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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!

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    the people's #1 & most listed The Simpsons

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 2978
    - 1343

    Family Guy

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 2816
    - 1489

    South Park

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2292
    - 1481

    Family Guy

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 1685
    - 1055

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1963
    - 1080

    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 1984
    - 1398

    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1712
    - 1424

    Seinfeld

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2045
    - 1187

    ranked low on reranks Futurama

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1571
    - 1251

    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 1547
    - 1268
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  12. 12
    + 1874
    - 1219

    How I Met Your Mother

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  13. 13
    + 344
    - 290

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1612
    - 1132

    The Office

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  15. 15
    + 1273
    - 780

    Family Guy

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  16. 16
    + 1188
    - 658

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  17. 17
    + 1015
    - 746

    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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  18. 18
    + 1648
    - 1014

    South Park

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  19. 19
    + 1484
    - 1183

    The Office

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  20. 20
    + 1383
    - 1014

    added by tahirtalha98 Friends

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  21. 21
    + 1266
    - 782

    added by Demon_Boy Mr. Bean

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  22. 22
    + 739
    - 807

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

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  23. 23
    + 1178
    - 1121

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seinfeld

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1108
    - 719

    Futurama

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  25. 25
    + 1227
    - 1044

    Joey, Friends

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  26. 26
    + 1197
    - 919

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  27. 27
    + 835
    - 555

    ranked low on reranks That '70s Show

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  28. 28
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    - 759

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

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 1042
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    The Simpsons

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  30. 30
    + 1093
    - 948

    The Simpsons

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  31. 31
    + 766
    - 908

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

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  32. 32
    + 1112
    - 750

    ranked low on reranks Randy Marsh South Park

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    - 430
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  34. 34
    + 385
    - 382

    Seinfeld

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  35. 35
    + 1101
    - 1253

    Arrested Development

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  36. 36
    + 580
    - 609

    30 Rock

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  37. 37
    + 716
    - 724

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

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    + 696
    - 556

    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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  39. 39
    + 547
    - 575

    Fawlty Towers

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  40. 40
    + 947
    - 1137

    Arrested Development

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  41. 41
    + 422
    - 431

    Scrubs

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  42. 42
    + 1050
    - 941

    Parks and Recreation

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  43. 43
    + 272
    - 230

    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  44. 44
    + 398
    - 443

    often listed Cheers

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  45. 45
    + 365
    - 433

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jim Ignatowski

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  46. 46
    + 711
    - 651

    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 598
    - 469

    The Simpsons

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  48. 48
    + 277
    - 223

    That '70s Show

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  49. 49
    + 645
    - 591

    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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  50. 50
    + 638
    - 512

    South Park

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