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. 191
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    42
  2. 185
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    ranked low on reranks
    Adam West

    Family Guy More
    42
  3. 146
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    46
  4. 38
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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. 135
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    Family Guy More
    46
  7. 280
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    Alex

    South Park More
    36
  8. 84
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    53
  9. 222
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    Down 81
    How I Met Your Mother More
    40
  10. 320
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series More
    33
  11. 220
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    Parks and Recreation More
    40
  12. 225
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    Fawlty Towers More
    40
  13. 122
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Latka Gravas

    Taxi More
    48
  14. 128
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    The Honeymooners More
    48
  15. 103
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    That '70s Show More
    50
  16. 273
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    Parks and Recreation More
    37
  17. 150
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    Tom Haverford

    Parks and Recreation More
    45
  18. 175
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    The Golden Girls More
    43
  19. 98
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    The Bernie Mac Show More
    51
  20. 104
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    The Golden Girls More
    50
  21. 216
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    Mystery Science Theater 3000 More
    40
  22. 77
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    Heathcliff Huxtable

    The Cosby Show More
    54
  23. 40
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    Futurama More
    61
  24. 21
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    Futurama More
    69
  25. 68
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    Professor Farnsworth

    Futurama More
    55
  26. 79
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    The Ren & Stimpy Show More
    54
  27. 86
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    Gilligan's Island More
    53
  28. 272
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    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show More
    37
  29. 203
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    Breaking Bad More
    41
  30. 184
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    David Addison Jr.

    Moonlighting More
    42
  31. 267
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    Murphy Brown More
    37
  32. 262
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    37
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  33. 35
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    64
  34. 42
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    60
  35. 66
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    Two and a Half Men More
    56
  36. 299
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    often listed
    Pierce Hawthorne

    Community More
    34
  37. 289
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    Chris Farley

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  38. 268
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    37
  39. 107
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    Grampa Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    50
  40. 39
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    The Simpsons More
    61
  41. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  42. 80
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    The Simpsons More
    53
  43. 217
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    40
  44. 195
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    Down 96
    Taxi More
    42
  45. 204
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    That '70s Show More
    41
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  46. 76
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    Down 415
    Eastbound & Down More
    54
  47. 205
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    Down 111
    Community More
    41
  48. 28
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tobias Fünke

    Arrested Development More
    67
  49. 78
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Niles Crane

    Frasier More
    54
  50. 99
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    Friends More
    51
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