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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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    Seinfeld

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  2. 73
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    - 255

    The Simpsons

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  3. 154
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    - 64

    added by DolittleD Pee-wee's Playhouse

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  4. 191
    + 27
    - 59

    ranked high on reranks 30 Rock

    ) open
  5. 404
    + 12
    - 18

    Adam Sandler Saturday Night Live

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  6. 387
    + 19
    - 53

    added by MarkusMarquisBiechl

    ) open
  7. 287
    + 74
    - 155

    How I Met Your Mother

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  8. 58
    + 163
    - 145

    South Park

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  9. 408
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    new! Red Dwarf

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  10. 349
    + 10
    - 11

    I Dream of Jeannie

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  11. 242
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  12. 355
    + 11
    - 11

    added by donovanrobben10 Floyd Lawson The Andy Griffith Show

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  13. 182
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    often listed

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  15. 366
    + 68
    - 136

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  16. 29
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    The Simpsons

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  17. 101
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    Cheers

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  18. 107
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks King of the Hill

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    ranked low on reranks & added by danman082200 The Cleveland Show, Family Guy

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  21. 251
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    Arrested Development

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  22. 239
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    Will & Grace

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  23. 377
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    - 92

    Star Trek: The Next Generation

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  24. 362
    + 11
    - 14

    added by jordy12 SpongeBob SquarePants

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  25. 275
    + 14
    - 27

    added by JenAnistonFriends Friends

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  26. 181
    + 90
    - 139

    Frasier

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    - 34

    ranked low on reranks & added by looksharp The Muppet Show

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  28. 110
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    - 675

    30 Rock

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  29. 38
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    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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  30. 218
    + 93
    - 180

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Psych

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  31. 24
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    Futurama

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  32. 230
    + 85
    - 149

    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  33. 305
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    - 79

    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  36. 272
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    added by JordanAnderson Psych

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  37. 398
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  38. 401
    + 1
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    new! & added by BenNicholson Blackadder

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  39. 93
    + 115
    - 173

    The Big Bang Theory

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  40. 308
    + 77
    - 108

    The Simpsons

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  41. 196
    + 228
    - 423

    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Office

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  42. 111
    + 77
    - 111

    added by truthissomewhereoutthere

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  44. 40
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    - 1130

    Arrested Development

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  45. 255
    + 98
    - 133

    added by MelissaNofies American Dad!

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  46. 98
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    - 334

    Home Improvement

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  47. 188
    + 41
    - 68

    often listed & added by DolittleD Mystery Science Theater 3000 Mystery Science Theater 3000

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  48. 123
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    - 218

    Scrubs

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  49. 247
    + 128
    - 312

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Da Ali G Show

    ) open
  50. 83
    + 592
    - 687

    Da Ali G Show

    ) open
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