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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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  1. 51
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    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

    ) open
  2. 52
    + 187
    - 248

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    3rd Rock from the Sun

    ) open
  3. 53
    + 222
    - 246

    The Beverly Hillbillies

    ) open
  4. 54
    + 364
    - 387
    ) open
  5. 55
    + 601
    - 598
    ) open
  6. 56
    + 427
    - 357
    ) open
  7. 57
    + 270
    - 268

    That '70s Show

    ) open
  8. 58
    + 801
    - 854

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    ) open
  9. 59
    + 501
    - 480
    ) open
  10. 60
    + 406
    - 380

    Dr. Gregory House

  11. 61
    + 677
    - 717
    ) open
  12. 62
    + 468
    - 566

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Frasier, Cheers

    ) open
  13. 63
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    - 381
    ) open
  14. 64
    + 446
    - 386

    American Dad!

    ) open
  15. 65
    + 252
    - 265

    The Golden Girls

    ) open
  16. 66
    + 463
    - 441

    South Park

    ) open
  17. 67
    + 780
    - 908

    Beavis and Butt-head

    ) open
  18. 68
    + 698
    - 930
    ) open
  19. 69
    + 436
    - 360

    ranked low on reranks
    Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

  20. 70
    + 196
    - 190

    South Park

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  21. 71
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    - 346
    ) open
  22. 72
    + 750
    - 928

    Beavis and Butt-head

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  23. 73
    + 269
    - 441

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Ted Baxter

  24. 74
    + 204
    - 276

    often listed
    Cheers

    ) open
  25. 75
    + 312
    - 297

    The Simpsons

    ) open
  26. 76
    + 342
    - 309

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

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  27. 77
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    - 586
    ) open
  28. 78
    + 278
    - 304

    Gilligan's Island

    ) open
  29. 79
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    - 449

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

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  30. 80
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    - 405
    ) open
  31. 81
    + 392
    - 340

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  32. 82
    + 683
    - 998

    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show

    ) open
  33. 83
    + 267
    - 303
    ) open
  34. 84
    + 68
    - 135

    often listed & added by fezziwig
    Cheers

    ) open
  35. 85
    + 334
    - 392

    Two and a Half Men

    ) open
  36. 86
    + 284
    - 237

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  37. 87
    + 321
    - 331

    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  38. 88
    + 616
    - 737

    Da Ali G Show

    ) open
  39. 89
    + 172
    - 224

    Parks and Recreation

    ) open
  40. 90
    + 265
    - 379

    The Jeffersons

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  41. 91
    + 173
    - 272
    ) open
  42. 92
    + 191
    - 286

    The Honeymooners

    ) open
  43. 93
    + 148
    - 208

    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  44. 94
    + 134
    - 204

    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show

    ) open
  45. 95
    + 299
    - 337

    ranked low on reranks
    Seinfeld

    ) open
  46. 96
    + 204
    - 304
    ) open
  47. 97
    + 240
    - 308
    ) open
  48. 98
    + 148
    - 279

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

    ) open
  49. 99
    + 204
    - 218

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    ) open
  50. 100
    + 122
    - 181

    My Name Is Earl

    ) open
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