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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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    most listed
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  2. 2
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    - 1503

    Family Guy

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3019
    - 1630

    South Park

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2463
    - 1631

    Family Guy

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2151
    - 1168

    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1858
    - 1166

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2150
    - 1559

    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1861
    - 1542
    ) open
  9. 9
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    - 1287

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1699
    - 1379

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 2050
    - 1338

    How I Met Your Mother

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1668
    - 1377

    often listed
    Seinfeld

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 442
    - 378

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1410
    - 863

    ranked low on reranks & added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1391
    - 878

    ranked low on reranks
    Family Guy

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 809
    - 880

    the people's #1 & often listed
    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1757
    - 1220

    The Office

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1298
    - 728

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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    - 811

    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  20. 20
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    - 1107

    South Park

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  21. 21
    + 1550
    - 1095

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  22. 22
    + 1595
    - 1272

    The Office

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1376
    - 1126

    Joey, Friends

    ) open
  24. 24
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    M*A*S*H

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1212
    - 789

    Futurama

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 929
    - 617

    That '70s Show

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  27. 27
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  28. 28
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    - 987

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    ) open
  29. 29
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    - 665

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 829
    - 973

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

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  31. 31
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    - 499

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    Friends

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 450
    - 448

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

    ) open
  33. 33
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    - 919

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  34. 34
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    - 818

    ranked low on reranks
    Randy Marsh South Park

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    - 1018

    The Simpsons

    ) open
  36. 36
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    - 1320

    Arrested Development

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 600
    - 632

    Fawlty Towers

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 496
    - 495

    Scrubs

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 328
    - 284

    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 772
    - 786

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

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  41. 41
    + 772
    - 624

    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 1150
    - 1003

    Parks and Recreation

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 443
    - 498

    often listed
    Cheers

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 992
    - 1204

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 397
    - 493

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  46. 46
    + 779
    - 714

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 314
    - 213

    added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 658
    - 522
    ) open
  49. 49
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    - 576
    ) open
  50. 50
    + 326
    - 278

    That '70s Show

    ) open
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