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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. 68
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    56
  2. 243
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    Abed Nadir

    Community More
    43
  3. 295
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    ranked low on reranks
    Adam West

    Family Guy More
    38
  4. 158
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    often listed
    Adrian Monk

    Monk More
    48
  5. 9
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    Married... with Children More
    79
  6. 250
    Up 15
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    Two and a Half Men More
    43
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  7. 251
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    Down 76

    Alex

    South Park More
    42
  8. 161
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    Down 151

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alex P. Keaton

    Family Ties More
    48
  9. 188
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    often listed &controversial
    Ali G

    Da Ali G Show More
    46
  10. 89
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    ranked low on reranks
    Amy Farrah Fowler

    The Big Bang Theory More
    54
  11. 281
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    often listed
    Anthony DiNozzo

    NCIS More
    39
  12. 277
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    April Ludgate

    Parks and Recreation More
    40
  13. 35
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family More
    63
  14. 200
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ari Gold

    Entourage More
    45
  15. 261
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    about to drop off &ranked high on reranks
    Arthur Spooner

    The King of Queens More
    42
    added by: MichaelWalls
  16. 184
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    Baahir Hassan Abdul Hakeem

    South Park More
    46
  17. 287
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    often listed
    Balki Bartokomous

    38
  18. 34
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Barney Fife

    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ... More
    63
  19. 141
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    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Barney Gumble

    49
  20. 12
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    Barney Stinson

    How I Met Your Mother More
    77
  21. 8
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    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    80
  22. 50
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    Basil Fawlty

    Fawlty Towers More
    59
  23. 43
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    60
  24. 6
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    ranked low on reranks
    Bender

    Futurama More
    83
  25. 268
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    Benny Hill

    41
  26. 114
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    The Bernie Mac Show More
    51
  27. 225
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    ranked low on reranks
    Bill Allen and Fosse McDonald

    South Park More
    44
  28. 124
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    often listed
    Bill McNeal

    NewsRadio More
    50
  29. 196
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    ranked low on reranks
    Boomhauer

    45
  30. 60
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    ranked high on reranks
    Borat

    Da Ali G Show More
    57
  31. 284
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    The Dukes of Hazzard More
    39
  32. 176
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    ranked high on reranks
    Bradley Biggle

    South Park More
    47
  33. 17
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    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Brian Griffin

    Family Guy More
    72
  34. 254
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    about to drop off &ranked high on reranks
    Brock Samson

    42
  35. 234
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    about to drop off &ranked high on reranks
    Buck the Dog

    Married... with Children More
    44
  36. 73
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    ranked low on reranks
    Bugs Bunny

    Baby Looney Tunes More
    55
  37. 5
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    Looney Toones More
    84
  38. 263
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    ranked low on reranks
    Bull Shannon

    Night Court More
    41
  39. 44
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Butt-head

    Beavis and Butt-head More
    60
  40. 16
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    South Park More
    74
  41. 136
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Byron "Buster" Bluth

    Arrested Development More
    50
  42. 226
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    ranked high on reranks
    Cameron Tucker

    Modern Family More
    44
    added by: prometheus
  43. 191
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    ranked high on reranks
    Carl Carlson

    The Simpsons More
    46
  44. 242
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    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Carla Tortelli

    Cheers More
    43
  45. 85
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    ranked low on reranks
    Carlton Banks

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    54
  46. 21
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    Friends More
    69
    added by: tahirtalha98
  47. 82
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    Charlie Brown

    James Gunn's PG Porn More
    54
  48. 67
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    often listed
    Charlie Harper

    Two and a Half Men More
    56
  49. 36
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    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Charlie Kelly

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    63
  50. 143
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    Chef

    South Park More
    49
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