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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? 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. 8
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    - 1500


    Seinfeld

    ) open
  2. 77
    + 298
    - 292


    The Simpsons

    ) open
  3. 136
    + 67
    - 72

    added by DolittleD
    Pee-wee's Playhouse

    ) open
  4. 191
    + 30
    - 65

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    ) open
  5. 402
    + 14
    - 19

    ranked low on reranks
    Adam Sandler Saturday Night Live

  6. 385
    + 20
    - 54

    added by MarkusMarquisBiechl

    ) open
  7. 294
    + 74
    - 157


    How I Met Your Mother

    ) open
  8. 72
    + 186
    - 184


    South Park

    ) open
  9. 410
    + 0
    - 2


    Red Dwarf

    ) open
  10. 352
    + 11
    - 12


    I Dream of Jeannie

    ) open
  11. 237
    + 19
    - 19
    ) open
  12. 358
    + 12
    - 12

    added by donovanrobben10
    Floyd Lawson The Andy Griffith Show

  13. 167
    + 118
    - 193

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Cheers

    ) open
  14. 94
    + 163
    - 267
    ) open
  15. 371
    + 68
    - 137


    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    ) open
  16. 32
    + 1089
    - 900

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  17. 74
    + 199
    - 266

    often listed
    Cheers

    ) open
  18. 144
    + 232
    - 283


    King of the Hill

    ) open
  19. 376
    + 21
    - 37
    ) open
  20. 254
    + 85
    - 179

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  21. 234
    + 109
    - 169


    Will & Grace

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  22. 378
    + 49
    - 93


    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    ) open
  23. 366
    + 11
    - 16

    added by jordy12
    SpongeBob SquarePants

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  24. 268
    + 17
    - 28

    added by JenAnistonFriends
    Friends

    ) open
  25. 176
    + 93
    - 148


    Frasier

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  26. 405
    + 28
    - 35

    added by looksharp
    The Muppet Show

    ) open
  27. 126
    + 420
    - 688

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    30 Rock

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  28. 41
    + 740
    - 595


    The Simpsons

    ) open
  29. 219
    + 97
    - 184

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    Psych

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  30. 26
    + 1167
    - 761


    Futurama

    ) open
  31. 229
    + 89
    - 153


    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

    ) open
  32. 314
    + 32
    - 81


    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  33. 142
    + 176
    - 257
    ) open
  34. 183
    + 245
    - 420
    ) open
  35. 279
    + 71
    - 134

    added by JordanAnderson
    Psych

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  36. 396
    + 42
    - 111
    ) open
  37. 404
    + 2
    - 1

    added by BenNicholson
    Blackadder

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  38. 89
    + 139
    - 200


    The Big Bang Theory

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  39. 313
    + 77
    - 110


    The Simpsons

    ) open
  40. 198
    + 233
    - 426

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    ) open
  41. 101
    + 86
    - 121

    added by truthissomewhereoutthere

    ) open
  42. 226
    + 26
    - 16
    ) open
  43. 44
    + 972
    - 1180

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    ) open
  44. 256
    + 99
    - 137

    added by MelissaNofies
    American Dad!

    ) open
  45. 116
    + 294
    - 359


    Home Improvement

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  46. 186
    + 45
    - 74

    added by DolittleD
    Mystery Science Theater 3000 Mystery Science Theater 3000

    ) open
  47. 150
    + 205
    - 229

    ranked low on reranks
    Scrubs

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  48. 248
    + 130
    - 317

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    ) open
  49. 84
    + 609
    - 726


    Da Ali G Show

    ) open
  50. 18
    + 1335
    - 848


    Family Guy

    ) open
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