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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
    + 4,020
    - 1,995


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 3,769
    - 2,108


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 3,166
    - 2,047


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
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    - 1,511


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,276
    - 1,525


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2,662
    - 2,023


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2,281
    - 1,926


    Seinfeld

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    - 1,589

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    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2,122
    - 1,729


    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 842
    - 661


    Married... with Children

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  12. 12
    + 2,020
    - 1,728

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  13. 13
    + 2,248
    - 1,500

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  14. 14
    + 1,097
    - 1,104

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

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  15. 15
    + 2,539
    - 1,660


    How I Met Your Mother

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  16. 16
    + 2,055
    - 1,351

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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    + 1,773
    - 1,150


    Family Guy

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  18. 18
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    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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    The Office

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  20. 20
    + 1,613
    - 928


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  21. 21
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    - 1,339


    South Park

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  22. 22
    + 1,303
    - 815


    That '70s Show

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  23. 23
    + 1,328
    - 1,044
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  24. 24
    + 1,748
    - 1,372


    Joey, Friends

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

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    often listed
    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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    - 1,195


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    - 994


    Futurama

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    - 1,442

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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    + 868
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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    + 945
    - 725

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  32. 32
    + 655
    - 671

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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    + 1,493
    - 1,166

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    Parks and Recreation

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  34. 34
    + 1,366
    - 1,103


    The Simpsons

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    + 1,494
    - 985
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

  36. 36
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    Scrubs

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  37. 37
    + 1,374
    - 1,221


    The Simpsons

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    - 1,540

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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    + 945
    - 943


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

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  40. 40
    + 515
    - 433


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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    - 801

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 600
    - 659

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 725
    - 826

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  44. 44
    + 516
    - 348

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  45. 45
    + 1,139
    - 1,408

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  46. 46
    + 983
    - 877

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 520
    - 421

    ranked low on reranks
    That '70s Show

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  48. 48
    + 510
    - 682
    Jim Ignatowski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  49. 49
    + 907
    - 714


    South Park

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  50. 50
    + 700
    - 520


    American Dad!

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