  21. 21
    + 723
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy

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  22. 22
    + 1161
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seinfeld

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  23. 23
    + 1236
    - 767

    ranked low on reranks & added by Demon_Boy Mr. Bean

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  24. 24
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    - 1020

    Joey, Friends

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  25. 25
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    Futurama

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  26. 26
    + 820
    - 537

    That '70s Show

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  27. 27
    + 1176
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  28. 28
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks M*A*S*H

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  29. 29
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    often listed Arrested Development

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  30. 30
    + 1021
    - 844

    The Simpsons

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  31. 31
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    - 409
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  32. 32
    + 1078
    - 933

    The Simpsons

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  33. 33
    + 1088
    - 736

    Randy Marsh South Park

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  34. 34
    + 757
    - 889

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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    + 570
    - 586

    30 Rock

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  36. 36
    + 368
    - 370

    Seinfeld

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    + 704
    - 709

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

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    - 545

    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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  39. 39
    + 939
    - 1118

    Arrested Development

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  40. 40
    + 412
    - 412

    Scrubs

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  41. 41
    + 533
    - 560

    Fawlty Towers

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  42. 42
    + 1033
    - 922

    Parks and Recreation

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  43. 43
    + 259
    - 218

    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  44. 44
    + 357
    - 418

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jim Ignatowski

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  45. 45
    + 392
    - 428

    often listed Cheers

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  46. 46
    + 269
    - 211

    That '70s Show

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  47. 47
    + 699
    - 638

    Futurama

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  48. 48
    + 582
    - 462

    The Simpsons

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  49. 49
    + 625
    - 495

    South Park

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  50. 50
    + 636
    - 571

    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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