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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  1. 1
    + 3566
    - 2012

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 3887
    - 1879


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 3633
    - 1992


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 3006
    - 2000


    Family Guy

    ;
  5. 5
    + 2608
    - 1450


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2211
    - 1479


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2597
    - 1951


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2231
    - 1867


    Seinfeld

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  9. 9
    + 2655
    - 1548

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2052
    - 1690

    often listed
    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 775
    - 618


    Married... with Children

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  12. 12
    + 2186
    - 1451

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  13. 13
    + 1975
    - 1670

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  14. 14
    + 2476
    - 1613


    How I Met Your Mother

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  15. 15
    + 1053
    - 1069

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

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  16. 16
    + 1995
    - 1308

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  17. 17
    + 1724
    - 1131

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  18. 18
    + 1940
    - 1485


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 1706
    - 1118


    Family Guy

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  20. 20
    + 1563
    - 898


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  21. 21
    + 2063
    - 1313


    South Park

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  22. 22
    + 1293
    - 1010


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  23. 23
    + 1248
    - 779


    That '70s Show

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  24. 24
    + 1705
    - 1332


    Joey, Friends

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  25. 25
    + 903
    - 1004

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    M*A*S*H

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  26. 26
    + 1487
    - 963


    Futurama

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  27. 27
    + 990
    - 1144

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

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  28. 28
    + 1557
    - 1167

    ranked low on reranks
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  29. 29
    + 1466
    - 1402

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  30. 30
    + 835
    - 860

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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  31. 31
    + 908
    - 685

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  32. 32
    + 628
    - 630

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  33. 33
    + 1442
    - 1136

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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  34. 34
    + 1327
    - 1078


    The Simpsons

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  35. 35
    + 1439
    - 965


    Randy Marsh South Park

  36. 36
    + 677
    - 662


    Scrubs

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  37. 37
    + 1312
    - 1506


    Arrested Development

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  38. 38
    + 1342
    - 1193


    The Simpsons

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  39. 39
    + 925
    - 911


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

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  40. 40
    + 490
    - 408


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  41. 41
    + 579
    - 626

    often listed
    Cheers

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  42. 42
    + 944
    - 778


    The Simpsons

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  43. 43
    + 707
    - 799

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  44. 44
    + 1118
    - 1374

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  45. 45
    + 483
    - 330

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

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  46. 46
    + 945
    - 859


    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 493
    - 397

    ranked low on reranks
    That '70s Show

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  48. 48
    + 492
    - 658

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  49. 49
    + 872
    - 698


    South Park

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  50. 50
    + 655
    - 502


    American Dad!

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