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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
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    - 1,986


    Family Guy

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  3. 3
    + 3,768
    - 2,100


    South Park

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  4. 4
    + 3,159
    - 2,045


    Family Guy

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    - 1,506


    Baby Looney Tunes

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    - 1,523


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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    + 2,660
    - 2,020


    The Big Bang Theory

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  8. 8
    + 2,278
    - 1,926


    Seinfeld

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    Futurama

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  10. 10
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    - 1,727


    Family Guy

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    Married... with Children

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  12. 12
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    - 1,728

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    Seinfeld

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    - 1,499

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    The Office

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    - 1,103

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

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  15. 15
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    - 1,659


    How I Met Your Mother

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  16. 16
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    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

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    - 1,148


    Family Guy

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    added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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    The Office

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    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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    - 1,338


    South Park

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    That '70s Show

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    Joey, Friends

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    Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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

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

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    Futurama

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    often listed
    Seinfeld

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

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    - 725

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    Friends

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

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    Parks and Recreation

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    - 1,102


    The Simpsons

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    + 1,494
    - 983
    Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy Marsh South Park

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    Scrubs

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    The Simpsons

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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

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    - 433


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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    - 800

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  42. 42
    + 597
    - 659

    often listed
    Cheers

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  43. 43
    + 724
    - 825

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers

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  44. 44
    + 514
    - 348

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  45. 45
    + 1,138
    - 1,407

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

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    Futurama

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  47. 47
    + 520
    - 420

    ranked low on reranks
    That '70s Show

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  48. 48
    + 510
    - 681
    Jim Ignatowski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  49. 49
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    South Park

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  50. 50
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    - 518


    American Dad!

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