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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
    + 3573
    - 1753


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 3374
    - 1869


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 2753
    - 1879


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 2404
    - 1364


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2073
    - 1378


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2117
    - 1731


    Seinfeld

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  8. 8
    + 2426
    - 1839


    The Big Bang Theory

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  9. 9
    + 2450
    - 1464

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 1892
    - 1587

    often listed
    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 1881
    - 1550

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  12. 12
    + 2059
    - 1358


    The Office

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  13. 13
    + 2352
    - 1530


    How I Met Your Mother

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  14. 14
    + 605
    - 535

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Married... with Children

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  15. 15
    + 1636
    - 1031

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  16. 16
    + 1880
    - 1217

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  17. 17
    + 936
    - 997

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

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  18. 18
    + 1835
    - 1401


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 1449
    - 847


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  20. 20
    + 1569
    - 1035


    Family Guy

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  21. 21
    + 1215
    - 943


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  22. 22
    + 1615
    - 1252


    Joey, Friends

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  23. 23
    + 1933
    - 1245


    South Park

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  24. 24
    + 1094
    - 722


    That '70s Show

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  25. 25
    + 828
    - 932

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    M*A*S*H

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  26. 26
    + 1394
    - 1324

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  27. 27
    + 927
    - 1076

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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  28. 28
    + 1462
    - 1111

    ranked low on reranks
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  29. 29
    + 1370
    - 908


    Futurama

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  30. 30
    + 829
    - 622

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  31. 31
    + 754
    - 794

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    30 Rock

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  32. 32
    + 555
    - 556

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Seinfeld

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  33. 33
    + 1244
    - 1019


    The Simpsons

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  34. 34
    + 1337
    - 1082

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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  35. 35
    + 1259
    - 1433

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arrested Development

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  36. 36
    + 1272
    - 1128


    The Simpsons

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  37. 37
    + 600
    - 600


    Scrubs

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  38. 38
    + 1335
    - 918


    Randy Marsh South Park

  39. 39
    + 680
    - 727


    Fawlty Towers

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  40. 40
    + 858
    - 863


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

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    + 880
    - 719

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 522
    - 575

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 412
    - 365


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  44. 44
    + 1069
    - 1304

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arrested Development

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  45. 45
    + 879
    - 810


    Futurama

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  46. 46
    + 408
    - 288

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

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  47. 47
    + 449
    - 588

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  48. 48
    + 749
    - 614

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  49. 49
    + 428
    - 469

    often listed
    Get Smart

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  50. 50
    + 412
    - 360


    That '70s Show

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