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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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    Community

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    Adam Sandler Saturday Night Live

  4. 204
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    - 149

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    Family Guy

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  5. 142
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    Married... with Children

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  7. 291
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    - 109

    added by truthissomewhereoutthere
    Two and a Half Men

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  8. 399
    + 69
    - 164


    Alex South Park

  9. 150
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    Family Ties

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  10. 248
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    Da Ali G Show

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  11. 86
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    - 323


    The Big Bang Theory

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  12. 330
    + 7
    - 22


    Parks and Recreation

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  13. 425
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    - 14

    added by sev674475
    Animal Muppet Show

  14. 308
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    Ann Marie

  15. 281
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    - 4

    added by lemonhead
    Ann Marie That Girl

  16. 304
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    - 25

    added by Lars-HåkanPersson
    Community

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    Parks and Recreation

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    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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  20. 265
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    Entourage

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  21. 290
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  22. 410
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    Red Dwarf

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    added by Linus

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  24. 357
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    added by lemonhead
    WKRP

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  25. 349
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    added by MichaelWalls
    The King of Queens

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  26. 363
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    Baahir Hassan Abdul Hakeem South Park

  27. 404
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    - 1

    added by BenNicholson
    Blackadder

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  28. 381
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  29. 398
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    Balthazar

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

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  32. 11
    + 1969
    - 1292


    How I Met Your Mother

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  33. 354
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  34. 6
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    - 1126


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  35. 37
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    - 610


    Fawlty Towers

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  36. 301
    + 28
    - 15

    added by sev674475
    Beaker Muppet Show

  37. 66
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    - 900


    Beavis and Butt-head

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  38. 324
    + 7
    - 5

    added by lemonhead

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    Futurama

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  40. 239
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    Benny Hill

  41. 162
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    - 326


    The Bernie Mac Show

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  42. 322
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    - 62

    added by IsabelKühn
    Two and a Half Men

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  43. 375
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    - 168


    Bill Allen and Fosse McDonald South Park

  44. 277
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    King of the Hill

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  45. 180
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    - 363


    NewsRadio

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  46. 262
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    - 5

    added by lemonhead
    King of the Hill

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  47. 415
    + 3
    - 7

    added by VerifiedCoop
    Bojack Horseman

  48. 173
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  49. 84
    + 609
    - 725


    Da Ali G Show

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  50. 337
    + 66
    - 108


    The Dukes of Hazzard

    ) open
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