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The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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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    • Series: The Simpsons
    • Actor: Dan Castellaneta
    • Occupation: Nuclear Safety Inspector
    • Created By: Matt Groening
    • Episode: Donnie Fatso
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    • Series: Family Guy
    • Actor: Seth MacFarlane
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    • Series: South Park
    • Actor: Trey Parker
    • Occupation: Singer
    • Created By: Trey Parker, Matt Stone
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    • Series: Family Guy
    • Actor: Seth MacFarlane
    • Occupation: Office Worker
    • Created By: Seth MacFarlane
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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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    • Series: The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show
    • Actor: Nancy Cartwright
    • Occupation: Student
    • Created By: Matt Groening
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    • Series: Seinfeld
    • Actor: Michael Richards
    • Occupation: Actor
    • Created By: Kenny Kramer, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David
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    • Series: The Big Bang Theory
    • Actor: Jim Parsons
    • Created By: Bill Prady, Chuck Lorre
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    • Series: Futurama
    • Actor: John DiMaggio
    • Occupation: Thief
    • Created By: Matt Groening, David X. Cohen
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    • Series: Family Guy
    • Actor: Seth MacFarlane
    • Occupation: Pilot, Airline Pilot
    • Created By: Seth MacFarlane
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    • Series: How I Met Your Mother
    • Actor: Neil Patrick Harris
    • Created By: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas
    • Episode: Peter's Progress, No Chris Left Behind
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    • Series: Seinfeld
    • Actor: Larry David, Jason Alexander
    • Created By: Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David
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    • Series: Married... with Children
    • Actor: Ed O'Neill
    • Created By: Ron Leavitt, Michael G. Moye
    • Episode: Top of the Heap
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    • Series: The Office
    • Actor: Steve Carell
    • Created By: Greg Daniels
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    • Series: Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean
    • Actor: Rowan Atkinson
    • Created By: Rowan Atkinson
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    • Series: Family Guy
    • Actor: Seth MacFarlane
    • Occupation: Journalist, Singer, Writer
    • Created By: Seth MacFarlane
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    • Series: Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner
    • Created By: Chuck Jones
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    • Series: I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour
    • Actor: Lucille Ball
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    • Series: The Office
    • Actor: Rainn Wilson
    • Created By: Greg Daniels
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    • Series: Friends
    • Actor: Matthew Perry
    • Created By: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
    • Episode: The One Where Joey Speaks French
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