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? What are the names of some funny characters from 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. 212
    Up 89
    Down 154
    Mystery Science Theater 3000 More
    41
  2. 260
    Up 68
    Down 106

    Pete Melman

    South Park More
    37
  3. 92
    Up 198
    Down 283
    Cheers More
    53
  4. 1
    Up 2099
    Down 992

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  5. 247
    Up 59
    Down 164

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Coach McGurk

    39
  6. 310
    Up 24
    Down 86
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Luther Van Dam

    33
  7. 175
    Up 74
    Down 94
    The Golden Girls More
    43
  8. 307
    Up 32
    Down 48
    Star Trek: The Next Generation More
    33
  9. 299
    Up 2
    Down 2

    new! Dr. Katz

    34
    added by: looksharp
  10. 194
    Up 90
    Down 110
    42
    added by: pi day
  11. 242
    Up 28
    Down 56
    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation More
    39
  12. 228
    Up 49
    Down 65
    39
  13. 41
    Up 447
    Down 357
    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends More
    61
  14. 204
    Up 85
    Down 153
    Breaking Bad More
    41
  15. 305
    Up 33
    Down 114
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ollie Williams

    34
  16. 124
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    Down 121

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Adrian Monk

    Monk More
    48
  17. 137
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    Down 158

    Craig Tucker

    South Park More
    46
  18. 12
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    Down 820

    ranked low on reranks
    Barney Stinson

    How I Met Your Mother More
    76
  19. 27
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    Down 937
    Arrested Development More
    67
  20. 277
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    Down 102

    Alex

    South Park More
    36
  21. 236
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    Down 116

    Gregory

    South Park More
    39
  22. 200
    Up 55
    Down 37

    ranked low on reranks
    Penny

    The Big Bang Theory More
    41
    added by: katieryan1010
  23. 311
    Up 56
    Down 137
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series More
    33
  24. 19
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    Down 696

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Chandler Muriel Bing

    Friends More
    70
    added by: tahirtalha98
  25. 21
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    Down 715
    Joey, Friends More
    70
  26. 53
    Up 214
    Down 179
    Friends More
    58
  27. 203
    Up 35
    Down 50
    Friends More
    41
    added by: katieryan1010
  28. 101
    Up 134
    Down 180
    Friends More
    51
  29. 119
    Up 136
    Down 78
    49
  30. 238
    Up 83
    Down 115

    Baahir Hassan Abdul Hakeem

    South Park More
    39
  31. 103
    Up 116
    Down 164
    Family Matters More
    51
  32. 199
    Up 73
    Down 53
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    ranked low on reranks
    Johnny Carson

    41
  33. 266
    Up 59
    Down 85
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    Josh Myers

    South Park More
    37
  34. 9
    Up 1250
    Down 807
    Married... with Children More
    80
  35. 63
    Up 180
    Down 183
    Two and a Half Men More
    56
  36. 114
    Up 106
    Down 101
    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls More
    49
  37. 108
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    Down 72

    ranked low on reranks
    Grampa Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    50
  38. 122
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    Down 172
    Family Ties More
    48
  39. 69
    Up 175
    Down 147
    55
  40. 152
    Up 103
    Down 205

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ali G

    Da Ali G Show More
    45
  41. 286
    Up 32
    Down 67
    NCIS More
    35
  42. 35
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    Down 652

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    64
  43. 281
    Up 38
    Down 101
    36
  44. 34
    Up 522
    Down 481
    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
    64
  45. 155
    Up 52
    Down 47
    45
  46. 8
    Up 1168
    Down 704
    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    82
  47. 47
    Up 371
    Down 346
    Fawlty Towers More
    59
  48. 48
    Up 569
    Down 613
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    59
  49. 7
    Up 1558
    Down 828
    Futurama More
    82
  50. 111
    Up 160
    Down 242

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bill McNeal

    NewsRadio More
    50
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