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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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    - 3,046

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 4,759
    - 2,778

    ranked low on reranks
    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,428
    - 2,898


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 4,114
    - 2,502


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 3,246
    - 2,219


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,730
    - 2,160


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 3,220
    - 2,622


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2,685
    - 2,455


    Seinfeld

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  9. 9
    + 3,319
    - 2,027

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2,820
    - 1,833

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  11. 11
    + 1,242
    - 1,015

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

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  12. 12
    + 2,531
    - 2,137


    Family Guy

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  13. 13
    + 1,452
    - 1,386

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

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  14. 14
    + 3,063
    - 1,976


    How I Met Your Mother

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  15. 15
    + 2,628
    - 1,660

    ranked low on reranks & added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  16. 16
    + 2,307
    - 2,121

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  17. 17
    + 2,184
    - 1,450


    Family Guy

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  18. 18
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    - 1,824


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 2,192
    - 1,629


    Joey, Friends

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  20. 20
    + 1,744
    - 1,033


    That '70s Show

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  21. 21
    + 2,116
    - 1,519

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  22. 22
    + 1,916
    - 1,184


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  23. 23
    + 2,003
    - 1,414


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  24. 24
    + 2,464
    - 1,618


    South Park

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  25. 25
    + 1,143
    - 1,298

    often listed
    M*A*S*H

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  26. 26
    + 1,204
    - 1,429

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

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  27. 27
    + 1,547
    - 1,322
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  28. 28
    + 1,890
    - 1,236


    Futurama

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  29. 29
    + 1,310
    - 970

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  30. 30
    + 1,723
    - 1,745


    Seinfeld

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  31. 31
    + 1,081
    - 1,142


    30 Rock

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  32. 32
    + 1,866
    - 1,372

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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  33. 33
    + 956
    - 909


    Scrubs

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  34. 34
    + 1,146
    - 1,160


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

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  35. 35
    + 836
    - 945

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  36. 36
    + 1,579
    - 1,354


    The Simpsons

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  37. 37
    + 1,809
    - 1,220
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

  38. 38
    + 757
    - 623


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  39. 39
    + 1,492
    - 1,807

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  40. 40
    + 1,555
    - 1,484


    The Simpsons

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  41. 41
    + 1,151
    - 1,056


    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 741
    - 892

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 762
    - 531

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  44. 44
    + 844
    - 1,084

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 771
    - 599

    ranked low on reranks
    That '70s Show

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  46. 46
    + 1,271
    - 1,663

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  47. 47
    + 964
    - 743


    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 1,194
    - 1,109


    Futurama

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  49. 49
    + 1,156
    - 1,066


    Archer

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  50. 50
    + 485
    - 544

    often listed
    Parks and Recreation

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