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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  1. 1
    + 3554
    - 2009

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 3878
    - 1875


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 3623
    - 1989


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 3000
    - 1997


    Family Guy

    ;
  5. 5
    + 2603
    - 1450


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2208
    - 1478


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2225
    - 1864


    Seinfeld

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  8. 8
    + 2592
    - 1948


    The Big Bang Theory

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  9. 9
    + 2648
    - 1547

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2048
    - 1690

    often listed
    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 769
    - 618


    Married... with Children

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  12. 12
    + 1973
    - 1666

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  13. 13
    + 2181
    - 1450

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  14. 14
    + 2471
    - 1611


    How I Met Your Mother

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  15. 15
    + 1052
    - 1068

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

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  16. 16
    + 1991
    - 1306

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  17. 17
    + 1723
    - 1130

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  18. 18
    + 1937
    - 1484


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 1559
    - 898


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  20. 20
    + 1701
    - 1117


    Family Guy

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  21. 21
    + 1291
    - 1010

    often listed
    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  22. 22
    + 1246
    - 779


    That '70s Show

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  23. 23
    + 2056
    - 1313


    South Park

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  24. 24
    + 1702
    - 1331


    Joey, Friends

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  25. 25
    + 903
    - 1003

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

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  26. 26
    + 1484
    - 962


    Futurama

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  27. 27
    + 990
    - 1142

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

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  28. 28
    + 1555
    - 1167

    ranked low on reranks
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  29. 29
    + 1463
    - 1401

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  30. 30
    + 834
    - 859

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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  31. 31
    + 905
    - 684

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  32. 32
    + 627
    - 629

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  33. 33
    + 1439
    - 1135

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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  34. 34
    + 1323
    - 1078


    The Simpsons

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  35. 35
    + 676
    - 661


    Scrubs

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  36. 36
    + 1310
    - 1505

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  37. 37
    + 1435
    - 964


    Randy Marsh South Park

  38. 38
    + 1340
    - 1192


    The Simpsons

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  39. 39
    + 925
    - 910


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

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  40. 40
    + 490
    - 407


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  41. 41
    + 579
    - 625

    often listed
    Cheers

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  42. 42
    + 942
    - 778


    The Simpsons

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  43. 43
    + 706
    - 799

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  44. 44
    + 1117
    - 1373

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  45. 45
    + 481
    - 330

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

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  46. 46
    + 943
    - 859


    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 491
    - 397

    ranked low on reranks
    That '70s Show

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  48. 48
    + 492
    - 657

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  49. 49
    + 803
    - 668


    The Simpsons

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  50. 50
    + 867
    - 697


    South Park

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