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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? What are the names of some funny characters from 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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    Mr. Garrison

    South Park More
    58
  2. 52
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    Lucille Ball

    I Love Lucy More
    58
  3. 53
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    Fez

    That '70s Show More
    58
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    That 70s Show
  4. 54
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    Scrubs More
    58
  5. 55
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    Frasier Crane

    Frasier, Cheers More
    58
  6. 56
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    ranked low on reranks
    Professor Farnsworth

    Futurama More
    58
  7. 57
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    South Park More
    58
  8. 58
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    South Park More
    58
  9. 59
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    Phoebe Buffay

    Friends More
    57
  10. 60
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    57
  11. 61
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    Liz Lemon

    30 Rock More
    57
  12. 62
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    Jack Tripper

    Three's Company More
    57
  13. 63
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    Get Smart More
    57
  14. 64
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    Norm Peterson

    Cheers More
    57
  15. 65
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    The Ren & Stimpy Show More
    56
  16. 66
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    Da Ali G Show More
    56
  17. 67
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    Charlie Harper

    Two and a Half Men More
    56
  18. 68
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    56
  19. 69
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    often listed
    Frank Costanza

    56
  20. 70
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    The Addams Family More
    55
  21. 71
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    Kenny Powers

    Eastbound & Down More
    55
  22. 72
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    Dr. Gregory House

    55
  23. 73
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    Elaine Benes

    Seinfeld More
    55
  24. 74
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    Jim Ignatowski

    55
  25. 75
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    Tracy Jordan

    30 Rock More
    55
  26. 76
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    J.D.

    Scrubs More
    55
  27. 77
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    Bugs Bunny

    Baby Looney Tunes More
    55
  28. 78
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    Ned Flanders

    55
  29. 79
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    ranked high on reranks
    Gilligan

    Gilligan's Island More
    55
  30. 80
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    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Ed Norton

    The Honeymooners More
    55
  31. 81
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    Timmy Burch

    South Park More
    54
  32. 82
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    Niles Crane

    Frasier More
    54
  33. 83
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    Charlie Brown

    James Gunn's PG Porn More
    54
  34. 84
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    Gomez and Morticia

    54
  35. 85
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    Carlton Banks

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air More
    54
  36. 86
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    Wayne Campbell

    54
  37. 87
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    Ralph Kramden

    The Honeymooners More
    54
  38. 88
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    The Simpsons More
    54
  39. 89
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fred G. Sanford

    54
  40. 90
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    Amy Farrah Fowler

    The Big Bang Theory More
    54
  41. 91
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Heathcliff Huxtable

    The Cosby Show More
    54
  42. 92
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    Marvin the Martian

    54
  43. 93
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    Rajesh Koothrappali

    The Big Bang Theory More
    54
  44. 94
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    American Dad! More
    54
  45. 95
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    Snoopy

    53
  46. 96
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Master Shake

    53
  47. 97
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    Home Improvement More
    53
  48. 98
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    often listed
    Cliff Clavin

    Cheers More
    53
  49. 99
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ted Baxter

    53
  50. 100
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    Fonzie

    The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Joanie Loves Chachi, Happy Days More
    53
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