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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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    Katt Williams

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seinfeld

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    The Simpsons

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  4. 157
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    added by DolittleD Pee-wee's Playhouse

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  7. 366
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    Adam Sandler Saturday Night Live

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  8. 333
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    - 48

    added by MarkusMarquisBiechl

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  9. 257
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    How I Met Your Mother

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    South Park

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  11. 459
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    I Dream of Jeannie

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  13. 433
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    added by donovanrobben10 Floyd Lawson The Andy Griffith Show

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  15. 159
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    The Simpsons

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    Cheers

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    The Sopranos

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    King of the Hill

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  22. 424
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    added by danman082200 The Cleveland Show, Family Guy

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    Arrested Development

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    Will & Grace

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  25. 456
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    new! & added by Lars-HåkanPersson The Nanny

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  26. 447
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    - 86

    Star Trek: The Next Generation

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  27. 446
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    added by jordy12 SpongeBob SquarePants

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    added by JenAnistonFriends Friends

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    Frasier

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    added by looksharp The Muppet Show

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 30 Rock

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    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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    Futurama

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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  39. 246
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    added by JordanAnderson Psych

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    The Big Bang Theory

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    - 101

    The Simpsons

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  43. 164
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    - 397

    The Office

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  44. 113
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    often listed & added by truthissomewhereoutthere

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    Arrested Development

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  47. 221
    + 92
    - 114

    added by MelissaNofies American Dad!

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  48. 100
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    - 292

    Home Improvement

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  49. 178
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    - 49

    added by DolittleD Mystery Science Theater 3000 Mystery Science Theater 3000

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  50. 440
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    - 8

    added by DenisJantzenAvci Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic X, Sonic Underground

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