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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? What are the names of some funny characters from 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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  1. 228
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    often listed
    Phil Fish

    44
  2. 305
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    The O.C. More
    37
    added by: JenAnistonFriends
  3. 295
    Up 77
    Down 52

    ranked low on reranks
    Adam West

    Family Guy More
    38
  4. 111
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    Down 120

    niche appeal
    Token Black

    51
  5. 39
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    Down 409

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hawkeye Pierce

    M*A*S*H More
    61
  6. 42
    Up 545
    Down 582

    often listed &controversial
    Jack Donaghy

    30 Rock More
    60
  7. 160
    Up 59
    Down 55

    ranked low on reranks
    Lois Griffin

    Family Guy More
    48
  8. 251
    Up 58
    Down 76

    Alex

    South Park More
    42
  9. 85
    Up 199
    Down 130

    ranked low on reranks
    Carlton Banks

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    54
  10. 236
    Up 58
    Down 61

    ranked low on reranks
    Lily Aldrin

    How I Met Your Mother More
    43
  11. 319
    Up 54
    Down 117
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series More
    34
  12. 235
    Up 63
    Down 81
    Parks and Recreation More
    43
  13. 261
    Up 84
    Down 127

    ranked high on reranks
    Manuel

    Fawlty Towers More
    42
  14. 155
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    Down 211

    often listed
    Latka Gravas

    Taxi More
    48
  15. 80
    Up 83
    Down 56

    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Ed Norton

    The Honeymooners More
    55
  16. 106
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    Down 162

    often listed
    Michael Kelso

    That '70s Show More
    52
  17. 277
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    Down 92

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    April Ludgate

    Parks and Recreation More
    40
  18. 190
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    Down 155

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tom Haverford

    Parks and Recreation More
    46
  19. 227
    Up 54
    Down 82
    The Golden Girls More
    44
  20. 112
    Up 136
    Down 162
    The Bernie Mac Show More
    51
  21. 324
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    Down 34

    about to drop off &ranked low on reranks
    Vera Louise Gorman-Novak

    Alice More
    31
  22. 134
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    Down 91

    ranked high on reranks
    Rose Nylund

    The Golden Girls More
    50
  23. 241
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    Down 132

    ranked high on reranks
    Crow T. Robot

    Mystery Science Theater 3000 More
    43
  24. 91
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Heathcliff Huxtable

    The Cosby Show More
    54
  25. 40
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    Down 305
    Futurama More
    61
  26. 19
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    Down 337

    ranked low on reranks
    Fry

    Futurama More
    70
  27. 56
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    Down 150

    ranked low on reranks
    Professor Farnsworth

    Futurama More
    58
  28. 65
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    Down 174
    The Ren & Stimpy Show More
    56
  29. 79
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    Down 90

    ranked high on reranks
    Gilligan

    Gilligan's Island More
    55
  30. 280
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    Down 104

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Robert Hartley

    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show More
    39
  31. 254
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    Down 138
    Breaking Bad More
    42
  32. 219
    Up 64
    Down 102

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    David Addison Jr.

    Moonlighting More
    44
  33. 239
    Up 5
    Down 14

    ranked high on reranks
    Murphy Brown

    Murphy Brown More
    43
  34. 181
    Up 7
    Down 8
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    ranked high on reranks
    Eunice Harper Higgins

    47
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  35. 35
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    63
  36. 311
    Up 6
    Down 22

    often listed &about to drop off
    Donna Noble

    36
    added by: acrosstheflame
  37. 36
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    Down 490

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Charlie Kelly

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    63
  38. 67
    Up 157
    Down 149

    often listed
    Charlie Harper

    Two and a Half Men More
    56
  39. 322
    Up 35
    Down 88
    Community More
    32
  40. 299
    Up 8
    Down 8
    No image
    38
  41. 258
    Up 39
    Down 88

    ranked high on reranks
    Dr. Spaceman

    42
  42. 271
    Up 4
    Down 14

    about to drop off
    Monica Geller

    Friends More
    41
    added by: JenAnistonFriends
  43. 116
    Up 84
    Down 53

    ranked low on reranks
    Grampa Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    51
  44. 41
    Up 288
    Down 187
    The Simpsons More
    61
  45. 1
    Up 1905
    Down 879

    most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  46. 88
    Up 106
    Down 74
    The Simpsons More
    54
  47. 210
    Up 68
    Down 83

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Frank Reynolds

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    45
  48. 230
    Up 44
    Down 74

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Louie De Palma

    Taxi More
    44
  49. 169
    Up 22
    Down 23

    ranked high on reranks
    Steven Hyde

    That '70s Show More
    47
    added by: gamedemon24
  50. 71
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    Down 369

    often listed
    Kenny Powers

    Eastbound & Down More
    55
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