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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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  1. 1
    + 2955
    - 1537

    most listed
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3149
    - 1471

    Family Guy

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 2980
    - 1602

    South Park

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2427
    - 1601

    Family Guy

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2115
    - 1151

    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1824
    - 1148

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2118
    - 1531

    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1825
    - 1522
    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2175
    - 1268

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1678
    - 1352

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 2010
    - 1318

    How I Met Your Mother

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1645
    - 1360
    ) open
  13. 13
    + 428
    - 363

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1382
    - 846

    ranked low on reranks & added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1730
    - 1205

    The Office

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 793
    - 868

    the people's #1 & often listed
    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1366
    - 859

    Family Guy

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1082
    - 800

    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  19. 19
    + 1278
    - 716

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1736
    - 1094

    South Park

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1573
    - 1252

    The Office

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1506
    - 1081

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 711
    - 808

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

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1335
    - 1112

    Joey, Friends

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1187
    - 776

    Futurama

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 907
    - 605

    That '70s Show

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1244
    - 1183
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1283
    - 977

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 643
    - 652

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 821
    - 958

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

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 437
    - 431

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 613
    - 487

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 1111
    - 910

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 1155
    - 1003

    The Simpsons

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 1183
    - 808

    ranked low on reranks
    Randy Marsh South Park

  36. 36
    + 1149
    - 1309

    Arrested Development

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 590
    - 622

    Fawlty Towers

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 478
    - 484

    Scrubs

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 319
    - 272

    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 752
    - 777

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

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 758
    - 606

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 1125
    - 993

    Parks and Recreation

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 435
    - 488

    often listed
    Cheers

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 979
    - 1195

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 389
    - 484

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  46. 46
    + 764
    - 706

    Futurama

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 645
    - 514

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 303
    - 203

    added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 689
    - 637

    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 309
    - 267

    That '70s Show

    ) open
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