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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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    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 4,455
    - 2,530

    ranked low on reranks
    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,184
    - 2,628


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 3,782
    - 2,339


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 3,047
    - 1,968


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,549
    - 1,924


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2,982
    - 2,420


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2,548
    - 2,249


    Seinfeld

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    - 1,875

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2,358
    - 2,008

    often listed
    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 2,577
    - 1,717

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    The Office

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  12. 12
    + 1,090
    - 884

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

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  13. 13
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    - 1,871


    How I Met Your Mother

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  14. 14
    + 2,212
    - 1,967

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  15. 15
    + 1,312
    - 1,273

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

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  16. 16
    + 2,433
    - 1,547

    ranked low on reranks & added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  17. 17
    + 2,019
    - 1,347


    Family Guy

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  18. 18
    + 2,255
    - 1,709


    The Office

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  19. 19
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    - 1,369

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  20. 20
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    - 1,536

    often listed
    Joey, Friends

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  21. 21
    + 1,799
    - 1,081


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  22. 22
    + 1,565
    - 940


    That '70s Show

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    - 1,505


    South Park

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  24. 24
    + 1,825
    - 1,339


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    - 1,200
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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    - 1,136


    Futurama

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  27. 27
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    - 1,182

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

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  28. 28
    + 1,650
    - 1,619


    Seinfeld

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    - 1,322

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

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  30. 30
    + 1,162
    - 888

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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    + 1,732
    - 1,287

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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    + 1,001
    - 1,049

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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    + 1,513
    - 1,252

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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    + 773
    - 833


    Seinfeld

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  35. 35
    + 860
    - 824


    Scrubs

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  36. 36
    + 1,711
    - 1,129
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

  37. 37
    + 1,074
    - 1,069


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

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    + 1,446
    - 1,693

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  39. 39
    + 648
    - 550


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  40. 40
    + 1,489
    - 1,376


    The Simpsons

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  41. 41
    + 1,097
    - 951


    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 690
    - 794

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 675
    - 452

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  44. 44
    + 801
    - 976

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 1,217
    - 1,559

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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    + 1,125
    - 1,016


    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 875
    - 656


    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 1,081
    - 971


    Archer

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  49. 49
    + 664
    - 531


    That '70s Show

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  50. 50
    + 1,037
    - 843


    South Park

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