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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
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    Family Guy

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  3. 3
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    South Park

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  4. 4
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    Family Guy

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  5. 5
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    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
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    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
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    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
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    Futurama

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seinfeld

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  10. 10
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    Family Guy

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  11. 11
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    How I Met Your Mother

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  12. 12
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  13. 13
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    The Office

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  14. 14
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Married... with Children

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  15. 15
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Office

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  16. 16
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    ranked low on reranks Family Guy

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  17. 17
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    ranked low on reranks Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  18. 18
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    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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  19. 19
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    South Park

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    added by tahirtalha98 Friends

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  21. 21
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy

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    added by Demon_Boy Mr. Bean

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    often listed Joey, Friends

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seinfeld

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    Futurama

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  26. 26
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    That '70s Show

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    The Simpsons

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    The Simpsons

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    often listed Arrested Development

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    ranked low on reranks Randy Marsh South Park

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    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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    ranked low on reranks Friends

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  35. 35
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    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ...

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    30 Rock

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    Arrested Development

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    Seinfeld

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    Parks and Recreation

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    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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    + 493
    - 521

    Fawlty Towers

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    Scrubs

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  43. 43
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    - 416

    The Simpsons

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  44. 44
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    Futurama

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  45. 45
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jim Ignatowski

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    - 390

    often listed Cheers

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  47. 47
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    - 449

    ranked low on reranks South Park

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    - 498
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  49. 49
    + 356
    - 274

    Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

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  50. 50
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    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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