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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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 11
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    Seinfeld More
    78
  2. 80
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    The Simpsons More
    53
  3. 234
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    Down 7
    39
    added by: MarkusMarquisBiechl
  4. 263
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    How I Met Your Mother More
    37
  5. 303
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    Castle More
    34
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  6. 310
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    new! Floyd Lawson

    The Andy Griffith Show More
    33
    added by: donovanrobben10
  7. 189
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    Cheers More
    42
  8. 138
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    Coach Ernie Pantusso

    46
  9. 291
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    35
  10. 24
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    The Simpsons More
    68
  11. 159
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    Cheers More
    44
  12. 108
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    King of the Hill More
    50
  13. 241
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    Arrested Development More
    39
  14. 237
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    Down 114
    Will & Grace More
    39
  15. 316
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    Down 50
    Star Trek: The Next Generation More
    33
  16. 277
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    Down 89
    Frasier More
    36
  17. 312
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    The Muppet Show More
    33
    added by: looksharp
  18. 73
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    Tracy Jordan

    30 Rock More
    55
  19. 37
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    The Simpsons More
    62
  20. 162
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    Shawn Spencer

    Psych More
    44
  21. 21
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    Futurama More
    69
  22. 208
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation More
    41
  23. 248
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation More
    38
  24. 112
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    Adrian Monk

    Monk More
    49
  25. 96
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    51
  26. 244
    Up 39
    Down 75
    Psych More
    39
    added by: JordanAnderson
  27. 287
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    NCIS More
    35
  28. 245
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    The Simpsons More
    39
  29. 109
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    The Office More
    50
  30. 262
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    37
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  31. 32
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    Arrested Development More
    65
  32. 243
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    American Dad! More
    39
    added by: MelissaNofies
  33. 90
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    Home Improvement More
    53
  34. 149
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    Scrubs More
    45
  35. 153
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    Ali G

    Da Ali G Show More
    45
  36. 60
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    Da Ali G Show More
    57
  37. 17
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    Family Guy More
    74
  38. 200
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    Mary Richards

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show More
    41
  39. 222
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    How I Met Your Mother More
    40
  40. 132
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    Three's Company More
    47
  41. 193
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    Down 95
    3rd Rock from the Sun More
    42
  42. 233
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    How I Met Your Mother More
    39
  43. 100
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    Seinfeld More
    50
  44. 97
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    The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Joanie Loves Chachi, Happy Days More
    51
  45. 122
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    Latka Gravas

    Taxi More
    48
  46. 306
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    new! Bronn

    Game of Thrones More
    33
  47. 134
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    Family Guy More
    47
  48. 183
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jemaine Clement

    Flight of the Conchords More
    43
  49. 66
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    Two and a Half Men More
    56
  50. 308
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    Down 116

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ollie Williams

    33
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