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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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    Down 122

    The Simpsons

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  3. 262
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    Down 19

    added by MarkusMarquisBiechl

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  4. 230
    Up 59
    Down 107

    How I Met Your Mother

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  5. 95
    Up 20
    Down 21

    South Park

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  6. 303
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    added by truthissomewhereoutthere Castle

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  7. 198
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    Cheers

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  8. 145
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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  9. 294
    Up 51
    Down 99

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  10. 26
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    Down 642

    The Simpsons

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  11. 164
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    Cheers

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  12. 104
    Up 132
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    King of the Hill

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  13. 224
    Up 64
    Down 129

    Arrested Development

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  14. 318
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    new! & added by erisedRi Rodney Trotter

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  15. 237
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    Will & Grace

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  16. 308
    Up 37
    Down 59

    Star Trek: The Next Generation

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  17. 282
    Up 52
    Down 99

    Frasier

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  18. 310
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    added by looksharp The Muppet Show

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  19. 75
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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. 156
    Up 57
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Psych

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  22. 21
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    Futurama

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  23. 180
    Up 43
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  24. 226
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  25. 108
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    Monk

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  26. 94
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  27. 215
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    Down 86

    added by JordanAnderson Psych

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  28. 292
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    NCIS

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  29. 83
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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. 119
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Office

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  32. 245
    Up 21
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    added by truthissomewhereoutthere

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  33. 30
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    Arrested Development

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  34. 222
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    Down 68

    added by MelissaNofies American Dad!

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  35. 81
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    Home Improvement

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  36. 137
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    Scrubs

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  37. 161
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Da Ali G Show

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  38. 59
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    Da Ali G Show

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  39. 16
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    Down 511

    Family Guy

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  40. 206
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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  41. 238
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    How I Met Your Mother

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  42. 130
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    Down 112

    Three's Company

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  43. 202
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    3rd Rock from the Sun

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  44. 191
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    How I Met Your Mother

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  45. 87
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    Seinfeld

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  46. 101
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Joanie Loves Chachi, Happy Days

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  47. 127
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Taxi

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  48. 128
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    ranked low on reranks Family Guy

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  49. 194
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    Flight of the Conchords

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  50. 64
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    Two and a Half Men

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