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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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    Seinfeld

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  2. 78
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    The Simpsons

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  3. 252
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    added by MarkusMarquisBiechl

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  4. 240
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    How I Met Your Mother

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  5. 100
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks South Park

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  6. 302
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    added by truthissomewhereoutthere Castle

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  7. 310
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    added by donovanrobben10 Floyd Lawson The Andy Griffith Show

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  8. 196
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    Cheers

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  9. 142
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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  10. 292
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  11. 27
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    The Simpsons

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  12. 165
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    Cheers

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  13. 102
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    King of the Hill

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  14. 220
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    Arrested Development

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  15. 235
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    Will & Grace

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  16. 308
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    ranked low on reranks Star Trek: The Next Generation

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  17. 277
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    Frasier

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  18. 298
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    added by looksharp The Muppet Show

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  19. 74
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    30 Rock

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  20. 36
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    The Simpsons

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  21. 151
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Psych

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  22. 21
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    Futurama

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  23. 211
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  24. 262
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  25. 98
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    Monk

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  26. 94
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  27. 221
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    added by JordanAnderson Psych

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  28. 285
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    NCIS

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  29. 82
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Big Bang Theory

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  30. 243
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    The Simpsons

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  31. 116
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    The Office

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  32. 258
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    added by truthissomewhereoutthere

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  33. 322
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    The Brady Bunch, The Brady Bunch Hour

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  34. 30
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    Arrested Development

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  35. 226
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    added by MelissaNofies American Dad!

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  36. 84
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    Home Improvement

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  37. 130
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    Scrubs

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  38. 159
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Da Ali G Show

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  39. 58
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    Da Ali G Show

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  40. 16
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    Family Guy

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  41. 204
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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  42. 227
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    How I Met Your Mother

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  43. 129
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    Three's Company

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  44. 193
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    3rd Rock from the Sun

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  45. 210
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    How I Met Your Mother

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  46. 89
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    Seinfeld

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  47. 99
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    The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Joanie Loves Chachi, Happy Days

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  48. 124
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Taxi

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  49. 134
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    Family Guy

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  50. 190
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Flight of the Conchords

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