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? What are the names of some funny characters from 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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  2. 252
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    The Simpsons More
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  3. 253
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    Bill Allen and Fosse McDonald

    South Park More
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  4. 254
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    Gary Harrison

    South Park More
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  5. 255
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    That '70s Show More
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  6. 256
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    Family Guy More
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    added by: MichaelWalls
  7. 257
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    Mark Cotswolds

    South Park More
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  8. 258
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    How I Met Your Mother More
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  9. 259
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  10. 260
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    Pete Melman

    South Park More
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  11. 261
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  12. 262
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    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  13. 263
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    The Office More
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  14. 264
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    Colonel Klink

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  15. 265
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    My Name Is Earl More
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  16. 266
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    Josh Myers

    South Park More
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  17. 267
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  18. 268
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    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show More
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  19. 269
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    added by: grant1woods
  20. 270
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    Murphy Brown More
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  21. 271
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    Parks and Recreation More
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  22. 272
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    Frasier More
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  23. 273
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    Arrested Development More
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  24. 274
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation More
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    added by: looksharp
  25. 275
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    Modern Family More
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  27. 277
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    Alex

    South Park More
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  28. 278
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    My Name Is Earl More
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  33. 283
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    Gilligan's Island More
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    Henry Winkler

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  35. 285
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    Hank Kingsley

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  36. 286
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    NCIS More
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  37. 287
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  38. 288
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
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  39. 289
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    The Office More
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  41. 291
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    Scrubs More
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    Leon Black

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    Mitchell Pritchett

    Modern Family More
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    new! Oswald Lee Harvey

    The Drew Carey Show More
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    new! Sue Heck

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    Lewis Kiniski

    The Drew Carey Show More
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    Nick Andopolis

    Freaks and Geeks More
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  49. 299
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    new! Dr. Katz

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    new! Laura the Receptionist

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