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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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    - 2,710

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 4,440
    - 2,519


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,171
    - 2,613


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 3,760
    - 2,334


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 3,037
    - 1,956


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,536
    - 1,916


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2,967
    - 2,413


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 3,098
    - 1,868

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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    - 2,241

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  10. 10
    + 2,348
    - 1,998


    Family Guy

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    + 2,566
    - 1,709

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    The Office

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    + 1,077
    - 879

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

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  13. 13
    + 2,858
    - 1,864


    How I Met Your Mother

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  14. 14
    + 2,201
    - 1,957

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  15. 15
    + 2,423
    - 1,537

    ranked low on reranks & added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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    + 1,303
    - 1,264

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

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  17. 17
    + 2,009
    - 1,340


    Family Guy

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  18. 18
    + 2,242
    - 1,702


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 2,007
    - 1,361

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  20. 20
    + 2,012
    - 1,528


    Joey, Friends

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  21. 21
    + 1,789
    - 1,075


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  22. 22
    + 1,546
    - 938


    That '70s Show

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    + 2,329
    - 1,497


    South Park

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  24. 24
    + 1,819
    - 1,331


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    + 1,462
    - 1,190
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  26. 26
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    - 1,128


    Futurama

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  27. 27
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    - 1,177

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

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  28. 28
    + 1,639
    - 1,612


    Seinfeld

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    + 1,129
    - 1,315

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

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  30. 30
    + 1,153
    - 882

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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    + 1,721
    - 1,280

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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    + 991
    - 1,044

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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    + 1,504
    - 1,245

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  34. 34
    + 851
    - 819


    Scrubs

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  35. 35
    + 764
    - 826


    Seinfeld

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  36. 36
    + 1,703
    - 1,121
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

  37. 37
    + 1,067
    - 1,064


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

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    - 1,683

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  39. 39
    + 639
    - 544


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  40. 40
    + 1,482
    - 1,370


    The Simpsons

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  41. 41
    + 1,088
    - 946


    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 685
    - 786

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 667
    - 448

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  44. 44
    + 799
    - 968

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 1,213
    - 1,549

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  46. 46
    + 1,116
    - 1,010


    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 869
    - 650


    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 1,074
    - 963


    Archer

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  49. 49
    + 651
    - 528


    That '70s Show

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  50. 50
    + 1,028
    - 839


    South Park

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