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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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    Mystery Science Theater 3000 Mystery Science Theater 3000

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    Mystery Science Theater 3000

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    Absolutely Fabulous

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    Pete Melman South Park

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    Blackadder

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    Cheers

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    most listed
    The Simpsons

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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    The Golden Girls

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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

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    Malcolm in the Middle

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    Its Garry Shandling's Show

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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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    The Muppet Show

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    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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    Breaking Bad

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    Craig Tucker South Park

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    Arrested Development

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    Alex South Park

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Gregory South Park

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    Married... with Children

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    Modern Family

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    added by katieryan1010
    The Big Bang Theory

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

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    Friends

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    Joey, Friends

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    Friends

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    Friends

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    Friends

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    ranked low on reranks

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    added by twaller123123
    Doctor Who

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