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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. 238
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      Mystery Science Theater 3000 More
      42
    2. 223
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      Pete Melman

      South Park More
      43
    3. 97
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      often listed
      Cliff Clavin

      Cheers More
      53
    4. 1
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      the people's #1 &most listed
      Homer Simpson

      The Simpsons More
      100
    5. 259
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      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Coach McGurk

      40
    6. 314
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      Down 85
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      34
    7. 191
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      Down 93
      The Golden Girls More
      45
    8. 301
      Up 32
      Down 47
      Star Trek: The Next Generation More
      36
    9. 298
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      new! Dr. Katz

      36
      added by: looksharp
    10. 130
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      50
      added by: pi day
    11. 216
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      ranked high on reranks
      Dean Winchester

      Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation More
      43
    12. 207
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      44
    13. 40
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      Down 351
      The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends More
      61
    14. 236
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      Breaking Bad More
      42
    15. 275
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      Down 114
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      Ollie Williams

      38
    16. 151
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      Monk More
      48
    17. 112
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      Craig Tucker

      South Park More
      51
    18. 12
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      Barney Stinson

      How I Met Your Mother More
      76
    19. 27
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      Arrested Development More
      67
    20. 261
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      Alex

      South Park More
      40
    21. 181
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      Down 114

      Gregory

      South Park More
      45
    22. 233
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      Penny

      The Big Bang Theory More
      42
      added by: katieryan1010
    23. 315
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      Down 136
      Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series More
      32
    24. 20
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      Friends More
      70
      added by: tahirtalha98
    25. 21
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      Joey, Friends More
      70
    26. 54
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      Friends More
      58
    27. 197
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      Friends More
      44
      added by: katieryan1010
    28. 114
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      often listed
      Ross Geller

      Friends More
      51
    29. 93
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      53
    30. 227
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      Down 113

      Baahir Hassan Abdul Hakeem

      South Park More
      43
    31. 117
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      Family Matters More
      51
    32. 245
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      Johnny Carson

      41
    33. 279
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      Josh Myers

      South Park More
      37
    34. 9
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      Married... with Children More
      80
    35. 65
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      Two and a Half Men More
      56
    36. 123
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      The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls More
      50
    37. 105
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      Grampa Simpson

      The Simpsons More
      52
    38. 144
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      Alex P. Keaton

      Family Ties More
      49
    39. 67
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      56
    40. 182
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      Down 204
      Da Ali G Show More
      45
    41. 290
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      Down 65
      NCIS More
      36
    42. 35
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      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Archie Bunker

      Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
      64
    43. 286
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      Down 101

      often listed
      Balki Bartokomous

      37
    44. 34
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      Down 477
      The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
      64
    45. 145
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      Down 46
      49
    46. 8
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      The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
      82
    47. 47
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      Down 341
      Fawlty Towers More
      59
    48. 49
      Up 563
      Down 609
      Beavis and Butt-head More
      59
    49. 7
      Up 1550
      Down 822
      Futurama More
      82
    50. 126
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      Down 241
      NewsRadio More
      50
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