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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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    - 2,088


    Family Guy

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    - 2,205


    South Park

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  4. 4
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    - 2,091


    Family Guy

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    - 1,595


    Baby Looney Tunes

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    - 1,579


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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    - 2,090


    The Big Bang Theory

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    - 1,975


    Seinfeld

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    Futurama

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  10. 10
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    Married... with Children

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    Family Guy

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    Seinfeld

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    The Office

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

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  15. 15
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    How I Met Your Mother

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    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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    Family Guy

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    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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    The Office

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    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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    That '70s Show

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    South Park

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    Joey, Friends

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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!

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    M*A*S*H

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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

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    Futurama

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    Seinfeld

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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    Friends

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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    Parks and Recreation

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    - 1,123


    The Simpsons

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    + 1,533
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    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

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    Scrubs

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    The Simpsons

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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

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    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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    often listed
    Cheers

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  42. 42
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    - 826

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    The Simpsons

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    - 852

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  44. 44
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    - 365

    added by moaz13

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  45. 45
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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    Futurama

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    + 735
    - 539


    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 543
    - 441


    That '70s Show

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    Jim Ignatowski is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

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    South Park

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