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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. 79
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    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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  3. 157
    + 46
    - 42

    added by DolittleD Pee-wee's Playhouse

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  4. 362
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    - 12
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  5. 200
    + 18
    - 48
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  6. 350
    + 10
    - 10

    Adam Sandler Saturday Night Live

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  7. 327
    + 17
    - 50

    added by MarkusMarquisBiechl

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  8. 259
    + 71
    - 146

    How I Met Your Mother

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  9. 64
    + 129
    - 117

    South Park

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  10. 444
    + 4
    - 9

    I Dream of Jeannie

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  11. 270
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  12. 415
    + 5
    - 8

    added by donovanrobben10 Floyd Lawson The Andy Griffith Show

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  13. 209
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  14. 156
    + 133
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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  15. 349
    + 66
    - 131

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  16. 28
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    The Simpsons

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  17. 122
    + 162
    - 225

    Cheers

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  18. 367
    + 6
    - 11

    The Sopranos

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  19. 88
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    - 237

    King of the Hill

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  21. 383
    + 4
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    added by danman082200 The Cleveland Show, Family Guy

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  22. 275
    + 79
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    Arrested Development

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  23. 281
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    - 162

    Will & Grace

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  24. 438
    + 45
    - 88

    Star Trek: The Next Generation

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  25. 414
    + 7
    - 11

    added by jordy12 SpongeBob SquarePants

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  26. 298
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    added by JenAnistonFriends Friends

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  27. 214
    + 75
    - 128

    Frasier

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    - 32

    added by looksharp The Muppet Show

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    new! & added by VerifiedCoop Cooper the Comedian In Animation

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  30. 101
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    30 Rock

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  31. 38
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    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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  33. 23
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    - 668

    Futurama

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  34. 195
    + 76
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  35. 252
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  37. 123
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  38. 251
    + 65
    - 127

    added by JordanAnderson Psych

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  39. 357
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  40. 97
    + 92
    - 146

    The Big Bang Theory

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  41. 271
    + 71
    - 103

    The Simpsons

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  42. 169
    + 225
    - 403

    The Office

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  43. 111
    + 62
    - 94

    often listed & added by truthissomewhereoutthere

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    - 10
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  45. 39
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arrested Development

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  46. 225
    + 95
    - 119

    added by MelissaNofies American Dad!

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  47. 99
    + 269
    - 309

    Home Improvement

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  48. 176
    + 37
    - 54

    added by DolittleD Mystery Science Theater 3000 Mystery Science Theater 3000

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  49. 436
    + 5
    - 11

    added by DenisJantzenAvci Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic X, Sonic Underground

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  50. 164
    + 184
    - 195

    ranked low on reranks Scrubs

    ) open
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