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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? What are the names of some funny characters from 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
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      Homer Simpson

      The Simpsons More
      100
    2. 2
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      Down 910
      Family Guy More
      99
    3. 3
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      Down 1072
      South Park More
      95
    4. 4
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      Down 1017
      Family Guy More
      94
    5. 5
      Up 1396
      Down 720
      Looney Toones More
      85
    6. 6
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      Down 912
      The Big Bang Theory More
      83
    7. 7
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      Down 822
      Futurama More
      82
    8. 8
      Up 1158
      Down 700
      The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
      82
    9. 9
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      Down 799
      Married... with Children More
      80
    10. 10
      Up 1273
      Down 1038
      Seinfeld More
      79
    11. 11
      Up 1136
      Down 838
      Family Guy More
      78
    12. 12
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      ranked low on reranks
      Barney Stinson

      How I Met Your Mother More
      76
    13. 13
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      often listed
      George Costanza

      Seinfeld More
      75
    14. 14
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      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Dwight Schrute

      The Office More
      75
    15. 15
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      The Office More
      74
    16. 16
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      South Park More
      74
    17. 17
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      Family Guy More
      74
    18. 18
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      Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner More
      72
    19. 19
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      Futurama More
      70
    20. 20
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      Friends More
      70
      added by: tahirtalha98
    21. 21
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      Joey, Friends More
      70
    22. 22
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      Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean More
      69
      added by: Demon_Boy
    23. 23
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      The Simpsons More
      69
    24. 24
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      The Simpsons More
      68
    25. 25
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      The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
      68
    26. 26
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      Seinfeld More
      68
    27. 27
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      Arrested Development More
      67
    28. 28
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      Down 468

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      Frank Drebin

      Police Squad! More
      67
    29. 29
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      Randy Marsh

      South Park More
      66
    30. 30
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      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Lucy Ricardo nee McGillicuddy

      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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      Down 320
      The Big Bang Theory More
      65
    33. 33
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      Parks and Recreation More
      65
    34. 34
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      Down 477
      The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
      64
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      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Archie Bunker

      Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
      64
    36. 36
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      Red Forman

      That '70s Show More
      63
    37. 37
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      Down 324
      The Simpsons More
      62
    38. 38
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      Down 485

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Hawkeye Pierce

      M*A*S*H More
      62
    39. 39
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      Down 383
      Futurama More
      61
    40. 40
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      Down 351
      The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends More
      61
    41. 41
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      Down 249
      The Simpsons More
      61
    42. 42
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      Down 568
      It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
      61
    43. 43
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      Down 314
      60
    44. 44
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      Down 126

      Lucille Ball

      I Love Lucy More
      60
    45. 45
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      Down 282
      South Park More
      59
    46. 46
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      Down 662
      30 Rock More
      59
    47. 47
      Up 368
      Down 341
      Fawlty Towers More
      59
    48. 48
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      Down 629
      Beavis and Butt-head More
      59
    49. 49
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      Down 609
      Beavis and Butt-head More
      59
    50. 50
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      Down 730

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Larry David

      Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show More
      59
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