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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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    the people's #1 & most listed The Simpsons

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    Family Guy

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    South Park

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    Family Guy

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    Baby Looney Tunes

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    The Big Bang Theory

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    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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    Futurama

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    Family Guy

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    Seinfeld

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    often listed Seinfeld

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Office

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    The Office

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    South Park

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    Family Guy

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    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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

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    Joey, Friends

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    added by tahirtalha98 Friends

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    Futurama

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    added by Demon_Boy Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    The Simpsons

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    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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    The Simpsons

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    Seinfeld

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    Randy Marsh South Park

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arrested Development

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    Arrested Development

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    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy

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    ranked low on reranks That '70s Show

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    ranked low on reranks Parks and Recreation

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    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ...

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

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    The Simpsons

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    Futurama

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks M*A*S*H

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    The Simpsons

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    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    Friends

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    South Park

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    Fawlty Towers

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    Beavis and Butt-head

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    Beavis and Butt-head

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    Scrubs

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    ranked low on reranks Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

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    30 Rock

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