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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 1913
    Down 885

    most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 2009
    Down 807
    Family Guy More
    98
  3. 3
    Up 1971
    Down 965

    the people's #1
    Eric Cartman

    South Park More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 1553
    Down 913
    Family Guy More
    93
  5. 5
    Up 1251
    Down 640
    Looney Toones More
    83
  6. 6
    Up 1426
    Down 727
    Futurama More
    82
  7. 7
    Up 1234
    Down 811
    The Big Bang Theory More
    82
  8. 8
    Up 1019
    Down 626
    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    80
  9. 9
    Up 1137
    Down 720
    Married... with Children More
    80
  10. 10
    Up 1173
    Down 948
    Seinfeld More
    79
  11. 11
    Up 1018
    Down 748
    Family Guy More
    78
  12. 12
    Up 1287
    Down 713

    ranked low on reranks
    Barney Stinson

    How I Met Your Mother More
    77
  13. 13
    Up 1064
    Down 798

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    George Costanza

    Seinfeld More
    76
  14. 14
    Up 1023
    Down 713
    The Office More
    75
  15. 15
    Up 1094
    Down 701
    The Office More
    75
  16. 16
    Up 1150
    Down 590
    South Park More
    74
  17. 17
    Up 705
    Down 365
    Family Guy More
    71
  18. 18
    Up 689
    Down 324
    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner More
    71
  19. 19
    Up 760
    Down 541
    The Simpsons More
    69
  20. 20
    Up 669
    Down 343
    Futurama More
    69
  21. 21
    Up 773
    Down 608
    Friends More
    69
    added by: tahirtalha98
  22. 22
    Up 721
    Down 631
    Joey, Friends More
    69
  23. 23
    Up 791
    Down 742
    Seinfeld More
    68
  24. 24
    Up 850
    Down 838
    Arrested Development More
    68
  25. 25
    Up 723
    Down 405
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean More
    68
    added by: Demon_Boy
  26. 26
    Up 676
    Down 513
    The Simpsons More
    67
  27. 27
    Up 656
    Down 400

    ranked low on reranks
    Frank Drebin

    Police Squad! More
    67
  28. 28
    Up 772
    Down 747

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gob Bluth

    Arrested Development More
    67
  29. 29
    Up 681
    Down 409

    Randy Marsh

    South Park More
    66
  30. 30
    Up 715
    Down 575
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    66
  31. 31
    Up 757
    Down 593
    Parks and Recreation More
    65
  32. 32
    Up 471
    Down 263

    ranked low on reranks
    Red Forman

    That '70s Show More
    64
  33. 33
    Up 440
    Down 487
    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy More
    63
  34. 34
    Up 451
    Down 416
    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
    63
  35. 35
    Up 507
    Down 589

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    63
  36. 36
    Up 361
    Down 255
    The Big Bang Theory More
    63
  37. 37
    Up 565
    Down 496
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    62
  38. 38
    Up 364
    Down 253
    The Simpsons More
    61
  39. 39
    Up 385
    Down 413

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hawkeye Pierce

    M*A*S*H More
    61
  40. 40
    Up 418
    Down 310
    Futurama More
    61
  41. 41
    Up 290
    Down 190
    The Simpsons More
    60
  42. 42
    Up 546
    Down 585
    30 Rock More
    60
  43. 43
    Up 517
    Down 523
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    60
  44. 44
    Up 502
    Down 545
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    59
  45. 45
    Up 539
    Down 655

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Larry David

    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show More
    59
  46. 46
    Up 320
    Down 269
    Fawlty Towers More
    59
  47. 47
    Up 373
    Down 297
    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends More
    59
  48. 48
    Up 300
    Down 248
    59
  49. 49
    Up 303
    Down 215
    South Park More
    59
  50. 50
    Up 470
    Down 449
    Archer More
    58
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