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. 215
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    Down 158
    Mystery Science Theater 3000 More
    40
  2. 269
    Up 68
    Down 109

    Pete Melman

    South Park More
    37
  3. 91
    Up 199
    Down 291
    Cheers More
    52
  4. 1
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    Down 1024

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  5. 251
    Up 59
    Down 168

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Coach McGurk

    38
  6. 317
    Up 25
    Down 86
    No image

    often listed
    Luther Van Dam

    33
  7. 175
    Up 76
    Down 98
    The Golden Girls More
    43
  8. 316
    Up 32
    Down 50
    Star Trek: The Next Generation More
    33
  9. 313
    Up 2
    Down 4
    33
    added by: looksharp
  10. 197
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    Down 115
    42
    added by: pi day
  11. 208
    Up 32
    Down 59
    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation More
    41
  12. 248
    Up 6
    Down 9
    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation More
    38
  13. 230
    Up 51
    Down 68
    39
  14. 312
    Up 2
    Down 1
    The Muppet Show More
    33
    added by: looksharp
  15. 41
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    Down 373
    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends More
    61
  16. 202
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    Down 156
    Breaking Bad More
    41
  17. 308
    Up 33
    Down 116

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ollie Williams

    33
  18. 112
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    Down 125

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Adrian Monk

    Monk More
    49
  19. 295
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    Down 1
    Supernatural More
    34
  20. 137
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    Down 163

    Craig Tucker

    South Park More
    46
  21. 12
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    Down 846

    ranked low on reranks
    Barney Stinson

    How I Met Your Mother More
    76
  22. 28
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tobias Fünke

    Arrested Development More
    67
  23. 280
    Up 60
    Down 105

    Alex

    South Park More
    36
  24. 240
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    Down 120

    Gregory

    South Park More
    39
  25. 196
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    Down 40

    ranked low on reranks
    Penny

    The Big Bang Theory More
    42
    added by: katieryan1010
  26. 320
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    Down 139
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series More
    33
  27. 20
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    Down 716
    Friends More
    70
    added by: tahirtalha98
  28. 19
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    Down 737

    often listed
    Joey Tribbiani

    Joey, Friends More
    70
  29. 47
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    Down 196
    Friends More
    59
  30. 213
    Up 35
    Down 56
    Friends More
    40
    added by: katieryan1010
  31. 99
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    Down 187
    Friends More
    51
  32. 120
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    Down 83

    ranked low on reranks
    Marvin the Martian

    48
  33. 242
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    Down 119

    Baahir Hassan Abdul Hakeem

    South Park More
    39
  34. 102
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    Down 171
    Family Matters More
    50
  35. 198
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    Down 55
    No image
    41
  36. 274
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    Down 88
    No image

    Josh Myers

    South Park More
    37
  37. 9
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    Down 830
    Married... with Children More
    80
  38. 66
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    Down 193
    Two and a Half Men More
    56
  39. 113
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    Down 104

    ranked low on reranks
    Sophia Petrillo

    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls More
    49
  40. 106
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    Down 77

    ranked low on reranks
    Grampa Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    50
  41. 125
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    Down 178

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alex P. Keaton

    Family Ties More
    48
  42. 71
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    Down 155
    55
  43. 153
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    Down 210

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ali G

    Da Ali G Show More
    45
  44. 287
    Up 32
    Down 69
    NCIS More
    35
  45. 35
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    Down 667

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    64
  46. 282
    Up 39
    Down 103
    36
  47. 34
    Up 537
    Down 493
    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
    64
  48. 160
    Up 54
    Down 52
    44
  49. 7
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    Down 720
    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    82
  50. 45
    Up 380
    Down 365
    Fawlty Towers More
    59
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