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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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    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 3573
    - 1752


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 3374
    - 1868


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 2753
    - 1878


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 2404
    - 1363


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2073
    - 1377


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2117
    - 1730


    Seinfeld

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  8. 8
    + 2426
    - 1838


    The Big Bang Theory

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  9. 9
    + 2449
    - 1464

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 1891
    - 1587

    often listed
    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 1881
    - 1549

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  12. 12
    + 2059
    - 1357


    The Office

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  13. 13
    + 2352
    - 1529


    How I Met Your Mother

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  14. 14
    + 604
    - 535

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Married... with Children

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  15. 15
    + 1636
    - 1030

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  16. 16
    + 1879
    - 1216

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  17. 17
    + 936
    - 996

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

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  18. 18
    + 1835
    - 1400


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 1449
    - 846


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  20. 20
    + 1569
    - 1034


    Family Guy

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  21. 21
    + 1215
    - 942


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  22. 22
    + 1615
    - 1251


    Joey, Friends

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  23. 23
    + 1933
    - 1244


    South Park

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  24. 24
    + 1093
    - 722


    That '70s Show

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  25. 25
    + 828
    - 931

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    M*A*S*H

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  26. 26
    + 1394
    - 1323

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  27. 27
    + 927
    - 1075

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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  28. 28
    + 1462
    - 1110

    ranked low on reranks
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  29. 29
    + 1369
    - 908


    Futurama

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  30. 30
    + 829
    - 621

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  31. 31
    + 754
    - 793

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    30 Rock

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  32. 32
    + 555
    - 555

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Seinfeld

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  33. 33
    + 1244
    - 1018


    The Simpsons

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  34. 34
    + 1337
    - 1081

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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  35. 35
    + 1259
    - 1432

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arrested Development

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  36. 36
    + 1272
    - 1127


    The Simpsons

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  37. 37
    + 600
    - 598


    Scrubs

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  38. 38
    + 1335
    - 916


    Randy Marsh South Park

  39. 39
    + 680
    - 725


    Fawlty Towers

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  40. 40
    + 858
    - 861


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

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    + 880
    - 717

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 522
    - 574

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 411
    - 364


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  44. 44
    + 1069
    - 1303

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arrested Development

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  45. 45
    + 878
    - 810


    Futurama

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  46. 46
    + 408
    - 287

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

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  47. 47
    + 449
    - 586

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  48. 48
    + 749
    - 612

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  49. 49
    + 428
    - 467

    often listed
    Get Smart

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  50. 50
    + 411
    - 359


    That '70s Show

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