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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. 10
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    Down 1040
    Seinfeld More
    79
  2. 82
    Up 133
    Down 96
    The Simpsons More
    54
  3. 258
    Up 48
    Down 92
    How I Met Your Mother More
    38
  4. 305
    Up 18
    Down 27
    Castle More
    33
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  5. 185
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    Down 113
    Cheers More
    43
  6. 140
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    Down 146

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Coach Ernie Pantusso

    46
  7. 288
    Up 45
    Down 87
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    35
  8. 24
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    Down 581
    The Simpsons More
    68
  9. 156
    Up 103
    Down 133
    Cheers More
    45
  10. 110
    Up 107
    Down 121
    King of the Hill More
    50
  11. 240
    Up 59
    Down 112
    Arrested Development More
    39
  12. 239
    Up 68
    Down 109
    Will & Grace More
    39
  13. 306
    Up 32
    Down 47

    ranked low on reranks
    Jean-Luc Picard

    Star Trek: The Next Generation More
    33
  14. 272
    Up 46
    Down 85
    Frasier More
    37
  15. 71
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    Down 482

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tracy Jordan

    30 Rock More
    55
  16. 37
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    Down 326
    The Simpsons More
    62
  17. 161
    Up 49
    Down 82
    Psych More
    44
  18. 19
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    Down 427
    Futurama More
    70
  19. 241
    Up 28
    Down 54
    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation More
    39
  20. 124
    Up 82
    Down 120

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Adrian Monk

    Monk More
    48
  21. 96
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    Down 254
    52
  22. 245
    Up 37
    Down 71
    Psych More
    39
    added by: JordanAnderson
  23. 286
    Up 32
    Down 65
    NCIS More
    36
  24. 244
    Up 39
    Down 50
    The Simpsons More
    39
  25. 109
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    Down 290
    The Office More
    50
  26. 265
    Up 11
    Down 27
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    37
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  27. 31
    Up 805
    Down 838
    Arrested Development More
    65
  28. 246
    Up 36
    Down 54
    American Dad! More
    39
    added by: MelissaNofies
  29. 92
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    Down 191
    Home Improvement More
    53
  30. 150
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    Down 110
    Scrubs More
    45
  31. 152
    Up 102
    Down 204

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ali G

    Da Ali G Show More
    45
  32. 60
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    Da Ali G Show More
    57
  33. 17
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    Down 441
    Family Guy More
    74
  34. 198
    Up 73
    Down 164

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mary Richards

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show More
    42
  35. 216
    Up 68
    Down 76
    How I Met Your Mother More
    40
  36. 129
    Up 75
    Down 89
    Three's Company More
    48
  37. 194
    Up 68
    Down 91
    3rd Rock from the Sun More
    42
  38. 242
    Up 59
    Down 82
    How I Met Your Mother More
    39
  39. 100
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    Down 141
    Seinfeld More
    51
  40. 98
    Up 145
    Down 163
    The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Joanie Loves Chachi, Happy Days More
    51
  41. 123
    Up 136
    Down 235

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Latka Gravas

    Taxi More
    48
  42. 139
    Up 82
    Down 76
    Family Guy More
    46
  43. 184
    Up 81
    Down 176
    Flight of the Conchords More
    43
  44. 63
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    Down 182
    Two and a Half Men More
    56
  45. 309
    Up 32
    Down 114
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ollie Williams

    33
  46. 1
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    Down 986

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
  47. 128
    Up 125
    Down 84

    ranked low on reranks
    Kitty Forman

    That '70s Show More
    48
  48. 4
    Up 1718
    Down 1017
    Family Guy More
    94
  49. 199
    Up 116
    Down 139
    Scrubs More
    41
  50. 39
    Up 477
    Down 385
    Futurama More
    61
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