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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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    - 1,185


    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  2. 52
    + 1,107
    - 930


    South Park

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  3. 53
    + 849
    - 790


    Scrubs

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  4. 54
    + 1,042
    - 965


    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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  5. 55
    + 593
    - 899
    Jim Ignatowski is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Jim Ignatowski

  6. 56
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    - 915


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  7. 57
    + 548
    - 514


    South Park

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  8. 58
    + 997
    - 885


    The Simpsons

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  9. 59
    + 584
    - 577


    That '70s Show

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  10. 60
    + 547
    - 509


    The Golden Girls

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  11. 61
    + 415
    - 591

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    3rd Rock from the Sun

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  12. 62
    + 429
    - 483

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    The Big Bang Theory

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  13. 63
    + 766
    - 587
    Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

  14. 64
    + 742
    - 660
    Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Dr. Gregory House

  15. 65
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    - 691

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

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  16. 66
    + 1,075
    - 1,253


    Beavis and Butt-head

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  17. 67
    + 749
    - 753


    South Park

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  18. 68
    + 718
    - 893

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    Frasier, Cheers

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  19. 69
    + 681
    - 621

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

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  20. 70
    + 552
    - 733

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    Get Smart

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  21. 71
    + 729
    - 702

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  22. 72
    + 405
    - 559

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    The Beverly Hillbillies

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  23. 73
    + 693
    - 572

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  24. 74
    + 998
    - 1,263


    Beavis and Butt-head

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  25. 75
    + 678
    - 677


    South Park

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  26. 76
    + 590
    - 621


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  27. 77
    + 863
    - 1,256

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    30 Rock

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  28. 78
    + 810
    - 685

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    Futurama

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  29. 79
    + 446
    - 615

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    Everybody Loves Raymond

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  30. 80
    + 439
    - 567


    Roseanne

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  31. 81
    + 591
    - 608

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    The Big Bang Theory

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  32. 82
    + 458
    - 570


    Scrubs

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  33. 83
    + 482
    - 383

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    Chappelle's Show

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  34. 84
    + 484
    - 554


    Gilligan's Island

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  35. 85
    + 560
    - 673


    Two and a Half Men

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  36. 86
    + 535
    - 608


    The Simpsons

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  37. 87
    + 361
    - 408


    The Golden Girls

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  38. 88
    + 352
    - 318


    The Big Bang Theory

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  39. 89
    + 431
    - 545


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  40. 90
    + 485
    - 525


    That '70s Show

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  41. 91
    + 409
    - 491


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

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  42. 92
    + 369
    - 555

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    Cheers

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  43. 93
    + 444
    - 369

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  44. 94
    + 474
    - 454
    Gomez and Morticia is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Gomez and Morticia

  45. 95
    + 853
    - 1,289

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    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show

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  46. 96
    + 543
    - 509


    The Simpsons

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  47. 97
    + 476
    - 413


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  48. 98
    + 489
    - 642


    Frasier

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  49. 99
    + 373
    - 734
    Ted Baxter is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Ted Baxter

  50. 100
    + 331
    - 264

    ranked low on reranks & added by gamedemon24
    That '70s Show

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