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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. 69
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    56
  2. 243
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    niche appeal
    Abed Nadir

    Community More
    43
  3. 293
    Up 78
    Down 52

    ranked low on reranks
    Adam West

    Family Guy More
    38
  4. 158
    Up 67
    Down 98
    Monk More
    48
  5. 9
    Up 1134
    Down 719
    Married... with Children More
    79
  6. 250
    Up 15
    Down 21
    Two and a Half Men More
    42
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  7. 251
    Up 58
    Down 76

    Alex

    South Park More
    42
  8. 162
    Up 91
    Down 151
    Family Ties More
    48
  9. 188
    Up 97
    Down 180

    controversial
    Ali G

    Da Ali G Show More
    46
  10. 89
    Up 134
    Down 91
    The Big Bang Theory More
    54
  11. 281
    Up 24
    Down 49
    NCIS More
    39
  12. 277
    Up 48
    Down 92
    Parks and Recreation More
    40
  13. 35
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    Down 589

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    63
  14. 200
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    Down 192
    Entourage More
    45
  15. 261
    Up 5
    Down 18

    about to drop off
    Arthur Spooner

    The King of Queens More
    42
    added by: MichaelWalls
  16. 184
    Up 78
    Down 90

    Baahir Hassan Abdul Hakeem

    South Park More
    46
  17. 287
    Up 34
    Down 82

    often listed
    Balki Bartokomous

    38
  18. 34
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    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
    63
  19. 141
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    niche appeal
    Barney Gumble

    49
  20. 12
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    Down 711

    ranked low on reranks
    Barney Stinson

    How I Met Your Mother More
    77
  21. 8
    Up 1017
    Down 624
    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    80
  22. 50
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    Down 267
    Fawlty Towers More
    59
  23. 43
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    Down 522
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    60
  24. 6
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    Down 722
    Futurama More
    83
  25. 268
    Up 54
    Down 39
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    Benny Hill

    41
  26. 114
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    Down 162
    The Bernie Mac Show More
    51
  27. 225
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    Down 86

    Bill Allen and Fosse McDonald

    South Park More
    44
  28. 125
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    Down 215

    controversial
    Bill McNeal

    NewsRadio More
    50
  29. 197
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    Down 96
    45
  30. 61
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    Down 435
    Da Ali G Show More
    57
  31. 284
    Up 43
    Down 48
    The Dukes of Hazzard More
    39
  32. 176
    Up 88
    Down 102

    Bradley Biggle

    South Park More
    47
  33. 17
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    Down 363
    Family Guy More
    72
  34. 254
    Up 11
    Down 42

    about to drop off
    Brock Samson

    42
  35. 234
    Up 8
    Down 29

    about to drop off
    Buck the Dog

    Married... with Children More
    44
  36. 74
    Up 196
    Down 77

    ranked low on reranks
    Bugs Bunny

    Baby Looney Tunes More
    55
  37. 5
    Up 1250
    Down 637
    Looney Toones More
    84
  38. 263
    Up 58
    Down 62

    Bull Shannon

    Night Court More
    42
  39. 44
    Up 500
    Down 544
    Beavis and Butt-head More
    60
  40. 16
    Up 1151
    Down 588
    South Park More
    74
  41. 136
    Up 124
    Down 182

    controversial
    Byron "Buster" Bluth

    Arrested Development More
    50
  42. 226
    Up 16
    Down 36
    Modern Family More
    44
    added by: prometheus
  43. 191
    Up 16
    Down 30
    The Simpsons More
    46
  44. 242
    Up 59
    Down 95
    Cheers More
    43
  45. 85
    Up 199
    Down 130
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    54
  46. 21
    Up 774
    Down 606

    controversial
    Chandler Muriel Bing

    Friends More
    69
    added by: tahirtalha98
  47. 82
    Up 102
    Down 44
    James Gunn's PG Porn More
    54
  48. 68
    Up 157
    Down 150
    Two and a Half Men More
    56
  49. 36
    Up 566
    Down 494
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    62
  50. 143
    Up 111
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    South Park More
    49
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