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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!

Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
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Homer Simpson


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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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#1 on The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

#25 on The Most Mismatched TV Couples

#4 on The Funniest Characters Currently on TV

#52 on The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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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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164 people just voted on Eric Cartman


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Series: South Park

Actor: Trey Parker

Occupation: Singer

Created By: Trey Parker, Matt Stone

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#20 on The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

#8 on The Funniest Characters Currently on TV

#27 on The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

#36 on The Funniest Kid Characters in TV History

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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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150 people just voted on Peter Griffin


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Series: Family Guy

Actor: Seth MacFarlane

Occupation: Office Worker

Created By: Seth MacFarlane

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#22 on The Best Dressed Male TV Characters

#70 on Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

#4 on The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

#20 on The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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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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Bugs Bunny


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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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#10 on The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

#1 on The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

#1 on The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

#1 on The Best Looney Tunes Characters of All Time, Ranked!

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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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Bart Simpson


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Series: The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

Actor: Nancy Cartwright

Occupation: Student

Created By: Matt Groening

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#2 on The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

#90 on Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

#13 on The Funniest Characters Currently on TV

#30 on The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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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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Sheldon Cooper


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Series: The Big Bang Theory

Actor: Jim Parsons

Created By: Bill Prady, Chuck Lorre

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#13 on The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

#78 on The Best Fictional Characters You'd Leave Your Man For

#3 on The Funniest Characters Currently on TV

#11 on The Greatest Scientist TV Characters

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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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Cosmo Kramer


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Series: Seinfeld

Actor: Michael Richards

Occupation: Actor

Created By: Kenny Kramer, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David

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#14 on The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

#11 on The Greatest Breakout Characters in TV History

#6 on The Greatest TV Neighbors

#28 on The Best TV Characters of the 1990s

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