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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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    ranked low on reranks Family Guy

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks M*A*S*H

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  5. 49
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    30 Rock

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  6. 134
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    Family Guy

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    Alex South Park

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  8. 83
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  9. 227
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    How I Met Your Mother

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  10. 317
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    often listed Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

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  11. 202
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    Parks and Recreation

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  12. 223
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    Fawlty Towers

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  13. 124
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Taxi

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  14. 322
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    The Brady Bunch, The Brady Bunch Hour

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  15. 131
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    The Honeymooners

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  16. 110
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    That '70s Show

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  17. 275
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    Parks and Recreation

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  18. 150
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Parks and Recreation

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  19. 173
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    The Golden Girls

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    The Bernie Mac Show

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    The Golden Girls

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    Mystery Science Theater 3000

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  23. 76
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    The Cosby Show

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    Futurama

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    Futurama

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    ranked low on reranks Futurama

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  27. 70
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    The Ren & Stimpy Show

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  28. 174
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  29. 86
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    Gilligan's Island

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  30. 276
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    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show

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    Breaking Bad

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  32. 185
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    Moonlighting

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    Murphy Brown

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  34. 258
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  35. 34
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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  36. 41
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  37. 64
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    Two and a Half Men

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    often listed Community

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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    new! & added by IsabelKühn Two and a Half Men

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    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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    The Simpsons

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    the people's #1 & most listed The Simpsons

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    The Simpsons

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  46. 200
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    Taxi

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    added by gamedemon24 That '70s Show

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    Eastbound & Down

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    Community

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