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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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    King of the Hill

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  2. 252
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    - 149


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  3. 253
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    - 244


    Breaking Bad

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  4. 254
    + 25
    - 29


    King of the Hill

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  5. 255
    + 136
    - 333

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Da Ali G Show

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  6. 256
    + 62
    - 135


    Crowley

  7. 257
    + 110
    - 147

    added by MelissaNofies
    American Dad!

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  8. 258
    + 24
    - 30


    Married... with Children

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  9. 259
    + 19
    - 30


    Schneider

  10. 260
    + 44
    - 72

    added by axelanti
    Colonel Klink

  11. 261
    + 112
    - 178


    The Simpsons

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  12. 262
    + 64
    - 174

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  13. 263
    + 89
    - 193

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arrested Development

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  14. 264
    + 86
    - 101


    Henry Winkler

  15. 265
    + 20
    - 31


    Laverne & Shirley

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  16. 266
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    - 86
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  17. 267
    + 107
    - 139
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    Jackie Gleason

  18. 268
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    - 121

    added by MichaelWalls
    Family Guy

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  19. 269
    + 166
    - 197


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

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  20. 270
    + 106
    - 128


    My Name Is Earl

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  21. 271
    + 29
    - 39

    added by JenAnistonFriends
    Friends

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  22. 272
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    - 13

    added by lemonhead
    Soap

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  23. 273
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    - 31
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    Burt Campbell Soap

  24. 274
    + 42
    - 77

    added by looksharp
    The Office

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  25. 275
    + 40
    - 21

    ranked low on reranks & added by sev674475
    Beaker Muppet Show

  26. 276
    + 35
    - 63


    Modern Family

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  27. 277
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  28. 278
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    - 266


    Kevin Stoley South Park

  29. 279
    + 80
    - 97

    added by RobertoHirsch

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  30. 280
    + 80
    - 149

    added by katieryan1010
    Friends

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  31. 281
    + 27
    - 19


    I Dream of Jeannie

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  32. 282
    + 39
    - 51


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  33. 283
    + 97
    - 277

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Flight of the Conchords

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  34. 284
    + 70
    - 118

    added by truthissomewhereoutthere
    Two and a Half Men

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  35. 285
    + 90
    - 122


    The Simpsons

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  36. 286
    + 127
    - 319

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Entourage

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  37. 287
    + 153
    - 238


    Pip Pirrip South Park

  38. 288
    + 17
    - 29


    Mr Haney

  39. 289
    + 129
    - 225


    Fawlty Towers

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  40. 290
    + 17
    - 10

    added by lemonhead
    Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

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  41. 291
    + 21
    - 22

    added by erisedRi
    Malcolm in the Middle

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  42. 292
    + 32
    - 20

    added by sev674475
    Statler and Waldorf

  43. 293
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    - 31

    added by looksharp

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  44. 294
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    added by lemonhead
    Soap

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  45. 295
    + 13
    - 16

    added by lemonhead
    3rd Rock from the Sun

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  46. 296
    + 82
    - 234

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  47. 297
    + 58
    - 132

    added by prometheus
    Modern Family

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  48. 298
    + 78
    - 146

    added by JordanAnderson
    Psych

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  49. 299
    + 15
    - 16

    added by lemonhead
    King of the Hill

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  50. 300
    + 101
    - 162


    How I Met Your Mother

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