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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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    - 2,715

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 4,444
    - 2,523


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,173
    - 2,618


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 3,766
    - 2,336


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 3,042
    - 1,958


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,541
    - 1,918


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2,971
    - 2,415


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 3,102
    - 1,871

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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    + 2,537
    - 2,244

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  10. 10
    + 2,352
    - 2,001


    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 2,568
    - 1,713

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    The Office

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    - 881

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

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  13. 13
    + 2,861
    - 1,867


    How I Met Your Mother

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  14. 14
    + 2,203
    - 1,961

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  15. 15
    + 2,425
    - 1,540

    ranked low on reranks & added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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    + 1,306
    - 1,267

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

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  17. 17
    + 2,012
    - 1,343


    Family Guy

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  18. 18
    + 2,245
    - 1,706


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 2,009
    - 1,365

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  20. 20
    + 2,015
    - 1,531


    Joey, Friends

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  21. 21
    + 1,795
    - 1,075


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  22. 22
    + 1,550
    - 940


    That '70s Show

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    + 2,331
    - 1,501


    South Park

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  24. 24
    + 1,822
    - 1,334


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    + 1,464
    - 1,194
    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  26. 26
    + 1,755
    - 1,131


    Futurama

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  27. 27
    + 1,064
    - 1,179

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    M*A*S*H

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  28. 28
    + 1,642
    - 1,615


    Seinfeld

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  29. 29
    + 1,130
    - 1,319

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

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  30. 30
    + 1,156
    - 884

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  31. 31
    + 1,722
    - 1,285

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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    + 994
    - 1,046

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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    + 1,507
    - 1,247

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  34. 34
    + 853
    - 822


    Scrubs

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  35. 35
    + 766
    - 829


    Seinfeld

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  36. 36
    + 1,704
    - 1,125
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

  37. 37
    + 1,070
    - 1,065


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

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  38. 38
    + 1,442
    - 1,688

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  39. 39
    + 642
    - 547


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  40. 40
    + 1,484
    - 1,373


    The Simpsons

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  41. 41
    + 1,091
    - 948


    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 672
    - 448

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  43. 43
    + 686
    - 790

    often listed
    Cheers

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  44. 44
    + 801
    - 971

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 1,214
    - 1,554

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  46. 46
    + 1,119
    - 1,013


    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 871
    - 653

    ranked low on reranks
    American Dad!

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  48. 48
    + 1,076
    - 966


    Archer

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  49. 49
    + 654
    - 530


    That '70s Show

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  50. 50
    + 1,030
    - 842


    South Park

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