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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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  2. 191
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    Adam West

    Family Guy More
    42
  3. 144
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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. 314
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    Gilligan's Island More
    33
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  6. 45
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    30 Rock More
    59
  7. 139
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    Family Guy More
    46
  8. 275
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    Alex

    South Park More
    37
  9. 83
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    53
  10. 216
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    How I Met Your Mother More
    40
  11. 313
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    Willow Rosenberg

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series More
    33
  12. 220
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    Parks and Recreation More
    40
  13. 226
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    Fawlty Towers More
    40
  14. 123
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    Latka Gravas

    Taxi More
    48
  15. 130
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    The Honeymooners More
    48
  16. 101
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    That '70s Show More
    51
  17. 274
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    Parks and Recreation More
    37
  18. 153
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    Tom Haverford

    Parks and Recreation More
    45
  19. 175
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    The Golden Girls More
    43
  20. 97
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    The Bernie Mac Show More
    51
  21. 107
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    The Golden Girls More
    50
  22. 212
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    Mystery Science Theater 3000 More
    41
  23. 80
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    Heathcliff Huxtable

    The Cosby Show More
    54
  24. 39
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    Futurama More
    61
  25. 19
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    Futurama More
    70
  26. 66
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    Professor Farnsworth

    Futurama More
    56
  27. 75
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    The Ren & Stimpy Show More
    54
  28. 88
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    Gilligan's Island More
    53
  29. 269
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    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show More
    37
  30. 205
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    Saul Goodman

    Breaking Bad More
    41
  31. 270
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation More
    37
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  32. 180
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    Moonlighting More
    43
  33. 264
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    Murphy Brown More
    37
  34. 265
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    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  35. 35
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    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    64
  36. 42
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    60
  37. 63
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    Two and a Half Men More
    56
  38. 304
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    Pierce Hawthorne

    Community More
    34
  39. 289
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    Chris Farley

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  40. 259
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  41. 108
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    Grampa Simpson

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

    The Simpsons More
    100
  44. 82
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    The Simpsons More
    54
  45. 211
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    41
  46. 196
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    Taxi More
    42
  47. 202
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    That '70s Show More
    41
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  48. 76
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    Eastbound & Down More
    54
  49. 210
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    Community More
    41
  50. 27
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    Arrested Development More
    67
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