The Funniest TV Characters of All Time TV Characters
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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? 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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 70
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    55
  2. 210
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    Community More
    41
  3. 191
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    Adam West

    Family Guy More
    42
  4. 124
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Adrian Monk

    Monk More
    48
  5. 9
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    Married... with Children More
    80
  6. 232
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    Two and a Half Men More
    39
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  7. 275
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    Alex

    South Park More
    37
  8. 122
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    Family Ties More
    49
  9. 311
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    new! Alex Rieger

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  10. 152
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    Ali G

    Da Ali G Show More
    45
  11. 81
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    The Big Bang Theory More
    54
  12. 286
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    NCIS More
    36
  13. 274
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    Parks and Recreation More
    37
  14. 35
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    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    64
  15. 176
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    Ari Gold

    Entourage More
    43
  16. 237
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    Baahir Hassan Abdul Hakeem

    South Park More
    39
  17. 283
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    36
  18. 34
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    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
    64
  19. 159
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    45
  20. 12
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    Barney Stinson

    How I Met Your Mother More
    76
  21. 8
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    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    82
  22. 46
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    Fawlty Towers More
    59
  23. 49
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    59
  24. 299
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    new! Ben Katz

    34
    added by: looksharp
  25. 7
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    Futurama More
    82
  26. 213
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    Benny Hill

    40
  27. 97
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    The Bernie Mac Show More
    51
  28. 252
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    Bill Allen and Fosse McDonald

    South Park More
    38
  29. 111
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    Bill McNeal

    NewsRadio More
    50
  30. 163
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    44
  31. 60
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    Da Ali G Show More
    57
  32. 301
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    The Dukes of Hazzard More
    34
  33. 219
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    Bradley Biggle

    South Park More
    40
  34. 17
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    Family Guy More
    74
  35. 79
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    Bugs Bunny

    Baby Looney Tunes More
    54
  36. 5
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    Looney Toones More
    85
  37. 214
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    Bull Shannon

    Night Court More
    40
  38. 48
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    59
  39. 16
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    South Park More
    74
  40. 120
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    Arrested Development More
    49
  41. 216
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    Modern Family More
    40
    added by: prometheus
  42. 253
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    The Simpsons More
    38
  43. 185
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    Cheers More
    43
  44. 83
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    53
  45. 20
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    Friends More
    70
    added by: tahirtalha98
  46. 117
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    Charlie Brown

    James Gunn's PG Porn More
    49
  47. 63
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    Two and a Half Men More
    56
  48. 42
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    61
  49. 132
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    South Park More
    47
  50. 172
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    The Simpsons More
    43
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