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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? What are the names of some funny characters from 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
    79
  2. 83
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    Down 98
    The Simpsons More
    54
  3. 259
    Up 49
    Down 94
    How I Met Your Mother More
    38
  4. 310
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    Down 28
    Castle More
    33
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  5. 186
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    Down 115
    Cheers More
    43
  6. 140
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Coach Ernie Pantusso

    46
  7. 288
    Up 45
    Down 89
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    35
  8. 24
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    Down 584
    The Simpsons More
    68
  9. 160
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    Cheers More
    45
  10. 108
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    Down 121
    King of the Hill More
    50
  11. 240
    Up 59
    Down 114
    Arrested Development More
    39
  12. 239
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    Down 111
    Will & Grace More
    39
  13. 309
    Up 32
    Down 48
    Star Trek: The Next Generation More
    33
  14. 274
    Up 46
    Down 87
    Frasier More
    37
  15. 308
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    Down 0
    The Muppet Show More
    33
    added by: looksharp
  16. 71
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tracy Jordan

    30 Rock More
    55
  17. 37
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    The Simpsons More
    62
  18. 161
    Up 49
    Down 84
    Psych More
    44
  19. 20
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    Down 432
    Futurama More
    70
  20. 242
    Up 28
    Down 56
    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation More
    39
  21. 119
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    Monk More
    49
  22. 95
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    52
  23. 246
    Up 37
    Down 73
    Psych More
    39
    added by: JordanAnderson
  24. 285
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    Down 67
    NCIS More
    35
  25. 243
    Up 40
    Down 51
    The Simpsons More
    39
  26. 110
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    David Brent

    The Office More
    50
  27. 263
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    Down 28
    37
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  28. 31
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    Down 843
    Arrested Development More
    65
  29. 245
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    Down 55
    American Dad! More
    39
    added by: MelissaNofies
  30. 91
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    Home Improvement More
    53
  31. 150
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    Down 110
    Scrubs More
    46
  32. 152
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ali G

    Da Ali G Show More
    45
  33. 60
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    Da Ali G Show More
    57
  34. 17
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    Down 445
    Family Guy More
    74
  35. 198
    Up 73
    Down 166

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mary Richards

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show More
    42
  36. 222
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    Down 78
    How I Met Your Mother More
    40
  37. 131
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    Down 92
    Three's Company More
    48
  38. 194
    Up 69
    Down 92
    3rd Rock from the Sun More
    42
  39. 238
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    Down 83
    How I Met Your Mother More
    39
  40. 102
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    Seinfeld More
    51
  41. 97
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    The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Joanie Loves Chachi, Happy Days More
    51
  42. 123
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Latka Gravas

    Taxi More
    48
  43. 139
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    Down 77
    Family Guy More
    46
  44. 181
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    Down 177
    Flight of the Conchords More
    43
  45. 64
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    Two and a Half Men More
    57
  46. 304
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    Ollie Williams

    34
  47. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  48. 126
    Up 127
    Down 84

    ranked low on reranks
    Kitty Forman

    That '70s Show More
    48
  49. 4
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    Down 1021
    Family Guy More
    94
  50. 199
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    Down 140
    Scrubs More
    42
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