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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? 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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 911
    Family Guy More
    99
  3. 3
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    Down 1073
    South Park More
    95
  4. 4
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    Down 1018
    Family Guy More
    94
  5. 5
    Up 1398
    Down 722
    Looney Toones More
    85
  6. 6
    Up 1393
    Down 916
    The Big Bang Theory More
    83
  7. 7
    Up 1552
    Down 824
    Futurama More
    82
  8. 8
    Up 1161
    Down 701
    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    82
  9. 9
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    Down 801
    Married... with Children More
    80
  10. 10
    Up 1273
    Down 1041
    Seinfeld More
    79
  11. 11
    Up 1140
    Down 838
    Family Guy More
    78
  12. 12
    Up 1395
    Down 815

    ranked low on reranks
    Barney Stinson

    How I Met Your Mother More
    76
  13. 13
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    Down 896

    often listed
    George Costanza

    Seinfeld More
    75
  14. 14
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dwight Schrute

    The Office More
    75
  15. 15
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    The Office More
    74
  16. 16
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    South Park More
    74
  17. 17
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    Down 442
    Family Guy More
    74
  18. 18
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    Down 392
    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner More
    72
  19. 19
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    Down 428
    Futurama More
    70
  20. 20
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    Down 692
    Friends More
    70
    added by: tahirtalha98
  21. 21
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    Joey, Friends More
    70
  22. 22
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    Down 503
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean More
    69
    added by: Demon_Boy
  23. 23
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    Down 631
    The Simpsons More
    69
  24. 24
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    Down 581
    The Simpsons More
    68
  25. 25
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    Down 657
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    68
  26. 26
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    Down 823
    Seinfeld More
    68
  27. 27
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    Down 934
    Arrested Development More
    67
  28. 28
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    Down 471

    Frank Drebin

    Police Squad! More
    67
  29. 29
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    ranked low on reranks
    Randy Marsh

    South Park More
    66
  30. 30
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lucy Ricardo nee McGillicuddy

    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy More
    65
  31. 31
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    Down 839
    Arrested Development More
    65
  32. 32
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    Down 667
    Parks and Recreation More
    65
  33. 33
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    Down 323
    The Big Bang Theory More
    64
  34. 34
    Up 521
    Down 478
    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
    64
  35. 35
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    Down 649

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    64
  36. 36
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    Down 321

    ranked low on reranks
    Red Forman

    That '70s Show More
    63
  37. 37
    Up 432
    Down 326
    The Simpsons More
    62
  38. 38
    Up 435
    Down 488

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hawkeye Pierce

    M*A*S*H More
    62
  39. 39
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    Down 386
    Futurama More
    61
  40. 40
    Up 442
    Down 354
    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends More
    61
  41. 41
    Up 363
    Down 250
    The Simpsons More
    61
  42. 42
    Up 606
    Down 571
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    60
  43. 43
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    Down 317
    60
  44. 44
    Up 378
    Down 283
    South Park More
    59
  45. 45
    Up 573
    Down 665
    30 Rock More
    59
  46. 46
    Up 550
    Down 629
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    59
  47. 47
    Up 566
    Down 609
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    59
  48. 48
    Up 368
    Down 344
    Fawlty Towers More
    59
  49. 49
    Up 210
    Down 128

    ranked low on reranks
    Lucille Ball

    I Love Lucy More
    59
  50. 50
    Up 576
    Down 732

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Larry David

    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show More
    59
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