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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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    - 3,050

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 4,765
    - 2,781

    ranked low on reranks
    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,433
    - 2,902


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 4,119
    - 2,505


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 3,252
    - 2,222


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,734
    - 2,163


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 3,226
    - 2,624


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2,689
    - 2,459


    Seinfeld

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  9. 9
    + 3,325
    - 2,029

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2,826
    - 1,834

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  11. 11
    + 1,247
    - 1,018

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Married... with Children

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  12. 12
    + 2,533
    - 2,142


    Family Guy

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  13. 13
    + 1,455
    - 1,389

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

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  14. 14
    + 3,070
    - 1,977


    How I Met Your Mother

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  15. 15
    + 2,635
    - 1,661

    ranked low on reranks & added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  16. 16
    + 2,310
    - 2,124

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  17. 17
    + 2,189
    - 1,452


    Family Guy

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  18. 18
    + 2,428
    - 1,826


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 2,199
    - 1,629


    Joey, Friends

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  20. 20
    + 1,749
    - 1,036


    That '70s Show

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  21. 21
    + 2,119
    - 1,524

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  22. 22
    + 1,921
    - 1,185


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  23. 23
    + 2,007
    - 1,418


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  24. 24
    + 2,468
    - 1,621


    South Park

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  25. 25
    + 1,144
    - 1,301

    often listed
    M*A*S*H

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  26. 26
    + 1,207
    - 1,431

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

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  27. 27
    + 1,551
    - 1,324
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  28. 28
    + 1,893
    - 1,239


    Futurama

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  29. 29
    + 1,312
    - 972

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  30. 30
    + 1,726
    - 1,747


    Seinfeld

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  31. 31
    + 1,084
    - 1,144


    30 Rock

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  32. 32
    + 1,867
    - 1,375

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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  33. 33
    + 959
    - 912


    Scrubs

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  34. 34
    + 838
    - 947

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  35. 35
    + 1,147
    - 1,164


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

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  36. 36
    + 1,583
    - 1,355


    The Simpsons

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  37. 37
    + 1,812
    - 1,223
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

  38. 38
    + 759
    - 624


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  39. 39
    + 1,493
    - 1,811

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  40. 40
    + 1,556
    - 1,487


    The Simpsons

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  41. 41
    + 1,153
    - 1,058


    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 744
    - 893

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 765
    - 533

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  44. 44
    + 845
    - 1,086

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 774
    - 600

    ranked low on reranks
    That '70s Show

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  46. 46
    + 1,273
    - 1,667

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  47. 47
    + 967
    - 745


    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 1,196
    - 1,112


    Futurama

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  49. 49
    + 1,158
    - 1,069


    Archer

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  50. 50
    + 486
    - 547

    often listed
    Parks and Recreation

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