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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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    - 2,733

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 4,459
    - 2,534


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,187
    - 2,631


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 3,786
    - 2,342


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 3,049
    - 1,972


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,553
    - 1,928


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2,551
    - 2,253


    Seinfeld

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  8. 8
    + 2,986
    - 2,423


    The Big Bang Theory

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  9. 9
    + 3,117
    - 1,877

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2,362
    - 2,009

    often listed
    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 1,093
    - 886

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

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  12. 12
    + 2,581
    - 1,718

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  13. 13
    + 2,878
    - 1,871


    How I Met Your Mother

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  14. 14
    + 2,214
    - 1,970

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  15. 15
    + 2,439
    - 1,548

    ranked low on reranks & added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  16. 16
    + 1,312
    - 1,276

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

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  17. 17
    + 2,024
    - 1,347


    Family Guy

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  18. 18
    + 2,260
    - 1,710


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 2,015
    - 1,372

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  20. 20
    + 2,025
    - 1,537


    Joey, Friends

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  21. 21
    + 1,571
    - 941


    That '70s Show

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  22. 22
    + 1,800
    - 1,083


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  23. 23
    + 2,342
    - 1,505


    South Park

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  24. 24
    + 1,829
    - 1,341


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  25. 25
    + 1,471
    - 1,203
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  26. 26
    + 1,767
    - 1,137


    Futurama

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  27. 27
    + 1,072
    - 1,184


    M*A*S*H

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  28. 28
    + 1,650
    - 1,622


    Seinfeld

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  29. 29
    + 1,137
    - 1,324


    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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  30. 30
    + 1,002
    - 1,051

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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  31. 31
    + 1,165
    - 890

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  32. 32
    + 1,735
    - 1,288

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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  33. 33
    + 866
    - 824


    Scrubs

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  34. 34
    + 1,516
    - 1,253


    The Simpsons

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  35. 35
    + 773
    - 836

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  36. 36
    + 1,714
    - 1,129
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

  37. 37
    + 1,076
    - 1,070


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

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  38. 38
    + 650
    - 552


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  39. 39
    + 1,447
    - 1,696

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  40. 40
    + 1,492
    - 1,377


    The Simpsons

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  41. 41
    + 1,099
    - 953


    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 691
    - 796

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 676
    - 455

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  44. 44
    + 802
    - 979

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 1,218
    - 1,562

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  46. 46
    + 1,127
    - 1,018


    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 878
    - 657


    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 1,082
    - 973


    Archer

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  49. 49
    + 667
    - 532


    That '70s Show

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  50. 50
    + 1,039
    - 844


    South Park

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