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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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    The Simpsons

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  3. 253
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    Da Ali G Show

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  4. 254
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    The Office

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  5. 255
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    Arrested Development

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  6. 256
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  7. 257
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    - 233


    Breaking Bad

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  8. 258
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    - 4

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    Soap

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  9. 259
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    Burt Campbell Soap

  10. 260
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    Psych

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  11. 261
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    King of the Hill

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  12. 262
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    Jackie Gleason

  13. 263
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    - 92


    Henry Winkler

  14. 264
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    My Name Is Earl

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  15. 265
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  16. 266
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    Family Guy

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  17. 267
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    - 150


    How I Met Your Mother

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  18. 268
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    - 17


    Mister Ed

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  19. 269
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    How I Met Your Mother

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  21. 271
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    King of the Hill

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  22. 272
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    Friends

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  23. 273
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    Entourage

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  24. 274
    + 12
    - 4

    added by lemonhead
    3rd Rock From The Sun

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  25. 275
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    - 5

    added by lemonhead
    3rd Rock from the Sun

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  26. 276
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    - 22


    Schneider

  27. 277
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    - 184


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

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  28. 278
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  29. 279
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    Laverne & Shirley

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  30. 280
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    - 255


    Kevin Stoley South Park

  31. 281
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  32. 282
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    added by lemonhead
    Ann Marie That Girl

  33. 283
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    - 137

    added by katieryan1010
    Friends

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  34. 284
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  35. 285
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    - 212


    Fawlty Towers

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  36. 286
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    added by lemonhead

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  37. 287
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    - 125

    added by prometheus
    Modern Family

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  38. 288
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    - 5

    added by lemonhead
    Soap

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  39. 289
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    - 22


    Parks and Recreation

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  40. 290
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    - 64

    added by axelanti
    Colonel Klink

  41. 291
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    - 17


    Mr Haney

  42. 292
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    - 224


    Pip Pirrip South Park

  43. 293
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    - 109

    added by truthissomewhereoutthere
    Two and a Half Men

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  44. 294
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    - 188

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  45. 295
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  46. 296
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    - 54


    Modern Family

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  47. 297
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    - 20


    Carl Brutananadilewski

  48. 298
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    - 55

    added by AndreaPoole-Presslor

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  49. 299
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    - 3

    added by lemonhead
    Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

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  50. 300
    + 30
    - 15

    added by sev674475
    Beaker Muppet Show

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