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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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    30 Rock

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    Seinfeld

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    Frasier, Cheers

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  4. 54
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    Dr. Gregory House

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    often listed 30 Rock

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show

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    South Park

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

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    Futurama

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    Da Ali G Show

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  13. 63
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    Cheers

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    Jim Ignatowski

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    South Park

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    Scrubs

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    American Dad!

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    added by kealingswagg97 SpongeBob SquarePants he is my boo thang we jst got married dizz year....

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    Get Smart

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    The Ren & Stimpy Show

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    The Simpsons

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    Two and a Half Men

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    The Addams Family

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    Three's Company

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 30 Rock

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    Seinfeld

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    Frasier

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    The Cosby Show

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    ranked low on reranks The Big Bang Theory

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    South Park

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Big Bang Theory

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    Gilligan's Island

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    Eastbound & Down

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Home Improvement

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    ranked low on reranks & added by moaz13 Baby Looney Tunes

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    ranked low on reranks The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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

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    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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    That '70s Show

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    Ted Baxter

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    The Jeffersons

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    King of the Hill

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    The Bernie Mac Show

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Honeymooners

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    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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    Timmy Burch South Park

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    Gomez and Morticia

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