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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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    - 3,059

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 4,768
    - 2,789

    ranked low on reranks
    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,437
    - 2,909


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 4,125
    - 2,509


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 3,254
    - 2,228


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,735
    - 2,171


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 3,233
    - 2,627


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2,692
    - 2,464


    Seinfeld

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  9. 9
    + 3,330
    - 2,034

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2,831
    - 1,837

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  11. 11
    + 1,251
    - 1,019

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

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  12. 12
    + 2,535
    - 2,145


    Family Guy

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  13. 13
    + 1,459
    - 1,391

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

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  14. 14
    + 3,077
    - 1,978


    How I Met Your Mother

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  15. 15
    + 2,645
    - 1,662

    ranked low on reranks & added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  16. 16
    + 2,311
    - 2,127

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  17. 17
    + 2,190
    - 1,455


    Family Guy

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  18. 18
    + 2,429
    - 1,830


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 2,204
    - 1,630


    Joey, Friends

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  20. 20
    + 1,752
    - 1,037


    That '70s Show

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  21. 21
    + 2,123
    - 1,525

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  22. 22
    + 1,924
    - 1,185


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  23. 23
    + 2,010
    - 1,420


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  24. 24
    + 2,471
    - 1,623


    South Park

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  25. 25
    + 1,144
    - 1,303

    often listed
    M*A*S*H

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  26. 26
    + 1,208
    - 1,432

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

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  27. 27
    + 1,552
    - 1,325
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  28. 28
    + 1,895
    - 1,241


    Futurama

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  29. 29
    + 1,315
    - 973

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  30. 30
    + 1,728
    - 1,749


    Seinfeld

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  31. 31
    + 1,086
    - 1,147


    30 Rock

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  32. 32
    + 1,868
    - 1,378

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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  33. 33
    + 961
    - 914


    Scrubs

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  34. 34
    + 840
    - 949

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  35. 35
    + 1,148
    - 1,166


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

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  36. 36
    + 1,585
    - 1,358


    The Simpsons

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  37. 37
    + 1,816
    - 1,224
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

  38. 38
    + 761
    - 625


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  39. 39
    + 1,494
    - 1,811

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  40. 40
    + 1,557
    - 1,490


    The Simpsons

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  41. 41
    + 1,154
    - 1,061


    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 745
    - 894

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 767
    - 534

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  44. 44
    + 846
    - 1,087

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 775
    - 600

    ranked low on reranks
    That '70s Show

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  46. 46
    + 1,274
    - 1,667

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  47. 47
    + 968
    - 748


    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 1,197
    - 1,115


    Futurama

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  49. 49
    + 1,159
    - 1,071


    Archer

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  50. 50
    + 487
    - 549

    often listed
    Parks and Recreation

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