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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. 51
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    3rd Rock from the Sun

    ) open
  2. 52
    + 703
    - 645

    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

    ) open
  3. 53
    + 374
    - 393
    ) open
  4. 54
    + 228
    - 255

    The Beverly Hillbillies

    ) open
  5. 55
    + 610
    - 604
    ) open
  6. 56
    + 439
    - 369
    ) open
  7. 57
    + 280
    - 276

    That '70s Show

    ) open
  8. 58
    + 811
    - 864

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    ) open
  9. 59
    + 458
    - 396

    American Dad!

    ) open
  10. 60
    + 481
    - 573

    Frasier, Cheers

    ) open
  11. 61
    + 512
    - 490
    ) open
  12. 62
    + 685
    - 726
    ) open
  13. 63
    + 493
    - 389
    ) open
  14. 64
    + 414
    - 391

    Dr. Gregory House

  15. 65
    + 261
    - 274

    The Golden Girls

    ) open
  16. 66
    + 707
    - 937
    ) open
  17. 67
    + 468
    - 449

    South Park

    ) open
  18. 68
    + 445
    - 366

    ranked low on reranks
    Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

  19. 69
    + 786
    - 917

    Beavis and Butt-head

    ) open
  20. 70
    + 347
    - 353
    ) open
  21. 71
    + 203
    - 199

    South Park

    ) open
  22. 72
    + 755
    - 939

    Beavis and Butt-head

    ) open
  23. 73
    + 274
    - 449

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Ted Baxter

  24. 74
    + 213
    - 283

    often listed
    Cheers

    ) open
  25. 75
    + 325
    - 304

    The Simpsons

    ) open
  26. 76
    + 350
    - 318

    ranked low on reranks & added by kealingswagg97
    SpongeBob SquarePants he is my boo thang we jst got married dizz year....

    ) open
  27. 77
    + 287
    - 310

    Gilligan's Island

    ) open
  28. 78
    + 611
    - 595
    ) open
  29. 79
    + 465
    - 456

    added by steinergoldfarb
    That '70s Show That 70s Show

    ) open
  30. 80
    + 336
    - 337

    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  31. 81
    + 417
    - 412
    ) open
  32. 82
    + 206
    - 69

    ranked low on reranks & added by acrosstheflame
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ) open
  33. 83
    + 690
    - 1006

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show

    ) open
  34. 84
    + 402
    - 349

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    ) open
  35. 85
    + 344
    - 399

    Two and a Half Men

    ) open
  36. 86
    + 160
    - 213

    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  37. 87
    + 294
    - 242

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  38. 88
    + 182
    - 234

    Parks and Recreation

    ) open
  39. 89
    + 272
    - 312
    ) open
  40. 90
    + 72
    - 143

    often listed & added by fezziwig
    Cheers

    ) open
  41. 91
    + 272
    - 386

    The Jeffersons

    ) open
  42. 92
    + 625
    - 746

    Da Ali G Show

    ) open
  43. 93
    + 313
    - 345

    Seinfeld

    ) open
  44. 94
    + 197
    - 293

    The Honeymooners

    ) open
  45. 95
    + 213
    - 227

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    ) open
  46. 96
    + 179
    - 282
    ) open
  47. 97
    + 247
    - 317
    ) open
  48. 98
    + 136
    - 210

    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show

    ) open
  49. 99
    + 154
    - 285

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show

    ) open
  50. 100
    + 210
    - 315
    ) open
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