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List Rules Funny women on television from any time period

The funniest female TV characters are those whom we've both laughed at and laughed with, sharing their hilarious moments and sometimes their most touching ones. These funny females are mothers, friends, wives and businesswomen -- comical television character versions of the roles women play in real life. Sometimes easy to relate to, sometimes not, funny female TV characters keep viewers returning to the TV for season after season.

While most truly funny women on TV can be found in sitcoms, a few of the best and funniest women in television can be found in dramas. Ally McBeal proved that a leading woman’s role could deal with dramatic situations, yet still allow the female lead to be humorous. A few of the funniest female TV characters have also come from books adapted into television shows, as in the case of Piper Chapman -- who also plays in a drama.

Some of the funniest women on TV are known for their antics; a classic example is Lucy Ricardo’s failure to pronounce “Vitameatavegamin” after becoming tipsy off the health tonic of the same name. Some of TV’s funniest women are known for their rants or musings. Remember when Elaine Benes had to decide whether men were ‘spongeworthy?' No matter why viewers find them funny, these quirky, witty female characters continue to stand the test of time and give both men and women hilarious females to enjoy on TV.

Whoever your favorite funny women on TV are, chances are they’ve become characters you can watch again and again. And that’s the real test: The funniest female TV characters aren’t just funny once, they’re enjoyable and humorous with repeated viewings. They’re human, they’re engaging and these funny television females give audiences not only a laugh, but a lift -- whether they earned one season, six seasons or more.
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Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Liz Lemon 30 Rock

The Funniest TV Shows of All Time The Best Princess Movies

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Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Lucy Ricardo I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

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Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Elaine Benes Seinfeld

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Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Sophia Petrillo The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation

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Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Phoebe Buffay Friends

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Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Kitty Forman That '70s Show

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April Ludgate is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
April Ludgate Parks and Recreation

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Mary Richards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Mary Richards The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Rose Nylund The Golden Girls

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Jenna Maroney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Jenna Maroney 30 Rock

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Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Roseanne Conner Roseanne

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Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Lisa Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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Dorothy Zbornak is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Dorothy Zbornak The Golden Girls

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Amy Farrah Fowler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Amy Farrah Fowler The Big Bang Theory

The Funniest TV Characters of All Time The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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Lois Wilkerson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Lois Wilkerson Malcolm in The Middle

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Bernadette Rostenkowski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Bernadette Rostenkowski The Big Bang Theory

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Peggy Bundy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Peggy Bundy Married... with Children

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Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Carol Burnett

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Patsy Stone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Patsy Stone Absolutely Fabulous

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Lucille Bluth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Lucille Bluth Arrested Development

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Karen Walker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Karen Walker Will & Grace

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Elliot Reid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Elliot Reid Scrubs, Scrubs: Interns

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Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Monica Geller Friends

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Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Claire Dunphy Modern Family

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Sally Solomon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Sally Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun

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Diane Chambers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters

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Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Rachel Green Friends

The Greatest TV Characters of All Time 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs

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Debra Barone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Debra Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

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Granny Clampett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Granny Clampett

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Penny is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Penny The Big Bang Theory

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Joy Turner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Joy Turner My Name Is Earl

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Edina Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Edina Monsoon Absolutely Fabulous

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Blanche Devereaux is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Blanche Devereaux The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett Modern Family

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Morticia Addams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Morticia Addams The Addams Family

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Rhoda Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Rhoda Morgenstern The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda

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Jackie Burkhart is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Jackie Burkhart That '70s Show

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Jessica
Jess Day New Girl

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Carla Tortelli is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters

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Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Edith Bunker All in the Family

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Marie Barone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

The Funniest Characters Currently on TV The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching

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Lilith Sternin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters

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Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Marge Simpson The Simpsons

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Sue Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters

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Miss Piggy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Miss Piggy The Muppet Show, Muppet Babies

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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Murphy Brown Murphy Brown

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Kelly Bundy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Kelly Bundy Married... with Children

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Samantha Stephens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Female TV Characters
Samantha Stephens Bewitched