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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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    - 3,048

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 4,762
    - 2,780

    ranked low on reranks
    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,431
    - 2,900


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 4,117
    - 2,503


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 3,250
    - 2,220


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,731
    - 2,162


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 3,225
    - 2,622


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2,688
    - 2,457


    Seinfeld

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  9. 9
    + 3,321
    - 2,029

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2,823
    - 1,833

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  11. 11
    + 1,246
    - 1,016

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

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  12. 12
    + 2,533
    - 2,139


    Family Guy

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  13. 13
    + 1,454
    - 1,387

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

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  14. 14
    + 3,066
    - 1,976


    How I Met Your Mother

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  15. 15
    + 2,632
    - 1,660

    ranked low on reranks & added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  16. 16
    + 2,309
    - 2,123

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  17. 17
    + 2,186
    - 1,452


    Family Guy

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  18. 18
    + 2,425
    - 1,825


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 2,196
    - 1,629


    Joey, Friends

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  20. 20
    + 1,748
    - 1,034


    That '70s Show

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  21. 21
    + 2,116
    - 1,523

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  22. 22
    + 1,919
    - 1,185


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  23. 23
    + 2,004
    - 1,418


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  24. 24
    + 2,466
    - 1,620


    South Park

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  25. 25
    + 1,144
    - 1,300

    often listed
    M*A*S*H

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  26. 26
    + 1,207
    - 1,430

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

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  27. 27
    + 1,550
    - 1,323
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  28. 28
    + 1,891
    - 1,238


    Futurama

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  29. 29
    + 1,312
    - 971

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  30. 30
    + 1,726
    - 1,746


    Seinfeld

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  31. 31
    + 1,083
    - 1,143


    30 Rock

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  32. 32
    + 1,867
    - 1,374

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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  33. 33
    + 958
    - 911


    Scrubs

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  34. 34
    + 838
    - 946

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  35. 35
    + 1,147
    - 1,163


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

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  36. 36
    + 1,581
    - 1,355


    The Simpsons

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  37. 37
    + 1,811
    - 1,222
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

  38. 38
    + 759
    - 623


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  39. 39
    + 1,492
    - 1,810

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  40. 40
    + 1,555
    - 1,486


    The Simpsons

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  41. 41
    + 1,152
    - 1,057


    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 743
    - 893

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 764
    - 532

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  44. 44
    + 845
    - 1,085

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 773
    - 599

    ranked low on reranks
    That '70s Show

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  46. 46
    + 1,271
    - 1,666

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  47. 47
    + 966
    - 744


    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 1,195
    - 1,111


    Futurama

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  49. 49
    + 1,158
    - 1,068


    Archer

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  50. 50
    + 486
    - 546

    often listed
    Parks and Recreation

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