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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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    - 2,737

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 4,463
    - 2,537


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,189
    - 2,635


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 3,789
    - 2,344


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 3,052
    - 1,974


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,555
    - 1,932


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2,553
    - 2,254


    Seinfeld

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  8. 8
    + 2,991
    - 2,424


    The Big Bang Theory

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  9. 9
    + 3,120
    - 1,878

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2,364
    - 2,011

    often listed
    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 1,095
    - 887

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

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  12. 12
    + 2,582
    - 1,719

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  13. 13
    + 2,880
    - 1,873


    How I Met Your Mother

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  14. 14
    + 2,216
    - 1,971

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  15. 15
    + 2,443
    - 1,550

    ranked low on reranks & added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  16. 16
    + 1,313
    - 1,277

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

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  17. 17
    + 2,027
    - 1,347


    Family Guy

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  18. 18
    + 2,263
    - 1,710


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 2,018
    - 1,372

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  20. 20
    + 2,029
    - 1,537


    Joey, Friends

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  21. 21
    + 1,575
    - 941


    That '70s Show

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  22. 22
    + 1,803
    - 1,083


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  23. 23
    + 2,343
    - 1,506


    South Park

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  24. 24
    + 1,830
    - 1,343


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  25. 25
    + 1,473
    - 1,203
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  26. 26
    + 1,770
    - 1,137


    Futurama

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  27. 27
    + 1,074
    - 1,185


    M*A*S*H

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  28. 28
    + 1,653
    - 1,623


    Seinfeld

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  29. 29
    + 1,139
    - 1,325


    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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  30. 30
    + 1,003
    - 1,053

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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  31. 31
    + 1,167
    - 892

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  32. 32
    + 1,738
    - 1,289

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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  33. 33
    + 867
    - 826


    Scrubs

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  34. 34
    + 1,518
    - 1,253


    The Simpsons

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  35. 35
    + 776
    - 836

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  36. 36
    + 1,716
    - 1,130
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

  37. 37
    + 1,078
    - 1,072


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

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  38. 38
    + 1,494
    - 1,377


    The Simpsons

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  39. 39
    + 1,447
    - 1,698

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  40. 40
    + 650
    - 555


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  41. 41
    + 1,102
    - 953


    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 694
    - 796

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 678
    - 456

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  44. 44
    + 803
    - 979

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 1,219
    - 1,563

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  46. 46
    + 1,129
    - 1,018


    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 881
    - 657


    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 1,084
    - 973


    Archer

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  49. 49
    + 670
    - 532


    That '70s Show

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  50. 50
    + 1,040
    - 845


    South Park

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