The Funniest TV Characters of All Time TV Characters
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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
    + 3100
    - 1448


    Family Guy

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 2936
    - 1579


    South Park

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2389
    - 1579


    Family Guy

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2088
    - 1134


    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1789
    - 1128


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2085
    - 1504


    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1800
    - 1500


    Seinfeld

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2147
    - 1251

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1648
    - 1331


    Family Guy

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1973
    - 1294


    How I Met Your Mother

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1622
    - 1342
    ) open
  13. 13
    + 412
    - 345

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1702
    - 1186


    The Office

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1355
    - 832

    ranked low on reranks & added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 783
    - 855

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

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1063
    - 791


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  18. 18
    + 1336
    - 848


    Family Guy

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1254
    - 707


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1714
    - 1079


    South Park

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1550
    - 1234


    The Office

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1474
    - 1063

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 700
    - 794

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    M*A*S*H

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1308
    - 1094


    Joey, Friends

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1227
    - 1168

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1168
    - 761


    Futurama

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1264
    - 963


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 889
    - 590


    That '70s Show

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 632
    - 636


    30 Rock

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 806
    - 945

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

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 424
    - 419


    Seinfeld

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 1090
    - 900

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 589
    - 476
    ) open
  34. 34
    + 1137
    - 991


    The Simpsons

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 1140
    - 1294


    Arrested Development

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 1162
    - 794


    Randy Marsh South Park

  37. 37
    + 579
    - 611


    Fawlty Towers

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 744
    - 764


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

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 464
    - 472


    Scrubs

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 308
    - 261


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 741
    - 595


    The Simpsons

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 425
    - 477

    often listed
    Cheers

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 1104
    - 981


    Parks and Recreation

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 973
    - 1180

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 381
    - 473

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  46. 46
    + 747
    - 695


    Futurama

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 630
    - 506


    The Simpsons

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 289
    - 195

    added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 679
    - 628


    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 668
    - 557


    South Park

    ) open
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