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The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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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!

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    Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
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    • Series: The Simpsons
    • Actor: Dan Castellaneta
    • Occupation: Nuclear Safety Inspector
    • Created By: Matt Groening
    • Episode: Donnie Fatso
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    Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
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    • Series: Family Guy
    • Actor: Seth MacFarlane
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    Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
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    • Series: South Park
    • Actor: Trey Parker
    • Occupation: Singer
    • Created By: Trey Parker, Matt Stone
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    Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
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    • Series: Family Guy
    • Actor: Seth MacFarlane
    • Occupation: Office Worker
    • Created By: Seth MacFarlane
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    Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
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    • Series: Baby Looney Tunes
    • Actor: Samuel Vincent
    • Created By: Tex Avery, Robert McKimson, Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones
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    Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
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    • Series: The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show
    • Actor: Nancy Cartwright
    • Occupation: Student
    • Created By: Matt Groening
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    Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
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    • Series: The Big Bang Theory
    • Actor: Jim Parsons
    • Created By: Bill Prady, Chuck Lorre
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    Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
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    • Series: Seinfeld
    • Actor: Michael Richards
    • Occupation: Actor
    • Created By: Kenny Kramer, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David
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