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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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  2. 2
    + 4,271
    - 2,325


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,013
    - 2,422


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 3,544
    - 2,205


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 2,903
    - 1,792


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,435
    - 1,748


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2,975
    - 1,723


    Futurama

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  8. 8
    + 2,841
    - 2,273


    The Big Bang Theory

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  9. 9
    + 2,427
    - 2,121


    Seinfeld

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  10. 10
    + 2,428
    - 1,611

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  11. 11
    + 2,251
    - 1,889

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

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  12. 12
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    - 790

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

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  13. 13
    + 2,734
    - 1,778


    How I Met Your Mother

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  14. 14
    + 2,130
    - 1,862

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  15. 15
    + 1,919
    - 1,248

    ranked low on reranks
    Family Guy

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  16. 16
    + 2,264
    - 1,457

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  17. 17
    + 2,143
    - 1,630


    The Office

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  18. 18
    + 1,916
    - 1,275

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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    + 1,213
    - 1,204

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

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  20. 20
    + 1,725
    - 1,004


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  21. 21
    + 1,894
    - 1,459

    often listed
    Joey, Friends

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  22. 22
    + 2,250
    - 1,421


    South Park

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    - 880


    That '70s Show

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  24. 24
    + 1,727
    - 1,268


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  25. 25
    + 1,680
    - 1,053


    Futurama

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  26. 26
    + 1,406
    - 1,124
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  27. 27
    + 1,576
    - 1,535

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  28. 28
    + 1,006
    - 1,119


    M*A*S*H

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  29. 29
    + 1,055
    - 807


    Friends

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    + 1,631
    - 1,218

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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  31. 31
    + 1,078
    - 1,251

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

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  32. 32
    + 947
    - 973


    30 Rock

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  33. 33
    + 1,456
    - 1,169


    The Simpsons

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  34. 34
    + 1,612
    - 1,056
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

  35. 35
    + 715
    - 751

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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    + 792
    - 759


    Scrubs

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  37. 37
    + 1,441
    - 1,293


    The Simpsons

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  38. 38
    + 1,048
    - 874


    The Simpsons

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  39. 39
    + 1,012
    - 1,012


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

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  40. 40
    + 1,402
    - 1,616


    Arrested Development

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  41. 41
    + 583
    - 498


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  42. 42
    + 651
    - 725

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 592
    - 403

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  44. 44
    + 772
    - 906

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 806
    - 583

    ranked low on reranks
    American Dad!

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  46. 46
    + 1,072
    - 938


    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 1,187
    - 1,482

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  48. 48
    + 1,006
    - 914


    Archer

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  49. 49
    + 977
    - 784


    South Park

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  50. 50
    + 592
    - 481


    That '70s Show

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