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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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    - 704


    The Simpsons

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  2. 52
    + 891
    - 791


    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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  3. 53
    + 393
    - 340


    South Park

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  4. 54
    + 320
    - 423

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    3rd Rock from the Sun

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  5. 55
    + 911
    - 879


    Archer

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  6. 56
    + 985
    - 1,028


    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  7. 57
    + 687
    - 628


    Scrubs

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  8. 58
    + 446
    - 424


    That '70s Show

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  9. 59
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    - 562

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    Get Smart

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  10. 60
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    - 754


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  11. 61
    + 628
    - 582


    South Park

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  12. 62
    + 324
    - 406

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    The Beverly Hillbillies

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  13. 63
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    - 532

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  14. 64
    + 952
    - 1,070


    Beavis and Butt-head

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  15. 65
    + 623
    - 725


    Frasier, Cheers

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  16. 66
    + 390
    - 390


    The Golden Girls

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  17. 67
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    - 522

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    Futurama

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  18. 68
    + 575
    - 520
    Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Dr. Gregory House

  19. 69
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    Beavis and Butt-head

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  20. 70
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    added by steinergoldfarb
    That '70s Show That 70s Show

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  21. 71
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    Parks and Recreation

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  22. 72
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    - 464

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

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  23. 73
    + 592
    - 477
    Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

  24. 74
    + 286
    - 336


    The Big Bang Theory

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  25. 75
    + 562
    - 533


    South Park

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  26. 76
    + 474
    - 497


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  27. 77
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    - 1,098

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    30 Rock

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  28. 78
    + 303
    - 415


    Cheers

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  29. 79
    + 440
    - 366


    The Simpsons

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  30. 80
    + 543
    - 453

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  31. 81
    + 356
    - 435


    Scrubs

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  32. 82
    + 383
    - 429


    Gilligan's Island

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  33. 83
    + 329
    - 598
    Ted Baxter is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Ted Baxter

  34. 84
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    - 446


    The Simpsons

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  35. 85
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    - 426


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  36. 86
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  37. 87
    + 342
    - 482

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    Everybody Loves Raymond

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  38. 88
    + 406
    - 498


    Frasier

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  39. 89
    + 365
    - 341
    Gomez and Morticia is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Gomez and Morticia

  40. 90
    + 465
    - 476


    The Big Bang Theory

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  41. 91
    + 313
    - 440


    Roseanne

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  42. 92
    + 453
    - 535


    Two and a Half Men

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  43. 93
    + 421
    - 480


    Seinfeld

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  44. 94
    + 780
    - 1,146

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

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  45. 95
    + 340
    - 513

    often listed
    The Jeffersons

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  46. 96
    + 371
    - 305

    ranked low on reranks

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  47. 97
    + 356
    - 310
    Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Snoopy

  48. 98
    + 212
    - 413

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

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  49. 99
    + 309
    - 361


    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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  50. 100
    + 320
    - 265

    ranked low on reranks

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