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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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    - 2,700

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 4,432
    - 2,509


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,164
    - 2,602


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 3,751
    - 2,328


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 3,029
    - 1,950


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,533
    - 1,907


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2,957
    - 2,409


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2,532
    - 2,234


    Seinfeld

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    + 3,093
    - 1,865

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2,344
    - 1,994

    often listed
    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 2,561
    - 1,704

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  12. 12
    + 1,072
    - 875

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

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  13. 13
    + 2,851
    - 1,861


    How I Met Your Mother

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  14. 14
    + 2,199
    - 1,950

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  15. 15
    + 2,414
    - 1,534

    ranked low on reranks & added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  16. 16
    + 1,297
    - 1,262

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

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  17. 17
    + 2,005
    - 1,334


    Family Guy

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  18. 18
    + 2,237
    - 1,697


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 2,002
    - 1,358

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  20. 20
    + 2,007
    - 1,525

    often listed
    Joey, Friends

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  21. 21
    + 1,784
    - 1,072


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  22. 22
    + 1,539
    - 936


    That '70s Show

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    + 2,326
    - 1,491


    South Park

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  24. 24
    + 1,815
    - 1,328


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    + 1,459
    - 1,185
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  26. 26
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    - 1,125


    Futurama

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  27. 27
    + 1,057
    - 1,176

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

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  28. 28
    + 1,635
    - 1,608


    Seinfeld

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  29. 29
    + 1,126
    - 1,311

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

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  30. 30
    + 1,148
    - 879

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  31. 31
    + 1,715
    - 1,277

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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    + 990
    - 1,039

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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  33. 33
    + 1,501
    - 1,241

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  34. 34
    + 762
    - 820


    Seinfeld

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  35. 35
    + 848
    - 818


    Scrubs

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  36. 36
    + 1,700
    - 1,118
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

  37. 37
    + 1,062
    - 1,063


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

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  38. 38
    + 1,439
    - 1,678

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  39. 39
    + 1,480
    - 1,366


    The Simpsons

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  40. 40
    + 636
    - 543


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  41. 41
    + 1,084
    - 943


    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 685
    - 782

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 663
    - 446

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  44. 44
    + 798
    - 964

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 1,211
    - 1,545

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  46. 46
    + 1,113
    - 1,005


    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 867
    - 646


    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 1,072
    - 960


    Archer

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  49. 49
    + 647
    - 526


    That '70s Show

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  50. 50
    + 1,026
    - 834


    South Park

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