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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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    Groundskeeper Willie is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Groundskeeper Willie The Simpsons

  2. 52
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    Mr. Garrison is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Mr. Garrison South Park

  3. 53
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    Kermit the Frog is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Kermit the Frog The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

  4. 54
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Perry Cox Scrubs

  6. 56
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    Jim Ignatowski is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Jim Ignatowski

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  8. 58
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    Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Eric Forman That '70s Show

  9. 59
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    3rd Rock from the Sun

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    Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Stan Marsh South Park

  11. 61
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    Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Ned Flanders

  12. 62
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    Get Smart

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  13. 63
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    Professor Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Professor Farnsworth Futurama

  14. 64
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    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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    Beavis is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Beavis Beavis and Butt-head

  16. 66
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    Parks and Recreation

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    South Park

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    Frasier Crane is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Frasier Crane Frasier, Cheers

  19. 69
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    Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

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    Fez is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Fez That '70s Show That 70s Show

  21. 71
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    Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Rose Nylund The Golden Girls

  22. 72
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    Carlton Banks is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Carlton Banks The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

  23. 73
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    Granny is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Granny The Beverly Hillbillies

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    Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head

  25. 75
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    SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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

  26. 76
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    Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Howard Wolowitz The Big Bang Theory

  27. 77
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    Frank Costanza is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Frank Costanza

  28. 78
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    Grampa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Grampa Simpson The Simpsons

  29. 79
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    Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Krusty the Clown The Simpsons

  30. 80
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    Jack Donaghy is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Jack Donaghy 30 Rock

  31. 81
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    Christopher Turk is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Christopher Turk Scrubs

  32. 82
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    Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Tom Cat

  33. 83
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    Randy and Sharon Marsh is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Randy and Sharon Marsh

  34. 84
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    Everybody Loves Raymond

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  35. 85
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    Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Sam Malone Cheers

  36. 86
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    The Big Bang Theory

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  37. 87
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    Marvin the Martian is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Marvin the Martian

  38. 88
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    Gomez and Morticia is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Gomez and Morticia

  39. 89
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    Gilligan is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Gilligan Gilligan's Island

  40. 90
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    Newman is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Newman Seinfeld

  41. 91
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    Fred G. Sanford is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Fred G. Sanford

  42. 92
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    Charlie Harper is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Charlie Harper Two and a Half Men

  43. 93
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    Frasier

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  44. 94
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    Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Snoopy

  45. 95
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    Chappelle's Show

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  46. 96
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    Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Roseanne Conner Roseanne

  47. 97
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    Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Leonard Hofstadter The Big Bang Theory

  48. 98
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show

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    Ted Baxter is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Ted Baxter

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    James Gunn's PG Porn

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