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!

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  1. 1
    + 2891
    - 1510

    most listed
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3088
    - 1439


    Family Guy

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 2925
    - 1569


    South Park

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2380
    - 1569


    Family Guy

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2075
    - 1129


    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1781
    - 1123


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2076
    - 1495


    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1790
    - 1496


    Seinfeld

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2136
    - 1246

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1642
    - 1322


    Family Guy

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1613
    - 1338
    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1961
    - 1289


    How I Met Your Mother

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 408
    - 343

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1691
    - 1183


    The Office

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1332
    - 844

    ranked low on reranks
    Family Guy

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 781
    - 853

    the people's #1 & often listed
    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1347
    - 830

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1246
    - 704


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1060
    - 790


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  20. 20
    + 1713
    - 1073


    South Park

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1542
    - 1232


    The Office

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1463
    - 1062

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1299
    - 1093


    Joey, Friends

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 696
    - 793

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

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1161
    - 759


    Futurama

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1223
    - 1167

    often listed
    Seinfeld

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1259
    - 961


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 882
    - 590

    ranked low on reranks
    That '70s Show

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 628
    - 635


    30 Rock

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 802
    - 944

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

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 421
    - 417

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 1085
    - 898

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 584
    - 474
    ) open
  34. 34
    + 1134
    - 988


    The Simpsons

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 1159
    - 792

    ranked low on reranks
    Randy Marsh South Park

  36. 36
    + 1137
    - 1292


    Arrested Development

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 575
    - 610


    Fawlty Towers

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 743
    - 763


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

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 461
    - 471


    Scrubs

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 737
    - 592

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 303
    - 260


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 420
    - 477
    ) open
  43. 43
    + 1096
    - 980


    Parks and Recreation

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 969
    - 1179

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 380
    - 472

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  46. 46
    + 742
    - 693


    Futurama

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 626
    - 505


    The Simpsons

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 284
    - 194

    added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 676
    - 625


    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 668
    - 552


    South Park

    ) open
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