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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 955
    Family Guy More
    99
  3. 3
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    Down 1119
    South Park More
    95
  4. 4
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    Down 1056
    Family Guy More
    94
  5. 5
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    Baby Looney Tunes More
    86
  6. 6
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    Down 956
    The Big Bang Theory More
    84
  7. 7
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    Down 729
    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    82
  8. 8
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    Futurama More
    82
  9. 9
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    Family Guy More
    79
  10. 10
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    Seinfeld More
    78
  11. 11
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    How I Met Your Mother More
    77
  12. 12
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    often listed
    George Costanza

    Seinfeld More
    76
  13. 13
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dwight Schrute

    The Office More
    75
  14. 14
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    The Office More
    74
  15. 15
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    South Park More
    74
  16. 16
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    Family Guy More
    74
  17. 17
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    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner More
    73
  18. 18
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    often listed
    Joey Tribbiani

    Joey, Friends More
    71
  19. 19
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    Friends More
    70
    added by: tahirtalha98
  20. 20
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    Futurama More
    69
  21. 21
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    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean More
    69
    added by: Demon_Boy
  22. 22
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    The Simpsons More
    69
  23. 23
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    The Simpsons More
    68
  24. 24
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    68
  25. 25
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    Seinfeld More
    68
  26. 26
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    new! Al Bundy

    Married... with Children More
    67
  27. 27
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    Frank Drebin

    Police Squad! More
    67
  28. 28
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    Arrested Development More
    67
  29. 29
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    Randy Marsh

    South Park More
    66
  30. 30
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    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy More
    65
  31. 31
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    Arrested Development More
    65
  32. 32
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    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
    64
  33. 33
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ron Swanson

    Parks and Recreation More
    64
  34. 34
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    64
  35. 35
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    ranked low on reranks
    Red Forman

    That '70s Show More
    63
  36. 36
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    The Simpsons More
    62
  37. 37
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hawkeye Pierce

    M*A*S*H More
    62
  38. 38
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    The Simpsons More
    61
  39. 39
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    Futurama More
    61
  40. 40
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    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends More
    61
  41. 41
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    60
  42. 42
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    60
  43. 43
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    South Park More
    59
  44. 44
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    Down 199
    Friends More
    59
  45. 45
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    Down 369
    Fawlty Towers More
    59
  46. 46
    Up 231
    Down 142

    Lucille Ball

    I Love Lucy More
    59
  47. 47
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    Down 691
    30 Rock More
    59
  48. 48
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    59
  49. 49
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    Down 257
    Scrubs More
    58
  50. 50
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    58
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