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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? 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
    + 3442
    - 1664


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 3251
    - 1781


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 2645
    - 1782


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 2313
    - 1301


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2000
    - 1304


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
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    - 1663

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Seinfeld

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  8. 8
    + 2336
    - 1739


    The Big Bang Theory

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  9. 9
    + 2358
    - 1394

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 1822
    - 1506

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 2249
    - 1459


    How I Met Your Mother

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  12. 12
    + 1790
    - 1486

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  13. 13
    + 545
    - 476

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Married... with Children

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  14. 14
    + 1939
    - 1305

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  15. 15
    + 1552
    - 970

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  16. 16
    + 1509
    - 977


    Family Guy

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  17. 17
    + 1398
    - 806


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  18. 18
    + 875
    - 959

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

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  19. 19
    + 1739
    - 1343


    The Office

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  20. 20
    + 1751
    - 1176

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  21. 21
    + 1172
    - 900


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  22. 22
    + 1880
    - 1196


    South Park

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  23. 23
    + 1529
    - 1203


    Joey, Friends

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  24. 24
    + 790
    - 895

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    M*A*S*H

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  25. 25
    + 1313
    - 864


    Futurama

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  26. 26
    + 1409
    - 1070


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  27. 27
    + 1025
    - 686


    That '70s Show

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  28. 28
    + 1340
    - 1281


    Seinfeld

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  29. 29
    + 897
    - 1041

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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  30. 30
    + 719
    - 748

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    30 Rock

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  31. 31
    + 764
    - 576

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  32. 32
    + 512
    - 521

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Seinfeld

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  33. 33
    + 1206
    - 982

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    The Simpsons

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  34. 34
    + 1297
    - 882

    ranked low on reranks
    Randy Marsh South Park

  35. 35
    + 1223
    - 1395

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arrested Development

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  36. 36
    + 1236
    - 1092


    The Simpsons

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  37. 37
    + 559
    - 560

    often listed
    Scrubs

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  38. 38
    + 1273
    - 1052


    Parks and Recreation

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  39. 39
    + 841
    - 683

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  40. 40
    + 646
    - 695


    Fawlty Towers

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  41. 41
    + 822
    - 840


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

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  42. 42
    + 494
    - 546


    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 371
    - 340


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  44. 44
    + 1043
    - 1267

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arrested Development

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  45. 45
    + 848
    - 775

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  46. 46
    + 424
    - 555

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  47. 47
    + 367
    - 261

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

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  48. 48
    + 720
    - 578


    The Simpsons

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  49. 49
    + 757
    - 625


    South Park

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  50. 50
    + 754
    - 693


    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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