The Funniest TV Characters of All Time TV Characters
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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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 943
    Family Guy More
    99
  3. 3
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    Down 1108
    South Park More
    95
  4. 4
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    Down 1043
    Family Guy More
    94
  5. 5
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    Down 752
    Baby Looney Tunes More
    85
  6. 6
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    Down 948
    The Big Bang Theory More
    83
  7. 7
    Up 1203
    Down 721
    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    82
  8. 8
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    Down 851
    Futurama More
    82
  9. 9
    Up 1276
    Down 832
    Married... with Children More
    80
  10. 10
    Up 1175
    Down 862
    Family Guy More
    79
  11. 11
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    Down 1071
    Seinfeld More
    78
  12. 12
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    Down 847

    ranked low on reranks
    Barney Stinson

    How I Met Your Mother More
    76
  13. 13
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    Down 924

    often listed
    George Costanza

    Seinfeld More
    76
  14. 14
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    Down 837

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dwight Schrute

    The Office More
    75
  15. 15
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    Down 805
    The Office More
    74
  16. 16
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    South Park More
    74
  17. 17
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    Family Guy More
    74
  18. 18
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    Down 410
    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner More
    72
  19. 19
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    Down 738

    often listed
    Joey Tribbiani

    Joey, Friends More
    70
  20. 20
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    Down 717
    Friends More
    70
    added by: tahirtalha98
  21. 21
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    Futurama More
    69
  22. 22
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    Down 647
    The Simpsons More
    69
  23. 23
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    Down 522
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean More
    69
    added by: Demon_Boy
  24. 24
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    Down 599
    The Simpsons More
    68
  25. 25
    Up 852
    Down 676
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    68
  26. 26
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    often listed
    Jerry Seinfeld

    Seinfeld More
    67
  27. 27
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    Down 491

    Frank Drebin

    Police Squad! More
    67
  28. 28
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tobias Fünke

    Arrested Development More
    67
  29. 29
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    Down 504

    Randy Marsh

    South Park More
    66
  30. 30
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    Down 339

    ranked low on reranks
    Howard Wolowitz

    The Big Bang Theory More
    65
  31. 31
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    Down 564
    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy More
    65
  32. 32
    Up 817
    Down 865
    Arrested Development More
    65
  33. 33
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    Down 693
    Parks and Recreation More
    64
  34. 34
    Up 538
    Down 494
    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
    64
  35. 35
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    64
  36. 36
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    Down 334

    ranked low on reranks
    Red Forman

    That '70s Show More
    63
  37. 37
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    Down 344
    The Simpsons More
    62
  38. 38
    Up 451
    Down 509

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hawkeye Pierce

    M*A*S*H More
    62
  39. 39
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    Down 263
    The Simpsons More
    61
  40. 40
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    Down 412
    Futurama More
    61
  41. 41
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    Down 373
    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends More
    61
  42. 42
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    Down 595
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    60
  43. 43
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    Down 336
    60
  44. 44
    Up 398
    Down 304
    South Park More
    59
  45. 45
    Up 381
    Down 366
    Fawlty Towers More
    59
  46. 46
    Up 232
    Down 196
    Friends More
    59
  47. 47
    Up 581
    Down 686
    30 Rock More
    59
  48. 48
    Up 224
    Down 140

    Lucille Ball

    I Love Lucy More
    59
  49. 49
    Up 564
    Down 653
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    59
  50. 50
    Up 579
    Down 636
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    58
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