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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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    - 1440

    South Park

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  4. 4
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    - 1422

    Family Guy

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  5. 5
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    - 1031

    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
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    - 1009

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 1922
    - 1346

    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2001
    - 1139

    Futurama

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  9. 9
    + 1662
    - 1383

    Seinfeld

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    - 1198

    Family Guy

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  11. 11
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    - 1170

    How I Met Your Mother

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  12. 12
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seinfeld

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  13. 13
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Married... with Children

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  14. 14
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    The Office

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    - 743

    Family Guy

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  16. 16
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    ranked low on reranks Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  17. 17
    + 1448
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Office

    ) open
  18. 18
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    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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  19. 19
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    South Park

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    added by tahirtalha98 Friends

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    added by Demon_Boy Mr. Bean

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    + 1150
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seinfeld

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  23. 23
    + 1191
    - 1008

    Joey, Friends

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    + 710
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy

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    + 1076
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    Futurama

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  26. 26
    + 1160
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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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  28. 28
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    The Simpsons

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

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  30. 30
    + 1088
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    often listed Arrested Development

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  31. 31
    + 1073
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    The Simpsons

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  32. 32
    + 1078
    - 724

    ranked low on reranks Randy Marsh South Park

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    + 498
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    ranked low on reranks Friends

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  34. 34
    + 746
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    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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    + 556
    - 578

    30 Rock

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    - 360

    Seinfeld

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

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    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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    + 934
    - 1107

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arrested Development

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  40. 40
    + 1021
    - 914

    Parks and Recreation

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    + 402
    - 406

    Scrubs

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  42. 42
    + 524
    - 554

    Fawlty Towers

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    + 692
    - 627

    Futurama

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  44. 44
    + 251
    - 211

    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  45. 45
    + 348
    - 412

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jim Ignatowski

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  46. 46
    + 384
    - 418

    often listed Cheers

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  47. 47
    + 576
    - 451

    The Simpsons

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  48. 48
    + 617
    - 484

    South Park

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    + 626
    - 556

    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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  50. 50
    + 257
    - 202

    That '70s Show

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