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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
    + 4,270
    - 2,316


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 4,009
    - 2,416


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 3,538
    - 2,201


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 2,901
    - 1,786


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2,431
    - 1,744


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2,972
    - 1,720


    Futurama

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  8. 8
    + 2,836
    - 2,268


    The Big Bang Theory

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  9. 9
    + 2,421
    - 2,117


    Seinfeld

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  10. 10
    + 2,422
    - 1,610

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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    + 2,250
    - 1,885

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

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  12. 12
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    - 786

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

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  13. 13
    + 2,727
    - 1,776


    How I Met Your Mother

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  14. 14
    + 2,126
    - 1,862

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  15. 15
    + 1,918
    - 1,245

    ranked low on reranks
    Family Guy

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  16. 16
    + 2,253
    - 1,456

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  17. 17
    + 2,138
    - 1,628


    The Office

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  18. 18
    + 1,916
    - 1,272

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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    - 1,201

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

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  20. 20
    + 1,723
    - 1,004


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  21. 21
    + 1,890
    - 1,457

    often listed
    Joey, Friends

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  22. 22
    + 2,248
    - 1,420


    South Park

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    - 878


    That '70s Show

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  24. 24
    + 1,724
    - 1,267


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    + 1,679
    - 1,052


    Futurama

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    + 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
    + 1,575
    - 1,535

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  28. 28
    + 1,006
    - 1,118


    M*A*S*H

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  29. 29
    + 1,052
    - 806


    Friends

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    + 1,628
    - 1,218

    ranked low on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

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    + 1,078
    - 1,251

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

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  32. 32
    + 946
    - 973


    30 Rock

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  33. 33
    + 1,455
    - 1,169


    The Simpsons

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    + 1,611
    - 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
    + 713
    - 750

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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    + 792
    - 758


    Scrubs

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  37. 37
    + 1,439
    - 1,293


    The Simpsons

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  38. 38
    + 1,046
    - 874


    The Simpsons

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  39. 39
    + 1,011
    - 1,011


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

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  40. 40
    + 1,401
    - 1,616


    Arrested Development

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  41. 41
    + 582
    - 498


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  42. 42
    + 649
    - 725

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 592
    - 402

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13

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  44. 44
    + 772
    - 905

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  45. 45
    + 1,071
    - 937


    Futurama

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  46. 46
    + 805
    - 583

    ranked low on reranks
    American Dad!

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  47. 47
    + 1,186
    - 1,481

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  48. 48
    + 1,005
    - 913


    Archer

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  49. 49
    + 592
    - 479


    That '70s Show

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  50. 50
    + 977
    - 782


    South Park

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