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? 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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 2100
    Down 994

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 917
    Family Guy More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 2146
    Down 1078
    South Park More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 1729
    Down 1021
    Family Guy More
    94
  5. 5
    Up 1406
    Down 726
    Looney Toones More
    85
  6. 6
    Up 1402
    Down 923
    The Big Bang Theory More
    83
  7. 7
    Up 1559
    Down 828
    Futurama More
    82
  8. 8
    Up 1168
    Down 705
    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    82
  9. 9
    Up 1251
    Down 809
    Married... with Children More
    80
  10. 10
    Up 1147
    Down 841
    Family Guy More
    79
  11. 11
    Up 1278
    Down 1048
    Seinfeld More
    79
  12. 12
    Up 1402
    Down 822

    ranked low on reranks
    Barney Stinson

    How I Met Your Mother More
    76
  13. 13
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    Down 900

    often listed
    George Costanza

    Seinfeld More
    75
  14. 14
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    Down 817

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dwight Schrute

    The Office More
    75
  15. 15
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    Down 790
    The Office More
    74
  16. 16
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    Down 677
    South Park More
    74
  17. 17
    Up 854
    Down 446
    Family Guy More
    74
  18. 18
    Up 809
    Down 397

    ranked low on reranks
    Wile E. Coyote

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner More
    72
  19. 19
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    Down 698

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Chandler Muriel Bing

    Friends More
    70
    added by: tahirtalha98
  20. 20
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    Down 432
    Futurama More
    70
  21. 21
    Up 827
    Down 715
    Joey, Friends More
    70
  22. 22
    Up 835
    Down 634
    The Simpsons More
    69
  23. 23
    Up 836
    Down 507
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean More
    69
    added by: Demon_Boy
  24. 24
    Up 761
    Down 584
    The Simpsons More
    68
  25. 25
    Up 826
    Down 661
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    68
  26. 26
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    Down 826
    Seinfeld More
    68
  27. 27
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    Down 937
    Arrested Development More
    67
  28. 28
    Up 731
    Down 473

    Frank Drebin

    Police Squad! More
    67
  29. 29
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    Down 485

    ranked low on reranks
    Randy Marsh

    South Park More
    66
  30. 30
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    Down 547

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lucy Ricardo nee McGillicuddy

    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy More
    65
  31. 31
    Up 809
    Down 843
    Arrested Development More
    65
  32. 32
    Up 826
    Down 669
    Parks and Recreation More
    65
  33. 33
    Up 457
    Down 326
    The Big Bang Theory More
    65
  34. 34
    Up 522
    Down 481
    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
    64
  35. 35
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    Down 652

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    64
  36. 36
    Up 556
    Down 322

    ranked low on reranks
    Red Forman

    That '70s Show More
    63
  37. 37
    Up 436
    Down 329
    The Simpsons More
    62
  38. 38
    Up 439
    Down 493

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hawkeye Pierce

    M*A*S*H More
    62
  39. 39
    Up 480
    Down 388
    Futurama More
    61
  40. 40
    Up 448
    Down 358
    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends More
    61
  41. 41
    Up 367
    Down 251
    The Simpsons More
    61
  42. 42
    Up 610
    Down 574
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    61
  43. 43
    Up 372
    Down 319
    60
  44. 44
    Up 380
    Down 286
    South Park More
    60
  45. 45
    Up 576
    Down 668
    30 Rock More
    59
  46. 46
    Up 554
    Down 632
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    59
  47. 47
    Up 569
    Down 613
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    59
  48. 48
    Up 371
    Down 346
    Fawlty Towers More
    59
  49. 49
    Up 581
    Down 736

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Larry David

    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show More
    59
  50. 50
    Up 212
    Down 132

    ranked low on reranks
    Lucille Ball

    I Love Lucy More
    59
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