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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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    King of the Hill

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    Craig Tucker is listed (or ranked) 252 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Craig Tucker South Park

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    Benny Hill

  4. 254
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    Family Guy

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    Family Guy

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    Mister Ed

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    Mystery Science Theater 3000

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  9. 259
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    Crowley is listed (or ranked) 259 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Crowley

  10. 260
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    Da Ali G Show

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    Married... with Children

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  16. 266
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    Parks and Recreation

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  17. 267
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    How I Met Your Mother

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  18. 268
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    Colonel Klink is listed (or ranked) 268 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Colonel Klink

  19. 269
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    Married... with Children

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    Arrested Development

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    Parks and Recreation

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    The Simpsons

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    King of the Hill

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    Entourage

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    I Dream of Jeannie

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    Bob's Burgers

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  30. 280
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    Flight of the Conchords

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  31. 281
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    That '70s Show

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    Modern Family

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  34. 284
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    My Name Is Earl

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    The Simpsons

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    Beaker Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 286 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Beaker Muppet Show

  37. 287
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    - 329
    Kevin Stoley is listed (or ranked) 287 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Kevin Stoley South Park

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    Two and a Half Men

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    Laverne & Shirley

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    Malcolm in the Middle

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  45. 295
    + 143
    - 278


    Fawlty Towers

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  46. 296
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    - 299
    Pip Pirrip is listed (or ranked) 296 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Pip Pirrip South Park

  47. 297
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    - 50


    The Simpsons

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  48. 298
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    Statler and Waldorf is listed (or ranked) 298 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Statler and Waldorf

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    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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    Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

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