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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. 74
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    The Simpsons

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  3. 308
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    added by DolittleD Pee-wee's Playhouse

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  4. 243
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    30 Rock

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  5. 279
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    added by MarkusMarquisBiechl

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  6. 257
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    How I Met Your Mother

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  7. 83
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    South Park

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  8. 314
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    added by truthissomewhereoutthere Castle

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  9. 218
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    Cheers

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  10. 149
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  11. 299
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  12. 26
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    The Simpsons

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  13. 144
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Cheers

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  14. 102
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    King of the Hill

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  15. 237
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    Arrested Development

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  16. 249
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    Will & Grace

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  17. 324
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

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  18. 287
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    Frasier

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  19. 312
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    added by looksharp The Muppet Show

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  20. 77
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 30 Rock

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  21. 37
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    The Simpsons

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  22. 165
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    Psych

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  23. 23
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    Futurama

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  24. 173
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  25. 223
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  26. 117
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    Monk

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  27. 101
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  28. 221
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    added by JordanAnderson Psych

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  29. 300
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    NCIS

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  30. 85
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Big Bang Theory

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  31. 254
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    The Simpsons

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  32. 127
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    The Office

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  33. 179
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  34. 31
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arrested Development

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  35. 212
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    added by MelissaNofies American Dad!

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  36. 90
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    Home Improvement

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  37. 220
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    added by DolittleD Mystery Science Theater 3000 Mystery Science Theater 3000

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  38. 146
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    Scrubs

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  39. 180
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    Da Ali G Show

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  40. 65
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    Da Ali G Show

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  41. 16
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    ranked low on reranks Family Guy

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  42. 176
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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  43. 256
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    How I Met Your Mother

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  44. 156
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    Three's Company

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  45. 120
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    3rd Rock from the Sun

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  46. 203
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    How I Met Your Mother

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  47. 79
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    Seinfeld

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  48. 93
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    The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Joanie Loves Chachi, Happy Days

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  49. 135
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Taxi

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  50. 311
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