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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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    often listed 30 Rock

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    Frasier, Cheers

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  3. 53
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    South Park

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  4. 54
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    Dr. Gregory House

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    30 Rock

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  6. 56
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show

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  8. 58
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    Seinfeld

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  9. 59
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    South Park

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  10. 60
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    Da Ali G Show

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  12. 62
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    added by steinergoldfarb That '70s Show That 70s Show

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  13. 63
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    Futurama

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  14. 64
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    Cheers

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    American Dad!

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  17. 67
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    Scrubs

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  18. 68
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    Jim Ignatowski

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  19. 69
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    Get Smart

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  20. 70
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    The Ren & Stimpy Show

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  21. 71
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  22. 72
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    Two and a Half Men

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  23. 73
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    The Simpsons

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    added by kealingswagg97 SpongeBob SquarePants he is my boo thang we jst got married dizz year....

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  25. 75
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    The Addams Family

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    Three's Company

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  27. 77
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  28. 78
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    The Big Bang Theory

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  29. 79
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    Seinfeld

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  30. 80
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    30 Rock

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    Frasier

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    The Cosby Show

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    Gilligan's Island

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    Eastbound & Down

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Big Bang Theory

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  36. 86
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    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13 Baby Looney Tunes

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    Home Improvement

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    ranked low on reranks The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    The Honeymooners

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    The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Joanie Loves Chachi, Happy Days

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    Ted Baxter

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    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks South Park

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    The Jeffersons

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    ranked low on reranks Timmy Burch South Park

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    That '70s Show

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    Gomez and Morticia

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    Towlie

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    ranked low on reranks Snoopy

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