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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. 80
    + 268
    - 242

    The Simpsons

    ) open
  3. 139
    + 54
    - 52

    added by DolittleD Pee-wee's Playhouse

    ) open
  4. 183
    + 21
    - 58

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 30 Rock

    ) open
  5. 360
    + 12
    - 16

    Adam Sandler Saturday Night Live

    ) open
  6. 327
    + 19
    - 53

    added by MarkusMarquisBiechl

    ) open
  7. 276
    + 72
    - 154

    How I Met Your Mother

    ) open
  8. 62
    + 149
    - 132

    South Park

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  9. 410
    + 6
    - 11

    I Dream of Jeannie

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  10. 259
    + 9
    - 16
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  11. 387
    + 7
    - 11

    added by donovanrobben10 Floyd Lawson The Andy Griffith Show

    ) open
  12. 192
    + 104
    - 187

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Cheers

    ) open
  13. 149
    + 142
    - 240
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  14. 354
    + 67
    - 136

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  15. 28
    + 1016
    - 835

    The Simpsons

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  16. 113
    + 171
    - 232

    Cheers

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  17. 102
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    - 254

    King of the Hill

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  18. 367
    + 20
    - 34
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  19. 390
    + 5
    - 8

    added by danman082200 The Cleveland Show, Family Guy

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  20. 270
    + 80
    - 177

    Arrested Development

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  21. 281
    + 98
    - 167

    Will & Grace

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  22. 407
    + 46
    - 90

    Star Trek: The Next Generation

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  23. 376
    + 10
    - 13

    added by jordy12 SpongeBob SquarePants

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  24. 288
    + 11
    - 26

    added by JenAnistonFriends Friends

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  25. 195
    + 84
    - 135

    Frasier

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  26. 368
    + 27
    - 34

    added by looksharp The Muppet Show

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  27. 107
    + 413
    - 663

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 30 Rock

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  28. 38
    + 673
    - 537

    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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  30. 25
    + 1082
    - 685

    Futurama

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  31. 199
    + 83
    - 141

    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  32. 264
    + 32
    - 76

    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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    - 237
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  34. 136
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  35. 255
    + 68
    - 132

    added by JordanAnderson Psych

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  36. 363
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    - 110
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  37. 90
    + 105
    - 157

    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Big Bang Theory

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  38. 279
    + 75
    - 107

    The Simpsons

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  39. 174
    + 225
    - 417

    The Office

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  40. 98
    + 72
    - 99

    added by truthissomewhereoutthere

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  41. 274
    + 15
    - 12

    ranked low on reranks Bewitched

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  42. 40
    + 936
    - 1111

    Arrested Development

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  43. 235
    + 97
    - 129

    added by MelissaNofies American Dad!

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  44. 97
    + 281
    - 322

    Home Improvement

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  45. 170
    + 39
    - 62

    added by DolittleD Mystery Science Theater 3000 Mystery Science Theater 3000

    ) open
  46. 140
    + 193
    - 207

    ranked low on reranks Scrubs

    ) open
  47. 229
    + 122
    - 309

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Da Ali G Show

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  48. 82
    + 582
    - 669

    Da Ali G Show

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  49. 15
    + 1236
    - 745

    Family Guy

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  50. 130
    + 123
    - 249

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

    ) open
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