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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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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David

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    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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    Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Eddie Murphy

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    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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    Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz

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    Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan

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    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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    Ed Helms, Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry

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    Mos Def, Dave Chappelle, Charlie Murphy

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    Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway

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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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    Kelsey Grammer, Brittany Murphy, Stephen King Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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    Patricia Heaton, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett

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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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    Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Andy Kaufman

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    Paul Dinello

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    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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    Danny DeVito, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts

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    Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman

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    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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    Rowan Atkinson, Rupert Vansittart, Howard Goodall

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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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    Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Louise Gold

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