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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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    Beavis and Butt-head

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    The Simpsons

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    Frasier

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    The Simpsons

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    Leroy Jenkins South Park

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    Will & Grace

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    added by prometheus Modern Family

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    DogPoo Petuski South Park

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    added by truthissomewhereoutthere Two and a Half Men

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    Scott Malkinson South Park

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    Bradley Biggle South Park

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    WKRP in Cincinnati

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    Thomas South Park

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    Jason South Park

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    My Name Is Earl

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    Gilligan's Island

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    Gregory South Park

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    Baahir Hassan Abdul Hakeem South Park

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    Modern Family

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hank Kingsley

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    added by looksharp The Office

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    Francis South Park

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    Bill Allen and Fosse McDonald South Park

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    Gary Harrison South Park

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    Parks and Recreation

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    Mark Cotswolds South Park

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    Pete Melman South Park

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    Josh Myers South Park

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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