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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!
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    Mystery Science Theater 3000

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  2. 278
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    Pete Melman South Park

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  3. 318
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    new! & added by erisedRi Rodney Trotter

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    new! & added by erisedRi Uncle Albert

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  5. 94
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    Cheers

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  6. 1
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    the people's #1 & most listed The Simpsons

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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  9. 173
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    The Golden Girls

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  10. 310
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

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  11. 200
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  12. 182
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  13. 227
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  14. 218
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  15. 312
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    added by looksharp The Muppet Show

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  16. 40
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    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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  17. 210
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Breaking Bad

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  18. 301
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  19. 106
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    Monk

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  20. 261
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    Supernatural

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  21. 141
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    Craig Tucker South Park

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  22. 11
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    How I Met Your Mother

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  23. 29
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arrested Development

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  24. 291
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    Alex South Park

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  25. 254
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    Gregory South Park

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  26. 259
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    Modern Family

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  27. 243
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    added by katieryan1010 The Big Bang Theory

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  28. 320
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

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  29. 282
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  30. 20
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    added by tahirtalha98 Friends

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  31. 19
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    Joey, Friends

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  32. 42
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    Friends

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    added by katieryan1010 Friends

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    Friends

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    ranked low on reranks

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  36. 255
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    Baahir Hassan Abdul Hakeem South Park

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  37. 108
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    Family Matters

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  38. 203
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    Josh Myers South Park

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  40. 18
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Married... with Children

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    Two and a Half Men

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  42. 231
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    added by IsabelKühn Two and a Half Men

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  43. 111
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    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  44. 102
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    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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  45. 126
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    Family Ties

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  46. 71
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  47. 164
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Da Ali G Show

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  48. 293
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    NCIS

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

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  50. 292
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