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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

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  2. 2
    + 3445
    - 1668


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 3257
    - 1782


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 2650
    - 1785


    Family Guy

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  5. 5
    + 2317
    - 1301


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2001
    - 1306


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
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    - 1666

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Seinfeld

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  8. 8
    + 2340
    - 1743


    The Big Bang Theory

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  9. 9
    + 2362
    - 1396

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    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 1823
    - 1508

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 2253
    - 1460


    How I Met Your Mother

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  12. 12
    + 1791
    - 1490

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  13. 13
    + 547
    - 478

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Married... with Children

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  14. 14
    + 1942
    - 1306

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  15. 15
    + 1554
    - 971

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  16. 16
    + 1510
    - 979


    Family Guy

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  17. 17
    + 1400
    - 806


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  18. 18
    + 877
    - 959

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

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  19. 19
    + 1739
    - 1345


    The Office

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  20. 20
    + 1754
    - 1176

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  21. 21
    + 1172
    - 902


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  22. 22
    + 1881
    - 1198


    South Park

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  23. 23
    + 1531
    - 1204


    Joey, Friends

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  24. 24
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    - 897

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    M*A*S*H

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  25. 25
    + 1315
    - 865


    Futurama

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  26. 26
    + 1410
    - 1071


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  27. 27
    + 1028
    - 688


    That '70s Show

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  28. 28
    + 1340
    - 1284


    Seinfeld

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  29. 29
    + 898
    - 1044

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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  30. 30
    + 720
    - 751

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    30 Rock

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  31. 31
    + 768
    - 577

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  32. 32
    + 512
    - 523

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Seinfeld

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  33. 33
    + 1207
    - 984

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  34. 34
    + 1298
    - 884

    ranked low on reranks
    Randy Marsh South Park

  35. 35
    + 1224
    - 1396

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arrested Development

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  36. 36
    + 1237
    - 1094


    The Simpsons

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  37. 37
    + 561
    - 561

    often listed
    Scrubs

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  38. 38
    + 1277
    - 1053


    Parks and Recreation

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  39. 39
    + 842
    - 684

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  40. 40
    + 646
    - 698


    Fawlty Towers

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  41. 41
    + 825
    - 841


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

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  42. 42
    + 494
    - 549


    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 372
    - 342


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  44. 44
    + 1043
    - 1270

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arrested Development

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  45. 45
    + 849
    - 777

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  46. 46
    + 425
    - 558

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  47. 47
    + 368
    - 263

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

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  48. 48
    + 721
    - 580


    The Simpsons

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  49. 49
    + 759
    - 626


    South Park

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  50. 50
    + 378
    - 332


    That '70s Show

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