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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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    That '70s Show

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  2. 52
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    - 241

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    3rd Rock from the Sun

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  3. 53
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  4. 54
    + 209
    - 237


    The Beverly Hillbillies

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  5. 55
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  6. 56
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    - 256


    That '70s Show

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  7. 57
    + 795
    - 840


    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  8. 58
    + 461
    - 555


    Frasier, Cheers

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  9. 59
    + 489
    - 470


    Scrubs

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  10. 60
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  11. 61
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  12. 62
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    Dr. Gregory House

  13. 63
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    30 Rock

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  14. 64
    + 453
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    South Park

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  15. 65
    + 463
    - 374

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    Futurama

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  16. 66
    + 769
    - 899

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    Beavis and Butt-head

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  17. 67
    + 428
    - 378


    American Dad!

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  18. 68
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    - 336
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  19. 69
    + 428
    - 352


    Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

  20. 70
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    Beavis and Butt-head

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  21. 71
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    The Golden Girls

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  22. 72
    + 185
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    South Park

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  23. 73
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Ted Baxter

  24. 74
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    - 266

    often listed
    Cheers

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  25. 75
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  26. 76
    + 270
    - 296


    Gilligan's Island

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  27. 77
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    The Simpsons

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  28. 78
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    - 301

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

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  29. 79
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    South Park

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

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    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show

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  32. 82
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    - 294
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  33. 83
    + 385
    - 332

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  34. 84
    + 609
    - 724


    Da Ali G Show

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  35. 85
    + 312
    - 322


    The Big Bang Theory

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  36. 86
    + 324
    - 385


    Two and a Half Men

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  37. 87
    + 62
    - 126

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    Cheers

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  38. 88
    + 294
    - 326


    Seinfeld

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  39. 89
    + 139
    - 199


    The Big Bang Theory

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  40. 90
    + 257
    - 372


    The Jeffersons

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  41. 91
    + 184
    - 278


    The Honeymooners

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  42. 92
    + 268
    - 233

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    The Simpsons

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  43. 93
    + 127
    - 196


    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show

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  44. 94
    + 163
    - 266
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  45. 95
    + 273
    - 369


    Frasier

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  46. 96
    + 142
    - 273

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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  47. 97
    + 159
    - 217


    Parks and Recreation

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  48. 98
    + 192
    - 209


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  49. 99
    + 232
    - 301
    ) open
  50. 100
    + 106
    - 188
    ) open
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