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? 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
    + 3553
    - 2007

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 3878
    - 1873


    Family Guy

    ;
  3. 3
    + 3623
    - 1986


    South Park

    ;
  4. 4
    + 2998
    - 1996


    Family Guy

    ;
  5. 5
    + 2601
    - 1450


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2208
    - 1477


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2224
    - 1864


    Seinfeld

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  8. 8
    + 2590
    - 1948


    The Big Bang Theory

    ;
  9. 9
    + 2648
    - 1546

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2048
    - 1689

    often listed
    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 768
    - 618


    Married... with Children

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  12. 12
    + 1971
    - 1666

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  13. 13
    + 2181
    - 1449

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  14. 14
    + 2471
    - 1610


    How I Met Your Mother

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  15. 15
    + 1051
    - 1068

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

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  16. 16
    + 1991
    - 1305

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  17. 17
    + 1722
    - 1129

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  18. 18
    + 1937
    - 1483


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 1558
    - 898


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  20. 20
    + 1701
    - 1116


    Family Guy

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  21. 21
    + 1291
    - 1009

    often listed
    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  22. 22
    + 1246
    - 778


    That '70s Show

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  23. 23
    + 2056
    - 1312


    South Park

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  24. 24
    + 1701
    - 1330


    Joey, Friends

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  25. 25
    + 902
    - 1003

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

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  26. 26
    + 1484
    - 961


    Futurama

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  27. 27
    + 989
    - 1142

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

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  28. 28
    + 1554
    - 1167

    ranked low on reranks
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  29. 29
    + 1462
    - 1401

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  30. 30
    + 834
    - 858

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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  31. 31
    + 905
    - 683

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  32. 32
    + 627
    - 628

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  33. 33
    + 1439
    - 1134

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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  34. 34
    + 1323
    - 1077


    The Simpsons

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  35. 35
    + 675
    - 661


    Scrubs

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  36. 36
    + 1310
    - 1504

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  37. 37
    + 1435
    - 963


    Randy Marsh South Park

  38. 38
    + 1340
    - 1191


    The Simpsons

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  39. 39
    + 924
    - 910


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

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  40. 40
    + 489
    - 407


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  41. 41
    + 578
    - 625

    often listed
    Cheers

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  42. 42
    + 942
    - 777


    The Simpsons

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  43. 43
    + 706
    - 798

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  44. 44
    + 1117
    - 1372

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  45. 45
    + 480
    - 330

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

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  46. 46
    + 943
    - 858


    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 491
    - 396

    ranked low on reranks
    That '70s Show

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  48. 48
    + 492
    - 656

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  49. 49
    + 803
    - 667


    The Simpsons

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  50. 50
    + 867
    - 696


    South Park

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