The Funniest TV Characters of All Time TV Characters
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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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 10
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    Seinfeld More
    78
  2. 78
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    Down 108
    The Simpsons More
    54
  3. 246
    Up 8
    Down 9
    39
    added by: MarkusMarquisBiechl
  4. 240
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    Down 98
    How I Met Your Mother More
    39
  5. 99
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    South Park More
    51
  6. 303
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    Castle More
    33
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  7. 307
    Up 2
    Down 1

    Floyd Lawson

    The Andy Griffith Show More
    33
    added by: donovanrobben10
  8. 191
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    Cheers More
    42
  9. 140
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    Coach Ernie Pantusso

    46
  10. 291
    Up 46
    Down 93
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    35
  11. 23
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    The Simpsons More
    68
  12. 159
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    Cheers More
    44
  13. 107
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    King of the Hill More
    50
  14. 219
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    Arrested Development More
    40
  15. 234
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    Will & Grace More
    39
  16. 310
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    Down 51
    Star Trek: The Next Generation More
    33
  17. 277
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    Frasier More
    36
  18. 308
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    Down 2
    The Muppet Show More
    33
    added by: looksharp
  19. 73
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    30 Rock More
    55
  20. 36
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    The Simpsons More
    62
  21. 149
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    Psych More
    46
  22. 20
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    Futurama More
    69
  23. 208
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation More
    41
  24. 261
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation More
    38
  25. 101
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    Down 130
    Monk More
    51
  26. 96
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    51
  27. 217
    Up 41
    Down 77
    Psych More
    40
    added by: JordanAnderson
  28. 287
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    Down 70
    NCIS More
    35
  29. 81
    Up 2
    Down 5

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    Howard Wolowitz

    The Big Bang Theory More
    53
  30. 241
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    The Simpsons More
    39
  31. 110
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    David Brent

    The Office More
    49
  32. 266
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    37
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  33. 323
    Up 0
    Down 1
    The Brady Bunch, The Brady Bunch Hour More
    32
  34. 31
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    Arrested Development More
    65
  35. 233
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    Down 59
    American Dad! More
    39
    added by: MelissaNofies
  36. 87
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    Home Improvement More
    53
  37. 133
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    Down 118
    Scrubs More
    47
  38. 156
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    Down 213

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    Ali G

    Da Ali G Show More
    45
  39. 61
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    Da Ali G Show More
    57
  40. 16
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    Family Guy More
    74
  41. 201
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    Down 172

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    Mary Richards

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show More
    41
  42. 224
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    How I Met Your Mother More
    40
  43. 131
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    Down 99
    Three's Company More
    47
  44. 194
    Up 74
    Down 97
    3rd Rock from the Sun More
    42
  45. 214
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    How I Met Your Mother More
    40
  46. 90
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    Down 149
    Seinfeld More
    52
  47. 97
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    Down 172
    The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Joanie Loves Chachi, Happy Days More
    51
  48. 121
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    Down 244

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Latka Gravas

    Taxi More
    48
  49. 315
    Up 0
    Down 2
    Game of Thrones More
    33
  50. 132
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    Down 82
    Family Guy More
    47
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