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The Funniest TV Shows of All Time

List Criteria: Vote up the most hilarious sitcoms, sketch shows, or other programs in television history

The funniest TV shows ever range from some of the best TV shows of recent memory to some of the best TV shows of all time. These hilarious television shows and series are the ones that make you accidentally snort your soda up your nose, spill your TV dinner, and fall off your chair from laughing. Some of these funny TV shows are so good, they'll make you want to punch a baby. Yes, punch a baby. That. Good. 

From the timeless antics of I Love Lucy's Ethel and Lucy to the foul-mouthed hi-jinks of the kids from South Park to the moral depravity of the Bluth family on Arrested Development, these funny television series make the living room (or bedroom, plane, car, office, whatever..it's the digital age, we get it) a funnier place to be. Many of these amusing TV shows are still on the air (The Simpsons, Big Bang Theory), others have gone to TV heaven (Cheers, 30 Rock), and more still have been resurrected from the digital grave (Family Guy, Futurama). 

What are the funniest series on TV? What is the funniest TV show ever? This list of the funniest TV shows ever looks to crown one TV show the funniest television show ever. Vote for your favorite TV show and make sure to add any funny TV shows that might be missing from the funniest television series list. Note that they aren't necessarily all comedy tv shows - a show can be funny and not necessarily a "comedy" per se. But let's face it - most of the funniest tv shows are also the best comedy shows of all time. 

Check out the best streaming Netflix TV shows if you want to know if some of these hilarious series are available for streaming there.
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    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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    the people's #1 & most listed Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David

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    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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    ranked low on reranks Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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  6. 6
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    often listed Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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    Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Adam Sandler

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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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    Mos Def, Dave Chappelle, Charlie Murphy

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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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    Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway

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    often listed John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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    ranked low on reranks Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ed Helms, Rob Corddry, Matt Walsh

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    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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    added by bojanthebest Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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    added by Jim12 Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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    Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard

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    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Jim Backus

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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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    added by Emmahyacinth Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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    often listed Paul Dinello

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    Max Baer, Kathleen Freeman, Buddy Ebsen

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    added by WarrenMitchell Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Taran Noah Smith

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    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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    added by Countermoon Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Ed Asner

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    added by gamedemon24 Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Clint Howard

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    Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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    often listed Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Roseanne Barr

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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    Brittany Murphy, Elijah Wood, Mike Judge

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