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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
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    - 435


    South Park

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  3. 53
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    - 885


    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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  4. 54
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    - 802
    Jim Ignatowski is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Jim Ignatowski

  5. 55
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    The Simpsons

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  6. 56
    + 777
    - 712


    Scrubs

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  7. 57
    + 859
    - 842


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  8. 58
    + 402
    - 474


    Parks and Recreation

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  9. 59
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    - 515

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    3rd Rock from the Sun

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  10. 60
    + 515
    - 509


    That '70s Show

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  11. 61
    + 1,029
    - 1,163


    Beavis and Butt-head

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  12. 62
    + 700
    - 679


    South Park

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  13. 63
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    - 647

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    Get Smart

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  14. 64
    + 464
    - 454


    The Golden Girls

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  15. 65
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    - 627


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  16. 66
    + 690
    - 535
    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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    - 484

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    The Beverly Hillbillies

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  18. 68
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    - 601
    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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    Frasier, Cheers

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  20. 70
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    - 419

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    The Big Bang Theory

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  21. 71
    + 707
    - 638

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

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  22. 72
    + 758
    - 610


    Futurama

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  23. 73
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    - 556

    ranked low on reranks & added by kealingswagg97
    SpongeBob SquarePants he is my boo thang we jst got married dizz year....

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  24. 74
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    Beavis and Butt-head

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  25. 75
    + 625
    - 612


    South Park

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  26. 76
    + 619
    - 519


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  27. 77
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    - 1,184

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    30 Rock

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  28. 78
    + 529
    - 565


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  29. 79
    + 501
    - 529


    The Simpsons

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  30. 80
    + 390
    - 556

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    Everybody Loves Raymond

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  31. 81
    + 437
    - 492


    Gilligan's Island

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  32. 82
    + 500
    - 447

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    The Simpsons

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  33. 83
    + 374
    - 509

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    Roseanne

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  34. 84
    + 532
    - 549


    The Big Bang Theory

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  35. 85
    + 407
    - 511

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    Scrubs

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  36. 86
    + 427
    - 398
    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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    - 319


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  38. 88
    + 289
    - 256


    The Big Bang Theory

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  39. 89
    + 480
    - 552


    Seinfeld

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  40. 90
    + 783
    - 793


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  41. 91
    + 457
    - 572


    Frasier

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  42. 92
    + 358
    - 670
    Ted Baxter is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Ted Baxter

  43. 93
    + 339
    - 494


    Cheers

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  44. 94
    + 429
    - 365

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  45. 95
    + 402
    - 491


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  46. 96
    + 821
    - 1,224


    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show

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  47. 97
    + 499
    - 619


    Two and a Half Men

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  48. 98
    + 363
    - 438


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

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  49. 99
    + 305
    - 362


    The Golden Girls

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  50. 100
    + 401
    - 341

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    Chappelle's Show

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