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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
    + 3437
    - 1663


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 3247
    - 1779


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 2642
    - 1780


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 2312
    - 1298


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 1999
    - 1300


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2333
    - 1735


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2019
    - 1662


    Seinfeld

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  9. 9
    + 2354
    - 1394

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 1820
    - 1505

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 2248
    - 1457


    How I Met Your Mother

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  12. 12
    + 1787
    - 1485

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  13. 13
    + 542
    - 475

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

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  14. 14
    + 1935
    - 1304

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  15. 15
    + 1550
    - 968

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  16. 16
    + 1507
    - 977


    Family Guy

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  17. 17
    + 1397
    - 804


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  18. 18
    + 874
    - 957

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

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  19. 19
    + 1737
    - 1341


    The Office

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  20. 20
    + 1746
    - 1174

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  21. 21
    + 1171
    - 898


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  22. 22
    + 1876
    - 1195


    South Park

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  23. 23
    + 1527
    - 1201


    Joey, Friends

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  24. 24
    + 789
    - 893

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

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  25. 25
    + 1310
    - 864


    Futurama

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  26. 26
    + 1407
    - 1069


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  27. 27
    + 1021
    - 686


    That '70s Show

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  28. 28
    + 1337
    - 1280


    Seinfeld

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  29. 29
    + 897
    - 1039

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

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  30. 30
    + 717
    - 747

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    30 Rock

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  31. 31
    + 762
    - 574

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  32. 32
    + 510
    - 520

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Seinfeld

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  33. 33
    + 1202
    - 981

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  34. 34
    + 1293
    - 882

    ranked low on reranks
    Randy Marsh South Park

  35. 35
    + 1222
    - 1394

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arrested Development

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  36. 36
    + 559
    - 558

    often listed
    Scrubs

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  37. 37
    + 1233
    - 1091


    The Simpsons

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  38. 38
    + 1271
    - 1051


    Parks and Recreation

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  39. 39
    + 840
    - 681

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    The Simpsons

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  40. 40
    + 645
    - 694


    Fawlty Towers

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  41. 41
    + 821
    - 838


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

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  42. 42
    + 492
    - 545


    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 369
    - 339


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  44. 44
    + 1043
    - 1265

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arrested Development

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  45. 45
    + 846
    - 773

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  46. 46
    + 424
    - 553

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  47. 47
    + 367
    - 259

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

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  48. 48
    + 716
    - 578


    The Simpsons

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  49. 49
    + 757
    - 623


    South Park

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  50. 50
    + 754
    - 691


    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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