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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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    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
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    - 2,107


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
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    - 2,220


    South Park

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  4. 4
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    - 2,101


    Family Guy

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    Baby Looney Tunes

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    - 1,594


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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    - 2,108


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2,333
    - 1,987


    Seinfeld

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    Futurama

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  10. 10
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    Married... with Children

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    Family Guy

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    Seinfeld

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    The Office

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    - 1,144

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

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  15. 15
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    How I Met Your Mother

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    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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    Family Guy

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    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Office

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    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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    That '70s Show

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    South Park

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    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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    Joey, Friends

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    M*A*S*H

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    Futurama

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

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    Seinfeld

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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    - 760

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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    Parks and Recreation

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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    - 1,126


    The Simpsons

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    + 1,542
    - 1,011
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

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    - 722


    Scrubs

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    - 1,247


    The Simpsons

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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

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  40. 40
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    - 457


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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    - 683

    often listed
    Cheers

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  42. 42
    + 1,003
    - 830

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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    + 743
    - 855

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  44. 44
    + 548
    - 367

    added by moaz13

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  45. 45
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    - 1,435

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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    - 898


    Futurama

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    + 740
    - 543


    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 545
    - 443


    That '70s Show

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    - 713
    Jim Ignatowski is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

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    - 742


    South Park

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