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The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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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!
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  1. 10
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    Down 947
    Seinfeld More
    79
  2. 90
    Up 106
    Down 75
    The Simpsons More
    54
  3. 273
    Up 36
    Down 80
    How I Met Your Mother More
    40
  4. 280
    Up 15
    Down 11
    Castle More
    38
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  5. 243
    Up 59
    Down 97
    Cheers More
    43
  6. 193
    Up 76
    Down 128
    45
  7. 311
    Up 43
    Down 69
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    36
  8. 26
    Up 677
    Down 512
    The Simpsons More
    67
  9. 216
    Up 89
    Down 118
    Cheers More
    44
  10. 130
    Up 91
    Down 98
    King of the Hill More
    50
  11. 250
    Up 57
    Down 93
    Arrested Development More
    42
  12. 264
    Up 58
    Down 95
    Will & Grace More
    41
  13. 287
    Up 26
    Down 30
    Star Trek: The Next Generation More
    38
  14. 310
    Up 39
    Down 70
    Frasier More
    36
  15. 75
    Up 342
    Down 455

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tracy Jordan

    30 Rock More
    55
  16. 308
    Up 1
    Down 4
    The O.C. More
    36
    added by: JenAnistonFriends
  17. 38
    Up 365
    Down 252
    The Simpsons More
    61
  18. 169
    Up 41
    Down 57
    Psych More
    47
  19. 20
    Up 670
    Down 342
    Futurama More
    69
  20. 225
    Up 18
    Down 37
    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation More
    44
  21. 156
    Up 68
    Down 98
    Monk More
    48
  22. 96
    Up 171
    Down 216
    53
  23. 212
    Up 30
    Down 48
    Psych More
    44
    added by: JordanAnderson
  24. 277
    Up 24
    Down 50
    NCIS More
    39
  25. 195
    Up 26
    Down 31
    The Simpsons More
    45
  26. 115
    Up 196
    Down 263
    The Office More
    51
  27. 181
    Up 7
    Down 9
    No image
    46
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  28. 28
    Up 773
    Down 746

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gob Bluth

    Arrested Development More
    67
  29. 205
    Up 26
    Down 36
    American Dad! More
    45
    added by: MelissaNofies
  30. 97
    Up 158
    Down 168
    Home Improvement More
    53
  31. 302
    Up 1
    Down 2
    Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic X, Sonic Underground More
    37
    added by: DenisJantzenAvci
  32. 145
    Up 111
    Down 89
    Scrubs More
    49
  33. 188
    Up 97
    Down 181
    Da Ali G Show More
    46
  34. 61
    Up 450
    Down 437
    Da Ali G Show More
    57
  35. 17
    Up 705
    Down 364
    Family Guy More
    71
  36. 241
    Up 66
    Down 146
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show More
    43
  37. 238
    Up 58
    Down 62
    How I Met Your Mother More
    43
  38. 139
    Up 64
    Down 68
    Three's Company More
    49
  39. 196
    Up 62
    Down 71
    3rd Rock from the Sun More
    45
  40. 246
    Up 51
    Down 67
    How I Met Your Mother More
    43
  41. 104
    Up 136
    Down 117
    Seinfeld More
    52
  42. 301
    Up 1
    Down 2
    Sonic X, Sonic Underground More
    37
    added by: DenisJantzenAvci
  43. 101
    Up 129
    Down 136
    The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Joanie Loves Chachi, Happy Days More
    52
  44. 157
    Up 128
    Down 212
    Taxi More
    48
  45. 142
    Up 59
    Down 57
    Family Guy More
    49
  46. 189
    Up 81
    Down 153
    Flight of the Conchords More
    46
  47. 69
    Up 157
    Down 151
    Two and a Half Men More
    56
  48. 276
    Up 30
    Down 98
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ollie Williams

    39
  49. 1
    Up 1913
    Down 884

    most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  50. 152
    Up 106
    Down 68

    ranked low on reranks
    Kitty Forman

    That '70s Show More
    48
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