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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? What are the names of some funny characters from 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
    Up 1905
    Down 879

    most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 2001
    Down 804
    Family Guy More
    98
  3. 3
    Up 1968
    Down 958

    the people's #1
    Eric Cartman

    South Park More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 1549
    Down 908

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Peter Griffin

    Family Guy More
    93
  5. 5
    Up 1249
    Down 634
    Looney Toones More
    83
  6. 6
    Up 1424
    Down 718

    ranked low on reranks
    Bender

    Futurama More
    83
  7. 7
    Up 1228
    Down 806

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sheldon Cooper

    The Big Bang Theory More
    81
  8. 8
    Up 1014
    Down 622
    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    80
  9. 9
    Up 1133
    Down 716
    Married... with Children More
    79
  10. 10
    Up 1169
    Down 944

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cosmo Kramer

    Seinfeld More
    79
  11. 11
    Up 1014
    Down 744

    often listed
    Glenn Quagmire

    Family Guy More
    78
  12. 12
    Up 1286
    Down 708

    ranked low on reranks
    Barney Stinson

    How I Met Your Mother More
    77
  13. 13
    Up 1062
    Down 794

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    George Costanza

    Seinfeld More
    76
  14. 14
    Up 1022
    Down 708

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dwight Schrute

    The Office More
    76
  15. 15
    Up 1092
    Down 696

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Scott

    The Office More
    75
  16. 16
    Up 1148
    Down 586
    South Park More
    74
  17. 17
    Up 702
    Down 360

    ranked low on reranks
    Brian Griffin

    Family Guy More
    71
  18. 18
    Up 687
    Down 320

    ranked low on reranks
    Wile E. Coyote

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner More
    71
  19. 19
    Up 668
    Down 337

    ranked low on reranks
    Fry

    Futurama More
    70
  20. 20
    Up 757
    Down 537
    The Simpsons More
    70
  21. 21
    Up 721
    Down 626

    often listed &controversial
    Joey Tribbiani

    Joey, Friends More
    69
  22. 22
    Up 771
    Down 604
    Friends More
    69
    added by: tahirtalha98
  23. 23
    Up 790
    Down 738

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jerry Seinfeld

    Seinfeld More
    69
  24. 24
    Up 850
    Down 833

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tobias Fünke

    Arrested Development More
    69
  25. 25
    Up 723
    Down 399
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean More
    68
    added by: Demon_Boy
  26. 26
    Up 675
    Down 509

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Moe Szyslak

    The Simpsons More
    67
  27. 27
    Up 653
    Down 396

    ranked low on reranks
    Frank Drebin

    Police Squad! More
    67
  28. 28
    Up 772
    Down 742

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gob Bluth

    Arrested Development More
    67
  29. 29
    Up 678
    Down 406

    Randy Marsh

    South Park More
    67
  30. 30
    Up 712
    Down 571

    often listed
    Will Smith

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    66
  31. 31
    Up 756
    Down 588
    Parks and Recreation More
    66
  32. 32
    Up 469
    Down 259

    ranked low on reranks
    Red Forman

    That '70s Show More
    64
  33. 33
    Up 441
    Down 481

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lucy Ricardo nee McGillicuddy

    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy More
    63
  34. 34
    Up 451
    Down 412

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Barney Fife

    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
    63
  35. 35
    Up 505
    Down 587

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    63
  36. 36
    Up 566
    Down 491

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Charlie Kelly

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    63
  37. 37
    Up 359
    Down 251

    ranked low on reranks
    Howard Wolowitz

    The Big Bang Theory More
    62
  38. 38
    Up 362
    Down 250

    ranked low on reranks
    Mr. Burns

    The Simpsons More
    61
  39. 39
    Up 384
    Down 409

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hawkeye Pierce

    M*A*S*H More
    61
  40. 40
    Up 418
    Down 305
    Futurama More
    61
  41. 41
    Up 288
    Down 187
    The Simpsons More
    61
  42. 42
    Up 545
    Down 582

    often listed &controversial
    Jack Donaghy

    30 Rock More
    60
  43. 43
    Up 512
    Down 520
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    60
  44. 44
    Up 498
    Down 542

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Butt-head

    Beavis and Butt-head More
    60
  45. 45
    Up 538
    Down 652

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Larry David

    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show More
    60
  46. 46
    Up 370
    Down 295

    ranked low on reranks
    Kermit the Frog

    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends More
    59
  47. 47
    Up 298
    Down 246

    ranked high on reranks &ranked low on reranks
    Stephen Colbert

    59
  48. 48
    Up 470
    Down 445

    often listed
    Sterling Archer

    Archer More
    59
  49. 49
    Up 299
    Down 213

    ranked low on reranks
    Kenny McCormick

    South Park More
    59
  50. 50
    Up 318
    Down 265

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Basil Fawlty

    Fawlty Towers More
    59
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