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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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    - 3,173

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 4,885
    - 2,890

    ranked low on reranks
    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,533
    - 3,009


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 4,251
    - 2,569


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 3,328
    - 2,314


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,792
    - 2,254


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2,769
    - 2,521


    Seinfeld

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  8. 8
    + 3,320
    - 2,705


    The Big Bang Theory

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  9. 9
    + 3,400
    - 2,088

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2,936
    - 1,880

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  11. 11
    + 1,311
    - 1,068

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

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  12. 12
    + 2,604
    - 2,196


    Family Guy

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  13. 13
    + 1,509
    - 1,439

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

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  14. 14
    + 3,165
    - 2,022


    How I Met Your Mother

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  15. 15
    + 2,736
    - 1,708

    ranked low on reranks & added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  16. 16
    + 2,370
    - 2,175

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  17. 17
    + 2,503
    - 1,869


    The Office

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  18. 18
    + 2,244
    - 1,505


    Family Guy

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  19. 19
    + 2,279
    - 1,672


    Joey, Friends

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  20. 20
    + 1,815
    - 1,071


    That '70s Show

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  21. 21
    + 2,174
    - 1,569

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  22. 22
    + 2,067
    - 1,458


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  23. 23
    + 1,971
    - 1,222


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  24. 24
    + 2,528
    - 1,658


    South Park

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  25. 25
    + 1,176
    - 1,341

    often listed
    M*A*S*H

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  26. 26
    + 1,237
    - 1,470

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

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  27. 27
    + 1,588
    - 1,362
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  28. 28
    + 1,940
    - 1,277


    Futurama

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  29. 29
    + 1,376
    - 1,021

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  30. 30
    + 1,773
    - 1,788


    Seinfeld

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  31. 31
    + 1,123
    - 1,192


    30 Rock

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  32. 32
    + 1,932
    - 1,406

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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  33. 33
    + 998
    - 955


    Scrubs

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  34. 34
    + 877
    - 993

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  35. 35
    + 1,173
    - 1,207


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

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  36. 36
    + 1,613
    - 1,400


    The Simpsons

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  37. 37
    + 1,871
    - 1,257
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

  38. 38
    + 796
    - 658


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  39. 39
    + 1,518
    - 1,851

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  40. 40
    + 1,584
    - 1,533


    The Simpsons

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  41. 41
    + 1,181
    - 1,098


    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 767
    - 927

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 816
    - 556

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  44. 44
    + 861
    - 1,123

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 1,299
    - 1,700

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  46. 46
    + 811
    - 631

    ranked low on reranks
    That '70s Show

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  47. 47
    + 1,026
    - 772


    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 1,234
    - 1,149


    Futurama

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  49. 49
    + 1,204
    - 1,097


    Archer

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  50. 50
    + 520
    - 580

    often listed
    Parks and Recreation

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