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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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    Family Guy

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  3. 3
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    - 1360

    South Park

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  4. 4
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    Family Guy

    ) open
  5. 5
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    - 966

    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
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    - 933

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
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    - 1247

    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1900
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    Futurama

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  9. 9
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seinfeld

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  10. 10
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    - 1112

    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 1724
    - 1092

    How I Met Your Mother

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  12. 12
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  13. 13
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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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    ranked low on reranks Family Guy

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Office

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  17. 17
    + 1515
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    South Park

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  18. 18
    + 921
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    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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  19. 19
    + 1062
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    ranked low on reranks Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  20. 20
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    added by tahirtalha98 Friends

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  21. 21
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    added by Demon_Boy Mr. Bean

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  22. 22
    + 1115
    - 948

    Joey, Friends

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    + 662
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy

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  24. 24
    + 996
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    Futurama

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seinfeld

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  26. 26
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  27. 27
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    That '70s Show

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    The Simpsons

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    The Simpsons

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

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  31. 31
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    Arrested Development

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    + 1005
    - 679

    ranked low on reranks Randy Marsh South Park

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  33. 33
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    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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    ranked low on reranks Friends

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  35. 35
    + 653
    - 660

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

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  36. 36
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    Arrested Development

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    - 533

    30 Rock

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  38. 38
    + 313
    - 317

    Seinfeld

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  39. 39
    + 616
    - 496

    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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  40. 40
    + 976
    - 864

    Parks and Recreation

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  41. 41
    + 486
    - 515

    Fawlty Towers

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  42. 42
    + 352
    - 367

    Scrubs

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  43. 43
    + 639
    - 582

    Futurama

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  44. 44
    + 539
    - 408

    The Simpsons

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  45. 45
    + 326
    - 373

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jim Ignatowski

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  46. 46
    + 356
    - 381

    often listed Cheers

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  47. 47
    + 561
    - 444

    South Park

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  48. 48
    + 350
    - 269

    Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

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    + 588
    - 518

    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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  50. 50
    + 210
    - 182

    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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