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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
    Up 1902
    Down 876

    most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 1996
    Down 802
    Family Guy More
    98
  3. 3
    Up 1964
    Down 956

    the people's #1
    Eric Cartman

    South Park More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 1546
    Down 904

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Peter Griffin

    Family Guy More
    92
  5. 5
    Up 1245
    Down 632
    Looney Toones More
    83
  6. 6
    Up 1421
    Down 716

    ranked low on reranks
    Bender

    Futurama More
    83
  7. 7
    Up 1222
    Down 806

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sheldon Cooper

    The Big Bang Theory More
    81
  8. 8
    Up 1013
    Down 619
    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    80
  9. 9
    Up 1131
    Down 716
    Married... with Children More
    79
  10. 10
    Up 1166
    Down 943

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cosmo Kramer

    Seinfeld More
    79
  11. 11
    Up 1014
    Down 740

    often listed
    Glenn Quagmire

    Family Guy More
    78
  12. 12
    Up 1284
    Down 707

    ranked low on reranks
    Barney Stinson

    How I Met Your Mother More
    77
  13. 13
    Up 1060
    Down 793

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    George Costanza

    Seinfeld More
    76
  14. 14
    Up 1019
    Down 707

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dwight Schrute

    The Office More
    76
  15. 15
    Up 1089
    Down 696

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Scott

    The Office More
    75
  16. 16
    Up 1146
    Down 584
    South Park More
    74
  17. 17
    Up 700
    Down 357

    ranked low on reranks
    Brian Griffin

    Family Guy More
    71
  18. 18
    Up 685
    Down 319

    ranked low on reranks
    Wile E. Coyote

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner More
    71
  19. 19
    Up 666
    Down 336
    Futurama More
    70
  20. 20
    Up 757
    Down 534
    The Simpsons More
    70
  21. 21
    Up 768
    Down 604
    Friends More
    69
    added by: tahirtalha98
  22. 22
    Up 719
    Down 624

    often listed &controversial
    Joey Tribbiani

    Joey, Friends More
    69
  23. 23
    Up 721
    Down 399
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean More
    69
    added by: Demon_Boy
  24. 24
    Up 785
    Down 738

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jerry Seinfeld

    Seinfeld More
    68
  25. 25
    Up 848
    Down 833

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tobias Fünke

    Arrested Development More
    68
  26. 26
    Up 675
    Down 506

    ranked low on reranks
    Moe Szyslak

    The Simpsons More
    67
  27. 27
    Up 651
    Down 396

    ranked low on reranks
    Frank Drebin

    Police Squad! More
    67
  28. 28
    Up 675
    Down 404

    ranked low on reranks
    Randy Marsh

    South Park More
    67
  29. 29
    Up 770
    Down 741

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gob Bluth

    Arrested Development More
    66
  30. 30
    Up 711
    Down 569
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    66
  31. 31
    Up 753
    Down 588
    Parks and Recreation More
    65
  32. 32
    Up 467
    Down 258

    ranked low on reranks
    Red Forman

    That '70s Show More
    64
  33. 33
    Up 439
    Down 481

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lucy Ricardo nee McGillicuddy

    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy More
    63
  34. 34
    Up 449
    Down 412

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Barney Fife

    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
    63
  35. 35
    Up 504
    Down 585

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    63
  36. 36
    Up 565
    Down 489

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Charlie Kelly

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    62
  37. 37
    Up 357
    Down 248

    ranked low on reranks
    Howard Wolowitz

    The Big Bang Theory More
    62
  38. 38
    Up 361
    Down 247

    ranked low on reranks
    Mr. Burns

    The Simpsons More
    61
  39. 39
    Up 418
    Down 303

    ranked low on reranks
    Zoidberg

    Futurama More
    61
  40. 40
    Up 383
    Down 408

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hawkeye Pierce

    M*A*S*H More
    61
  41. 41
    Up 288
    Down 185
    The Simpsons More
    61
  42. 42
    Up 511
    Down 517
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    60
  43. 43
    Up 545
    Down 580

    often listed &controversial
    Jack Donaghy

    30 Rock More
    59
  44. 44
    Up 497
    Down 539

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Butt-head

    Beavis and Butt-head More
    59
  45. 45
    Up 536
    Down 651

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Larry David

    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show More
    59
  46. 46
    Up 370
    Down 292

    ranked low on reranks
    Kermit the Frog

    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends More
    59
  47. 47
    Up 298
    Down 211

    ranked low on reranks
    Kenny McCormick

    South Park More
    59
  48. 48
    Up 295
    Down 246

    ranked high on reranks
    Stephen Colbert

    58
  49. 49
    Up 316
    Down 263

    ranked low on reranks
    Basil Fawlty

    Fawlty Towers More
    58
  50. 50
    Up 469
    Down 444

    often listed
    Sterling Archer

    Archer More
    58
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