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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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  1. 9
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    Seinfeld

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  2. 73
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    Down 134

    The Simpsons

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  3. 303
    Up 7
    Down 4

    new! & added by DolittleD Pee-wee's Playhouse

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  4. 278
    Up 11
    Down 28

    added by MarkusMarquisBiechl

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  5. 251
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    Down 117

    How I Met Your Mother

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  6. 85
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    Down 31

    South Park

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  7. 308
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    added by truthissomewhereoutthere Castle

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  8. 212
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    Cheers

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  9. 157
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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  10. 297
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    Down 106

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  11. 25
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    The Simpsons

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  12. 176
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    Cheers

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  13. 96
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    King of the Hill

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  14. 226
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    Down 135

    Arrested Development

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  15. 246
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    Down 133

    Will & Grace

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  16. 311
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

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  17. 285
    Up 57
    Down 105

    Frasier

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  18. 307
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    added by looksharp The Muppet Show

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  19. 79
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 30 Rock

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  20. 36
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    The Simpsons

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  21. 155
    Up 66
    Down 114

    Psych

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  22. 22
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    Futurama

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  23. 191
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  24. 244
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  25. 110
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Monk

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  26. 100
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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  27. 215
    Up 51
    Down 91

    added by JordanAnderson Psych

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  28. 298
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    NCIS

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  29. 84
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Big Bang Theory

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  30. 240
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    The Simpsons

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  31. 121
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    The Office

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  32. 230
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    added by truthissomewhereoutthere

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  33. 30
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arrested Development

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  34. 206
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    added by MelissaNofies American Dad!

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  35. 88
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Home Improvement

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  36. 243
    Up 14
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    added by DolittleD Mystery Science Theater 3000 Mystery Science Theater 3000

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  37. 144
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    Scrubs

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  38. 170
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    Down 244

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Da Ali G Show

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  39. 62
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    Down 533

    Da Ali G Show

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  40. 16
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    Down 533

    Family Guy

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  41. 186
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    The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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  42. 245
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    Down 104

    How I Met Your Mother

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  43. 148
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    Down 126

    Three's Company

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  44. 132
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    Down 117

    3rd Rock from the Sun

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  45. 198
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    Down 110

    How I Met Your Mother

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  46. 78
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    Down 176

    Seinfeld

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  47. 91
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    Down 204

    The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Joanie Loves Chachi, Happy Days

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  48. 130
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Taxi

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  49. 134
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    ranked low on reranks Family Guy

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  50. 199
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Flight of the Conchords

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