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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? What are the names of some funny characters from 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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  1. 1
    Up 1904
    Down 877

    most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 1997
    Down 802
    Family Guy More
    98
  3. 3
    Up 1964
    Down 957

    the people's #1
    Eric Cartman

    South Park More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 1547
    Down 904

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Peter Griffin

    Family Guy More
    93
  5. 5
    Up 1246
    Down 633
    Looney Toones More
    83
  6. 6
    Up 1423
    Down 716

    ranked low on reranks
    Bender

    Futurama More
    83
  7. 7
    Up 1223
    Down 807

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sheldon Cooper

    The Big Bang Theory More
    81
  8. 8
    Up 1013
    Down 620
    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    80
  9. 9
    Up 1131
    Down 717
    Married... with Children More
    79
  10. 10
    Up 1166
    Down 944

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cosmo Kramer

    Seinfeld More
    79
  11. 11
    Up 1015
    Down 740

    often listed
    Glenn Quagmire

    Family Guy More
    78
  12. 12
    Up 1284
    Down 708

    ranked low on reranks
    Barney Stinson

    How I Met Your Mother More
    77
  13. 13
    Up 1060
    Down 794

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    George Costanza

    Seinfeld More
    76
  14. 14
    Up 1019
    Down 708

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dwight Schrute

    The Office More
    76
  15. 15
    Up 1089
    Down 697

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Scott

    The Office More
    75
  16. 16
    Up 1146
    Down 585
    South Park More
    74
  17. 17
    Up 701
    Down 357

    ranked low on reranks
    Brian Griffin

    Family Guy More
    71
  18. 18
    Up 686
    Down 319

    ranked low on reranks
    Wile E. Coyote

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner More
    71
  19. 19
    Up 667
    Down 336
    Futurama More
    70
  20. 20
    Up 757
    Down 535
    The Simpsons More
    70
  21. 21
    Up 719
    Down 625

    often listed
    Joey Tribbiani

    Joey, Friends More
    69
  22. 22
    Up 768
    Down 605

    controversial
    Chandler Muriel Bing

    Friends More
    69
    added by: tahirtalha98
  23. 23
    Up 785
    Down 739

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jerry Seinfeld

    Seinfeld More
    68
  24. 24
    Up 848
    Down 834

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tobias Fünke

    Arrested Development More
    68
  25. 25
    Up 721
    Down 400
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean More
    68
    added by: Demon_Boy
  26. 26
    Up 675
    Down 507

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Moe Szyslak

    The Simpsons More
    67
  27. 27
    Up 651
    Down 397

    ranked low on reranks
    Frank Drebin

    Police Squad! More
    67
  28. 28
    Up 770
    Down 742

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gob Bluth

    Arrested Development More
    67
  29. 29
    Up 675
    Down 405

    Randy Marsh

    South Park More
    66
  30. 30
    Up 711
    Down 570

    often listed
    Will Smith

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    66
  31. 31
    Up 753
    Down 589
    Parks and Recreation More
    65
  32. 32
    Up 467
    Down 259

    ranked low on reranks
    Red Forman

    That '70s Show More
    64
  33. 33
    Up 439
    Down 482

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lucy Ricardo nee McGillicuddy

    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy More
    63
  34. 34
    Up 449
    Down 413

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Barney Fife

    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
    63
  35. 35
    Up 504
    Down 586

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    63
  36. 36
    Up 565
    Down 490

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Charlie Kelly

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    62
  37. 37
    Up 358
    Down 249

    ranked low on reranks
    Howard Wolowitz

    The Big Bang Theory More
    62
  38. 38
    Up 361
    Down 248

    ranked low on reranks
    Mr. Burns

    The Simpsons More
    61
  39. 39
    Up 419
    Down 303

    ranked low on reranks
    Zoidberg

    Futurama More
    61
  40. 40
    Up 383
    Down 409

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hawkeye Pierce

    M*A*S*H More
    61
  41. 41
    Up 288
    Down 186
    The Simpsons More
    60
  42. 42
    Up 545
    Down 581

    often listed
    Jack Donaghy

    30 Rock More
    60
  43. 43
    Up 511
    Down 518

    controversial
    Beavis

    Beavis and Butt-head More
    60
  44. 44
    Up 497
    Down 540

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Butt-head

    Beavis and Butt-head More
    60
  45. 45
    Up 536
    Down 652

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Larry David

    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show More
    59
  46. 46
    Up 370
    Down 293

    ranked low on reranks
    Kermit the Frog

    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends More
    59
  47. 47
    Up 295
    Down 247

    ranked high on reranks &ranked low on reranks
    Stephen Colbert

    59
  48. 48
    Up 298
    Down 212

    ranked low on reranks
    Kenny McCormick

    South Park More
    59
  49. 49
    Up 317
    Down 264

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Basil Fawlty

    Fawlty Towers More
    58
  50. 50
    Up 469
    Down 445

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sterling Archer

    Archer More
    58
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