The Funniest TV Characters of All Time TV Characters
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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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 193
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    42
  2. 179
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    ranked low on reranks
    Adam West

    Family Guy More
    43
  3. 148
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    46
  4. 37
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hawkeye Pierce

    M*A*S*H More
    62
  5. 47
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    30 Rock More
    59
  6. 133
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    Family Guy More
    47
  7. 280
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    Down 105

    Alex

    South Park More
    36
  8. 83
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    53
  9. 224
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    Down 84
    How I Met Your Mother More
    40
  10. 319
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series More
    32
  11. 221
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    Parks and Recreation More
    40
  12. 228
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    Fawlty Towers More
    39
  13. 121
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    Latka Gravas

    Taxi More
    48
  14. 323
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    The Brady Bunch, The Brady Bunch Hour More
    32
  15. 127
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    The Honeymooners More
    47
  16. 105
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    That '70s Show More
    50
  17. 273
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    Parks and Recreation More
    37
  18. 151
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tom Haverford

    Parks and Recreation More
    45
  19. 175
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    The Golden Girls More
    43
  20. 98
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    The Bernie Mac Show More
    51
  21. 104
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    The Golden Girls More
    50
  22. 218
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    Mystery Science Theater 3000 More
    40
  23. 77
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    Heathcliff Huxtable

    The Cosby Show More
    54
  24. 39
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    Futurama More
    61
  25. 20
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    Futurama More
    69
  26. 67
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    Professor Farnsworth

    Futurama More
    55
  27. 76
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    The Ren & Stimpy Show More
    54
  28. 199
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    41
  29. 85
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    Gilligan's Island More
    53
  30. 275
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    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show More
    37
  31. 203
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    Breaking Bad More
    41
  32. 188
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    Moonlighting More
    42
  33. 268
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    Murphy Brown More
    37
  34. 267
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    37
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  35. 34
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    64
  36. 41
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    60
  37. 64
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    Two and a Half Men More
    56
  38. 296
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    Down 107

    often listed
    Pierce Hawthorne

    Community More
    34
  39. 289
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    Chris Farley

    35
  40. 271
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  41. 106
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    Grampa Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    50
  42. 38
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    The Simpsons More
    61
  43. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  44. 80
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    The Simpsons More
    53
  45. 198
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    Down 98
    Taxi More
    41
  46. 229
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    Down 1
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    39
  47. 204
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    That '70s Show More
    41
    added by: gamedemon24
  48. 75
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    Eastbound & Down More
    54
  49. 186
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    Down 112
    Community More
    42
  50. 28
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    Arrested Development More
    67
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