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The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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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? What are the names of some funny characters from 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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    Lucille Ball

    I Love Lucy More
    58
  2. 52
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    South Park More
    58
  3. 53
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    That '70s Show More
    58
    added by: steinergoldfarb
    That 70s Show
  4. 54
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    Scrubs More
    58
  5. 55
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    Down 151
    Futurama More
    58
  6. 56
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    Frasier, Cheers More
    58
  7. 57
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    Down 182
    South Park More
    58
  8. 58
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    Down 157
    South Park More
    58
  9. 59
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    Down 150
    Friends More
    58
  10. 60
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    Da Ali G Show More
    57
  11. 61
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    57
  12. 62
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    30 Rock More
    57
  13. 63
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    Three's Company More
    57
  14. 64
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    Get Smart More
    57
  15. 65
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    Cheers More
    57
  16. 66
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    The Ren & Stimpy Show More
    56
  17. 67
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    56
  18. 68
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    Two and a Half Men More
    56
  19. 69
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    56
  20. 70
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    The Addams Family More
    55
  21. 71
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    Eastbound & Down More
    55
  22. 72
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    Dr. Gregory House

    55
  23. 73
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    Scrubs More
    55
  24. 74
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    ranked low on reranks
    Bugs Bunny

    Baby Looney Tunes More
    55
  25. 75
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    Seinfeld More
    55
  26. 76
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    Jim Ignatowski

    55
  27. 77
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tracy Jordan

    30 Rock More
    55
  28. 78
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    55
  29. 79
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    Gilligan's Island More
    55
  30. 80
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    niche appeal
    Ed Norton

    The Honeymooners More
    55
  31. 81
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    Timmy Burch

    South Park More
    54
  32. 82
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    James Gunn's PG Porn More
    54
  33. 83
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    often listed
    Niles Crane

    Frasier More
    54
  34. 84
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    Gomez and Morticia

    54
  35. 85
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    54
  36. 86
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    54
  37. 87
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    The Honeymooners More
    54
  38. 88
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    The Simpsons More
    54
  39. 89
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    The Big Bang Theory More
    54
  40. 90
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    54
  41. 91
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Heathcliff Huxtable

    The Cosby Show More
    54
  42. 92
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    54
  43. 93
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    The Big Bang Theory More
    54
  44. 94
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    American Dad! More
    54
  45. 95
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    Snoopy

    54
  46. 96
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    controversial
    Master Shake

    53
  47. 97
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    Home Improvement More
    53
  48. 98
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    Cheers More
    53
  49. 99
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    Ted Baxter

    53
  50. 100
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    SpongeBob SquarePants More
    53
    added by: kealingswagg97
    he is my boo thang we jst got married dizz year....
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