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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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    ranked low on reranks Adam Sandler Saturday Night Live

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    ranked low on reranks Family Guy

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

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    added by truthissomewhereoutthere Two and a Half Men

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    Alex South Park

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    Family Ties

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    added by sev674475 Animal Muppet Show

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    added by Lars-HåkanPersson Community

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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Entourage

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    added by MichaelWalls The King of Queens

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    new! & added by BenNicholson Blackadder

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    ranked low on reranks & added by sev674475 Beaker Muppet Show

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    ranked low on reranks Benny Hill

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    The Bernie Mac Show

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    added by IsabelKühn Two and a Half Men

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    Bill Allen and Fosse McDonald South Park

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    King of the Hill

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    NewsRadio

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    Da Ali G Show

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    The Dukes of Hazzard

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