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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. 239
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    Mystery Science Theater 3000 More
    43
  2. 214
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    Down 83

    Pete Melman

    South Park More
    44
  3. 98
    Up 184
    Down 255
    Cheers More
    53
  4. 1
    Up 1913
    Down 884

    most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  5. 262
    Up 54
    Down 144

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Coach McGurk

    41
  6. 313
    Up 21
    Down 70
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    35
  7. 223
    Up 55
    Down 82
    The Golden Girls More
    44
  8. 287
    Up 26
    Down 30
    Star Trek: The Next Generation More
    38
  9. 125
    Up 78
    Down 85
    50
    added by: pi day
  10. 225
    Up 18
    Down 37
    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation More
    44
  11. 208
    Up 38
    Down 47
    44
  12. 47
    Up 373
    Down 297
    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends More
    59
  13. 254
    Up 71
    Down 138
    Breaking Bad More
    42
  14. 276
    Up 30
    Down 98
    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ollie Williams

    39
  15. 156
    Up 68
    Down 98
    Monk More
    48
  16. 106
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    Down 127

    Craig Tucker

    South Park More
    52
  17. 12
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    Down 712

    ranked low on reranks
    Barney Stinson

    How I Met Your Mother More
    77
  18. 24
    Up 851
    Down 837
    Arrested Development More
    68
  19. 253
    Up 58
    Down 78

    Alex

    South Park More
    42
  20. 176
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    Down 89

    Gregory

    South Park More
    47
  21. 291
    Up 7
    Down 15
    Doctor Who More
    38
    added by: twaller123123
  22. 220
    Up 36
    Down 20
    The Big Bang Theory More
    44
    added by: katieryan1010
  23. 315
    Up 54
    Down 119
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series More
    33
  24. 21
    Up 774
    Down 607
    Friends More
    69
    added by: tahirtalha98
  25. 22
    Up 722
    Down 630
    Joey, Friends More
    69
  26. 54
    Up 178
    Down 151
    Friends More
    58
  27. 206
    Up 22
    Down 30
    Friends More
    45
    added by: katieryan1010
  28. 121
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    Friends More
    50
  29. 93
    Up 113
    Down 54
    54
  30. 305
    Up 7
    Down 23

    about to drop off
    Donna Noble

    36
    added by: acrosstheflame
  31. 185
    Up 78
    Down 92

    Baahir Hassan Abdul Hakeem

    South Park More
    46
  32. 118
    Up 94
    Down 135
    Family Matters More
    51
  33. 249
    Up 59
    Down 35
    No image

    ranked low on reranks
    Johnny Carson

    42
  34. 266
    Up 58
    Down 65
    No image

    Josh Myers

    South Park More
    41
  35. 9
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    Down 720
    Married... with Children More
    80
  36. 69
    Up 157
    Down 151
    Two and a Half Men More
    56
  37. 147
    Up 80
    Down 86
    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls More
    49
  38. 119
    Up 84
    Down 54
    The Simpsons More
    51
  39. 159
    Up 92
    Down 151
    Family Ties More
    48
  40. 70
    Up 150
    Down 118
    56
  41. 188
    Up 97
    Down 181
    Da Ali G Show More
    46
  42. 277
    Up 24
    Down 50
    NCIS More
    39
  43. 35
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    Down 589

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    63
  44. 284
    Up 34
    Down 84
    38
  45. 34
    Up 451
    Down 416
    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
    63
  46. 144
    Up 32
    Down 29
    49
  47. 8
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    Down 625
    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    80
  48. 46
    Up 321
    Down 268
    Fawlty Towers More
    59
  49. 43
    Up 515
    Down 524
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    60
  50. 6
    Up 1427
    Down 725
    Futurama More
    82
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