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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? 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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 188
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    42
  2. 191
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    Adam West

    Family Guy More
    42
  3. 145
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    46
  4. 38
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hawkeye Pierce

    M*A*S*H More
    62
  5. 45
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    30 Rock More
    59
  6. 139
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    Family Guy More
    46
  7. 277
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    Alex

    South Park More
    36
  8. 85
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    53
  9. 221
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    How I Met Your Mother More
    40
  10. 311
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series More
    33
  11. 217
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    Parks and Recreation More
    40
  12. 224
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    Fawlty Towers More
    40
  13. 123
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    Latka Gravas

    Taxi More
    48
  14. 129
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    The Honeymooners More
    48
  15. 102
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    That '70s Show More
    51
  16. 271
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    Parks and Recreation More
    37
  17. 151
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    Tom Haverford

    Parks and Recreation More
    45
  18. 175
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    The Golden Girls More
    43
  19. 97
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    The Bernie Mac Show More
    51
  20. 106
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    The Golden Girls More
    50
  21. 212
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    Mystery Science Theater 3000 More
    41
  22. 80
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    The Cosby Show More
    54
  23. 39
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    Futurama More
    61
  24. 20
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    Futurama More
    70
  25. 67
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    Professor Farnsworth

    Futurama More
    56
  26. 75
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    The Ren & Stimpy Show More
    54
  27. 87
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    Gilligan's Island More
    53
  28. 268
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    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show More
    37
  29. 204
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    Breaking Bad More
    41
  30. 274
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation More
    37
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  31. 182
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    Moonlighting More
    43
  32. 270
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    Down 35
    Murphy Brown More
    37
  33. 262
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    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  34. 35
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    64
  35. 42
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    61
  36. 63
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    Two and a Half Men More
    56
  37. 302
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    Pierce Hawthorne

    Community More
    34
  38. 290
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    No image
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  39. 259
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    38
  40. 108
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    Grampa Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    50
  41. 41
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    The Simpsons More
    61
  42. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  43. 84
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    The Simpsons More
    54
  44. 213
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    41
  45. 196
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Louie De Palma

    Taxi More
    42
  46. 202
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    That '70s Show More
    41
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  47. 76
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    Down 407
    Eastbound & Down More
    54
  48. 206
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    Down 107
    Community More
    41
  49. 27
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    Arrested Development More
    67
  50. 79
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    Frasier More
    54
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