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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. 51
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    Beavis and Butt-head

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  2. 52
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    Down 219

    Dr. Gregory House

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  3. 53
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    Down 321

    Scrubs

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  4. 54
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    Down 401

    Frasier, Cheers

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  5. 55
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    30 Rock

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  6. 56
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  7. 57
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show

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  8. 58
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    Jim Ignatowski

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  9. 59
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    Scrubs

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  10. 60
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    Down 557

    Da Ali G Show

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  11. 61
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    American Dad!

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  12. 62
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    Cheers

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  13. 63
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  14. 64
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    South Park

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  15. 65
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    Futurama

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  16. 66
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    added by steinergoldfarb That '70s Show That 70s Show

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  17. 67
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    Get Smart

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  18. 68
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    South Park

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  19. 69
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    added by kealingswagg97 SpongeBob SquarePants he is my boo thang we jst got married dizz year....

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  20. 70
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    The Ren & Stimpy Show

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  21. 71
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    Gilligan's Island

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  22. 72
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  23. 73
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    Two and a Half Men

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  24. 74
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    The Simpsons

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  25. 75
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    The Addams Family

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  26. 76
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    ranked low on reranks

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  27. 77
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    Three's Company

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  28. 78
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    Down 553

    30 Rock

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  29. 79
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    Seinfeld

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  30. 80
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    Frasier

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  31. 81
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  32. 82
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    The Cosby Show

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  33. 83
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    The Big Bang Theory

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  34. 84
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    South Park

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  35. 85
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Big Bang Theory

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  36. 86
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    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  37. 87
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ted Baxter

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  38. 88
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    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13 Baby Looney Tunes

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  39. 89
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    Home Improvement

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  40. 90
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    Down 473

    Eastbound & Down

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  41. 91
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    ranked low on reranks The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  42. 92
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    That '70s Show

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  43. 93
    Up 179
    Down 220

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

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  44. 94
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    Friends

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  45. 95
    Up 165
    Down 117

    The Simpsons

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  46. 96
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    Down 338

    Towlie

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  47. 97
    Up 164
    Down 128

    ranked low on reranks That '70s Show

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  48. 98
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    That '70s Show

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  49. 99
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    Down 232

    The Bernie Mac Show

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  50. 100
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    The Jeffersons

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