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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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    - 717


    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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  2. 52
    + 788
    - 661


    South Park

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  3. 53
    + 889
    - 942


    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  4. 54
    + 247
    - 336

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    3rd Rock from the Sun

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  5. 55
    + 678
    - 664


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  6. 56
    + 566
    - 467


    American Dad!

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  7. 57
    + 587
    - 563


    Scrubs

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  8. 58
    + 268
    - 329

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Beverly Hillbillies

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  9. 59
    + 770
    - 804


    Archer

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  10. 60
    + 520
    - 452


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  11. 61
    + 550
    - 639


    Frasier, Cheers

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  12. 62
    + 347
    - 354


    That '70s Show

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  13. 63
    + 259
    - 301


    Parks and Recreation

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  14. 64
    + 578
    - 458

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

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  15. 65
    + 272
    - 267


    South Park

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  16. 66
    + 416
    - 416


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  17. 67
    + 315
    - 324


    The Golden Girls

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  18. 68
    + 529
    - 518


    South Park

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  19. 69
    + 842
    - 997


    Beavis and Butt-head

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  20. 70
    + 482
    - 459


    Dr. Gregory House

  21. 71
    + 509
    - 417

    ranked low on reranks
    Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

  22. 72
    + 750
    - 1009

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    30 Rock

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  23. 73
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    - 391

    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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    - 509

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

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  25. 75
    + 805
    - 1016


    Beavis and Butt-head

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  26. 76
    + 304
    - 511

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Ted Baxter

  27. 77
    + 222
    - 271

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

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  28. 78
    + 371
    - 300

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  29. 79
    + 251
    - 348

    often listed
    Cheers

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  30. 80
    + 380
    - 372

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

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  31. 81
    + 477
    - 473


    South Park

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  32. 82
    + 372
    - 398


    Seinfeld

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  33. 83
    + 407
    - 408


    The Big Bang Theory

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  34. 84
    + 312
    - 359


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  35. 85
    + 462
    - 399


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  36. 86
    + 659
    - 652


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  37. 87
    + 730
    - 1068

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show

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  38. 88
    + 348
    - 421


    Frasier

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  39. 89
    + 322
    - 369


    Gilligan's Island

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  40. 90
    + 287
    - 410

    often listed
    Everybody Loves Raymond

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  41. 91
    + 681
    - 813


    Da Ali G Show

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  42. 92
    + 401
    - 464


    Two and a Half Men

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  43. 93
    + 301
    - 441


    The Jeffersons

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  44. 94
    + 183
    - 342

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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  45. 95
    + 286
    - 376


    Scrubs

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  46. 96
    + 261
    - 294


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  47. 97
    + 162
    - 263

    often listed
    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show

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  48. 98
    + 302
    - 298


    Gomez and Morticia

  49. 99
    + 228
    - 341

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Honeymooners

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  50. 100
    + 316
    - 268

    ranked low on reranks
    James Gunn's PG Porn

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