The Funniest TV Characters of All Time TV Characters
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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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    added by PeteBoyle That '70s Show

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    added by MarkusMarquisBiechl

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    WKRP in Cincinnati

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    The Simpsons

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    added by truthissomewhereoutthere Everybody Loves Raymond

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    Francis South Park

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    Arrested Development

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  10. 260
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    Bill Allen and Fosse McDonald South Park

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    Gary Harrison South Park

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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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    My Name Is Earl

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    added by looksharp The Office

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  16. 266
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    Mark Cotswolds South Park

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    added by katieryan1010 The Big Bang Theory

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    Pete Melman South Park

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    added by axelanti Colonel Klink

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    Murphy Brown

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    My Name Is Earl

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    Josh Myers South Park

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  25. 275
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    Parks and Recreation

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    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show

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    Frasier

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    Alex South Park

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    NCIS

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    Gilligan's Island

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hank Kingsley

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    Modern Family

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    Scrubs

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    The Office

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    often listed Community

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    The Dukes of Hazzard

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    added by looksharp The Muppet Show

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    new! & added by killakane94 Early Cuyler Squidbillies

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    new! & added by killakane94 Community

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