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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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    Family Guy

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    - 2,227


    South Park

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  4. 4
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    - 2,104


    Family Guy

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    Baby Looney Tunes

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    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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    - 2,116


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
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    - 1,990


    Seinfeld

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    Futurama

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    Married... with Children

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    Family Guy

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    The Office

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    often listed
    Seinfeld

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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    Family Guy

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    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Office

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    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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    That '70s Show

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    South Park

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    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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    Joey, Friends

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    M*A*S*H

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    Futurama

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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

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    Seinfeld

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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    Friends

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    Parks and Recreation

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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    - 1,127


    The Simpsons

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    + 1,548
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    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

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    Scrubs

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    Arrested Development

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    The Simpsons

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

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    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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    - 685

    often listed
    Cheers

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  42. 42
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    - 831

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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    + 743
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  44. 44
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    - 368

    added by moaz13

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  45. 45
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    - 1,436

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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    - 900


    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 745
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    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 547
    - 443


    That '70s Show

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  49. 49
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    Jim Ignatowski is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

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    South Park

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