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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? 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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    - 3,060

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 4,769
    - 2,790

    ranked low on reranks
    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,437
    - 2,910


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 4,126
    - 2,510


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 3,254
    - 2,229


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,735
    - 2,172


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 3,235
    - 2,627


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2,693
    - 2,464


    Seinfeld

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  9. 9
    + 3,331
    - 2,035

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2,832
    - 1,837

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  11. 11
    + 1,251
    - 1,020

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

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  12. 12
    + 2,536
    - 2,146


    Family Guy

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  13. 13
    + 1,460
    - 1,391

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

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  14. 14
    + 3,078
    - 1,978


    How I Met Your Mother

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  15. 15
    + 2,646
    - 1,663

    ranked low on reranks & added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  16. 16
    + 2,312
    - 2,127

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  17. 17
    + 2,191
    - 1,456


    Family Guy

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  18. 18
    + 2,430
    - 1,830


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 2,204
    - 1,631


    Joey, Friends

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  20. 20
    + 1,752
    - 1,038


    That '70s Show

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  21. 21
    + 2,124
    - 1,526

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  22. 22
    + 1,924
    - 1,186


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  23. 23
    + 2,010
    - 1,421


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  24. 24
    + 2,471
    - 1,624


    South Park

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  25. 25
    + 1,144
    - 1,304

    often listed
    M*A*S*H

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  26. 26
    + 1,208
    - 1,433

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

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  27. 27
    + 1,552
    - 1,326
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  28. 28
    + 1,896
    - 1,242


    Futurama

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  29. 29
    + 1,315
    - 974

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  30. 30
    + 1,729
    - 1,749


    Seinfeld

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  31. 31
    + 1,086
    - 1,148


    30 Rock

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  32. 32
    + 1,868
    - 1,379

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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  33. 33
    + 962
    - 915


    Scrubs

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  34. 34
    + 841
    - 949

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  35. 35
    + 1,148
    - 1,167


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

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  36. 36
    + 1,585
    - 1,359


    The Simpsons

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  37. 37
    + 1,816
    - 1,225
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

  38. 38
    + 761
    - 626


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  39. 39
    + 1,494
    - 1,812

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  40. 40
    + 1,557
    - 1,491


    The Simpsons

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  41. 41
    + 1,154
    - 1,063


    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 745
    - 895

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 767
    - 535

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  44. 44
    + 846
    - 1,088

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 775
    - 601

    ranked low on reranks
    That '70s Show

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  46. 46
    + 1,274
    - 1,668

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  47. 47
    + 969
    - 749


    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 1,198
    - 1,116


    Futurama

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  49. 49
    + 1,160
    - 1,071


    Archer

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  50. 50
    + 487
    - 549

    often listed
    Parks and Recreation

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