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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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  1. 1
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    Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Homer Simpson The Simpsons

  2. 2
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    Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Stewie Griffin Family Guy

  3. 3
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    Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Eric Cartman South Park

  4. 4
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    Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Peter Griffin Family Guy

  5. 5
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    Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Bugs Bunny Baby Looney Tunes

  6. 6
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    Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Bart Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

  7. 7
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    Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

  8. 8
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    Bender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Bender Futurama

  9. 9
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    Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

  10. 10
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    Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

  11. 11
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    Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Al Bundy Married... with Children

  12. 12
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    The Office

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  13. 13
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    Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

  14. 14
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    George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    often listed
    George Costanza Seinfeld

  15. 15
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    Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    added by tahirtalha98
    Chandler Muriel Bing Friends

  16. 16
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    Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Brian Griffin Family Guy

  17. 17
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    The Office

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  18. 18
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    Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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

  19. 19
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    Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

  20. 20
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    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  21. 21
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    Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Red Forman That '70s Show

  22. 22
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    Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Butters Stotch South Park

  23. 23
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    Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Joey Tribbiani Joey, Friends

  24. 24
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    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  25. 25
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    Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Will Smith The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

  26. 26
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    Fry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Fry Futurama

  27. 27
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    M*A*S*H

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  28. 28
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    Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld

  29. 29
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    Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Phoebe Buffay Friends

  30. 30
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    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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  31. 31
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    30 Rock

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    Parks and Recreation

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  33. 33
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    - 1,150


    The Simpsons

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  34. 34
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    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Randy Marsh South Park

  35. 35
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    Seinfeld

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    Scrubs

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  37. 37
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    The Simpsons

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  38. 38
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    Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Mr. Burns The Simpsons

  39. 39
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    Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


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

  40. 40
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    Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Tobias Fünke Arrested Development

  41. 41
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    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  42. 42
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    Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    often listed
    Norm Peterson Cheers

  43. 43
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    Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13
    Daffy Duck

  44. 44
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    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
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    Futurama

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  46. 46
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    Gob Bluth is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Gob Bluth Arrested Development

  47. 47
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    American Dad!

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  48. 48
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    Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Kitty Forman That '70s Show

  49. 49
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    Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Sterling Archer Archer

  50. 50
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    South Park

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