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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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    Dr. Gregory House

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    Frasier, Cheers

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    Archer

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

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    added by steinergoldfarb That '70s Show That 70s Show

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    South Park

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  8. 58
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    Cheers

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    Da Ali G Show

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  10. 60
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    South Park

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    30 Rock

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    Get Smart

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    Two and a Half Men

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    American Dad!

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    Seinfeld

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    ranked low on reranks Futurama

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    Scrubs

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  19. 69
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    The Ren & Stimpy Show

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  20. 70
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    Jim Ignatowski

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    Three's Company

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    The Simpsons

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 30 Rock

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    The Cosby Show

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    Frasier

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  28. 78
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    The Addams Family

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    ranked low on reranks The Big Bang Theory

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Big Bang Theory

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    Eastbound & Down

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    Home Improvement

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    Gilligan's Island

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Jeffersons

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    Seinfeld

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    Timmy Burch South Park

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

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    The Honeymooners

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    Towlie

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    Cheers

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    Gomez and Morticia

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    The Bernie Mac Show

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    That '70s Show

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    South Park

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    Friends

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    Ted Baxter

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

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