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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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    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 4,268
    - 2,313


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,006
    - 2,414


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 3,534
    - 2,200


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 2,901
    - 1,784


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,429
    - 1,742


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2,971
    - 1,720


    Futurama

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  8. 8
    + 2,836
    - 2,265


    The Big Bang Theory

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    - 2,116


    Seinfeld

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  10. 10
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    - 1,883

    often listed
    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 2,419
    - 1,609

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  12. 12
    + 992
    - 786

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

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  13. 13
    + 2,726
    - 1,774


    How I Met Your Mother

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    - 1,244

    ranked low on reranks
    Family Guy

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  15. 15
    + 2,125
    - 1,861

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  16. 16
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    - 1,455

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  17. 17
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    - 1,272

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  18. 18
    + 2,134
    - 1,627


    The Office

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

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  20. 20
    + 1,722
    - 1,004


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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    - 1,457

    often listed
    Joey, Friends

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    - 1,418


    South Park

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    - 877


    That '70s Show

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    + 1,724
    - 1,266


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  25. 25
    + 1,679
    - 1,052


    Futurama

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    + 1,406
    - 1,123
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  28. 28
    + 1,006
    - 1,117


    M*A*S*H

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    + 1,625
    - 1,217

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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    + 1,078
    - 1,250

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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  31. 31
    + 1,049
    - 806

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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    + 945
    - 972

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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    + 1,454
    - 1,169


    The Simpsons

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    + 1,610
    - 1,055
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  36. 36
    + 791
    - 758


    Scrubs

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  37. 37
    + 1,439
    - 1,292


    The Simpsons

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  38. 38
    + 1,045
    - 874


    The Simpsons

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    + 1,010
    - 1,011


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

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  40. 40
    + 1,401
    - 1,615


    Arrested Development

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  41. 41
    + 582
    - 497


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  42. 42
    + 649
    - 724

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 592
    - 401

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  44. 44
    + 771
    - 904

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 805
    - 582

    ranked low on reranks
    American Dad!

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  46. 46
    + 1,070
    - 936


    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 1,186
    - 1,480

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  48. 48
    + 1,005
    - 912


    Archer

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  49. 49
    + 976
    - 780


    South Park

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  50. 50
    + 591
    - 478


    That '70s Show

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