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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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    - 2,126


    Family Guy

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    - 2,234


    South Park

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  4. 4
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    - 2,108


    Family Guy

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    - 1,624


    Baby Looney Tunes

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    - 1,602


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2,737
    - 2,119


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2,342
    - 1,992


    Seinfeld

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    Futurama

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  10. 10
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    Married... with Children

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    - 1,790


    Family Guy

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    The Office

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    often listed
    Seinfeld

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

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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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    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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    Futurama

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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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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    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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    - 1,128


    The Simpsons

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    + 1,551
    - 1,013
    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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    Scrubs

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    - 1,572


    Arrested Development

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    The Simpsons

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

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    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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    - 686

    often listed
    Cheers

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  42. 42
    + 1,006
    - 832

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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    + 744
    - 859

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  44. 44
    + 550
    - 369

    added by moaz13

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  45. 45
    + 1,163
    - 1,437

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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    - 901


    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 748
    - 547


    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 547
    - 444


    That '70s Show

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  49. 49
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    - 715
    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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    South Park

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