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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
    + 4,011
    - 1,956


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 3,759
    - 2,071


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 3,130
    - 2,038


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 2,695
    - 1,491


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,274
    - 1,516


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2,652
    - 2,014


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2,275
    - 1,919


    Seinfeld

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    - 1,584

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    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2,117
    - 1,723


    Family Guy

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  11. 11
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    - 656


    Married... with Children

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  12. 12
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    - 1,723

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  13. 13
    + 2,243
    - 1,495

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    The Office

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  14. 14
    + 1,094
    - 1,099

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

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  15. 15
    + 2,533
    - 1,656


    How I Met Your Mother

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  16. 16
    + 2,051
    - 1,348

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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    + 1,770
    - 1,145


    Family Guy

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    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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    The Office

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  20. 20
    + 1,610
    - 925


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  21. 21
    + 2,121
    - 1,335


    South Park

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  22. 22
    + 1,300
    - 810


    That '70s Show

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  23. 23
    + 1,325
    - 1,042
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  24. 24
    + 1,745
    - 1,370


    Joey, Friends

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

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

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    - 1,192


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    - 991


    Futurama

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    - 1,440

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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    + 866
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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    + 942
    - 723

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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    + 651
    - 669

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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    - 1,163

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    Parks and Recreation

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  34. 34
    + 1,364
    - 1,100


    The Simpsons

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  35. 35
    + 1,493
    - 981
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

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    - 690


    Scrubs

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  37. 37
    + 1,371
    - 1,219


    The Simpsons

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    - 1,539

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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    - 943


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

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  40. 40
    + 513
    - 433


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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    + 977
    - 799

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 595
    - 659

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 723
    - 824

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  44. 44
    + 513
    - 347

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  45. 45
    + 1,138
    - 1,406

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  46. 46
    + 982
    - 875

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 519
    - 419

    ranked low on reranks
    That '70s Show

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  48. 48
    + 509
    - 681
    Jim Ignatowski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  49. 49
    + 907
    - 711


    South Park

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  50. 50
    + 699
    - 517


    American Dad!

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