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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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    The Simpsons

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  2. 52
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    - 830


    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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  3. 53
    + 1,038
    - 1,061


    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  4. 54
    + 438
    - 380


    South Park

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  5. 55
    + 732
    - 661


    Scrubs

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  6. 56
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    - 749
    Jim Ignatowski is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Jim Ignatowski

  7. 57
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  8. 58
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    That '70s Show

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  9. 59
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    - 455

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    3rd Rock from the Sun

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  10. 60
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  11. 61
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    - 624


    South Park

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  12. 62
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    - 552

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    Futurama

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  13. 63
    + 504
    - 594


    Get Smart

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  14. 64
    + 356
    - 419


    Parks and Recreation

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  15. 65
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    - 1,107


    Beavis and Butt-head

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  16. 66
    + 635
    - 495
    Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

  17. 67
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    The Golden Girls

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  18. 68
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    - 555
    Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Dr. Gregory House

  19. 69
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    - 499

    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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    Frasier, Cheers

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  21. 71
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    - 564


    South Park

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  22. 72
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    - 594

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    That '70s Show That 70s Show

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  23. 73
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    - 475


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  24. 74
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    - 441

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    The Beverly Hillbillies

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  25. 75
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    Beavis and Butt-head

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  26. 76
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    - 375


    The Big Bang Theory

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  27. 77
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    - 474


    The Simpsons

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  28. 78
    + 499
    - 520


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  29. 79
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    The Simpsons

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  30. 80
    + 812
    - 1,128

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    30 Rock

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  31. 81
    + 385
    - 461


    Scrubs

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  32. 82
    + 405
    - 452


    Gilligan's Island

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  33. 83
    + 496
    - 504


    The Big Bang Theory

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  34. 84
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  35. 85
    + 361
    - 509

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    Everybody Loves Raymond

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  36. 86
    + 391
    - 361
    Gomez and Morticia is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Gomez and Morticia

  37. 87
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    - 327


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  38. 88
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    - 287


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  39. 89
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  40. 90
    + 321
    - 443


    Cheers

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  41. 91
    + 447
    - 506


    Seinfeld

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  42. 92
    + 432
    - 526


    Frasier

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  43. 93
    + 339
    - 465

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    Roseanne

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  44. 94
    + 369
    - 298

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    Chappelle's Show

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  45. 95
    + 475
    - 570


    Two and a Half Men

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  46. 96
    + 377
    - 328
    Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Snoopy

  47. 97
    + 239
    - 221


    The Big Bang Theory

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  48. 98
    + 802
    - 1,175


    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show

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  49. 99
    + 339
    - 626
    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
    + 333
    - 398


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

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