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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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    ranked low on reranks Family Guy

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    Monk

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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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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Family Ties

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Da Ali G Show

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    The Big Bang Theory

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    NCIS

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    Parks and Recreation

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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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    Baahir Hassan Abdul Hakeem South Park

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

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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    Fawlty Towers

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    Beavis and Butt-head

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    Futurama

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    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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    NewsRadio

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    Da Ali G Show

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    ranked low on reranks The Dukes of Hazzard

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    Bradley Biggle South Park

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    Family Guy

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    Baby Looney Tunes

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    Bull Shannon Night Court

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    Beavis and Butt-head

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    South Park

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    Arrested Development

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    often listed & added by prometheus Modern Family

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    The Simpsons

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    Cheers

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    ranked low on reranks The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    added by tahirtalha98 Friends

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    ranked low on reranks James Gunn's PG Porn

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    Two and a Half Men

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    South Park

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    The Simpsons

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