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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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  3. 253
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    Mystery Science Theater 3000

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  4. 254
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    Breaking Bad

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  5. 255
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    Parks and Recreation

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  6. 256
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  9. 259
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    Married... with Children

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  10. 260
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    Psych

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  11. 261
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    Friends

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  12. 262
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    Friends

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  13. 263
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    The Simpsons

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  15. 265
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  16. 266
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    Family Guy

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  17. 267
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    - 45
    Beaker Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 267 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Beaker Muppet Show

  18. 268
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    Arrested Development

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    Da Ali G Show

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  20. 270
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

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    Parks and Recreation

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  22. 272
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    How I Met Your Mother

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  23. 273
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    - 166
    Crowley is listed (or ranked) 273 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Crowley

  24. 274
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    My Name Is Earl

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  26. 276
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    Bob's Burgers

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  27. 277
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    - 102
    Colonel Klink is listed (or ranked) 277 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Colonel Klink

  28. 278
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    King of the Hill

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  29. 279
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    - 45

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    Malcolm in the Middle

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  30. 280
    + 107
    - 147


    The Simpsons

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  31. 281
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  32. 282
    + 44
    - 43


    I Dream of Jeannie

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  33. 283
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    - 43
    Statler and Waldorf is listed (or ranked) 283 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Statler and Waldorf

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    How I Met Your Mother

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  36. 286
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    Entourage

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  37. 287
    + 29
    - 61


    Laverne & Shirley

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  38. 288
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    - 28


    The Simpsons

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  39. 289
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    That '70s Show

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  40. 290
    + 153
    - 302
    Kevin Stoley is listed (or ranked) 290 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Kevin Stoley South Park

  41. 291
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    Married... with Children

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  42. 292
    + 25
    - 40

    added by lemonhead
    Soap

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  43. 293
    + 72
    - 154

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    Modern Family

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  44. 294
    + 79
    - 142

    added by truthissomewhereoutthere
    Two and a Half Men

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  45. 295
    + 165
    - 271
    Pip Pirrip is listed (or ranked) 295 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Pip Pirrip South Park

  46. 296
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    - 308

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    Flight of the Conchords

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  47. 297
    + 140
    - 252


    Fawlty Towers

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  48. 298
    + 22
    - 57

    added by Lars-HåkanPersson
    Community

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  49. 299
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    Schneider is listed (or ranked) 299 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Schneider

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