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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? 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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 2980
    - 1346

    Family Guy

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 2818
    - 1491

    South Park

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2296
    - 1484

    Family Guy

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 1685
    - 1057

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1968
    - 1080

    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 1985
    - 1401

    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1717
    - 1425

    Seinfeld

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2046
    - 1188

    ranked low on reranks Futurama

    ) open
  10. 10
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    - 1252

    Family Guy

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  11. 11
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    - 1269
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  12. 12
    + 1876
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    How I Met Your Mother

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  13. 13
    + 345
    - 292

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

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  14. 14
    + 1614
    - 1133

    The Office

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  15. 15
    + 1274
    - 781

    Family Guy

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  16. 16
    + 1190
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    ranked low on reranks Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  17. 17
    + 1015
    - 747

    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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  18. 18
    + 1649
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    South Park

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  19. 19
    + 1485
    - 1184

    The Office

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  20. 20
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    added by tahirtalha98 Friends

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  21. 21
    + 1267
    - 783

    added by Demon_Boy Mr. Bean

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  22. 22
    + 740
    - 807

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

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  23. 23
    + 1179
    - 1121

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seinfeld

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  24. 24
    + 1230
    - 1044

    Joey, Friends

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  25. 25
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    - 720

    Futurama

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  26. 26
    + 1198
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  27. 27
    + 835
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    ranked low on reranks That '70s Show

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  28. 28
    + 649
    - 760

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

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 1042
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    The Simpsons

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  30. 30
    + 1093
    - 949

    The Simpsons

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  31. 31
    + 769
    - 908

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

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  32. 32
    + 1113
    - 751

    ranked low on reranks Randy Marsh South Park

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    - 430
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  34. 34
    + 386
    - 382

    Seinfeld

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  35. 35
    + 582
    - 609

    30 Rock

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  36. 36
    + 1102
    - 1253

    Arrested Development

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  37. 37
    + 717
    - 724

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

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    + 696
    - 557

    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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  39. 39
    + 547
    - 576

    Fawlty Towers

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  40. 40
    + 948
    - 1137

    Arrested Development

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  41. 41
    + 423
    - 431

    Scrubs

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  42. 42
    + 1051
    - 942

    ranked low on reranks Parks and Recreation

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  43. 43
    + 273
    - 230

    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  44. 44
    + 399
    - 443

    often listed Cheers

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  45. 45
    + 367
    - 433

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jim Ignatowski

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  46. 46
    + 712
    - 651

    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 598
    - 470

    The Simpsons

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  48. 48
    + 277
    - 224

    That '70s Show

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  49. 49
    + 645
    - 593

    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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  50. 50
    + 638
    - 514

    South Park

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