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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? 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. 51
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  2. 52
    + 1,148
    - 963


    South Park

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  3. 53
    + 883
    - 822


    Scrubs

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  4. 54
    + 1,072
    - 994


    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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  5. 55
    + 605
    - 936
    Jim Ignatowski is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Jim Ignatowski

  6. 56
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    South Park

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  7. 57
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  8. 58
    + 1,026
    - 915


    The Simpsons

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  9. 59
    + 581
    - 538


    The Golden Girls

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  10. 60
    + 611
    - 608


    That '70s Show

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  11. 61
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    - 620

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    3rd Rock from the Sun

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  12. 62
    + 447
    - 516

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    The Big Bang Theory

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  13. 63
    + 776
    - 687
    Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Dr. Gregory House

  14. 64
    + 792
    - 619
    Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

  15. 65
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    - 719

    ranked low on reranks & added by steinergoldfarb
    That '70s Show That 70s Show

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  16. 66
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    - 1,286


    Beavis and Butt-head

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  17. 67
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    South Park

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  18. 68
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    - 930

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    Frasier, Cheers

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  19. 69
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    - 660

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

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  20. 70
    + 563
    - 767

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    Get Smart

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  21. 71
    + 421
    - 588

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    The Beverly Hillbillies

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  22. 72
    + 713
    - 706


    South Park

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  23. 73
    + 626
    - 644


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  24. 74
    + 1,022
    - 1,294


    Beavis and Butt-head

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  25. 75
    + 724
    - 596

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  26. 76
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  27. 77
    + 884
    - 1,289

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    30 Rock

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  28. 78
    + 470
    - 644


    Everybody Loves Raymond

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  29. 79
    + 462
    - 593

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    Roseanne

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  30. 80
    + 835
    - 712


    Futurama

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  31. 81
    + 523
    - 400

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    Chappelle's Show

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  32. 82
    + 485
    - 596


    Scrubs

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  33. 83
    + 618
    - 639


    The Big Bang Theory

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  34. 84
    + 590
    - 705


    Two and a Half Men

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  35. 85
    + 519
    - 546


    That '70s Show

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  36. 86
    + 387
    - 430


    The Golden Girls

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  37. 87
    + 500
    - 584


    Gilligan's Island

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  38. 88
    + 479
    - 391


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  39. 89
    + 380
    - 346


    The Big Bang Theory

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  40. 90
    + 872
    - 1,317

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    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show

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  41. 91
    + 510
    - 434

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  42. 92
    + 555
    - 639


    The Simpsons

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  43. 93
    + 382
    - 582

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    Cheers

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  44. 94
    + 444
    - 573

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  45. 95
    + 365
    - 285

    ranked low on reranks & added by gamedemon24
    That '70s Show

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  46. 96
    + 496
    - 483
    Gomez and Morticia is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Gomez and Morticia

  47. 97
    + 420
    - 519


    Mork & Mindy, The Mork & Mindy / Laverne & Shirley / Fonz Hour ...

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  48. 98
    + 567
    - 536

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    The Simpsons

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  49. 99
    + 378
    - 759
    Ted Baxter is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Ted Baxter

  50. 100
    + 513
    - 546


    Home Improvement

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