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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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    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David

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    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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    Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Adam Sandler

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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    Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway

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    John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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    Ed Helms, Rob Corddry, Matt Walsh

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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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    Brittany Murphy, Elijah Wood, Mike Judge

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    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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    Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Ed Asner

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    Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Jim Backus

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Clint Howard

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Roseanne Barr

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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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    Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Joel Hodgson

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    Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock

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