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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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    - 1839

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 3577
    - 1754


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 3377
    - 1871


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 2758
    - 1880


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 2409
    - 1365


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2076
    - 1380


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2119
    - 1735


    Seinfeld

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  8. 8
    + 2429
    - 1840


    The Big Bang Theory

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  9. 9
    + 2454
    - 1465

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 1897
    - 1588

    often listed
    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 1883
    - 1553

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  12. 12
    + 2064
    - 1359


    The Office

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  13. 13
    + 2354
    - 1531


    How I Met Your Mother

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  14. 14
    + 607
    - 536

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Married... with Children

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  15. 15
    + 1639
    - 1031

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  16. 16
    + 1881
    - 1220

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  17. 17
    + 938
    - 998

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

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  18. 18
    + 1836
    - 1403


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 1451
    - 848


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  20. 20
    + 1571
    - 1037


    Family Guy

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  21. 21
    + 1217
    - 944


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  22. 22
    + 1617
    - 1254


    Joey, Friends

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  23. 23
    + 1936
    - 1246


    South Park

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  24. 24
    + 1095
    - 724


    That '70s Show

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  25. 25
    + 829
    - 934

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    M*A*S*H

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  26. 26
    + 1395
    - 1326

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  27. 27
    + 928
    - 1078

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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  28. 28
    + 1373
    - 908


    Futurama

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  29. 29
    + 1465
    - 1111

    ranked low on reranks
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  30. 30
    + 830
    - 624

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  31. 31
    + 755
    - 796

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    30 Rock

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  32. 32
    + 557
    - 558

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  33. 33
    + 1247
    - 1020


    The Simpsons

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  34. 34
    + 1339
    - 1083

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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  35. 35
    + 1261
    - 1434

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arrested Development

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  36. 36
    + 1274
    - 1129


    The Simpsons

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  37. 37
    + 601
    - 602


    Scrubs

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  38. 38
    + 1338
    - 919


    Randy Marsh South Park

  39. 39
    + 680
    - 730


    Fawlty Towers

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  40. 40
    + 860
    - 864


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

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  41. 41
    + 881
    - 721

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 522
    - 578

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 413
    - 367


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  44. 44
    + 1071
    - 1305

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arrested Development

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  45. 45
    + 882
    - 810


    Futurama

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  46. 46
    + 411
    - 288

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

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  47. 47
    + 449
    - 591

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  48. 48
    + 751
    - 615

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  49. 49
    + 429
    - 471

    often listed
    Get Smart

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  50. 50
    + 413
    - 362


    That '70s Show

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