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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  1. 1
    + 3566
    - 2014

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons

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  2. 2
    + 3888
    - 1881


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 3634
    - 1994


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 3007
    - 2001


    Family Guy

    ;
  5. 5
    + 2609
    - 1450


    Baby Looney Tunes

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  6. 6
    + 2212
    - 1480


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  7. 7
    + 2598
    - 1952


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2231
    - 1868


    Seinfeld

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  9. 9
    + 2655
    - 1549

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  10. 10
    + 2052
    - 1691

    often listed
    Family Guy

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  11. 11
    + 775
    - 619


    Married... with Children

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  12. 12
    + 2187
    - 1452

    ranked low on reranks
    The Office

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  13. 13
    + 1975
    - 1671

    often listed
    Seinfeld

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  14. 14
    + 2477
    - 1614


    How I Met Your Mother

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  15. 15
    + 1053
    - 1070

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

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  16. 16
    + 1995
    - 1309

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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  17. 17
    + 1725
    - 1132

    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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  18. 18
    + 1940
    - 1487


    The Office

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  19. 19
    + 1706
    - 1119


    Family Guy

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  20. 20
    + 1564
    - 898


    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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  21. 21
    + 2064
    - 1313


    South Park

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  22. 22
    + 1294
    - 1010


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  23. 23
    + 1248
    - 780


    That '70s Show

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  24. 24
    + 1705
    - 1333


    Joey, Friends

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  25. 25
    + 904
    - 1004

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

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  26. 26
    + 1487
    - 964


    Futurama

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  27. 27
    + 990
    - 1145

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

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  28. 28
    + 1557
    - 1168

    ranked low on reranks
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  29. 29
    + 1466
    - 1403


    Seinfeld

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  30. 30
    + 835
    - 861

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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  31. 31
    + 908
    - 686

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

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  32. 32
    + 628
    - 631

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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  33. 33
    + 1442
    - 1137


    Parks and Recreation

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  34. 34
    + 1328
    - 1078


    The Simpsons

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  35. 35
    + 1440
    - 965


    Randy Marsh South Park

  36. 36
    + 677
    - 663


    Scrubs

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  37. 37
    + 1312
    - 1507


    Arrested Development

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  38. 38
    + 1342
    - 1194


    The Simpsons

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  39. 39
    + 925
    - 912


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

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  40. 40
    + 490
    - 409


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  41. 41
    + 579
    - 627

    often listed
    Cheers

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  42. 42
    + 945
    - 778


    The Simpsons

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  43. 43
    + 707
    - 800

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  44. 44
    + 1118
    - 1375

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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  45. 45
    + 484
    - 330

    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

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  46. 46
    + 945
    - 860


    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 493
    - 398

    ranked low on reranks
    That '70s Show

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  48. 48
    + 492
    - 659

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  49. 49
    + 873
    - 698


    South Park

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  50. 50
    + 655
    - 503


    American Dad!

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